Go off the beaten track and discover a whole new side to Singapore with this three-day itinerary.
Take a break from the bustling city centre of Singapore and spend a day wandering in the heartlands instead.
Start your day at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, located at the heartlands of central Singapore. Go for a jog or rent a bicycle to make your way around the 62-hectare park. There are plenty of spaces for a picnic along the grassy banks on both sides of the park’s meandering three-kilometre-long river.
Hop on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and make a beeline for housing estate Toa Payoh, which is just two stops away.
Besides joining the locals at the area’s popular hawker centres at lunchtime, check out the precinct’s green spots such as the Toa Payoh Sensory Park and the Toa Payoh Town Park. As for food, try Hokkien mee (stir-fried prawn noodles) at Kim Keat Hokkien Mee—located at Lorong 4 Toa Payoh.
Take a peek into the everyday lives of locals and learn about the evolution of public housing in Singapore with the Housing and Development Board’s LIVINGSPACE Gallery.
If you happen to be in the city, try hitting up areas like Emerald Hill on Orchard Road. This charming enclave is known for its vibrant nightlife scene, as well as the beautiful architecture of its low-rise heritage houses, with their Sin-Baroque architecture and Peranakan-style adornments.