With travelling still on hold, many Singaporeans have been going hiking
and doing outdoor activities while uncovering more hidden gems
in the country. Well, if you've ticked most of the nature spots in Singapore off your list, you might be wondering - where to go hiking next? With new spots like the Bukit Gombak Park and plans to open 2 new nature trails through the Clementi Forest, there are always new green spaces to discover in Singapore. We've rounded up these 6 new nature parks and spots in Singapore that just opened in 2021.
New nature parks and spots in Singapore that just opened in 2021
1. Bukit Gombak ParkCredit: @nparksbuzz on Instagram
Bukit Gombak Park is the newest park in Singapore and is part of the Bukit Batok Nature Corridor
. It's located on a hill about 45m above sea level. Not only are there green spaces, but also recreational facilities for everyone, especially families. Visitors can look forward to an incline 400m looped hill trek, a butterfly garden at the top of the hill, and even a play area with a 5.3m slide ? Challenge yourself to the hill trek which has a flight of 108 steps! Once you reach the top, you'll be greeted with a panoramic view of the surrounding forest.
Along Bukit Batok West Ave 5
P.S. Check out the halal food options near Bukit Gombak Park
2. Pasir Panjang ParkCredit: NParks on Facebook
If you're living on the West Coast of Singapore, you can check out the first section of the Pasir Panjang Park that has recently opened. Though the park will only be fully ready in 2026, you can enjoy walking through a stretch that's filled with plots of sand and maritime artefacts that reflect the coastal heritage of the area. This is also the first park that's designed and built together with the community and will be part of the West Coast Green Corridor in future.
Along Pasir Panjang Drive 1, next to Pasir Panjang Food Centre.
P.S. For halal food nearby, check out this guide to halal food in West Coast
3. Coastal Arboretum, Pulau UbinCredit: NParks on Facebook
You might be familiar with Chek Jawa Wetlands
or the cycling trails on Pulau Ubin
but the next time you're there, it's time to explore the new coastal arboretum which has 500 trees from over 70 native coastal species. Located at Ubin Living Lab on the west side of the island, the coastal arboretum is also a resource for students and researchers studying Pulau Ubin's rich biodiversity.
1000 Jln Endut Senin, 508419
4. ABC Waters, Jurong Lake GardensCredit: Chai Jurn Wei on Facebook
The ABC Waters at Jurong Lake Gardens is Singapore's largest manmade floating wetlands
! The ABC Waters has a boardwalk with a gorgeous view of Jurong Lake as well as plenty of flora and fauna. The floating wetlands is also a natural habitat for wildlife, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them. Not to mention that there are plenty of IG-worthy shots for you to snap while taking in the fresh air here.
Yuan Ching Rd (nearer to Lakeside MRT Station)
P.S. For halal food options, check out our guide to Jurong Lake Gardens
5. Rail Corridor (Central)Credit: Urban Redevelopment Authority on Facebook
Although parts of the Green Corridor
has been open for a while now, part of it - the Rail Corridor (Central) only opened after restoration works in March 2021. The 4km stretch runs from Hillview to the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station
. What's great about this new stretch is that they have preserved as much of the rustic nature as possible and made it more accessible to hikers, including adding entry and exit points. Don't miss out on a visit to the iconic truss bridges too!
Enter from truss bridge at Bukit Timah Rd or The Rail Mall.
P.S. Check out our guide for halal food options along the Green Corridor
6. Tropical Montane Orchidetum, National Orchid GardenCredit: NParks on Facebook
Opened in April 2021, the Tropical Montane Orchidetum is the latest addition to the National Orchid Garden
! Here's where you can check out a diverse collection of mountainous orchids in Singapore. They are usually found in high elevation tropical areas but you can find them at the orchidetum. Besides trails like the Secret Ravine and the Lowland Habitat Trail, there's an air-conditioned glasshouse here too called the Sembcorp Cool House. The temperature in this place is 16-24 degrees, emulating an elevation of 1000-2000 metres.
Address:1 Cluny Road,
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 259569
P.S. Check out our guide for halal food options at Singapore Botanic Gardens
So, if you're planning a day out to hike, be sure to tick off one of these nature parks and spots off your list! Check out these articles for more nature places in Singapore: