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Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Hidden Singapore: 6 Places You’ve Probably Never Been To - Evolve Daily



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Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, Singapore remains to be one of the most fascinating places you’ll ever find. Rich in culture and tradition thanks to its multi-racial society, Singapore continues to rise as one of the top tourist destinations in the world with its clean and green environment, world-renowned food, and famous shopping hotspots.
However, there is also another side of Singapore that many of the locals don’t even know about! And though they aren’t as popular as places like the Merlion in Sentosa or Marina Bay Sands, they play an equally big role in making Singapore the beautiful country that it is.
This hidden side of Singapore will no doubt help you experience the island nation like never before! So without further ado, Evolve Daily presents The Hidden Singapore: 6 Places You’ve Probably Never Been To:
1) Punggol Ranch
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Deep within the beautiful punggol area lies one of Singapore’s best kept secrets, Punggol Ranch. As the name suggests, the ranch offers a series of horse and pony riding activities that caters to visitors of all ages; from children as young as 4-5 years old, to senior citizens.
And that’s not all! If you’re looking for a nice getaway resort far from the bustling side of the city, the ranch offers caravan-shaped chalet facilities that are opened to the public. There are also many restaurants, cafes, bars, and other fun activities to do within and around the ranch vicinity.
To find out more, click here.

2) Wheeler’s Yard
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Known for its “instagram-worthy” blue metal entrance gate, the relatively new Wheeler’s Yard is quickly becoming recognized as one of the coolest cafes in Singapore. Occupying an entire warehouse in a corner of the Balestier area, Wheeler’s Yard is an all-in-one bicycle atelier, workshop and café.
Whether you’re an avid or casual cyclist, you’ll be impressed and tempted by the large selection of handmade urban bicycles in an array of colors and sizes. You can even have your own bicycle refurbished by their experienced mechanics! Wheeler’s Yard also has an in-house canteen that offers a decent and affordable selection of western dishes and coffees.
To find out more, click here.

3) Kombi Rocks
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If you’re a vintage lover, then you’ve got to check out Kombi Rocks café located in Yio Chu Kang Road. This beautiful 1950s shophouse is filled with vintage memorabilia, toys, watches, clocks, guitars, fans and bicycles as props for the café’s interior décor.
And parked just outside along the roadside of the café is a fleet of mint-condition vintage Kombis, Veedubs, cars and bikes for rental purposes. If you aren’t interested in renting, you can hold a photoshoot there or simply help yourself to the delicious Asian food being served in the café.
To find out more, click here.

4) Kampong Buangkok
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Kampong Buangkok is a place you have to visit if you’re looking for a perfect, authentic experience of Singapore’s humble beginnings. Kampong Buangkok is widely considered by the locals as the last surviving “Kampong” (village) in Singapore.
The “Kampong” is home to no more than 30 families living in colorful houses mostly made of wood with zinc coated roofs. And in traditional “Kampong Spirit”, the locals living there would be more than happy to give you a tour of the area and help you learn more about what it was like growing up in the early days of Singapore.
To find out more, click here.

5) Farmart Centre
02 Farmart Centre [Farmer's Market, Prawning, Animal Corner etc] @ Kranji Countryside, Sungei Tengah (Near Choa Chu Kang) (Large)
With a collection of retail shops, food stalls, prawn fishing ponds and an animal corner, Farmart Centre is the perfect place to escape and relax. The centre is also home to the Uncle William Farm Tours, which offers tours such as short talks on quail egg farming and full day tours to the Kranji and Lim Chu Kang area. On weekends and public holidays, the animal corner allows children to come up close and personal with the farm animals as well.
To find out more, click here.

6) Bollywood Veggies
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Hidden deep in the beautiful Kranji countryside, the ten-acre organic farm, Bollywood Veggies is filled with fun, relaxing activities for the family. It is the perfect escape from the bustling city side of Singapore.
Enjoy the rich wildlife, feast on organically grown herbs and seasonal vegetables, take a cooking class, or learn about the history of food culture at the food museum; there’s just so many activities you don’t want to miss out on. Don’t forget to dig into the famous banana bread and Bolly Banana Curry available at the Poison Ivy Bistro located in the farm.
To find out more, click here.


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