Moments of calm in the crowd…

Singapore is a busy city just like any other leading cities of the world. Regular hustle-bustle of working parents, school-going kids, zoom-vroom of cars, buses and trains, crowded financial districts…where is the time to stop and relax? Weekends come and go in a jiffy…grocery shopping, exams, running other errands…

Whenever there is some time, We all visit major attractions and I don’t even have to mention which are they!
But Singapore does have its other side – different from swanky malls, skyscrapers which comprises of Reservoirs, parks and beaches..serene, peaceful and very less-to-less-crowded..visiting them is a must to refresh, rejuvenate..
So on a quiet Saturday morning, hubby and me just chanced upon this place..near to Sembawang beach..Sembawang Park! When we drove there, We had no specific agenda on what to do there…
So started walking aimlessly and found some real peace of mind along the way! Oh-so-many-types-of-trees-and-flowers, small paths and lush greenery all around…

Soaking in the sunny beach weather..

Look what I found..flower that resembles Lord Vishnu’s Sheshnaag bed…forgot the exact name of it..

For plant enthusiasts, there is a great resource @ NParks site –
Spotted tiny chirping birds and many types of ants, butterflies..
Gamut of colors..striking hues of yellow, red, green and blue..
and of course, the clean beach overlooking the straits of Johor..

30-40 minutes spent here literally broke the invisible chain that binds us and constantly reminds us about work to be done, objectives to be achieved and other worries and stress..

We still had to return to the reality after a while but what’s the harm to lose ourselves for some time at least?! We all totally deserve to find small joys of life wherever and whenever we can 🙂 🙂

Find more about Parks and nature reserves on National Parks Board’s website –

Shubhada B.

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45 comments on “Moments of calm in the crowd…”

  1. Hanniz Reply

    I love visiting Singapore as it’s so convenient getting around. Beautiful park! Do share photos of the beach too!

  2. Leona Reply

    sometimes when you hop off the car and take slow walks, the perspective of things changes and there’s so many things we start to notice that we didn’t before

  3. Betty Liew Reply

    This place is beautiful. Basically I can say, Singapore is a peaceful and clean country. I have never visit Sebawang park as usually my friend will bring me to shopping mall. haha. I should visit it one day

  4. Isaac Tan Reply

    good sharing, sometimes we need a relaxing timeout like this. I’ve done it a couple of times too, but for me, since I’m based in KL, i’ll head down to the beaches of Port dickson instead.

  5. qian Reply

    wow something different you can find in Singapore. I have always heard about it, but never actually really set foot on the place. would love to have the chance!

  6. Sharon Lee Reply

    Natural park is a good place for a relaxing walk and calm our stress working life. Its a must visit place once a week. I love the fresh air too with all the trees around =D

  7. Joanne Wee Reply

    It’s beautiful, I love nature, from your photos.
    I can feel this park is so relaxing.
    When I am stress, I go for a walk/ jog in a park as well.

  8. Rawlins GLAM Reply

    We all need that one precious moment to run away from all the problems of the world – just to be with yourself and reclaim that sanity. Now you know where you should go to have that one moment.

  9. Sunshine Kelly Reply

    Whenever I stressed I like to take a walk or jog in the park. At least it keep my mind clear from all the worry and stress. After that I can think better and calm.

  10. Joyce Reply

    Agree with you, city life is all about fast fast fast, running errands, and in KL, getting stuck in traffic jams, forever. So yeah, going back to Mother Nature is indeed the way to unwind. When I’m down in SG, I will visit this lovely park. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  11. Franc Ramon Reply

    It’s always nice to be in nature especially in a modern city like Singapore. I should try Sembawang Park when I am in Singapore. I’ve tried visiting the Botanical Garden and East Coast Park in Singapore before.

  12. Aliza Sara Reply

    Such a nice park. Would love to stroll around that park when i visit SG 😀

  13. Emily Reply

    For such a small country, Singapore still has so many green lungs. I hope to be able to enjoy them more when I next visit.

  14. Elizabeth O. Reply

    What a great find! I love finding out about unknown places. It’s better to relax when there’s a place you can go to that’s less crowded and very quiet. It’s nice to escape for a while!

  15. Katrina Centeno Reply

    I love how Singapore has planned its country. It has urban areas and parks even if it is a small country. You are lucky to be able to enjoy the outdoors this way.

  16. nicol Reply

    singapore is a place i want to visit one day. hopefully i can visit soon

  17. Leke Awonuga Reply

    I love the aesthetic serenity of that environment. I’ll appreciate to tour around the place with ease.

  18. Ahuose Reply

    it looks so quiet and calm here! It is indeed such a great place to come to to get away from one’s hectic routines. These are the kinds of places i love strolling to when i need to clear my head or to just cool off!

  19. Fred Reply

    Yes, there are really times when we want to really get away from the stresses of the iron jungle and spend time in a nice quiet park. So lucky of Singapore to still have green areas in what is primarily an island city. Very important for a city to have parks and other green areas.

  20. Bhushavali Reply

    Indeed gorgeous. I always intend to visit the non-cosmopolitan non-commercial places. That’s my taste in travel. Glad you showed us the unusual places of Singapore…

  21. Pete Zafra Reply

    That place sure looks beautiful. I know for a fact it has a calming effect on you. I do that a lot as well. I always make time to unwind and bond with nature. Life these days is pretty fast paced. I like to slow things down and let my soul catch up to me and re-connect with myself. 🙂

    Great post here! Thanks for sharing. Sure looks like you enjoyed the time that you spent in that place.

  22. Lori Reply

    This place looks simply amazing! I am sure it is perfect for a relaxing day! I’d definitely like to visit it! The flowers are beautiful, as are the trails and landscapes. Truly beautiful!

  23. May Reply

    Wow! It will take a lot of effort for my husband n I to just head to the park and enjoy the sights really. We probably used to do that while we were dating but now with we time being so precious, we will always put other activities on top of the list like watching a movie hhaa

  24. Amanda Love Reply

    Oh my goodness it looks beautiful there. It’s the places that you accidentally find that leaves lasting impressions and beautiful memories. In the caribbean we have that flower and we call it a “comb & brush” because of the way it looks. 🙂

  25. Pooja Kawatra Reply

    Going out and enjoying the nature is the best we can enjoying together as a family. Somehow in the rush of city we forgot to enjoy these simple pleasure.

  26. Priscilla Reply

    Hello Shub! I enjoy taking walks in the parks with my little one and my other half too. Not only is it a good form of exercise, we also get to enjoy the greenery of nature. Family time like these are so precious! 🙂

  27. Ai Sakura Reply

    it really is a joy to be able to just walk around aimlessly, without a care and just taking in the moment. I hope you and your family have more of such walks and moments 🙂

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  28. Jenn - mylilbookworm Reply

    Sembawang Park is quite nice for a quiet stroll, scoot or cycling (got to bring own bike). In terms of accessibility, it is not convenient for non-car drivers though. Such a pity!

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