5 Lesser-known Places in Singapore that You Have Never Heard Of

Aug 06

Singapore is definitely one of the top places for any tourist’s destination, which is why it’s easy to get caught up in various tourist traps, from the crowded Boat Quay to the Flyer. If you’ve found yourself in that situation even at least once, you know you’ll never want to try that again.

So where can you go for an experience that’s truly and uniquely Singapore? Here are five lesser-known places you can go to that you’ve most likely never even heard of:

1. St. John’s Island
What better way to start your experience away from crowded tourist traps than with a boat cruise to St. John’s Island, which is just a few kilometers away from Singapore?

With gorgeous beaches and serene lagoons, this place is a great spot for picnics and trekking, and the various natural flora and fauna the island has to offer will be sure to get you back in touch with nature.

2. Marsiling WW2 and Naval Base
Fancy yourself a history junkie looking for the thrill of adventure? Well, you’re in luck – the Marsiling WW2 and Naval Base is an abandoned underground tunnel built by the British, but has been left unused since Singapore’s independence.

Be careful when walking in the tunnels, though, as they can get slippery. Remember to wear proper shoes and steer clear of the gecko eggs on the ceiling and walls.

3. Wheeler’s Yard
When you’re done being awed by Singapore’s rich history, pedal on over to Wheeler’s Yard, which is a bicycle shop/café with just the right kind of industrial vibe you’d expect from a place located in an industrial park just off Balestier Road.

It’s a great place for a quick coffee for any cyclist looking for a break from the whole day pedaling through Singapore’s numerous biking trails.

4. The Projector
After pedaling through Singapore’s numerous bike trails, head on over to The Projector. This small movie theater hidden deep within the Golden Mile Tower is managed by film lovers who hand-pick the movies to be screened. With alcohol, snacks, and really comfy bean bags, it’s the perfect place to spend a date night with your loved one.

5. The Library
This place thrives by word-of-mouth and is a hidden location, which is why you’d most likely just pass by it without noticing. But grab the weekly password from its sister restaurant, The Study, and discover behind all those bookshelves a bustling bar complete with some of the most quirky cocktails in Singapore – all just waiting for you to come down and enjoy.

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The Singaporean Blogger

May 14

Let’s face it, blogging in Singapore isn’t that hard compared to other places since the overall population of Singapore may be smaller than others but the important thing is you are able to penetrate your target market. The hard thing about Singapore is that there aren’t too many communities and instead of people gathered together, you might have to target people from a larger group directly instead of as a whole.

Getting your work not only published but also appreciated in Singapore would be hard if you do not know Singapore by heart. It doesn’t matter if you are a foreigner or a local, knowing the place and the culture is still very important. You should be able to distinguish the places where certain groups hang out or certain things in which certain groups enjoy doing.

Being familiar with popular places like Clark Quay, Little India, or any other place in Singapore could work towards your advantage as you not only have a wide range of comparison but also a lot of things you can relate towards your topic. Getting the right information will always be important and as long as you are willing to go the extra mile just for accuracy, you won’t have that much of a problem.

Blogging is a lifestyle and you must learn how to live like a blogger. For many people, what they see is what they get but for a blogger, you do not only have to see the things around you but you also have to absorb them in a way which makes you capable of present what you digest into a more acceptable and appealing blog.

Becoming a blogger can actually be hard work as it does not only require your time to think and do your research but also your effort in making sure the content of your articles are not only accurate but also colorful. There might be times in which writing may be difficult for you but to remain a Singaporean blogger, you must also be consistent with posting your material online as your audience’s attention might have a very short lifespan.

Keeping not only the schedule of your posts consistent but also the quality of your posts are very important. Consistency in this sense does not mean that there is no more room for improvement. Improvement is very important and you should constantly be growing with every blog you write. Writing is a skill and as almost every skill, the more you practice, the more you improve.

Popularity should be the last of your concerns as it comes with your growth and improvement. Focus on your blogs and not just on how many people read them.

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