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Mount Serapong, Singapore Overview

One of the forgotten treasures of Singapore, Mount Serapong is a small hill in Sentosa Island where the dilapidated ruins of Fort Serapong are located. A place of visit for only the true explorers, the post-apocalyptic ruins on Mount Serapong date back to 1885 – the fort was once used to ward off pirates and invaders. Amongst the tourist attractions on the island and the luxury lifestyle of Sentosa Cove, this place seems quite out of the place as it is almost completely reclaimed by nature. The remnants still found in the area include underground magazines, support structures, casemates and a bunker which is 20 metres under the casemates and once served as a command centre.

Mount Serapong is littered with danger signs due to its highly unstable grounds and vandalised structures but is a must visit for history buffs or people who are fond of off the road exploration. While the arduous hike to the fort is not recommended for children, young adventurists and solo travellers are bound to enjoy the challenge. Mount Serapong satiates not just history buffs with its sci-fi-esque radar towers, artillery areas, and hauntingly abandoned cellars – the panoramic views of Sentosa Island, Singapore, and the harbour from the top of the hill are breathtakingly beautiful!  

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How to Reach Mount Serapong

Since Mount Serapong is on Sentosa Islands, the first step to reaching this hidden gem is to reach Sentosa by alighting at Harbourfront MRT station or at Vivocity bus stop. From Sentosa, take Bus No 3. From the Beach Station or the Beach Tram to Palawan Beach and then bus no. 3.

After this, look for Eton House at 33 Allan Brooke Road. The route to Mount Serapong lies between Eton House and the golf course. After a 10 minute walk through a short tunnel and a forested area, you will see Radar dishes on the right side. After walking through that area, a sign saying Serapong Hill Road that is pretty hard to miss.

Tips

  • Keep to the extreme left of the road as Serapong Hill Road also leads to the Sentosa Service Reservoir managed by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and is hence used by vehicles quite often.
  • This attraction is not suitable for individuals who are not fit for walking distances and climbing uneven places.
  • The ground and the structures at Mount Serapong is unstable and in shambles at some places, and hence individuals should explore at their own risk.
  • Carry flashlights as they could be quite handy.
  • Carry appropriate trekking gear.

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