People visiting Singapore for the first time usually opt for the regular stuff that most tourists do during their first visit to the place. However, here’s a list of six unique things to do and places to see in Singapore that will make you skip the mainstream activities and opt for something unusual instead. After all, it’s better to look back at life and say: ‘I can’t believe I did that,’ than to look back and say: ‘I wish I did that.’
MovieMob is a fortnightly Outdoor Drive-In Movie Screening concept that takes place in all locations all around Singapore. Since its inception in 2009 till date, they’ve had at least 200 free Drive-In cars per MovieMob event and about 600-800 people per MovieMob Picnic Event. In addition to this, they’ve built a community of MovieMobbers that numbers 40,000 in database with over 22,000 Facebook Fans. MovieMobbers also can vote their favorite movies prior to the weekend Movie Event.
Bollywood Veggies at Kranji Countryside
Bollywood Veggies is a sanctuary away from the bustle of the “Little Red Dot”. Set in the rustic environment of the northwest Kranji Countryside, visiting it is a step back to Singapore’s lush history. The location provides a great opportunity to see a fresh side of the island, rejuvenate ones senses, connect with family, and enjoy the simple pleasures of food.
On site, they have a Food Museum where you can learn about the history of food culture. For nature lovers, the entire area boasts world-class biodiversity, and their farm has many birds, fish, frogs, snails, and insects in the outback acres. Above all, one can simply take a relaxing walk around their ten acre farm to soak in the beauty, nature has to offer.
The Southern Ridges
Steeped in history and home to some of nature’s greatest gifts of flora and fauna, the Southern Ridges offers breathtaking views across 10 km of green, open spaces that connect Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve.
The natural beauty and green open spaces of the Southern Ridges make it ideal for walking or cycling. It is also one of the best spots in Singapore to catch panoramic views of the city, the harbour and the Southern Islands. The splendor of the wild flowers and brightly-colored birds will definitely leave photographers spoilt for choice.
German Girl Shrine in Pulau Ubin
Nestled in the lalang grass of Pulau Ubin, a tiny island off the coast of Singapore, is a small mysterious yellow hut that houses the century-old German Girl Shrine. The shrine was made to store the remains of a German girl who lived and died before WWI. The hut contains an altar with feminine items like nail polish, brushes and lipsticks, offerings to the German girl represented by the doll encased in a box at the center of the altar.
China Square Central Weekend Flea Market
A veteran of the scene, this weekly flea market (every Sunday from 11am to 6pm) is a reliable place to score antiques and collectibles, including records, comics and watches. Look harder and one can snap up hard-to-find items for a few dollars each.
Haw Par Villa
Built in 1937 by Aw Boon Haw as a residence for his younger brother, it was constructed as a place to teach traditional Chinese values. Then known as the Tiger Balm Gardens was later acquired by the government and thereafter the Aw family donated the statues and structures to the nation. It is an amazing place to enjoy Chinese folklore, stories of the legends and the remains of the history.