Saturday, 20 January 2018

Singapore Photography Spots - Fort Canning Park

Continuing the series on photography spots in Singapore my next post is on a beautiful park I stumbled across while exploring Clarke Quay. Fort Canning Park plays a very important role in the history of Singapore, in ancient times the hill was occupied by the Malay Kings who built a palace and several political buildings. Later during the colonial period, Singapore was occupied by the British who set up their headquarters on the hill. Due to its elevation it was the perfect vantage point to counter any attacks on Singapore Harbour. The British fortified the hill in the year 1962 and built their command centre, army barrack's and a hospital. The fort was overrun during the Second World War when Singapore was invaded by the Japanese.
Fort Canning Park in IR