A Day Out: 8 Reasons Why Kranji Is One of Singapore’s Best Hidden SECRETS

Take a break from city life.
25 January 2019

Escape to SG’s countryside and explore fun farms, scenic nature spots and historic heritage sites.

The Kranji suburb is located in northwestern Singapore, some 22 kilometres from the city centre, and named after a local tree, the pokok keranji (tamarind-plum tree). A major part of the area was reclaimed as an industrial estate and for establishing the Kranji/Pandan water scheme, which explains the presence of numerous manufacturing companies plus the Kranji Reservoir!

The area holds much historical significance. The land around Kranji Road was used for the first Singapore-Kranji railway in 1903. During World War II in 1942, Kranji was one of the sites where some of the most intense fighting took place.

Today, this secluded haven is known for its nature parks, the Singapore Zoo, Singapore Turf Club and agriculture. It’s also been re-envisioned as Kranji Countryside, SG’s new hip, rural getaway, thanks to a group of farmers and craftsmakers named but, of course, the Kranji Countryside Association.


By Christopher Ong Ujine, From The Finder Issue 296/ Photos: The Straits Times and Bistro by Gardenasia

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