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Singapore off the beaten path

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Singapore off the beaten path
Singaporeans take their history as seriously as they do their success. A short trip outside the business district will drop you into any number of educational experiences. Whether you fancy a journey through time or a stroll through the red-light district, a different side of Singapore awaits.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Pulau Ubin
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Pulau Ubin

The island to the northeast of Singapore is the only place to see an example of the traditional kampong villages that once covered the city-state. It’s a go-to spot for cyclists and hikers with miles of nature trails that weave through old rubber plantations and seaside ecosystems no longer found on the main island. Get there from Changi Point Ferry Terminal via a traditional bumboat... More

The island to the northeast of Singapore is the only place to see an example of the traditional kampong villages that once covered the city-state. It’s a go-to spot for cyclists and hikers with miles of nature trails that weave through old rubber plantations and seaside ecosystems no longer found on the main island. Get there from Changi Point Ferry Terminal via a traditional bumboat for $2.50 a seat – captains will leave only when all seats are sold or if you pay the difference. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Changi Chapel and Museum
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Changi Chapel and Museum

This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II. Their stories are told with an impressive collection of personal artifacts and news coverage. A British internee returned to the museum decades after the war to recreate the murals he’d painted on the walls of the original chapel – a moving insight into how those held prisoner found hope and... More

This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II. Their stories are told with an impressive collection of personal artifacts and news coverage. A British internee returned to the museum decades after the war to recreate the murals he’d painted on the walls of the original chapel – a moving insight into how those held prisoner found hope and comfort in any way possible. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Singapore Cable Car
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Singapore Cable Car

An iconic attraction in itself, the new Singapore Cable Car presents bird’s eye view of Singapore’s city, the harbour and Sentosa Island. Photo opportunities are abundant with the cabin’s 360-degree panoramic windows. Equipped with a level walk-in for wheelchair and baby pram easy access, the 8-seater cabin is also fitted with a touch-screen multi-lingual infotainment system. Double the... More

An iconic attraction in itself, the new Singapore Cable Car presents bird’s eye view of Singapore’s city, the harbour and Sentosa Island. Photo opportunities are abundant with the cabin’s 360-degree panoramic windows. Equipped with a level walk-in for wheelchair and baby pram easy access, the 8-seater cabin is also fitted with a touch-screen multi-lingual infotainment system. Double the pleasure as your ticket gains you admission into Sentosa Island, as well as Asia’s First Cable Car Museum.Alight at Mount Faber Station to visit Mount Faber Park, one of the oldest hilltop parks in Singapore and also a popular tourist destination. Take a stroll amidst this haven of greenery and drop by The Jewel Box, fondly known as Singapore’s Iconic Hilltop Destination, a scenic place with different dining options to choose from. Getting here:Alight at HarbourFront MRT station, proceed to Exit B towards HarbourFront Centre. Cross the link bridge (beside KFC) to get to the Cable Car station at HarbourFront Tower Two. Cable car operating hours: 8.45am to 10pm daily (last ride at 9.45pm) Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Haw Par Villa
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Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa- The Tiger Balm Gardens or Haw Par Villa is a theme park located at 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. The Chinese name is 虎豹別墅. The... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Original Singapore Walks
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The Original Singapore Walks

The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most other tours don't. Graveyards, smoke houses, wet markets, gun batteries, the city’s best-kept secret places. You name it, we have it. Since 2003, the Walks led by an eclectic bunch of researcher-guides have taken locals and travellers alike off the beaten track, and entertained with an endless store of anecdotes that... More

The walks work on a simple principle: to bring people into places most other tours don't. Graveyards, smoke houses, wet markets, gun batteries, the city’s best-kept secret places. You name it, we have it. Since 2003, the Walks led by an eclectic bunch of researcher-guides have taken locals and travellers alike off the beaten track, and entertained with an endless store of anecdotes that reveal the true heart of the city. Pre-booking not necessary! Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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