It’s not everyday that you get a break from the fast-paced life in Singapore.
In the past seven years, I’ve been to nature parks, beaches, ethnic neighborhoods, Pulau Ubin and what-nots in Singapore—some of which does a decent job preserving its authenticity, but even at its best, you can tell that they have absorbed “the modern Singapore spirit” too.
I finally found an urban escape at the far northern end of Singapore two months ago: after my morning adventure at Sungei Buloh, I briefly dropped by GardenAsia.
GardenAsia is essentially a farmstay-bistro hybrid. While we didn’t have the opportunity to do the farmstay, we did explore a little bit and sat down for a quick lunch bite.
The bistro takes pride in serving dishes made from garden-fresh ingredients. While I love the overall concept and presentation of the food, I have to say that for the price they’re charging, it tastes quite underwhelming.
What does justify the price tag, though, is the overall ambiance. The bistro is surrounded by a waterfront garden which projects a very calming effect. In just a couple of minutes, you feel like you’re already outside Singapore, far from your stressful 9-to-5 routines.
Finished with the lunch, we strolled around to soak in the overall tranquility of the place.
In just 2-3 hours, GardenAsia left a pretty good impression. Made me wonder how it would be like to do the farmstay. Looks like I may need to plan a staycation in near future. 🙂
Which part of Singapore’s Kranji countryside is your favorite?