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Fort Canning Park

Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618, Singapore
+65 63321200
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Ranked #62 of 336 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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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Smacked in the heart of the city, Fort Canning Park is definitely a must-visit when in SG. It's a good place for a morning stroll or run. I enjoyed running and exploring around and at the same time, it was also interesting to learn more about the history of singapore.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Took a stroll through this park and learned a little history and enjoyed the spice/herb garden. Even found a wandering rooster.

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A hidden gem in Singapore, just walk around and take in the history of the place. Raffles built his home here. The WW2 Battle Box is located here. The old Grave yard is also here. A must see and do.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Its near Dhoby Gaut station. Near from Cathay cinema. Need to walk to reach this place. Its very convenient environment. There are many trees in here. You will enjoy this place. Its historic place either, inside there have underground called 'battle box'.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fort Canning Park is just a short walk from Orchard Road and goes all the way to Clarke Quay. So it is right in the center of the city and you can walk in from either of these two places. I like to walk from Orchard and end at Clarke Quay for lunch or dinner. There are amazing trees and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was told about this park & had to visit..after climbing loads of steps on the City side...had a lovely view from the top over parts of the city below. loved the various trees (some huge) & lovely plants...a very well kept park....i went on quite a hot & humid day...so that had some disadvantages lol..sweating lots!!..got to the old... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was here in November 2013, during my walk around Fort Canning Park there is a variety of trees and vegetation. I was really interested in the Battle Box in the park. If you read other reviews it is closed, but you can see the entrance into the fortification and other parts that are visible above ground. I would definitely recommend... More

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