Monday, December 28, 2015

Fort Siloso

Still on Sentosa Island, I manged to visit the remaining example of the pre WW2 fortifications of  which Singapore was famous for and which provided a fatal false sense of security.

While the fort was a set of gun emplacements and tunnels that you could freely wander around, some areas had been set up as they would have appeared in early 1942.

A modern viewing platform providing a magnificent entrance to the fort as well as spectacular views of the island and Singapore harbour.

Again not part of the old fort, but part of the tourist attraction complete with tourist.

To do the attraction more justice, and also to "tidy up" the brochure so it doesn't become future clutter, here is the leaflet that also provides a good map of the fort.

This is just one of the attractions on Sentosa Island and as can be seen has a lot to offer (worth visiting for the views alone).

And of course, we topped it all off by staying at the Raffles for Xmas and starting with a round of Singapore Slings - truly wonderful.

The other place I would recommend when visiting Singapore is the Botanic Gardens (not only magnificent, but free).  The Singapore Zoo was also very good and we did both the night safari and the day zoo although we were pressed for time with the latter (we had just really gone to have breakfast with the Orang Utans, although if it is Orang Utans you want to see I recommend a stay at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria resort at Kota Kinabalu). 


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    1. Thanks. I wish I'd had more time, but it was getting late. Well worth a visit and I would certainly go back there.