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5 Best Things To Do In Tampines’ Great Outdoors

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Also dubbed the Orchard Road of the East, Tampines is home to three large shopping malls, several health and leisure facilities, and a wide array of food choices, making this vibrant neighborhood sustainable. 

Tampines also boasts some of the best outdoor destinations that are close to nature and are suitable for a different kind of adventure.

Take the off-beaten track and slather some sunscreen on as we give you our five best lesser-known things to do in the sunny Tampines.

1. Go Trekking at Tampines Quarry

Surrounded by lush vegetation, teeming with flora and fauna, and a scenic view of the water, Tampines Quarry is a quiet and peaceful pocket of nature popular among cyclists and hikers. 

It’s also great for practicing your trekking skills as you wait for the soft orange-pink hues of the relaxing sundown over the lake. Insect repellant is required.

Address: Tampines Avenue 10, Singapore 529781

Hours: Open 24 Hours

2. Learn About the Amazing Lives and Diversity of the Butterflies at Changkat Butterfly Garden

An undisturbed garden perfect for observing nature, Changkat Butterfly Garden is a great place to study plants and flowers and the role of the butterflies in the ecosystem. 

Take a moment to meditate, or bring your camera for those pretty shots. This garden didn’t get the Community In Bloom Awards for no reason. 

Address: Tampines Street 11, Singapore 

Hours: Open 24 Hours

3. Get your Body Moving at Tampines Green Forest Park & Playground

One of Singapore’s favorite playgrounds, Tampines Green Forest Park boasts an impressive playground that is surrounded by foliage and is equipped with play facilities that are great for kids and adults at play. 

Create your own adventure mechanics, and get rolling on the sand pit area, or brave the cargo net challenge with the tall slides. We can imagine a fun team-building activity.

Address: 879A Tampines Ave 8, Singapore 521879

Hours: Open 24 Hours

4. Be Instaready at the Fruit Themed Central Park

Paying homage to the fruit farms of rural Tampines, this color-splashed park makes an awesome backdrop for your Instaposts with friends. 

Slip into your cute outfit and take a sweet pose with the giant watermelon slices or under the mangosteen dome. 

This green social space is also a popular venue for community events. 

Address: 858 Tampines Avenue 5, Singapore 520858

Hours: Open 24 Hours

5. Get Energized at Tampines Round Food Centre

It’s a shame not to share our favorite local flavors when in Tampines. With a wide range of veritable hawker fare, Tampines Round Food Centre draws eager foodies across the island for a satisfyingly good and distinct meal. 

Some of the constant crowd-pleasers are the fluffy Song Han carrot cake, the hot bowl of prawn mee at 137 Lor Mee Prawn Mee, and the highly recommended Yummy Sarawak Kolo mee. 

Address: 137 Tampines Street 11, Singapore 522137

Hours: 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM Daily

Next time, instead of heading down east for shopping, it’s good to rediscover Tampines’ less-crowded enclaves that make this town truly award-winning. With nature and recreational spots aplenty, bring your friends or family along with you joie de vivre for a fun-filled day out. 

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