Ranked 165 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
Singapore is home to several parks and gardens, including the lush community park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, spread out at the junction of avenues 3 and 8 of Ang Mo Kio. Situated just behind the Ang Mo Kio MRT station, this open area was originally a rubber estate.
This 5-hectare park houses a variety of economically significant trees such as rubber, cinnamon and nutmeg, and the fresh air enveloping this beautiful park attracts many visitors to spend an hour or two in solace. Several sizable, egg-shaped sculptures of nutmeg and rubber seeds adorn the area, adding a touch of uniqueness to the charm of this park. The insides of these sculptures hold written information regarding the rubber and nutmeg estates that used to occupy this space. The soft grass and dense foliage of this serene park lie in stark contrast to the hard concrete and the towering buildings of the urban area that surrounds it. It is also one of the very few public places that has still retained the red brick pavements, a common design used in the 1970s.
The community park is a haven for fitness enthusiasts as it provides a large, open space ideal for walks and jogs. People also practice tai chi in this area and you can see many people indulging in physical activities such as inline skating and foot reflexology. The park is well-lit after dark and is thronged with several people at night who come here to escape the hustle of their lives and enjoy the tranquillity of the hour. There is a raised ground at the back of this recreational park. The top of this elevated ground, referred to as the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East Hill, houses a small playground for children, including a climbing wall, sand-play, and see-saws. One can also find sheltered chairs and tables up here, making it a suitable place for a panoramic view of the housing estate around it.
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