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Fort Canning Park

This hill overlooks the colonial area of Singapore and is said to be the site where the pre-colonial Malay leaders of Singapore were buried. The site was converted into a fort by the British and now is a park with historical sites and a few museums.

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Jim_Eliason
Mar 30, 2006

WOMAD

WOMAD happens once a year at the Fort. It was the first time I've being but it seem like it's a big deal for the locals. WOMAD is the World of Music and Dance festival that draws musics from across the world, and people across Asian.

To be honest, it was my scene. Nevertheless it was a great excuse (like I needed one) to drink and party myself senseless.

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Sep 01, 2005

Historical Singapore

From the hisotry walk that begins off the Clark Quay entrance, to the Spice Gardens, archeology dig in the middle, and old cemetary lawn, Ft. Canning Park is a great way to get an idea of where Singapore came from and how it has shaped the rest of the city.

A beautiful walk in it's own right, with plenty of diversions along the way. It's a kind of showcase of the diversity that is Singapore.

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Jul 22, 2004

The Battle Box at Fort Canning Park - 2

The Battle Box isn't vast and doesn't take a long time to see but it is interesting (provided of course that this kind of thing interests you). The original structure is intact and scenes have been recreated inside to replicate life as it was there in the time leading up to the Japanese invasion of Singapore. There are waxworks of the British commanding officers and reconstructions of meetings leading to the decision to surrender to the Japanese.

If you can, and if you are interested in learning more about these events, try to speak to the Battle Box boss - an Indian gentleman called Mr Naidu. He is obviously very knowledgeable about this period of Singapore's history and talks passionately about the subject.

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Jan 03, 2004
 
 
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The Battle Box at Fort Canning Park - 1

The hill at Fort Canning was originally home to the Princes that arrived on Singapura. In the 1930's, under British rule, work started on an underground bunker at the top of the hill. During WW2 this was used as a control room by Allied commanders much the same way as Churchill used the Cabinet War Rooms in London.

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Jan 03, 2004

Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park overlooks Orchard Road and is a nice place to walk around after sightseeing. Inside you can visit the Battle Box museum, Spice Garden, Raffles House and Sally Port to name a few.

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