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Top 10 Things to See and Do at Woodlands

Top 10 Things to See and Do at Woodlands, Singapore

Woodlands is a planning area in the north of Singapore. During the early colonial period, Woodlands was an agricultural area with plantation estates. It then became a major transport link between Singapore and Johor, and in the 1970s, the area was developed as a public housing and industrial estate. Built in the 1970s, Woodlands New Town was the first public housing estate in the area. A frontier centre for tourists coming from West Malaysia by the Causeway and a frontier town centre for residents, Woodlands has not only had a housing estate area but also industries. Here’s 10 things to do if you happen to be in this northern part of Singapore

Top 10 Things to See and Do at Woodlands

#1 – Night Safari Singapore

Introduction:

Located within Mandai Wildlife Reserve, Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park. It is home to over 900 animals from approximately 100 species, of which almost 41 percent are threatened. Committed to the conservation of threatened species, the park is actively involved in a number of global breeding programs for species including the Malayan tiger, clouded leopard, Malayan tapir, and Sunda slow loris. The park is the world’s first zoological institution to breed the critically endangered Sunda pangolin under human care.

This internationally acclaimed wildlife park is a 13-time winner of the Best Attraction category awarded by the Singapore Tourism Board offers visitors a glimpse of the secret life of animals after dark. The park can be explored either on foot via four walking trails, or by tram.

Night Safari is managed by Mandai Wildlife Group and is accredited by two top international regional zoo associations—the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia (ZAA). It is also a member of the Southeast Asian Zoo and Aquarium Association (SEAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

About

  • Wildlife Tours

Go on a buggy-and-walking adventure in the company of an expert guide who will reveal to you insider tales about our animals.

  • Indian Rhino Feeding at East Lodge Trail

Get up close with these one-horned heavyweights as they feed off your hand under the moonlit sky. Don’t miss out on this great photo moment! This experience is available as an add-on for $10 per food portion.

Opening Hours:

6.30 pm to 12am (Last entry at 11.15 pm)

Price of Admission: 

  • Adult $55
  • Child $35
  • Senior Citizen $20

Location & Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Contact: +65 6269 3411

Website: Website Link Here

 


#2 – Singapore Zoo

Introduction:

Located at Mandai Wildlife Reserve, visitors get to enjoy experiential learning journeys at the 26-hectare award-winning Singapore Zoo. Singapore Zoo’s world-famous naturalistic exhibits offer many opportunities to experience the wonders of wildlife, with more than 4,200 animals of over 300 species, of which 34 percent are threatened.

Singapore Zoo is dedicated to the highest standards of animal care and conservation, with a team of passionate wildlife professionals that look after all aspects of caring for the living collection. The Zoo is famous for its world-leading free-ranging orangutan exhibit and dedicates special attention to threatened primates and threatened southeast Asian chelonians.

Active in national and regional conservation projects, Singapore Zoo is also one of the country’s designated centers for rescued wildlife.

The Zoo is managed by Mandai Wildlife Group and is accredited by two of the top international regional zoo associations—the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia (ZAA). It is also a member of the Southeast Asian Zoo and Aquarium Association (SEAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

About

  • Feed the Animals
  • Animal Show

Opening Hours:

8.30am – 6.00pm (Last entry at 5.00pm)

Price of Admission: 

  • Adult $48
  • Child $33
  • Senior Citizen $20

Location & Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826

Contact: +65 6269 3411

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – Admiralty Park

Introduction:

Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. It is situated on hilly terrain with the Sungei Cina river running through it and houses the largest nature area within an urban park.  

The enhanced 7-ha urban area now features 26 slides. The playground capitalizes on the undulating terrain to site the three main play areas – Junior Play, Adventure Play, and the Family Terracing Play – catering to children of all ages and featuring diverse play equipment that encourages group and multi-generation interactions.

Admiralty Park also features an inclusive playground, as part of an initiative announced by NParks in 2015.  Inclusive playgrounds provide the physical structure, or ‘hardware’, that supports play between children with and without special needs.

The 20-ha nature area encompasses a diverse mix of secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats, and is home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna. With several trails within the 20-hectare nature area, visitors can discover the different species living in the forest, spot hordes of dragonflies, and observe monkeys in their natural habitat. Alternatively, emerge from the secondary forest near the car park and admire the butterflies and different species of birds as you walk through the grassland. The walking trail also showcases interesting flora like the Put Kampung Tree and climbers like Hedgehog Rattan, an increasingly rare plant in Singapore.

About

  • Nature Playgarden

Built to capitalize on the existing hilly terrain of Admiralty Park, the playground here features an exciting range of 26 slides and a diverse array of other play equipment across the Junior Play, Adventure Play, and Family Play zones. The playground also has a unique mangrove theme, inspired by the mangrove habitat found in the nature area of Admiralty Park. Play elements take reference from special features found in mangroves, such as mimicking the shape of prop roots and pencil roots commonly found on mangrove trees.

  • Walking & Jogging

Take a stroll or jog and enjoy the wide range of biodiversity that the park has to offer.

Opening Hours:

  • 7 pm to 7 am (for playground area). No lights in the forested area after dark.

Price of Admission: Free of charge

Location & Address: 31 Riverside Road, Singapore 730000

Contact: 1800 471 7300

Website: Website Link Here



#4 – Woodlands Jetty

Introduction:

The Woodlands Jetty not only offers you a scenic view of our neighbors across the Causeway, but it also extends out to a promenade, park, playground, and even an eatery. Here’s a list of recreational activities that you can do at this coastal locale in the north.

About

  • Longboarding

Jogging and cycling trails meander through the park around the jetty. But if you’re tired of the usual cardio activities, why not indulge in a more exhilarating sport. Hop aboard a longboard and cruise along the jetty with the sea breeze in your hair. If you don’t know much about this up-and-coming sport, check out our article about our longboard star, Dione.

  • Multigenerational Playground

A multigenerational playground that caters to the whole family, it features play equipment and swings to cater to the little kids, plus fitness points for the mums and dads. The highlight is of course the two-story high Sky Walk which consists of crow nets, interlinked by mesh bridges for people to climb across. It’s so addictive, don’t be surprised if the parents join in on the fun as well. 

Opening Hours:

  • Open 24 hours

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: Jetty

Contact: No contact number

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Sri Siva Krishna Temple

Introduction:

Sri Siva-Krishna Temple is situated in the northern part of Singapore, very near to the Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange. It’s one of the very few Temples devoted to Lord Siva Krishna. It attracts lots of devotees from all over Singapore.

About

  • Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)

The bonding between a brother and a sister is simply unique and is beyond description in words. The relationship between siblings is extraordinary and is given importance in every part of the world. However, when it comes to India, the relationship becomes all the more important as there is a festival called “Raksha Bandhan” dedicated to sibling love.

This is a special Hindu festival that is celebrated in India and countries like Nepal to symbolize the love between a brother and a sister. The occasion of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar in the month of Shravana which typically falls in the August month of the Gregorian calendar.

  • Diwali

Diwali (also called Divali or Deepavali) is a “festival of lights” that celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil, and the blessings of victory, freedom, and enlightenment. The name comes from Sanksrit Deepavali, meaning “row of lights.” On the night of Diwali, celebrants light dozens of candles and clay lamps (called diyas), placing them throughout their homes and in the streets to light up the dark night. 

In most of India, Diwali consists of a five-day celebration that peaks on the third day with the main celebration of Diwali. In other places where Diwali occurs, usually, only the main day is celebrated.

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday 7:30 am–12 pm, 7:30–9 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30–11:45 am, 7–8:45 pm
  • Thursday 7:30–11:45 am, 7–8:45 pm
  • Friday 7:30am–12pm, 7:30–9pm
  • Saturday 7:30–11:45am, 7–8:45pm
  • Sunday 7:30–11:45am, 7–8:45pm
  • Monday 7:30–11:45am, 7–8:45pm

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: 31 Marsiling Rise, Singapore 739127

Contact: +65 6368 0030

Website: Website Link Here

 


#6 – BW Monastery

Introduction:

BW Monastery, its meaning signifying an auspicious gathering of the Sangha and the Three Jewels, was started in 2002 and led by Venerable Jing Yuan, who is the Monastery’s Abbot.

BW Monastery offers a variety of Buddhist courses. Mindsets are changed positively and spiritual growth are cultivated through discussions and contemplation of Buddhistic principles. The practical applications of Buddhism in daily life are also emphasized and devotees are encouraged to do more virtuous acts and to serve others in everyday lives.

BW Monastery’s mission is to combine Buddhism and living in order to elevate human lives and spiritual minds, establish positive and active living and to build happy families and harmonious social relationships.

About

  • Care Program
  • Donate
  • Volunteer

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday 10:30 am–5 pm
  • Wednesday 10:30 am–5 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am–5 pm
  • Friday 10:30am–5pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am–5 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am–5 pm
  • Monday 10:30 am–5 pm

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: No. 1 Woodlands Drive 16, Singapore 737764

Contact: +65 6547 1580

Website: Website Link Here


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#7 – Woodlands Waterfront Park

Introduction:

A scenic and tranquil coastal park offering an exceptional view of the sea from the north, Woodlands Waterfront is a favorite among residents and visitors young and old. The 11-hectare park houses a large playground with a wide range of equipment and a 1.5-kilometer-long waterfront promenade, making it an ideal spot for recreational activities.

Visitors can enjoy an unobstructed and panoramic view of the entire coastal park and the Straits of Johor from high vantage points and rest shelters placed along the scenic trail. The undulating terrain of the park is also fitted with dedicated jogging and cycling tracks, providing exercise enthusiasts with both adventurous and challenging trails.

Woodlands Waterfront forms part of the comprehensive network of parks and park connectors in the area, improving accessibility to the waterfront. It is also linked to the existing Admiralty Park via the Northern Explorer Loop.

About

  • Fishing is only allowed in designated areas.
  • Do not feed the monkeys

Opening Hours:

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: Admiralty Rd W, Singapore 759956

Contact: 1800 471 7300

Website: Website Link Here

 


#8 – Senoko Fishery Port

Introduction:

Senoko Fishery Port (SFP), the home base for our local fishing fleet (4 off-shore; 35 in-shore), started operations in 1997. It was constructed at a cost of S$26 million to replace the former Punggol Fishing Port and has a land area of 3.24 hectares.

About

  • Venturing into another world of the wet markets: People may know typical wet markets in Singapore, but not everyone notices the existence of another kind of wet market, different from what is normally seen regarding location, operating hours, and on-offer products
  • Fresh seafood at wholesale prices: Venture and get the freshest ingredients for a seafood barbecue

Opening Hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Sunday 2am – 6am

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: 31 Attap Valley Rd, Singapore 759908

Contact: +65 6257 6721

Website: Website Link Here

 


#9 – Sembawang Hot Springs

Introduction:

Located off Gambas Avenue, Sembawang Hot Spring Park features new cascading pools and a water collection point, enhanced accessibility for wheelchair users, and educational panels where visitors can learn about Singapore’s only hot spring park’s history and geology. The park’s rustic environment, reminiscent of old kampungs, also holds many collective memories for the community.

Visitors can enjoy the new Floral Walk and see fruit trees and edible plants commonly found in kampungs, and flowers commonly seen in the 1960s and 1990s. The rustic environment is further enhanced by unpaved paths and naturalized streams flowing from the hot spring, which mimics the freshwater swamp forest landscape. There are seating areas sheltered by planted trellises featuring flowering creepers such as the Elephant Climber (Argyreia Nervosa). The public can also learn more about the history of the site and the geothermal processes behind the formation of a hot spring through interpretative signs at locations of interest.

About

  • No feeding of wild animals
  • No releasing of animals
  • No harvesting of fruits
  • No usage of skates, skateboards, bicycles, and PMDs

Opening Hours:

  • Daily 7 am – 7 pm

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: Along, Gambas Ave, 756952

Contact: No contact number

Website: Website Link Here

 


#10 – Marsiling Tunnels

Introduction:

Located on a small hill between Marsiling Cresent and Admiralty Road West (formerly named Naval Base Road), the WWII Marsiling Tunnels have remained hidden from view since the colonial days. It was only in the early 2000s when the entrances were discovered, unearthing a labyrinth of tunnels built by the British.

Several theories with regards to the existence and purpose of the hidden tunnel soon emerged, ranging from an underground tunnel that leads to Johor, an underground facility for the nearby View Road Mental Hospital, to a storage bunker for the British Army during WWII.

The most compelling theory suggested that the tunnel was an underground oil storage facility built by Asiatic Petroleum Company (APC) to supply the neighboring British Royal Naval Base.

Back then, the naval base covered 54 square-kilometer — over 9% of Singapore’s land size in the 1940s —  and was the largest British military installation in Asia. Also known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Sembawang Naval Base, and HMS Sembawang, it stretches from present-day Woodlands Waterfront Park to Sembawang Park.

About

  • The naval base was converted to a commercial dockyard and scaled down in 1968. Today, it is known as Sembcorp Shipyard.
  • The oil storage bunker theory was corroborated by a 1945 map that revealed the location of Woodlands North Depot (also known as Woodlands Shell Depot in later days). The depot, operated by APC, sits on the exact spot where the Marsiling Tunnels is.

Opening Hours:

  • Daily 24 hours

Price of Admission: Free

Location & Address: Admiralty Rd W, Marsiling Tunnels

Contact: No contact number

Website: Website Link Here

 


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