A little history
|Did you know?|
|History of Katong PArk|
|Pictures form the National Archive of Singapore|
- Before the park became a family destination in the 1930s, it was actually known as Fort Tanjong Katong from 1879 to 1901. The Fort was buried as it was abandoned due to its then remote location.
- Katong Park was bomded 3 times in the Sep 1963 by Indonesia Konfrontasi to disrupt the formation of Malaysia.
- The Fort was rediscovered in 2001by Jack Sim, a local resident who is also the founder of World Toilet Organisation
- Excavation was carried out in 2004 to study the Fort. It was reburied again in 2005 to preserve it leaving only a small portion exposed.
- It was a was factory site servicing aircraft engines of military planes during the war years
|What can you see?|
|Composite play equipment|
|I am Sandboy|
Around the Park
|The old Fort|
Don't think we have much success there.
|The Wackies Evacuation|
|Toilets in the park|
|Katong Park Guards|
|Courtesy of Jack Sim|
We love the quietness in this heritage park and will be back again for more evacuation in the future.
|Gliding through Katong Park|
|Have a nice day|