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Fort Canning Park, Singapore

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#5 of 59 in Historic Sites in Singapore
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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.
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  • Very well preserved Park with the old British war buildings including the battle box. Lovely to see the historical buildings and the gardens are so well maintained. It was not at all busy in the park ...  more »
  • Fort Canning is a wonderful place to visit in Singapore. From the high vantage point is I found it to be quite tranquil. A wonderful spot just to sit and relax or learn more about Singapore through th...  more »
  • A beautiful park in the city. Saw numerous people picnicking. It's quite and lovely and I came from Hill Street and climbed the stairs.  more »
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  • In the heart of the city is this beautiful and well-maintained park. While it’s true that most of Singapore feels like a park, with carefully manicured trees and gardens everywhere, officially designated parks such as this have not lost their novelty and are still worth a visit. For one, this park sits at a higher elevation, offering scenic views of downtown Singapore. And then there are the attractions, including a historic lighthouse and archaeological digs attesting to the rich culture of the island. The environment also invites contemplation and pause, perfect for those who wish to recharge and escape the hustle of city life.
  • Very clean and lovely for a morning or an evening park. Was beautiful especially during a drizzle. Hosts the art gallery and the Battlebox museum, that gives an insight on the history of Singapore's world war 2 partake.
  • Nice park... Battlebox Museum is excellent... Tour guide was very knowledgeable... 5 stars for the museum.
  • The gardens are beautiful. Day or night its a great break from city life walking around here.
  • Well maintained park on fort canning hill. Good for family gatherings, work, leisure walk, cycle.. One can get glimpse of Singapore history..

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