#1 Sengkang Riverside Park

Hello there readers! I want to share with you, in my first post about my recent experience at Sengkang Riverside Park, Singapore.

This beautiful park is home to a constructed wetland which helps filter rainwater through aquatic plants.You can easily spot birds like the purple heron, little tern and the collared kingfisher, as they are common mangrove birds which get attracted to the wetland. You can also see dragonflies and damselflies such as the Red Scarlet and Common Bluetail hovering around the aquatic plants in the lake.

I loved exploring this park, as there was diverse nature and wildlife, and there was so much to discover! I especially enjoyed the boardwalk across the river and the ‘floating island’. There were also many fruit trees such as the chikku, guava, bell fruit, and dragonfruit. This park is a must see attraction for everyone, and will definitely provide you with a tranquil experience! Enjoy the photos and some of my tips!

TIPS FOR SENGKANG RIVERSIDE PARK

When to go :  Any time during the week, evening , after 4. It’s scorching hot in the morning!

What to bring:  Hats, binoculars, camera, food for picnic, picnic mat,  snacks, water bottles.

What to wear: Anything comfortable, ideally shorts, t-shirt, and good shoes for walking

What to do:   Walk, jog, cycle, skateboard or rollerskate around the park! There are many cycling paths and tracks. Go exploring! Look out for birds and insects near the lake and take photos of the fruit trees! Fly a kite, play badminton, ball, frisbee or any sport of your choice! Have a picnic with your friends and family. Lay out the mat- and relax! Go for the boardwalk and explore the mangroves, and learn interesting facts about the floating  wetland, and the wildlife!

Facilities: Toilets, shelters all around the park. There is also a restaurant called the Mushroom Cafe at the entrance. Treat yourself to some ice kachang  and fresh coconut water or try out their dishes with various kinds of mushroom.

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*Photos by Lavanya Prakash

Keep smiling and always love nature!

Lavanya Prakash, mynatureexperiences(at)hotmail.com

http://www.mynatureexperiences.wordpress.com

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6 thoughts on “#1 Sengkang Riverside Park

  1. Excellent.

    Would really love to be there.

    Should think of having all the photos, one by one, as a wall paper on my Desktop.

    Kudos to Lavanya, the wonder kid for her excellent skills.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Balachandar

  2. Lavanya
    Nice blog.
    Great pictures too.
    One question you mentioned so many fruit trees in your blog. Are you allowed to eat them 🙂
    Kumar Periappa

  3. Congratulations on starting a blog, Lavanya and sharing your delightful thoughts, tips and photography. You’re a natural. I’m sure you’ll be interested in this article on ‘How Nature benefits children’ http://rootsofaction.com/blog/leave-no-child-inside-how-nature-benefits-children/ Spend many more relaxing and creative hours in Nature’s presence, and She will reward you tremendously with a deep spirit of calm, connectedness and spur your creativity!! Keep up the good work! 🙂

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