5.0Battlebox(2.576 reviews)from $15.60 - Gem in my backyard! Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Military Museums • Historic Sites
A former underground command centre in Fort Canning Hill, the Battlebox was part of the Malaya Command Headquarters during World War II. It was here that Lt-Gen Percival made the fateful decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. Journey back in time to 1942 and discover the true causes of the Fall of Singapore and learn how an underground command centre functioned during the war.See more..
Food here is simply amazing. It did not disappoint whenever i come here to eat. Satay and prawn is a MUST to order! The Lok Lok stall is also not bad but could be improved. Come before 7pm and secure your outdoor seats because the ambience is so much nicer than indoors! However, food can be pricey and they only accept cash. So, come prepared!See more..
CHIJMES (pronounced “chimes”) stands for the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, a Neo-Classical style building which houses one of Singapore’s most aesthetically-pleasing dining and entertainment venues.See more..
While exploring Orchard Road colours on buildings up a 'side street' caught my eye. On venturing up there it was interesting to view the buildings close up. There were bars close to the bottom of the rising roadway but these were then replaced by terraced houses, each with individual touches added by residents (such as simple gardens) to make it worth the walk to see. It was also surprisingly quiet given the proximity to Orchard Road but I could imagine at night it may liven up with the bars trading.See more..
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall is housed in a tastefully decorated two storey villa off Ah Hood Road. Entry into the museum is free of charge for Singaporeans and guests of nearby Ramada & Days hotel. But there is no charge for everyone if you only visit the house outer compound. Inside you can find artifacts, photos, and newspapers describing Sun Yat Sen's revolutionary activities that led to the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and the establishment of the Republic of China. My favorite part is the bedroom cum study where Dr Sun spent most of his mornings reading and writing letters.See more..
This building is the site of the former Thong Chai Medical Institution. These days it houses a regular shop. The building itself is nice enough but probably isn't worth going out of your way to see. There is some information about the building on a plaque on the external wall.See more..
3.5Alsagoff Arab School(5 reviews) - Arab-Malay School Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Educational sites
Alsaagoff Arab School, or Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah to give it its correct name, was established in 1912 and is the oldest surviving madrasah in Singapore. The school traces its origins to the 19th Century when Syed Mohamed bin Ahmed Alsagoff started a small local school in the Malay Quarter of Singapore to teach the fundamentals of Islam to Muslim boys. To ensure its continuity after his death he left an endowment for the establishment of the current school. As a matter of interest, the school started accepting girls in the 1940s. As the number of girls enrolling soon outnumbered the boys, it was turned into a girls school. Today, in accordance with modern practice, students are also taught maths, science, Malay language, Islamic studies, Arabic and English, the levels of which must comply with Singaporean educational standards.See more..