Shrouded amongst the glitz and glamour of Resorts World Sentosa and clean beaches is a historical gem that has been preserved since the late 19th century.
Tucked away at the westernmost end of Sentosa is Fort Siloso, Singapore’s last remaining coastal fort. Its strategic position allowed soldiers during the war to have clear views of the waters and the surrounding area so that they could shoot down anything that was a threat.
Stepping into Fort Siloso is like taking a leap back in time; a time when life was much harder and peril-filled the streets of Singapore. By delving into Singapore’s rich history, we are reminded of the dark times that our forefathers endured. We also can understand how far Singapore has come since then and most importantly, we can learn to appreciate the safe and clean environment that we enjoy now.
GET A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW FROM FROM THE FORT SILOSO SKYWALK
In recent years, the Fort Siloso Skywalk was also built to allow visitors to have a better self-guided experience around the area. Standing at 11-storeys high, the Skywalk presents panoramic views of the western part of Sentosa.
It’s the perfect place to admire Sentosa’s surrounding scenery as well as to take some amazing photos for the gram!
MARVEL AT THE PRESERVED GUNS AND MACHINERY
What we love about Fort Siloso is their collection of preserved guns and machinery from World War II.
It is pretty fascinating to see all these massive weapons that were used for war and it also shows how far technological advancements have come since then.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SINGAPORE’S RICH HISTORY
There are six interactive zones that serve to educate visitors on events that took place during the war as well as post and pre-war moments. There are also exhibits that tell the tales of people who lived through the Japanese Occupation to allow visitors to better understand what it personally felt like going through the war.
A lot of effort had evidently been put into making the displays as realistic as possible. For instance, there were some eerily realistic wax figures of soldiers reenacting scenes from the war period.
Old and preserved structures of the fort remain and transport one back in time. It is truly quite an experience to walk the grounds that the people from the war walked on.
Daily: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront