Hidden Places in Singapore
There is always a thrill of doing the unknown, something offbeat, that no one has done before. Are they any hidden places in Singapore yet to be discovered? On your next trip to Singapore consider venturing out a little and seeing a part of the city that most visitors tend to miss. Been to the Zoo and Singapore Flyer? Walked around Gardens by the Bay, umpteen times? So what are the plans while exploring this modern City? Oooh, there are plenty of hidden places in Singapore to discover.
Here’s a pick of Hidden places in Singapore
1. A visit to Lazarus Island
Have you heard of Lazarus Island? It is an undeveloped stretch of coast on Singapore’s shoreline. islands. The soft white sand will rival some of Southeast Asia’s best beaches. There’s no direct route to this Island. You need to take a boat from the Marina South Pier to St John’s Island, walk across the causeway, follow the map or google, and voilà, you won’t believe you’re still in Singapore!
2. Kayak through a mangrove forest
The Mandai Mangroves are a secret treat for Nature Lovers. They have still survived through the city’s rapid development. Paddle through the mangroves of Khatib Bongsu is an exhilarating experience while you admire this unique creation of Nature. Be prepared to get some really good arm exercises while kayaking. Put your muscles to test. If you lucky you might spot horseshoe crabs, white-bellied Sea eagles and even dugongs. Another gem on the list of Hidden places in Singapore.
3. Go on a heritage trail
Singapore does have a rich history, All history lovers like me can dedicate an afternoon to gather more information on Singapore’ss rich history with heritage trails like the one around Queenstown and the World War II trails by Changi Museum. This is a free guided tours around the Dawson and Alexandra neighborhoods in Queenstown, which take place every last Saturday of the month.
4. See The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The magnificent Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is located in the heart of Chinatown. The temple not only contains the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Chamber, safeguarded in dazzling gold, but also houses one of the most impressive collections of rare Asian Buddhist artifacts in the Buddhist Culture Museum.
5. Party on a yacht!
Clarke Quay, Partied all night?
Now its time to do it differently. You can rent a yacht and set sail on the South China Sea, Don’t forget to take your friends along and party under the night sky all night long., along with the dazzling skyline of the little red dot. High with groovy music while you sip on some refreshing cocktails.
6. Check out the street art in Kampong Glam
Think of it as the Armenian Street of Penang. Each street in Kampong Glam is filled with colourful murals painted by both local and international street artists. It’s an amazing juxtaposition between old and new as you enjoy these gorgeous art murals in the traditional cultural precinct. Photographers and Instagram addicts will have a great time getting artistic shots here.
7. Hike in the Bukit Time Nature Reserve
any people don’t realize that Singapore has a virgin rain forest. Hidden in the depths of one of its residential neighborhoods is Bukit Time Nature Reserve. This beautiful park is a unique place to visit in Singapore for an alternative to the Botanical Garden. It’s free to visit and feels hours away from Singapore’s hustle. The park was one of the first forest reserves in Singapore, however, it’s the only one remaining after the rest were mined for timber. Although the park is fairly small (2.5 acres/163 hectares), it holds almost 40% of Singapore’s natural plants and it is one of the best places to get into nature while there.
8. Sunset Walk at the Henderson Waves Bridge
The Henderson Waves bridge is part of the Southern Ridges park. The park has 6 miles of trails connecting the Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill, and Hort parks. It’s on a hilly ridge offering views of the southern part of the city and the bay. The bridge has a cool curvy structure has amphitheater-like shaded seating. It sits 118 feet above Henderson street and it is well situated for city views to both the north and south. So take as long a walk as you wish, but be sure to get to the bridge at sunset for a free, natural light show.
9. Check out Haji Lane
Haji Lane happens to be the hippest spot in Singapore. Get a dose of street art, or just take a lazy walk to browse some funky boutiques of the area. Haji Lane is where you should head to, to mingle with some locals and sip some cool beers.
10. Take a stroll around Tiger Balm Gardens
Haw Par Villa or Tiger Balm Gardens as it is better known as is created by the family behind the popular topical pain reliever, this park was one of three pleasure gardens built in Asia designed to teach visitors about Chinese mythology in a modern way.
Singapore is a complex city with an amalgamation of Chinese, Indian, Malay and British cultures. Discover hidden places in Singapore, ancient values with a modern twist.
This post was a part of #BlogchatterA2Z for the letter S. Here is my previous post R – River Rafting in Rishikesh.