Fort Canning Hill is a popular park and cultural center in Singapore. It has a rich history that dates back to the 14th century when it served as the palatial home of Malay Kings. Later, the hill became a British military base and a site where many key historic events had taken place, including the establishment of the Botanic Gardens and Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival’s decision to surrender to the Japanese.
To gain a deeper appreciation for Fort Canning Hill’s rich history and vibrant present, we must move beyond its physical structures and explore the wealth of resources that are related to the hill. These include vintage photographs, paintings, postcards, maps, and personal recollections.
“More Than Just A Hill” provides this opportunity. Using resources and content from institutions such as the National Library Board, National Heritage Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority and the National Parks Board, this digital story offers a fascinating glimpse into this storied site.
Join us on this journey of discovery by either checking out our digital story or innovative story map below.