Marine Cove at East Coast Park reopens from this week, after being in development for two years.
The National Parks Board (NParks) promises facilities that are family-friendly, great views of the sea and a 3,500 sqm playground with a marine theme.
Here’s why it’ll be your kid’s new favourite playhaven.
1. HUGE play area for the little ones
When we say it’s huge, we mean huge – the 3,500 sqm playground has tons of inclusive play equipment to encourage children of different abilities to play together, designed to let children spin, rock and swing to improve muscle control.
The highlight of the playground is a 8m tower modelled after a lighthouse, with many play elements that include three slides, a rope bridge and climbing net courses. Also think talking tubes, fun mirrors, and more.
2. Macs is back!
Those hankering for the return of a 30-year-old icon can look forward to gourmet food options alongside the usual fast-food fare when McDonald’s reopens this Saturday (July 2).
Why the special mention? It’s not just any MacDonald’s – the beach-style 8,439 sq ft outlet will act as a test kitchen to incubate new products, and feature a salad bar, a dessert bar and a trio of premium burgers like the Spicy Chicken with Apple Slaw.
3. More diverse food options
While the children play, parents can chill at the new F&B outlets opening progressively from Tuesday (June 28).
Family restaurant Babalicious will serve Peranakan dishes together with Hainanese chicken rice, while visitors can tuck into kopi and steamed kaya butter bread at Hill Street Coffee Shop. There is also halal-certified My Briyani House and a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlet.
4. You won’t have to worry about finding parking
Located at East Coast Park Area C, Marine Cove is accessible via East Coast Park Service Road. Its two carparks have been reconfigured to increase the number of parking lots.
Carparks C2 and C3 will have a total of around 430 car parking lots – up from about 300 previously.
By Chew Hui Min, The Straits Times, 26 June 2016
Additional reporting by Pinky Chng