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Pasir Ris Town Park is a treasured green lung within the Pasir Ris housing estate. The park's wide-open spaces are favorite places for cultural and social interaction among the residents and the foot reflexology and fitness corners are very popular places for morning exercises. The park is also equipped with a playground where children can enjoy many hours of fun and laughter. The main focal point of this park is the large marine pond, which is a popular hunt of anglers waiting for their big catch. Shelters and mature shady trees around the pond make the park a conducive environment for relaxation. The landscape design of this park is an interesting collection of tropical greenery, boulder arrangements and beds of colourful shrubs such as Bougainvilleas and Heliconias, that create a tropical ambience - an ideal setting for casual walks or picnics.
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Green amongst the greys
Writing from the perspective of someone who stays at one of the blocks right beside Pasir Ris Town Park, I have nothing but praises to sing of it.
Sure it is rather empty and is not a place where tourists would visit. However, it provides that needed escape to the busyness of life. A stroll through the cooling greens no matter whether you're walking to Downtown East or exercising will leave you immediately refreshed.
Every housing estate in Singapore tries to have at least a body of water or a patch of greenery, but where else can you find both that are not manufactured, or at least less so? Compared to Condominiums where swimming pools and gardens are nice, a fishing pond and a park is so much better. Both are constructs, but at least Pasir Ris Town Park errs on the side of nature.
Fishy fish fishing
Fishing is not a sport for everyone, let alone the impatient. It's not like soccer or basketball, which is a team sport. Neither is it like bowling or pool, where you'll get a turn. It's more down to luck and skill when you're out there trying to land a fish.
I love to fish at the Pasir town park fishing pond because It feels like my lucky spot. I never fail to land a fish when I'm there. Since I'm an eastling, this is the nearest man-made fishing pond for me. I was an avid shore fisherman many years ago, but it seems like there are no more good catches in our shores around singapore. Maybe it's my luck, but then again, most of my fellow anglers have the same complaint. The fishing pond is the main highlight of this place, in my own opinion because I do not do anything else there. It's a good place for family bonding as fishing brings about friendly competition amongst us. There is a bait and tackle shop located at the pond itself, which makes life so much easier for those unexpected moments. One downside of the place would be when the pond cleaners take an off day. The pond will stink, and I mean stink. The stench may be unbearable at times. Otherwise, I'd recommend this place for everyone looking to do something different, be it with your family or loved one.
Do keep a watch out for huge fishes though, cos fishes these days seem to have taken a degree in how to escape from hooks while stealing baits. I'm sure there are some real monsters in there.
Pasir Ris Town Park is so boring! There is nothing but fishing there. The playground there is not maintained and has remained unchanged for so long it did not appeal to my younger brother at all. He enjoys playing at playgrounds but it is the only playground he would pass by without batting an eyelid.
Its proximity to White Sands, Downtown East and Pasir Ris SRC is usually the only reason why I wonder into the park. For example, when I need to get to Downtown east from White Sands and wanted a change of scenery instead of walking near the main road with the noisy and stinky cars, I would take a shortcut through Pasir Ris Town Park instead and be surrounded by quiet, green scenery.
I like Pasir Ris Park better than its more popular counterpart, East Coast Park, sometimes because of how quiet and serene it is. Not many people visit this park, probably because it is rather small and has shorter cycling routes, which makes it a very good place if you need somewhere to get away from the crowd.
You can have a get-together with friends by hosting a BBQ and booking a BBQ pit, which are usually readily available, even on short notice. Also, you can rent bicycles for $6 for 2 hours, although the cycling tracks are much shorter than those at East Coast. However, it is connected to Tampines Park so you can cycle to and fro both parks.
A relatively quiet park.
This park is quietly tucked in the very corner of the East, making it seem ulu to many people who do not live in the East. But I'm very thankful for the silence for it makes it a good place for exercising! The place gets alittle livelier around later afternoon to evening time, but once it hits 8-9pm, the park gets really quiet.
During the weekends, especially during holidays, the park gets liven up with BBQ celebrations. Despite so, the huge pond in the park remains quiet, only to be visited by some people who fish. I must say it's pretty therapeutic to just take a break from everything and sit by the pond, pondering. (whoops)
That said, the location of the park makes it really accessible. Located right in the middle of the estates, and just a couple minutes away from the mrt station, it's definitely much more accessible compared to other parks such as East/West Coast.
A place to kick-start your day
Pasir Ris Park is a pleasant local getaway tucked away behind Downtown East. My family and I go there for many different occasions such as for picnics, fishing or just to have a run.
Personally, I feel that it is best to visit Pasir Ris Park in the morning. After 12pm, it no longer provides a peaceful setting. Large groups of people go to Pasir Ris Park in the afternoons for barbecues, chalet stays, etc.
Just like bigger parks such as East Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park also offers bike and roller-blade rentals, chalet accommodations, fishing spots and playgrounds. What sets it apart is of course, it's size, as well as the lack of eateries.
I would recommend Pasir Ris Park as a venue for those living in the East, but there are many better parks island-wide.
Relaxation in the heartlands.
The best part of Pasir Ris Town Park is probably the large pond. I often see families fishing together around the pond and the sight can be quite heartwarming. I've always thought that the park is a lovely spot in Pasir Ris and I like to come here weekly to do some jogging or stroll with my family. I love how the park is in the midst of our HDB estate so it really adds a nice contrast to our concrete jungle. If you happen to be in Pasir Ris, you should definitely visit this park!
A good place to exercise in
I used to cycle through Pasir Ris Park on a weekly basis when I was a kid. Even now when I am a young adult, I occasionally stroll through it when I have time to spare. Everything about this place speaks timeless: even after all these years, I can still recognise the routes and details of the park, hardly anything has changed.
Pasir Ris Park is also popular amongst chalet goers. You can see groups of teens renting bicycles and cycling during the school holidays. Every once in a while, you might even spy casual fishers trying to catch something from the water. Whether they manage to get something, I'll never know - but it sure seems like fun.
Nice relaxing atmosphere
I first visited the Pasir Ris Town Park when I was walking to Downtown East from White Sands Mall with a friend, and was complaining about the heat when my friend brought me to the Pasir Ris Town Park for some shade under the wide leafy trees.
Prior to that visit, I had barely known about Pasir Ris Town Park's existence, and I had been quite (pleasantly) surprised to find out that there was a park lurking between housing estates.
Pasir Ris Town Park exudes a very calm and soothing atmosphere. With a pond nearby in which residents can come down for leisure prawning, coupled with the large and mature trees with several benches under them, Pasir Ris Town Park is definitely a very relaxing place to be.
Lovely place to relax or simply take a breather in!
No Ubin? there's Pasir Ris Town Park
I usually come here whenever my friends and I hold chalets at the nearby Downtown East. We would have nothing much to do, so we would spend the night away prawning at Pasir Ris Town Park.
To be honest, I am quite a fan of this place. Having a pond in the middle of housing estates amuses me at times still, but the idea is quite a fantastic one. We have uncles coming here with their fishing rod and then sitting the day out, hoping for a fish to be on the end on the line, and prawning here is quite enjoyable too.
If you are an East sider, come down to Pasir Ris Town park if you and your friends have nothing to do.