The sunny island of Singapore has made a name for itself in the tourism scene, drawing in visitors globally to catch a glimpse of iconic landmarks like the Singapore Flyer and Gardens By The Bay. But if you are a frequent visitor of our shores, or would rather steer clear of mainstream tourist attractions that are often jam-packed, we have just the thing for you! Here is an itinerary to the hidden gems of Singapore that is sure to appeal to your adventurous side.
0800 – 0915 –
Breakfast at Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre
The best way to experience the culture of a country is quite agreeably, through its unique local flavour. Kick-start your day with an authentic Singaporean breakfast at Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre. This hawker centre offers a plethora of delicious local delights that are bound to leave you salivating, the Fei Fei Roasted Noodles is a must-try!
Address: Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre, 254 Jurong East Street 24, Singapore 600254
0930 – 1045 –
Take a leisurely stroll through Jurong Eco Garden
This new park is characterised by its emphasis on protecting the the biodiversity that lives within it and, of course, their efforts at creating an eco-friendly environment.
Address: Jurong Eco Garden, 101 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698953
1100 – 1245 –
ZOOM Park Singapore
Sweat it out at Singapore’s largest trampoline park – ZOOM Park Singapore! Complete with dodgeball courts, tumble tracks and even slam dunk lanes, you can be doing some neat stunts you never thought were possible! On top of that, you can even rock climb without worrying about falling when there’s a massive foam pit waiting just below you.
Address: Zoom Park Singapore, 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-14, Singapore 609336
1300 – 1445 –
Lunch at Pietrasanta
This quaint Italian restaurant serves one of the most authentic Italian dishes that are bound to leave you begging for more! The spaghetti and risotto may be a little on the pricey side but several customers have guaranteed that it is worth every cent.
Address: Pietrasanta, 5B Portsdown Rd, #01-03, Singapore 139311
1500 – 1630 –
Haw Par Villa
Take a trip through Chinese mythology as you immerse yourself in the amazing sculptures, especially the notoriously gruesome depictions of the 10 Courts of Hell. It is home to over 1,000 statues and 150 dioramas that dramatise Chinese legends and folklore. This historical theme park has large, imposing statues from famous legends of old – featuring characters like Fu Lu Shou, Confucius and the Laughing Buddha.
Address: Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
1700 – 1930 –
West Coast Park
West Coast Park has gained quite a reputation due to its intriguing playgrounds, spider-monkey structure (the tallest in Singapore), and zip-lines!
What’s more, you can also enjoy the sunset at around 7PM; the skyline adds character to the scenery and will create a memorable experience!
1930 – 2030 – Dinner at Island Penang Kitchen
Tucked away in a corner just behind the West Coast Market Square, Island Penang Kitchen’s latest outlet brings an exciting new palette of authentic Penang food such as Penang rojak, Penang Cuttlefish kangkong (water spinach), and Penang lor bak (pork). Rich in history and flavour, this is a place you will not want to miss.
Address: 721 Clementi West St 2, #01-126, Singapore 120721 (Island Penang Kitchen)
2100 – 2130 – Check into Genting Hotel Jurong
Built in anticipation of the upcoming High Speed Railway between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Genting Hotel Jurong is situated right in the heart of Jurong itself, offering guests accessibility to attractions like Singapore Discovery Centre, Snow City, and a cluster of shopping malls like JCube, IMM and Westgate.
Address: Genting Hotel Jurong, 2 Town Hall Link, Singapore 608516
0630 – 1000 – Breakfast at Genting Hotel Jurong (Buffet)
Savour the Asian cuisine with Genting Hotel’s Asian Continental Buffet with dishes like dim sum and century egg porridge.
1100 – 1900 –
Shop and dine at
IMM, JCube and Westgate
If you are looking for the ultimate shopping, dining and leisure experience, look no further! IMM Outlet Mall offers a whole range of brands at year-round discounted prices. On top of that, the Tourist Privilege program ensures that tourists will get to enjoy the best rates; click here
to find out more. The free shuttle service from Jurong East MRT to the 3 malls and the J-Walk Pedestrian Link Bridge that is built between IMM and Westgate makes the malls highly accessible from Genting Hotel Jurong.
Free Shuttle Bus Service:
Operates daily from 10.30AM to 10.30PM
(Do note that IMM’s shuttle buses run on 15-minute intervals with effect from 1st April 2016)
1915 – 2130 –
Singapore Discovery Centre
Unleash the astronomical geek in you as you explore the universe beyond us! You can even join in the free stargazing sessions happening every Friday at 7:45PM at the Observatory.
Address: Singapore Science Centre, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Singapore does indeed have much to offer, of which many still remain as hidden gems. Why not make use of this guide to get a head-start on your trip to Singapore and experience a whole new side of Singapore?