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Fort Siloso – situated at Sentosa Island and is restored as a military museum.

Fort Siloso is situated on the resort island of Sentosa and it is restored as a military museum.

Overview of Siloso Fort

• Siloso comes from the word Seloso, a Filipino word meaning jealous person.
• It is open to the public.
• Fort Siloso is the sole restored coastal gun battery from the twelve such batteries which made up “Fortress Singapore” at the start of World War II.
• This fort is located in the west of the island.
• The guns of this preserved fort still stand.
• Fort Siloso was built by the British in 1880s to guard the narrow western entrance to Keppel Harbor.
• It was later modernized.
• The fort guarded the western approaches to Singapore during World War II.
• By 1939 it was armed with two 6-inch (150 mm) Mark2 guns and two rapid firing 12-pounder guns.
• Fort Siloso is now the only surviving coastal gun battery.
• Fort Siloso was a coast artillery battery.
• It is one of twelve coast artillery batteries.
• There are visible remains of some other batteries to be found on Singapore, Fort Siloso is the sole restored battery.
• Only Fort Tanjong Katong was built as a stand-alone self-defence gun battery.
• Fort Siloso is located on western tip of the island of Sentosa which was formerly called Blakang Mati – the Island behind the Dead.
• Fort Siloso is one of four coast artillery batteries which were constructed on Blakang Mati by the British.
• The ammunition bunkers, barracks, tunnels, and gun emplacements of the fort are now open to visitors.
• It is now a military-themed attraction.
• Also on display is a collection of artillery guns dating from the 17th century to World War II.
• Life-sized replicas of British soldiers and other people were on display to depict lives at the fort in the past.
• There is also an exhibition with a large collection of photographs, documents and film clips.
• The fort served as the place of internment of the Singaporean political prisoner Chia Thye Poh in the period from 1989 to 1993.
• This attraction was once served by the Fort Siloso Monorail Station of the discontinued Sentosa Monorail.

Essential Information about Fort Siloso

Admission : S$8 / Adult ; S$5 / Child (3 – 12 years old)
Admission with Fort Siloso History Passport : S$14 / Adult ; S$11 / Child (3 – 12 years old)
Fort Siloso Tours : FREE Guided Tours available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (12.40pm and 3.40pm).
• Purchase your Fort Siloso tickets at Imbiah Lookout Ticketing Counter and enjoy a ride onboard the Fort Siloso Tram from Imbiah Lookout.
• Tram rides from Imbiah Lookout available at 12.30pm & 3.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
• 10am – 6pm daily (Last entry 5.30pm)

Other attractions of Sentosa Island

• Tiger Sky Tower
• Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
• Merlion Statue
• Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
• Songs of the Sea
• Sentosa 4D Magix
• Sentosa CineBlast
• Fort Siloso
• MegaZip Adventure Park
• Azzura Beach Club
• Sentosa Luge & Skyride

Beaches at Sentosa

• Palawan Beach
• Siloso Beach
• Tanjong Beach

Other facilities
• There are six hotels and resorts in Sentosa.
• Spa Villas.

Events at Sentosa

• Barclays Singapore Open
• Sentosa Balloon Hats Festival
• Beach parties
• Sentosa Flowers
• The SWATCH-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2007

Best time to visit/climate

– Singapore is located a mere 1.5 degrees north of the Equator.
– Weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons.
– Rain falls almost daily throughout the year.
– Most rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon (November to January).
– Between May and October, forest fires in neighboring Sumatra can also cause dense haze.
The temperature averages around:
– 30°C (84°F) daytime, 24°C (76°F) at night in December and January.
– 32°C (90°F) daytime, 26°C (81°F) at night for the rest of the year.

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How to get to Fort Siloso?

1. Nearest Bus Stop
• Bus 408
• Walking 10 mins from bus stop B14429

2. Nearest MRT station
• Telok Blangah MRT (CC28)
• Walking 20 mins from Exit A to here.

How to reach Singapore?

1. By Plane
• Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs.
• The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air in addition to flag-carrier Singapore Airlines.
• Its regional subsidiary is SilkAir.
• Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
• Changi airport: The country’s main airport and major regional hub status.
• Seletar Airport: Seletar Airport is Singapore’s first airport.

2. By Road
• Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia.
• The Causeway is very popular.

3. By Bus
There are buses to/from Kuala Lumpur (KL) and many other destinations in Malaysia through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas.
Major operators include:
– Aeroline
– First Coach
– NiCE
– Transnasional
– Transtar

4. By Train
• Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu network.
• There are two day trains (the Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat) and a sleeper service (Ekspres Senandung Malam) daily from Kuala Lumpur.
• A day train (the Lambaian Timur departing Singapore at 4:45AM).
• Sleeper (Ekspres Timuran departing at 6PM) daily along the “Jungle Railway” between Singapore and Gua Musang.

5. By Boat
Getting to/away from the ferry terminals:
• HarbourFront FT: Located next to HarbourFront MRT station.
• Tanah Merah FT: Get off at Bedok MRT station and catch bus No. 35 to ferry terminal.
• Changi FT: No bus stop nearby, take a taxi from Changi Village or Tanah Merah MRT.
• Changi Point FT: Take bus No. 2, 29 or 59 to Changi Village Bus Terminal and walk to the ferry terminal.

6. Cruises
• Star Cruises offers multi-day cruises from Singapore to points throughout Southeast Asia, departing from HarbourFront FT.
• Common destinations include: Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia, as well as Phuket,Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
• There are also several cruises every year to Borneo (Malaysia),Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and even some 10 night long hauls to Hong Kong.

Some travel books from Amazon about Singapore

Lonely Planet Singapore Frommer’s Singapore Day by Day Malaysia and Singapore

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.online.com.sg
Hotels at expedia.co.in

Blogs / Sites about Singapore – Sentosa – Fort Siloso

Blogs at tripadvisor.in
Blogs at fortsiloso.com
Blogs at sentosa.com
Blogs and reviews at streetdirectory.com

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