Lakeside Garden just opened on April 27, and what a stunner it is! Located at104 Yuan Ching Road, the 53 ha garden is just the first phase of Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore’s first national gardens in the heartland.
Spot wildlife, including otters
Lakeside Garden is home to a restored freshwater swamp forest. Walk along the grassland and wetland trails, where you might just spot grey herons, oriental pied hornbills and smooth-coated otters. This structure pictured above allows you to “hide” while viewing birds.
Some of the 10 species of herons at Jurong Lake Gardens might roost atop platforms at Heron Island, where you can observe the broody birds from a distance.
Largest nature play garden in the heartland
Who can resist this playground? The 2.3ha Forest Ramble is the largest nature play garden in the heartland, with 13 adventure stations that let kids mimic the movements of native squirrels, crabs and other animals.
PAssionWaVe @ Jurong Lake Gardens
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The first waterfront facility in the west of Singapore, PAssionWaVe @ Jurong Lake Gardens offers access to sports such as kayaking and pedal-boating. The first integrated pontoon, which connects the boathouse to the water seamlessly, makes sure that the facility is inclusive, too.
Tidal play at Clusia Cove
There are two water-play pools (above), which mimic ripples, tidal movements and coastal currents. Kids will learn about the dynamics of water through play.
Swamp and lake views at Rasau Walk
Rasau Walk is a restored freshwater swamp habitat with 50 species of plants and a 300m boardwalk that takes visitors to the edge of Jurong Lake.
Take photos at this special tree
This tree is made of reinforcement bars!
At the Activesg park@jurong lake gardens, you can use a lap and training pool, a wading pool and fitness spaces, including a 1,000 sq m gym. So, if the weather turns rainy, you still have options.
What’s coming up in 2021
NParks will call for the construction tender for the Chinese and Japanese Gardens in the central section of Jurong Lake Gardens, as well as the Garden Promenade in the eastern part. These will open in 2021. We can’t wait!
A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times