Want Jeju-like views in Singapore? Plan a day out at Changi Bay Point, where you can take a stroll along the boardwalk with the kids, cycle by the sea and get a break from city life
Changi Bay Point offers Jeju-like views without leaving our little red dot! This hidden gem on the East Coast boasts amazing Insta-worthy views that make you feel like you’re in South Korea! Because it’s tucked away, you get to escape the typical crowd, soak in the sea breeze and truly enjoy a breath of fresh air. Whether it’s cycling along the Changi Bay Park Connector with the kids or strolling along the Changi East Boardwalk for sunset views, Changi Bay Point is a spot you must add to your bucket list. Here’s our kid-friendly guide to Changi Bay Point so you can plan your next family day out!
1. Take in the Jeju Island in Singapore Vibes
Most of us can’t pack our bags and take a vacation whenever we want. That’s why we’re thankful for places like Changi Bay Point which gives us a break from the hustle and bustle of the city with breathtaking views.
Unlike Sentosa where you’ll see plenty of ships along the coastline, you’ll find it hard to spot a ship in the ocean at Changi Bay Point. If you’re an early bird, you’ll be able to catch the sunrise and cool breeze that mimic scenes from a K-drama that was shot at Jeju Island.
2. Take Insta-worthy Photos of the Lone Tree
The lone trees at Upper Seletar Reservoir and Jurong Lake Gardens are well known by keen photographers but Changi Bay Point boats a “floating” tree. During high tide, this lone tree appears to be floating in the sea with its roots planted on the shoreline.
There are lots of photo opportunities around Changi Bay Point (ssunrise and sunset are usually the best times for pics) so take out your phones or cameras and snap plenty of photos for the gram. It’s a fun thing to do with kids too (and distracts them from complaining about “boring” walks!)
3. Changi Bay Park Connector: Cycling
If there’s one thing that’s true about Singaporeans is that many of us love cycling, and we’re so blessed to have smooth cycling paths that allow you to journey from one end of the island to another. Changi Bay Park Connector is a 3.5km cycling path that takes you along the eastern corridor of the Round-Island-Route, which spans a total of 75km, certainly not for the faint of heart! Enjoy a scenic view of sand and sea that will hopefully take your mind off the burning sensation in your legs.
4. Changi East Boardwalk: Stroll with a View
Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Changi East Boardwalk that takes you even closer to the water’s edge. There’s a small pavilion with benches so you can give your legs a rest and take in the tranquil view.
5. Changi Beach Park: BBQ & Picnic
Get nostalgic with a kampong ambience at Changi Beach Park, one of the oldest coastal parks in Singapore. From BBQ pits and palm trees to the sun, sand and sea, there is plenty to do with the kids. Let the kiddos play on the beach (bring sand toys) or get your workout in and enjoy cycling or jogging with an unparalleled view. Then refuel at a seafront restaurant and watch the magnificent sunset.
Al Capone’s Changi Civil Service Club
A short 5-minute walk from the Changi Coastal Walk, Al Capone’s offers American comfort food like Full Roast Grilled Chicken, BBQ Pork Ribs, Fried Calamari and more. Sip on your favourite cocktails to recharge from a day by the sea, while the kids fill their tummies with pizza and fries.
Al Capone’s Changi Civil Service Club, 2 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508503, Tel: (+65) 6908 9711, www.facebook.com/AlCaponesChangi
Changi Beach Seafood Paradise
Imagine satisfying your seafood craving with seafront views – that’s what you’ll get at Changi Beach Seafood Paradise. Dig into local favourites like Chilli Crab, Prosperity Kampung Chicken and more.
Changi Beach Seafood Paradise, 2 Andover Rd, Singapore 509984, Tel: (+65) 9113 5215, www.facebook.com/Changibeachseafoodparadise
Changi Village Hawker Centre
For a budget-friendly option, head to Changi Village Hawker Centre near Changi Point Coastal Walk for your typical local fare. From Nasi Lemak, to Goreng Pisang, Wonton Mee and more, you’re sure to find whatever you’ve been craving to satisfy your hunger pangs.
Changi Village Hawker Centre, 2 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 500002
The Coastal Settlement
This casual dining restaurant is a short walk from the Changi Boardwalk, so it makes a great place to head to after spending the day out in the sun. Be surrounded by lush greenery at this alfresco restaurant, and indulge in familiar local flavours with a twist – think Baby Squid Spiced with Red Chilli, Curry Leaves & Smoked Paprika or Wagyu Beef Hor Fun.
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508529, Tel: (+65) 6475 0200, www.thecoastalsettlement.com
Craving delicious Indian food? Fans of Mr. Mamak love the soft chappati, Tandoori Chicken Dum Briyani and the Naan with Butter Chicken. This fuss-free Indian restaurant will satisfy any craving for Indian food – just be sure to order something that’s not spicy, if the kids can’t take the heat just yet!
Mr. Mamak, Block 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2019, Singapore 500005, Tel: (+65) 6384 4424, mr-mamak.business.site
The Seagrill is a charming alfresco seafood bistro bar along Changi Beach Park with mouthwatering dishes and an unobstructed view of the sea. From kid’s all-time favourites like Mac N’ Cheese and Spaghetti Bolognese to a craving-satisfying Seafood Platter and a Grilled Barramundi Fillet, there’s something for everyone!
The Seagrill, 260 Nicoll Dr, Changi Beach Park, Singapore 498991, Tel: (+65) 6935 0076, www.seagrill.com.sg
By MRT / Bus: Take Bus 35 from Bedok or Tanah Merah station. Get off at Changi Coast Road – Before Changi Ferry Road. Then walk about 1.5km to Changi Bay Point.
By Car: Park at Changi Beach Park Carpark 7 and walk or cycle over to Changi Bay Point.
For all the avid cyclists out there or those who want a scenic cycling route, the Round Island Route is one to add to your list. The Round Island Route spans a whopping 150km and stretches across the eastern half of Singapore from Rower’s Bay in the north-east to Changi Bay Point, eventually ending at Berlayer Creek in the south. You’ll get to ride through some of the best parks in Singapore – Sengkang Riverside Park, Pasir Ris Park, Changi Beach Park and East Coast Park.
So, what are you waiting for? Take the kids out for a fun day out at Changi Bay Point to soak up some sun, admire Jeju-like views and enjoy seafront dining.