Pasir Ris Park

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Pasir Ris Park
Pasir Ris Park Seaview.gif
Sea view from Pasir Ris Park
Pasir Ris Park is located in Singapore
Pasir Ris Park
TypeCoastal Park
LocationPasir Ris, Singapore
Coordinates01°22′53.34″N 103°57′3.24″E / 1.3814833°N 103.9509000°E / 1.3814833; 103.9509000Coordinates: 01°22′53.34″N 103°57′3.24″E / 1.3814833°N 103.9509000°E / 1.3814833; 103.9509000
Area70 hectares (700,000 m2)
Opened1989
Managed byNational Parks Board
StatusOpen
Connecting transport EW1  Pasir Ris

Pasir Ris Park (Chinese: 白沙公园; Malay: Taman Pasir Ris) is a beach park located in the eastern part of Singapore. This coastal park opened in 1989 and is among the largest in Singapore. It occupies 70 hectares of land, including some reclaimed land. The full length of the park is around 6.6 kilometres.

Camping[edit]

Overnight camping is allowed in the park, but users have to apply for a camping permit via the National Parks Board's website. Pitching of tents is only allowed in Areas 1 and 3 of the park.

Attractions[edit]

Sunset at Pasir Ris Park

There is a 6-hectare mangrove forest within the park and the Boardwalks enable visitors to explore the forest. Mud crabs, mudskippers and mangrove trees such as Rhizophora and Bruguiera are found there.

A 3-story tower supports bird-watching. Prominent birdlife in the park include milky storks, blue-eared kingfishers and buffy fish owls.

The park includes a beach, a cycling track, barbecue pits and picnic tables. Some resorts located near the park have gates linking to the park[1]

One of the most popular features is the huge playground located on the western end. It has features such as play stations, slides, 'space-nets', rope climbing, cableways and basketball courts.[2][3] Pony rides are available, including rides with handlers, riding lessons and miniature pony rides for pre-schoolers. Recreational activities include skating lesson, renting of bicycle, skate, kayaking and other water sports equipment are also available.

Two al fresco eating outlets are located by the sea.

Getting there[edit]

Pasir Ris Park is located at Pasir Ris Road off Elias Road. Bus 403 goes there from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, the only bus service going there currently.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aloha.gov.sg/sections/loyang/frm_mf_loyang_location.htm# Archived 2006-04-08 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ National Parks Board, Singapore - Pasir Ris Park
  3. ^ Gallop Stable

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