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Fort Canning Park

River Valley Rd, Singapore 179038, Singapore
+65 1800 471 7300
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
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Fort Canning Park is one of Singapore's most historic landmarks. It has witnessed Singapore's golden age, when Malay Kings ruled from its peak, and watched as the island transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a vibrant trading hub in the 19th century. During World War II, the hill was instrumental in Singapore's war efforts with numerous military buildings located there. One of these buildings was the Fort Canning Bunker or Battle Box, where the decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese was made by the British. Many war relics from Singapore's colourful history have survived on the hill and are still visible today.Although the hill has since lost its imposing stature, its distinctive charm still remains. The lush lawns draw picnics, concerts, theatre productions and festivals, while weddings, parties and gatherings are a regular sight in the park's elegant indoor function rooms. Visit the park today and experience the tranquillity once enjoyed by the Malay royals of yore.
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“spice garden” (42 reviews)
“clarke quay” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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River Valley Rd, Singapore 179038, Singapore
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"national museum"
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Reviewed yesterday

in the heart of the city next to Clarke Quay the lively and busiest nightlife in Singapore just a step to enter totally different atmosphere take a deep breath and feel the silence and walk back with new energizing feeling.

Thank RudySto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a morning walk in Fort Canning Park which is easily reachable by Bus...it is a lush green oasis in the midst of modern Singapore architecture...easy climb by stairs or by a walking track with dense vegetation on both sides...many morning walkers come here..you...More

Thank mchandrashekhar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the hear of Singapore lies Fort Canning, known primarily as the location for British HQ during World War 2 prior to the British capitulation. Great tour of the underground HQ itself via Battle Box tours. The hill itself is an elliptical path around the...More

Thank Weissgunn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once I’d got up the numerous flights of stairs (which felt like I was doing some proper exercise!) you reach the top of the park and it’s quite pretty to look at. There are guided tours here if you wished to do one. Otherwise just...More

Thank Hurley18
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Fort Canning Park is an iconic park and the area is really lovely. You'll get to learn a lot about the area and its significance once you tour the inside. It also has a few restaurants and i quite like the Indian restaurant there...More

Thank PushExplore
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Fort Canning is a nice park. Be prepared for some climbing as it is mostly a hill. It has some interesting information boards about the history of the area.

Thank Marcel-MG
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

First, it is just a park. But as city parks go it is a very good one, And quite large. There are lots of pavilions and remnants from fort that was here during WWII. Be aware that there are some steep sections with a lot...More

Thank darwinmoore
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I guess it is what it is and they are doing a great job of finding and preserving the past. Unfortunately compared to places like Melaka and Penang as well as some of the other old British colonies, much has been lost. I was unlucky...More

Thank NalinW_12
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

My cousin suggested we visit this place, I wasn’t sure if our kids would take any interest, especially the younger one, he is 6, anyway we purchased the tickets for the battle box bunker tour . We were pleasantly surprised by the well organized tour...More

Thank Rohit R
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

I took an early morning walk here when it was still cool. Access is up steps and there are plenty of shady places to rest if needed. The whole area is a very nice a quiet spot and the Battlebox is well worth a visit...More

Thank John T
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ClairandAl_8
10 May 2018|
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Response from PeterLanky | Reviewed this property |
Better to be armed with the facts rather than a guess. Drinking alcohol in public places, which includes parks, is only banned after 10:30pm so unless you are having a very late picnic, there is no issue. If you do a search... More
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johnmi2014
4 May 2016|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
The park is free covers a large area on a hill side. It also had the museum at the top.
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Janice R
29 February 2016|
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Response from Neil M | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't open when we visited in October , I will have a look in May when we are in Singapore again.
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