Located in the southwest of Singapore, Jurong is famous for its Jurong Bird Park, which is the habitat for more than 3500 birds. Yes, this park should be on the top of your trip bucket list, but there are still lots of places to visit here, and some of them are still underrated. Keep reading if you’re staying in hotels in Jurong, you might need to check out this article as an inspiration to explore the area.
Jem Play Playground
On the rooftop of Jem, a suburban mall in Jurong East, you will find a quirky playground, which features both wet and dry play areas. Check out the trampoline floors, swinging hammocks, rope based equipment, and also the interactive exhibition. The mini-pool with rain falling from the top and mini fountains dot can also be the alternative to have fun around here.
Jurong East Swimming Complex
Beat Singapore’s heat with some fun at the Jurong East Swimming Complex. This popular swimming pool around the neighborhood is completed with three exciting water slides. Some slides will require a float to ride which you are able to rent. If you’re seeking a relaxing time, try the lazy river and let the current take you around. Head to the wave pool to enjoy waves in a safer place. There’s also the Kiddy Fun Station and shallow toddler wading pool for those who are taking kids along.
Nestled on the island of Jurong Lake, this 13.5 hectares garden was built in 1974 by a JTC Corporation. Filled with beautiful stone lanterns, rock arches, and bridges, this garden is a perfect place for you to sit back and breathe fresh air while enjoying the beauty of nature. Walk down the Bridge of Double Beauty to visit the Chinese Garden, right beside it.
Only 500 meters from Genting Hotel Jurong, this interactive museum is popular for its engaging science exhibitions that illustrate the power of science and technology in everyday activities. Both adults and kids will be able to have fun here. Opened in 1977, Science Center now boasts other attractions, The Omni-Theater and the Snow City.
IMM Outlet Mall
More than 90 branded stores and 220 retail shops that have wholesale prices all year long can be found at International Merchandising Mart (IMM), Jurong East. From leading fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nike, Adidas, to lifestyle stores such as Sony and Daiso, all of them offer the best deal. Walk down around 10 minutes from Jurong East MRT Station to spend your allowance at Singapore’s biggest outlet mall.
Enjoy the impressive golden hour behind the fleet of yachts at the Raffles Marina. Catch a glimpse of the famous lighthouse here, overlooking the Tuas Second Link, the bridge that connects Singapore and Malaysia. Don’t forget to also indulge yourself in a delightful Alfresco dining with the view of the sunset.
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National Orchid Garden
Located within Singapore Botanic Garden, this place has more than 50.000 stunning colored orchids from 1.000 species. The displays in every part of the garden are very well thought out, adjusting to each orchid’s characteristics and needs. Pay a visit to the Sembcorp COol House, which was designed to have a similar condition as high elevation montane forest, with 16-23 degrees celsius surrounding temperature. More than 300 species of orchids are displayed inside, as well as a collection of other plants.
Getting to Jurong is relatively accessible, just take the East-West or North-South MRT Line from the heart of Singapore. So, are you ready to explore Jurong now?
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