Most of the people visit Singapore as a tourist to experience its culture, food and must-visiting places. But if you are enough of visiting Singapore and what to see something unique and non-touristy, there are many things you can look at!
Here are the top 6 non-touristy things to do in Singapore:
1. Cycle around the Island
Singapore is known for its wide and effective public transport but you can have a better fun way to explore many of the outdoor attractions of this country on a bicycle. Yes, this is called a park connector network connecting parks and bike routes. This network can give you a free leeway to cycle 150 kilometers all around Singapore. You can have bicycles at cheap rent. You will also find out some less touristy cycling routes in Punggol Waterway Park, Lorong Halus Wetlands, Woodlands Waterfront Park also.
2. Enjoy Kayak
There are several cruises along the Singapore River which is a great way to admire Singapore’s skyline from the water. But if you are looking for something more thrilling, kayaking is a fun way to explore Singapore’s shoreline. Embark on some adventurous kayaking expeditions to explore Singapore’s offshore islands.
3. Enjoy some Bird-watching
The Night Safari and Singapore Zoo are some popular tourist destinations, but you can also enjoy a rich plethora of biodiversity left in its wild despite urbanization. You can enjoy bird-watching and see the variety of migratory birds that pass through during September and March in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. You might even see bigger creatures like crocodiles, otters and even a rare pangolin in the evenings.
4. Visit Offshore Island
There are several offshore islands also in Singapore! Leave the tourist favorite Sentosa Island and head north instead. You can hire a ferry to Pulau Ubin, which is home to one of Singapore’s last remaining village kampungs and the Chek Jawa wetland nature reserve park. You may also check out Coney Island, which is also known as Pulau Serangoon.
5. Some Natural Wonders
It’s time to take a walk at Singapore’s Bukit Batok Town Park, which is widely known as Xiao Guilin or Little Guilin to the locals due to its resemblance to the Guilin found in China. Here you will find the towering granite rocks surrounded by a tranquil lake. It is also known for filming this place for an olden Chinese backdrop, and also you will find couples snapping their wedding shots here or can also see some wildlife wandering around.
6. Visit Farms
Here you can also visit farms to take a break from the shopping malls and spend a leisurely day exploring Kranji Countryside and its many farms. Many of the farms are open for touring and you can also buy fresh produce; drink some fresh goat’s milk at Hay Dairies. Also can relish some farm-to-table fresh meals as well at GardenAsia Bistro and Bollywood Veggies.
These are some of the most astonishing offbeat and non-touristy things you can enjoy doing in Singapore to have some unique experience.