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The East Coast Park – a beach park located on the southeastern coast of Singapore.




The East Coast Park is a beach park that is located on the southeastern coast of Singapore.

Overview of East Coast Park

• It was opened in the 1970s.
• It was opened when the government completed reclaiming land off the coast at Katong which extends from Changi to Tanjong Rhu.
• It also serves various key neighborhood communities such as Tanjong Rhu, Marine Parade, Bedok and Tampines.
• The East Coast Park is spread over 185 hectares.
• It is the largest park in Singapore.
• It is built entirely on reclaimed land with a man-made beach.
• Swimming is possible here.
• The beach is protected by breakwaters, with no other natural features.
• The park is easily accessible by East Coast Park Service Road.
• There are numerous exits along the East Coast Parkway.
• The place has ample parking space with many carparks near the park.
• The park is also accessible via public transport in the form of bus services that are available on East Coast Park Service Road.
• Underpasses link the park to the nearby Marine Parade housing estate.
• The park is a popular place for families and friends to relax and enjoy themselves.

The park has the following facilities available:
• barbecue pits
• entertainment facilities
• chalets
• food and beverage
• cycling and inline skating track runs along the perimeter of the park and this track measures over 15 km long
• event lawn
• health & fitness activities
• wifi-services
• water-sports centre
• tennis courts
• taichi corner
• sand play area
• skate and bicycle kiosk
• restroom / toilets with or without shower facilities
• people’s Association Water-Venture
• pond
• kite flying corner
• jogging path/ running track
• holiday chalets
• hawker centre
• grand lawn
• fishing jetty
• foot reflexology footpath
• fitness corner/ stations & fitness equipment/ exercise station
• food & beverage area/ restaurant/ café
• cycling track
• BYOP
• bicycle rack
• amphitheatre

Activities Available
• Barbequing
• Sandcastle building
• Camping
• Cycling
• Dining
• Exercise & workout
• Family fun
• Fishing
• Inline skating
• Kite flying
• Photography
• Resort accommodation
• Sightseeing
• Tai-chi
• Water sports
• Wellness

Attractions
• Goldkist Beach Resort
• East Coast Seafood Centre (formerly UDMC)
• LilliPutt
• Marine Cove (formerly East Coast Recreation Centre)
• Regent Bowl
• Seafood International Market and Restaurant
• Seasports Centre
• Singapore Tennis Centre
• Ski360° Cable Ski
• SparkC @ Marine Parade
• Xtreme Skatepark @ East Coast
• Bedok Jetty
• Skate With Us @ East Coast Park www.skate-with-us.com
• Mana Mana Beach Club
• Shrimp Fishing
• LilliPutt Indoor Mini Golf
• Goldkist Beach Resort
• East Coast Lagoon
• East Coast Sea Sports Centre
• East Coast Lagoon Food Centre
• East Coast Seafood Centre
• Marine Cove
• Bedok Jetty

Areas of the Skate Park

The skate park is separated into three areas:
1. Streetcourse
• This section of the Skatepark caters to intermediate and advanced skaters and bikers.
• It consists of street obstacles such as stairs, handrails, ledges and gaps.

2. Combo Bowl
• This section is built for intermediate to advanced level skaters and bikers.
• The layout features different depths, corners, a spine and a bank wall that allows riders/skaters to traverse continuously around the sections of the bowl.

3. Vertical Bowl
• This 3.6m area is a challenging bowl for advanced skaters/bikers.
• It contains a channel with different corners.

Events in Singapore

• Singapore Food Festival
• Singapore Grand Prix
• Singapore Arts Festival
• Chingay Parade
• World Gourmet Summit
• ZoukOut
• Singapore Sun Festival
• Christmas
• Singapore Jewel Festival

Places to see in Singapore

1. Beaches and Tourist Resorts
• Three beaches on Sentosa and its southern islands.
• East Coast.

2. Culture and Cuisine
• Chinatown for Chinese treats
• Little India for Indian flavors
• Kampong Glam (Arab St) for a Malay/Arab experience
• East Coast for delicious seafood

3. History and Museums
• The Bras Basah area east of Orchard.
• North of the Singapore River: Singapore’s colonial core

4. Nature and wildlife
North and West
• Singapore Zoo
• Night Safari
• Jurong Bird Park
• Botanical Gardens
• Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
• Pulau Ubin, an island off the Changi Village in the east
• Tortoise and turtle sanctuary in the Chinese Gardens on the west side of town

5. Skyscrapers and Shopping
• Orchard Road
• Singapore River
• Bugis and Marina Bay

6. Places of Worship
• Vast Kong Meng San Phor Kark
• Monastery near Ang Mo Kio
• Colorful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple in Chinatown
• Psychedelic Burmese Buddhist Temple in Balestier
• Stately Masjid Sultan in Arab Street

Things to do in Singapore

• Golfing
• Surfing
• Scuba diving
• Ice skating
• Snow skiing
• Gambling
• Races
• Spas
• Swimming
• Water-skiing
• Wake-boarding
• Windsurfing
• Canoeing
• Cable-Skiing
• Wave surfing

Best time to visit/climate

– Singapore is located a mere 1.5 degrees north of the Equator.
– Weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons.
– Rain falls almost daily throughout the year.
– Most rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon (November to January).
– Between May and October, forest fires in neighboring Sumatra can also cause dense haze.
The temperature averages around:
– 30°C (84°F) daytime, 24°C (76°F) at night in December and January.
– 32°C (90°F) daytime, 26°C (81°F) at night for the rest of the year.

Location on Google Maps


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How to reach Singapore?

The East-West MRT runs the length of the East Coast all the way from the center to Pasir Ris and Changi Airport.
1. By Plane
• Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs.
• The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air in addition to flag-carrier Singapore Airlines.
• Its regional subsidiary is SilkAir.
• Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
• Changi airport: The country’s main airport and major regional hub status.
• Seletar Airport: Seletar Airport is Singapore’s first airport.

2. By Road
• Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia.
• The Causeway is very popular.

3. By Bus
There are buses to/from Kuala Lumpur (KL) and many other destinations in Malaysia through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas.
Major operators include:
– Aeroline
– First Coach
– NiCE
– Transnasional
– Transtar

4. By Train
• Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu network.
• There are two day trains (the Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat) and a sleeper service (Ekspres Senandung Malam) daily from Kuala Lumpur.
• A day train (the Lambaian Timur departing Singapore at 4:45AM).
• Sleeper (Ekspres Timuran departing at 6PM) daily along the “Jungle Railway” between Singapore and Gua Musang.

5. By Boat
Getting to/away from the ferry terminals:
• HarbourFront FT: Located next to HarbourFront MRT station.
• Tanah Merah FT: Get off at Bedok MRT station and catch bus No. 35 to ferry terminal.
• Changi FT: No bus stop nearby, take a taxi from Changi Village or Tanah Merah MRT.
• Changi Point FT: Take bus No. 2, 29 or 59 to Changi Village Bus Terminal and walk to the ferry terminal.

6. Cruises
• Star Cruises offers multi-day cruises from Singapore to points throughout Southeast Asia, departing from HarbourFront FT.
• Common destinations include: Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia, as well as Phuket,Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
• There are also several cruises every year to Borneo (Malaysia),Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and even some 10 night long hauls to Hong Kong.

Some travel books from Amazon about Singapore

Lonely Planet Singapore Frommer’s Singapore Day by Day Malaysia and Singapore

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.online.com.sg
Hotels at expedia.co.in

Blogs / Sites about Singapore – East Coast Park

Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at wikitravel.org
Blogs at nparks.gov.sg
Blogs and reviews at tripadvisor.in

Images and photos of Singapore – East Coast Park

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