Ranked 18 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Fort canning Park is a historical site, which once served as SingaporeÍs defence department.
Fort Canning Fort is a historic site built in year 1859, which served as a significance part of SingaporeÍs defence. Spread across an area of 18 hectares amid the forested land of islandÍs business district, the fort had an extensive and diverse life. The landmark raised hill of the fort once served as a strategic point for the 14th century fortress under the rule of Malay kings as well as an important trading hub. However, today it is a peaceful area with the main building being abode to modern performing arts troupes. The park of the fort complex is frequently used for various entertainment purposes such as picnics, concerts, festivals and theatre performances. Other attractions at the park are the remnants of SingaporeÍs early past, dating back to as far as 14th century and the personal bungalow of Sir Stamford Raffles. Tourists can also witness the imitation of the spice market that Raffles started in 1822 along with sculptures that were built in the 1980s. It offers a perfect tranquil space for family and friends.
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