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Best places to fly kites in Singapore

Head outdoors and take a spot at these windy places that are perfect for kite flying, says Jeslynn Ong

Marina Barrage

Besides being a great spot for picnics, Marina Barrage’s wide open space is arguably the most popular location on the island for flying kites. Rookies needing advice on kite selection and other tips can hit up Barrage Cove, a kite shop on the ground floor, and approach one of the friendly staff. Take note: it gets crowded on weekends, especially in the afternoon, so you’d want to arrive early. 

East Coast Park

This 185-hectare park boasts many open areas and a 15-kilometre-long coastline, making it an ideal location for kite flying. You can probably fly your kite anywhere in East Coast Park but we hear from enthusiasts that areas C2 and D1 are the best spots.

Punggol Waterway Park

With plenty of open areas, this 12.25-hectare park in the heartlands is perfect for kites. And don’t just believe us – professional kite dancers (yes, they exist) occasionally perform synchronised kite flying in the vicinity. Besides these aerial acrobatics, families can also enjoy the water and sand play areas that lace the waterways.

West Coast Park

Popular for its outdoor play sets and obstacle courses, West Coast Park also boasts an area that's designated for kite flying – it's called the Grand Lawn. This open space sits near the beach, and is usually windy in the afternoon and night. The park also has cycling and barbecuing facilities, and camping grounds.

Sembawang Park

Given its proximity to the Johor Straits, Sembawang Park sees a lot of wind, making it perfect for kite flying. Compared to other green spaces, this 15-hectare park is a lot smaller and pretty inaccessible, but it makes the area less crowded – ideal if you like things a little more quiet. They also have a unique ship-inspired playground and barbecue pits that's great for family get-togethers.

Jurong Central Park

Sitting behind Jurong Point, this 8-hectare park has a few sizable plots of grass which regularly sees families flying kites over the weekends. It also has a McDonald’s that's popular with residents around the area, and a life-sized snake and ladders game for the little ones. With at least five PokéStops in its immediate vicinity, it’s also a good area for some Pokémon hunting. 

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

One of Singapore’s largest urban parks, the 62-hectare-large park is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, and features plently of waterways and large plots of land for kite flying. Facilities like a water park, jogging tracks and an award-winning sculpture that sits atop Recycle Hill round off the park’s features.

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By: Time Out Singapore editors

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Daphnie C
Daphnie C

Please do note that you can't fly kites at Jurong Central Park anymore. By order of MINDEF. Thanks.