Fort Siloso - Singapore

Located near Siloso Road on the western side of Sentosa Island in Singapore, Fort Siloso is the restored remnants of the once formidable British coastal artillery fort. 

Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso History

Fort Siloso got its name from the Malay word "siloso" which means rock. It was due to the fact that the fort was built in the 1880s on top of Mt. Siloso (a huge rock) that was like a sentry guarding the passageway to Singapore Harbour.

Fort Siloso - Singapore

This way to Fort Siloso.

Here are some of the guns of Fort Siloso:

I'm glad that's covered

One of the cannons of Fort Siloso

Load that cannon quick!

Fort Siloso was once manned by the British Royal Artillery and the Singapore Artillery Corps. From the 1880s to the 1930s the fort armaments were constantly improved. It once had 7-inch guns, 64 pounder guns, 10-inch guns, 6-pounders, quick-firing anti-torpedo guns, machine-gun nests, and Lewis anti-aircraft machine guns. The fort was also equipped with five searchlights and an Operational Tower. Sadly, these proved no match for the Japanese war machine that swept through Southeast Asia during the Second World War.

Discover the three zones of Fort Siloso

Here's what's happening underground

Those British soldiers are quite busy looking for the enemy.

Fort Siloso was eventually turned into a prisoner-of-war (POW) camp by the Japanese until 1945 when the Royal Navy reoccupied it after the surrender of the Japanese. The fort was then handed to the Singaporean Government in 1967. It was then converted into a military museum in 1974. Other coastal guns from different parts of the country were then brought in to be part of its gun displays. 

Try reading the history board panels if you have plenty of time

When we visited Fort Siloso during our 2017 Singapore -Malaysia Tour, the fort was being improved. The bunkers were being installed with lights and sounds displays and the guns were newly painted. The entrance to Fort Siloso was free.

Team Nicerio visits Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter Fort Siloso and explore its grounds.

Fort Siloso Operating Hours

Fort Siloso is open from 10AM - 6PM every day

Why visit Fort Siloso?

Overall, Fort Siloso coupled with the Skywalk is a must-visit destination of Sentosa Island. It's a combination of historic and natural beauty. I believe that once the upgrades are installed and renovations are done, Fort Siloso would be another top destination of the country.

Getting to Fort Siloso:

You can reach Fort Siloso in a lot of ways. Here are some ways to reach Fort Siloso by commuting:
  1. Public Bus: Board Bus 123 and alight at Beach Station. 
  2. Intra-Island Bus: Board Sentosa Bus A or C and alight at Siloso Point.
  3. Sentosa Beach Shuttle: Alight at Siloso Point.
  4. Sentosa Express: Alight at Beach Station. Transfer to Sentosa Bus A, C, or Beach Shuttle.




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