Fort Siloso is a reminder of the Second World War years in Singapore with life sized wax replicas of the cast of characters involved in the Japanese surrender and other authentic exhibits.
Visitors can browse through many old photographs, documents and film clips that are on display and also to go and explore the old tunnels.
Do you wish to go back in time? The magnificently restored 19th century British coastal fortress brings you closer to experiencing World War II in Singapore.
Come and appreciate the exciting new exhibits - the Surrender Chambers, Voices of Singapore, Prisoner of War artwork and many more at Fort Siloso. Its is Singapore's largest collection of Word War II memorabilia.
Opens from 10am to 6pm.
Admission is at $8.
Fort Siloso was constructed by the British at the endo of 19th century. The fort was intended to protect Singapore harbour. But shortly before World War II, the British constructed quite a lot of large cannons on the island. The cannons pointed directly out to sea, into the direction of possible invasion by Japanese forces. Unfortunately for the British, the Japanese invaded Singapore from Malaysia, and the island's batteries became known as among the great follies of the Pacific Theater. Now the remains are a museum representing the sad moments of British collapse.
This is one of the better sites on Sentosa. This fort has been here since 1800. There are many buildings on this site. Some of them are filled with wax figurines-recorded voices explain to you what life was like on this isolated fort. There are several different trails around the fort-all depending on how much time you want to spend here.
There are a lot of cannons and a wreckage of a Japanese fighter plane's engine-that was shot down over Singapore. The surrender chambers (have been moved here due to some renovation).
Worth while visit.
Fort Siloso is so different from the last time I visited. There are now 3 different routes we can choose to tour the fort. It is the largest repository of World War II memorabilia. It enables us to experience what life was like for soldiers during wartime. There are also life-sized replicas, interactive exhibits. There’s also the Surrender Chambers that marks an end to the WWII.
Having grown up in England most of the WW2 history I have learnt is based on the British experience in Europe.
Visiting fort siloso gave me a real feel for the impact that WW2 had globally. The fort tour takes you through the early British occupation of Singapore right up to the Japanese invation prior to the SIngaporean independence.
You get a real feeling for what living conditions must of been like and come face to face (not for the first time in my life) with an idea of the true horrors of WW2. I can only begin to imagine how british soldiers felt when they realised that they had re-inforced the wrong part of Singapore and could do nothing but hope for the mercy of the approaching Japanese army.
This is a must see for anybody with an interest in war history.
This is a place where you can truely experience the life during the World War II,a place where history came to life.
Some must see include the fall of Singapore - a documentary film of Singapore at that darkest time and not forgetting the Surrender Chambers where the life-size wax model re-enact the British surrender in 1942.
Admission S$8 (adult) & S$5 (Child)
Opening Hour: 10am - 6pm daily