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As many of us are still unable to travel during this period, this is the perfect chance for you to explore another side of Singapore. If you’re planning to take a trip to Western Singapore, there’s a nature spot you have to add to your list - Jurong Lake Gardens! Opened in April 2019, the 90-hectare garden is Singapore’s newest national garden after Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay. With scenic landscapes, nature boardwalks and play areas, Jurong Lake Gardens is perfect for exploring with fellow sports enthusiasts or your family! Here’s an all-in-one guide to Jurong Lake Gardens ?
Things to do at Jurong Lake Gardens
The Jurong Lake Gardens comprises of Lakeside Gardens, Chinese and Japanese Gardens, and Garden Promenade. As of now, only the Lakeside Gardens are open while the other parts of the gardens will only be ready in 2021. But fret not, there are plenty of things to see and do at the Lakeside Gardens. If you’re planning to hike, run or cycle, the trails are beginner-friendly and suitable for everyone! Remember to bring along some 100PLUS Active as you explore the gardens as it helps to enhance fluid retention and will keep you hydrated throughout your workout. Here are some of our recommendations on what to do:
1. Take a walk along the Jurong Lake boardwalk at the North Promenade
If you’re arriving at Jurong Lake Gardens from Lakeside MRT Station, you’ll be greeted with a scenic boardwalk which stretches over the lake ? Take a walk among marshes here and if you’re lucky, you might even be able to spot some wildlife like otters or monitor lizards. While you’re taking in the stunning sights of the lake, you’ll also get to learn more about Jurong Lake through the signboards. Did you know that the lake was formed by damming Sungei Jurong?
One of the most iconic attractions at Jurong Lake Gardens is the Rasau Walk, known for its striking reddish-brown path! The meandering boardwalk brings you along the water’s edge and through a freshwater swamp habitat. If you’re a nature lover, you’d want to spend more time here as there are over 50 species of plants. See if you can spot them!P.S. Wondering how you can do your part to preserve Singapore’s nature spots like Jurong Lake Garden? Use reusable containers when taking away your meals during the pandemic period! Redeem a free limited edition Lunch Box Set made of wheat fibre when youpurchase $15 worth of 100PLUS products. (Promo is from 16 Oct-22 Nov 2020, while stocks last)
3. Snap Instagram-worthy pictures
While you’re having your workout at the gardens, don’t forget to spend some time snapping Instagram-worthy pictures too! Head over to the Grasslands where you’ll spot a beautiful lone tree that’s perfect for the ‘gram. From afar, you'd think that this is a real tree but step closer to it and you'll find that it's actually made from recycled iron bars. With the fields surrounding the tree, it’ll feel as though you’re overseas ? With all that photo-taking under the scorching heat, we’re sure you’ll need a refreshing drink! Why not get a beverage that’s healthier and lower in sugar like 100PLUS Original as you snap the perfect shot? It helps to replenish the lost liquid through perspiration, so you’ll avoid the risk of overheating under the hot sun, especially in a sunny country like Singapore! P.S. Explore more spots like this in Singapore with our guide of 8 places that look like they're overseas.
4. Have some fun at Forest Ramble
Playgrounds seem to thrill both the young and young at heart! If you’re looking to have some fun after your jog or walk through Jurong Lake Gardens, head over to the Forest Ramble, a playground inspired by nature. There are 13 adventure zones here so you can play to your heart’s content, and break some sweat while you’re at it. What’s interesting is that the play zones are based on freshwater swamp creatures and it encourages you to mimic their natural movements. Make sure you go down the giant slide, jump on the trampolines or climb up the various elements. We’re sure it’ll delight not just kids but adults too ?
5. Cycle through the gardens as part of the Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Trail
One way to take in the beauty of Jurong Lake Gardens is by cycling along the Park Connector Network! If you’re up for a challenge, then go on the 36km Coast-to-Coast Trail (C2C) which starts at the Jurong Lake Gardens and ends at Coney Island. The gardens will also be part of the future Round Island Route (RIR), a 150km network of cycling trails across Singapore ? P.S. Check out these 5 cycling routes in Singapore that you'd love!
For an intensive cycling trail like the C2C, it’s important to make sure that your body is in good condition. That’s why we recommend having a can of non-carbonated 100PLUS Active with you, to hydrate yourself along the way. It’s our go-to beverage whenever we go cycling, hiking or running as it’s formulated with Vitamin B3, B6 & B12 which facilitates energy production and aid in after-sports recovery, so you’ll be ready to go again after your cycle!#HHWT Tip: Be sure to download the C2C Trail app so that you can complete quests and earn points!
Jurong Lake Gardens Bicycle Rental
Don’t have your own bicycle? Don’t worry! GoCycling has recently opened a bicycle rental shop near Jurong Lake Gardens, located near Chinese Gardens MRT Station. The best part is that you can rent your bicycle at this kiosk and return it at any one of the other GoCyling outlets around Singapore. Rate: Starts from $8 per hour
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 10AM-8PM, Sat-Sun; 8.30AM-8.30PM
Address: Jurong East Street 31, #01-119 Block 353, Singapore 600353
Halal food near Jurong Lake Gardens
Planning to have a meal after visiting Jurong Lake Gardens? We’ve got you covered with these halal eateries nearby:Fusion SpoonLocated in the gardens itself, Fusion Spoon has an IG-worthy interior, with garden-themed walls, ambient lights and wide spaces. It’s also right by the lake so you can dine with a view. Here’s where you can savour some halal Japanese food, pizzas and local cuisine! Need a beverage while having your scrumptious meal? Opt for 100PLUS Zero as it has zero sugar and zero calories. Trust us, after your workout at Jurong Lake Gardens, you’ll want to enjoy the refreshing taste of 100PLUS minus the sugar guilt!Halal status: Fusion Spoon is currently in the process of their halal certification. We reached out to them and they have assured us that all their ingredients are halal-certified. Do dine at your own discretion.Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-10PM, Sat-Sun/PH; 7AM-10PMAddress: 102 Yuan Ching Rd, Singapore 618663FacebookFor more halal food options in the Jurong area, check out our guide on halal food in Jurong! From halal hand-pulled beef noodles to yummy Thai cuisine and Korean food, we’ve got you covered!
The next time you’re planning for an adventure in Singapore, head over to Jurong Lake Gardens! With spectacular views and awesome trails, it’ll be perfect for a weekend workout! As you explore Jurong Lake Gardens, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated with 100PLUS Active and to get replenished with B Vitamins and electrolytes for the energy you need for your workout! #HHWT Tip:Stock up on your 100PLUS Active stash at home by ordering through FairPrice online! From 16 Oct to 22 Nov, simply spend $15 on 100PLUS products to get a free Lunch Box Set! While stocks last.This article is brought to you by F&N Global Marketing Pte Ltd - 100PLUS.