Want a leisurely drive where you can soak in the scenic sights around Singapore?
We may live in a small city, but don’t dismiss the idea of a road trip in Singapore with your family or friends entirely! While it’s true that you won’t be driving for hours, it’s also true that there will be plenty of sights to soak in and attractions to pop by. Here are some driving routes you’ll want to check out on the weekends for a good dose of fresh air and fun times.
Buckle up – an adventure awaits you on our sunny shores!
1. Vivocity > Ocean Drive, Sentosa
Where better to embark on a scenic drive in Singapore than Sentosa? It encompasses the perfect harmony of three ingredients you need for the ideal weekend: the sun, sand and sea! The short distance from Vivocity to Sentosa via the Sentosa Gateway sets you up for an effortless drive. Flanked by calm waters, you will cruise all the way straight.
Make your way to Ocean Drive, located at the eastern tip of Sentosa. Go slow, marvel at all the jaw-dropping houses and apartments that line both sides of Ocean Drive, and take in one of the best ocean views in the country.
We recommend going during the evening because you might be lucky enough to catch spellbinding sunsets in beautiful, multicoloured hues of pink, purple and blue – like the one pictured above. You definitely won’t be able to resist making a pitstop along the coast! As you do so, watch the azure waters glisten in the sunlight and listen to the soothing sounds of waves crashing onto the rocks as they ebb and flow.
Don’t forget to take a peek at all the luxurious yachts docked at Quayside Isle as well. You can park there and grab a bite at any of the restaurants nearby.
2. Marina Bay Sands > Bayfront Avenue > Raffles Avenue
Bayfront Avenue offers the most iconic views of Singapore’s hotspots, all in one ride. From the Singapore Flyer to the Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum and even Gardens by the Bay, it’s the ideal route for a scenic drive in Singapore! If you have any friends visiting from abroad, this would be the road to take as an introduction to Singapore’s most popular locations.
From Bayfront Avenue, turn left to continue towards Raffles Avenue where you’ll catch sight of The Float @ Marina Bay, the annual location for the National Day celebrations. You’ll also be able to see the Esplanade and Esplanade Park on your left as you continue further down the road.
East Coast Park Service Road is a long, straight path that offers you a temporary escape from Singapore’s bustling city life! Driving down this road will be an absolute breeze because there aren’t any traffic lights at all. However, do keep a lookout for cars entering or exiting car parks along this stretch. Apart from the relaxing sight of coconut trees gently swaying in the wind, and sea waters that stretch far into the horizon, there are plenty of unique sights you’ll be able to see along the way.
There’s the Bedok Jetty, a popular walking, biking and fishing spot where you’ll see avid fishermen leaning against the railing, casting their rods and waiting patiently for their next catch. Keep your eyes open near Xtreme SkatePark, a popular hangout spot for teens looking to perfect their newest flip tricks. If you’re lucky, you’ll also get a glimpse of some wakeboarding action as you drive past the Singapore Wake Park!
Along the way, you can pop into Bukit Timah Saddle Club to catch sight of adorable horses, as well as Riders Cafe for a unique brunch experience with an awesome view.
5. Tanah Merah Coastal Road
For the slightly more adventurous who want to explore lesser-known corners of Singapore, Tanah Merah Coastal Road is the perfect place for a mini road trip away from the urban crowds. This route, which is popular with cyclists, is located all the way at the eastern tip of Singapore.
Looking for yet another relaxing and scenic drive in Singapore? We’ve uncovered the next hidden gem: Mandai Road! It’s an incredibly long stretch that seems to go on endlessly, and that’s exactly why it makes for a therapeutic drive. Head towards the direction of the Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex, go past it, and continue onwards until you hit Mandai Road Track 7.
Along the way, you’ll be greeted by the calm waters of Upper Seletar Reservoir, a quiet enclave that beckons you to just sit by the waters and watch the world go by. Don’t forget to snap an Insta-worthy photo with the iconic Upper Seletar Reservoir Tree!
You can also venture to the Seletar Rocket Tower for panoramic views of the reservoir and the expanse of greenery surrounding it. Feel free to take a seat at any of the benches along the water’s edge. This is one of the most tranquil spots you’ll find in Singapore.
7. Seletar Club Road > Yishun Ave 1
Last but not least, you’ll find the scenic and secluded areas of Rower’s Bay Park and Yishun Dam when you drive along Seletar Club Road, before turning into Yishun Ave 1. In the evenings, this is a place where locals park their cars by the road and chill out with their loved ones. Pack some food and bring along a mat; it’s time for an outdoor picnic accompanied by sunset views and the calm waters of Lower Seletar Reservoir.
No road trip or scenic drive in Singapore is complete without your trusty automobile, and the Jeep Renegade ticks all the boxes you have – and more.
This incredibly capable small SUV is sleek, stylish, and offers the ultimate comfort as you drive through Singapore’s busy streets en-route to your scenic road. It has an exceptionally quiet interior, enabled by its structure stiffness and NVH applications, allowing you to fully tune in to your favourite road trip songs. With a youthful interior and sophisticated exterior, the Jeep Renegade is all you need to discover Singapore’s best-kept scenic spots.
And that wraps up the top few scenic driving routes we have in Singapore! Excited to check them out? Well, you should be!