Spending time in nature is a chance to be active, explore and play. Most importantly, it provides precious family bonding time. You won’t have to hike through jungles to discover nature, here are some parks in Singapore that make it… a walk in the park! Remember to pack plenty of water and insect repellant!
Woodlands Centre Road adjacent to Bukit Timah Expressway
Formerly known as Woodlands Town Garden, the revamped park now features a mangrove forest bursting with more biodiversity. Boardwalks bring visitors closer to the water and flora and fauna around the pond. This park is also lit at night and features a 24 hour food and beverage outlet to quench the hunger after a day out.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park
Along Lornie Road
Home to the Treetop Walks, a 250-metre aerial free standing suspension bridge spanning the two highest points within MacRitchie, this park is geared for the more adventurous families with a 11-kilometre nature trail loop known as MacRitchie Trails. Expect to see macaque monkeys, squirrels and monitor lizards amongst the diverse wildlife!
Coney Island Park
Beside Punggol Promenade Nature Walk
Coney Island Park houses a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. It is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, some of which are critically endangered or extinct in the wild.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
60 Kranji Way
An ASEAN Heritage Park, this park features natural mangroves, mudflats, ponds and forests. Native inhabitants include: mudskippers, crabs, shellfish, water snakes, birds, spiders, monitor lizards and otters. The park offers a weekend guided walk too: Pre-register two weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.
Jurong Lake Gardens
104 Yuan Ching Rd
The first national gardens in the heartlands, the revamped Jurong Lakeside Garden now offers park goers a freshwater swamp forest with plants species chosen as a reflection of the Jurong’s natural history before it became an industrial estate. The southernmost section of the gardens features nature trails that is home to woodland birds such as the Spotted wood owl and Laced woodpecker.