Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Singapore  /  Singapore  /  Historic Sites  /  Fort Canning Park
Fort Canning Park, Singapore
(4.2/5 based on 600 reviews on the web)
Experience Fort Canning Park, one of Singapore's most popular landmarks and green spaces. Excavations of this park have revealed that it may have been the center of trade as far back as the 1400s. Malay kings ruled from the top of this hill, and it remained a centerpiece of the island during its 19th-century transformation into a major trade hub, plus it was a military base during World War II. Today visitors can view old relics of the island's past, set up a picnic, or attend a concert or special event. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort Canning Park and many more Singapore attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Singapore travel itinerary planner.
Create a full Singapore itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Singapore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Singapore by other users

5 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA January, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Asia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Perth & Singapore BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Malaysia, Dubai & Singapore BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Take in the sights of some of the areas which were fortified in preparation of the Japanese soldiers coming towards this part of the island. Spot the keramat and cannons still in placed. A walk into S...  more »
  • Just a short distance from all the hustle and bustle of Singapore the park is well worth a visit. Picturesque views are available with lots of trees and birds. 
  • Take a break from the hustle of Singapore and enjoy the delightful Fort Canning Park. Walk around and check the various sites in the park including the Spice Garden, Sally Port and the Old Christian C...  more »
Google
  • Not a regular fixture on many tourists itineraries, Fort Canning Park is a hidden gem. It doesn't have the heavily made-up touristy feel to it like most of the other more popular destinations. It's a great place for a quiet stroll and taking a peek into the origins of Singapore. A short trek to the top of the hillock leads you to the first lighthouse of the port city.
  • Used to be called Bukit Larangan, Forbidden Hill. Nice little park with lots of history and squirrels. There is a spice garden, an archaeological dig, a shrine of a Singapore Sultan, lighthouse & the site where Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival made the fateful decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. There is toilets and vending machine along the way. Walk duration : 60mins+ Tips: If you hate stairs, the best way up is by Singapore National Museum. There is a outdoor escalator on the left side of the museum.
  • A hidden green gem in the heart of the city. This place is gorgeous, uncrowded and offers something to the fitness buff or just someone looking for a walk in nature. There are some cultural spots along the paths to enjoy as well the restaurants in the main central building. Overall a very quite place and a nice place to getaway.
  • Nice to walk here when the weather is nice. Do not walk at night since it's eerie. A quick google search will tell you what happened here years ago.
  • Extremely beautiful Park, lots of interesting trees and information panels! Park is huge and you mainly walk around a reservoir. There's a small outdoor fitness location. There's lots to learn about Singapore's history from the bunker