By : Tan Swee Yin
13 February 2020
Sembawang may be sometimes overlooked in favour of its neighbours, but this serene town has much to offer. Here’s a guide to discovering the hidden gems in the estate.
Sembawang Hot Spring Park
The recently revamped Sembawang Hot Spring Park offers a host of new features, including a cascading pool for visitors to enjoy a foot bath.
The park gets crowded on the weekends, so make sure to go early or head over on a weekday
There is also a new water play feature which lets children learn more about the groundwater cycle and to safely play with the warm spring water.
Sembawang Eating House
If you fancy a snack, tuck into local fare such as traditional eggs and toast at the Sembawang Eating House, located near the entrance of the park.
The Sembawang Hot Spring Park is located along Gambas Avenue and you can get there via buses from the Sembawang bus interchange.
Address: Along Gambas Avenue
Sembawang Park offers a scenic retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re thinking of checking out the park, make time to take in the amazing view of Johor Bahru from the Sembawang Park Jetty, or take a stroll down the beach – one of the two natural sandy beaches that is found in Singapore.
The view from Sembawang Jetty
Sembawang Beach and the ships docked at the nearby Sembawang Shipyard
In the evening, pop by seafood restaurant, Beaulieu House, for dinner. One of Singapore’s most well-preserved heritage buildings, the restaurant previously provided lodging for senior British naval officers.
The battleship playground nearby is a nod to Sembawang’s past as a naval base. Modelled after a sunken battleship, parts of the playground are currently undergoing maintenance and opens from April 2020.
For more information about Sembawang Park, check out our article for the full guide.
Address: 117 Beaulieu Park, Singapore 759837
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The first ever playground designed and built by residents, the 185-square metre Adventure Playground @ Canberra was completed in January 2018 and includes nets, ropes, and climbing features. The playground is inspired by the kelong, alluding to Sembawang’s history as a fishing village.
Address: Blk 334, Sembawang Close, Singapore 750334
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Also located in Canberra is the first-ever inclusive playground in Singapore. The 600-square metre playground in Canberra Park includes wheelchair-friendly features such as ramps and handrails, as well as swing seats that can be secured for visitors in wheelchairs.
Address: Sembawang Crescent, Singapore 750325
Feeling peckish after exploring Sembawang? Be sure to pop by Combo 105, a recently-opened café in Canberra. The cosy café is halal-certified and offers a selection of mouth-watering Western, Japanese, and Malay cuisine.
Photo Credit: MothershipSG
The succulent chicken chop topped with a tangy sauce is a definite must-try!
Address: 105 Canberra Street, #01-03, Singapore 750105
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