Whether it’s for a relaxing day with friends or a romantic date outdoors, there’s just something very charming about picnics. It’s one of the best ways to relax, take in some fresh air, and enjoy the great outdoors — all while digging into your favourite dishes and spending quality time with your favourite people.
If you’re all for catching some sun out on an airy grass patch while munching on some goodies and would love to plan a picnic but don’t know where to go… Here are 21 scenic picnic spots across Singapore to consider having that picnic!
Gallop Extension at Botanic Gardens
Yes we know, the Botanic Gardens are up there with Marina Barrage and ECP as one of the most popular picnic spots in Singapore. But it’s worth making a trip down again for an afternoon out at the spanking new Gallop Extension within the gardens. With a scenic patch of grass set under the shadow of the regal colonial bungalow, you’d feel like you’re chilling out in a country house backyard.
Upper Seletar Reservoir Park
Not many picnic spots in Singapore can boast of a majestic lake view and amidst exuberant greenery, all while looking like a scene out of a travel catalogue, especially in the amber glow of the sun quietly dipping into the water. Bring a date along to bask in the weakening sunset glow under the shadow of the iconic lone tree — a vivid scene sure to make a lasting impression on them.
📍 Along Mandai Road Track 7, off Mandai Road
Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant
Sick of going to Marina Barrage for the millionth time? Opened just last year, Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant boasts of a lush green rooftop that provides similar sweeping views atop the roof, just with fewer people and kites obscuring the sky — since kite flying is prohibited here. The rooftop is also lined with water farms around the perimeter to add a little more serenity to your picnic experience.
📍 1 Marina East Drive, S029996
🕒 8am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
If you’re looking for a picnic spot that spirits you out of Singapore, the picturesque Hindhede Quarry is your answer. The Hindhede Nature Park is designed with families in mind with easier walking trails and playgrounds, so it’s a good spot to bring the little ones. It’s also a place bustling with wildlife so if you’re lucky, you can even see some vividly coloured birds swoop down to scoop their prey out of the water.
📍 Along Hindhede Drive
🕒 7am – 7pm (Mon to Sun)
Telok Blangah Hill Park
Fancy a picnic filled with fabulous flora? Make a trek down Telok Blangah Hill Park where a lone gazebo sits atop a series of stone terraces laid with dignified stone steps while lush swaths of Bougainvillea blanket the terraces. You can catch the flowers bloom and transform the park into a vivacious sea of pink during August, so get some munchies and head over to take in the sweeping views and gorgeous flowers.
📍 10, Telok Blangah Green, 109178
If you enjoy the sea breeze and the hypnotic dance of waves, a weekend getaway to the horseshoe-shaped beach at Lazarus Island is in order. Unlike the drab shades of murky green you see at other popular seaside picnic spots in Singapore — sorry, ECP fans — the water here is dyed in a clean refreshing turquoise, acting as a great backdrop for picnics and kite flying.
📍 Lazarus Island
🕒 Dependent on ferry schedule
Jurong Lake Gardens
If you’ve been here during the evening time, you’d know how gorgeous it is when the golden light hits. Plant yourself down on the water’s edge and revel in the scenery as the neighbouring buildings and Chinese Gardens leave reflective imprints into the idyllic waterfront. If you’re a pawrent, there’s even a dog run here for your fur child to run rampant.
📍 104 Yuan Ching Road Singapore 618665
Fort Canning Park
It’s really free estate here for picnic goers, with multiple great spots for you to set your mat down. There’s the sprawling vista at Fort Canning Green or you can crawl into the shadier spots near Fort Gate to avoid the heat. Besides the picnic spots, you can explore the area for Singapore’s historical landmarks, grab some bakes from Tiong Bahru Bakery, or pose at the ever-popular spiral staircase to bolster your IG feed.
📍 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Esplanade Roof Terrace
Besides being a cultural hub of Singapore, Esplanade has something else to offer — a Roof Terrace that provides a great vantage spot over the Singapore river. You won’t find many other picnic spots in Singapore where you peep national symbols like the Merlion and MBS all in one place. Not to mention the wealth of food options available to you in the heart of the city — definitely one of the most convenient picnic spots you can find in Singapore.
Pearl’s Hill City Park
Built around a reservoir on top of Pearl’s Hill Terrace, this park is a hidden oasis away from the bustle of the city. You can feed the terrapins while enjoying the serenity of the pond and the thriving foliage, especially when the lotus flowers are in bloom. Reaching this quaint little spot requires a bit of a climb but if you’re looking for some peace and quiet from the city, it might be worth it.
📍 Along Chin Swee Road, Pearl’s Hill Rd, Singapore 169879
Hort Park is an idyllic retreat just minutes away from the city, not only is it convenient but it has gorgeously manicured lawns and beautifully designed gardens that make it a popular wedding spot. Food options are also readily available in the vicinity, with many cafes at the ready. Plus, if you’re looking for one a great picnic spot in Singapore for a romantic day out, it’s close proximity to Mt Faber to watch the sun go down.
📍 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578
🕒 6am – 11pm (Mon to Sun)
The Lost Ark
Hidden near the old Alexandra Hospital and surrounded by lush greenery is The Lost Ark, a huge fallen tree that’s been converted into a rustic deck, complete with stairs for easy climbing access and chairs to chill on.
Hunting for the hidden deck itself is half the fun, and once you manage to find it, the charming spot is the perfect place to sit down, enjoy the breeze, and have a picnic.
📍 20 Warwick Rd, Singapore 139010
Punggol Waterway Park
For a picnic with a scenic view, head to Punggol Waterway Park, where you’ll find lush greenery and beautiful bridges overlooking the Punggol waterway.
Lay out your mat at the Nature Cove for a view of the waterfront, and try to spot the occasional otters swimming by or migratory birds flying past. And to end your day, a short walk will take you to the Jewel Bridge, which offers a stunning view of the sunset.
📍 Sentul Cres, Singapore 821313
Pasir Ris Park
It’s not just picnicking you’ll be able to do at Pasir Ris Park. Here, you’ll also find water sports, a maze garden, multiple nature trails, and a stable where you can feed ponies and have a go at horse-riding.
When you’re done exploring all that the park has to offer, the open lawns and stone tables all around make for great spots to refuel with a nice picnic.
📍 Along Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519639
Gardens by the Bay
With sprawling lawns, beautiful gardens, and lots of greenery, Gardens by the Bay is one of the best go-to spots for a picnic.
Lay down your picnic mat at the waterfront Bay East Garden for an incredible view of the Marina Bay skyline, or head to the new Active Garden where you’ll find a musical playground, a communal garden, and a pet-friendly cafe.
If a picnic on the beach sounds like your thing, Sentosa has several pristine white beaches that boast scenic views and a nice sea breeze.
Stay at Siloso Beach till after dark and you’ll get to experience the interactive Magical Shores lightshow, which starts at 7.30pm every night. Alternatively, head to Palawan Beach, where you can cross the suspension beach to reach the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia, a small islet with two viewing towers that will give you a panoramic view of the sea.
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
With a landscape pond, beautiful greenery, and a river running through the middle, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is one of Singapore’s most picturesque green spaces. It’s also one of the biggest urban parks in the country, so you’ll have no issue securing a picnic spot here.
And while you’re there, you can also take a walk around the Butterfly Habitat, watch adorable dogs dash around the Dog Runs, or check out the Lotus Pond with its beautiful Japanese-style bridges.
📍 Along Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
West Coast Park
If you have young kids in your party, West Coast Park is one of the best places to head to for a picnic. Here, you’ll find a sand play area, cycling paths, and of course, the popular playground that all kids love — complete with a flying fox, swings, and rope climbing structures.
The park itself is also huge, which means that there’s lots of open space for you to lay down your picnic mat and enjoy the sea breeze as the kids run around.
📍 W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126978
Changi Beach Park
If you want a beach picnic without the crowds, Changi Beach Park is your best bet. Here, you’ll find sandy beaches dotted with coconut palms, a great view, and lots of benches, shelters, and even barbeque pits.
For a convenient and delicious picnic, there are also plenty of food options nearby that offer takeaway (if you’re too lazy to actually prepare your picnic food – I feel you), including the Changi Village Hawker Centre, and the Little Island Brewing Company.
📍 Nicoll Dr, Singapore 498991
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
A picnic usually isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, but you’ll find that the many benches, huts, and observation decks along the way act as great spots for a relaxing picnic amidst nature.
Try to spot the mudskippers, uncommon fish, and exotic fish as you eat — and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a water monitor lizard, otter, or estuarine crocodile.
📍 Visitor Centre: 60 Kranji Way, #01-00, Singapore 739453; Wetland Centre: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
🕒 7am – 7pm (Mon to Sun)
Changi Bay PCN
With manicured lalang grass lining the paths, wooden boardwalks that look out to the sea, and a beautiful view of the pink morning sunrise, the newly opened Changi Bay Park Connector Network almost looks like Korea’s famous Jeju Island.
For sweeping views of the sea, head to the rest stops with the wooden log benches. Otherwise, a seat underneath the lone trees also makes for a scenic picnic spot.
📍 Aviation Park Road
So the next time you’re wondering what to do and if the weather’s perfect, why not pack a picnic basket and head down to one of these 21 spots for a lovely picnic with a view!
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