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Top Choice Thai in West & Southwest Singapore

Tamarind Hill

In a colonial bungalow in Labrador Park, Tamarind Hill sets an elegant scene for exceptional Thai. The highlight is the Sunday brunch (noon to 3pm), which offers a buffet of beautiful cold dishes and salads, as well…
Top Choice Park in West & Southwest Singapore

Southern Ridges

Made up of a series of parks and hills connecting West Coast Park to Mt Faber, the Southern Ridges will have you walking through the jungle without ever really leaving the city. While the entire route spans 9km, the…
Gallery in West & Southwest Singapore

Gillman Barracks

Built in 1936 as a British military encampment, Gillman Barracks is now a rambling art outpost with 11 galleries scattered around verdant grounds. Among these is New York’s Sundaram Tagore, whose stable of artists i…
Bird Sanctuary in West & Southwest Singapore

Jurong Bird Park

Home to some 600 species of feathered friends – including spectacular macaws – Jurong is a great place for young kids. Highlights include the wonderful Lory Loft forest enclosure, where you can feed colourful lories…
Museum in West & Southwest Singapore

Reflections at Bukit Chandu

Atop Bukit Chandu (Opium Hill) and housed in a renovated colonial-era villa, this modest yet fascinating WWII interpretive centre combines first-hand accounts, personal artefacts, maps and historical footage to reco…
Gallery in West & Southwest Singapore

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

You could spend hours perusing the overflowing shelves of brightly coloured ceramics (most imported from overseas) for sale in this pottery shop's labyrinth of rooms, but it's the 70-year-old dragon kiln that makes …
Museum in West & Southwest Singapore

NUS Museum

Located on the verdant campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS), this museum is one of the city's lesser-known cultural delights. Ancient Chinese ceramics and bronzes, as well as archaeological fragments…
Museum in West & Southwest Singapore

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

What looks like a giant rock bursting with greenery is actually Singapore's high-tech, child-friendly natural history museum. The main Biodiversity Gallery delves into the origin of life using a stimulating combo of…
Bar in West & Southwest Singapore

Colbar

Raffish Colbar is an evocative colonial throwback, a former British officers' mess turned languid drinking spot. It's still 1930-something here: a place where money is kept in a drawer, football team photos hang on …
Park in West & Southwest Singapore

Mt Faber Park

Mt Faber (105m) is the centrepiece of Mt Faber Park and the climax to the Southern Ridges nature walk. The most spectacular (and exorbitantly expensive) way to get here (or to get away) is via the cable car, which c…