Picnic Picks

Singapore

The idea of dining out in the open air traces its origins from the French Revolution. What we now know as a picnic, derived from the French word “pique-nique,” was a customary affair of affluent families during the time. It was soon emulated by middle-class folks across regions, turning al fresco dining into a well-loved family pursuit when summertime hits—regardless of social status. In Singapore, there are many beautiful spaces where family and friends can gather to chat over a picnic. The city-state has many spots worth visiting where you can just pack your lunch, lounge on a mat, and while the day away. Grab your picnic blanket now—here are places in SG you can visit even if International Picnic Day is over.

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Yishun Dam

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Treat yourself to a relaxing outdoor trip and invite the whole gang for a picnic at this scenic spot. Go on a bike ride along Yishun Dam then pick a nice spot to admire the glorious sunset, picnic basket in tow. Enjoy some barbecue potato chips or read a novel—Yishun Dam is a great place to disconnect. Make sure to bring a jacket with you because it gets a little cold here when the night falls.

  • Yishun Ave 1, Singapore 769130

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Kranji Reservoir Park

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Spend some quality time with your best buds at Kranji Reservoir Park. Bring your favorite snacks and sit all together under a tree, while marveling at Johor Strait's beauty and reminiscing good old moments. If you’re up for it, go on one of the two fishing grounds on-site or learn more about Singapore’s history in the World War II memorial.

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Tanjong Beach

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After a grueling week at work or school, spending time with the family is always a great way to unwind. Make the most of the weekend with your family in Tanjong Beach. Lay down a picnic mat on its white sands and enjoy the fresh sea breeze while waiting for barbecue to be served. Go on a swim and explore the beach’s clear waters. There's also a nearby breakwater, which is a perfect spot to have a fun fishing competition with your siblings.

  • Tanjong Beach, Singapore

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Upper Seletar Reservoir Park

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A romantic picnic is always a great idea when you’re looking for a quick getaway with your significant other. Take a trip to the Upper Seletar Reservoir for a date to remember. There’s a lot to see in the 15-hectare park, which also happens to be a historic site. Don’t forget to snap photos together with the famous Casuarina tree as your backdrop!

  • Mandai Rd Track 7, Singapore

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Pandan Reservoir

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Make your usual TGIF night at the bar with work colleagues a little different. Plan a picnic adventure with them at Pandan Reservoir to catch some break outside the office's walls. The place is very serene and will surely calm everyone's minds while they're here. Enjoy a potluck lunch with the team as you discuss each other's plans. The team can also do a quick group cycling session to make things more exciting.

  • Pandan Reservoir, Singapore

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Sisters' Islands

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It's the 21st century, and going out with your best friend for a picnic day should be considered a regular thing. You can make it extra special by exploring the beauty of Sisters' Islands known for its warm blue waters. Soak up the sun on the beach with your best bud and go for a dip after a hearty meal. You can also do snorkeling activities here, so make sure to put it on top of the list.

  • Sisters' Islands, Singapore

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Esplanade Roof Terrace

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Take your picnic to a higher level (literally) by visiting the Esplanade Roof Terrace with the whole family. Get a sweeping view of the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore River, and One Fullerton in one trip. Breathe in the fresh air while enjoying your al fresco meal and waiting for the sun to set.

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Woodlands Waterfront Park

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Explore Woodlands Waterfront Park where lush trees and scenic coastal waters make for an amazing backdrop to a delicious meal with the family. Catch the sunset on the long jetty where kids can also enjoy cycling or roller skating as you while the time away.

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Terrace Garden

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The first date is always the most nerve-racking part of a blossoming relationship. Make a good impression by planning a picnic date with your special someone. Prepare to climb the long staircase at Terrace Garden to reach the gazebo, a good spot to share a lovely meal and good conversation while admiring the view. The whole place is like a paradise straight out of a romantic fairytale!

  • 10 Telok Blangah Green 109178 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178

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Jurong Hill

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Planning a high school reunion picnic has now become easier, thanks to the power of social media. Schedule a tour in Jurong Hill and get a bird's eye view of Jurong Town with your old classmates. Set up a picnic in a shaded area and catch up under the sun. Plan a visit to Jurong Bird Park for an exciting field trip reminiscent of the good old days!

  • Jurong Hill, Singapore

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