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SINGAPORE | Fort Siloso

By Synzmemoir @synzmemoir

SINGAPORE | Fort SilosoUnknown to Sentosa visitors, there is a part of the island that's preserved to tell a story of the past. Not most of the tourists who visit Singapore know about this. But if you're one of the few, lucky you! Quite a rhyme, huh?! Kidding aside, let me entice you a little about the place. You might want to check it out the next time you visit Singapore.

SINGAPORE | Fort Siloso
Upon arriving at Fort Siloso, you have two options as to where to start your journey. You can start by climbing up the skywalk and take a glimpse of the magnificent view of the surrounding islands of Sentosa and take a few photos of yourself standing above a clear glass. That if you're not afraid of heights. But no worries though, it is 100% safe. Tried it myself!

SINGAPORE | Fort Siloso
OR go ahead the front entrance of Fort Siloso and start your journey by immersing yourself in the story of World War II inside the Surrender Chamber. Just so you know, Surrender Chamber have an admission fee of S$5. If you're a history buff, it'll be worth your money.

SINGAPORE | Fort Siloso
So here's a little overview about Fort Siloso. It is located in the western tip of Sentosa- formerly known as Pulau Blakang Mati. It was built by the British to guard the western part of Keppel Harbour and the stocks of coal that are stocked there. Later during the Japanese Occupation, it was turned into a camp for the prisoners of war. It was only returned to the British when the war ended.

SINGAPORE | Fort Siloso
In 1967, the British withdrew and Blakang Mati was handed to the Singapore Maritime Command and the Singapore Armed Forces. A few years later, Singapore Government decided to develop the island for recreational purposes. From Pulau Blakang Mati, it was renamed to Sentosa.

SINGAPORE | Fort Siloso
Your visit in Fort Siloso will enlighten you about the story of the men who had served here while you explore the gun emplacements, buildings and tunnels. You will have an idea as to what was going on inside those tunnels, and gain knowledge about the guns they were using in those times.

SINGAPORE | Fort Siloso
The next time you plan to visit Sentosa, take a look at this amazing place. Indulge yourself to history and learn more about World War II. You might discover some things that are not discussed on your history class.

SINGAPORE | Fort Siloso
FORT SILOSO

Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm daily (last entry 5.30pm)

Admission: Free

Surrender Chamber :
S$6 / Adult
S$4.50 / Senior Citizen^ / Child+

^Senior Citizen aged 60 and above
+Child aged 3 - 12 years old
*Singapore citizens, permanent residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of employment passes, work permits or dependent passes.

Local Resident Rates*
S$5 / Adult
S$3.50 / Senior Citizen^ / Child+

Ticket Price for Guided Tours

Tour Timings (For Guided Tours): 11.30am to 1pm, 1.30pm to 3pm, 2pm to 3.30pm, 4pm to 5.30pm
Maximum group size of 20 guests for each tour.

***For more inofrmation and inquiries: visit this site- http://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/attractions/siloso-point/fort-siloso-tours/ or you may call: or Email: guest_services@sentosa.com.sg 1800-SENTOSA (736 8672) / +65-6736 8672 | Mon to Sun, from 9am to 6pm

Getting There: On Sentosa, take the monorail to Beach Station. You can walk from there to Siloso Point or you could take a bus from Beach Station to Siloso Point.


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