Interactive Battlefield Trail


The Interactive Battlefield Trail takes you through the many icons and monuments of modern-day Singapore, all unique in their own way! We’ll show you how they’ve helped transform Singapore into the country we know today, and their relation to the five pillars of Total Defence- psychological defence, Social Defence, Civil Defence, and Military Defence. Together these approaches allow Singapore to tackle threats and are an integral aspect of Singapore’s prosperity and success as a nation today. As you embark on this trail, you’ll see their relevance in the everyday lives of Singaporeans and learn how you too can play your part.

  • Learn about the history of Singapore’s city landmarks during the Japanese Occupation.
  • Visit the bunker where the decision to surrender to the Japanese was made.
  • View the steps where Singapore’s independence was declared.
  • The Cathay
  • Young Men’s Christian Association
  • Battlebox at Fort Canning
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Civilian War Memorial Park
  • City Hall / National Gallery
  • Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
  • The Fullerton Hotel
  • Lim Bo Seng Memorial
  • Cenotaph
  • Esplanade Park Underpass

Recommended Start Time:

Monday to Sunday, 9:30am

Estimated walking distance

Trail Publisher

Redefining Discovery & Experience