Indeed, Singapore is known as an ever-evolving futuristic utopia to many abroad. Nonetheless, there’s still a variety of secret places that are buried in Singapore, where time has almost stood still. Excellently, here’s 12 of the best hidden secret places to explore in Singapore.
1. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
Known as the Bright Hill Temple, it’s a majestic Buddhist monastery and one of the biggest Buddhist’s temples in Singapore. In fact, you can discover art and culture in this beautiful colourful setting while learning about a century worth of the temple’s history.
📍88 Bright Hill Rd, Singapore 574117
2. Japanese Cemetery Park
Surprisingly, this alluring place is not well known. Stroll through a cherry blossom wonderland with stunning Japanese architecture and floral archways. Equally, it’s one of the most instagrammable places in Singapore.
📍 22 Chuan Hoe Ave, Singapore 549854
3. Smith Marine Floating Kelong Restaurant
Located at Johor Strait, this epic floating eatery is built on a former wooden fishing port. Wonderfully, it offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience where guests can fish for their own meals and the chefs cook it. Plus, it’s one of the most unique dining places in Singapore.
📍Between Changi and Pulau Ubin, Singapore
4. Jurong Hill Park Lookout
Certainly, people forget about the surreal lookout tower atop this hill. Indeed, it seems a little spooky at first, but the tower offers 360-degree views of Singapore and the surroundings. Definitely, photographers will appreciate this one.
📍60 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628926
5. The Last Hakka Cemetery
Between a busy MRT station and high-rise buildings discover Holland Close Graveyard. The ancient cemetery dates back to the 1800s and features around 3,000 carefully arranged tombstones. Indeed, time has stood still here.
📍7B Commonwealth Ave, Singapore 142007
6. Bollywood Veggies
Escape the bustling city and switch off at this farming collective in the rural countryside of Kranji. Surely, one of the greatest secret places in Singapore to connect with earth, eat real wholefoods and nurture your mind, body and soul.
📍100 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719026
7. Everton Road Street Art
With a stunning collection of wall murals across Everton Road…you’ll be truly mesmerised. Additionally, each painting represents a diverse theme and tells a different story. For instance, one depicts old Peranakan shophouses. Definitely, one of the greatest hidden secret places in Singapore.
📍Everton Road, Singapore
8. The World’s First Salmon ATM
Bizarrely, an ATM machine was invented at Wisteria Mall that serves 200g of frozen Norwegian Salmon for under $6. Consequently, it was the world’s first-ever Salmon ATM machine, and they are popping up in various locations in Singapore.
9. Istana Woodneuk
Hidden in grassland, this two-story palace dates back to the 19th century. Therefore, it’s the perfect secret exploration of ruins, dipped in modern day vandalism, with a eerie touch. Indeed, some claim it is haunted because over 700 people died there during WWII.
📍766 Tyersall Ave, Singapore 257699
10. The Dragon Chamber
One of our favourite Chinese restaurants in Singapore is concealed behind a fridge door in Chinatown. Undoubtably, it boasts an old-world secret society atmosphere where you’ll be in total harmony.
📍 2 Circular Rd, Singapore 049358
11. Seletar Rocket Tower
Constructed in 1969, this 19-metre tall rocket tower is open to explore. Atop the tower, you’ll be treated to impressive vistas of the reservoir, greenland and even Singapore Zoo in the distance.
📍Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Mandai Rd Track 7, Singapore
12. The Southernmost Point Of Asia
Located off Palawan Beach on Sentosa Island, it features two viewing platform towers with iconic views of the South China Sea. Additionally, it is only accessible via suspension bridge. Likewise, it’s one of the most instagrammable places in Singapore.
📍Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore