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105 of the Best Things to Do in Singapore: Ideas and Activities for a Fun Day Out

Singapore, our little island is full of surprises. In fact, its compact size makes it all the more convenient to head out and enjoy what the country has to offer. Even though Singapore is an urban city, you are never far away from nature. Even though Singapore is cosmopolitan, traditions are everywhere at the same time. All this means that there are plenty of things to do in Singapore and so much to experience.

With a tropical climate (ok, some would just say “hot”), there are plenty of things to do in Singapore all year around. You can experience the outdoors at the many parks and gardens around the island, or take part in adventurous activities too. For the urbanite, there are places to explore and the culturally-inclined can steep themselves into the many cultures that co-exist in Singapore.

The Best Things to Do in Singapore

Excited to get started discovering Singapore? Here are 105 things to do in Singapore that will leave you wondering where to get started at first.


#1. Play Mini Golf

Hit the links at Clarke Quay. Holey Moley offers crazy and fun mini golfing around 27 holes. Pick up a putter and power up around the mini golf course. Find out more.

#2. Spot Wildlife at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Explore the Sungei Buloh Wetlands in the northeast of Singapore. Visit between September to March and you might see the migratory birds that make a stopover at the reserve.


#3. Get Immersed in Culture at The Intan

Step into a beautifully decorated Peranakan home-museum and hear first-hand about this unique, local culture.


#4. Get a Blast From the Past at National Museum of Singapore

Visit the National Museum of Singapore to delve into Singapore’s history, from as far back as the 1400s to the present day. See Singapore through the eyes of early settlers, experience the war years and find out how Singapore developed into a modern city in the second half of the 20th century.


#5. Appreciate Art at National Gallery Singapore

Admire the paintings of Southeast Asian artists such as Liu Kang and Cheong Soo Piang at National Gallery Singapore. Home to more than 8,000 artworks, the museum also hosts blockbuster exhibitions. National Gallery Singapore also conducts tours of the historic building it is housed in.


#6. Ride Around Half of Singapore

Have an adventurous time on two wheels and see how long it takes for you to cycle from Punggol to Kallang. It may take several hours but you will be sure to remember the journey. Find out more here.


#7. Pause and Listen at Singapore Musical Box Museum

Wonder at the intricacies of exquisite musical boxes and the wondrous joy they can bring at this museum.


#8. Test Your Limits at Mega Adventure Park

Get the adrenaline pumping on a high ropes obstacle course, get an amazing view of the rainforest from a zip line and more at Mega Adventure Park in Sentosa.


#9.Explore Hidden Tunnels at The Battlebox

Relive the tension leading up to Singapore’s fall during World War 2 inside the secret underground tunnels that housed the Command Bunker at Fort Canning Park.


#10. Time Travel at Chinatown Heritage Centre

Experience what life would have been like living in the cramped quarters of 1800s Chinatown shophouses in Singapore. This centre also pays tribute to the early Chinese immigrants who made the arduous trip from China to Singapore.


#11. Explore the Past at Indian Heritage Centre

Gain an appreciation for the many traditions and cultures that arrived on Singapore’s shores with early Indian migrants and their contributions to the country’s nation-building efforts.


#12. Step into a Palace at Malay Heritage Centre

Step inside what was once a palace for Malay royalty and learn about the rich heritage of the Malays.


#13. Pay a Visit to Canopy Park, Jewel Changi Airport

Experience the Discovery Slides and trying walking on nets suspended high above the ground at Jewel Changi Airport’s various attractions at Canopy Park.


#14. Get Star-Struck at Madame Tussauds Singapore

Come face to face with international and local celebrities – in wax form. Ready your cameras to take home some star-studded snapshots.


#15. Do Amazing Poses at Trick Eye Museum Singapore

Stun your friends and family with unbelievable trompe l’oeil photos at the Trick Eye Museum Singapore. You can also take amazing AR videos such as epic battle scenes or friendly, swimming dolphins at the museum.


#16. Get Super at SuperPark Singapore

Get active at SuperPark Singapore which is filled with various activities that place the human body at the centre of it all. Find out more about SuperPark at Suntec City.


#17. Expand Your Mind at Science Centre Singapore

Enter a world of discovery at Science Centre Singapore where hands-on and interactive exhibits await.


#18. Try Not To Get Dizzy at Omni-Theatre Singapore

Sit back and enjoy visuals on a 5-storey dome screen. Besides movies, experience the Digital Planetarium show that will take you to the stars and beyond.


#19. Enjoy the Sea Breeze at Labrador Nature Reserve

Explore the remains of the Labrador Battery before enjoying the seaside promenade at Labrador Nature Reserve.


#20. Get a Job at KidZania Singapore

Courtesy of KidZania Singapore

Kids get to play pretend at KidZania Singapore, taking on a variety of jobs, earning money and spending it too.


#21. Man the Stations at Fort Siloso

March around the only preserved British Army fort in Singapore. Pick up your orders and experience life as a soldier guarding Sentosa or Pulau Blakan Mati as it was then called.


#22. Get Sun-soaked at Sentosa’s Beaches

Catch some rays around Sentosa’s beaches. Choose from the hip-and-happening Siloso Beach, family-friendly Palawan Beach or the more peaceful Tanjong Beach.


#23. Play Laser Tag

Image: GO Team

Suit up and play laser tag with friends. You can get both an adrenaline rush and a workout while going about trying to shoot your friends and avoid getting shot at the same time!


#24. Come Face-to-Face with Marine Life at S.E.A. Aquarium

Take a deep dive into the wonders of the oceans at S.E.A. Aquarium. Immerse yourself amongst colourful reef fish or view the magnificent Open Ocean exhibit.


#25. Laze the Day Away at Adventure Cove Waterpark

Float on a lazy river or zip down water slides that include a hyro-magnetic rollercoaster, Riptide Rocket. Snorkel amongst marine life at Rainbow Reef or have an encounter with rays at a shallow bay.


#26. Capture Photo Memories at Vintage Camera Museum

Get a snapshot of the evolution of cameras at the Vintage Camera Museum. Inside, you can also take “trick eye” photos at the Click Art Museum.


#27. Challenge Yourself at Forest Adventure

Take to the trees at the edge of Bedok Reservoir Park on Forest Adventures’ rope courses which includes zip lines.


#28. Believe in Magic at the Crane Dance Light Show

Be enchanted by this free light and music show at Resort World Sentosa which tells the magical tale of two cranes in love.


#29. Reach for the Top at Bukit Timah Hill

Climb to the peak of Singapore’s Everest and explore the many paths that cut through the rainforest around Bukit Timah Hill and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.


#30. Embrace Nature at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore’s UNESCO World Heritage Site is a showcase of tropical flora. Soak in the beauty of the iconic Swan Lake, the marshes of the Learning Forest, medicinal plants at the Healing Garden and more.


#31. Teleport Out of the Tropics at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

The two glass domes at Gardens by the Bay are amazing engineering feats. The Flower Dome showcases plants that thrive in a Mediterranean climate while the Cloud Forest provides a look into the flora of mountainous regions. Beyond the Cooled Conservatories, there other outdoor gardens to explore as well making a visit to Gardens by the Bay one of the must-do things to do in Singapore.


#32. Walk Among Giants at Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove OCBC Skywalk

View Gardens by the Bay’s iconic Supertrees from a walkway that links the various structures together. Visit in the evening to watch the twinkling lights of the Garden Rhapsody light show.


#33. Wonder at Spectra Light Show

Visit the Promenade at Marina Bay Sands to view the free, spectacular evening light show, Spectra, which features a musical score, lights and lasers.


#34. Speed Through the Water at Singapore Wake Park

Experience the thrill of wakeboarding without having to head out on a boat at East Coast Park’s Singapore Wake Park.


#35. Take to the Skies at Singapore Flyer

Board the giant observation wheel to get a 360-degree view of Singapore during the 30-minute ride.


#36. Meet the Animals at Singapore Zoo

One of the best zoos in the world, Singapore Zoo showcases animals from around the world, with a focus on primates. For families, Singapore Zoo is one of the essential things to do in Singapore. Don’t miss exhibits such as the walk-through Fragile Forest and the RepTopia.


#37. Visit the World’s Waterways at River Safari

Go on a journey through the river systems of the world and discover more about the animals that can be found there. Have an encounter with Giant Mekong Catfish, calm Giant Pandas and lumbering Manatees in a flooded forest.


#38. Tread Carefully Through the Night Safari

See animals at their nocturnal best at the Night Safari. Take the tram through the jungle and then head out on foot around the walking trails for close animal encounters.


#39. Handfeed Birds at Jurong Bird Park

Penguins, owls and pelicans are but some of the birds you can expect to see at Jurong Bird Park. Be sure to catch the bird show including the Kings of the Skies show featuring birds of prey and to feed the colourful lorys at the Lory Loft.


#40. Go Adventuring at Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa

Take a bumboat from the Singapore mainland to Pulau Ubin, the last bastion of traditional island life. While there, make a trip to Chek Jawa boardwalk to view the creatures living along the shoreline.


#41. Splashdown at Wild Wild Wet

Make a splash at Wild Wild Wet water park. Adrenaline junkies can try out exhilarating body slides while those who wish to chill out can do so at the lazy river.


#42. Test Your Balance Stand-Up Paddling

Go out on a board and try stand-up paddling at East Coast Park or Pasir Ris Park.


#43. Fly a Kite At Marina Barrage

Pick up a kite and set it free in the wind at Marina Barrage with the Singapore skyline as your background. Bring your own or buy one from the shop at the Barrage.


#44. Suspend Yourself Between Two Peaks at the TreeTop Walk

Make the hike to the TreeTop Walk and see the view from the suspension bridge strung out between two of the highest points of the Central Catchment Area.


#45. Unleash Your Creativity While Art Jamming

Arm yourself with a brush and release your inner Picasso. Art jamming is a thing to do in Singapore. Get your creative juices flowing at one of the art jamming studios found around Singapore.


#46. Stomp Through the Southern Ridges

Hit the trail and get lost among nature along the Southern Ridges trail. Set aside a couple of hours for the 9 km hike.


#47. Facedown Folklore at Haw Par Villa

Step into the attraction that time forgot. At Haw Par Villa, Chinese folklore and moral stories are enshrined in statues found throughout the hillside park.


#48. Dine By the Water at Sentosa Cove’s Quayside Isle

Take a walk along the boardwalk at Sentosa Cove, admire the yachts and pop into one of trendy restaurants for a meal.


#49. Seek Out Vanda Miss Joaquium at National Orchid Garden

Admire the beautiful orchids, including Singapore’s National Flower, at the National Orchid Garden within the Singapore Botanic Gardens.


#50. Connect with Nature at Coney Island Park

Surround yourself with nature at Coney Island Park. Once earmarked to be luxury island, it is now a sanctuary for nature in the northeast of Singapore.


#51. Take a Boat Ride to a Kelong for Seafood

Take a boat out to a kelong to experience life above the water. Smith Marine is a kelong-restaurant located between Changi and Pulau Ubin where you can dine on fresh seafood.


#52. Go Go-Kart Racing

Rev up the fun in a go kart at Kranji. Press the pedal to the floor and zip around the almost-1-km long tarmac circuit.


#53. Catch a Wave and Go Surfing

Give surfing a try at Wavehouse on Sentosa. There are two wave simulators for you to test your ability on the water.


#54. Skydive at iFly Singapore

Gear up and experience the sensation of freefall at iFly Singapore’s wind chamber. Find out more about indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore here.


#55. Late-night Shopping at Mustafa Singapore

Open 24 hours a day, Mustafa is Singapore’s answer to the late-night shopperholic’s call. There are countless aisles to browse through with endless departments to visit.


#56. Hunt for Bargains at Don Don Donki

Located in the heart of Orchard Road, Don Don Donki is a Japanese discount shop that is open 24-hours. Browse through a wide variety of goods at this retail store that includes a supermarket section.


#57. Take on Gravity at Clip ‘n Climb

Billed as a climbing theme park, Clip ‘n Climb offers interesting variations to regular rock climbing.


#58. Experience Farm Life at Bollywood Veggies

Eat your veg at Bollywood Veggies. You can go on a farm tour before tucking in to a sumptuous meal at the farm’s restaurant, Poison Ivy.


#59. Watch Performances at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay

Enjoy a free music performance at Singapore’s premier arts centre or attend a theatre performance under the iconic “durians”.


#60. Be Entertained at MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

There is always something interesting on, whether a musical or a concert or a show, at Marina Bay Sand’s MasterCard Theatres. Check the box office to find out what is playing.


#61. Marvel at the View from Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Head up to the top of Marina Bay Sands where you can take in the views of the Singapore city skyline.


#62. Shop for Goodies at Yue Hwa Chinese Emporium

Go shopping for unusual buys around Yue Hwa Chinese Emporium in Chinatown. Browse through the fascinating array of goods which include cheongsams, teas and Chinese silk.


#63. Make Feline Friends at Cat Cafes

Laze around with felines at a cat cafe in Singapore. If you are nice to them, they may even allow you to stroke them.


#64. Play Detective at Escape Room Games

Channel your best Sherlock Holmes and solve the mystery to escape from the locked room.


#65. Carve Through the Ice on Skates

Lace up the skates at The Rink at JCube, Singapore’s only Olympic-sized skating rink. Alternatively, enjoy the ice at Kallang Ice World.


#66. Take a Picture at Merlion Park

A must-take photo in Singapore, as iconic as tourists propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is taking a drink from the Merlion statue at Merlion Park.


#67.  See The Sights of Chinatown Singapore

Wander through the streets of Chinatown and soak in its many sights and sounds. When it comes to dining, head to the nearby Maxwell Road Food Centre or Chinatown Complex to sample the hawker fare.


#68. Get Lost in Little India

Explore the historic district of Little India, visit its shops and head to the restaurants to sample the food.


#69. Zoom Downhill at Skyline Luge Sentosa

Hop into a luge and zip down Mount Imbiah. The Skyline Luge Sentosa is even open in the evening for some night time fun.


#70. Bounce Away at a Trampoline Park

Get your bounce on at a trampoline park around Singapore. Besides being a human pogo stick, some parks also have areas for activities such as dodgeball and basketball dunking.


#71. Observe a Moment of Silence at Changi Museum

This sombre museum keeps alive the memory of the time when World War II came to Singapore and pays tribute to the men and women who sacrificed much during those dark days.


#72. Look Into the Future at Singapore City Gallery

To get an overview of Singapore’s urban development over the years and plans for the future, pay a visit to the Singapore City Gallery at URA Centre. The Gallery is located next to Maxwell Food Centre which has plenty of yummy food too.


#73. Catch Some Air at Airzone

Elevate play to new heights at Airzone. This is an indoor suspended net playground at City Square Mall where you can dive into a ball pit, scramble around in a maze and lepak in the air. Read more about Airzone.


#74. Relive the Past at MINT Museum of Toys

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane as you view the vintage toys at the MINT Museum of Toys.


#75. Go On a Culture Trip at Peranakan Museum

Learn more about the cultures and traditions of the Straits-born community and what it means to be Peranakan at this museum along Armenian Street.


#76. Drop a Rod into a Pond and Go Prawning

Pay a visit to a prawning pool, settle down with a rod and try your hand at catching prawns. Find out more about prawning here.


#77. Enjoy the View from a Cable Car

Ride the cable car to Sentosa to get a panoramic view of the surroundings. You can choose to start from Mount Faber or at HarbourFront and make your way across the way to Sentosa.


#78. Picnic at St. John’s Island

Pack a picnic and take a boat out to St. John’s Island to discover quiet beaches and idyllic island vibes.


#79. Go on a VR Adventure

Have fun on a VR game at locations such as HeadRock VR and Pirate Land to experience the incredible.


#80. Go on a Walking Tour of the Civic District

Explore Singapore’s past around the Civic District. Visit landmarks like the Victoria Concert Hall, Old Parliament House and Dalhousie Obelisk.


#81. Paddle Around the Kallang Basin

Rent a boat or pedal bike and take to the waters of the Kallang Basin from the Singapore Sports Hub. Find out more about the Pedal Boating experience here.


#82. Participate in a Tea Appreciation Workshop

Deepen your appreciation for tea at a workshop by Teahouse by Yixing Xuan. You can even choose to follow up your tea workshop with a dim sum meal.


#83. Get Silly with Bubble Soccer

Climb into a big bouncy inflatable and chase a ball around the field in a game of Bubble Soccer. Bumping into one another and falling over is half the fun.


#84. Visit the Sembawang Hot Springs

Looking for something to do in Singapore that is off the beaten track? Pay a visit to Singapore’s only natural hot springs in Sembawang.


#85. Enjoy the Tranquillity of Chinese & Japanese Gardens

Explore landscaped gardens with tranquil water features, a pagoda you can climb, a Suzhou-style house and traditional Japanese rest house.


#86. Poke Your Nose Around the NUS Baba House

Set within a traditional shophouse, the NUS Baba House lifts a veil on the going-ons inside a Peranakan household.


#87. Cycle or Skate at Pasir Ris Park

An alternative to the busier East Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park is a seaside park along the northeast coast of Singapore. Rent a bicycle to explore the park.


#88. Watch a Concert at Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

The Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage is regularly the venue for outdoor concerts at Singapore Botanic Gardens in the evenings on weekends. Pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors to the sound of music.


#89. Work Out Your Upper Body Rock Climbing

Give rock climbing. Climb Central is an indoor climbing venue at Kallang Wave Mall where you can try out this sport.


#90. Enter a New World Through VR Gaming

Enter the virtual world with social VR gaming incorporating motion tracking at Zero Latency at Suntec City. Strap on a vest and gun and survive as a tribe in a virtual reality world. Find out more.


#91. Sample Hawker Fare at Lau Pa Sat

An iconic location in the heart of town, a short distance from Marina Bay, is Lau Pa Sat. Tuck into hawker food, including satay, in a historic setting.


#92. Immerse Yourself in the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

Experience the world of butterflies in a lush garden with the fluttering insects all around. The Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom is located in Sentosa.


#93. Tour the Old Neighbourhoods of Katong & Joo Chiat

Take a walk around the old neighbourhoods of Katong and Joo Chiat. Enjoy the mix of old and new shops and tuck in local delights such as laksa and local kaya buns.


#94. Learn a New Board Game at a Game Café

Combine a meal with trying out a new board game at a game cafés such as The Mind Café and Settlers Café. Some, like Play Nation, also offer video games too.


#95. Take a Dip at Jurong East Swimming Complex

Want to have a dip on a budget? There are many public swimming pools in Singapore but we are calling out the Jurong East Swimming Complex because of its slides, lazy river and wave pool.


#96. Take in the Views from Mount Faber

Experience the high life at Mount Faber. Have a meal while enjoying the view or go in search of the baby Merlion at the peak. You can also embark on a cable car ride to Sentosa from Mount Faber or visit Henderson Waves, Singapore’s tallest pedestrian bridge.


#97. Admire the City from The Pinnacle at Duxton

Hidden away on the edge of the city is the viewing deck at The Pinnacle at Duxton. For a small fee, you can get a view of the city from this sky-high vantage point.


#98. Explore the Sights at Changi Village

Spend an afternoon exploring Changi Village. Spend some time at Changi Beach, savour the food from its many eateries or go for a walk along the Changi Point Coastal Walk.


#99. Go Fishing Offshore

Plan for a day out at sea, fishing. Book a boat and head out to deeper waters for some fishing time with friends and family.


#100. Dine at the Edge of Singapore

Head out to the edges of Singapore for waterfront dining. There are places that overlook the Tuas Checkpoint in the far west and the Straits of Johor in the far east that provide an escape from the usual dining spots.


#101.Soak in the Atmosphere at Kampong Glam

Explore the historic district of Kampong Glam, have a meal at a restaurant and view sights such as the Sultan Mosque.


#102. Meet the Animals Behind the Scenes

Go on a tour behind the scenes at one of Wildlife Reserve Singapore’s parks. Have a close encounter with a manatee, find out about how they live and even get a chance to feed it. Read more about the experience.


#103. Go Fossil-Hunting at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Say hello to Twinky, Prince and Apollonia, the three dinosaur fossils at Singapore’s natural history museum. Learn about the world’s rich biodiversity at this museum at the National University of Singapore.


#104. Gain New Perspectives at ArtScience Museum

Discover how art and science intersect at this Marina Bay Sands museum. It has a permanent exhibition targeted at children and regular changing exhibitions.


#105. Experience the Movies at Universal Studios Singapore

Spend a day riding the movies at Universal Studios Singapore. Wander through themed lands like Jurassic Park and New York New York, or hit the rides which includes the duelling Battlestar Galactica rollercoasters, Cylon and Human.

28 FUN Things to Do in Singapore 2021 (Nightlife, Beaches + Map)

Time to have fun and leave the tourist trail: here are 23 fun things to do in Singapore.

Singapore is one of the most visited countries (and city) in Asia. Though it is infamous for being one of the most expensive cities in the world, you don’t have to break the bank to have a good time.

Singapore on a budget is totally possible. No worries! On this list of cool activities in Singapore you will find everything. From free things to do to luxury.

We have visited Singapore for 5 full days. Good times!

We visited a few hostels as well to bring you the best hostels in Singapore (and how to avoid the bad ones!).

Your Shortcut:

Back to the coolest things we did here and you can do.

There are certainly things that suits every kind of traveler here! Even things to do for families!

A Map for you: At the end of this article you will find a map with all the mentioned places.

List of Fun Things to Do in Singapore

While we were visiting, we had the chance to try out all different kind of activities.

This is our list of things to do in Singapore we enjoyed most.

All budget friendly and extremely fun to do!

1. Visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens

A good day spent on getting in touch with numerous and rare species of plants and flowers.

That is a day spent at the Singapore Botanic Gardens!

Though the entrance is free, you have to pay a little amount to get in the National Orchid Garden.

We know what you are wondering… Yes!

That’s the same garden that welcomes dignitaries and monarchs from all over the world when visiting Singapore.

While we were there, there was an open air concert.

It was really great – and you won’t find many tourists here!

Buy your Botanic garden tickets here

2. Ride the Singapore Flyer

The counterpart of London Eye. And yes, this one you will find on many bucket lists for Singapore.

Singapore flyer lets you experience a vast and magnificent view of the city.

Particularly stunning at night.

The view gives you a wonderful experience soaking up Singapore’s skyline.

With a 30-minute ride, you can experience one of the world’s largest observation wheel.

So, is the Singapore flyer worth it? Yes, it really is!

Price is 33$ Singapore Dollars. Please check the official website for up to date rates and opening times.

3. Luxury Time at Marina Bay Sands

Oh, that one is juicy. Marina Bay Sands is certainly one of the best luxury things to do in Singapore:

The most spectacular hotel in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, is basically its own city.

With rooms and suites, boutiques, restaurants and entertainment places, you will never get bored.

Book a room to swim in their infinity pool overlooking the entire city. Or dine at their many world-class restaurants.

Or shop until you drop at the hundreds of stores!

Good to know: You can only enjoy the infinity pool at Marina Bay if you are staying here.

Book Marina Sands Bay here

4. Appreciate Art, then party hard (at Clarke Quay)

Unarguably one of the most visited areas in the city, Clarke Quay offers a lot to tourists.

Here you can see Western style buildings:

  • The Asian Civilisations Museum,
  • Fort Canning Park,
  • art gallery,
  • temples…

You will never be bored!

Did we mentioned they have cool party venues too?

There is a bunch of nightclubs, bars and even floating pubs. If you want to have a drink somewhere special in Singapoure, come to Clarke Quay.

5. Gardens by the Bay – Lightshow

This might sound a touristy thing to do in Singapore, but really, the Gardens by the Bay are stunning and 100% worth it to visit.

The best moment is, of course, to see the light show.

But in case you cannot make it, go at least for a stroll in the area.

Good to know: You can see the changing of the lights from far. However, you can only listen to the music when you are beneath the “flower”.

Gardens By The Bay is very close to Marina Sands Bay. After the light show you can have a stroll along the Clarke Quay, mentioned before.

6. Cloud Forest

The Garden By The Bay is more than the colorful “trees” you see above in the photo.

Visit the Cloud Forest in Gardens by the bay and discover a whole natural world: with a waterfall, the mist. thousand of plants, and all the way up.

The complex itself is already a majestic building.

It is very impressive how they managed to recreate an actual forest.

You go up by the elevators to start on the top of the forest, you have a forest walk that slowly takes you down through the layers of the forest, and you end up downstairs at the feet of the waterfall.

Good to know: The Cloud forest is very popular in Singapore, so be prepared for the crowds.

7. Eat out at Makansutra (Food!)

Makansutra is definitely a foodie heaven!

With its fun and vibrant environment, vast food selections can be found.

The beer is cheap, it has a fantastic vies of the Marina Bay Sands and most of all…

the food superb!

Visit this place if you want to sample all the gastronomic delights that the city has to offer.

8. … and eat a lot of Hainanese Chicken Rice

Foodies say you have never experienced the real Singapore without having a taste of the popular dish Hainanese Chicken Rice.

The rice is sometimes cooked with coconut milk or chicken broth.

And the chicken is boiled to classic perfection.

What makes this more delicious?

The dynamics of the dipping sauces – garlic, chilli and something like oyster.

If you are a meat lover, you just HAVE to try it!

For the vegetarians amongst us, skip this part; obviously.

9. Enjoy a Cable Car Ride to Sentosa Island

For those looking for a chill time, take the cable car ride to Sentosa Island.

It will give you scenic views of the city.

For those visiting Singapore on a budget, it is also possible to arrive to Sentosa via public transport or even by foot.

Sentosa island is the most southern point of “continental” Asia. Might be worth it to tick off your bucket list.

We were quite curious. Sentosa Island was dotted by school classes, enjoying the beach in Sinagpore Sentosa Island. They had a great time.

We crossed the hanging bridge and enjoyed the views from the coconut palm trees on the other side of the tiny island.

10. …and swim on the beach

Sentosa is the nearest beach in Singapore. Even locals go there on the weekends.

If you are visiting Sentosa island on a hot day, make sure you bring your swim suit with you and take a dip!

I cannot promise it will be refreshing, as the water is normally warm. Anyways, the sand and the palms around makes it a lovely environment to enjoy.

11. Unleash the inner kid in you at Universal Studios

Of course we thought about fun things to do in Singapore for families.

Universal Studios is an out-of-this-world theme park. One of the biggest and most popular Singapore attractions to visit.

No wonder it is the top rated place to visit on Sentosa Island!

The rides can accommodate thrill seekers to small kids.

Also you can see characters from Shrek, Sesame Street and even Minions… makeing the visit more fun!

Buy your tickets here

12. Shop ‘Till You Drop at Orchard Road

A mecca for luxury goods, orchard Road is Asia’s famous shopping paradise.

It houses luxury products from all over the world.

The first Apple shop in South East Asia opened here in 2017.

Make sure to visit during sale time (June) to score good bargains!

Good to know: When shopping in Singapore you can get a tax refund when leaving the country. Ask in the shop you are doing your shopping! Might be worth it!

13. Shop on a budget at Bugis Street

Popular among teens and twenty-somethings, Bugis Street is famous for thrift shopping.

You can find cheap clothes, accessories and footwear. That is one of the hipster things to do in Singapore.

Not surprising at all for Singapore’s largest flea market.

14. Go local and take IG-worthy pics at Haji Lane

Looking for unique, local-designed items?

Head on to Haji lane, another famous shopping spot.

You will never get tired of looking around their cute and vibrant street art.

The streets are the narrowest in the area to wander.

15. Hipster time at Tiong Bahru

Considered one of the hippest neighborhoods in town, Tiong Bahru is a mixture of all everything good.

Here you can visit art-deco boutiques, lifestyle shops, food establishments, bars and cafes.

It happens to be one of the oldest residential places in Singapore.

So it is a past meets present fusion. Unique in Singapore!

16. Aquarium

Immerse yourself in the largest aquarium in the world!

At the S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore you will see over 100.000 marine creatures.

You can:

  • get up close to sea life at the Touch Pool or visit the Maritime Xperiential Museum.
  • experience a 360-degree 4D multi-sensory shipwreck simulation with special efects at the Typhoon Theatre

Buy your Aquarium Tickets here

17. Take a cool Instagram Shot: Staircases

Whilst you are in Bugis Street, make sure you stop by the swirling staircases near Bugis Street.

Take cool photos here! Or the very least have a look.

They look really cool, in all their pastel colors and forms.

18. National Museum of Singapore

It is time for some education. The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. It focuses mainly in showcasing the history of the island nation.

Doesn’t sound like one of the fun thing to do in Singapore?

Actually, if you are not into museums I do not recommend you to go inside. The building itself, which underwent extensive restoration and renovation, is a sight to behold.

How much more the treasures it contain?

19. Eat More Food at Chinatown

One of the unique spots in Singapore to visit is Chinatown.

Chinatown showcases its cultural heritage from its displays.

Here you can visit temples upon temples, a sky bridge, a museum and finally a market, which by the way sells really affordable merchandise.

I cannot really recommend any specific place. We always went food-hopping. You cannot really go wrong here. Just make sure you actually understand what you’re about to order…to avoid any surpise!

20. Jurong Bird Park

Colours everywhere!

Jurong Bird Park not only offers many unique species of birds that will leave you impressed, but also other wildlife as well.

You can take part in the feeding sessions, exhibits, tours and even camps for kids!

Get your Jurong Bird Ticket here

21. Little India

Have you become the ultimate shopaholic? Not yet?

Then go straight to Little India!

Experience a 24-hour shopping mall but with lower and better prices.

Fresh food, clothes, electronics, and even traditional Indian products.

This is the place to go when buying souvenirs without being a big blow to the wallet.

For me, it felt like a subculture, really. Little India in Singapore has nothing to do with the rest. It’s literally a “Little India”.

22. OMG! Chili Crabs!

One of Singapore’s most famous dish is the Chili Grab.

Considered by many as the city’s unofficial national dish, Chili Crabs are honestly an experience in itself.

You have to tray the semi sweet and spicy thick sauce that lathers up fresh and delicious crabs.

Just watering by writing this…

Have a look on the photo below.

23. More food trip opportunities Lau Pa Sat

Lau Pa Sat, one of the finest food markets in Singapore, not only offers culinary experience.

But visual treats as well.

Aside from the prominent architecture of the building itself, Lau Pa Sat offers locals and tourists alike with variety of irresistible dishes.

24. Kopi Tiams

These are traditional coffee shops popularly located along residential areas and hawker centres.

It is one of the best things to do in Singapore on a budget as it is tremendously cheap.

Although the menus are relatively simple, you are in for a treat.

Try the city’s popular breakfast of eggs, toast and kaya.

Or treat yourself to a hot cup of tea, kopi, kopi  and a lot more!

25. Attend Film and Music Film Festivals!

The Laneway Music Festival is one of the biggest in Asia with a strong line-up every year.

It is a good venue to discover new bands and performers from Asia.

And at the same time, unleash the inner party animal in you!

For movie buffs, the Singapore International Film Festival is for you.

Learn more about Singapore’s local filmmakers.

Appreciate the different films from various international independent movie outfits, which we rarely see in mainstream cinema.

Oh yes…. celebrities pop in here and there!

Things to do in Singapore at night

From here on we have a bunch of ideas for the nightlife in Singapore.

26. Try the Singapore Sling!

The Singapore Sling is probably the most popular must-try drink in Singapore, lah!

Originating in Raffles Hotel, this gin-based cocktail is shocking everyone who tries it.

Why? Well, you have to try it yourself…



27. Chill at the highest rooftop bar of Singapore!

Singapore is becoming the top choice of party-goers in Asia.

Some people even book flights just to chill in one of the rooftop bars of the country!

It is safe to say that the 1-Altitude at Raffles Place is the hottest one right now.

Being the highest rooftop terrace in Singapore, (63 store high).

It showcases the good day and night aerial view of this striving metropolis.

Good reviews from loyal customers made them #1!


28. Night Safari

The best night activity to do in Singapore, according to travellers, is to visit the Night Safari.

The line to the tram may be long but once you are in, the ride will be worth it.  You will experience the animals in their natural habitat as you can see them in open enclosure.

It is certainly a unique things to do in Singapore.

Book your Night Safari here

29. A Pub Crawl

A Pub Crawl is the easiest way to find new friends to go out, and we found a cool one in Singapore.

The pub crawl includes:

  • free shot at each bar
  • exclusive drink deals
  • a VIP nightclub entry

Ready for partying?

Join the party here!

What to do in Singapore in 2 days?

Visiting Singapore if you are traveling around south East Asia will be more expensive, that is why many people just stay 1 or 2 nights in Singapore.

Here is a list of things to do in Singapore we enjoyed and must be in your must do if yo only visit Singapore 2 days:

  • The mall Marina bay sands (with a Super heroes cafe and Little Venice)
  • Visit the famous Mermaid lion
  • Gardens by the bay and the the light show
  • Botanical garden with its National Orchid Garden (sound boring but I do really recommended!)
  • Dive into the world of Little India
  • Art science museum (inside a giant lotus)
  • Light show Marina Bay Sands
  • Wander the Hipster area of Tiong Bahru
  • Visit the most Southern point of continental Asia

Where to stay in Singapore

Singapore is quite a big city. You wanna stay near the touristic attractions – but in a quiet area.

The most popular areas to stay are:

  • Clark Quay
  • Downtown
  • China town

There are a number of accommodation options to suit all types of travellers. Choose between:

Read: how to us Airbnb

Bear in mind that Singapore isn’t the cheapest destination when traveling around Asia, so we suggest booking your stay at a hostel if you’re a bit more money conscious.

We have a guide about best hostels in Singapore. In a nutshell, the best hostels are:

  1. COO Boutique Hostel (for female solo travellers)
  2. Dream Lodge (couples heaven)
  3. Adler Hostel (top pick for small groups)

Map of things to do in Singapore

As promised, here you have a map with all the things to do in Singapore.

It makes things so much easier for planning.

You can activate and deactivate the different layers in the left sidebar. Open the map in a new tab here.

Summary: Fun things to do in Singapore

Singapore is certainly an interesting destination.

You can tell, it is something really special.

Wander under the skyscrapers, visit the beautiful botanical garden or take a boat trip.

The opportunities on things to do is endless, especially considering the size of this country.

If you are looking to stay on a budget, have a look at our best hostels in Singapore.

Clean and well design accommodations for solo backpackers and couples willing to visit Singapore on a budget.

Enjoy Singapore,
The Hostelgeeks

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Smart and Simple Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality accommodation, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are:

Read the full packing list here.

23 Fun & Cheap Things To Do In Singapore With Friends

If you have the usual perception that Singapore is a small island with nothing much to do, you’ve underestimated the country!

We know it can be a little dull sometimes doing the same things over and over again.

Thus, we created a list of the best things to do in Singapore with your friends!

Check out our list and start planning your next gathering!

23 Best Things To Do In Singapore With Friends

1. Enjoy Your Dinner On A Cruise

Grab all of your friends and have a three-course meal on board!

There are 2 types of cruises to choose from; sunset or city lights cruise.

Each of the cruise have their own attraction, so choose the one you guys will enjoy the most!

Extra add-on options include:

  • Climb the masts up to 21m high (sunset cruise only)
  • A guided tour
  • Flowers & gifts upon request
  • Take the helm & learn about the sailing ship

Check out more details of the available packages here.

Tip: If you’re planning a birthday for one of your friends, consider the birthday packages.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront Station
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Friday to Sunday: 10:30am – 7:00pm

2. Explore Flora & Fauna At Gardens By The Bay

It’s always refreshing to be around plants and nature.

In Gardens By The Bay, you and your pals could enjoy scenic views of the exotic plants and greenery.

A perfect plan would be to have a picnic during the evening and stay for the light show at Supertree Grove!

Highlights:

  • The Supertree Grove – walk along the OCBC Skyway 22m high
  • Flower Dome – be surrounded by beautiful flowers
  • Cloud Forest – the largest glass greenhouse with an indoor waterfall

Tip: We recommend to start your journey at cloud forest first!

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Nearest MRT: Bayfront MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 5:00am to 2:00am

 

3. Hike Your Way Up To The Treetops At Southern Ridges

When looking for fun things to do with friends in Singapore, you can’t miss out hiking! With many hiking trails available, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Southern Ridges.

The Southern Ridges connects around 3 parks; Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill & Kent Ridge.

While hiking with your friends, you’ll encounter birds aside from the greenery along the way.

Highlights:

  • Forest walk & canopy walk – a bridge connecting to another forest
  • Henderson waves – a unique walking experience on a wave-like structure bridge

Tip: Ensure you bring enough water as there aren’t many water fountains available.

 

4. Have A Picnic At Botanic Gardens

Another activity you could do with your friends would be to have a picnic on the beautiful grass of Botanic Gardens.

However, if picnics isn’t something all of your fancy, then opt to explore the various gardens, exhibitions and more!

Highlights:

  • National Orchid Garden – housing over 60,000 orchids
  • Ethnobotany Garden – over 300 traditional species of plants
  • Rain Forest – a tropical forest consisting of more than 300 species
  • Ginger Garden – several species of gingers can be found here

Tip: Head to Symphony Lake for regular classical music concerts held for free.

Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Nearest MRT: Botanic Gardens MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 5:00am to 12:00am

 

5. Spend A Day With Animals At The Singapore Zoo & River Safari

You’re never too old or young for animals!

The Singapore Zoo is also known as the world’s best rainforest zoo, hence, it’ll be worth it to hang out with your friends here.

Singapore Zoo Highlights:

  • Have breakfast with orangutans
  • The many exhibits with seasonal themes
  • Watch the animal shows (The Splash Safari, Animal Friends, Elephant Presentation, Rainforest Fights Back)

River Safari Highlights:

  • Amazon River Quest – a boat or a mini theme park ride
  • Themed Zones Exhibits – Mississippi River, Mekong River & more

Tip: Carry around ponchos or umbrella in case it rains, and some mosquito repellent.

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio MRT Station, then take Bus 138
Opening Hours: Daily: 8:30am to 6:00pm

 

6. Ride A Bike At Punggol Waterway Park

Cycling remains one of the fun things to do in Singapore with friends that are fitness enthusiasts.

At Punggol Waterway Park, there are plenty of cycling and jogging trails to follow, while overlooking the beautiful scenery of nature.

Highlights:

  • The park consists of 4 themes: nature cove, recreation & heritage zone, green gallery
  • A water playground for kids

Tip: If anyone of you don’t own a bicycle, you can easily rent them from the nearby stalls.

Location: Sentul Cres, Singapore 821313
Nearest MRT: Punggol MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours

 

7. Stroll Around Chinatown For Some Chinese Heritage & Culture

Exploring Chinatown is one of the fun things to do with friends in Singapore, especially foodies! Trust us – there are so many things to do in this part of the town.

From visiting impressive temples to feasting at the many food stalls available, you guys will have a blast for sure!

Highlights:
For Authentic Chinese Food

  • Maxwell Food Centre
  • Michelin Star Hawker Chan

For Sightseeing

  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
  • Sri Mariamman Temple

For History & Culture

  • Chinatown Heritage Centre
  • NUS Baba House

Location: Chinatown, Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith Street, Singapore 050005
Nearest MRT: Chinatown MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 9:30am to 8:00pm

 

8. Venture Through The Streets Of Little India

In this part of the neighbourhood, your friends could explore the streets with a mixture of Hindu and Chinese cultures.

Whether you are looking for things to eat or simply sightseeing, you could do all of that here!

Highlights:
For Shopping

  • Mustafa Centre (24 hour mall)
  • Little India Arcade
  • Sim Lim Square (IT mall)

For Sightseeing

  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
  • Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

For Authentic Indian Food

  • Tekka Centre
  • The Banana Leaf Apolo

For History & Culture

Tip: The best time to visit Little India is during Deepavali or Pongal, the widely celebrated Indian festivals.

Location: 60 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229900
Nearest MRT: Little India MRT Station

 

9. Chill With Music And Art At The Esplanade

The esplanade is known to have performances ranging from different genres such as jazz, pop rock and more.

If you guys are interested in visual arts instead of music, head over to Jendela at Level 2 for exhibitions that are visually pleasing to the eyes!

Be sure to check out the scheduled shows here.

Location: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Nearest MRT: City Hall MRT or Esplanade MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 12:00pm to 8:30pm

 

10. Hop On A Boat For A Singapore River Cruise

While on this cruise you don’t have the option to have meals on board, instead, you and your friends will experience the views of Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Marina Bay!

Highlights:

  • A special commentary about the history and culture while passing by each iconic sight
  • Experience the laser show at Marina Bay while on board

Tip: The best time to board the cruise would be during the evenings to catch the sunset.

Location: 30 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058282
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 9:00am to 11:00pm

 

11. Discover The Aquatic Creatures At S.E.A. Aquarium

If you think aquariums are just for kids, you thought wrong! Gather all your friends and visit the S.E.A Aquarium housing over 100,000 sea creatures.

This isn’t just an ordinary aquarium, it’s an experience you’ll remember for decades!

Looking for something more adventurous? Check out these special activities you could do with your friends here.

Highlights:

  • Shark tunnel where you’ll see over 100 sharks swimming around you
  • A gigantic fish tank with various sea creatures such as stingrays & groupers
  • An underwater restaurant where you can find more details here

Location: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 10:00am to 7:00pm

 

12. Go On A Skydiving Experience With iFly

We all know there’s always that ONE friend that will back out if you were to plan an outdoor skydiving activity.

For that one friend that wouldn’t dare to be adventurous, consider this indoor skydiving instead!

Highlights:

  • Fly from 12,000 and drop down to 3,000 feet
  • Witness the South China Sea from above through an acrylic glass

Location: #01 Sentosa Island, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, 01, Singapore 099010
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am to 9:00pm

 

13. Enjoy The Thrilling Rides At Universal Studios

Spend a day with your friends at Universal Studios, a theme park that features over 20 rides, shows and themed zones.

You can’t deny a day at a theme park is one of the fun things to do in Singapore with friends!

The rides you can’t miss are:

  • Transformers: The Ride
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
  • Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon

Tip: Visit during the weekday for lesser waiting time at the queues.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 10:00am to 7:00pm

 

14. Take 3D Pictures At Trick Eye Museum Singapore

If you haven’t heard of a Trick Eye Museum, you must be living under a rock.

This not-so-ordinary museum features 2D paintings that will turn into 3D images with the help of optical illusions!

Highlights:

  • Take pictures at the 6 different themed zones (Paintings not to be missed: Media Art, Ames Room and Dining Table)
  • There’s also an AR (Augmented Reality) Museum, combining 3D+AR

Tip: Download XR Museum App to experience AR effects from the 3D paintings.

Location: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-43/44, Singapore 098138
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 10:00am to 5:00pm

15. Visit A VR Theme Park For An Exciting Adventure

After you are done with the museum, head over to HeadRock VR for some Virtual Reality fun!

Featuring 3 zones with a theme of its’ own and 11 games to choose from, you’ll have a blast with your friends.

Highlights:

  • Rollercoaster and water rafting rides
  • An elevator ride all the way up to the top of a skyscraper

Location: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-38/39, Singapore 098138
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 10:00am to 8:00pm

 

16. Challenge Each Other In Trapped Escape Room Singapore

Looking for things to do in Singapore with friends that requires teamwork?

Trapped Escape Room is the best activity for that!

Trapped Escape Room Singapore offers various rooms that you and your friends are locked inside – to get out of the room, there’s a bunch of mysteries to solve!

Check out their website for the themes available here.

Location: *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, #02-20/21/22, Singapore 237978
Nearest MRT: Somerset MRT Station
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Friday to Sunday: 11:00am – 2:00am

 

17. Bring Your Singing Skills Up A Notch At K.Star Karaoke

Seriously, what’s more fun than having a karaoke session with your buddies?!

What’s even better, K.Star offers 25 unique rooms fully decorated with various designs, from cute to pretty!

Highlights:

  • If it’s one of your friend’s birthday, you can opt for a customized room
  • Larger rooms include projector screens, dart machines & pool tables

A full list of the rooms is available here. You can check out their packages on their website as well.

Location: 181 Orchard Road, #05-01, Singapore 238896
Nearest MRT: Somerset MRT Station
Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 12:00pm – 3:00am
Friday and Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00am

 

18. Increase Your Upper Body Strength At Onsight Climbing Gym

Rock climbing is another activity that strikes the competitive among friends.

Let’s see who’s stronger by trying the various climbing routes available.

Not to worry if you’re new to this; they provide routes for beginners up to advanced.

Don’t like bouldering?

At Onsight, there’s also top rope, lead climbing and auto-belay!

Check out their rates here.

Location: 100 Guillemard Road, Singapore Badminton Hall, Singapore 399718
Nearest MRT: Mountbatten MRT Station
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:00am – 9:00pm

 

19. Pet Dogs At We Are The Furballs Cafe

Gather all your friends who are dog lovers and visit We Are The Furballs, a dog petting café, with over 10 dogs to play with!

After a stressful day, it’s nice to feel some animal love, especially from dogs.

They also provide some board games for you guys to play.

When you’re looking for relaxing things to do in Singapore with friends, a dog cafe would be your best bet!

Reminder: They do not serve food, only drinks. You’ll get a free standard drink upon entering.

Location: Bugis+ #07-07, 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT Station
Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 12:30pm – 10:30pm

 

20. Race Against Each Other At KF1 Karting Circuit

Compete against your friends and see who’s the fastest!

There are two versions to choose from at KF1 Karting; normal and advanced.

If all of you have a driving license, opt for the advanced kart session! It’s more challenging and fun compared to the other.

Tip: It would be best to go in a big group for a mini Formula One tournament.

Location: 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078
Nearest MRT: Kranji MRT Station
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Closed On: Monday

 

21. Play A Game Of Sports At Tampines Sport Hall

Organize a game of badminton or table tennis with the many courts and tables available at Tampines Sport Hall, located in Our Tampines Hub.

Image credits: badmintonlessonssg.com

Sometimes group exercises increase the friendship bond between each other due to the communication and coordination needed to win the game!

Location: 1, Our Tampines Hub, Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Nearest MRT: Tampines MRT Station
Opening Hours: Daily: 7:00am to 10:00pm

 

22. Ice-Skate Away In An Olympic-sized Skating Rink

Want to have a party with your friends on an ice rink?

Check out their package here!

Or if you simply just want to have some fun skating, you can do so at The Rink in JCube.

If you’re keen on mastering the skills together, consider going for their lessons!

Tip: Visit on a Friday or Saturday from 9:45pm to 11:45pm for some disco skating where there are flashing lights and upbeat music!

Location: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11 JCube, Singapore 609731
Nearest MRT: Jurong East MRT Station
Opening Hours: It varies, check out the schedule here.

 

23. Have Some Fun In The Sun At Tanjong Beach Club

Step away from the city of endless concrete buildings and take a trip down to Tanjong Beach Club!

Images credits: facebook.com/tanjongbeachclub/

When looking for less stressful things to do in Singapore with friends, a beach is the way to go.

Known as the ultimate party beach, head over with your friends and have a relaxing time while getting a tan.

Images credits: facebook.com/tanjongbeachclub/

Tip: Visit on the weekends to catch one of their parties.

Location: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm

After going through our list, none of you will make excuses by saying ‘there’s nothing to do!’ if any of them ask you out!

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By Amanda K. on October 3, 2020   /   Singapore  

150 amazing things to do in Singapore [Updated in 2020]

Photography: Kent Lee via Unsplash

Behold, all the best things to do in Singapore, from comedy and art experiences to vintage shopping and nature adventures.

Isn’t it amazing how our little red dot is such a bustling, urban hub peppered with skyscrapers all around? But don’t mistake the city’s reputation as an itsy-bitsy island for a snooze-fest. If you’re looking for things to do in Singapore, you’ve come to the right place. We present you with a plethora of awesome activities you can do on our sunny island.

Sightseeing in Singapore

The shophouses of Joo Chiat.

1. Explore the heartlands

They say you haven’t really been to Singapore until you’ve explored the treasures our heartlands have to offer. Take a bus or train and explore cool neighbourhoods like Tiong Bahru, Toa Payoh, Joo Chiat, Jalan Besar and Bedok. Make friends with the aunties and uncles at wet markets early in the morning as you do some fresh grocery shopping, and be sure to dig into authentic local fare from the coffeeshops.

2. Find the seven Merlions

Betcha didn’t know Singapore has seven Merlions! That’s right, and two aren’t even legally supposed to be there! Part-lion, part-fish, the iconic symbol represents Singapore’s original name Singapura (which stands for lion city) and her origins as a fishing village. Find these statues at Sentosa, Merlion Park, Ang Mo Kio, Tourism Court and Mount Faber.

3. Go island hopping

Take the day and explore the offshore islands of our city by ferry. We say the tranquil beaches of Kusu Island are perfect for a picnic-day-out, while St. John’s Island is an idyllic spot for quiet holiday bungalows complete with barbecue pits. For a more outdoors-y experience, go snorkelling, camping, or hiking on Sisters’ Islands and get back in touch with Mother Nature.

Photography: Annie Spratt via Unsplash

4. Do it for the ’gram

No need to be shy about it. We’re slaves to social media, too. And that includes capturing our #OOTD shots in the most photogenic of spots. Sick of the same ol’ scenery in Singapore? Check out Instagram-worthy spots in Singapore and nab that money shot.

5. Book a stay at heritage hotels

The Lion City might be a young nation, but we’ve got quite a bit of historical clout. Step back in time with a staycation at Raffles Singapore, our finest colonial-style lodging. Or if you prefer romantic strolls by the Singapore River, choose to stay at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, which used to be a post office in its past life – its plush, fancy digs will definitely leave you gasping with delight.

Yip Yew Chong’s work of art

6. Check out street art

Some people, like the ever-renowned Banksy, take art to the walls – the street walls, that is. While Singapore has very strict policies on street art in public places, we actually have a few hotspots that are (legally) tainted with unique and striking artworks. Keen to discover street art in Singapore? Head over to Haji Lane, Clarke Quay, Kampong Glam and more to find fascinating artistic doodles on walls and public spaces.

7. Find Singapore’s secret spots

They’re not really a well-kept secret, now that we’re sharing it all with you guys. But if you’re up for some off-the-beaten-track adventures, embark on a journey to hidden caves, beaches, forts and more.

The lesser-known Raffles Marina lighthouse. Photography: Raffles Marina via Facebook

8. Admire architecture

We’ve got no lack of iconic buildings in Singapore, so architecture buffs will be pleased as punch to stroll around the city and take in intriguing structures such as The Interlace, Golden Mile Complex and Hill Street Building.

9. Chase the sun

We live on an island, so getting to the coast is easy for Singaporeans. But coasts aren’t the only spots to catch the golden hour of sunrise and sunset, not when we have bays facing the sea and even high vantage points such as Mount Faber.

Photography: OC Gonzalez via Unsplash

10. Find the Gotham City building

Bruce Wayne, you in? While you probably won’t spot Mr. Batman himself in Parkview Square, aka Singapore’s Gotham City building, you can totally pretend to be intruding on his premises thanks to the Art Deco-styled architecture. This building even houses an impressive gin bar called Atlas, and a free museum featuring contemporary artworks.

11. Roam around the red light district

As clean as this Garden City may be, it does have its fair share of vices, with Geylang as a notorious hotspot. But we’re not telling you to… y’know. Instead, explore its animated and time-worn roads filled with street food, durian stalls, cafes and boutique shops.

12. Visit a mall rooftop garden

An urban farm in the middle of the city is one thing, but in a mall? That’s Singapore for ya. Located on the seventh level of Funan, the farm has 50 varieties of plants, some of which are harvested at the farm-to-table Japanese restaurant Noka on the same level. Funan also has a co-living space, a futsal court, indoor cycling paths and rock-climbing facilities. Yeah, we know, extra AF.

Maritime-themed HDB flats in Pasir Ris. Photography: National Heritage Board

13. Check out cool HDB flats

Marvellous architecture aside, Singapore is also home to plenty of pretty cool HDB flats. From circular flats at Block 259, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2, to ‘horse-shoe’ shaped flats at Moh Guan Terrace in Tiong Bahru, it’s an Instagrammer’s paradise.

14. Experience a slice of India

For a tiny peek of India in this multicultural city, journey through Little India. Smell the scent of flowers and spices, taste the best of Indian cuisine, admire the beauty of classic sarees and traditional jewellery, and watch the world go by in one of the many cafes.

15. Explore a mangrove trail

Known as Singapore’s first Asean Heritage Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is rich in biodiversity and has an extensive mangrove forest filled with monitor lizards, otters, eagles and even alligators. The space is open all year, but visit during the migratory season from September to March when shorebirds, waders, plovers and sandpipers make an appearance.

16. Uncover Orchard Road’s history

Heritage shophouses (some housing quaint watering holes, no less!), majolica tiles and verdant foliage: Emerald Hill is where it’s at! If you’ve done your fair share of strolling in sleek, modern malls, delve into the historical side of Orchard Road along this street.

Emerald Hill’s gorgeous terrace houses. Photography: Amelia Ang

17. Walk across Singapore’s bridges

We may be small in size, but boy do we have a lot of bridges – all with their own unique elements! From futuristic designs like Helix Bridge and Henderson Waves to the heritage structures of Cavenagh Bridge and Elgin Bridge, there’s so much ground work.

18. Lose yourself in a world of lights

The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is a looker thanks to its iconic, cracked egg-shaped façade, but what it stores within is even more eye-popping. One highlight that always lights up our day is Team Lab’s exhibition: Future World. It’s essentially a kaleidoscopic universe of interactive projections, light sculptures and vibrant photo ops.

19. Wander through Pasir Ris

Journey to the east and explore things you never knew about Pasir Ris. The coastal ‘hood is brimming with rich history and interesting tidbits. Trivia: Did you know it holds one of the only two mangrove forests in Singapore, has HDB flats with riverfront views, and is home to Singapore’s only commercial saltwater fishing pond?

Sembawang Hot Spring. Photography: Venkat Gunasellan

20. Swing by Sembawang Hot Spring Park

A natural hot spring in Singapore? Who would’ve thought! Take a little field trip up to the north and dip your toes in the heated natural spring waters. You can even try to (soft) boil eggs!

21. Gaze at heritage buildings

Another unique trait that Singapore holds is the perfect mishmash of old and new buildings. We love gawking over our skyscrapers but we also have a soft spot for heritage buildings steeped in rich history and culture. To explore more of the city, check out a heritage trail.

22. Get inked by a master

Has Singapore left a mark on you? If so, why not make it a permanent one? When you’re ready to make the commitment, head to the city’s best tattoo studios featuring some of the most talented tattoo artists on the island. We can’t say this won’t hurt, but it’ll be worth it.

23. Behold the jewel of Changi Airport

If having the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 40 metres high in a mall doesn’t entice you to visit Jewel Changi Airport, we don’t know what will. With over 280 unique retail and dining options, this swanky mall in the east is truly a gem.

Jewel Changi Airport’s indoor waterfall. Photography: Maik East via Unsplash

24. Journey through heritage-rich Chinatown

Chinatown is one of our oldest ‘hoods with a whole lotta history and an incredible amount of good eats. From homely classics to Michelin Bib Gourmand winners, there’s no lack of delicious grub. Plus, keep an eye out for knick knacks like gorgeous white and blue Chinese porcelain homeware.

25. Enjoy performances by buskers

Aren’t we a talented bunch? Watch street musicians turn a public space (notably Orchard Road) into a concert with foot-tapping numbers. It’s a great respite from the hustle and bustle.

26. Visit the largest songbird display area

Witness a bevy of songbirds in uniquely crafted cages (hoisted 20ft up on poles) showcasing their tunes at the Kebun Baru Bird Singing Club. Located in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio, it’s a great space to sit back, relax and chat with the hobbyists.

Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club. Photography: Nicole Nithiyah

27. Stroll through a kampong in the city

The last surviving village in mainland Singapore, Kampong Lorong Buangkok has surprisingly resisted the onslaught of modern development. Take a trip to this enclave to catch a glimpse of the kampong life, lush greenery and rustic houses. (But be sure not to disturb the residents.)

28. Marvel at black and white buildings

For a change of scenery, head down to Wessex Estate. Once a British Army base built in the 1930s and 1940s, these black-and-white colonial buildings surrounded by foliage now house numerous art studios and galleries.

29. Go on an adventure to Coney Island

Hidden away within Punggol, Coney Island is up ahead from Punggol Waterway Park. This lush island boasts wild sprigs, wildlife (think otters, butterflies and birds) and even a quiet beach.

Welcome to Kampong Glam. Photography: Nicole Nithiyah

30. Set foot on Kampong Glam’s buzzing streets

Singapore’s Arab quarter Kampong Glam is home to vibrant murals, local eats, quaint boutique stores, hip cafes, a stunning mosque and more. While you’re there, pick up a vial of Egyptian or Middle Eastern fragrance, or bring home Malay and Indonesian souvenirs like traditional batik.

31. Enter the island’s iconic temples

Curious about the different religions that co-exist on our multicultural shores? Hop on a temple trail for an adventure through historical buildings and colourful scenes.

32. Explore a restored military fort in Sentosa

You’ve been to the beach but have you seen the underground bunkers and artillery of Fort Siloso? Located on the sunny island of Sentosa, military museums and guns await at this under-the-radar attraction.

Fort Siloso Sentosa. Photography: Huanghao Yeo

33. Climb to the top of the city

For a bird’s eye panorama of splendid Singapore, head to nature parks with a view. From the TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir Park to Bukit Timah Hill to Henderson Waves, these outdoor spots offer cool breezes, sunny rays and spectacular sights.

34. Get schooled on heritage as you stroll

Fancy a pre-planned itinerary? If you want a good dose of culture sans the hassle of planning your day trip route, check out walking tours in Singapore.

35. Slide down dragon and elephant playgrounds

Want some old school thrills or a throwback picture? Suss out the two dragon playgrounds in Toa Payoh or the elephant playground in Pasir Ris for terrazzo-tiled fun.

The dragon playground in Toa Payoh. Photography: Amelia Ang

36. Check out a cool back alley gallery

Find your way to the back of Muscat Street and you’ll stumble across Gelam Gallery. This permanent outdoor art space features framed artwork by local artists and is always buzzing with tourists and art enthusiasts posing for the ‘gram.

37. Step into a butterfly park and insect kingdom

Yes, this exists, tucked away in a rainforest in Sentosa. The sunny outdoor conservatory is where you can see different species of butterflies IRL (you might even spot one emerging from its cocoon if you’re lucky!) alongside other insect displays.

38. Locate hidden gardens

We’re not all concrete here in Singapore. Our city is full of secret parks and lesser-known green spaces for you to get a mid-day breather amidst the bustle.

39. Traipse through a quaint neighbourhood

One of the most charming, quiet ‘hoods in Singapore, Everton Park is home to cool cafes, beautiful heritage murals, old school stores and even a vintage-styled barber.

One of Everton Park’s murals. Photography: Venkat Gunasellan

What to eat and drink in Singapore

40. Dine like a local

We might not have the oldest of cultures, but our food culture is certainly our pride and joy. You haven’t experienced Singapore until you’ve sweated it out in a hawker centre.

41. Join the brunch bunch

If you haven’t realised by now, we’re obsessed with brunch. With cafes popping up everywhere, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to dine for your Sunday perk-me-up. But we’ve done the legwork for you, picking out the top brunch spots in Singapore for your eggs benny fix. And yes, some of ‘em even come with a splash of booze.

Photography: Heather Ford via Unsplash

42. Get the Michelin-starred experience

Nothing signifies upscale quite like the symbol of a Michelin star, and you’ll find these scattered across the culinary cornerstones of Singapore’s fine dining scene. But if you want a mix of contemporary and fancy, check off our list of top 50 restaurants.

43. Turn up the romance factor

Got a date? Or perhaps a special occasion coming up? Serenade your other half at romantic restaurants in Singapore, or get in the mood for love by wining and dining your partner at intimate bars.

44. Drink like no one’s looking

You wanna chill out with a tipple, but you’d also like to do so in the privacy of a secret hideout. So stay away from the usual suspects and stealthily skedaddle your way to hidden bars and speakeasies instead. Finding the entrance is just half the fun!

The garden of The Rabbit Hole. Photography: The White Rabbit via Facebook

45. Relax under the stars

We sure do love our alfresco restaurants here, whether they’re in green gardens, breezy beaches or under the twinkle of fairy lights. Got a thing for alfresco bars? We’ve got you covered!

46. Enjoy an exquisite steak

Can’t turn down a juicy slab of beef? We’ve got premium cuts, splurge-worthy faves and easy-on-the-wallet meats from the best steakhouses in Singapore.

47. Sip on a cocktail at the city’s top bars

Our cocktail bar scene is amazing, seriously. From experimental concoctions and unusual ingredients to classic drinks done perfectly (or with a twist!), a night out at any watering hole in town is guaranteed to end in fun.

Photography: Alev Takil via Unsplash

48. Tuck into traditional Peranakan cuisine

One tenet unique to Singaporean heritage is Peranakan culture – it’s got a good mix of Chinese and Malay influences. The best way to discover it? Through its colourful, spice-laden cuisine. Check out our fave Peranakan restaurants in Singapore, and make sure you order iconic dishes like buah keluak, babi pongtay and chap chye.

49. Start the day right with breakfast

Comb through our breakfast bucket list to chow down on classics such as scrambled eggs and avocado toast, as well as local delights including roti prata, kaya toast and congee. It’s fuel for the day ahead!

50. Check out a pasar malam

Night markets (or pasar malams) are a great place to bag affordable bargains and taste some of the best-loved local bites like goreng pisang (fried banana) and tutu kueh (steamed rice flour cake typically filled with sweet shredded coconut). Plus, unique fusion creations like unicorn bagels and fried Oreos. Keep tabs on the Singapore Night Bazaar Facebook page for the latest markets!

Hainanese chicken rice

51. Savour Singapore’s famous dishes

Some might say our national dish is chicken rice, while others might claim they can’t get enough of laksa or nasi lemak. To us, it all boils down to the good ol’ chilli crab. A seafood classic and signature Singaporean dish, the delicacy can be found at numerous seafood restaurants in the city. Caution: You might not wanna wear white for this.

52. Jump on the bubble tea bandwagon

Singapore has plenty of national drinks, but not many that people would actually queue hours for. While originating from Taiwan, bubble tea has found its zealous fanbase here, and you too can become a convert after you’ve sampled cheese teas, fruit teas, milk teas and more.

53. Go to a farmer’s market

Going out for brunch with your girlfriends while getting the groceries for dinner may seem like a Herculean task, but we assure you it’s not. With farmer’s markets and artisanal grocers popping up everywhere in Singapore, you can easily get organic produce and rare imports, while digging into delectable menu offerings – all under one roof.

Relax over tea. Photography: Pekoe & Imp via Facebook

54. Hit your caffeine quota

Can you smell the coffee? We sure can! Cool coffee roasters and cafes are all over town, so go ahead and grab your espressos, lattes, macchiatos and whatnot. (Fret not, tea lovers. We’ve got your back too.)

55. Have a swirling good time

At one of our great wine bars, that is. No matter if you’re a vino expert or a newbie – it’s always wine o’clock at these spots, where you can pair your red, white and bubbly with cheese and charcuterie.

56. Dine in the middle of a garden

Talk about a romantic date. The Summerhouse’s igloo-looking domes give you the ultimate private dining experience in an intimate garden under the stars. Select from three themes (bohemian, Scandinavian and lounge) and clink glasses under the stars.

57. Chug local craft beer

So you thought Tiger was the only homegrown beer we produce? Think again. Local breweries are popping up in the unlikeliest of places, but they sure are close to our hearts. We’re thirsty for crafty local lagers and stunning saisons already…

Photography: Wil Stewart via Unsplash

58. Bow down to the King of Fruits

Singapore’s national fruit is a true mixed bag – you either love it or hate it. Durian lovers (or the curious) should get their hands on this creamy, fleshy, pungent fruit. Durians are available for takeaway but they’re best eaten fresh at a fruit stall so the smell doesn’t trail with you. Geylang has a great stretch of open-space stalls.

59. Spend an afternoon cafe-hopping

At this point, cafe-hopping might well be one of Singapore’s national pastimes, and we ain’t complaining! Join in the fun by eating and Instagram-ing your way through our list of the best cafes and brunch spots. Or live the tropical life at gorgeous garden cafes.

60. Have a blast at an arcade bar

If you love an old school bash, we have the perfect after-dark hitlist for you. Think nostalgic arcade games like Street Fighter and pinball, alongside a load of boozy concoctions at arcade bars and clubs in Singapore – score!

Take a trip to the 80s at this arcade bar in Tanjong Pagar. Photography: Nineteen80

61. Try ‘mamak’ food

The Koreans have ram-don, we have mee goreng. Mamak food is a blend of Indian and Malay cultures, and it’s also popularly known as Indian-Muslim food. The signature fried noodle dish is totally customisable – you can select your choice of noodles, protein and spice levels. Other notable dishes include nasi goreng (fried rice), murtabak, a fried doughy pancake stuffed with meat, veggies and egg, as well as frothy teh tarik (pulled tea). Many of ‘em are also late-night restaurants!

62. Swig local drinks

Everyone raves about Singapore’s local food but we definitely have a separate fan club for our beverages. Try local drinks like bandung (rose syrup with evaporated or condensed milk), chendol (a dessert-drink with coconut milk, red beans and green jelly) and, of course, our countless kopi (coffee) variations.

63. Dine in the dark

Yup, you read that right. Have your other senses amplified as you dine in a pitch dark space at Nox. The multi-sensory experience is led by visually impaired guides who will take you through the courses. Once it’s over, you’re presented with images and descriptions of your meal.

64. Chow down on fresh seafood

If you like your seafood super fresh and straight from the source, there are a select few restaurants that source their seafood from kelongs (floating fish farms) found in waters off Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. We’ve also got lobster dishes if those are more up your alley!

Lobsters galore. Photography: Burger & Lobster Singapore via Facebook

65. Drink at the best bar in Asia

ICYMI, Jigger and Pony clinched the top position at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020. Sip on excellent bespoke cocktails like Madame President, a deconstructed Negroni with a Campari lollipop.

66. Hunt for old school local snacks

From ice gem biscuits to White Rabbit candy, we love a sweet trip down memory lane. Whether you’re reminiscing childhood days or curiously exploring Singaporean eats, these treats are worth the hunt.

67. Go beach bar-hopping

What’s better than enjoying cocktails, seafood and live music? Doing it all by the beach, of course! Pop by beach clubs for the booze, breeze and parties, all with a seaside view.

Palawan beach in Sentosa.

68. Tuck into a dim sum feast

Maxed out on cafe brunches and can’t stomach another eggs ben? Rise and shine to the world of dim sum brunches: From fancy Chinese restaurants to classic Hong Kong style picks, we have just the list for you.

69. Dine at a stranger’s home

If your gatherings usually revolve around a meal, how about an exclusive private dining experience at a stranger’s home for a change? Many aspiring and seasoned chefs are opening their homes for intimate dinners and we’re loving it. Get to know the techniques used, the ingredients behind your dishes, and foster friendships around the table.

70. Love the earth

Bring out your refillable containers and BYO bags – these zero waste grocery stores around Singapore are all about going plastic bag-free for the environment.

71. Put your pinkies up for tea

It’s time for high tea and we’ve collected the classiest spots to enjoy this ultimate indulgence… on a weekday. ‘Cause who says treating yourself is reserved for the weekend?

Things to do in Singapore

Swan Lake at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Photography: Singapore Botanic Gardens via Facebook

72. Explore our UNESCO World Heritage Site

That’s the Singapore Botanic Gardens for ya. We may be a city filled with green spaces, but this massive park is our pride and joy, and we’ve got a complete guide on what to see, do and eat there!

73. Knock down those pins

You don’t have to be a pro to have a ball at bowling alleys. From glow-in-the-dark themed nights to ones that come with arcades, these family-friendly spots are big on fun.

74. Take romance to new heights

What could be better than a romantic stroll down the beach? Date night with a killer view, of course! Take your romance to new heights by having a meal amongst the stars. Or cheers to sky high views of the city at swanky rooftop bars.

We love the view from above. Photography: Ce La Vi

75. Attend trivia night

Do you know offhand how many bones there are in the human body? Do your friends call you the ‘Encyclopedia of Useless Knowledge’? Well, here’s your chance to show your detractors that knowledge is power (as is free beer) at challenging trivia nights and quizzes easily found at pubs in Singapore.

76. Laugh ’til you cry

They say laughter is the best medicine, and we’ve got just the prescription for you right here. Gather the troops for a drinking and laughing sesh at bars that hold hilarious stand-up comedy shows.

77. Hunt the haunted

Most of you will be familiar with Old Changi Hospital, but what about Neo Tiew Estate or Old Seletar Airbase? Ghost hunting can be scarily fun (safety in numbers is probably a good idea though), so if you’re not chicken, venture into these spooky spots.

78. Let loose at an adventure playground

Swing from the treetops at Forest Adventure Course! While you can bring the little ones along, it’s honestly just an excuse for adults to test themselves and complete the death-defying obstacles. Set amongst leafy surroundings, it’s also a great way to overcome your fear of heights and have a laugh amongst friends.

Marina Bay Sands at night. Photography: Guo Xin Goh

79. Stay up past midnight

Calling all night owls! The city is full of incredible things to do even in the wee hours of the morning. Don’t believe us? We’ve got all the coolest after-dark activities rounded up for you.

80. Unleash your inner Spiderman

Sure, we might not have any mountains to scale in Singapore, but it doesn’t mean your rock climbing goals have to hit a wall. Get that adrenaline rush in malls like Funan and Kallang Wave Mall or climbing gyms such as Onsight and Climbers Laboratory.

81. Pamper yourself with a spa day

Whether you’re looking for a revitalising facial or a massage to nudge those knots away, our fabulous spas in Singapore will have you feeling brand new.

So Spa. Photography: Sofitel

82. Catch an arthouse film at an indie theatre

Take a break from flashy cinemas and feed your inner culture vulture at alternative cinemas like The Projector. Formerly Singapore’s biggest of its kind in the 1970s, the rejuvenated film hub is now a haven for hipsters and arthouse aficionados. There’s even a wicked rooftop bar – perfect for your post-show critique and tipple.

83. Blaze a trail

If you’re the outdoors-y sort, you might wish to check out hiking trails and nature reserves in Singapore for your trekking desires. Need us to point you in the right direction? Start with The Southern Ridges, and we highly suggest Chestnut Nature Park too.

84. Tour Haw Par Villa

Step inside the whimsical world of Chinese legends, history and folklore at this bizarre mythological park. Created to showcase Chinese traditional values, Haw Par Villa has over 1,000 electric statues and 150 dioramas including the 10 courts of hell and the laughing Buddha. Expect a few eyebrow-raising moments on this fascinating, grisly tour.

Welcome to Haw Par Villa. Photography: Nicole Nithiyah

85. Feel like you’re overseas… without leaving the country

Got a case of cabin fever? ‘Travel’ across the globe without hopping on a plane when you explore Singapore’s plethora of hidden gems. From Bali to Australia, our list of beautiful spots will transport you elsewhere in a heartbeat.

86. Go zen in a different way

Singapore can be a hectic country if you let the stress catch up to you, but we’ve got you covered with unique forms of therapy all over the island. From sound meditation and acupuncture, to Lomi Lomi and Japanese onsens, these alternative therapy and treatment options will make sure you’re always cool as a cucumber.

87. Get groomed

Need some primping? The city’s top hair studios and nail salons should do the trick. You’ll emerge a totally new you!

Zouk’s club space. Photography: Zouk via Facebook

88. Rave at the hippest clubs

Creatures of the night, this one’s for you. Home to two of the best clubs in the world, Singapore is a party capital where many international and regional DJs flock to. Hit up Zouk for a classic night out or Marquee to admire the sleek space, complete with an actual Ferris Wheel.

89. Belt out your fave tunes

Doesn’t matter if you’re a bathroom singer, a show-stopping songstress or you can’t hold a note to save your life. KTV bars provide a non-discriminatory space where the sole purpose is simple: To sing and have a ball of a time. So… clear your throat, do some lip trills and get ready to impress at karaoke bars.

90. Take on an escape room challenge

Calling all Houdinis! It’s time to ditch virtual gaming and delve into this first-person reality game that replicates escaping from Dracula’s castle, surviving a Zombie outbreak, and Prison Break-esque scenarios. Intrigued? Check out fun escape rooms in Singapore.

Photography: Clark Tibbs

91. Feel good by doing good

There’s so much you can do to volunteer and help others in Singapore. Have an interest in women’s welfare? Sign yourself up with the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) or Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA). You can also lend a hand to migrant workers in Singapore at TWC2 or Home. Or, if your heart goes out to animals, check in with the Cat Welfare Society and Action for Singapore Dogs. Psst: You can also donate pre-loved goods for charity!

92. Tap your feet to live music

Prick up those ears and you’re bound to find live music venues around every corner. We’ve got jazz clubs, cafes featuring Top 40s hits and classic rock anthems, and plenty of huge concert venues playing host to rosters of international superstars. You don’t have to stay in your seat if you don’t want to!

93. Hunt down secret museums

Come a little closer as we let you in on the city’s coolest hidden museums. From video games to musical boxes to wildlife, these niche museums are totally worth exploring!

Barbershops, here we come! Photography: Nathon Oski via Unsplash

94. Get a haircut at an old school barber

No-frills, no OTT equipment over here. If you’re all for experiencing an old school barber cut, there are plenty across the city. For starters, check out this handy list of barbershops in Singapore.

95. Spend the evening stargazing

If you’re up for an astrological date, head over to The Science Centre Singapore’s Observatory Deck, which offers telescopes to let you peer into the universe.

96. Hop on the Singapore River Cruise

Take a leisurely river cruise on one of Singapore’s iconic bumboats and treat yourself to a tour of some of Singapore’s best dining and entertainment spots along Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay. We recommend taking the cruise after sunset. The night view of Singapore’s skyline is absolutely breathtaking!

Buildings by the Singapore River. Photography: Shawnn Tan via Unsplash

97. Do Farmville IRL

Visit a local farm in Singapore’s countryside (yes, we do have one). Animal lovers, head to Hay Dairies to see how goats are milked, Farmart Centre to check out the petting zoo, and Jurong Frog Farm for a close encounter with our amphibian friends. If you’re more interested in organic fruits and veggies, stop by Bollywood Veggies or Fireflies Health Farm (sorry, no actual fireflies included).

98. Run till you’re out of gas at a marathon

If running is part of your list of annual resolutions, you’ll be pleased to know the island’s got plenty of races for both rookies and seasoned runners. To get your cardio fix, just have a look at one of our many marathons going on each year.

99. Dance it out at a music fest

No need to travel elsewhere for a music festival – our lil’ dot has plenty of them. Need past proof? Indie fanatics have seen St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Neon Lights Festival come through, while dance music punters always get hyped for ZoukOut, Ultra Music Festival and the like.

[email protected] Photography: Orchard Gateway via Facebook

100. Visit a library like no other

First up, reading is cool. And secondly, if you have any cynical friends who think libraries are dull, introduce them to the Tampines Regional Library. Not only is it a sanctuary of books, but it’s also got a culinary studio, a hardware lab with tools, and even a running track and exercise bikes. Plus, let’s not forget the stylish [email protected]

101. Smash stuff at the Fragment Room

Need to let off some steam? Go ape sh*t at Singapore’s only rage room. Crush wine glasses, bottles, plates, bowls and electronics like TVs and radio sets. A little birdie told us you can even bring your own items… y’know, like a photo of an ex.

102. Make your own gin

Class in session! In three hours, identify your gin profile, prep ingredients, distil your mixture in a mini copper pot still and bring home your own bottle of gin. Sign up for the gin workshop at Brass Lion Distillery’s gin school.

103. Watch a performance

You’ll be spoiled for choice at Esplanade, a world-class performing arts centre that has a year-round line-up of impressive international music acts, festivals, exhibitions and theatre productions. It also hosts the occasional free music performance at its waterfront stage, which makes for a groovy evening out.

Photography: Oo La Lab via Facebook

104. Concoct your own perfume

Ditch buying off the shelves with a scent of your choice. We’ve got a variety of perfumery classes in Singapore, each with a different experience. Try Light, Oo La Lab and Maison 21G for a customised scent.

105. Play paintball

Psych up your posse and get your protective masks ready for a wicked paintball game with Crossfire or Red Dynasty. Whether you’re building up team spirit or finding a way to unleash your inner Rambo, this sure makes an adrenaline-pumping weekend activity.

106. Ride on a cable car

Part of the Sentosa experience is taking a cable car ride to the island. Enjoy aerial views of Mount Faber, Harbourfront and Sentosa, and you can even have a meal in the cabin.

Mount Faber Peak. Photography: Benita Lee

107. Unleash your inner Picasso

Feeling artsy or perhaps you just wanna try something new? Have a seat at one of the art jamming studios and cafes in Singapore, where you’ll be supplied with brushes, colours and even tea. From master painters to beginner artists, anyone’s welcome!

108. Have your future read

Wanna know if the cards are in your favour? Take a gamble with a tarot card reader, psychic, spiritual teacher, palm reader, or get to know your aura. Hit up these fortune tellers if you’re game.

109. Clean up the beach

Environmentalists will be happy to note there are multiple beach clean-up groups in Singapore. All you gotta do is sign up beforehand and you’re on your way to making an impact. Plus, you get to meet like-minded people too!

Beaches are beautiful when they’re clean. Photography: Nicole Nithiyah

110. Rent a yacht for a private party

Thinking of ideas to top last year’s party? How about bringing it to the seas? For a maritime bash that your friends and colleagues will never forget, book a yacht and set sail.

111. Get a dose of art

We’re always in a rush to catch the latest exhibitions that we tend to overlook the long-standing galleries with incredible finds. Permanent exhibitions are available all year round, so no need to worry about missing them!

112. Make a splash at a public pool

Cool down in the heartlands at one of the many public pools our city has to offer. These aren’t just any ordinary Olympic-sized ones, either. The swimming pools we’re talking about have lazy rivers, water slides and dramatic wave pools.

Jurong West Swimming Complex. Photography: Choo Yut Shing via Flickr

113. Watch the fireworks

We do love to light up our skies in dazzling fireworks during major events like National Day and New Year’s Eve. Best of all, there are countless vantage points, from rooftop restaurants to public spaces, for you to sit back and enjoy the show.

114. Book a barbecue pit

Take a stroll along the Singapore beaches and you’ll see many BBQ pits along the coast. All you gotta do is book one in advance and they’re yours for the day. Do we have any BBQ masters in the house?

115. Get soakin’ wet

Cool off from our clammy climate at water theme parks. We have big guns like Adventure Cove in Resorts World Sentosa and the old-timer Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East in Pasir Ris. You can soak it up in the heartlands as well – the slides at Sengkang Swimming Complex are just as exciting (and easy on the wallet).

116. Ice-skate around the rink

Another way to escape from the sweltering heat outside? Step into Singapore’s first-ever Olympic-sized ice rink at JCube. It’s the next best thing since you’ll never ever find a frozen lake here. It even offers public skating lessons if you have two left feet… on ice, that is.

Photography: Maria Ilves via Unsplash

117. Have a picnic

No doubt, our garden city is peppered with green spaces for the perfect picnic. Whether you’re looking for a place with a view or a tranquil hidden hideout, there’s something for you. Just remember to bring enough mosquito repellent and sunscreen!

118. Get your eyebrows threaded

Five minutes of hell = perfect brows for days? Seems like a fair deal to us. We can’t guarantee a painless process but we do have great beauty parlours for threading and hair removal services in Singapore. Plus, some are really affordable.

119. Hop on a trishaw ride

A common mode of transport during the 1900s, trishaws are mainly used for tours today. Hop on the sidecar as the trishaw uncle takes you around Singapore’s most prominent neighbourhoods and landmarks.

120. Go glamping

‘Camping, but make it fancy’. Yeah, we’ve got just the activity for you. Singapore has been bitten by the glamping bug, and it shows with glamping companies that offer various packages, themes and experiences suited to your occasion.

Glamping. Much better than camping.

121. Play mini-golf

Putt it like it’s hot at Holey Moley, Singapore’s first and only mini-golf course with booze. All its holes are themed, which makes things extra fun. After some friendly competition, fuel up with quirky cocktails and metre-long pizzas at the retro-esque booth.

122. Do the bungee jump

Dare to plummet down a sky-high tower? Adrenaline seekers, make your way to AJ Hackett Sentosa, Singapore’s only bungee tower for all the thrills. There’s also a giant swing at 40m high that speeds up to 120km/h, and a sky bridge with a glass cube.

123. Enjoy a free concert

You read that right: NParks routinely organises a free concert series at Fort Canning Park. Jam out to 2020’s Rockestra happening at Fort Canning Green – check out the NParks website for the latest deets! You can also head over to Singapore Botanic Gardens for free orchestra performances at the beautiful Symphony Lake.

Symphony Lake at the Botanic Gardens. Photography: Darissa Lee

124. Lose yourself in a 3D show

Omni Theatre at the Science Centre Singapore is Southeast Asia’s first 8K 3D Digital Dome Theatre, with 8K resolution and a 23-metre dome screen. Trust us when we say the experience is almost magical…

125. Catch a cosy film screening

The Screening Room boasts a boutique film theatre with a schedule of exciting movies, which you can enjoy with bubbly in hand. Alternatively, book out this sofa-decked theatre and hold a screening party with the film of your choice!

126. Pitch a tent and camp out

It’s far from camping in the wilderness, but outdoorsy types who love to wake up to the sea breeze and the sound of crashing waves can camp at various areas in Singapore. Simply book a spot beforehand and you’re all set.

A sleek party venue. Photography: The Black Swan

127. Throw a swanky get-together

There’s nothing basic about party venues in Singapore – from The Black Swan’s Great Gatsby-inspired dining hall to indie bookstore The Moon, these venues are perfect for special events.

128. Lounge on the beach

Is it sunny? If so, put on your shades and plan a day at the beach. Singapore might be small but there’s a whole list of beaches you can hang out at. Pack a picnic!

129. Experience co-working and co-living

See what the co-sharing trend is all about at co-working and co-living spaces around Singapore. Most of these places offer a tour of the facilities so you can find out if they’re up your alley. Co-working spaces typically have a one-day trial for you to assess how well you like working there, too.

Hmlet, one of the co-living spaces in town. Photography: Hmlet Cantonment

130. Cosy up with a kitty

Feline lovers, you’ll go gaga over the adorable kitties at cat cafes. Grab a friend and bond over coffee, cake and cats for the purr-fect afternoon!

131. Challenge yourself to water sports

Think you can’t find a place to learn wakeboarding or jet skiing in Singapore? Think again: These places let you make a splash with the water sport of your choice. We’re talking about wakeboarding, windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, dragon boating and more.

132. Tone up like a ballet dancer

With barre classes becoming more mainstream, we’re seeing multiple ballet-inspired classes popping up. Want in? We’ve rounded up some of the best barre studios in town to get in shape like a dancer!

133. Say namaste

Get your asanas on at yoga classes. With everything from prenatal to hot yoga, you’ll find the best yoga studios for your fitness needs.

Photography: Form via Unsplash

134. Spend time with animals

We might be known as a concrete city, but that doesn’t mean we lack animals to admire and protect. Spend a day with giraffes and white tigers at the Singapore Zoo, or watch out for bats and flying squirrels at the Night Safari.

135. Leap for fitness

Love jumping around? Book a slot for a trampoline class to bounce your way to a fitter physique! This is fitness and play all rolled into one.

136. Cycle across the city

Hop on a two-wheeler and explore Singapore with cycling routes that take you from the heartlands to the rivers and wetlands to untouched nature.

137. Find your perfect gym

It’s tough to start a workout routine, and even tougher to continue. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best gyms in Singapore, with facilities, trainers and classes to get you that banging bod. If you want to kill time on a lazy Sunday, why not give one of these fitness studios a go?

What an adorable doggo. Photography: Cole Keister via Unsplash

138. Have a day out with your pup

Take your canine friends out for more than just a walk – we’ve found some dog-friendly cafes and restaurants for a jolly good time with the whole fam.

139. Tap into your inner Iron Fist

Singapore’s an extremely safe place to live in, but it won’t hurt to take up a martial arts class for self-defense, y’know? Punch and kick your way to fitness at Muay Thai workouts and fight clubs.

140. Get artsy and crafty

Nothing’s more satisfying than creating someone new with your hands. Instead of buying a mass-produced souvenir, why not make your own creation at craft workshops that offer lessons on pottery, printmaking, sewing, terrariums and more.

141. Immerse yourself in art and culture

Think rare masterpieces, historical artefacts, revolutionary sculptures, thought-provoking paintings and cultural relics. Our guide to the city’s finest museums and galleries has it all.

National Museum of Singapore. Photography: Vernon Raineil Cenzon via Unsplash

Where to shop in Singapore

142. Show love for local

We break down the A to Z of local fashion with all the top homegrown designers who are putting our little red dot on the map.

143. Embark on a mall crawl

Two main things that Singaporeans love to do: Shop and eat. It’s no wonder the city is teeming with malls – and they aren’t just there for retail therapy. From interesting themes to attractive features, there’s no doubt you can spend hours in one spot.

Ion Orchard mall. Photography: K8 via Unsplash

144. Shop premium brands at a discount

If you’re on a budget (or you simply love a good deal!), outlet malls are your best bet. You can shop for affordable sports gear, purse-friendly designer bags and more.

145. Play locally-designed games

Monopoly is fun, but locally-inspired board and card games are even more exciting. They’re also a brilliant way to get acquainted with local customs and humour while having a blast!

146. Snag new literary finds

…And a few cool snaps for the ‘gram at the city’s bookstores! Armed with your latest bookish haul, hit up our favourite reading spots, which are guaranteed to get you in the reading zone.

The Moon bookstore. Photography: The Moon via Facebook

147. Head to the city’s iconic shopping belt

The first place everyone flocks to when it comes to shopping is Orchard Road. There’s a mall for every mood – from the glitzy Paragon to the underrated Far East Plaza. Plus, browsing through all malls is totally achievable if you pace yourself.

148. Unearth retro gems

Thrift store galore! If nothing gives you a thrill quite like rocking old school threads, we’ve got just the thing for you. From designer pieces to costume bling, these vintage shops and secondhand stores are brimming with treasures. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as they say.

Vintage shopping. Photography: Becca McHaffie via Unsplash

149. Go for analogue at record stores

Calling all audiophiles. We have the deets on where to go crate digging for old school vinyls. Yes, the vinyl scene is alive and kicking in Singapore – nip into record stores for all the vinyl, turntables and record players you’ll love.

150. Experience late night shopping

Grocery shopping at 4am – why not? Night owls and insomniacs can get their shopping fix at Singapore’s only 24-hour shopping mall. From fresh produce to electronic gadgets to jewellery, Mustafa Centre is truly an Aladdin’s cave located in the heart of Little India. But be warned: At such low prices, the temptation to buy everything will be hard to resist.

123 Things To Do In Singapore That Prove The Fun Never Ends Here

Things to do in Singapore


Our island-city is super tiny, there’s no disputing that. But if you think it’s boring here just because of our lack of size, you’re just not looking in the right places. In this small but densely-packed country is an abundance of places to enjoy – and we’re not only talking about futuristic-looking tourist spots that have appeared in Hollywood movies like Hitman: Agent 47 and Crazy Rich Asians.

From the bustling town area to quieter heartlands, every corner in Singapore has something fun waiting in store – be it secluded nature spots to thrilling adventures and quirky eateries. We’ve selected 123 of these places worth checking out, whether you’re a first-time visitor from abroad or a bored local who needs inspiration for your weekend plans.

*When visiting these attractions, activities, and tours, make sure to take precautions and practise Covid-19 safe distancing measures at all times.


Pick where to go by location


Most of the things you can do below can be found in a mega map that we plotted on Google – find it here! Close your eyes and randomly point at a spot to head to, or pick something to do based on what’s near you. Else, the attractions are also sorted according to activity type – from nature to food – to sift out something fun based on your interests.


1. Go gaga at superhero and Snoopy-themed character cafes


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Japan might be most famous for character cafes, but we have our fair share too – from the famous Platform 1094 also known as the Harry Potter Cafe, to the Superhero-themed Hungry Heroes, and a Charlie Brown Cafe featuring the adorable Peanuts comic characters.

Find out more about these character cafes in our article here.


2. Roller skate with disco lights and upbeat music at Hi-Roller


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Go back to the good old days of roller derby at Hi-Roller, Singapore’s largest indoor roller skating rink. With colourful disco lights and thumping music, this skating area is sure to get you feeling super pumped – even if you’re not the most active of people. Balancing won’t be a problem either, because other than the usual roller blades, you can opt to rent roller skates which have a 2×2 wheel configuration for better stability.

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Market Square @ Downtown East, E!Hub, Level 5, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 9694 4094
Website


3. Check out ancient cameras at the Vintage Camera Museum


We’re no stranger to going trigger-happy with our smartphone cams for Instagram, but few of us know the history of cameras. The Vintage Camera Museum houses antiques like pigeon spy cams used during WWI and II, as well as a 6-metre long Mammoth Camera. There’s also a fun Click Art zone where you can get creative snapping perspective shots with hand-painted wall art.

Read our article on the Vintage Camera Museum here, and find out where to get old-school film cameras of your own in our article here.

Camera Museum In Singapore

Address: 8C-8D Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199263
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-9.30PM
Telephone: 6291 2278
Website


4. Have an unconventional movie date at an outdoor cinema


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It’s hard to say no to comfy air-conditioning and comfy plush seats, but for some fresh air and a non-conventional date, take your movie night outdoors. Sunset Cinema at Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach and Films at the Fort at Fort Canning Park happen at least once a year, so keep a lookout for their event postings and book your tickets in advance. 

Find out more about other unconventional cinema experiences in our article here.


5. Make clay jars with SG’s oldest dragon kiln at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle



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Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is home to Singapore’s oldest surviving Dragon Kiln dating way back to the 1940s, and it’s still in use today for the firing of ceramics. Try your hand at moulding your own clay creations and get your hands dirty with their pottery workshops, where you’ll get to use a turning wheel and learn hand building techniques. Check out their workshop schedule here.

Address: 85 Lorong Tawas, Singapore 639823
Opening hours: 9AM-5PM, Daily
Telephone: 6268 6121
Website


6. Hunt down one of the many lighthouses around the island


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Hunt down one of the lighthouses in Singapore and you’ll be able to use Coldplay’s “lights will guide you home” line as your Instagram photo caption without sounding like a pretentious prick – because that’s literally what these beacons are for. Yup, unbeknownst to many, they’re still in use for navigation purposes, guiding ships safely to shore.

While some of them are inaccessible or require special permission to enter, there are easy-to-reach options like Raffles Marina Lighthouse and Fullerton Lighthouse. The former is a popular spot for wedding photography and the sunsets there are amazing.

Find out more about these lighthouses in our article here.


7. Play putt putt and drink over-the-top cocktails at Holey Moley Golf Club


Clarke Quay has plenty of bars for a night out, but none are as unique as Holey Moley, Singapore’s first mini-golf cocktail bar. Shoot your holes-in-one at their 27 quirky themed courses, which make references to popular shows like The Simpsons, GoT, and ET. In between sips of over-the-top cocktails, munch on a 1-Metre Mega Pizza ($55) that’s large enough for 5.

Read our article on Holey Moley Golf Club here, and find out about other quirky bars in these articles:

Clarke Quay: Mini-Golf Bar With Quirky Themed Courses & 1-Metre Pizzas

Address: 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Opening hours: Mon-Wed: 12PM-1AM | Thu-Fri: 12PM-2AM | Sat: 10AM-2AM | Sun: 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 800 492 2410
Website


8. Pose under the bougainvillea arches at the Japanese Cemetery Park


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If you’re not the superstitious sort, make a trip to the Japanese Cemetery Park at Yio Chu Kang for a romantic stroll underneath pretty bougainvillea archways. The cemetery also has a tranquil prayer hall dating back to the 1980s, as well as many traditional sculptures and tombstones belonging to Japanese prostitutes from the 1890s.

Read our article on the Japanese Cemetery Park here.


9. Scream your lungs out on the GX-5 Extreme Swing and Trampoline Bungy


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You’ll probably be high on liquid courage after downing drinks at Clarke Quay – and that’s the best time to make a spontaneous decision to climb aboard the GX-5 Extreme Swing in the area. This isn’t any playground swing from your childhood, no, this is one that will have you flung wildly like a toy in a capsule after being hoisted up a high tower. Check out this video to see how it works.

Image credit: GX5

But if you think you might throw up from being swung around in the air, there’s also the milder Trampoline Bungy. Think of it as a regular trampoline, but with a 5x jump boost thanks to the mega elastic bungy cords that you’ll be strapped to.

Address: 3E River Valley Road, Block E Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
Opening hours: 4.30PM-11.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6338 1766
Website


10. Support the rescue of stray kittens by visiting the Kitten Sanctuary


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Kitten Sanctuary is a non-profit animal welfare group helmed by Jessica Seet, the number one cat lady in Singapore who has dedicated her life to saving orphaned, abandoned, and suffering felines. Though her Cat Museum has since shut down due to issues with an unreasonable landlord, she continues her mission with this new organisation.

Currently, Kitten Sanctuary is home to Singapore’s first and only neonatal kitten nursery. They also have a “kitten kindergarten” where older kittens are socialised in preparation for adoption. Pay these cuties a visit with small fee that will go towards the upkeep of the shelter, and who knows – you might just fall in love with one and decide to take it home. Book your session here.

Address: 737A North Bridge Road, Singapore 198705
Opening hours: Sat – Sun 10.30AM-6PM (by appointment)
Telephone: 9126 7379
Website


11. Go on a mangrove trail at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve


One of the rest points along the trail
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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is Singapore’s largest nature reserve. All year round you’ll find swamp animals like mudskippers, water monitor lizards, and even crocodiles in its mangroves. It’s also a “pit stop” for migratory birds, so you’ll catch glimpses of plovers and sandpipers here from September to March. Don’t worry about it being all wet and muddy, because there are proper paths and a mangrove boardwalk for you to trod on comfortably.

Address: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
Opening hours: 7AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 6794 1401
Website


12. Have a girly gathering at a pink cafe


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New York and London have their host of pretty pink cafes and restaurants, but hey, so does Singapore. From a juice bar to an ice cream parlour, and a hotpot joint with unique broth flavours like coconut, these sweet yet classy eateries are perfect for a girly gathering.

Find out more about these pink cafes in our article here.


13. Teleport to another dimension at Headrock VR, Singapore’s first VR theme park


Sometimes you just wanna escape to another dimension, and with technology, you can. Temporarily, at least. Headrock VR is Singapore’s first and only virtual reality theme park, where apart from the usual shooter games, there are also thrilling coaster rides that’ll take you back to prehistoric times, and milder rhythm games like Beat Saber.

Read our article on Headrock VR here, and find out where else you can play VR and AR games here. 

Singapore’s First VR Theme Park

Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-38/39, Singapore 098138
Opening hours: Daily 10AM-8PM
Telephone: 6963 4127
Website


14. Savour Indian cuisine and shop at the 24h Mustafa Centre at Little India


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It goes without saying that Little India is the best place in Singapore to fill yourself up with some tasty tandoori chicken, dalcha, and thosai. When you’ve gotten your fill, stroll along the bustling preserved shophouses to check out the market stalls, colourful traditional clothing and accessories, and henna parlours.

A popular place for shopping in Little India is Mustafa Centre, a 24-hour megastore piled high with Indian groceries, cheap electronics, and quirky snacks.

Read our other related articles here:


15. Throw axes at a wooden target board at Axe Factor


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Don’t just throw stuff around in your room to relieve stress – head down to Axe Factor and you’ll get to fling real axes at a target board to let off some steam. Think of it as darts, but with weapons instead. All the necessary safety measures are in place, including a briefing by their “axe-perts” and a practise round, so you can get the hang of it before going on a little round robin tournament with your mates.

Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-32A The Grandstand, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 12PM-10PM | Fri 12PM-1AM | Sat 10AM-1AM | Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 8113 4367
Website


16. Check out a gushing waterfall at NTU’s newly-renovated Yunnan Garden


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Westsiders are spoiled for choice when it comes to visiting gardens for scenic jogs and evening walks in nature now that the Yunnan Garden at NTU has finished renovations. Aside from the 1,000 new trees from over 80 species, there is now also a 5.6M-tall waterfall and a 900M-long boardwalk for picturesque strolls.

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You don’t need to worry about your smartphone’s connection dropping out either, as the gardens are fully covered by Wifi. The ulu-ness of it also means that there are fewer people that will accidentally photobomb your Instagram stories.

Address: 12 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637721
Opening hours: 24/7
Telephone: 6791 1744


17. Rent an intricate kebaya from Bajupura before exploring the city


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You know how kimono rental stores are pretty much everywhere in Japan? Bajupura offers a similar experience, except with traditional kebayas from Malay and Peranakan culture instead. You can either rent these intricate garments for 2 hours ($38) and hang around in the Kampong Glam area where the store is located, or go for full-day rental ($48) and venture out to other areas in the city. Hairstyling can be done for an additional $20.

Opening hours: Tue – Fri 9AM-6PM | Sat – Mon 10AM-6PM
Website


18. Admire the Rain Vortex in the indoor garden of Jewel Changi


Only in Singapore do you have an airport with a sunflower garden and butterfly garden, and with the retail complex of Jewel Changi now standing alongside the flight terminals, I’d say we’re pretty hard to beat. It’s not any regular airport mall, though, ‘cause apart from the shopping and food options like Shake Shack and a 24-hour A&W, it’s also home to a giant Forest Valley full of trees, and the iconic Rain Vortex, the world’s largest indoor waterfall.

There are also play zones for all ages which include a mirror maze, hedge maze, suspended bouncing nets, and a slide with a near-90 degree drop.

Read our articles on Jewel Changi here:

Jewel Changi Airport – A First Look


19. Have a romantic seaside meal while yacht-viewing at Quayside Isle or Keppel Bay


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For a change of scenery, pop by Quayside Isle at Sentosa or Keppel Bay near Harbourfront for a romantic seaside stroll with the view of yachts. You may not be able to rent one, what with them being so expensive, but you can dine at one of the many restaurants in either location. It’s a date-worthy setting, so save it for a special occasion or when you need to impress!


20. Pick up a SingLit novel at indie bookstore Books Actually


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Bookworms who have already read it all at the public libraries will find delight at Books Actually’s selection of local poetry, literary journals, and obscure works including books that are out of print. This independent bookstore also has a book vending machine with mystery titles so you can choose your books randomly without bias, rather than by judging the covers. 

Address: 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-8PM
Telephone: 6222 9195
Website


21. Uncover antique treasures at Turf Club’s Antique Row


Old is gold, and if you want to incorporate a rustic look into your home, head down to the 2 stores at Antique Row at Turf Club for old furniture that has stood the test of time. Even if you’re not there to purchase anything, it’s interesting snooping around Junkie’s Corner and the nameless store beside it to uncover old paraphernalia like statues, dolls, and vintage cameras.

Find out more about what you can do at Turf Club here, and read our articles on antique/vintage furniture and knick-knacks:


22. Get into geek mode at Science Centre Singapore


Get your geek on at Science Centre Singapore and enter a series of educational exhibits that explain how things work in a fun way. Their permanent exhibitions include The Mind’s Eye, which holds a rainbow mirror maze, as well as Phobia, created for the purpose of including fear. The latter even has a simulation that lets you experience being buried alive. Yikes!

They’ve also recently introduced a couple of free-to-play VR games which will have you soaring high over a virtual cityscape and slashing fast-flying fruit.

Read our article on Science Centre Singapore here, and on their rainbow mirror maze here.

Mirror Maze at Science Centre Singapore

Address: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 10AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6425 2500
Website


23. Visit the kampung-style ORTO for fishing and mookata


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How to make sure your seafood is fresh: Catch it yourself. ORTO at Khatib has a huge fishing pond as well as a prawning facility, and you can grill and eat your catches on the spot. But if you’d rather not get your hands dirty, just pop by one of their many alfresco eateries offering mookata, hotpot, and Asian tapas.

And if waiting for fish to bite is too mild an activity for your squad, ham it up with drift-karting, paintball, and jumping around at a trampoline park instead.

ORTO – Singapore’s BIGGEST Adventure Park – Not Many Know It Exists!

Address: 81 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769198
Opening hours: 24/7 (individual establishments’ opening hours apply)
Telephone: 6257 8858
Website


24. View contemporary art for free at Parkview Museum


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Located in what’s been dubbed Singapore’s “Gotham building” – a towering brown and gold Art Deco-style building – Parkview Museum is one of the more underrated galleries that isn’t widely known to tourists. Entry is free of charge to all, and the contemporary art exhibitions change every few months, rotating between solo shows by artists and themed collections.

Find out more about the other museums in Singapore in our article here.

Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Level 3 Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 12PM-7PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6799 6971
Website


25. Be a pilot for a day with the Boeing 737 Flight Experience


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Not everyone can be a pilot, but you can come close to the real deal with the Boeing 737 Flight Experience. The high-tech flight simulation is used for actual pilot training, and will have you doing your own takeoffs and landings with a hyper realistic view that looks just like our cityscape. You can even choose to “fly” in adverse weather conditions should you want some added excitement.

Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, #02-06 Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803
Telephone: 6339 2737
Website


26. Pick up quirky cat-themed knick knacks at Cat Socrates


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Hidden far away from the cookie cutter shops in malls is Cat Socrates, where cat lovers can go gaga over a range of cat-themed trinkets, books, and even tarot cards that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Those who aren’t fans of felines will still be able to find a quirky general selection of stationery, postcards, and home items.

Read our article on cat-themed shops in Singapore here.

Tiong Bahru outlet
Address: 78 Yong Siak Street, #01-14, Singapore 163078
Opening hours: Mon 10AM-6PM | Tue – Thu 10AM-7PM | Fri – Sat 10AM-8PM | Sun and PHs 9AM-6PM
Telephone: 6333 0870

Katong outlet
Address: 448 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427661
Opening hours: Mon 11AM-6PM | Tue – Fri 11AM-8.30PM | Sat 11AM-9PM | Sun and PHs 11AM-7.30PM
Telephone: 6348 0863
Website


27. Belt tunes at K.STAR Karaoke


Belting out a medley of your favourite tunes is always fun, but K.STAR Karaoke amps it up even more with their colourful themed rooms and mood lighting. They have 2 outlets located at Orchard Central and Suntec City, both with differing decor. The Suntec outlet is larger and more over-the-top, and even has VR games and digital Truth or Dare.

Read our article on K.STAR Karaoke’s Orchard Central outlet here, and their Suntec City outlet here. Check out our other karaoke-related articles:

Singapore’s First Themed Karaoke In Orchard

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #05-01 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Sun – Tue 12PM-3AM | Wed – Sat 12PM-5AM
Telephone: 6634 2801
Website


28. Get the freshest fish at Senoko or Jurong Fishery Port


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Younger Singaporeans tend to gravitate towards clean air-conditioned supermarkets instead of noisy wet markets, but all that nicely-packaged fish laid out in styrofoam trays? It has to come from somewhere. And that place is likely either Senoko Fishery Port or Jurong Fishery Port, the only 2 fishing ports in Singapore.

It’ll be an eye-opening experience watching fishermen and fishmongers alike tirelessly working in their rubber boots in the wee hours. Don’t forget to bring some cash so you can get the freshest marine fare way up the supply chain at unbeatable wholesale prices.

Jurong Fishery Port
Address: Fishery Port Road, Singapore 619742
Opening hours: 24/7 (most bustling in the early morning from 2AM)
Telephone: 6265 1680

Senoko Fishery Port
Address: 31 Attap Valley Road, Singapore 759908
Opening hours: Tue- Sun 2AM-6AM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6257 6721


29. Tackle the high-element obstacle course at Forest Adventure


Challenge yourself and tackle Forest Adventure, a treetop high elements course at Bedok reservoir with 44 obstacles. There are a couple of routes according to various difficulty levels – including those suitable for kids – each one ending with a rewarding zip line where you’ll be zooming across the reservoir’s waters.

Read our article on Forest Adventure here.

Address: Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 478931
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 9.30AM-6.30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8100 7420
Website


30. Go back in time to the world of old film at The Cathay Gallery


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You’ve probably stepped into The Cathay at Dhoby Ghaut countless times to catch a movie, though not many know that there’s a “mini museum” hidden in a corner of the same building. The Cathay Gallery celebrates the yesteryears of film with artefacts like antique film projectors, vintage posters, and old movie props.

Find out more about other lesser-known spots in town here.

Address: 2 Handy Road, #02-16 The Cathay, Singapore 229233
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-7PM
Telephone: 6732 7332
Website


31. Go glamping at East Coast Park


You love the great outdoors, but your girlfriend is a princess who hates roughing it out. Strike a balance by going glamping – that is, glam camping – where you’ll be equipped with a spacious tent with air mattresses and actual pillows. Everything from the set-up to the tear-down will be done for you, and many glamping companies tend to add a whimsical touch to your tent with fairy lights and props like flamingo floats.

Read our article on our experience with Glamping Society here, and find out more about the other glamping companies in Singapore here.


32. Sample free-flow beer and learn how it’s made with a Tiger Brewery Tour


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Learn how hops and grains are brewed into our homegrown Tiger Beer with a guided Tiger Brewery Tour, which includes a 45-minute free-flow sampling session that’s already included in your entry fee. This alcohol buffet also includes other brands of booze like Baron’s, Guinness, and Archipelago, which you’ll be sipping on in the old-timey Tiger Tavern.

Find out what else you can do in the vicinity in our article here.

Address: 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore 639934
Tour schedule: Tue-Sun: 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, and 5PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6860 3005
Website


33. Bungy jump or ride a giant swing at AJ Hackett


Here’s one for the thrill-seekers. Take a leap of faith at AJ Hackett’s bungy tower, and plunge 50-metres down with the option to land in a 3.5-metre pool. If the prospect of free-falling terrifies you too much, you can choose to rappel down the tower instead. Or have a spin on the giant swing, which hits up to 120km/h and can hold up to 3 people at a go.

Not into such heart-pumping activities? Enjoy the view of Sentosa’s beaches with a leisurely stroll across the open-air skybridge with glass floor panels.

Read our article on AJ Hackett here.

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Address: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099011
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 10AM-7PM | Fri: Sat: 10AM-9PM
Telephone: 6911 3070
Website


34. Soak in the tranquility of the Chinese and Japanese Gardens


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Having withdrawals from your vacation in Taiwan or Japan? Head to the Chinese and Japanese Gardens for those “out of Singapore” vibes – even the trees there look different from what you’d find at other parks and gardens in our red dot. The 2 sprawling parks are popular photoshoot locations for cosplayers, which just goes to show how authentic they look.

Address: 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795
Opening hours: Daily, 5.30AM-7PM
Telephone: 6560 0056


35. Go trigger-happy with a shootout at NERF Action Xperience


Take your group outings to the next level at NERF Action Xperience, a huge indoor arena where you’ll get to go trigger-happy with a shootout. Guns, bullets, and safety goggles will be provided, and you’ll get to shoot zombie targets, take on timed speed challenges, or engage in a capture the flag battle complete with obstacles to duck behind. There’s also a high-elements course with a rock wall and rope obstacles to attempt.

Read our article on NERF Action Xperience here.


36. Unleash your inner Van Gogh with an art jamming session


It doesn’t matter whether you fancy yourself a budding Van Gogh or not. Art is for everyone, and it serves as great therapy when you’re stressed. Not all of us have the right equipment at home, but at an art jamming studio, you get a canvas and an unlimited usage of paints to create your own masterpiece with – all without the hassle of having to clean up afterwards.

Read our article on art jamming studios here. If you’d rather paint on t-shirts instead of canvas, read our article on Streaks n Strokes here.


37. Have a tour at The Intan, a private Peranakan home-museum


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An alternative to the tourist-filled Peranakan museum is The Intan, a private Peranakan home-museum that opens its doors to visitors by appointment. You’ll find the 2-storey shophouse unit full of traditional ware like handmade beaded slippers, tiffin food carriers, and antique furniture as you explore the compound through a tour by its owners.

During the tour you’ll also be treated to either an afternoon tea selection with nyonya kueh, or a fuller meal of lunch or dinner, depending on which package you choose.

The Intan – A Private Peranakan Home Museum

Address: 69 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427231
Opening hours: 7AM-10PM, Daily (by appointment only)
Telephone: 6440 1148
Website


38. Spend a day at a playground for adults at Adventure HQ


Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib is an indoor playground that lets adults become kings and queens of the jungle gym again. This spot features the tallest indoor slide in Singapore at 14M-tall (or 4.5 storeys high) and the country’s only indoor aerial glider.

An all-access pass that grants you 3.5 hours of playtime starts at $40 on weekdays, while on weekends it starts from $48.

Check out more on what Adventure HQ has to offer here.

Address: 2 Yishun Walk, HomeTeamNS Khatib, Singapore 767944
Opening hours: 2PM-10PM (Tue-Fri) | 10AM-10PM (Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays) | Closed on Mon


39. Get a tarot reading at Spellbound, Singapore’s last witchcraft store


Yes, Singapore has an actual witchcraft store called Spellbound, tucked away in a corner of Peninsula-Excelsior. Don’t expect any Harry Potter-esque wands or pointy hats though – rather, this store sells protection amulets, grimoires, and over 3,000 different types of herbs. You can also get a tarot reading done and engage in their spellcasting services to help boost your health, finances, or love life.

It is highly recommended to make an appointment before dropping by.

Read our article on Spellbound here.

Address: 3 Coleman Street, $04-03 Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore 179804
Telephone: 9105 6622


40. Get nostalgic at old-school dragon- and clock-shaped playgrounds


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Our old-school playgrounds are truly icons of our country, and now that they’re such rare finds, these nostalgia-inducing structures from a simpler time are all the more precious. You already know the classic dragon playground – of which there are only 2 left today – but there are a couple other gems like clock- and dove-shaped ones.

Find out more about these old playgrounds in our article here.


41. Catch your own fresh seafood at the kelong-style Smith Marine Floating Restaurant


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Singapore may no longer be a fishing village, but you can still get a taste of that part of her past at Smith Marine Floating Restaurant. This kelong-style restaurant between Pulau Ubin and Changi Point ferry terminal lets you fish for your own seafood before it’s sent off to the kitchen to be cooked in your preferred style.

Opening hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily
Website 


42. Test your wits with a pub quiz or trivia night


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If you’re the kind who suddenly becomes a smart cookie upon alcohol intake, form a team with your drinking buds and show off your braininess at a pub quiz or trivia night at a bar. Some of the pubs that hold regular sessions include Prince of Wales and Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, and prizes include items like $50 F&B vouchers and beer buckets.

Find out more about these bars with pub quizzes in our article here.


43. Muster the courage to enter a hidden WWII bunker


World War II was decades ago, and what we know of it is mostly just the stuff we’ve learnt in Social Studies textbooks or stories from our great-grandparents. But tangible bits of the past remain, and some of these come in the form of old war bunkers that were once used as shelter.

Go on and explore them if you’re daring enough, but warning: This is not an adventure for the faint-hearted. Especially not those who are afraid of dark, unfamiliar places which may possibly contain insects.

Find out more about these hidden bunkers in our article here.


44. Party it up at Singapore’s hottest clubs


Marquee

Let your hair down and party it up at one of Singapore’s many nightclubs. Marquee has a ferris wheel and 3-storey slide, Avenue has a bowling lane, and Bar Rouge has themed nights and dance performances on cage-like platforms – there’s something for every type of clubber.

Find out more about these clubs in our articles here:

*Nightclubs are temporarily closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within the community.


45. Transport yourself to China at Bukit Batok Town Park’s Little Guilin


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No, for the last time, Singapore isn’t in China. But we’ll forgive you if you think this granite quarry at Bukit Batok Town Park is. It’s been dubbed Little Guilin (or Xiao Guilin) for its resemblance to the landscape in China’s Guilin which is full of limestone karst formations. Come here on an early morning and you’re likely to see elderly folk practising taichi.


46. Down a flaming “Goblet of Fire” at Platform 1094, a Harry Potter-inspired Cafe


Perhaps enrolling into Hogwarts might be a far-off dream, but Platform 1094 – better-known as Singapore’s famous Harry Potter-inspired cafe – brings some magic to the table for us muggles. Dress up in their wizard robes, grab a wand, and order their flaming Goblet of Fire-inspired cocktail ($15), along with a hearty meal of Pesto Mayo Pork Ribs ($22).

Read our article on Platform 1094 here.

Platform 1094 – Harry Potter-Inspired Themed Cafe Now Open In Boon Keng!

Address: 1094 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328192
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 11AM-10PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6204 6003
Website


47. Learn how vegetables are grown locally at an urban farm


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Singapore may be a concrete jungle, but we’ve actually got plenty of urban farms where our own local produce is grown. Many of these farms grow their fruits and veg organically or avoid the use of pesticides so you know that what you’re consuming is safe. Some of them offer tours with explanations and demonstrations on how the farming process is like.

Find out more about these urban farms in our article here. 


48. Get artsy at Gillman Barracks


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Set further from the other museums in town, Gillman Barracks is a former colonial camp that’s since been transformed into a series of art galleries. Exhibitions vary from time to time, so there’s always something new to check out every couple of months. While you’re there, check out their restaurants and bars within the compound like Masons, Hopscotch, and Nekkid.

Address: 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Opening hours: Sun: 11AM-6PM | Tue-Thu, Sat: 12PM-7PM }| Fri: 11AM-9.15PM | (Closed on Mondays)
Website


49. Watch a film at The Projector, Singapore’s only indie cinema


Above all the boat noodle stalls and sleazy discos at Golden Mile Tower lies The Projector, Singapore’s only indie cinema which screens not only the latest blockbusters, but also arthouse films and foreign titles. From anime classics to Asian indie films and culture documentaries, the selection here is something you won’t be able to find at any other regular cinema.

Read our article on The Projector here.

Address: 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 6PM-8.30PM | Fri 5PM-8.30PM | Sat – Sun & PHs 1PM-8.30PM
Website


50. Relive the good old days of arcade gaming at the largest Timezone arcade


Before video games took over, gamers used to visit arcades like Timezone to slay virtual zombies and show off their moves on Para Para Paradise. Their newest outlet at Westgate is also their largest arcade so you don’t have to worry about waiting for noobs to finish a game.

There are over 200 games available at this arcade that’s the size of three basketball courts, including two bowling alleys and themed party rooms to boot. 

Read our guide to all the things you can do at Timezone Westgate here.

Address: 3 Gateway Dr, #B1-45 Westgate, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: 11.30AM-9.30PM (Mon-Thur), 10.30AM-10PM (Sat, Sun, PH and School Holidays) 11.30AM-10PM (Fri and PH Eve)
Telephone: 6265 1132


51. Crate dive for records at vinyl stores


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Most of us have long since ditched our iPods and Discmans for music streaming services like Spotify, but some prefer to hold a physical copy of what our favourite artistes have created. Instead of purchasing CDs, consider knocking it old-school with a crate-diving session at a vinyl record store. You’ll never know what you’ll find – many of the items stocked are limited edition and/or out of production. 

Find out more about these vinyl stores in our article here.


52. Channel your inner F1 racer at a go kart circuit


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Channel your inner F1 racer by speeding around on a go-kart track – no driving license needed. There are a couple of go-karting arenas in Singapore including The Karting Arena at The Grandstand and Maximum Drift Karting Arena at Khatib – Singapore’s first and only drift-karting circuit where you can bring your Tokyo Drift dreams to life.


53.  Go island-hopping at Lazarus, St John’s, and Kusu Island


Hope on a boat at Marina South Pier and have an island-hopping adventure off mainland Singapore. Visit on a weekday to have the islands all to yourself, but for a more flexible schedule with additional boat timings, head down on a weekend instead. Either way, you’ll be met with a relatively tranquil environment far from the tourist crowds.

The boat will first stop at St John’s Island, from which you can walk to Lazarus Island and its unspoilt beach. Once you’re done exploring, hop on the next leg of the ferry ride to get to Kusu Island which is home to a tortoise sanctuary and Chinese temple perched above water.

Read our articles on these islands and other islands in Singapore here:


54. Feed turtles at the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum


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Once housed at Chinese Garden, the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum has since relocated to Khatib. Other than the common red-eared terrapins found at pet stores and reservoirs, you’ll be getting up close to other more exotic specimens like soft shell turtles, a 6-legged tortoise, and a golden terrapin.

Address: 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-16, Singapore 769198
Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 6268 5363
Website


55. Visit a teahouse and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple at Chinatown


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With oriental lanterns strung across the rows of shophouses and decades-old stores touting traditional ornaments, herbs, and toys, Chinatown still retains its culture from the olden days. Pay a visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, a towering Tang dynasty-style Buddhist temple. Or have a breather at one of the many teahouses in the vicinity such as Enjoy Tea or Pek Sin Choon Pte Ltd.

Read our article on non-touristy things to do in Chinatown here.


56. Go prawning and catch your own late-night supper


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Kick back kampong-style and have a night out prawning, which is like fishing, except you’re on the hunt for prawns and yabbies. Whatever you catch is yours to keep, and you can grill your catch on the spot with the barbeque pits provided. Most of the prawning ponds here open till late or even 24/7, so pop by anytime with your supper crew.

Find out more about these prawning places in our article here.


57. Frolic around at Airzone, the world’s first suspended net playground


Take playtime to greater heights at Airzone, the world’s first suspended net playground at City Square Mall. Stretching over 4 bouncy levels, this play area for all ages features ball pits, slides, tunnels, and giant balls to throw around. Rest assured that the nets are extremely strong and can support 2 full buses worth of people.

Read our article on Airzone here.

Airzone – World’s First Suspended Indoor Playground

Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #02-K4, K10 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: 11AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 3159 0767
Website


58. Catch the sunset and dine at a coastal restaurant at Changi Boardwalk


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Changi Boardwalk might not be the most accessible of places – there’s no MRT nearby, and the walk from the nearest bus stop will take you around 20 minutes. Nevertheless, it’s worth the effort because of the stunning coastal view that awaits. It’s the perfect unobstructed lookout point for sunrises and sunsets, and you might catch wildlife like mudskippers during low tide.

Along the way you’ll find a beach club, sailing club, and small seaside restaurants. If you’re up for an adventure, follow the trail for 30 minutes all the way to Changi Village where even more food awaits.


59. Play with cute pups at We Are The Furballs dog cafe


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Pooch-loving humans who don’t have pets of their own can visit We Are The Furballs, Singapore’s only dog cafe, to interact with some furry friends. Your entry fee gives you 1.5 hours of play time and includes a free drink. You can also purchase treats to feed the dogs with, and if you’re lucky, one might even climb on your lap and fall asleep! Aww.

Singapore’s FIRST Dog Petting Cafe – We Are The Furballs

Address: 201 Victoria Street, #07-07 Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 1PM-10PM | Fri – Sat 12.30PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6509 1186
Website


60. Join an unconventional dinner theatre experience by ANDSOFORTH


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For an unconventional dining experience, hit up ANDSOFORTH’s themed dinner theatre pop-ups where you’ll be entertained by performances as you eat. Your 5-course meal will be held in a secret location that will only be revealed on the day of the event, and each dish will be served in a different room that’s decorated according to the plot of the play. Some past themes include Nordic mythology, The Nutcracker, and classic fairytales with a twist.

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Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone, because there will be plenty of audience interaction, as well as interaction with your fellow diners whom you’ve just met. You might even have to get up to sing, dance, or role-play so there’s really no room for shyness! 

Book your spot on their website here.

Find out more about restaurants in Singapore with insane dining experiences in our article here.


61. Check out Kampong Lorong Buangkok, Singapore’s last village


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Our land is packed with high-rise apartments and skyscrapers, but once upon a time we were a sleepy fishing village full kampongs with attap houses. Kampong Lorong Buangkok is the mainland’s last surviving village of the sort, shrouded by greenery and landed property. It’s the only neighbourhood in Singapore that still has a 4-digit postal code, compared to the usual 6.

You can enter the area for a slice of the yesteryears, but remember that these are actual houses with people living in them, so do show respect and avoid causing disturbances.


62. Skydive indoors at iFly


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If you’ve always wanted to try skydiving but have been put off by the thought of jumping off a plane, have a little teaser at iFly first. This indoor skydiving park at Sentosa allows you to hover around in the air within a controlled environment, bringing that same thrill without the potential danger. Certified instructors will teach you the right techniques and supervise you throughout the course of your flight.

Address: #01 Sentosa Island, 43 Siloso Beach Walk, 01, Singapore 099010
Opening hours: Thu-Tue: 9AM-9.30PM | Wed: 11AM-9.30PM
Telephone: 6571 0000
Website


63. Try some upgraded local hawker classics


Cheese carrot cake

We all have those few hawker favourites which we fall back on when we can’t decide on what to eat. Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, some hawkers have put creative twists on these traditional dishes – coconut juice laksa, truffle chicken rice, and rum & raisin toast, anyone?

Find out where to get these unique hawker dishes in our article here.


64. Birdwatch at Kranji Marshes


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Kranji Marshes is a grassy freshwater marshland and nature reserve rich in biodiversity including butterflies, dragonflies, and especially birds. Aptly named, the 10.65-metre Raptor Tower is the best vantage point for spotting raptor birds like the Black Baza and Japanese Sparrowhawk during the migratory season from November to March.

Read our article on Kranji Marshes here.


65. Destress by smashing things at The Fragment Room


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Little kids smash pinatas at birthday parties. Big kids with stress issues smash breakables with a baseball bat. Don’t go breaking your mother’s precious dinner plates though – head to The Fragment Room, Singapore’s first and only rage room instead, where you’ll be given crates of old junk like electronics, glass bottles, and porcelain kitchenware to smash to smithereens.

Protective suits, helmets, and cut-proof gloves will be provided for your safety. For those concerned about wastage, you’ll be glad to know that all these items have been bought over from scrap yards, so no new stuff is harmed in the process. You can bring your own smashables for an extra fee, so if you still have old rubbish from your ex lying around at home…you know what to do.

The Fragment Room – South East Asia’s First Rage Room

Address: 3 Balestier Road, Singapore 329671
Opening hours: 1PM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6291 1519
Website


66. Woosh down crazy water slides at Wild Wild Wet


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Wild Wild Wet has been around since the time of the now-defunct Escape Theme Park, but this waterpark has recently undergone a facelift to include a new host of slides that are crazier than before. Don’t miss out on Torpedo – this slide will have you standing on a platform that will retract after a countdown, and you’ll then experience a short vertical free-fall before wooshing through a winding passage and finishing in a horizontal position.

If you’ve got a weak stomach, take heart in knowing that they’ve got milder rides and a Lazy River which you can leisurely cruise along in on a round float.

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: 12PM-6PM, Wed – Sun
Telephone: 6581 9128
Website


67. Soak your stress away at a Japanese-style onsen


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Soaking in a Japanese onsen is something everyone should try once in their lives, but you don’t have to fly to a ryokan abroad to do that. Singapore has both nude and non-nude Japanese hot springs that give you a similar experience, with water that contains minerals that come with health benefits.

There are private ones like Elements Wellness, as well as communal ones like Yunomori Onsen & Spa which gives you that true blue butt-naked experience.

Find out more about these onsens in our article here.


68. Check out Singapore’s quirkiest bridges


You’ve probably snapped a photo at the Helix near MBS, and walked past Elgin bridge while it was lit in rainbow hues at night. But apart from these iconic tourist spots are other quirky bridges waiting to be crossed – from oriental-style ones to what might be Singapore’s only container bridge.

Read our article on these quirky bridges here.


69. Descend into the 18 levels of hell at Haw Par Villa


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Don’t think of Haw Par Villa as a derelict statue park – it’s recently undergone a facelift and how includes impressive new pavillions, pagodas, and intricate archways worthy of pre-wedding shoots. There are even some anime-style murals on some walls. Of course, their star attraction on the 10 courts of hell still remains, so venture in and get ready to be spooked by their macabre depictions of the underworld.

Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118 628
Opening hours: General: 9AM-7PM (last entry 6PM) | Ten Courts of Hell: 9AM-6PM (Last entry 5.45PM), Daily
Telephone: 6773 0103
Website

*Haw Par Villa is temporarily closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within the community.


70. Jump around at trampoline parks like Bounce and Katapult


For adrenaline-pumping fun that doesn’t involve sweating it out in the great outdoors, try bouncing around at a trampoline park. It might look like child’s play, but is actually more strenuous than it looks! It’s not just about jumping up and down either – many of them have other cool features like basketball hoops for slam dunks and dodgeball courts. Bounce even has a Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course that includes a vertical wall run and flying fox. 

Read our article on trampoline parks here.

Singaporeans Try: Ninja Warrior


71. Pore over a good read at a book cafe


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Swiping through e-books may be commonplace these days, but nothing can replace the feeling of thumbing through a physical paperback while you’re curled up in a comfy armchair. Instead of the usual libraries, chill out at a book cafe where you can order food, drinks, and even alcohol to go with your read.

You’ll find a more unusual selection of titles at these cafes – for example, The Moon focuses on female authors, Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop solely stocks SingLit, while Grassroots Book Room specialises in Chinese novels.

Find out more about these book cafes in our article here.


72. Have a night out at K Bowling Club, Singapore’s craziest bowling alley


Can’t decide on whether to go to a bowling alley, bar, arcade, billiards room, or karaoke lounge for a night out with your pals? Quit the bickering and tackle all at once at K Bowling Club, Singapore’s craziest cosmic bowling alley – where there’ll be music thumping and neon lights flashing as you knock down your strikes with good buzz from a cocktail.

If you find yourself consistently landing gutter balls, take a break with a game of darts, claw machines, or old-school arcade games like Puzzle Bobble.

Read our article on K Bowling Club here.

K Bowling Club: Craziest Bowling Club In The World?!

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-27 [email protected], Singapore 238895
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-6AM
Telephone: 6737 5313
Website


73. Balance along the tracks of the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station


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The former Bukit Timah Railway Station is no longer is use, but its tracks remain in place and is open to the public for visits. This is a popular photography spot due to its eye-pleasing symmetry, and it’s a connecting point to other nature spots along the coast-to-coast trail like Bukit Batok Town Park and Rifle Range Nature Park.

Read our article on Bukit Timah Rail Corridor here.


74. Watch how art and science merge at the ArtScience Museum


The name ArtScience Museum sounds like an oxymoron in itself, but art and science are more intertwined than you may think. Their high-tech Future World exhibition will show you just how, with mesmerising interactive projections and light installations by teamLab.

Apart from this permanent exhibition, you can look forward to seasonal ones that last a couple of months; Some past ones include Wonderland, which was Alice in Wonderland-themed, Floating Utopias, and Minimalism

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 6688 8888
Website


75. Shop for rare vintage clothing


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Once upon a time, halter necklines, puff sleeves, and polka dot prints were all the rage. If you’re looking for a change from the usual crop tops and rompers of today, give your look a quirky spin with the one-of-a-kind pieces at Singapore’s vintage stores. Other than Audrey Hepburn-esque dresses, they also have unisex race tees and varsity jackets.

Find out more about these vintage clothing stores in our article here.


76. Scale walls at a bouldering or rock climbing gym


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We don’t have any mountains in Singapore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t channel your inner Spiderman here. There are plenty of rock climbing and bouldering gyms where you can scale great heights, and most of them are indoors, which means: the comfort of air-con! Apart from the standard rock walls, there are places with AR and Tetris-like walls for a bigger challenge.

Find out more about these rock climbing and bouldering gyms in our article here.


77. Have a wholesome round of board, card, and video games at a game cafe


Sometimes it’s nice having a quiet bonding time with friends instead of noisy nights out at a bar. For some wholesome fun, hit up one of Singapore’s many game cafes for a dose of board, card, and video games. Some places to check out include Coffeemin which offers free snacks and coffee, Saint Games with motion-based video games, and Experience Point which specialises in Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop games.

Find our more about these game cafes in our articles here:

Experience Point: A Hidden Board Game Wonderland


78. Conquer the MacRitchie Treetop Walk


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Up for a challenge? Embark on a round hike of close to 10K at MacRitchie Reservoir, and cross their Treetop Walk suspension bridge in the middle of the trail. This bridge is a fantastic vantage point of the forest below, so it’ll be well worth the sweat and humidity. Completing the hike will take 3-5 hours depending on your speed, but if you wish to shave some distance, enter via the carpark at Venus Drive instead of the Reservoir Park.

Read our guide on MacRitchie Treetop Walk here.

Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 9AM-5PM | Sat-Sun: 8.30AM-5PM (Closed on Mondays, except PHs)
Telephone: 1800 471 7300
Website

*The Treetop Walk is temporarily closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within the community.


79. Enjoy a mini getaway with an affordable boutique staycation


Airplane cabin-themed room
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Can’t escape for a proper vacay? Have a quick staycation at one of the many boutique hotels in Singapore. There are super affordable options starting in the double-digit range – and nope, we’re not referring to the sleazy sort! 

Find out more about these hotels in our article here and check out our other articles on boutique hotels:


80. Get competitive in a laser tag battle


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Organise a group outing with your pals and have a friendly laser tag competition that will take your Time Crisis skills off the screen to real life. There are multiple laser tag arenas in Singapore with affordable prices starting from $4/person. Some of these like The Fun Empire and Laser Ops have cool black light effects, while Tag Team will have you battling robots and drones.

Find out more about these laser tag arenas in our article here.


81. Trawl Haji Lane’s quirky stores and cafes before admiring the majestic Sultan Mosque


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Haji Lane is known as the “hipster” district of Singapore. A stone’s throw from Bugis MRT station, it’s got a series of hole-in-the-wall bars, cafes, street murals, and stores selling quirky knick-knacks. Pop by at any given time and you’re sure to see both tourists and locals snapping away with their cameras and using the vibrant alleyways as a backdrop.

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Once you’re done, hop over to the neighbouring Arab Street for the best of Middle Eastern cuisine and culture, and to check out the majestic Sultan Mosque.


82. Take a day trip to Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa Wetlands


House No. 1 at Chek Jawa Wetlands – an old Tudor cottage
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Take a break from city life and immerse yourself in nature at Pulau Ubin, an island off Singapore teeming with forested trails, mangroves, and gorgeous blue lakes. It’s also home to Chek Jawa Wetlands, which has a sprawling boardwalk from which you can observe marine critters like sea slugs, starfish, and horseshoe crabs.

A short 15-minute ferry ride from Singapore’s mainland to Pulau Ubin costs just $3.

Tip: If you’re a confident cyclist, it would do you good to rent a bike as it’s a 3KM journey from Pulau Ubin Jetty to Chek Jawa. But be careful as the trails are unpaved and steep at some points. 


83. Cool off with water activities like jet packing and pedal boating


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Shake off the tormenting heat by partaking in a fun water activity that’ll cool your sweaty body down. A common misconception is that water sports are pricey, but that’s not quite the case – flowboarding, kayaking, and pedal boating can be enjoyed for just $12, and others like donut boating are relatively affordable as well. Those who are willing to splurge, you can even rent a jetpack and cruise over the sea – just like the Spy Kids.

Find out more about these water sports in our article here.


84. Test your brains and bravery at an escape room


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Team up with your buds and get your brains cracking as you race against time to get yourselves out of an escape room. Most of these rooms come with terrifying themes or chilling storylines, and it’s up to you to piece together any clues around you to find the magic key to unlock yourselves. Some of these even come with 5D effects, VR experiences, and locally-inspired settings like Tekong’s bunks.

Find out more about these escape rooms in our article here.


85. Play Street Fighter at arcade-bars like Level Up and NINETEEN80


Drinking makes some of us sleepy, but for the “hyper drunks” who need a place to channel that energy, hit up an arcade-bar where you can have a friendly face-off with your friends. Level Up is one such bar, with arcade games like Time Crisis, Street Fighter, and Puzzle Bobble. There’s also NINETEEN80, a retro space with Pacman and Space Invaders. Both are equally photogenic, with plenty of neon lights and colourful backdrops.

Read our article to find out more about these bars with games, beer pong, and karaoke here.


86. Explore the forest and shores of Coney Island


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Singapore’s Coney Island might not have a theme park like New York’s, but we do have a forested trail full of tall trees with ethereal vibes – no surprise that it’s a hot pre-wedding photoshoot location among couples. There are also a couple of beach points around the island. While those strips of shore aren’t exactly huge, they’re still good spots for relaxing at with a view of the sea.

Read our article on Coney Island here.

Opening hours: 7AM-7PM, Daily
Website


87. Go ice skating at The Rink or Kallang Ice World


We’ll never experience a winter wonderland here in this land of eternal summer, but we do have ice skating rinks that’ll let you pretend for a while. Glide around on the ice at either The Rink at JCube , or Kallang Ice Word at Kallang Leisure Park. Skate aids are available for those who haven’t mastered balancing on the blades, and you can even host your birthday party at either venue with prior arrangements.

The Rink
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11 JCube, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 10AM-9.30PM | Fri & Sun 10AM-9PM | Sat 10AM-11.45PM
Telephone: 6684 2374
Website

Kallang Ice World
Address: 5 Stadium Walk,  #03-08/09 Kallang Leisure Park, Singapore 397693
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 10AM-10PM | Fri – Sat 10AM-12AM
Telephone: 6348 1123
Website


88. Browse the shelves of the grand Rotunda Library & Archive


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The National Gallery’s Rotunda Library & Archive is unlike any other public library in Singapore. With a dome-shaped ceiling, rustic wooden furniture, and tall columns supporting its two levels, this free-entry library housing art history books is the epitome of grandeur.

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, Supreme Court Wing, Level 3, National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-12.30PM, 2-5PM
Telephone: 6697 9180
Website


89. Spot sharks, manta rays and jellyfish at SEA Aquarium


The SEA Aquarium is where you can get up close and personal with all sorts of marine life,  from hammerhead sharks, to massive stingrays, and colourful corals. Look out for the feeding times to see those majestic creatures in full action, and make sure you drop by the touch pool to find out what a sea cucumber feels like. You can also opt to experience their open ocean and shark dives for an additional fee.

Read our article on the SEA Aquarium here.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: Fri-Tue: 10AM-7PM | Wed-Thu: 10AM-6PM
Admission fees: From $30 for adults. Find their full list of ticket prices here.
Website


90. Have a romantic picnic away from the crowds


Marina Barrage and the Botanic Gardens are the top picnic spots in Singapore, but don’t just stick to those. You’ll find scenic corners of greenery all around this little red dot which are just as worthy and way less crowded. A less bustling environment means it’s going to be all the more romantic! Some places to visit include Toa Payoh Town Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park, which is full of vibrant pink bougainvillea blooms.

Find out more about these secret picnic spots in our article here.


91. Take in the cityscape from 56 storeys high at ION Sky


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For the best views of our cityscape, visit ION Sky, a glass-windowed observatory at the 56th storey of ION. You’ll have to spend at least $20 at the mall to enter, but that’s easily settled with a meal. From there, you’ll get a panoramic view of not just the Orchard belt, but also other areas like Newton, Keppel, and Chinatown – all indicated with pointers on the windows. Come at the right time on a clear day and you’ll also be treated to an orangey sunset.

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From time to time they hold themed exhibitions with special animated projections and installations.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Level 56 ION Orchard Mall, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: 2PM-8.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6238 8228
Website


92. Spend time with your pup at a dog-friendly cafe


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Our dogs are our best friends, so it sucks when we have to leave them at home while we go cafe-hopping – but not if you’re headed to pet-friendly cafes! These places not only allow your furkid to socialise, many of them also have menu items specially catered to them.

Find out more about these dog-friendly cafes in our article here, and read our other dog-related articles:


93. Ride the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster at Universal Studios Singapore


Universal Studios Singapore is currently our only amusement park, offering crazy thrills with their Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cyclon ride – the only one in the world. But even if you’re not a fan of roller coasters, there are other milder, family-friendly rides available across their 7 themed zones, along with 4D shows, live entertainment, and a firework display at the end.

Read our articles on Universal Studios Singapore:

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 6577 8888
Website


94. Work up a sweat with a hike


Singapore may not have towering mountains with chilly temperatures, but hiking enthusiasts can still get a dose of the great outdoors with our many trails in parks and nature reserves. The one with the steepest incline is Bukit Timah Hill, but there are others like Dairy Farm Nature Park and The Northern Explorer Loop, all of which you can read about in detail in our article here.

Read our guide on hiking for beginners here to get started, and check out our other hiking-related articles:


95. Unwind with a premium movie experience at Eaglewings Cinematics


Image credit: Eaglewings Cinematics

Eaglewings Cinematics is Singapore’s latest premium cinema, with rates that are more wallet-friendly than that of GV Gold Class and Cathay Platinum. Prices start from just $9.50 for their standard hall, and $22 for their 12-seater Eagle Gold hall with cushy armchairs. There’s also a Premium Lounge where you can recline in a massage chair while waiting for your show to start.

Apart from the latest releases, they also screen wholesome faith-based films.

Address: 9 King Albert Park, #01-58, Singapore 598332
Telephone: 9848 7777
Website


96. Enter a world of optical illusions at the Trick Eye Museum


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It’s a wonderful world of optical illusions at the Trick Eye Museum, where every station allows you to be put into crazy scenes and settings, giving you an opportunity to play with perspective photography. Sit on the moon, cross a treacherous ravine, or become a figurine in a wintery snow globe  – nothing is impossible here!

Read our article on the Trick Eye Museum here.

Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-43/44, Singapore 098138
Opening hours: 10AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 6795 2371
Website


97. Play themed pinball machines at Pinball Wizard


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Remember 3D Pinball Space Cadet, which you sneakily played in your school’s computer lab as a kid? It’s now time for the real deal at Pinball Wizard, our only pinball bar. Swing by for a drink and play their traditional analogue and modern digital pinball machines, many of which come with movie-related themes like Dracula and Marvel.

There’s also a dance floor where you can show off your moves to good old 90s hits after you’ve had one of their quirky glitter-infused drinks.

Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road, #B1-29 Sim Lim Square, Singapore 188504
Opening hours: Tue – Thu 6PM-1AM | Fri 6PM-3AM | Sat 9PM-3AM (Closed on Sun & Mon)
Telephone: 8189 1971
Website


98. Take water rides and snorkel with fish at Adventure Cove Waterpark


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Apart from Wild Wild Wet, Adventure Cove is Singapore’s only other water theme park, and compared to the former, its water slides are not as terrifying so it’s a good option for scaredy cats or those with young kids. One unique experience here is the saltwater tank where you’ll get to snorkel among colourful tropical fishes and corals with a life jacket at no extra fee.

Read our guide on Adventure Cove here.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Website


99. Get competitive with game machines and plushie-catching at Cow Play Cow Moo


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Bashing away at buttons on an arcade machine is something we’ll never outgrow. Cow Play Cow Moo, one of our largest arcades, is always full of people gearing up to catch some plushies or win game tickets. But because it’s so huge with hundreds of machines to select from – including Bishi Bashi, Ring Toss, and giant Space Invaders – you’ll never run out of options.

They have 3 outlets which you can find addresses for here.

Read our articles on arcades in Singapore here:


100. Admire pretty blooms at Gardens by the Bay


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Not that it wasn’t already popular before, but ever since being featured in Crazy Rich Asians, Gardens by the Bay has seen a new surge in interest. Even if you’re a local, there’s always a reason to revisit the Flower Dome as the setup there changes every few months with different themes each season. You’ll also want to pay a visit to the newly-opened Floral Fantasy, where walls of pretty blooms line the way.

Those on a budget can stroll the outer gardens for free, and catch the Garden Rhapsody show at the Supertree Grove at 7.45PM and 8.45PM daily, where the towering structures will come alive with twinkling lights and music. Head down early to snag a good spot!

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: Find the opening hours of the individual attractions here.
Telephone: 6420 6848
Website


101. Listen to songbirds sing at Kebun Baru


We’ve all seen the occasional uncle at a void deck with birdcage in hand. But what many don’t know is that there’s an avid community of birdkeepers in Singapore known as Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club, which gathers at a field in Ang Mo Kio to let their birds sing together after being raised on flag poles. They even hold regular birdsinging competitions. Everyone there is warm and welcoming, so feel free to approach them for a chat.

Read our article on Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club here.


102. Soak your feet and cook eggs at Sembawang Hot Spring


Sembawang Hot Spring is Singapore’s only natural onsen of sorts. Once just a small tap spouting from the ground, it has now been revamped to have a triple-tiered pool. Well, you can’t strip and dip – the police will come at you for skinny dipping – but you are welcome to soak your feet in, or collect water in your own pail to relax on the benches further off.

You’re allowed to cook your own onsen eggs on-site too. Don’t forget to bring your own eggs, ladles, and containers if you want to do that. To maintain the cleanliness of the place, kindly avoid throwing your eggs into the water, and instead scoop the water out into your own pail for cooking.

Read our article on Sembawang Hot Spring here.

Address: Along Gambas Avenue


103. Stuff your face full of Japanese cuisine at the Meidi-ya Flagship store


There are few things that Singaporeans love more than experiencing Japanese food, and the Meidi-ya Flagship store at Millenia Walk is a one-stop-shop for all your sando and sake cravings.

Those who work around the area can also get a midday pick-me-up latte from their Japanese Concept Cafe and Bar, and lunch options abound at either the Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza or Food Hall.

Check out our guide on all that Meidi-ya has to offer in our article here.

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-26 to 36 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6339 1111


104. Coast along on the Skyline Luge


You don’t need a driving license in order to cruise along on the Skyline Luge, which will have you twisting and turning through a trail full of slopes in a momentum-powered kart. The forest-flanked paths are scenic as they are, but here’s a tip: Visit at night if you want the whole track to be lit up with multi-coloured neon lights.

You can also opt to hop aboard the Skyride, a chairlift that will carry you up above the trees.

Read our article on Skyline Luge here.

Address: 45 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099003
Opening hours: 10AM-9.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6274 0472
Website


105. Get your dose of caffeine at a coffee roaster cafe



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Some cafes roast and brew their own coffee in-house – and that makes all the difference to discerning coffee drinkers. Caffeine addicts can get their cuppa at one of the few coffee roaster cafes in Singapore, where the brews are said to be smoother and stronger in flavour. Many of them serve brunch or at least light confections, making them perfect for casual dates.

Find out more about these coffee roaster cafes in our article here.


106. Dig for vintage comics at a comic book store



Image credit: Evernew Book Store

Archie comics and superhero series will always be classics, even as their pages grow yellow dog-eared with time. Go old-school at a comic book store, and see what gems you might be able to pick up – some of them even have clearance shelves with vintage titles going for as low as 2 bucks!

Find out more about these comic book stores in our article here.


107. Lounge around on sandy shores at Rumours Beach Club



Image credit: Rumours Beach Club

Enjoy those vacay vibes without leaving the country at Sentosa island, where you can lounge around by the beach at Rumours Beach Club which originally hails from Bali. It’s got not 1, but 3 swimming pools for you to take a dip in, along with plenty of cabanas and beanbags to relax with as you sip on a cocktail. Now that’s the life.

Address: 40 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098996
Telephone: 6970 0625
Website


108. Go crazy over Japanese products at the 24-hour Don Don Donki


Better known as Don Quijote in Japan, bargain store Don Don Donki is a massive galore of Japanese snacks, beauty products, and even hot meals like teppanyaki and beef hamburg, that are freshly prepared on the spot. It’s open 24 hours too, which kind of makes it like a Japanese version of Mustafa.

At the time of writing, there are 7 easily accessible outlets in Singapore – check out their locations here.

Read our articles on Don Don Donki:


109. Play with felines at a cat cafe



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Here’s one for the crazy cat ladies and gentlemen: If the stray kitties in your neighbourhood still aren’t enough to sate you, hang out with even more feline friends at a cat cafe. Places like Neko no Niwa and The Cat Cafe only have rescues as part of their family, and your entry fee will be channelled towards the care of these abandoned and once-stray cats.

Neko no Niwa
Address: 54A Boat Quay, Level 2, Singapore 049843
Opening hours: Mon, Wed – Fri 11AM-10PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-10PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Telephone: 6536 5319
Website

The Cat Cafe
Address: 241B Victoria Street, Singapore 188030
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 10AM-10{M | Mon 3PM-10PM
Telephone: 6338 6815
Website


110. Catch Singapore’s “sakura” trees in bloom



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@bellamarinda

While we don’t experience Spring, Singapore too has her own “sakura” season where trees are abloom with delicate pink and white flowers all over. Okay, these aren’t actual cherry blossom trees, but rather, trumpet trees – but that doesn’t make them any less beautiful. 

Generally, these flowers tend to surface during the rainy season in March or April, and at times towards the third quarter of the year.

Find out where you can spot these flowers in our article here.


111. Go bar-hopping with Singapore Pub Crawl



Image credit: Singapore Pub Crawl

To experience the best of many nightlife spots in one night, but don’t know where exactly to go join Singapore Pub Crawl on one of their bar-hopping sessions. Usually, this comes with free shots at every bar you visit, exclusive drink deals, and VIP club entry – all while getting to mingle with new people who are just as into booze as you are.

Sessions are held multiple times a month, with special editions for events like Valentine’s Day and Halloween. Check out their latest events here.

Website


112. Do a mini photoshoot on a rooftop


You don’t have to look far for a good location for your grad or pre-wedding photoshoots when there are plenty of buildings here with free-entry rooftops that are ridiculously photogenic. They’re relatively quiet too, so you don’t have to worry about curious onlookers staring at you as you’re werkin’ it with the poses. 

Find out more about these rooftops in our article here.


113. Shop for cheap clothes at Bugis Street



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Right opposite the shiny modern mall of Bugis Junction is Bugis Street, a shopping street that might make you feel like you’re in another country. The first non air-conditioned floor mainly houses food stalls and souvenir shops, much like a street market. 

The second and third levels – thankfully with aircon – are chock-full of cheap clothing stores, beauty salons, and most recently, arcade games and claw machines.


Image credit: @lucy.hyeyeon

That said, clothing is still the most popular here. This is one of the few places in Singapore where haggling isn’t frowned upon, so don’t be afraid to strike a bargain with the store owners, especially if you’re buying multiple pieces of apparel! 

Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867
Opening hours: 11AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6338 9513


114. Have a large group staycation at a chalet



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Boutique hotels and cosy and comfy, but chalets are most ideal for large group staycations of parties because of the sheer number of people they can accommodate – some are even the size of a small bungalow. Besides, most of them have facilities like barbeque pits and swimming pools, and some even come with console games for added entertainment for your guests.

These start from as low as $100/night – divide the cost among all your friends and it’ll be quite a steal!

Find out more about these chalets in our article here.


115. Get your aches sorted with a late-night massage



A hot tub at g.Spa

Sometimes we really feel the aches after a long, tiring day – especially if you’re a serial OT-er who’s always hunched up in your office chair for hours on end. Give yourself a treat at a late-night massage parlour and get those knots all loosened up.

In case you’re wondering, no, these aren’t the sleazy sort – there are quite a few wholesome spas that open till the wee hours, some even 24 hours! A few of these even come with added perks like buffets and free movies.

Find out more about these late-night massage parlours in our article here.


116. Check out the quirkiest HDB blocks in Singapore


The beauty of our HDBs is that each cluster of blocks has its own unique set of block designs – some are minimalistic, some have murals splashed all over them, while others are so grand they can pass off for condos. And then there are the super old ones with features like spiral staircases and curved facades which we don’t see in the newer BTOs these days.

Go on a neighbourhood-hopping trail to check out these quirky HDB flats – find out more about them in our articles here and here.


117. Watch the sunset at Yishun Dam



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For some of the best unobstructed sunsets, visit Yishun Dam, a quiet spot in an ulu corner of the North. There isn’t much here, but it’s a good area for sunset gazing and picnics. Some people even bring their own disposable BBQ pits here for a mini cookout, and at times you’ll see fishermen bringing in their catch.

It used to be only accessible by car since it’s pretty impossible to walk here from Yishun MRT, but good thing there’s now bus service 103 for better convenience. 

Read our article on things to do in Yishun here.

Address: Yishun Avenue 1, Singapore 769130


118. Munch on street eats at a night bazaar/pasar malam


Taiwan isn’t the only country that’s big on bazaars. Known as pasar malam (literally translated to “night market” from Malay), these operate as pop-ups around the country with an irregular schedule – though you can usually find them during festive periods like Chinese New Year and Hari Raya.

Each night market comes with a standard food selection of traditional favourites like Ramly burgers, tutu kueh, and tea eggs, Though these days, there are more and more newfangled food stalls selling bubble tea, crepes, and ice cream in quirky flavours. You’ll also be able to find household items like bedsheets, mobile phone accessories, and plants.

If you’d rather not leave it up to chance and wait for one to appear in your neighbourhood, follow this page for regular updates on the latest night markets around the country.


119. Zipline across the beach with Mega Adventure


If you’ve heard screams coming from above you at Sentosa, that would probably be from the MegaZip at Mega Adventure – a giant zipline that starts from 75 metres high up in the trees, stretching 450 metres across the sea to a strip of shore at Siloso Beach. Now that’s certainly a huge step-up from the flying fox lines we played on in parks as kids!

Mega Adventure also has a high-elements course called MegaClimb, and a MegaJump tower from which you’ll take a 15-metre leap of faith – while strapped to a safety harness of course. Team building sessions can be arranged as well.

Address: 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008
Opening hours: 11AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 6722 3785
Website


120. Dine at a high-rise restaurant for the best city views



SKAI, on the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford

We may live in a concrete jungle, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Our ultra-modern cityscape is a beautiful sight, especially from way up high – and one way to get a good eyeful of this is by dining at a high-rise restaurant. These restaurants go up to as high as 70 floors and will make a romantic backdrop for a fancy dinner date.

Read more about these restaurants with the best views in our article here.


121. Bring out your inner Tony Hawk at East Coast’s Xtreme SkatePark


We all know of the skatepark at Somerset, but Xtreme SkatePark at East Coast Park is one that possibly trumps it. While a little out of the way, it comes with a good variation of ramps and slopes, and ample space for both beginners and Tony Hawk-level sk8er bois to practise their ollies and kickflips – without the fear of knocking into anyone.

A defining feature of this skatepark is a 3.6 metre-deep Vertical Bowl, where you can glide up and down from one end to another. This concave zone has become a popular spot for photographers – check out a fashion shoot we did there in our article here.

Address: 1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468960 (Near carpark F1)
Opening hours: 7AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6471 7808


122. Go on a road trip adventure with your friends


Singapore might not be the first location you think of when it comes to doing an epic road trip. But if you really think about it, a trip from Pasir Ris to Jurong is no joke at all. Our country is pretty big, with lots of hidden attractions – some of which you can only access by car.

So grab some friends with a driver’s license and strap in. There’re lots to discover from visiting the obscure Animal Resort in Seletar, to planting rice at a farm in Kranji.

Read our full guide on how to do a road trip in Singapore.


123. Freeze your toes off at Snow City



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The weather in Singapore is always hot – so if you’re looking for a respite from the sweltering heat, go to Snow City, where it is always cold. We’re talking chilling in –5°C temperatures, sliding down 60M-long slopes and experiencing “snowfall”!

Check out Snow City’s promotion with 30% off tickets, happening from now until further notice.

Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 10AM-1PM, 2PM-5PM (Closed on Mon & Tue)
Telephone: 6560 2306
Website


Things to do in Singapore


You can’t possibly deem our little red dot boring with this list at your disposal. Here’s a fun game if you can’t decide on where to start: Just choose a random number and see which point it corresponds to, and let that be your pick for the week. These are definitely enough to cover every single weekend of the year and more, so your plans are all set for a good amount of time.

We’ve included 123 points here, but of course, Singapore offers much more than this. For more activity ideas and the latest happenings in the country, check out the “Things to Do” section on our website here.

*When visiting these attractions, activities, and tours, make sure to take precautions and practise Covid-19 safe distancing measures at all times.


This article was originally published on 30th May 2020. Last updated on 27th January 2021 by Josiah Neo.

50 Fun & Free Things To Do In Singapore

Free Things To Do In Singapore

According to The Economist, Singapore is world champion when it comes to most expensive cities to live in. Things have become more expensive in Singapore, but we still need to eat and make merry. So we decided to come up with a list of 50 best things you can do in Singapore for F R E E!

But before we go into our list, here’s sharing the biggest freebie of them all. For those of you who have friends or family overseas (that means all of you!), join STB’s contest and invite them to Singapore. There will be 25 global winners for this contest and STB will pay for their return airfare, accommodation and fulfil that dream experience as submitted in their invite.You could invite that childhood penpal you always wanted to meet or someone that you met while studying overseas or on holiday. You now have the chance to share with them your slice of Singapore. That’s exactly what happened to Prague Film school buddies Daphne and Sindri in this video below!

So go on and tell us an interesting story. Watching your friend eat Chilli Crab next to you could very soon be a reality. All you have to do is to submit a photo depicting the experience you’d like to share with them. The Singapore invites contest ends 6th December so hurry up and join now!

Oh and here are 50 Things anyone can do for free in Singapore. Whoever said there was no such a thing as a free lunch needs to read more of our articles.

1. See WILD dolphins at the Sisters Islands Marine Park


The warm water here is blue. You heard me, blue. Not murky like what we’re used to seeing at East Coast Park. That makes this place perfect for snorkeling especially since it is teeming with biodiversity. Some of Singapore’s richest coral reefs reside here.

Besides snorkelling and swimming in clean waters, visitors can picnic under shady palm trees or even apply for a camp permit here! Additionally, NParks has designed Sisters Islands to be a marine park as of July 2014, which means there will be free guided tours here. Do not miss this out as dolphins(!!!) have been sighted here!

Getting Here: Check out the photojournal from when we visited Sisters Islands earlier this year here.

2. Visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Source: William Cho

The exterior of this temple projects sheer majestic elegance inspired by the Tang dynasty. It’s still a place of worship, so you’ll be in for a cultural experience as you get to see devotees chanting in the large hall on the ground level. The head monks pay no attention to you as they lead their procession. It’s almost as if you’ve put on an invisibility cloak and sneaked inside their secret world.

Buddha’s Tooth Temple draws Buddhist devotees from all over the world because it houses an alleged tooth from Siddharta Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, located at the top level. Simple vegetarian fare is served for free here too, although donations are welcomed.

Address: 288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
Getting Here: You can walk here from either Chinatown MRT or Tanjong Pagar MRT and it is just opposite Maxwell Market.

You can read TSL reviews on the Buddha’s Tooth Relic Temple and Museum here.

3. Go Hiking at Mount Faber

Source: Crest Condominium

Be rewarded with gorgeous views of the flora, fauna, and cityscape as you start trekking upwards from the foot of Mount Faber. Bits and pieces of Singapore and her history come to life at the stretch of copper-tooled murals beneath the summit’s platform. Trudge on a little more and brace yourself for a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Singapore’s skyline at the peak! Mental note to self: Stop procrastinating and start some intense leg work already.

Getting Here: If you’re coming by car, it’s recommended to park along Mount Faber Loop. From there, you can take scenic walk up to Faber Peak Singapore. For directions by foot, head on to the official website.

Read TSL reviews about Mount Faber Park here.

4. Free Movies Under the Stars and Clouds

Source: Movie Mob

Movie Mob gives you the best old-school outdoor movie experience you can dream of. The drive-in concept and picnic events are popular among those in the community. 

Screenings take place at different locations all across Singapore. Plus, you get to vote for the movie you want to watch! I say this beats having to shell out about $12 for a weekend movie ticket at the cinema. 

Follow their Facebook page for updates.

5. Go Biking at Bukit Timah Mountain Bike Trail

Source: SingaporeMTB.com  

Get your adrenaline pumping as you mountain-bike your way through 6km of fun and thrills. The Bukit Timah Mountain Bike Trail has recently undergone restoration works so it is now much safer for bikers to embark on their adventure. With vigorous climbs and downhill slopes, this trail is perfect for the more experienced bikers.

Getting Here: The 2 preferred starting points are at the Visitor Centre Carpark at Hindhede Road, and at the Dairy Farm Car Park.

Find out more here.

6. Step Back in Time at 4-Digit Post Code Kampong Lorong Buangkok

Source: Walter Lim

Be awestruck as thoughts like ‘how do they survive here?’, ‘OMG, does rainwater get into their homes?’ and ‘here got wifi anot?’ dance around your head once you set foot in Kampong Lorong Buangkok. This is the kind of space that young Singaporeans have never seen.

Read about our journalist’s full experience at Kampung Lorong Buangkok when we visited the area earlier this year here.

Getting Here: The Kampong is located near Gerald Drive off Yio Chu Kang Road.

7. Explore the first ever HDB town at Toa Payoh Heritage Trail


Toa Payoh is a town worth exploring for its super rich history – it’s the first town developed by the HDB! Did you know the 1973 South East Asian Peninsular Games was hosted in Toa Payoh Sports Complex?

Being a 90s kid, I’m serious when I tell you how much I miss those soft sand in playgrounds. Well, I grew up playing in that sort of playgrounds, not having my eyes glued to iPads! Head down here to reminisce happy childhood memories.

This dragon playground is ironically the last standing one in Singapore despite Toa Payoh touting many firsts.

Download the Toa Payoh Heritage Trail Brochure.

8. Volunteer Some Time with Furry Little Ones

Source: Animal Lovers League  

Spread some love to the furry friends at S.P.C.A. or Animal Lovers League! These organizations could do with more hands and love. Do take note that this is no easy task as it requires a whole lot of commitment, hard work, love, and passion for caring for animals.

As an animal lover, this cause is close to my heart because it pains me whenever I hear about cases of helpless or abandoned animals. These furry little ones have feelings just like us, but they don’t always have the support they need.

If you’d like to spend some spare time volunteering, you can check out the links here and here.

9. See Singapore at incredible heights to the 55th level of ION Orchard

Credit: Vitaliy Raskalov

No, you don’t have to sneak illegally at the top of Swissôtel for this picture like this famous roof topper. There’s a much safer way to get an amazing view of Singapore.

If you’ve been to ION Orchard a gazillion times but have never headed to its 56th storey, you need to check it out  now. Surprise your next date the next time you’re here with this hidden gem in the middle of town! 

Source: ION Orchard

Getting Here: You can get to the observatory from ION Orchard next to Orchard MRT. Get to ION Art Gallery on Level 4, then take the lift from there to Level 55.

10. Host A Couchsurfer

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If you ever wondered what it’s like being the owner of a hostel, this is your chance to experience all the cultural exchanges that are going to happen in the comfort of your own home. Basically, you create a website on Couchsurfing, then do your homework and make sure your couchsurfers are trustworthy before you welcome them into your home with an open mind. You then provide the couchsurfers with a couch or spare mattress to sleep on.

If you’re not that adventurous, Couchsurfing gives you the option of hosting couchsurfers just for a drink or a meal – still allowing you to meet people from all over the world without the risk of inviting them into your home.

Read about our writer Cherie’s couchsurfing experience here, where she spent just $200 on accommodation over 2 months travelling across Europe.

Address: Your home.
Disclaimer: This is meant for the more adventurous and curious ones out there. 

11. Explore Singapore at Pulau Ubin’s first ever #instawalk!

Source: William Cho

MND runs #instawalks regularly and they are completely free to take part in. As the #instawalk name implies, this is a casual walk filled with instagram moments! The goal? To showcase the beauty and nature of Singapore on Instagram. The team from TheSmartLocal will be helping to organise the first ever #Instawalk at Pulau Ubin (pictured above) and it will be completely free to join!

If you’ve never been to Pulau Ubin before, now’s a great time to discover the lovely island that time left behind. Transport, guides and refreshments will be provided and joining in the fun will be three popular influencers.

Update: Registration is now over. Look out for our recap soon!

12. Get Soaked at Sembawang Hot Spring

Tucked away in the northern tip of Singapore of Sembawang Air Base, this natural hot spring evokes a rustic element for those who come for its water. The waters here are believed to have healing properties, so it is a common sight to see visitors collecting pails of hot spring water to soak in.

This is a far cry from the luxurious hot springs you visit when you travel overseas but why complain when you don’t need to fork out a single cent?

Tip: To get the whole jacuzzi-esque experience, you could lie on the ground and wait for the water to shoot out onto your back.

Getting Here: We visited Sembawang Hot Springs earlier this year so read about our experience here.

13. Stroll Down Changi Point Boardwalk

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Stroll along the Changi coastline and bask in the glorious sunset as you whip out your camera to capture the moment at the westernmost portion of the boardwalk. While you’re at it, admire the vast open sea and towering old trees there.

TSL member xine has this to say about Changi Boardwalk:

Changi Beach is one of my favourite beaches, simply because like East Coast Park, this beach also holds many memories for me. I’ve been coming here for years, witnessing it’s transformation from a scarcely developed land forgotten by NParks, to the well-developed park attraction it is today, complete with the 2.2km Changi Boardwalk across the river.

One unique attraction of Changi Park is the opportunity to see planes roaring right over your head on their way to the airport. For those who haven’t seen this spectacle before, it’s gonna be an eye opener.

In recent years, Changi Beach have become a destination for many Malay families to enjoy short camping trips, especially on the eve of weekends and public holidays. Although I do miss the peace and quiet of previous years, watching how so many different people enjoy themselves is sort of fun sometimes.

Tip: Download the Changi Point Walking Map (PDF) here.

Read more about TSL reviews about Changi Boardwalk.

14. A Free Market, Not Flea Market

Source: Singapore Really Really Free Market

I never knew such a thing existed in Singapore. At the Singapore Really Really Free Market, every single item is up for grabs. That means you can safely leave your wallets at home and extinguish any tiny bit of insecurity dancing around in your heart. There’s a real kampung spirit here, with the spirit of giving evidently in the air.

How often do you get to acquire items legally at zero cost? However, nobody likes a free-loader and paying the kindness forward is encouraged. So bring your wares and set up your flea ‘booth’! There was also a kendo workshop going on the last time my colleague went, so you might even pick up a skill or two there.

Stay updated through their Facebook page.

15. Visit Xiao Guilin


You might find this venue familiar if you watched wuxia flicks on Channel 8 when MediaCorp was still known as TCS. Our heroes and heroines soared through the skies with Xiao Guilin as the backdrop while they battled their foes. Xiao Guilin is the nickname of Bukit Batok Town Park, given for its likeness to the scenery in Guilin, China. A huge granite rock sitting in a lake is the main attraction, and there are two dome-shaped shelters that offer a panoramic view of the place.

Besides snapping pictures with this as your backdrop and posting on Facebook that you’re on a secret getaway to China, you get to take in all the greenery and fresh air. You can even join some senior citizens as they have their morning exercises there! And if one park isn’t enough, Bukit Batok Nature Park is a mere 20 minute walk away.

Also read – 20 signs you grew up as a Westsider in Singapore.

Address: Bukit Batok East Avenue 5, Singapore 043359.

Read more TSL reviews about Xiao Guilin here.

16. The MacRitchie Treetop Walk

Source: Calvin Cheng

Whoever said there’s no lush greenery in Singapore has never been to MacRitchie. This is literally greenery on a whole new level. Take the chance to check out the community of animals and plants at the canopy level, something that wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for this suspension bridge.

Note that the Tree Top Walk is only accessible from MacRitchie Reservoir Park via MacRitchie Nature Trail or from Venus Drive.

Tip: Avoid during stormy, rainy days.

Read more TSL Macritchie Treetop Walk reviews.

17. Watch Free Concerts at the Esplanade

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The Esplanade is the place to go to catch free concerts. These are typically held in the indoor concourse area or the outdoor theatre. A myriad of performances spanning dance, theatre, vocals, recitals and music are all showcased.

TSL member shelbypinkheart has good memories about the Esplanade:

I’ve been to Esplanade a couple of times, and it never fails to surprise me every single time. There are always new things up for display that intrigues your imagination and inspires you. For those who are passionate for the arts, this place is definitely where you should visit to get some inspiration for your next artwork, music composition or dance choreography. I especially like to visit the rooftop to take a short break from my hectic lifestyle. With the amazing view of the architecture in Singapore, I often can’t help but take tons of pictures though I’m not a tourist.

Being a music enthusiast, I believe the Esplanade library has proven itself to be a useful avenue for me to collect information regarding music, as well as borrow music scores that I have difficulty finding elsewhere. I was also pleasantly surprised yesterday when I visited the library because there was a violin performance going on which I did not know about. I definitely enjoyed the performance and I hope more such events will be put up!

For more details about which acts will be playing, check this link out.

18. Feed the animals at Farmart

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You can visit and feed the animals at Farmart for free and get up close with their farm animals such as goats, rabbits and tortoises. Although you’ll have to purchase the animal feed at a small cost, entrance to Farmart is free.

Here’s what TSL member wangkh has to say about Farmart:

When I first brought my children to this place, they asked me, “Are we in Malaysia?”. This place is so different from the normal places that our children go to that when they arrive, they will think they are out of Singapore.

The interesting place to visit is the small farm where they kept some animals. Children can buy food for the animals and try feeding the animals. There are goats, rabbits and frogs. Also, there is a prawn fishing pond. The otah from the coffee shop is also very good. The shops surrounding the car park are also worth visiting, you may find some different and cheap stuff there.

Remember to bring mosquitoes patch when visiting, and dress casual. 

Read more TSL Farmart reviews here.

19. Visit Haw Par Villa

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Haw Par Villa was established by the founders of Tiger Balm to impart traditional Chinese values to the community through statues and dioramas inspired by Chinese mythology, legends and Confucianism.

One of the main features here is the 10 Courts of Hell that tries to imprint on your mind the nasty punishments one would have to deal with in hell, depending on the severity of sins committed. It is way past it’s heyday when a boat ride used to run through the 10 Courts, but the good news is that it’s now completely free to enter.

Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628

Go here to read more TSL Har Par villa reviews.

20. Get Artsy in the Middle of Town!

Source: ION Orchard  

I had no idea such a tranquil place could exist right in the heart of a shopping mall. The ION Art Gallery exhibits contemporary works from both local and international designer artists at this dedicated visual arts space.

The ION Art Gallery is on the 4th floor of ION Orchard.

You can find out more here.

21. Explore Singapore’s 24-Hour Walmart

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If you’re suffering from insomnia or getting really bored at night, go for a walk at Mustafa Centre. What makes this a special place to visit is the fact that it’s open 24/7, so you can be sure that no security uncle is going to chase you out.

The range of products available here is insane and they’re cheaper than most other places. If you’ve seen Walmart on American shows and thought that Singapore doesn’t have anything to rival its size, it’s time to take a walk through Mustafa Centre.

Mustafa Centre is located near Little India MRT Station. You can explore the sights at Little India as you make your way here.

Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704.

Read more TSL Mustafa Centre reviews.

22. Experience The Meandering Southern Ridges

Source: Eustaquio Santimano

This 10 km trail leads from Mount Faber to NUS, going through Hort Park and Henderson Waves. The Southern Ridges offers panoramic views of both the natural and urban parts of Singapore. Suitable for most people without medical issues, the trail is not too arduous, and most parts of it are accessible to families with young kids.

Be sure to bring a camera, sunscreen, and extra water as the walk can get quite long.

Find out more about the Southern Ridges by reading our TSL reviews here.

23. Go walking with Singapore Footprints

Led by a group of walking enthusiasts from NTU, Singapore Footprints organises walking tours that take place every Saturday and Sunday. All you need to do is turn up at their meeting point and join in the fun! Leave no stone unturned as you uncover Singapore’s hidden gems and popular attractions, along with the stories and histories that come with it.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist or a local. Those interested in knowing more about our roots will enjoy Singapore’s story being told over a 2 hour 30 minutes-long walking tour. No reservations are necessary – just show up at Raffles Place MRT Exit B at street level on Saturdays and Sundays, rain or shine.

They have two tours – the first highlights hidden treasure troves in the historic Bras Basah & Bugis precinct. The second explores the civic district and the scenic banks of the winding Singapore river.

More information can be found at their official site here.

24. Go on the Little India Heritage Trail

Source: World’s Best Places 

Start your little adventure at Tekka Centre with a stomach full of authentic thosai and teh tarik, Tekka Centre houses a food centre, wet market and every little nitty gritty thing you can think of!

Revel in the strong aromas of jasmine flowers, and an array of spices and herbs while you set your sights on the many quaint shops selling anything and everything from prayer items, flowers, Indian sweet treats to gold jewellery! Trail past monumental structures like the Tan Teng Niah House (a Chinese villa) and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple as you journey along.

Tip: To make your trip in Little India more pleasant and accessible, download a self-guided walking tour iOS app called Waalkz here. Also bring along an electronic hand held fan to keep yourself cool.

25. Fish at Yishun Dam

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Look how tranquil this place is! All the peace and quiet here ensure that the potential fishes you’re luring swim around your baits, not away from your them.

Yishun Dam can be quite a romantic spot at night, and was a key location in our of our Singapore love stories. If you want a quiet spot out with a special someone, this is the spot for you.

Getting Here: Yishun Dam is largely accessible only by car, and is situated along Yishun Avenue 1. Turn on your GPS if you aren’t familiar with the area!

26. Find Out How NEWater is Made

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You do know that a portion of the water you’re drinking comes from you-know-where, right? Visit the NEWater Visitor Centre to find out how they clean up the gunk and make it safe for drinking! Bet you won’t feel so grossed out after this little trip. It’s a great education experience for families.

Here’s what TSL member Denise Chia had to say about her experience:

I remember detesting NEWater just because of the fact that it is recycled water – I used to call it “bottled toilet water”. Thinking it was dirty and unsanitary, I used to refuse to drink NEWater. That all changed after a school visit to the NEWater Visitor Centre. 

We were given a short tour inside the gallery and we were taught, in detail, about the various processes the water goes through before it is bottled for us to drink. Needless to say, I was very surprised about the advanced technology and I then realised that NEWater is actually clean and safe for us to drink. 

After the visit, I actually felt proud that Singapore managed to come up with such a beautiful and advanced piece of technology to counter our water shortage problem. I strongly recommend every Singaporean to visit this place at least once, especially those who have misconceptions about NEWater.

You can read more TSL reviews about the NEWater Visitor Centre here.

27. Explore Chek Jawa

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Situated at the far Eastern edge of Pulau Ubin, this is a  a good option if you want a short getaway from busy city life that costs next to nothing. Pack lots of sunscreen, homemade sandwiches, and bottled water and you’re good to go!

Explore this pristine area teeming with biodiversity and embrace all the goodness of nature. Remember the cardinal rule: leave nothing but footprints, and take nothing but memories.

We spotted a Wild Boar in the way to Chek Jawa!

Tip: Visit during low tides, when you’ll have greater opportunity to see marine life.

Read more reviews about Chek Jawa here.

28. Explore the Tiong Bahru Precinct

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Besides cafes, Tiong Bahru has much more to offer that’ll whet your curiosity about the area’s heritage. Stumble upon countless cafes and quaint shops in the most unexpected corner, or marvel at architectural wonders like the Art Deco buildings that have architecture that’s no longer being built. Be sure to check out popular independent book store Books Actually just around the corner at Yong Saik Street.

Read more Tiong Bahru reviews and download the Tiong Bahru walking map.

Getting Here: We recommend starting from Kim Tian Road which is within walking distance of Tiong Bahru MRT. After that you can head over to Yong Saik Street, Moh Guan Terrace, Seng Poh Road and finally Eng Hoon Street.

29. Learn All Things Peranakan at the Katong Antique House

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If you’re Singaporean, you probably know someone Peranakan. Visit this gem in the east to learn more about their culture. The owner of Katong Antique House, Mr Peter Wee, is a fourth-generation Peranakan, and is always glad to share his knowledge with visitors.

Learn about the colourful stories that shaped the Singapore today as we know it. Be wowed by all the pretty, colourful, and intricate ornaments, costumes, crockery and furniture.

Address: 208 East Coast Road, Singapore 428907

Read more TSL Katong Antique House reviews.

30. Chill Out at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

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What more can you ask for when you get to picnic and enjoy free concerts nestled in the trees and flowers? The Singapore Symphony Orchestra regularly holds free concerts here and you can check out the amazing selection of botanical and horticultural attractions that make the Botanical Gardens one of Singapore’s most enduring attractions.

The famous Tembusu tree, printed on your $5 note, can be found here too. Snap a selfie with the tree and tell your friends how cool and huge it is!

Read more about the Botantic Gardens here.

31. Picnic at the Esplanade Roof Garden

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If you thought Singapore was beautiful during the day, you should see it at night. Feast your eyes on amazing night views in the city area where iconic architectural structures light up after sunset! 

The Esplanade Roof Garden is one of those prime locations where you can enjoy a laid-back evening with a date. After a meal and strolling along the Singapore river, you can go to the roof to enjoy an unobstructed view of Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore River and One Fullerton.

This was just one of the locations featured in our guide to the most romantic places in Singapore.

Address: 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802.

32. Relax at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve


Avid bird-watchers frequent this place as rare birds frequently flock here. Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve boasts an exceeding variety of bird species, and you get to encounter mangrove swamps and wildlife creatures here. Those who have lady luck guiding them can see crocodiles and otters!

TSL member Lee Si Min clearly enjoyed her time here:

I visited Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve with my family recently, and it was a trip well worth our time and effort. Even though the place is hard to find and get to, the serenity and sights offered by Sungei Buloh is a great break from our usual high-rise concrete buildings back in the city.

I like how the layout of the place is very neat and well-organised, with signboards adequately placed everywhere, so we didn’t have to spend a lot of effort to find our way around the place. Go early enough in the morning, and you will be able to see lots of different bird species upclose with their colourful feathers. The nature scenery offered by the towers and lookout points is stunning, with greenery as far as the human eye can see. 

Do remember to bring insect repellent and lots of water, there are a lot of insects and the weather can be scorching hot.

Read more Sungei Buloh reviews or check out more pictures at Jensen’s Sungei Buloh Wetland Photojournal.

Address: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925

Note: Entry is free on weekdays, but a charge of $1.00 for adults and $0.50 for children is applicable on weekends and public holidays.

33. Go on a Hunt to find the 8 Merlions in Singapore

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Everyone knows of the Merlion Park at One Fullerton. But that’s not the only one! Go on a Merlion hunt and explore Singapore.

Two merlions are at One Fullerton. We call this the Mommy and Daughter Merlion. Daddy Merlion is at Sentosa and you can even climb up all the way to the top. Two smaller Merlions are at Mount Faber and the headquarters of the Singapore Tourism Board. Finally, the last three Merlions are heartlander Merlions. One is located at Woodlands (pictured above) and two are along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.

Read more TSL reviews about the main Merlion Park.

34. Visit Labrador Nature And Coastal Walk

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Consisting of Alexandra Garden Trail, Berlayer Creek mangrove trail and Bukit Chermin Boardwalk, Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk is a 2.1km trail under the purview of NParks. Bring your friends to chill here and spot schools of fishes on Bukit Chermin Boardwalk, and look out for Giant Mudskippers (the largest mudskippers in the world) at Berlayer Creek!

Getting Here: You can get to Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk from Labrador Park MRT Station.

Learn more about Bukit Chermin Boardwalk here.

35. Embrace Artsy Vibes at The Arts House

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This is perfect for those who love all things artsy. The Arts House presents an extensive range stretching across film, music, theatre, dance and more, so you’re bound to find something that’ll trigger that desire in you to rush down to this cozy place.

TSL user eny_sayuri had this to say about The Arts House:

I still remember my first visit to the Arts House as a child. It was to catch a recital by my music teacher, and having heard that the place was once a site for parliamentary meetings, my inquisitive mind just could not help conjuring up images of government officials deep in debate in this refurbished concert hall all throughout the recital. “Meetings must have been such a grand affair,” I’d thought, seeing the polished floors, large chandeliers and exquisitely designed pillars.

As I grew older, the Arts House soon became a regular haunt for my theatre loving friends and I, where we would sometimes drop by to catch some lesser-known foreign art films or treat ourselves to a whimsical play or two by budding local talents. Besides the building’s preserved architecture and somewhat Victorian feel, which lent a cosy ambience to the event venues, it was mainly the rich cultural diversity of events offered and their frequent showcase of local talent – a relatively rare find in many local contemporary arts spaces – that left its appeal on us and had us coming back for more. It was a pity, though, that with our tight budget as students, we often had to come to a compromise on the events we could go for, though we were always spoilt for choice. 

All in all, the Arts House certainly provides a unique space for both art buffs and explorers alike to be acquainted with a lesser known side of the local arts scene, and to take a quick breather from the hustle-and-bustle of city life.

Click here to find out about upcoming events. Read more reviews here.

Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429.

36. Go on a Museum Rampage

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Cafe-hopping? Pfft. Go museum-hopping instead!

If you didn’t know, Singaporeans and PRs get to visit 5 Museums in Singapore for free.

Take your pick from the National Museum, Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, and Our Museum @ Taman Jurong. We personally recommend the ACM and Peranakan museum as the must visits. It may be a good change to drag a shopaholic friend along so you can save some money and learn something new.

Visit the NHB website for more information.

37. Picnic at Marina Barrage

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The Marina Barrage has been a hot spot for those in search for a place to picnic and fly kites. The vast grassy area is able to accommodate many people, so no worries if you’re visiting on a public holiday or weekend.

Big groups shouldn’t face any issues finding the perfect spot for all to sit and chill comfortably. Kids and adults will love this space equally as there’s something for everyone! You can fly kites or have a picnic here. 

Read more Marina Barrage reviews.

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951.

38. Be Awed at Gardens By The Bay

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This mega-sized horticulture haven is one of land-scarce Singapore’s latest attractions. Man-made on reclaimed land, Gardens by the Bay provides her visitors with fantastic waterfront views and a massive selection of unique plants, trees and flowers.

You need to check out the monstrous Super Trees! They’re vertical gardens that light up when dusk falls. It’s just so cool that these lights thrive on environmentally-friendly solar power.

Getting Here: Gardens by the Bay is situated next to Bayfront MRT Station.

Note: There is free admission to Bay East Garden, Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes, Far East Organization Children’s Garden, World of Plants, Heritage Gardens, Sun Pavillion, and Supertree Grove. Click here for more details. 

Read more reviews about Gardens by the Bay reviews.

39. Visit St. Andrew’s Cathedral 

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This dove-white architectural wonder sticks out like a sore thumb amidst high rise office buildings in the City Hall area. The St. Andrew’s Cathedral is the largest and oldest cathedral in Singapore. This place of worship is also popular as a spot for weddings and photo-taking sessions.

Getting Here: You can reach St. Andrew’s Cathedral by taking the MRT to City Hall. It is open from Monday to Saturday, 9am – 5pm.

Read more TSL reviews about St. Andrew’s Cathedral here.

40. Get Yourself Moving at Punggol Waterway Park

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Here, you can admire the flora and fauna, stroll, jog, cycle, fly a kite, take photographs, or roller blade. If that’s not enough, you can even work out at the fitness corner or fish! The list never seems to end. There’s a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen outlet nestled here if you fancy some fried chicken after a fun-filled day out in the sun.

TSL member farshafarshahas this to say:

I went here last week to enjoy my weekend to a fresh getaway. I wanted to be away from the hustling and bustling city lives and headed here for a fresh air. There are a few entrances to the park. I was from Tebing Lane itself where they have Popeyes, Haibin Prawning and Fishing, a futsal court and some seafood restaurants. It was indeed a very peaceful park to be at. 

As soon as the sun sets and the evening comes, it was almost dark and this is one of the best parks that i have ever went to in Singapore. It is very dim and i like the atmosphere. The route towards either end of the parks might be quite a distance but it would be great for walking, cycling, jogging and even running. There are water coolers for you to drink up in case you can’t find any shop. It is an ideal place for family and friends to gather and catch things up.

Other than that, i really enjoy prawning there. It was a really good catch and the prawns are not that small either. For a price of 33 for three hours, it was indeed worth it. Perhaps after a long walk along the park, you could visit this prawning place and relax yourself.

Read more TSL reviews about Punggol Waterway Park.

41. Visit Sri Mariamman Temple 

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This temple in Chinatown helms the title of being the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore! It is almost impossible for you to miss this 6-storey elaborate, colourful entrance tower that is heavily decorated with gods, goddesses and mythical creatures. The most interesting thing is that devotees can pray from afar because of the tower’s visibility.

Visitors can head inside to check out the shrines and deities and to get this exotic experience first-hand!

Sri Mariamman Temple is located between Chinatown and Telok Ayer MRT stations, so you can take a 5 minute walk from either of them.

Read more about Sri Mariamman Temple here.

42. Get in Touch With the Arts at the Singapore Art Museum

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Unlike the other museums under the National heritage board, the Singaporean Art museum is an independent entity. This monumental structure was once the home of St. Joseph’s Institution for a whopping 135 years. It houses a multitude of contemporary art forms, paintings, and sculptures.

Special museum events including workshops, outreach programmes and film screenings are often held to complement the huge collections amassed in the museum. This pristine place is extremely popular among photography enthusiasts too.

Singapore Art Museum is easily accessible via MRT, and is next to Bras Basah Station and is within walking distance of both Dhoby Ghaut and Bugis stations. Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs only. 

Read more TSL Singapore Art Museum reviews.

43. Have a Free Meal and Learn About Buddhism

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Regardless of race, language, religion, and social status, anyone can visit The Singapore Buddhist Lodge and Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery for free vegetarian fare. It is inherent in Buddhism to be giving, so most temples offer food to people who walk in, but these two locations are more picturesque than most and deserve a visit.

Remember to be respectful to the culture here and to leave a donation if you can.

Address: 1. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery: 88 Bright Hill Road, Singapore 574117
2. The Singapore Buddhist Lodge: 17 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239329

44. Vandalise The Walls At Somerset Skate Park

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Unleash the latent graffiti and skateboarding artist in you. At Somerset Skate Park (beside Somerset MRT Station), it is legal to doodle or draw on the walls and ramps. There is absolutely phenomenal space for both budding and experienced graffiti artistes to express themselves. Whether you’re new at this or are secretly the legendary Banksy, there’s space for you here!

Bonus: You get to “vandalise” in broad daylight and not get dragged away by the cops. This place is also popular amongst youth skateboarders.

Learn more about Somerset Skate Park here.

Directions: Take a train to Somerset MRT. The skate park is right next to it.

45. Get Schooled at the Museum… in a School 

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Located within the Kent Ridge campus at NUS, this museum showcases Asian art and culture. The perfect hideout for students who want to escape the mundane academic readings or tedious lab reports, or for those keen in learning more about the arts. Members of the public can visit for free too!

Directions: From Kent Ridge MRT station, board NUS internal shuttle bus D2 OR Take bus service number 96 from Clementi Bus Interchange. Alight opposite the University Cultural Centre and NUS Museum for both routes.

Read more TSL reviews about NUS Museum here.

46. Let Loose at Woodlands Waterfront Park 

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The coastal park here is friendly to people of all ages – it has a 400-meter long jetty – the longest jetty in Singapore – where people can fish and a multi-generational playground for the young and old. Besides these activities, you can picnic, fly kites and practice your photography!

You can read more about Woodlands Waterfront Park here.

47. Uncover Tales at Bukit Brown

For scaredy cats out there like me, venture to Bukit Brown in day time while the sun’s still hanging high in the sky. This place oozes so much history and heritage I can’t fathom why some of the graves were allowed to be exhumed.

This Chinese municipal cemetery houses tombs belonging to famous persons such as Gan Eng Seng and Chew Joo Chiat who’ve made their mark in Singapore’s history. It’s also home to other Chinese members of our society, rich and poor – making it the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China.

Although not my typical idea of fun, this place is a real eye-opener for those of us who think Singapore has a very short history.

Tip: Bring lots of insect repellent!

You can find out more about Bukit Brown by reading our photojournal here.

48. Visit Changi Chapel & Museum 

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Pay a visit to find out more about our ancestors and what they’d gone through for Singapore during the daunting World War 2 through letters, photographs, and drawings. All those sacrifices they made aren’t forgotten as their legacies are preserved. The Chapel was established as a tribute to those very courageous individuals who’d given their all in protecting Singapore and her people.

Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707

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49. Unleash Your Inner Geek!

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This is the only shop that makes the list and for good reason. Atom Comics is more than just a shop – it is a gathering place for people united in the love for comics. I included Atom Comics in the list because the owner, Bruce Doral Boudville, welcomes fellow comic lovers into his enclave for discussions about their favourite superhero or villain, whichever side you fall on. This might be a place of business, but it is the only place of business I have felt comfortable going into for a chat – just don’t mention Sabretooth to Bruce or you might find yourself stuck in there for days!

Strongly recommended for anyone with the slightest bit of interest in comics, as you’ll find a kindred spirit in Bruce with whom you’ll spend hours discussing your favourite characters here. You can find Atom Comics on the 4th floor of The Cathay, which is 5 minutes from Dhoby Ghaut MRT.

Read more about Atom Comics here.

Address: 2 Handy Road, #03-02, The Cathay, Singapore 229233

50. Travel To The Most Ulu Places in Singapore Worth Going To

These are definitely not places that come to mind when you think of somewhere to go. That’s what makes it so fun.

The Coastal Settlement is one such example, a hidden gem in the far east of Singapore. They have both alfresco and in-house seating, and their biggest appeal is its rustic charm. Think vespas, chandeliers, ice kachang machines, wooden frames, warm light and an eclectic mix of old furniture.

Who wouldn’t love to just sit and relax in the nostalgic atmosphere there?

Coastal Settlement’s Address: 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529

If you’re looking for more ideas on ulu places to discover, you can check our guide to 14 ulu places to take a road trip to in Singapore.

Free Things To Do in Singapore

With this list of free things to do, you’ll never have to worry about not going out because “sure spend a lot of money.” There’s still plenty to enjoy on this little island we call home! And there’s no better time to invite a friend over to Singapore now because free return air tickets are always nice.

Perhaps you’re reuniting with a long-lost friend from abroad, or just want to show that tinder match in Brazil the insane chemistry you’ll share in person. Hey we’re not judging. But we will if you miss out on this crazy opportunity. So go on and invite a friend over and get them a free trip to Singapore now!

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20 Fun Things To Do In Singapore With Friends

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“Singapore’s too small!” “There’s nothing fun to do in Singapore!” While it may seem like there’s a limited number of things to do on our little red dot, there’s actually a plethora of fun things to do in Singapore with friends if you know where to look! From appreciating the star-studded skies to indulging in local cuisines, here’s a comprehensive guide to having a good time with your buddies.

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1. Conquering a hiking trail

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Kicking off this list of fun things to do in Singapore with friends is an activity that nature lovers will adore! Nothing quite matches the feeling of taking on adrenaline-pumping hiking trails or cruising along scenic cycling routes in Singapore! If admiring the sights while getting a good workout sounds like something you’ll love, you’ll be glad to know there’s a wide array of trails for you and the gang to conquer. Just make sure to equip yourselves with the right fitness attire for men and women before heading down!

2. Hosting a video games night

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Regardless of your gaming skill, we guarantee you’ll have oodles of fun hosting a night dedicated to playing video games! If you’re clueless on where to begin, check out our recommendations for fun Nintendo Switch party games. Feeling brave? Read our guide to the best horror games for some spine tingling chills with your buddies. From organising kitchen duties in Overcooked 2 to navigating the creepy ski lodge in Until Dawn (both available on ShopiTree), our array of video games will keep you entertained for hours on end.

3. Volunteering at animal shelters

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Volunteering at animal shelters in Singapore counts as a fun thing to do with friends in Singapore too! As manpower and funding is stretched thin at many of these shelters, your selfless efforts will definitely be appreciated. From taking them on walks to feeding and cleaning them, there’s an assortment of ways you can show your love for these animals. While it might not be the most exciting recommendation on this list, it’ll certainly be the most eye-opening one!

4. Gathering your friends for card / board games

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Take a break from the screens and check out our myriad of card and board games! Plenty of these games will test your wit and ability to think on the spot as you and your friends compete to win. From crowd favourites like Singaporean Dream (available on RPG – Right Place for Gadgets) to Ticket To Ride (available on Toy Station), you’ll be spoilt for choice with our recommendations for fun adult card games and board games.

5. Playing a group sport

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Team sports are a great way for you and your friends to build on communication and coordination skills while working up a good sweat! Whether you’re casually practising or engaging in an intense pick-up game, there are many venues with enough space to play with your buddies. Concerned about unpredictable weather? Check out our list of indoor basketball courts in Singapore so you can shoot those hoops worry-free!

6. Movie marathon with friends

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Movie marathons should be at the top of your list of fun things to do in Singapore with your friends just because they require the least planning. Simply prepare some mid-movie popcorn and beverages, stream your favourite movie and you’re good to go! If you’re in need of recommendations, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite horror movies (to watch your friends get scared to death). Alternatively, you can also give movies filmed in Singapore a go if you’re feeling patriotic.

7. Admiring what nature has to offer

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Any self-professed nature lover will tell you that there’s nothing quite like the scenic view of a star-lit sky or vibrant sunset evening! As one of the most chill and fun things to do in Singapore with friends, you’ll simply need to pitch a tent and wait for the golden hour. Need some help with locating the best spots? Read up on where to catch sunsets in Singapore and ideal locations for stargazing too. You might want to arm yourself with the best camera phone to capture this beautiful memory forever.

8. Unearthing Singapore’s rich history

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Don’t let Singapore’s age fool you — the nation is rich in history that’s just waiting to be discovered. This is largely due to our diverse melting pot of cultures and celebration of multi-racialism. From neoclassical architecture that acts as remnants of the British colonisation period to iconic structures that form the backbone of Singapore’s national identity, there’s no shortage of locations for you to get inspired by! If you’re a fan of art and cultural exhibitions, consider paying these best museums in Singapore a visit.

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9. Hanging out at bars with games and live music

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Nothing beats a night out with your best buddies at bars that serve more than just alcohol. From water holes that feature fun activities like mini golf and arcade games to speakeasies with live performances by talented musicians, you can find many bars boasting fun entertainment options. Keen on kicking back and relaxing after a long day? Then check out this round up of the best bars with games and jazz bars in Singapore!

10. Solving escape room puzzles

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Adore mental gymnastics and solving puzzles? Escape rooms will be right up your alley! As one of the most fun things to do in Singapore with friends, the excitement and immersion you encounter at these themed puzzle rooms is unmatched. With regularly rotating themes and scenarios, you can usually expect a brand new experience when you head down for the next adventure. Just make sure to keep your wits about you as some of the best escape rooms in Singapore can truly scare you with their bone-chilling installations!

11. Being a local foodie

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Ask any local what their favourite pastime is and odds are it’ll be eating their way through the local cuisine! With such an eclectic range of local food options available, it’s no wonder going on food hunts remains one of the most fun things to do in Singapore with friends. While it can be a challenge to brave the hot weather and stand in line for a long, long time, it’s often worth it! Wondering what our top local food picks are? Check out this comprehensive guide to the best hawker stalls in Singapore!

12. Gliding across ice skating rinks

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You might be in the tropics but you can still experience a slice of winter magic at ice skating rinks in town! As an activity that requires flexibility, balance and coordination, ice skating joins our list of fun things to do in Singapore with friends because it’s a riveting learning experience. It’s amazing to feel yourself progress from taking your first steps and struggling to balance to gracefully gliding! Beyond just ice skating, you’re also free to sign up for classes like broomball on ice and get additional skating aids if necessary.

13. Feasting on all-you-can-eat buffets

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Continuing on our food search, if your group is filled with big eaters that don’t get satisfied with meagre portions, check out all-you-can-eat buffets in Singapore! Catering to different tastes and preferences with their varied cuisines and overall themes, you can have a hearty steak buffet on one day and a traditional dim sum buffet the next. Need recommendations on buffet places to visit? Bookmark the best seafood buffets and Korean BBQ restaurants in town! 

14. Singing your heart out at karaoke bars

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Belting to your favourite tunes during karaoke is one of the most fun things to do in Singapore with friends! From singing crowd favourites to butchering timeless classics, it’s guaranteed that fun memories will be made there. (And yes that includes hilarious karaoke tropes like microphone hogging and tone-deaf screeching too!) Tired of visiting the same old places? From outlets that throw snacks and buffets into the mix to places that feature vibrant and Instagram-worthy themed booths, here’s our rundown of the best karaoke bars in Singapore you have to go to.

15. Crossing the border for a day trip

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We’re making an exception for this entry since it’s a guide to fun things to do in Singapore with friends that doesn’t actually take place in Singapore. Rather, it involves crossing the causeway for a day trip to JB! For the uninitiated, Johor Bahru boasts affordable food and varied activities. Ranging from Hutan Bandar’s gorgeous natural sights to impressive theme parks like Fanpekka and Legoland, there’s more to do than meets the eye across the border.

16. Heading out for a meal as a big group

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Going out as a huge group can sometimes be one of the more stressful fun things to do in Singapore with friends. This is largely because it’s tricky to find a table to seat everyone. Thankfully, with our guide to restaurants for big groups, gone are the days when you’re jumping from outlet to outlet and asking for table vacancies. We’ve even sorted them according to budget so you can easily locate one that doesn’t burst the wallets.

17. Racing your friends in go-karts

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Ever wanted to test your Mario Kart skills in real life? Although you can’t toss blue shells at your opponent or apply a nitrous boost, you can get a taste of that by trying go-karting! You’ll surely have a blast zipping down long straights at blistering speeds while attempting to take on tight corners. For maximum fun, our recommendation is to gather a bunch of friends so you can organise a mini Formula One tournament and live out your motorsport fantasies.

18. Exploring the remaining farms in Singapore

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A visit to local farms provides a unique alternative to the usual list of fun things to do in Singapore with friends. Navigate your way through the remaining farms in Singapore while enjoying the sight of frolicking animals. Be sure to try their special organic produce too! Highlights include delicious fresh goat milk from Hay Dairies and fragrant Nasi Lemak with blue pea flower rice at Bollywood Veggies.

19. Taking up exercise classes together

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Exercise doesn’t have to always be about lifting heavy weights and going for a strenuous run, it can also be about discovering entirely new hobbies. Whether you’re using the classes to relieve stress or break the mundane cycle of daily life, workout classes definitely earned their spot on this list of fun things to do in Singapore with friends. For starters, we recommend visiting climbing gyms in Singapore for those keen on invoking their inner Spiderman. Alternatively, sign up for a yoga, Muay Thai or kickboxing class.

20. Cafe hopping

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We understand that you need to treat yourself once in a while! When you’re not eating purely for sustenance and budget reasons, why not check out the local food scene by cafe hopping! From dazzling food presentations to unique concepts you wouldn’t see in hawker stalls, cafes are the gateway to the finer side of enjoying food on our sunny island. If you’re in need of recommendations, we have you covered with the best cafes in Lavender, Haji Lane and Tiong Bahru.

Enjoy endless entertainment with our ultimate list of fun things to do in Singapore with friends

Equipped with this list, you’re now ready to combat the naysayers who claim there’s nothing to do in Singapore! If you’re looking for activities suitable for your little ones, why not plan a day around our guides on things to do in Singapore with kids or the best indoor playgrounds in town.

90,000 Things to Do in Singapore: 10 Unforgettable Experiences

Singapore , an independent island nation and thriving city of the same name, is located south of Malaysia. It is always sunny here and there are many opportunities for a great holiday. Singapore is considered one of the most economically developed countries in the world. On its territory, technologies of the future and age-old traditions coexist – tourists have something to see. Do you want to have fun, try extreme entertainment or spend a vacation without denying yourself anything? We bring you 10 ideas for an unforgettable vacation in Singapore .

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1. Things to do in Singapore | Orchard Road

On one of the main streets of Singapore – Orchard Road – boutiques of Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton and other world famous brands are located. This is why it is especially popular with shoppers. People come here to shop for fashionable designer items, visit fine restaurants or relax in luxury hotels. The length of Orchard Road is less than two kilometers, but it is here that the main points of attraction in Singapore are located.

In addition, there are four cinemas at Orchard Road , one of which is IMAX. The street looks very unusual, so a walk along it will be remembered for a long time.

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2. Things to do in Singapore | Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is a mixture of vibrant colors and exotic scents.Visit this area to get acquainted with the life, traditions and culture of China, as well as purchase unique goods. The lanes of Chinatown are replete with souvenir shops and markets selling outlandish spices, medicines and more.

Ancient buildings and historical temples have been preserved in the area. The galleries Chinatown exhibit rare works of Chinese art. Be sure to go to Temple of the Tooth of Buddha , which contains a relic sacred to all Buddhists.Temple address: 288 South Bridge Road. It is open daily from 09:00 to 18:30.

Another interesting attraction of the quarter is Singapore City Gallery . It contains a miniature 3D model of the city. Singapore Gallery is open from 09:00 to 17:00 every day except Sunday. Address: 45 Maxwell Rd, The URA Center.

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3.Things to do in Singapore | Singapore Zoo & Night Safari

Singapore Zoo – home to exotic animals from all over the world. This huge rainforest will be interesting for the whole family. There are no cages in the zoo, animals move freely through specially delimited zones that mimic their natural habitat. Address Singapore Zoo : 80 Mandai Lake Road. Opening hours: daily from 09:00 to 18:30.

The zoo with a protected area is spread over the territory of 28 hectares.Orangutans, elephants, lemurs, hyena dogs, white tigers and primates live here.

If you wake up early and arrive at the zoo before 10 am, you can have breakfast with the orangutans. They come to the terrace to chat with guests – a unique opportunity to see these amazing animals up close. After sunset, the zoo hosts a night safari : a tram ride, stories from an experienced caretaker and the opportunity to watch the jungle dwellers play. Night Safari starts at 19:00.

Singapore Zoo regularly organizes lectures on animals and a water park for children.

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4. Things to do in Singapore | Universal Studios Singapore

The famous Universal Studios Singapore is located on Sentosa Island.It will be interesting for both children and adults. Universal Studios Singapore has plenty of entertainment for everyone: themed rides and zones (Ancient Egypt, Vintage Hollywood, futuristic New York, City of the Future), unusual night tours and much more. Universal Studios Singapore is open daily from 08:30 to 18:00.

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5.Things to do in Singapore | Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam is an Arab quarter in Singapore located north of the river. The Kampong Glam area is full of unique Middle Eastern restaurants, Islamic buildings, street markets and boutiques. Be sure to visit the majestic Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam – its appearance has not changed since 1932. Visit prayer or simply admire the beauty of the architecture.

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6. Things to do in Singapore | 1-Altitude

A trip to Singapore would be incomplete if you miss the multiconceptual bar 1-Altitude on the roof of Raffles Plaza .It is located 282 meters above the ground and is considered the tallest open-air establishment in the world. The level of service of guests is commensurate with the height of the bar: the menu includes exquisite Australian cuisine and signature signature cocktails. A visit to 1-Altitude is worth not only for the panoramic views of the city, but also for the atmosphere created by neon lights and sets of professional DJs. The bar is open to the public every day. There are premises for weddings and private parties on site.

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7.Things to do in Singapore | Fountain of Wealth Suntec

The first thing that catches your eye when visiting the Suntec Shopping Center is the colossal Fountain of Wealth , one of the largest water features in the world. People believe that Fountain of Wealth helps improve health and financial situation. The bronze ring at the top symbolizes equality and peace. If you carefully plan the time of your visit to the shopping complex, you can participate in a special ritual during which you need to dip your hand into the water of the fountain and make a wish.It is also worth coming here in the evening to watch the laser show.

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8. Things to do in Singapore | Lau Pa Sat (or Telok Air) Market

Lau Pa Sat Market (also known as Telok Air) enjoys immense popularity as it occupies a beautiful old building in the heart of Singapore.It appeared in 1894 and since then has never stopped working: its doors are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here you can buy homemade food from all over the world, fresh produce, souvenirs, handicrafts, household goods and unusual items for collectors. Market address: 18 Raffles Quay. The main shopping arcade is located in a covered pavilion, so the Lau Pa Sat market is suitable for visiting in any weather.

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9.Things to do in Singapore | Clarke Key

Bustling Clarke Quay is at the epicenter of nightlife where freedom of expression is prized. The area is popular with both tourists and locals as there is always something to do. Take a boat ride on the canal, dine at one of the famous cafes, or have a full blast at the nightclubs.

One of the interesting places in the area of ​​ Clarke Key Fort Canning Park .On its territory there is a historical building and many places for games with children and pets.

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10. Things to do in Singapore | Singapore River Cruise

To discover Singapore from an unusual perspective, just go on the Singapore River Cruise .Famous landmarks will be presented in a completely new light, and an experienced guide will share fascinating facts from the history of the city-state.

The cruise boat pier is located at 1 North Bridge Road. You can go on a tour with other passengers or book a private tour. The ticket costs about 38 SGD depending on the selected tour category. Singapore River Cruise is an exciting adventure for the whole family. Boats run both day and night.There are also special cruises with light shows.

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90,018 Restaurants in Singapore, worth taking note of

Singapore has a variety of establishments for every taste. They serve first-class food for every budget. You don’t have to look for delicious food for a long time – there is a local cafe or a five-star gourmet restaurant on every street:

Burger Labo

The owner of a cozy restaurant BurgerLabo is a great connoisseur of American cuisine.He prepares succulent burgers, homemade fries and other mouth-watering dishes. BurgerLabo is open late Tuesday through Saturday. The address of the institution is 41 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks.

Corner House

The chefs of the restaurant Corner House prepare dishes exclusively from fresh and natural ingredients. Probably, Singapore Botanic Garden , located next door, inspires them to create delicious and healthy culinary masterpieces. Tables here must be booked in advance.Restaurant Corner House is located at EJH Corner House, 1 Cluny Road. There are only a few dishes on the menu, dinner will cost around 100 SGD per person.

Sushi Kimura

Luxurious modern restaurant Sushi Kimura specializes in Japanese cuisine. The chef makes unparalleled sushi, for which he received a Michelin star. Facility address: 390 Orchard Road # 01-07 Palais Renaissance.

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Everything is very neat here – the sidewalks do not sin with the usual Asian dirt and debris.In terms of architecture, the city is very reminiscent of this or that capital of Europe, but there is not even a hint of its traditional stiffness. And do not be afraid of the innumerable number of fines, you do not throw garbage directly on the sidewalk, and agree that you need to cross the road in the right place? Then you shouldn’t have a problem!

It is necessary to visit this unique state if only because it is here that an example of an ideal city is clearly realized – the rules are observed, the laws work, there is no corruption, the aesthetic component is at its best, and people are smiling! Still don’t believe that this happens? Come to Singapore and see for yourself!

1.Observation deck Sands SkyPark

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Probably the first thing to do when arriving in Singapore is to go up to the observation deck of the Marina Bay Sands – Sands SkyPark. Even if you are not staying in it. Even experienced travelers are breathtaking at an altitude of 200 meters. You will have a view of the harbor of the same name, framed by skyscrapers like precious stones. It makes no sense to tell in detail what exactly you can see from the roof of one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.Come and see everything with your own eyes. And when you descend from the “heaven”, then check the map or guide, there are many Singapore attractions around the hotel. Now it’s time to explore them from the ground!

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If you have developed an immunity to museums since childhood due to boredom and monotony, then in Singapore is the right place to fix it. The space of the National Museum absorbs you completely – here you are standing on a tiny bridge, as if in the center of a giant drum, on the walls of which video from everyday life is projected 360 °.Here you are watching the Aboriginal hunt in the round cinema. Another door – and you already pass by houses of the late nineteenth century. Then you find yourself in more understandable halls with exhibitions dedicated to the history, culture and life of Singaporeans. But here, too, everything is decorated in such a way that you do not immediately realize that the patterned shadows on the ceiling are from the accumulation of antique chairs in the corner, and the row of colored glowing cans is an exhibition of local plants, and not just a decoration technique.

Contemporary art awaits you at the art museum.In addition to permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions are regularly updated here. If you think that contemporary art suffers from excessive depression, then here you will like bright and original installations. These two beautiful museums in Singapore, National and Art, are literally opposite each other, so plan at least half a day for a cultural break.

3. Little India

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It even smells like India here! This is the first thought that comes to mind for everyone who enters this colorful area of ​​Singapore for the first time.Everything here looks like a miniature set for filming another Bollywood masterpiece. There are a lot of restaurants, shops selling everything from spices to silk, there are Hindu temples, except that cows do not walk the streets. Budget travelers will find suitable accommodations. Gourmets are a feast for the taste buds. And the eye of the photographer will rejoice after the gray monotony of skyscrapers to colored houses of all kinds.

4. Chinatown

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Chinatown, it’s also Chinatown in Africa.True, in Singapore, he seems more civilized, or something. Here you will find the famous Singaporean T-shirts with the image of everything that is prohibited here at a price a couple of times lower than on the Sentosa island of entertainment. The same story with magnets and other small souvenirs. But the main gem of Chinatown is the Temple of the Tooth. It is free to enter, you can optionally leave offerings. There is so much in this six-story building – a temple on the ground floor, a small museum telling about the origin of Buddhism, a souvenir shop, a cafe, a roof garden, a sacred wheel, a pavilion of ten thousand Buddhas, and of course a treasury. where the tooth itself is shown.

5. Four wildlife parks

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Another attraction of Singapore that is striking in its organization and level of quality is the zoo, or rather four theme parks, which are managed by Wildlife Reserve Singapore. On a huge territory in the north of the city, a bird park, a zoo, a park with a night safari and a park with a river safari coexist. The peculiarity of all four is that the animals are kept here in natural conditions, without creepy cages and aviaries.For those who are lazy to walk or save time and effort, each of the parks has its own mode of transport. Be sure to study at the entrance the schedule of the show with the animals, as well as the feeding periods, because not every day there is an opportunity to throw a couple of fish into the pelican’s beak.

6. Amusement Island Sentosa

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A separate article could be devoted to this magical island! But the most important thing that a person who is going to dive headlong into this whirlpool of attractions, beaches, casinos and other tropical forests needs to know is that one day is absolutely not enough here.So try planning a few activities ahead of time and postpone the rest until next time so you have something to do.

Don’t think that everything is expensive in Singapore – there are also free places. For example, all three beaches, the most equipped of which is Siloso. Hiking trail through the forest to the remains of the old fort. Shows with trained animals and much more. Paid entertainment on Sentosa is another story. There is only one Universal Studios park where you can spend the whole dayAnd there is also a MegaZip Adventure active recreation park for the whole family, a Tiger Sky Tower with a 360 ° view at a height of 131 meters, an observation deck in the mouth of the very symbol of Singapore – the Merlion, a huge oceanarium and many other interesting places and activities. In one word, take the children under your arm and go! And if there are no children, it doesn’t matter, after spending just one day on Sentosa, you yourself will feel like an enthusiastic child!

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Orchard Road has been Singapore’s main shopping artery since the early seventies.An incredible number of shops are concentrated here. Ladies will find something to do in huge stores with clothes and cosmetics of fashion brands from all over the world. And the gentlemen are waiting for technical innovations. Singapore is so organized that this street even has its own website. Be sure to explore it so you don’t waste precious time trying to navigate this two-kilometer shopping phantasmagoria. Stock up on cash, check if your credit card will work here and off you go – conquer one of the main attractions of Singapore!

8.Wonder Full Light and Sound Show at Marina Bay

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If you happen to be in Hong Kong and see his Symphony of Lights, then you will have something to compare with. Only, I’m afraid the comparison will not be in favor of Hong Kong. Every day at 8 and 9.30 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays also at 11 pm for 15 minutes in front of the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, an enchanting, amazing and incredibly touching Wonder Full show appears to your eyes. A video series showing our life from birth to maturity is broadcast on the sprayed water curtain.In the end, you even forget to breathe – both the melody and the picture hold the viewer so tightly. Several flashes of fire over the surface of Marina Bay and the end! Don’t leave right away, stay, sit on this comfortable wooden platform and admire the sparkling panorama of skyscrapers of all shapes and sizes.

9. Clark Quay

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And finally, there is a great place where you can end your stay in Singapore. You can, of course, end here every day, although there is a possibility that every next day you will start in the afternoon.It’s about Clarke Quay. Local bars rival the quality of freshly brewed beer in Ireland, restaurants prepare the freshest seafood, and live music sounds over the water. You can just walk along the promenade towards Marina Bay, or come here to go for a river ride on the water bus. In any case, this embankment perfectly conveys the spirit of Singapore – multinational, cheerful and shimmering at night with all the lights.

For Russians, there is a rule of 96 hours of visa-free transit. Make a guess so that you arrive in the morning, at the border you will be stamped with the date of the last day of your stay. For example, if you arrived on the 1st, then you will need to fly on the 5th. And if you take a ticket for a late evening, then you get 5 full days in Singapore. Should be enough for all of the above activities! Here’s a trick to spend more time in this perfect city to explore on your own!

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Ideal for budget travelers who won’t be in a hotel for a minute if they have something to do in the city.This place is more suitable for those who are traveling alone or with friends, as “capsule” means very limited sleeping space. The advantages in the form of a low price and an ideal location in the center (to Marina Bay, some 10 minutes walk) outweigh all the inconveniences associated with a shared bathroom.

An excellent mid-range hotel in Chinatown. The main plus is the convenient location literally one metro station from various attractions of Singapore.The rooms are not the most spacious but are decorated in light colors. The colonial-style building itself creates a romantic atmosphere.

As the name suggests, this club hotel is located one degree and fifteen minutes from the equator. The hotel is located on Sentosa Island, but not in the noisy part of the park, but on the opposite coast. It offers first-class service, an outdoor pool and the ability to rent a yacht. Despite the fact that you are at a distance of 20 minutes from the center of the metropolis, the relaxed atmosphere of a seaside resort awaits you here.

And of course, hotel recommendations cannot be complete without this world famous hotel in the heart of Singapore. One has only to see the photos taken by the pool at an altitude of 200 meters once in a lifetime and you will never part with the desire to stay here. The hotel also has a gentleman’s set: a business center, spa, gym, 13 restaurants, 3 swimming pools, many boutiques and the most expensive casino.

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90,000 What to see in Singapore. Best places, activities and food in Lion City

About Singapore it is tempting to say: the spool is small, but expensive. It is unclear how, in just half a century, skyscrapers have grown on the site of a third world country, “smart” gardens have blossomed, and the headquarters of world corporations have appeared. Maybe it’s all about wise politics and the strictest prohibitions, or maybe it’s a cool airport from which you don’t want to fly away.Skyscanner advises what to do in Singapore to solve the riddle of Lion City.

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Save the planet from bad robots

Every movie fan dreams of visiting Universal Studios amusement park on Sentosa Island. While you go around all 20 plus attractions, you will experience a range of emotions – from delight to horror. In “Transformers” you will be thrown right into the thick of things, where scary robots fight around, bullets whistle and skyscrapers explode.In the whirlpools in Jurassic Park, you can get wet to your panties. And so many kilowatts of sound are born on the swirling loops of a roller coaster! On weekends, don’t be greedy and take an express ride to buy time in the queues.

The best place to calm your nerves is the giant S.E.A Aquarium, next to the cinema amusement park. Here you can easily stick to a 36-meter wall-to-wall aquarium and hypnotize stingrays and mackerel flocks for half a day. One of the specialties of the aquarium is a transparent tunnel, where sharp-toothed sharks swim overhead.

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Look into the future

The future of sci-fi movies is coming soon in Singapore. Before you have time to look back, spacecrafts will start to land at Changi airport, and robots will signal a free ticket office. Where the sea once raged, the steel baobabs of Gardens by the Bay now stretch upward. In the evening, the lights are turned on – and the magical garden begins to sparkle with colorful lights, just like in Avatar.

All the delights of Singapore can be seen in an hour from the window of the amphibious bus. First, the cartoon armored car drives around the city center, and then flops into Marina Bay.

At a height of 22 meters, the supertrees are connected by a sky bridge, from which the domes of futuristic greenhouses are visible. In one, under a glass roof, a man-made hill is green, on the misty top of which real mountain orchids bloom. And in another, straight from the tropics, you will find yourself on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea with olive groves.

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Relax on the beach

When the brain melts from the heat, Singaporeans escape from the stone jungle to the beaches of the tropical island of Sentosa. During the day, you can swim at least on each – a free tram runs along the coast. Lovers of a relaxing holiday bask in hammocks under the palm trees of Tanjong Beach, athletes surf and play volleyball on Siloso Beach. With children, it is better to go to family Palawan: shallow and side by side slides of the Port of Lost Wonder water park.The local rope bridge leads to the supposedly southernmost point of continental Asia.

Ten minutes by boat and you are among the mangroves of Pulau Ubin Island. In this Singaporean village, you can ride your bike through the rubber groves, gorge yourself on grilled shrimp and look out for rare birds from the wooden bridges.

When is the best time to go to Singapore

“It’s hot outside all year round, a little cooler only in the rainy season from November to January.True, you can’t take good pictures: the sky is overcast. In June-September, we suffer from smog due to plantation fires in our Indonesian neighbors. But all these are trifles: guests in Singapore are welcome at any time of the year! ”

Antoinette Tan, local

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Update wardrobe

There are ten boutiques per square meter in Singapore – locals love to flaunt brand new clothes in front of each other. Flocks of fashionistas with Chanel and Louis Vuitton packages float from one showcase to another until they go into the negative on the card.Head to Orchard Road Boulevard, where the luxury shopping malls Paragon and Orchard Central glitter with signs on arrival.

Practical shopaholics count the days until the Singapore Summer Sale. During the discount rush, you can save up to 70% on branded items.

If you don’t have enough for a Prada purse, Bugis Street will gladly sell you the same one, only from Chinese masters. The bustling street market sells souvenirs and clothing at ridiculous prices for Singapore.Nearby is the local “Gorbushka” Sim Lim Square, where equipment is stocked up for almost a penny.

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Shake the paw of a lemur

Singapore Zoo is one of the most advanced in the world. More than three hundred species of animals roam freely in a tropical forest the size of the Kremlin: lemurs jump overhead, flying foxes devour watermelons at arm’s length, and a tiny kanchil deer flutters at their feet.

Here you can have breakfast with orangutans, feed a giraffe or pygmy hippopotamus at lunchtime, and in the evening go to dinner with predators – fortunately, as a spectator. Observing the tricks of elephants in the company of funny meerkats, neither children nor adults can restrain the puppy’s delight. And one cannot look at the squabbles in the monkey “House-2” without laughing.

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Take a picture at the edge of the abyss

Photo: Silas Khua, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Only the lazy have not seen pictures of the Marina Bay Sands hotel-ship on the Internet. Three 200-meter towers topped with a gondola fit perfectly into the landscape of Singapore’s Space Harbor. Many people come here for a selfie in the famous rooftop pool, where the water seems to overflow over the sides into the abyss. And what stunning views of the bay open from the rooms!

To visit a posh hotel in Marina Bay, you do not need to spend fabulous money for an overnight stay. The “bow of the ship” is reserved for an observation deck with bars and cafes.If you are a gambler, try to catch your luck at the giant underground casino. Finally, there is always a free top view of the main lobby from the suspension bridge leading to Gardens by the Bay.

Find a scarlet flower

In the center of Singapore, bursting with heat, the Botanical Garden blooms and smells all year round. On an area the size of two Vaticans, 10,000 plants are planted – neither give nor take a living encyclopedia of botany. Walking through rose gardens, looking for art objects in cacti and having picnics on the shore of a pond with huge water lilies, the day will fly by so quickly that you will not have time to look back.

In the heart of the Singapore Botanical Garden, a colorful Orchid Garden is set up, where new varieties and colors are being experimented with. You can easily recognize the symbol of Singapore from the one-cent coin – Miss Joachim’s soft purple Wanda. But a carnivorous orchid or mountain orchid, which is hidden from the heat under a glass cover, few have even seen in pictures. To perpetuate the fragile beauty, Singaporean jewelers cover the flower with gold and sell it for jewelry.

Try Star Noodles on the Street

Singapore is like a boiling pot of soup, around which chefs from different countries are scurrying about.The broth is flavored by the Chinese, the Indians add spices, and the Malaysians throw a bunch of herbs at the end.

Chinese rice with pieces of duck is fried in soy sauce on every corner of Chinatown, but there is a kilometer-long queue for chicken noodles from street food chef Jang Hong Meng: his street tent has been awarded a Michelin star.

Fans of spicy chili and steaming tortillas gather in the Indian quarter. And everyone wanted to sneeze at the standards of sleek and tidy Singapore: after the chicken curry at the Lagnaa restaurant, you will need a fire extinguisher, and at Komala Villas, you will share the table with strangers the old fashioned way.There was also a place for Malaysian dishes in Singapore’s national hodgepodge. Whichever neighborhood you find yourself in, you will find laksa coconut soup and spicy fried mi goreng noodles on the menu.

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See Singapore from

To see the entire banana-lemon Singapore at your feet, sit in the Ferris wheel booth.From the height of the 55-storey building, you can even discern the Indonesian islands on the horizon. When it gets dark and the city lights up with millions of lights, on the Singapore Flyer you feel like a superhero on top of the world. Romantics should fork out for a private champagne booth and dinner for two.

In the evening, at eight and at half past nine, laser shows will start under the Ferris wheel. While the fountains are dancing on the water, a searchlight on the roof of the hotel-ship “shoots” Martian rays to the music. The first session can be seen next to the statue of the mermaid lion, Merlion, and the second, on the opposite side of the bay.

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Find out why Singapore is so cool

The city-state of Singapore is only half a century old, but its inhabitants are incredibly proud of their history. Before the island became known as the new Babylon, the Peranakan people ruled here. Judging by the altars, embroidery and crockery in the museum of Peranakan culture, this people clearly did not live in poverty. The wooden ship on which the first immigrants arrived is kept in the Museum of Asian Civilizations.

The “economic miracle” of Singapore happened thanks to the reformer Lee Kuan Yew. To get rid of corruption, he advised that the first thing to do was to imprison friends.

Visit the National Museum to see how this fishing village became the Asian Tiger. Artifacts from which Singaporeans are ready to blow off dust particles are kept here: for example, an ancient stone with a mysterious inscription or the testament of a cult writer. At the same time, judging by the ambitious layouts in the City Gallery, Singapore’s plans for the future are above the roof.

What is fined for in Singapore

Singaporeans are ruthless when it comes to rules of conduct. Think carefully before finishing your kebab on the subway – fines in Singapore are draconian.

  • Snack in the carriage or at the station – 500 Singodollars
  • Smoke at the bus stop – 200 SGD
  • Throw a cigarette butt past an urn – 300 Singodollars
  • Feed the pigeons – 500 Singodollars
  • Spitting in the theater – 1000 Singodollars
  • Take a dip in the fountain – 1000 Singodollars

Sip Singaporean Sling

Being in Singapore and not getting your throat wet with the famous Singaporean sling is a crime.According to legend, a gin-based cocktail was invented a hundred years ago by a Chinese bartender from the iconic Long Bar. Now it is almost the only place in sterile Singapore where peanut husks are littered with impunity. For comparison, try a sling somewhere else – for example, at the panoramic bar 1-Altitude on the 63rd floor with a stunning panorama of the evening bay.

On Wednesdays, girls are admitted free of charge to most nightclubs and lounges in Singapore.

Hipster Blu Jaz hosts atmospheric jazz concerts, and The Library is not allowed without a secret password.Singapore’s nightlife is also in full swing on the three floors of the Zouk Club, which is regularly visited by world-famous electronic DJs.

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90,000 7 Fun Things to Do during the SG50 Celebration!

August 9, 2015 is not just another birthday.The Golden Jubilee of Singapore, which we celebrate this year, will not be limited to one large-scale parade dedicated to the Independence Day in Padang, but will cover the entire island! Magnificent festive events will take place in different parts of the city, and each of its residents will be able to take part in them.

Botanical Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens, recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will host one of the so-called “Concert Series in the Park”, dedicated to the celebration.Performances are scheduled for August 7-9 and entry will not cost you a cent.

The program, of course, is dominated by nostalgic motives. For example, viewers will be able to travel back to 1959 and attend one of the then popular public concerts Aneka Ragam Ra’ayat (“People’s Variety Show”). In addition, those who come to the botanical gardens on holidays will have interesting excursions into the history of the country, performances by musicians, pop performances, open-air movie screenings, and a live broadcast of the parade.The celebration will last for three days.

Gardens by the Bay Park

Singapore Stories, hosted at the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, not only provide you with the perfect backdrop for your photos, but also tell many tales and legends associated with Singapore. The concept of the exposition was developed by the famous Singaporean landscape designer Damien Tang, who drew inspiration from such famous stories as Sang Nila Utama, Redhill and Pulau Ubin.The exhibition will run from July 31 to September 13.

And, of course, don’t miss the special Garden Rhapsody light show. Only from 6 to 10 August, the show starts at 19:45, 20:30, 21:15 and 22:00.

Theaters The Esplanade

From 6-10 August, Singapore’s main concert hall will host several free events. Famous Singaporean musicians and dancers will perform here, such as the Freshman duo, singer Gabrielle and the Indian fusion band Kon-Fusionz.In addition to music, the pavilions offer interactive installations, including Sing.La.Pura, which illustrates human relationships through the sounds of Singaporean nature.

Dam Marina Barrage

On August 7 and 8, invite your loved ones to a family picnic (open from 8:00 am to 11:00 am) and enjoy a dizzying air show featuring aces from the Black Knights, aerobatic squadron of the Singapore Air Force.

In addition to breathtaking aerial stunts, there is a carnival, mobile eateries, and the introduction of the SAF Music & Dance Company.And at the end of the day, from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm, you can join spectators of the live broadcast of the anniversary parade on the picturesque Green Roof lawn, the size of four football fields.

National Museum of Singapore

If you have not yet been to SINGAPURA: 700 Years (an interactive opportunity to look into the distant past and walk through the most important events in the history of the country), take a look at the National Museum: from 7 to 10 August, admission is free, and in addition, visitors can sign up for a guided tour.The museum will be open until late, and if you come on August 7th or 8th, you will also find an open screening of old Hollywood films such as Doctor Zhivago and The Sound of Music.

For shopping lovers, a fair of handmade souvenirs will be open on the territory of the museum, where you can buy products of local designers and craftsmen.

Museum of Art and Science

Free admission to ArtScience Museum? Of course! Based on the archives of Singapore’s most popular newspaper The Straits Times , a special holiday exhibit highlights important moments in Singaporean history through photographs, videos and newspaper notes.

Singapore Stories: Then, Now, Tomorrow, a multimedia exhibition, spanned 6 pavilions. She scrupulously flips through the pages of national history from the 1800s to independence in the 1960s.

The exposition will be open until October 4. Free admission.

Marina Bay Embankment

If you love food, be sure to visit the #SGEatWithUs Culinary Fair, where you will have the opportunity to sample traditional dishes from all ethnic groups in Singapore.

Participants of the fair invite friends, relatives and guests of the city to join them on August 1-2 and August 7-9, from 12:00 to 22:00, and taste 12 different dishes prepared in the most delicious way – “at home”. And on August 2, you will also have a joint preparation of popiah, the country’s popular Chinese stuffed pancakes!

About the parade on August 9

On August 9, Singapore will see the largest Independence Day parade in the history of the country! The theme of the jubilee parade is “Majulah Singapura” (Forward Singapore).To allow more Singaporeans to see the parade with their own eyes and feel their involvement in the history of the state, the parade will begin its journey from the historical Padang, will go to the floating platform The Float @ Marina Bay and end in the Gardens by the Bay. In addition, huge screens will be placed throughout the Marina Bay promenade on which people can watch the parade live. Happy birthday Singapore!

Photo Victor Boudioukine

Shopping in Singapore

Singapore is called Asian Milan for a reason.You can verify this statement personally when you get to Singapore. Many travelers come to Singapore specifically for two purposes:
• Try local cuisine
• Plunge into the world of shopping, which will tighten with your head

Such a wide variety of goods is difficult to find in any other city! Since ancient times, this small Asian state has been the center of shopping, which supplied goods from all over the world. Orchard Road, a Singaporean street, has been ranked as the world’s best shopping street by a Paris consultancy.Indeed, Orchard Road contains a wide variety of shopping malls filled with the most stylish and sophisticated goods. When visiting this shopping street for the first time, be very careful and vigilant, otherwise you risk getting lost among boutiques and shoppers. It is recommended to purchase a mini-guide that will help you not to get lost out of habit.

Most popular shopping malls in Singapore:

1. Centrepoint is one of the most visited and interesting shopping centers.The upmarket and trendy store in Centrepoint is Robinsons & amp; Co, here you will find everything to create the perfect apartment interior. Otherwise, Centrepoint is a place to shop for everything from casual wear, shoes, bags, accessories, electronics to traditional Asian items.
2. Delfi. This mall sells incredible quality crystal from Wedgwood China, Waterford Crystal. Lovers of expensive and exclusive clothing will appreciate Delfi.
3. Far East is known for two stores – House of Hung, which sells high quality jewelry and Kwok, which features unique porcelain and ivory products.
4. Forum. In it, the “R” store is especially loved by little customers and their parents. So many soft toys (large and small), dolls, toy cars are not presented in any other store in the world!
5. Vivo City is a huge shopping complex in Singapore, which not only sells clothes and goods brought from all over the world, but also hosts enchanting shows.

Shopping districts in Singapore.

There are two shopping districts in Singapore:
• Indian
• Chinese

A distinctive feature of these areas is that here you can bargain and achieve a price reduction of 1.5 and 2 times. Just remember that if you bargain and don’t buy, then you will offend the seller very much!

Chinatown is called Chaunatown. A visit to the shopping area is like a sightseeing tour.Here you will get acquainted with the local population, see the pre-war houses in which the Chinese trade. Chaunatown is a great place to shop for souvenirs, silk, Asian carpets. In special shops filled with Chinese medicine, you can buy healing teas, herbal remedies for all diseases.

The second quarter of Singapore is called Indian, shopping in which is not a pleasant experience. The quarter is not clean and tidy, an unpleasant smell is in the air. But it is not all that bad! A great variety of Indian condiments can be purchased at low prices.Traditional Indian clothing – saris are also inexpensive.

Tax refund possible in Singapore!

With the help of the tax free program, you can get back 7% of the money spent at the time of leaving the country. Tax refunds can be made at Changi Airport. Purchases under $ 100 do not qualify for the tax free program. To get a tax refund, you need to present a receipt from the store and do not unpack your purchases. In Singapore, Global Blue and Premier Tax Free are involved in tax refunds, while in Russia taxes can be refunded within two months at VTB, Intesa, Master Bank.

The 2014 Great Singapore Sale runs from May 30th to July 27th and discounts will go up to 70% off in all stores and virtually any merchandise during this period!

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Eight Fun Ways to Communicate in English with Friends – LinguaTrip Blog

Do you and your friends want to hone your conversational English skills? Join forces and practice the language together! Communication in English is a great way to learn the language, and you will definitely not be scared with close people, as in a conversation with native speakers.We’ll tell you what to do with your friends in order not only to improve your English, but also to have fun.

Turn coffee or tea into a rewarding pastime. Arrange an English five o’clock tea or create your own English speaking club and be sure to give it a name. Irregular Verb Club? Forgotten Articles Club? Get creative.

Select a topic and agree to discuss it in English for a specified time.Start lightly, such as discussing the weather or plans for the weekend. When meetings become regular, take on more advanced topics and lengthen the time.

It doesn’t matter if you speak English well or just study. The advantage of this method is its playful component. You make up the rules yourself and discuss what you like. It doesn’t look like a commitment, and no grades are given for it. You communicate in English with friends, and your language improves.

LINGUABOOK diary will help you manage your club’s business 2.0 . In it, you can not only plan meetings and outline future topics for discussion, but also write down new words, take notes, draw and build diagrams.

This is a more advanced version of the English conversation club with friends. Pick a topic that everyone understands, and split into two groups that will advocate opposing points of view. Is it better to travel by train or plane? Life in a city or a country? E-books or paper books? Take discussion topics from files to prepare for the oral part of international exams, or even regular topics from school textbooks.It can be even simpler – open the news and discuss different points of view on the current world problem.

Use the following useful phrases in your debate:

I would say …

I think …

In my opinion …

Personally, I think …

As far as I am concerned …

As for me …

I entirely / quite agree with you.

I am of the same opinion.

I differ from / with you entirely.

I disagree with you.

I am sure you’re mistaken.

I stick to my opinion.

I would say …

I think …

In my opinion …

Personally, I think …

As far as I am aware …

As for me …

I completely / to a greater extent agree with you.

I am of the same opinion.

I completely disagree with you.

I disagree with you.

I’m sure you’re wrong.

I adhere to my opinion.

Songs – A helpful textbook on English grammar and modern slang. By translating your favorite hits, you will quickly expand your vocabulary with up-to-date vocabulary used by native speakers. Want to go further and improve your pronunciation? Take friends who share your musical passions and go karaoke.

Singing is more difficult than singing along: the original performance is not audible, and you need to follow the text and the rhythm. But the benefits of this are only greater! Start by choosing songs whose motive is well known to you – this way you will concentrate on the lyrics and memorize the spelling of the words.

Our English teacher, Venya Pak, loves to teach English outside the box. Therefore, he came up with an online intensive “Conversational English with songs” , after which you will become better at understanding English by ear, learn idioms and useful expressions.

Combine business with pleasure and go to the premiere of a new film in English. You will not only hear real voices of actors and jokes in the original, but also practice listening to English speech. Are you worried that your English is not good enough to understand the film? Subtitles will solve this problem: in Russian cinemas, films in English are shown with Russian subtitles. However, it is still better to choose cinema according to its level. For example, for the Beginner level, a psychological thriller is hardly suitable, where there is a lot of dialogue, but a comedy or action movie will do well.

Would you like to go to the cinema? Discuss a popular YouTube video or a new Netflix show. Not sure where to start? We have prepared for you a list of TV series and cartoons with simple English.

You can have fun and communicate in English while playing board games like Monopoly and Scrabble or charades like Crocodile. The main condition is that the playing field, cards and hidden words must be in English.Are your friends far away? Choose from online games with multiplayer mode and servers in the US or UK. Double Kill – communication in English not only with each other, but also with native speakers.

Get together to cook something delicious. Get inspiration from the world’s English-speaking chefs: there are many video recipes on YouTube for all tastes. Bolognese from Jamie Oliver? Or Gordon Ramsay’s Spicy Mexican Eggs? The benefits of such a pastime are three in one: pick up useful colloquial vocabulary, pump up your culinary skills and have a delicious meal.

Cooking classes and tastings are increasingly incorporating language schools into their programs. Here is for a list of unusual courses where languages ​​are taught through local cuisine.

Imagine with your friends that you are foreigners in your own city or have come on an excursion in a foreign city. Walk through the popular museum with an English audio guide, or visit the exhibition reading only the English signatures on the exhibits. After that, stop by for lunch at a cafe, ask for an English menu, and discuss your experience while your meal is being prepared.In English, of course.

Our language coach will help you overcome the language barrier and effectively improve your English. Sign up for classes and receive an individual study plan, regular feedback and access to all our intensives.

There is nothing better than practicing English in a natural environment. Spend your next vacation or vacation with friends in an English speaking country. If you love the sea and partying, head to Malta.If you are interested in history and culture, go to the UK or Ireland. Do you want to feel like the heroes of the Friends series? USA is waiting! However, there is a nuance. On a trip, they usually choose one friend who knows the language best of all, and he works as a translator all the way. It won’t work that way. Let everyone try, even with the Elementary level. The main thing is to start speaking English, and then everything will work out.

How to make your trip more productive? Combine it with an English language course or a language camp! Leave a request , so that our specialists will choose a course just for you.

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90,000 auto cinema concerts, parties in Singapore and a trip back to Antiquity

What you can still do this week.

Theater

Maly Theater will present performances together with Okko

The Maly Theater invites viewers to watch online performances on its Youtube channel. So, on May 26 at 19:00 the audience will see the play “Heart is not a stone” based on the play by A. Ostrovsky.Also, 5 performances of the Maly Theater can be seen as part of a joint project with Okko “Art Online”. The theater will present the performances “Masquerade” based on the play by M. Lermontov, “Woe from Wit” based on the comedy by A. Griboyedov and “The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants” based on the novel by F. Dostoevsky, the play “Filumena Marturano” staged by the Italian director S. De Luca and “King Lear” based on the play by W. Shakespeare.

Art

Online excursions about Antiquity with the Pushkin Museum and Bvlgari Parfums

Bvlgari and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine ArtsA.S. Pushkin invites you to make several online travels in the times of Antiquity and learn a lot about the influence of this era on modernity. During the virtual walk, the museum staff will share new knowledge about the exhibits that seem to be familiar to the audience and will offer to look at them in a different way. The program was developed in collaboration with the Bvlgari Parfums department, which has been researching the connections between fragrances and precious stones for several years. For example, the Le Gemme collection of fine perfumes is enclosed in bottles in the form of ancient amphorae and obelisks, reminiscent of the legends of the Great Journey of Gems.

Virtual Exhibition

Museums and art galleries are closed, but their activities continue online: on May 29, the IFALLIL project will premiere, combining the ideas of gallery owner Polina Askeri (Askeri Gallery), producer Alexei Bokov (Bokovfactory) and artist Euphrosina. The online exhibition will be available on Instagram – @Ifallil_art. An interesting part of the project, in addition to the main virtual exhibition, will be the #IFALLIL virtual art flash mob using masks for Stories.It is these masks with the image of the Aifollil character that will give everyone the opportunity to touch the art.

Music

Online concerts in the car cinema

The STAY platform offers another format of leisure activities during the quarantine period and launches a series of concerts in a car cinema. The first online concert will take place at the Kinoparking car cinema on May 30 in St. Petersburg – Thomas Mraz will perform there. The musician, together with his live-band, will connect from the studio – the first people who bought 100 auto seats will be able to get to the online concert in the cinema parking, and everyone who wants to can connect to the STAY live from any device and watch the concert wherever it is convenient.

Party

Zouk Phuturescapes

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and legendary nightclub Zouk Singapore are taking virtual fun to the next level and launching a series of Zouk Phuturescapes parties featuring sets of local and international DJs and musicians.

The organizers used the most interesting immersive technologies, augmented reality filters and virtual 3D backgrounds to create the maximum immersive experience for you.The Phuturescapes parties, which will take place at Zoom on May 29, 30 and 31, will include American DJ Diplo and British DJ Christina Novelli as headliners, as well as resident DJs Zouk LeNERD and Che’Molly. Up to 1000 guests will be able to register for each event. The parties will be streamed live on STB and Zouk’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Food

Festive sets from the confectionery Merci Cake

Home confectionery Merci Cake has launched a new service – delivery of holiday sets.

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