#HHWTBest2021: 10 Top Nature Spots in Singapore with Halal Food Nearby


Auli Cinantya •  Nov 23, 2021

For those who love going on a hike or taking a leisure stroll surrounded by nature, Singapore's have a lot of the perfect places for you. These nature spots in Singapore not only offers a beautiful lush green scenery but also a lot of activates you can do. From having a relaxing picnic, kayaking, or challenge yourself in an adventurous hike towards many of Singapore's nature hidden gem. If you want to discover more nature spots in Singapore, we have rounded 10 top nature spot you need to visit with Halal food nearby!

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Top Nature Spot In Singapore

1. Green Corridor

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Also known as the Rail Corridor, Green Corridor is a 24-km nature trail from Kranji to Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Holland, Tanglin and ends at Alexandra. It used to be a part of Malaysia's KTM railway line connecting Singapore and Malaysia and has ceased operation since 2011. While it has not been completed yet and is scheduled to be done in 2025, there are paths that you can still take, especially if you're up for an adventure!

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You will find some pleasing eye sights when trailing in the Green Corridor, like the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station that was built in 1903 or Truss Bridges that have been conserved as heritage sights. The historic bridges are quite the rare sight in Singapore, so be sure to take photos when you stop by. Another place that is worth mentioning is Clementi Forest and the Wessex Estate. Considered one of Green Corridor's hidden gems, these colonial houses will charm you with their original architecture from the 1940s. 

Halal food nearby: Tenderfresh Classic

Halal status: Halal-certified


2. Southern Ridges & Henderson Waves

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With walking routes at 10km, the Southern Ridge is one of Singapore's longest walking routes. This place gives you a lot of scenic views from Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Hort Park, and Kent Ridge Park. Another spot that will make a pretty Instagram post is the Terrace Garden at Telong Blangah Hill Park. The stairs, along with a scenic view is insta-worthy! 

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But if you want a shorter route, you can go to the Henderson Waves, where it will only take about 1-2 hours to stroll through the bridge, and it is one of the most scenic and panoramic views of Singapore. With its distinctive wave-like structure against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline, this place is an Instagram stop you won't want to miss. 

Halal food nearby: Edmond Chicken Rice 

Halal status: Halal Certified 


P.S Check out 8 other Halal eateries near Southern Ridge Nature Park

3. Fort Canning Park 

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This historical place was believed to be the site of palaces from the 14th century ancient Singapore Kings. Formerly known as Bukit Larangan (Forbidden Hill), During British colonial rule in Singapore, it was where the governors lived and later on was used for military purposes.

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You will find 9 beautiful historical gardens, making Fort Canning Park one of Singapore's most popular insta-worthy places. Located in the Civic District, you can enjoy nature away from the bustling city while exploring historical sites like Keramat Sultan Iskandar Shah, the Battlebox, and Fort Canning Cemetery. While the spiral staircase that has been going viral for its picturesque trees in the background is located near the Fort Canning Park Tunnel along Canning Rise, the picturesque trees in the backdrop have gone viral in the past years. 

Halal food nearby: MacKenzie Rex

Halal status: Halal certified 


4. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve 

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As one of the country's richest and most diverse ecosystems, you can spend your whole day on a leisure stroll in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It takes around 2-5 hours to explore the entire reserve and its surrounding parks. Not to mention home to one of Singapore's highest hills, Bukit Timah Hill; this hill is the closest you'll get to a "mountain" in Singapore. 

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Not far from the reserve, you will find Hindhede Nature Park. This smaller park offers a beautiful scenic view of the Hindhede Quarry within. If you don't feel like doing a long hike to Bukit Timah Hill, Hindhede Nature Park also has a few hiking trails that will only take 30-45 minutes to finish a whole loop around the park. Be sure to keep your eyes open as some of the trails offer views of streams and lush greenery that will please your eyes. 

Halal food nearby: Springleaf Prata Place

Halal status: Halal certified 


P.S Check out our full guide on the must-try Halal eateries in Bukit Timah, Tanglin & Novena!

5. Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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It's impossible not to include Singapore's very own UNESCO World Heritage when talking about top nature spots. Sprawling with over 80 hectares of green space, the Singapore Botanic Garden boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna. Challenge yourself and visit as many gardens as you can while in here. From Ginger Garden with its 250 species of ginger in Asia, Orchid Garden, Ethnobotany Garden or the Rain Forest where you can find historical trees dating as far back as 1819! 

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It will take 3-4 hours to explore the entire park, as there are many things you can do here. From a leisure stroll, have a mini photo session in every Instagrammable spot you can find, or enjoy a picnic with your friends and families. 

Halal food nearby: The Halia 

Halal status: Halal Certified 


 P.S Here are some other Halal eateries near Singapore's top attraction

6. Bukit Batok Hillside Park 

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If you're up for exploration, this "abandoned park" might be the perfect place for your next adventure. Considered one of the hidden gems in Singapore, Bukit Batok Hillside Parks is located between Bukit West Ave 5 and Bukit Batok West Ave 2. Formerly known as Greenwood Park, the park is located just about 10-15 minutes walk from Bukit Gombak MRT Station. 

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Some exciting things you will find here include rows of wooden structures that resemble the iconic torii gates, surrounded by overgrown vegetation, as well as an abandoned well. But what's best of it all is the view it gives you when you arrive at the top of the hill, although you will need to go off-track for a bit to get to this viewpoint. If you choose the easier trail, it will take you around 30 minutes to reach the hilltop, while the more challenging path will bring you more than 1 hour and require a bit more trail bashing.  

Halal food nearby: Dajie Makan Place 

Halal status: Halal Certified 


7. Bukit Gombak Park 

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Still, in Bukit Batok Nature Corridor, this park is located on a hill at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5. Whether you are a nature lover, fitness enthusiast, or pet owner, Bukit Gombak Park has recreation facilities that are perfect for spending your afternoon. 

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At the park's highest elevation, you will find the Butterfly Garden, where there are over 20 species of butterflies and an abundance of butterfly-attracting plants that are too pretty to pass. Aside from an outdoor playground where children can play their hearts out, you will find a dog park siren on a hill with a sloped terrain for paw parents to let their dog run unleashed. There's a lot of things you can explore in this park, and if you are up for a challenge, why not try their hill trek, which has a flight of 108 steps. Once you arrive at the top, the panoramic view of the surrounding forest is definitely worth all that sweat. 

Halal Food Nearby: Hey Sugar Cafe

Halal Status: Halal-Certified


P.S You can find these 10 Halal eateries near Bukit Gombak Park

8. Imbiah Trail 

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This natural trail located in Sentosa has a mini waterfall, dinosaur fossils and many more! The Imbiah trail is a circular loop around Sentosa's Mt Imbiah and goes all the way to the top of the hill, where the view is definitely worth the hike. You can start your journey from Sentosa Nature Discovery, and there will be maps along the way to guide you. It will take about 30-40 minutes to complete the trail, but along the way, you will find many eye-catching things that will make your adventure more exciting. 

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There are 3 mini waterfalls: the Imbiah Falls, Rock Dragon Waterfall, and the Tempinis Cascade. When you reach the top, don't forget to take a stunning photo at the Tempinis Cascade or head up to the three-storey bird watching tower to get a full view of the cable cars passing by. You will also have the chance to encounters different species of migratory and resident birds.

Halal food nearby: Good Old Days 

Halal status: Halal Certified


P.S You can find these Halal eateries near Sentosa 

9. MacRitchie Reservoir 

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One of the most popular locations when talking about nature spots is the MacRitchie Reservoir. This park is known for its treetop walk and famous sites that are Instagram worthy. But aside from the well-known hiking trails, this reservoir offers many activities you can do, such as kayaking or watching the sunrise if you're an early riser. 

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What was once a hidden gem, Jelutong Tower, is now a famous spot where you can discover new sights from different heights. Situated in the West of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR), you can enjoy a picturesque view when you get to the top of these 7 levels of stairs; this tower is also a perfect place to go birdwatching. 

Halal food nearby: Mushroom Cafe 

Halal status: Halal certified 


10. Tropical Montane Orchidetum, National Orchid Garden 

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The newly open Tropical Montane Orchidetum serves as not only a natural getaway but also the perfect place to have your Instagram photos taken. The diverse collection of mountainous orchids serves an abundant sea of vibrant colours that will please your eyes. With an area spanning 2,480 sqm, the Tropical Montane Orchidetum (TMO) has three enhanced display houses showcasing the greatest diversity of orchids in tropical montane forest in a single location in Singapore. 

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An impressive array of over 1,150 species of orchids arranged in naturalistic set-ups and landscapes in the Orchidetum. You will find orchids and plants that grow in lowland montane forests and epiphytic orchids (orchids usually found on Neram trees). Aside from the three display houses, you will also find Secret Ravine that emulates habitats found in deep narrow valleys of tropical mountains. Large coniferous trees trail along the winding path that connects the 3 display habits. 

Halal food nearby: Fusion Spoon

Halal status: Halal-certified


P.S Read our full guide on Singapore Botanic Garden and other Halal eateries you can find nearby!