Whether you are having a slumber party or just gazing at the consTellations, Singapore's night skies can now be enjoyed free-of-charge from the cosiness of your tents.
Apply on-line at http://www.nparks.gov.sg/online-svc/onl-svc-app_cam.asp or just pop in at the address below to pick up an application form at least one week in advance :
National Parks Board
Parks Management Department
150 Beach Road #18-01/08 Gateway West
Tel: 6391 4488
Getting there : Bugis MRT station
Opening hours : 8:30 am to 5:30 pm,
Monday to Friday.
The distinguishing feature of this park is the carefully preserved 6-ha mangrove swamp. Catwalks built into the swamp brings you closer to the inhabitants of the swamp, which includes mud crabs, mudskippers and mangrove trees such as Rhizophora and Bruguiera. Birdwatchers will be able to see birds perching on tree branches from the 3-storey high observatory tower.
An improved mangrove boardwalk is coming your way .... Meanwhile, Pasir Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk will be closed from February 2004 to June 2005.
If you don't head out to the open seas for big-time game fishing, try your hand at fishing in a privatised pond and bring home that garoupa or prawns for a sumptuous sea-food meal.
Weekdays: S$32, 9 am to 9 pm; S$26, 9 pm to 7 am
Weekends: S$36, 7 am to 7 pm; S$26, 8 pm to 7 am
Charges: S$10 per fishing rod rental
What can be more enjoyable than having friends or your family gathering around and chatting amidst the delicious smells of charcoal-grilled crabs, prawns or meats?
Come to our parks and have a delicious meal by the sea or by a waterfront into the wee hours of the night. Book a BBQ pit at any one of the parks below and you are on your way to a back-to-basics outdoor DIY dining experience!
Name of Operator : Pasir Ris Beach Resort
Place of booking : Office at Elias Road next to PA Campsite (inside bicycle kiosk)
BBQ Permit Booking Hours : Mon - Sat, 9am to 6pm (lunch: 12-1pm)
Closed on Sun and Public Holidays
Contact No : 6583 4723, 6583 4308
Charges : $20.00 per pit
Dining in a park is fast becoming popular with many Singaporeans. Whether perched on top of a hill or overlooking the sea, these restaurants serve good hearty food at family prices.
Cycling tracks abound in the parks, so bring down your 2-wheelers and cruise along while enjoying the pleasant and serene ambience.
Love to cycle but does not own a bicycle? Do not let that deter you from exercising your leg muscles. There are bicycle kiosks in the parks where you can rent a bicycle.
Name of operator : Pasir Ris Beach Resort
Telephone Number : 6583 4723, 6583 4803
Location : Weekdays : 9am to 8pm,
Weekends and public holidays : 8am to 8pm
Charges per hour : Adults $3 - $5, children $2.00, double bike $6
Bicycles available : Mountain bikes, tandem, chidren, BMX