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An Afternoon Tour of Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill

Walking & Bike Tours

Venture deep underground into the Battlebox, a former WWII command center that played an important role in the many battles of the Malayan Campaign fought between the Axis and Allied powers. After learning revealing historical facts, head outside to explore the charming park of Fort Canning Hill.

Follow your guide into the secluded hallways of the Battlebox, a former bomb-proof emergency hub that was used during WWII. Listen as your guide explains what kind of battle tactics were planned from this location, which is also where the decision to surrender Singapore was eventually made.

Leave the dark, windowless rooms of the Battlebox and make your way outside to explore the expansive Fort Canning Hill. Stop at the James Brooke Napier Memorial, which stands as the largest monument in the park's Fort Canning Green cemetery. Check out the massive cannons next to the South Battery, which were used to defend the hill.

Before you leave the park, be sure to wander through the Spice Garden, a near exact replica of an early botanical garden that once stood here. Enjoy the strong aromas of the clove plants and nutmeg trees that line the garden's many walkways.

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