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Hidden Parks in Singapore You No Longer Have to Miss Out On Thanks to This Article

Hidden Parks in Singapore You No Longer Have to Miss Out On Thanks to This Article

Tired of stumbling upon the same tourist haunts? Whenever we go to the iconic Merlion Park, we always find ourselves surrounded by throngs of tourists, mouths agape, all aiming for that quirky photo illusion of catching the Merlion’s spouting water. 

Every spot that looks promising seems to be taken, leaving us wondering where one can possibly stand if they want that much-coveted photo. 

In today’s article, there’s no need to worry about waiting for your turn to get a nice photo or a stranger photobombing your photos – these spots are all yours to enjoy! 

From tucked-away gems near bustling areas to tranquil oases far from the Central Area, here are the best places where you can get your nature fix! 

1. Hampstead Wetlands Park

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Address: 1 Baker St, Singapore 799977

Nestled within the Seletar Aerospace Park, Hampstead Wetlands Park is an off-the-beaten gem amidst the industrial landscape, offering a peaceful escape in the company of nature. 

Though it has a hidden allure, it’s a bit of a well-known location among bird watchers, as there are a lot of avian species flocking to the area frequently. 

One of the popular sightings is the White-Breasted Waterhen, usually frolicking in the waters. 

2. Duxton Plain Park

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Address: New Bridge Rd, Singapore 089140

Contact details: +65 1800 471 7300

An old train track was revitalized and now reborn as Duxton Plain Park, a green landscape hidden in plain sight of Chinatown. 

An interesting highlight you can expect during your visit is how the skyscrapers act as a backdrop to this park, a striking juxtaposition of urban modernity and natural tranquility. 

Additionally, there are a lot of trees to look out for, including the iconic Lee Kuan Yew memorial tree, a symbol of legacy within the park. 

Moreover, Duxton Plain Park also boasts several art installations, as well as various bird species that have made a home out of this verdant oasis. 

3. Telok Blangah Hill Park

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Address: 10, Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178

Contact details: +65 1800 471 7300

Spanning 34 hectares, you won’t expect to find something like Telok Blangah Hill Park in the modern landscape of Singapore. 

While it’s somewhat known among locals, stumbling upon it on your own is not common unless you have a keen 6th sense that tells you where the green spaces are! Hence why it made it to our list. 

It’s known for its Forest Walk, a 1.3-kilometer walkway that takes adventurers on a scenic stroll. Locals usually go here to do their morning exercises, especially those who want to do some meditation to jumpstart their busy day. 

The Henderson Waves is also another popular feature, the highest footbridge in Singapore, which also happens to be a stunning architectural marvel. 

4. Woodlands Waterfront Park 

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Address: Admiralty Rd W, Singapore 759956

Contact details: +65 1800 471 7300

Tucked away far in the northernmost area of Singapore is the Woodlands Waterfront Park, a fascinating reprieve from the city noise. 

We love it for its waterfront promenade, offering breathtaking views to savor while leisurely strolling along this scenic stretch. 

If you stop by and further indulge in this spectacle, you’ll even see the Straits of Johor, the boundary between Singapore and Malaysia. 

5. Jurong Eco Garden

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Address: Cleantech Loop, Singapore

Jurong Eco Garden is a charming escape from the fast-paced life of Singapore. It’s located right at the end of Nanyang Technological University, so it rarely attracts a bustling crowd. 

It’s a great location to unwind and reconnect with nature through its variety of offerings. 

One of our favorite highlights of this park is the sculptures, which create a captivating ambiance that elevates its aesthetic appeal. 

Bird watchers will also find Jurong Eco Garden extremely pleasant, as it is said to be a great spot to see a variety of bird species, some of which are rare sights. 

6. Bukit Batok Town Park

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Address: Bukit Batok Street 52, Singapore

Bukit Batok Town Park is a hidden park a lot of locals don’t even know about. 

Its most notable highlight is the strikingly unique rock formation by the lake, adding an intriguing allure to the landscape that makes you want to visit. 

Aside from that, there have also been a lot of sightings of the Grey-Headed Fish Eagle, so bring your binoculars and be on the lookout!

7. Yishun Pond Park 

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Address: Yishun Central, Singapore 760323

Contact details: +65 1800 471 7300

Located a little over 30 minutes away from Singapore’s Central Area is Yishun Pond Park, a serene escape right next to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. 

The main attraction is certainly the spiral tower, a walkway that gives a mesmerizing viewpoint of the whole park. 

You can also expect to spot a variety of species during your visit such as the Malayan Water Monitor and the White Bellied Sea Eagle. 

8. Pearl’s Hill City Park 

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Address: Chin Swee Road &, Pearl’s Hill Rd, Singapore 169879

Contact details: +65 1800 471 7300

Pearl’s Hill City Park is one of the most accessible hidden parks in Singapore, especially if you’re coming from the area where all the buzz is. 

Situated not too far away from the Chinatown MRT station, you’d be surprised by how easy it is to miss this area if you’re not looking for it. However, those who aren’t afraid to venture into the unknown will find themselves rewarded with an enchanting landscape. 

Aside from unwinding and appreciating its beautiful natural sights, we also like going here for some low-impact exercises. Trust us, your Fitbit will thank you!