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Address: Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618, Singapore
Phone Number: 1800-471 7300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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This is something what I really recommend! It is not even take long time to walk it from start to the end. I was there maybe 2 hours, just walked around and take some pictures... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is something what I really recommend! It is not even take long time to walk it from start to the end. I was there maybe 2 hours, just walked around and take some pictures.. there is something for history lovers - signs what tell you what happened in Singapore and in which decade. It is actually very interesting. There... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went to the park because my husband was interested in the WW2 history - the visitors centre was shut for renovations and the battle box was closed too. We could not access anything we went for, so it was a waste of time for us.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Fort Canning Park is worth for a few hours tour, maybe it doesn't have too much attractive sights, but this is a very quiet place. When you walk through the path in the park, you can hear birds twittering around you. Local people jogging in park. It's quite nice place if you want to jump out from busy life. By... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

behind the heavy door into the watch tower, there is a small entrance that reveals stairs that lead to the top of the watch tower. not much view to speak of, but nice to find a different angle to see the place. each step is very high though, be careful when going up and down. good for jogging too, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Take about an hour and stroll the walks through this park. Take your time and enjoy some beautiful foliage. We did the walk after we visited the National Musuem. We excited at Clark Quay and then walked across the street to take the river boat ride. It was very relaxing and there are lots of shady areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A beautiful spot right in the middle of the busy city center. Fort Canning Park is an ideal place for walking, enjoying nature and to catch a breath from the busy city life. This place has quite some historic value. First accounts of habitation date back to the 14th century. Lots of important people lived here (for example Raffles himself).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I really enjoyed this. The history, the park and the various views. It takes a while to take in everything but if you don't mind walking- you will enjoy it. It's very well maintained ( as to be expected) and would suit all ages.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is one of my favourite places in Singapore. It is a lovely place to learn about the history and is spectacular and green. The graveyard is a serene place and gives a fantastic insight into the British Colonization of Singapore.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Extremely well tended park with interpretive boards. You can tell that Singapore put a lot of effort into preserving this place. Made me very happy to be here. It can be quite steep to get from bottom to top, but to surround yourself in this wonderful green space is worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Worth the visit of this green , peaceful park based around an early English settlement. Well maintained and with very good signage that both helps you move round the site and also provides a lot of information on Singapore history. Allow 1-2 hours for the visit and be prepared for walking up and down steps. Lots of trees and very... More 

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