Daytrip in Singapore

If you have a week in Singapore. It is loads of things to fill your days with. Some of these things should get a whole day reserved to them.

One of my favorites is Singapore Botanic Gardens. This is a huge park in the middle of Singapore. It is a perfect place to go for walks, runs or just to relax in the sun. You can take loads of beautiful pictures of flowers and if you hang around long enough you are sure to see a couple of animals like turtles, fishes, swans, squirrels and maybe even a Varan. They have a beautiful orchid garden, a concert scene, a Jurassic walk and so on. Really a place to learn and relax.

If you would like to go on a boat trip, “Cheng ho” harbor cruise is a good pick. On the cruise you get served high tea (tea with some different cakes and sandwiches) and a guide tell you about the Singapore harbor as we pass it. The boat stop at an Temple Island were you get some time to walk around and experience it. It is stunning.

On a nice sunny day you should go to the East Coast and rent a bike. It is perfectly maintained for bike trips along the cost. Beautiful cost line, beautiful beaches very good sea food and just all in all a good bike trip to take for a day.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. After so much sea you would maybe like to experience to real jungle. At Bukit Timah you have a wide range of paths to take that lead you up to the Bukit Timah Summit. You can take a short direct route or take the longer once that will lead you deeper in to the jungle. If you are lucky you can bump in to a couple of monkeys hanging around. Be sure to check the weather report before you go, because in the jungle they have their own little weather system. So even if the rest of Singapore is sunny it may rain and thunder in the jungle.

Pulau Ubin is another place to go for a bike trip. This is a little island that still look like Singapore use to look like. Here you can rent a bike and experience the whole island in just some hours. Here you can see some real wild jungle and maybe even a snake if you are lucky.

Another island to visit is Sentosa Island. This is a very different island, more like a team park. Here they have Universal Studios team park, Hard Rock cafe and hotel, Segways, beaches and so much more. It is a island of fun that is cheap and easy to get to. Fun for the whole family sort of a thing.

These are just some suggestions on what to do for a daytrip in Singapore. If you want to see some more of these places have a look at the video below.


Dubuji boardwalk and crocodile safari

When we were in the Daintree rainforest we thought we should have a look at it up close, so we went to Dubuji boardwalk. Dubuji boardwalk takes you through the mangrove part of the jungle, a small part of it. We saw some insects, birds and loads of different plants. It was very calm and silent from what you are used to and very beautiful. It is really a good way to see the jungle without having to cut your way through it yourself. Something that is not allowed and very difficult. Here you just walked on a already made boardwalk, very nice.

The next part we really wanted to do in this part of Australia was to go on crocodile safari. This is the most common place to see it and the most common place to find crocodile tours. We managed to get on a very nice trip with a local Australian guy. He was very nice and knew a lot about the area, but he also had a very thick dialect so I have to admit we did have some problems understanding what he was talking about sometimes. Anyway, we saw two crocodiles from the boat. It was really strange to see them in the wiled, I know I probably should be scared of them, but they just looked to calm and peaceful…

If you want to see them, just have a look at the video under.