FORT GATE – FORT CANNING PARK
How to get there:
Alight at Fort Canning Station (Exit B), Clarke Quay Station (Exit E) or Dhoby Ghaut Station (Exit B).
Clarke Quay Station: Come out from Exit E, turn left and walk along Coleman Bridge. Turn left again at the end of Coleman Bridge and head towards the pedestrian overhead bridge (100m away) along River Valley Road. Cross the overhead bridge and you will enter Fort Canning Park.
Dhoby Ghaut Station: Come out from Exit B, cross Penang Road, turn left and keep a lookout for the tunnel leading to Fort Canning Park.
The festival entrance into Fort Gate will be located behind Hotel Fort Canning, the closest MRT station is Dhoby Ghaut. If you take a taxi, the address to key into GPS is: ‘The Battlebox, 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622‘.
This will take you as close to the walking path as possible.
FINDING THE FESTIVAL ENTRANCE
Something about the location:
Fort Canning Park, an iconic hilltop landmark, has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. The hill once sited the palaces of 14th century Malay Kings and served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on the hill, in the Underground Far East Command Centre, commonly known as Battle Box.
Today, Fort Canning Park is a venue for celebrations. Its expansive, sprawling lawns play host to concerts, theatre productions and festivals such as Shakespeare in the Park, Ballet Under the Stars, Films at the Fort and now our very own CITY65 Music Festival!