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Fort Siloso
Address: 33 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa
Contact: (+65) 6736 8672
Operating Hours: Daily from 10am - 6pm (Last entry 5.30pm).
Website: www.fortsiloso.com

Get a real taste of World War Two with the only preserved coastal fortress filled with both indoor and outdoor exhibitions and catch a glimpse of Singapore's colonial past as soldier at the site sought to protect Singapore's precious harbour.

Constructed by the British around the beginning of World War II, forts such as Fort Siloso were used to develop Singapore as a important military base due to its strategic location fronting the Far East. The Main Fleet based in Europe would sail to Singapore to protect Britain's interests and possessions, should they be threatened. This strategy proved successful in the earlier years before the Japanese themselves invaded Singapore.

However, their slight misjudgment that the Japanese would first attack from the sea led to the subsequent downfall of Singapore. This brewed the mistrust of locals of the seemingly powerful British Empire. The painful realisation that the British were only interested in their own agenda eventually caused up uprise and eventual end of the British colony after the end of the Japanese occupation.

Free guided tours and tram rides through the vicinity are available during the weekends, taking visitors through history and explains the fort's vital role in defending the Malayan region. Explore old tunnels and discover original guns, cannons, film clips and old photographs in-depth, and catch a glimpse of the life led by the soldiers of yesteryear. Get a chance to explore the Guardroom, old barracks, commanding posts and the gun museum at you wander through Singapore's largest collection of World War II memorabilia, all set in the original tunnels and barracks of the coastal fortress.

Serious history buff and war enthusiast can also get their hands on pieces of 1940s military collectibles and souvenirs at the QuarterMaster Store.

Entrance Fee: Adult: S$8 Child: S$5
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm daily (last entry 5.30pm)

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