Fort Canning Park Singapore – An Essential Singaporean Excursion

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Singapore might be a sprawling metropolis but there are some beautifully naturalistic settings to be found and explored in this world-class city. One such place is the Fort Canning Park.

Fort Canning Park, Singapore | Image Credit - edwin.11, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Fort Canning Park, Singapore | Image Credit – edwin.11, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

The Battle Box

The Underground Far East Command, affectionately referred to as the Battle Box by the general public, was a subterranean base used by General Arthur Ernest Percival, the Commander of the British Forces. It is presently a museum and an amazing tourist attraction.

9-Pound Cannon

This massive armament was designed to shoot 9-pound cannonballs; it is now a decorative hallmark and is fired three times a day to mark certain hours which are 5 am, 1 pm and 9 pm. It is also occasionally fired as a salute or as a warning.

Cupolas

The purpose of a cupola is to act as a lookout or for ventilation, but these particular cupolas are believed to be places of rest and relaxation. They were designed by the famous Irish civil architect, George Drumgoole Coleman

Archaeological Excavation Site

During the 80s, researchers discovered evidence of an ancient kingdom present at the site of Fort Canning. The research is taking place to this day, and if you’re staying at a hotel near Harbourfront Singapore along the likes of Park Hotel Alexandra, you should definitely check out this place.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

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