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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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  • If you are tired of the fast pace of Singapore and all of the concrete, steel and glass, make your way to Ft. Canning Park where they have beautiful walking trails complete with historical markers. It...  more »
  • Fort Canning Park is a lovely relaxing place in Singapore. Full of history you can enjoy the place just walking the trails or taking part in activities such as the Battlebox tour. Lovely and green and...  more »
  • Central location near Fort Canning MRT. Lovely green area with various walking tracks to explore. We did the Fort Canning Tour including the Battlebox. A great way to learn about the history of this i...  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.
  • Beautiful park located high up on a hill. Singapore water reserve is located here due to its height. Walk along the edges of the park to get a nice view of the city, while still experience the beauty of the park. Stay away from the water, or else you will get shot (according to the signs). You can't even access the water, unless you want to climb some fences.
  • If you're a history buff, it's OK if you're in the area. If you're a tourist, there's not much to see here other than an old Fort gate, a colonial office, a Muslim grave, old hotel and Asian spice garden. There's an archaeological dig site but not much of interest. If your work around the area, it's a great place to just connect with nature during lunch time.
  • Terrific place, coffee in the hotel best option, all other places on the map showing a cup symbol did not do tea/ coffee unless a vending machine. Lovely walks and I've never seen such fantastic trees. Away from the bustling center.
  • I can't see very clearly at night but I can feel it's a good park. Anyway I took some good pictures here. Some structures are quite special. Prepare your mosquito prevention product before visiting here.

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Situated in the central area of Singapore, Fort Canning Park is a landmark that showcases flora and fauna, as well as historical artefacts. Set on a hilltop, Fort Canning Park is a respite from the surrounding urban landscape. The iconic 18ha park is steeped in history: Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, built a bungalow on Fort Canning Hill, and it became the home of subsequent colonial governors. Fort Canning Hill was a major communication centre, and key historic events took place here. Fort Gate, the remnant of a 19th-century fortress, can also be found in the park.