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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
Description: 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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Nice area for a walk

This park is an historical site with a museum and a pleasant park. A nice contrast to the urban and noisy areas around. An additional bonus are the flights of stairs you can run... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This park is an historical site with a museum and a pleasant park. A nice contrast to the urban and noisy areas around. An additional bonus are the flights of stairs you can run up and down for exercise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Located in the middle of Singapore, the Maritime Corner at Fort Canning Park will gives you a new insight of the history of early port in this country. A great place for walking, enjoying fresh air and get away from the busy city of Singapore for a while

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fort Canning Park is a sharp contrast to nearby busy Orchard Road. The tranquility amidst the forested environment gives one a sense of peace and time just slowed down. Take an unhurried stroll along the quiet beautiful park .There is history in this place, which one can learn so much about. Enjoy nature with the sound of birds & insects.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great location right in the middle of the city to get away from everyone and learn a little about the history of Singapore. Go early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the heat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A beautiful park in the city lots of relics and history. Spent a hour or so wander around the park.. If you jog then I'd highly recommend it. Kids also enjoyed it. Very close to Clarke Quay if you are staying I that area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nestling Accross the busy Orchard road is the walkers paradise Fort canning . The old house of Raffle - the founding father of Singapore is a nostalgic, delight . The fragrance of the Frangipani in the early hours awakens the senses .The enchanting fort canning is well spread in all sides - giving a clear view of the down town... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a paradise for taking wedding photographs. They also have a pretty wide collection of spices and condiments. Some people just go there to pluck the spices they need for cooking... like curry leaves and so on. It's a nice quite place for exploring nature and history of Singapore as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A group of us walked through this beautiful park with the Maritime Trails organization. We saw the archaeologic digs, the cannon, Raffles house, the lighthouse, and gorgeous picnic areas. I will definitely visit this oasis of beauty regularly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

it was a really nice Park to walk around, Fort Canning was really interesting to look at, lovely kept Garden and Lawn and well worth a look, if you looking for something different to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very enjoyable walking tour. Giving information about history and also the flora. Very much local hangout spending pleasant days staying cool in the shade. Nice alternative if you do not have time for the Ridges.

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Address: Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618, Singapore
Phone Number: 1800-471 7300
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore

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