{singapore} fort canning park

October 19, 2015

I absolutely love how major cities now embrace the idea of free and public parks that not only celebrate the city, but make the city that much more enjoyable. I would say that Singapore’s version of this park is Fort Canning Park. According to its official national website, “Fort Canning Park, an iconic hilltop landmark has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. The hill once sited the palaces of 14th century Malay Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on the hill, in the Underground Far East Command Centre, commonly known as Battle Box.” Look at all the history attached to this place!

The best part about climbing all the way up to this hill though, is the fact that it was quite shady. So while it was still hot (because we’re talking tropical Singapore in the height of summer), it was definitely a nice way to spend the afternoon ambling around the various historical sights, learning about the various spices in the Spice Garden, and taking in the various murals.

Read more about our Singapore adventure here: little india’s hindu temples little india’s buddhist templesdomed mosquefancy raffles hotelgiant fountain of wealthmerlion? clarke quay • river-scapest. andrew’s vaulted ceiling

A Singaporean park photo adventure:

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One Response to “{singapore} fort canning park”

  1. annalice said

    very pretty and very lush!

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