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Hari Raya 2021 is just 2 weeks away! For this year’s Raya, visiting might be limited and most likely, you’ll only get to head to a few houses due to safe management measures. If you’re planning to go out with your loved ones after visiting, we’ve rounded up these 8 exciting activities in Singapore that you can do with your family this Raya. Drive to these hidden gems with the Hyundai i30 Wagon, the perfect car that brings out the edgy and fun side of your family!
1. Enjoy plane-spotting at Seletar Aerospace Park
Tucked away in northeastern Singapore, Seletar Aerospace Park is a respite from the bustling city. Drive alongside the Seletar Airport runway to catch a glimpse of private jets and explore the rustic colonial houses in the estate. For a dose of nature, make a stop at Hampstead Wetlands Park, a hidden sanctuary with a scenic boardwalk. A short drive away, you’ll find the Rower’s Bay Park too, which looks out to the beautiful Lower Seletar Reservoir.
If you’re a parent, you’d know that it can be stressful at times to multitask while driving. You have to keep your eye on the busy roads, navigate your way and make sure that your kids are behaving in the backseat.
As you’re unable to travel yet, it’s time to uncover a new spot. The Kranji neighbourhood is where you can experience the “countryside’’ in Singapore! Witness the amazing biodiversity at Kranji Marshes, one of the country’s largest freshwater marshes and feed goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm. You can also visit organic vegetable and fruit farms like the popular Bollywood Veggies! With the attractions located within a short driving distance from one another, let the Hyundai i30 Wagon take you to these spots.
The roads at Kranji Countryside are easy to drive around with the family as there’s very little traffic and you’ll feel as though you’re overseas. As you’ll spend a whole day out at Kranji, you might have a lot of things to bring, like your kids’ strollers, scooters or maybe even a picnic mat and food. The ample boot space of the Hyundai i30 Wagon can fit up to 1,650 litres of cargo (with the rear seats folded down) so rest assured, you and your family will have a comfortable drive.
3. Immerse yourself in nature at Lorong Halus Wetland
After savouring the yummy food during Hari Raya, get your family out for a light workout and immerse yourselves in nature at Lorong Halus Wetland. Fun fact: The wetland collects and treats water passing through a former landfill and prevents it from flowing into the Serangoon Reservoir! You’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy photo spots there so you can strike a pose with your loved ones ? The grasslands and the iconic red bridge nearby are must-visit spots! From Lorong Halus Wetland, explore the Punggol neighbourhood on wheels and make your way to Punggol Waterway Park or Punggol Point Park.
#HHWT Tip: With the Hyundai i30 Wagon’s Apple CarPlayᵀᴹ and Android Autoᵀᴹ, you can seamlessly connect your mobile phone to the car’s infotainment system. This way, you can use your phone’s Google Maps or Waze to navigate and even listen to music from your phone. You can also keep it charged with the wireless smartphone charger.
4. Chill out at Woodlands Waterfront Park
Located all the way up in the North, the Woodlands Waterfront Park offers an unobstructed and panoramic view of Johor Bahru (JB). Even though you can’t travel now, this is the closest you can get to Malaysia. Reminisce your road trips to JB by driving along Admiralty Road West and enjoy the coastal view. If you feel like enjoying the sea breeze, make a quick stop. With Hyundai i30 Wagon’s Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold, you can park your car easily anywhere.P.S. Check out our halal food guide to Woodlands!
5. Take a breather at Changi Beach
As one of Singapore’s oldest coastal parks, Changi Beach is a quieter alternative to the popular East Coast Park. If you and your family are looking for a relaxing time, you’d want to lay down your mat and have a picnic. What we love about Changi Beach is also the drive along the coast. Wind down your car window as you drive there, feel the cool breeze brushing through your hair and enjoy the sound of waves crashing!
#HHWT Tip: If you’re going out for the whole day with your family and worried if your kids will feel restless, don’t fret! The Hyundai i30 Wagon has ample interior space to sit a family of 5 comfortably. Whether you’re driving with young children and the elderly or your kids are a grown-up, rest assured it’ll be an enjoyable ride.
6. Go down memory lane at Wessex Estate
Located near the iconic Tanglin Halt area, a drive around Wessex Estate will take you back in time. The estate's main draw is its black-and-white colonial houses which were built in the 1940s for British officers and soldiers. With lush greenery and wide, open fields, enjoy the estate’s charming and tranquil vibe as you drive around ?
If you’re driving long distances like from Changi to Wessex Estate, get a peace of mind with Hyundai SmartSense. Using a front and rear radar as well as a multifunction camera, the car will be able to warn you of any cars braking in front of you or any traffic in the blind spot area. The car will also automatically brake to avoid collision if it detects such situations. Another awesome feature is the Driver Attention Warning which will alert you and suggest a break when it detects that you are fatigued or distracted.
7. Catch a stunning view of the city skyline from Bay East Garden
You might be familiar with Gardens by the Bay and Marina Barrage but there’s another spot in the Marina Bay area that’s worth checking out with a stunning view of the city skyline. We’re talking about the Bay East Garden! The most convenient way to get here is by driving. The best part is that if you’re planning to cycle, have a picnic and do sports activities, you’ll be able to store all your equipment in the Hyundai i30 Wagon’s large boot!
If you’re not living in the West, it’s time to make that drive to the West and head to Jurong Lake Gardens! Here’s where you can take in the breathtaking views of Jurong Lake or soak in the atmosphere at the scenic boardwalks. If you’ve already driven all the way here, don’t miss out on the gardens’ picturesque photo spots like the iconic lone tree and the Grasslands. While you’re already in Jurong, why not take a short drive from Jurong Lake Gardens and explore other sights around like the Pandan Reservoir or Jurong Hill? Instead of just going visiting this Hari Raya 2021, try something different with your family and discover new spots in Singapore! Beyond popular attractions, these hidden gems have plenty to offer. Plus, you’ll get to take a mini road trip with your family too ? With the Hyundai i30 Wagon’s SmartSense features, spacious interior and ample boot space, you’ll have a memorable family day out! P.S. Want to experience the Hyundai i30 Wagon? Book a test drive now!This article is brought to you by Hyundai Singapore, Komoco Motors.