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Fort Siloso, Sentosa Island

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#9 of 59 in Historic Sites in Singapore
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. For Fort Siloso and beyond, use our Sentosa Island family vacation planner to get the most from your Sentosa Island vacation.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Interesting, stimulating display of what life was like for those stationed at Fort Siloso. Very informative. A world away from the other attractions offered on Sentosa.  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Not too many people visit this little gem but they are missing out... This museum has been here a lot of years, I last visited it 20 years ago. It is very informative, telling you about its role in wo...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Really didn't know what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Well set out and presented. Learnt so much about history of Singapore that i didn't know before. Thoroughly recommend.  more »
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  • July 26, 2017
    A look back into the history of war and Singapore's part in it. This fort is located on the Sentosa island. A good place to walk around and spend an hour or so and learn the history. Free entry ! You might run into numerous peacocks on your stroll through the fort like we did.
  • June 6, 2017
    Nice fort with many old guns well preserved and tunnels. Free entry but no guided tours. Some areas are closed but still an interesting area.
  • July 2, 2017
    Must visit for history lovers. Will take you to WW II days and the way things turned up for the Island. Very well maintained. Next to ever happening Silioso beach.
  • July 18, 2017
    Takes time and effort to go through the trails. Seems like a good place to have some close encounter with nature while seeing some history
  • July 9, 2017
    A very interesting monument about the history of Singapore during world war 2. A must see if you are in Sentosa. By the way, it's 100% free, something you may appreciate on Sentosa

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