Published On: June 28, 2023- Last Updated: October 14, 2023- 4 min read-

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Exploring the Hidden Gems: Parks and Nature Trails in Singapore

Singapore is often praised for its iconic gardens and well-known parks, but beyond the popular attractions of Fort Canning Park, MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Labrador Nature Reserve and East Coast Park lie hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

Delve into the lesser-known parks and nature trails on the Little Red Dot that offer a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Here are a few of our favourites:

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Nestled in the western part of Singapore, Bukit Batok Nature Park is a hidden oasis that offers a tranquil escape from the urban hustle.

The park’s main feature is a picturesque quarry lake, surrounded by lush greenery and winding paths. It’s an ideal spot for a leisurely walk or a peaceful picnic amidst nature’s serenity.

As you explore the park, you’ll come across a memorial dedicated to the victims of World War II, adding a touch of historical significance to your visit.

Location: Along Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 and Bukit Batok East Avenue 6

Windsor Nature Park

Located in the Upper Thomson area, Windsor Nature Park is a lesser-known gem that offers a peaceful retreat and an opportunity to reconnect with nature.

The park boasts elevated boardwalks that wind through the forest, allowing visitors to traverse the lush green landscape and enjoy serene views of streams and tranquil ponds.

Windsor Nature Singapore

It’s a great place for birdwatching, as the park is home to a variety of bird species. Keep an eye out for unique flora and fauna as you wander along the trails, immersing yourself in the serenity of this hidden natural haven.

Location: 30 Venus Drive, Singapore 573858 (Located close to Singapore Island Country Club)

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Venture to the northwestern part of Singapore and discover the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and bird lovers. This wetland reserve is a paradise for migratory birds, offering a rare opportunity to witness their graceful flights and observe them in their natural habitat.

The reserve features well-maintained walking trails, which lead you through mangroves, mudflats, and observation hides where you can quietly observe the birds and other wildlife.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve provides a unique escape from the urban landscape, immersing visitors in the wonders of Singapore’s natural biodiversity.

Location: 60 Kranji Way, #01-00, Singapore 739453

Chestnut Nature Park

Nestled in the northwest region of Singapore, Chestnut Nature Park is the largest nature park in the country and a hidden gem waiting to be explored.

The park features a network of trails that cater to various activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and even horseback riding. As you venture deeper into the park, you’ll be greeted by dense forests, serene streams, and picturesque views.

Keep your eyes peeled for unique flora and fauna, such as the vibrant Raffles’ Banded Langur, as you traverse the park’s winding paths. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or a peaceful nature walk, Chestnut Nature Park offers a diverse and immersive experience.

Location: Chestnut Ave Singapore

Lazarus Island

Escape the city’s hustle and bustle and embark on a short ferry ride from Marina South Pier to discover Lazarus Island, one of Singapore’s hidden paradises.

As you step onto the island, you’ll be greeted by pristine beaches with powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, soak up the sun, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

Lazarus Island is perfect for picnics, beach volleyball, or simply unwinding in a hammock under the shade of swaying palm trees. It’s a hidden gem that offers a tropical getaway within Singapore’s reach.

Beyond Singapore’s well-known parks and gardens, a wealth of hidden gems awaits exploration and adventure.

Lazarus Island Singapore

From the tranquility of Bukit Batok Nature Park and Windsor Nature Park to the natural wonders of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Chestnut Nature Park, and the idyllic beaches of Lazarus Island, these lesser-known parks and nature trails provide a refreshing and off-the-beaten-path experience for both locals and tourists.

So, venture off the usual tourist trails and discover these hidden gems, immersing yourself in the beauty of Singapore’s natural landscape.

To book the ferry return trip either book via or KLOOK for $15 (Currently KLOOK are offering a ticket for $14, bundled with redeemable snacks)

You can also buy your tickets directly at Marina South Pier booths. Recommended to purchase the tickets online as you never know how busy the ferry will be.

Location: Marina South Ferry, 8 UBI Road 2 Singapore, 408538

There you have it, a great selection of Exploring the Hidden Gems: Parks and Nature Trails in Singapore, which one is your favourite?

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