Safety in parks
For more park information, please visit NParks website below according to your allocated park:
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Park Size: 62 hectares, stretching over 3km
Do not enter the river/ river banks when the yellow/red blinking lights are on
Pasir Ris Park Park Size: 70 hectares, stretching over 3.2km
Do not enter the mangroves that is off the provided walking trails/ waywalks
a. Avoid overexertion and dehydration. Remember to bring water and drink plenty of water to hydrate properly.
b. Always come prepared for changing weather conditions. Bring extra clothing and umbrellas/ raincoats with you.
c. Keep away from the edge of water features and be cautious of slippery patches on trails, rocky areas by streams etc.
d. For the park areas by the coast or mangroves, watch out for incoming tides/ high tide.
e. Heed warning signs in the park, and stay safe.
f. Do bring with you:
· First-aid kit
· Mobile phone
· Rain coat/ Umbrella
· Food etc.
g. You are strictly advised to do carry out your fieldwork/ data collection the challenge on from 7am to 7pm, and not when it is dark/ night. Stay contactable and you are encouraged to keep your parent(s)/ teacher(s)/ adult guardian(s) informed regarding your fieldtrip locations and details.
h. In windy/ bad weather conditions, avoid dense trees where tree limbs may fall.
i. When you observe increased winds, thunder, lightning or rain drops, seek shelter immediately without delay. Seek safe shelter in cars/ vehicles, inhabited buildings, under build structures grounded with plumbing, electrical systems etc.;
j. Never stand under a tree and stay clear of water or puddles of water (water is a great conductor of electricity). Avoid coming in contact with metal and stay away from metal lines, fixtures or fences.
k. When rain/ storm cease, stay protect in the shelter at least 30 minutes after the last observed lightning strike or thunder before moving above freely.
Water Hazards & Emergency
l. Water features such as lakes, ponds, canals etc. may be hazardous; exercise caution.
m. Avoid going on or near the waters. During bad or wet weather, seek shelter immediately and stay clear of water features of any kind.
n. Be prepared for emergencies. Bring a mobile phone for use during emergencies and find out and observe where emergency stations, phones and help are located in the park.
o. During emergencies e.g. If you find someone in trouble in the water:
· Yell for help
· Try to help the person out of the water using life buoys (lifesavers), floating devices, tree branches etc. to pull the person ashore if possible. Never jump into the water to save someone! Many would-be rescuers have drowned while attempting to save a drowning person
· Call 999 immediately (describe the emergency and your location) and stay on the line
· Begin CPR. If you are not trained, follow the instructions from the 999 operator until help arrives
Park Environment & Nature
p. Stay on designated trails. Steep drop-offs, poisonous plants and unstable footing may exist beyond the trail. Also, fragile plant communities may be damaged if you leave the trail.
q. Boardwalks, bridges, slopes, rocks etc. may be slippery when wet; exercise caution.
r. Avoid steep drop-offs and slope areas along rivers, creeks, streams, mangroves etc.
Also visit NParks: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/dos-and-donts | Animal Advisories | Parks & Trees
a. Keep the park clean, tidy and free of rubbish, litter and debris at all times, and ensure that any trash generated is disposed of in trash and recycling bins provided inside/ outside the park.
b. Do not deface or damage any park amenities, such as the open lawns, shelters, benches etc.
c. Safeguard your belongings, equipments from theft, vandalism, loss or damage. Be responsible for equipment and any other items placed or brought into the parks.
d. Do not start any open-fire cooking, barbeques etc. or any activity that involve fire hazards.
e. Appreciate the sounds of nature and respect other park goers by keeping noise levels low so that everyone can enjoy the peaceful \settings.
f. For the safety of others and to protect our biodiversity and trees, please do not fly drones or other remote-control flying devices in our parks.
g. Reduce waste. Instead of using one brochure each, do consider sharing them when moving about in a group; and return the brochures in a good condition for others to use.
h. Maintain a distance away from wildlife. Kindly refrain from feeding them as this can affect their health and alter their natural behaviour.
i. Respect the eco-system by not disturbing or causing harm to the flora, fauna and wildlife.