Where to go on the weekends in November!
If you feel like you have done pretty much everything in Singapore, think again. Here is a list of some interesting activities that is definitely worth your weekend!
1. Go hiking across Singapore
A long hike with your friends is both relaxing and a great way to bond. Take on the trail that stretches from Jurong Lake Gardens all the way to Lower Seletar Reservoir Park. Built to be accessible from many areas in Singapore, this hiking trail spans a total of 36 kilometres and passes through Bukit Batok, Bishan, Sengkang and Punggol. Be sure to take on this trail for beautiful scenery and a good weekend workout.
Refer to the NParks website to plan your hike: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/coast-to-coast
2. Go farm exploring in Kranji
If you think that there is nothing much to do in Kranji, you’d be surprised. Kranji is a hotspot for exploring farms. Head over to Hay Dairies to look at the goats and if you’re lucky, you might even get a chance to feed them. Kranji is also home to the Jurong Frog Farm which houses fascinating American Bullfrogs. Finally, if you’re in for more fascinating animals, be sure to pop by the Max Koi Farm to watch the beautiful Japanese koi fish.
Hay Dairies Singapore
3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
Opening hours: 9am to 4pm (Monday, Wednesday to Sunday). Farm is closed every Tuesday.
Jurong Frog Farm
51 (Plot 56) Lim Chu Kang Lane 6
Opening hours: 9am to 5.30pm (Open to the public on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Max Koi Farm
251 Neo Tiew Crescent Singapore 718835
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm (Monday to Sunday)
Take the red line and get off at Kranji MRT Station
Take the Kranji Countryside Express Bus($3 per person) to the various places listed above
To visit the Koi Farm, board the bus and tell the driver that you would like to go to “Max Koi Farm”
Be sure to keep the ticket if you are hopping on and off to visit several farms using the bus
For more information on the the Kranji Countryside bus, head over to this website:
3. Visit the Singapore Zoo
First farms, now there’s a zoo too? The Mandai area never ceases to surprise! The Singapore Zoo is a must-visit if you haven’t been there. Pop by on the weekend to admire the world’s largest colony of orangutans, the exotic white tiger and many more mesmerising animals. Don’t forget to visit the Splash Safari to learn more about the underwater animals and how to protect them. You can easily purchase tickets to the Singapore Zoo at your dormitory conveniently with the NPN terminals!
80 Mandai Lake Road, 729826
Take the red line and get off at Khatib MRT Station
Walk to Exit A and wait for the Mandai Khatib Shuttle that will take you to the Singapore Zoo
Check the bus schedule here:
4. Ice Skating at JCube
You don’t have to travel to a cold country in order to skate. Escape the hot weather of Singapore when you visit JCube’s ice skating rink at Jurong East and bond with your friends over this cool activity. Don’t want to skate? No worries. You can still relax at the seats of the rink while watching people glide across the ice.
2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11, Singapore 609731
5. Shopping at Jurong
Find out what is popular these days as you stroll through the shops in the various malls of Jurong. Need to get groceries? Head over to Giant hypermart at IMM or walk over to Big Box for more shopping options. There are also a variety of other stores around so explore to your heart’s content!
Directions to the Jurong East shopping district:
Take the red line or green line and alight at Jurong East MRT Station
Follow the signs and walk to the shopping centre of your choice