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Woodlands Waterfront is a coastal park that consists of a 1.5km long waterfront promenade, a 11-hectare park, a large multi-generational playground and a 400m ex-naval jetty that supports a variety of recreational activities and community events. It is also linked to Admiralty Park and a 25km Northern Explorer Park Connector Network. The multi-generational playground boasts a wide range of exercise and play equipment that caters for both the young and old. The netted Sky Bridges and Sky Cabins which are two-storeys high will attract adventurous and energetic youths and adults. The elderly will find fitness equipment specially suited for their needs, and young children can enjoy the slides and swing equipment. The 400m jetty is one of the longest coastal jetties in Singapore that offers visitors panoramic views of the park and the Straits of Johor. If you are lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the white-bellied sea eagles and egrets flying low at the open waters to catch fishes. Car park charges: Day and night parking 50 cents per hour (including Sundays/Public Holidays) Night parking $4 per entry or 50 cents per hour 112 car lots, 10 motorcycle lots, 3 handicap lots and 2 bus lots
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Great place to hang
For all the residents living in the North part of Singapore, this place is truly a heaven! It is a very family-friendly place, with a big playground and swings for the young ones, and many benches around for the adults to lounge on.
There are many grassy areas that are ideal for picnics and kite-flying as well, and a beautiful port where one can feel the sea breeze and see many ships in the distance. Very scenic!
If you live around the North, I suggest cycling there as it is probably the most convenient way to get there. It is not very near an MRT station, and getting there by bus still needs some walking if I'm not mistaken,
The best public park up North...
Just like a good hawker stall, you know it's your favourite park when you make regular visits. That is the thing Woodlands Waterfront have on me and my family (and certainly to lots of other families out there). While it's a 15min drive from my house, I have no qualms doing it regularly. Quite unlike the park connector near my house (while nice and recently upgraded and spruced up) which I hardly visit though just 10min walk away.
Woodlands Waterfront has something to offer. The spacious children playground with it net pyramid, connecting netted suspension bridges and swings are certainly the key attractions at the park. However, it's in the tail end of renovation and repair work and should be opened anytime soon.
The other key draw of course, would be the longest jetty in Singapore, at 400m. Lots of anglers gather here hoping for a good catch. This is a "strange" thing as there are plenty of "NO FISHING" signboards. Where's the authority ? Is there a "mutiny"?
The view of the Johor town is just several stones throw away...and with the setting sun, makes the venue shutterbugs fave shoot-out place. As the Johor Straits are essentially a slow-flow channels without the open-sea feel, it can't compare to the great ambience at Bedok Jetty.
Other ideal activities at the venue would be picnicking, kite flying and cycling (bring your own- no bicycles rental) and simply a relaxed stroll by the park connector trail.
A recently opened halal restaurant - Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant, should keep hungry visitors happy. It also have a waffle selling section at the side of it's entrance. At $2 for a plain waffle, $2.50 for chocolate flavoured (prepared no less by foreign talents), you might link that to the slightly pricier offerings like seafood and satay at the restaurant proper (read- there's no other eatery around). The diner is non-aircon, with windows opened to allow patrons feel the wind of the Straits of Johor.
The toilets are not quite 1st world and may dampen your mood. The water coolers by the restroom entrance are not really cool and have irregular water pressure. So bring your own drinking water or be subjected to the whims of the mobile ice cream and drinks vendors who ply their trade at the hourly-charged car park area (read- it's not free parking).
That said....it's still my fave park up north...for a better time at the park, remember the scouts' motto? Be Prepared.
Rejuvenating avenue amidst the hustle and bustle of Singaporeans workaholic ethics.
Yes, that's right. Woodlands Waterfront is the go-to venue for anyone in search of some temporal escapism. It's located at some corner in Woodlands. My father drove me there and the ride seemed like I was on a 2nd Link Expressway towards a neighbouring island. It's strategic location is ideal as it hides away any sign of the usual concrete jungle.
The car park is spacious. Nothing chaotic about it either. I roamed further into this Woodlands Waterfront venue. There was a playground nearby that enables both the young and old to be involved with it. I deemed it the much approved setting for a vibrant photo-shoot.
Unfortunately, Woodlands Waterfront wasn't simply a bed of roses. It's toilet calls for improvement. The toilet papers weren't stocked up efficiently. Some taps gushed out mere three or four droplets of water. I would like to recommend them to install bidets? Also, stores are a rare sighting there. Not even 7-11s. The nearest mall is zillions of miles away. For a place called Waterfront, bottles of water are sure hard to find.
nice break from the suburbs
My family and I went there not too long after it opened. We had a buffet dinner, then decided to have a walk around - aids digestion you see.
Th breeze was good - it was around nine at night. Being close to the sea meant we never had to drive too far for sea breeze anymore, and we were excited about it. It also provided a fishing spot for enthusiasts.
The crowd was mostly at the playground, which was understandable given that it had so many facilities for the kids - if playgrounds are rated, I'd say it's a first-class one.
Personally, it's a place I'd go to for jogs and etc, and I'm not someone who's into jogging (I prefer a good swim over the sweat any time). And for relaxation, a breath of fresh air, away from all the stress and the hustle and bustle of contemporary society.
Jetty is not a bad place to fish
The jetty goes out almost midway into the straits and while the water is not exceptionally deep, there are fishes to be had there. You'll find hardcore anglers there almost round the clock. I like the walking route by the waters edge and the playground is a favourite hangout of my kids.
There are plenty of things to climb and if you want to just sit and enjoy the view, you can also find seats to relax on. However, shady cover is ironically few and going there at night would be a pretty good idea.
When we ran out of new places to visit, this park came about. The first time I visited the park, the car park was still vacant meaning not many people knew about the park then.
The main attraction of the park for my children is the play ground. In the centre of the play ground, the netted Sky bridge and Sky cabin are a good place for them to overcome their fear of height. It also trains their body strength when they are climbing the ropes and holding on to the ropes.
They also like the swings but there are not enough of those to go around, now that more people are visiting this park. This can be an area of conflict especially when there are children that do not understand sharing and want to be on the swings forever.
Best to visit during chilly weather
Despite for the fact that it's a five to ten minute walk from my house to the Waterfront, I rarely visit the park. Reason being, I got bored of it. I went there a couple times when it first opened. As time passed, my visits have decreased drastically. Except during evening times, especially when it's chilly outside. The view looks better and the weather's comfortable enough.
If you want to catch a glimpse of the monkeys, here's a tip for you animal lovers. Go there around 5-6pm. If you're lucky, you may get to see the furry ones up close! If it's raining/humid, then that's another story. Oh before I forget, don't feed them lest that they get sick from eating junk food... You may get fined as well, definitely don't want that, agree?
Personally, the Waterfront is a suitable place for runners and cyclists alike. The bridge is huge and wide. The playground's pretty cool. However kids with height issues might disagree with me on this one... If you're thirsty, not to worry as there's vending machines around. Next time you're there, try to spot the ice-cream man.