Fort Canning Park in Singapore
Fort Canning Park is known for great views over Singapore
Fort Canning is also located in a beautiful location when it leads down to "shopping paradise" Orchard Road and just behind the National Museum. You can easily come in many ways - from the Park Mall vault, from the hatch of the National Library, from the Hill Street Food Center. The special feature of this park, in addition to being "air-conditioned" of the island lion island, also has a high historical value. So it will be even better when you come here to hear about history and understand more about Singapore.
From ancient times, Fort Canning Hill is known as the "Forbidden Hill" and archeologists have found items made by Javanese people since the 14th century. The sacred hill to the Malay and also the place to place Shrine of Sultan Iskandar Shah, the last king of Singapore.
Not only that, Fort Canning Park is also where Britain decided to surrender and ceded island lion island to Japan. During the period 1859 - 1861, British troops built many fortresses, architectural works. Today, Fort Canning is peaceful and only the ruins of fortresses and some underground tunnels are left.
Singapore's Fort Canning Park is home to a number of excellent attractions
To Fort Canning, visitors can walk and admire the historic sites. And more importantly, you get this enjoyable experience without spending a penny.
Visitors can visit the Heritage on the Hill with over 500 years of history. On this site, you will also learn about native plants - animals are diverse and rich. Also visit Maritime Corner @ Fort Canning, which tells the story of Singapore's development from a transshipment port to an international maritime hub, and Fort Gate Gate, remnants of A fort was built here in the 19th century.
There is also the Spice Garden, the ASEAN Sculpture Garden and the Battle Box, an underground military complex used in World War II.
Today, Fort Canning is home to many outdoor arts activities. Most young screenwriters choose this park as the backdrop for their works. Here, the WOMAD music event has gathered countless artists from all over the world.
Fort Canning Park may only be a small hill, yet its importance to Singapore cannot be ignored.
You will also find the Battle Box, located inside the largest underground military operation complex in Singapore. This complex was part of the headquarters of the Malaya Commanders during World War II. Box Battle reenact, with the help of old MVs and sound effects, recounts a fateful day on February 15, 1942 that British officers decided to surrender to Singapore.
Fort Canning Park is a wonderful historic landmark for your Singapore trip. Please note and visit here!
Opening hours: 24 hours