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The most scenic driving routes in Singapore

Wind down the windows as you weave through these stunning driving routes in our city

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Dewi Nurjuwita
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Going on long drives can help boost your mood and take your mind off work and other problems. We may not be able to go on a road trip to our neighbouring country for now, but there are various driving routes in Singapore that make for the perfect in-city trip. Whether you're riding solo, with your best pals or family, try embarking on a short road-trip and see our beautiful city from a different point of view. Turn your music up, wind your windows down and feel the wind in your hair as you coast along these scenic driving routes in Singapore. 

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Mount Faber
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Mount Faber

We may not have mountain roads boasting stunning views, but driving up Mount Faber comes close. Weave through the peaceful, narrow winding roads framed by lush greenery which makes you forget you're in Singapore – even for a few minutes. Take in a birds-eye view of the Singapore coastline and city skyline from the viewpoint at the peak of Mount Faber Park, but not before making a pitstop at Henderson Waves on your way up. 

Bayfront Avenue
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Bayfront Avenue

Take in views of Singapore's impressive city skyline while driving into the CBD via Bayfront Avenue. The road spans the whole stretch lined with Singapore's iconic landmarks both old and new – namely the Helix Bridge, Esplanade, Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore River. While impressive both during the day and at night, the city lights in the evening make for a great photo opp. 

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Kampong Lorong Buangkok
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Kampong Lorong Buangkok

Need a break from city life? Take a road trip to the last surviving kampung (village) on mainland Singapore at Kampong Lorong Buangkok. Nestled right in the middle of modern developments in Buangkok, the village is home to a tight-knit community with less than 30 families residing there. Of course, remember to be respectful of the residents when you're visiting. 

Lim Chu Kang Road
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Lim Chu Kang Road

Cruise along the historic Lim Chu Kang Road, which has been gazetted as one of five Heritage Roads in Singapore – joined by Arcadia Road, Mount Pleasant Road, Mandai Road, and South Buona Vista Road. The tranquil rural road evokes the old kampong ambience, and lined with heritage trees such as the Angsana, Broad Leaf Mahogany and Rubber trees, and the thick shrubbery of Simpoh Ayer and Common Sendudok.

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MCE
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MCE

Yes, we're including an expressway in this equation. The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) is undoubtedly one of Singapore's most stunning expressways, with views of the city's beautiful port at the end of the tunnel. Turn your music up, wind your windows down and pretend you're the main character as you watch the city's skyline appearing in the distance.

Kranji
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Kranji

Cruise around Singapore's rustic countryside, Kranji. Make a stop at the various farms along the way, including Singapore's only goat farm Hay Dairies and Max Koi Farm. Nature lovers can also strap on their hiking shoes and explore Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Kranji Marshes or Kranji Reservoir Park. For an exhaustive guide of what to do in Kranji, check out our neighbourhood guide here

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Mount Pleasant Road
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Mount Pleasant Road

Architecture and nature buffs alike should embark on a scenic drive along another Heritage Road, Mount Pleasant Road. The road is home to black-and-white bungalows from the pre-war era, built to house families of Police Force officers during Singapore's colonial era. The buildings are now mostly restored and fronted by wild sown trees such as cinnamon, palms and figs. Look out for the iconic Mount Pleasant residence, once owned by Mr G. H. Brown in the 1860s. 

Tanah Merah Coast Road
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Tanah Merah Coast Road

You know what they say: east side, best side. For a mini road trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Tanah Merah Coastal Road is a gorgeous drive – and even boasts a dedicated 10km long on-road cycling lane. For an adventure, rent a bicycle and explore Changi Jurassic Mile. 

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