Fort Canning heritage project: 14th century replicas turn historic hill into a theme park, say critics

The park's developments were part of a master plan, announced 2018, to restore the hill's heritage landscapes, and make it an attractive destination for everyone. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Architecture from the 14th-century kingdom of Singapura no longer exists here.

For instance, the sandstone foundation blocks of a possible royal palace at Fort Canning Park, still visible in 1821, were levelled by the British during the colonial era.

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