Monument and historical place
30 - 45 Min
FIrst Aid kit
Fort Siloso is situated on Sentosa island south of mainland Singapore. "Siloso" of the fort's name is derived from a Malayan word meaning "rock". built in the late 19th century. During that time, Singapore had become an important trading port for the British, so it was imperative that the island was protected from sea invasion. The fort is now a military museum open to the public. during World War II, Japanese troops invaded Singapore by land from north Malaya. This led the British to turn Fort Siloso’s guns towards the mainland instead to help support the ground forces defending Singapore from the invasion.
Today, more than 70 years after the war, Fort Siloso stands as a beloved historical site. The only preserved coastal fort in Singapore, it is home to a wealth of WWII memorabilia, including coastal guns and the remains of fortified military structures and tunnels.
The Gun Museum
- 64-Pounder RML Guns: near the entrance to the Fort. The two guns there are mounted on an emplacement originally built for two 12 Pounder QF Guns, and used during the Second World War for two Twin Lewis Guns. This emplacement is built on the site of the Fort's original No.1 7Inch RML Gun Emplacement
- 7-Inch RML Guns used for coast defense was developed from the type used by the Royal Navy, as indeed were many other coast artillery guns, such as the 68-Pounders at the Navy Museum at Changi and at Ladang on Pulau Tekong.
- 13 Inch Mortars were valued during sieges because of the high trajectory. The five Trench Mortars on display were originally displayed in front of the Victoria Memorial Hall. Later they were moved to the National Museum, where they were placed outside. They were moved to the Fort in 1969.
- Japanese Guns: Japanese Guns recovered from areas of Singapore are also on display at Fort Siloso.
Relive some of the momentous events in Singapore’s history with the Surrender Chambers immersive show. Be guided by light, sound and video effects starting from the Japanese invasion, all the way to the Japanese’s eventual surrender at the end of WWII. The Surrender Chambers in Fort Siloso reopened in June 2017 with a refreshed exhibition and free admission.
- use the free buses on the island to get around easily.
- Be prepared for a good walk under the blazing sun as there are not many shades best to wear casual cotton clothes. For the ladies who fear the sun, you might want to consider an umbrella or a cap and apply sunblock lotion.
- By Sentosa Express: Alight at Beach Station. Transfer to Sentosa Bus A or Beach Tram
- By Public Bus: Board Bus 123 and alight at Beach Station. Transfer to Sentosa Bus A or Beach Tram
- By Intra-Island Bus: Board Sentosa Bus A and alight at Siloso Point
- By Sentosa Beach Tram: Alight at Siloso Point
Nearest Carpark: Beach Station Car Park
|January to December|
|Monday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Last Admission||05:30 PM|
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