The Republic of Singapore, is a city of the future, often referenced to as the smartest city in the world, due to its technological and economic prowess. Home to some of the tallest architectural marvels, luxurious restaurants, and extravagant shopping malls, Singapore is also blessed with beautiful and scenic islands. Plan a family trip to scintillating Singapore and use flight coupons and save on Make my trip bookings.Seven of the most amazing off the beaten path places to visit in Singapore.Take a look at this list of Asia travel guide.
The glitz and glamour of the city are on full display at the ‘Gardens By The Bay’, Singapore Flyer, Sentosa Merlion, Underwater World, Universal Studios Theme Park, Clarke Quay, and Tiger Sky Tower. While these destinations are a staple in every tourist guide’s handbook, there are plenty of hidden gems across the island awaiting you, far away from the clamor.
Here are 7 unusual destinations in Singapore for you and your loved ones to discover:
7 Unusual Tourist Places to Visit in Singapore
Rock climbing at Clip ‘n Climb
Singapore houses some of the best climbing gyms with scaling spaces available for professionals as well as amateurs. Clip ‘n Climb from New Zealand stands out because of the colorful and offbeat design scheme. The 260 square meters houses 17 walls with unusual designs like lightning bolt, beanstalks, DNA strands, tree trunks, etc. Rock climbing at Clip ‘n Climb doesn’t have any age restriction and the automatic belay system ensure safety and ease for children. There is however a weight limit which requires climbers to be between 10 and 150 kg.
03-03 Our Tampines Hub,
51 Tampines Avenue 4
Underwater Hockey at Stirling Underwater Hockey Club (SUHC)
A neat combination of hockey and swimming, underwater hockey should be on your must-do list when visiting Singapore. Conducted thrice a week by Stirling Underwater Hockey Club, the objective of this contact sport is to carefully control and move the hockey puck across the bottom of the swimming pool and put it behind the opposition’s goal. There are experts on deck for training and safety.
Queenstown Swimming Complex
473 Stirling Road Singapore 148948
Chills and Thrills of Driving A Supercar on F1 Track
Have you always wondered what it would feel like driving a supercar on an F1 race track? Sing Experience brings you the lifetime experience of driving a Ferrari California or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder on Singapore F1 route and the freeway. You can also opt to sit in the car and enjoy as a passenger. You can book 15 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes of adrenaline pumping session accordingly. The package price starts from SG$319.
Marina Bay Sands
Farm Hopping, Eating Fresh & Chilling at Kranji Countryside
The Kranji countryside offers a completely different and humbling experience compared to glamorous Singapore. With close to 100 farms in the area, Kranji adds the much-needed rustic and wholesome feel to your trip. Around 20 of the aforementioned farms are open to public tours. The highlights include:
- Feeding the goats and drink fresh milk at the hay dairies
- Handling and feeding close to 10,000 American Bullfrogs at Jurong frog farm
- Recreational fishing at Hausmann Aquarium and watching Japanese Koi at Max Koi Farm
- Spotting migratory birds and local fauna at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
- Witnessing the Malaysian shoreline with a view of Straits of Johor
- Enjoying farm produce, freshly made delicacies, and local craft beer at Bistro Gardenasia
- Overnight stay at the available farm villas amidst nature
Night Safari Tram Through Jungles Of Singapore
Established in 1994 right next to the Singapore Zoo, this safari park for nocturnal animals is one of its kind in the whole world. Divided into different habitats, the 35 hectares of dense rainforest is home to over 2500 animals from 130 species like Asian Elephant and Malayan Tiger. Witness nocturnal animals like tapir, pangolin, clouded leopard in their natural habitat. While most of the animals are kept in an open enclosure, the feral ones are kept behind barriers, ensuring the safety of the safari goers. The aviaries housing the Malayan flying foxes and giant flying squirrels are a must visit. The safari offers an award-winning five-course gourmet safari express on the moving tram, that you and your family can enjoy. The Thumbukar performance and the pyro show are among other highlights of the Night Safari.
Experience Asian Cultural Heritage At Haw Par Villa
Also known as the Tiger Balm Garden, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery, Haw Par Villa gets its name because of its founder Aw Boon Haw, the millionaire creator of Tiger Balm. The 8.5 hectare sprawling park was built in 1937 and serves as one of the last vestiges of Asian culture and heritage in the world. The guided tour provides you a glimpse at the thriving ages of Asian culture, history, philosophy, and religion. Close to 1,000 sculptures and dioramas greet you on your visit. One of the major highlights of your journey would be the ‘10 Courts of Hell’ which is a bit graphic but serves as a reminder of good versus evil and inculcating morality into the younger generation. Ditch the cliched tour of Universal Studios, and visit Haw Par Villa instead.
262 Pasir Panjang Road,
Singapore 118 628
Visit the Last Surviving Village in Mainland Singapore
Amid all of the urbanization and city planning, Kampung Lorong Buangkok or Selak Kain is the last remaining village in mainland Singapore. Spread over 1.22 hectares of land, this village used to house over 40 families, the numbers have dwindled to 28 since then. Take a stroll through the slow-paced life in the kampong with zinc roofs and pastel-colored houses and people sitting on the porch sharing stories. A stark contrast to the fast moving city life, here you can spot chicken, cats, and dogs roaming carefree in the community. The ‘Kampong spirit’ is used to express the deep feeling of camaraderie and friendliness that the close-knit community share. The locals are very welcoming but be mindful of the surroundings as it is the place of their residence after all.
Kampong Lorong Buangkok,
7 Lor Buangkok, Singapore 547557