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Fort Canning Park

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

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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Great Park Tucked into the city

Great art, bird watching, plant identification and all around a great place for a stroll just minutes from Clarke Quay and the National museum of S'pore. Worth a visit

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Stumbled upon this historic place after climbing many stairs (we later found out there was an easier way of getting to this place)! Can not recommend this tour highly enough. Our guide Joanne was extremely informed and well spoken and brought the battle box to life. Changed my opinion on the surrender of Singapore and gave me goose bumps throughout... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great art, bird watching, plant identification and all around a great place for a stroll just minutes from Clarke Quay and the National museum of S'pore. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is really well maintained and I found the hotel stunning too. The only setback is the steps. It feels grand but turns out to be a nuisance to walk all those steps in 4 inch heels if you plan on attending an event in the hotel or going for a meal. Otherwise, the food in the hotel was... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

though all of Singapore is a park or a garden or a garden in a park, Fort Canning offers even more. There are historic buildings in it, public art, beautiful walk ways, a temple, botanical exhibitions and more. Don't miss it. and don't miss the Battle Box

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained park with some historic buildings set in it. Well worth a stroll around and also some great views of Singapore.

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Amazing Park had a great time! Locals here are amazing people. It was refreshing to be in a beautiful quiet place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its up a hill, so you have to climb to it no matter where you come from. that said, it was some beautiful trees, and great life.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got married in Hotel Fort Canning so we are no stranger to the park which is a stone's throw away from the hotel. You will see couples taking wedding photos here too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you brave the climb up the incline in the heat (this is Singapore after all), the place is a real oasis. Apart from the ever present sound of new construction, all you can hear are the jungle noises . Wonderful trails around the water storage, well signposted and great views of the city. Great place to get away from... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting tourist site, with a rich history dating back 700 years ago, from when it was called Bukit Larangan or Forbidden Hill. It was previously occupied by Malay kings for their residences, then used by the British as governors' houses, and finally utilized as a military area until the Second World War. Now it is a... More 

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