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“Big humidity but amazing”
Review of Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour
Ranked #59 of 871 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.
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Humidity was very high, you will be sweaty in one minute, but it is amazing. In the middle of the city, a real beautiful park was preserved, where you can find several nice trees, flowers, birds and some excavations also. You have to spend approx one hour here, worth of it.

Thank Kemeny
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Fort Canning Park is a peaceful area- ideal for a stroll as part of a day trip.

It's near to other attractions: principally the National a Museum of Singapore, which is an excellent place to visit, with two good places to eat.

There is signage within the Park to guide you to places of interest. Also, there is a hotel within the Park area.

I found it particularly interesting on this visit to look at a wall of burial sites- part of the interesting history of Singapore.

I suggest that if you are visiting attractions in the area, you make the additional time to take a walk through the Park.

3  Thank adelaidiantraveller
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

When you visit this place, you can expect to see some old fort gates, Raffles' House, Old Married Soldiers' Quarters and the Fort Canning Centre - an old barrack of the British Army in Singapore, all very run-down. They are for special events on bookings. Visitors or members of the public can visit any time though, take a look inside these buildings, they are empty. If the place is filled with people some events must be on-going, e.g. weddings (due to the registry of marriages next door). The place is also popular with students (from a nearby university) and people going there for picnics. Before visit, download a map of the park, plan at least 1 hour strolling through the park. Park is open 24 hours, but night time strolling is not recommended, pathways are very dark and dangerous. Other attractions include the archaeological dig exhibitions, Spice Garden, Cupolas, Battle Box, 2 9-pound cannons, a replica lighthouse, ASEAN Sculpture Garden and a Sally Port.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Visited the Park after a morning in the National Musuem, it is a sea of calm. I was hoping to visit the Battle Box but it was closed and apparantly has been for quite a while. There is quite a bit of work ongoing hopefully completed soon. It is an enjoyable walk through the park and it does take you down to Clarke Quay.

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Reviewed 17 September 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!!!

Thank flybee18
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