So your exams are over and the much awaited June holidays are finally here. It's time to refer to the list of activities you've been building since the start of the school term
So your exams are over and the much awaited school holidays are finally here. It's time to refer to the list of activities you've been building since the start of the school term.
Let's see… Sleep in till 12 noon. Shopping at Bugis Village. Korean drama marathon. DOTA or WOW the entire day and night in your room! You've probably already done some of these things, right?
Well, here's something different to add to your list!
This holiday, why not get active and go on an adventure close to nature? Fresh air, green pastures, and a spotless sky unblocked by tall buildings await you.
You'll find that there's a lot to Singapore you have yet to discover!
Kusu Island, also known as Tortoise Island, is a reclaimed island that's a 15-minute ferry ride away from the South of Singapore. It is famous for housing the Da Ba Gong Temple, as well as Malay shrines, or keramats.
The swimming lagoons, the pristine beaches, and the serene environment of Kusu Island will make for a chillax day with your friends or family.
The island is also bordered by coral reefs with abundant marine life. You can join the Blue Water Volunteers guided reef walk to see and discover more about the reefs and its inhabitants, including clown anemone fishes, anemone shrimps, and giant clams!
Did you know that Pulau Ubin is the second largest off-shore island of Singapore, after the well-known Sentosa Island? Just a 10 minute bumboat ride away from Changi Jetty, Pulau Ubin is the last ‘kampung’ you can find in Singapore.
There are plenty of fun things to do on this island. You can rent a bike and spend the day cycling around the island on its rustic roads under swaying coconut palms, or join one of the many guided walks available.
The most popular attraction on Pulau Ubin is Chek Jawa, a one hectare intertidal flats with seagrasses, sand flats, and coral rubble surrounded by coastal forest and mangroves.
You can explore all these different ecosystems along the 1.1km boardwalk or up the 20m Jejawi Tower!
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is located within the Kranji Countryside, easily reachable via a 10-minute express bus ride from Kranji MRT.
The mangroves and freshwater wetlands are home to an amazing diversity of flora and fauna.
You can take any of the multiple walking trails or the boardwalk, all of which will bring you closer to nature and the inhabitants of these wetlands.
If you're lucky, you may even see the family of otters and the lonesome crocodile living there!
Even if you aren't a fan of heights, the views on the MacRitchie Tree Top Walk are well worth challenging your fears!
The MacRitchie Tree Top Walk is a 250m long suspension bridge that
spans across the two highest points in MacRitchie, at 25m from the
Walking on the bridge will bring you closer than you can ever get
to the canopy of the forest. Some 80 species of birds and 18 rare trees
have been spotted in the forest. You'll get a better view of the forest
birds, flying lemurs, and even monkeys!
To get there, you can hike from MacRitchie Reservoir Park via the
MacRitchie Nature Trail. Challenge your friends to complete the hike
together, and be rewarded with the magnificent views from the Tree Top
No matter which place you pick, you are bound to have an exciting
time. So why not have a picnic at the same time, it would also be a
fun activity for you and your friends.
Here's what you could pack to recharge yourself midway through your adventures:
This article was last reviewed on
Monday, March 7, 2022
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