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  • Address: River Valley Road, Singapore
  • Admission: Admission required for museums

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Fort Canning Park Tours

Fort Canning Park spans 18 hectares of forested greenspace in the midst of Singapore’s business district—more than just towering Kapok and Madras Thorn trees, trails and a popular community event space, though, it is also a historical landmark. The park’s iconic raised hill once provided a desirable vantage for 14th‐ century fortresses of Malay kings and may have served as an important trading hub. Ongoing archaeological excavations continue to unravel stories of its past.

During WWII, Battle Box, an underground bunker and command center within the present‐day park, was the site of Singapore’s decision to surrender to the Japanese. Today the bunker with Japanese Morse code on its walls welcomes tourists as a museum detailing events of the Battle of Singapore. Also on the park’s grounds are impressive gothic gates; a spice garden with cloves and nutmeg—remnants from the city’s first botanical garden; the new Fort Canning Arts Center, the first Asian offshoot of popular Paris museum Pinacothèque de Paris, featuring rotating exhibits and standard collections of classical works by artists, such as Monet and Rembrandt, rarely seen in Southeast Asia; the former British Command Far East Headquarters, now the five‐star Hotel Fort Canning; and a sculpture garden.

Practical Info

The park does not keep regular hours, but some of the attractions like the Battle Box Museum (9 a.m. til 4:30 p.m.) and the art museum (10 a.m. til 7:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) do—admission also required. The park is on the MRT and a short walk from both the Clarke Quay and Dhoby Ghaut stops. Regular outdoor shows and festivals run from early spring through summer and include Shakespeare in the Park, Ballet Under the Stars and Films at the Fort.

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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour, Singapore, null
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Singapore Battlebox and Fort Canning Hill Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Learn all about the storied history of Fort Canning Hill in the heart of the Singapore, dating back to the 14th century. With your guide, you'll venture deep ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.44
4-Hour Singapore Chauffeured City Tour, Singapore, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

4-Hour Singapore Chauffeured City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Join our private chauffer service for a 4 hour tour of Singapore. We have clean and comfortable cars and all our drivers speak very good English or Chinese.  ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $198.58
Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting, Singapore, Half-day Tours
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 Reviews

Take a glimpse into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan of Singapore — people of mixed ethnic origins — on this 3.5-hour coach tour ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.41
SHORE EXCURSIONS: Singapore Chauffeured City Tour, Singapore, Food Tours
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SHORE EXCURSIONS: Singapore Chauffeured City Tour

Join our private chauffer service for a 4-6 hour tour of Singapore. We have clean and comfortable cars and all our drivers speak very good English or Chinese. ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 to 6 hrs

From USD $362.79
Singapore Half Day Private Tour, Singapore, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Singapore Half Day Private Tour

You can choose to see and visit as much as possible or decide to tour Singapore at a leisurely pace. Our basic package includes a 4-hour usage of vehicle and ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $353.63

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