Take a Walk at Fort Canning Park

If you want to stroll down the memory lane, you can try visiting the Fort Canning Park. The park is famous because of its history and location. Though it is a small place within Singapore’s Central Business District, it has a long story. What you need to know about Fort Canning Park:

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Historical significance

Before the coming of Sir Stamford Raffles, Malays call it “forbidden hill”. Ruins were also discovered which roots back to the 14th century. Raffles was fascinated by the history and awed by the hill’s commanding view so he established his first seat there. The hill was then developed into a fortress to intensify the security. It was named after the Governor General, Viscount Charles John Canning.

Canning today

The park today offers a lot of activities for kids and adults. The park is an attraction because of its history and entertainment experiences. It is the venue for Singapore’s music festivals, starlight cinemas, art festivals and many other recreational activities. You will surely enjoy every minute of it.



The park is at the heart of the city. It offers different things to its visitors. You can visit the Fort Canning Centre, the house of Sir Stamford Raffles and many others spots if there are no scheduled activity.

Getting there

The park is located at 51 Canning Rise, Orchard Road. You can take a taxi, bus or MRT. If you want to take the bus, look for bus 64, 123, 139 and 143. The nearest MRT station is at Dhoby Ghaut. You can then walk (about 8 minutes) from exit B.

Admission charges

The good news is that the park requires no admission charges. Locals and tourists can now enjoy the park without thinking of any fees.

Opening hours

For locals and tourists, the park is open all the time.

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