We almost always head to the same few places every weekend. Is there really nowhere else to go?
With a bit of research, we’ve compiled a list of 5 fun places in Singapore (away from the bustling city) for an afternoon of activity!
1. Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari – Relive your childhood by going on an excursion
Be it school excursions or family outings, most of us have gone to the Singapore Zoo as a kid. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how the Zoo has changed since then?
Go for a day out at the Zoo and feast your eyes once more on the magnificence of over 300 different species of wildlife that reside in the 26 hectare animal park.
Too busy in the day? No worries, because the Singapore Night Safari is open from 7:15pm to midnight. As the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals, the Night Safari can be touted as a unique experience in its own right.
Been to both the Zoo and Night Safari recently? We got it covered!
The latest addition to our wildlife reserves is the River Safari, which was built with inspiration from the world’s greatest rivers. One of their more popular attractions include the Giant Panda Forest, where panda darlings Kai Kai and Jia Jia currently reside at.
Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Zoo: 8:30am – 6pm
River Safari: 10am – 7pm
Night Safari: 7:15pm – 12mn
Tel: (65) 6269 3411
Email: [email protected]
2. Bollywood Veggies – Discover Singapore’s countryside
Founded by Ivy Singh and her husband, Bollywood Veggies was established as a cornerstone to preserve what is left of Singapore’s agriculture.
Tucked away in the Kranji countryside is a 10 acre farming facility complete with a bistro, food museum and even a cooking school!
After familiarising yourself with the different species of flora and fauna within the farm, visitors can enjoy a myriad of dishes made from local produce at the bistro, Poison Ivy, to nourish your body.
If you ever need a break from the fast-paced city life we’re all used to, make a trip down to Bollywood Veggies and experience an afternoon of serenity for a change.
Many enjoyable activities and informative tours are available. Do book in advance. More information about the activities can be found here.
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 (Kranji)
Tel: +65 6898 5001
Wed-Fri: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 8.00am – 6.30pm
Mon-Tue Closed (except for PH)
3. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – Enjoy a serene walk with Mother Nature
As Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve has much to offer. Explore the vast mangroves and trails that span all over the reserve as you contemplate the beauty of your surroundings.
Play a game of Hide-N-Seek with our native mangrove inhabitants such as mud lobsters, monitor lizards and otters amidst the muddy landscape.
Between September to March, visitors can also observe the flocks of many different species of migratory birds.
According to a 2011 Bird Checklist released by the National Parks Board, over 200 different species of birds have been recorded on-site at the reserve!
Guided tours are also available in English and Mandarin. Click here for more information!
4. Red Dynasty Paintball Park – Bond with your friends by firing paint-bullets at each other
Delight in the exhilarating thrill of an adrenaline rush as you feel paint-bullets brush past your mask. Since 2007, Red Dynasty Paintball Park has successfully delivered outstanding team-building experiences to over 10,000 companies.
Whether you want to engage in friendly rivalry with your buddies or relive those childhood memories of play, head on down to Red Dynasty and gear up!
Red Dynasty Paintball Park
Address: ORTO, Yishun. 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-14
Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm daily (reservation required)
Tel: 6755 7537 / 6659 4782 / 6659 8095
Email: [email protected]
Red Dynasty also operates two other paintball parks in Singapore, click here for their address.
5. Senoko Fishery Port – Purchase the freshest seafood available at wholesale prices
If you’ve ever sat in a restaurant and wondered where all that fresh seafood you’ve just gobbled up came from, look no further.
Senoko Fishery Port is one of two wholesale fish markets operated by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and they provide a wide variety of select seafood such as fish, sting-ray, crabs, clams, as well as lobsters to many of our local food establishments.
Their sources include local fish trawlers, fish farms, as well as in-shore vessels. Over here, you can get your hands on the freshest seafood available at wholesale prices. Now you know where to go if you’re planning for a cookout or BBQ.
Senoko Fishery Port
Address: 31 Attap Valley Road, #02-29, Singapore 759908
Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 2am – 6am
Tel: 6257 9760 / 6257 6721
So, who says Singapore is boring? If we’ve left out any must visit places in Singapore, leave us a comment!