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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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Green tranquil space

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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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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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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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went to this park for a wedding ceremony. Definitely worth a visit and walk around, the greenery is awe inspiring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I encourage all travellers to find 1 - 2 hours to stroll around Fort Canning Park. Very tranquil and a fascinating insight into Singapore's history, particularly during the 2nd World War. Lovely place for a picnic too. Easy walking, no steep hills and very shaded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A "must see" area of Singapore history, notably of early English settlement. A vast amount of earthworks done here over time particularly the levelling of the top of this hill to create a 7 acre flat building area in the 1860's (no machines in that time, only man power). An interesting 1-2 hours wandering around imagining a past era. Well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon the fort as we were walking towards Raffles Hotel. The stairs leading up were a bit of a climb but manageable. The views from the top are quite good in place but the trees do hide some of it away. Some of the buildings on the hill are being renovated so we couldn't see as much as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I wanted to check out the vistas from Fort Canning on my last day in SIN. As it turned out I had the park more of less to myself because I was strolling through in the midst of a torrential rainstorm. Quite frankly the tranquility in the hard rain made for a lovely diversion from the urban activity below. Fort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The greenery was just amazing, its a green gem right in the middle of the city. You got a bit of a climb to go up tot he old fort. Reccomend late evening to watch the sunset or go jogging through the curving paths up and down hill. The trees and the green grass on the top is great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Fort Canning park is a wonderful oasis in the heart of the city. Whether it is history, nature, exercise or a combination of all three then the park is the place to go. Seeing the old fortifications, the trees and the lack of people all around makes it very different from the average tourist time in Singapore. This is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The park is the only real hill on the island and is an oasis above the busy traffic and hectic cafe and bar scene. It can feel a stiff climb in the heat but it is worth it for the views, for the greenery and for the history.

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