17 picnic spots in Singapore you’d never have thought of that are super Instagram-worthy – including indoor picnic spots!

Because when you’ve seen one beach, you’ve seen them all, right?

There’s no denying that Singapore doesn’t have all that much land space, but we promise you that there are some pretty great hideaways that make amazing picnic spots. Oh, and the best part? They’re super Instagram-worthy, too.

Ready for your comments section to start flooding with countless variations of, ‘where is this?!?’ We know we are!

Outdoor picnic spots

1. The Plaza at Waterway Point

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Located in the heart of Punggol, The Plaza at Waterway Point comprises several large acres of grassy fields (fake, of course) overlooking a stellar view of the Punggol Waterway Park.

Kick back and relax with a sandwich or two, or check out whatever performances or installations they have on hand. It is a particularly popular spot for community events such as Christmas tree light-ups and movie-themed activities, so we guarantee that there’s always going to be something pretty #ootd-worthy to marvel at every time.

(Psst! Its close proximity to the mall also means that this spot is great for those who can’t live without air-conditioning. Sit closer by the doors, and breathe a sigh of relief whenever they pull open. Cheap thrills, right?)

Address: 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)

2. Arena @ L3

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Most malls have rooftop facilities these days, but Arena @ L3 located at Changi City Point is particularly scenic and spacious. There’s even an amphitheatre close by for you and your loved ones to duck in when in need of some shade (provided there are no ongoing performances, of course!)

Our favourite picnic spot, though— or at least a place to perch and rest— is the tree-house trail leading down to the kids play area. The beautiful dome structures make for great photos, and is a nice place to relax when it isn’t too crowded with excitable kids.

Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)

3. Pearl’s Hill City Park

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This quiet park can be found tucked away in a quieter corner of Chinatown, with it being built around a reservoir on the top of the hill.

Relax along the many benches found throughout the park, or lay out a picnic mat by the shaded huts. The lake with numerous lotus plants and the many Tembusu trees surrounding you just adds to the serenity factor, making it a perfect place to catch a quick nap as well.

Address: Chin Swee Rd, Pearl Bank, Singapore 169879
Opening hours: 7am to 7pm (Mon – Sun)

4. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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While the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve isn’t exactly a hidden spot to most Singaporeans, it definitely is a more unconventional spot for a picnic.

Plop down along their many huts, benches, and rest-stops that resemble architecture marvels for a picnic, and get a few pictures while you’re at it. Who knows? You might even spot a few interesting riverine species, such as water monitors, mudskippers, and even estuarine crocodiles.

A picnic with a view? No doubt about it.

Address: 301 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore 718925
Opening hours: 7am to 7pm (Mon – Sun)

5. Lower Seletar Reservoir

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Looking for a beautiful sea view to accompany your picnic? Then Lower Seletar Reservoir is the place for you.

With lots of handy benches and rest-spots available, there’s no doubt that you’d be able to find one situated right by the gorgeous view to enjoy your meal. We’re told that the sea breeze is particularly strong, though, so make sure to bring some paper weights to keep everything from flying off in the breeze.

(Psst! Lower Seletar Reservoir is also a popular spot for dragon boating and kayaking, so you’ll be sure to catch a glimpse or two of some super athletic folk meandering around. A great place to get #Fitspo ideas or just admire the view, if you catch our drift.)

Address: Yishun Avenue 1, Singapore 769139
Opening hours: 7am to 7pm (Mon – Sun)

6. Yishun Dam

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Yishun Dam was previously thought to be pretty inaccessible, but that’s not an issue now that there are bus stops situated just a two minute walk away.

It offers an amazing sea view that you just can’t get anywhere else, and is growing to be a popular hangout spot amongst those living in the North. Make sure to visit before everyone else starts catching on!

Address: Yishun Avenue 1, Singapore 769139
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily

7. Pandan Reservoir

Known for their stunning sunrises and sunsets, Pandan Reservoir is a well-kept secret amongst the Westies.

There’s a trail that you can follow along the edge of the water to enjoy said view, or simply flop down along the grassy patches by the water. With a glass of wine in hand and the sun sinking down beneath the horizon, you’ll feel as if you’re in a picture-perfect movie. Don’t forget to capture the moment for the ‘gram!

Address: 14A Penjuru Rd,  Singapore 609153
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8. Sengkang Riverside Park

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If you enjoy some peace and quiet with your picnicking, try out Sengkang Riverside Park. It may be a little hard to get to, but the clear water, swaying cat tails, and overall scenic vibe of the place is more than enough reason to head down.

Oh, and the fact that they have an adorable mangosteen shelter structure over there, of course. Can you say amazing #ootd spot, or what?

Address: 50 Anchorvale St, Singapore 544843
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily

9. Toa Payoh Town Park

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A setting right out of a K-Drama or scenic park in Singapore? We just can’t tell. With a beautiful zen garden theme complete with bridges, clear waters, and lots of sitting areas to sit and relax by, Toa Payoh Town Park is a great place to swing by to live out your romantic drama fantasies.

Guaranteed photo spot aside, it is also relatively quiet on both weekdays and weekends, making it a perfect lepak spot if you and loved ones are just looking to sit back, relax, and picnic.

Address: Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319393
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily

10. Woodlands Waterfront Park

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There are picnic options abound over at Woodlands Waterfront Park, from dining with a sea view or lazing around on their lush, rolling green fields. There’s even a 1.5km long water promenade, if you’re looking to catch a really fresh dinner.

The area is still relatively quiet, except for the Adventure Playground which features crows nests and challenging obstacles for older kids and yes— even adults! Keep away from the area if you prefer a peaceful picnic.

Address: 6A Admiralty Road, Singapore 757445
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily

11. HortLawn at HortPark

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You may have heard of HortPark being a great place to hike, but it’s also an ideal picnic spot. HortLawn is located within HortPark and it’s an open-air venue with lush greenery all around you.

While you’re surrounded by nature, common facilities are still available a few minutes away. This allows you to be close to nature, yet not too far away from facilities like the washrooms.

The number of trees within the area offer ample shelter from the sun and it’ll be a great place for you to chill and hangout with your friends and loved ones.

Don’t forget to also snap some photos with Silver Garden as your backdrop.

Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578
Opening hours: 6am to 11pm (Mon – Sun)

Indoor picnic spots

12. Jewel Changi Airport

Now, you might think that having a picnic in a mall may be really weird, but trust us, this spot in Jewel Changi Airport provides a good view of the magnificent waterfall without the heat of the sun, making it the perfect indoor place to have a picnic.

We’re talking about the seating area right in front of the HSBC Rain Vortex, of course!

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Look for a cosy spot, settle down with your picnic mat and your picnic basket, and start digging in. If you’re having a dinner picnic, you might even be able to catch one of the famous light shows that happen in hourly intervals from 7.30pm to 12.30am.

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Plus, if you’re still hungry after eating whatever you’ve prepared, you can always head to any of the eateries located within Jewel Changi Airport for a quick fix.

Since this is an indoor picnic spot with air-conditioning, it could get cold, so you might want to bring along a jacket when you have a picnic here.

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily

13. The Star Vista’s Star Terrace

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The Star Terrace located within The Star Vista is another hidden spot that you may not know about that can actually be a pretty good picnic spot.

This area is decked out in wooden planks, making it comfortable for you to just set up a picnic. And since it’s on the third floor, it offers a scenic view that looks even more stunning at night.

Enjoy the serenity and have a long catch-up session with your friends or have a romantic picnic where it’s just you and your partner when you come here.

Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)

14. VivoCity Sky Park

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While this isn’t fully indoors, this picnic spot does offer some shelter from the sweltering heat. VivoCity’s Sky Park is located on the third floor of the mall and it features multiple pools and a huge wooden plank area speckled with a number of wooden benches.

The water in the pools goes up to your ankles and you can always sit there for a little dip if you’re feeling hot after your picnic. Alternatively, if you’re bringing your kids along, you can chill by the picnic mat while you watch your kids play in the pool.

For an even more interesting experience for the kids, paddle boats are available for rent for 10 to 15 minutes so that they can waddle around the pools.

There is also an amphitheatre on the third floor where you can grab a seat with your picnic basket and enjoy the peace and quiet with some food.

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Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, Level 3, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: 6am to 11pm (Mon – Sun)

15. PAssion Wave @ Jurong Lake Gardens

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PAssion Wave may be known to those who are familiar with the water sports programmes offered by the People’s Association in Singapore, but the recreation centre outside the PAssion Wave office at Jurong Lake Gardens serves as a nice and cosy spot away from the sun.

While there are no benches within this area, it offers a spacious compound where you can just find a spot you like and settle down.

Look out into the peaceful scenery and feel the calm wash over you. While this is indoors, the area is only partially enclosed, so you’ll still be able to experience the cool breeze of the wind.

Address: 100 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618662
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily

16. Home

If you’re looking for an indoor picnic spot away from the sun and pesky mosquitoes without having to pay a cent, here’s the best place to have a picnic.

Your home!

Like they always say, there’s no place better than home. You’ve got all your groceries in the kitchen, and you don’t have to lug anything anywhere. Just tale a picnic mat, some cushions from your couch, and lay everything out on your living room floor with all the food that you’ve prepared and you’re good to go!

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You even have entertainment right in front of you, either on your television screen or your laptop, and you don’t have to worry about finding a clean toilet to use.

Need more food and drinks? Simply take more!

It can’t get any more convenient than this.

But of course, you might argue that this doesn’t really give you the vibes of a picnic. We hear you, and that’s why you can give picnic setup companies a try.

Glamping City currently offers a Do-At-Home package (S$300) where they drop off the following items at your doorstep for a lease period of 12 hours:

  • Tipi tent
  • Mat
  • Cushion pillows
  • Picnic basket with snacks
  • Fairy lights
  • Bunting (festive decorations)
  • 80-100 inch screen
  • Projector
  • Carpets
  • Cushion pillows and blankets
  • Wifi
  • Speaker

They’ll also provide an instructional manual that allows you to set up everything in your home in less than 30 minutes.

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You can then have your own little romantic picnic with your partner, or a family-bonding session with your kids, and put on an exciting movie on the screen to watch while you eat.

Get this package and you’ll have an Instaworthy picnic setup at home in no time.

Address: Your home
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily

17. Marina Barrage

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Browse through your Instagram feed and we’re sure that this location has popped up at least once on your friends’ profile.

Marina Barrage’s Green Roof is a really popular spot for picnics because of its lush green lawn on the rooftop of the dam which overlooks the Singapore skyline and waterfront. Since this rooftop garden is elevated, you’ll get immense amounts of wind that will be enough for you to fly a kite.

Of course, since the area is outdoors, you’ll also be exposed to a lot of sunlight, which can cause you to perspire so much that you won’t enjoy your food.

As such, let us let you in on a little secret tip!

Take all of your photos for the ‘gram when you’re up there on the rooftop. After you’re done, quickly head on down and have a picnic indoors on the first floor!

This way, you’ll get the best of both worlds – aesthetic photos without sweating buckets.

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Opening hours: 8am to 9pm (Mon – Thu), 8am – 10pm (Fri – Sun)

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