Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park, Singapore: Address, Phone Number, Fort Canning Park Reviews: 4/5

Fort Canning Park
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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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Andrea
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Oct 2021
We were there on Friday and Saturday, and the park is a sanctuary for peaceful stroll / jog either alone or with your loved ones. The roosters and their family would greet you with their crow. The squirrels were busy going from branch to branch. We even spotted a macaw. There was fragrance in the air, from the jasmine flowers (i think).
You can even meditate at the Meditation Garden.
Written 10 October 2021
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Komal Lakhani - Shankar
Singapore, Singapore341 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
The park has so much to explore, it has a fort, a hotel, luang lawns, play area for kids, workout spaces, so many different types of plants and trees and even a bakery
Written 26 August 2021
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ronp1954
Langford, Australia713 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Simply a brilliant experience. The park itself was great but the tour of the bunkers was extraordinary. We had a great guide who was very knowledgeable about the history of Fort Canning. We loved every moment of our experience and will most definitely do it again when next in Singapore
Written 6 August 2021
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dyhx
Singapore3,298 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Started from the Jubilee Park just a short walk from Fort Canning Station (downtown line - blue mrt line), which was pretty much a kids playground with swings, slides, sandplay, see-saws.

Went up the stairs just next to the slides to Pancur Larangan, the old Bathing Court. Following the trail, up the escalator brought us to the Fort Gate, skipping the Fort Canning Hotel on the left.

Thru the gate, past a large patch of green, down the stairs to the back of the Fort Canning Centre (toilet stop location). Gave the Battlebox a miss this time (it's ticketed by the way) and turned right towards the Cannon and then the Keramat Iskandar Shah, believed to be his burial place but is pretty much a resting shelter now.

Moving on from there brought us to the Spice Garden, where we found mint, Pandan leaves, rosemary and some others but these are just the few I recognised. The garden led us to the Fort Canning Green on the left, which was in front of the Fort Canning Centre. Tracing out footsteps back towards the Artisan's Garden, with a small display on the archaeological work done in the area.

Continuing from the path led us past the Registry of Marriages, then to Sang Nila Utama Garden filled with many stone carving statues and finally, the Raffles Garden, where an old Lighthouse stands.

Great weather this morning, a little hot but could be worse really and actually there are quite a number of shady spots throughout. It was an easy walk, took us just over an hour and not quite as interesting as Botanical Gardens. We then exited along Hill Street. There are lots of food options nearby, at Funan Mall just opposite or turn right to Clarke Quay. One can also take a bus from opposite to Chinatown.
Written 4 July 2021
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Brandon Schmittling
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions
May 2021
Jubilee Park is a charming playground built into the side of the hill. From the Fort Canning MRT stop you arrive at the swings and sand play area which is connected to a wooden climbing area with balance beams and small rocks suitable for toddler bouldering. There are two slide areas with five total slides, all with different lengths and speeds. Kids will need to put in a little work to get to the top of each slide but the pay-off is worth it. Because the park is built at the bottom of the hill it winds its way along a natural curve creating pockets for seesaws and shady relaxation. Take a detour to the top of the hill to visit Pancur Larangan or the "Forbidden Spring", the Malay King's family bathing pool.
Written 9 May 2021
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1stPaladin
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions
May 2021
It has been spruced up with really neat additions such as:
1. Spice garden - See cocoa, nutmeg, lemon grass, tamarind just to name a few
2. Heritage tree - See grand old heritage trees
3. Lighthouse - One of the few lighthouses on mainland Singapore
4. Maritime Flags/ Time ball - Reminders of how vital maritime is vital to Singapore
5. Majapahit garden - Nice recreation of royal gardens
6. Spring - Nice recreation of what the bathing spring could have looked like
7. Battlebox - This was the bunker used by Malayan HQ. Checkout the guided tours and learn about a dark chapter of Singapore's history
8. Greenary - Enjoy the well maintained trees and shrubs

And much much more. Well worth a visit
Written 1 May 2021
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romickid
Redmond, WA5 contributions
Apr 2021
Just a big park in the city center, with a great view and breeze. However, I did not see many elements related to the history here (maybe I missed them).
Written 26 April 2021
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Helen
5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
This hill has been the place where losers were bred. The losers of all wars were stationed here. We understand why now - It is so hot, human mind can not make rational decisions. The heat takes away your mind here.
Written 8 April 2021
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MrsSiew
Singapore, Singapore404 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
A park full of heritage trees! A park fills with historical values and landmarks. My favorite was Sang Nila Utama's garden, lovely scent of Ixora. The meditation garden, with beautiful sculptures done by our local talents. Not to be missed is the Light house, Cannon and Sir Stamford Raffles' house. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our outing on Good Friday.
Highly recommended, not so many mozzies, shady, some flight of steps up and easy for a lovely walk.
Written 7 April 2021
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Sarah-Jayne E
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
Feb 2021
One of my favourite parks as it makes you forget you are in the city and there are quite a lot of things to see.
Written 7 March 2021
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