I’m not going to lie, I was a bit skeptical about the whole idea of going out while I know that the pandemic is still out there. And as much as I wanted to stay indoor and isolate myself, my inner self couldn’t deny how much I longed for going around and seeing places. I’ve been hustling with content creation and reliving the artist in me for the past few weeks now. While I’m happy and satisfied about it, I know I needed a breath of fresh air to keep the momentum going. Thus, an afternoon stroll at Changi Beach.
About Changi Beach
Changi Beach is located along Nicoll Drive and Changi Coast Road. It is tagged as one of the oldest coast parks in Singapore. It’s popular for family picnics and recreational activities. Many runners and cyclists go here as it offers a 3.3 km track that stretches from Changi Point to Changi Ferry Terminal and overlooks Pulau Ubin.
Changi Beach was one of the massacre sites of “Sook Ching”, a military operation which took place over an estimated two weeks from 18 February 1942 during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. Many men civilians were killed on this shore on 22 February 1942. This historical trivia has made this place even more interesting.
How to go to Changi Beach?
Nearest bus stations are the following:
- Nicoll Dr – Changi Beach Cp 2 (99171) is 195 meters away, 4 min walk.
- Changi Point Ferry Terminal is 389 meters away, 6 min walk.
- Changi Village Rd – Changi Village Ter (99009) is 407 meters away, 6 min walk.
- Civil Service Club (Changi) is 535 meters away, 8 min walk.
I think I just found my quick chill spot if I wanted a quick break from life in general. The place was so relaxed and peaceful. We spotted many families dining together in their tents or on their picnic mats. I swear I’ll go picnic here one day too. lol! Kids are playing and some are swimming too. We stayed here for a couple of hours just sightseeing but satisfied.
What to do in Changi Beach?
- Family or friends picnic
- Cycling or running
- Watching landing airplanes
- Playground for kids
- Sunrise and sunset watching
- Drinking fountain
- Sand play area
- Skate and bicycle kiosk
- Restroom, toilets, shower rooms
- Playground for kids
- Jogging track for runners
- Restaurants and Cafes
- Cycling track
- Barbecue pits.
Lucky that I live in the Eastern region of Singapore that I can go back here for another quick afternoon stroll like this. I knew I needed to see something else other than my monitor screen. lol! It was an afternoon well-spent. We ended the day by a bountiful dinner at Changi Village. Cos, who doesn’t even like food?