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Fort Canning Park

Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618, Singapore
+65 63321200
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Ranked #70 of 313 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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Geraldton, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Canning Park has the advantage of being easily reached and is blessed with a range of lovely views of parts of Singapore. Being in the tropics the lawns are truly lush and the plants overflowing with vitality. What this park has that sets it a little apart from, say, the very impressive Botanical Gardens in the same city is that... More

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Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It was a nice walk through although be prepared to walk up alot of stairs. Would have been better if there wasnt so many attractions closed for maintenance.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We were really surprised at how small the rooms are. The "star architect" who designed the place should have known better to make ONE big room instead of two tiny ones, maybe then the bathtub would not have had to be on the balcony! One more negative point was that the walls are not sound proof. You can hear everything... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nothing too interesting here in Fort Canning Park. There are some amazing trees which look like they would be hundreds of years old - it would have been great to have some information on them because they were very impressive! There is a lot of shade in this park and we also saw a few runners. Nice varied terrain for... More

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Berlin, Germany
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Basically above the city this garden is another place to escape the city. Like botanical garden and the southern ridges. Don't expect any exotic plants. It's more like a quiet place to hang out. On the northern side of the park, behind the National Museum of Singapore there is a escalator to go up to the gardens.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

They have lots of shades so it is not so hot. There is also a spice garden where you can see some tropical spices in South East Asia. I had a run in this park and it was so pleasant!

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San Francisco, California
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I will never look at trees the same way again. Not after touring with Yap and Teck Seng, both volunteer guides, through Fort Canning. Besides talking about the history of the park (former residence of Malayan Kings, the Forbidden Hill, British stronghold, Botanical Garden, etc.), they also brought to life the true spectacles of the park: the giant trees, flowers... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

You can start your tour of Fort Canning Park via the National Museum pathway entrance or at this location from Hill Street - entrance is next the Ministry of Communication (former Hill Street Police Station building)...it will bring you up to the Raffles Terrace. I recommend you start the walking tour at the National Museum because there is an outdoor... More

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27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Beautifully kept grounds and gardens to wander through. Good historical plagues set up, but unfortunately the Battle Box was shut on the day we visited. Still - a lovely spot wo wander.

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Naantali, Finland
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Large park and lots to see in that area. We for example went there after a visit in National Museum. Well maintained, like all parks in Singapore. Nice buildings and some historical sites too, like old grave stones for example

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