What to do in Singapore - Places to go, attractions and more
Think you’ve seen and done all there is to Singapore? Think again! There’s so much More to Singapore to explore and we’ve come up with a checklist to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything our little red dot has to offer. We’ve sorted this by districts so you can conquer one area at a time.
From the top attractions to places to visit and other fun things to do, how many have you checked off this list?
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The Marina Bay district is undoubtedly the place all tourists will include in their itineraries. Known for its iconic landmarks like Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands, here’s where you’ll discover bright lights, good food and more. Here are our top picks:
1. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is best known for their beautiful iconic Supertree groves as well as the 2 conservatories the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. With it’s ever-changing seasonal displays, the Flower Dome is where you’ll find plenty of succulent species, seasonal flowers like Cherry Blossoms, Sunflower and even Lavenders.
The Cloud Forest has a huge indoor waterfall and can be pretty chilly so be sure to pack a light jacket on your visit.
The Supertree Grove is best visited at night when the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show goes on. You can head up to the OCBC Skyway to stroll amongst the trees and enjoy the views from the top.
Opening hours: Daily 9am-9pm
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953.
2. Satay by the Bay
Feed your bellies after your afternoon out at Satay by the Bay. Home to the best of Singaporean hawker food, you’ll find the usual favourites like Chicken Wings, Rojak, Satay and more. Not a fan of carrying cash around? Book your Satay by the Bay food vouchers on Klook for a 5% discount and eat all your favourite foods!
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-19, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily
3. Marina Barrage
Marina Barrage is one of the best places to have a picnic with your family and friends! The huge grass patch on the rooftop is good for kite-flying and you can even bring your furry friend along. Pack a picnic basket and catch the sunset with the beautiful Singapore skyline in the background.
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
4. ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum is THE place to go to for perfect pictures. Home to the teamLAB exhibition Future World: Where Art Meets Science, our absolute favourite is the 170,000 LED lights in the Crystal Universe. You’ll truly feel as if you’ve been transported into another planet.
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 7pm
5. Marina Square
Marina Square is the perfect place to bring your little ones for a day of indoor fun. Home to indoor playgrounds like Kiztopia, Pororo Park and NERF Action Xperience, go playground hopping and conquer them all!
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Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
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Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-09, Singapore 039594.
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Opening Hours Monday-Sunday: 10:30-18:00 Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-29, Singapore 039594
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6. Marina Bay Sands Skypark
For great views of the Marina Bay and Central Business District, head up to the Marina Bay Sands Skypark! We recommend heading over at golden hour to catch the best of both worlds- the sunset and the night skyline when it gets dark.
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
7. Singapore Flyer
Asia’s largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer is definitely a must-do! As you ascend into the skies, take in the breathtaking views of Singapore and on a clear day you’ll even be able to spot Singapore Changi Airport. Fun fact: Did you know the height of the Singapore flyer is equivalent to 31 stacked male giraffes?
Address: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
Opening hours: Thursday-Sunday 3-10pm
You can’t leave Sentosa
out if you’re looking for things to do in Singapore. Home to the famous Universal Studios Singapore and AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping, this is the place to check items off your bucket list.
8. Universal Studios Singapore
Fulfil your need for an adrenaline rush at Universal Studios Singapore with the twin coasters Battlestar Galactica and get wet and wild on the Jurassic Park flume ride. Closest to the entrance, Hollywood consists of palm trees, vibrant architecture and of course, the Walk of Fame which is great for photos. You’ll also find several restaurants here including Starbucks, and Mel’s Drive-In.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Operating hours: Thursday to Sunday (*from 9 July 2020) 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
9. AJ Hackett
Tick Bungy Jumping off your bucket list in Singapore only at AJ Hackett. Leap off from 34 metres above sea and swan dive down as you enjoy views of the beach. If you’re looking for something you can do with your friends, why not conquer the Giant Swing together. Swing at speeds reaching 120km/hr and feel like you're flying from a height of 40 metres above ground!
Address: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, 099011
Opening hours: Thursday to Monday 12-7pm
S.E.A Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world and you can see over 100,000 different marine creatures here. Spanning across over 1000 different species, our top things to look at are the jellyfish, manta rays and hammerhead sharks!
Opening hours: Saturday-Tuesday: 10:00-17:00
Address: S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
11. Skyline Luge
Hop onto the Sentosa Skyride, a ski-lift type of ride where you’ll get to enjoy sweeping views of the entire island! From there, you’ll transfer to a Skyline Luge, a part sled part go-kart ride that will have you zooming down the slopes in no time.
12. Singapore Cable Car
One of the best ways to take in the views of the Southern precinct of Singapore is on the Singapore Cable car! Enjoy 360 degree views of Sentosa and one of Singapore's oldest hilltops, Mount Faber. Time your ride for the sunset and you'll have a beautiful backdrop to those photos. Nothing disrupts the view like bad weather. Lucky for us, if you Klook your tickets, they’re open dated so be sure to head down on a clear day!
13. Madame Tussauds
While it may not be their true human form, the wax figures at Madame Tussauds certainly look almost 100% alike! From the man you see on your Singapore dollar bills to extraterrestrial creatures like E.T. get your cameras ready for those photo ops!
When else will you be able to say that you’ve taken a photo with David Beckham?
Address: 40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, 099700
Opening hours: Thursday to Monday 11am to 7pm
14. Trick Eye Museum
Confuse your Instagram followers with pictures of you on an elephant wrapped around a bamboo stalk with the help of these funky illusions at the Trick Eye Museum. Get creative with your poses and be sure to charge those cameras.
15. iFLY Singapore
If you're too afraid (and too broke) to skydive in the great outdoors, try out bodyflying at iFly! This indoor wind tunnel will make you feel as if you've jumped off the plane into the open skies.
Don't fret, you will receive training from professional instructors and get suited up in sky diving gear before doing your jump
Address: 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01, 01 iFly Singapore, 099010
Opening hours: Weekday 1-9pm | Weekend 9am to 8pm
16. Mega Adventure
Take a leap of faith and zip across the lush jungle canopy and white sand beaches of Sentosa at the Mega Adventure Park! Going at up to speeds of 60km/hr if that isn't thrilling enough for you, you can even choose to ride upside down.
Bonus: Royal Albatross
You may have noticed the Royal Albatross’
unmissable presence docked in front of Resorts World Sentosa every time you enter the island. For anyone who’s wondering – yes
, this is a fully operational ship, not just decor.
The luxury ship sets sail in the evening, a perfect setting for a romantic date with your boo. Book a 3-course dinner cruise for the most immersive experience complete with an appetiser, main and dessert alongside complimentary drinks. Those with a fur-kid can also bring your dog on board for the first-ever luxurious dog cruise!
There’s more to the Civic District than just memorials and history. Here are our top picks:
17. National Gallery Singapore
Art and culture enthusiasts should pay National Gallery Singapore a visit to catch the latest art exhibitions from the region. Home to 8,000 art pieces of famous local and regional artists, interactive exhibitions are also rolled out every few months to give you an immersive experience in the museum.
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957
Operating hours: Saturday to Thursday 10am to 7pm | Friday 10am to 9pm (Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time)
18. The Original DUCKtours
The award-winning Ducktours experience is an hour-long adventure on an amphibious vehicle that takes you along the Civic District before you splash into the waters for a harbour tour, sailing past sights like the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands.
19. Fort Canning
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Fort Canning Park is an iconic hilltop landmark that witnessed many of Singapore’s milestones. There are 8 different trails you can take around the park but history buffs will definitely love the Colonial Historic Trail that takes you back in time to the days when the summit of this once Forbidden Hill was a key to communications.
20. Holey Moley
Why not a round of mini golf at Holey Moley with the squad this weekend? This quirky mini-golf club has some of the most unique holes including a giant Monopoly set, Game of Thrones and even the Flintstones.
21. We are the Furballs Cafe
Trust us when we say there’s nothing cuter than FURRY FRIENDS! We are The Furballs is a friendly dog cafe where you’ll get to feed them treats and have them snuggle in your lap for a nap. I mean, who can resist the puppy dog eyes?
22. Haji Lane
Haji Lane – Singapore’s hip and trendy neighbourhood. This long, narrow road is lined with fusion restaurants, eclectic shops, and unusual concept boutiques that are sure to tickle your fancy! It’s impossible to walk along Haji Lane and not notice the incredible artwork plastered along the building walls. Not only do these add so much vibrancy and quirkiness to the area, but it definitely makes for a great photo wall!
23. Leathercrafts at Crafune
Exercise your creativity in a leather craft workshop at Crafune. Whether you’re looking for a family activity, date night or just looking to craft a gift for a loved one, you’ll be guided by the experts here into creating your very own leather product.
Address: 38 Haji Lane #02-01. Singapore 189231. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-7pm.
24. N.O.X Dining in the Dark
Would you be able to taste what you’re eating if you can’t see it? Test your skills at N.O.X Dining in the Dark where you’ll be dining in complete darkness! This is definitely an experience that everyone has to try once in their lifetime.
25. Singapore Zoo
There’s no way you can miss the award winning Singapore Zoo. With it’s open enclosures built to resemble their natural habitats, check out over 2800 animals up close! From feeding the giraffes to watching the intelligent gentle giants the elephants do tricks, it’s a great day out for everyone.
26. Night Safari
Who says you can only see the animals in action while the sun is up. If you’ve ever wondered what animals do at night, head over to the Night Safari to find out! Hop onto the guided tram ride to learn about these animals and catch them in action.
27. River Safari
Head over to River Safari Singapore to check out the fluffy giant Pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia. These adorable bears will definitely melt your hearts as they roll around their enclosures
Klook Fun Fact: Pandas can poop up to 40 TIMES A DAY.
28. Sungei Buloh Wetland Nature Reserve
Take a walk on the wild side at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve because nothing says waking up better than a stroll amongst lush greenery. For those who are morning people, this is also a great place to catch the sunrise! Bring your cameras and binoculars along because you’ll be able to spot wildlife creatures like eagles and toucans.
29. Hay Dairies Farm
Pay a visit to Singapore’s one and only goat farm – Hay Dairies Farm! We advise coming from 9am to 10.30am to catch the milking sessions. The goats line up and munch on hay while milking tubes connected to their udders work their magic.
Address: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
Opening Hours: 9am-4pm daily | Closed on Tuesdays
30. Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum
Take your love for Tortoises to the next level at Singapore’s very own Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum! You’ll get to feed and also discover many new and rare species of turtles like the Pig Nose Flying Turtle and the Six Legged Tortoise.
Joo Chiat/ Katong
One of the best ways to explore Joo Chiat is on a vintage Vespa Sidecar tour! These classics will surely turn heads so you can expect all eyes on you while you’re on the road. Learn more about the history and charming stories of the area as you glide past in style.
Don't miss out on The Intan, a Peranakan Museum home tour that houses plenty of cultural gems. Enjoy home made refreshments while learning about the ways of traditional and lavish Peranakan weddings. You'll also get to take a closer look at the intricate beadwork and embroidery by the Nyonya Ladies!
31. Peranakan Houses
This row of pre-war shophouses is a well-known landmark in Joo Chiat courtesy of its colourful, pastel facade. If you look closer, you will also notice flowers patterns, tiles and intricate detailing on its exterior. These photogenic heritage houses are worth a visit and will certainly add some colour to your Singapore visit!
32. Kuan Im Tng Temple
Wander to the quieter side of Joo Chiat and you’ll find the Kuan Im Tng Temple amidst private residences. Founded in 1919, this temple has gathered quite a large following over the years and you can find a number of devotees paying their respects in the temple at any day.
33. Rumah Kim Choo
A boutique shop and museum gallery in one, Rumah Kim Choo is the place to be if you’re interested in delving into Peranakan culture. Browse around the shop and find gems like handmade beaded shoes, intricate tableware and more. Wander to the second level to take a peek into the lives and homes of a typical Peranakan house.
You can even try out a beading workshop by their in-house fashion designer where you can take home a new skill - the intricate art of Peranakan beading.
34. Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple
The history of the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple dates all the way back to the late 1800s! It’s certainly hard to miss it with its imposing architecture and design. Despite having gone through several reconstructions over the last century, the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple stands tall and proud today.
Join in a 2-hour walking tour of Little India’s colorful narrow streets and pre-war shophouses and meet more travellers like yourself! Follow a local guide through wet markets and Little India’s hidden gems to discover the best of the Indian community’s rich culture.
35. Cosmic Bowling at K Bowling
Forget regular bowling, Cosmic Bowling will have you striking out to sick beats and flashing neon lights. Level up your bowling experience at K Bowling, located in the heart of Orchard Road. Get ready to score those strikes while jamming out to tunes but their in-house DJ.
Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 16:00-23:30 Friday & Saturday 16:00-01:00
Address: 313 Orchard Road #03-27 S238895
36. Enjoy an onsen session at Elements Wellness
Elements Wellness is conveniently located in the heart of Orchard and is a great place to quickly recharge after a long week. Their facials will help boost cellular exchange and UV resistance, giving you youthful and vital skin. The massages will help you reduce stress and pain, promoting relaxation throughout your entire body.
But our favourite is definitely the onsen experience!
37. Bounce Trampoline Park
Got plenty of stored energy to use up after being a couch potato at home? Head on over to the trampoline park Bounce Inc where you’ll get to literally bounce non-stop.
Changi - East Coast
38. Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport is one of Singapore's newest attractions and the top floor is home to plenty of leisure spaces for young and young at heart. From Canopy bridge walks to Foggy Bowls and even huge sky nets and hedge mazes, this is a fun day out for the whole family.
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 10:00-23:00
Address 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666
39. East Coast Park
East Coast Park is one of the best places to spend an afternoon cycling! If you don’t own a bike, there are a few shops in the park that offer bicycle rental services. They even have tandem and family bikes so beginners won’t get left out.
40. Wild Wild Wet
One of the best ways to beat the heat is to spend a splashing day at Wild Wild Wet Singapore! Grab a float and lounge along the lazy river or muster up your courage and race down the slides. Our favourite slide is the Free Fall where you stand above a trap door and free fall down the tube!
41. Pulau Ubin
Many of us might have fond memories of camping outdoors in Pulau Ubin during Outward Bound camp days, but did you know that there is also a small hill, Bukit Puaka for you to hike up for some views? The hike up Puaka Hill is only 20 minutes long but the path is rocky and can be pretty steep so it is definitely still a workout! You can also choose to cycle around the area or go on a Kayaking tour!
The Ubin Kelong Boat tour will let you see the island from a new perspective and the privacy of your own private boat. Power through the waters on a river safari adventure where you can spot flora,fauna and wildlife like wild boars before you visit the floating fish farm, Smith Marine Floating Restaurant.
42. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a place of worship for the Buddhists in Singapore and is home to an impressive collection of relics. Apart from that, the interior even houses a teahouse and a theatre so head on in to have a look. Conducted by the temple’s volunteer guides, there are free tours for you to explore the different floors and halls.
Go on a Chinatown walking tour to discover new and interesting stories and facts about the area.
43. Tiger Balm Factory
Known for its healing properties, this tiny wonder balm is a menthol-based formula that reportedly cures everything from headaches to sprains and discomfort. Built in 1924, this three-storey building at 89 Neil Road is somewhat of a national treasure, producing bottles being sold overseas for as much as $10.
44. Try Butter Coffee at Tong Ah Eating House
A four generational coffee shop, this eating house was founded in 1939 when the owners of Tong Ah Eating House discovered the secret of roasting three kinds of coffee beans with sugar and butter. With coffee being a morning staple to help wake you up, don’t miss out on their coffee with butter for a smooth cuppa.
Address: 35 Keong Saik Rd, 089142
Opening hours: Daily 7AM – 10PM, Wednesday 7AM – 2PM
45. Snap pictures at Jinrikisha Station
Although rickshaws have been long replaced by the buses and MRTs, you can still spot a few in Chinatown once in a while. This building is currently owned by Jackie Chan, the famous Hong Kong martial artist cum actor.
46. Sister Island
Did you know that Sister Island is the first marine park in Singapore? The biodiversity of the park and its surrounding waters make it a popular dive destination where you can spot rare sponges and sea stars.
Even if you don’t have a diving license, you can swim and snorkel around the lagoons and reefs.
47. Kusu Island
Kusu Island is full of tortoises everywhere you look! From statues to cute live tortoises in the tortoise sanctuary, this is definitely a location to check out if you love your tortoises! They also say that if you pray at the many temples on the island, you just might take home some good fortune.
48. Lazarus Island
Head over to Lazarus Island for peaceful and empty beaches! This hidden paradise is perfect for just lazing on the sand with a book for taking a dip in the clear blue waters.
Set sail on a sunset cruise along the Southern islands to take in the beauty of the islands. This open-decked ferry is perfect for catching the sunset as you take in the fresh sea breeze and enjoy dinner in the company of your loved ones.
49. Singapore Science Centre
The Science Centre Singapore might be a little out of the city center but it is truly worth traveling out of the central area for. Get lost in the Mirror Maze of kaleidoscopic colors or get up close and personal with the beautiful winged butterflies!
Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, 609081
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm | Closed on Mondays
50. Snow City Singapore
While Singapore isn’t blessed with real snow, if you’re looking for the ultimate cool off session, head over to Snow City Singapore! Experience all the fun of winter without having to take a plane. Layer up, grab a rubber tube and slide down the slopes!
Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm daily
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