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Fort Canning Park

River Valley Rd, Singapore 179038, 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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“spice garden” (41 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
River Valley Rd, Singapore 179038, Singapore
+65 1800 471 7300
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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 two from busy Singapore. Nearest MRT station is now...More

Thank Les C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Gary Vaughan
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 at the top, plus a very upmarket hotel and many acres of attractive formal gardens...More

Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is OK with some very pleasant views given how close you are to the city life, but there are many more places in Singapore which I would put as higher priority – such as Fort Siloso on Sentosa for the war experience. I did...More

Thank John46H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park full of lovely walks, though to reach many parts you need to climb quite steep hills and/or staircases. Lots of interesting trees such as Banyan trees and great deal of interesting finds throughout the park, including the Battlebox.

Thank Carol&Gerard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well preserved historical park in the middle of the city. Great for history buffs. It is a decent climb uphill

Thank Physim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is big, you can access it from clarke quay or dhoby ghaut. From dhoby gaut you can walk thru the under ground tunnel which is cool.

Thank Echa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get away from the busy life of downtown you can enjoy this wonderful green area in the center of the city. Lots of locals jogging and walking. The place is well manicured with some attractions, buildings and hotels. It is about...More

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My weekend has been well spent here. Managed to have long walk up and down. It is pretty difficult to find this famous view - but finally I found it where is just opposite to dhoby ghuat mrt statiom.

Thank PearVichainarong
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Plenty to see in this park from the bunker to the archaeology. The park has lots of information boards to help you understand the history. And also the spice garden. It was serene and pleasant on the day I was there although the bunker was...More

Thank TimBLeeds
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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
29 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.
13 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