The first three reservoirs in Singapore were MacRitchie Reservoir, Peirce Reservoir and Seletar Reservoir. All three are located in protected catchments where major development is not allowed such that they are left in their natural states as far as possible. Today Singapore has 17 reservoirs, through a network of rivers, canals and drains, rain that falls on two-thirds of Singapore’s land area is channelled into these reservoirs.
The heart of Singapore has always been the river and it is in this area that the latest leap in Singapore’s urban changes can best be seen. Many of the reservoirs are also within distance of our neighbourhood estates and are linked by Park Connectors around the island.
Pandan Reservoir was created in 1974 as the largest service reservoir in Singapore supplying non-potable water to the surrounding Jurong Industrial Estate. Before that, this swampy area was home to some of the most productive prawn farms. Today, it supports a healthy population of fishes which attracts birds, otters and monitor lizards. The low-rise industrial buildings in the vicinity affords a vast view of the sky – perfect for watching the sun set.
This is an orientation programme, an introduction to kayaking, hence kayaking experience is not required. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness can participate in this programme.
This programme is suitable for all ages. Minimum 5 years old, children between 5 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You can wear a quick dry t-shirt, sports shorts/tights. We suggest that you wear sandals or water-shoes/aqua-shoes for kayaking. We will provide a life vest. Here is our recommended attire:
– Top: Sports T-shirt (quick-dry; avoid cotton)
– Bottom: Bermudas / tights (3/4 or full length)
– Footwear for kayaking: Sandals or water-shoes / aqua-shoes (slippers are not recommended)
You will be spending a good 2.5 hours in the outdoors, exposure to the sun, rain is inevitable. Here is a list of items to bring:
Items to bring:
– At least 1 litre of drinking water
– Sun protection – sunblock lotion / hat / cap / neck scarf
– Hand sanitizer
– Spare set of clothing (to change out after kayaking)
– Personal first-aid kit (optional)
|4.15pm||Meet at Pandan Reservoir (enter from Penjuru Road)|
|Change into attire for kayaking activity – be prepared to get wet!|
|4.30pm||Safety Briefing / Issuing of life vests and paddles|
|Enjoy the sunset view at Pandan Reservoir|
|7pm||Wash up after kayaking|
|End of Programme|
|TBA||4.30pm-7pm||S$35 per person|
|(contact us to arrange for a private session)|
Please read our Terms and Conditions [here]
Please read our Terms and Conditions [here]
Here are some of the frequently asked questions. If you need further clarifications, please email us at email@example.com
Q: How long is the kayaking activity?
A: We have planned for 2.5hrs of kayaking activity, which includes a safety briefing.
Q: What is the minimum age to participate in this programme?
A: The minimum age is 5 years old (based on the year the child was born); therefore, your child should be born before or in the year 2016. Anyone between the age of 5 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.
Q: My child and I have no experience with kayaking, can we participate?
A: The kayaking programme is designed for beginners or anyone who have not tried kayaking before. Each participant will be issued with a Personal Flotation Device (PFD – a jacket). We will also organise a pre-activity safety brief which covers instructions on how to sit on the Kayak and how to get off from it. We will be paddling on a sit-on-top-Kayak which is designed to be more stable on the water.
Q: What is a sit-on-top kayak?
A: As the name implies, a sit-on-top kayak is a kayak that you sit on top of. There is no cockpit, just a seat mould or attached chair. Easy to use and usually great for beginners. A sit-on-top kayak is the easiest craft for learning basic kayaking skills. Paddlers with large body types, long legs, or limited flexibility may feel less confined paddling a sit-on-top. They’re very stable, easy to get in and out of. The downside (or perhaps the best of it!) to sit-on-top kayaks is that you’re guaranteed to get wet while paddling and your legs get exposed to the sun.
Q: I cannot swim, or I am not a good swimmer, can I participate?
A: The essential skill for kayaking is not about swimming is more about getting familiar with managing the kayak and paddling. At the pre-activity safety briefing, you will get instructions on wearing a Personal Floating Device (PFD), how to go on & off the kayak, and handling the paddle. Once you learn how to paddle a kayak, you won’t even have the chance to swim unless you really want to. The sit-on-top kayak has a wide and open cockpit, making the kayak more stable when on the water than a sit-in kayak, and not easily capsized. You never go kayaking without a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), especially so when you don’t know how to swim.
Q: What if it rains?
A: Rain or shine, we will always go! There is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing! Come prepared for wet weather!
Rain during kayaking – we can continue unless there is a lightning risk. If there is a lightning risk, we will abort the kayaking activity.
Q: Can I leave the group halfway through the programme?
A: During the kayaking activity, if you need to abort the activity before we end the programme, you can do so by informing our kayaking instructor (s). This is to facilitate the boat buddy arrangement. Do note that there will be no refund or discount or any form of a rebate.
Q: Will there be showering facilities at Pandan Reservoir?
A: Yes, there are shower cubicles, but limited; therefore, do expect that there will be a waiting time.
Q: Is wearing a face mask compulsory when kayaking?
A: You are not required to wear a mask during kayaking activities.
Q: Why can’t I wear a pair of slippers for the kayaking activity?
A: Slippers are not recommended because there is a higher chance of them coming off from your feet; it can also be difficult to get on and off the kayak if your footwear is loose-fitting. Please wear sandals or water-shoes/aqua-shoes that fit well and will stay on your feet.
Q: Can ladies wear tank tops or sports bra, and can men go shirtless to kayak?
A: We don’t recommend that as there will be sun exposure during the activity. Rashguard top or quick-dry t-shirt or long-sleeve shirt are recommended. For your bottom, we recommend tights (short, ¾ or full length) or Bermudas or convertible pants (no jeans materials).
Q: Will there be a locker to keep my personal items while I go kayaking?
A: Yes, there are lockers for you to keep your personal items. Having said that, please do not bring valuable items for this programme. You can bring your phone/camera with you for the kayak activity, please be sure that you waterproof it and sling it to your body.
Q: Is there any parking facilities at Pandan Reservoir?
A: Yes, there is a parking facility at the reservoir, enter via Penjuru Road; parking charges are applicable.
Address to Pandan Reservoir car park: 11 Penjuru Road, Singapore 609159