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Address: Cox Terrace Fort Canning Cultural Centre, Singapore 179618, Singapore
Phone Number: +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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Quiet, beautiful park with lovely trees

Beautiful nature in Singapore. This park was lovely we walked through it before heading to Orchard road. Peaceful and filled with beautiful trees. If you are in the area, do take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful nature in Singapore. This park was lovely we walked through it before heading to Orchard road. Peaceful and filled with beautiful trees. If you are in the area, do take a walk around it. We visited in Jan 2015 but cannot change the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a great park to visit for a quiet walk, a quick jog or visit one of the many events that are being held here. Over the years we've seen Snow Patrol, Neon Lights, Films at the Fort and a few Shakespeare's here and the location never disappoints.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is a quiet oasis in the middle of Singapore. A lot of green, many interesting plants. Make sure to visit the spices and herbs garden where you'll find a lot of explanations to all the different plants. Nice to spend some time there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Made my first visit on 25th Nov 2016 after 30 years. Enjoyed my walk with a group of friends exploring the spice garden and the Archeological Dig Exhibition site. We found out how rich Singapore history was back in those days. We also saw the replica of the Fort Canning light house which is no longer in use now. Great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a couple of hours walking around Fort Canning Park. Well worth a visit. Make sure you see wall with the carvings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Open space, lush green gardens with plenty of history to read about right across the hustle bustle ..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you take my route up the hill on a hot day, you will probably perspire a little as well. But, it's well worth the effort. There are beautiful trees and plants, ponds and wildlife, not to mention some lovely buildings, with information notices galore. The views from the hill aren't special - it's not that high, but there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After enjoying a wonderful walk around this superb park we learnt of the guided tour, scheduled throughout the day, of the Battle Box - a museum to remember the surrender of Singapore in WW11. We paid a small fee for the 1.30pm tour which lasted one hour twenty minutes. This must have been the biggest bargain we had all the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is famous as the location of the Battle Box – the location in which the decision was made to surrender during World War 11. The Park is an impressive collection of buildings including the National Museum of Singapore, the Fort Canning Park Hotel, an excavation site and several other interesting little spots. These are connected by an extensive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk around or over Fort Canning hill. The sounds of the City are rapidly lost as you enter the trees and the noise of the jungle predominates. Not surprisingly it is hot and humid and depending on where you are there are quite a few steps to climb.

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