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Ulu Sembawang
Photograph: Daniel Iskandar

Explore this dreamy misty landscape in Singapore near Woodlands

Is this really Singapore?

Delfina Utomo
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Delfina Utomo

Here's another spot to add to the list of places that don't look and feel like Singapore – but there's a catch. You have to get up early. Really, really early. Just like us. 

Yet another impressive park connector in Singapore – we've just seen the wonders of Changi Bay Point in the past few months – the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector cuts through the nature reserve to link the Woodlands (SLE) Park Connector to the Mandai Park Connector. 

The park connector gives you great views of the sunrise but if you wake up a little earlier you'll find yourself in a misty wonderland that is both breathtaking and surreal. Soak up the purplish-pink skies and the sounds of birds flitting around. 

Start the journey from the closest MRT station, Woodlands South Station, where you will have to walk for about 15 minutes along Woodlands Ave 1 and then turn right to Woodlands Ave 12 where you follow the Woodlands PCN until you reach the entrance of the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector. The connector starts at Seletar Expressway and ends at Mandai Road, and is also the route for both cyclists and trekkers to take to get to the popular Mandai T15 trail. 

But if you're thinking of checking out the trail this week, here's a heads up for you: the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector is closed for upgrading works till March 23. But for now, enjoy the views we took. 

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