The Bicentennial Experience FAQ
Arranging A Visit To The Bicentennial Experience At Fort Canning Park
From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience is a two-part experience that comprises the “Time Traveller” & “Pathfinder”.
The Time Traveller is a 60-minute immersive multimedia show within the Fort Canning Centre that presents a powerful experience of Singapore’s history across more than 700 years. Visitors will go through five acts played out in the galleries.
The Pathfinder is an outdoor experience comprising a set of pavilions with interactive elements that are situated within the Fort Gate area to allow for free and easy exploration. Visitors may spend another 30 minutes or longer here.
5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179620
Time Traveller – Fort Canning Centre at Fort Canning Park
Pathfinder – Fort Gate at the Fort Canning Park.
The Bicentennial Experience opens from 1st June to 15th September 2019.
Monday: 0830 – 1730
Tuesday – Sunday: 0830 – 2200
Monday: 0830 – 1800
Tuesday – Sunday: 0830 – 2230
Getting To The Bicentennial Experience
There are 4 MRT stations within walking distance:
- DT Line: Fort Canning station (8 mins)
From Exit B, turn right to Fort Canning Park, take the new escalator up Fort Canning hill, which will be operational from 1 Jun 2019.
- CC / NE / NS Lines: Dhoby Ghaut station (8 -10 mins)
From Exit B, turn left at ground level to exit the station, cross Penang Road, turn left and follow the walkway that will lead to the Fort Canning Tunnel.
- CC Line: Bras Basah station (10 -12 mins)
From Exit E, turn back towards Bras Basah Road and take the road crossing. Walk straight and lookout for the escalator leading up to Fort Canning Park.
- NE Line: Clarke Quay station (20 mins)
From Exit E, turn left and walk along Coleman Bridge. Continue along Hill Street and enter Fort Canning Park via the flight of stairs on your left.
Taxi / Private Hire Car
Take a taxi or private hire car and direct the driver towards Fort Canning Park via Stamford Road / Bencoolen Street from Fort Canning Road. Fort Canning Rise is closed. Drop off at the roundabout at The Battlebox.
If you are with young children or the elderly, there are free shuttle bus services available 7 days a week from 1st June to 15 September 2019 from two locations near MRT stations:
Monday – Sunday
A. Plaza Singapura pick-up/drop-off point (near HSBC, #01-60); at Dhoby Ghaut station
Monday – Friday, Sunday
B. Raffles City Mall taxi stand** along North Bridge Road (near Nespresso); at City Hall station
Saturday (1 June to 10 August)
C. One Raffles Place (near 1-Altitude); at Raffles Place MRT
**Due to road closures on Saturdays (1 Jun to 10 Aug) for National Day parade rehearsals, instead of departing from / arriving at B. Raffles City Mall taxi stand, shuttle buses will be re-routed to One Raffles Place.
The estimated journey time from all locations to Fort Canning Centre is approximately 15 minutes. Please cater sufficient time for travelling and waiting as these are 19-seater buses and you may need to wait for the next one if the first bus is full.
- Please note that each bus seats 19 passengers, and is available on a first come, first served basis. All passengers on the shuttle bus are to be seated. No standing is allowed.
- For now, please note that buses are not wheelchair accessible. We are working on alternatives. More information will be available at a later date.
- Departure and arrival times serve as estimates only, and are subject to passenger crowd, traffic and weather conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.
- The Bicentennial Experience shall not be liable for any missed trips, consequential damages, penalties, cost and expenses incurred due to and/or in relation to the operation of the shuttle service.
- The Bicentennial Experience reserves the right to amend the shuttle service schedules, and the shuttle service terms and conditions without prior notice.
If you are driving to the Fort Canning Centre, the nearest parking available is at Fort Canning Carparks A and C. Please note that parking lots are limited.
Alternatively, you may park at buildings within or near Fort Canning hill, including:
- Hotel Fort Canning
Approximately 100 parking lots available.
- National Museum Singapore
Outdoor parking facilities – approximately 30 parking lots available.
- SMU – School of Law
Approximately 30 parking lots available.
- Liang Court Shopping Centre
Approximately 727 parking lots available.
Parking at Fort Canning is very limited. Visitors are encouraged to park at Liang Court Shopping Centre, National Museum Singapore or SMU, then take a Grab with our discount codes.
Alternatively, park at Raffles City or Plaza Singapura, then take our free shuttle buses.
Please set aside sufficient time from these alternative parking venues to Fort Canning Centre.
Visiting The Bicentennial Experience At Fort Canning
There will be narration for Time Traveller in English. Audio guides are available to offer translations in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil (subject to availability).
Yes, but flash photography is prohibited within Time Traveller.
There will be a Food Village located near Pathfinder offering local food selections, including Halal-certified options.
There are no storage facilities available.
There will be a First Aid Station equipped with basic medical equipment. Please approach our staff on site for assistance if you need medical attention.
We recommend that all visitors wear comfortable clothing and shoes as The Bicentennial Experience will involve much walking, both indoor and outdoor.
Time Traveller is housed within the Fort Canning Centre and is sheltered.
Pathfinder, on the other hand, is designed as a free-and-easy experience within the park settings of Fort Gate, so while the pavilions are sheltered, the whole area is not.
In the event of rain, limited shelter is available around Fort Canning Centre.
The Time Traveller component of the Bicentennial Experience is a timed experience with a fixed sequence through five acts, and there is no need for a guided tour.
The Pathfinder component is best suited for a free-and-easy exploration. We do not offer guided tours.
You may also book free tickets at our ticketing counter at Fort Canning Centre from 1 June 2019.
Ticketing counter operating hours:
1 Jun – 15 Sept 2019:
Monday: 0900 – 1700
Tuesday – Sunday: 0900 – 2100
Yes. Free admission tickets are required for all ages, including infants in arms.
Yes, the show is open to all.
Once tickets are booked, you will receive an e-mail confirmation which contains a link to download your free E-tickets**. Please bring the free E-tickets to gain entry on your show day.
You can print the free E-tickets or display them on your device.
**An E-ticket is an electronic form of ticket that can be used for entry to the show. It will be sent to you via e-mail after you have successfully booked your ticket online.
The E-ticket comes in *PDF format, and can be downloaded from the link that is found on the top right corner of the email confirmation.
Kindly note that there may be multiple pages as 1 ticket is required per person for entry. Each copy can only be used for one entry as it contains a unique barcode.
You may book up to a maximum of 12 free tickets online.
As slots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, we are unable to guarantee that you will be able to get additional tickets for the same slot.
It is recommended that you arrive fifteen (15) minutes before the ticket time. Late arrival after the ticket time will result in non-admittance.
Queue for entry opens 15 minutes before the ticket time.
Time Traveller is a timed experience and visitors are allowed entry according to the ticket time chosen when booking online. The time is indicated in your email booking confirmation.
Pathfinder is a free & easy experience which you can visit any time.
There are lifts within Fort Canning Centre and ramps to facilitate wheelchair access. Please indicate at the time of booking if you require wheelchair assistance as there are space and loading restrictions within the center.
In the unlikely event that a show is cancelled, visitors will be duly notified by SISTIC. Information will be provided on where and when you can reschedule for a new ticket time.