Picnic Spots in Singapore: 15 Places Perfect for an Enjoyable Day Out

15 Fabulous Picnic Spots in Singapore [UPDATED 2021]

What better way to enjoy a day outdoors 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, your closest friends, and 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 ten-minute walk from the nearest MRT station (fittingly called Chinese Garden MRT), is the picnic spot 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 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.

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: 7am7pm

Address: Hindhede Dr

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3. HortPark

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With lawns all across HortPark, have your choice at where youd like to set up your picnic. Regardless of which spot you choose, theres nothing quite like dining outdoors amidst the fresh breeze, warm sunshine, and the 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: 6am11pm

Address: 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578

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4. Singapore Botanic Gardens

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

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 theyre now a thing of the past, we believe the quiet oasis of this picnic spot in Singapore still makes it worth the visit.

P.S. You might spot some chickens running around the Palm Valley, especially where the palm trees are. Just dont be alarmed and continue to enjoy your picnic in peace. (They come in peace too, after all). 

Opening hours: 5am12am

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

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 youre a nature enthusiast, head on 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: 7am7pm

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 comes to mind when we say picnic spots. And yes, we think it is one of the best picnic spots in Singapore.

When you 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 East Coast 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, youre certain to find the ideal picnic spot to accompany your day out.

Address: E Coast Park Service Rd

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 youre 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, and 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

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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.

Fun fact: You can use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to redeem a ticket to visit the Battlebox! 

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, closest friends, and enjoy a day out while admiring the Singaporean skyline!

Opening hours: 8am9pm

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 was 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: 8am9pm

Address: 1 Marina East Drive, Singapore 029996

14. Marina South Drive

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

And there you have it — 15 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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Yi Shao
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.

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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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