4 places you never have, but should visit in Singapore

It might seem that almost anywhere in Singapore is accessible due to the small size of our country. And, Singaporeans frequently complain that Singapore is boring and there isn’t much to do.

If you’re tired of the same old places, then you can go on a mini sightseeing adventure in our very own country. We bet you didn’t even know some of these places existed !

In this article, we bring you 4 places that you probably never have, but should visit :

1. The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

#01-16, 81 Lor Chencharu, 01, Singapore 769198

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Located near Khatib MRT station in Yishun, this place is exactly as it’s name suggests. You get to explore the rare world of turtles and tortoises. Some notable species include the river turtle, Alligator turtle and the Radiated tortoise. It is also a good learning experience for kids since they can feed the turtles and tortoises themselves.

Visitors describe it as a great place to visit for a casual outdoor family outing with children as they are able to come up close with various tortoises and turtles. It is open daily from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

The entry fees are also very affordable for the entire family :

Standard Rate

Adults/Seniors: $14

Children (3-6 years old): $10

Singapore Residents

Adults: $10

Children (3-6 years old): $6

Seniors (60 years old and above): $6

You can learn more from their website at https://www.turtle-tortoise.com/

2. KTM Railway Bridge

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For millenials who love posting pictures on instagram, this place is for you. The KTM Railway Bridge located at Upper Bukit Timah road is definitely an instagram worthy place. It is also a nice spot to hang out at night because of its location and you can just relax with a drink and some friends, and watch the cars go by below you. For Pokemon Go players, there’s a rumour that you can find many rare Pokemon at this place.

Another plus point is that RailMall and the famous Springleaf prata place is nearby, meaning you can get some specialty prata after/before your lepak session.

3. Junkie’s Corner

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2 Turf Club Road, Singapore

If you are a fan of old items, then this is one place you should definitely check out. Not too many people are aware that places like this still exist in Singapore, and it gives you a chance to go back in time and appreciate older items and understand their history. Junkie’s corner is also rather ulu and it gives you a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Singapore city life.

For those who like rare or novelty items, you can probably find something you like here. However, do note that the prices here can be on the higher side according to those who have visited.


4. Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe

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#01-01 Maj Aviation Building, 80 Seletar Aerospace View, Singapore 797563

A hidden cafe that allows you to watch private planes take off from Seletar Airport while enjoying a cup of coffee? Yes please!

If you or your kids are big fans of aeroplanes, then this is definitely a place to visit (even though it can be hard to find). However, due to the rather ulu location, it is best to have a car. The best time to visit this gem would definitely be in the evening so you can witness the sunset, and when the afternoon heat is more bearable. Prices for a cafe with a view are also relatively affordable, and the location means you can enjoy watching aeroplanes while dining away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Opening times are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm.