10 Hidden Gems You Never Knew Existed In Singapore

OT Staff

Lazarus Island

Lazarus Island offers pristine beaches and clear waters, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking in a serene environment. Highlights include untouched beaches and lush greenery, providing a peaceful retreat from city life.

Land bridge connecting Lazarus Island and St John Island off Singapore | Shutterstock

Bukit Brown Cemetery

The historical cemetery in Singapore is a treasure trove of elaborate tombstones and rich history, making it a haven for history buffs and nature enthusiasts. Guided tours explore the stories of notable personalities buried there and the rich biodiversity.

A view of the Bukit Brown Cemetery | Shutterstock

Haji Lane

Haji Lane in Kampong Glam is famous for vibrant street art, quirky boutiques, and hipster cafes, offering a unique shopping experience and artisanal coffee. Highlights include colourful murals and a mix of eclectic shops and eateries.

A look at the Haji Lane, Singapore | Shuttertock

Johor Strait Lighthouse

The 12-metre lighthouse at Raffles Marina overlooks the Tuas Second Link bridge and guides yachts entering and exiting the marina. After taking in the stunning scenery, visit the Raffles Marina Club and enjoy a relaxing stroll along the promenade.

A view of the Johor Strait Lighthouse | Shutterstock

Kampong Lorong Buangkok

Singapore's last surviving kampong (village) provides a glimpse into the country's rural past. Visitors can explore traditional wooden houses and immerse themselves in a slower pace of life. Key highlights include the authentic kampong atmosphere and the friendly residents.

Kampong style house at Kampong Lorong Buangkok | Shutterstock

Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa is a theme park filled with bizarre and intriguing statues and dioramas depicting Chinese folklore and mythology. Highlights include the vivid depiction of the Ten Courts of Hell and various mythological scenes.

Buddhist pagoda at the Haw Par Villa Gardens | Shutterstock

Bollywood Veggies

Visiting Bollywood Veggies in Kranji is an adventure. You can take a walk around the farm to see fruit trees, vegetables, and a lotus pond for a moment of tranquillity. It's a lush organic farm with educational activities and a chill eatery offering seasonal Indian fare.

Mother and son, Bollywood Veggies at Lim Chu Kang Singapore | Shutterstock

Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

Located in Yishun, this unique museum houses various turtle and tortoise species. It's a delightful place for animal enthusiasts. Major highlights include interacting with and feeding the animals and learning about their conservation.

A shot of a juvenile turtle in a garden | Shutterstock

Hampstead Wetlands Park

Hampstead Wetlands Park is a green oasis in an industrial area. It has a pond with lily pads and a short trail loop through the forested area and by the waterside. It's a favourite spot for birdwatchers in Singapore.

The lush Hampstead Wetlands Park | Shutterstock

Tiong Bahru Estate

Tiong Bahru is a charming neighbourhood with a mix of retro architecture, trendy cafes, and quirky boutiques. It's perfect for a leisurely day out. Highlights include exploring the art deco buildings, visiting the local wet market, and enjoying the vibrant cafe culture.

A view of the Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore | Shutterstock

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