Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Changi Beach Park

Description

Located at the north-eastern tip of Singapore, Changi Beach Park is one of the oldest coastal parks in the country. Spanning its approximate 3.3 km long stretch are cycling and jogging tracks as well as sandy beaches, the latter overlooking the nearby Pulau Ubin. The park runs along the coast from Changi Point to Changi Ferry Terminal. Adjacent to Changi Beach Park at Changi Point is the 1.2 km Changi Boardwalk.

A variety of habitats can be found in the park, from coastal forests, sandy shores, to seagrass beds. Among the plants framing the coast are Rhu Trees (Casuarina equestifolia) and Sea Hisbicus (Talipariti tiliaceum). Animals such as Pink Thorny Sea Cucumbers (Colochirus quadrangularis), Biscuit Sea Stars (Goniodiscaster scaber), Black Sea Urchins (Temnopleurus toreumaticus), Peacock Anemones (order Ceriantharia), and Tiger Moon Snails (Natica tigrina) inhabit the shore.

Getting there

The most convenient entry into the park is via Changi Point (Carpark 1) which is located within walking distance from the Changi Village Terminal (services 2, 29, 59, and 109). Services 9, 19, 89 and 89e ply entire length of the park, with stops along the way. Visitors going to the end of Changi Beach Park (Carpark 7) should alight at the bus stop outside the SAF Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, the park's seven carparks cater to those driving.

Other Resources

National Parks Board. Changi Beach Parkhttp://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=parks&id=11&Itemid=73. (Accessed August 2011).

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