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Fort Canning Park


Fort Canning Park
Address:
51 Canning Rise, Singapore 179872

Getting there:
Nearest MRT stations are: Bras Basah, City Hall, Clarke Quay or Dhoby Ghaut. It is about 8-10mins walk from each station.

Contact:
(+65) 6332 1302 ‎

Operating Hours:
Lighted Hours: 7pm - 7am daily.

Description:
Steeped in history, Fort Canning Hill was once known as 'Forbidden Hill'. This is because Malays in the 19th century believed that it was the seat of royalty for rulers of Temasek (or 'Sea Town', an old name for Singapore) in the 1300s. Later, Singapore's colonial leaders made their residences there, and the hill became a military base during the Second World War. Today, ancient relics dating back to the 14th century have been unearthed and the Fort Gate, remnant of the fortress built in the 1860s, is a reminder of Singapore's colonial past.

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