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A Family's Guide To Visiting Lower Seletar Reservoir Park



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Located along Yishun Ave 1, Lower Seletar Resevoir Park is a lesser known reserve with unique activities waiting to be discovered by families. 

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Venue: Yishun Ave 1, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore 769139

Calm and peaceful with turquoise waters and balmy breezes, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park offers the perfect location for leisure activities, both on land and in water. 

While not as well-known as other prominent parks, Lower Seletar Resevoir Park offers lush greenery and tranquil scenery as well as several activities for families to enjoy at the park too. If you have taken the MRT between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang stations, chances are, you have already admired the park without realising it. 

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Let's take a look at what families can expect when visiting Lower Seletar Reservoir Park. 

Water Play and Performance Stage at Family Bay

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Opening Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Collectively known as the family bay area at Lower Seletar Resevoir Park, families can enjoy the water play area and performance stage. The water play area consist of a central fountain, two water spouts, and a wading stream for kids to splash around in.

Heritage Bridge

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Walk out into the waters of the reservoir on the Heritage Bridge, a nearby jetty that ends with a pavilion at the end. The jetty is designed to resemble kelongs with stilts found along the jetty. Rest your feet and take in the beautiful sight of the sunset at the pavilion located at the end of the jetty. 

Along the jetty, you will also find information panels about the park’s history and surroundings. 

Bioswale Rain Garden

Take a break at the Bioswale Rain Garden where you will spot various species of plants and insects. There will also be seats along the entire park for families to take a break too. 

Fishing Along The Jetty

The Lower Seletar Resevoir fishing deck is managed by PUB and is another structure that extend out into the waters from the park. The fishing jetty and the bank beside (indicated in blue in image above) are designated spots catering to avid anglers who cast their rods in hopes of hooking large snakeheads and tilapias swimming in the waters.

Just remember to bring your own equipment and to note to use only artificial bait to maintain the reservoir’s water quality and practise catch and release to maintain fish stock in the reservoir.

Kayaking With The Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre

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The park is also a popular venue for kayaking and dragon-boating with rentals from the Lower Seletar Water Sports Centre. Spend a day leisurely paddling down the beautiful waters of the reservoir while admiring the beauty of the surroundings. Try spotting wildlife like the White-bellied Sea Eagle, Collared Kingfisher and Golden Apple Snails too!

Guided by staff

  • ABC Kayaking Experience: $25/pax
  • Kayak Introductory Programme: $25/pax 

Self-guided

  • Double Sit-On-Top Kayak Rental: $24/ 2 pax
  • Single Sit-On-Top Kayak Rental: $14/pax 

If you like to find out more, do remember to read our Family Guide to Kayaking in Singapore.

Cycle Across Singapore From Rower's Bay

Rower’s Bay is part of the 75 km first phase of the Round Island Route (RIR) covers the eastern half of Singapore and is the island’s longest recreational connection that encircles Singapore in the east. 

While not directly at Lower Seletar Resevoir Park, families can head north along Yishun Ave 1 to Rower's Bay that serves as a rest and gathering point for park users along the RIR, it features a boardwalk that brings visitors closer to the water, a lookout pavilion, swales and a wetland. 

From Rower’s Bay, you can get connected to Sengkang Riverside Park, Pasir Ris Park, Changi Beach Park, East Coast Park and other park connectors via the RIR.

What To Bring To Lower Seletar Resevoir Park

Families should bring along the usual - insect repellant, wet wipes and enough water. For those planning to go into the water play area, a change of clothing is necessary while buckets and water play equipment will be a good plus! 

Note that there is only 1 toilet at the park too. 

Getting To Seletar Resevoir Park

Car: There is a carpark with limited parking lots. Alternatively, you may wish to park at the HDB blocks opposite the park. 

Bus: 39, 85, 851, 852, 853, 853, 854, 855, 857, 858, 965

Nearest MRT station: Khatib MRT, approximately around 20 mins walk Take Exit A, and head to the overhead bridge across the station, then walk for about 800m to reach the main entrance of the park.

 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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