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East Coast Park 2021 - Things To Do & Explore At One Of The Largest Park In Singapore

June 2, 2021 by The Fun Empire Team

Ultimate Guide To East Coast Park 2021

East Coast Park, one of the most popular parks in Singapore, holds a significant place in every Singaporean's heart. Be it cycling, camping or BBQ-ing. East Coast Parks is a place where many visit together with their friends/ families and their S/O.

East Coast Parks offers an exciting diversity of recreational, sporting and dining activities. With the theme “Recreation for All”, the park has an activity for everyone. 185 hectares with a scenic coastline that stretches over 15 km, the park attract more than seven million visitors in a year.

Read below as we provide you with the Top Things To Do & Explore In East Coast Park

Activities & Attractions In East Coast Park

1. Cycle To Marina Bay/ Changi

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One of the most popular activity to do in East Coast Park, cycling, enjoy a long stretch of 15KM route for all cyclist, stretching from Changi to Marina Bay! Perfect thing to do on a chill evening day, as you let the sea breeze and sunsets brightening up your mood through this relaxing and healthy exercise!

The rental rates start at S$6 per hour for a child's bicycle and S$10 per hour for an adult. Similarly, SG Bike and other Bike-sharing bicycles can be found scattered throughout the parks, so you will definitely get a chance to ride through East Coast Park!

2. Rollerblade And Chill

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Similar to cycling, individuals who want to rollerblade through the 15km stretch of the route can pick up a pair of roller skates at Coastline Leisure. Coastline Leisure is a 24-hour kiosk where you can rent skates anytime you want. Plan a romantic roller skate date by the beach, and catch the sunrise or sunset while at it.

Rates are $18 for the first hour and $8 for subsequent hours, so it's more worth it to skate for a longer period!

3. Learn Inline Skating

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Have a wheel of a time at your time with your family and friends! Slip on a pair of inline skates and glide along East Coast Park. However, if you're like me, and new to inline skating, there is a small area dedicated to beginners/kids to learn and familiarise their skating skills before heading out to the 15km stretch of road.

Inline Culture Skating School also provides some quality incline skating lessons for those who might be interested to learn!

4. Explore Cycling Routes

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Connecting East Coast Park to Pasir Ris Park, the Eastern Coastal Loop will enthral you with the enchanting sights of rainforest, wetland and coastal landscapes. Start out at East Coast Park with a relaxed picnic by the sea. This is a great spot to people-watch and soaks in the tropical weather to the sound of passing bicycles and the chatter of families taking a seaside stroll.

Hop on a bike and ride all the way to Changi Beach Park. Reward yourself with a local meal at Changi Village Hawker Centre, famous for its nasi lemak (coconut rice dish) and Goreng Pisang (banana fritters). 

If you prefer cycling towards urban landscapes, head in the opposite direction from East Coast Park. 

You’ll find yourself cycling through Gardens by the Bay and towards Marina Barrage alongside the Marina Bay skyline. If you’re lucky, you might spot our resident otter family sunbathing along the roadside. 

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5. Changi Jurassic Mile

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Jurassic Mile is Singapore’s newest and largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs. More than 20 different pre-historic creatures from nine different species stretch over 1-kilometre of the cycling and jogging path. Expect to see carnivorous and herbivorous species, defensive dinosaurs, as well as those that fly. The tallest dinosaur stands at almost 5 meters high! 

From a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to gigantic dinosaur eggs, visitors will be wowed by the lifelike dinosaur exhibits at the Changi Jurassic Mile, making it a perfect outdoor weekend destination for families and friends. 

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6. Marine Cove playground

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Located within walking distance from Car Park C3, Marine Cove has always been a hotspot for those planning to laze by the beach or cycle in the park. Today, you can enjoy vistas of the sea in between sips and bites at a modern glass-and-steel structure, with the happy sounds of children from the open-air playground ringing in the air.

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7. Raintree Cove Swings

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Located near car park C4, Raintree Cove at East Coast Park offers plenty of areas to rest, chill and hang out with your group of peers/ family. Raintree Cove is perfect for those who prefer a quieter and more tranquil experience at the park! It is also home to the only pavilion with a green roof in East Coast Park, furthermore, their swings are wide and netted for extra safety.

8. Coastal Playgrove

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Located at Area B of East Coast Park, at the former Big Splash site, the 4.5ha Coastal PlayGrove is the latest family-friendly destination at East Coast Park that has everything you need for a day of endless fun.

Take on the Play Tower, which is Singapore’s tallest outdoor play feature, featuring a 4-storey vertical net play area called the Vertical Challenge, and slides on the third and fourth floor. The latter being the tallest outdoor slide in Singapore. The water play area guarantees fun for children as they run through the numerous water jets and splash around the wading pool and streams. Children can also reconnect with nature and engage each other in spontaneous play at the nature play garden flushed with greenery.

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9. Wakeboarding/ Water Skiing In WakePark

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Always wanted to try out an exhilarating water sport with an adrenaline-pumping feeling? Here's your chance with wakeboarding at the Singapore Wake Park in East Coast Park! Singapore Wake Board Park brought in German-made state-of-the-art cable systems and implemented thoughtful measures. Perfect for beginners and even easier for kids as young as six years old.

9. Camping and Glamping

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Take a day or two off by staying overnight at East Coast Park. Set up a tent/ rent a glamping suite and enjoy your mini staycation by the beach, and get close to nature and soak in the warm, relaxing atmosphere!

There are designated areas (Areas D, excluding Cyclist Park, and G) within East Coast Park where you can set up a tent temporarily or overnight. To do so, you need to apply for a camping permit first. (You need to have a valid residential address and ID number in Singapore to apply for a camping permit.) Simply apply for a camping permit from any AXS stations or apply online here. Camping permits will be required on both weekdays and weekends, including public and school holidays.

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10. BBQ

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Fancy cooking up a feast and dining with fantastic views of the sea? You can hold a barbecue with your friends and family at one of the 80 BBQ pits located across the entire East Coast Park, simply click here to BOOK A BBQ PIT!

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11. Bedok Jetty

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Located near Car Park F1, the Bedok jetty is the longest fishing jetty you'll find in Singapore, and probably the most popular one as well. A Popular stop for the fishing enthusiast, it is also perfect for a cyclist to catch a short break in between! I've visited Bedok Jetty many times, its cool sea breeze and scenic view of the sunsets make it one of my favourite places to visit in East Coast Park

12. Beautiful Beaches

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The crown jewel of East Coast Park, beautiful sands and beaches are stretched along the entire east coast! Have fun in the sun and mould sandcastles around the playing area of area E. Allow your creativity to run wild and build your very own sandcastles alongside other enthusiasts and families.

Similarly, you can also suntanned/ play beach volleyball/ take a dip near the shores, but do take note to be careful as there are no lifeguards around to keep a lookout !

14. East Coast Lagoon

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After months of constructions, the famous eatery stop at East Coast Park has finally reopened! Indulge in multiple local cuisines, and grab a couple of your friends to enjoy special hawker food such as the popular satays & other street eats are doled out at this hawker centre known for its beachfront location!

15. Food/Cafes around

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Other than the famous East Coast Lagoon, there are many other restaurants/ cafes and fast-food chain available throughout East Coast Park, for more information, click on the link below for the top 10 places to eat in East Coast Park!

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Ultimate Guide To East Coast Park 2021

We hope you have gained more insights into East Coast Park after reading this article! With such a wide variety of activities to choose from on East Coast Park, planning and researching are key for a fun and productive day there!
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