POINTS OF INTEREST
NEAR HOLLAND VILLAGE
Star Vista shopping mall is located just beside the Buona Vista MRT Interchange.
One interesting feature of this mall is the non-air conditioned walkway. It is kept cool through natural ventilation due to its clever design.
There are many great eateries here, some in open semi-alfresco setting.
This place is especially crowded on the weekends because it is also home to the New Creation church, a mega-church of more than 20,000 members.
Kent Ridge Park is a historical park where one of the last battles for Singapore was fought during World War II. You can learn more about the history of World War II at the “Reflections Bukit Chandu” museum, located at one end of Canopy Walk.
It is a great family activity to walk along the Canopy Walk – an elevated boardwalk measuring 280-metres long linking Kent Ridge Park to HortPark – and you can enjoy nature and may just be able to catch sight of sunbirds, doves, squirrels, lizards, and white-crested laughing thrush.
Singapore is not a hilly island. Standing at a mere 163.63m, Bukit Timah Hill is Singapore’s tallest hill.
This 163-ha reserve retains one of the few areas of primary rainforest in the country. The forest on the hill has been a botanical collection ground for more than a century, and the first known specimens of many species of Malayan plants have been obtained here.
Home to a high percentage of our nation’s (native) flora and fauna, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has been a favourite spot for those looking to get close to nature.