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Fort Canning Park, Singapore

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#15 of 101 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 is fairly easy. Take a train directly to Fort Canning station. Once there, exit B - take either side turn - is really right behind the station. U will c a children playground with long slide. The...  more »
  • Great place to go for a walk or run through for abit of fitness and getting to do abit of sight seeing of some old WW2 history along the way..park also has some calastetics equipment for gym use like ...  more »
  • Fort Canning park is situated on a little hill in the middle of the town area. With the new renovation recently completed, one can visit this park without walking much steps. An ideal way to begin the...  more »
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  • If you're a student of history, you'll enjoy this place. As with most hills, throughout human existence we've sensed the strategic value of the high position when it comes to conflict and war. Fort Cannon Park is no different. Great park to walk through, there's a trail with historical markers, and you'll leave there smarter than when you arrived. Bonus!
  • A beautiful oasis located around the center of Singapore. Even though it may be smaller than most other parks, it holds much of Singapore's heritage. Additionally, many performances do happen at this park over the course of the year. Very nice location for a morning walk or for photography.
  • Fort Canning park is a great place to work around. There's a fair amount of uphill but it's worth it to get to all the different views. Definitely go to the spiral staircase in the southwestern section of the park along the edge. It's great to check out and snap a couple photos. There's also iconic trees with hanging vines to pose by, old staircases, walls and otherwise attractive lush hillsides. Mosquitos Alps come out in force at certain places, bug spray recommended.
  • Very enjoyable paths to ride through, with lots of interesting history to stop and look at. Nice views of the city through the trees at some points also. May not be very well lit at night, so mind footing.
  • Really nice and huge park steeped in history. This was the location where the British generals had the discussions that ultimately led to their surrender to the Japanese during World War 2. The Park is the site of the Battlebox, an War-era Operations Command Centre. Tickets to the tour is available at the tourist office. There is a hotel located in the Park as well for tourists that wish to stay the night. It is also a popular jogging track for locals as it is peaceful and serene.
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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.