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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. 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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  • Such a shame that a place like Fort Siloso is not being looked after last visited 18 years ago and it looks like no maintenance has been done since then. It is such an important place and should not b...  more »
  • Fort Siloso is a very nice part of Sentosa Island where greenery meets the beach, what a contrast. I look forward to staying at Siloso on my next visit to Sentosa. 
  • It is only able to go. (Museum takes money. ) Can be up to 11 floors in the elevator, and overlooks the sea. In the back rooms so requires energy and stamina.
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  • Warning: visit the place with someone. I was alone touring the fort until I went into an old barracks. To my curiosity, I went to check the back area as it appeared to be quite inviting. Slowly, I bent my head and woh! I was surprised to see a man standing at the other end of the building. I was terrified that it was someone "alive" who can possibly hurt me and then quickly, I ran up to the top. Ghosts are not a problem but for safety purposes, I'll never go to that area alone again.
  • Awesome place. Beautiful view. Fort siloso is based on history of 2nd Worl War Heros.
  • Well worth a visit, being a British ex-pat I learnt heaps about the involvement of Singapore and Japan during WW2. It's also one of the few places in SG where you can be alone/far from the madding crowd! (Also it's free!)
  • Something for free on sentosa! Very interesting stop, sky walk is also filled with information about the surrounding islands. The Fort has lots of buildings with very good air conditioning too. Highly recommended if you have an hour or two.
  • Take your time to see the different passages and barracks, and view the informations about the war. Very informative. The preserved areas are a way to feel the the history of the war