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Fort Canning Park

Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618, Singapore
+65 63321200
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Ranked #61 of 334 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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Manila, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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60 helpful votes 60 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
94 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is a nice for a stroll or run, and they have theatre in the open air quite often too. If you are looking for a good workout, try running up the many sets of stairs!

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I come to Singapore regularly but it was only recently that I discovered Fort Canning Park -recommended to me by a resident. Now I never miss it. There it is right in the middle of downtown. A green oasis and well explained history to see too. Especially good if you don't have much time and want to stretch your legs.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It's almost unbelievable there's an old place hiding among this modern city of Singapore! The place is right behind the Clarke Quay tourist attraction. Walking through lush & green garden all the way up to an ancient gate is an amazing experience. Many big tropical trees are fruiting in June and many flowers are blooming. This nature trail is really... More

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