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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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Good, if you want to see some green space in the concrete jungle

Good place to break a tour although the steps and the climb up are a bit of a killer. Once up there, you are in a very beautiful, peaceful world and there are good toilets and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Good place to break a tour although the steps and the climb up are a bit of a killer. Once up there, you are in a very beautiful, peaceful world and there are good toilets and refreshments. I agree, it is probably not worth a special trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice for a touch of rain forrest and history right by the city. Maybe not worth a dedicated visit but well worth a stroll if nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This area is so relaxing for a long slow stroll or a quick pace for exercise. View's nature, gardens, history. Very safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A once British fort that overlooked the harbour of Singapore now redone as a city park. Most of the buildings have long gone but some walls and cannons remain along with the lighthouse, signal mast and time ball. The many park trees and nearby skyscrapers now block the view but it's still worth taking a couple of hours to stroll... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The 'Battle Box' Museum is fascinating and well worth the visit. Nice park and gardens. Close enough to walk from other interesting locations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place is hidden in the middle of the city contains full of history, stories and other hidden jems. During WW2 this place is used to protect Singapore against the Japanese. It also where you can find the original botanic garden that Raffles build. And there also a cemetery that is now used for concerts and orchestra. It amazed me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The place was a nice visit. Middle of the city and easy to get to from the Bras Basah MRT. Be careful of mosquitos. Bringing something like citronella might help.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We walked around this pretty large park during our trip to Singapore. It is situated on a hill and has several trails. The trees were quite impressive and the scenery was pretty. There was a wedding going on in one portion of the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I lived in Singpaore for a year and spent every weekend walking/running around this beautiful and historic site. Ft. Canning was the highest point in Singapore and dates back centuries with some of the most interesting stories. There are three different levels of paved pathways that wrap around the area of Fort Canning. Each level represents a different centuries and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I read about Fort Canning in one of those Top 10 Guides. The guide (which was wrong about many things) recommended a 2 to 3 hour visit. I thought...OK...an hour. Well, I was there for 3 hours and could have stayed longer except I was thirsty (bring water). It was a beautiful, quiet, and restful place to visit (on a... More 

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