HiddenGemsofSingapore

Mapping out Singapore’s Hidden Gems

Singapore – we think we’ve seen it all, but there really is still much more to discover on our Little Red Dot!

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On your next trip home, why not bring your family on an adventure around Singapore? We’ve uncovered some ‘hidden gems’ in various parts of our island – take a look at what’s in your neighbourhood, or try going somewhere new! Bring out this printable map as you go exploring!

 

Note: Be sure to plan your visit by checking the respective opening hours for each location

 

North

1.        AVA Senoko Fishery Port

As the rest of Singapore sleeps, this fishery port’s market hall comes alive in the wee hours of the morning (every day except Mondays) with the smell of the sea and sound of bargaining merchants.

 

2.        Khatib Bongsu

Kayak leisurely through the hidden waterways of Khatib Bongsu, and spot the plants, birds, and reptiles that call the mangroves home. Don’t forget your sunblock!

 

3.        Marsiling Park

Visit this newly-revamped park in Marsiling for a picnic-perfect day out!

 

4.        Kranji Marshes

This bird-watching haven has a 10.65m tall lookout tower that provides picturesque views of the marshes. Head up there to spot birds in flight!

 

5.        Yishun River Green Interactive Playground
This is a uniquely designed playground with an interactive twist - look out for ‘crooked houses’, light pads, and hammock swings!

 

 

North-east

6.        Kampong Lorong Buangkok

Be transported back to simple times and experience the peace and quiet surrounding the last kampong on the mainland.

 

7.        Sengkang Swimming Complex

This is certainly not your average public swimming complex, with 5 pools and 8 slides to choose from – fun times ahead!

 

8.        Colonial Bungalows, Seletar Aerospace Park

Savour a meal in a slice of Singapore’s colonial past – these conserved black and white houses turned food and beverage outlets.

 

9.        Punggol Waterway Park Graffiti

Strike your best pose in front of this colourful mural of robots, located under a bridge along Sunset Strip.

 

10.        Coney Island

The best way to explore this rustic island is on a bicycle – so rent a bike and hit the tracks!

 

 

                                                                                     

East

11.        Gallop Stable at Pasir Ris Park

Fancy a horse ride in the ‘neigh-bourhood’? Pick up the basics at this public riding centre, which is one of the largest in Singapore.


12.       Temple Cluster at Tampines Link

This eclectic cluster of temples exemplifies Singapore’s religious harmony, particularly at the Jiu Tiao Qiao Xinba Nadutan Temple, which has a shrine for Hindu elephant god Ganesha, amongst the Chinese deities.

 

13.        Our Tampines Hub

Singapore’s first-ever community and lifestyle center is a one-stop location for the whole family!

 

14.        The Intan

Learn about Peranakan culture over a simple tea, lunch or dinner, amidst a memorabilia-filled house-turned-museum.

  

15.        Eurasian Community House

Learn more about the rich Eurasian heritage in Singapore at this four-storey building, where the Eurasian Association calls home.

 

 

Central / South

16.        Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys (MINT) Museum of Toys

Feeling nostalgic? Revisit some of the most memorably cherished toys from your childhood at this museum – and introduce them to your children too!

 

17.        Lim Bo Seng Memorial

Shaped in a pagoda, this war memorial at Esplanade Park commemorates one of Singapore's greatest World War II heroes.

 

18.        Central Fire Station

Find out more interesting facts about Singapore’s rich firefighting history by visiting the Central Fire Station’s Heritage Gallery in this iconic red and white brick building.

 

19.        SPH Walk of Giants, Singapore Botanic Gardens

This 260m long elevated boardwalk brings you up close and personal with a diverse range of plants from around the region.

  
20.        Queenstown 20 Murals

One of Singapore's best kept artistic secrets, Queenstown is home to 20 murals designed by local art and social group, the Social Creatives - can you find them all?

 

 

West

21.        Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Be transported into a different world as you step into the museum’s public gallery, and discover a range of natural history specimens - including dinosaur skeletons!

 

22.       Army Museum of Singapore

At this dedicated museum, take an inside look at how our army has evolved and developed, and try out activities at the simulated air rifle range and the outdoor obstacle course!

  

23.        Former Ford Factory
Step back in time to the Japanese Occupation of Singapore at this heritage building - once a motor factory, and where the British surrendered to the Japanese in February 1942.

 

24.        Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle and Dragon Kiln

The oldest and last surviving Dragon Kiln continues to breathe fiery life at this family-run pottery jungle. Get behind the potter's wheel at their monthly workshops when you’re back home!

 

25.        Kranji Countryside

Visit Singapore's very own countryside and experience life on our farms! Check out educational tours at places like Jurong Frog Farm and Hay Dairies for a fun family day out.