Fort Canning Park
Having just finished up the shopping at Sim Lim Square and having half the day remaining, I decided to head to another place suggested by a friend, Fort Canning Park. And remember, I like to walk everywhere, even in 30c heat, so coming back from Sim Lim Square, I stopped for some fast food, then headed back to the Funan center via the tunnels from Raffels City, as there is a bridge connecting to one of the entrances to the park.
And yes, I am aware you can get to the park from several MRT stations, but at the time of this visit, I was unaware of it, so I used the bridge from Funan, followed by way too many steps. Lesson learned; next time, I will take the MRT escalators.
There are many things to see at the park, but from my research, the Fort Gate was at the top of my list. Anyway, on one side of the gate, there was a sign with some background information on the gate and the park in general, which, being interested in history, was fascinating.
From the sign: [My Photo of the sign]
My timing was perfect for taking the above photo, as a school excursion arrived just after I took it.
Moving on to the next place on the list, the Mural Wall, an impressive sandstone carving showing scenes that may have happened in ancient Singapore. And yes, this is another one I plan to revisit with my good camera and a tripod during my next trip.
Moving on from the Mural wall, and just some general wonderings
In my general wonderings, I came across Raffles Garden and took this shot to show how centrally located the park is, and yes, that's the Marina Bay Sands hotel in the background.
Now this park used to be, as the name suggests, a Fort, so seeing some artillery was not unexpected. This is one example of what I believe is a 9-pound canon.
It's been a long day; having visited both Sim Lim Square and this park, the step count was at a new record (so far), so it was back to the hotel for food and to put the feet up.
Daily Stats: 32,370 steps. 28.01km