Batu Berlayar from Siloso
The No.2 Tower from the Beach

Top: Batu Berlayar from Fort Siloso.

ABOVE: The No.2 Tower from the beach.

Batu Berlayar AMTB Battery Photographs 1

The tower outside the batteryLEFT: A Tower just outside the Battery.

On the path leading into the AMTB Battery, but just outside the Battery is this tower. It is not part of the Battery itself, and its history is not known. It would seem to appear on the 1950 aerial photo on the main Berlayar page. It may have been part of the Signal Station if it existed pre-war, although I have doubts about this. In its later occupation, I believe that the Harbour Board used the tower until the mid 2000s.

I visited Batu Berlayar AMTB in 2005. I was with a few friends, and we were touring the Labrador and Pasir Panjang Batteries and the pillbox on the beach at Berlayar Point. We noticed that the gates to the AMTB Battery were open, so we didn't waste an opportunity.


The No.1 Director Tower


The No.2 Director Tower


The entrance to the AMTB Emplacement.


The No.1 Director Tower.


Looking out into the No.2 Emplacement from its Magazine.