The rediscovey of the fort in 2001 got the historians and achaeologist excited. It soon attracted many onlookers eager to snap a picture with the fort. However concerns soon arose that the exposed fort would lose its archaeological value (after exposure to the elements) and that the site would breed mosquitoes. So the decision was made in 2005 to rebury the fort for excavation in the future.
The only part left of the fort, still exposed is the southeast bastion.
They built a fort but it turned out to be better to look at than to use, so they made it a park. That is what Katong Park is in essence. Katong Park was built in the 1930s, making it one of the old…
Source: The Fort at Katong Park