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Walk through history at the Marsiling tunnels and other WWII relics

Published on Feb 6, 2014 12:29 PM

To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Singapore, the National Heritage Board has launched a new tour, called the Marsiling Tunnels Tour, of the Woodlands North Depot, a former fuel reserve depot for the British Royal Airforce and the Japanese during World War II.

The depot was abandoned after the war and its structure and sealed access tunnels are inaccessible except by a 100metre trek through the Marsiling jungle.

Only members of the public who have signed up for the NHB tours, which will take place twice a day on Feb 8 and Feb 15, can access the depot and see the sealed tunnels, which are on state land.

The tour of the abandoned depot is one of five tours the NHB is offering to commemorate the war this year. Others include a tour of the Tiong Bahru air raid shelter and a night tour of Opium Hill, where much of the Battle of Pasir Panjang took place. For more information and to sign up for the tours, visit