The Eco-Link@BKE is an ecological bridge that spans the Bukit Timah Expressway, connecting Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, its main purpose is to restore the ecological connection between two nature reserves, allowing wildlife to expand their habitat, genetic pool and survival chances.
NParks has worked with the community, including student groups, to carry out projects such as animal surveys, and plant more than 3,000 native flora on the bridge. Some of these can grow up to 15m and are meant to simulate the natural habitat of animals.
Plants are also grown at the edge of the bridge to create a buffer against noise and dust pollution so that animals will not be inhibited from using it.
Already, more than 15 species of mammals and birds have been spotted using the green corridor. They include the common palm civet and the critically endangered Sunda pangolin – all captured on cameras installed at the site.
Eat at Smith Marine Kelong
Want some fresh seafood, views of the sea and an idyllic getaway all rolled into one? It doesn’t get further than a 15-minute boat from Changi Village Ferry Terminal to Smith Marine Restaurant, Singapore’s first floating kelong dining destination.
Situated next to Pulau Ubin, this aquaculture farm was built in 2006 and focuses on the cultivation and breeding of sea bass, tiger grouper, flower crab, mussels, lobsters and other live seafood. So, here’s one unique spot where you can feast on the plethora of seafood fresh from the waters next to you or fish for your own sea bass and snapper and ask the chef to cook it the very way you like it!
Getting to Smith Marine Restaurant is possible only by chartered bumboat or via your own boat. Be prepared to part first with $100 to the boatman for the two-way trip for up to 12 persons from Changi Village Ferry Terminal.
Pulau Ubin Coastal Area
Opening Hours: Daily, 10 am to 7 pm (by reservations only, to be made three days in advance. Call Jessie Toh, Smith Marine’s Marketing Manager, at 9792 7609 for bumboat reservation)
How To Get There: Via chartered bumboat, at $100 for a 2-way trip from Changi Village Ferry Terminal, payable to the boatman (each bumboat takes up to 12 persons; estimated 10 to 15 minutes travelling time each way).
Flight Experience at the Singapore Flyer– Pretending to be a Pilot
The Flight Experience simulator was of pretty good standard. Before you even enter, you watch a briefing video which tells you what all the controls are, but trust me there is no way you’re going to remember any of it if you’re not already familiar with it. On the plus side, your ‘co-pilot’ is one of the staff, and he obviously knows exactly what to do, so just listen to him rattle off stuff and concentrate on following his instructions.
Drive Karting in Karting Arena
There are no need any licence to drive karting, anyone can drive it! The Karting Arena is 500 metres long with 9 corners. It features a perfect combination of hairpins, long sweepers, tight corners, a chicane and ninety degree turns making for an exhilarating experience. There are also a few overtaking points making for an amazingly fun circuit with opportunities to pass.
You can come with your friend and have a race. Besides that, you can drive and speed like F1 drive here.
Having Fun in Singapore Sport Hub-Water Sport Center
The Water Sports Center is the only water facility operator within the Marina Reservoir area to provide fun-boating as a staple offering to the public. It has 66 watercraft including pedal boats for hire. The center is also offering kayaking and canoeing program for beginners.
Visit the National Gallery Singapore
The national gallery Singapore have just open in two month ago in 24 November 2015. The National Gallery Singapore stands in the place of two of Singapore’s most iconic buildings along the Padang – the former Supreme Court and City Hall. At 64,000 square metres, it will not only be the largest visual arts venue in Singapore but also one of the largest in the region.
The Gallery is dedicated to collaborative research, education and exhibitions, highlighting the importance of modern art in Southeast Asia in a global context. The Gallery also provides a unique visitor experience through its art presentations and innovative programming, positioning Singapore as a regional and international hub for the visual arts.
Cycling on Coney Island
Photograph and walk through Fort Siloso Skywalk
The 11-storey high Skywalk acts as an elevated bridge which leads visitors on a trail above the canopy treetops, giving them an aerial view of the western part of Sentosa and its wildlife.
Fort Siloso, previously a gated attraction, will also permanently open its grounds to all visitors without charge. Guides will be available for those seeking in-depth knowledge of the historical site.
The new line, which has 51 cable cars located 80 metres above the ground, spans 890m, compared to the 1.65km Mount Faber line. Each cable car can sit eight people, and the Sentosa line will be able to carry 2,200 passengers per hour in a single direction.
The three-station route will take visitors 15 minutes to complete. They can expect a waiting time of 10 minutes during off-peak hours, and 30-45 minutes during peak hours.