Synopsis
The Johore Battery, the site of the largest guns built by the British outside Britain during World War II for defending Singapore.

How much time you will need: 30 min

What we thought of it: Although only a replica, the Johore Battery should not be missed if you're following the World War II trail in Singapore.
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Addr: Cosford Road, off Upper Changi Road North.
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Page created on 1 Jun 2008
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Review
In 1991, the Prisons Department discovered the underground tunnels during its routine cleaning of the Abingdon Centre. It was the Johore Battery, so named because of the Sultan of Johore's donation of 500,000 in support of the British war campaign. It comprised three 15-inch guns, each with its own ammunition bunker, and a labyrinth of underground tunnels.
The guns, also known as Monster Guns because of their size, were part of the British coastal defence during World War II and were capable of penetrating the armour of the most powerful warships at that time.
Opened in 2002, the highlight of the exhibit is the replica of the 15-inch monster gun that visitors can mount on, and a replica of an ammunition shell that weighs over 800 kg. All the displays are above ground with some of them being interactive to give visitors an experience.
Tips
Visit the Changi Museum to get a good understanding of what happened in Changi during World War II.

Things to Bring
An umbrella is useful for rain or hot sun. Drinking water as the place to buy drinks is at the Changi Museum. An insect repellant will be useful for the occasional mosquitos.

Opening Times
Opening times: 9 am to 5 pm.

Best time to go: Anytime.

Admission Fees
It's free!

How to Get There
By Taxi - Tell the taxi driver that the Changi Museum is located close to the Changi Women's Prison. In the direction of Loyang Avenue, it's the first right turn after Changi Museum. This is the fastest and easiest way to get there.

By MRT - Alight at Tanah Merah MRT Station on the East-West line. Take SBS bus 2 towards Changi Village. Alternatively, alight at Tampines MRT Station on the East-West line. Go to Tampines Interchange and take SBS bus 29 towards Changi Village. Ask the driver to let you know when to alight for Changi Museum. It's about 20 to 30 min walk from there.

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Changi Beach Changi Museum
Changi Village and Boardwalk Johore Battery
Pulau Ubin Singapore Airshow
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