Gardens By The Bay 2.0 In the WEST?! (Now Opened!)

The NEWEST heartland Lakeside Garden in the West welcomes visitors of all ages to spend a leisure day in nature and fun!

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The long-awaited Lakeside Garden has finally opened! The first phase to open as part of the Jurong Lake Gardens is the 53-hectares garden that boasts the coexistence of nature and play.

Comprising of West Jurong Lake Gardens and the former Lakeside Park, Lakeside Garden is already a heartland favourite for the Westies! Conveniently located next to Lakeside MRT Station, the Garden has many notable attractions for visitors of all ages.

 

BEST PHOTO SPOTS

Grasslands

Credits: Xavier Lur

Westies rejoice! We no longer have to travel to Punggol or the obscure Tuas island to find that lalang field! Primed as a favourite for taking artsy photos, the Grasslands at Lakeside Gardens gives visitors that dreamy Instagram shot for your weekend OOTD! Covered in lalang and grass tufts, we’d say this is the next wedding photo hotspot.

Not to be forgotten is the Lone Tree that stands, well alone, giving you that melodious K-drama vibe. We highly recommend a visit in the evening to get that perfect sunset shot!

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Opening Hours: 24 Hours

BEST PLAY AND EDUCATIONAL SPOTS

PAssion Wave

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Take in the stunning views of Jurong Lake while enjoying a variety of adventure and waters sports and courses. Kayaking, pedal boating and even dragon boating, you name it, they have it. Complete your visit with a leisure stroll while being surrounded by scenic views!

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (9AM – 7AM)

 

Forest Ramble

Credits: Xavier Lur

With the concept of play in mind, young visitors can have a wonderful time at the biophilic nature play garden. The elements here mimics the actions of animals that inhabit freshwater swamps, hence providing a unique learning experience as compared to a normal playground!

There are also wheelchair-friendly structures such as a swing and merry-go-round which helps creates an inclusive environment.

Opening Hours: 8AM – 10PM (Closed on Mondays except for Public Holidays)

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Clusia Cove

A three-hectare closed-loop water recycling system that treats water naturally, Clusia Cove recycles water for use at the Water Playground. Chemical-free water also ensures safety for the young visitors as they explore water movements that mimic tidal patterns, surface ripples and directional currents similar to those at the coastal shores! Come prepared with a change of clothes as things might get quite messy at the sand play!

Opening Hours: 8AM – 10PM (Closed on Mondays except for Public Holidays)

 

Alstonia Island

The Alstonia Island is an educational platform for visitors to discover plant species that reflect the natural history of Jurong. Once overgrown with swamps and wetlands, Jurong was a swamp forest. Displaying its true heritage, Alstonia Island is filled with Alstonia spatulata, whose conditions are greatly affected by changes in the water levels of the Lake.

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

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BEST LEISURE SPOTS

Dog Run

Visiting a park is never complete without seeing some pets run about! Lakeside Gardens has a designated area for a man’s best friend – making sure visitor’s pets get to have fun in this newly revamped park too!

Opening Hours: 9AM – 10PM

 

Rasau Walk

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A meandering and iconic red boardwalk that takes visitors close to the water’s edge and up close with nature. Visitors get to see unique species of plants that thrive while being submerged in water!

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

 

Freshwater Swamp Forest

Dense vegetation and waterlogged conditions of the swamp forest have built a unique habitat for many species of plants. With the lost of freshwater swamp forests over the past decades due to industrialization, this will surely bring back good ol’ memories for the older generation.

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

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Credits: NParks Singapore

Credits: Xavier Lur

Credits: NParks Singapore

Credits: NParks Singapore

Credits: NParks Singapore

Lakeside Garden is a refreshing addition to the heartlands that all the Westies needed. With an ActiveSG Park and recent campaigns that promote an active lifestyle, Lakeside Gardens is the perfect place to do so. With the rest of Jurong Lake Gardens slated to open by 2021, we can’t wait to see the rest of the Gardens!

 

Address: Yuan Ching Road
Nearest MRT Station: Lakeside
Opening Hours: 24 Hours (vary between attractions)
Admission Fee: FREE

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