Canadian guys are coming to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore as an exchange student, to see what in-depth attractions are recommended by crooked nuts, maybe some we haven’t been to.
I am a student from Canada and in early 2016 I am going to NTU for 6 months to see the hidden attractions in Singapore. Of course, I also plan to visit those tourist attractions, such as Sentosa, Botanical Gardens, Zoos and so on. But I wanted to look more deeply at Singapore at the local level. If you can tell me any other tips for your trip to Singapore, I would also appreciate it!
Note: Thank you all for the information you have told me!
If you don’t mind walking, the abandoned train station near Bukit Timah Sunset Way is really a nice place. Just Google it and I’m sure you’ll find that place. If you can’t find it, I wouldn’t mind coming with you:) Good wishes: Welcome to Singapore!
Didn’t they remove the train tracks?
Most of them were withdrawn, but not all. On the King Albert park, there are still some tracks.
As soon as possible, the government is ready to change the train walkway into something else.
While you’re here, try something seasonal (sorry, the post is very long)
Chinese New Year, February 8-9, 2016: About 1 month ago, Chinese people will start buying a lot of New Year goods to celebrate the Lunar New Year, so 1 to 2 weeks before the New Year, there are crowds everywhere. In addition to buying gifts, the Lunar New Year is like Christmas. Go to Chinatown to feel the atmosphere (tourist version) and then find a New Year’s market in a residential area. Since you’ll be living on the west side, there will definitely be a big New Year’s market in Jurong East MRT or Clementi (disclaimer: I don’t live on the west side, others can suggest)
There are many religious places to visit in Singapore, and if you are Catholic or Christian, you can find a church to celebrate Good Friday in Singapore. More touristic churches, such as
St. Andrews Cathedral. Blessed Sacrament Church
It is an interesting building and one of the oldest churches in Singapore. Of course, there are many other churches, just google and find your favorite.
Thian Hock Keng
The temple is located in the city and is also a tourist attraction. If you are interested in Asian culture, you can check it out
Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple
Literary places such as Haji Lane are quite interesting, and high-rise Singapore rarely sees shophouses that are only 2-3 storeys high. Walking around the neighborhood, you’ll see the Sultan Mosque, which is highly recommended for sunset photos and is open 24 hours
。 Nearby Little India is also quite interesting.
This green island is of course also full of beaches and parks. The East Coast is crowded on weekends. The west coast is much quieter, but at the same time there is nothing there. There are also mangroves in Basili Park, but they are more urban than Sungei Buloh. Bishan – Ang Mo Qiao Park has otter triplets.
In Singapore, you have to do the same thing as Singaporeans! Eat and eat!! There are plenty of food blogs that will cover these. We also have a food search engine, and Hungrygowhere has a mobile app.
There are many theater performances and concerts in Singapore and so on. Some may be a bit expensive, you can go to Sistic.com and Sportshub for information on ticketed events.
Tips for staying in Singapore: Have an internet connection!
You need a phone plan that suits you, and you can use Singtel, Starhub, and M1 for these mobile companies. Several of them are good and bad, you can google their price packages and so on.
Once you have a mobile phone number, you can use the free wifi! Singapore has plenty of free public WiFi and hotspots. Most cafes offer wifi if you ask.
The introduction is very detailed! As a local I also think you write very well.
Thanks for this information! I hadn’t even thought about Chinese New Year or anything before. By the way, what food do you recommend I can try?
Oh my god ~ speaking of food.
Hainanese chicken rice is a must-eat! The daily Hainanese chicken rice at Maxwell Food Centre is really worth the queue. They have the iconic blue sign (though other stores are starting to imitate it) and there are always long lines at mealtimes, so try to pass during off-peak hours (such as before or after lunch or dinner). Maxwell Food Centre also has plenty of other great food. Whatever you do, don’t eat chicken rice at the Chatterbox at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel… Because it’s really expensive…
Bak Kut Tea has two soup bases, herbs or black pepper. Personally, I prefer black pepper, so I will go
Outram Park Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh
。 You eat like a local, ordering some churros and dipping them in soup. The churros will absorb the soup base. After the soup is finished, you can also ask the boss to give you more soup. If you’re willing to try it, you can also order some offal side dishes.
Durian, don’t care about the taste, eat its beauty.
Fried Hokkien Mee
Stir-fried kway teow
Crab – Chili crab, if you can eat spicy. Black pepper, egg yolk, steamed are also good choices. Steaming is always the freshest and sweetest.
Other suggestions: Make some local friends with whom you can go out in search of food. There are some foods just mentioned, especially crabs, that need to be eaten by a group of people to be happy. And they can take you to places that are not mentioned in travel books.
If you like walking, I highly recommend Kent Ridge Park – Hortpark – Telok Blangah Park – Mt Faber Park along the tracks of the southern ridge. Finally, you can have a big meal in Vivocity. ：）
I would recommend the small island near Singapore. You can take a ferry to Singapore, which is like a concrete forest, and it is very pleasant to see these natural scenery.
Ubin Island is definitely a must-see. Where you can rent a bike for the whole day, for less than $10.
(Related article: Ubin Island, recommended to see the Java wetlands – how to play on the outlying islands of Singapore)
Singapore City Gallery. You can find out why Singapore was built the way it is, and you can also learn about the next urban development plan.
Easy to get there and close to Maxwell Market to go there for lunch.
You can go to Gardens by the Bay in the evening, don’t go in the afternoon, it’s too hot. Their evening performance was truly stunning and amazing.
The night show is at Supertree Grove at 7.45pm and 8.15pm daily. It’s free! I sat on the grass with my friend that night and it was really great!
Welcome to our sunny island!
Our museum is nice and cheap.
1. Changi Museum
It’s a bit far to go to the easternmost part of Singapore… But when you go in and see the experience of those war prisoners, it is really indescribably shocking.
Another one related to World War II:
Bukit Chandu rethink
This small museum displays the deeds of a valiant group who died heroically defending this outpost.
I recommend going to the mangroves, like Sungai Buloh or Chek Jawa on Ubin Island. It’s very different from ordinary vegetation and worth visiting.
Remember to bring mosquito repellent dropions!
I was also a college student at the time, so if you want to hang out, you can send me a private message. Happy to take you out and about.
Welcome to Singapore!
It’s not a secret, it’s an indispensable part, and if you want to be part of the local culture, you have to do what the locals do… Forehead.. What am I talking about…?
Singapore is known as a foodie paradise. We have a wide variety of races and the food comes from different countries. But more importantly, we are most proud of our local food. I noticed that some Westerners came to the hawker center, and then they naturally gathered at the Chinese dumpling shop. It’s not that you can’t, but you should know that these dumplings (similar to what you eat in a Chinese restaurant in Canada) are not our local dumplings.
If you really want a local to eat, the suggestion: go to the queue! Because locals know better than others what food is delicious, we don’t mind queuing up for something good. So if you see a queue somewhere, you’ll know it’s a local favorite.
Make a list of foods that you should try at least once:
1. Chicken rice
2. Nai lemak
3. Radish cake
Excited for you! I promise you’ll love it here (unless you really, really hate hot weather)
In addition to the museum mentioned earlier, I would like to say one more – the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, which just opened at NUS!
If you like outdoor activities, you can park the car. East Coast Park is really good, and they’re rebuilding some areas, so there’s probably more to see when you come. You can ride your bike to the downtown area, on the Marina Bay side.
If you like fishing/shrimp, there are plenty of places to catch shrimp and places to grill what you catch! (Related article: LOHAS |.) How to spend a weekend in Western Singapore? Eat Japanese-style wagyu teppanyaki, catch crayfish, Beier Shuang)
In addition to these, there is a lot of variety of food here. I hope you love good food, because if you really dig into the food around you, you will find that there are so many choices.
Canada is cold to death for 8 months a year, and I’m really looking forward to the heat of Singapore! When it comes to food, I’ve always loved trying new things. However, seafood is not often eaten now, and I will find a way to solve it.
Japanese Cemetery Park:
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Go to the MacReidge Reservoir or Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, find a straight line and cross it. Be careful not to get entangled in vines and roots, or even swamps, though. It’s like the dense Amazon jungle.
After reading the suggestions of these enthusiastic netizens, have you silently taken out a small book and wrote down where to go to play happily? Hurry up and make an appointment with friends ~ˋ( ° ▽, ° )
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