Singapore has a rich and storied history that dates far beyond the time Sir Stamford Raffles set foot on our shores. Fort Canning Park, a bastion of our colonial heritage, is also a great place to catch a glimpse into a time when ancient Malay kings ruled our land.
Visit the nine historical parks today to experience 14th century history, where Malayan princesses bathed in forbidden springs and ancient craftsmen plied their trade for the royal family. Fort Canning Park also saw the passage of British colonisation – Raffles built his residence here and established the first botanic gardens to stimulate agriculture in Singapore and the region. Its wartime history is no less fascinating, with evidence of the hill's time as an artillery fort complete with barracks, officers' quarters and underground bunkers.
Fort Canning Park has moved with the times. It has become a hotspot for various art and cultural events, with refreshed historical gardens for all to enjoy. Augmented reality trails via the BalikSG app and accessibility features make it easier than ever to appreciate the nature and heritage of the park. To help you along with your exploration, we pull together the best attractions of Fort Canning Park.
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