Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour

Singapore, Singapore

From USD 30.31

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about the historic battles of Singapore on a guided tour of Fort Canning Hill and the Battlebox, a former World War II command center located in the heart of the city. Follow an informative guide through the 26-room warren under Fort Canning Hill, an unsuspecting spot steeped in history. Visit a cemetery and hear about the country’s fate from the 14th century to the modern era.
  • Tour of Fort Canning Hill and the Battlebox in Singapore
  • Explore the WWII command post underground
  • Visit graves and learn about battles at Fort Canning Hill
  • Hear historical narratives from an informative guide

What's Included

  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Get admission to Battlebox
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Battlebox
    2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622

    Start your tour at the Battlebox Visitor Centre (2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622, Fort Canning Park)

Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Fort Canning Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Keramat Sultan Iskandar Shah

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance
  • Walkers are advised to wear comfortable shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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68 reviews
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Terrific guide and great overview
Leslie_D, Nov 2022
The guide was terrific. Very enthusiastic. Kept things lively and time flew despite the rain. Very good overview of the fort and history of Singapore.
Ada_R, Nov 2022
Nancy our guide was very well prepared and made us leave Singapore with a good intention to come back. Thank you
A must see
kerrynspugh, July 2019
Our guide, Joanne, was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour of the Battlebox I found to be very emotional and thought provoking. The history behind Fort Canning very informative.
Singapore Battlebox & Fort Canning Hill Tour
Judith_L, June 2019
Our tour guide Wina was excellent. We learnt the 700 year history of Singapore. The Battlebox was great unfortunately we couldn't take photos. Well worth the visit.
Travel back in time and be amazed
Paradise37384949807, Jan 2019
Wasn't sure what to expect from this tour other than learning about the recent history of Singapore.The tour started at the Battlebox visitors centre where we were given a bottle of cold water (you will need it). We set off and walked to explore Fort Canning, thankfully we had a fine day as a lot of the tour was out doors.We were surprised about how old Singapore was and the history around it. There are lot's of great photo opportunities.We spend a little over 1.5 hours in and around Fort Canning. The last hour or so was exploring the Battlebox. This was not only interesting from the size of the complex but what happened within it.Our tour guide (Whi Whi) was very informative and answered everyone's questions.We would recommend this tour to anyone that love history but recent and ancient
Extremely interesting. Nancy our guide...
ANNE L, Jan 2018
Extremely interesting. Nancy our guide was very good. This is can behighly recommeded.
the singapore battlebox tour was...
michael_n, Jan 2018
the singapore battlebox tour was very interesting,showed the hardships endured by army officers making decision to surrender to japanese,excellent tour with history included
Really interesting tour. Gave a lot...
siobhan R, Oct 2017
Really interesting tour. Gave a lot of info. Extremely hot outside! Maybe about 20 mins too long, but excellent to give insight to Ww11
This was a wonderful tour, if you...
Mark S, Oct 2017
This was a wonderful tour, if you are really into the WWII history then it is well worth it. We started off with a tour off the garden area. If you are not able to walk long distances or climb stairs, then this is not the tour for you. There are quite a few steps to climb up and down, the Battlebox was interesting, and we learnt a lot. We were also lucky enough to have a tasting of come local rice and a drink.
Great tour guide.Very engaging talk...
Bohdan_K, Oct 2017
Great tour guide.Very engaging talk with first class resources.Not being able to take non-flash pictures was a great disappointment.Singapore is much too hot to live in.But exciting to visit
Very interesting tour with Battlebox...
Anne L, Mar 2017
Very interesting tour with Battlebox tour guide Shan. It was a comprehensive history of Singapore and also the surrender of Singapore in 1945 World War Two. I went along with my husband who just loves WW2 history and I found it really interesting and well worth the money we paid.
Extremely interesting tour. Very...
Elizabeth C, Aug 2016
Extremely interesting tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide.

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