Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso information

Singapore (city) , Singapore (country)
Address
Extras Siloso Point
Getting there
cable car Sentosa
More information
www.sentosa.com.sg
Prices
adult/child $12/9
Opening hours
10am-6pm, free guided tours 12.40pm & 3.40pm Fri-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Dating from the 1880s, when Sentosa was called Pulau Blakang Mati (Malay for 'the island behind which lies death'), this British coastal fort proved famously useless during the Japanese invasion of 1942. Documentaries, artefacts, animatronics and recreated historical scenes talk visitors through the fort's history, and the underground tunnels are fun to explore.

Designed to repel a maritime assault from the south, Siloso's heavy guns had to be turned around when the Japanese invaded from the Malaya mainland in WWII. The British surrender soon followed, with the fort later used as a POW camp by the Japanese.