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“A living park”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of East Coast Park

East Coast Park
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Singapore Bike Adventure around Pulau Ubin
Ranked #39 of 805 things to do in Singapore
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The city’s most popular stretch of beach always buzzes with activity – even when it’s not playing host to the wide spectrum of sporting events that grace its shores regularly, like the Singapore Marathon and Xtreme Championship.
Singapore, Singapore
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“A living park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Singapore's East Coast Park is a bustling place. IS it great? Perhaps almost. If a park that has such poor public access is still inundated with joggers, cyclists, skateboards, sand castle builders, campers, walkers and so on, the answer is yes. I visit it at least twice a week as it stretches nearly 15 kilometers along the beach providing cycling and walking trails, most well shaded, usually sea breeze blessed and with any number of rest areas, toilets, bike rental places, restaurants: you name it.
It stretches from Fort Road right up to the SAFRA golf clubs at Tanah Merah and links to several PCNs providing side trips to other reasonably delightful walks and attractions: Siglap Linear Park, Kembangan Canal, Bedok Reservoir, Haig Road pathway and so on. Once you reach the eastern end, you can continue to Tanah Merah Ferry which is almost 19 kilometres from the start before Fort Road. That is a lot of park!
The beaches are created, not natural. Indeed the whole park is on reclaimed land. The sight of hundreds of ships anchored well off shore is a little disquieting. One has visions of spillages etc. Maybe that is why so few swim there.
If only the authorities could do two things the park would be perfect:
1) provide more pubic transport (bus 401 visits on Sundays and public holidays only)
2) enforce the separation of cyclists and walkers. There are signs urging people to be considerate and stick to the right path. Do the cyclists care? No, as any where else, a cyclist has the right of way: didn’t you know that?
That is really annoying. Mind you, lots of walkers use the cycle paths, so…
The place is packed on weekends and evenings. And the campsite son weekends are amazing, packed with Singaporeans enjoying tent life. It is a shame that few of them have enough social graces to dispose of their amazing amount of rubbish thoughtfully. But I suppose it does not matter. After all, the foreign workers will clean up the mess before sunrise.
Despite this, the place is wonderful. As with everything else, it is the few who spoil it.

Visited April 2013
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“One of the best place in Singapore to go for Picnic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

East Coast Park or commonly know was ECP for the locals, is the best place in Singapore where you can go for picnic near the beach. You get to enjoy the beach, do bbq, and could even over night there with a tent. Also also facilities for skating, bicycle, water sports and some amazing foods. If you are in a group, perhaps overnighting at ECP is gonna be really fun while you are in Singapore

Visited October 2012
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“Take a cycle or walk along here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

I spend a lot of time on the East Coast when in Singapore. It's where a lot of people come to get outdoors and get a bit active in Singapore. Rent a bicycle, skates or just walk the entire coast (which is actually the South Coast of Singapore but you head in an east/west direction along the path).

Shame that the water is horribly dirty from the ships at anchor a few hundred metres off shore. You can often see the oil on the surface from these ships.

Visited March 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

A Long Coastal path set among trees with some spaces for a tent - (tent fees apply)
View across the ocean but is sprawled with Oil Tankers and Merchant ships.
Bring your own water/picnic although there are facilities to buy food and drink here.
If you come by bus can take from Paya Lebar train station/bus stop.
Can hire bikes or roller skates and also water ski hire for tourist/amateurs availabble situated on a small practice lake with cables. .
Swimming not really recommended due to the pollution and tide.

Visited March 2013
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“Lots to do or just relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

A must do when the weather is good and you feel like doing something active or relaxing, the East Coast can accomodate all. A great place for bike riding with kids, you can hire the bikes which are not too expensive or you can bring your own. Lots of choice to stop and have lunch, the food centre has many highly reccomended place, or you can opt for the chilli crab, our favourite one is still at Jumbo's. A great place to also take those visiting guests.

Visited January 2013
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