20 Feb 2021 -
14 Mar 2021
Fort Siloso played a huge role in the defence of Singapore since 1870s when it was built. During the Second World War, the fort was armed with a variety of guns and deployed submarine mines that dettered invasion of Singapore by sea. The fort survived the war and in 1975 restoration of the fort started on its extensive tunnel complexes and gun emplacements. Today, Fort Siloso is Singapore’s only preserved coastal fort featuring one of the largest collections of real coastal artillery guns in Asia.
In the Fort Siloso Rediscovery Tour, participants will explore the grounds of Fort Siloso with history experts who will take them on a journey to learn more about the role of the fort in Singapore’s maritime past. The highlight of the tour will be visits to areas that are exclusively opened for tour participants. These include the Siloso Pier, coastal mine defence casement, and the Coastal Search Light stations. These areas tell a more complex history of Fort Siloso and will show that a familiar place like Fort Siloso still has many stories to tell.
This tour is offered in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Museum Roundtable.
Note: This tour is only open to participants aged 18 and above and tickets will be sold at $5 per participant.