By Kiana Koh
The common scenery in Singapore is tower after tower of buildings and high rise HDB (Housing Development Board) Flats. So naturally, it can get really mundane and boring here, especially if you stay here long enough. In Singapore, it’s almost a rarity to be able to get away from all of our daily hectic lifestyle. I am fairly sure that when the weekends roll around, you would want some personal time, so here are some places where you can refresh and recharge, and also be one with nature!
West Coast Park
Playgrounds? Check. Sun, sand and sea? Check. Scenic views? Check. How better can this place get? Welcome to West Coast Park! A huge park with over 50 hectares of land, it is dubbed the ‘Play centre in the West’. With different playgrounds that cater to people of different ages, you are bound to have some fun! You could have a picnic, play Frisbee or simply just stroll by the sea! I’d recommend strolling by the sea just before the sun sets; the view is simply breathtaking!
One of the playgrounds where adults can play too!
The mini flying fox for kids.
Our next venue calls out to all walking enthusiasts and nature lovers! Did you know that the Southern Ridges in Singapore actually connects Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve? These are some of the picturesque parks in Singapore! Also, Henderson Waves which is famous for its artistic structure as well as being the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore is connected to Mount Faber Park! How convenient is that? Also, do check out other highlights of the Southern Ridges, namely the Forest Walk and the Canopy Walk!
Fort Canning Park
Fort Canning Park is a hilltop landmark that is iconic and historic. Fun fact! Did you know that Fort Canning once served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks? The decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese during WWII was also made in Fort Canning. To date, Fort Canning is a popular choice to hold celebrations, parties, gatherings and even weddings! It is definitely not hard to see why though!Credit to Travis
So do remember to don your most comfortable walking shoes, have plenty of water with you and you are set!