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Fort Canning Park

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Address: Cox Terrace Fort Canning Cultural Centre, Singapore 179618, Singapore
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+65 1800 471 7300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fort Canning Park is one of Singapore's most historic landmarks. It has...

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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A history lesson in a lovely tropical setting

A fairly easy walk - for those used to the tropical climate. A must for history buffs, with several interesting landmarks. I particularly liked the Governor's House on the hill... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fairly easy walk - for those used to the tropical climate. A must for history buffs, with several interesting landmarks. I particularly liked the Governor's House on the hill, where Sir Stamford Raffles once lived. A very peaceful place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is such a beautiful walk sourounded by manacured green gardens. The considerable number of steps to the top are the added bonus to your fitness regime. Raffles house shows how the original view has been covered by progress This walk is great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Fort Canning Park primarily to visit the Battlebox Bunker (See my separate review on this fabulous attraction and tour) but there is also plenty else to see in this fantastic tranquil hilltop park. Make sure you go and see the Old Christian Cemetery, The Spice Garden, the Keramat (the tomb of the first settler in Singapore -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Canning Park is a strange one - from the southern approach you are presented by a seemingly never ending set of steps, but take your time - the view is worth it from the top. The park contains the flagpole that was used to signify sovereignty - this is where the Japanese flag replaced the British flag after the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't realize there was an underground bunker tour that looked interesting. Beyond that it is a nice place to walk around in the morning or late afternoon on your way to Clarke Quay or the malls on Orchard Road. It is also right behind the Singapore museum, and it would be worth visit if you are going to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its just a park to roam around for residents or locals. Not much to see for tourists, apart from the few good locations for photographs. You can skip this one, if you are on a short trip, or just go for an evening stroll if your hotel happens to be nearby, because it is very close to an entrance of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I pass through here quite often on the way home from work - a good way to escape the traffic and enjoy a bit of nature. Quite a few old buildings to see inside the park too, and now a lot more information on the history of Singapore also. In the early evenings on a weeknight the park can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely lush garden visit to recharge after too much city. Just enjoy the beautiful surroundings and keep an eye out for squirrels.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely quiet park in the middle of the city. It is steep in some places but worth the climb. We didn't realize that we had to pay to get into the Battlebox and unfortunately didn't have time to go on one of the tours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Canning Park was easily accessible from our hotel, The Park Hotel at Clarke Quay, and we decided to make this our first port of call on a day of touring the city on foot. After climbing the steps to the top in the humid morning heat, the shade of the paths that wound their way around the hill were... More 

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