Singapore Off The Beaten Track

Think of city state Singapore and images of Marina Bay Sands and skyscrapers 🏙 comes to mind, but our sunny island is so much more than just a concrete jungle. In this series of photos, we explore pockets of nature in our little red dot that you may not have heard of! 🌱🌿🌳

20 April 2021 / By SGN

Punggol Waterway Park

Unwind after a long day as you stroll along Sunrise Bridge at Punggol Waterway Park! The park offers a quiet escape for nature lovers and parkgoers to enjoy scenic views of the surrounding waterways and rich flora and fauna.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Ever wondered what these onion‑shaped pods located at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve are for? 👀

Strategically placed at various locations within the reserve, stepping inside these pods will reward you with unobstructed and breathtaking views of the forest and sea! If you’re lucky, you might even get to spot a soaring eagle or two.

Bukit Timah Railway Station

More than just a photo op for the ‘gram, the Bukit Timah Railway Station along Rail Corridor was Singapore’s first railway built in 1903! Back then, it was used for commuting and transporting goods between Singapore and Malaysia. ​

Although the track is no longer in use, it still exists as a sentimental reminder of Singapore’s railway history and heritage.

Henderson Waves

Love panoramic views? You’ll want to check this place out.

Standing 36 metres tall above street level, Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. Its unique wavelike geometry makes it an architectural marvel to behold. Steeped in history and greenery, this is where you can catch a 360 glimpse of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands. 

Situated between Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park, this is definitely one of the best spots in Singapore for a romantic evening hike.

Palawan Beach, Sentosa

Take your beach day up a notch when you explore this floating bridge on Sentosa Island, Singapore! 

Tucked away at Palawan Beach, this suspended wooden bridge connects the white, sandy shores to a tiny island just off the coast! Dubbed as the “southernmost point of Continental Asia”, this spot offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding South China Sea.

Bishan‑Ang Mo Kio Park

Need a break from working from home? Take a walk in one of the largest urban parks in central Singapore!​
Covering a full 62 hectares of unique waterways and greenery, Bishan‑Ang Mo Kio park isn’t just a great place for a solitary stroll, it’s the ideal location for families on a day out.​

Nature lovers will enjoy catching sight of the wide array of flora and fauna, which includes some of our infamous otters; while fitness enthusiasts can cycle or jog, fully immersed in the serenity. The park also boasts an inclusive playground for children, with features like a wheelchair‑accessible swing and merry‑go‑round, so nobody gets left out! There’s also food establishments located at certain points in the park, but why not have your own picnic instead?

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Contrast with the stately elegance of grey stone terraces, the pink bougainvilleas at Telok Blangah Hill Park, which can bloom year‑round, are a reminder that nature’s beauty is never too far in our garden city 🌺

For the unfamiliar, Telok Blangah Hill Park has a history that few other parks can lay claim to — it’s been standing since the early 19th century when it was first established as a gathering place for traders. The nearby Alkaff Mansion, a graceful colonial bungalow, is a symbol of that prosperity, and was used by Arab traders to host decadent parties for the social elite! Today, these park sites have become a staple location for lifestyle bloggers and wedding photographers – why not get in on the fun too in your best pink ensemble?

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