Best things to do in Singapore this week (25 – 31 Aug 2023)

It’s the final stretch of August. School holidays are just around the corner and the Formula 1 craze is set to fire at any time. Here are the best things to do in Singapore right now, as a family, colleagues, couple and maybe even as strangers.

1. Sentosa: Southern Islands Speedboat Tour

Why: You might have seen Sentosa before but probably never from this angle. Time to change that!

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Credit – Sentosa Speedboat

Leave the rest in your wake when you jump aboard this thrilling seaborne adventure that whizzes you around Singapore’s southern islands. The high-speed vessel comes with an on-board tour guide who will regale you with inside information about Fort Siloso, Keppel Harbour and Dragon Tooth as you buzz past them.

The backdrop of the sea against these wonderful landmarks makes for the most beautiful photos. Don’t just do the same old Sentosa getaway again— see it from a completely different perspective with the Sentosa: Southern Islands Speedboat Tour.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: From S$39
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2. The Fragment Room: Rage Room Experience for 2      

Why: Why should only The Hulk get to smash?

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Credit – Fragment Room

There’s something therapeutic about smashing things to smithereens. Who knows why it is so satisfying but, more importantly, who cares? Just get your hands on one of the baseball bats, crowbars or something from the array of seasonal weapons and everything in sight is fair game for your pent-up rage.

Included in this package is all safety gear—- you get a helmet, pristine white coveralls, cut-proof gloves and visors. Up for breaking is a vast range of office equipment that includes keyboards and monitors but they also have ordinary crockery like glasses and plates.

This makes our list of best things to do because you can go wild as a pair. This Fragment Room Weekday Ticket for 2 + Beast Mode package comes with one crate of breakables.

Duration: 30 minutes
Price: From S$85
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3. Virtual Room Singapore: Escape Room Meets Virtual Reality

Why: All the adventures across space and time… without even breaking a sweat

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Credit – Virtual Room Singapore

From solving puzzles in ancient jungles like Lara Croft to battling dinosaurs a la Jurassic Park to Interstellar-like outer space adventures, this is a Virtual Reality experience like no other. It combines all the best elements of an Escape Room with the enthralling adrenaline rush of an immersive in-your-face VR experience.

The best part is that you get to experience it all with a group of up to 3 friends. Choose your own adventure from a range that includes surviving a zombie outbreak in Singapore. Dust the cobwebs off the grey matter and work together to save yourselves and the world at Virtual Room Singapore!

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: From S$45
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4. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Why: To join the millions who have had this magical educational experience

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Credit – Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience

Whether or not you are an art enthusiast, it’s hard to walk past this super-hit exhibition. You will join the millions of others around the world who have stepped into this incomparable insight into not just the world of the genius Dutch painter but also into his mesmerising creations.

The lifelike recreations of his sometimes-troubled mind are nonetheless captivating and the symphony of vivid colours applied to ordinary subjects and landscapes transforms them into unforgettable visions. We found the add-on VR experience to be hands-down one of the most beautiful, immersive and enjoyable parts of any exhibition. The Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a must-visit.

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes
Price: From S$35.50
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5. AIRZONE Singapore: The World’s First Suspended Net Playground

Why: A ball pit meets a net suspended many floors over a mall – what’s not to love?

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Credit – Airzone

How does the prospect of a “suspended net playground” sound to you? This whimsical concept takes all the running, jumping, climbing and crawling obstacles from your childhood and hoists them to a dizzying height. And adds balls. Ranging in size from larger than you to teeny palm-sized ones, there are hundreds of them to act as toys or hurdles.

Then, there are crawl-through net maze tunnels, slides to whizz down on and, of course, trampoline-like net ‘floors’ for a bouncy day of fun at literally every step. AIRZONE Singapore: The World’s First Suspended Net Playground 3-storey funhouse is a wonderful way to get active for both kids and adults.

Duration: 50 minutes
Price: From S$23
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6. SCAPE Solve Mysteries at: Trapped Escape Room

Why: An Escape Room with a film twist

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Credit – SCAPE Trapped Escape Room

Jigsaw, A Quiet Place and 28 Days of Night— do these movies give you the creeps? Good. Because they will give you a much denser dose of the heebie-jeebies when you are locked into a room created around their uniquely horrifying worlds.

The premise is that you have been kidnapped and sequestered away in this claustrophobic room with seemingly no way out. Each of the 3 themed rooms is replete with its unique set of challenges and puzzles. Discover hidden clues, tunnels and secret passageways to solve the mystery and save yourselves and your team. You’ll have to use all of your faculties, skills and imagination to survive SCAPE Solve Mysteries at: Trapped Escape Room.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: From S$26
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7. Omni-Theatre: Enjoy Southeast Asia’s 8K 3D Digital Dome Theatre

Why: Where else could you experience an 8K 3D digital dome?

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Credit – Omni Theatre

Southeast Asia’s first 8K 3D digital dome is the ultimate edutainment destination. The hemispherical seamless screen is 23 metres in diameter! Beneath it is a 221-seat theatre from where you get to peek into the farthest reaches of the galaxy, seeing details few have ever before in 8K resolution. These live planetarium shows are conducted by certified science educators.

That exploration of the final frontier is just one of the many digital movies that you can watch. There are also documentaries based right here on Earth, as well as animated films that you will never see on a regular screen. Get up close and step into another world at the Omni-Theatre.

Duration: 30-40 minutes
Price: From S$14
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8. Sunset Cruise with Free-Flow Drinks

Why: Did someone say free-flow drinks for 3 hours?

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Credit – Sunset Cruise

Flit your eyes over our familiar towering landmarks from the rare perspective of an offshore vantage point. That’s the intriguing vista you get to enjoy with this relaxing sunset cruise. Skim across Singapore’s southern waters sipping cocktails, beer and other drinks as the lilting lullaby of waves serenades you into a state of bliss.

Casting off at sundown, the voyage is marked by the brilliance of the city lights juxtaposed against the darkness of the sky and sea. Besides the free flow of drinks, guests are also served canapes as the vessel sails. Secure yourself a seat on the flybridge to really get the most out of the Sunset Cruise with Free-Flow Drinks.

Duration: 3 hours
Price: From S$68
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9. Snow City Singapore

Why: Because that wintertime Europe trip is just way too expensive

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Credit – Snow City

That holiday piggy bank not quite heavy enough yet? Well, this snowbound getaway is just around the corner and much more affordable! Indulge in all the Christmas-y activities that you see in films and TV, everything from downhill sledding to making snow angels to throwing snowballs and even ice fishing!

Singapore’s first permanent indoor snow centre features all that and much more. They have an ice bumper car arena. You don’t even have to have your own cold weather gear as boots and jackets are included in the package (limited quantities of certain sizes). Make your way down for an icy time at Snow City Singapore.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: From S$12
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10. Beer ‘n’ Axe Throwing session

Why: Umm… because beer and axe-throwing are a good mix…?

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Credit – Axe Factor

Yes. Yes, they are the perfect mix! Relive those hectic scenes from films like The Last of the Mohicans and John Wick with your very own arsenal of pointy things stuck to lengths of wood. Axe throwing can be one of the most fun activities, no matter if you are male or female, old or young, left-handed or right-footed. That satisfying thunk as the axe head burrows into the target will get you attuned to your ancestors who battled gigantic beasts with nary a beer for reward.

Use our FeverUp exclusive link to get a free bottle of craft beer with every Beer ‘n’ Axe Throwing session ticket purchased (please see the T&Cs for details).

Duration: 30-40 minutes
Price: From S$14
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