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The final days of an army

Built in 1936 and completed in 1939, the Battlebox served as the headquarters for the defending Allied forces against the invading Japanese army in the final days of the Malayan Campaign (8 Dec 1941 — 15 Feb 1942).

Operation Details

Operation Details

Bunker Access

Wednesdays — Sundays (including Public Holidays)
10:00 – 17:00 (Last Entry 16:00)

Navigate Your Way

Fort Canning Park, 2 Cox Terrace Singapore 179622

Nearest Carpark:

Fort Canning Park Carpark B

Nearest MRT Stations:

Dhoby Ghaut Station (8 mins walk)
Fort Canning Station (10 mins walk)


Enhanced Experience


  1. All ticket sales have gone online. Please reserve your admission tickets online before your visit.
  2. Entry to the Battlebox is always free, but limited slots exist. You are highly encouraged to reserve your tickets in advance.
  3. For the enhanced experience, please bring your smartphones and earphones. Limited audio devices are available for loan on-site on a first-come first-served basis.
  4. Children aged 4 years and below enter for free (please note that entry will not include an audio guide and anaglyph glasses). No booking is required.
  5. Children aged 12 years and below must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  6. Please produce an identification card for verification if you have purchased a child ticket and/or local ticket.
  7. No cancellations, refunds, or changes can be made once booking is completed.

It's been nearly a decade since I last visited the Battlebox, and attending "No Question of Surrender" was a novel way to reacquaint myself to this historic site. This site-specific performance kept us all on our toes and also triggered many thoughts within about what the soldiers would have felt in 1942. I hope this becomes a special feature of Battlebox. Well-done and highly recommended!

Stella Clare Wee (Google Reviews)

Such an amazing place to see and learn the history of the area. Everything was well done and makes you have the sense of what it was like during that time. The 2 new rooms are such a bonus to the place and worth seeing. All the staff were wonderful and very welcoming.

Julie Brabyn (Google Reviews)

This is my third time visiting and I enjoyed every single minute of it! A must visit for all the WWII fanatics to immerse themselves in key moments that led up to the British surrender!

Rachel Tan (Google Reviews)

Good insight into the Japanese occupation of Singapore. An underrated place that is worth a visit for any museum lovers.

SanMash (Google Reviews)



At the Battlebox, we believe that the historical site should be free and accessible for everyone. Should you wish to support our cause, we appeal for your donation of any amount for the maintenance, upkeeping and restoration of the Battlebox. Your contributions allow us to continue safeguarding our heritage and sharing it with future generations.