At the leisure island resort of Singapore, Sentosa Island, Jack Rouse Associates (JRA), an American design and master planning firm, have been busy redeveloping several attractions. In addition to the the JRA-designed and produced Merlion Experience–Sentosa’s 37m tall landmark–Fort Siloso, Singapore’s only preserved coastal fortification, celebrated a grand re-opening, now updated with accessible walking routes and new interpretive displays designed to bring the Fort and its stories more vividly to life.
Electrosonic, who supplied the original audio-visual equipment to a local installer in 1991, was this time contracted to engineer and install the complete audio-visual systems in the refurbished attraction.
Fort Siloso provides an easy-to-walk guest experience, which offers a one-stop overview of Singapore’s World War II history, and a premier historical example of coastal defence fortification. With relocated exhibits, new multi-media shows, and stories that represent a diversity of people and experiences, the new Fort Siloso experience takes visitors from Singapore’s earliest days through the events of World War II.
Guests start at a new square, where they can take in a series of exhibits and films that detail Fort Siloso’s history. From there, visitors tour the Fort’s structures, experiencing what life was like for 19th- and 20th- century soldiers and volunteers who served on Sentosa Island. A popular attraction, the "booming" 6" gun display, uses the original Electrosonic equipment, refurbished and reprogrammed.
Electrosonic installed multi-language video replay with a variety of plasma and monitor displays in the wax Surrender Chambers, which brings significance and context to Fort Siloso, in combining Sentosa’s military and war-related exhibits into one powerful attraction.