3 Places to Go Kayaking in Singapore

If you are a kayak enthusiast, worry not. Singapore has plenty of places to go kayaking.

The Editor | Sept. 8, 2021 | 489 reads
3 Places to Go Kayaking in Singapore
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Whether you are here long term or short term, you can still indulge in your favourite sport. Here are some of the places that you can go kayaking in Singapore.

The Water Sports Centre at Singapore Sports Hub

The Water Sports Centre at Singapore Sports Hub
Credit: https://www.sportshub.com.sg/dragon-boat-rental

Located at: 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699

The Water Sports Centre at the Singapore Sports Hub rose to fame during the Southeast Asian Games of 2015.

The Singapore Sports Hub boasts of being the first arena in the world to be a central sporting infrastructure for football, athletics, rugby and cricket. Not only that, it houses entertainment facilities, restaurants, a food court, and more.

At Singapore Sports Hub, you will find a wall climbing facility, beach volleyball court, a skate park, hard courts, sports library and a museum.

Of course, since we’re talking about kayak, head straight to the Water Sports Centre, where eyou will find canoes, kayaks and pedal boats for rent. Children will love pedal boats, and experienced kayakers and canoers can take on the 500m long Regatta course.

Due to the pandemic, the Lazy River and Kids Water Playground at Splash-N-Surf are temporarily closed.

Opening Hours
• Monday to Sunday: 7:00AM to 8:00PM
• Public Holidays: 7:00AM to 10:00PM

Nearest MRT Station
Stadium (Circle Line, CC6)

The good news is that the Water Sports Centre is wheelchair accessible.

PLEASE NOTE
• Patrons must be at least 7 years of age and must be able to fit in a Personal Floatation Device (PFD).
• Patrons under 12 years old must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 18 years or older.

Rental Rates
Kayak and Canoe rental rates are in the image above. You can also get Kayak Pass Rates for the following prices:

Adult: $90 (Singaporeans and PRs only: $70)
Children, Students and Senior Citizens, must present ID: $65 (Singaporeans and PRs only: $48)

MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir
Credit: https://scf.org.sg/pages/boat_booking

One of four reservoirs that make up the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and the largest nature reserve in Singapore, MacRitchie Reservoir is popular among sports enthusiasts for a variety of reasons: You can go hiking, jogging, fishing, bird watching and kayaking. You can head to the Singapore Canoe Federation kiosk to rent a boat.

Read more about MacRitchie Reservoir here:

PLEASE NOTE
- Only patrons above 12 years old are allowed to paddle in a single sit-on-top kayak.
- Patrons above 7 years old are allowed to paddle in a double sit-on-top kayak with an adult (at least 18 years old).
- Patrons must possess a minimum of 1-Star award to be allowed to rent a closed deck kayak or K1 boat.

For their full terms and conditions, visit: https://scf.org.sg/pages/boat_booking

Opening Hours
Daily from 9am - 6pm

Rental Fee
Rental fee are as follows:
Single Sit-On-Top Kayak = $15/hr
Double Sit-On-Top Kayak = $15/hr
Closed-Deck Kayak = $12/hr
Canoe Sprint Kayak Single (K1) = $20/hr

Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin
Credit: Bumboats waiting at Pulau Ubin jetty for passengers. Wikimedia Commons.

If you want to get as close to nature as you can get, head to Pulau Ubin. But first, getting there will take a lot of effort and time.

First, you need to board a bumboat at Changi Point Ferry Terminal. Bumboats are available daily, from 6 AM to 7 PM and fares are at S$3/person for a single trip. The boat ride to Pulau Ubin takes around 15 minutes. The boat will only depart if there are 12 people on board. If you are bringing along your bicycle, expect an additional S$2 charge. If you want to leave immediately, pay the boatman a bit more and haggle on the price.

At Pulau Ubin, look for Adventures by Asian Detours at 34 Pulau Ubin, 508287. They offer both kayak and bike guided tours. However, it is advisable that you call beforehand at 6733 2282 to book your adventure.

Opening Hours
Daily, from 9 AM to 6PM

Important: Withdraw cash from the ATM before your trip to Pulau Ubin.

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