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10 beautiful gems in the west of S’pore just waiting for you to explore this weekend

Those living in the east might think the west of Singapore is ulu as hell, but the following 10 places will prove you wrong! Tell us, have you been there yet? Even if you stay in the east, these 10 places might make you think that the journey to the west is well-worth it!

Kranji War Memorial

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Image: sunsetman / Shutterstock.com

The memorial honours the men and women from Britain, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died in the line of duty during World War II.

On the gentle slope in Kranji War Memorial, more than 4,400 white gravestones are lined up in rows. Take a moment to contemplate on the devastating effects of war, and people who fought hard for freedom.

Ice skating rink at JCube

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Image: groupon.sg

Known to be Singapore’s only Olympic size ice-skating rink, go and have fun at the biggest ice skating rink in Singapore at JCube! Just remember to wear long sleeves to keep yourself warm.

Amped Trampoline Park @ Jurong

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Image: sportsanity.com.sg

Looking for some place to have fun and yet, sweat it out? Amped Trampoline Park boasts more than 5,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines, and according to their website, a 10 minute jump on trampoline equals to 30 minutes of jogging!

Jurong Bird Park

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Image: singaporewest.sg

In habitats that mirror their naturalistic environments, Jurong Bird Park is home to more than 5,000 birds across 400 species. Jurong Bird Park is proud to have award-winning exhibits, and offers 20.2 hectares of exploratory landscape to gives visitors a feathery good time.

The Japanese Garden

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Image: news.asiaone.com

The Japanese Garden was built in 1974 by JTC Corporation. Soak up the serenity and achieve inner peace in this beautiful park.

Jurong Country Club (Golf)

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Image: todayonline.com

Jurong Country Club is one of the finest and most reputable golf clubs in Singapore, attracting members and golfers from all over the island. Try your hand at night golfing in Singapore on its 18-hole Zoysia-grass golf course!

Jurong East Swimming Complex

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Image: tripadvisor.com.sg

Float down an artificial long river with a float that can be rented! Jurong East Swimming Complex is a beautiful expansive swimming complex that has kid-friendly pools and slides. Perfect for a family outing.

Jurong Lake

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Image: nparks.gov.sg

The 90ha Jurong Lake Gardens, about the size of 144 football fields, comprises three parts: Jurong Lake Gardens West, Central and East. The West part is slated to be completed in 2018. Take time off to have a picnic with your family in this tranquil lake park!

Jurong Eco-Garden, CleanTech Park

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Image: pub.gov.sg

Think Jurong is an industrial area? Well, the Jurong Eco-Garden will prove you wrong. This park is a place of respite for the working community within the business park

Lim Chu Kang Jetty and Kelongs

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Image: singaporewest.sg

Lim Chu Kang Jetty is a docking place for the offshore fishing villages (kelongs) and aqua-farms. Here, you can fish and get acquainted with nature, away from the concrete jungle we know!

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