Situated in the Eastern part of Singapore is a favorite family weekend site. It stands at 71 hectares including a six-hectare mangrove swamp traversed by boardwalks for visitors to witness and appreciate the flora and fauna of the said park. This coastal park is said to be one of the largest in Singapore. The length dimension of the park is 6.6 kilometers.
The term Pasir Ris is Malay phrase for ‘beach bolt-rope’, implying a narrow beach. This charming and tranquil park offers modern park activities as well as scenic view of the greenery.
In the park lies a six-hectare mangrove forest. Boardwalks and pathways are constructed into the mangrove forest for the visitors to explore the natural surroundings with an easy access walk way. Mud crabs, mud skippers and most especially mangrove trees such as Rhizophora and Bruguiera are settled in this park.
Boardwalks built into this mangrove forest entice visitors closer to the inhabitants of the mangrove community. This is truly a one of a kind park for it satisfy both nature and modern-day aesthetics.
Bird Watching Tower
You will also see a three-storey high Bird watching tower. This is the spot wherein birdwatchers will be able to witness the birds perching on the trees. This is also a spot wherein you can take pictures of the park on a top view and you can also seize the moment watching the greenery that the park has to offer.
Beach and Resorts on the Park
You can also found a beach in PasirRisPark. You can swim and walk on the beach front. To add to that, there also many other worthwhile activities to do and other facilities to use like the cycling track, barbecue pits and dining places in the heart of the mangrove forest. There are also resorts that are located near the said park; they have gates linking to PasirRisPark.
For family and friends, you can enjoy a barbeque or picnic by the beach. Or pave your way to Fisherman’s Village by the beachfront for a gastronomic delight of seafood and local delicacies.
Playground in the Park
One of the most popular spots and places of PasirRisPark is the huge playground. The playground is located on the western end of the Park. This playground is most popular with children of all ages as well as teenagers. You can use some facilities in the playground such as play stations, slides, and space-nets for the kids. There is also rope-climbing and mini-obstacle course. For the teenagers, you can enjoy playing with the cableways, as well as the basketball courts.
Pony and Horse Back Riding
At present, pony and Horse back riding can now be seen in PasirRisPark. This is said to be the first available in Singapore. It showcases rides with handlers. They also offer riding lessons and miniature pony riding for small children. There are also some recreational and extra curricular activities that can be engage upon like skating lessons, bicylcle rental, kayaking and other water sports.