Battlebox, Singapore, Singapore

5.0 (2.576 reviews) Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Price Range: from $15.60 Ranking #13 in Singapore Military Museums • Historic Sites

Gem in my backyard!

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.


2 Cox Terrace Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622 Singapore


+65 6338 6133



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Friday : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Current local date and time now

Friday, April 19, 2024, 12:53

Price range

from $15.60

User Ratings

5.0 based on (2.576 reviews)



  • 5Pioneer35389407825 5:00 PM Apr 16, 2022
    informative tour and excellent guide
    We joined the tour on 8 Apr at 2pm. There were already a group of 10 people waiting at the reception. We registered at ease and the guide showed us the way to the Battlebox. She was very professional in controlling the crowds and her explanation of the artefacts was very clear and interesting. I brought 2 kids with me and they found the tour very engaging.

  • 4James C 5:00 PM Apr 23, 2022
    A Great Place to hang out with teenage sons
    We went there during the Good Friday pubic holiday. Managed to catch the last guided tour of the day at 430pm and it was given by the director of the museum. Very passionate and detailed sharing of the battlebox, including its function, and the last day before the British surrender to the Japanese. Very enjoyable tour. my two teenage sons enjoyed the tour very much. Recommend to plan 2 hours there. 30 to 45mins for the guided tour, and an hour to visit the place.