7 Pretty Places in Singapore for a Hanami Party with Your Family


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The iconic sight of cherry blossom trees lined-up across the walkways in Japan blooming with the bright springtime blooms may be out of reach for our eyes at the moment but who said we can’t have a hanami (flower-viewing) party in Singapore instead?

Things you’ll need for a hanami party:

  • A flight ticket to Japan A scenic spot
  • Snacks and munchies to indulge in while enjoying the scenery

You get the snacks and munchies, and we’ll get the scenic spot covered! Here are 7 pretty places in Singapore where you can have your next hanami party!

1. Jurong Lake Gardens

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens, 104 Yuan Ching Road Singapore 618665
Operating hours:
24 hrs/daily
Admission:
Free

Jurong Lake Gardens
Source: Jurong Lake Gardens

An expansive pocket of nature in the heartlands, the Jurong Lake Gardens is where you go to bask in all things natural and green. Situated within the park are also two playgrounds—Clusia Cove and Forest Ramble—made up of natural elements. Whether you want to take a stroll amidst the verdant landscape or enjoy a family picnic, Jurong Lake Gardens will certainly not disappoint.

2. Telok Blangah Hill Park

Location: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Operating hours:
24 hrs/daily
Admission:
Free

Telok Blangah Hill Park
Source: National Parks Board

The highlight of Telok Blangah Hill Park is the Terrance Garden and for good reason. Perched at the top of the park, the garden consists of a series of semi-circular terraces. Trek your way to the top and you’ll be rewarded with a picturesque view of not just a carpet of flower stretching along the hillside but also a landscape of our little red dot! You’re more than likely to have seen pictures of this perfect picnic spot on Instagram.

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3. West Coast Park

Location: West Coast Park
Operating hours:
24 hrs/daily
Admission:
Free

West Coast Park
Source: National Parks Board

West Coast Park is a heaven for parents! With a sprawling playground featuring large climbing structures, obstacle courses, sand play, and so much more to deplete the endless energy supply in kids, it’s no wonder. Stretch your legs and relax while keeping an eye on your little ones as they run around in excitement exploring all the play elements. Additionally, if you don’t feel like packing any food from home, you can just grab some grub from the nearby McDonald’s!

4. East Coast Park

Location: East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 449876
Operating hours:
24 hrs/daily
Admission:
Free

East Coast Park
Source: Terrence Chia via National Parks Board

East Coast Park is so big that you can fill your whole day up just by exploring the space. From the eye-catching Marine Cove Playground to a scenic route perfect for skating and cycling, even just strolling, there’s much to keep you occupied, including a Bougainvillea Garden with bright blooms.

In the evening, when you’re tired from all the action, you can spread out a mat under a shade and indulge in tea-time snacks as the sun goes down. Area F is a relatively quiet place where you can settle down for a picnic.  

5. HortPark

Location: 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578
Operating hours:
6 am – 11 pm/daily
Admission:
Free

HortPark
Source: National Parks Board

Featuring over 20 themed gardens from the Silver Garden home to light-reflecting plants to the enchanting Balinese Garden, how can we leave out HortPark, dubbed as the one-stop gardening hub?

The HortLawn is spacious enough for you to settle down for a picnic and for your little ones to run free. The park is also home to Nature Playgarden where you can set your kids free to explore the different play features built with natural materials, from building teepees to climbing tunnels!

6. National Orchid Garden

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Operating hours:
8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Admission: $5/adult | $1/senior citizen | Free for children below 12 yrs

National Orchid Garden
Source: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Nestled on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the National Orchid Garden, home to over 1000s of species and hybrids of orchids. Stroll through the four seasons at the four different zones at the garden—the spring zone with its vibrant shades of gold and cream, summer zone where reds and pinks paint a vivid image, the autumn zone with matured shades, and the winter zone with its whites and cool violet shades.

After you’ve finished admiring the blooms, you can head to the Palm Valley Lawn, near the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. With its wide space and towering trees, the lawn is an ideal spot for a quiet picnic with the family.

March Holiday Promo: Entry to the National Orchid Garden is FREE from 7 Mar to 22 Mar 2020 for students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and Work Permit Holders.

7. Jurong Central Park

Location: Junction off Jalan Boon Lay & Boon Lay Way
Operating hours:
24 hrs/daily
Admission: Free

Jurong Central Park
Source: National Parks Board

A walk through the Jurong Central Park will bring you across not just vibrant greenery but also ponds, aquatic plants, manicured bushes, and life-sized versions of Ludo and Snake & Ladders! The park may be small but it is open and has wide spaces where you spread out your picnic mat and enjoy the evening breeze. There is also a small playground in the park for your little ones to run around. 

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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day



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