This week’s top 5 travel experiences: Singapore’s Battlebox, America’s only skeleton museum and The birthplace of insulin

Singapore's Battlebox is a unique travel experience for those who enjoy Second World War history.

Every week, we write about interesting and unique experiences travellers can have all over the world. Here are some of our favourites from this week:

Step into the past at the Battlebox in Singapore

The Battlebox, a former Second World War British underground command centre, stands as a testament to Singapore’s tumultuous history during the Malayan Campaign and the Battle of Singapore. Constructed in 1936 beneath Fort Canning Hill, this bunker was the nerve centre for the Allied forces, a place where critical decisions were made as they defended against the invading Japanese army. Today, it serves as a museum, offering visitors a chance to step back in time and experience the gravity of war within its preserved walls.

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Discover the world of bones in America’s only skeleton museum in Oklahoma City

The Museum of Osteology houses more than 300 skeletons from all corners of the animal kingdom providing a unique perspective on the form and function of bones. Engage with interactive exhibits, marvel at the towering skeletons and learn about the intricacies of vertebrate life. A visit here is not just educational, it’s an awe-inspiring journey through the framework of nature itself.

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Unearth the mysteries of the Savanna of Petrifications in Martinique

The Savanna of Petrifications is a striking landscape in the southernmost part of Martinique. This area, characterized by its lunar-like terrain, is rich in geological formations, including fossilized remains of ancient forests. The stark beauty of this landscape offers a unique hiking experience, where visitors can explore the remnants of the island’s volcanic activity and the forces that have shaped its current form.

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Visit the birthplace of insulin at Banting House in London, Ontario

Banting House is a national historic site that celebrates the groundbreaking discovery of insulin. Here, visitors can walk through the very rooms where Sir Frederick Banting was struck with the idea that would save millions of lives. The museum not only pays tribute to this medical milestone but also inspires with stories of Banting’s perseverance and creativity. It’s a must-visit for anyone interested in science, history or the human capacity for innovation

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Witness the spectacular festival of the trays in Central Portugal

Imagine balancing the weight of two bowling balls on your head while walking six kilometres in the sweltering summer heat and you’ll get an idea of what it’s like for the women who walk in one of the world’s most unique religious processions, the Festa dos Tabuleiros in Tomar, Portugal. Held only once every four years to mark Pentecost, the seventh Sunday after Easter, this one-of-a-kind event attracts tens of thousands of spectators from around the world. They line the narrow streets of this small city in central Portugal to witness a colourful celebration that has roots dating back to at least the 14th century, if not earlier.

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