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A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

We spent a day in one of the oldest coastal parks of Singapore! That is Changi Beach Park. With beautiful sandy beaches, blessings of greenery and facilities to entertainment, Changi Beach Park is one of the best places to spend a family day while enjoying the sea views.

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

In 2017 we travelled more. We travelled to Sri Lanka 2 times within the year and I spent more than one month with the kid while husband returned to Singapore after a short holiday. We also had a trip to Cambodia during the Chinese New Year. In between we visited Johor Bahru, Malaysia several times. But, it seems we didn’t visit much places in Singapore during the year 2017 after our 5 days itinerary around Singapore with kids.

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

When it is time to plan our Christmas weekend, at first we thought of a overseas trip. But, kid and I were just returned from Sri Lanka after a long holiday. Instead of another oversea trip, we wanted to spend a family day without many activities. A beach day is the perfect idea for such a relaxing time. So, we planned a day at the Changi Beach Park!

I’ve visited Changi Beach Park many times before the kid’s arrival. However this was the first time we visited the beach park with the kid. So, he was really happy to spend a day at the beach with her favourite sand play toys.

Changi Beach Park

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

Changi Beach park is an ideal location in Singapore for family day, picnic or to experience the sea breeze. It stretches around 3.3km long from Changi Point to Changi Ferry terminal. If you plan a visit to Pulau Ubin which is the last Kampong of Singapore, then you need to get a boat from Changi Ferry Terminal which is near to the Changi Beach Park.

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore
Changi Ferry Terminal

Things to do at the Changi Beach Park

As of in any beach, Changi Beach Park is also a perfect place to spend a relaxing day with fun beach activities. Usually most of the Singapore beach parks such as East Coast Park are crowded during the holidays and weekends. But, this park is not crowded and still it retains the Kampong atmosphere and the mood.

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

Below are some of the things to do in Changi Beach Park.

  • Enjoy BBQ at the Changi Beach Park with your family and friends. However you need to book a BBQ pit in advance. Check more details at Singapore National Parks website.
  • Playground is there for the kids.

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

  • Sports and activities such as cycling and skating
  • Beach activities with kids (Sand play,collecting seashells,play with waves and many more)

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

  • Fishing
  • Dining – There are food outlets nearby which you can easily enjoy food.
A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore
Hawker Centre near the Changi Beach Park (At Changi Village)

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

  • Enjoy the natural views and relax

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

  • Photograph the beauty of the Changi Beach – If you visit at the evening, it is a great place to photograph the sunset. Other than sunset captures, you will find many beautiful moments in Changi Beach Park which are worth to capture in a photograph.

A Day at Changi Beach Park : Singapore

We spent a relaxing day at the Changi beach and returned home after having our dinner at a nearby dining place in Changi Village. It was a day worth to pen down as a blog post and kid enjoyed beach activities although there is a children playground which he could play.

Important Information to Plan your trip to Changi Beach Park

How to get to Changi Beach Park

Located in one end of Singapore, it takes more than 40 minutes to reach the beach park if you visit from Central locations of Singapore. You need to plan your trip to Changi Village in order to reach the Beach Park.

Some of the bus numbers are: 19, 2, 3, 89

Otherwise, you can easily hire a taxi to reach Changi Village and Changi Beach Park

Park lighting hours: 7:00pm to 7:00am

Admission: Free

Location: Along Nicoll Drive and Changi Coast Road

Things to Note:

Camping is not allowed in Changi Beach Park

As found in nparks.gov.sg , there are chances to encounter crocodiles who swim freely in Straits of Johor. If you found a crocodile, do not approach. Stay calm and slowly back away.

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Istana Park Singapore

Istana Park is another oasis I found in the busy city, Dhoby Ghaut, Singapore. After our visit and stay around the Dhoby Ghaut Green, then we visited this beautiful lush green garden. Istana Park is absolutely full of beautiful trees and foliage.

We entered to the Istana Park from gravel area of Dhoby Ghaut Green. However, it is located facing the main Istana Gate making it a good viewing point for Istana monthly changing of guards’ ceremony.

Istana Park Singapore
Istana Park Singapore

Below are some of the attractions inside the Istana Park, Singapore. Hope you like to have a photo walk through the park with me. If you visit Dhoby Ghaut Singapore, don’t forget to visit this park as this is one of the main attractions of Dhoby Ghaut.

Istana Park Singapore
Istana Park Singapore
Beautiful trees
Istana Park Singapore
Beautiful views at Istana Park Singapore

Istana Garden is full of green views. Even it was mid noon of the day; we had comfortable time among the trees and plants.

Istana Park Singapore
Istana Park is full of beautiful huge trees.
Flora and Fauna

Among the huge trees, there are other plants which give eye pleasing views for anyone who enter into this small stretch of park along the Orchard Road.

Festival Arch

The main attraction of Istana Park is its Festival Arch. The park fronts the main gate of Istana. At this main point of the park, the Festival Arch is located.

Istana Park Singapore
Festival Arch – Istana Park Singapore

As a 26m long structure this Festive Arch design symbolizes the railings and gate posts of the Istana entrance.(Istana is the official residence and office for the President of Singapore, In Malay Istana means ‘Palace’, it is also the working office for Singapore Prime Minister)

Butterfly trail

Istana Park is one of the biggest spots of the Butterfly Trail along the Orchard road. It is a surprise. This park is actually with lot of butterflies of different colours and sizes. They were happily roaming here and there around the flowers in Istana Park making it a pleasing sight. However, capturing a butterfly was not an easy task for me.

Butterfly Trail @Orchard Road - Spot at Dhoby Ghaut
Butterfly Trail @Orchard Road – Spot at Dhoby Ghaut

Well, instead of trying to capture butterflies, I spent great time with my son showing him beautiful butterflies.

The Pond

Among the trees, flora and fauna there is a beautiful pond in one side of the park making it more attractive. Although this park stretches in a small narrow piece of land, Istana Park is with lot of attractions to see.

Art & Dining

My Art Space is a great spot inside the Istana Park which you can spend time among the arts and dine at the same time. This place provides the facilities to learn about art and it is also a great place to chill out.

Above are some of the attractions and things to do which we found in our visit to Istana Park Singapore. Actually it is a free attraction which you should have a look in Singapore. Surprisingly all these green views are along the busy Orchard Road and on the other side, it is Penang Road.

Useful information to visit Istana Park, Singapore

If you visit during day time, sunscreen, hats and water may be useful as the Festival Arch and butterfly trail area is really hot and sunny.If you travel with kids it is good to carry a stroller or a good baby carrier for babies.I always found this as helpful for me to spend time among the attractions without getting tired.You can find more tips and learn more at kokopax.com on finding the right baby products for travelling.

Park lighting hours: 7.00pm to 7.00am

How to get there: It is easy to visit Istana Park By MRT, alight at Dhoby Ghaut station and this park lies along the Penang Road. It is next to Dhoby Ghaut Green gravel area.

Location: Istana Park, 31 Orchard Road, S238888

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