Yearning to get away from the urban jungle of Singapore? There are many scenic spots that are perfect for picnics! Singapore may be small, but there is are plenty of secret hideouts that are appropriate for getaways over the weekend. Besides, the school holidays are coming! Let me give you an inventory of some places you may wish to visit!
1. Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP)
Nearest MRT: Mountbatten (CC7)
If you love nature but are a little tired of the crowds at Marina Barrage, then KMEDP is a very suitable picnic spot. Here you can see the city skyline, ride bicycles, and walk, perfect for those who love sports! Gentle reminder: kite flying is not allowed!
2. Hindhede Nature Park
Nearest MRT: Beauty World (DT5)
For those with children, you can choose the quieter Hindhede Nature Park. This small oasis near Bukit Timah Mountain is often forgotten by people, but the peaceful atmosphere is wonderful for spending some quality time.
This small park has gentle walking paths, a quarry, and if you are lucky, you may see some unique fish and bird species.
3. Lower & Upper Seletar Reservoir Park
Nearest MRT: Khatib (NS14) for Lower Seletar and Ang Mo Kio (NS16) for Upper Seletar
Seletar Reservoir actually hides many treasures. To promote parent-child bonding, head to the lower section of the Seletar Reservoir. Here you can see the beauty of the reservoir, and a water playground has been specially built for children. For those who want to be romantic, you can go to the upper part of the reservoir and enjoy the beauty of the sunset! It is one of the joys of life to be able to share this moment with the one you love.
4. Telok Blangah Hill Park
Nearest MRT: Telok Blangah (CC28)
Telok Blangah Hill Park is a great place to relax. Here, enjoy a peaceful afternoon with beautiful beach views from the Henderson Waves bridge! There are not many people, but there is always a place for you to escape the summer heat, and this place is guaranteed to be a good spot for a nice picnic~
5. Dairy Farm Nature Park
Nearest MRT: Hillview (DT3)
Formerly a dairy farm, it is now home to two quarries. Escape from the heat here and enjoy the ambience that Singapore’s urban life lacks ~ Remember to bring your camera, you can encounter rare creatures from time to time!
6. Marina Bay Cruise Centre
Nearest MRT: Marine South Pier (NS28)
It looks just like a prairie, but in fact, it is a good place for a picnic during the epidemic given the vast space! Social distancing is not a problem! Feel the waves, salt water, and eye-catching scenery~ Paired with a bottle of cold beer, you can easily spend an afternoon here!
7. Kent Ridge Park
Nearest MRT: Kent Ridge (CC24)
Once an important site of war, it has now become a green corridor rich in history and culture. Here you can admire all kinds of creatures, walk on the 280-meter bridge, and think about the big problems of life by the sea~
8. Singapore Botanic Gardens (Gallop Extension)
Nearest MRT: Botanic Gardens (CC19/DT9)
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a well-known tourist attraction and a well-known picnic spot. But you may not know that in the botanical garden, there is an 8-hectare Galop extension, which is also a new addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The mansion Atbara, has a gorgeous layout and design, and it is very suitable for taking pictures!