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Address: Cox Terrace Fort Canning Cultural Centre, Singapore 179618, Singapore
Phone Number: 1800-471 7300
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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The last time I visited this place was >13 years ago. It's really well maintained even though >13 years has passed. It is pretty accessible as it's close to the start of Orchard... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked through the park at night time, beautiful views from the top and some beautiful structures and artwork scattered throughout. Probably not a must do while in Singapore but was a lovely stroll after dinner!

Thank Tyson9393
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The last time I visited this place was >13 years ago. It's really well maintained even though >13 years has passed. It is pretty accessible as it's close to the start of Orchard road. This is where Singapore's history comes alive and is a great place to escape from the city.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were walking through Fort Canning Park en-route to Peranakan Museum and we came across these headstones in the walls, which were a fascinating read on times gone past. It's a lovely park and I only saw a small bit of it, it seems there's a bit more to see when I return next time.

Thank Chris_Mundy
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around in this area on my way to the Battlebox museum, I was pleasantly surprised to come across some beautiful trees from all around the world.Set around the reservoir in the heart of Singapore,it is well worth the visit

Thank Larry W
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once entered the park, the vibe suddenly changed. It suites for a quick escape from hectic urban life. It takes less than 5 mins walking from Dhoby Ghaut MRT stn or opposite Clarke Quay bus stop. Minus 1 star from overcrowded coz it is famous among tourists and pre-wedding photo-shooting.

Thank ihcnutchi
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Canning Park, as with many local attractions, is small and quaint and really worth visiting if: (a) you have a lot of time to spare, or (b) you are visiting the very informative National Museum of Singapore next door, or (c) you would like a quite place to run or exercise or take a walk in the middle of... More 

Thank DarrenLim15
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained park with interesting trees and historic sites - all well maintained with informative signboards. I particularly enjoyed the historic ones and the archaeological dig site

Thank Madalyn H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe they don't have more visitors. The number let under the park went untouched for so long apparently and is now interesting for anyone wanting to know about the fall a Singapore in WW2

Thank NeilAustralia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is on a hill so lots of steps and slopes. Like all of Singapore it's well maintained. No playground that we could find just some adult swings. Battle Box is worth doing for some war history.

Thank Mark is Holidaying
Perth, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful and historic park in the city centre, lovely to visit and explore. The site is hilly and has lots of ramps and steps, but also houses several of the old barracks buildings, fort gates and various little historical gems as you explore.

Thank Terry Q

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