Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Pulau Lang Tengah

Pulau Lang Tengah is a small postcard island with only 3 resorts located halfway between Perhentian Island and Pulau Redang.

Singapore, Malaysia

Fort Canning Park

address: between Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall and Clark Quay MRT station, downtown Singapore
fort-canning-park-singapore.jpg, Fort Canning Park is a heritage park in the centre of Singapore with a history dating back to the 14th century with variaty of attractions and places of interest.
Fort Canning Park is a heritage park in the centre of Singapore with a history dating back to the 14th century with variaty of attractions and places of interest.

Getting There:

MRT:
The closes MRT stations are: Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall and Clark Quay

Bus:
Stamford Road:
SBS 7, 14, 16, 36, 111,124, 131, 147, 162, 166, 174, 175, 502
SMRT 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 857

Hill Street:
SBS 124, 145, 147, 166, 174
SMRT 190, 851

River Valley Road:
SBS 32, 54, 195
Night Rider NR2, NR3, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8
Nite Owl iN, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, 7N, 8N

 

The park is named after Charles John Canning, Govenor-General and first Viceroy of India, when the colonial government set up a fort in this area in 1860. It would remain a military base until 1970.

Related Flyers / Brochures

Fort Canning Park, Singapore

brochure of the heritage in downtown Singapore with the places of interest and a detailed map
[click here for details or click images below to enlarge]
The content and images of this flyer / brochure are courtesy of: © National Parks Board (NPARKS) It was released sometime around 2010. Some information might not be up-to-date anymore.


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