Nestled in the eastern part of Singapore, Changi Bay Point offers breathtaking sea views and a seamless connection to Changi Beach Park and East Coast Park.
This 140m-long boardwalk, made out of slip-resistant glass fibre and reinforced concrete, is located along the Changi Bay Park Connector which links Changi Beach Park to the East Coastal Park Connector Network, forming part of the eastern corridor of the Round-Island-Route (RIR).
Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast or a beach lover, there are a myriad of things to do in the area.
1. Catch the sunrise
Head to Changi Bay Point early to secure the best spot to catch captivating sunrise views.
The specially designed Changi Point Coastal Walk, connected to a breakwater, lets you immerse yourself in the rhythmic dance of waves against the shores. There are also lookout points that extend out and give you a better view of the sunrise.
2. Cycling through scenic landscapes
The Changi Bay Point cycling route is a paradise for cycling enthusiasts, with well-marked paths that lead you through scenic coastlines and lush greenery.
Spanning 3.6km, the Changi Bay Point Park Connector is more than just a path; it’s an experience. Check out local flora and fauna, stop by cosy cafes and enjoy dedicated rest areas along the way.
It is also part of a larger network of park connectors in Singapore. You can easily connect to other trails like the Changi Coastal Park Connector and the East Coast Park Connector, allowing for extended cycling adventures for seasoned cyclists. The East Coast Park Connector can bring you to the Changi Airport Connector, which extends to Jurassic Mile and eventually to Changi Airport.
If you don’t have a bike, rent one from a bike rental shop at Changi Bay Point. There are various bikes that cater to all ages and experiences.
While you’re here, look out for the iconic lone tree at Changi Bay Point, which has become a beloved symbol and popular photo spot. As the sun rises or sets, it casts a striking, dramatic shadow, creating a mesmerising scene that captures the essence of Changi Bay Point’s serene beauty.
If you’re visiting for the first time, do download a local cycling app or map which will highlight popular trails, nearby amenities and points of interest that you might otherwise miss.
3. A day of sun, sand and sea
A day out at Changi Beach Park promises a perfect blend of leisure and adventure. Start by capturing a memorable moment beside the “Inscription of the Island” bronze sculpture, a symbol of the park’s coastal charm. Enjoy a picnic under the shade of casuarina trees and soak up the sea breezes.
Anglers can cast their lines from the shoreline and try their luck at fishing. Families with children will find the well-equipped playground a fantastic spot for the little ones to have a blast.
And for the ultimate marine adventure, head to the nearby Changi Jetty where you can catch a boat to Pulau Ubin, a rustic island getaway, and explore its natural beauty and unique village atmosphere.
Before you end the day, head to the nearby Changi Village to enjoy some local fare. This charming enclave is known for its hawker stalls serving local favourites like nasi lemak and Hainanese chicken rice, cosy cafes and seafood restaurants. The village’s coastal location also adds to the dining experience, with many restaurants providing stunning sea views.
4. Dive deep into history at the Changi Chapel and Museum
1000 Upper Changi Road North Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 9.30am to 5.30pm (closed on Mondays except on public holidays)
Take a step back in time and discover tales of resilience and hope during Singapore’s tumultuous past at the Changi Chapel and Museum.
Featuring personal effects, photographs and drawings from World War II, the museum offers an intimate look into the lives of those affected.
Join a guided tour as the knowledgeable guides will bring the poignant stories behind each exhibit to life. Free English tours are available at 11am every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Pre-register for the tour at least five working days before your desired tour date here.
5. Beyond Changi Bay Point
Beyond Changi Bay Point, the eastern part of Singapore is teeming with unique attractions.
Venture to Tampines Eco Green, a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers, boasting walking trails amidst serene landscapes. The park also provides educational opportunities for visitors to learn about the local environment and conservation efforts. Look for informational boards and signs that provide insights into the park’s ecological significance.
Over at Pasir Ris Park, there’s a coastal boardwalk, a mangrove forest and playgrounds for children, making it a perfect place for families. If you’re into watersports, there are sports centres offering rental for kayaking, paddleboarding and windsurfing.
*This article has been edited and adapted from Now Boarding by Changi Airport’s “Exploring Changi Bay Point: Things to see and do”