Many of us only learn of its existence as we stare longingly at the outside world on our way to Pulau Tekong (Which with its majestic sunsets and night sky littered with stars, is actually one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore.However, with the risk of not seeing your family for two weekends, having in-camp photos is definitely not worth it).What really makes this place stand out is that contrary to the modern and slick malls surrounding it, Emerald Hill, which is lined neatly with early 20th century shophouses, is the best epitome of juxtaposition you can find in Singapore. Located ten minutes away from the Somerset MRT Station, Emerald Hill is the most conveniently located of the lot.
Moreover, it is a favourite spot for families to have their barbecues, hence, there is no lack of human subjects for your photos – just be sure to get their permission first. Take bus service 9, 19 or 89 and alight at the bus stop Changi Beach CP 2, 3, 4 or 5. Portsdown Road’s water tank Located in the quiet neighbourhood of Portsdown Road is an old water tank that wouldn’t be out of place in American films.
Today, nature has taken back the areas untouched by our army; all that remains of its past residents are their man-made structure like the jetty. From Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, take 975 and alight at Lim Chu Kang Ter and just continue walking till the end of the road. Jalan Besar and Thieves’ Market Literally called “large road”, Jalan Besar is one of the oldest neighbourhood in Singapore with mentions of it dating back to the 1830s as well as one of the newest emerging neighbourhood (because hipster cafes) in Singapore – placing Jalan Besar in a special crossroads between the past and the future.