5 Alternative Family Activities Worth Taking the Drive To Do on National Day

clifford chow
5 Aug 2017
 

Didn’t manage to snag tickets for National Day? Or just simply wouldn’t want to see your tax dollar as a multi-coloured display in the night sky?

But you still would love to celebrate Singapore for what it is, diverse, full of flavour and always our home. Maybe we might just have a few places for you and your family to visit, to re-discover our Singapore.

Hay Dairies


Yes we do have a tiny but interesting agricultural industry here. Hay Dairies offers free and easy tours of their farm.

Best timings to head on down are between 9am-10:30am, because that is when the milking sessions begin. Visitors can also feed the goats with alfalfa hay which can be purchased from the farm. And why not buy a few bottles of very healthy goat milk back?

Hay Dairies is open from 9am to 4pm, on Monday, Wednesday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and is closed on Tuesday.

Address : 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859


Photo Credits: Hay Dairies Pte Ltd

Bollywood Veggies

             
Not too far away from Hay Dairies is Bollywood Veggies. Former netball star Ivy Singh and her husband Lim Ho Seng have created a little oasis of a farm away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

For National Day, Bollywood Veggies will be holding a live music performance by @buskersaid, dubbed as ‘Singapore’s Ed Sheeran’, the performance will be from 11:30am to 2pm.

Have lunch at their Poison Ivy Bistro, featuring local delights like their crazy large Nasi Lemak Platter and Chicken Curry, or enjoy their range of teas and local desserts.


Live Food Stations – 11am to 2pm, will also be up, for those who would love some local delights like sambal stingray or even fresh farm brews.

Or indulge in a little bit of shopping at the Bolly Jolly Market – 11am to 3pm, featuring a selection of locally authored books and craft products, freshly baked breads, cakes, and a whole host of naturally derived household formulas and handicrafts.


Photo credits: Bollywood Veggies

The farm also has guided tours – 10am-10:45am, tickets can be booked HERE.

Bollywood Veggies is open from Wednesday till Sunday and on public holidays from 8am to 6:30pm.

Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026

Gallop Stable
This one is right down our alley, where second-hand and parallel imported cars are. Gallop Stable is located right next to The Grandstand.

Trail rides, allow you to enjoy the lush greenery of the Fairways Green Track or Fairways Sand Ring.


Photo credit: Gallop Stable

At their Punggol Ranch, kids can enjoy feeding ponies from 10am to 12pm and 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Gallop Stable @ Horsecity - Address: 100 Turf Club Road Singapore 287992
Gallop Stable @ Punggol Ranch – Address: 900 Punggol Road Singapore 829168

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
For the cost of nothing, there is the very centralised and beautiful Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Taking pride in-between both new towns, the 62 hectare park carries with it some interesting flora and fauna.

Running through the park, is a very natural-looking stream, which our National Parks took pains in removing the concrete and naturalised it, together with sprucing up the park, leaving us with 3km of river, with lush greenery to enjoy. Look a little closer and you will notice it teeming with fish.

With wide open spaces for family picnics and a playpen for the family dog. If you don’t want the hassle of bringing your own food, eateries available include Grub, Cornerstone, Canopy and McDonalds.

Parking spaces are ample if you do go early, with two car parks along Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 and one more along Sin Ming Ave, across from Block 407.

Just some useful tips, if you are intending to fly a kite, do take note of the no-fly zones, due to aircraft on route to the parade.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Visit the Zoo or Jurong Bird Park. Both locations are offering a 52 percent discount on their admission fees in conjunction with our 52nd National Day.


Catch local buskers performing National Day songs at the parks’ entrances, have photos taken with the parks’ mascots, or visit Kampong Mandai at the Singapore Zoo to indulge in local delights like satay and rojak, or how about a ‘Miloccino’… no dinosaurs here.


Animal showtime, might reveal some pleasant surprises too, with their animals celebrating with us.


Photo Credits: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Find our more HERE.

Zoo – Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd Singapore 729826
Bird Park – Address: 2 Jurong Hill Singapore 628925

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