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Singapore Parks

  1. Michael Filippone
  2. Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Singapore Parks

Credit: Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board


Singapore may be known for being a buzzing city of shopping, attractions and nightlife, but it has a calmer side too. There are some wonderful green spaces rich in serenity and natural beauty to get get lost in and forget the bustle, to go for a run, to walk a dog, to eat a picnic….to remember yourself. This island has many beautiful parks with lush green vegetation, and there is one to fit everyone’s personal needs. Here you will find a guide to some of the best Singapore parks.

Nature Lover’s Dream

The best of the best, the Botanic Gardens cannot be out-shined. This park is over 155 acres of beautiful plants that includes a National Orchard Garden, rainforest and even an Evolution Garden, which shows the development of world’s most primitive plants.

Adult’s Quiet Escape

The colonial buildings and gothic gates, some dating back to the early 1820s, make this Singapore Park interesting and unique. Fort Canning Park is very quiet with only a few sporadic bird calls.

Fitness Buff’s Vision

The MacRitchie Reservoir Park offers great running and hiking trails: plus handily situated exercise stations, showers and locker accommodations. It’s an ideal location to exercise in a beautiful park setting among gigantic trees and alongside a peaceful reservoir. Moreover, if running and hiking isn’t your thing, bring along your yoga mat or rent a kayak at The Paddle Lodge.

Lunch and a Good Book

With lots of cozy shady spots and rows of benches, this Singapore Park is perfect for taking a lunch break or reading a good book. Esplanade Park also presents widespread views of the city and Marina Bay area.

Romantic Getaway

The Mount Faber Park is an ideal place for an evening of romance. This park offers a spectacular view of the skyline of Sentosa, numerous hidden spots kissing and cuddling, and a quixotic hilltop dining experience at The Jewel Box Restaurant.

Dinner and a Walk

With over nine miles of popular restaurants and venders, the East Coast Park is the ultimate Singapore Park location for eating good food and then walking off the calories. Stroll along the twisting seaside trails while enjoying the light sea breeze.

Dog’s Fantasy

Set your dog free in the dog run at Bishan Park. There is a fee and temperament test that applies, which helps to ensure your dog’s safety. This is an ideal place for you and your pooch to meet new friends, and there are three playgrounds for your kids to play with other children.

Reflection and Meditation

Surrounding a lake at the highest point of a hill, the Pearl’s Hill City Park is concealed from the hustle and bustle of Chinatown. This Singapore Park proposes a relaxing area next to a lotus pond, along with a peaceful atmosphere.

Something for Everyone

The Pasir Ris Park has something for the entire family. There are nature trails and exercise equipment for the fitness enthusiastic and barbecue pits for those who like to cookout: plus garden tours on specific days of the months. The kids will have fun at the playgrounds, pony rides and bird-watching towers.

Picnic Zone

Sembawang Park’s is an ideal beach side setting for a picnic or barbeque. This natural beach is a favorite place for families to spend the weekends relaxing, fishing and roasting marshmallows.

Singapore Parks.

Michael Filippone

About the Author: Michael Filippone

Michael Filippone has traveled throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. Each year he travels several hundred thousand miles. He regularly visits Singapore for business and has a great love of the Orient.

His favorite things are morning runs in big cities and getting lost. He has a great passion for all things that are water-sport related: paddle surfing, surfing, free diving, fishing, rowing… Here you will find his musings on everything from where to go get lost on a jungle adventure to a road-trip in Thailand to a romantic cruise weaving through the Indonesian archipelago. Here too are hand-selected articles penned for him by writers he likes on the best places to go from Singapore. As well as being one of the key drivers behind setting up, he runs and part-owns – a travel site on all things happening in the wider region. Michael is known to be fond of skipping rope and other than the odd beer, his preferred beverage is coconut water. He loves to fish and play volleyball with his children. He trained as an Olympic rower and loves to see his children find their way in sports and life.

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