There's more to do at parks than just engaging in physical activity or taking strolls. Read on for well-hidden gems within the parks that you can visit.
Singapore is known as “A City in a Garden”, therefore it comes as no surprise that there are 424 parks on this Little Red Dot. The country boasts parks of any kind – Arts and Heritage parks, Coastal parks, Community parks, to name a few. Parks are a go-to place for doing leisure and recreational activities like leisure strolls, tai chi (an internal Chinese martial arts commonly practiced by the elderly) and cycling. But have you ever wondered what else hides within the lush greenery?
The Garden Spa
Aramsa is nestled in Bishan Park, a popular neighbourhood park where nearby residences go to get their daily dose of exercise. But situated a distance away from all these bustling activities, Aramsa spa offers an exotic and resort-like ambience where you can put your mind at ease. Rejuvenate yourself with a spa treatment and you’ll get to relax in your own little sanctuary, as each spa treatment room has a garden courtyard and outdoor bath!
Source: Aramsa ~ The Garden Spa
Address: 1382 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Bishan Park 2, Singapore 569931
Opening Hours: Mon to Thu, 10:00am to 10:00pm; Fri to Sun, 10:00am to 10:30pm
Tel: +65 6456 6556
Dine with Nature
MacRitchie Reservoir Park is frequently used by schools for cross country runs, and the route leads you through a dense forest which some monkeys call ‘home’. Situated right at the foot of the tranquil reservoir park, WAWAWA Bistro offers a laid pack vibe and serves up some mouth-watering fusion cuisine. Set in a lush and peaceful setting, WAWAWA Bistro is an ideal place to have dinner and a drink or two with your family, friends and occasionally some monkeys.
Source: WAWAWA Bistro
Source: WAWAWA Bistro
Address: 901 Bedok Reservoir Road Bedok, Singapore
Opening Hours: Mon to Thur, 5:00pm to 12:00am; Fri, 5:00pm to 1:00am; Sat, 11:00am to 1:00am; Sun, 11:00am to 12:00am Website: WAWAWA Bistro
Tel: +65 6353 3220STB
The Best Camouflage: Nature
Located on Fort Canning Park, a historic landmark in Singapore, The Battlebox is a former WWII British underground command centre hidden within nature. Today, the place is voted as the No. 1 museum in Singapore to visit on TripAdvisor. Entry is only allowed through guided tours, where you’ll discover the stories of the fall of Singapore and the activities that happened in the underground command centre.
Address: 2 Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622
Opening Hours: 9:30am to 5:30pm daily
Website: The Battlebox
Tel: +65 6338 6133
Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice!
There’s more than flora and fauna in Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a great place to burn off some calories by exploring the gardens, a place where you can populate your Instagram feed with beautiful flowers and very often, spot some huge monitor lizards in their natural habitat. Tucked away from the lizards and the scorching sun, Fusion Spoon is a casual café, with indoor and al fresco dining options, serving an extensive menu of local and western dishes. There are only two problems to this gem – the first is that it’s really hidden out of sight, and the second is that you’ll probably have a hard time deciding on what to order!
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate, #B1-00, Singapore 259569
Opening Hours: 7:00am to 10:00pm daily
Website: Fusion Spoon
Tel: +65 6255 5110