Things To Do

44 Of The Best Things To Do In Singapore

By Gracie Stewart

Gracie Stewart and friends in Singapore

“What are the best things to do in Singapore?” It’s a question that comes up time and time again.
Whether you’re a local looking to fill your weekends or you’re a tourist here on holiday and have no idea where to begin, Urban List has got you covered.

From the usual suspects like Gardens by the Bay to more unusual offerings like Haw Par Villa and Changi Jurassic Mile, here are the best things to do in Singapore.

Gardens by the Bay

18 Marina Gardens Drive

Gardens by The Bay
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It goes without saying that the largest glass greenhouse in the world should be on your bucket list. Gardens by the Bay is the stuff of plant-lovers dreams—boasting a Cloud Forest, a 35 metre-tall indoor waterfall, floral havens and even a treetop walk. This botanical wonderland will dazzle each of your senses, from whimsical suspended flower bouquets through to a 16-storey observatory deck. 

If you're visitng at night, be sure to stick around to see Garden Rhapsody. This amazing light and sound show involving the Supertrees happens twice a night at 7.45pm and 8.45pm.

Fort Canning Tree Tunnel

Fort Canning Park is bounded by Hill Street, Canning Rise, Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road

Situated on the edge of Fort Canning Park, the Fort Canning Tree Tunnel is well worth tracking down. For the most dramatic entrance, you’ll want to get there via the subterranean tunnel leading from Dhoby Ghaut Station.

You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see a spiral staircase leading up to a waterfall of greenery, with sunlight streaming through tree branches. Once you’re done, spend some time exploring the beautiful nature and history-filled park. 

Mandai Wildlife Reserve

80 Mandai Lake Road

An orangutan at Singapore Zoo
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Animal lovers will be captivated by the endless options at Mandai Wildlife Reserve. Say hello to over 300 species of rare animal breeds at the Singapore Zoo, find out what really happens after dark with Night Safari or check out River Wonders and be amazed by the world’s biggest freshwater aquarium, the Amazon Flooded Forest.

Be sure to stop by the Reserve’s latest attraction— the stunning Bird Paradise (20 Mandai Lake Road) where you can get up close and personal with some of Asia’s most curious and unique birdlife. We recommend setting aside a couple of days in that busy itinerary to truly enjoy all of the wonder on offer.

The Rail Corridor

Various Locations (there are over 30 access paths along the route that provide access into the Rail Corridor)

If you’re looking for something different on your next hiking adventure, The Rail Corridor (also known as The Green Corridor) delivers 24 kilometres in its entirety from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

The central section of the track has recently had a facelift and reopened to the public. Stretching four kilometres between two restored truss bridges on Bukit Timah and Upper Bukit Timah roads, the abandoned railway was once a connection between Singapore and the Malay peninsula and careful work has been done to ensure its heritage remains. From the trail you can easily access Singapore Quarry, Dairy Farm Nature Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. 

Museum Of Ice Cream

100 Loewen Rd

Sprinkle pool at Museum Of Ice Cream
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Not a fan of traditional museums? Singapore’s Museum of Ice Cream was made for you. The bubblegum pink wonderland is home to more than 12 multisensory installations, but the now world-famous sprinkle pool is where it’s at for unforgettable frosty fun.

With Instagram worthy photo ops everywhere you turn, you’ll be sure to work up an appetite. Thankfully, your ticket includes a sweet spread of unlimited ice cream that spans global tastes, textures and toppings.

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National Gallery Singapore

1 St Andrew's Road

Singapore’s largest museum of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art is an absolute must do for those looking for a culture hit. Housed within City Hall and the former Supreme Court, the iconic buildings span a whopping 64,000 sqm.

Inside you’ll find more than 9,000 jaw-dropping pieces from the likes of Singaporean creatives and internationally renowned artists, spanning the 19th century to present. The National Gallery is also home to a bunch of epic eateries, but top of the list is three Michelin Star French restaurant Odette

Haw Par Villa

262 Pasir Panjang Rd

Haw Par Villa
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Built in 1937, Haw Par Villa, which was once known as Tiger Balm Garden, is Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery. Founded by Aw Boon Haw, heir to the Tiger Balm throne, the park is a treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion.

With over 1,000 statues and 150 dioramas showcasing legendary works of Chinese literature, Haw Par Villa’s most iconic attraction is the 10 Courts of Hell, which is housed in the complex’s new Hell’s Museum—it’s an eye-opening experience for anyone looking to have a hell of a time.

Mummy Soh’s Cooking Class

136B Lor J Telok Kurau

Although Singapore is a foodies dream with its array of top-notch restaurants, sometimes you just can’t beat a home cooked meal. At One Kind House, Mummy Soh's farm-to-table cooking class has become somewhat of an institution.

During the class you’ll learn how to make a traditional-style chicken curry from scratch and harvest herbs and vegetables from their organic garden for a frittata and blue pea flower rice. At the end of the session, you will get to feast on your creations as well as a selection of greens, seasonal fruit and dessert. Should you fancy a glass of wine while cooking, you can take your own at no extra charge.

Marina Bay Sands

10 Bayfront Avenue

Marina Bay Sands
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With over 2200 rooms spread across 55 floors, Marina Bay Sands is the country’s largest and busiest hotel. Its stunning architecture, which consists of three unique hotel towers crowned by the Sands SkyPark (a 1.2-hectare tropical oasis), has been featured in countless documentaries and movies, and is consistently ranked as one the most Instagrammed hotels in the world.

More than just a hotel, Marina Bay Sands also houses a world-class casino, spa, shopping mall, theatre, and even a nightclub.

National Museum Singapore

93 Stamford Road

National Museum Singapore opened back in 1849 and is housed in a stunning neo-classical building on the edge of Fort Canning Park. Open seven days a week, you can explore the permanent Singapore History Gallery or check out any of the museum’s amazing array of immersive experiences and pop-up exhibitions.

If you decide to stay a while, head to Flutes, the museum’s smart-casual eatery serving European dishes with a modern twist. Trust us, you’ll happily lose hours here.

Candlelight Concert Series

Various Locations

Candlelight Concert Series
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Looking for some romantic date night inspo? With its sea of candles, talented musicians and breathtaking venues, the candlelight concert series is not to be missed.

We are looking forward to Taylor Swift's Best Hits at The Arts House, Candlelight Orchestra: Tribute to Queen and Candlelight Halloween: Best Soundtracks of Tim Burton, but there’s a whole range of different candlelight concerts happening on different dates so be sure to check out the full series.

The Karting Arena

511 Upper Jurong Road

There's something about a go-karting track that just brings out everyone's competitive streak—no matter who's behind the wheel, and Singapore's first electric go-kart track The Karting Arena is no different.

Built on a lighter race chassis for better handling, this nine-turn track guarantees a smooth ride and packs an electrifying punch. Race your mates and let the belly laughs ensue. 

S.E.A. Aquarium

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island

Ocean Dome at S.E.A Aquarium
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S.E.A Aquarium S.E.A. Aquarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums and is home to a staggering 100,000 marine animals across more than 40 habitats. Come face-to-face with sharks, rays, octopuses, jellyfish, eels, and more fish than you can believe.

With the PADI Open Water Diver experience, you can take your first open water dive in the glorious Open Ocean Habitat under qualified instructors who will be able to get you scuba-certified right there and then. The Junior Ocean Detective program allows children 7 - 12 years old to embark on a strange and wonderful investigative journey seeking out clues to solve marine-animal mysteries in the aquarium’s underwater world.

Little India

60 Bukit Timah Road (Little India MRT)

Little India’s bustling streets, colourful murals, and wallet-friendly (but delicious) food are a dream for the cash-strapped traveller. Keep your eyes peeled for the distinctly colourful House of Tan Teng Niah, believed to be the last surviving traditional Chinese Villa in existence, or you could pay a visit to Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples.

If you’re keen to shop, check out Mustafa Centre, a six-storey shopping centre open 24 hours, selling all sorts of affordably-priced items.

ArtScience Museum

6 Bayfront Avenue

ArtScience Museum
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A hub of art, imagination and creativity, the ArtScience Museum is a magical place to let your mind soar through the various exhibitions and immersive experiences. Located at Marina Bay Sands, this visually stunning building encompasses 21 gallery spaces, spanning nearly 5,000 sqm.

Previous large-scale exhibitions here include Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh and Salvador Dali, as well as gram-worthy pop-ups like Floating Utopias: The Power Of Inflatable Art, Wonderland (based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories) and Futures Imagined, a journey into the future 200 years beyond. 

Bollywood Farms

100 Neo Tiew Rd

Previously known as Bollywood Veggies, Bollywood Farms is an organic farm and bistro located in the Kranji countryside. Spread out over 10 acres, the farm grows a range of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices and prides itself on not using any chemical pesticides or fertilisers.

You can explore the farm at your own pace or enjoy a guided tour where you’ll learn all about the different crops and their sustainable farming methods. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head back to the Poison Ivy Bistro for some delicious farm-to-table food at cheap and cheerful prices—the Nasi Lemak is always a popular choice. It's worth noting, Bollywood Farms is only open Thursday to Sunday. 

Changi Jurassic Mile

Airport Boulevard

Dinosaur at Changi Jurassic Mile
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One of Singapore’s newest and largest permanent outdoor displays, Jurassic Mile stretches for over one kilometre and showcases over 20 different prehistoric creatures from nine different species—the tallest dinosaur stands at almost 5 metres high!

From the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex to gigantic dinosaur eggs, the free dino-themed cycling and jogging track links Jewel Changi Airport to East Coast Park and can be explored day or night.

Pulau Ubin

Changi Point Ferry Terminal, 51 Lor Bekukong

Located just off Singapore's north-eastern coast, Pulau Ubin is an island getaway that’s popular with families, nature lovers and thrill seekers. A 15-minute bumboat ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, Pulau Ubin is one of only two remaining kampongs in Singapore, so expect to be transported back to 1960.

Activities include everything from walking and kayaking to mountain biking. Bikes and kayaks can be rented on the island, but be sure to bring cash as no other form of payment is accepted. There are also multiple campsites should you fancy a night under the stars. Once you’re back on the mainland, be sure to stop by Little Island Brewing Co, which is right next door to the ferry terminal, for a craft beer and some smoked meat.

Paint In The Dark

The Common Good, 169 Joo Chiat Road, #02-01

Guests painting in the dark
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With a wine in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, it’s time to unleash your inner artist. Paint in the Dark is a unique masterclass where you can let your imagination run wild, have a drink and boogie to some beats in a retro-futuristic, neon-lit atmosphere.

The 90-minute class, which is run by an experienced artist, will take you through different painting techniques while allowing you to get creative with a range of fluorescent-coloured paints. Although aprons are provided, it’s recommended you wear clothing that can get dirty. It’s also worth nothing this is an adult only event.

The Royal Albatross

8 Sentosa Gateway

From a hearty breakfast buffet to free-flow sunset dinner cruises, the Royal Albatross offers a range of unique sailing experiences onboard Singapore's only luxury old-world tall ship. Equipped with four masts, 22 sails and over 200 ropes, the Royal Albatross started her life in Chicago, cruising the Great Lakes, before setting sail to South East Asia.

Since arriving in Singapore, the ship has been refitted with modern amenities like a five-star restaurant grade galley and high-tech guest cabins. Its newest offerings include a pirate-themed cruise with a variety of kid-friendly activities, as well as a Cat Cruise, where you can bring your feline friends aboard to enjoy views of the open ocean and the picturesque city skyline.

Adventure Cove Waterpark

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island

A waterslide at Adventure Cove Waterpark
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Cool off at Adventure Cove Waterpark where there's an energy level and water slide to suit every vibe. Take things easy while you float down Adventure River in the comfort of a relaxing tube. Alternatively, thrill seekers will love the Riptide Rocket. The hydro roller coaster climbs and twists before its adrenaline-pumping drops

Universal Studios Singapore

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island

Experience Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park. Spend the day immersed in the wonders of imagination with captivating rides, interactive shows and sets from your favourite movies and television shows.

Join Optimus Prime and the Autobots as you become a freedom fighter in an epic 3D battle against the forces of evil on the Transformers ride or engage in the ultimate intergalactic battle between good and evil on the world’s tallest duelling roller coasters. Little ones will love piloting their own Pteranodon on Dino-Soarin' and going on a space mission with the Sesame Street gang on the world’s first Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase.

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

88 Bright Hill Road

Bright Hill Temple
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More popularly known as Bright Hill Temple, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery is a Buddhist temple complex that dates back to the early 20th century. As the largest monastery in Singapore, it’s home to multiple prayer halls, koi ponds, a crematorium, a college and one of Asia’s largest indoor Buddha statues. But what really sets Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery apart is the beautiful imperial-style architecture.

As with most religious sites, you’ll need to wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees, and talking should be kept to a minimum.

Prawning

Various Locations

Prawning is what locals like to call prawn fishing and it’s a favourite pastime of many Singaporeans. Once you’ve caught your prawns, you can then have them cooked up fresh right in front of you to feast on.

There are many prawning outlets scattered across the island, but one of our favourites is Bait N Catch, which has four freshwater ponds filled with big head prawns and yabbies and is open daily from 8am to 3am—should you fancy some late-night prawning.

Tanglin Gin Distillery

26B Dempsey Road

The bar at the Tanglin Gin Distillery
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Whether you’re a gin aficionado or you simply fancy a good G&T, the Tanglin Gin Distillery at Dempsey Hill is a must visit. The distillery tour includes an introduction to Tanglin Gin, a walk through their distilling facility and, of course, a tasting at their Tanglin Gin Jungle.

While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a bottle of their Singapore Gin to take home. It harnesses the vibrant flavours of traditional Asian ingredients like young ginger and kaffir lime leaves which are then distilled with chilli, cassia, and mandarin peel.

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

85 Lor Tawas

This family-owned pottery shop is home to one of Singapore’s last two dragon kilns—and the only one that is fired up multiple times a year. Bulit back in the 1940’s, the dragon kiln at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle is 27-metres long and, you guessed it, shaped like a dragon. Recycled wood is used to fire the kiln, which is built on a slope to aid in the updraft, and can reach more than a thousand degrees Celsius.

After checking out the kiln, you can also explore their extensive collection of pottery, which is all available to purchase. They have everything from antique Chinese ceramics to umbrella stands and serving wear. If you’ve got the time, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle also hosts pottery workshops which are a fun day out for the whole family.

Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club

Block 159 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5

Birds at the Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club
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More than just a hobby, bird-keeping is a Singaporean tradition and the Kebun Baru Birdsinging Club, along with a community of passionate enthusiasts, is helping to keep the practice alive.

On weekend mornings, the open space beside Block 159 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 rings with a bright symphony of birdsong. As many as 300 to 400 songbirds are hoisted up in the air to bask in the sunshine and belt out a tune, while their owners enjoy a kopi with friends at ground level.

Tiger Brewery

459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim

Step into the home of Singapore’s iconic Tiger Beer. The Tiger Brewery Tour takes you behind each step of the brewing process—from milling the malt to packaging. You can also try your hand at tapping the perfect pint.

The whole tour takes about an hour and finishes at the Tiger Tavern for a beer appreciation session.

The Sundowner

705A East Coast Road

Bee keeping at The Sundowner
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The Sundowner is a nature experience centre floating above the bustling cafes and bars of the Siglap restaurant belt.

Their signature Rooftop Farm Experience includes an up close and personal tour of their rescued bees. You’ll get to put on a bee suit and hand feed them pollen while learning all about their fascinating lives in a colony. You’ll also get to savour a flight of exotic honeys from their honey library before ending your evening sipping on a freshly prepared garden-garnished cocktail as the sun goes down.

The Intan

69 Joo Chiat Terrace

The Intan is a private home that houses one of Singapore’s most impressive collections of Peranakan (a person of mixed Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage) artifacts. From colourful tiffin carriers to rare pieces of furniture, owner Alvin Yapp has spent more than 30 years collecting thousands of objects from Peranakan culture.

Visits to The Intan are strictly by appointment only and include a guided tour by Alvin himself, as well as tea and a selection of Nyonya Kuehs—bite sized sweets that are a big part of Peranakan cuisine.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

301 Neo Tiew Crescent

Trail at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
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Whether you’re a nature lover or you’re simply looking to escape the city for a few hours, look no further than Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Home to a range of monkeys, snakes, birds, monitor lizards, otters and even crocodiles, Sungei Buloh, which means “River of Bamboos” in Malay, is a sprawling 202-hectare ecological site with a range of walking trails to choose from.

The 500-meter Mangrove Boardwalk, which winds its way through the mangrove trees, is perfect for little ones, while the 1.3km Eagle Point Boardwalk stretches out onto the Straits of Johor, offering impressive views of Johor Bahru in Malaysia.

Lau Pa Sat

18 Raffles Quay

With over 100 hawker centres dotted across the island, each bustling with a host of food vendors offering a variety of local delicacies, you’ll never go hungry in Singapore. While every hawker centre has its own charm, Lau Pa Sat is one of our favourites. Smack-bang in the middle of Singapore’s CBD, it's the most atmospheric of the city’s hawker centres. A national landmark, it boasts 19th Century colonial architecture, complete with wrought iron and soaring Victorian arches.

While open during the day, it’s not till around 7pm that a row of vendors nicknamed “satay street” opens (along Boon Tat Street), who of course, have numerous satays on offer, as well as well-loved dishes like grilled stingray with spicy sambal. Be sure to visit Food Folks, where both familiar and innovative products/food are on the table, as well as educational, multi-sensorial encounters. For something a little lighter, try Thunder Tea Rice, which serves the eponymous Hakka dish that can hardly be found anywhere else.

Cat Bite Club Masterclasses

75 Duxton Hill

Cat Bite Club tasting masterclass
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Having only opened in June last year, Cat Bite Club has already cemented itself as a major player in the Singapore bar scene. Tucked away behind a secret entrance—look for the glowing red sign with a mischievous Cheshire cat grin and you’ll know you’re in the right spot—Cat Bite Club specialises in agave and rice spirits.

For those looking to further their knowledge of spirits, Cat Bite Club has recently introduced two new agave and rice masterclasses, where you can look forward to drinking and learning with technical notes, history and recipe recommendations for your chosen category. Each 45-minute session will feature four unique products chosen by Cat Bite Club’s expert team, paired with light bites.

At the end of the class, you will also receive a personalised Certificate of Completion marking your achievement and inducting you into a community of like-minded enthusiasts. You will also be eligible for special access to future events such as product launches, masterclasses and more to continue your spirits education.

Smith Marine Floating Restaurant

Located off Changi and Pulua Ubin

If you’ve got a penchant for fresh-as can be seafood, Singapore’s Smith Marine floating restaurant is well worth hunting down. Take the ten-minute ferry ride from Changi Village to the restaurant drifting near Pulau Ubin and make the most of the experience by choosing one of the set menus that includes transport fees. Think chilli crab, cereal prawns, sambal mussels and deep-fried lobster.

You can even try your hand at catching your own fish which the chefs will cook up for you how you like it. You can make a lunchtime booking, but who’d pass up the chance to watch the sun go down from a restaurant floating in the middle of the sea? Bookings are a must.

The Fragment Room

490 MacPherson Road

The Fragment Room
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Feeling a little frustrated? Well, now’s your chance to smash some sh!t up at Singapore’s very own rage room. The Fragment Room will kit you out in coveralls, cut-proof gloves, safety helmets, goggles and boots, before handing over weapons like baseball bats and crowbars so you can work out that tension in your dedicated smash room on a lousy old printer or some chipped up plates. Plus, you don’t have to feel bad because everything was headed to the tip anyway.

You’re free to bring your own tunes that they’ll play for you as loudly as you want… we’re thinking 'Break' Stuff by Limp Bizkit.

MacRitchie Reservoir

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

With everything from kayaking and treetop walks to turtle spotting and tower climbs, it’s well worth making the trek to MacRitchie Reservoir for a day of jungle fun. There are loads of different trails to take depending on your stamina, ranging from 3km to 11km, but you definitely won’t want to miss the treetop walk, even if you have to white knuckle it the whole way through.

Keep your eyes peeled for monitor lizards, turtles, monkeys and other native animals while you’re in the park. And if you feel like working off all the cocktails, desserts and hawker food (read: punishing yourself), you can climb the eight storeys to the top of Jelutong Tower for a glorious treetop view.

Mega Adventure Park

10A Siloso Beach Walk

Mega Adventure Park
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Swing through the treetops at 60 kilometres per hour, let your stomach drop on a 15-metre free-fall simulator and climb through obstacles 15 metres above the ground at Mega Adventure Park on Sentosa island.

On MegaZip you’ll speed along a 450-metre-long and 75-metre tall zip line right down to beautiful Siloso Beach, while MegaJump replicates a free-fall parachute jump without the risk of broken bones, thanks to a trusty safety wire and harness situation. And if you’re not done with the thrills you can give MegaClimb’s treetop obstacle course a go. But if all that has you feeling queasy, MegaBounce is a little tamer and so fun you won’t even realise you’re jumping 8 metres into the air.

MINT Museum of Toys

The MINT Museum of Toys is one for kids and adults alike, with their extensive collection of toys and memorabilia from 40 different countries sure to spark delight.

Unleash your inner child as you marvel at a whopping 8,500 toys and items, hailing from the 1840s to the 1980s. Think: the only known complete Batman robot, vintage signs and even Beatles memorabilia. There are four levels to the museum for you to explore; Outerspace, Characters, Childhood Favourites and Collectables. Plus the museum boasts a rooftop bar with sweeping views of the city perfect for a post-museum tipple. 

HyperDrive

54 Palawan Beach Walk

HyperDrive
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Gear up for an exhilarating experience at HyperDrive, Asia’s first indoor gamified electric Go-Kart circuit as you immerse yourself in the world of real-life racing and virtual gaming around a 3-level racetrack.

The indoor track was designed by former karting world champion David Terrien (from PSD Entertainment) and features 14 exciting turns. The electric go-karts come equipped with industry-leading engines, ergonomic seat designs and pro-level steering wheels. You’ll also find dual karts available for double the excitement with the little ones.

Singapore Wake Park

1206A East Coast Parkway

Singapore temperatures never really duck below 30 and the humidity is always raging so you’ll welcome any chance you get to cool off, and Singapore Wake Park is the perfect location to do just that while getting a jolt to the heart.

They’ve got two straight-line systems for those new to the sport and a full-sized cable system for experienced wakeboarders. Take things to the next level on the obstacle courses or with a night time wakeboarding session. 

Rain Vortex And Shiseido Forest Valley In Jewel

78 Airport Boulevard 

HSBC Rain Vortex and Sheishedo Valley Walk In Jewel at Changi Airport Singapore
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Where would a list of Singapore must-dos be without the infamous and iconic Jewel Rain Vortex? The 40m tall structure is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and gram-worthy to say the least.

The Shiseido Forest Valley wraps around the vortex and weaves you through four floors of stunning greenery. At the top, you’ll be treated to the best bird’s eye view of the vortex.

Creepy Tales Of Singapore Tour

Meeting point: Haw Par Villa MRT Station "Exit A"

If you’re a sucker for a good scare, then the Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour is for you. Taking place every Friday and Saturday night, from 7:30pm, this four-hour tour will see you explore the creepiest sites in Singapore.

You’ll be given ‘Ghost Hunting’ equipment as you check out one of the world’s largest Chinese cemeteries home to 100,000 tombs and an eerie World War II battlefield. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will share ghost stories, urban legends and will show you how to best connect with the spirit world. Warning: this spine-tingling experience is not for the faint-hearted. 

Sentosa Beaches

Various Locations

A beach at Sentosa
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If you’re after swaying palm trees, sparkling, calm water, and white sand underfoot, hit up Palawan Beach which is one of Singapore’s most visually iconic seaside destinations. Take a wander across the rope bridge that will transport you to an inlet at the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia and climb a watchtower to experience the breathtaking beachfront from above.

If you believe the word ‘beach’ should always be followed by ‘party’, we suggest walking a little further south to Tanjong Beach. During the day, Tanjong Beach offers relaxing vistas, shady palm trees and even some dog-spotting as the beach is a favourite for locals and their canine companions. Book a day bed at Tanjong Beach Club to get your tan on or wait until the sun goes down and let the DJ usher in the night while you put on your dancing shoes.

No trip to Sentosa would be complete without stepping foot on Siloso Beach. With plenty of beach club options such as OlaCoastes and Rumours offering mouth-watering cuisine along the waterfront, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Kampong Lorong Buangkok

Located off Yio Chu Kang Road

If you’re feeling adventurous, head to the Northeastern part of Singapore at Kampong Lorong Buangkok to explore the last remaining kampong (village) on Singapore’s mainland. Built in 1956 to the size of six football fields, over 40 families lived there at its peak.

Today, 25 households still call the kampong home, which sticks out between tall apartment blocks and modern daily life.  As Kampong Lorong Buangkok is a residential estate with families still living there, it's important you do not trespass and please be considerate when taking photos.

For the best experience, we recommend booking a tour like this one from Lets Go Tour.

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