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Fort Siloso Sentosa  

  Singapore , Singapore.
FREE

  • Monument and historical place
    Category
    Monument and historical place
  • duration
    Duration
    30 - 45 Min
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • tour guide
    Guided Tour
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • help desk
    Help Desk
    Available
  • free wifi
    Free wifi
    Available
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • first aid kit
    FIrst Aid kit
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

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.

  •  25-Pounder Gun Howitzers first brought into service by the British Army in 1939. It was widely used by British and other forces for many years in counter-battery, anti-personnel and anti-tank roles. It was probably the best field artillery piece to see action anywhere during the Second World War.

  •  8 Inch BL Gun: 8 Inch BL Gun as emplaced at Mount Serapong and Fort Tanjong Katong.  One of four 8 Inch Guns emplaced in Singapore is displayed at Fort Siloso. Prior to the gun being displayed at Fort Siloso, it was mounted at Blakang Mati’s football field. It was brought to the Fort in 1974.

  •  Mark IV 9·2 Inch BL Guns: Gun barrelMark IV 9·2 Inch BL Guns were emplaced, one at Fort Siloso and two at Fort Connaught on Blakang Mati. Two more were at Fort Pasir Panjang. 
  • Japanese Guns: Japanese Guns recovered from areas of Singapore are also on display at Fort Siloso.

  •  Muzzle Loading Cannon: Muzzle Loading Cannon on display at the Fort.

 The Surrender Chamber

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.


Tips

  •  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.

Getting There

  • 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


Operational Hours

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

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    1.1 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    4.7 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.2 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    7.2 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    7.2 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.2 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    2.0 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    1.5 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    1.6 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    1.0 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    0.6 KM

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