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Situated at the south-eastern part of the island, East Coast Park Beach is the largest and the most popular park in Singapore.
Themed “Recreation for All”, this park offers a wide array of facilities. Be it food, recreation, entertainment and sports, East Coast Park caters to everybody’s needs. Bowling alleys, golf driving ranges, holiday chalets, restaurants and hawker centres can also be found in the park.
Come to the park during the weekends and enjoy having picnics with your family and friends. Sit back and let the cool sea breeze and the sounds of waves ease your troubles away.
For those looking for action, there are water-sports by the sailing club and the Peoples’ Association (PA). Apart from that, there are also several rental kiosks should you need bicycles or roller-blades.
Besides recreation, this once-barren piece of reclaimed land offers a diverse flora and fauna. Several isolated parcels of land were left to grow wild into bird sanctuaries and if you’re lucky, you will be able to spot some species of birds never seen before.
Facilities: Large open spaces, fitness equipment at areas B, C, E, O, barbeque pits, 12km cycle track, 15km jogging track, bicycle and skates rental kiosks, 7.5m of sandy beach, refreshment kiosks, rest-rooms, restaurants, hawker centres, water sports centres, tennis courts, ponds, reflexology footpaths, bowling alleys, holiday chalets, camp sites.
Some of the popular spots in East Coast Park are:
a. East Coast Seafood Center
b. East Coast Fort Road Carpark
c. East Coast Marine Cove
d. Big Splash @ East Coast Parkway
e. East Coast Lagoon, now Singapore's First Cable Ski Park (Ski360)
f. East Coast Food Center
g. Costa Sands Resort (East Coast Chalet)
h. Bedok Jetty, an all time popular spot
Activities: BBQ, in-line skating, cycling, camping, fishing, exercising, water-sports, climbing, kite-flying, tennis-courts, bowling alleys, resort accommodations.