Away from the bustle of the city there are tranquil parks, historic sites and lookout towers to explore. Azyure Hikari, co-founder of Urban Explorers of Singapore, gives his recommendations on where to visit
There are many interesting war stories involving the Japanese invasion of Singapore, and one of them took place here on 10 February 1942, when the imperial army suffered a heavy loss of troops, which caused them to panic and almost abort the mission. It’s one of the battles that Singapore won, but due to miscommunication, a key defence line in the area was left open and by the next day, the Japanese army broke through and ended up attacking many other parts of the country. It’s now a good place to spot wildlife. My favourite moment was a close encounter with a Brahminy Kite, also known as the Singapore Bald Eagle, but you can also find crocodiles and other animals if you’re lucky.
• Off Kranji Way, nparks.gov.sg