Fort Canning Hill is also known as 'Forbidden Hill', where the common man could not tread, a very long time ago. It was the abode and sacred burial ground of Malay rulers in Singapore.
Our group of commoners walked on forbidden ground to rediscover plants in Malay cuisine and culture. We took a cool, shady nature walk into a world of spices.
Fort Canning Park has a living collection of herbs and spices. We were able to see, smell and touch.... even taste them.
We found some of the most sought-after commodities in the past - nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.
We even found cacao trees!!
Later while speaking with a few elderly Singaporeans, they told me the hill is haunted. Fort Canning Park originally was a graveyard for 600 Christians.
Happy Labour Day!