If you are looking for a perfect relaxation spot near Marina One Residences, you should definitely add Youth Olympic Park to your list. This park is considered the first art park in Singapore, and it is located at Raffles Avenue.
Its name is owed to the inauguration of the Youth Olympic Games in Summer Youth Olympics 2010, hosted by Singapore. Today, it does not only provide lovely shady corners for relaxation but it is also connected to The Helix Bridge, Marina Promenade, and Marina Bay Sands Resort.
What to see at Youth Olympic Park
Even though you’d probably think of it as a recreation and relaxation area near Marina One Residences, Youth Olympic Park is also a great place for the lovers of art – especially the youth art.
The walls of this park are covered with inspiring artworks created by local students who won the local competition. There were over a hundred participants in this competition and the 27 amazing pieces of art that you can see on the walls of this park are the ones that were selected, and they are definitely worth observing. Some of them feature the famous landmarks of Singapore, including The Esplanade and The Merlion. As you approach the entrance of The Helix Bridge, you’ll be able to read a poem written by 16-year-old Amanda Chong, titled “Lion Heart“.
Another feature in the park that captures the attention of visitors’ is the imposing landscaped maze, with an impressive “mountain“ which is more than four meters tall, waiting for you at the centre of the maze. The interesting fact about this maze is that it was adapted from a drawing created by Joyce Seah, a girl who was only 11 years old at the time of drawing it.
One more interesting installation in this inspiring park is a large Terminalia mantaly tree ornamented with 205 ceramic tiles that features finger and footprints. This artwork was designed by a local sculptor, Yeo Chee Kiong, and a choreographer, Angela Liong, and is the symbol of the 205 Olympic Committees that participated in the Youth Olympics 2010.
Kids will be thrilled to check out the “Emo-lightscape“, the interactive hopscotch area with tiles that light up when you step on them. This interesting concept that will keep your kids occupied for a while was created by a student of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Mr. Kenneth Tan.
Useful information about Youth Olympic Park
Built in August 2010 and spreading over 0.4 hectares, Youth Olympic Park is just a five-minute walk from Promenade MRT station, which makes it easily reachable from Marina One Residences. It has a great connection with Esplanade Park and War Memorial Park and it’s lighting hours are from 7 pm to 7 am.
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