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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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Nice quiet cool place for a stroll

A true gem of a park right inside the city. Cool shaded walkways provide a relief from the hot sun. A few historical cannons, gates and underground bunkers to see. Well worth a... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A true gem of a park right inside the city. Cool shaded walkways provide a relief from the hot sun. A few historical cannons, gates and underground bunkers to see. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came across Fort Canning accidentally as I hadn't heard of it. What a discovery! There were so many unique 'finds' ranging from the Spice Garden to the Battlebox to the archaeological dig to the cemetery and the list goes on. While the pathways went everywhere throughout the 'forest' type areas and the open areas the signposting was a bit... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Park a nice place to explore after arriving in Singapore as the weather was so hot & the park with its many trees offered a respite for a while. There are many paths to wander & of cause the fort itself to visit. Lots of interesting things to see including the only outdoor escalator I've come across... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful green island in the middle of Singapore, surrounded by museums. It's both ideal for running (if you like the hilly tracks) and for secret dates during nighttime. Also good place for relaxing under the enormous trees. They have little botanic gardens, and many paths and stairs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful park in the center of the city. There are so many huge trees, that must have taken years and years to grow to that size. This area was one of the key strongholds for the British army when they were fighting against Japan for sovereignty of Singapore. There are a lot of information boards which tell you about... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Put on your walking shoes take water grab a map and enjoy you visit. You have an old fort. Raffles built his home on the hill nice view of Singapore. Plenty of information boards. Nice place to spend a few hours.

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Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there 5days and it looked nice but room service was really poor. When I came out from room hotel smelled like grandmothers kitchen. When I asked for umbrella, They didn't have. There is LONG way to be on " Good " hotels list! We spent 600 SGD for room service and 2 days later they came back with... More 

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so lush and green, absolutely beautiful! There are so many huge trees, that must have taken years and years to grow to that size. Yet all this in the middle of the city.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hot so wear a hat and sunnies, try and head over earlier or later in the day. Good for a family trip to walk around get a mini hike in going up the stairs.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area was one of the key strongholds for the British army when they were fighting against Japan for sovereignty of Singapore. There are information boards which tell you about the history and some relics such as canons and lighthouses. The park is free to enter. The real attraction around this area is the Battlebox museum, so if you want... More 

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