Deep down, every person seems to possess an innate desire to travel. Psychologists say that it’s a way of physically, visually or emotionally stimulating us, and travel gives us an opportunity to take a break from daily routines, as well as explore new activities beyond our comfort zone. Unfortunately, current times have put a damper on a majority of people’s travelling plans due to social distancing protocol.
But with countries slowly recovering, people are once again encouraged to seek unique ways to travel. Recently, more individuals have been looking at road trips as a viable and safer traveling option, as traveling in your own vehicle allows you to reduce contact from others while enjoying your trip. Singapore has a lot of amazing locations and sights to offer, so if you’re looking to take a break during a holiday, or if you’re looking for a nice change of pace from staying inside the house for so long, perhaps you’d like to consider going on a road trip.
Car accessible spots
Cars in Singapore are generally known to be expensive, and in addition to the COE and other various fees, it may be daunting to own a car of your own. Still, others admit that having your own car makes it more convenient to freely travel around, so some invest in second-hand car models and makes as a more budget-friendly alternative. There are certain locations in Singapore that can only be accessible by car, so having your own vehicle comes at an advantage if you’re in the mood to check out some of these hidden gems. Bollywood Veggies is an organic, educational farm located in the Northwest Kranji district with a vast array of plants and fruits. The Bukit Timah Saddle Club at Bukit Timah Road allows you and your family to have fun with horse riding, and you can get a taste of Basque cuisine at Alkaff Mansion’s TXA Pintxo Bar.
Drive by scenic routes
You can appreciate a lovely and calming view as you drive by Singaporean roads. Mount Faber Park lets you see a birds-eye view of the city and coastline at its peak. Meanwhile, Bayfront Avenue is home to Singapore’s famous attractions such as the Singapore Flyer, Helix Bridge and Marina Bay Sands. It’s just as impressive when you gaze upon it during daytime, and it bursts to life at nighttime with colorful night lights, making it a scenic view no matter what time of the day. If you’re looking for a more nature-oriented view, try not to miss out on Singapore’s five Heritage Roads: Lim Chu Kang Road, Arcadia Road, Mount Pleasant Road, Mandai Road, and South Buona Vista Road. They offer a tranquil treescape ride that gives a glimpse of Singapore’s history.
Though travel restrictions are present because of the ongoing pandemic, people are not as easily discouraged and continue to find new ideas to satisfy their wanderlust. From views of a bustling city life or a serene nature scene, Singapore has many local attractions that make it worth exploring.