Bask in the Great Outdoors at Gardens by the Bay's New Attractions!

8 April 2022

There is never a better time to head outdoors and enjoy the fresh air than the present moment. Gardens by the Bay, a favourite among Singaporeans for its expansive outdoor gardens and the wide diversity of flora and fauna, is bringing not one, but two new free attractions to Singaporeans.

1. Active Garden - A People's Garden

The spanking new Active Garden is set in a lush, waterfront garden, located near the start of the wide pathway connecting Marina Bay Sands to Marina Barrage.

There is something for everyone in the family to do here at Active Garden. Children will love the Musical Playground where they can unleash their inner Mozarts on the gigantic percussion instruments, xylophone and even a drum set!

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Grandma and grandpa will love the Communal Garden, where they will get to be near some 50 kinds of edible plants, ranging from herbs and vegetables to fruit trees. Hear them reminisce about the olden days when they used to grow these plants on their own instead of buying them from the market.

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Heading for a space to relax at instead? Head to the Waterfront Plaza if you prefer to be under a shade, or the Moongate Lawn if you need your dose of vitamin D.

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Waterfront Plaza (above) offers a scenic view of the Marina Bay Reservoir while the Moongate Lawn (below) offers the ideal spot for a idyllic picnic with your loved ones on a lazy weekend morning.

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If you have visited Gardens by the Bay before, you would know that the Gardens is a magnet for fitness buffs and joggers alike with its scenic running routes and expansive green space. These people will now have more options for their fitness regime with the addition of an Outdoor Fitness Gym. With equipment like knee-lift high bar, flat bench, body-curl bench and a spring-up board to boot, get your adrenaline running and vitamin D absorbing with this new attraction.

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2. Kingfisher Wetlands

Never would we have thought that one day we would get to visit a wetlands right smacked in the middle of the bustling Marina Bay and this is no longer a far-fetched dream with the new Kingfisher Wetlands located at Gardens by the Bay. This new wetlands will appeal to nature and bird enthusiasts with mangroves and 16 out of 40 migratory birds spotted in Singapore known to have stopped by for a rest at Kingfisher Wetlands.

In addition to migratory birds, keep your eyes peeled for the ubiquitous Asian Koel (known for its infamous loud calls), Smooth-coated Otter, Malayan Water Monitor Lizard and many more.

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Zone 1: Natural Rock Pool & Main Cascades.

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Zone 2A & 2B: Kingfisher Cascades

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Zone 3: Wildlife Lookout

The ever-impressive Gardens by the Bay has just gotten a lot more impressive with their latest two additions. With mask-wearing optional when outdoors, head out to the green spaces and enjoy all the fresh air these gardens have to offer.

Looking for picnic spots instead? Check out our guide on the Top 10 Picnic Spots to Lay Your Mat and Hear the Birds Sing.

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