Though renowned for its status as a concrete jungle, there are hideouts in Singapore that offer a more primitive experience. One such place is the Lim Chu Kang Jetty, it is one of the last few wooden, old-style jetties left in the country. 

How to go and Costs:
A friend drove us there over the weekend. The place is rather remote and hard to gain access to without private transport but a couple of public buses ply the area: 
172 from CCK bus interchange to Boon Lay
925 from CCK bus interchange to Woodlands
925C from Woodlands to Sungei Buloh
975 from Bukit Panjang to Lim Chu kang 
405 from Boon Lay to CCK
KE Kranji express from Kranji MRT 

The Lim Chu Kang Jetty is a docking place for the offshore fishing villages elevated above the water level on wooden stilts (known as ‘kelongs’) and aquafarms.

This is a great place to take the kids to explore nature, get engaged in fishing or to simply enjoy the scenery. From this jetty, one can explore the mangrove swamp running along the eastern coast of the jetty area, observe the fishermen carrying out their daily activities, or get a view of Malaysia while enjoying the sea breeze.

For those who are more adventurous, you can choose to trudge down the small winding path from the main road to an abandoned old house that is between the jetty and nearby Neo Tiew area. The view outside the house during sunset is breathtaking.