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An Outdoor Lover’s Guide to Admiralty Park Singapore

An Outdoor Lover’s Guide to Admiralty Park Singapore

Singapore is known the world over as an urban oasis filled with tall skyscrapers, impressive business districts, and advanced technology for tourists and locals to enjoy. However, the country also has a number of notable green spaces for you to experience!

One such park that you need to visit when in the country is Admiralty Park, one of the largest parks in the northern part of Singapore. With its amazing flora and fauna and wide area, let’s look at what you can do in and near the park!

Things to Know

Address: 6A Admiralty Rd, Singapore 732006

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours

Contact Number: +6518004717300 


How to Get There

By Bus: From Changi Airport Terminal 1, you can take the bus to Opp Woodlands Civic Centre (40 minutes) before transferring to the Woodlands, Johor Bahru station. Then travel 7 minutes to Opp Admiralty MRT station near Admiralty Park.

We think getting there by bus is the best option, as it’s not only cheap at around S$ 12 but it’s also relatively quick at around 47 minutes in total. Plus, you get to do a bit of sightseeing while riding the bus.

By Subway: You can also take the subway going to Admiralty Park coming from Changi Airport. Just take the train from Terminal 1 and ride past Tana Merah, Paya Lebar, and Bishan MRT stations. 

You’ll reach the site in around an hour and 2 minutes.

While it’s definitely a longer ride compared to the bus, we think this is a very convenient option for getting to the park, as you don’t need to transfer trains. Also, you can choose to go by subway if you’re budget-conscious, as this will only cost you around S$ 5.

By Taxi: If you have the money to spare, then you can also get to the park from the airport via taxi. This is the most expensive option at S$ 29, but it’s also going to be the fastest at just 26 minutes.

This is the best option for you if you’re travelling to the park with your family or if you’re headed to the venue as a large group.

Best Time to Visit

Due to the outdoor activities you can do at Admiralty Park, we strongly recommend that you visit the site during Singapore’s dry season or from March to August. 

During this period, you can hike around the park and observe its flora and fauna without worrying too much about rain showers (although they can still happen).

In terms of the best time to visit the park, it’s best to drop by either early morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the hot midday weather of this tropical country.

What to Do

1. Hike or bike

From zion_200523

Admiralty Park boasts the biggest nature area among the urban parks in Singapore, with around 20 hectares of different environs ranging from grassland habitats, riverine, mangroves, and forests.

As such, the park is one of the best spots to go hiking, walking, or cycling. There’s also a 2-kilometre walking trail where you can enjoy a lazy stroll as you cut through swamp forests and floodplains.

Pro Tip:
You can simply rent bicycles from the park’s pit stops located at the North Eastern Riverine Loop (NERL) or Eastern Coastal Loop (ECL). 

Once you’re done, you can drop off these rented bikes at the designated return points within the loop.

2. Marvel at different flora and fauna

From wei_luv_nature

Aside from the park’s vast nature area, it has numerous plant and animal varieties for you to enjoy. The best part about it, though, is that you get to see these flora and fauna thrive in their natural habitat!

Some of the critters you should look out for include the giant mudskipper, scaly-breasted munia, baya weaver, and colourful dragonflies. Some of the flora you should look out for include mangroves and nipa palms!

Pro Tip:
The park is home to around 40 bird species! As such, we recommend that you bring your own binoculars for birdwatching.

3. Slide and swing at the play garden

From tjinlee

The park also has a play garden where you and your kids can bond and have fun together navigating its obstacle course and going down colourful slides. Plus, there’s also a kiddie swing and sandy area for younger kids to play in!

This playground also has a family play section with double barrel slides, which are 23 metres long and 9 metres tall. For those with older kids, there’s the Adventure Play area with thrilling roller slides and swings!

Pro Tip:
For families travelling with physically challenged kids (e.g. on wheelchairs), the park also has an inclusive section. This place has special access for people who are differently abled to allow them to join in on the fun!

4. Work out at Gym Pod

From _desigypsy

Lastly, you can keep yourself trim at the park’s Gym Pod. It only costs S$ 7.50 per session, and you get a personal workout space or gym referred to as a “pod.”

Inside your own pod, you can do cardio via their treadmill, do strength training with their weights, and do aerobic exercises. What we like most about these pods, though, is the privacy—no prying eyes allowed!

Pro Tip:
You can also buy a subscription membership to get better pricing for each gym pod session. 

For example, you can opt for their premium plan at S$ 12.90 so you only have to pay S$5.50 per session instead of the non-premium rate of S$ 7.50. 

Nearby Attractions

1. Woodlands Waterfront Park

From guoshengz

Address: Admiralty Rd W, Singapore 759956 

Distance from the Park: 3 minutes


Contact Number: +6518004717300

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours

Cost: Free

Woodlands Waterfront Park is another nature park in Singapore to check out if you want more of Mother Nature! You can bring the entire family along as you walk through the park’s waterfront jetty and promenade while birdwatching.

2. Bird Paradise

From nickandhelmi

Address: 20 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729825

Distance from the Park: 10 minutes


Contact Number: +65 6269 3411 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


  • S$ 49 per adult 
  • S$ 34 per child

If you can’t get enough of the fauna and birds at Admiralty Park, then check out this nearby aviary– Bird Paradise! 

Get your cameras and phones ready to take pictures of some of the most vibrantly coloured birds (e.g. black-faced spoonbill, American flamingo), flowers, and plants!

3. Singapore Zoo

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Distance from the Park: 14 minutes


Contact Number:+65 6100 0694 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM


  • S$ 49 for adults
  • S$ 34 for kids

Fulfil your yearning as an animal lover by visiting the Singapore Zoo. After bird watching at Admiralty Park, visit this zoo to witness some of the most majestic creatures in Singapore like pandas, white tigers, turtles, and elephants!

4. River Wonders

From low_elainee

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826 

Distance from the Park: 12 minutes


Contact Number: +65 6269 3411 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM


  • S$ 43 per adult
  • S$ 31 per child

This river-themed zoo and aquarium is worth a visit if you and your family want to see and appreciate the majesty of marine animals and cute mammals. These include dolphins, sting rays, sharks, and the ever-cuddly pandas! 

5. Sembawang Park 

From aloysius0506

Address: Sembawang Rd, Singapore 

Distance from the Park: 14 minutes


Contact Number: +6518004717300 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours


  • Free

After a day of doing outdoor activities and spotting various flora and fauna at Admiralty Park, you can visit the nearby Sembawang Park for some more relaxing scenery. Take in the beauty of the beach and enjoy that beautiful Singaporean sunset with your family!

Where to Eat: Best Restaurants Near Admiralty Park

1. Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 6A Admiralty Rd W, Singapore 757445 

Distance from the Park: 4 minutes


Contact Number: +6563669339 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 12:00 NN to 11:30 PM  

Cost: $$

Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant serves filling and delicious food that you need to try at least once after a visit to the park. 

Check out their prawn dishes (e.g. cereal prawn, salted egg prawn, pepper salt prawn) along with their specials (like fried tofu and braised trio mushroom).

2. Al-Ameen Eating Corner

From lizah74

Address: 35 Marsiling Industrial Estate Road 3 #01-11 Central Industrial Estate, Singapore 739257 

Distance from the Park: 2 minutes 


Contact Number: +6563661740 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Cost: $$

At Al-Ameen Eating Corner, you can indulge in fantastic Indian dishes to make your tastebuds come alive. Feast on their tandoori chicken, roti canai (Indian flatbread), butter chicken, and rojak (salad) while you take in the surrounding views!

3. Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre

From remo_tristan

Address: 676 Woodlands Drive 71, Singapore 730676

Distance from the Park: 7 minutes


Contact Number: +6562255632

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Cost: $

Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre is the place you need to check out after your tour of the park if you want variety. This food hall serves different Asian foods such as dim sum, nasi goreng (fried rice dish), and grilled chicken with Java rice.

4. ANDES by Astons @ Woodsquare

Address: Woodlands Square, #01-13/16 Woods Square, 6, Singapore 737737

Distance from the Park: 5 minutes


Contact Number: +6569086512

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Cost: $

ANDES by Astons @ Woodsquare is the ideal casual family restaurant. Don’t miss out on their rib-eye steak with fries and salad or their grilled porkchop with calamari and mashed potatoes!

5. Ajmir Briyani

Address: Admiralty MRT overhead bridge, Singapore 738344

Distance from the Park: 6 minutes


Contact Number: +6563680216

Operating Hours:

  • Friday and Saturday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, Open 24 hours
  • Closed from Monday to Thursday

Cost: $

Ajmir Briyani is an Indian takeaway food stall that’s located just 6 minutes away from the park. You can order their best-selling biryani rice combos (like fish biryani and lamb shank biryani) and have them sealed fresh and packed so you can eat them as you go! 

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