Places to visit in Singapore for vacay vibes


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Keen to travel but not keen on taking a flight? Then you’ve come to the right place. From scenic parks to unconventional restaurants, here are six places in Singapore that’ll make you feel like you’re not on our sunny little island anymore. Vacationing doesn’t get any easier than this!

01 • The Henderson Waves bridge


Close your eyes and envision a mesmerising scene unfolding before you. The sun gracefully sets, a symphony of birdsong fills the air, and your significant other is right by your side. 

Together, you embark on a serene stroll along the breathtaking Henderson Waves Bridge. Illuminated with a soft, golden glow that casts a spellbinding ambience, the bridge becomes a serene pathway of romance.

Venturing further on this pathway into the verdant jungle, the Henderson Waves Bridge reveals its awe-inspiring form — undulating curves that mimic the serenity and grace of ocean waves. 🌊

Prepare to be captivated by this architectural marvel that combines nature and imagination to create an enchanting escape from daily life.

02 • Changi Bay Point

(Photo: Mothership)

Listen up, folks! Here’s the scoop on this hidden gem along the Changi Bay Park Connector that you absolutely must check out. 

Opened in January 2022, this scenic route offers more than just a walk in the park. Picture yourself gazing at a beautiful sunset sky painted in vibrant hues of orange as the sun descends on the horizon — it’s pure magic! 

With plenty of sea-facing benches available, you can bask in the calming embrace of the sea, letting its sights, sounds, and scents rejuvenate your soul. 

So, whether you’re seeking some vitamin “sea” or craving a refreshing escape — Changi Bay Point is a place that’ll leave you feeling revitalised and refreshed!

03 • Potato Head

(Photo: Potato Head)

Prepare yourself for a delectable food adventure! Potato Head Folk, located along vibrant Keong Saik Road, serves up an extraordinary fusion of flavours from Western and Asian cuisines.

Tucked away within a charming 90s styled shophouse, this trendy establishment transports you to a whimsical wonderland from the moment you step through the doors. The walls come alive with meticulously hand-painted butterflies, vibrant flowers, and quirky sculptures, creating an enchanting and magical atmosphere. ✨

As you peruse the extensive menu, prepare your taste buds as you get ready to bite into succulent burgers, savour loaded fries bursting with tantalising toppings, and indulge in heavenly desserts.

Bring along your friends and soak in the laid-back vibes as you get a well-deserved respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

04 • Kampong Lorong Buangkok

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It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of Singapore’s fast-paced lifestyle, and let’s be honest, it can get a bit monotonous. Sometimes, you just crave a change of scenery — something simpler, like kampong life.

Then take a little trip to Kampong Lorong Buangkok. This charming village was built in 1956 by a TCM businessman named Mr. Sng to provide housing for plantation workers. Today, it is proudly owned by Mdm. Sng Hui Mong, his youngest daughter.

As soon as you step foot into the village, you’ll be greeted by a bunch of friendly chickens, which are the beloved pets of the residents. Despite being nestled so close to the nearby HDBs, the city noises seem to fade away, replaced by the captivating sights and sounds of the village.

Get your tickets here for the guided tour.

05 • Smith Marine Floating Restaurant

(Photo: The Smart Local)

If you’re up for a unique dining experience in Singapore, look no further than the city’s one and only floating kelong (offshore platform) restaurant — Smith Marine Floating Restaurant. This culinary gem is just a breezy 15-minute boat ride away from Changi. 

If your inner fisherman/fisherwoman is itching to come out, then give their “Sure Catch” pond a go and reel in your very own lunch! Once you’ve satisfied your taste buds, find a cosy spot to relax and soak up the soothing sea breeze. It’s the perfect way to slow things down and reconnect with your loved ones. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

To reach this place, just hop on a bumboat ride from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal, which is the same spot to catch a boat to Pulau Ubin. Oh, and here’s a heads up — the boat ride back costs a flat rate of $100 for up to twelve people. Bon voyage and bon appétit!

06 • Japanese Cemetery Park

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Longing for a taste of Japan or simply itching to visit? Prepare to fall head over heels for the tranquil and picturesque Japanese Cemetery Park.

This park spans over 30,000 square-metres, and is adorned with enchanting floral archways draped in bright, pink bougainvilleas. Not only do they provide shade along the park’s main paths, they also add to the dreamy springtime ambience. 

Beyond the scenic sights and soothing sounds, this park is overflowing with history and tales of a long-gone era. From the courageous first immigrants to the trials of war, it’s a place that echoes with the stories of those who have left their mark on Singapore. 

So grab your family and embark on an eye-opening journey through time at the Japanese Cemetery Park.

(Featured photo adapted from: Potato Head, Youtube, The Smart Local, and )

Happy travels!

Kate 🏖️

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