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Fort Canning Park

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Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Category: Historical Places

Posted on 20 April 2018, 11:03:34
Farah
Sightseeing

A little history about this fort, Fort Canning Park is an iconic hilltop landmark has witnessed many of Singapore's historical milestones. This hill...

How to Get There

Fort Canning Park is bounded by Hill Street, Canning Rise, Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road. To reach this place you take MRT alight at Fort Canning Station (Exit B), Clarke Quay Station (Exit E) or Dhoby Ghaut Station (Exit B).

What to Do

A little history about this fort, Fort Canning Park is an iconic hilltop landmark has witnessed many of Singapore's historical milestones. This hill once sited the places of 14th century Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on this hill, in the Underground Far East Command Centre, commonly known as Battle Box.

Nowadays, this fort become a venue for celebrations. Its expansive, sprawling lawns play host to concerts, theatre productions and festivals such as Shakespeare in the Park, Ballet under the stars and many more. Moreover, this park also able to use for weddings, parties and gatherings. 

This park was known as Forbidden Hill or Bukit Larangan in Melayu Language. This park has 18 hectare wide and full of artefacts. For you who love historical places, this place will suit for you.

This park was known as Forbidden Hill or Bukit Larangan in Melayu Language. This park has 18 hectare wide and full of artefacts. For you who love historical places, this place will suit for you.

One of the famous higlight in this fort is Maritime Corner which tell about Singapore Evolution from trading storage pos until international maritim center and Fort Gate, are the remains of a fort which built here in 19th century. Then, Spice Garden, ASEAN Sculpture Graden and Battle Box, ex underground military complex that used on World War II.

For more interesting experience, kinda watch this video :)

Video by Blaire Bustillo

Tips and Trick

  • Need more than an hour to explore this place and make sure that you have enough time to explore all over the park.
  • This park is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.
  • No entrance fee / Free. 
  • Bring snacks and drinks.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and shirt.
  • Prepare extra energy.
  • Bring camera.
  • Don't littering and keep this place clean.

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