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Monday, July 30, 2012

Loving My Spot {bloghop} - Pasir Ris


We have been living in Pasir Ris for 12 years.  From an Ang-Mo-Kio-en almost all my life, we decided to move and start our family in the far far east - it was a major move! 12 years ago, Pasir Ris was considered out of the way - 'ulu' if I may add.  But really, we don't find it so. This is the place we love. This is the place parenthood began for us. Even if we decide to move house one day, I told the hubs, I still want to stay in Pasir Ris! And with the hubs frequent business travels, it is so easy commuting to the airport and saves us a lot of time.

We love this town for it's wide open spaces and friendly family places. It's a vibrant town and the cluster where we live, is a stone's throw away to Giant megamart and Ikea - a favorite haunt for many of us, for their chicken wings! (hmmm we found the standard for their meatball dish dropped a lot! oops I have digressed!)
Today, however, I would really like to share a spot at Pasir Ris park which I fell in love with.


This set of photos were taken with my Olympus Pen EP1.


As you can see from the map, Pasir Ris park is huge and divided into 3 areas - all of which are great for exploration. This part of the park I fell in love with is area 2 on the map.  

You will be surprise to find a horse stable that conducts horse riding lessons as well as leisure pony rides for children - a first in Singapore! It is a super great idea for families to get together or hold mini parties. There is a cozy alfresco cafe that serves lunch and tea snacks which operates just beside it and while the kids are at play, the adults can sit back and chill out for a while. It almost feels like I am away from Singapore each time I walk past this spot. There's no need to go all the way to the zoo to take a ride on the ponies anymore!
This set of photos were taken with my iphone.
In the midst of the same area, there's a Herbs and Spice garden. This garden is maintained by volunteers. It fascinates me and I just don't feel like leaving the place when I am there. It's strange because I am not so much usually attracted to nature but being in the midst of beautiful butterflies makes me very happy and at peace - ok READ : DEPRIVED. haha!

This is definitely an alternative place to explore apart from the farms in Choa Chu Kang.
This set of photos were taken with my iphone.

Of course, I cannot exclude the wonderfully huge playground it offers to children of all ages! This is the largest playground in Singapore - located at area 3 (left side) if you can refer to the map above. If you haven't already been there, then I highly recommend you do! Your kids will love it! And love you! :)

These playground photos were taken with my iphone.

There's also a mangrove area in the park (Area 1 in the map) which is almost like a mini Sungei Buloh. You can do some bird watching, learn about the eco system and perhaps, take part in their conducted nature walks on weekends. For the outdoor photography buffs, this is haven! There's just no end to exploring this park! So I would have to refer you to this site for detailed information you may need.
This photo was taken with my Olympus Pen EP1.

And wait a second, I'm not done with showing you the beautiful scenery that greets me when I go for my walks in the morning. It does wonderful wonders to my soul. :)

This photo was taken with my iphone.

This set of photos were taken with my Olympus Pen EP1.

On the whole, Pasir Ris town has truly lived up to our expectations. And I hope that you too, will take some time to explore this place with your family and see why I am loving my spot!

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Join Sandra tomorrow, as she brings you through the estate of Marine Parade.

Sandra blogs over at www.SANses.com, where she chronicles her life as a full-time working mother of two toddler boys. Life is now chock-ful of dinosaurs, trucks and trains... and outsmarting (or being outsmarted) by the two boys.




Loving My Spot SG edition
In celebration of Singapore's 47th birthday,
we're having a virtual love party!
Come share all the little things you love about where  you live on this sunny island city state you call 'home'.

30 comments:

  1. We love Pasir Ris too, even though its pretty far away! The park was my research site last time, so I spent many many hours there, its certainly teeming with nature! Thanks for sharing and I love your shots!

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    1. Oh what research were you doing before? And thanks for liking my photos. :D

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    2. Was researching on fiddler crab behaviour for my masters, and spent half a year melting in the hot sun in the mangroves there!

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  2. Such nice photos! Thanks for introducing this spot. I want to bring my girl there for the pony rides now. :)

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    1. Thanks Winnie! Am happy to share it!

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  3. No wonder you always go to the park! So close to nature at your doorstep.

    But you dont strike me as an outdoorsy person le!

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    1. haha yes you're right. I'm not so much a nature person! But if I am appropriately dressed for it, I don't mind soaking in sights. Just don't make me climb mountains.

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  4. I love Pasir ris park! Been wanting to bring my girl there BUT it's soooo far away for us! She's already 2 yo n till this day, we have not brought her yet! Haha.

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    1. haha Madeline! have car will travel! :p

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  5. We went to Gallop Stable a few times when DinoEgg was younger. He was so excited to feed the 2 ponies. Once when we were resting at the cafe eating ice cream he got to play with their resident cat. A great place to just relax and enjoy the calm breeze in the air.

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  6. Thanks for sharing little gems of Pasir Ris with us! I didn't know there's a Gallop Stable there. It's time to revisit this beautiful green pocket in the East. I'm sure my girl would fall in love with the huge playground :)

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    1. I'm happy to share! Glad you found my post informative!

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  7. Beautiful photos! I've the Olympus Pen EP1 too.. let's do a photowalk one day together :) That park is really nice and great that it's so close to home.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. oh yay! My lens died on me last week and was told EP1 is long extinct! :(

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  8. Your photos really reminded me about my childhood years staying in Pasir Ris, I loved the park there. Been almost 15 years since I set foot in the park, n your post really motivate me to bring Kyle there one of these days. The playground is still as happening as I remembered it, there are even pony rides there now...

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    1. :) I hope I stirred happy memories for you! And am sure Kyle would love the place. Yes playground still very happening.

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  9. Nice photos! Ponies! I love ponies!! Ya, I also never knew there was a stable there. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Liza! Time to don your cowgirl outfit. :p

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  10. My kids love the Pasir Ris park too...they can spend hours there while I'm trying to tahan the heat :P
    But I'm glad to know there's a stable , which mean one more place for us to explore haha!

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    1. time to invest in a portable fan for yourself! :p

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  11. My kids love to go to Pasir Ris park to..especially hanging around the playground. It's a really lovely place to hang out with the family.

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  12. I think I spent my entire teenage life at pasir ris park! And pasir ris itself for that matter! My sec sch was in pasir ris you see. I love this place so much, on weekday afternoons, it's always so serene to just sit by the beach and enjoy the breeze, there are hardly any people around. And there's so many amenities nearby too which makes it doublet awesome!

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    1. hmmm... most of your teenage life? Not long ago. Pak-tor ah? :p

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    2. Chet, what pak-tor. Lol, classmates lor like to go there eat mac. HAHAHA!

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  13. I've been meaning to bring the kids to Pasir Ris Park, but the husband is lazy to travel so far. After reading your post, I think I will just bring them myself! I have fond memories of the park myself. The playground there is just the best in Singapore!

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    1. Please tell the husband no where is too far when you have a car. I presume you have lah. :p

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  14. I like the long slides at the playground! so nice to see a mangrove popping out at concrete jungle even in the East. I used to think we have all the nature in the West, the endless playgrounds at West coast Park, flying fox, including pony rides and horse stables. Nice area you're staying :) Sharon

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  15. I love Pasir Ris Park too! Near my home in Tampines. =) Always a great spot to hang out with family and friends! Nice pics you have here!

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