Fort Canning Park & Battle Box

Fort Canning Park & Battle Box
51 Canning Rise

Opening Hours:
Fort Canning Park: Daily 7am - 7pm

Battle Box: Daily 10am - 6pm

Admission Fees (In SGD $):
Fort Canning Park: Free

Battle Box: $5

Estimated Visiting Duration:
1 - 4 Hours

List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
Battle Box
Fort Canning Centre
2 Gothic Gates
2 9 Pound Cannons
Mural Walls
Light House
Time Ball
Fort Gate

List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
Memorial To James Brooke Napier
Bond Terrace
Picnic Terrace
Raffles Terrace
Raffles House
Cox Terrace
Fort Wall
Old Married Soldier's Quarters (OMSQ)
Sally Port
Ruins Of Ancient Singapore
ASEAN Sculpture Garden
Archaeological Dig Exhibition

List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
Ancient Singapore Trail
Colonial Singapore Trail
Heritage Trees Trail
Stamford Green & Sculpture Let There Be Peace
Spice Garden
The Parit Singapura Bridge
Lewin Terrace
Badang Terrace
Dobbie Rise
Old Gunpowder Magazine
First Christian Cemetery
Fort Canning Park Exterior & Surroundings

2 Historical Trails - Ancient Singapore Trail, Or Colonial Singapore Trail

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Visited: Jul-2012


Fort Canning Park & Battle Box is one of Singapore's oldest parks, and also one of the earliest seats of government during the colonial days. The Battle Box is actually a museum located within Fort Canning Park. Getting around is relatively easy, however, there are 2 different trails you could take to explore the place.

The more popular trail is the Colonial Singapore Trail, as you'll get to see most of the remaining artifacts and architecture within Fort Canning Park & Battle Box. This trail features highlights like 2 9 Pound Cannons, the Gothic Gates, the Light House, Time Ball, Fort Gate, Sally Port, and of course, the Battle Box museum.

In contrast, the Fort Canning Park & Battle Box trail called the Ancient Singapore Trail features more storyboards rather than exhibits. The highlights here include the Keramat and Mural Walls.

Because of these 2 different trails, exploring Fort Canning Park & Battle Box over 2 short visits, rather than 1 long visit, is an option. Furthermore, exploring the Battle Box museum will take some time as well.

Located at Cox Terrace in Fort Canning Park, the Battle Box museum is a restored underground bunker. Though small, they've managed to fill the place quite well with various exhibits, and it is well worth a look.

If you're planning a visit, do note that while Fort Canning Park is free, the admission to Battle Box costs $5. Allocate between 1 to 4 hours for viewing, and bring water along.


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