Uber… or I Guess Grab Your Way to These Cool and Obscure Corners of Singapore
Singaporeans always lament that there is a lack of exciting things to do. However, thanks to the popular ride-hailing app, Grab, you can visit some of Singapore’s quirkiest yet far-off places!
Are you ready to venture on the road less travelled to explore these hidden gems in Singapore?
1. Tiger Brewery
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Ever wondered where our local beer brand, Tiger, comes from? Go behind the scenes of our very own homegrown beer brand at the Tiger Brewery! Situated at the far west of Singapore, you can sign up for a 90-minute tour (SGD18) to learn how the beer is made. Besides the extensive display of vintage Tiger bottles and collateral from across the decades, the real icing on the cake is the unlimited beer tastings that you are entitled to during the tour!
Address: 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore 639934
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 1pm – 5pm
Tel: +65 6860 3005
2. Sungei Khatib Bongsu
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As one of Singapore’s last undammed rivers, Sungei Khatib Bongsu is a far cry from Singapore’s concrete jungle. The peaceful tranquility of the mangrove is definitely a respite from the bustling city life. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, why not try kayaking through the mangroves? It is a great way to explore the mangrove and immerse yourself in the lush greenery as well. Rest assured that there have been no sightings of crocodiles to date!
Address: Yishun Avenue 6, Singapore 768959
To kayak, you will need to join ad-hoc kayaking groups such as the ones on Singapore Adventurous & Nature-Lovers
3. Farmart Centre
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Farmart is perhaps one of the few remaining farms in Singapore. Here, you can feed fishes and get up close and personal with mountain goats, bull frogs and rabbits. You can even go prawning as well! Thereafter, end your farm visit with tantalizing hawker fares such as sambal stingray, barbequed seafood, halal mee soto, satay and more!
Address: 67 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699008
Opening hours: Food Outlets – Sun to Thu 10am – 10pm; Fri, Sat & PH 10am to 12am; Animal Corner – Mon to Fri 9am – 1pm, Sat, Sun & PH 0am – 6.30pm
4. Pulau Ubin
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Explore the last of Singapore’s kampongs and life during the 1960s at Pulau Ubin, an island situated off the Northeast of Singapore. It might not offer white sandy beaches but the rustic charm of this island will transport you back in time.
There are plenty of activities available for you here, from cycling around the island to hiking up Puaka Hill for amazing sunset views. While your Grab driver will definitely not be able to get you across the waters to Pulau Ubin, the least he can do is take you to the ferry jetty.
Getting there: Take a bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, which is near Changi Village Hawker Centre
5. Bollywood Veggies
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Looking for an eco-retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore? Check out Bollywood Veggies, Singapore’s very own vegetable farm! Nestled in the outskirts of Kranji, there are more than 100 variety of plants grown on the farm. This includes native produce as well. In fact, Bollywood Veggies is the largest producer of bananas in Singapore! In addition to learning from the green fingers of the experts themselves, you can also sample some of their fresh produce at their in-house cafe.
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
Opening Hours: Wed – Sun & PH 9am – 6.30pm
Tel: +65 6898 5001
Take a break from your usual brunch cafes and explore these hidden gems in Singapore! As far and ulu as they might be, it will always be easily accessible thanks to Grab! By booking rides through ShopBack Singapore, you get to enjoy up to $10 Cashback as well. Venture into the wild blue yonder you never knew existed in Singapore today! Or if you’d prefer, you can get some of these amazing food delivered to you with Foodpanda or Deliveroo!