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Bottle Tree Park @ Yishun


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We brought the kids to Bottle Tree Park this afternoon. This is our first visit. The objective of this outing is “long kang fishing”. In the good old days, the kids of my generation play in drains (long kang), catch small fishes in the drains. These days, there aren’t any more long kangs with fishes.

However, there are a few places which offers “long kang fishing” … man made wading pools with stones (for the fishes to hide beneath), algae covered pools and stones, to make it slippery and more difficult, I guess ….

For SGD10, they give a small container and a tiny net to scoop the fishes. The container, net and fishes are ours to keep. And the best part of this place is, they understand that young kids can’t really catch anything, so the parents, maids or grandparents can use their hands to scoop the fishes to help the children (they close 1 eye, so long as we use our hands and not some big nets). And there aren’t any timekeepers …. Fresh batch of fishes are also released into the pool every now and then.

Here’s some pictures which shows the “long kang”, the small containers, tiny net and happy children ….

Here’s the prawning pool.

There’s a good sized playground to engage the kids while the parents enjoy some prawning / fishing.

Here’s the paddling area where swans are rented out

Here’s some pictures of the park.

My helper, Nas, had lots of fun. We brought back 62 little fishes, of which 3 died on the way home. Needless to say, almost all the 62 fishes were caught by Nas. The kids couldn’t catch any, but they had a good time, splashing about and making us all wet.

An afternoon well spent, at no cost. (No entrance fee to the park, no parking fee, only paid SGD10 for a container, a net and 62 little fishes)

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I, for one, don't know where this "Bottle PArk" is, nor have I ever heard of this place before! So could you please tell us where it is?

Sounds like you had a fascinating day out at the park! How the kids must have loved it!

18 Apr, 2009


Balcony, Bottle Tree Park is somewhere in the north of Singapore. The exact location is 81 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun)

yes, my gals love it, the pools are shallow enough for the kids to wade in ...

18 Apr, 2009


Thanks very much for telling me where it is, Autumn, but it's hardly "Down the road" ! I thought it was some place in England or the UK!

18 Apr, 2009


well i think it sounded lovely autumn, does it matter if it isnt in england balcony, this is a site for everyone, glad you all had a great time autumn :)

18 Apr, 2009


No, it doesn't matter at all that it's not in the UK, Sanbaz! Just that if it had been I could perhaps have taken along my little 2 year old granddaughter.

Really sounds like a lovely & enjoyable place to spend a day!

21 Apr, 2009


you could always take her there for holidays balcony lol :o)

21 Apr, 2009


Balcony, your granddaughter is so lucky to have a doting grandpa. I'm sure she'll be happy anywhere you bring her :)

27 Apr, 2009


You certainly have some fantastic looking trees out in Singapore. What was the tree shaped like a skittle, Looked a bit like a pineapple, 7 pictures up ?!?!

Much Love

18 Feb, 2010

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