Picnic Spots In Singapore

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
tigers used to roam bukit timah!wandering among giants

A mere 12km from the city centre is this pristine 164ha rainforest. The Reserve also includes Singapore's highest hill (163m).

Singapore's oldest primary rainforest
The forest was never extensively cleared for cultivation and shelters a vast variety of plants. Bukit Timah was declared by Alfred Russel Wallace to be 'exceedingly productive'. Indeed, species new to science continue to be discovered here, even today!

The Bukit Timah and Central Catchment nature reserves are home to more than 840 flowering plants and over 500 species of animals. These include towering trees, climbing palms (better known as rattans), ferns, orchids, gingers and strange blooms such as the Black or Bat lily. The forest is home to all kinds of animals. The most commonly encountered are the Long-tailed Macaques or monkeys. Please don't feed them as this does them more harm than good. Other special treats are the Flying lemur (Colugo) and squirrels. Forest birds include the Striped tit-babbler, the Fairy bluebird, drongos and bulbuls.

Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk

At 71ha, this coastal park is one of Singapore's largest parks. Developed along the coast on reclaimed land, the park includes a 6ha mangrove swamp that was spared from re amation.The Mangrove Boardwalks have recently been upgraded. They bring you right through the dense mangrove forest for a closer look at the plants and animals of the back mangroves. These include mud crabs, mudskippers and mangrove trees such as Rhizophora and Bruguiera. Birdwatchers will be able to see birds perching on tree branches from the 3-storey high Bird Watching Tower.

The walk is well marked and there are lots of informative signs along the route. A night visit of the boardwalks is particularly interesting. You might be rewarded with rare sights of fireflies (here and there) and shy watersnakes in the mud.

The Park also includes a large manicured portion with playgrounds -- a giant space-net, cableways, innovative play stations and a maze garden, guaranteed to provide hours of fun and laughter. There are also cycling and jogging tracks, exercise stations.

The beach-front restaurants also provide a well-deserved meal after a walk through the mangroves.

The shores of Pasir Ris are also alive with interesting marine life.

Singapore Islands & Beaches

Singapore does have some popular beaches and islands, which are frequently used by visitors as holiday spots. These well-maintained and environmentally 'green' beaches provide a pleasant weekend and are favorite outdoor hangspots for the Singaporeans. Sentosa Islands in particular is unparalled in itself.

Changi beach parkChangi Beach Park
One of the oldest coastal parks in Singapore, Changi Beach Park is for the people who are bored with the hectic life of the cities and want to spend some days facing some pleasant sea breeze. A boardwalk along the coast connects the Changi Beach to the East Coast Park. One can walk silently on the boardwalk viewing the sea, trying to listen what the waves have to say.

East cost park
East Coast Park
East Coast Park is a favorite spot of the Singaporeans, where they indulge in several sports and other activities. While cycling is the most enjoyed activity, one can also enjoy golf, tennis, squash and water sports. The beach also provides succour to the visitors who want relaxing refuge. Fine seafood restaurants serve delicious delicacies when visitors feel the hunger pangs.

Sentosa Island
A popular island destination in Singapore, Sentosa Island has multi-faceted appeal. It is a beautiful island that has been converted into a giant theme park and playground for the citizens of Singapore and international tourists. Although there are plentiful attractions to entice tourists, the pick of them are the Butterfly Park and the Underwater World Aquarium.

St. John's Island
St john's Island
A nice getaway for the lovers of solitude, St. John's Island is known for its beautiful beaches, impressive lagoon and off-beaten treks. Variety of coral reefs are also found in the coastal waters of the island. One can also watch land hermit crabs, sea cucumbers and white-bellied sea eagles on the shores of the island.


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