5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

Articles May 21, 2020 07:23

Apart from the glamor of famous attractions, you can come the "secret" destinations in Singapore that will definitely attract tourists at first sight.

Singapore is one of the leading travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Every year, this famous green - clean - beautiful country attracts tens of millions of tourists. Those who travel to Singapore will be attracted by a series of modern architectural works, creative, wonderful destinations and culture blending Asian - European style that is like nowhere else.

Apart from the famous attractions, Singapore has secret destinations that few tourists know. Let's follow the indigenous people to discover 5 secret destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore.

5 secret gems of Singapore tourism

Pulau Ubin

In another world, far from modern and prosperous Singapore, Pulau Ubin is a beautiful ancient island located northeast of the mainland. Coming here, visitors will feel back in time to the time of the 60s of the last century. Pulau Ubin is still quite wild and few tourists come, so it still retains its traditional beauty intact.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

Pulau Ubin is one of the last ancient villages of Singapore. This ancient island has a length of about 8km and about 1.5km across, although the island is small but very beautiful and pristine. Most of the land on the island is covered by coconut and plantations, mangrove forests, shrimp and fish lagoons.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

Ubin town is located right next to the island's main pier. The wharf is designed quite nicely, is an ideal check-in location for the tourist believers. From the bridge, visitors can stand looking at the green forests, rocks of all shapes and clear blue water.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

The best way to explore Pulau Ubin is by bike. From Changi Point ferry, take a 15-minute boat ride to Pulau Ubin. The boat will only depart when there are 12 passengers.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Located in the Chinatown district in Singapore, Buddha Temple is one of the largest lion temples in the country with the most expensive construction cost in the country. This is a massive architectural complex of temple systems and Buddhist art museums.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

There is a story about the name "Buddha Tooth", which comes from the fact that there are vestiges of the Buddha Tooth which was passed down by a Burmese monk in 1980. Currently, this precious artifact is on display. Right at the heart of the Buddha Temple. It is an important spiritual destination in Singapore culture.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

The building consists of 5 floors and a basement, designed in harmony with the Mandala concept with Buddhist art culture in the Tang Dynasty (China) according to the Tibetan school. Coming here, tourists will be attracted at the first sight by magnificent splendor and striking colors, both classic and modern. Deep inside, you will go from wonder to marvel when you see works from art to religion.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

The Monuments and Buddha Museum area is free to visit.

Southern Ridges

If you are tired of the modern buildings and vibrant life in Singapore, the Southern Ridges walking trail is a green escape for you. This is a series of hiking trails connecting the hills in Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill and Kent Ridge together with a length of 10km.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

Southern Ridges has an airy green space, natural beauty, rich flora system bestowed by nature's mother. From the trail, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city, which is one of the best places to see the whole of Singapore, the harbor and the islands to the south.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

Visitors will also have the opportunity to encounter many wild birds in their natural habitat along these walkways, photography lovers will never lack the beautiful scenery to blink at the rich flora and fauna where here.

Kranji

Located about 22km from the city center, visiting Kranji will make you feel like you are completely back to nature. Kranji farms, reserves and water reservoirs is one of the best tourist destinations in Singapore.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

A prominent name here is Bollywood Veggies, a restaurant, a museum and also a cooking education center. It is also the largest banana farm in Singapore.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

Wildlife lovers can enjoy the Jurong Frog Farm, home to thousands of gaurs. If you want to explore more, visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to see birds, lizards and even crocodiles. To witness the best views, climb the Raptor Tower and take in the views of the surrounding landscape.

Haji Lane

Haji Lane is a beautiful walking street in the Arab neighborhood in Singapore, only 10-15 minutes from Bugis MRT station. This is a shopping place for fashion items, creative handmade items of the lion island.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

Haji Lane is full of life with colorful murals, unique cafes and oriental fairy-tale restaurants, but it is painted in vivid graffiti style. Choosing any small corner on this colorful neighborhood, enjoying some delicious food or a beer and enjoying the life of this place will definitely be an unforgettable experience.

5 mysterious destinations hidden in the heart of Singapore

This colorful neighborhood is called by many young people as the "Instagram paradise" because the shops here are very eye-catching decoration and it is easy for you to take beautiful pictures. Young people who love the style and disruptive fashion when traveling to Singapore will definitely visit this neighborhood.

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