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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
Ranked #49 of 804 things to do in Singapore
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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

After walking from the local MRT station I was disappointed to find that the battle box is closed indefinitely and that there isn't really much else to do there. I wandered around the grounds for a little while in an aimless fashion eventually finding my way out! On the plus side it is next to the national museum which is definitely worth a visit and there are some nice photo opportunities if you are that way inclined!!!

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful place but full of construction, with poor info about how to avoid it.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Poor info generally in the park, as well as a lack of food and drink. Battle Box closed too with little info provided. Fort Canning Centre is grubby, with poor lighting and expensive exhibits. Spice garden is nice though.

Visited September 2013
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“Lovely green way to get from hotel to Orchard Rd shopping.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Pretty walk through historic location Respite from heat and bustle of busy city. Read about the history of the city. Beautiful trees and well kept grass with seating to enjoy the cool breeze.

Visited September 2013
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Elanora, Australia
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“Stunning Grounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I had a wonderful time wondering through Fort Canning Park. There is a lot of history to read about and a few artifacts to see. The gardens are superbly maintained and some of the trees have to be at least 150 years old. A great photography playground. I came across a local in the Spice Garden who happily shared his knowledge about the many herbs and spices used in traditional cooking. It's close to the centre of town so very easy access.

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“Ballet on the grass”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went for a performance on a Saturday evening with a picnic hamper and had a delightful time.The performance itself was outstanding and was further enhanced by the setting and the freedom to lounge on the grassy slopes partaking of some delicious fruit and snacks.

Visited July 2013
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