Discovering #Hidden Gem Parks in Tampines

Discovering #Hidden Gem Parks in Tampines – Photography Competition 2021

This year's Tampines Town Council Photography Competition challenged you to explore the "hidden gem" parks and gardens in Tampines! The judges had a tough time shortlisting the winning entries as there were more than 200 beautiful photo entries. The photographs captured the beauty of our green spaces and how they hold a special place in your hearts.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to those who have participated. We look forward to your participation in next year's competition!

Here are the winning entries for this year's competition!

Open Category - Nature

1st Prize - Lam Wenjie

1st Prize - Lam Wenjie

Tampines Eco Green

Tucked in a corner, away from the crowd, this makes a great spot for the bird-lovers to observe bird species that are seldom or rarely seen in the more urban parks and gardens.

The best time to visit is around the evening during sunset.

2nd Prize - Gwenn Chen

2nd Prize - Gwenn Chen

Tampines Eco Green

Tampines Eco Green is indeed a hidden gem tucked at the corner of Tampines Ave 9.

It's peaceful and is surrounded by luscious trees and a beautiful pond. This is the place where you can be close to nature and wildlife.

I found a tortoise by the pond and saw beautiful flowers on the wooden benches.

This is an idyllic place to be after a long day at work.

3rd Prize - Chong Li Beng

3rd Prize - Chong Li Beng

Tampines Cultural Hub

Tampines Cultural Hub has become popular as the best spot to view the sunrise.

The circular walkway, unique sculpture and interactive playground, and fitness corner make this place great for family and friends to gather.

Consolation Prize: Chan Wai Meng

Consolation Prize: Chan Wai Meng

Tampines Eco Green

Tampines Eco Green is perfect for a quiet and relaxing stroll. One can be with nature as the park is surrounded by trees and has a beautiful pond. The park is also home to many biodiversities, and it’s a great getaway from the urban jungle.

Consolation Prize: Ho Chin Hui

Consolation Prize: Ho Chin Hui

Tampines Leisure Park

Hidden behind East Spring Secondary School is Tampines Leisure Park. This cozy park has various fitness equipment and a playground for residents to enjoy.

Consolation Prize: Melesa Wong

Consolation Prize: Melesa Wong

Maze Garden

The Maze Garden is more than just a visual feature. There are three different mazes within the Maze Garden, and they offer residents a little fun within their neighbourhood. These mazes can be viewed at a bird’s eye view from the nearby HDB blocks.

Consolation Prize: Rishi

Consolation Prize: Rishi

Tampines Eco Green

Tampines Eco Green is a beautiful secluded park which surprises you as it doesn't feel like an urban city park. Unlike many other parks, it's surrounded by natural biodiversity. It is not manicured and allows wildlife to thrive in their natural environment and humans to co-exist within this beautiful patch of greenland.

Consolation Prize: Tan Yan Xin

Consolation Prize: Tan Yan Xin

Tampines Eco Green

Tampines Eco Green is a place away from the hustle and bustle. You can find beautiful reflections of the blue sky and fluffy white clouds and a family of turtles sunbathing beside the pond. All these make this place a hidden gem! What a peaceful park we have in Tampines!

Open Category – People

1st Prize: Chan Wai Meng

1st Prize: Chan Wai Meng

Tampines Green Forest Park

Tampines Green Forest Park is new and very close to my block. There is a playground with a high-element feature where children enjoy playing. It is a perfect spot for children to play and have fun.

2nd Prize: Lim Sze Hui

2nd Prize: Lim Sze Hui

Maze Garden

The Maze Garden is located very near Our Tampines Hub, but not many residents know of it. Residents are often seen working out at the fitness corner while the young children can be seen playing in this open space in the evening. It is also a great place to catch the sunset!

3rd Prize: Tan Hock Siong

3rd Prize: Tan Hock Siong

Garden@228

A preschool excursion trip to Garden@228 where kids can have fun and interact with nature.

Consolation Prize: David Hong

Consolation Prize: David Hong

Tampines Cultural Hub

A senior enjoying his evening his walk around Tampines Cultural Hub

Consolation Prize: Edmund Koh

Consolation Prize: Edmund Koh

Tampines Green Forest Park

This park is a hidden gem as it has a playground for the young and an exercise area for the adults. Tampines Green Forest Park is filled with lots of greenery too!

Consolation Prize: Loh Charn Whye

Consolation Prize: Loh Charn Whye

Play @ West Neighbourhood Park

Play @ West is very popular among residents who enjoy outdoor activities. A group of parrot lovers meets here regularly to train their parrots in the evening. Their presence never fails to attract curious residents. It is a true hidden gem.

Consolation Prize: Richard Ong

Consolation Prize: Richard Ong

Tampines Cultural Hub

The highlight of Tampines Cultural Hub is the distinct white wave-like structure with an ascending bridge.

It's a nice place to visit with another person and stand at the top of the bridge to enjoy the view.

Consolation Prize: Wong Chek Poh

Consolation Prize: Wong Chek Poh

Tampines Green Community Planting Garden

Tampines Green Community Planting Garden: A spacious garden for residents to exercise and walk their pets.

Junior Category

1st Prize: Josni Tang

1st Prize: Josni Tang

Maze Garden

Not many residents can see the beauty of this maze when they are walking.

It is when they get to the higher ground then they will be able to see the maze.

2nd Prize: Ho Yue Ling

2nd Prize: Ho Yue Ling

Tampines Eco Green

Today, I went on an adventure together with my mom to Tampines Eco Green. I was amazed as it was my first time here in this enchanted forest-like park. There is even a lake with a family of turtles, and many roosters were seen around the park.

3rd Prize: Kola Sanjana Rao

3rd Prize: Kola Sanjana Rao

Tampines Eco Green

Tampines Eco Green is a tranquil park that is filled with greeneries. Families can spend some quality time while enjoying the flora and fauna.

Consolation Prize: Coyan Leow Kai Yam

Consolation Prize: Coyan Leow Kai Yam

Tampines Eco Green

Tampines Eco Green is a hidden gem to me because it is like walking into a secret garden.

Consolation Prize: Praaveen

Consolation Prize: Praaveen

Tampines Eco Green

Every time I visit Tampines Eco Green, I pause to observe the different types of animals found in this park. Being able to spot this wildlife is the highlight of my day.

Consolation Prize: Sharika Vikram Bhat

Consolation Prize: Sharika Vikram Bhat

Tampines Eco Green

Tampines Eco Green is a beautiful park that is home to a variety of flora and fauna. In the morning, the park looks pristine, and the melodious calls of birds make the trip along the trail very enjoyable. The Park is very dense, which makes it relaxing. Thus, it is a hidden gem.

Consolation Prize: Shriniket Subramanian

Consolation Prize: Shriniket Subramanian

Tampines Leisure Park

Nestled in between trees and bushes, Tampines Leisure Park is a tranquil and serene park that not many residents know.

Consolation Prize: Tan Yi Ru Jade

Consolation Prize: Tan Yi Ru Jade

Tampines Eco Green

Tampines Eco Green is like a secret garden where one can escape the busy city and enjoy nature. Indeed, a hidden gem in Tampines.

Netizens' Choice Award

Netizens' Choice Award

Netizens' Choice Award: Chan Wai Meng

Tampines Green Forest Park

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