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Top Choice Zoo in Northern & Central Singapore

Singapore Zoo

The line between zoo and botanic oasis blurs at this pulse-slowing sweep of spacious, naturalistic enclosures and interactive attractions. Get up close to orang-utans, dodge Malaysian flying foxes, even snoop around…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Northern & Central Singapore

MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir makes for a calming, evocative jungle escape. Walking trails skirt the water's edge and snake through the mature secondary rainforest spotted with long-tailed macaques and huge monitor lizards. …
Top Choice Museum in Northern & Central Singapore

Former Ford Factory

The former Ford Motors assembly plant is best remembered as the place where the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. It's now home to an exhibition that charts Singapore's descent into …
Top Choice Seafood in Northern & Central Singapore

Mellben Seafood

When it comes to chart-topping crab, no shortage of locals will direct you to Mellben, a modern, hawker-style set-up at the bottom of a nondescript block. Signature dishes are claypot crab bee hoon (rice vermicelli …
Zoo in Northern & Central Singapore

Night Safari

Electric trams glide past over 130 species, including tigers and elephants, with more docile creatures often passing within centimetres of the trams. Walking trails lead to enclosures inaccessible by tram, though si…
Temple in Northern & Central Singapore

Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

This breathtaking monastery was established in 1898 and inspired by the Xi Chang Shi temple in Fuzhou, China. Two majestic gates frame the entrance, while further to the right is a seven-storey pagoda adorned with c…
Zoo in Northern & Central Singapore

River Safari

This wildlife park re-creates the habitats of numerous world-famous rivers, including the Yangtze, Mississippi and Congo. While most are underwhelming, the Mekong River and Amazon Flooded Forest exhibits are impress…
Village in Northern & Central Singapore

Lorong Buangkok

This wonderfully ramshackle kampong (village) seems willed into existence from an old black-and-white photograph. Chickens roam past colourful wooden houses, crickets hum in the background, and the occupants of the …
Museum in Northern & Central Singapore

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Built in the 1880s, this national monument was the headquarters of Dr Sun Yat Sen's Chinese Revolutionary Alliance in Southeast Asia, which led to the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and the creation of the first Chin…
Nature Reserve in Northern & Central Singapore

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Singapore’s steamy Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a 163-hectare tract of primary rainforest clinging to Singapore’s highest peak, Bukit Timah (163m). The reserve supposedly holds more tree species than the entire Nor…