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Fort Canning Park

Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618, Singapore
1800-471 7300
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Ranked #70 of 346 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Previously recorded as Bukit Larangan (Forbidden Hill) in the Malay language before arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles, it was believed to be the site... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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236 reviews 236 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a beautiful and peaceful park with little crowds BECAUSE a fort is best served on a hill so the location does mean some walking and the main roads and stairs can make it difficult to get to including from the MRT station Dhobby Gaut. Disappointly the battle box is closed and the main building under rennovation plus otehr... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed a relaxing walk in Fort Canning Park after seeing Orchard Road. The park is huge and can take a couple of hours to walk around. We particularly enjoyed the spice garden!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice park to spend a few hours walking round. Lots of plants to see and old structures to look at. Sadly the Battle Box is closed for refurbishment.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Spend a few leisurely hours wandering around this garden admiring all the wonderful plants. The old relics are interesting, loved the steep staircase above the old gate.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The area around YWCA Fort Canning Lodge is made pleasant by the scenery of Fort Canning Park. One feels like walking down memory lane while admiring the nature around Fort Canning Park.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Renovations!! Battle Box is still closed. I went to the Battle Box in May 2013 and it was closed for "minor works" I went there again in August 2014 and still closed. Many thousands of British tourists come to Singapore every month with many looking to see where their relatives fought and died during WW2. Singapore get your act together... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Green, quiet and tranquil, this was the first botanic garden to be created so it's full of lovely plantlife. We visited on a Sunday and found it occupied by families enjoying picnics, old men doing tai chi, young couple strolling. It is a huge park so you can always find a corner to yourself to chill out in. There are... More

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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

In Singapore there is a large park on the hill which once was important for the security and governing of the island. Now it is the most wonderful walking park with many paths and plants (trees, flowers, etc.) that thrive in the tropics. Allow yourself several hours to enjoy this park. It is good to start at the Herb Garden... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Its a long walk but worth every step. Very refreshing and once you reach the top, the view is amazing. Centre of singapore and well maintained.

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Park contains organised tours through the war bunkers. Also a great park to do morning jogs around. Very fresh air at the park within inner city.

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