Head up to the 50th floor of Pinnacle @ Duxton and this is the view that’s all yours to take in. It’s a public housing project, but the skybridge is open to public for a fee of $6 and is an excellent vantage point for photos – or simply to savour the Singapore cityscape.
1 Cantonment Rd, Singapore 080001
NEXT: Siong Lim Temple →
An ancient Chinese town? Nope. The Siong Lim Temple in Toa Payoh is the oldest monastery in Singapore. Beyond the magnificent temple gates, you’ll also find a 7-storey pagoda, prayer halls and more.
184 Jalan Toa Payoh, Singapore 319944
NEXT: Tan Teng Niah Residence →
The psychedelic colours of this villa quite possibly makes it Singapore’s most colourful building – and also one of the quirky photo backdrops. It’s sat in Little India, standing out amidst hawker centres, HDB flats and everyday amenities.
37 Kerbau Rd, Singapore 219168
NEXT: Toa Payoh Town Park →
It’s not as huge as, say, East Coast Park, but the Toa Payoh Town Park oozes a charm of its own with its rustic-looking gazebos and bridges over landscaped ponds. On any regular day, you’ll spot residents jogging around, or simply relaxing under the trellises with climbing plants.
Junction of Toa Payoh Lorong 2 and Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore
NEXT: THIS Rainbow Tree →
Commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree, this tree bears the colours of the rainbow, changing its patterns as it matures and sheds its outer bark. It’s native to Papua New Guinea, but find this Heritage Tree (yes, they’re a thing in Singapore) in Katong Park amid the flora and fauna.
59 Fort Rd, Singapore 439105
NEXT: ORTO →
Even after the sun sets, this sprawling adventure playground doesn’t go to sleep. The 24-hour ORTO leisure park houses a trampoline park, a fishing area where you can catch your own seafood dinner, paintball, futsal pitches to sweat it out and more. Is this not every kid’s dream?
81 Lorong Chencharu #01-01, Singapore 769198
NEXT: Street Art →
Outside of the glitzy art galleries, street art plaster the neighborhoods of Singapore to give them a character of their own. This one near Katong features two children play-fighting with a paint roller and mop. Find ones near your hood!
NEXT: Little Guilin →
Walk along the banks of the Bukit Batok Town Park – also affectionately nicknamed “Little Guilin” for its striking resemblence to the landscape of Guilin in China – to take in this splendid view of the tranquil lake against the backdrop of towering granite rock cliffs. Fun fact: it was formerly a granite factory before falling into disuse in the 1980s!
Along Bukit Batok East Ave 5, Singapore
NEXT: NEWater Visitor Centre →
So… Singapore drinks sewage water. It’s not as bad as it sounds, though. The wastewater is thoroughly treated, and this technology meets 30% of Singapore’s water needs, with plans to triple volumes by 2060 when their water import agreement with Malaysia expires. Book a tour around the NEWater Visitor Centre to learn how this processes happens from beginning to end.
20 Koh Sek Lim Rd, Singapore 486593
NEXT: Siong Lim Temple →
By Pinky Chng, September 2017
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