The infrastructures installed on the hill to support maritime activities underlined the impotance of our port and sea trade frim as early as the 19th century.
Flag Staff - The flag staff served to provide pertinent information on the arrival, identity, location and status of ships entering Singapore harbour. A light was mounted on the Flagstaff in 1855, before the Fort Canning Lighthouse.
Timeball - A time ball is a time signalling device. It consists of a large, painted wooden or metal ball that is dropped at a predetermined time, principally to enable navigators to verify their marine chronometers from their ships offshore
Lighthouse - The Fort Canning Lighthouse was in operation from 1903-1958 and was eventually closed as it got overshadowed by tall buildings.