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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
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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 park is very nice for quiet walk and picnics. I love the scenery and the country feel. Very nice for a good walk, i sometimes come in this place when i wanted to just be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to walk around Fort Canning, mainly because of the military historic perspective. Well when we got there this element was closed for refurbishment. Undeterred we carried on. Big mistake, it is one heck of a climb, normally not a problem, but in 90% humidity and about 90f it is a challenge. I got bitten to death, so much... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is very nice for quiet walk and picnics. I love the scenery and the country feel. Very nice for a good walk, i sometimes come in this place when i wanted to just be alone and read and relax.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

not as good as Gardens by the bay - but still awesome - take good walking shoes and the main building has a Spanish style restaurant and art exhibitions.

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Thank Tonielle14
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this park on a walkabout and enjoyed an hour or so strolling around. On a planned visit I would use mosquito repellent as I was bitten quite badly. Interesting plants,trees and spice garden.

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Thank kingsmuir
Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This rather large park is hilly with plenty of walkways and greenery It has history and is an oasis in this bustling city

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located at the heart of the town area, a short walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, this is a good place to visit for a walk or a run. There are performaces held here too, you can get your tickets from sistic.

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Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well positioned park. Central to city. Lots of self explanatory signs to help you understand the history. Great walking.

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Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the wet weather, not so conducive but the place was wonderful. Rich in history. Nice view, overall great experience

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Thank barteunice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a Sunday parking was free. Pathways were really good it was lightly raining but they weren't slippery. Lots of shade. There were steps on done paths but always a ramp option close by. A great snapshot of the history of the hill, archaeological dig, time ball, lighthouse and cemetery. Would recommend.

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Temperance, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is at the top of a hill, and has at least 160 steps to the top from the Hill Street side. Once you navigate that, you have a pleasant walk around a large covered reservoir at the top, with several historical artifacts and sites. There may be less strenuous way up there, perhaps from the Fort Canning Hotel,... More 

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