Machine-Gun Pillbox
At the junction of Pasir Panjang Road and Science Park Road.
Diagonally opp. Singapore 118652.
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World War II concrete pillboxes built along Singapore's eastern and southern coasts were part of the British beach defence. Here is one Machine-Gun Pillbox at Pasir Panjang.

Tours: No tours available here. You may want to visit the nearby Haw Par Villa.

History: Positioned at strategic intervals, pillboxes were mounted with machine-guns manned by machine-gunners to repel amphibious attacks and defend the surrounding terrain. The complemented other defences along the coastline.

This machine-gun pillbox lay within the World War II defence sector of the 1st Malaya Brigade. It could have been used by the Malay Regiment in the fierce defence of the Pasir Panjang Ridge against the onslaught of the advancing troops of the Japanese 18th Division.

Address: At the junction of Pasir Panjang Road and Science Park Road.

Alight at Haw Par Villa MRT Station, take bus from Bus Stop No. 16011 and alight at the 2nd bus-stop (16031).

Bus Stop Number 16031 & 16039 (S'pore Science Pk II): 10, 30, 30E, 51, 143, 188 & 200.

Bus Stop Number 16011 & 16019 (Haw Par Villa MRT Station): 10, 30, 30E, 51, 143, 188 & 200.

Information is correct as at 12 July 2015. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.