Singapore is a small place. So if you’ve been there once, you’ll be forgiven to think that you’ve seen everything that the city has to offer. If you’ll read blogs and guidebooks about the city, then you’ll read about places such as Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands, and Sentosa. But there are many interesting hidden Singapore attractions. You’ll find four of these places here in this short guide.
Japanese Cemetery Park
Why would anyone want to hang out in a cemetery you might ask. For sure you won’t mind going to a cemetery if it’s as beautiful as the Japanese Cemetery Park. Fear is actually the last thing that you’ll feel when you’re there. There’s a possibility that you’ll even forget that you’re in a real cemetery as you stroll through its pink floral archways. More than 1,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians are buried in this cemetery. So when you take pictures for your Instagram account, you need to be mindful of the graves. This is one of the coolest hidden Singapore attractions you can go to. The Japanese Cemetery Park is located along Chuan Hoe Avenue.
Raffles Marina Lighthouse
Do you know that there’s a lighthouse that you can visit in Singapore? You just need to go to the pier to see the Johor Straits Lighthouse. It overlooks the Tuas Second Link Bridge. The 12-meter high lighthouse was built in 1994 and it’s a marvelous sight. The area around the lighthouse is also interesting. You can walk along the promenade and go around the luxurious Raffles Marina Club. And while you’re there take a photo or selfie with the sea and the beautiful yachts in the background. The Raffles Marina Lighthouse is located along Tuas West Drive.
If you’ve been to Singapore before then you’re probably familiar with Sentosa already. After all, it has some of the coolest restaurants, cafes, and tourist attractions in SIngapore. But do you know that there is a hidden hilltop fort there? It’s called Fort Serapong and it was built in the 1870s and was used heavily during World War 2. It’s quite a large structure with plenty of bunkers and tunnels. The fort is now engulfed by the jungle so you need to be careful if you want to visit it. It is located at the top of Serapong Hill Road. This is one of the most interesting hidden Singapore attractions that you can visit.
Hampstead Wetlands Park
Some people complain that Singapore doesn’t have places where you can commune with nature. Obviously, the person who said that has never been to the Hampstead Wetland Park. If you’re a nature lover, then you really shouldn’t miss going on a hike on the trails of this park. You’ll surely be amazed at the flora and fauna that you’ll see. Because the area is largely untouched, it has become the home of dragonflies, butterflies, and even birds like the white-throated kingfisher. The Hampstead Wetlands Park is located along 1 Baker Street.