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Fort Canning Park

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Address: Cox Terrace Fort Canning Cultural Centre, Singapore 179618, Singapore
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+65 1800 471 7300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Peaceful and well maintained

This is a lovely quiet park in the middle of the city. It is steep in some places but worth the climb. We didn't realize that we had to pay to get into the Battlebox and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely quiet park in the middle of the city. It is steep in some places but worth the climb. We didn't realize that we had to pay to get into the Battlebox and unfortunately didn't have time to go on one of the tours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Canning Park was easily accessible from our hotel, The Park Hotel at Clarke Quay, and we decided to make this our first port of call on a day of touring the city on foot. After climbing the steps to the top in the humid morning heat, the shade of the paths that wound their way around the hill were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for some peace and quiet - relaxing park with lots of history. If you get the chance visit Battlebox - a must see Singapore attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily assessible by foot. There were some steps to climb, since it is up on a hill. But once you've arrive at the top, it's so peaceful and quiet. It calms your nerves. Many places to stop by just to take a rest. Lovely "swings" for friends and families instead of the usual park benches (which are also available). Breathe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for walks or runs. Visited the battle box museum, where the surrender to the Japanese by the British was signed. Was very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place to see the different types of herbs that can be grown in Singapore. Most times we just buy from the shops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hill fort garden area seams to get missed off from many tourist agendas but it is a super self guided place to spend two or three hours. Information boards throughout the park tell the story of the long history of this place and include the war years with the underground war rooms available to visit on a guided tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Eisen really made this guided tour for us. He was very knowledgeable. The tour is about the final days of British rule as the Japanese came down through Malaysia and took Singapore in 1942 in only 55 days after landing 800kms away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Canning Park is located very conveniently in the center of Singapore, right next to one of the major museums, near Orchard Road as well as within walking distance to Clarke Quay. There is some marvellous vegetation to be seen, along with some signage as to what you are looking at. There is a Visitors Center and a 'Battle Box',... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting park in the foreign city is one of my favorite activity, fort canning was the nearest park to my hostel at that time, i visit at weekday and almost at noon, but because the park is so full of big tree i didn't feel the heat at all, by the name of the park you can tell you have... More 

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