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Fort Canning Park

Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618, Singapore
1800-471 7300
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Ranked #59 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Outdoors
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Now and then one just needs some peace and quiet, paths to roam and fresh air. I arrived at the park on the Clark Quay side and the steps up to the reservoir are a little bit daunting but worth the climb to then wander the pathways and enjoy the greenery. Nothing exciting here. Just a peaceful parkland area -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant place to visit. Hard to believe a place like this was shelled and involved in a war back in 1942. Our visit here was 2009 and after just getting off the plane the day before, it offered a cooler climate to the heat due to the vegetation. Must visit and will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a good choice when you need some peace and quiet and don't want to travel too far from the city area. Bit of a hike to get there, but once you're actually at Fort Canning it's easy enough to walk around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There are a number of famous parks that are smacked right in the city center. Hyde Park and Central Park are two. In comparison with these, Fort Canning is missing a pond, fountain, more shelters, café and drink fountains, and events. In recent times, concerts at FC are rare. Situated on a hill, few visitors use the park as a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was able to wander through Fort Canning Park near the end of the day after spending time at an academic conference. The shade cooled things down a bit, and I had a very relaxing stroll that helped me wind down from the conference. Spend as little or as much time as you like here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice green area, on a hill, so be prepared for ups and downs!. Spice garden, sculpture area, some old cannons and others buildings plus an archaeological dig. Lots of guidance points and directions around the park. Easily walkable to parts of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fort Canning Park is a Park built around the place wher Stamfort Raffles built his house. The Park contains a spice garden, a water reservois, a hotel complex, a small sculpture park and a bunker complex of WW2. In case rain shows there a couple of places to take shelter. Warning signs indicate not to enter the park during or... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a beautiful and peaceful park with little crowds BECAUSE a fort is best served on a hill so the location does mean some walking and the main roads and stairs can make it difficult to get to including from the MRT station Dhobby Gaut. Disappointly the battle box is closed and the main building under rennovation plus otehr... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed a relaxing walk in Fort Canning Park after seeing Orchard Road. The park is huge and can take a couple of hours to walk around. We particularly enjoyed the spice garden!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice park to spend a few hours walking round. Lots of plants to see and old structures to look at. Sadly the Battle Box is closed for refurbishment.

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