Fort Canning Park was once the palace of the Malay rulers in Singapore and known as Forbidden Hill. A massive fort was built on the hill to defend Singapore from attacks from the sea. On the southern face of the hill, a lighthouse stands as a reminder that Singapore’s shoreline was a lot further inland than where it is today and ships used to be able to use Fort Canning Hill as a navigation landmark. Explore the many paths that crisscross the hill and the remains of the once imposing fort, including the huge main gate and the sally port where defenders could quietly enter or exit the fort.
Fort Canning Park