No 4pm Battlebox tours for 20 and 22 July

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For tomorrow and this Friday (20 and 22 July), the regular 4pm slot for The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour will be closed.

This is to allow a significant number of school groups to visit the Battlebox for educational purposes.

The Battlebox will be open for all other regular tour slots on both days. That means business as usual for the 9.45am, 11am, 1.30pm and 2.45pm tours.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and also for the short notice.

Singapore Armed Forces Day promotion

SAF Day

Today, 1 July, Singapore celebrates Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Day, a day dedicated to commemorating the growth of the SAF from a small volunteer force into one of the most advanced and sophisticated military forces in the world.

To do our part in honouring our men and women in green, the Battlebox will be extending this special offer to all Singaporean NS men and women for today, tomorrow and the day after:

SAF DAY PROMOTION

Thank you for your service to the nation!

Official Launch of the Battlebox

Launch

On 28 June 2016, the Battlebox was officially launched by Guest-of-Honour Lieutenant-General (Retired) Winston Choo, Singapore’s first Chief of Defence Force from 1974 to 1992. He is pictured above unveiling a plaque commemorating the Official Launch (left), with Battlebox Director Jeya Ayadurai (right).

The Launch took place at the Fort Canning Centre and Battlebox on Fort Canning Hill. Among other events, the Launch featured speeches by General Choo and Mr Ayadurai, the sounding of an air raid siren and a minute’s silence to honour the men and women who gave their lives defending Malaya and Singapore during World War II, and a specially curated Battlebox experience, bringing visitors through the newly-revamped Battlebox.

The Launch was attended by around 60 guests, including many ambassadors, high commissioners and dignitaries.

For news coverage on the Launch, please check out the Blog section of this website. 

Everyone here at the Battlebox is honoured to be part of a team that is keeping alive a very valuable, historic monument!

No Battlebox tours on selected dates and times

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Over the next seven days, some regular slots for The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour will be closed.

This is to 1) allow a significant number of tour groups to visit the Battlebox, or 2) prepare for the Battlebox’s Official Launch next Tuesday, 28 June!

The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour will NOT be held at the following time slots on the following days:

– Thursday 23 June, 1.30pm;

– Friday 24 June, 1.30pm;

– Monday 27 June, ALL time slots;

– Tuesday 28 June, 9.45am, 11am, and 1.30pm.

The Battlebox will be open for all other regular tour slots.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Renovation works in parts of the Battlebox for June

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From today – 10 June – until 27 June, there will be daily renovation works going on inside parts of the Battlebox from 8am to 10pm.

This is to prepare the Battlebox for its Official Launch on Tuesday, 28 June, and also to make the former underground command centre ready for free-and-easy visitors to enter after 28 June.

In the meantime, if you are visiting the Battlebox through its The Story of Strategy & Surrender tours, we beg your understanding in bearing with some noise and the presence of workers in parts of the Battlebox.

The works are a necessity to make the Battlebox a better place for the portrayal and learning of history.

Thank you!

No 2.45pm Battlebox tour for 14 June

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Next Tuesday (14 June), the regular 2.45pm slot for The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour will be closed.

This is to allow a significant number of tour groups to visit the Battlebox.

The Battlebox will be open for all other regular tour slots that day. That means business as usual for the 9.45am, 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm tours.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor – thank YOU

TripAdvisor 19 May

The Battlebox reopened on 13 February this year, and just after three months of operations, we have received excellent reviews on our TripAdvisor page. We are now ranked #76 out of 722 “things to do in Singapore”, and #12 out of 93 museums in Singapore!

We will like to thank each and every one of you who have visited the Battlebox for such a rousing stamp of approval. We will not have achieved this much in such a short period of time without your tremendous support.

Despite the odds and the challenges, we will continue to do our very best to serve every visitor who comes through our doors and make sure your visit to the Battlebox is a memorable one.

Thank you once again, and keep the reviews and feedback coming in!

No regular Battlebox tours for the morning of 24 and 25 May only; the Battlebox will be open on Vesak Day

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This is a latest update: The Battlebox will be closed to regular The Story of Strategy & Surrender tours on the morning of both Tuesday and Wednesday, 24 and 25 May.

This means the usual 9.45am and 11am tours will not take place on both days.

This is to allow school groups to visit the Battlebox en-masse.

The Battlebox will be open again to regular tours in the afternoon for both days, for the usual 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm tours.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Meanwhile, this Saturday – 21 May – is Vesak Day, a public holiday in Singapore. The Battlebox will be open as usual on that day, as is the case for all public holidays, and it will run the five regular tours as per normal. See you!

No 1.30pm Battlebox tours for 12 and 13 May only

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This Thursday and Friday (12 and 13 May), the regular 1.30pm slot for The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour will be closed.

This is to allow a significant number of tour groups to visit the Battlebox.

The Battlebox will be open for all other regular tour slots on both days. That means business as usual for the 9.45am, 11am, 2.45pm and 4pm tours.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and also for the short notice.

No regular Battlebox tours for the morning of 25 May only

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The Battlebox will be closed to regular The Story of Strategy & Surrender tours on the morning of Wednesday, 25 May.

That means the usual 9.45am and 11am tours will not take place.

This is to allow school groups to visit the Battlebox en-masse.

The Battlebox will be open again to regular tours in the afternoon, for the usual 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm tours.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Educating the next generation on our history is one of our sacred duties, and that is what we will be doing on the morning of 25 May!