Located in the far end of the North East, Coney Island is a rustic escape that preserves the island's natural character. This ecologically sustainable park also uses timber from fallen trees for all the signage in the park, benches and the boardwalk over the mangrove swamp. Keep your eyes open for native macaques, rare birds and butterflies on the island while you explore the woods and the hidden beaches. Look out for snakes if you're venturing into the woods!
When it comes to aesthetics, Singapore scores top marks all around. The million-dollar skyline, the mix of heritage buildings and modern architecture – these are the stuff tour agencies and tourism pamphlets sell all the time. But dig a little deeper and you'll find pockets of natural landmarks and lush reserves as well. We check out some of the spectacular natural landmarks that we ought to celebrate more.