Hard to believe, but there are enough sunny days in the calendar to warrant keeping this list handy. 

For all its bright lights, our big city has plenty of tranquil little spots for an old-fashioned picnic. Grab your mats and floppy hats and kick back with an ice cool beer at these six spots. 

Fort Canning Park

This charming site is one of Singapore’s most historic and beautiful landmarks—this is where the British decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese during World War II. Today, its lush lawns draw plenty of picnic-goers as well as large-scale events like theater productions and concerts. 


Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden

For an Asian-inspired day out, head to Singapore's far west. Chinese Garden is like a scene straight out of the mainland, and it offers some stunning examples of Asian design. Comprising both Chinese and Japanese Gardens on two man-made islands in Jurong Lake, the former stands out for its Suzhou-style arrangement of 1,000 bonsai trees imported from China, while the latter is outfitted with charming details like wooden bridges, carp ponds, pebble footpaths and stone lanterns. 


Mount Faber Park

Mount Faber Park

Located on Mount Faber, this scenic hilltop park offers some of the best views of Singapore so if you’re planning a romantic picnic, this would make a great spot. Afterwards, take a 20-minute stroll towards Henderson Waves (lit with LED displays at night), a 274 meter-long pedestrian bridge that’s also Singapore’s highest and connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. 


Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

Head to one of Singapore’s favorite date spots: the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1859, the garden has over 60,000 plants and you’ll also find an extensive collection of tropical orchids over at the National Orchid Garden. Flora and fauna aside, you can also pick a spot by the serene Swan Lake or head to the bandstand where they regularly host free concerts.  

East Coast Park

For a spot of beach side fun, plan a day out at our island's largest park. Stretching over 15km, there’s plenty of options for you to pick a nice, quiet sea-facing spot. It also helps that there’s plenty of food options available at and near the park, so you won’t even have to pack a basket. Active types can also take part in activities like cycling, rollerblading, kayaking or cable skiing.  


Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Located in the heartlands of Bishan and Ang Mo Kio, this is one of Singapore’s largest and most popular parks. You’ll find a spa, a dog park, restaurants, flower gardens and a lake running through the park.


Changi Beach

Changi Beach

It might be located at the far east of Singapore but this park still remains popular among locals. People come here to cycle, swim and have picnics or barbqeues. It makes for a great spot to take in the sight of neighboring island Pulau Ubin while enjoying the sea breeze and watching the planes take off and land. There's also the rustic ferry terminal there, from which you can hop on a boat to Pulau Ubin.