The annual march school holidays are approaching. Feeling that you haven’t accomplished anything with your kids since the start of the year? Why not head out for a mini road trip around Singapore this coming weekend?
Here are 6 ulu (singlish for remote) but interesting nature-related spots that you can drive out to, for a day of fun. These places may not be that accessible by our world-class public transport system. Hence, we strongly recommend for you to drive if possible. With kids in tow, you will need all the space to store your barang-barang (singlish for things).
#1 South Bouna Vista Road & Kent Ridge Park
South Bouna Vista Road is, in our opinion is one of Singapore’s most challenging “mountainous” road. Getting to Kent Ridge Park will require you to drive through this technical road that comes with 5 hairpin curves! Torturous as it can be, you and your passengers will be treated to a fabulous view of the bustling Pasir Panjang Port.
#2 Jurong Hill
Right next to the Jurong Bird Park – another alternative pit stop if you would like to view some of Singapore’s feathered creatures, is the Jurong Hill Observation Tower – a lesser-known viewing hotspot of the whole industrial area of Jurong and beyond. Pay a visit at night and you might just find yourself looking like you have just stepped into a scene from The 100, with the fires from the refineries in the background.
#3 Tuas & Raffles Marina Lighthouse
Do we need to bring our passports for this? No. A gem hidden in the westernmost tip of our sunny island is the Raffles Marina Lighthouse, AKA the Johor Straits Lighthouse. This is one of the few lighthouses within Singapore that you can a photo with. Showoff to your instagram and facebook fans that you were once here, with scenic shots or your #ootd
#4 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve houses a rich biodiversity. As you wander through the extended wetlands with an extensive mangrove forest, get a glimpse of native residents like mudskippers and resident birds like the herons - if you are lucky enough!
#5 Sembawang Hot Springs
If you haven’t heard, the Sembawang Hot Springs has been revamped and is now open to public! Yes – We have Hot Spring in Singapore. The newly revamped Hot Spring now features cascading pools and a water collection point. Enjoy a simple foot soak at the end of the cascading pool and take in the natural breeze while you are there! Note – Please bring your own buckets for water collection.
#6 Kampong Lorong Buangkok
Living in a fast-paced city can take a toll on us, mentally. Pay a visit to Singapore’s last surviving kampong (malay for village) where life happens at a slower pace. Let children of the modern world have a look and feel of how Singapore used to be back in the days.
This round trip around different parts of Singapore will take you on a drive for at least 1 hour and 45 minutes (SEE MAP HERE) – excluding rest and pit stops. Along the way, you will pass through other scenic areas and food centres where are can possibly stop for a quick bite too!
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