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TOP PICNIC SPOTS IN SINGAPORE

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  24 Jun 2022

Singapore is home to an assortment of pristine parks and grand gardens that are perfect for an afternoon in the great outdoors. Grab your picnic basket and set off for these top picnic places in Singapore.

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Packing Tips for a Picnic in Singapore

Taking your meal on the move is plenty of fun, but forgetting essential items isn’t. Here are five items you might want to pack for your next picnic at the park.

 

Condiments & Seasoning

It’s the little things that make life that much better; pack some ketchup, mustard, or chilli sauce for that extra kick of flavour in your food.

Utensils

Utensils and Napkins

To ensure a sustainable meal, it’s best to load your picnic basket with eco-friendly disposable plates, napkins, cups, and cutlery. Better yet, take your picnic up a notch with some glasses or your best porcelain.

 

Insulated Flask and Frozen Bottles of water

For hot beverages or foods, an insulated flask or container is essential for keeping everything warm while minimising spills. Ice packs are great when you want to keep items cool, but frozen bottles of water help to keep things chilled and provide a source of cool drinks after the water has melted down.

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Cutting or Serving Board

If cheese, fruit, or cakes are on the menu, bring along a cutting board to make slicing and serving a lot easier. You could also elevate the fun by getting your guests involved and using the board to prepare foods such as sandwiches.

 

Trash Bags

From urban neighbourhoods to the CBD, Singapore has a stellar reputation for its cleanliness, and picnic spots are no different. To ensure they remain well kept and clean, carry a few trash bags with you to dispose of any food waste. They are also handy for storing any soiled dishes or utensils that you’ll have to bring home.

 

Top Picnic Spots in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Located within a painterly landscape of lush greenery and vibrant flora, Gardens by the Bay is where wonders bloom. A celebrated destination by visitors worldwide, these pastoral escapades are teeming with stunning attractions, including the ethereal Cloud Forest, the breathtaking indoor waterfall, and the colourfully captivating Flower Dome.

Be sure not to miss the iconic Supertree Grove. These tall marvels look straight out of a sci-fi movie and are a sight to behold. Come evening, everything lights up like a colourful carnival, making it an illuminating backdrop for a whimsical night picnic.

Best spot for: An Instagrammable picnic

 

For picnic bites, look no further than Origin + Bloom at Marina Bay Sands for delicious artisanal sandwiches and cakes. Pizza fans will adore the pies from Roberta’s, and you’ll find freshly baked pastries and tempting smoothies at SweetSpot, located at ArtScience Museum.

Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage

No more than a short walk away from Gardens by the Bay is the impressionable Marina Barrage. Stretching from Marina East to Marina South across the 350m long Marina Channel, this extraordinary dam is Singapore’s 15th reservoir and spans an area of approximately 10,000 hectares.

On the rooftop, you’ll find an expansive lawn of crisply cut grass with a marvellous view of the city. A popular spot with families, the lofty location captures wind corridors, making it one of the best places for flying kites.

Best spot for: A family picnic

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens

As you stroll through Singapore Botanic Gardens, the din from the city begins to fade away while the placid greenery captivates you with its calming spell. Several lakes flow throughout the Gardens, but our recommendation for the best picnic location has to be the idyllic Symphony Lake. To keep the little ones entertained, head for the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.

These are just a few things you can do at the Botanic Gardens. Check out our in-depth guide and discover in detail why it’s the go-to picnic spot in Singapore.

Best spot for: A romantic picnic

East Coast Park

East Coast Park

A long-standing favourite with locals and visitors alike, East Coast Park is brimming with picnic places to kick back and recreational activities for an all-day picnic. Spanning over 185 hectares and a stunning coastline stretching from Changi to Marina Bay, East Coast Park lives up to its moniker of “Recreational For All” in the grandest ways. While it’s a dream to walk around, wheels are very much welcome here, and the pristine paths make it a joy to leisurely cycle and see the scenery.

You can also turn up the tempo and get your adrenaline rush over at the Xtreme Skate park or make a splash with aquatic sports. For a more relaxing activity, East Coast Park is an excellent location for fishing, and kids will love burning some energy off at the Marine Cove.

Best spot for: an action-packed picnic

Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park

Continuing the themes of history and horticulture, Fort Canning Park is home to some of Singapore’s most culturally important stories. Formerly the location of 14th Century palaces and the British Army Headquarters, Fort Canning Park’s numerous historical gardens and leafy spaces create impressionable moments that will look stunning on camera.

Start the day early with a visit to Farquhar Garden. You’ll find natural history drawings and unique wildlife paintings of the area, commissioned by Major-General William Farquhar, the first British Resident and Commandant of Singapore after his first encounters in the Malay Peninsula.

Fort Canning Park

Next, make your way to Singapore’s first Botanic Garden. Covering 20 hectares and founded in 1822, this spot was essential to Singapore’s growth as it was where many crops, spices, fruits, and vegetation were grown and harvested.

Check out Raffles Garden before lunch and its array of plant species unique to Southeast Asia. From there, take your picnic basket and appetite to Jubilee Park. Located on the Park’s western slopes, this family-friendly area is filled with open space perfect for enjoying your picnic. Jubilee Park is also popular for outdoor events and performances, so you might enjoy some entertainment while you feast.

Best spot for: A quiet picnic

 

That concludes our list of the top picnic places in Singapore. Whether you’re looking for a lively recreational space or somewhere more secluded, the city has enough options to suit every occasion.

Elevate your outdoor adventures with our guide to Glamping, where you will find a host of ideas for some of the best sheltered picnic spots in Singapore.

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