Fort Canning National Park
Fort Gate at Dusk
Situated in the heart of the spectacular modern city-state of Singapore, we are thrilled to present the inaugural Neon Lights among the natural untouched beauty of Fort Canning National Park.
With six stages, Neon Lights will be utilizing all three event spaces in the park – Fort Green, Fort Gate and OMSQ – while also activating all the nooks and crannies within.
Fort Canning is steeped in history – archaeological excavations prove it was the seat of the Malay Kingdom dating back to the 14th century, while its more recent nickname of ‘the Forbidden Hill’ can be traced back to the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in Singapore in 1819.
Raffles built the first botanic garden there and then established Fort Canning as the Governor’s Residence of Singapore. From the mid-19th century till the 1970s, it was used as a military base; first by the British, then briefly by the Japanese who seized Singapore for a period during World War II, and then by the new Republic of Singapore after their 1965 independence.
Now a stunning public park and occasional event location, what better icon of Singapore’s unique and rich history than this lush, tranquil, green oasis.