Singapore – 5 Offbeat Experiences that make it worth a Visit!

You’ve heard of Sentosa, Jurong & the other popular places and are perhaps one of those travelers who’ve already been there. However, there’s a lot of fun & excitement beyond the Zoo’s and malls & here’s a pick of the country’s top offbeat experiences –

 

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Lazarus Island - Yeah, we know Sentosa’s sand and waters are tempting, but at the end of it all, the natural sand and waters of Lazarus have a charm of its own. At present, there are no direct ferries to Lazarus Island so getting there either involves chartering a private yacht or catching a ferry to St. John’s Island and walking over to Lazarus via the link bridge.

 

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Consume Tea and Coffee at the same time! - Prefer tea or coffee? It gets even better if your prefer both! The Tiong Bahru market area serves an usual mix of half tea and half coffee, known as ‘Yin and Yang’. Although it sounds weird, it tastes pretty awesome as you first get hit with the taste of tea, followed by that typical coffee flavour or after-taste!

 

You Cook what you catch! - Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime! At Big Splash, it’s not too different – go rent out a fishing line, catch your feed and immediately cook it on a barbeque that’s right besides the prawn pond. Ohh Fish, now isn’t that cool!

 

A Semi-Amazon Kayaking Experience - Situated in the Singapore mainland, Singapore’s northern tip has a stretch of mangrove forests that create an authentic jungle like experience. Kayaking through its rivers is an ideal way of experiencing this rainforest.

 

Go Suba Diving - Wait What? We’re not in Thailand, are we? Certainly not, but Pulau Hantu is Singapore’s most popular diving site. Home to 250 species as well as a shipwreck that dates back to World War II, what more could you ask for?