Start filling your baskets with sweets and sandwiches

Picnicking among lush greenery with family and friends is always a good idea, but don’t let it turn into one that costs you a sunburn and an outfit change. Below are some of the breeziest spots in Singapore, perfect for a cool and casual outdoor affair.
 

East Coast Park
 

A beach and park situated along Singapore’s Southeastern coast, East Coast Park is a recreational zone that needs no introduction. Be able to picnic in small groups by taking your pick between pavilions, shorelines or lawns; even feel free to pack light and get more snacks and beverages from the wide array of nearby convenience stores as well as restaurants. After your feast, go on a stroll along the footpaths and head down to Bedok Jetty to really experience some of that salty seabreeze.


HortPark
 

Located just off Alexandra Road, HortPark is known to many as a one-stop gardening resource hub where education and research meets fun. So besides picnicking in the area, also attempt the Alexandra Garden Trail to discover a variety of flowering plants and foliage, as well as over 10 species of butterfly host and nectar plants.


Marina Barrage
 

Singapore’s unofficial kite-flying locale is another great option for picnicking outdoors, mostly thanks to its lush green lawn which offers unparalleled views of the Marina Bay Sands and the city skyline. While the Marina Barrage outdoor areas are open 24-hours daily, the Green Roof is only open from 8am-9pm daily with the last entry at 8pm. This spot may also be closed for an hour or longer when it gets too crowded, so plan your trip accordingly.


Palawan Beach
 

For those looking to frolic under the sun on Sentosa Island, a picnic at Palawan Beach would be most ideal. In addition to filling up your basket with delicious eats and treats, don’t forget to pack plenty of water and sunscreen too. The popular Suspension Bridge is currently closed for maintenance, but you’re still guaranteed plenty of fun on land and water in any case.


Singapore Botanic Gardens
 

Enjoy a laid back picnic date at none other than Singapore’s first Unesco World Heritage Site as the Botanic Gardens allows visitors to dine amidst a tropical garden setting. Go ahead and chope your spot under one of the large, shady trees within Palm Valley and Symphony Lake; this is an area made popular as it used to host chill concerts and events regularly.