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Fort Siloso, Sentosa Island

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Take a step back in time to World War II with a trip to Fort Siloso, the restored coastal gun battery from Fortress Singapore. The fort played a significant role as a sea trading port for the British in the 19th century, and it also served as a defense from sea invasion. The fort even served as a prisoner-of-war camp briefly during Japanese occupation. It is the only preserved coastal fort in the country, and it is now home to a military museum full of memorabilia of World War II guns, remains of fortified military structures, and tunnels. The fort is best explored with the help of a knowledgeable guide, who will impart more information than the limited signage provides. By using our Sentosa Island travel route website , you can arrange your visit to Fort Siloso and other attractions in Sentosa Island.
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  • Visited using cable car and then walking through treetop walkway. Free to wonder around and interesting views of island. Alternative transport would be to take monorail to beach and take free beach bu...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. Of course particularly exciting for history buffs. But also suitable for families.
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  • I was here 10 years ago and today it is so much better. So much more to see and read about. You need to bring water, there are no shops here.  more »
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  • Apart from it being hot. It is well with the visit. So much to see and learn. So many options to walk around and see. The tunnels are good but there are alot blocked off which makes you wonder what there is down there. What are you not seeing?
  • There is quite a lot to see here. Packed with information. Will take you some hours if you read everything. If not quickly done. Interesting look at what life was like over 100 years ago for the people who protected Singapore and of the occupation of ww2. No skimping on the details...
  • Historical place brings time before WWII and after that.ake the cable car then lift to viewing platform! Well worth the effort to find and look around. Take your time, listen, imagine and reflect on what took place there and see/hear through the eyes and ears of both the Singaporeans and soldiers.The Sky bridge is breathtaking and is free.
  • Great historical site. Easy to spend a couple hours wondering around.
  • One must visit place in Singapore located in santosa real life war experience can be enjoyed here along with the modern sky walk above 11floor height to admire the sea view.
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Fort Siloso was built in the late 19th century. During that time, Singapore had become an important trading port for the British, so it was imperative that the island was protected from sea invasion. However, during World War II, Japanese troops invaded Singapore by land from north Malaya. This led the British to turn Fort Siloso's guns towards the mainland instead to help support the ground forces defending Singapore from the invasion. Today, more than 70 years after the war, Fort Siloso stands as a beloved historical site. The only preserved coastal fort in Singapore, it is home to a wealth of WWII memorabilia, including coastal guns and the remains of fortified military structures and tunnels. Begin your exploration from the Fort Siloso Skywalk, a treetop trail set 11 storeys above ground. You may also choose to explore the fort by the Heritage Trail or the Gun Trail, both of which are sure to take you on an unforgettable journey back in time. Relive some of the momentous events in Singapore's history with the Surrender Chambers immersive show. Be guided by light, sound and video effects starting from the Japanese invasion, all the way to the Japanese's eventual surrender at the end of WWII. Let yourself be transported back in time through the stories of people who lived during the Japanese Occupation, and experience the Allied forces' counterattack and the end of the war through six interactive zones. Before you leave, share a message of peace on the wall of poppies.