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Fort Canning Park

Cox Terrace Fort Canning Cultural Centre, Singapore 179618, Singapore
+65 1800 471 7300
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Fort Canning Park is one of Singapore's most historic landmarks. It has witnessed Singapore's golden age, when Malay Kings ruled from its peak, and watched as the island transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a vibrant trading hub in the 19th century. During World War II, the hill was instrumental in Singapore's war efforts with numerous military buildings located there. One of these buildings was the Fort Canning Bunker or Battle Box, where the decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese was made by the British. Many war relics from Singapore's colourful history have survived on the hill and are still visible today.Although the hill has since lost its imposing stature, its distinctive charm still remains. The lush lawns draw picnics, concerts, theatre productions and festivals, while weddings, parties and gatherings are a regular sight in the park's elegant indoor function rooms. Visit the park today and experience the tranquillity once enjoyed by the Malay royals of yore.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cox Terrace Fort Canning Cultural Centre, Singapore 179618, Singapore
+65 1800 471 7300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Situated on a hill the park has a number of well maintained walkways with lots of directional signage to find your way around - obtain an Informative Brochure from your hotel, an information center or as we did in the Arts Center in the park...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good place for morning or evening walk, right in town. Quite a big place if one is willing to just explore and walk around and enjoy the scenery plus enjoying the fauna around.

Thank psalm23342016
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 when we were there (weekday morning) and very pleasant...More

Thank eileen m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 the history on display.

Thank tranzactnow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank G L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an oasis in the city. It's a lovely open space to walk and easily connects to Clark Quay. There's lots of interesting historical bits of info. My only regret is I didn't get to spend enough time there.

Thank juliemurphy12016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the site of a historical British Military base from the days of empire. Wr walked around the extensive gardens where you can see a lot of rare botanical and arborial specimens in a sylvan setting.

Thank abrownyork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this historic place after climbing many stairs (we later found out there was an easier way of getting to this place)! Can not recommend this tour highly enough. Our guide Joanne was extremely informed and well spoken and brought the battle box to...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great art, bird watching, plant identification and all around a great place for a stroll just minutes from Clarke Quay and the National museum of S'pore. Worth a visit

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The park is really well maintained and I found the hotel stunning too. The only setback is the steps. It feels grand but turns out to be a nuisance to walk all those steps in 4 inch heels if you plan on attending an event...More

Thank Vaaridhi
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Can my wife and I walk in and see the park on our own? What is the admission just to enjoy the green space?
4 May 2016|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
The park is free covers a large area on a hill side. It also had the museum at the top.
Janice R
Hi is battle box open at fort canning
28 February 2016|
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Response from Neil M | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't open when we visited in October , I will have a look in May when we are in Singapore again.
Will the battle box bunker and museum/shop be open again by March 2015.
12 January 2015|
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Response from Joshua Y | Reviewed this property |
No, likely it will open in Sept 2015. You can access it by doing a 55SGD walking tour of "Through Fog and Fire" conducted by SG History Consultants. Call Changi War Museum for more details on schedule. We took a Wed 2:30-6pm... More