Pasir Ris Town Park
Things To Know About Pasir Ris Town Park
Pasir Ris Town Park within the Pasir Ris housing area, Pasir Ris Town Park is a prized green lung. It is a popular meeting spot for cultural and social exchanges among the neighbouring neighbours to its large open area, exercise section, and playground. Anglers congregate at the park’s enormous marine pond hoping to land their next big fish.
Pasir Ris Town Park is a 14-hectare park in Singapore’s Pasir Ris residential district. It has plenty of open space and a large saltwater pond.
Pasir Ris Town Park, known for its local landmark fishing pond, was built by the Housing & Development Board in the late 1980s (HDB). The National Parks Board then took over the 14-hectare park, which features playgrounds, gardens, athletic facilities, and a hawker centre. The former Golden Palace Holiday Resort, which operated from 1967 to 1971, was largely demolished to make way for the Town Park. The 11-acre former resort featured chalets, a motel, a nightclub, and a restaurant fishing and boating pond created from a former sand quarry. Golden Palace was a commercial failure, and the land was eventually sold to the government in 1973.
Before the HDB took over and constructed the Town Park, the Primary Production Department (now part of the Singapore Food Agency) utilized the land as an aquaculture station, trying commercial breeding of udang galah prawns and, later, hock fish. Fishing at Pasir Ris has progressed from a means of subsistence for kampong dwellers to commercial industry, and finally, to the recreational activity, it is today. The fishing pond at Town Park preserves the area’s fishing legacy by bringing anglers, joggers, and families out for a stroll.
Pasir Ris Fishing Ponds
Pasir Ris Town Park offers shops where you may rent fishing gear and spend several hours lounging by the water, with the iconic fishing pond at its heart. The ponds serve as a constant reminder of Pasir Ris’ fishing history.
The historic Golden Palace Holiday Resort was partially demolished to make way for Pasir Ris Town Park. From 1967 to 1971, the resort offered chalets, a motel, a nightclub, and fishing and boating opportunities. Follow the closure of the resort location as an aquaculture site for testing commercial prawn breeding and hock fish breeding.
A recreational fishing and prawning centre sell meals and refreshments in addition to fishing and prawning. A hawker centre, which opened on January 25, 2018, is located within the park. East Coast Lagoon Food Centre is the second hawker centre in Singapore to be placed within a park. It has 42 hawker booths and 770 seats and administers by NTUC Foodfare. The hawker centre is designed to blend traditional hawker cuisine with hipster subculture.
Sports on the Water And Camping
Visitors can participate in various water activities due to the park’s proximity to the sea. Those who appreciate water activities might want to give it a shot. Within Pasir Ris Park, there are specific areas where you can pitch a tent and spend the night. (You must have a valid Singapore home address to apply for a camping permit.)
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