Things to do in Upper Seletar Reservoir

By Babajide IJIYODE | 05, Jul, 2022
Things to do in Upper Seletar Reservoir

An unexplored park well-known for its rocket-shaped tower and solitary Casuarina tree within the Central water catchment system. The park is considered to be one of the four reservoirs located in the northern part of Singapore. They are part of a natural reserve that also includes MacRitchie Reservoir, Lower Peirce Reservoir, and Upper Peirce Reservoir. Visitors are able to go to the park after it had been created and enjoy the calming view of the reservoir while they are there.

Upper Seletar Reservoir Park is situated in the heart of Singapore, but once you're there, you'll feel as though you've been transported to another time and place entirely. The park is tranquil, making it an excellent location for any activity, whether you intend to go for a run, ride a bike, or have a picnic with the people you care about.

In this article, we highlight and explore the various activities that are recommended for you to participate in while you are at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park.

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1. Fishing in the reservoir

Fishing is one of the most common activities to engage in while at the Upper Seletar Reservoir. The reservoir park offers a designated fishing spot for those who enjoy the sport. It’s one of the best zones designated for fishing in Singapore. Visitors are advised to use only artificial bait and to only fish in designated zones.


2. Take pictures with the beautiful lone Casuarina tree

the lone casuarina tree

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The solitary Casuarina tree is considered the most distinctive location in the park, and it serves as the backdrop for the majority of the wedding photographs that are shot in this region. The spot, which can be found behind the iconic rocket tower is typically less crowded than other parts of the reservoir making it a calm and soothing location to also seat and enjoy the cool breeze.


3. Go up the Iconic Rocket Tower

rocket tower in upper seletar reservoir park

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Climbing the Seletar Lookout Tower is an absolute necessity if you're going to spend any amount of time at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park. When viewed from a distance, the tower is frequently described as having the appearance of a rocket.

The previous Public Works Department was responsible for the design and construction of the rocket tower, which measured 18 meters in height and had approximately six stories.

When you reach the peak, you will have a magnificent view that encompasses both the park and the reservoir. Witnessing the placid waters of the reservoir and the surrounding view of towering trees. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed.


4. Catch the Beautiful Sunset

sunset at upper seletar reservoir park

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As Singapore primarily contains a lot of tall trees and locations, it might be difficult to find locations where you can watch the sunset there. Upper Seletar Reservoir, on the other hand, is the perfect location for a couple looking to enjoy a romantic sunset. The view is absolutely mesmerizing! You should definitely consider watching the sunset from here.


5. Enjoy a picnic

people doing picnics near casuarina tree

Image Credit: jensen.chua on Snapshot Canon Asia

Close to the lone casuarina tree is the perfect location to have a picnic with family and friends. Picnics are a wonderful activity that can instill a sense of mindfulness and bring out the childlike wonder that resides within you. You pay attention not only to the food but also to the tiniest details of your surroundings, your friends, and the conversation that is going on. There is a good reason why picnics have remained popular throughout the ages. Upper Seletar Reservoir offers a cool and calm environment to have a great time!


Thus far, we've been able to highlight some of the best adventures Upper Seletar Reservoir has to offer, which one are you looking forward to?

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