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Best Green Spaces Singapore

Nature can reduce stress. Don’t believe me? Try visiting these green spaces in Singapore

One time, I was having a particularly rough week at work. Deadlines were looming, and I was about to lose it. I’ve decided to visit my Ah Ma.

Instead of finding her in her usual spot, sipping tea, and reading the newspaper, I saw her with a gardening knife. “Come with me, Mei. The park needs some weeding,” she said.

Initially skeptical, we walked together to East Coast Park, then I found myself getting sucked into the rhythm of pulling weeds and listening to Ah Ma’s stories about her childhood.

When we finished, I felt a surprising calm wash over me. I realized that nature wasn’t just pretty; it was a powerful antidote to the stressors of modern life. 

So, I’m here to introduce you to the best green spaces in Singapore, which might become your sweet escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Gardens by the Bay


Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr 

This popularly known green space in Singapore isn’t just a visual spectacle; it’s a haven for the mind, body, and soul!

Surrounded by lush greenery and the gentle sounds of water features, it’s easy to escape the daily grind and reconnect with a sense of calm.

But I’d like you to think of this place as a “choose-your-own-adventure playground” for nature lovers.

Feeling zen? Take a yoga class on a grassy field.

Want to unleash your inner child? Get lost in the Supertree Grove at night.

Locals love coming here for their daily dose of nature therapy. You might spot Singaporean aunties power-walking in their finest activewear or families picnicking under the shade of big drees.

East Coast Park

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Address: E Coast Park Service Rd 

I want you to think of East Coast Park as Singapore’s giant green playground by the sea. It’s a 15-kilometer stretch of sandy beaches that’ll have you saying, “Bye-bye stress, hello good vibes!”

While the beaches are a major draw, this park also features landscaped areas and coastal forests. 

 It’s the perfect spot to unwind, recharge, and reconnect with nature – or whip out your yoga mat and strike a pose, downward-facing stress be gone!

You can also walk around and find bike rental shops for a breezy ride along the coast.

Pulau Ubin

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Address: 51 Lorong Bekukong 

Can you imagine exploring an island trail surrounded by the chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves? How about spotting a cheeky monkey swinging through the trees? 

Not sure about the second one, but you might experience them at Pulau Ubin! This is one of Singapore’s most fascinating green spaces with a treasure trove of history. 

You can visit the abandoned granite quarries that once provided the stone for Lion City’s iconic landmarks or wander through the kampongs and chat with the friendly locals about the origin of the island.

But Pulau Ubin is more than just a historical relic—it’s a thriving ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife.

The Chek Jawa Wetlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also a must-visit for nature enthusiasts in Pulau Ubin. It offers a glimpse into the delicate balance of coastal ecosystems that will surely relax your senses!

MacRitchie Reservoir

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Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park 298717

Singapore’s urban jungle might have towering skyscrapers, but nestled within its heart lies a hidden gem: MacRitchie Reservoir.

The reservoir and its surrounding areas are teeming with diverse flora and fauna. It’s a vibrant showcase of the country’s natural heritage, from playful otters and cheeky monkeys to various birdlife and insects.

You can hike or bike along scenic trails, rent a kayak, and explore the tranquil waters, or challenge yourself with the iconic TreeTop Walk—a mesmerizing suspension bridge offering breathtaking rainforest canopy views.

Henderson Waves Bridge

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Address: Southern Ridges, Telok Blangah Hill Park

This award-winning bridge isn’t just about aesthetics. Although let’s be honest, those curves are pretty stunning!

As you meander along its scenic slopes, look for hidden chambers. These are your portals to the rainforest below. 

While there’s nothing much to do in this spot, you can go for a scenic jog with your camera and capture a selfie in your activewear featuring the bridge’s architecture.

Fort Canning Park

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Address: River Valley Rd

If you’re tired of exploring the city and stressing about your life, it’s time you visit this verdant jungle! Okay, it’s a well-maintained park, but its greens will still make you think you’re in some jungle action. 

You can wander through Fort Canning Park’s Spice Garden and inhale the intoxicating aromas of its flower blooms. 

But this green space is not just for adults. It also features a playground perfect for a fun afternoon with your little ones. 

While the kids swing and slide, you can relax on a nearby bench and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Bukit Batok Nature Park

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Address: Cnr Bukit Batok East Avenue 2, Bukit Batok East Ave 6

Legend has it that this iconic green space in Singapore was once a burial ground. Spooky! Could this be why it’s known for its high concentration of fruit trees? 

Perhaps the spirits, in their afterlife, developed quite the sweet tooth! 

Of course, there’s always a more scientific explanation. It could be that the soil in Bukit Batok Nature Park is exceptionally fertile, providing the perfect growing conditions for these fruit trees.

Now, let’s forget all these spooky talks and dive deep into what amazing things you can do here.

A network of trails winds through the forest, which you can explore. If you feel like going for an adventure, lace up your sports shoes and take a scenic hike in this magnificent place.

If you have extra energy, you can challenge yourself to the highest peak and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Address: 1 Cluny Rd

You’re about to enter a wonderland of exotic plants, themed gardens, and enough flora and fauna explosions to make a botanist faint (in a good way).

Singapore Botanic Gardens offers a kaleidoscope of plant life from around the world, guaranteed to leave you speechless. 

You can join a free guided tour focusing on specific interests, such as orchids, medicinal plants, or the history of the gardens.

The best part is that most areas here are free to explore. This makes it an accessible green space for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a local visitor or a tourist on a budget.

Coney Island

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Address: Punggol Promenade Nature Walk

Do you want to experience the wild, untamed green space of Singapore? Then to Coney Island, you go!

This is where crumbling colonial structures whisper forgotten stories, and playful monkeys might critique your choice of picnic snacks (seriously, they have impeccable taste).

As you approach this Lion City’s slice of paradise, lush greenery and abandoned buildings come into view. You may explore the remnants of old military installations, picturing the soldiers who once manned these outposts. 

The air hums with the sounds of nature – birds chirping, leaves rustling, and maybe the distant hooting of an owl.

It’s where you can reconnect with nature, delve into the country’s history, and maybe even have a hilarious encounter with a monkey.

So, next time you’re looking for an escape from the ordinary, be sure to put this place on your “to visit” list!

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Address: 301 Neo Tiew Cres

This oasis is a wildlife party bursting with exotic birds, mudskippers that defy the laws of physics, and creatures so rare you might feel like you are on the hunt for a legendary torch bird.

You can explore network trails, and friendly guides will give you fun and educational details about this place.

To add a little adventure to your visit here, you can join a guided kayaking tour and explore the waterways from a different perspective.

Labrador Nature Reserve

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Address: 91 Labrador Villa Rd Singapore

If you’re ready to ditch the city’s air-conditioned embrace for fresh air and a dose of history, I have just the place for you – Labrador Nature Reserve!

This is one of Singapore’s green spaces with towering trees that provide a shady escape from the sun’s heat.

But it’s not just all greens in there; there are also historical areas you can explore, like the ruins of an old fort. Here, you can picture fierce battles in a bygone era.

Unlike most parks in Singapore, this green space features a dramatic rocky coastline. Hikers along its trails are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and city skyline. 

Another fun thing to do here is unearthing the fragrant secrets of Labrador’s hidden spice gardens. You’ll breathe in the scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.