Revamped bunker brings WWII history to life

A $300,000 upgrade to the bunker where the British decided to surrender to the Japanese in 1942 has given it a new lease of life, by fixing problems of leaking and flooding, and adding an air-conditioning system. The Battle Box, set to reopen in Marc
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A $300,000 upgrade to the bunker where the British decided to surrender to the Japanese in 1942 has given it a new lease of life, by fixing problems of leaking and flooding, and adding an air-conditioning system.

The Battle Box, set to reopen in March, will let members of the public walk through rooms of the former British underground command centre filled with exhibits, such as the wax figures of British soldiers, to tell the story of Singapore's fall.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2016, with the headline 'Revamped bunker brings WWII history to life'. Print Edition | Subscribe