53 Best things to do in Singapore – Ideas for tourists & locals

Singapore is a vibrant metropolis that blends modernity with heritage and offers a wealth of experiences for both residents and travellers. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems and from the entertaining to the educational, this article delves into the best things to do in Singapore.

Whether you’re a culture enthusiast, a foodie or an adventure seeker, Singapore has something extraordinary to offer you. Join us on a journey through the top attractions and activities that make the Lion City a remarkable place to explore.

(With so many new attractions and activities being created all the time, we will keep updating this list. If you have a recommendation, please tell us!)

1. Eat Hawker Food

Lau Jiang Fishball Laksa Noodle

Hawker centres are regarded as gems of Singapore’s culinary heritage not just by locals and visitors but even UNESCO. These bustling food complexes are integral to Singapore’s identity, acting as cultural touchstones that preserve and promote the diverse food traditions of our multicultural society.

Here are 3 hawker centres that you should check out:

Remember to try Singaporean classics such as chicken rice, laksa and Hokkien mee when you visit! Want even more? Here are the 300 best of the best.

You can even get a Tour of Singapore’s Must Try Local Vegetarian Food + Buddhism Culture at FeverUp

2. See The Merlion

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Before there was MBS, the structure most closely associated with Singapore was the Merlion. Part lion, part fish, it is still the official mascot of the Lion City and regarded as our national personification.

The City Highlights: Singapore River & Marina Bay Guided Tour takes you to Merlion Park where the Merlion sits, constantly gushing water from its mouth. Irreverent locals use the term ‘merlioning’ to refer to vomiting. Installed in 1972, the 8.6-meter, 70-ton statue has since been joined by a 2-metre, 3-ton Merlion cub.

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This tour introduces you to other iconic landmarks and architecture, including the Singapore Flyer and the Esplanade Theatre.

(The Merlion statue was under repair from 23 Oct to 13 Dec 2023 and the Merlion cub held the fort on its own during this period)

5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618
Tickets from S$85 at  FeverUp

3. Singapore Flyer

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The Singapore Flyer offers a breathtaking experience 165 meters (541 feet) in the sky. This colossal observation wheel gives you an unrivalled perspective of the Lion City’s skyline from its glass-enclosed capsules. See Singapore’s stunning blend of modern architecture, lush greenery, and shimmering waters all the way to the horizon.

The Singapore Flyer is an unforgettable part of any visit to the Lion City. Get your combo tickets now for Singapore Flyer and Gardens by the Bay or Marina Bay Sands!

30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 03980
Tickets for Singapore Flyer & Marina Bay Sands from $58.95 at  FeverUp

4. Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 165-year-old tropical garden at the fringe of the Orchard Road district. It is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Heritage List. It is the first in Asia and the third botanic garden globally to be inscribed.

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A must-visit at the Botanic Gardens is the National Orchid Garden. With over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids on exhibit, the magnificence of their beautiful blooms is a sight to behold.

While visiting the National Orchid Garden, stop by the Tropical Montane Orchidetum, which simulates the experience of ascending through a tropical montane forest. The area, spanning 2,480 square metres, has 3 upgraded display houses containing varied orchids.

Adult admission ticket for S$122 at FeverUp

1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

+65 6471 7138
Daily: 5am – 12am
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5. Gardens by the Bay

If you prefer a man-made garden, a must-recommend is the Gardens by the Bay. A premier horticultural attraction for local and international visitors, the Gardens by the Bay was part of the country’s ambition to transform its “Garden City” into a “City in a Garden”.

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Credit – Marina Bay Sands

The Gardens by the Bay was recently voted the eighth-best attraction in the world as part of travel site Tripadvisor’s 2024 Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best.

A must-visit is the Bay South, the largest of its 3 gardens. With its award-winning cooled conservatories and iconic Supertrees, Bay South has placed Singapore on the global map.

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Bay South is home to the world’s biggest greenhouse, the Flower Dome. It is the place for one to discover rare shrubs which cannot be found natively. Visitors will also get to experience the cool-dry Mediterranean climate, offering an escape from the local hot weather.

Adult admission ticket for S$32 and child admission ticket for S$18 at FeverUp

18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 

+65 6420 6848
Daily: 5am – 2am
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6. Photobooth session @ Haji Lane

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If you love the Y2K aesthetic and want to join the photobooth craze, head down to vibrant Haji Lane. As you walk down the street, you will notice numerous photobooth studios available for you to choose from.

From classic Korean-style photobooths to fun-themed and different-angle booths, there is one for everyone to try.

There are also many fun and quirky props you can use when snapping your shots at the booths. Be sure to scan the QR codes after your photo-taking session to receive digital copies of your photos.

Some photobooths to check out:

So, drop by Haji Lane for your next hangout and snap your memories at their wide selection of photobooths. 

Haji Lane (nearest MRT – Bugis MRT station)

7. The library@Orchard

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Located on Level 3 of Orchard Gateway, this National Library branch is the most stylish and aesthetically pleasing in Singapore.

With its wavy, maze-like shelves, this two-storey library is the perfect place to take your Instagram photos while unwinding in the calm vibe of the library.

277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #03-12 & #04-11, Singapore 238858 

8. Float Therapy

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Floatation therapy is a scientifically proven method of reducing stress and accelerating recovery, and it even has the potential to rewire your brain. This magic happens inside an enclosed pod of water with 600 kg of dissolved Epsom salt, so anyone can float effortlessly. Users say it feels like a safe, womb-like cocoon and the perfect space to rest.

Sessions have been shown to increase mental acuity and concentration, deepen meditative and spiritual experiences, and boost mental acuity and learning speed.

66 Kampong Bugis Kallang Rivergreen Building, 5th Floor, Singapore 338987
1 hour from S$89 at  Palm Ave Float Club

9. Relax at a Japanese Onsen

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Tired of your busy schedule? What better way to relax than by spending your time at a Japanese onsen? If you have been to Japan and stayed at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) or visited an onsen spa, you will be familiar with these hot spring facilities.

Typically at over 25 degrees Celsius, these onsen baths can improve blood circulation and metabolism. Additionally, they can help nourish and rejuvenate your skin while easing tension and body aches.

So, unwind and pamper yourself at a Japanese onsen in Singapore and enjoy a relaxing day away from the daily hustle and bustle.

Here are some options for you: 

10. Sembawang Hot Spring Park

If you are feeling lukewarm about visiting an artificial hot spring, the Sembawang Hot Spring Park is the only option in Singapore for you. The park is a natural hot spring located next to a military camp roughly 100 metres off the main road, Gambas Avenue.

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If your feet ache from walking there, soak them in the park’s cascading foot bath. Hot water emerges at the top, then cools as it flows down four tiered pools of the foot bath.

Sembawang Hot Spring also has a separate water collection station (so you don’t have to worry about collecting used water from the foot bath). This is where you collect hot spring water using buckets to boil eggs at the cooking point. Bring your own eggs and containers.

Along, Gambas Ave, Singapore 756952
+1800 471 7300
Daily: 7am – 7pm
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11. iFly Singapore – Indoor Skydiving Experience

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iFly Singapore is the world’s largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving. Each ticket gives you 2 skydives where you will experience true free-fall equivalent to a drop from 12,000 to 3,000 feet, just like a real skydive! The 18 ft acrylic glass wall gives you unobstructed views of the South China Sea, too.
43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01, 01, Singapore 099010

Tickets (adult) from S$109 at FeverUp

12. Slingshot Singapore – GX5 Extreme Swing

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A 40-metre fall with speeds as high as 120 km/h will give you a feeling of weightlessness right here on Earth. Well, slightly above it, at least. Flung that high into the sky, you’ll get to see a side of Singapore’s beautiful skyline that not very many people have seen.

Each ride lasts about 3 minutes but the memories of the thrill you get from riding the Slingshot will last a lot longer.

3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Block E, Singapore 179024
Tickets from S$34.95 at  FeverUp

13. Xcape Singapore

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If you are a thrill-seeker and enjoy challenging your brain, spending an exhilarating day in an escape room is an experience you do not want to miss.

As one of the largest escape room operators in the country, Xcape SG offers a wide variety of room types and genres, with over 52 game chambers to choose from. Whether you are interested in crime, horror, or even a VR escape room experience, it is sure to be a fresh and thrilling activity for you and your friends. 

14. LOST SG

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LOST SG distinguishes itself from other escape room games with its innovative use of technology and immersive themes. The 5 various 60-minute themed games, such as Alcatraz and Aokigahara, incorporate advanced gameplay to enhance the experience.

LOST SG also offers team-building packages for all activity levels. Each escape room allows for a maximum of 12 persons. Bring your friends, colleagues, and family members along!

Children aged 6 and below can play for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Those above 6 years old have to pay an off-peak ticket price (weekdays, 11am – 5.30pm) of S$23.90/pax. For all other timings and eves of public holidays, fork out S$29.90/pax.

Get your tickets from Bookeo

1 Selegie Rd, B1-03/04 GR.iD (GR.iD Singapore), Singapore 188306
+65 6717 1688 / +65 6255 0095
Daily: 10am – 9.30pm
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So, gather your friends and explore the numerous escape rooms in Singapore. 

Here are some other options to check out:

15. The Fragment Room

Ever felt so angry that you just wanted to break something? Vent your frustration at The Fragment Room, Singapore’s first rage room. You’ll also get to dispel your boredom, too.

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Book a session and treat yourself to arguably the best anger therapy in town. Smash plates, glasses, vases, electronic appliances, and more. Sounds terrifying? Well, you don’t have to be afraid about getting injured, as they give all participants a protective jumpsuit!

Get a single pass for S$38. You’ll get a crate of breakables and 40 minutes to smash them.

Get your tickets from The Fragment Room

490 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368198
+65 6970 0343
Daily: 12pm – 10pm
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16. Universal Studios Singapore

While Singapore is not known for its film industry, it is home to 1 of the 5 well-known Universal Studios theme parks worldwide that are a must-stop on any tourist’s itinerary.

Like other Universal theme parks, Universal Studios Singapore features attractions from Universal and other studio companies’ assets. These include Transformers and WaterWorld.

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A must-visit zone at Universal Studios Singapore is Far Far Away, inspired by Shrek. Here, you will be greeted by castles, green ogres, a talking donkey, and magic potions.

A one-day ticket pass starts from S$59/pax (for Singaporean adults and children aged 4 – 12). If you are a foreigner, a one-day ticket starts from S$62/pax (for adults and kids).

Get your tickets from FeverUp

8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
+65 6577 8888
Daily: 10am – 8pm
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17. Singapore Zoo

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With over 4,200 specimens of wildlife across over 300 species, Singapore Zoo in Mandai more than pulls its weight within tiny Singapore. From the fierce and majestic king of the jungle to the cute and hyperactive meerkats to the gentle, swaying giraffes, there is an enclosure that will appeal to you.

With so much to see and do, it’s best to get a package that lets you experience it to the max. Here are 3 that you should try:

  • Singapore Zoo: Meet orangutans, snakes & more from S$31.95 at  FeverUp
  • Singapore Night Safari with Tram Ride from S$34.15 at FeverUp
  • 2-in-1 Park Hopper: Singapore Night Safari + River Wonders from S$61.95 at  FeverUp

80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 

18. Bird Paradise

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Another attraction that wildlife lovers flock to is the Bird Paradise, formerly known as Jurong Bird Park. Located in Mandai Wildlife Reserve, Asia’s largest bird park spans 17 hectares. It houses 3,500 birds from 400 species, of which 24 percent are threatened.

Threatened birds such as over 20 hornbill species are spotlighted at its Winged Sanctuary. This makes the Bird Paradise the world’s largest genetic reserve of hornbills in human care.

Also check out Penguin Cove, one of the world’s largest simulated Antarctic exhibits. The artificial habitat contains cold saltwater pools for Gentoo, King and rockhopper penguins.

Adult admission ticket for S$49 and child admission ticket for S$34 at FeverUp

20 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729825

Daily: 9am – 6pm
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19. Night Safari

If you are a night owl, drop by the Night Safari instead. The Night Safari, located in Mandai Wildlife Reserve, is the world’s first nocturnal zoo. It is home to more than 900 nocturnal animals from approximately 100 species. Of these, 41 percent are threatened.

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To educate visitors on the importance of wildlife conservation, commentary is provided throughout the 30-minute tram ride through various areas such as the Himalayan foothills.

Alternatively, opt for their Safari Trail if you prefer walking. Venture into the wild and spot captivating animals such as the 3-banded armadillo, binturong, Tasmanian devil and more.

Tickets for Night Safari + Tram – Adult for $50.40 and Child for S$35.10 at FeverUp

20 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729825

+65 6360 8672
Daily: 7.15pm – 12am
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20. River Wonders

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Credit – Mandai Wildlife Reserve

Located within Mandai Wildlife Reserve, River Wonders (formerly the River Safari) houses one of the world’s biggest collections of freshwater vertebrates. These include more than 11,000 animal specimens representing close to 260 species. Visitors can learn about iconic river giants, including the threatened Mekong giant catfish and giant freshwater stingray.

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A must-do while you are at the River Wonders is the Amazon River Quest. Designed to simulate a journey along the Amazon River, it is the place to try to spot the park’s well-camouflaged wildlife amidst vegetation and rocks. The animals include jaguars and the Brazilian tapirs.

Adult ticket for $43 and child/senior ticket for S$31 at FeverUp

80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Daily: 10am – 7pm
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21. S.E.A Aquarium

The S.E.A. Aquarium is 1 of the world’s largest aquariums. The aquarium is home to more than 100,000 marine animals representing 1,000 species across over 40 diverse habitats.

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Visitors can look forward to a raft of interactive programmes, up-close animal interactions, and a series of immersive learning journeys to inspire guests to protect the world’s oceans.

A standard admission ticket costs S$44/adult and S$33/child from 1 Jul to 8 Aug 2024.

Get your tickets from FeverUp

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Daily: 10am – 6pm 
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22. Wild Wild Wet

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Singapore is notorious for its heat and humidity, and that makes an escape to Wild Wild Wet an unmissable entry on our list. It is one of Singapore’s biggest water parks and promises a day of fun and laughter for the whole family.

The expanded park now has 16 exciting slides and water features, including the Kraken Racer, Free Fall and Kidz Zone. It’s not all adrenaline-rushing rides, though; there are also relaxing family-friendly attractions such as the lazy River so it’s perfect for all ages and personalities.

1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Skip-the-line tickets (adult) from S$27.69 at  FeverUp

23. Adventure Cove Waterpark

Are water theme parks up your alley? If so, visit the Adventure Cove Waterpark too.

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From thrilling water slides full of high-speed twists and turns to enchanting wonders of a mellower type where you get up close with marine life, there is an experience for all at Adventure Cove Waterpark. For the ultimate adrenaline seeker, the Riptide Rocket is an irresistible pull. At the other end of the spectrum lies a calming trip down Adventure River.

From 1 Jun to 5 Aug, a one-day ticket starts from S$33 for Singapore residents. Otherwise, if you are a foreigner, you will have to fork out S$37 for a one-day ticket.

Get your tickets from Resort Worlds Sentosa

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Daily: 10am – 5pm 
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24. Omni-Theatre: 8K 3D Digital Dome Theatre

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Southeast Asia’s first 8K 3D digital dome theatre gives the whole family an immersive edutainment experience like no other. The powerful digital planetarium system lets you peer into space at 8K resolution on a 23-metre diameter dome screen in a 221-seat theatre that also screens a range of digital movies and live planetarium shows. These shows are conducted by science educators.

21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Tickets (all ages) from S$13.95 at  FeverUp

25. Science Centre Singapore

The Science Centre Singapore is a favourite, especially among families with children. Located in Jurong East, it promotes scientific and technological education for the public.

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If your little one enjoys the outdoors and science, check out the Kinetic Garden. Here, your child can discover the inter-relationship among forms of energy and more through interactive exhibits such as the Magic Swing, a Sundial and a Lithophone. The Science Centre Singapore will relocate to the Jurong Lake District in 2027, so pay it a final visit!

Adults and children (aged 3 – 12) who are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents get free access on weekdays during the school term. On weekends, public holidays and school holidays, Singaporeans/Permanent Residents pay S$6 (adult) and S$4 (child) respectively.

Get your tickets from FeverUp

15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

+65 6425 2500
Tues – Sun: 10am – 5pm, Mon: Closed
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26. Snow City

Looking for a place to cool down after catching the Fire Tornado Show at the Science Centre? Drop by the Snow City, which is located within the same complex.

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Opened in 2000 and revamped in 2007, the 3-storey Snow City has a 60-metre long snow slope for visitors to snow tube in a unique sub-zero environment. The first snow centre in Singapore is hence popular amongst locals who cannot experience sub-zero temperatures.

Visitors will be transported to the Arctic Circle with Snow City’s new theme. Here, they will be introduced to its mascots and breathtaking interactive exhibits. You might also want to check out the coloured ice playground, which is Singapore’s largest dyed ice gallery. Trust us, you won’t be able to forget the beautiful ice sculptures or awe-inspiring ice slides here.

1-hour Entrance Ticket for $12 + One Bumper Car Ride for S$16.80 at FeverUp

21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433 
+65 6560 2306
Mon: Closed, Tue – Sun: 10am – 5pm
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27. KidZania Singapore

Located at Sentosa, KidZania Singapore is a child-size replica city that spans 7,600 square metres over 2 floors. It allows children between the ages of 4 and 17 to explore more than 60 different occupations, ranging from doctors to pilots through role-play.

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If you haven’t been to KidZania Singapore since it re-opened in 2024, check out its new partner establishments. These include the fashion chain H&M, Malaysia Airlines, and the e-commerce giant Shopee. Old favourites such as Kiss 92FM, the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Singapore Police Force, and the Parkway East Hospital also make their return.

Admission fees start from S$29/toddler, S$60/child aged 4 – 17, and S$37/adult.

Get your tickets from CoolMelon

31 Beach View Rd, #01-01/02 Sentosa Island, Singapore 098008
Thu – Tue: 10am – 6pm, Wed: Closed
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28. Tuesdays at Cool Cats: The Tuesday Blues Revue in Singapore

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Immerse yourself in a unique fusion of primal blues, reimagined and brought back to life! Step into a world where the vintage allure of the American Deep South converges with contemporary Asian aesthetics. With Greg Tucker-Kellogg’s lap steel serving as the soundtrack, savour the remnants of bygone cotton plantation days when melodies told stories of old.

Enhancing this soulful ambience, you’ll be serenaded by the harmonious melodies of the violin and flute, reminiscent of the fiddle and fife that once dominated communal gatherings in the Deep South.

32 Beach Road, Singapore 189761
Tickets from S$30 at  FeverUp

29. Paint in the Dark

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Let the creativity flow with Paint in the Dark. Participants can create art in a unique setting with limited visibility using glow-in-the-dark or luminescent paints to produce artwork in a darkened environment, which adds an exciting and mysterious element to the creative process. It’s a creative and entertaining experience that allows individuals to explore their artistic side while embracing the element of surprise in their creations.

169 Joo Chiat Road, #02-01, Singapore 427729

Tickets from S$69 at  FeverUp

30. Chaos Lab

If you liked Paint in the Dark, another attraction to check off your to-do list is Chaos Lab, an interactive laboratory experience for children. Situated near the link bridge to Jewel Changi, it is ideal for a boredom-busting session while your family is waiting for a flight.

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Your little ones will have a whale of a time creating and playing at Chaos Lab. Explore a slime station, a neon graffiti wall, a ball pit and more! You’ll also be able to meet the mad scientist and his assistants. They will walk you through the different hands-on zones there.

Just a piece of advice: things might get a bit messy, so bring an extra set of clothes along!

Child ticket for $25 and adult ticket for S$9 at FeverUp

Changi Airport Terminal 2, 60 Airport Blvd., #03-03, Singapore 819643 
+65 6956 9898

Daily: 9am – 9pm
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31. Changi Experience Studio

If you thought airports were all about queuing and rushing, you’ll change your mind when you touch down at Changi Airport. Discover the history of the world’s best airport and what goes behind the scenes of the busy air hub with a visit to the Changi Experience Studio.

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Situated within Jewel, the 3,000-square feet multimedia attraction is home to high-tech games that stimulate airport functions (e.g. scanning of virtual luggage for dangerous items). It also houses interactive touchpoints and visual exhibits for adults and kids alike.

Adult ticket for $21 and child/senior ticket for S$14 at FeverUp

78 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819666  
+65 6595 6868
Mon – Fri: 11am – 8pm, Sat & Sun: 10am – 8pm
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32. National Museum of Singapore

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Visit the National Museum of Singapore for free (Singapore citizens and PRs) and enjoy the different exhibitions and galleries. Dubbed the largest and oldest museum in Singapore, it offers a rich insight into Singapore’s history and culture for all to appreciate.

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

33. National Gallery Singapore

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The National Gallery Singapore is a leading visual arts institution. The museum is located in the Civic District of Singapore. It has the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia, with more than 8,000 artworks from across the region. 

Visit the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, which presents more than 300 artworks. The exhibition, beginning from the mid-nineteenth century, explores Southeast Asia’s art history during an era of colonialism when Southeast Asian artists, such as Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, sought to redefine vernacular expressions and aesthetics under foreign rule.

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents get free entry. Otherwise, a standard ticket, which comes with free guided tours is priced at S$20 for tourists and foreign residents.

Get your tickets from National Gallery Singapore

Singapore 178957
+65 6271 7000
Daily: 10am – 7pm
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34. Asian Civilisations Museum

If you prefer art with a pan-Asian focus, head to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) instead. The ACM is Singapore’s national museum of Asian relics and ornamental artworks.

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While at the ACM, visit its ground floor with the theme of “Trade and the Maritime Silk Routes”. The floor showcases masterpieces of Asian export art (ceramics, furniture, paintings, gold, silver, and other materials made in China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia for export to the rest of the world) from the ninth century to the early twentieth century.

An all-access pass is priced at S$12/adult for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. Tourists and foreign residents pay an entry fee of S$25/adult.

Get your tickets from FeverUp

1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555
+65 6332 7798
Sat – Thu: 10am – 7pm, Fri: 10am – 9pm
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35. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Like museums but prefer natural history to art? Head to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Named after Lee Kong Chian, a prominent Chinese businessman and philanthropist, it is located at the National University of Singapore’s Kent Ridge Campus.

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If you are obsessed with all things related to dinosaurs, check out the museum’s diplodocid sauropod fossils. These creatures were among the largest and heaviest animals to ever live on land.

The skeletons are more than 80 percent complete, of which two of these come with skulls – a rarity for sauropod dinosaur fossils!

Singapore residents enjoy an admission rate of S$18/adult. Foreigners pay S$27/adult.

Get your tickets from Sistic

2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377

+65 6601 3333
Tues – Sun: 10am – 6pm, Mon: Closed
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36. Singapore Art Museum

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The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) adopts a contemporary approach, showcasing works by local talents and regional pieces from China, India, Korea, and Japan. Currently housed in Tanjong Pagar Distripark due to renovations at its original location, SAM remains a favoured destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in unique and contemporary art. Admission is free for everyone, local and foreign.

39 Keppel Road, #01-02 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065

37. Museum of Ice Cream Singapore

Opened in 2021, the Museum of Ice Cream Singapore, nestled in a 60,000-square-foot colonial barracks in the Dempsey neighbourhood, is the museum’s first overseas location.

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Home to the largest sprinkle pool of any Museum of Ice Cream, connect with your inner kid through the joy of play. You will also learn about ice cream and its history across multi-sensory art installations. But the best part? You can eat unlimited ice cream there!

Get your tickets from Museum of Ice Cream

100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837
Thu – Sun: 10 am – 9 pm, Mon – Wed: 10 am – 6 pm
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38. Children’s Museum

While there have always been kids’ programmes at museums and heritage institutions here, the Children’s Museum is the first museum for children below the age of 12.

Here, your little ones can take a voyage back in time to olden Singapore, discover the wonders of nature, discover how our local communities celebrate birthdays, and more.

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One of its permanent exhibitions is “A Voyage Back in Time”. Catch a theatre show to learn why our forefathers came to Singapore and experience the perils that they went through.

Singaporean children and adults enter for free. But if you are an adult, you can only enter if you are accompanying a child. Foreign residents pay S$10.90/child and S$16.35/adult.

Get your tickets from National Heritage Board

23-B Coleman St, Singapore 179807
+65 6337 3888
Tues – Sun: 9am – 5.45pm, Monday: Closed
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39. Hell’s Museum

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If you are into dark art and culture, Haw Par Villa Hell’s Museum will definitely pique your interest. This unique museum dives into the Buddhist concept of the 10 Courts of Hell, providing an insight into this belief system. 

Additionally, it explores the diverse perspectives of death from different communities, offering a rich, enlightening experience that challenges and broadens your views on the afterlife.

262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628

40. Hay Dairies

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Join a farm tour at Hay Dairies for a fun-filled day of feeding, petting, and learning the milking process of the endearing goats. With over 800 goats, Hay Diaries is the only animal farm that specifically houses goats in Singapore. 

In addition, you can get to taste fresh goat’s milk and purchase some souvenirs such as handmade goat soap, drawstring bags and many more. 

250 Neo Tiew Cres, Singapore 719866

41. Gallop Stable

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Spend an exhilarating time at Gallop Stable, riding horses and ponies! Located at Horsecity @ Bukit Timah and Pasir Ris Park, Gallop Stable offers various activities for you to experience at their recreational and lifestyle hub. 

From riding adorable horses and ponies to participating in creative activities such as horseshoe painting and window art, visiting Gallop Stable will surely be an exciting and enjoyable time. 

Furthermore, you can also feed these adorable ponies after your rides. 

Bukit Timah – 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992
Pasir Ris Park – 61 Pasir Ris Green Carpark C Singapore 518225

42. Qian Hu Fish Farm

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Housing over 1,000 species and varieties of ornamental fish from all over the world, Qian Hu Fish Farm is a hot spot for marine life enthusiasts. 

Take part in their guided tour, join in on the longkang fishing, and enjoy a relaxing 30-minute fish spa to exfoliate your feet and have a fruitful day at the farm. Don’t miss out on checking out the aquatic animals and plants in their retail section as well. 

71 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698950

43. NekoTown SG Cattery

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Located in the East of Singapore, NekoTown SG Cattery is a haven for cat lovers. Offering a homey atmosphere, adorable cats, and a free flow of drinks for just S$9/hr, it is the perfect escape. The cafe also features grooming services and pet products for your furry friends at their Tanjong Katong branch. 

Cafe: 658 Geylang Road, Singapore 389588
Pet shop & grooming service: 188-5 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 436990

44. Chow Cute Cafe

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Puppy enthusiasts shouldn’t miss Chow Cute Cafe in Seletar Aerospace Park. It is a perfect spot to unwind and play with lively furry friends. Enjoy petting resident chow chows and Samoyeds, and feel free to bring your own pets for a fun and relaxing day out.

16 The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 797873

45. What the Pug Cafe

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If you’re a fan of irresistibly charming pugs, then What the Pug Cafe is the perfect spot for you. Situated on Haji Lane, this cafe serves as an oasis for pug lovers to interact and enjoy quality time with these adorable dogs. Remember to book your visit in advance, as entry is by appointment only.

80 Haji Ln, Singapore 189271

Whether you are a pet owner or simply an animal lover, visiting these animal cafes provides a fantastic opportunity to relax, interact, and cuddle with newfound furry friends.

46. Pottery class @ Orchard Central

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Experience Singapore’s largest Korean pottery classes at Am I Addicted Korean Pottery Studio for a day of engaging and creative pottery-making. Located in Orchard Central, this expansive 10,000 sq ft studio offers both a la carte and workshop sessions suitable for all skill levels.

Register for a trial class for S$55/hr, get your hands dirty, and immerse yourself in the art of ceramic making.

181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #05-37 Singapore 238896

47. HaveFun Karaoke

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HaveFun Karaoke, featuring multiple locations islandwide, welcomes guests to its aesthetically themed rooms equipped with neon lights, a broad range of songs, and a selection of snacks and drinks. VIP rooms with billiard tables and darts are also available. 

48. Kommune

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Kommune by 85soho, located at Orchard Gateway, is a multi-entertainment hub featuring karaoke studios, video gaming rooms, board games and a restaurant. Experience the unique Korean karaoke system, which features the finest sound technology from South Korea’s leading karaoke company, and unleash your inner idol.

Orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858, Unit 03 – 18

49. K.STAR

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Open until 4am, K.STAR stands out as Singapore’s first themed karaoke studio, boasting an array of unique thematic rooms. With locations at Orchard Central, Plaza Singapura, Clarke Quay, and PLQ Mall, it provides guests with a diverse selection of rooms to choose from. In addition, their massive Party Suites can accommodate approximately 25 people, making them perfect for parties and gatherings.

So, next time you want to belt out a tune, visit these karaoke studios and sing to your heart’s content.

50. Outdoor Glamping @ East Coast Park

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Go Glamping SG hosts one of Singapore’s most beloved glamping spots. Here, you can enjoy the scenic sea views and the refreshing sea breeze from the comfort of your fully equipped glamping tent. Each tent comes with portable air conditioners or fans and comfortable beds, ensuring a delightful blend of nature and luxury.

Book your tents here for a unique and hassle-free experience. 

51. Indoor Glamping @ Burnout Space

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For those less inclined towards the outdoors but eager to explore the glamping experience, Burnout Space presents Singapore’s first indoor glamping option. This unique setting features fully air-conditioned rooms and movie screenings for your enjoyment.

Ideal for hosting special occasions like bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries and proposals, the venue also provides a full dining setup, customisable message boards, and additional tailored services to enhance your celebration.

Book your rooms here to have a one-of-a-kind experience. 

So, grab your families, friends, and loved ones and make your reservation for a short glamping getaway in Singapore.

52. Pulau Ubin Bike Trail

If you have run out of things to do on this island, the next best thing to do is to explore nearby islands. A favourite among Singaporeans is Pulau Ubin, an island northeast of Singapore. If you can ride a bike, it is the perfect venue to spend an afternoon cycling.

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Singapore with a bike tour of Pulau Ubin. The island has bike trails that pass by fruit farms, mangroves, wetlands and the coastline. You will also get to learn about Pulau Ubin’s fascinating history from your well-informed guide.

4-hour tour for 1 pax from 9.30am for $114.45 at FeverUp

61 Pulau Ubin, Singapore 508310
+65 6542 4108
Chek Jawa Wetlands: 7am – 7pm
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53. St John’s, Lazarus & Kusu Islands Ferry

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If you are an island hopper, the roundtrip ferry from Marina South Pier to St John’s, Lazarus & Kusu islands is your ticket to paradise. Your first port of call is St John’s Island, a former quarantine station that is now a quiet retreat in the Straits of Singapore.

Thereafter, cross the causeway to Lazarus Island and stroll on its clean, pristine beaches.

From there, head to Kusu Island, home to the popular Da Bo Gong Chinese Temple. Also drop by the famous Tortoise Sanctuary, a pit in the ground where tortoises roam around.

Adult ticket for S$15 and child ticket for S$12 at FeverUp

31 Marina Coastal Dr, Singapore 018988 (Marina South Pier)
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