Things to do in Singapore’s west side
Whoever said there was nothing to do in the west of Singapore obviously did not look hard enough! There is so much more to the west side than the stereotyped jungles and factories. We visited a goat farm, played with snow and got lost in a mirror maze. Read on to find out what we got up to in the wild west!
How to get around Singapore’s west
But before that, some of these places might be a tad inaccessible via public transport. If you’re like us and you like convenience, you wouldn’t want to spend all your time figuring out how to get from place to place.
Tripsle yourselves a private car charter and get from place to place hassle-free! Not only will you get to dictate your own itineraries, you’ll get whisked away from place to place in a spacious air conditioned vehicle with your professional local driver.
Tripsle me around Singapore in a private car charter!
Now that you’ve got your transportation all settled, here’s how to have the best 12 hours in Singapore’s west!
8.00AM Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Take a walk on the wild side at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve because nothing says waking up better than a stroll amongst lush greenery. For those who are morning people, this is also a great place to catch the sunrise! Bring your cameras and binoculars along because you’ll be able to spot wildlife creatures like eagles and toucans.
Head up to one of the observation pods for a bird’s eye view of the place. Plus, these pods scream Insta-worthy!
Address: 301 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore 718925
Opening hours: 7am to 7pm
10.00AM Hay Dairies Farm
Kickstart the day bright and early with a visit to Singapore’s one and only goat farm – Hay Dairies Farm! We advise coming from 9am to 10.30am to catch the milking sessions. The goats line up and munch on hay while milking tubes connected to their udders work their magic.
After the milking session is over, head on over to the stables where the goats are kept! Be sure to purchase a pack of Alfalfa hay (SGD 5) so you can feed these greedy goats. You’re even welcome to pat these playful kids as they try to grab the hay out of your hands.
Round off your visit with a bottle of fresh cold goat’s milk, the small bottles cost SGD2.50 while the bigger bottles cost $8. You can even opt to take them home and they’ll even give you a foil pack to ensure its freshness!
Tripsle Fun Fact : Goat’s milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk and is great for people who are lactose intolerant!
Address: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
Opening Hours: 9am-4pm daily | Closed on Tuesdays
11.30AM Lunch at Zai Shun Seafood
This humble little eatery tucked away in an unsuspecting corner of a neighborhood coffee shop Zai Shun Seafood is definitely a hidden gem!
The famous curry fish head was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand and here’s why. The fish head was one of the biggest and freshest that we’ve had. The vegetables soaked up the flavourful curry and had just the right amount of spice. Pair this with a bowl of white rice and you won’t go wrong! We paid SGD 27 for half a fish head and were left very full and satisfied!
The steamed meat patties with salted fish (SGD 10) were also a huge hit! For the locals, this is a very common home-cooked dish that will definitely bring back memories of family dinners at home.
Address: Block, 253 Jurong East Street 24, #01-205, 600253
Opening Hours: 7am – 3pm | Closed on Wednesdays
1.30PM Homerun Baseball
Put your batting skills to the test at Homerun Baseball! Balls fly out of the machines at speeds of 85km/hr to 110km/hr! Grab a bunch of tokens from the counter and get ready to swing your best bat. This also serves as a harmless great stress reliever that doubles up as exercise.
Challenge your buddies to a game of pitching to see who has the most accurate pitch! Hit the lighted flashing numbers for more points and for even more points, get a BINGO (3 in a line)!
Tripsle your tokens and they’re valid for 2 months, giving you flexibility in your dates. We suggest getting more tokens and sharing them with your mates or even saving them for your next visit.
Just to give you an estimate, the Tripsle team of 3 had 15 tokens and we spent about 1 hour there! We each got 5 tokens and spent them all pretty quickly. We recommend going big and getting 11 tokens because you’ll definitely be left wanting more.
Tripsle me to Homerun Baseball!
Address: 200 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609336
Opening Hours: 1pm-11pm Mondays – Thursdays, 1pm-1am Fridays, 9am-3am Saturdays, 9am-12am Sundays
3.00pm Science Centre Singapore
Throw all your notions of “science is boring” away because the Science Centre Singapore is going to blow your minds away! Get lost in the Mirror Maze where you literally have to watch your step or risk walking into a mirror. This trippy installation left us wandering around in circles for a good 30 minutes before we found our way out.
You must not miss the magic of the Omni Theatre. Get transported into outer space with the 5 dimensional dome theatre experience! The programs change regularly so do keep a lookout for new releases. The current selection includes: Aurora: Light of Wonder as well as Robots!
Before leaving, make sure to pay a visit to the Butterflies Up Close exhibition! You’ll not only feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale where butterflies flutter around you, you’ll also get to hold them with your fingers.
Tripsle your Science Centre Singapore tickets for the ultimate flexibility. Since tickets are open-dated, this place makes a great wet weather plan! We’d also opt for the full package to experience the Science Centre, the Omni Theatre and the Butterflies Up Close! Plus, if you decide to purchase the extra experiences on the spot, you might end up paying more for it.
Tripsle me to Science Centre Singapore!
Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, 609081
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm | Closed on Mondays
5.30 PM Snow City
You must be thinking, Snow in Singapore?
That’s absolutely right! After sweating it out in tropical Singapore, if you’re looking for the ultimate cool off session, head over to Snow City Singapore! Experience all the fun of winter without having to take a plane. Layer up, grab a rubber tube and slide down the slopes!
Tripsle your open-dated Snow City tickets and get one hour of chills with free rentals of winter coat and boots! Since temperatures are sub-zero, we’d recommend wearing long pants or just renting a pair from the counter unless you want your legs to freeze.
Tripsle me to Snow City!
Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm daily
7PM Dinner at PocoLoco Microbrewery
We know you’d be starving after sloshing down the slopes! Head upstairs to PocoLoco Microbrewery for home freshly brewed beer and delicious pasta. This casual Italian dinner serves up a mean plate of truffle cream beef pasta (SGD12) and tomato cream crab meat pasta (SGD13.90) that we’d go back for any day.
If you’re super hungry, we’d recommend getting this Mozzarella cheese toast(SGD8.90)! If oozing cheese toasts don’t scream eat me, we don’t know what else will.
You can also choose to sit outside and take in the views of the sunset while sipping on your ice cold beer. We ordered the Weizen which had a unique wheat flavor with notes of fruit. We’re no beer expert but we know a tasty beer when we taste one!
Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Level 2 Singapore 609433
Opening Hours: 12-3pm and 6pm-10pm daily
9pm Prawning at ATC Fishing Village
Finally, round off the night with one of Singapore’s favorite late night activity – Prawning at ATC Fishing Village! Order a couple of beers, grab your rods and bait and sit patiently while the prawns bite. For those who dislike the loud club music but still want to have fun at night, this is the perfect option.
Some prawns are also tagged with little yellow tokens that award you with cash bonuses! This means that if you catch a prawn with a yellow tag attached, if you bring it to the counter, you can exchange it for cash.
Plus, you’ll even get to BBQ the prawns after catching them and there’s no sweeter taste than food that was caught by hand!
Be sure to Tripsle your prawning experience to enjoy 15% off! Just flash your voucher on the Tripsle App to redeem your prawning rod and wait for your catch!
Opening hours: 24 hours a day!
Address: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim
Other activities in Singapore’s West
You’ll be needing firstly a 4G SIM card for all your internet needs. With so many Instagram worthy moments, this is for sure an essential. If 12 hours isn’t enough, be sure to check out the Jurong Bird Park where you’ll get the chance to get up close with these beautiful feathered creatures. Otherwise, get your workout on at an Augmented Reality (AR) rock climbing session!