Hotel Fort Canning
The original Hotel Fort Canning was built in 1926 as the Administration Building for the headquarters of the British Far East Command. Located on Fort Canning Hill, both the hotel itself and the grounds will have you feeling like you’ve stepped back into the indulgent days of colonial history. The original building was the site of one of modern day Singapore’s most significant historical events, the surrender of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942. History buffs will love the Lobby Archaeological Pits which feature authentic artifacts dating as far back as the 14th century. These collections outline the history of Fort Canning, from pottery that would have been used by the Majapahit Kings up to the comparatively modern artifacts like porcelain and toys that would have belonged to the English families who lived there in the mid-1900s.