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Fort Canning Park

Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618, Singapore
1800-471 7300
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Ranked #64 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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The area around YWCA Fort Canning Lodge is made pleasant by the scenery of Fort Canning Park. One feels like walking down memory lane while admiring the nature around Fort Canning Park.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Renovations!! Battle Box is still closed. I went to the Battle Box in May 2013 and it was closed for "minor works" I went there again in August 2014 and still closed. Many thousands of British tourists come to Singapore every month with many looking to see where their relatives fought and died during WW2. Singapore get your act together... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Green, quiet and tranquil, this was the first botanic garden to be created so it's full of lovely plantlife. We visited on a Sunday and found it occupied by families enjoying picnics, old men doing tai chi, young couple strolling. It is a huge park so you can always find a corner to yourself to chill out in. There are... More

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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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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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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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