Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Sembawang Park

Description

Sembawang Park is situated at the end of Sembawang Road, in the north of Singapore, facing the Straits of Johor. It boasts a beautiful beach side, which is a popular fishing ground and one of the few remaining natural beaches of Singapore.

Nature blends in with history and heritage of this calm and serene park, away from the bustle of the city. The park has interesting links to the naval history of Singapore—the Beaulieu House, the Sembawang Jetty and the remains of the 1920s Seletar Pier still stand in the park, reflecting the past. The walkways in the park are restored old pathways used when Singapore was still a British colony. The Sembawang Shipyard to the west of the park was a British Naval Base from 1938 to 1968. The park is also surrounded by other places of historical interest like the Admiralty House, Kampong Wak Hassan, Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang and Sembawang Memorial.

At car park C1 of the park, visitors can spot the Sembawang Tree (Mesua ferruginea), the tree that Sembawang town is named after. As of 2008, 31 species of birds were recorded at Sembawang Park, including the locally endangered Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis).

Sembawang Park has been undergoing re-development and most of the park has been closed since July 2011. The jetty and Beaulieu House remains accessible during this time.


Getting there
The closest MRT station is Sembawang station. From there, it is a short bus ride on bus service 882 to the park.

Other Resources

National Parks Board, Singapore. 2012. Sembawang Park. http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=parks&id=32&Itemid=73. (Accessed January 2013).

References

Lim, K. S., 2009. Report on the 24th Annual Bird Census. Singapore Avifauna, 23(3): 16-18.

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