Offkey things to do in Singapore.
1. Admira Thian Haw Keng Temple
The stunning architecture makes Thien Hawk Keng one of the most photogenic buildings you can see in Singapore. The temple was built in 1840 and was built from the finest materials available at the time, and is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. It is dedicated to Majhu, the goddess of the ocean and the Chinese migrants who came here to seek safe passage before crossing the South China Sea. The temple was designated as a national monument in 1973. It is open daily from 7:30 am-5:30pm, and admission is free.
2. Explore the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Bukit Timah lies within only the remaining section of the Singapore rainforest, and is the country's major ecotourism attraction. You will find macaques, squirrels, flying lemurs and various species of birds. If you take hiking or biking trails, you will be able to get close to them. The reserve is 30 minutes away from the city center and is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm. The weekend gets really busy, so if you want to avoid the crowds that come during the week.
3. Walk around Chinatown
Chinatown covers an area of two square kilometers of traditional Chinese life, located next to the modern central business district. It is a place to get a real feeling of Chinese culture within Singapore. The roads are filled with temples, craft shops, stalls and restaurants and are a great place to bargain. To find some char karave (stir fried noodles) or grilled meats down Chinatown Food Street.
4. Travel to Pulau Ubin
The island is off the northeast coast. It is incredibly different from the modern city - locals still use a diesel generator to power and bring water from wells. Rent a bike and explore the island's sights, villages and beaches. To get there you will have to hop on a bumbot from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, which will cost around $ 3 ($ USD). There is no fixed departure time - just line up and wait. Very few tourists make it that way !!
5. Relax at the Singapore Botanical Garden
The botanical garden is located close to the city and consists of 52 hectares of gardens and forests. The main attraction is the National Orchid Garden, which is home to over 1,000 species of orchids. There is also a ginger garden, a rainforest, and various streams and waterfalls to explore. The botanical garden is Singapore's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is open daily from 5 am, and admission is free. We are sure you would have read about things to know before going to Singapore which will help your visit better.
6. Eat in Little India
No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to Little India. Here you can find amazing, cheap and tasty food, fresh vegetables and interesting snacks and souvenirs. Look for local favorites such as roti prata (pancakes) and teh tarik ("drawn"). Make sure you dine in the huge cafeteria restaurant and are not afraid to eat with your hands!
7. Learn about the history of Singapore
For a more cultural experience, visit the former British naval base at Fort Siloso in Sentasa. It is the only protected fort on the coast of Singapore and offers a spectacular look at the complex history of the city's state, including the remains of coastal guns and tunnels. It is a well-constructed, interactive attraction. Entry is $ 6 SGD ($ 4 USD). It is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
8. Visit Sri Mariamman Temple
This highly colorful, ornate temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore and was built in 1827 in Chinatown. Its construction is known as that Dravidian style and is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, who is known for curing diseases and ailments. It was a center of community activities during the colonial period and even had a registry of marriages for Hindus. It is open daily from 7 am to 6 pm.
9. See a free concert
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra hosts various free concerts at various venues across the country. You can only get lucky enough for your show - just check their website for details.
10. Visit MacRitchie Reservoir Park
This beautiful and lush green city park has an eight-kilometer treetop hike, with bridges suspended above the forest floor. Along the way you can see long-tailed macaque monkeys, squirrels, monitor lizards, owls and even flying lemons. In addition to the treetop walk, there is a network of walking routes. The park's lighting hours are 7 am-7pm daily. The treetop walk is open from 9 am-5pm (x-Fri) and 8:30 am-5pm on weekends. admission is free.