Ranked 73 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
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.
Despite the impressive display of war pieces and history, the main attraction of Fort Siloso is the Skywalk. Eleven storeys high, it provides visitors with a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, combining stunning views of Sentosa island's golden beaches, the greenery around the Fort and the numerous ships that dot the waters around the island. Acting as a major entry points to the Fort, this charming Skywalk has glass panes on some parts and shades on other parts which provide cover to visitors from the sun or rain.
This alluring tourist spot has been maintained well by the Singaporean authorities, with information boards along the Skywalk as well as next to all the exhibits within the structure to help the visitors learn more about the rich history of this grand Fort. Some of these fascinating exhibits are accompanied by audio and video recordings to give visitors a feel of the battles that took place on the grounds of this glorious Fort. The newly opened Surrender Chambers are designed to give visitors a feel of the daily lives of the captured prisoners. Thus, Fort Siloso is one of the places in Singapore which can not be missed by history-buffs, especially military history enthusiasts.
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