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Kranji Reservoir Park: Former Battle Site With Tranquil Fishing & Nature Spots Near Sungei Buloh

Kranji Reservoir Park


From indoor gardens to hidden trails, the range of parks and nature spots in Singapore is endless. Like neighbourhoods such as Woodlands and Sengkang, Kranji’s countryside is a haven of parks and unique activities that not many are aware of.   

If you’re looking for yet another space to bask in the sun, check out Kranji Reservoir Park, where visitors will be able to explore a former WWII battle site or even enjoy a fruitful day of angling at the designated fishing grounds. 


Pay tribute to WWII soldiers at the park’s battleground site



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WWII stories never cease to pique our interest, and the Battle of Kranji in 1942 is one that’ll you’ll learn tons about during your visit. In its yesteryears, Kranji Beach was a designated battle site between the Japanese Imperial Guards Division and the Australian 22nd Brigade. The latter also had a special local unit called Dalforce to defend Kranji. 


Take a quick read about the Battle of Kranji at this war memorial plaque
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While there aren’t as many artefacts or historical buildings still standing here today, Kranji Reservoir Park has an information plaque explaining the park’s role during the Kranji Beach Battle, also paying tribute to the soldiers that risked their lives in the war. 


Once you’re done with your mini field trip, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy panoramic views of Johor.

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Enjoy activities like fishing and cycling



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@shutterbugzz118

Fishing may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s certainly a go-to activity for many regulars at Kranji Reservoir Park. Anglers will be able to catch and take home their own seafood at Fishing Grounds A and B. 

  • Fishing Ground A: Located at the eastern end of Kranji Way near Carpark A, along a stretch of rocky banks decked with shelters and benches
  • Fishing Ground B: Located opposite Kranji Beach Battle Site near Carpark B


Map of the fishing grounds and its nearby car parks
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Unfortunately, there isn’t any nearby fishing equipment for rental. But fret not, you’ll be able to purchase and stock up on some gear at Fishing Buddy SG in Woodlands. From rod accessories to fishing grips, you’ll have everything you need to gear up for a day worth of fishing.


If you don’t come here to fish, chill by the water with your furry friends instead.
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Kranji Reservoir Park may not have designated cycling paths, but there are still a slew of trails and boardwalks for you to cycle on and explore the area.


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@happybrompdad

If long-distance routes are more up your alley, continue your cycling journey along the Sungei Buloh Nature Park Connector which links the park with several other green spots in the vicinity. 


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Nparks

The 20KM route is connected to various parks such as Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve which is a stone’s throw away from Kranji Dam and the Kranji Marshes, boasting an array of flora and fauna to check out. While you’re at it, explore more of the countryside at Lim Chu Kang Nature Park as well as various markets and vegetable farms along Lim Chu Kang Road. 


Visiting Kranji Reservior Park



Take a pit stop at Eagle Point for a panoramic view of the reservoir
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There may be tons of parks and nature spots located right within our neighbourhoods but this garden city is home to numerous lesser-known green spots that are packed with history. So, be sure to consider Kranji Reservoir Park for your next weekend hike. 

Check out more things to do in Kranji:

Address: Along Kranji Way
Park lighting hours: 7PM-7AM, Daily

Getting there:
Bus: From Kranji MRT, take bus 925 and drop off at ‘Kranji Reservoir PK B’ bus stop (49199)
Nearest MRT: Kranji MRT


Cover image adapted from (L-R): @happybrompdad, @tjrdupaya, @joanneyongjiajia, @nel.sg

Isabella Cuevas

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