Growing up or living in Singapore has made us used to the constant moving and hectic way of life in a constantly developing country. More often people tend to get jaded with the constant stress of urban life.
Days off are important to most of us to get a little rest and relaxation even if it is just the weekends. Instead of heading across the causeway, you should take the opportunity to explore the “uncharted” territory of Singapore. There is more to Singapore than its city landscape. Rent a car and get lost in the true greenery of this little red dot.
You can also take this opportunity to instill some confidence for solo exploration. Take a day off to discover yourself and free your mind!
Pasir Ris Park
Pasir Ris Park is definitely not an uncharted territory. It is no doubt a popular destination for families to escape over long weekends. Why not explore Pasir Ris Park during its down time? It can get quite quiet during weekdays to give you some space to do some thinking or even engage in some activities available there.
Of course, this is a great place to spend time with your family. They have camping and barbecuing facilities to have your own little spot away from all the noise. Take note to apply for a camping permit. You can also enjoy some cycling, inline skating, and water sports. Make sure not to miss out on the chance to ride some ponies!
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Rent a car and travel to the east for some fun in the sun!
2. Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is usually known for its depiction of Chinese folklore’s 10 Courts. Filled with vibrant colors and various Chinese legends, this place is great for a nice walk around to feel the love. Haw Par Villa was built as a sign of a brother’s love and also a reminder for Boon Haw’s brother, Boon Par, of his Chinese roots.
If you want to know more about the stories behind the various statues in Haw Par Villa, you can join a tour available. It is available every Friday from 09 00 to 12 00 which cost $35 for adults and $15 for children. The tour highlights includes Tiger’s Den, Aw Family Moments, Eight Immortals, Vices and Virtues, Ten Courts and Journey to the West.
If you want to know more about the stories behind the various statues in Haw Par Villa, you can join a tour available. It is available every Friday from 09 00 to 12 00 which cost $35 for adults and $15 for children. The tour highlights includes Tiger’s Den, Aw Family Moments, Eight Immortals, Vices and Virtues, Ten Courts and Journey to the West. Travel and engage your mind in some cultural history!
Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, 118628
3. Botanical Gardens
Again, Botanical Gardens is not really an uncharted place but rarely visited by people on a regular basis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site would be a nice place to get some quiet time surrounded by nothing but fresh air and greenery. 183 acres of greenery, sculptures, a swan lake and a substantial collection of tropical trees for you to explore and let your mind unwind.
There are various guided tours available from garden tours, rain forest tour to a national orchid garden tour. Visitors are able to learn the importance of the ecosystem of the gardens’ rain forest. Garden tours include the healing garden tour which displays over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. The tour is laid out with relation to the human anatomy which starts with the head before moving down to the reproductive systems. It’s good to take some time off and bask in Mother nature’s greatest gift!
Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
4. Marina Barrage
The Marina Barrage is not only our nations’ 15th reservoir, which supplies 10% of our water needs and aids in alleviating flood. It is also a great place to enjoy the beautiful weather on a good day. It has large areas of grass for visitors to have picnics or even fly kites. The skies are usually filled with various shapes and colors of kites.
Look out for the Solar Park where you can find one of the largest collections of solar panels in Singapore that provide the barrage with electricity. There is also a Sustainable Singapore Gallery where you can learn about environmental and water issues faced by Singapore. You can also engage in some water sports such as kayaking, bell boating and sailing to cool yourself down from the heat and humidity of Singapore. Fishing is only allowed at designated areas and make sure to follow the regulations.
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
5. Punggol Waterway
Venture to the east to visit this park filled with unlimited activities to fill your day. The park is divided according to 4 different themes of nature cove, recreation zone, heritage zone and green gallery. Visitors can engage in some exercise with some jogging and cycling on the well-maintained tracks. If you plan on bringing your kids, there is a water playground for them to cool off. But make sure to avoid Mondays when the playground would be closed for maintenance.
You don’t have to bring your own bicycles or skates, as there are available for rental at the nearest PCN pit stop. If you are an avid bird watcher, this is an ideal place for you to relax and enjoy your hobby. There are various birds you can spot from the Long-tailed Shrike, Pink-necked Green Pigeon to Yellow-vented Bulbul. There are endless list of activities you can engage in here.
Address: Sentul Crescent Road, 822313
Rent a car, collect your keys and let’s have some fun!
Singapore has so much to offer to ensure you enjoy some downtime and also spend time with your family. Rent your car in Singapore and drive around this island filled with vast opportunities to let your mind unwind. Choose your ideal car at RC9.co for your Singapore car rental. Pump up the music and let’s go on a drive!