Lower Seletar Reservoir Park
A Guide to Lower Seletar Reservoir Park
Lower Seletar Reservoir is a reservoir east of Yishun New Town in Singapore’s northern region. The reservoir has a surface area of 3.6 km2, a capacity of 9.5 million m3, a mean depth of 2 m, a maximum depth of 5.5 m, and a 14.3 km shoreline.
Lower Seletar Reservoir Park features beautiful flora, serene beauty, and a variety of activities for families to enjoy. It’s a popular spot for photographers who wish to capture a stunning sunrise or sunset over the reservoir while taking in the scenery of the golf course.
Lower Seletar Reservoir Park is a calm and quiet setting with blue waters and warm breezes, making it ideal for land and water activities.
The Sungei Seletar/Bedok Water Scheme, completed in 1986, built the Lower Seletar Reservoir. The damming of Sungei Seletar to produce Lower Seletar Reservoir, the formation of Bedok Reservoir from a former sand quarry, and the construction of Bedok Waterworks were all part of the concept. The building of nine stormwater collection stations to capture stormwater runoff from the surrounding urbanized catchments was a distinctive aspect of the project. Ponds in Yishun, Tampines, Bedok, and Yan Kit make up eight collection stations.
Getting to the Park:
Khatib MRT Station, which is about a 20-minute walk away, is the closest MRT rail station. Exit A and go across the station’s overhead bridge to the park’s main entrance, which is around 800 meters away.
Bus routes 39, 85, 811, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 858, 965, and 969 all run through the park. These buses stop at Yishun Bus Interchange or Woodlands Bus Interchange.
Things to do at Lower Seletar Reservoir
While a stroll through the park can help you relax, Lower Seletar Reservoir has much to offer. If your new year’s pledge to try new things fails, the 3.6-kilometer reservoir offers a variety of entertaining activities.
Kayak in the lake and look for unusual animals.
There’s no better way to get a true sense of a day at the reserve than to go in the water. Getting out on the water and exploring the reservoir will allow you to observe animals like the White-bellied Sea Eagle, Collared Kingfisher, and Golden Apple Snails, whether you’re an experienced kayaker or just looking for a new challenge.
Fish along the jetty
While most parks do not allow fishing, fishing enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the reservoir has dedicated areas where you can catch your next meal while relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. Regular Fishers have also had luck at this pier, catching Speckled Peacock Bass, Indonesian Snakehead, and Peacock Cichlid. Although no fishing rentals are available at the reservoir, you can always buy your gear from Yishun’s Sincere Fishing Tackles.
Through park links, you may cycle and jog.
Touring around Singapore via the park connections of Lower Seletar Reservoir: Khatib Bongsu PC, Mandai PC, and Springleaf Park Connector will spice up your next jogging or cycling itinerary. Not only will you get a fantastic workout, but the connectors will also take you past gorgeous areas where you can expect the best sunset views and take a post-workout selfie.
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