From a remote swampland to a developing business hub, Jurong has transformed into one of the go-to weekend destinations for Singaporeans. Here’s our list of five must-do things in this exciting getaway in the West!
Unwind at the Jurong Lake Gardens
Jurong Lake Gardens is a perfect escape from your hectic everyday life in the city. Take Instagram-worthy photos of its picturesque sceneries, from the ethereal Grasslands to its red waterfront paths.
Engage in water activities like kayaking, pedal boating, and dragon boating at Passion WaVe to bond with family and friends.
Visit it any time at Yuan Ching Rd.
Cool Down at the Jurong East Swimming Complex
Refresh yourself from hot and humid Singapore by dipping into the pools of Jurong East Swimming Complex. Families with young children will have a thrilling time all day with the complex’ jacuzzi, lazy river, wave pool and other facilities. You can also enroll in swimming courses to learn a new and energizing hobby!
Visit it at 21 Jurong East Street 31 from 8 am to 9:30 pm on Tuesdays to Sundays.
Try Your Hand at Pottery in Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle
For a unique experience you won’t find anywhere, go to Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle and join a pottery workshop to create your own handcrafted pots and trinkets!
You can also participate in a guided tour to see the oldest surviving dragon kiln in Singapore. Shop from hundreds of pottery pieces to remember your trip and decorate your home.
Visit it at 85 Lor Tawas from 9 am – 5 pm daily.
Head to Enaq for Crispy Pratas
Grab a bite of Enaq’s pratas with sambal and curry for a party in your mouth! Enaq is a hidden gem in the West for those who love Indian food. Their handmade pratas are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Besides their signature dish, Enaq also offers equally delicious biryani, goreng, and murtabak, among others.
Visit it at 303 Jurong East Street 32 from 7 am to 11 pm on Wednesdays to Sundays, or 7 am to 10:30 pm on Mondays.
Eat Steamed Fish at Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
Despite what its name suggests, families flock for a hearty lunch in this Michelin Bib Gourmand winning-restaurant for its steamed fish dishes and Teochew porridge. You can order from their wide variety of fresh fish, which they perfectly steam in their signature sauce.
Don’t miss out on their Steamed Red Garoupa, which you’ll find in most of the tables around you. Their large servings of zi char dishes together with porridge will fill your hungry stomachs as well.
Visit the restaurant at 253 Jurong East Street 24 from 7 am to 2:30 pm daily, except Wednesdays.
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