If you look for the alternatives to a typical Singapore trip, then this city is filled with enough offbeat destinations for you. Hidden in this metropolis landscape, there are some attractions that range from the eccentric to the magnificent. Offbeat Singapore has many surprises in store and here are some must visit sites.
Asian Civilisations Museum
Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum is a vivid and educational experience where you can immerse yourself in detailed exhibitions of Pan Asian cultures and civilizations. Some of the highlights of the Museum include South Asian artefacts, articles from medieval Japan and masks from China’s Bronze Age.
Timings: 10AM to 7PM Saturday to Thursday, 10AM to 9PM Friday
A good choice for offbeat tours in Singapore, the Marina Barrage is an engineering and architectural wonder, built on the confluence of 5 rivers. The barrage is open at all hours for visitors and the steady waters of the reservoir are a great place for some kayaking and windsurfing
Haw Par Villa
A theme park with a difference, the Haw Par Villa is a journey into the mythology and often gruesome folk tales of ancient China. The non-conventional theme park is a delightful experience for those interested in the morbid side of ancient legends and mythology. With over 1000 statues and dioramas depicting old Chinese legends, a visit to the Haw Par Villa is one of the offbeat activities in Singapore.
Timings: 9AM to 6PM Daily
Bird Singing Corners
A unique sight in Singapore is the bird singing corners, where old men showcase prized birds in ornate cages and compete with each other on the abilities of their precious pets. A quintessential Singaporean sight, this dwindling practice can be seen in a few public areas of the city.
German Girl Shrine
A site that wouldn’t pop up on Singapore’s tourist brochures, the German Girl Shrine is a Taoist temple dedicated to a young German girl who died in the beginning of the 20th century. This Pulau Ubin attraction is one of the offbeat things to do in Singapore.
From unexpected shrines to centuries-old horror, Singapore is a city full of quirky surprises. Enjoy this modern culture with an eccentric twist.