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Is getting up, close and personal with wild animals your dream? Well, you can fulfill your dream at Dhoby Ghaut. There are numerous things to do in Dhoby Ghaut, the sky’s the limit. Singapore’s wildlife and natural habitat attract photography enthusiasts and wildlife lovers from far and wide. Dhoby Ghaut is home to ibexes, baboons, and mongooses. These animals are exotic to Singapore. You can also climb up the forest canopy to take panoramic shots or spot all types of monkeys and orangutans. You can alternatively go on a wildlife safari with your local tour guide. Hiring a local tour guide is always the best idea because they’re a repository of information and they will always be there to help you out in case you get stuck. They will also create an itinerary for you according to your needs and requirements. Now, isn’t that convenient? If you have kids with you, we strongly suggest you take them to a national park. This decision will be in their best interest.
Another great option would be to take your kids to adventure parks. Who doesn’t like to slide down water slides? If you’re feeling hungry after all this walking, you can eat local dishes like crabs. For a glimpse into the future, end your day by taking a trip to the Gardens By The Bay. It is a botanical garden with biodomes and Supertrees. The Gardens By The Bay is an enormous playground area which houses 800 species of plants from different climate zones. From giant cacti to ancient olive groves, there’s no dearth of variety of plants in the Gardens By The Bay. The garden also houses sculptures, including Planet by Mark Quinn, a giant sleeping baby that seems to hover in mid-air. Make sure you get photographed against the sculpture! Dhoby Ghaut is known for its orchid gardens. You will have a completely opposite experience here if you’re coming from Singapore International airport. The skyscraper-covered landscape is replaced by lush vegetation, well-tended lawns, gardens, and lakes. It is home to a plethora of plant species. Half of them are rare. It is also home to some of the most resplendent lakes.
Top 5 Things To Do In Dhoby Ghaut
Are you a fan of picnicking beside the lake? If you weren’t until now, you will become one on coming here. The lakes are soothing to the eyes and the soul. Here’s a list of things to do in Dhoby Ghaut that will appeal to all generations. You will have the time of your life and will not be disappointed by anything that this region offers. Are you ready for a joy ride? Let’s go:
1. Duck Tours
If you are around the Suntec City, you can hop on and off water buses, known as Duck Tours. This tour is the combination of land and sea tour that includes famous places in Singapore, like the historical places and other landmarks. During the water trip, you will be guided by an educational radio guide.
Read More: Best Things To Do In Suntec City
2. Wine Tasting
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With plenty of watering holes that Kallang has, it is a paradise for all the alcohol lovers. If you want to try some good wine, then head over to the city’s famous The Papa Shop; if you want to try some freshly brewed beers, then head over to the Brewerkz; and if you want you can also go to Douglas Laing’s to try their famous Big Peat whiskey.
Read More: Best Things To Do In Kallang
3. Katong Food Walk
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Every Thursday, a 4-hour walking tour is conducted by the Betel Box hostel owners which you can join to taste over 30 dishes of traditional cuisines like fish head curry, chili crab, dim sum, etc. The tour also offers all the aspects of the lifestyle and culture of the history of the local population belonging to the area. The guide imparts interesting trivia about Singapore and especially about the Geylang area. You will have the time of your life traveling through the colorful lounges and satisfying the food buff in you which makes this tour an absolutely necessary thing to do in Geylang at night.
Location: Starts from Betel Box Hostel
Timings: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Average Cost: INR 5000 per person
Read More: Best Things To Do In Geylang
East coast park cycling is an expert in itself due to the tracks offered. The kiosk to go for when attempting to rent a bike is at the blue kiosk. This is because cycling is one of the major activities which you can enjoy while here. The park has a flat terrain which makes it really ideal for going pedaling on two wheels. But it’s not mandatory that you have to rent a cycle to enjoy a ride, you can bring yours as well. Their rentals can be found at Area B, Area C, and Area E.
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There are some amazing East coast park restaurants, but for some authentic camping experience, a BBQ is best. Everyone knows that going to the beach for some games and watersports or just to soak up some heat is fun, but without some food, it kind of doesn’t feel complete. So book a barbeque put over at the East Coast Park in Singapore and carry your own raw materials to cook up a storm as you enjoy the sea and its treasures. You can book one of those barbeque pits by using an AXS machine.
Read More: Things To Do At East Coast Park
Shopping is one of the most popular things to do in Dhoby Ghaut. You can spend days shopping here, sustained by the food that is locally produced by the organic stores. You can also buy organic food from the departmental stores. You will be overjoyed at the options available to you. Make sure to book your Singapore vacay at the earliest to tour this place.
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