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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
River Valley Rd, Singapore 179038, Singapore
+65 1800 471 7300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The area were huge, with many attraction from Art Center, Restaurant, Field, and attraction. It was an outdoor so you should traveled light, have some food and drink on your little back, and use a comfortable shoes & clothes.

Thank Hosea Aryo Bimo... N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Headed to Fort Canning for our first stop in Singapore. Great for a morning stroll, we didn’t do the bunker tour, however the plaques and info scattered around were plenty for us.

Thank chantelle p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, Serene and picturesque. Perfect for a picnic and cooler evenings. Great for pictures. Families enjoy picnics here. Houses some good restaurants as well

Thank Sneha A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen at least two excellent exhibitions here, the last being the UNECSO World heritage lego exhibition. When visiting the park ensure to walk through the herb garden too.

Thank ianmc05032017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a mammoth effort for me being the unfit person. Thankfully you can do it at your own pace and rest when needed. Nice place for gatherings, picnics, to chill out but also good to learn about history.

Thank Danni F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort canning park is located in singapore, agrassy hilltop which has got historical importance. It's an area where many concerts happen in the city. A museum and art centre is located nearby. From this place Clarke quay is nearby which is exactly opposite to the...More

Thank drn85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed how enjoyable this tour was about the surrender of Singapore. Highly recommend this Tour.. Good suggestion is to go on the Earliest tour at 9.45am as we only had 8 people.The next tour had around 30.

Thank EricBooBoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this park in the evening. It has quite a steep climb up to the main area of the park. The park is really vast & it will take you hours to cover up on foot but perfect for an evening walk. They do offer...More

Thank Dale10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great park to go for a walk around and enjoy the peace full surrounds. Just of Orchard road a very easy place to get to.

Thank ThaiTraveller2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hardest part is getting here walking, quite steep from any direction, but rewards the effort. Probably best when combined with a visit to the Battlebox, but still a great way to pass a couple hours. Lots of history. Plaques highlight significant places and events...More

Thank tripeagle
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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