10 places to picnic in Singapore

Having a picnic is a perfect outdoor activity for all ages! Pack some picnic food, and unwind with friends and family at these places in Singapore.

Where to Have Picnic in Singapore
Where to Have Picnic in Singapore

1. Woodlands waterfront park

Located near Woodlands Checkpoint, expect to see Johor Bahru just opposite from Woodlands Waterfront Park. It's probably the closest you can get to Malaysia!

You can choose to have your picnic at the 400m jetty - the longest in Singapore - or find a nice spot on the grass patch around the park beside the jetty.

If you have kids, pop over to the playground to experience the high elements and climb onto the spiderweb-looking ropes to get to the lookout tower on top!

If you are up for some walking, you can have a stroll along the 1.5km waterfront promenade and enjoy the breathtaking sea views, especially during sunset and sunrise!

2. Lazarus island

Take a ferry out from the mainland and enjoy a picnic on this little island - it will make you feel like you are travelling to Indonesia or Malaysia!

Head over to Marina South Pier and purchase tickets over the counter or get tickets online for a 20-minute ferry ride to reach St John Island. From there, walk over to the link bridge and cross over to Lazarus Island - it is about 10 minutes walk.

Once you are there, you can walk around to choose the perfect spot for your picnic and activities!

To maximise the time spent there, we highly recommend you to fly kites, go fishing, set up a hammock or do some watersports at the beach.

Where to Have Picnic in Singapore
Where to Have Picnic in Singapore

3. hort park

The best place to have your picnic at Hort Park is at Hort Lawn, located near the toilets, facilities and entrance. It is a really pretty spot to take pictures and there's plenty of space to carry out your activities!

While you are there, try exploring their 20 different themed gardens! The kids can have a feel of nature and outdoors at the Nature Playgarden as well.

4. yishun dam

One of Yishun's hidden gems is this scenic lookout at Yishun Dam where you can relax and unwind. It is located beside a small road so it might get a little noisy with oncoming cars and bikes, which might not be kids and elderly-friendly.

We would recommend this place if you are looking for a place to spend quality time with your partner or good friends!

If you are staying in the north, it will be a good idea to cycle and stop here for a quick rest while enjoying a great view. Of course, this is a wonderful place to witness sunrise and sunsets!

If you walk right to one end of Yishun Dam, you will find Rower's Bay Park - a 2km boardwalk that is perfect for Instagram shots.

Pro-tip: There are no toilets around, so it is best to drive here. If you are going at night, bring insect repellent and a jacket as well as it can get chilly!

Where to Have Picnic in Singapore
Where to Have Picnic in Singapore

5. Upper seletar reservoir park

Located in Central Singapore, Upper Seletar Reservoir Park is an ideal place to be if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Peaceful with scenic lakeside views, this is again one of the best places to view the sunset and sunrise! It will definitely be a stunning view if you're at night when there is a full moon.

It is recommended to drive or ride a motorbike to get to this place. Might be a little tricky to get here via public transport unless you are up for an adventure - it is a 10-minute walk from Nee Soon Camp.

6. jurong lake gardens

Plus point for this one for its easy access! Just alight from either Chinese Gardens MRT or Lakeside MRT and you'll be there.

There are several areas you can explore at Jurong Lake Gardens so take your time to decide on the final spot for your picnic!

It's a fantastic place to have ultimate fun with the kids, including a big playground called Forest Ramble where you can bounce on trampolines, play with swings, zoom away on ziplines and of course - slides! Sounds like even the adults might forget about adulting here!

For those who want to take some awesome pictures for the 'gram, head over to the scenic Grasslands.

Other than that, take a stroll along Rasau Walk - a mesmerising red boardwalk along the water's edge for you to enjoy the serenity of the Jurong Lake.

Where to Have Picnic in Singapore
Where to Have Picnic in Singapore

7. Sengkang riverside park

Sengkang Riverside Park is a great place to go for a picnic, especially for those staying nearby who feel like having a random picnic or eating at nearby eateries.

Remember to check out Singapore's largest man-made wetland, PUB's Sengkang Floating Island, within the park.

You can also cycle or walk around the park for an upfront visit to the manually planted marshes and a close view of its inhabitants.

8. kranji reservoir park

Here's another alternative venue to view the straits of Johor!

If you are into fishing or you are going with someone who is a fishing enthusiasts, then Kranji Reservoir Park might just be the right place for you.

There are two fishing grounds available, but we highly recommend going to ground B instead as it is much grassier there - perfect for a picnic set-up.

Having a picnic and fishing with a scenic view does sound like the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of life.

Where to Have Picnic in Singapore
Where to Have Picnic in Singapore

9. marina south drive

For those who love to drive and explore lesser-known places in Singapore, we would recommend you to drive along Marina South Drive (near the junction of Marina South Drive and Marina Gardens Drive), where you will find an open field that is ideal for picnics and kite flying!

Quiet and idyllic, it is quite a common sight to see people bringing the camping chairs along and sitting together in the open field to bask in the breeze.

10. gardens by the bay east garden

If you are looking for something other than the usual Marina Barrage, but still wish to enjoy the gorgeous view of the Singapore skyline, you can opt for the East Garden and Gardens by the Bay. Just make sure to sit by the bank facing Marina Bay!

The promenade lawn is great for kite-flying or letting fur babies out to play - ideal for a weekend plan with the whole family.

Where to Have Picnic in Singapore

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