Are you the one who wants to explore incredible things in life? If yes, then you have countless choices in Singapore. Whether it is a family vacation, honeymoon, or a teens’ hang out, Singapore is one of the best places for travelers around the world. From nature enthusiasts to food lovers, everyone has something new to discover in this country.
Here are some of the unique things you can do when you visit Singapore:
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum
Animal lovers get a visual delight as the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum has more than eight-hundred turtles and tortoises over fifty different species. You will find distinct varieties turtles, hard-shelled amphibians, and many tortoises. You will be thrilled to see tortoises roaming in the park where you can also get close to them to feed.
Many of these turtles and tortoises were once house pets and now being safely cared in this museum. Visit the tortoise museum and buy some unique ceramics, furniture pieces, and dishes.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Photograph by Patrick K T. Tan
As if you are entering a tropical rainforest, this place is full of natural greenery and rich biodiversity. You will be stunned by the fact that over 150 species of migratory birds can be found in this reserve.
Take your binocular and visit this reserve between September and March spot rare migratory birds. Apart from birds, you can also find Varanus Salvator, a Komodo dragon look-alike lizard, known as water monitor.
Kayaking in the Mangroves of Khatib Bongsu
You can experience kayaking in the jungle just a few kilometres away from the city. To have the best view of the vegetation, do kayaking through Sungei Mandai Besar and Sungei Mandai Kechil rivers.
You can spot some wildlife like horseshoe crab and sea eagle, giving you a true jungle experience. If you spot Dugong in the river, you are lucky.
If you like to connect with nature, you will get attached to the stretch is a jungle, which gives you time to experience tranquillity.
Scuba dive at Pulau Hantu
If you are new to scuba diving, give it a try at Pulau Hantu, one of the favourite choices of divers. Pulau Hantu is made up of two small islands, Hantu Besar and Hantu Kechil.
You can explore the beauty of the marine life such as clownfish, starfish, crabs, sea slugs, turtles, and nurse sharks.
If you are looking for a diving spot within the city, check out this island between mid-November and February for a unique diving experience.
Rock-climbing at Dairy Farm
Looking for some real adventure outdoor? Head to the Dairy Farm for some quarry rock climbing and tone your arms and legs. Daily Farm is a natural climbing destination in Singapore at present and more travellers visit this place from December to March.
If you are a newbie, you can make an easy attempt to test your fitness. There are about few cliffs in the farm that range from forty to one-twenty feet tall giving you a bit of thrilling experience.
Play underwater hockey
If you are a sports lover, you should try this unique game organised by Stirling Underwater Hockey Club. Anyone who simply loves to play in water can try this fun-filled game. If you have never played hockey, you can learn it from experts in this club.
The game is played for fun and there are championship matches held for serious sports people as well. Experience the feel of gliding underwater with fins and get competitive to show your talent.
Drive like a champ with no prior experience at Kart night Speedway. With electric karts that go up to a speed of thirty kilometres per hour, you will love this fun. You have an option to drive single or choose a two-seater kart if you’re a couple.
If you like karting, you can also try The Karting Arena that offers electrical karting tracks with superior acceleration. You will also find the race circuit challenging giving you an adrenaline rush.
Whether you are a casual racer or a serious sportsperson, fun is assured in The Karting Arena.
Leighton House Museum
Whether you appreciate art or not, this museum’s amazing collection of artwork will leave you speechless. The museum was once a house of a famous artist, Sir Frederick Leighton.
Visitors get a delight discovering artist’s spectacular work that gives them a feeling as if they are in a palace. You will be astounded to see decadent peacocks, Arabesque features and amazing blue mosaics in the museum.
Do not miss this place if you love to learn history.
Ericsson Pet Farm
If you are a pet lover, you will undoubtedly discover this place in Singapore. Located in Pasir Ris, you will be surprised to see such a place dedicated to pets, both dogs and cats. This beautiful pet farm also sells rabbits and you can buy if you are really interested in making it your pet.
They also offer various other services like grooming, boarding, and re-homing services for pets.
ZOVB Human Hamster Balls
Play like a kid when you get inside this huge inflatable hamster ball. Get rolling inside this huge ball on a grassland and play till you feel the adventure.
If you are travelling to Singapore, this is one of the things you should not miss. You can take the fun to the next level by taking it to the pool. Visit a pool and rent a ZOVB ball to have an ultimate fun experience like never before.
If you have a kid, you should try this rare outdoor activity once in a lifetime.
Katong Antique House
Katong Antique House is a treasure of Peranakan antiques, crockery, costumes, portraits, and furniture. Located in Katong area in the east, the two-storied shop is a representation of Peranakan presence in the country.
You can notice baju panjangs and batik sarongs that represent the native Malay dress. You will commonly find the gorgeous motifs of flowers, dragon, fish, and Phoenix all over the furniture in this antique house.
Perfecting in creativity, Umbrella Trees are looking vibrant in colours and offer shade to the visitors. Located in Little India, Umbrella Trees have transformed into a public park where travellers and local people enjoy relaxing under the shade.
There are five such trees in red, orange, purple, blue, and yellow in the grassy park. Whether you want to escape the rain, hide from the sun, or capture beautiful moments with your friends, check out this distinct place in Singapore.
MacRitchie TreeTop Walk
Photograph by G. McKay
Located in the central area, this popular suspension bridge is a treat for nature lovers. Offering a beautiful and refreshing experience, the TreeTop Walk is easy and yet tricky. If you reach the highest point of MacRitchie TreeTop, you are going to standing twenty-five metres above the ground level.
You can enjoy the sounds of chirping birds in the trees throughout your walk. Photography enthusiasts will have their best time capturing scenic aerial views of the rainforest.
Fly a kite
Have you ever wondered that you can fly a kite in Singapore? Yes, you can. Singapore has not just one but lots of places where people just come to fly a kite like a child.
Marina Barrage is one such spot which has a wide open space and popular place to fly kits. East Coast Park has a fifteen-kilometre long coastline that makes it an ideal place for flying kites.
There are several other places like Punggol Waterway Park, West Coast Park, Sembawang Park, Jurong Central Park, and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park where you can have a great time flying kites.
Bukit Brown Cemetery
Being the largest Chinese cemetery packed with rich Singaporean history, the cemetery has an estimate of over one lakh people who lie buried in two acres of land. This place was originally owned by private Chinese for burials which later became a municipal cemetery in 1922.
The grand and impressive tombs, beautiful and unique Peranakan tiles over the graves attract the attention of the public and researchers from everywhere.
Changi Junk Store
Located on Joo Chiat Road and run by Pak Haji Basman, this shop contains no junk but high-value antiques of a wide variety, time periods, and culture. You can find relics like Kris (knives) of Indonesian Princes, WWI bayonets, European typewriters, and Qing dynasty porcelain.
The shop is fully stuffed with ancient antiques that you will only have a narrow one-way trail to walk through in order to observe it.
Singapore’s White House
Photograph by Ramesh Kabra
With lush green gardens and a spectacular architecture, visiting the official residence and office of the President is worth it. The public can enter Istana five times in a year and the entrance is free of cost.
You can also choose an optional guided walk of the Istana Gardens and the main building. It is open in the Chinese New Year, Labour Day, National Day, Hari Raya Puasa and Diwali.
Fish for your dinner at a floating restaurant
Food lovers cannot miss fish, and so does the nation that loves fish dishes. How about travelling to an island and catch fish for your dinner? You actually can, on Kelong off mainland Singapore.
Take a bumboat to Smith Marine, located near Pulau Ubin to experience a unique floating restaurant that began with an idea of promoting fresh seafood.
You will have a memorable experience to actually catch fish with a rod and bait provided to you.
If you haven’t heard before, Durian is a famous tropical fruit in Singapore that is used to flavour lots eatables like traditional Malay candy, milkshakes, ice kacang, dodol, and ice cream, etc.
Some people like the unique sweetness of the fruit and there are about thirty different species of Durians that are available. It is a seasonal fruit that can be tested between June and August.
If you happen to be in Singapore during this season, try the flesh or pulp of Durian that is rich in nutrition.
Udders Ice Cream
If you like to add liquor in ice cream, you will love Udders, a local home grew ice cream shop in Singapore. They offer unique flavours of ice cream like Snickers Mars Honeycomb Vanilla, Mao Shan Wang Durian ice cream, and Wineberries.
If you like ice cream and happen to visit any of the five Udders’ branches, do not wait any further as the distinct flavour will make your day.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum
This sixty-two million dollar complex is a popular attraction for travellers. The temple claims to have recovered a relic tooth in 1980, which is available for public viewing only for few hours.
You will have a visual delight as the temple has multiple floors of Buddha statues, nagas, and ceremonial venues for prayer and meditation.
Basheer Graphic Books
It is an independent bookstore, which offers a huge variety of books for designers, photographers, copywriters, and any creative professional. Located inside the Bras Basah Complex, it is a one-stop shop for all your art-related book requirements.
If you are looking for some inexpensive books, check out the clearance section and you may find some good picks.
Singapore’s Rooftop Pool
Boasting the largest swimming pool in the world, this massive pool is a great attraction in Singapore. Located on the top of three fifty-five story high hotel towers, the design and architecture is stunning, which gives an aerial view of the city.
Crab Buffet Dinner
We all know that Singapore is famous for its delicious food, especially crab dishes. But, have you ever had endless crab for your dinner? Well, you can, at Park Royal on Kitchens Road. You will get about twelve varieties of crab dishes from the new cheesy crab cake, Snow Crab in Steamed Wine, Wok Fried Crab in Wu Jia Pi Wine, and also Flame-grilled Mentaiko Lobsters.
Get Henna Tattoo (Mehendi)
Have you ever had a natural tattoo made from Herbs? Yes, Henna Tattoo, popularly known as Mehendi in India, is also famous in Singapore. Women who are worried about permanent tattoos can try the Henna Tattoo, which causes no pain and stays for about two weeks.
If you visit Little India, you would have lots of choices to get a beautiful Henna Tattoo on your palm or arm.
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