Unconventional Ways to Explore Singapore
When you ask a local or a tourist about things to do in Singapore, the list will be long and varied. Answers will range from conventional places of interest like the Singapore Zoo to the more adventurous Katong Laksa, and Marina Bay Sands. These places are classic tourist areas and have been known to provide joy, laughter, and excitement to folks of all ages.
If you are thinking about modes of transport, then you needn’t worry as the public transportation network of the city is very robust and flexible. You will find buses plying routes that will take you to every region of the city. If you book via redBus, then you will find several choices from which you can pick a bus route more suited to your plans. So without much further ado, let’s look at some of the fun things to do in Singapore.
Visit the Tsukiji Fish Market
If you are looking for some unconventional places to go and shop the old school way, then this is the perfect place for you. This famous fish market located at the Senoko Fishery Port is abuzz with activity from the early hours of the morning when the fresh catch is brought in. The prices for certain varieties of fish will be lower than what you would expect inside the city. Still, contrary to popular belief, the freshness isn’t compromised.
If you want to take the bus, then catch number 856 (best if you are coming in from Giant Super), and numbers 811, 856 if you are arriving from Yishun. So plan if you want to be part of one of the unique places to go in Singapore.
Fish for your dinner off the mainland
Featuring in as one of the best activities in Singapore, this is something that you can do with your family. Yes, Singapore has some of the best eateries in Asia, but off the mainland, this is the place to be. To participate in this activity, all you need to do is catch a boat, also called a “bumboat,” towards Smith Marine. This is a five thousand feet structure that’s located right off Pulau Ubin and is nearly impossible to miss. They have a pond from where you can fish for your meal using the rod and bait they provide.
Once cooked, you can either carry it home for around SGD 15 or have it there at SGD 35. If you don’t want the boat, then you can travel to Pulau Ubin by booking bus tickets from the redBus website.
Visit Sentosa for a day filled with fun water activities
Sentosa is another gem of Singapore that tourists and locals flock to for a testosterone-filled day. From jet-skiing, banana boating, to wakeboarding, Sentosa has everything that’s needed to get your blood pumping. They have highly trained and certified instructors who can teach you a few simple tips and tricks to best enjoy the experience. Located at 46 Siloso Beach Walk, it stays open every day from 10 AM to 6 PM. However, they can close without prior notice, so plan your day accordingly.
If you want to take the bus, then head over to the redBus website that lists several companies like Transtar, Starmart Express, and Eltabina Jaya that ply this bus route. If you are put up in Kuala Lumpur, then ticket prices will vary from SGD 30 to a little over SGD 40. These operators also offer Singapore to Kuala Lumpur buses at affordable prices!
Get introduced to rock climbing in an actual quarry
If you are in Singapore, then it’s best to say goodbye to indoor rock-climbing. Mainly because the city has its very own quarry-turned-natural-reserve at Dairy Farm. It would be best if you headed here because this is the only outdoor climbing area in Singapore that’s regularly maintained and has clear climbing routes mapped out. It’s a brilliant place to experience rock-climbing if you are a beginner or just starting as an amateur.
If you are traveling alone, then you can connect with the Dairy Farm Climbing group who have experienced climbers and veterans who will guide you along the way as you climb. To get here, catch any bus that’s numbered 700A, 966, or 973. It will take you directly to Dairy Farm with affordable bus tickets.
Although there are several more places to go in Singapore, these four things feature in as the top activities that you can do. However, if you are still looking for more things to do, then head over to The Cage at Kallang, where you can practice your archery skills, and also face-off with another team. Just like dodgeball and paintball, but with a twist. The arrows are all soft-tipped so that they won’t hurt you.
Another fun activity that’s unique to the city would be underwater hockey. You can avail this at Queenstown, and the complex is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 PM to 9 PM. Buses are readily available, and if you don’t want to risk a city bus, then head over to the redBus website where you will find many bus companies offering routes throughout the day.
So pack up those bags, and get ready to explore Singapore in a unique and non-conventional way!