3. Monkey Business at Woodlands
Address: Woodlands Waterfront Park, Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759956
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
Do you know that the Banded leaf monkey (Raffles' banded langur, or Presbytis femoralis femorali), native to Singapore, is almost extinct here? Down to a population of 60, the monkey can only be found in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve now (Straits Times).
More often than not, if you do see a monkey in Singapore, it is likely to be a long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis). Over 1000 of them can be found in nature parks, rainforests, and offshore islands here.
Keep your food and belongings hidden though - monkeys are very intelligent and can be very mischievous!
One place to spot them is the 11-hectare Woodlands Waterfront Park, a relatively quiet, family-friendly spot close to the Causeway to Johor Bahru.
Featuring a seafood restaurant on the water, the park welcomes cyclists, joggers, fishers, and crabbers, and is linked to Singapore’s Park Connector Network. Woodlands Waterfront Park is accessible by bus 856 from the bus interchange near Woodlands MRT station.