Located south of Singapore on the breathtakingly gorgeous island of Sentosa, Fort Siloso remains Singapore's only preserved coastal fort. It belonged to the British forces, and was extensively used as a weapon against the Japanese during the Second World War. Fort Siloso is now a military museum, displaying several different types of exhibits such as realistically made wax mannequins doing various kinds of menial work, guns, cannons and even some real war footage. Several magnificently made cannons and artillery are also displayed on the grounds of this majestic Fort, drawing attention to the various kinds of guns that were used by the British to defend Singapore during the Second World War.
This is the chief attraction point at Fort Siloso. The Skywalk acts as an entry point to Fort Siloso, providing fantastic views of the beaches and houses of Sentosa Island. Tourists can access the Skywalk through lifts, which are free of cost, located only a short distance away from the Siloso Point Cable Car Station. The lift takes the visitor eleven storeys high to the Skywalk, which winds its way through the treetops and has glass panels in several sections, thereby providing a brilliant view of the island and the harbor. The walkway only takes about five minutes to cover, with the gorgeous stretch of the beach on one side and the beautiful houses of Sentosa on the other.
There are various indoor and outdoor exhibits and displays within the Fort, that provide for excellent sightseeing. The recently opened exhibit of the Surrender Chambers has been beautifully restored, with displays depicting the daily lives of the captured prisoners who were made to live and work in the Surrender Chambers. There are well laid out walkways, ensuring that visitors can easily and comfortably explore the innumerable tunnels and chambers of the Fort. The exhibits and displays have wax mannequins which depict soldiers in various stages of work. The displays are accompanied by information panels at regular intervals, sound and light shows and real documentary videos of the Second World War, giving visitors a very realistic experience of what it was like to live within the Fort during the War. Tourists are advised to work their way downwards while exploring the Fort. There are many restored tunnels here, the most interesting of which is Tunnel C, where all the ammunition used to be stored. The guns and cannons on Fort Siloso are turned inwards towards Singapore, rather than outwards. This was done by British as they had to attack the Japanese army which was approaching Singapore from the north.
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The best time to visit Fort Siloso is before noon, as it gets progressively hotter and more uncomfortable through the day.
Visitors can reach Sentosa Island through the cable car, which provides spectacular views of both Singapore and Sentosa's skylines and harbours. Entry to Fort Siloso is through the Skywalk. Visitors can reach the Skywalk either by taking a free lift ride or by climbing the stairs.
The ground floor of the Fort has a souvenir shop for the visitors.
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