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“battlebox closed for renovations”
Review of Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park
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$23.65*
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
Ranked #48 of 810 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.
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“battlebox closed for renovations”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

went here for last few hours before leaving for the airport with the main purpose to look around the battlebox museum. finally found it with a notice on the door saying closed for renovations. our concierge had looked up the website the night before to check the opening times and there was nothing on there to warn us. so disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful park for a romantic walk”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

It is very peaceful and beautiful. You forget that it is located in the middle of a huge city. Nice for a romantic pick nick!

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Historical!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

What a beautiful preservation of whatever that is left of Singapore. Thank you Mr Government! Take a stroll, enjoy the quiet beauty or sign up for the battlebox tour. When you are tired, head down to the hotel for tea!

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“A visit to Fort Canning Park”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Visited Fort Canning Park last week. Unfortunately the WW 2, command bunkers was closed for maintenance works. Nevertheless, the historical feel of the park remains untouched like the old lighthouse, Fortress gateway, King's tomb and old grave stone memorial wall. These sites are well inscripted for visitor's information. Strolling around the spice garden, and birds watching are the other pleasure to enjoy and relax at the park.

Visited May 2013
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“A great historical park”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Evaluated as a park alone, Fort Canning definitely can't beat some of the other beautiful green spaces in Singapore like the Botanical Gardens. The true value of Fort Canning is its historical significance. To get the most out of your visit, I recommend taking one of the free tours on Saturday, and also visiting the Battle Box bunker. If you can't take a free tour, make sure to pic up one of the free park maps in the Fort Canning Centre. The map outlines three different walking tours that you can take through the park.

Visited February 2013
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