The latest buzz in town is Parkland Green. Yeah, it’s not a new restaurant, it’s not a new airport, it’s not even a mall. It’s a nice enclave of restaurants, cafes, retail shops and a beautiful green lawn for picnics, running kids and walking dogs! Ohhh and it’s by the beach. Lovely open spaces, fresh fresh air and East Coast Park.
So where is this? The quickest location guide is directly opposite Parkway Parade. It is NOT where East Coast Mac’s used to be, It is NOT where Big Splash used to be. It is really literally directly opposite Parkway Parade. This used to be a Golfing Range, so it may be quite a new venue for the non-golfers.
What is so special about Parkland Green? When we went to check out the place, it was just so nice to be away from busy hustle bustle in the city. The entire layout of the place was such that it created a really relaxing and chill environment, totally cool for the young or old to hang out.
There are 8 F&B outlets at Parkland Green, and we got the opportunity to check them out!
Stop 1: Atmosphere Bistro, #01-25/26/27, tel: 6440-9705, open: 6pm to midnight, Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 1am, Friday, 10.30am to 1am, weekend
We tried the Burgers, Ribs and ooh-la-la Chocolate Lava Cake.
Stop 2: Sandbank #01-28/32, tel: 6247-7988, open: 5pm to midnight, Tuesday to Friday, 11am to midnight, weekend and public holiday
This is a sister branch of the Bank Bar at Shenton Way. You get the same huge screens for live game screenings, drinksss and of course yummy food. This was what we had!
The kids really liked the Sandbank, cos there’s a 15m-long pool, which is divided into two sections for adults and kids. And with those huge TVs for games, you can imagine how fun this place is!
Stop 3: Patro’s Sports Bar & Restaurant #01-18/19, tel: 6440-9372, open: 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch), 5.30 to 11pm (dinner), Monday to Thursday, 11.30 to 1am, Friday and Saturday, and 11.30am to 11pm on Sunday
This is a unique fusion eating place. Quality Northern Indian + Mexican cuisine plus sports and more sports all around. Besides watching live matches, you can play foosball or air hockey pucks. The dishes were rich in taste and presentation.
Stop 4: Starbucks #01-17.
Enough said. We are all familiar with Starbucks!
Stop 5: Hvper Sport, 01-14/15/16, tel: 6342- 0280, open: noon to 8pm, Monday to Friday, 11am to 9pm, weekend and Pro-Cycle 01-11/12/13, tel: 6282-5522, open: 11am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, weekends
These sport shops are not your usual ones at the mall. You can buy skating equipment, or take up in-line skating classes at Hvper Sport and at Pro-cycle, you can get all kinds of accessories for your bicycles!
We loved the fact that there is space to try out everything in the shop!
Stop 6: St Marc’s Bakery & Bar 01-09/10, tel: 6342-1786, open: 11am to 10pm, Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 10pm, weekend, closed on Monday
This is the super favourite for our family. EVERYTHING was yummy here and the kids kept wanting more! (confession: we’ve since visited another two St Marc’s branches!)
Stop 7: Pick Me Up Cafe 01-02, tel: 6348-1909, open: 3 to 11pm, Monday to Friday, 9am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday
Here’s where you get refreshing healthy desserts!
And they serve freshly pressed fruit juices too! Perfect after a hot day at the beach!
Then came the highlight of Parkland Green: Tag Team @ ECP Parkland #01-03, tel: 6348-2696, open: 3 to 9pm, Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 9pm, weekend and public holiday
This is where the kids go WILD, as it is a HUGE laser tag arena, and it is Singapore’s first and only multi-arena/multi-weapon laser tag facility. This simply means besides running around and shooting at each other, you get to choose the theme you want to play in. You can choose the Battle Zone (think army!), Mystery Zone (think erm Mystery!) and the open gallery. We played in the Battle and Mystery zone for two 15 minutes missions. And everyone had fun! Real good clean sweat-out fun!
I’ll let the pictures tell you more about how the afternoon went!
You would notice that all the kids are so excited about their mission. But we only managed to get nice shots of Nathan, cos he was game enough to stop and pose. (girls were too afraid to stop.. kept running and screaming!)
When we played, there were boys and girls, and some young kids plus older upper primary ones. AND the adults played too. One would think it would be a glorious mess or some would be left out. But no, it was very inclusive, every one played to win, regardless of age! It’s that simple!
As Tag Team’s premises also caters to birthday parties and team building events, I can imagine this is going to be one very popular spot for both adults and kids!
We had a wonderful time at Parkland Green. Filled in our tummies, ran and screamed to our hearts’ content at the Laser tag games. Singapore just needs more of such fun foodie green enclaves!
Parkland Green is at 20 East Coast Parkway Singapore 449875 (Area C)
To Walk: Cut across the ECP via underpass at Parkway Parade, Marine Parade Central
To Drive: Park at Car Park C1
*We were invited by NParks to review the Food & Fun Trail at Parkland Green. All Opinions are 100% my own*