The little red dot which we call home is actually a treasure trove of attractions and activities - if you know where to look.
Don't worry, this is still the motoring platform you've come to know (and hopefully love) - we just wanted to create some additional value for our readers by compiling weekly entertainment guides. As a reputable automotive publication obviously, we've thoughtfully also included automotive-related amenities at the various points of interest.
May this guide also be helpful for the tourist visiting Singapore!
Let's kick this new mini-series off by taking a look at a day trip itinerary to unorthodox places in the West!
Abdhus Salam Rojak
This is a recommendation by Motorist Editorial's resident foodie is left field even by local foodie standards. With a wide selection of items like dough fritters, fish cakes, cuttlefish, sausages, tofu, prawn fritters, and even offcuts like beef lung (paru), you know that this is a stall that takes their Indian Rojak seriously.The food is fried upon order, and served with a generous amount of their sweet and spicy sauce, that is also complimented by a slight nutty flavour. Best part, this stall is halal, so no one feels left out. As this is located within a HDB market, on-site parking is readily available, though do expect to squabble for parking space during the lunch rush hours.
Address: 503 West Coast Dr, Singapore 120503
Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm Daily
Parking: Standard HDB Parking Rates Apply
Salt & Light Archery
Burn off some lunch calories by paying a visit to Salt & Light Archery! Located right under West Coast Flyover, it boast up to 70 metres of sheltered ranges, so you can live out your Katniss Everdeen fantasies in shaded comfort. The venue caters for people of all skill levels, and even offers beginner courses available for children and adults should you wish to get further into archery.
Address: 2A Clementi Rd, Singapore 129803
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 9pm, Sunday 9am to 6pm
Parking: Park at West Coast Park Car Park 2. $0.60 per 30 mins from Monday to Sunday 6:30am to 10:30pm, Free Parking from 6.30am to 8.30am. $0.60 per 30 mins from 10:30pm to 6:30am, capped at $5.
Arena Country Club
There are two main attractions at this venue. You can get your adrenaline fix by paying a visit to The Karting Area, or soak in the experience of an authentic Japanese Onsen at Joya Onsen Cafe.
Want to satiate your need for speed in a safe environment? Do so by taking to the racetrack in their fun karts! Ensure you have your driving license (or an international equivalent) on hand so you can try out the faster, 50km/h karts. Otherwise, you'll have to make do with the slower 30km/h karts.
Still, you'd more than feel a buzz whizzing around this 700 metre track. If you have little ones in tow, two seater karts are also on offer, which will allow them to feel the adrenaline rush in a safe and controlled environment! What better way to soothe your aching bodies (especially after a day out on the track) than by soaking in Joya's authentic Japanese hot springs! The brand prides themselves as a business that provides a 'naturalistic Onsen environment for people of all ages to enjoy'.There is a choice of a public bath, or various private rooms. If you'd like the privacy of soaking with your significant other and/or close friends, do pre-book the latter. Each visit comes with a complimentary ticket to their cafe, and you'll be able to redeem a drink and dessert.
We spotted an EV charger on our recent visit to the premises, but it appears to not be live at the time of publishing.
Address: 511 Upper Jurong Rd, Block B, Singapore 638366
The Karting Arena: Tuesday to Friday 1pm to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 9pm
Joya Onsen Cafe: 11am to 11pm Daily
Parking: $0.60 per 30min from 6am to 8.59am, $1.20/hr from 9am to 8.59pm
End the day off by rewarding yourself with some sweet treats at Waffl. As its name implies, this is a cafe that specialises in waffles, but with a twist. As with almost every other dessert cafe locally, you'd be able to pair waffles with gelatos. But the folks at Waffl insist on creating their own recipes for unique flavours such as roasted pistachio, creme brulee, hazelnut rocher and speculoos kaya.But if waffles are not your speed, you can pair your gelato with bakes such as brownies, cookies or brookies. If you're looking for something that is more main course territory, consider trying their wafflburgers. Think of McDonald's McGriddles but with more pizzazz - these are essentially burgers, but with waffles instead of buns.We recommend dropping by anytime from 4pm to 8pm, as this cafe does draw a strong late-night crowd!
Address: 262 Jurong East St 24, #01-489, Singapore 600262
Operating Hours: Sunday to Friday 4pm to 1am, Saturday 2pm to 1am
Parking: Standard HDB Parking Rates Apply
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