|10am - 6pm daily
(last entry 5.30pm)
|Standard Rates: Adult $12, Senior/Child $9
Local Resident Rates: $10 / $7
Senior Citizen aged 60 & above
Child aged 3 - 12 years old
Singapore's only preserved coastal fort stands as an important window to our colonial past and a poignant reminder of the war years. Fort Siloso (西乐索炮台) features interactive exhibits that recreate the drama of those times - even with authentic aromas! It is home to the nation's largest collection of World War II memorabilia. A tram takes you on a journey through history, with entertaining guides bringing the past to life and explaining the fort's vital role in defending the Malayan region. Explore old tunnels and discover original guns, cannons, film clips and photographs from yesteryear.
Tours: Fort Siloso Tours, Free, is on every Fri, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays, 12.40pm & 3.40pm, limited to 20 people per tour. Register early at the Fort Siloso Tram station. Fort Siloso Guided Tour tram will make a pit stop at the Beach Station at 12.30pm and 3.30pm (Fri, Sat, Sun & PH). Purchase your tickets at Beach Station Ticketing Counter and board the Fort Tram at Beach Station to join Private Baxter for a Free guided tour of Fort Siloso exploring the historical remains of the once Mighty Fortress of Singapore.
History: Fort Siloso is located on western tip of the island of Sentosa (formerly called Blakang Mati - the Island behind the Dead) which is just south of Singapore Island, with the water between forming Keppel Harbour. It was built in the early 1880s to aid in protecting the Singapore's port when the trade flourished in Singapore with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Fort Siloso is one of four coast artillery batteries which were constructed on Blakang Mati by the British. Although built to defend the land against sea invastion from the south, the guns were used ultimately to defend against land invasion during World War II. The Fort's guns were turned 180 degrees inland and fired at Japanese positions and troops who were advancing towrd the city from the Tengah Airfield. During Japanese Occupation, the Fort was used as a prisoner-of-war camp. Fort Siloso was converted into a military museum in 1974, displaying its history and guns. Other coastal guns from different parts of Singapore were brought here for display.
Address: Siloso Road, Singapore 099981.
Getting to Sentosa.
Take the Sentosa Bus 1 at the Beach Station (Transfer Hub), the first stop is Imbiah Lookout, alight at the second stop Siloso Point. If you are going for Fort Siloso Tours, see the section on Tours above.
Information is correct as at 05 July 2015. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.