Located on a 647.8 square kilometer island in the southernmost part of the Malaysian peninsula, Singapore consists of 64 islands. Along with South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, it is one of the four Asian Dragons as they were named in the 1980s. Their exceptional industrial expansion, which can only be qualified as frenetic, has made these countries models in terms of economy.
Singapore’s success has enabled it to become an ultra modern society while at the same time remaining fairly traditional with entire quarters dedicated to shopping, like the famous Orchard Road, and other areas where different communities have created worlds of their own like Chinatown and Little India.
Singapore’s incredible ascension is based on four fundamental values: economic growth, security, cleanliness and materialism all of which create a fairly well-balanced environment at the expense however, of greenery. Progress has nonetheless been made with the appearance of more and more parks on higher ground.
But Singapore is above all a land of unbridled urbanization with a constantly increasing number of incredible buildings. It is however, possible to escape this jungle of iron and glass. Just ten minutes from the city center, we find one of Singapore’s most popular venues: an island with the reputation of being a true haven of peace!
Just a few meters from the shoppers’ paradise, better known as Orchard Road, with its busy lanes and high speed life style, we find Singapore’s historic breathing space. Fort Canning Park is a haven of peace which bears witness to the growth of the city and its transformation into an important Asian and international business center. From atop the hill on which the park is located, Malaysian kings once observed the city on its way to becoming an important port for commerce in the 19th century and which later, became a strategic spot during the Second World War.
Knowing the environment surrounding and sheltering the Fort Canning Hotel is therefore essential. To simply say that the hotel is centrally situated does not do justice to the historical and geographical importance of the site in the growth and the glorification of Singapore. Being here means contemplating history in a peaceful manner, observing the centuries gone by and assuring oneself of the future. Although the bustling city is nearby, Fort Canning remains a park where a surprising serenity reigns supreme.
Opened in 2010, the hotel is located in the former headquarters of the British Army. It’s one of the finest examples of an historic building’s restoration (it dates back to 1926) in the center of Singapore. Contemporary, cozy and chic, this luxury boutique hotel is a blend of elegance and simplicity. The colonial and high fashion style pays tribute to the modern world and the world of glamour. The 86 rooms and suites all have a view of the park and the city skyline, an extremely trendy combination.
The Glass House restaurant, proposing Asian bistro cuisine, has become a reference throughout the city. The Gattopardo offers guests a culinary journey to Italy, the country which is also the source of inspiration for the cocktails served at the Tisettanta Lounge Bar.
The two outdoor swimming pools are an open air invitation to rest and relaxation. Situated in the heart of a hyperactive city but offering an oasis of freshness and nature, the Fort Canning Hotel is an ideal and original mixture of urban life and an Eden like refuge.
Conscious of the site’s past, the hotel displays an exhibition of archaeological finds in the reception area including a selection of porcelain and pottery from the 14th to the 19th century all of which were found in the Fort Canning Park.
Five stars, Contemporary, Classic, Cozy, Central, View of the skyline, Colonial glamour style, Historic building, 2 restaurants (Asian and Italian), Lounge bar, 2 outdoor pools, Antique objects gallery
All year round
86 rooms and suites
From 320 €
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) – Singapore.
Hotel Fort Canning
11 Canning Walk Singapore 178881
Approximately 13 hours
Approximately 8 hours
Passport (valid at least 6 months from date of entry)
No visa required
No vaccination required
English, Malay, Tamoul, standard Mandarin
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