East Coast Park Singapore: Things to Do

by Tommy
(Tokyo, Japan)

I've been to Singapore ten times or more but never visited East Coast Beach Area.

We're staying over there this summer again and can't find any other new places to visit of our interests. Now I'm thinking about East Coast Park.

We could rent a bike and go cycling through the sea-front looking at the sea view and the sun setting. We could enjoy delicious sea food other than chilli or pepper crab.

1) What would you recommend to do at this park? Is the cycling road good for a ride? Where can we rent a bike?

2) Which sea food restaurant do you think is the best?

3) What other things do you recommend to do there? I'd like any advice about the park.

Best regards,
Tommy

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East Coast Park Singapore: Things to Do

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Jun 24, 2009
Recommended Activities at East Coast Park Singapore
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Tommy

Welcome back to Singapore!


1. Biking Around East Coast Park and Beyond

The cycling tracks at East Coast Park are on flat land and very well maintained. They are very easy to ride on.

The East Coast Park track is now joined to 7 other parks on the Park Connector Network (PCN). The total length of track: 42km.

You can now rent your bicycle from a PCN Pit Stop at East Coast Park and return it at any other PCN Pit Stop along the way. This is how a Pit Stop looks like:



More about Pit Stops and renting bicycles at East Coast Park.

One possible option is to cycle all the way to Changi Beach Park (12-18km depending on where you start), where there are 2 Pit Stops.

If you end at the Pit Stop at Changi Ferry Road, you can take a nice walk on the Changi Point Coastal Boardwalk. On this walk, you will pass some nice old buildings and take in some sea views. It's quite nice here during sunset (nicer than at East Coast Park).

Note: You need to rent your bike from the PCN Pit Stops and not any other bicycle shops if you plan on returning your bike at Changi.


2. Seafood Restaurants at East Coast Park and Changi

Changi Village (near Changi Beach Park) also has many restaurants, including seafood restaurants. I find the prices at Changi's seafood restaurants cheaper than those at East Coast Park.

You might want to eat at Changi if you are cycling there. It's a nice way to end the day, especially after a walk on the Changi Boardwalk.

Most people find the seafood restaurants at East Coast Park 'more or less the same'. My personal favourite is Jumbo Seafood Restaurant. But someone else will tell you differently!


3. Other Recommended Activities at East Coast Park

a. Here's something fun for both adults and children: build a sand castle together. Check out this interesting place to build sand castles.

b. Learn to ski/wakeboard without going out to the sea!

c. There are also many shops renting out rollerblades.


Tips:

1. The castle building, wakeboarding and seafood restaurants are all within walking distance from Car Park E2.

2. The PCN Pit Stops are found at Car Parks C4 and Area G1. But there are other bicycle shops if you just want to cycle at East Coast Park.

3. The easiest way to get here is to take a taxi. Tell the driver which car park you want to go to.

Jun 24, 2009
Thank you very much !
by: Tommy

I really appreciate your abundant tips and advice.

The cycling or boardwalking along the coast sounds a lot of fun.

I'll check the course on google earth now!

Jul 16, 2009
A 360 Degree Virtual Tour of Changi Boardwalk
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Tommy

here's a 360° virtual tour I created recently. It shows the Kelong Walk section of the Changi Boardwalk. Enjoy.

Jul 16, 2009
Changi Boardwalk becomes my must!
by: Tommy

Thank you for your wonderful video, Gabriel.

I've already checked it before having your message. Now I'm not at loss at all whether we're visiting the boardwalk or not.

We're surely walking around sunsetting time and then enjoying having nice seafoods.

I really appreciate your virtual tour.

Dec 02, 2009
Regarding cycling
by: Cheryl

Hi Gabriel,

Your comment really helped me too thanks! You said cycling from east coast to changi is about 12-18km right, could you suggest the estimated time taken? My group hopes to catch the sunset at changi in time too!!

Dec 04, 2009
Cycling from East Coast Park to Changi:
Time needed

by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Cheryl

Allow about 2 hours, with the occasional stop to take in the surroundings.


Sep 16, 2010
Questions regarding PCN
by: Nicole

How long does it take to cycle from Sun Plaza park to East Coast Park?

And what do we need in order to rent a bicycle at the PCN pit stop? Because usually we need our i/c right to rent a bike? Then if I rent it from Tampines and cycle all the way to east coast, how do i get my i/c back?

Thank you,
Nicole

Aug 18, 2011
Roller-blade rentals
by: Anonymous

I saw this thread and wanted to ask, if I were to go to ECP anytime soon, where can I find the roller-blade rentals?

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Hi there

There are roller-blade rentals throughout the entire stretch of East Coast Park, so no need to worry. However, most are located in Areas C-F, e.g. near Playground@Big Splash, MacDonald's ECP, Goldkist Beach Resort and East Coast Park Seafood Centre.

Gabriel

Aug 30, 2011
Skates rental..
by: Serene Koh

the skates rental shops are normally within the bicycle rental shop or beside them. BTW for those catching sunset..YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE SUN SET IN THE EASTERN PART OF SG

Nov 19, 2011
Toddler Friendly
by: Shirley

Hi, I am looking forward to biking with my tot - 13 mo old. Which biking route would you recommend? And perhaps I may need a few pit stop to unwind also to feed/diaper changed, preferably breezy area or air conditioned. Would love to hear from you. Thanks in advance.

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