Singapore is a country renowned for its bustling city vibe. There is no shortage of good places to go in Singapore for excitement. However, while this island nation may seem like a massive urban jungle, here are some hidden gems that offer you a tranquil escape from the hectic city lifestyle.
Formerly known as Pulau Sakijang Pelepah, Lazarus Island is a currently uninhabited island that’s far from the usual crowd of Singapore. It’s less frequented by tourists so you can expect the beach to be less crowded and a lot cleaner as well.
As a bonus, Lazarus Island is also home plenty of stray cats, making this island perfect for animal-lovers.
Explore Bicycle Island
Again, this is another island that would require a bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. But if you are looking to explore a coastal village that’s truly Singaporean, head over to Pulau Ubin.
This village boasts palm trees, mangroves, and a biking trail that gave birth to its name. If you want to see a different side to the high-tech, glamorous, and high-rise appeal Singapore is well-known for, Bicycle Island is the place for you.
Former Queen’s Theatre
If you want to get in touch with Singapore’s cultural and historical roots, the Former Queen’s Theatre is a must-visit. Opened in the 1930s, the theatre was the go-to place for foreign films. While the theatre itself is closed, the façade remains. The façade can be seen from Lorong 44, so it’s worth a visit for a great snapshot of the island’s history.
These are just some of the hidden gems worth visiting. Singapore may be quite small for a country, but it still holds a lot of surprises that will keep tourists coming back for more.