Call for research material

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We are constantly working hard to improve the Battlebox experience and acquire fresh artefacts, archival material and wartime accounts, in order to attain more information about the Battlebox during WWII, and also to better tell the story of how and why Singapore fell in 1942.

If you have anything to contribute or share with us, be it original artefacts, old documents or wartime experiences, please email the Battlebox research team at enquiry@battlebox.com.sg, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much!

National Day promotion for the month of August

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This month, on 9 August, Singapore celebrates its National Day, the day it left the Federation of Malaysia in 1965 to become an independent city-state. Every National Day, Singaporeans remember our past and how far we’ve come in just 51 years.

On selected dates in August, the Battlebox will be extending a special offer to all Singaporean citizens and Permanent Residents:

(Updated) National Day Promo

No 2.45pm Battlebox tour for 1 August

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Tomorrow (1 August), the regular 2.45pm slot for The Story of Strategy & Surrender tour will be closed.

This is to allow a school group to visit the Battlebox.

The Battlebox will be open for the other two time slots on that day – 1.30pm and 4pm.

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

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

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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

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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!