Ang Mo Kio Town Garden

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Ang Mo Kio Town Garden, Singapore Overview

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, and a famous tourist attraction, the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden comprises of two public parks: the East Park and the West Park. Both of these parks offer a recluse from the mayhem of everyday city life that is so characteristic of Singapore, and this is precisely why they are gaining more and more popularity each day.

The Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West is built on a hillock surrounded by lush greenery and is frequented by nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Plants such as Dillenia and Vitex grow here in abundance, sights of which are enjoyed by nature lovers all day long. The footpaths here also pass through dense forests and over hilly terrains, which never fail to delight the recreational runners.  A stone’s throw away from the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West is the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East which is built on the site of a former rubber estate. The park is home to a number of important trees including cinnamon, rubber, and cacao, and is quite popular among the local residents for enjoying recreational activities. 

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Things to Do at Ang Mo Kio Town Garden

Enjoy a quick run on the running tracks
The Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West is an excellent place to enjoy a good run. For those who do not want to run the entire park, it also has a 1.2-kilometre long running track with distance markers on it, which help runners to keep a track of the distance that they have covered. Additionally, runners can also climb the 120 step staircase, and train and tone their bodies further in the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East. 

Visit the plaza and Lotus Pond area
A climb up the 120 step staircase leads to the plaza area offering a bird’s eye view of the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West. A lot of people simply sit back and relax at the pond, which is situated right near the entrance of the park. Nineteen different species of dragonflies live in this Lotus Pond, and the sight of these dragonflies resting on the top of lotus leaves is indeed a sight to behold. 

Lotus Pond at Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West Singapore
The picturesque Lotus Pond (Source)
Explore the local flora and fauna
The parks are a natural habitat for both flora and fauna, with butterflies and insects hovering around the plants. Nature lovers also gather to enjoy butterfly watching at the parks. 

Visit the Adventure Park
The Adventure Park comprises of a sandy playground with netted climbing structures, slides, swings and some spring riders. Designed for children between the age of 2 and 12, the area is a fun place for children to enjoy while their parents sit back and relax. 

Other than that, people also practice tai chi among green surroundings or do foot reflexology. Visitors also enjoy long walks among the groves and take pleasure viewing the rubber seed and nutmeg sculptures that are installed all around the park.

How to Reach Ang Mo Kio Town Garden

The Ang Mo Kio Town Garden is quite easy to get to, either by taking a bus or by using the MRT transport network. 

The Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West is located between the Ang Mo Kio and the Yio Chu Kan MRT Station, and visitors can thus get down at any of the stations, and then walk for 10 minutes. From the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, the Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East is just a stone’s throw away. 

Alternatively, take a bus from the Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, and then alight at the Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 to reach the park. 

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