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9 Rooftop Gardens & Terraces In Singapore To Hang Out At With A View

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Faruq Senin  •  Dec 18, 2020

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[Updated 14 June 2021] With the Covid-19 restrictions easing in Singapore, many of you are probably intending to head out with loved ones and looking for spots to hang out at. If exploring hiking trails in Singapore isn't your thing but you still want to get away from the crowded Bugis cafes and local attractions, it's time to escape to rooftops gardens in Singapore. Not only are they usually conveniently located, but you can also admire breathtaking views too 😍 We've rounded up these 9 rooftops gardens in Singapore and roof terraces that are perfect for your hangouts. Note: Some of these rooftop gardens and roof terraces may be closed to the public due to safe-distancing measures. Do consider this before making your plans to visit. 

1. Esplanade Roof Terrace

The Esplanade Roof Terrace is an amazing spot just to relax or have a takeaway meal with your loved ones. You'll be able to enjoy wonderful views of Marina Bay and the CBD from here. The best time to head to the roof terrace would be just before sunset. Photographers would normally hang around on the Esplanade Roof Terrace during this time to catch a magnificent shot of the“Golden Hour” behind Marina Bay’s city skyline. The night views of the city are also amazing to behold! The rooftop is accessible by elevator or escalator from Esplanade Mall.Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-10PM Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore 038981 Website P.S. Finding eateries nearby? Check out our guide to halal food at Marina Bay!

2. Orchard Central Rooftop Garden

Credit: Orchard Central on Facebook After a day of shopping and savouring the yummy halal food at Orchard Road, time to unwind and rest your weary feet at Orchard Central's rooftop garden! As the garden is located on the 11th and 12th storeys of Orchard Central, you'll also get to enjoy a panoramic view of Orchard here 😍 Opening hours: Daily; 11AM-10PM Address: 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896 Website P.S. Looking for more free things to do in Singapore

3. Urban Farm @ Funan

You might be familiar with Funan Mall for its awesome shopping and eating options but did you know that there's an urban farm at its top floor too? The farm is operated by Edible Garden City which encourages the grow-your-own-food movement in Singapore. Check out the 18,000sq ft Food Garden which has over 50 types of fruits and vegetables, from mint to laksa leaves, lemongrass and more. You can also find out how vegetables are produced and harvested!Opening hours: Daily; 10AM-10PM Address: 7th floor, Funan Mall, 107 North Bridge Rd Facebook P.S. Check out these 30 halal eateries in the Civic District!

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Did you know that the [email protected] is the world's tallest public housing development? With its stunning architecture, this towering block of flats is impossible to miss as it sticks out amidst heritage shophouses in the area. Head up to the 50th floor to get on the skybridge and rooftop garden and you'll be greeted with a breathtaking view, ranging from the sea and Keppel Terminal all the way to the skyline of downtown Singapore 😍 #HHWT Tip: Be sure to have an EZ-link card with you as that will act as your access card to the skybridge! Admission fee: $6 Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-9PM Address: 1G Cantonment Rd, Singapore 085301 Website P.S. Check out our guide for halal food in Chinatown and hidden gems to check out!

5. Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage is probably the most popular rooftop garden inSingapore! With the panoramic view of Singapore's CBD, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Flyer all at once, we can definitely see why it's so popular. With the wide green space here, you wouldn't want to pass up having a picnic overlooking the breathtaking view 😍 Besides hanging out with your loved ones, you can also fly a kite, catch the sunset and watch the city light up.Opening hours: Daily, 8AM-9PM (last entry at 8PM, it might be closed when the roof is overcrowded too) Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951 Website P.S. If you love Marina Barrage, you'll love these 16 picnic spots in Singapore too!

6. Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP)

Looking for somewhere less mainstream, head over to the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP). Opened in September 2020, this is Singapore's fourth and newest desalination plant and there's a rooftop terrace that is open to public too. The best part is that it's easily accessible from the East Coast Park connector and Gardens by the Bay East! Opening hours: Daily, 8AM-9PM (last entry at 8PM, it might be temporarily closed if the space is overcrowded) Address:1 Marina EastDrive, Singapore 029996Website

7. Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery, National Gallery Singapore

If you're feeling artsy, the National Gallery Singapore is the perfect spot for you to admire the biggest collection of modern and contemporary art in Southeast Asia. The 5th-floor houses the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery which gives you a view of the Civic District. There are also plenty of greens here with water features for you to clear your mind. Occasionally, there are also exhibits at the roof garden too. Opening hours: Daily; 10AM-7PM Address: Level 5, National Gallery, 1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957 Website

8. VivoCity Skypark

As Singapore's largest mall, VivoCity's Skypark is also a sprawling area with gardens, pools, boardwalks and a view of Sentosa. After a whole day of shopping, take a break and unwind at the SkyPark while admiring the view. Opening hours: Daily; 10AM-10PM Address: Level 3, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585 Website P.S. Check out our halal food guide to the Southern Ridges for yummy food options nearby!

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SkyVille @ Dawson might seem like just another public housing in Singapore but its roof terrace offers gorgeous views of Singapore 😍 There's also plentyof greenery and seating areas for you to rest and relax. Best part is, unlike Pinnacle @ Duxton, there is no entrance fee so you can stay as long as you like and capture as many photos!Opening hours: 24/7 Address: 86 Dawson Rd, Singapore 141086 So, if you're hanging out with loved ones this weekend and need a breather, be sure to check out these 9 rooftop gardens and terraces in Singapore! SHARE this article with your friends and family 😊