Everyone deserves a good break now and then. If you’re looking for scenic places to rest and enjoy mother nature after a long week, consider our list of the top 20 most scenic places to visit in Singapore!

1. Mount Faber Park

Mount Faber Scenic Place to visit Singapore

Nestled in the heart of Singapore, Mount Faber Park is a verdant oasis offering panoramic views of the city skyline and its surrounding islands. Visitors can ascend to the park via a cable car ride, adding an element of adventure to their experience. With well-maintained walking trails and dining options atop the hill, Mount Faber provides a perfect blend of nature and urban sophistication.

You can get tickets for Cable car via Klook.

For more information, visit Mount Faber Park.


2. Singapore Botanic Gardens

singapore botanic gardens

As a testament to Singapore’s botanical heritage, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 161-year-old tropical paradise featuring lush greenery and themed gardens. Visitors can explore the National Orchid Garden, home to a stunning collection of orchid species, or enjoy the tranquil ambiance of Swan Lake and Symphony Lake.

For more information, visit Singapore Botanic Gardens.


3. Labrador Park

Offering scenic views of the sea, cliffs, and historical landmarks such as the Labrador Secret Tunnels, Labrador Nature Reserve is a coastal haven rich in biodiversity. Connected to other parks via the Southern Ridges, it provides ample opportunities for leisurely strolls and wildlife observation.


4. Sentosa Tanjong | Palawan | Siloso Beach

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Discover tranquility on the pristine beaches of Sentosa, hidden gems where solitude meets scenic beauty. With soft sands and captivating sunsets, these beaches provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and romantic strolls.

For more information, visit Sentosa.


5. Hort Park

Nature Playgarden HortPark The Treasure Trail

Embark on a nature walk amidst uniquely designed garden landscapes at Hort Park, part of the scenic Southern Ridges. Discover picturesque scenery and hidden gems along Canterbury Road, Berkshire Road, and Hyderabad Road.


6. Henderson Waves


An architectural marvel, Henderson Waves stands as Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. Its unique wave-like structure offers panoramic views of the cityscape and harbour, making it a favourite spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.


7. Fort Canning Park

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With its proximity to the city area, Fort Canning’s a place buzzing full of old rich war memorial nostalgia. It has currently transformed into a popular venue for dynamic outdoor concerts and the arts such as sculpture exhibitions, plays, opera and open-air ballet.


8. Marina Barrage

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Marvel at the stunning backdrop of Singapore’s skyline against the Marina Barrage, the city’s 15th reservoir. A popular spot for photography enthusiasts and families, it offers panoramic views and recreational activities.


9. Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin Quarry View from Puaka Hill

Step back in time and explore the rustic charm of Pulau Ubin, where traditional kampongs and mangrove swamps await. With scenic cycling trails and the biodiverse Chek Jawa Wetlands, Pulau Ubin offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city life.

For more information, visit Pulau Ubin.


10. Sembawang Park

A view of the Straits of Johor from Sembawang Park Heritage TrailImage credit: NHB

Embrace the seaside serenity of Sembawang Park, known for its scenic beach and historical landmarks like Beaulieu House. Take a leisurely stroll along Wak Hassan Beach Jetty and soak in panoramic views of the sea.


11. Fullerton

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Experience the pulsating vibrancy of Singapore’s skyline at Fullerton, where colonial architecture meets modern skyscrapers. Whether enjoying the view from Boat Quay or Clarke Quay, it’s the perfect setting for late-night drinks amidst the city lights.


12. MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir Scenic Places in Singapore

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Enveloped by lush rainforest, MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a paradise for nature lovers, boasting the iconic TreeTop Walk and picturesque walking trails. Whether exploring the reservoir’s tranquil waters or traversing the verdant trails, visitors are treated to an immersive nature experience.


13. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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Delve into Singapore’s thriving rainforest at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, home to the island’s highest peak. Hiking trails wind through lush foliage, offering glimpses of rare flora and fauna, including the elusive Singapore freshwater crab.


14. Coney Island Park

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Uncover the rustic allure of Coney Island Park, an undeveloped island sanctuary boasting cycling paths and diverse ecosystems. Traverse lush greenery and catch glimpses of native wildlife amidst serene surroundings.

For more information, visit Coney Island.


15. Kranji Marshes

Raptor Tower Kranji Marshes

Immerse yourself in nature at Kranji Marshes, Singapore’s largest freshwater marshland. Boardwalks and trails offer access to the wetlands, providing opportunities for birdwatching and scenic views of the surrounding landscape.

For more information, visit Kranji Marshes.


16. Woodlands Waterfront Park

Enjoy panoramic views of the Johor Strait at Woodlands Waterfront Park, a picturesque waterfront destination. With a jetty for fishing enthusiasts and a scenic bridge connecting Singapore to Malaysia, it’s the perfect spot for leisurely strolls and family outings.


17. Pasir Ris Park

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Embrace coastal charm at Pasir Ris Park, featuring a mangrove boardwalk, beachfront, and expansive green spaces. Ideal for picnics, cycling, and water activities, it offers a serene retreat amidst natural beauty.


18. Jurong Lake Gardens

jurong lake gardens boardwalk

Explore the cultural tapestry of Jurong Lake Gardens, comprising Lakeside Garden, Chinese Garden, and Japanese Garden. From serene landscapes to recreational spaces, it’s a haven for nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts alike.

For more information, visit Jurong Lake Gardens.


19 Upper and Lower Peirce Reservoir Park

Lower Peirce Reservoir ParkSunset at Lower Peirce Reservoir

Lose yourself in the tranquility of Upper and Lower Peirce Reservoir Park, surrounded by lush rainforest. Walking trails offer scenic views of the reservoir, providing a serene escape for nature walks and birdwatching.


20. Chinese and Japanese Gardens (Currently Closed)

Chinese Garden Singapore

Transport yourself to traditional Chinese and Japanese landscapes at the themed gardens, connected by the beautiful Bridge of Double Beauty. With pagodas, stone bridges, and serene water features, it’s a tranquil oasis in the bustling city.


Bonus: Keppel Bay

Keppel Bay

A recreation enclave near the city and Sentosa,  boosting an urban waterfront, Keppel Bay is the ideal spot for premier waterfront activities such as yachting and perfect for an idyllic day sipping your coffee or cocktails by the sea.


For a much-needed respite from your hectic daily life, why not visit some of the suggested best places to visit in Singapore for a fresh perspective on our little island or revisit familiar ones with your loved ones for a walk down memory lane. What’s most important is for the family to enjoy some quality time together.

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