A travel blog by: Rob James
Between working projects in Diego Garcia and Japan, HHF Planners had the opportunity to explore Singapore’s East Coast Park, a well-planned waterfront and beach park that provides an amazing variety of activities to the 5.4 million residents of this small island nation. The park, the largest in Singapore, was developed on 460 acres of reclaimed land in the 1970s, and extends approximately 7 miles from Changi (just south of the international airport) to the residential neighborhood of Tanjong Rhu.
Like most things Singapore, the whole area is impeccably maintained, a tad futuristic, abundantly clear on what is and is not permissible (no pointing lasers at airplanes or kite surfing here, thank you), and punctuated with a great hawker food centre. The park also quite literally offers something for everyone. If you get a chance to visit Singapore, this is a great spot to spend a few hours outside of the city, rent a bike, and cruise around in the 95-degree 95-percent humid weather. Below are pics of some of our favorite things:
To see more of the travel adventures of our planners and staff see these recent blogs:
- Travel Blog: Hafa adai from Guam!
- Jambalaya of Green Notes from USGBC Greenbuild 2014 (New Orleans)
- Hong Kong: Sustainability among the Skyscrapers
Rob James is HHF’s resident jack-of-all-trades, and an expert all-around: an associate with expertise in facilities, land use, and military planning; and head of GIS and information technology resources.