If you want a change of setting for a few days or hours, you should consider the rural suburbs. If you explore the rural suburbs here in Singapore, you will surely encounter farms, nurseries and other nature reserves. Going to the suburbs is refreshing and renewing. You can go to the following places for a change:
Sisters’ Islands is open at all times. Admission fee for adults is S$15 and S$12 for children. You can reach them through (+65) 6275-3988. The island is the best place for camping, picnics, swimming and snorkelling. But before heading here, you should secure a permit and a chartered boat. You should head to Marina South Pier for more information.
Kusu Island welcomes everyone at all times but keep in mind that overnight stays are not permitted here. Admission fee for adults is S$15 and S$12 for children. You can reach them through (+65) 6534-9339. Kusu Island is famous because of holy sites and the Kusu Pilgrimage held every year. The Kusu Pilgrimage is celebrated every September-November; this event will bring thousands of people to the island to pay respect and ask for prosperity, heath, happiness and good luck. Aside from the pilgrimage, the island offers pristine beaches and fantastic lagoons. If you want to go here, you should head to Marina South Pier.
Farmart lies in Sungei Tengah Road. They are open from Monday-Saturday (10am to 10pm) and Sunday & Holidays (9am to 10pm). The admission is free. You can reach them through (+65) 6767-0070. If you are curious about farm life, Farmart will show you how to raise bees, quails and koi and cultivate orchids and vegetables. If you want to rest and eat, there is a cafe and other food booths that you can consider.
Chentai Nursery also lies in Sungei Tengah Road. They are open every day from 8:30am to 6:30pm. The admission is free. You can reach them through (+65) 6765-3333. The nursery is home to numerous bonsai plants. This is the perfect place to appreciate the art of bonsai.