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Home to around 40% of the native flora and fauna of Singapore, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the two ASEAN Heritage Parks in Singapore. This 400-acre natural wonderland, considered one of the largest remaining rainforests of the country, is found on Bukit Timah Hill, the tallest hill of Singapore. Established in 1883 as a forest reserve, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the perfect place for tourists to see the natural ecology of a humid, equatorial region such as Singapore, with its pristine charm preserved and maintained by the authorities.
2 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
Regarded as one of the best zoos in the world, the Singapore Zoo is spread across a vast area of 70 acres in the Upper Seletar Region. Formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Garden or Mandai Zoo, it is famed for housing the largest captive colony of Orangutans in the world. Another major highlight is the Rainforest Kidzworld, a technicolour play area for the little ones.
3 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
World's first nocturnal zoo, Singapore Night Safari is located next to the equally popular Singapore Zoo. Housing more than 130 species of animals, it uses the open-concept enclosures or trams to take the visitors on a 45-minute commented tour of its nocturnal animals and habitats.
4 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
Positioned at 181 Lornie Road, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park forms a part of the water catchment system of Singapore and is a Mecca for nature admirers as well as sports fanatics. Covering an area of 12 hectares, the park is a hidden gem located coyly amidst pristine surroundings and offering a respite to the Singaporeans who treasure it immensely. Since MacRitchie Reservoir is situated close to the city centre, it is a favourite spot where one can indulge in a variety of activities like bird watching, kayaking, canoeing and hiking as well.
5 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
Kampong Lorong Buangkok is a traditional village located in Hougang, a residential town in North-Eastern region of Singapore. Popular as the last remaining village on mainland Singapore, this rustic place provides a link to the past of the Lion City. The houses in this 'kampuang', inhabited by 30 families, are reminiscent of an earlier, quieter era, with wooden houses and tin roofs, lush green trees and dirt roads. The thirty or so families who reside here, lead a relaxed life in their 'kampung', in deep contrast with the skyscrapers so clearly visible behind their village.
6 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
The River Safari is Asia's first river-themed zoo and aquarium, part of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Spread across the ten unique riverine ecosystems, the River Safari houses around 6,000 animals of over 300 species, 40 of whom belong to the threatened species category. These magnificent species are housed in themed exhibits based on the rivers of the world - from Mississippi to Amazon.
7 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
Chestnut Nature Park is the largest national park in Singapore, located on the eastern end of Chestnut Avenue near Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Spread over a whopping 81 hectares, the Park is home to meticulously set-up exclusive walking, hiking, and mountain biking trails. The only nature park in Singapore with separate trails for these activities, Chestnut Nature Park is also known for its rich biodiversity, making it a great location for photographers, bird lovers, nature enthusiasts, and families.
8 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
The Former Ford Factory is a historic site and the venue of a permanent World War II exhibition, located at Upper Bukit Timah Road. Built in 1941 as an automobile factory, the building gained importance as it was the site of British surrender to the Japanese during World War II, in 1942. This national monument is an ideal location for history buffs and tourists to learn about Singapore?s colonial history, and how the Japanese occupation changed the landscape of the country.
9 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
Lian Shang Shuang Lin Monastery known earlier as the Siong Lim Temple is a Buddhist monastery based at Toa Payoh, Singapore. The serene monastery consisting of seven different floors that are topped with a gold Pagoda and bears a likeness to the 800-year-old Fujian temple, Shanfeng. This breathtaking temple monastery out as a place of worship amidst the concrete haze of the city.
10 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
Located within Singapore Zoo is the super fun playground for kids called Rainforest Kidzworld. Specifically designed for kids, the playground features a water play area where kids can splash and jump till their feet get tired; get to meet farm animals and get close and cosy with furry pals like cute little bunnies.
11 out of 11 places to visit in Northern & Central Singapore
The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is a two-storey museum located in Balestier, Singapore. The museum is dedicated to the life of the popular Chinese leader Sun Yat Sen, who is often considered the founding father of the Republic of China. Also known as Wan Qing Yuan, it is a national monument situated within the well-maintained villa that used to serve as the headquarters of Sun Yat Sen's Chinese Revolutionary Alliance, and it was here that he planned three uprisings.