The Best Staycation Ideas for Nature Lovers in Singapore

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20 Top Staycation Ideas for Nature Lovers in Singapore

Looking for a staycation break from the hustle and bustle of working life in Singapore? Nature lovers yearning to escape to the great outdoors for a holiday have plenty of local vacation options in sunny Singapore. 

From experiencing farm life, being surrounded by blooming flowers, to taking on an outdoor adventure course, the little red dot has it all and more. Our team has curated the best Singapore itinerary. And yes, you can stroll into luxuriant rainforests right next to high-rise housing developments here in Singapore!

If you are looking for a Singapore local staycation that keeps you in touch with nature, the teams at  Pan Pacific Singapore, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, PARKROYAL COLLECTION PickeringPARKROYAL on Beach Road, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard and PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore recommend these 20 activities to soothe any nature lover’s soul.


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Visit a Farm Where Your Greens Come From


Quan Fa Organic Farm

Address 35 Murai Farmway, Singapore 709145                                                                                                                                                             
Phone Number
+65 6793 7693
Opening Hours
10am to 5pm (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed on Monda


Find out where your vegetables come from at the Quan Fa Organic Farm. Take a tour and learn how vegetables are being grown and harvested, and get a chance to touch and taste them. 


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Take a Treetop Walk

 Tree top Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir  Tree top Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir


MacRitchie Reservoir

Address Lornie Road, Singapore 298693                                                             
Phone Number
+65 6568 5736
Opening Hours
6am to 7pm daily, Treetop Walk: 9am to 5pm (Tuesday to Friday), 8:30am to 5pm (Saturday and Sunday), Closed on Monday


Get in touch with nature at MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore’s oldest and most famous nature park for joggers, families and nature lovers. The highlight is the TreeTop Walk, a suspension bridge that hangs 25 metres above the forest floor, connecting the two highest points in the reserve. The panoramic view of the rainforest canopy here is spectacular.


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Bike Around A Cycling Track

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Mandai Track 15 Trail

Address 451 Mandai Rd                                                                                                                                                                             
Opening Hours
7am to 7pm


Work out and burn some calories in pristine nature by mountain biking on the Mandai Track 15 Trail. The beginner-friendly route takes you right in the heart of nature, with wide turns, thrilling downhill sections, and a few intense climbs.  


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Picnic at the Botanic Gardens

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Address 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569                                                                                                                                            
Phone Number
+65 64717361
Opening Hours
5am to 12am daily


This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the ideal place for a picnic—a green sanctuary where you can soak in the sights, sounds and scents of nature. Surrounded by trees, it is easy to find a spot to lay down your picnic mat at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. There are occasional free performances at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, so do plan your picnic to coincide with a performance if you enjoy live music. 


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Dive at Pulau Hantu


West Coast Pier

Address 60 W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126979                                                     


Its name may sound ominous, but Pulau Hantu is anything but scary. Marine life enthusiasts and divers would enjoy the beaches and coastal waters around this peaceful and untouched island—perfect for anyone who wishes to observe marine life up close. There are also swimming pools, mangroves and plenty of reefs to explore. 

Note: There are no regular ferries to Pulau Hantu. Visitors can charter a boat from West Coast Pier to take you there. 


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Hang Out With Cats at St. John’s Island

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Marina South Pier

Address 31 Marina Coastal Dr, Singapore 018988                                                     
Ferry Fee


Fancy a “purr-fect” hangout? Feline lovers would have a ball of a time at St John’s Island. Step off the ferry (from Marina South Pier) and you are likely to be greeted by a cat. You can spot one at almost any of the landmarks on the island. Other than cat-watching, you can also enjoy a dip in the relatively empty sea here.


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Kayak Among the Mangroves at Pulau Ubin

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Changi Point Ferry Terminal

Address 51 Lor Bekukong, Singapore 499172                                                     


Many locals visit Pulau Ubin to cycle, but why not venture into the coastal waters instead? Kayaking certainly makes for a more adventurous experience. Spend a day kayaking among the mangroves, and spy on the homes of wildlife such as hornbills, kingfishers and other island animals. If you are fortunate, you might even spot dolphins! You can get to the island via a ferry from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

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Jog around Jurong Lake Garden

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Jurong Lake Garden

Address 104 Yuan Ching Rd, Singapore 618665                                                         


Regarded as one of the largest nature wonderlands in the heartlands, the 90-hectare Jurong Lake Gardens is a nature lover and jogger’s paradise. Landscaped grounds, native grasses, swamplands, and a freshwater swamp forest are just a few of the attractions that surround the lake. An excellent place to jog up a sweat or enjoy the pleasures of a natural landscape.


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Take a Nature Walk at Coney Island

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Coney Island

Address Punggol Promenade Nature Walk, Singapore 829325                                                                                                                      
Opening Hours
7am to 7pm


Make your way to this ecologically sustainable park—a relatively untouched island filled with wildlife, lalang fields and mangrove swamps. The park uses timber from fallen trees for the park’s signage, benches and boardwalks, so everything has an authentic and natural feel.


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Embark a Jungle Trail at Clementi Forest


Venture on foot from the Rail Corridor near Bukit Timah to explore a sprawling 85 hectares worth of wilderness at Clementi Forest. This is the second largest wildlife habitat in Singapore after Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. With rivers, freshwater streams, and even a rare orchid species (Diena Ophrydis), the secondary rainforest takes you deep into the heart of nature.

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Go Wildlife Spotting at the Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve

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Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve

Address 301 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore 718925                                                                                                                                           
Phone Number
+65 6794 1401
Opening Hours
7am to 7pm daily


Put on your walking shoes and explore the swamps of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Learn all about the flora and fauna that inhabit the swamp, and look out for the numerous birds (around 140 species) that call this place home. There are also nature trails where you can spot mudskippers, macaques and climbing crabs. 


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Enjoy Idyllic Garden Scenes at HortPark

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Address 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578                                                                                                                                        
Phone Number
+65 6471 5601
Opening Hours
6am to 10pm daily


Improve your gardening skills with a trip to the 23-hectare HortPark. There are 20 themed sections for you to browse, including a spectacular Silver Garden comprising light-reflective plants.


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Walk on the Hilly Southern Ridges

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Southern Ridges

Address Henderson Road, Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Singapore 099203   


Hike along the Southern Ridges and soak in the lush greenery around you. A series of green areas connecting Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill, Hort Park, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve, you can exercise while basking in nature.


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Conquer the Obstacles at Forest Adventure


Forest Adventure

Address Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 479244                                                                                                                               
Phone Number
+65 8100 7400
Opening Hours
9:30am to 6:30pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday), Closed on Monday and Thursday


Up for a challenge in nature? Take on the Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir. Tackle zip lines and obstacle courses that take you over the water and above treetops. There are different fear factor levels, depending on your comfort level. 


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Fly a Kite at Marina Barrage

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Marina Barrage

Address 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951                                                                                                                         
Opening Hours
24 hours


The open skies and cool breeze at Marina Barrage makes it a suitable place just to hang out, or fly a kite. Even if you do not feel like flying one, you can watch the other kite flyers trying their best to out-fly each other. Bring along some drinks and snacks, and enjoy a wonderful afternoon picnicking out in the windy expanse here.


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Scale the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay

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Gardens by the Bay

Address 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953                                                                                                                                       
Phone Number
+65 6420 6848
Opening Hours
9am, to 9pm daily


Plant lovers would relish in the lush vegetation of the sub-tropical rainforest at this soaring contemporary greenhouse. The cooling atmosphere in Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay is inviting, and the tall, cascading waterfall makes a majestic sight.


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Go Fishing at Pandan Reservoir

Try your hand at fishing at a little known fishing spot in Singapore. Journey to Pandan Reservoir, where the waters are home to fishes such as Belida, soon hock and tilapia, which are thrilling to catch, and make great dishes. Visitors are advised only to stay at the designated fishing area.


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Visit an Operating Fishing Kelong

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Make your way to a Fishing Kelong (an offshore fishing platform built on wood) and enjoy a meal cooked with the freshest catch of the day while admiring the serene marine surroundings.


Abseil down a Rock Wall


Dairy Farm Rock Climbing Wall

Address Hindhede Dr, Singapore 589318 (Inside Bukit Timah Nature Reserve)            


Scale up Singapore’s only natural rock-climbing quarry at the Dairy Farm Rock Climbing Wall, and abseil down its cliff surface for an adrenaline rush. There are both natural and bolted climbing routes here, depending on your skills. Be sure to get expert help if you need to!


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Sign Up For a Tree-climbing Course

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Get up close and personal with nature with a tree-climbing course, which teaches the technical and physical skills required to be a climber. There are courses for all levels of climbers, all intending to strengthen your body.


The Ideal Bases For Your Adventurous Staycation


If you are looking for a staycation to get in touch with nature, Pan Pacific Hotels Group has both Serviced Suites and Hotels dotted around Singapore’s central region, catering to your nature escapade. Book a room and rest in luxurious comfort as you prepare for your adrenaline-fueled adventures each day!


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