Rediscover Singapore by checking out the not-so-popular gems of the city. There are plenty of things you never knew you could do in the city the city of Singapore.
Singapore is one of the favorite holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. This ultra-modern city has both amazing manmade attractions and breathtaking natural beauty. However, most people who travel to Singapore stick to the popular attractions of the city. While it is important to see and do the popular places and activities respectively, one must also take time to check out some of the hidden gems of the city-state. Apart from the tourists visiting the country with a Singapore visa, who want to do somethings other than the typical touristy stuff, this article would also be helpful for locals and expats residing in Singapore who want to rediscover their city. So, without further ado, we present to you some of the important things you never knew you could do in Singapore.
Wild Wild Wet
As Singapore has a humid weather all year long, you may want to spend a time in a place where you can cool off, and there is no better place than Wild Wild Wet for the same. Known to be the largest waterpark in Singapore, there are more than 16 thrilling rides and attractions here to keep you engaged and entertained. One of the star attractions of the place is the Royal Flush, which is the first hybrid ride in Asia. You can also have fun racing with your friends at Kraken Racers, the first four-lane mat racer slide. The place also has a Splash Play zone for the tiny tots. In short, Wild Wild Wet is a family-friendly attraction.
If you thought that malls are only for shopping, you would be proved wrong at the City Square Mall in Singapore. Right in the center of the mall is the most unusual playgrounds you would have ever seen. The mall is home to Airzone, which is the first suspended net playground in the world. With suspended maze-like obstacle course, giant slides, and ball pit and giant bouncy balls, this is a fun zone where kids and adults would have a great deal of fun. The place also has a free-roaming net area, where you can relax and chat with your friends while suspended mid-air.
Splat Paint House
Being stuck at home during the Covid19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, making all of us stressful. If you want to de-stress in a fun way, Splat Paint House is a place to visit. Splat Paint House is a fun splatter painting studio, where you only need your imagination and creativity to create art. You are free to choose the colors you like and splash them onto the canvas to create something unique. While there are no art lessons, the hosts here would give you some tips and techniques to make the most of it. Moreover, once your art dries (takes up to 48 hours), you can pick it up and hang it up at your home.
Singapore’s Disappearing Trades
Singapore is a modern city where you would find plenty of modern professions. However, if you want to take a look at the past work scenario of the city, you must go on the Disappearing Trades tour. Your first visit would be Coffee Roasters, where you can see how the coffee beans are roasted at 180 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes before it is packed. As a part of the tour, you would also get to visit the craft masters at a paper house making, where paper houses are made with lot of hard work and diligence. Your tour also includes a visit to one of the 5 remaining traditional bakeries, where you would find how loaves of bread are made in the traditional way.
If you want to take a break from the city life and enjoy your day in a tranquil environment, there is no better place than Pulau Ubin for the same. Located 15-minutes away from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal, this beautiful island is not only endowed with natural beauty but also has several historical sites. A tour of the islands would give you the chance to see different habitats, including mangrove swamp, rocky beaches, costal forests, and seagrass lagoons. The island is also home to varieties of birds, otters, dragonflies, pink dolphins, fiddler crabs, etc. While hiking on the island is adventurous, it is best to rent a bike if you want to explore the island completely in a day. Kayaking on Pulau Island is also an interesting way to see the place.
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is the only natural history museum in Singapore. The museum displays more than 2000 natural history specimens right from the time life began on earth to the diversity that we see in Southeast Asia today. The interesting exhibits of the museum are divided into 15 thematic zones and includes everything from plants to dinosaurs. One of the most interesting attractions of the place is the three diplodocus sauropod fossils and skeletons that are displayed here. You would also get to see specimens of the Singapore sperm whale, Neptune’s Cut Sponge, and leatherback turtle as well. Do take out the time to stroll around the museum gardens to see the different types of plants thriving in a variety of habitats.
If you are looking for a place to engage your little ones, there is no better place than Kiztopia for the same. Located in Marina Square Mall, Kiztopia is home to 18 zones, which includes ball pits, slides, bouncy castles, AR games, etc. Right from taking pictures with giant, cuddly animal characters that are placed in various areas to completing ninja obstacle courses, there are several amazing things to do here. Kids would have an interesting time trying their hand at AR games. The place also has 2-storey slides that are fast and fun. Little children would also have a great time at the role play stations. Apart from this, car and train rides and ball pit and sand pit are some of the fun things that you can actually try here. Do check out the retail store where you can buy plush toys to take home.
Apart from the ones mentioned above, Coney Island, Bollywood Veggies, Holey Moley, Axe Factor, ArtScience Disney Museum, etc. are some of the not-so-known places of Singapore that you must definitely visit. Rediscovering Singapore would give you the chance to see an amazing side of Singapore, which is not popularly known.