THE ROCK @ BLAKANG MATI WALKING TOUR
15 Oct 2020 -
30 Mar 2021
Today, many visitors and Singaporeans know Sentosa as a destination for fun and adventure with family and friends. But did you know that the island also holds a fair share of memories of soldiers fighting for their life as they defended Singapore during the WW2? Join us on a journey as we learn more about Fort Siloso; the cornerstone in the seaward defence plans of the British Colonial Powers. Explore tunnels and bunkers with us to experience how life was like during the Syonan years.
- Fort Siloso Skywalk Entrance
- Fort Siloso Skywalk
- Singapore During WW2
- Garden of Wartime Staples
- Life of A Soldier
- Surrender Chamber
Blakang Mati is the former name of Sentosa, the word “siloso" is actually derived from a Malayan word meaning "
View of the Southern Islands of Singapore i.e. Pulau Tekukur, St John’s Island, Sisters’ Island, the Singapore Strait, Pulau Sebarok, Pulau Bukom, Pulau Semakau. Guide will engage participants and explained the past and present use of some these islands.
Highlight significant exhibits – Fall of Singapore, Keeping Singapore Safe, Prisoners of War, The Occupation Years, Special Ops Force 136 (Major General Lim Bo Seng is commemorated through a monument erected at Esplanade Park).
Today, we have ready access to a myriad of food choices. But without the lessons learned and the spirit of survival from the war, we would not be as well-off as we are today. Learn about how people ate during the war due to scarcity of staples such as rice, oil, sugar, salt. Learn about different spices and herbs and how these were used to flavour the staple tapioca and sweet potato dishes.
Fort Siloso was manned by soldiers from the British Royal Artillery and the Singapore Artillery Corps. Some of the amenities for soldiers to live and work at the fort were barracks, mess, bungalows and underground complex.
An immersive show that uses light, sound and video to guide participants through the Japanese Occupation, the Allied forces counter-attack and the end of war through 7 zones. The highlight of the chamber is the waxwork that shows the formal Japanese surrender to the British in 1945.
|Group of 5||$125.00|
- Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 15 October 2020
- Duration: 2 hours
- 2pm - 4pm
Fort Siloso Skywalk Entrance
- Siloso Point
1. Your purchase from Sentosa Online Store is valid for 2 months from and including the date of purchase.
2. For the guided walking tour “The Rock @ Blakang Mati”, you must book your preferred date and time through Chope.
3. After booking in Chope, A+B Edu Tours and Travel will contact you via email / mobile to confirm your booking.
4. On the day of your tour:
• bring your Sentosa Online Store confirmation to a Sentosa Ticketing Counter to redeem the physical tickets.
• present both Sentosa Online Store confirmation and physical tickets to the guide.
• guide will collect the physical tickets.
COVID-19 Safe Management Measures1. Portable audio guide system will be used during the tour. You can bring along your own earpiece.
2. Temperature will be taken before tour starts.
3. Anyone registering a temperature above 37 deg C will not be allowed to join the tour.
4. Mask must be worn at all times throughout the tour.
5. Everyone must maintain 1-metre safe distance from others.
Others1. Once confirmed, this tour runs rain or shine. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring along umbrella / poncho and drinking water.
2. A+B Edu Tours and Travel reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary if the tour route is disrupted by events beyond our control, such as national events that involve road closures, extreme weather conditions, or any other unforeseeable circumstance.