Updated: 09/04/2010 12:09 | By David Whitley, MSN Travel contributor
Hidden cities, ancient sewers, catacombs and other subterranean secrets

The Battle Box: Singapore



A wax soldier stands guard over the Battle Box (Image © Glenn Beanland/Lonely Planet Images)
Next
Previous
Previous9 of 12Next
Share this Gallery

Underneath Singapore’s main city park lies another intriguing second world war site. The Battle Box was the British command headquarters during the fall of Singapore and consists of 22 bomb-proofed underground rooms linked by dingy corridors.

The Battle Box has been spruced up a bit in recent years and is now a big tourist attraction. The cramped old HQ is packed with displays about Singapore’s role in the war and how the city was captured by the Japanese. There is also plenty of antique military equipment to gawk at.

0Comments
10 reasons to make MSN UK your homepage (© Microsoft)

msn travel poll

Where are you planning to go on holiday in 2014?

Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results

  1.  
    23 %
    Staying in the UK
    6,067 votes
  2.  
    41 %
    Somewhere new
    10,976 votes
  3.  
    12 %
    We visit the same place most years
    3,379 votes
  4.  
    24 %
    Not going on holiday
    6,383 votes

Total Responses: 26,805
Not scientifically valid. Results are updated every minute.

More on msn Travel