While you may think of Singapore as a modern metropolis with a gleaming cityscape and the latest high-tech innovations that is only part of the picture; it’s also a destination with stunning natural beauty.
Gardens by the Bay
A fascinating blend of cutting edge design and nature’s grandeur, Gardens by the Bay is one of the most popular attractions in Singapore. Within a 10-minute drive from Travelodge Harbourfront, this site is home to diverse sections such as the Serene Garden, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and the Supertree Grove.
The Southern Ridges
Nature lovers can explore the Southern Ridges, easy to reach for those staying at centrally located budget hostels or 4 star hotels in Singapore. It encompasses a 10 km stretch that covers areas like the Labrador Nature Reserve and Mount Faber Park; it also features the uniquely designed Henderson Waves, a pedestrian bridge that links two hilltops.
Further afield is Pulau Ubin, an enchanting island where you can truly get away from the city and visit sites like the Chek Jawa Wetlands with its mangroves and birdlife. Other highlights include traditional villages referred to as “kampongs” and paths for walking and cycling across idyllic hills.
Another island worth visiting, Kusu Island is only around 5.6 km from the mainland and is home to picturesque beaches and sacred temples. Apart from soaking up the sun on the shore, you can also snorkel and witness marine life as well as visit the Tortoise Sanctuary.