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5 Non-Touristic Things to do in Singapore – A New Perspective of the Lion City

Ideal for seasoned travellers or even those visiting for the first time, non-touristic things to do in Singapore offer new insights into the country's culture and heritage. Here are such captivating activities you may not read about in general travel guides, but are well worth experiencing.


Enjoy Tree-Based Activities

While the city may be known for its towering skyscrapers, Singapore also has a lot of green spaces with trees that offer ideal settings for some outdoor escapades. One such example is the TreeTop Walk at the MacRitchie Reservoir; it features a suspension bridge amidst the forest canopy where you can take in a wonderful bird's eye view of the flora and fauna. For more thrills you can try the Forest Adventure at the Bedok Reservoir; it features an obstacle course in the treetops and includes swinging bridges, tightropes and even ziplining!


Head to Offshore Islands

When people think of islands in this destination they automatically remember Sentosa, popular for its many attractions and theme parks. But did you know the country has more than 60 islands that belong to it! You can plan trips to some of the islands that make for a rewarding day out. One such place is Pulau Ubin where you can visit the Chek Jawa Wetlands or a traditional kampong (village). Also worth heading to is Pulau Serangoon or Coney Island which has a park that has diverse flora and birdlife.


Explore Tiong Bahru

Home to one of the oldest housing estates in the nation, Tiong Bahru is a fascinating locale where history merges with modern inspiration. Those finding accommodation at Tiong Bahru hotels Singapore has to offer can explore this area with its captivating murals, charming boutiques, diverse architectural styles and trendy cafes. Properties in this locale such as D'Hotel Singapore make an ideal base from which to head off on the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail; highlights include the Bird Corner and Former Hu Lu Temple, Monkey God Temple and Tiong Bahru Market where you can enjoy street food too.


Cycle Around Singapore

Don't miss an opportunity to get in some pedal-powered sightseeing in Singapore which gives you a great cardio workout as well! One of the best ways to explore the great outdoors is to cycle your way around the city along a special network that links bike routes and parks; both bike rental and bike-sharing options are available for visitors. If you want to head along trails that are not as well-known consider areas like the Woodlands Waterfront Park and Lorong Halus Wetlands


Discover Underwater Trails

You not only get heritage and bike trails but those underwater too! One of the best things to do in Singapore for divers is to explore the Sisters' Islands Marine Park which has specially marked shallow and deep trails beneath the waves. Be it giant clams, sponges, hard and soft corals, clownfish, sea anemones, schooling fish or sea stars, there is much to see on these trails; along the way, you will come to specific stations with information on the diverse marine biodiversity and the importance of conservation.

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