Singapore is not all about Sentosa Island, Gardens by the Bay, the Merlion and other touristy sights. If you are visiting Singapore for the first time, taking cool selfies at Marina Bay Sands or visiting Little India or Chinatown is okay. But if you are just done with tourist crowds and want to get into the more local side of the island, here are some of the off-beat activities in Singapore.
Embark on an offshore island
Only a few tourists know that Singapore is an archipelago of more than 63 islands and is more than just an island country. Take a ferry to reach Pulau Ubin, which is well known for having one of the last remaining villages in Singapore, Kampungs. It also houses Chek Jawa wetland nature reserve. You can also observe the Coney Island, a rustic island also called Pulau Serangoon, if you don’t take a boat.
Cycle across the scenic island
There is no lack of efficient and rapid public transport in Singapore. But cycling is one of the fun and energetic ways to explore several outdoor attractions here. The bike routes and parks are connected through a park connector network. You can cycle 150km across Singapore if you are ready. You can easily rent a bicycle for cheap, whether you use conventional bike rental kiosks on the parks or bike sharing services. You may visit some of the less-populated routes like Lorong Halus Wetlands, Punggol Waterway Park, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, or Woodlands Waterfront Park.
The rich biodiversity of Singapore is not at all limited to the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. No doubt it is one of the best tourist attractions in Singapore. But most tourists don’t even know that Singapore is rich in its wilderness despite its small size and urbanization. It houses a lot of migratory birds which fly through Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve from September to March. So, it is a paradise for bird watchers. There are so many opportunities in other reserves and parks for bird watching in Singapore. But you might even find giant creatures if you are in luck, such as otters, crocodiles, and even a pangolin in the evenings.
Take a bumboat cruise across the Singapore River which is a leisurely way to admire the beautiful skyline of Singapore from the water. Kayaking is a fun and amazing way if you like something more amazing and get to explore the shoreline of Singapore. You can enjoy more relaxing paddle at Kallang Basin, Macritchie Reservoir or embark on more exciting kayaking expeditions to explore offshore islands of Singapore as well as its beautiful mangrove forests in the north.
Can you believe there is an underwater trail for scuba diving in Singapore? There is no lack of scenic treks in Singapore. You can also head to Sisters’ Island Marine Park and it has handy signposts in the trail filled with details of nearby reef ecosystem to know what is around you. Pulau Hantu is another offshore island in Singapore frequented by local divers. It is also known as ‘Ghost Island’ in Malay. Well, wildlife lovers are the only people haunting this place who constantly come back to capture pictures of diverse and surprising creatures hidden in murky waters across the island. You can also book a Singapore Malaysia tour package with the cruise.
Get to the Trees
Have you ever loved science fiction worthy Super Trees located at the Gardens by the bay? Strap on swing and harness with some trees in Bedok Reservoir. Forest Adventure is an obstacle treetop course where you can clamber over shaky bridges and walk over tightropes. The best part here is at the zip line at the very end across the reservoir to the starting point. MacRitchie Reservoir Tree Top Walk is another great treetop adventure where you can get up personal and close with tree canopy on the suspended rope bridge.
Explore natural wonders
Enjoy a quick walk on the Bukit Batok Town Park at Singapore, which is better known as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin which looks like the Guilin in China, due to a tall granite rock covered by a serene lake. There are broadcast networks in the neighborhood which are used to film scenes of martial arts every time to bring the olden backdrop of China. You can also find couples clicking their wedding shots or wildlife wandering if you look with a keen eye.
Visit the farms
You can enjoy a leisurely day and take a quick break from shopping malls while exploring many farms of Kranji Countryside with Singapore b2b travel agents. You can also tour some of the farms and find some fresh produce, visit Hay Dairies to taste some goat’s milk, go to Jurong Frog Farm to observe frog farming, and Hausmann Aquarium to see koi fish rising. GardenAsia Bistro and Bollywood Veggies are some of the best spots to taste some fresh meals that come directly from the farm.
Explore museums in Singapore
The National Museum and National Gallery of Singapore are some of the best places to have a look at the rich history and culture of Singapore. But there are also some more uncommon and smaller museums which are worth exploring. You can find the collection of all types of music boxes in the Musical Box Museum. Also, check out some of the amazing dinosaur skeletons and whale skeleton which washed on the shores at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. You can see the table which was actually used when the British surrendered during WWII to Japanese forces. We are the top Singapore DMC offering best Singapore sightseeing tour packages.
Witness the Incredible attractions
These days, Universal Studios Singapore may attract crowds with roller coasters and Singapore holiday package. But it can never be as exciting and weird as Haw Par Villa. Once a well-known theme park and tourist attraction, Haw Par Villa is truly bizarre and it shows its former glory. In this park, you will witness dioramas with Chinese legend stories, life-sized statues, and fables to add good culture and ethics, including ‘Ten Courts of Hell’. It shows the types of sinners and how they get punished when they go to hell.