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The best places to stargaze in Singapore

Want to catch a good view of the lunar eclipse? Astrophiles, we got you covered

Science Centre Observatory
Science Centre Observatory
By Cam Khalid |
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When it comes to al fresco dining and drinking, Singapore’s loaded with a myriad of rooftop barsoutdoor restaurants and beach clubs. No doubt, these spots are great for unwinding under the stars, but when it comes to catching astronomical wonders like the lunar eclipse that’s happening on the morning of July 28, you’re better off elsewhere. Set your alarms for 3.30am and make your way to these stargazing spots for that rare reddish “blood moon” glow.

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Science Centre Observatory
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Singapore Science Centre

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For all things astronomy, look no further than the Observatory. Besides sitting in for talks and workshops, you can look past the artificial illumination of the city and to the stars light years away with its 40cm mega-telescope. Because this observatory is one of the few in the world located so close to the equator, it offers stargazers views of both the northern and southern hemispheres. 

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Woodlands Galaxy Community Club

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Aptly named Woodlands Galaxy Community Club, this space in the North isn't your typical neighbourhood centre. Besides your usual facilities like badminton courts, events spaces and a gym, it is also home to the Andromeda Observatory which features a 30cm telescope that gives astrophiles the best view into space. With clear skies, you can catch a detailed look of the moon, a glimpse of stars, and if you're lucky, other planets too.

The Andromeda Observatory is also holding a special event just for the lunar eclipse on July 27, from 9.30pm to 7am. It's also a great way to gather your space pals for some moon watching. 

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Upper Seletar Reservoir

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Situated in the northern part of Singapore, this reservoir park is the perfect place for an evening walk or jog through nature. A highlight of this 15 hectares space is its rocket ship lookout tower which is ace for some stargazing. Burn some calories with a quick cardio workout by climbing up the tower's winding stairs and be awarded with an aerial view of the park's water body, surrounding greenery and the starry sky come night time. 

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West Coast Park

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This family-friendly park sits on 50 hectares of land that includes a camping site, barbecue pits, a dog run and a huge playground with eight sets of play areas. Bring your very own telescope and set up camp at its lush green space. There's also a McDonald's if you're feeling peckish while stargazing.

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Fort Canning Park

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Conveniently atop a hill, Fort Canning Park is a pretty sweet spot for catching glimpses of space action. With plenty of green spaces around, roll out the at for lie under the stars or set up your telescope for a close-up view of the moon.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

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The Gardens are a tranquil respite from the city buzz. It's considered to be the least light-polluted places in Singapore. Surround yourself with nature as you soak up the starry view while relaxing at the open fields by the Eco Lake, Symphony Lake, Swan Lake and the Bandstand.

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Labrador Nature Reserve

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Part of the Southern Ridges, the park contains the only rocky sea-cliff in Singapore, and offers a panoramic view of the sea and cliffside vegetation. It's also tucked away from the city buzz, giving you the sweet, sweet tranquility you need to accompany your space lookout. If you hear songs of a variety of bird species, including the Oriental Magpie-robin and Black-naped Oriole, don't be alarmed – they call Labrador Nature Reserve home. 

Punggol Waterway
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Punggol Waterway Park

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Located in a peaceful area in the northeastern part of Singapore, this park offers four unique themes with something in store for visitors of all ages. For a good view of the midnight sky, skip the green spaces and head down to the Rope Bridge and Kelong Bridge where you get a picturesque view of the park and more.

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