Telok Ayer Park stands at the intersection of three busy roads in Singapore’s Central Business District – Maxwell Road, Cecil Road and Telok Ayer Street.
The unassuming park is most often frequented by office workers in the day as they seek a bit of solace away from the busy schedules and tasks that await them back in their high rise buildings.
What’s at Telok Ayer Park
Besides the wooden and weathered signboard facing out towards Maxwell Road, the other most obvious clue that you have arrived at Telok Ayer Park are the numerous, colourful garden swings that dot the lawn.
The garden swings at Telok Ayer Park offer a spot to sway away some time in green surroundings.
Other seats and benches can also be found at the northern end of the park, closer towards the Amoy Street Food Centre. Seating areas can be found under the shade of mature trees that have been standing there for decades.
There are plans to transform Telok Ayer Park, perhaps to give it an upgrade to serve the needs of the area’s office workers better. We will have to wait and see what those plans eventually turn out to be.
In the meanwhile, Telok Ayer Park continues to be a place where those looking for some greenery in the middle of Singapore’s skyscrapers can stop by, have a seat and swing for a moment.
In the Vicinity
Other places close to Telok Ayer Park include Ann Siang Hill and Telok Ayer Green. Galleries in the area include the Singapore City Gallery at the URA building and the Harmony in Diversity Gallery at the MND Building Annexe B. Chinatown is also a short walk away.