Things to do in Bukit Merah

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  • Ashley Liew
    Singapore, Singapore418 contributions
    My 39-week pregnant 🤰 wife and I absolutely enjoyed our date night here this week! It has been decades since we each sat this iconic cable car ride. We felt like happy kids all over again! It was a romantic 30-minute round trip from Mount Faber Peak to Sentosa and back. The staff were friendly at every point also. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore3 457 contributions
    This is part of the 5km Southern Ridge of connectors and walkway for Exercise enthusiasts. It was a public holiday evening and we try out this short portion which is just a short 8 mins drive from our place.
    We started off from the Henderson Rd where we reach the steps leading to the entrance/road of Henderson Waves Bridge. Quite a (vertical) climb of less than 10mins, for the uninitiated, go slow. April was hot month and we sweating when we reached there. Still early around 5.30pm, Not Sunset view yet.
    This eye-catching pedestrian bridge connects Mount Faber Park with Telok Blangah Hill Park. Part of a seamless walk along the Southern Ridges and it offers great views of both downtown and part of the Sentosa Island from afar. Definitely a popular destination for joggers, walkers and there are equal number of couples and families too. Many either sits in the shaded alcoves or were busy taking nice pictures while enjoying the panoramic views.
    The Walk will provide ample Instagram-able shots amidst the lovely greenery. There is even a small Therapeutic Garden @ Telok Blangah Hill Park! The bridge’s most notable feature is its organic wave-like design. Part of the “undulating” curved metal waves seemed to rise over or beneath the walkway, giving a spectular view!
    For a longer exercise walk, one can actually chain together from Telok Blangah Hill Park -> Mount Faber Park -> Hort Park -> Kent Ridge Park link. We may try them next time though.
    We exit via the stream garden route where we descend to the more quiet T Blangah Heights, and then took a nice dinner in the quiet neighbourhood. .
    Definitely a great way to combine Nature Appreciation with Exercise & Workout
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • sunil_devdas
    Mumbai, India153 contributions
    if you are visiting sentosa , just a stone throw away is vivocity a big mall filled with great shops, dining options and lot of fun. if you have the time post universal or sentosa , worth a look
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Erico2709
    Singapore, Singapore1 999 contributions
    You may not get a 360degree panoramic view of Singapore but still a decent view of Sentosa and some heartlands. There are some F&B up there if you fancy dining there or taking the cable car over to Sentosa.
    Written 10 December 2021
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore3 457 contributions
    Labrador Park (拉柏多公园, Taman Labrador), is located in the southern part of mainland SG. The area is gazetted as a nature reserve and has a great picturesque view of the sea. The Labrador Nature reserve is also a site with historical relics from World War II left behind by the former British colonial legacy on the island.
    Labrador Nature Reserve is part of the Southern Ridges adventure-exploring which also comprises nearby Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park.
    It is conveniently located to the Labrador mrt, but one has to walk quite a distance in. From the station it is a walk along the Labrador Villa Rd which leads to Labrador Nature Reserve. We drove so parked at any of the free carparks available.
    An amazing park that is surprisingly not very packed when we visited past few times. One can go fishing, sight-see (old WW2 remnants), exercise and even eye bird-watch here.. For Sightseeing check out the remnants of some British military battlement; there’s the machine gun post and artillery pieces (remains). Or can just enjoy the breeze and tranquillity while using any of the fitness equipment found in the park. Just jogging beside the shoreline and taking in the scenic view of the sea and nearby islands can be so enjoyable! A lot of people fishing at the park too. The ‘natural wonders’ (rocky sea-cliff ) sure make Instagram able-scene!
    Labrador Nature Reserve is really an oasis of tranquillity away from bustling city, not very crowded and allow us to get connected to nature.
    Written 14 December 2020
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  • Nobody
    1 contribution
    it was so nice being there. Wound recommend anyone to go there and learn your country Singapore's history
    Written 16 January 2021
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  • KylieIsTravelling
    Perth, Australia3 808 contributions
    HarbourFront Centre adjoins neighbouring Vivo City shopping centre, and is a large shopping centre with a wide variety of shops catering to all tastes. There are more generic and cheaper brands on sale here at HarbourFront.

    It’s worthwhile if you’re visiting VivoCity and heading to Sentosa, unless it’s not really worth going out of your way.
    Written 3 January 2020
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  • TinyChopsticks
    11 contributions
    Tiong Bahru Estate

    Singapore

    Discover the Charms of TIong Bahru Neighbourhood
    You never really know a neighbourhood until you walk in it as a local. Savour the sights, sounds and flavours of old Tiong Bahru, imagining how our grandparents lived.

    Much of the old charm remains, though somewhat adapted to modern life.
    Written 25 September 2019
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  • Nigel G
    Singapore, Singapore8 582 contributions
    Always worth a visit here. Nice collections of art - much of which is out of my price reach. Singapore has never ‘taken off’ with art to the same extent as Hong Kong for example but there is still stunning art to be seen.

    Sculptured Ice - in Singapore - sure I saw it yesterday. Thought provoking, especially in spatial theory.

    Stunning work by Chun Kwang Young (Sundaram Tagore Gallery) 3 dimension works of mixed media including antique mulberry paper.

    Lee Sea Hyun is also worth a mention at the Columns Gallery - landscape abstract paintings with red (and some blue) wash.

    A few nice places to eat also. Lots of walking and it’s a little hot. Some of the blocks are not suitable for the disabled, those who can’t do stairs or those with strollers. Some galleries prohibit photography but most allow. It makes for a nice half day out.
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • LeeyaYuhanna
    Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
    Going to Batam was a bad experience, ferry was delayed a little. Was with my husband and 2 year old daughter. I used to visit Batam regularly in the past and would join the Queue early, but this time was not as easy when travelling with kids. I will admit mistake will be on my side for not Queueing early to get seats. By the time the announcement was made ferry had arrived, every one rushed and we were the last few. Got into ferry and everywhere was full. I was okay to seat separate with my husband but what surprises me was there are selfish people whom put their belonging and blocked empty seats between them and NONE offered me seats even tho they see me struggling carrying my kid.Ferry staff was kind enough to only ask, are you able to find seats? You could have done better, and assist to ask people to move. They leave empty seats in between like as if the next person has infectious disease. I paid nearly $50 for my daughter to have a seat too, and she had to seat on me. Managed to get a sit somehow. Didn't have much time to ask anyone one by one as Ferry was about to depart. Going back time, came across upgrade to Business Class @ $12 per person and decided to go with it. Benefits are priority to enter and leave the ferry. But, just note that once the staff allow the economy people to barge,they can just overtake you.Maybe the staff can give a break in between, after seeing those Biz class people step in the ferry,the rest can follow so.No benefits when in SG though.
    Written 11 December 2019
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  • Nikhhil Agarwal
    Bengaluru, India161 contributions
    Heavenly experience, very nice, neat, clean and peaceful place to pray, had food which was very delicious and great
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Theidco
    London, UK113 contributions
    These boats are not the newest around but the journey and customer service was satisfactory. The seats are relatively comfortable for a seat with no recline facility but is ok for the 50 minute journey to Batam. We use Sindo ferries on the return journey which was a faster boat but it had the most uncomfortable seating on very old boats.
    Written 27 July 2019
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11 016 contributions
    Yip Yew Chong painted his first street mural "Amah" here on the wall of the former Chua Kim Keat Motor Garage building. The owner of this property requested for a Peranakan theme, hence the sarong, kebaya and kuih kuih. The black-and-white amah washing the sarong was his family's former co-tenant while they were living in Chinatown. He also painted the "Barber" on the back wall of this same building.

    He was commissioned by another owner to paint a mural to reflect the scenes based on his childhood such as the soya beancurd stall. In the mural, a child was seen picking sticks from a tin can. He would get a free soya drink or beancurd if he drew two consecutive sticks of same colour. The Vespa in the mural belonged to the owner's father which he and his siblings often took turns riding pillion around the area. The artist also drew the provision shop based on his memories as well as that of the older folks. Ice were sold as not many households had refrigerator then. Coconut grating machines used to be popular in 1970s and 1980s but now most people bought the packets of coconut milk from supermarkets. The Chinese character on the provision shop's signboard reads "Hui An" which is the owner's ancestor home in China. The bamboo blind reads "Sin Chew brand soy sauce" which represents our forefathers' migration from China and settling in Sin Chew meaning Singapore. The artist's mother reminded him that the gunny sacks of dried goods were placed on planks to avoid moisture. The artist's name is written on the unique Singapore red letter box.

    Recently the artist also sell many of his smaller paintings on canvas at the Art Porters Gallery at nearby Spottiswood Park Road.
    Written 26 January 2021
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China25 843 contributions
    An old shopping mall (though “renovated”) in the mature tiong bahru estate. No luxury brands of course, but they do have bank branches and cineplex
    Written 27 October 2021
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia25 895 contributions
    This is not an area of Singapore that is well known to tourists but it appears to be one of the hippiest places in Singapore with loads of history. It came to life from a swamp in the 1930's with Art Deco apartments most of which have been retained as they were.There are some interesting restaurants, a market that sells street food that is great, a 90 year old temple (Monkey Temple) and the buildings themselves are worth seeing. There are no bright lights and signs and the place has a trendy vibe. Catch the Green Line to Tiong Bahru, take a left and walk Tiong Bahru Road and then go into the area with the art deco apartments and follow your nose.
    Written 25 March 2018
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