Explore the white house of Singapore at Istana Open House
You have walked probably past the Istana and watched guards patrolling the entrance as if to say, ‘Do not enter ever.’
But you can enter Istana – its grounds are open for public 5 times in a year. Boasting beautiful gardens and handsome architecture, you might want to experience Singapore’s White House, which is the official residence and office of the President.
Entrance to the grounds is free while to the main building it is $2. Explore this one of the best offbeat places while on a trip to Singapore.
A glimpse of Tsukiji Fish Market at 3 AM
If you like to shop for the groceries in the old way, Senoko Fishery Port is the market where seafood merchants and buyers come to stock up on fresh seafood. Straight from the suppliers, prices are lower too or if you are looking to do something at 3 AM, the activities offered will be the intriguing eye opener.
Dine on a boat while cruising down the Singapore river
You might have seen the sampan boats filled with tourists along the Singapore River, but Float at the Bay is something else. Enjoy the four-course dinner as you take the sounds and sights of riverside for an hour with offbeat tour packages.
Enjoy a cocktail at the secret, password only bar
After having dinner, hit the unconventional bar. From bars hidden in the plain sight to eateries transforming in bars only when night falls, try the offbeat places about which you never knew.
Attend secret dinner party in stranger’s dining room
For the inside scoop in underground dining scene, Khana Commune offers supper clubs in their dining room, bringing you Bengali cuisine with the homeliness of mother’s cooking and quality of a restaurant.
The bookings can be done for 1-18 people and dinners take place at 8 PM twice in a month. There’s always the different menu for every party thrown. Explore this one of the best offbeat places while in Singapore.
Go for real rock climbing at Dairy Farm
Hard-core adventure lovers can head towards Dairy Farm for rock climbing. A nature reserve is the only maintained climbing area that offers facilities to climb. There are climbing routes mapped out, but in case you are a beginner, you might want to go with veteran climbers in Dairy Farm Climbing group who can guide you and provide equipment for climbing.
Go for the underwater hockey for the first time
Adding on the sports list that you have never heard before but need to try is underwater hockey. With offbeat tour packages, equip in the battle gear in the form of snorkels, play with the sticks and puck at the bottom of the pool. Sessions take place twice in a week and everyone is invited. Even if you are new, worry not – experienced players will be there to teach the basics to new sports players.