The 18-hectare Fort Canning Park serves as a green oasis, and offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. It also boasts a rich and long history, which the (NParks) aims to bring to life through its upcoming enhancement plans.
Following consultations with stakeholders, interest groups, researchers and the community, NParks will highlight the significance of Fort Canning Hill and retrace the history of Singapore across the 14th century, through to the 19th and 20th centuries.
Some of the key projects include the restoration of heritage landscapes, including three historical gardens within and around Fort Canning Park – the First Botanic Garden, Royal Garden and Jubilee Park, and the re-curation of existing heritage trails to better showcase the rich history of Fort Canning Park.
In addition, the NParks will introduce a wide variety of education and outreach programmes, and enhance accessibility to Fort Canning Hill, and repurpose Fort Canning Centre as a gallery for visitors to learn more about the history of the hill and its surroundings.