Sure, you know and have been to East and West Coast Park a lot, but there are plenty of other waterfront parks in Singapore that will take your breath away.
A part of the Southern Ridges, Labrador Nature Reserve is home to the only coastal cliff in Singapore (great for photography buffs). Once you’ve soaked in the sea view, take a walk around to find the Dragon’s Teeth Gate (also known as Batu Berlayar) and find out more about its important role in Singapore’s maritime history.
I can never get enough of this Northern gem. It is not usually not as crowded as other popular parks and I like how tranquil it is with a gorgeous view of the Straits of Johor. (It is so close to Malaysia that sometimes your mobile phone will kick into auto roaming mode. #TrueStory). If you’re lucky, you might get to see a ship set sail from the nearby Sembawang Shipyard. There’s also a playground for your kids.
If you’re into water sports, Kallang Riverside Park is the place to head to, where dragon boat paddlers and canoeists frequent. Water sports tournaments are also regularly held at the park so you might get to watch one. Or watch them practice. Fitness equipment, jogging and cycling tracks are also available. Add a bit of art to your visit and try to spot the Spirit of Kallang sculptures.
Stretching 11-hectare wide, this coastal park offers a scenic trail and you can even get a panoramic view of the sea from high vantage points. Stroll along the long and wide jetty and if all that walking is making you hungry (and craving for some yummy seafood), the Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant sits somewhere at the halfway point of the jetty, a perfect place for a family meal.
By Muneerah Bee, March 2016