12 Gems in the North of S’pore That Yishun-ers Are Proud Of

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If you think that the most hidden spot in the North is Woodlands Waterfront, well, think again. In this massive part of Singapore, there lies countless of unfounded gems that some Northerners do not even know of—yeah we are willing to take a bet on that.

Many people think that living in the North is boring as hell, but with this article, we are going to show you that the North might actually be the coolest and the most hipster estate, yet.


Woodlands Waterfront

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Yes, the almighty Woodlands Waterfront that brings you a gorgeous view of Johor Bahru just in the near distance. There, you will be able to look across the calm waters and witness a bustling sight that you might never get in our home country.

If you are feeling hungry, you can also dine by the waters at the Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant!

6A Admiralty Road Singapore 757445


Kite-flying field at Woodlands 

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If you are a resident of Woodlands, you would have witnessed many kites hovering in the sky at the hill near the Singapore Sports School. There, you will also be able to find people having a picnic while enjoying the sunset!


Fassler Gourmet

Fassler Gourmet is a popular wholesale centre that sells one of the freshest and cheapest Salmon sashimis around! For 500g of pre-cut salmon sashimi, it costs just a mere $22. Many housewives also visit the warehouse to get their hands on the freshest seafood products.

46 Woodlands Terrace Singapore 738459 Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 8:30am – 5pm Sat: 8:30am – 1pm


Sembawang Hot Springs

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The Sembawang Hot Spring is situated at Gambas Avenue between Woodlands Avenue 12 and Sembawang Road and is the only natural hot spring in Singapore.

Many people believe that it has healing properties that can treat various ailments such as rheumatism, arthritis, and cure skin conditions like acne – please take it with a pinch of salt lest you develop some sort of allergy!


Yishun Dam

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Though only accessible by car, Yishun Dam is a very popular, yet secluded spot located at the end of Yishun Avenue 1. Many people enjoy fishing there and chilling there, and it is said that the skies can look really magnificent at night!


Khatib Bongsu

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Khatib Bongsu is one of Singapore’s last un-dammed rivers which have attracted many joggers, nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts to the area filled with mangroves and flatlands. If you are in for an adventure, you can also try kayaking there!

Yishun Avenue 6 Singapore 768959


Wake Pirates Wakeboarding

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If you have always wanted to try wakeboarding, you might want to check out Wake Pirates Wakeboarding located at SAF Yacht Club Sembawang. There, their team of dedicated and experienced instructors will be with you every step of the way, tailoring each session according to your individual needs regardless of your abilities!

http://wakepirates.com/
SAF Yacht Club 43 Admiralty Rd West Singapore 759962


Senoko Fishery Port

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Senoko Fishery Port is a wholesale fish market that holds baskets of fish that have been transported from Malaysia to Singapore, before being sent to their respective restaurants, supermarkets, and wet markets.

There, you can find an array of fishes that can be the next dish in your family meal! The markets operate from 2am to 6am daily, and do remember to bring your ICs along to exchange for an admission pass!

31 Attap Valley Road, Singapore 759908


Hay Dairies Farm

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Since 1988, Hay Dairies has been the sole goat farm in Singapore that distributes and product fresh goat milk locally. There, you can go on an educational farm visit to learn more about the farm goatsyou can even milk and feed them if you are lucky!

3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4 Singapore 718859 Opening Hours: Mon, Wed to Sun: 9am4pm Closed on Tuesdays


Play with Light Sabers

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Star War fans, here’s a heads up! The Saber Authority was started in 2014 by sci-fi fans with the vision of merging fantasy with function – through learning the art of swordsmanship with the use of custom lightsabers to relive your favourite Star Wars fantasies.

http://www.thesaberauthority.com/
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Under the MRT tracks opposite Ang Mo Kio MRT Hours: Sun: 6:45pm – 7:45pm


Japanese Cemetery Park 

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Japanese Cemetery Park is the largest Japanese cemetery in Southeast Asia which holds the  remains of the Japanese community in Singapore – including civilians and convicted war criminals executed in Changi Prison. The cemetery is decked out in beautiful flora and fauna, and visiting it would definitely bring you on an educational tour of the Japanese community in the olden days.

825B Chuan Hoe Ave Singapore 549853


ORTO

This hidden, yet not so hidden for people living in the north, gem, is like a lifestyle “country club” housing business that you won’t have expected: from the typical F&B outlets to a paintball park to even a trampoline park.

Formerly known as Bottle Tree Park, it’s now a multi-recreational park taking well over 550,000 sqft: that’s seven football fields.

The Instagram-worthy place even have prawning and fishing area, so no one would be bored there.

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Cassandra Tan

Cassandra Tan

Cassandra is a professional glutton and a lifestyle blogger who is always chasing the latest food trends in town. She documents her gastronomical adventures on her blog (www.cforcassan.com) and on her Instagram page (@cforcassan)
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