The Battle for Singapore 2023 : Fort Connaught special tour

8 Feb 1942

This day marks the tumble of Singapore. It has been 81 years due to the fact the fateful
working day.

To mark this fateful day, the Countrywide Heritage Board (NHB) returns with the
annual Battle of Singapore initiatives with A series of information tours, talks,
exhibitions and movie screenings documenting the event from 10 Feb to 5 March.

Trace the roots of Singapore’s wartime past, and uncover concealed stories about
different Ww2 web pages. This year’s highlight will be a unique entry tour to Fort
Connaught. This is the 1st-ever public tour given that its construction in 1878.

Fort Connaught

Fort Connaught was created for the defence of Keppek Harbour in 1878. It was
armed with 9.2 inch and was employed to engage invading Japanese troops through the
struggle for Singapore. Found on the eastern facet of Sentosa Island near
Sentosa Cove, it was earlier recognised as Belakang Mati East Battery. It was a single
of the 4 armed service installations that were crafted in Sentosa to fortify
Singapore’s defence. The others are Fort Siloso, Mount Serapong Battery and
Mount Imbiah battery.

Fort Connaught Map

As opposed to other a few forts that are continue to preserved, a important element of Mount
Serapong was eliminated and designed way for the existing-day Tanjong Golfing Class. As
for the number of remains, they are enclosed in a restricted location that is reasonably
untouched. If you are preparing to take a look at, do observe that it is a no-trespassing
zone. Supplied the limits, it is hardly surprising that one does not have
any recollection of Fort Connaught.

Battle for Singapore 2023: Fort Connaught Rediscover Tour 
Day: 11-12 Feb, 18-19 Feb, 25-26 Feb
Time: 9am-1130 am, 1 pm-

Fort Connaught

For those people who want to explore, Battle of Singapore has arranged a distinctive
accessibility tour of Fort Connaught. This the moment-in-a-life time tour is a scarce likelihood
to see what most locals would not have seen ahead of- a glimpse of this
abandoned Fort in Singapore that has been untouched by the passage of time.

For the duration of standard periods, these types of a trek is not probable as the space is limited. We
do not recommend that you check out the spot on your possess thanks to the terrain and

Highlights of the tour involve the following

Battery Observation write-up

Battery Observation Submit at Fort Connaught

This appears to be like a Battery Observation Post. From the posture, it seems like
it is doable to neglect at Singapore. The overgrowth has considering the fact that taken above
by the passage of time.  If you search intently, the partitions are ridden
with bullet holes.

Underground Gun Magazine

This is exactly where the ammunition was saved in the past.

Gun Emplacement

This is exactly where the 9.2-inch guns at the time lie. Even though the guns are not all around
anymore, you can even now see component of the buildings like outdated ropes, bullet
holes on the partitions and even stairs to a better level.

Entrance to the Emplacement
Aged Ropes

This was how it seemed in the previous.

9 Gun, For Connaught 

If you are a record buff or another person who is eager to have a search at a page from
the earlier, you need to not pass up this tour. The tour is not recommended for
young youngsters. It is much more correct for ages 13 and up as you would have to
wander as a result of steep terrains to reach these internet sites.  

Tickets are at $20 for each participant and transportation will be presented from
Harbourfront MRT station and again. The guide for this tour will be Dr John
Kwok and record fanatic Saifullah.

Scheduling of the tour begins from 8 Feb 10am.  Confined slots are out there!

Reserve your excursions below.

Want to see a restored Fort?

Look at out our evaluation on Fort Siloso here

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