This nature reserve spans most of Bukit Timah, the hill that gives its name to the surrounding district. Regarded as one of the most valuable natural places in Asia, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the only remaining pockets of natural rainforest left in Singapore, and contains a highly diverse ecology, with over 500 species of fauna and 800 species of flowering plants. Trails for hiking, jogging or cycling spread throughout the reserve, and it is a popular spot for rock-climbing. Hike to the top of the hill and enjoy the view from the summit.
Address: 177 Hindhede Drive, Bukit Timah, Singapore 589333, +65 6542 7788
Singapore has a delightfully varied food scene, from local South-east Asian tastes, to Chinese food inherited from early immigrants, to European cuisines brought over by colonials and expats. ToTT offers cooking classes in various styles. Cheesecakes, Peranakan food, authentic Thai fare, and even the green Pandan cake that is unique to Singapore, learn all these and more at the cooking workshops offered at ToTT.
Address: 896 Dunearn Road 01-01A, Singapore 589472, +65 62197077
Room escapes are gaining popularity across the world, and little wonder, these real-life puzzles are fun, intellectually challenging, and are great for team building. Players are physically locked in a room, and to escape they must solve puzzles based on clues in the room. The Escape Artist is a fun place to try this great activity at a relatively low cost. They have several rooms that are designed with themes such as finding a hidden treasure or escaping from an apocalyptic landscape.
Address: Bukit Timah Shopping Centre #11-02, 170 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 588179, +65 6463 6690
Formerly one of a series of railway stations stretching from Tanjong Pagar, Singapore to Malaysia, the Bukit Timah Railway Station has been closed for a number of years. Now, it is a stop in the middle of the Green Corridor, a 26km walking route that makes use of the abandoned railway tracks. The trail is surrounded by greenery and connects several green spaces in Singapore, including the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. You can enter the Corridor at any time and leave at any time, and as the trail is on fairly flat ground, it makes for a relaxing hike through the natural foliage.
Address: 5 King Albert Park, Singapore 598289