Whether you are a nature lover or historic buff, Fort Canning Park has plenty to offer. This iconic hilltop landmark has recently revealed a couple of new highlights that you can look forward to!
The newly-refurbished Fort Canning Centre houses the heritage gallery, which boosts over 5 different themed zones. Each zone showcases Singapore’s development since the 14th century, Fort Canning Park‘s development as a military base, its changes over the past few decades, and finally, the hill’s transformation during Singapore’s modern development phase. To make things even more realistic, the gallery also features archaeological artefacts excavated from sites within Fort Canning Park! The final zone – a mini-theatrette – plays a film containing repurposed footage from the Singapore Bicentennial centrepiece event in 2019 and also showcases costumes worn by actors playing the Malay prince Sang Nila Utama from the Singapore Bicentennial.
Fort Canning Park‘s spice garden has also been expanded to include two water features and over 180 varieties of plants and spices! These includes gambier and pepper, as well as spice trees such as nutmeg and clove. There is also a Spice Gallery to educate visitors on the role that spice trade play in the history of Singapore. To showcase the emergency of using technology in growing, there is also an indoor gardening setup using growth lights.
The third level of the Fort Canning Centre also hosts exhibitions and events from time to time. These includes exhibitions on Chinese ceramics, with pieces dated to as early as over 4,000 years ago as well as ceramics dated during the Song and Yuan dyansty. All exhibitions are open to the public and admission is free.
Indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family!
History buffs and nature lovers of all ages.
An NParks-produced book titled "Fort Canning Park: Heritage & Gardens" has been launched, documenting the Park's history and design concept of the landscaped gardens.
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