Fort Siloso was 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.
However, 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.
Begin your exploration from the Fort Siloso Skywalk, a treetop trail set 11 storeys above ground. You may also choose to explore the fort by the Heritage Trail or the Gun Trail, both of which are sure to take you on an unforgettable journey back in time.
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.
Let yourself be transported back in time through the stories of people who lived during the Japanese Occupation, and experience the Allied forces’ counterattack and the end of the war through six interactive zones. Before you leave, share a message of peace on the wall of poppies.
Please visit the Fort Siloso website for more information on visiting Fort Siloso.