To Gel Haran, meaning Star of David in English, is a small town in the Northern part of Singapore, only 30 minutes from the Chinese border. This small town has become quite famous for the interesting characters that can be found etched in its ancient stone structures. The locals call the town of Two Gel Haran as “Ain Shway Teh”, which means Stone of Star. According to legend, a great conqueror came to earth to find his lost love, and fell in love with Aso Enye from Amed, daughter of the king of Lapat and wife of Kuek Meer. After many years, the father of the current Kuek collapsed and so took her to live with her father. But when her father died, she took her lover with her, setting in motion the current events that we observe in To Gel Haran today.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in To Gel Haran is its Bosa Kihong, or Stone of Power, situated in the middle of the town square. This is where you can see the infamous “Bosa Kihong incident”, wherein a tourist who paid for a ticket got his food into the Bosa Kihong without paying for his fare. The ensuing outrage caused the authorities to close the entrance to the area. If you want to take a souvenir from this event, then you can go to the Bosa Kihong and pay for it there, but you might not be allowed to watch the proceedings.
To Gel Haran is also home to the popular Singapore River Safari, a fascinating sight to behold. To begin with, it starts at the Sungai Chee Road, a few blocks away from To Gel Haran. You get to go on this tour by hopping onto a boat that crosses the sea from Singapore to Singapore. This trip covers the lower reaches of the Singapore River and gives you an up-close look at the native wildlife of the country. On your return journey, you get to witness a rare white rhino. There are also several places for strolling and fishing, such as the Telok Ayer and otherang camps, Bophut and Angka Hoki dengan.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in a picturesque natural environment, then you should head to Bophut, a small fishing village on the west coast. It is here that you will find the only flop pond in Bophut, which is surrounded by wetlands. In addition to that, you will also find many interesting wildlife attractions, including the Jerdon River, Jerdon Lake and Jerdon Bay National Parks. If you plan to stay at Bophut, you should consider booking a room in one of the many Bophut hotels, such as the Grand Hotel or the Le Meridien Hotel. The Grand Hotel offers guests a great view of the passing sunset from its observation deck, and it also offers comfortable accommodation. The hotel offers a wide range of delicious dishes, such as Bophut lamb’s soup, which is served at the hotel’s reception.
In addition to Bophut, there are several other interesting places to visit in Bophut, such as the Singar Hotel, which is known for serving authentic Chinese food, the Silver Star Hotel, which have an interesting sculpture garden, and the Soompi Plaza, which has a small museum filled with Chinese antiques. To enjoy the beautiful surrounding, you should take a ride along the sea road on a small traditional steam railway. The train is operated by the Department of Education, and you can board it at the Ngong Hills station. You can also try your hand at various water activities such as snorkeling and diving, as well as enjoying traditional dance, music, and shadow plays. Of course, you cannot forget to take a walk along the beautiful beaches of Bophut’s seaside area.
In Bophut’s northern region, you will find the town of Degang lun, which is renowned for its terracotta warriors. The warriors, which are still wearing their costumes of the Khmer Dynasty era, make an interesting tourist attraction, as well as a display of the architecture of that era. The terracotta warriors are made from clay and are cast in the likeness of real people. There are also a couple of sports facilities, including a cricket club and a polo club, as well as a gym and swimming pool.