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Review of Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
Ranked #59 of 871 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.
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Fine Park to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visited the Battle Box which is worth a visit if you are interested in military history .

1  Thank ColetteKMonaghan
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Tucked behind Clarke Quay, Fort Canning has several spots to visit the history of the fall of British held Singapore to the Japanese.

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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.

Thank AisyB
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

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

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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.

Thank Rowdyrock
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