Historically Significant Fort Canning Park, Singapore

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Out of all the parks in Singapore, Fort Canning Park must be the most historically significant park.
fort canning park
fort canning park

From the time where Malay Kings ruled the island to its transformation into 19th century premier trading port and the country military defense during World War II, to date Fort Canning Park is a combination of walking paths with lush greenery and areas of ancient artifacts that will surely encourage anyone looking for a walk in the park mix with history lesson.
fort canning park
fort canning park
fort canning park
fort canning park
fort canning park
fort canning park

On top of it all, the hillside location of the park right in the city center made it not only accessible place to explore but provide an isolation of peace and serenity.
fort canning park
fort canning park
fort canning park

The park is divided into different walking paths with various attractions to see not to mention the various art installations placed across the park, though the park mostly showcases its historic military relevance starting from the Fort Gate to the Fort Canning Bunker or Battle Box, Raffles Terrace and the 9-Pound Cannon.
fort canning park
fort canning park
fort canning park
fort canning park

One of the most beautiful part of the park, located at one quiet hilly corner is the Keramat Iskandar Syah.

“A sacred place”, the meaning of the term Keramat in Malay is a traditional burial ground of an important leader, though there is no certain information who was buried there.
fort canning park
fort canning park

Perfect venue for outdoor concerts and performances with the European decor style Fort Canning Centre, the Gothic gates and the small white painted cupola in the background is the Fort Canning Green.

It is believe that the area of Fort Canning Green was used to be a Christian graveyard and with some of the remaining tombstones set into walls surrounding the park.
fort canning park
fort canning park
fort canning park

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