Built by the British in the late 19th century, Fort Siloso remains the only preserved coastal fort in Singapore. Located next to Siloso Beach, Sentosa, the Fort is home to a collection of WW2 memorabilia including coastal guns and tunnel remains. In fact this description doesn’t do it justice, the interactive exhibits are very impressive and the whole thing is free of charge!
Getting to Fort Siloso
Fort Siloso is located on Singapore’s Sentosa Island. The closest station (tram/bus and cable car) is Siloso Point. Unfortuntaely the passenger lifts at the Fort Siloso Skywalk are temporarily closed for maintenance. You can either hop on the Fort Shuttle or work off breakfast with a short walk up the hill.
Getting around Fort Siloso
There are two ‘official’ walking trails, the Heritage Trail and the Gun Trail. I just wandered at my own pace, it’s very easy to cover all the exhibits in a big loop. Scenes are reimagined with animatronics, much more engaging than a stiff museum.
Fort Siloso is split into the Red Zone, Blue Zone, Yellow and Grey Zone.
The Red Zone encompasses a number of exhibitions from the Battery Command Post to a Waxworks re-enactment of the Surrender Chambers. The latter documents two pivotal moments in Singapore’s history: the surrender of the British to the Japanese in 1942, and then the reverse in 1945.
Catch beautiful views over the water at the Fire Director Tower at the tip of Siloso Point. Soldiers were once stationed here, trying to spot incoming naval ships.
This was my favourite zone, telling the life of a soldier. Fascinating to see the recreation of the Guards’ Bungalow and Mess.
After you’ve finished the Coloured zones, head down to the ‘Waves Of The Straits’, in the grey zone. If you’ve still got time, I recommend continuing your walk to the Coastal Trail. Check out the monoliths, totem pools and beautiful views over to Keppel Bay.