5 Places You Probably Didn’t Know Exist in S’pore

Last Updated on 2023-04-28 , 8:52 am

Singapore may be a small country but if you look hard enough, there are some hidden gems worth exploring.

Here are 5 places to visit the next time you complain that Singapore is boring.

Japanese Cemetery Park

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Yes, there is one in Singapore and it’s located among the private residences along Chuan Hoe Avenue, off Yio Chu Kang road. It is also one of the largest Japanese cemeteries in Southeast Asia and was established in 1891 by three brothel owners. The souls who laid to rest here included Japanese businessmen, war soldiers, tradesmen, professionals and prostitutes.

Today, it is a memorial park and promoted as a heritage site to tourists and visitors.

Where: 825B Chuan Hoe Ave, Singapore 549853

Alkaff Mansion

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This mansion is a beautiful example of colonial-era architecture and is a popular spot for photography and Instagram-worthy shots. It was built in the early 20th century by the prominent Alkaff family, who were wealthy Arab traders and merchants.

The mansion hosts private events and workshops, including art exhibitions and weddings.

Where: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178

Jurong Railway

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What’s left of the railway and tracks have almost been completely taken over by nature. Built in 1965, the 14km Jurong Railway was meant for trains to carry cargoes to the industrial estate of Jurong. However, due to under usage, it became defunct in the 1990s.

Where: along the hiking route near Jurong East MRT

Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove

Located in Sentosa cove, the relaxed atmosphere and slow-paced environment is a great place for couples or families to hang out. There are also many restaurants and cafes where you can dine along the waters of parked yachts.

Where: 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375

D’Kranji Farm Resort

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Take a break from life in the urban city and head over to the countryside for some fresh air. At D’Kranji Resort, not only can you get to stay in a luxurious farm resort, you can also enjoy activities such as agricultural farming, fruit picking, farm tours and spa sessions.

Where: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813