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Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park

Singapore’s premier hill


A place of historical importance in Singapore, Fort Canning Park was formerly known as “Forbidden Hill”, and was once the seat of royalty for the Malay rulers in 1300s. It later became a residence for colonial leaders, and was also an important military base during World War II. 

Situated near the bustling Orchard Road shopping district, behind the National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Park is a historical centre, a venue for performances and concerts, and a location where you can enjoy nature. 

Its attractions include archaeological digs and exhibitions, the Keramat Iskander Syah (the sacred burial ground of a Malay ruler) and the Fort Gate – a remnant of the fortress built in the 1860s. It also boasts the Spice Garden, the ASEAN Sculpture Garden and the Battle Box, a former underground military complex. 

With plenty of dining options as well as heritage trails, like the 14th and 19th century walking trails, you can spend hours walking around Fort Canning Park. The park is also a good choice if you’re looking for a romantic location to bring your partner, or if you’re keen on exercise.

Essential Information

Opening hours
Daily 24 hrs
Admission fee
Free admission
Free admission, Family friendly, Tours & Trails, 24hour
Good for
Nature, History, Wildlife
Recommended for
Scenic View, History Hit


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World War II Trail Itinerary
Embark on a journey through Singapore’s tumultuous past by visiting old forts, underground bunkers and war memorials that dot the island, recalling military heritage and memories from the past.
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Bounded by Hill Street; Canning Rise; Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road Singapore 179618
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