Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso is the Singapore's only preserved coastal fort stands as an important window to our colonial past and a poignant reminder of the war years. When the British colonized Singapore in the 1870s, the new harbor (Keppel Harbor) saw the expansion of activities that risked being rampaged by invaders and pirates. It was decided that a fort would be sited at the western end of a small island called Pulau Blakang Mati (now known as Sentosa), so Fort Siloso, the first of such fortification, was born.

A series of forts were built in the following years. There was at a time, when up to 12 coastal artillery batteries guarded Singapore’s shores. Today, Fort Siloso remains as Singapore’s sole preserved coastal fortification. During World War II, actual 6-inch guns were deployed at Fort Siloso to defend the Singapore Harbor. However, these failed to defend Singapore from Japanese invasion, as the Japanese launched a full-force land attack, in contrary to a naval invasion that the British had anticipated. The fort was used as a Prisoners-of-War camp during the Japanese Occupation and later became a transit camp for the Royal Naval and Marine personnel when Singapore returned to British rule in September 1945.

In 1975, Fort Siloso was opened as a historical site-cum-gun museum. It was restored and re-opened in 1993. Currently it is Singapore's largest collection of Word War II memorabilia. The fortress provides a sensory adventure of a recruit's life, complete with 'booming' coastal guns, war games, tunnels and soldiers and it is definitely recommended for those who are curious about life in the army and this historic military base may provide the necessary answers. Life-sized replicas, interactive exhibits and even authentic aromas are lovingly recreated. Visitors can browse through more than 245 photographs, documents and film clips on display.

Open: 10 am to 6 pm (daily). Last admission at 5:30 pm.

Admission:

  • SGD 8 adults, SGD 5 children (3 - 12 years old)
  • Admission with Fort Siloso History Passport: SGD 14 adults, SGD 11 children (3 - 12 years old)
  • Fort Siloso Tours: Free Guided Tours available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. (12.40pm and 3.40pm)

Approximate Touring Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Accessibility for the physically disabled at Fort Siloso: Rental of wheelchairs are available free of charge. However, you are advised to contact Customer Service at Tel: (65) 6275 8306 for prior arrangements. A handicapped toilet is located near the entrance of the Fort.

Address:
Fort Siloso, Singapore
33 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa
Singapore 099981
Phone: (65) 6275 0388
Fax: (65) 6275 0161
Email

admi...@sentosa.com.sg

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Getting There: Take Sentosa Bus from the World Trade Centre Bus Terminal or Tiong Bahru MRT. On Sentosa, take the monorail to Station M3 or by bus on Blue or Green Lines and transfer to Fort Train.

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