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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park
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$24.09*
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
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$48.93*
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
Ranked #45 of 822 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We happened across the park as we were walking through the city, and we are so glad we found it. Beautiful park, with some nice walking paths that are excellently maintained as well.

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Historical journey to the past”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The place has a really peaceful atmosphere. The dugout was cool too. Very educational and suitable for all ages.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“beautiful park right next to clarke quay”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

while the walk is a little up hill, it gives a magificanet view over the singapore river and the city. pleasant in the evenings and really worth a look.

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Serene Oasis in the middle of the city”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Fort Canning Park has a great atmosphere for picnic, watching concert and hold a wedding.
You can also go for a walk with your loved ones or go jogging.

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Oslo, Norway
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“Great War Museum”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The animatronics at this museum are great and give you a real feel for the final days before the Japanese invasion on Singapore. Beautiful park like setting and the restaurant on site is one not to be missed.

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