Picnic in Singapore: 22 Places Perfect for an Enjoyable Day Out

22 Picnic Spots in Singapore That Are Perfect for an Enjoyable Day Out

What better way to have a relaxing day out with good company?

The idea of having a picnic in Singapore may not be so appealing because of the heat. However, picnic outings in Singapore can be really quite awesome on cloudy days or during the evenings, especially with the fabulous picnic spots available around the country. So grab your picnic basket and your closest friends, then set off to these picnic spots in Singapore!

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Picnic spots in western Singapore

1. The Chinese Garden

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Located a 10-minute walk from the nearest MRT station (fittingly called Chinese Garden MRT) is the picnic spot that many westies might be very familiar with: The Chinese Garden! Though a long walk away, one can certainly look forward to the beauty of The Chinese Garden.

Before you take your picnic right by the lake, take a walk along the Rainbow Bridge which connects The Chinese and Japanese Gardens. Stop to admire the detail that has been put into constructing the bridge.

Fun fact: Bridges are one of the main features of The Chinese Gardens! The Rainbow Bridge in the Chinese Gardens was modelled after the 17-arch bridge in Beijing’s Summer Palace.

Note: It was closed down for renovations in 2022, but don’t fret! The gardens will welcome its guests once more when it reopens sometime in 2023.

Address: Boon Lay Way, Singapore 619795

2. Hindhede Nature Park

One of the lesser-known areas in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Hindhede Nature Park is an excellent picnic spot in Singapore for those who crave a peaceful and quiet oasis. The Hindhede Nature park is also family-friendly, with playgrounds to entertain children and even a mini zip line for the little ones to try out! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to the Hindhede Nature Park Lawn for your picnic. As you dine in your private little sanctuary, admire the view of one of the most photogenic spots in Singapore: the Hindhede Quarry.

Opening hours: 7am to 7pm

Address: Hindhede Dr

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3. HortPark

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With lawns all across HortPark, you’re spoiled for choice where you’d like to set up your picnic. Regardless of which spot you choose, there’s nothing quite like dining outdoors amidst the fresh breeze, warm sunshine, and peaceful greenery of this southern park.

If it gets too hot, move on over to the shaded area of Hort Lawn. After that, check out the Butterfly Gardens or one of the many themed gardens in HortPark. Gardening enthusiasts can also stop by the Greenhouse-Garden Retail and Workshop to get some gardening supplies.

Opening hours: 6am to 11pm

Address: 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578

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4. Singapore Botanic Gardens

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The Palm Valley is one of the best picnic spots in Singapore. Though it’s a bit of a walk away from the nearby Botanic Gardens MRT station, there’s a car park right next to Palm Valley if you’re looking to drive. With a vast open space and palm trees aplenty for shade against the heat, having a picnic at the Singapore Botanic Gardens is sure to be a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle.

Though we might be familiar with the free concerts that used to be held at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage and are probably saddened that they’re now a thing of the past, we believe the quiet oasis of this picnic spot in Singapore still makes it worth the visit.

Note: You might spot some chickens running around the Palm Valley, especially where the palm trees are. Just don’t be alarmed and continue to enjoy your picnic in peace. (They come in peace too, after all). 

Opening hours: 5am to 12am

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

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5. Labrador Nature Reserve

Labrador Nature Reserve is another picnic spot in Singapore that will appeal to history buffs. Before your picnic, why not check out the remnants of Fort Pasir Panjang? Or if you’re a nature enthusiast, head down to Berlayer Creek, a mangrove that supposedly houses 40% of Singapore’s endangered species.

Finally, select one of the many picnic spots around the park and enjoy the sea view as you dine outdoors!

Opening hours: 7am to 7pm

Address: Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore 119187

Picnic spots in eastern Singapore

6. East Coast Park

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East Coast Park is one of the places that immediately come to mind when we say picnic spots. And yes, we think it is one of the best picnic spots in Singapore.

When you hold your picnic at East Coast Park, you can relish the view of the sea as you savour your food. Also, if you encounter bad weather, simply move to one of the many pavilions around the park. With toilets, cafes, and the very famous Lagoon Food Village nearby, there’s not much more a picnic-goer can ask for in a picnic spot. With the park spanning more than 7km, you’re certain to find the ideal picnic spot to accompany your day out.

Address: E Coast Park Service Rd

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Picnic spots in northern Singapore

7. Kranji Reservoir Park

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Located in the north, Kranji Reservoir Park is an excellent picnic spot in Singapore if you’re living in the area. With pavilions around Kranji Reservoir Park, visitors looking to picnic here will not have to worry about the weather! Bring along your picnic basket and enjoy your meal outdoors against the view of the Johor Straits.

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After your picnic, why not head down to one of Kranji Reservoir Park’s two fishing grounds to cast your lines, or enjoy a walk along the coast?

Fun fact: Kranji Reservoir Park is split into Parks A and B, which are separated by the scenic Kranji Way flyover. 

Address: Kranji Way

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Picnic spots in central Singapore

8. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

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Stretching from Upper Thomson Road to Bishan Road is the beautiful Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park! With HDB flats that line both sides of the park, this is certainly the go-to spot for residents in the area. However, this picnic spot is still worth the trip down because of the numerous open spaces and natural fauna and flora that call this park their home. And of course, theres a nearby McDonalds if you wish to grab a cone to blow off the heat; best of all, dining here offers equally picturesque views of the park.

Tip: Want to avoid the crowds? We suggest skipping Sunday as families do throng these open spaces quite quickly.

Address: 1384 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1

9. Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park is a great place to picnic for those looking to learn a little bit about Singapore’s history while on their picnic outing. Before you start on your picnic proper at Fort Canning Green, explore the Battlebox, which is a war museum! Step inside and explore the underground bunker that was used as the command base of General Percival.

Address: Canning Rise

10. Marina Barrage

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Although Marina Barrage is perhaps the most popular picnic spot in Singapore, we still feel that it deserves a spot on our list because of how spectacular the views are. Having a picnic at the Green Roof is an experience of its own. Whether you want to fly a kite, snap some beautiful shots, or simply lie on the field in the sunshine, Marina Barrage is more than just a picnic spot. Grab your picnic basket and closest friends, then enjoy a day out while admiring the Singaporean skyline!

Opening hours: 8am to 9pm

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951

11. The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay

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The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay is one of our favourite picnic spots in Singapore. Of course, the intention is not to shy away from the beauty of Gardens by the Bay and the many attractions that it offers, but to give credit to this secret picnic spot! Luckily, we stumbled upon this space when we were exploring the area, and were taken aback by the (quite literally) uninterrupted views of the Marina Bay Sands! Many people seemed to know about this secret, fabulous picnic spot in Singapore. Besides, we’d like as many people to share in this beauty!

The nearby car park and toilets make The Meadow a convenient and quiet spot for your next picnic outing.

Address: Marina Park

12. Bay East Garden at Gardens by the Bay

It should come as no surprise that we’ve featured yet another picnic spot in Gardens by the Bay on our list; any spot that offers uninterrupted views of Singapore’s most iconic attractions is certainly worthy of a perfect picnic outing. Enter the Bay East Gardens — an ideal picnic spot in Singapore for people who call Tanjong Rhu their home! Choose from the many open lawns on the premises with your picnic basket, a book in hand, and bask away your day off soaking in the warm sunshine.

Address: 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440

13. Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant & Public Space

A newer addition to the list of picnic spots in Singapore, the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant & Public Space is leading the game in being Singapore’s first green space. The nearest car park is located a 10-minute walk away, where its only access is via the Eastern Coastal Park Connector Network on foot or bicycle (i.e. no cars are allowed anywhere nearby!). Truly the epitome of a private oasis away from the chaos and rush of Singapore’s city life, this spot comes highly recommended for your next picnic outing if you crave a mental break.

Opening hours: 8am–9pm

Address: 1 Marina East Drive, Singapore 029996

14. Marina South Drive

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A drive around Singapore’s southern area led us to Marina South Drive, where we stumbled upon a group of cars parked in this area (see picture above). Thankfully, our curiosity got the better of us and we decided to park here too. Luckily, we were greeted by an open field of picnic groups and kites in the air! And of course, the warm sunshine and uninterrupted view of the Singapore skyline was a cherry on top to an already spectacular sight.

Certainly, one that might be unbeknownst to many, we’d truly recommend Marina South Drive’s open field for your next picnic outing if you want to explore the lesser-known parts of Singapore!

Address: Near the junction of Marina South Drive and Marina Gardens Drive

15. The Lawn @ Marina Bay

Though having a picnic in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District might sound strange, don’t overlook the beauty of The Lawn @ Marina Bay! Enjoy your picnic as you bask in the warm sunshine and open views of some of Singapore’s most iconic attractions; challenge yourself to see how many you can identify! With towering skyscrapers aplenty and an excellent view of the waterfront in the distance, a trip here will be well worth it.

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Apart from this, The Lawn is located right above the Marina Bay Link Mall, where you can purchase any last-minute snacks you might have forgotten. And in case you encounter bad weather, simply head in to wait out the rain.

Address: 8A Marina Blvd, Singapore 018984

Other places for a sheltered or indoor picnic in Singapore

16. Henderson Waves

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No other pedestrian space in the Little Red Dot is as eye-catching as the Henderson Waves. Standing at 36 metres, this bridge does its job of providing safe passage to locals and tourists while looking absolutely stylish! Shell-like crevices keep the sun away while also creating a vantage point to watch the sunset. Add to that strategically placed LED light instalments and you have one of the most perfect picnic places in Singapore.

Address: Henderson Rd, Singapore

Operating Hours: 7am to 7pm

17. Jewel Changi Airport

If you think an airport is hardly one of the best picnic places in Singapore, Jewel Changi Airport is here to make you reconsider. The airport can easily and immediately accommodate this indulgence. You can even buy everything you need for a picnic within the vicinity! After shopping for a mat, picnic basket, and food, just simply head to the area near the unmissable HSBC Rain Vortex

There are a few spots where you can set your picnic up for an unbridled view of the man-made waterfall. Surely, it will be a feast for both your eyes and stomach!

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666

Opening hours: 24 hours daily

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18. SkyPark at VivoCity

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The SkyPark at VivoCity isn’t entirely weatherproof but it does have a lot of sheltered spaces. It is inside a mall, after all! That said, it is undoubtedly a fun place to have a picnic. SkyPark has plenty of wooden benches for resting or picnics, of course!

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There’s also a big pool that’s just ankle-deep, perfect for wading whenever the heat turns up. Paddle boats are also available for rentals, so kids can enjoy themselves in the water!

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, Level 3, Singapore 098585

Opening hours: 6am to 11pm

19. The Star Terrace

More than just a platform for amazing performances, The Star Terrace at The Star Vista is also a great option for a semi-indoor picnic in Singapore. Simply bring your picnic basket and take a seat on one of the wood and stone benches. And since the terrace is high up on the third floor, there are easily sweeping views of sunsets as you munch on your snacks.

Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm 

20. PAssion WAve @ Jurong Lake Gardens

For water sports junkies, PAssion WAve @ Jurong Lake Gardens is a great hotspot for such activities. But if you don’t want to get wet and just enjoy an indoor picnic in Singapore, the park’s recreational area provides an ample amount of shade. There isn’t a lot of seating in the area, but that’s alright! The wooden planks decked out as the area’s floors make for a comfy and rustic spot to lay out a picnic mat.

Address: 100 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618662

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm (Tuesday to Friday); 8am to 6pm (Saturday and Sunday)

21. Esplanade Roof Terrace

One of Esplanade Roof Terrace’s pride is its wide and meticulously manicured green spaces. It is a refreshing sheltered picnic spot in Singapore with an impressive view of the skyline. The trees on the terrace are an excellent shade against the sun, while settling on their tidy lawns is a refreshing sensation during picnics.

Restaurants are also nearby the terrace, just in case you still feel peckish after the picnic.

Address: 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802

Opening hours: 10am to 9pm

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22. Arena @ L3

Arena @ L3 at Changi City Point is an excellent place to lounge in Singapore, especially if you’re with family. In the middle of the space is a wet playground for kids if the day becomes too hot. There’s also a treehouse trail that’s cool and shady which is a perfect perch for picnics.

Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

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And there you have it — the best picnic spots in Singapore that are certain to make a perfect day outdoors. As you venture to some of these lesser-known picnic spots, take the time to appreciate Singapore’s off-the-beaten tracks. Who knows, you might come across a gem that not many others might know of!

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Cassandra Nerva
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Cassandra seeks comfort in warm blankets, period dramas, and all things hazelnut. If she's not getting carried away with a wartime novel or decorating her house with plants & fairy lights, she's uncovering hidden gems around her as she continues to embrace her keen sense of adventure.


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Aldous Vince Cabildo

Ever since growing up, Aldous learned how to look at things from an historical perspective. So whenever the opportunity to travel arises, he makes sure to go to places that contain local stories and memories. From there, he takes in the lessons from the past and picks out what to learn, or should it interest him, what to unlearn. At any chance he gets, he also makes sure to try out local cuisine. When not charting his next destination, Aldous likes to explore worlds found in video games, hip-hop, film, and professional wrestling. He is a proud resident of Tondo.


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Yi Shao

Yi Shao is constantly on the lookout for new adventures, which had led her from the mountains in Salzberg to the bustling night markets of Taiwan. While she is currently in Singapore finishing up her university education, she still seeks out the lesser known places in her hometown before she embarks on her next big adventure.