Last Updated on 2016-06-16 , 6:57 pm
You know what’s the best thing about parks? They are awesome and romantic places for dates, and they are free. Yes, we are typical Singaporeans. Honestly, we are real fans of the parks in Singapore though. Singapore is so tiny, yet we still have so much greenery and parks in our country. If you don’t visit at least a few of them, you’d be wasting the space anyway right? However, since East Coast Park and West Coast Park seem to be the only parks that appear in our minds when we think of “parks”, we’ve decided to cover other options.
You probably don’t need much of a brain to know this park but our UNESCO-listed park is the first and only tropical garden to receive the UNESCO accolade! If you are on a tight budget, why not see the 10,000 species of flowers, instead of buying fresh flowers in a bouquet?
Gardens by the Bay
This is a bit of a stretch but GBTB is definitely a one-of-a-kind park. The conservatories host many plant species, and sometimes even showcases gorgeous exhibitions like sakura trees. Okay fine, they are not free but the entrance fee is still quite affordable!
For a more central park than ECP, visit Labrador Park for beautiful views of the Southern Seas. History buffs would also appreciate the WWII memorabilia and equipment left behind in the form of bunkers and a fort.
Punggol Waterway Park
The waterway is the longest one in Singapore, and provides a great Instagram background. Besides that, you have four areas that cater to different interests and age groups. Activities you can do here include birdwatching, inline skating or even cycling along the 26km nature loop that connects 4 parks.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
This is definitely a place for nature enthusiasts. Many bird species can be spotted here. However, you will have to be dedicated enough to withstand the humidity of the wetlands and the mosquitoes.
The Southern Ridges
Linking Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill and Kent Ridge Park, the Southern Ridges offer panoramic views from high above. Also, the Hortpark and Henderson Waves Bridge are so beautiful that you should not miss during the trail.
For people who stay in the West, Chinese Garden is the place to go. You can get a gorgeous backdrop of architectural sights such as pagodas, bridges and pavilions. Something more interesting would also be the bonsai garden and live turtles and tortoises.
Music and cultural buffs will definitely appreciate the performances held here on the first Sunday of every month. Every night, the park is also lighted up everywhere, making it a romantic place for date night.
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