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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore
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Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore

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Travel back in time to the World War II Battlebox command center in Singapore on a group tour. The visit puts an emphasis on the surrender of Singapore to Japan, decided by Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival. Follow your guide below ground to the 26 fortified rooms. Hear the details of the important negotiations and critical events that took place there. See dioramas depicting influential moments during the war.
US$15.70 per adult
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John Jackson wrote a review Sep 2020
Singapore, Singapore856 contributions214 helpful votes
Always a good vibes and memories are coming from there! IF you are fan of street photography graffiti or history of Singapore then you are going to love it! remember it! Cheers!
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Date of experience: September 2020
macedonboy wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom146,717 contributions101,054 helpful votes
This house used to belong to Tan Teng Niah, a Chinese businessman who lived in what is now the Little India neighbourhood. This house is also known for being the last Chinese Villa in the area. While some of the architecture of the building retains Chinese elements, the restoration has given the building a very colourful look. The mixture of bright colours seem more South Indian tha Chinese to me. Nevertheless, it’s a very photogenic building and this was pretty much the only building that was of interest to me in LIttle India.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Grover R wrote a review Mar 2020
Pensacola, Florida11,123 contributions920 helpful votes
Along with the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and Serangoon Road, this is one of the must sees in Little India. From the pictures it is easy to think the reason is its multi color paint scheme. While that is great for pictures, the real significance is this is the last remain Chinese villa homes in Little India. It was built is a style used by many Chinese merchants who lived and operated businesses in the cattle and rattan businesses of Little India. The upstairs was the home while the downstairs the business. It has now been fully embraced as Indian with its many colors looking like a temple. Anyways this place is great to see and get a picture.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Michelle M wrote a review Sep 2019
Fully, Switzerland54 contributions39 helpful votes
Such a happy place to be. Colourful old houses retain their charm with vibrant paint and authentic Architecture style. Totally love it. Extremely easy to get to. Take the MRT to Little India Station n take exit E. As soon as you got to the top of the escalator, look left n you will see part of a colourful building. Just turn left and follow it. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Quan Mei wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
You’ll easily see why the residence of Tan Teng Niah has been deemed ‘the most colourful house in Singapore’. Decked out in myriad hues, this pre-war villa was once home to its namesake, a confectionery businessman. Today, it’s home to some shops, but still makes some great photo opportunities.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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