Fort Siloso is a decommissioned coastal artillery battery in Sentosa, Singapore. It consists of 12 such batteries which made up "Fortress Singapore" at the start of World War II, and saw action during the Battle of Singapore. The fort is now a military museum open to the public. The Surrender Chambers in Fort Siloso reopened in June 2017 with a refreshed exhibition and free admission.
The word "Siloso" of the fort's name is derived from a Malayan word meaning "rock". There was a huge rock at the mouth of Singapore's harbour which imposed a hazard to passing shipping. With trade ever flourishing in Singapore since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, it became necessary to protect Singapore's port. Based on the report by Major Edward Lake of the British Royal Engineers, a fort was decided to be built on Pulau Blakang Mati (Sentosa) in 1874 to protect Keppel Harbour. As part of the planned fortifications, Mount Siloso's top was blown off to flatten it for the installation of coastal-artillery gun platforms. By the 1880s, several gun batteries were located on Mount Siloso and Mount Serapong (facing north towards mainland Singapore on Sentosa's northern coast) on Pulau Blakang Mati, becoming a stronghold of British naval defences in Singapore.Fort siloso was build in 1878
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Mark Philpotts | Jun 29, 2018
Really interesting area, giving insight into the area's history as well as the fall of Singapore in WW2. The surrender room was well done: we spent an afternoon there as the rest of the island was very commercial. Good to follow on from "Battle box" bunker. ☺
Wong C.L. | Jun 17, 2018
Let people understand what actually happened to Singapore during WWII is really wonderful. Those born in the new era might not be able to feel the pain which our ancestors have gone through. Well, at least there's peace & prosperity now. Let's hope Singapore is still able to maintain it this way. President Trump & Kim Jong En were in Singapore for the Trump-Kim Summit on 12-June-2018. World peace! ✌
Raoul Juneja | Jul 5, 2018
WW2 bunkers, couple of old guns, small exhibition. Quiet place away from the noise of the rest of Sentosa. Great view above forest from entrance walkway.
Maciej K. | Jun 17, 2018
Really nice walk through Fort Siloso. Skywalk view of Singapore can be well seen here. Japan samurai sword is one of many things you can see here.
Jim Vallilee | Jun 10, 2018
Many educational and interactive stops throughout park. Great history lesson on Singapore during WW II. Lots of walking in bunkers, tunnels and up/down hills.
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