Fort Canning Park

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Amidst the hustle and bustle of heavy traffic along Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah Road, Stamford Road, there lies a peaceful and quiet park known as Fort Canning Park. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, this hilltop provides a panoramic view of the entire surrounding areas as houses were built, at most, 2 storeys high during the colonial days. The highest being Cathay Building. Knowing its strategic importance, the British command under General A.E. Perceival established their HQ at Fort Canning. A series of bunkers, command post, ammunition storage area dotted the landscape of this hill which has a history that few may be aware. Now a park, which joggers frequent, The Legends @ Fort Canning now occupied this historical site.

dscf0042.jpgThe Legends @ Fort Canning.

dscf0008.jpgPlaque `Major Gen Sir William George Sheldon Dobbie’.

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These huge trees with sturdy trunks have withstood the test of time.

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Various species of birds and numerous squirrels can be seen.

dscf00271.jpg Quiet garden.

dscf0028.jpgContemplation.

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Fort Canning Gate.

dscf0033.jpgGunpowder magazine. Ammunition storage area.

dscf0036.jpgWoodpecker.

dscf0038.jpgBattle box.

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Greenery

The legend of Fort Canning. Let’s take a stroll in this videoclip at Fort Canning Spice Trail

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