In Singapore’s not so long history, the island was a fort against foreign enemies and had naval bases all around the island.
One of the most famous forts in Singapore is Fort Siloso located at Pulau Blakang Mati or what is not known as Sentosa. But just before Sentosa island, therein lies another port where the dragon’s mouth lies, Labrador Park.
The port established in late 1800’s was once home to several 6-inch and 7-inch cannons strategically placed atop the hill to protect the shores of Singapore and now is a lush of greenery filled with mosquitoes and is touted to be one of the best places to go if you’re interested in ghost hunting.
For those who aren’t too adventurous, visiting the place in the day gives you a great insight into what could potentially go on in the night.
I started my journey from the bottom where the gates used to stand and trekked uphill for a good 3 minutes before coming across the first of several gun placements.
It’s amazing how these forts were built in the late 1800’s and have been able to withstand the test of time through the harsh weather conditions in Singapore.
Walking deeper, one would soon stumble upon many other similar designs as well as a replica of how the cannon would have been placed as well as how the soldiers back then would work to keep the cannons firing.
Of course, there’s so much more to be discovered at Labrador Park beyond cannons and replicas.
There’s actually something else that’s interesting here besides the cannons, this place also has some of the most romantic views for couples looking for a great place to catch the sunset as there is a thrusted platform on top of the hill overlooking the sea.
If you’re not one who loves to be on the deck indulging in your romantic explorations, then make a 360 degree turnaround and have your time spent under the shades. Seems like a very good plan especially when it’s raining!
If exploring the cannons amongst the mosquitos and getting your frisk on is not what you have in mind, then perhaps this might just be of interest to you!