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Fort Canning Park

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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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Night visit-still a great view

I was only able to visit right after sunset. I still got to read some interesting signs posted on the history of the park, as well as night views of the city. Hope to vgo again on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful tranquil place to wander around and relax. The spice gardens are a real treat. The buildings and sculptures are amazing and great for photo opportunitites. When the Battle Box reopens it is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were in the Clarke Quay area, so this park was literally across the road. It was great for the early morning walks / runs and from where we were, there was a serious set of stairs that would been a cardio work out for anyone. Local history abounds in the place and you could either leisurely stroll around, or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Fort Canning Park is a beautiful place to relax and to escape the business of Orchard Road. We spend some time in Fort Canning Hoel and used the park for our morning jogging activities.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is our first stop. We were there around 8am. The wide canopy of trees bring shade and cool air. Be prepared for the uphill climb. We were contented with the view at Percival Road.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was only able to visit right after sunset. I still got to read some interesting signs posted on the history of the park, as well as night views of the city. Hope to vgo again on my next trip during the daytime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A nice stroll in this park gives good views at the top of the hill by the fort. It's easily accessible from Clark Quay as its located just behind it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This park is an historical site with a museum and a pleasant park. A nice contrast to the urban and noisy areas around. An additional bonus are the flights of stairs you can run up and down for exercise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Located in the middle of Singapore, the Maritime Corner at Fort Canning Park will gives you a new insight of the history of early port in this country. A great place for walking, enjoying fresh air and get away from the busy city of Singapore for a while

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fort Canning Park is a sharp contrast to nearby busy Orchard Road. The tranquility amidst the forested environment gives one a sense of peace and time just slowed down. Take an unhurried stroll along the quiet beautiful park .There is history in this place, which one can learn so much about. Enjoy nature with the sound of birds & insects.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great location right in the middle of the city to get away from everyone and learn a little about the history of Singapore. Go early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the heat.

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