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Fort Canning Park, Singapore

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#15 of 95 in Parks in Singapore
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. Make Fort Canning Park a centerpiece of your Singapore vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Singapore driving holiday website .
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  • This park is located on a small hill overlooking Singapore and contains a range of artefacts relating to the history of Singapore from the 13th to the 20th century. A pleasant diversion for a hour or ...  more »
  • We enjoyed a stroll around the park, our main purpose was to find the battle box attraction but the park in itself is pleasant enough for a half hour stroll away from the hustle and bustle  more »
  • Extensive and very popular green area. This hilltop park has a remarkable history, including the military headquarters of Colonial Singapore and a "Forbidden area" . With a restricted area reservoir a...  more »
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  • This is a great historical park to get a nice view of the city. You feel like you are transported decades in the past amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. My favorite areas are the Battlebox and Raffles Terrace/flagstaff (they are on opposite ends of the park). The Fabulous Baker Boy is a great cafe within the park if you feel like stopping by for some quick eats.
  • Nice area, especially in a cool day. Lots of paths winding up hills to explore. It's a shame the reservoir is off limits though as that was the main reason I visited, but it's all fenced off with no entry signs.
  • Good place to take a walk and get some time off from the streets. Can be a bit up-hill and when it is too warm, remember to bring your water bottles with you. There are shops on the top.
  • A great public park perfectly located. Well signed, good paths, plenty to see. I did the Battle-box tour - fantastic.
  • Great place to spend a day, especially at the Battle Box. Remarkably cooling in there, with extraordinary attention placed on detail. Wax figures everywhere, which give an accurate impression of how things were done here. And by the way, please note that they preserved EVERYTHING, from the toilets to the steel doors with holes sawn in them to let the air in! Overall, a great place for history buffs.

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