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Guidebook for Singapore

Meganathan
Meganathan
Joined in 2016
Meganathan

Guidebook for Singapore

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Bakery, coffee-shop with Western, Indian, Chinese food available. Halal food also available. Prime supermarket at the shopping centre
Gek Poh Shopping Centre
762 Jurong West Street 75
Bakery, coffee-shop with Western, Indian, Chinese food available. Halal food also available. Prime supermarket at the shopping centre
Sightseeing
Famous Singapore's bird park near to your stay.
25
locals recommend
Jurong Bird Park
25
locals recommend
Famous Singapore's bird park near to your stay.
The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
1 Chinese Garden Rd
S’pore Discovery Centre
11
locals recommend
Science Centre Singapore
15 Science Centre Rd
11
locals recommend
Parks & Nature
For a walk, jog or cycling
Lakeside MRT Station
For a walk, jog or cycling
Nearby the sea of the west side.
6
locals recommend
West Coast Park
6
locals recommend
Nearby the sea of the west side.
Japanese Garden
1 Chinese Garden Rd
11
locals recommend
Chinese Garden
1 Chinese Garden Road
11
locals recommend
Pandan Reservoir
Tuas has a secret beach! And it has clean, powdery sand and tranquil waters. The journey here is guaranteed to be pleasant. Picture your lone car cruising down long, winding roads, large fields that seem to have no end, and lalangs adorning every patch of green. Hardly anyone comes here, so it’s an ideal place for a romantic road-trip! Even though the backdrop of industrial vessels and ships gives this place an almost dystopian feel, there’s an odd sense of beauty that is satisfyingly calming.
Tuas South Avenue 4
Tuas has a secret beach! And it has clean, powdery sand and tranquil waters. The journey here is guaranteed to be pleasant. Picture your lone car cruising down long, winding roads, large fields that seem to have no end, and lalangs adorning every patch of green. Hardly anyone comes here, so it’s an ideal place for a romantic road-trip! Even though the backdrop of industrial vessels and ships gives this place an almost dystopian feel, there’s an odd sense of beauty that is satisfyingly calming.
Jurong Eco-Garden is a breath of fresh air, where the working community and residents can take some time to rejuvenate in nature. Located in CleanTech Park, Singapore’s first eco-business park, Jurong Eco-Garden boasts such a vast array of unique wildlife that you’ll almost start to wonder if you’re in a lush, tropical jungle.
Jurong Eco-Garden
1 Cleantech Loop, Singapore 637141 Cleantech Loop
Jurong Eco-Garden is a breath of fresh air, where the working community and residents can take some time to rejuvenate in nature. Located in CleanTech Park, Singapore’s first eco-business park, Jurong Eco-Garden boasts such a vast array of unique wildlife that you’ll almost start to wonder if you’re in a lush, tropical jungle.
Along the North-Western coastline of Singapore lies the rustic Lim Chu Kang Jetty. It was here where the Japanese made their first invasion attempt on Singapore in 1942, resulting in heavy bloodshed. Today, you can take in the sights of the Johor Strait as you stroll down ramshackle wooden bridges, take a nice, quiet boat ride to the floating kelongs, or try to spot the lonely pier-house from the jetty.
Lim Chu Kang Jetty
695 Lim Chu Kang Rd
Along the North-Western coastline of Singapore lies the rustic Lim Chu Kang Jetty. It was here where the Japanese made their first invasion attempt on Singapore in 1942, resulting in heavy bloodshed. Today, you can take in the sights of the Johor Strait as you stroll down ramshackle wooden bridges, take a nice, quiet boat ride to the floating kelongs, or try to spot the lonely pier-house from the jetty.
Admire the View from Jurong Hill and Stroll through the Garden of Fame Perched on the top of Jurong Hill is a tired, old tower which looks like it hasn’t been in contact with civilisation for years. However, don’t let its looks fool you. Muster enough willpower to climb to the top, and you will be rewarded with an aerial view of Jurong Town. The compound is also home to the Garden of Fame, where foreign dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II, Ferdinand E. Marcos, Suharto, and Deng Xiaoping planted trees.
Jurong Hill
Admire the View from Jurong Hill and Stroll through the Garden of Fame Perched on the top of Jurong Hill is a tired, old tower which looks like it hasn’t been in contact with civilisation for years. However, don’t let its looks fool you. Muster enough willpower to climb to the top, and you will be rewarded with an aerial view of Jurong Town. The compound is also home to the Garden of Fame, where foreign dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II, Ferdinand E. Marcos, Suharto, and Deng Xiaoping planted trees.
Shopping
14
locals recommend
Jem
14
locals recommend
Big Box Singapore
12
locals recommend
Westgate
12
locals recommend
Ice Skate in Singapore's Only Olympic Sized Ice Rink
11
locals recommend
JCube
2 Jurong East Central 1
11
locals recommend
Ice Skate in Singapore's Only Olympic Sized Ice Rink
Discount shopping at IMM - Singapore's Largest Outlet Mall They have completed re-invented themselves as a fashion outlet mall, with close to 60 outlet stores at IMM offering discounts of up to 80%. Some brands include: agnès b. Coach adidas Furla Desigual Polo Ralph Lauren Nine West Free shuttle buses are available from JCube and Westgate.
11
locals recommend
IMM
2 Jurong East Street 21
11
locals recommend
Discount shopping at IMM - Singapore's Largest Outlet Mall They have completed re-invented themselves as a fashion outlet mall, with close to 60 outlet stores at IMM offering discounts of up to 80%. Some brands include: agnès b. Coach adidas Furla Desigual Polo Ralph Lauren Nine West Free shuttle buses are available from JCube and Westgate.
Entertainment & Activities
8
locals recommend
Snow City
21 Jurong Town Hall Rd
8
locals recommend
Play Baseball at Singapore's First Indoor Batting Cage
200 Pandan Gardens
200 Pandan Gardens
Play Baseball at Singapore's First Indoor Batting Cage
ZOVB Singapore offers hydro-zorbing, harness-zorbing and free-form zorbing, all of which will guarantee you having a ball of a time. ZOVB conducts its programmes on the large open field along Old Holland Road, and prices range from $35 for students to $50 for adults.
785 Old Holland Rd
785 Old Holland Rd
ZOVB Singapore offers hydro-zorbing, harness-zorbing and free-form zorbing, all of which will guarantee you having a ball of a time. ZOVB conducts its programmes on the large open field along Old Holland Road, and prices range from $35 for students to $50 for adults.
With the Science Centre running these stargazing sessions and the Astronomy 101 Series (a series of astronomy talks introducing newbies to the basics of stargazing), there’s no reason for me or any of us to stay ignorant. Stargazing sessions are held every Friday from 7.50pm - 10pm at The Observatory, in the Omni-Theatre Building. The Astronomy 101 Series is held on the second Friday of every month at 8pm and 9pm, with each talk lasting about 20 minutes. It is absolutely free and no registration is required, so it’s time to unleash that astronomy geek in you!
Omni Theatre
With the Science Centre running these stargazing sessions and the Astronomy 101 Series (a series of astronomy talks introducing newbies to the basics of stargazing), there’s no reason for me or any of us to stay ignorant. Stargazing sessions are held every Friday from 7.50pm - 10pm at The Observatory, in the Omni-Theatre Building. The Astronomy 101 Series is held on the second Friday of every month at 8pm and 9pm, with each talk lasting about 20 minutes. It is absolutely free and no registration is required, so it’s time to unleash that astronomy geek in you!
The first indoor trampoline park in Singapore, Amped Trampoline Park, recently opened its second outlet in Jurong East. Have a bouncing good time with your pals as you jump on 5,000 sq ft of trampolines, somersault into foam pits and defy gravity on the parkour walls.
200 Jurong East Ave 1
200 Jurong East Ave 1
The first indoor trampoline park in Singapore, Amped Trampoline Park, recently opened its second outlet in Jurong East. Have a bouncing good time with your pals as you jump on 5,000 sq ft of trampolines, somersault into foam pits and defy gravity on the parkour walls.
With a giant wave pool, a snaking lazy river, a jacuzzi, a bubble jet station and thrilling slides every colour of the rainbow
8
locals recommend
Jurong East Swimming Complex
8
locals recommend
With a giant wave pool, a snaking lazy river, a jacuzzi, a bubble jet station and thrilling slides every colour of the rainbow
Arts & Culture
Kranji War Memorial is dedicated to the men and women all over the world who died defending Singapore from the Japanese in World War II. With a heavy air of dignity and pride, the graves of 4,458 allied servicemen lie in neat rows on the green pastures. If you ever want to take a moment to thank these war veterans for their contributions, or are searching for some quiet and serenity, pay a visit to Kranji War Memorial. You are likely to find some solace.
Kranji War Memorial
Kranji War Memorial is dedicated to the men and women all over the world who died defending Singapore from the Japanese in World War II. With a heavy air of dignity and pride, the graves of 4,458 allied servicemen lie in neat rows on the green pastures. If you ever want to take a moment to thank these war veterans for their contributions, or are searching for some quiet and serenity, pay a visit to Kranji War Memorial. You are likely to find some solace.
Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a World War II interpretive centre, honouring the heroism of the 1,400 soldiers from the Malay Regiment who stood up against a 13,000-strong Japanese Army in the Battle of Pasir Panjang. The serenity of this place makes it almost impossible to believe that one of the fiercest battles in Singapore history took place in the area. The reality of the horrific violence and low regard for human life will slowly sink in as you explore the compound and feed your knowledge, making this place ideal for reflection and inspiration.
Bukit Chandu War Memorial
Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a World War II interpretive centre, honouring the heroism of the 1,400 soldiers from the Malay Regiment who stood up against a 13,000-strong Japanese Army in the Battle of Pasir Panjang. The serenity of this place makes it almost impossible to believe that one of the fiercest battles in Singapore history took place in the area. The reality of the horrific violence and low regard for human life will slowly sink in as you explore the compound and feed your knowledge, making this place ideal for reflection and inspiration.
Army Museum of Singapore (ARMS) is one fun place to visit.
SAFTI Military Institute
500 Upper Jurong Rd
Army Museum of Singapore (ARMS) is one fun place to visit.
The very place where the historic surrender of the British to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 took place, happens to be right behind my house. Previously Ford’s first motor car assembly plant in Southeast Asia, the building is now a World War II exhibition gallery and repository. The lives of Singaporeans under Japanese Occupation are vividly captured in the exhibitions, serving as a continuation from the one on the last battles fought at Bukit Chandu. With so many museums in the West dedicated to the WWII, us Westies should be experts on the subject already!
351 Upper Bukit Timah Rd
351 Upper Bukit Timah Rd
The very place where the historic surrender of the British to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 took place, happens to be right behind my house. Previously Ford’s first motor car assembly plant in Southeast Asia, the building is now a World War II exhibition gallery and repository. The lives of Singaporeans under Japanese Occupation are vividly captured in the exhibitions, serving as a continuation from the one on the last battles fought at Bukit Chandu. With so many museums in the West dedicated to the WWII, us Westies should be experts on the subject already!
Food Scene
There is good roast duck pizza right here in the West! The plum sauce is tasty and tangy, and the outer layer of the roast duck gives that perfect crunch. The Tea Party Cafe is nestled comfortably in the heart of Bukit Timah. With board games, magazines, and plush sofas to lounge on, it’s a great place for you and your friends to kick back, bond, and enjoy this interesting slice of goodness.
805 Bukit Timah Rd
805 Bukit Timah Rd
There is good roast duck pizza right here in the West! The plum sauce is tasty and tangy, and the outer layer of the roast duck gives that perfect crunch. The Tea Party Cafe is nestled comfortably in the heart of Bukit Timah. With board games, magazines, and plush sofas to lounge on, it’s a great place for you and your friends to kick back, bond, and enjoy this interesting slice of goodness.