Just got your driving license or your first car? Although Singapore is small and some might think boring, there are actually quite a few places off the beaten track you need to explore. These places on this list are a bit hard to access via public transport so we would recommend going there by car. Don’t be put off by the distance, here are 7 hidden places off the beaten track in Singapore you need to explore with your friends and family!
Macritchie Treetop Walk
The TreeTop Walk (TTW) is the first of its kind in Singapore and in the region, this free-standing suspension bridge connects the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie and offers a bird’s eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. The total length of the walkway is about 250 m and its height from the forest floor varies, with the highest point at 25m.
The distance to the entrance of the TreeTop Walk is about 4.5 km (1.5 – 2 hr walk) from MacRitchie Reservoir Park and 2.5 km (45 mins – 1 hr walk) from the car park at Venus Drive. A round trip including the TreeTop Walk is about 7 km to 10 km (3-5 hrs depending on your walking pace). This is an incredibly insta worthy location which everyone should visit to enjoy the scenery.
Address: 1 Venus Dr
Simply park your car at Venus Drive located beside the start of the trail and begin your Macritchie treetop journey.
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri, 9.00AM-6.30PM | Sat, Sun & PH, 8.30 am – 5pm
*Park is closed on Mondays except for Public Holidays
Ever wondered what Singapore looked like in the 90s? Visit Singapore’s last kampong to find out. This place is a fascinating historical spot as it is the last surviving kampong in mainland Singapore.
It would definitely be fascinating to take a look at a piece of Singapore’s history with your own eyes. Old architectural layouts and buildings that your ancestors lived in before HDBs, high rise condos and big offices were built. Did you know that back then Singapore’s postal codes were only 4 digits? Lorong Buangkok it was only postal code was just a simple “1954”,
Lorong Buangkok reminds us of how peaceful, calm and relaxed Singapore was as compared to the hectic and bustling city we know today.
Visit Lorong Buangkok and travel back in time to experience what it was like to live in a Kampung. Do visit there before sunset so as not to disturb the residents there.
Bollywood? You won’t find Salam Khan and Aishwarya Rai here. Instead what you get is this charming organic farm. The farm is a farming collective and organic growing education center located in the Kranji district of North West Singapore.
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
Tel: +65 6898 5001
Opening Hours: Wed-Sun & PH, 9.00AM-6.30PM
How To Get There: Either drive there or take the shuttle bus from Kranji MRT Station. Details of the shuttle bus can be found here. Taking public transport is not advised as the bus stop is a long walk away.
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Visit the beautiful horses and ponies at Bukit Timah saddle club and take beautiful pictures with your friends and families as you visit this picturesque club. Enjoy the scenery and you’ll find yourself exploring a hidden side of Singapore.
Address: 51 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286965
Opening hours: Tue to Sun: 7am-11am, 3:30pm-7pm | Mon: Closed
Labrador Nature Reserve
Where else to capture a more beautiful sunset with rocks by the bay and an old wooden bridge at Labrador Park.
Drive in and park at the easily accessible car park and enjoy the fresh air and sunset with your best friend, loved ones and families.
To the photographers out there !! Bring along your camera and tripod and capture the magnificent sunset and waters with a nice long exposure shot. For beginners to photography, set your aperture to the maximum and shutter speed to as low as it can get to have a balance of the light.
Address: Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore 119187
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Little Island Brewing Co
This one is for the easties. Little Island Brewing Co is one of the few microbreweries in Singapore. Located on the outskirts of Singapore in Changi Village, getting here by public transport would be rather time-consuming so we suggest that you drive there. However, the location actually acts as somewhat of a deterrent making this a great place to chill on the weekends if you would like to avoid the crowds. When the sun sets, the place is transformed into a rustic seaside spot with fairy lights and paper lanterns adding to the ambiance.
When you are there, you will be given a top-up card to access this microbrewery’s unique self-service system. Top up any amount you like and head to the beer tap that you desire to get your glass filled with delicious homebrewed craft beer. The average price of a pint is around $10 so we would recommend topping up this amount for each pint you want to buy.
Address: 6 Changi Village Rd, #01-01/02, Singapore 509907
Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 12PM-11PM | Fri: 12PM-12AM | Sat: 11AM-12AM | Sun: 11AM-11PM
Telephone: 6543 9100
Jurong Fishery Port
Are you the type that is still bushy eyed at 1am in the morning. Why not visit Singapore’s version of the famous Tsukiji fish market in Japan at Jurong Fishery Port.
The far-flung edges of Singapore’s southwest region is home to Jurong Fishery port; the beating heart of the fishing industry since 1967. This is where the fishy business takes place as the fishermen would sell their catch to fish merchants. The fish merchants would then sell the fish to a myriad of customers that range from swanky restaurant owners, humble hawkers, fishmongers or those who work for the chains of supermarkets in Singapore.
Almost every day without fail, the fishery port will come alive from 1am to sunrise. Rain or shine, the market will be open with folks going about their business. If you would like to experience the excitement of this bustling wet market, do remember to bring your NRIC for access.
Address: Fishery Port Road, Singapore 619742
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Although these wonderful spots are a bit out of the way, they are well worth the journey on the car. You can even go a a mini road trip with your friends and family.
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