Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fort Canning Park - Part 1

This is Fort Canning Park. I just visited the entrance of the park, did not really venture right into it cause I was on another appointment and there were more than 10 people with me. They dont have the patience to accompany me into the park...lol.

The gate in gothic style lead the visitor into the park, where a Christian cemetery used to stand. Built in 1846, these gates have since become landmarks of Fort Canning Hill. Note the letters above both gates - IHS - standing for Iota Heta Sigm , the first three letters of the Greek word for Jesus. You can read more about it in here.

There are plenty of greenery around the entrance and more inside the park.
I love this huge bird nest fern.



Saw these white little flowers in the background they are Vinca Rosea. Their leaves are used as anti cancerous agent. Did not have the close up photo of the white flower (they did not turn out clear.)
More photos on the spice garden tomorrow.

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17 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

So lush and beautiful!

the donG said...

finally i had the chance to blog hop. never heard of a spice garden before. it looks like its very beautiful place just for that garden. we'll look forward to more of those photos.

James said...

Very nice place and I am interested to know how it got that name.

Indrani said...

Anti-cancerous?!
Very precious. am glad I got a glimpse.

Guy D said...

What a gorgeous park, great shots.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments and visit. We have so many little secret corners in Singapore but I so little time to explore. I wish I could put more photos. Been so busy with family matters, will covered those little secret corners once I sorted out some family matters.

Lawstude said...

that is one lush park. i could just stay there and rest for a while. beautiful.

Anya said...

Its a very beautiful park :)
Very great information about the leaves for cancerous !!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Good morning Alice
I hope we get to see more of this park soon.. in looks most interesting.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Vinca rosea is also called the periwinkle. I used to grow them . Theya are really pretty and come in many shades.
Am posting orchids . Do pop in to visit:)

Babooshka said...

Very interesting and lush. Would love o peek into those secret corners.

nadia said...

An anti-cancerous agent? Amazing. Can't wait for the part 2 of the spice garden series!

Thank you so much for this very interesting tour.

LadyFi said...

Lovely and leafy! Great pics.

Ann said...

Once my UK friend and I specially went to the spice garden to look at the herbs and spice. There was a wedding. It was nice, except it became too hot and humid.

I miss Singapore, today, my colleague bought some lemon grass to cook Vietnamese in school. I used to grow so much when I was living in NTU.

alicesg said...

Ann, you are right about a wedding near the park. :)

I was hurrying to the wedding ...will post about it in later posts.

Tom, I do hope to post more photos when I return to the park one day but too busy with family matters at the moment.

fishing guy said...

Alice: It is a neat place and I want to see more.

Arija said...

It really is a wonderful park, but then Singapore is so beautifully green now anyway.