This pillbox was constructed in the 1930s as part of the British preparation for war in Singapore, before the Second World War broke out on the island.

sime road machine gun pillbox

While many pillboxes were constructed along the coast to strengthen Singapore’s coastal defence, Sime Road Machine-Gun Pillbox was located inland to provide fire cover and defence for key installations in Buit Timah.

battle for singapore sime road pillbox

The installations included supply dumps as the Combined Headquarters of the British Army and Air Force from early December 1941 to 11 February 1942.

machine gun pillbox at sime road singapore

 

How to Get to Sime Road Machine-Gun Pillbox Singapore

Location: Near 240 Sime Road Singapore 288303
Bus: 52, 74, 93, 157, 165, 852 and 855
Nearest MRT: Botanical Gardens MRT
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Admission: FREE

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