Family Bonding Time Your Guide to Lower Seletar Reservoir
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Family Bonding Time: Your Guide to Lower Seletar Reservoir

If you’re looking for a fun and free activity to do with your family, you might be interested in visiting Lower Seletar Reservoir during your free time. This reservoir is located in Yishun, and it’s jam-packed with so many family-friendly activities. 

To help you plan a fun day outing in this reservoir park, I wrote this article for you. Here, I’ve listed all the best things to do in Lower Seletar Reservoir.

A Brief History of Lower Seletar Reservoir

— From: johnobleza

Lower Seletar Reservoir was built under the Sungei Seletar/Bedok Water Scheme, which is the same scheme that created Bedok Reservoir and Bedok Waterworks. It was completed in 1986 and eventually became a public park. 

The unique feature of this reservoir is the nine stormwater collection stations used to tap the storm runoffs of the nearby catchments. These collection stations can be found in ponds at Yishun, Tampines, Bedok, and Yan Kit.

How to Get to Lower Seletar Reservoir

How to Get to Lower Seletar Reservoir

Address: Yishun Ave 1, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore 769139

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday—7 am to 7 pm

Since Lower Seletar Reservoir is quite a distance away for most people, driving is the best method to come here. There’s a car park within the premises, but it has limited spots, so you should come here as early as possible. 

You can also take public transportation if you want. For MRT, ride the train and alight at the Khatib station (take Exit A and walk to the park, which takes about 20 minutes).

If you prefer the bus, ride any of the following: 1N, 39, 85, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 857, 858, and 965. Then, alight at the Aft Yishun Avenue 1 bus stop, which has the bus stop ID: 59029.

What to Do in Lower Seletar Reservoir

Take a stroll on Heritage Bridge

— From: 190shots

One of the highlights of Lower Seletar Reservoir is the Heritage Bridge. This spectacular bridge features an eye-catching design; it resembles a kelong, an old-fashioned fishing platform on stilts.

This bridge is located in a quiet spot, so you can bask in the serenity here and enjoy the scenic view. 

Chill and check out the local wildlife in the Bioswale Rain Garden

— From: fly_wanderlust.paras

Another highlight of this reservoir is the Bioswale Rain Garden, which is a little spot of greenery. This garden is home to various species of plants and animals, so if you’re into wildlife, you’ll love exploring this area.

You can also relax here. With all the green plants around you, it’s hard not to feel at peace. 

Play with your kids in the family bay area

— From: sg_fantasticbeasts

The reservoir’s family bay area is sure to be a hit for your little ones. At first, this area may seem a little unsuspecting—it just looks like a spacious stage for performances—but in reality, it also serves as a water play area.

This place has multiple fountains in the center, two water spouts that look like flower petals, and a wading stream. As long as you’ve brought a change of clothes, you can splash around with your children for hours on end.

If you’d prefer to stay dry, you can take a seat on the side. The family bay area faces the river, so you’ll have a view to check out while waiting for your children to finish playing. 

Try kayaking and other water sports

— From: clairnecessiteas


  • ABC Kayaking Experience (Guided by Staff): S$25 per person
  • Kayak Introductory Program (Guided by Staff): S$25 per person
  • Single Sit-on-Top Kayak (Self-Guided): S$14 per person
  • Double Sit-on-Top Kayak Rental (Self-Guided): S$24 for two people

For a more exciting time, why don’t you rent a kayak or a dragon boat and explore the reservoir waters to your heart’s desire? 

You can rent a self-guided kayak if you already know how to operate it, but if you don’t, don’t worry because you can book a program that’s guided by the staff. 

Admire the beauty of your surroundings and check out the wild birds flying by!

Cast your line from the jetty

— From: pohtatofishing

Lower Seletar Reservoir has its own fishing jetty, so if you’re interested, you can bring your own fishing rod and try reeling some fish here. If you’re lucky, you just might be able to catch a speckled peacock bass, an Indonesian snakehead, or a redtail catfish!

If you are planning to fish here, just remember to use carbon steel barbless hooks or micro barb hooks and artificial bait so as to preserve the water quality here. Additionally, you should catch and release any of the fish you’ve caught. 


— From: backpack_singapore

Many people love to come to Lower Seletar Reservoir to exercise, so if you want to start living a healthier life, feel free to join them. 

You have many exercise options to choose from. You can begin your day by doing aerobics in the family bay area, then go hiking and jogging on the bridge and around the park.

Cycling is another viable way to exercise here. The bridge can be part of your cycling route, and you can also include the park connectors near the reservoir, namely Khatib Bongsu PC, Mandai PC, and Springleaf Park Connector.