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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
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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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Great place to take the family and enjoy walking through nature while getting some history at the same time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A really nice location for a walk and despite not being the biggest park it is full of wonderful information regarding the history of the area and the park in general. Be mindful that if a storm is coming its not wise to go into the park as it tends to get hit by lightning!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take the family and enjoy walking through nature while getting some history at the same time.

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Thank Trey L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful. Lots of stairs to climb on a hot day, so we really enjoyed the cold gelato at the Raffles house!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you want to stroll, walk the dogs or go for a jog, the park is perfect with shady paths, lovely trees, historical fort walls and the BattleBox to visit.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Batle Box tour is a must do if you are interested in the history of Singapore. The 90 minute guided tour is informative and just walking through the former central command headquarters for the British and Allied Forces in the last days before the fall of Singapore is fascinating. You can book the tour through the kiosk in Fort... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is an intriguing insight to Singapore's fall during World War II. The information presented and the displays offer an excellent depiction of the final days before the Japanese invasion. Our tour guide, Eisen, was impeccably informed and knowledgeable. Certainly worth a visit for those interested in history and an insight to Singapore's heritage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much of Singapore's history is linked to the lovely site. The gardens are picturesque, this is a truly lovely place for a gentle stroll on the beautifully maintained paths.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a Hindu ceremonial wedding at a temple nearby and strolled my way to this park after the wedding lunch. It was scorching hot that afternoon but the lush greenery of the park provided the natural shade for my relaxation. I had not been here for a long, long time. But the tranquility and serenity in the neatly sculptured... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can just walk around and take in the tranquility, its set on a hill so a bit of a climb but well worth it. The Battlebox is located inside the park as well. Refreshments are available.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort canning park is accessible from many areas, we got there via Clarke Quay, and there were a few works on the edge of the park where they are making a new SMRT area i believe. If you are keen there are a lot of steps or you can wander along the paths. For people with disabilities, maybe catch a... More 

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