Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso is a very interesting monument of the city's colonial past. This is the only restored Singapore coastal gun battery left today. Located on the island of Sentosa, the venue remained practically intact since its creation. If you have a break during beach activities and other leisure facilities on the island we advise this place for a family visit and in case you are a military history aficionado.

The fort was built by the British Army in the 1880s for securing a narrow passage from the seaside. Siloso was the main stronghold on the western front of Singapore during the WWII, though the vigilance on that side proved to be erroneous, as the Japanese troops eventually invaded the county from the north by land. During the war the fort also operated as a camp for the prisoners of war. Today its bunkers, tunnels, military gear and ammunition storages are open for tourists.

The museum is a vivid illustration of a daily routine of a British garrison in the late 19th century – it has barracks, an arsenal, a watch tower, a kitchen and even a laundry. Carefully elaborated mannequins depict soldiers, officers and local staff to recreate the atmosphere of the old days of the fort. As an addition the audiotapes with dialogs and commands of that time are played. The museum also displays a huge collection of photos and documents of the war period.

Address: Siloso Rd
Opening hours: daily 10 am – 6 pm
How to reach: you can reach Sentosa Island from MRT HarbourFront NE1 on foot via the Sentosa Broadwalk; by Sentosa Express light rail system; by Cable car or by car. To get to the beach you should first take a free Sentosa Bus travelling around the island, then get to Beach Station and there take a free tram called Sentosa Beach Tram.
Coordinates: 1.25922, 103.80865