Singapore’s significant historical landmark
Fort Canning Park is situated in the city’s centre, just 5minutes away from Dhoby Ghaut Mrt. This significant historical site has a long history, dating more than a century ago.
Fort Canning Park was originally referred to, as the ‘Forbidden Hill’, but was later called the Government Hill when the British Statesman, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles built his home on top, before it was renamed Fort Canning Park in 1861, where the site was used as a fort.
Today, Fort Canning Park now offers a wide range of recreational activities, educational site, and most importantly, it tells the history of Singapore. It is also used as a venue for celebrations and social events. A popular a venue for hosting of outdoor activities like art festivals, carnivals, big performances and musical festivals. So, not only is Fort Canning Park an important historical landmark, it is also an entertainment venue.
Highlights of Fort Canning Park:
- Maritime Corner
It tells the story of how Singapore has evolved over the decades, from a entrepot trading post to an international maritime centre
- The Battle Box
It was the headquarters of the British Army Command, where military operations took place and the decision to surrender to the Japanese army during the WWII was made here. You can gain a better knowledge of Singapore’s history by listening to the audio and watching the videos enacting the British army’s surrender of Singapore to the Japanese, on 15th February, 1942.
- Raffles Home
Visit Sir Stamford Raffles private residence
- Spice Garden
Fort Canning Park is an important historical site in Singapore. Learn more about Singapore’s history here.
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