Fort Canning Park
If you are a history lover For Canning Park is a ‘must visit’. This iconic destination is located on a hill away from the city crowds and its noises. Initially known as the forbidden hill, today the Park is full of attraction. Spanning across 18 acres of land the Park has it all from ancient handmade craftsmanship to artefacts. The outdoor area of the Park is used for concerts where loud music was played for the screaming audience. The hill is located right in the centre of Singapore and as you go downwards on the hill you will come across Orchard Road a very famous shopping destination of Singapore.
Singapore has a good network of roads and is very well connected. This makes traveling completely hassle free and convenient. If you are looking forward to visit all of the above places then I recommend you to travel by bus as not only will it save you some money but also time. Check out redbus.sg for quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!!
The famous hotel Fort Canning is also located on the same hill. The area is full of plush green landscape and can serve as a perfect city getaway in the afternoons. The park also has some interesting complexes beneath it like the underground tunnel which was built during the Second World War. The hill is of great religious significance to the Malaysians as it has the holy shrine of the then Sultan – Iskandar Shah. There is also a Christian graveyard surrounding the Fort Canning Park. This venue has become a ‘Go-To’ place for arranging all kinds of outdoor events. One such play that is regularly held here is the ‘Ballet under the Stars’. The remarkable Singapore drama centre is situated at the bottom of the hill. Fort Canning Park is just 1 km away from the Merlion Park. Hence, if you are planning to reach Fort Canning Park by bus you will have to get off at the Merlion Park.
Changi Chapel and Museum
A tour of the Changi museum is sure to leave you nostalgic. World War II was one of the world’s most cringe worthy event that killed billions of people all throughout the world. This museum is a reminder of that event. All what remained from the dark period of 1942 and 1945 has been carefully preserved here. The Chapel Museum opened its doors for the people in the year 2001. You will come across several pictures drawings and letters that the prisoners of war had written. The museum strives to educate the current generation regarding the horrors of war. You can grab your hands to an extended collection of Changi books. Make sure to visit the nearby Changi village is a Malay community located on the east coast of Singapore. You will get to experience what a traditional dwelling is, in this village. If you are planning on visiting this history rich museum I recommend you to take a Bus. Bus no. 29 will lead you straight to this museum.