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Five obscure attractions to visit with your SingapoRediscover vouchers

If you’re tired of revisiting the same few tourist attractions, how about giving these attractions a try instead?

Meagan Goh
Meagan Goh

Afraid of cats, but learning to be brave. Would rather live in a fairytale.


Published: 11 January 2021, 2:24 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined travelling for all of us. Instead of getting on a plane and flying to your next holiday destination, we can now only venture out of our dwellings and have a go at discovering the undiscovered on our island. 

Luckily for us, the Government has given $100 worth of vouchers known as SingapoRediscover vouchers for all Singaporeans aged 18 and above. The vouchers can be used till Jun 30 this year at attractions or for hotel stays. 

If you’re tired of going to the same few attractions such as the Zoo, Universal Studios, Gardens by the Bay, then check out these five obscure attractions instead!

1. Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory

As a country with an ever changing landscape, we’ve seen how some traditional practices and trades have slowly phased out. 

Thankfully, some of them such as Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory are still around and it’s not too late to pay them a visit. 

Founded in 1959, Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory is a Singaporean traditional style coffee roaster which specialises in both local Singaporean ‘kopi’ and modern gourmet coffee. 

 

Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory is one of the last remaining family run coffee businesses in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT VIA LAMYEO.COM

 

The tour gives you a glimpse of Singapore in the 1950s to 1980s as you watch how traditional coffee is being made. 

You’ll also get to visit a traditional bakery where you can watch how your favorite bread and biscuits are made. If you’re lucky, you may even get some free bread samples! 

Do note that this is an English-speaking tour and transport to the factory is provided. You can book your tickets here

Tour timing: 9AM – 1PM (Mon – Fri for private tours, Tue – Fri for join-in tours)

Meeting point: Taxi Drop-off at Newton Food Centre

2. Gallop Kranji Farm Resort

Gallop Kranji is not just a farm for visiting. It has villas and suites for you and your family to stay the night too!

Tucked away from the bustling city, a family staycay at the farm resort is perfect for those who want to enjoy some peace and quiet. 

The local farm stay experience also comes with plenty of activities like animal interactions. 

 

The little ones would love the pony rides! PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/@GALLOPKRANJIFARMRESORT

 

As for adults, you can pamper yourself at the spa or enjoy a chill session of prawning and fishing. 

Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Singapore, Singapore 718813
Opening hours: 9AM to 6PM

3. The Sundowner

Ever heard of a rooftop farm? Tucked away in the neighbourhood of Siglap, The Sundowner offers a first-hand experience of urban farming. 

The two-hour rooftop garden experience includes three activities – organic farming masterclass, bee encounter and farm-to-table tastings. 

If you are interested in gardening, the organic gardening masterclass teaches you how to boost your plants at home where you’ll be taught the basics of natural farming.

 

Prepare to get your hands dirty! PHOTO CREDIT: THE SUNDOWNER

 

You will also get to harvest some honey and see a beehive up close at the bee encounter and taste some of the honey and even concoct your own farm-to-bar cocktails. 

Do note that this is an English-speaking guided tour and all protective gear as well as gardening tools will be provided. 

You can check out their booking calendar here to plan for your visit. 

Address: 705A E Coast Rd, Singapore 459062
Contact: 96177164 (WhatsApp them to make a booking) 

4. Singapore Musical Box Museum

If you only found out about Singapore’s Musical Box Museum today, high five. 

Home to musical antiques from around the world, there are more than 40 musical boxes dating back to the 19th century. 

 

This is Singapore’s first musical box museum. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/@SINGAPOREMUSICALBOXMUSUEM

 

Guided tours are available and cover the historical background from the rise to the fall of the musical boxes to how it made its way to Singapore in the 19th century.

If you like all things vintage, the museum is the perfect place for you. 

Address: 168 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068619

Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-5PM (Closed on Sun)

5. Flight Experience

Delve into the airline world with Flight Experience’s Boeing 737 Simulator

Used for actual commercial pilot training, you’ll get to experience what it’s like to command a commercial jet airliner. 

This intricate replica has got screens to replace windows and certified pilots to guide you through the process. 

 

Their simulators are known to be one of the best in the world. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@JUSTFLYITSG

 

There are four experiences to choose from, you can click here to find out which piques your interest the most!

Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, #02-06 Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803

Contact: 6339 2737


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