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30 Extraordinary Things To Do In Singapore

Explore, indulge and express your passions in this global metropolis with ample opportunities to have a fabulous time. From bungee jumping, thrilling movie based rides, electrifying night clubs, cultural festivals, and fun entertainment parks, there are plenty of things to see and do in Singapore.

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1) Feel the thrill at Universal Studios 

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A visit to Southeast Asia’s first Hollywood movie theme park, Universal Studio, is a great thing to do in Singapore with kids. The park is filled with exciting rides, attractions and entertainment experiences in seven uniquely-designed zones, each themed after iconic movies. From breathtaking rides, performances based on cinematic themes, mesmerizing parades to a thrilling line up of nighttime activities, the park is a fun thing to do in Singapore with kids. 

Recommended for: Kids

Location: Sentosa Island

Average Price:  USD 59.97 per adult

Timings: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm

Pro tip: Do not miss the Shrek 4 D show, The water world performance in the Lost World zone and the Hollywood light up the parade. You could also enquire about VIP experience at VIPExperience@RWSentosa.com


2) Discover your tranquil moments at Sentosa Nature 

Explore nature trails with different types of trees and flowers from eight different habitats found on the island. Some of them being rare habitats like the coastal rainforest, rocky seashores, and wetlands. Experience with your family the wonders of heritage trees, migratory birds and stunning butterflies. One of the most wonderful Sentosa island attractions and top places to visit in Singapore for free.

Recommended for: Nature lovers, kids

Location: Imbiah Station

Average Price: Free

Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Pro tip: Look for the rare and endangered Magpie Robin.


3) Surround yourself with the aquatic world at S.E.A. Aquarium

Explore the marine kingdom with more than 1,00,000 marine animals of 800 species. Visit animals like the Mouse Grouper and the Pineapple Fish. Look out for the sharks, manta rays, goliath grouper, and other fabulous marine life. It is one of the most experiential things to see in Singapore. Don’t forget to take selfies with festive props and cherish the memories forever.

Recommended for: kids, families

Location: Resorts World Sentosa

Average Price: USD 28.24 per adult

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Pro tip: Refrain from using flash photography for the safety of the animals.


4) Get wet and wild at the Adventure Cove Waterpark

Zoom down thrilling water rides, twist and turn in a dark water chute, try and hide your fears in the spiral whirlpool, ride the splashy thrill at the Bluewater Bay wave pool, journey down Adventure River and much more. Don’t miss a snorkeling adventure with 20,000 friendly fish and have a day of endless splashes of fun. One of the favorite places to go in Singapore for water sports lovers and marine life enthusiasts.

Recommended for: Water sports lovers

Location: Sentosa Island

Average Price: USD 22.20 per adult

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, daily.

Pro tip: Please note that all rides have a minimum height requirement of 122 cm.


5) Say hello to Merlion

A Singapore must-see is a famous landmark in Merlion Park. The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and body of a fish. Widely used as a mascot of Singapore, it is a popular thing to see in Singapore. This iconic statue has water shooting out of its mouth. Visit it at night for the most sparkling views.

Recommended for: Tourists of all ages

Location: Near One Fullerton

Average Price: Free

Timings: All-day

Pro tip: Don’t forget to take a souvenir of the famous Merlion to remember your holiday.


6) Get up close and personal with wild animals at the Night Safari

Experience the eerie feeling of spending the night in the wild with over 120 species of nocturnal creatures – tigers, fishing cats, alligators, antelopes, etc. View the amazing Creatures of the Night show, a big hit thing to do in Singapore with kids. Make sure to hop onto the electric tram, a must-do in Singapore.

Recommended for: kids, animal lovers

Location: Mandai lake road

Average Price: USD 35.03

Timings: 7.30 pm to Midnight

Pro tip: Choose as an addon either a buffet dinner at Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant or catch the Thumbuakar performance of fire eaters.


7)  Hop-on and Hop-off the stylish Singapore bus for a city tour

Explore the mesmerizing city and take a city tour to view the best attractions in Singapore. With a 24 or 48 hour ticket, see the Singapore Flyer, The Marina Bay Sands, Botanical  Gardens, Little India, Chinatown and much more. The panoramic views from the open deck are truly amazing.

Recommended for: outdoorsy tourists, city lovers

Location: Suntec City tourist hub

Average Price: USD 31.84 per adult

Timings: Yellow route: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm | Red route: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Pro tip: Yellow route and Red route are two varied city tour routes to choose from.


8) Take the fascinating River safari at night

An amazing thing to do in Singapore at night, explore 6 of the world’s iconic rivers surrounded with over 6,000 species of fauna. Explore the world’s largest collections of freshwater fauna from the Mississippi, Congo, Mekong, Yangtze rivers. Add on an amazing cruise of the exciting Amazon River Quest.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, wildlife lovers

Location: River Safari

Average Price: USD 76 per adult

Timings: 1.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Pro tip: You should be able to walk on uneven terrain and be at least 3 feet tall for the boat ride.


9) Charismatic views from the deck of the Marina Bay 

A must-do in Singapore is a visit to 57 levels above the ground, the Skypark observation deck. Treat your eyes to stunning views of the city’s best attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Supertree Grove. Take exotic souvenir shots of the city’s amazing skyline views Enjoy the Spectra light and water show from the 1st floor, a fabulous night activity in Singapore.

Recommended for: All tourists

Location: Marina Bay Sands

Average Price: USD 35.03

Timings: Monday to Thursday: 9.30 am to 10.00 pm | Friday to Sunday: 9.30 am to 11.00 pm

Pro tip: During rain and thunderstorms, the Skypark Observation Deck remains closed.


10) Aboard the Singapore cable car at the Sentosa Island

One of the most spectacular things to do in Sentosa Island, Singapore is the cable car ride. Catch panoramic views of Mount Faber, look for dolphins down below at Adventure Cove water park and soar over the Sentosa line. Discover a fun way to travel to Sentosa Island.

Recommended for: Families, kids, couples

Location: Harbourfront Place

Average Price: USD 14.07 ( round trip pass )

Timings: 8.45 am to 9.15 pm

Pro tip: Last boarding time will be 9.30 pm


11) Visit the Splendors of Gardens By The Bay

This multi-award-winning horticultural destination is a beautiful thing to see in Singapore. The design resembles Singapore’s national flower, the orchid. In the evening, catch the light and sound show at the Garden Rhapsody among the supertrees. Visit the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and a 35-m tall mountain. Stroll along the 128-meter long aerial walkway, the OCBC Skyway for panoramic views of the Marina Bay skyline.

Recommended for: Tourists and plant lovers

Location: Marina Gardens 

Average Price: USD 28 per adult 

Timings: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm

Pro tip: Buy an extra admission ticket for the Christmas Wonderland event to enter Supertree Grove and OCBC Skyway.


12)  Explore the award-winning Singapore Zoo

One of the fun things to do in Singapore with kids is paying a visit to the Singapore Zoo. Roam around freely with animals in their natural habitats. Participate in various shows and feedings or ride away on the tram while stopping at numerous cafes and restaurants. Learn about 300+ species of animals, birds, and reptiles; a Singapore must-see for the entire family.

Recommended for: kids

Location: Mandai Lake road

Average Price: USD 30.60

Timings: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm

Pro tip: Do not miss the elephant show. You might also love to feed the elephants.


13) Venture into Singapore Chinatown at night

Chinatown is a bustling, colorful area with a backdrop of rich history. The night tour includes a visit to the traditional Chinese medicine hall, a trishaw ride, local dinner, and a bumboat ride. An amazing thing to do in Singapore at night, this is a place where you can shop, eat, repeat without peeking at the watch.

Recommended for: Families 

Location: Chinatown

Average Price: USD 77.04

Timings: 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Pro tip: This is not suitable for people with mobility impairments.


14) Witness breathtaking views from the Singapore Flyer

A must visit place in Singapore, hop on the Singapore Flyer and see panoramic views that stretch to parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. Do take the experience in the evening and enjoy the sunset views and get a bird’s eye view of this stunning city.

Recommended for: The adventurous tourist

Location: Raffles Avenue

Average Price: USD 33 

Timings: 11.30 am, 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm, 7.15 pm


15) Do the rounds of Chinatown street markets

A place of interest in Singapore, come along to shop for colorful Chinese souvenirs and taste local cuisines under shaded canopies. The shops and stalls are bustling with activity. Take your pick from clothing to homeware, technology to handicrafts. There is also a fantastic range of street food carts. A must-try is a fresh dim sum and crispy duck.

Recommended for: Shopping enthusiast, good for kids

Locations: Pagoda Street and Trengganu Street

Average Price: Very affordable shopping

Timings: 9.30 am to 8.00 pm

Pro tip: Pick beautiful lacquerware and handmade fans with calligraphy on it. You won’t regret it.


16) Amazing animal encounters at Palawan Amphitheater

This is a place to visit in Singapore for free and just right for your kids. Interact with colorful parrots, amazing reptiles and watch a delightful performance at Sentosa. A 15-minute show every afternoon will thrill you and your family as the birds show off their playful antics.

Recommended for: families, birdwatching enthusiasts

Location: Palawan Beach

Average Price: Free

Timings: 2 pm to 5.30 pm

Pro tip: Be careful while feeding the birds as they have very strong beaks.


17) A day out at Jurong Bird Park

Come and make friends with Sally the hornbill, King penguins, Eclectus parrots or fly a raptor. Another amazing thing to do in Singapore is an inspirational adventure of memorable wildlife experiences. Wildlife Reserves Singapore is dedicated to the management of the park and to conserve its biodiversity.

Recommended for: Kids, tourists with a deep interest in nature and the wild

Location: Jurong Hill

Average Price: USD 23.69 per adult

Timings: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm

Pro tip: Make friends with a Conservation Ambassador who are youth volunteers and will provide you with a meaningful tour of the park.


18) Enter into the spectacular kingdom of butterflies, Insect Kingdom

A Singapore must-see, the garden is home to over 15,000 colorful butterflies and serves an unforgettable experience for travelers and photography enthusiasts. It also houses over 3,000 rare species of insects a wonder of Mother Nature. Get close to these fascinating creatures and free-flying colorful butterflies.

Recommended for: kids 

Location: Imbiah Road

Average Price: USD 12.10 per person

Timings: 9.30 am to 7.00 pm

Pro tip: Take a guided tour of the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom for a more enriching journey. Totally worth it!


19) Meet upfront celebrities at the Madame Tussauds

 Bring in some glamour to your holiday and visit the wax museum, a fun thing to do in Singapore. It houses look-alikes of every international star from the King of Pop, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe. So interact and take pictures in your best pose with any of them. It’s a fantastic experience like a party you have never been to before with celebrities.

Recommended for: kids 

Location: Imbiah road

Average Price: USD 42 per adult

Timings: 10.00 am to 8.30 pm

Pro tip: Don’t miss the Marvel 4 D experience and Ultimate film star experience


20) Be amazed at the acrobatic stunts at the Dolphin Island

Experience the intelligence of the cutest marine creatures and learn about the bottlenose dolphins in a hands-on learning session. Or you could observe and enjoy an exclusive program of dolphins at play as their trainers put up an exquisite show for you. The dolphin island is a top Sentosa island attraction and a Singapore must-visit.

Recommended for: Families with children

Location: Sentosa

Average Price: USD 28.13 one day pass for Adventure Cove Waterpark

Timings: 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 4.30 pm, and 5.00 pm

Pro tip: Experience the euphoria that comes from a dolphin propelling you through the water on a bodyboard.


21)  Bar hopping saga in Chinatown at night

Bring in the night with a visit to a few of the world’s best bars. Start off at a secret underground bar, enjoy seasonal menus and spirits with flavors. Next, visit the gin bar and master the art of making exotic gin and tonic. It is a whole new world of exquisite cocktails and intimate lounging, one of the most awesome things to do in Singapore at night.

Recommended for: Adults

Locations: Keong Saik Street (Potato Head), Ann Siang Hill (Nutmeg & Clove)

Average Price: house wines & house spirits at USD 66 ++

Timings: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

Pro tip: Some of the bars are reservations-only bars.


22)  Climb aboard the Singapore Duck tour

Enjoy the unique one-hour sightseeing experience of Singapore’s sights in the land and sea. The amphibious vehicle makes a splash in the sea at Marine Bay from where you can view the famous Merlion, the official mascot of Singapore. On the land, it drives past the Singapore Flyer and into the Civic district, War memorial park, and around the world’s largest water fountain in Suntec city; one of the top places of interest in Singapore.

Recommended for: All tourists

Location: Suntec city

Average Price: USD 35 per adult

Timings: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm 

Pro tip: Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.


23) Shoppers paradise on Orchards road

Shop from renowned International brands to local brands, this is the retail hub of Singapore. There are many things to do in Orchard Singapore with casual pubs, discount outlets, fresco bars, Newton food centers, departmental stores, and upscale boutiques. It indeed is a retail heaven. 

Recommended for: Shopping enthusiasts

Location: Orchard Road

Average Price: from discounts to premium buys

Timings: 24 hours

Pro tip: Ion Orchard is a futuristic mall with eight levels of stores, a must-see place to go in Singapore.


24) Visit the former British command center

Learn about the famous BattleBox strategy, an interesting Singapore thing to know and see. Visit the command center where the British, Indian and Australian commanders discussed air defense during World War II. Explore The Battlebox and learn how the underground command center worked during World War II.

Recommended for: History lovers

Location: Canning Hill

Average Price: USD 16.77

Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Pro tip: Book Battlebox tours ahead of time to secure your spot.


25)  Shopping at Arab street

Fascinating shopping awaits you in the many tiny shops that dot the streets. Colorful fabrics, leather, perfumes, jewelry, etc that are synonymous with Persian and Yemeni cultures, are on display here. Among other things to do in Arab Street Singapore are traditional food stalls with delicious local curries to try. The street is particularly an interesting thing to see and visit in Singapore on budget.

Recommended for: History and culture lovers

Location: Arab street

Average price: affordable purchases

Timings: 24 hours

Pro tip: Don’t forget to visit the Sultan mosque for its religious and historical importance.


26) Visit the fun place Amazonia Singapore

Let your kids indulge in an indoor playground environment that is safe and clean. Over 10,000 sq ft of indoor facility, this is a fun thing to do in Singapore with kids. Attractions include trampoline, interactive ball area, impact wall games, basketball area and much more.

Recommended for: kids

Location: Great World City mall

Average Price: USD 24.44 per person

Timings: 10.00 am to 9.30 pm

Pro tip: Check out the loyalty-free passes for a one hour play for 2 kids in the zone.


27)  Enjoy beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens

The 161-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site is a top tourist attraction in Singapore.  Explore beautiful sculptures, a swan lake and roam around a significant expanse of tropical trees. The orchards are amazing and a private tour of the gardens is recommended. This is one of the best things to do for free in Singapore for family and couples.

Recommended for: Nature lovers, kids, couples

Location: Cluny road

Average Price: Free

Timings: 5.00 am to 12.00 am 

Pro tip: Just a 3-minute walk from National Parks Board.


28) Live your dreams at iFly Singapore Skydive

Chase the thrill at the world’s largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving. It is totally safe with professional trainers to guide you and the complimentary rental gear is ideal to take the challenge stress-free. Get fantastic views of the South China Sea and Siloso beach and enjoy the free fall; an unusual thing to do in Singapore.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers

Location: Sentosa Island

Average Price: USD 88.10

Timings: 9.00 am to 9.30 pm except for Wednesdays (11.30 am to 9.30 pm)

Pro tip: Flyers must be 7 + years of age, 120 kgs maximum if under 1.8 meters, not pregnant and should not have any history of medical ailments.


29)  Spectacular Outdoor Show, Wings Of Time

A fabulous place to go in Singapore at night, view the latest multimedia light show with robotic water fountains, gigantic water jets, and pyrotechnics. It is the only night show in the world set in the open sea. The image is projected onto a massive water screen and is a magical delight to watch for both children and grown-ups.

Recommended for: Families with kids

Location: Sentosa

Average Price: USD 9 per person

Timings: 7.40 pm and 8.40 pm

Pro tip: Take a cable car ride for convenience rather than walking.


30) Take the best of Changi Airport Tour

Another exciting thing to do in Singapore is to experience the best of Jewel Changi Airport. See the various theme displays of the terminals like Crystal Clouds, HSBC Rain Vortex, the Shiseido Forest Valley and Canopy Park. The airport also is home to the world’s largest indoor waterfall. Enjoy a local meal if you have time to spare and end your visit eventfully. It is the best free thing to do in Singapore during transit.

Recommended for: Families

Location: Airport Singapore

Average Price: Free

Timings: 24 hours

Pro tip: All terminals are basically in a U-shaped building and it may be faster to walk between terminals. But remember, you can always take the Skytrain.

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15 Comments

  • By Beena Samuel
    Posted January 30, 2020 at 7:28 am
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    Very informative & useful!

    • By Nikita Aswani
      Posted February 3, 2020 at 11:28 am
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      Hey Beena,
      Thanks so much for appreciating my blog! My effort is always to bring to you honest holiday experiences. Do continue to follow my blogs. Happy Travels!
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  • By Mr.Vikram Lalvani
    Posted January 30, 2020 at 8:39 am
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    Been to Singapore lately. All the information is apt and wish I had the opportunity to read such blogs before my trip. Going forward shall do so.

    • By Nikita Aswani
      Posted February 3, 2020 at 11:30 am
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      Hey Vikram,
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  • By Gomathi
    Posted January 30, 2020 at 10:30 am
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    Very nicely and brief I.formation about the places of travel.quite helpful

    • By Nikita Aswani
      Posted February 3, 2020 at 11:32 am
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      Hey Gomathi,
      Very kind of you to appreciate my blog. Do follow my other stories for honest insights into holiday experiences in fabulous destinations. Happy Travels!
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      Niki

  • By Anjana
    Posted January 31, 2020 at 4:08 am
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    Very informative . Thanks for all the details. Seems like a great family holiday destination.

    • By Nikita Aswani
      Posted February 3, 2020 at 11:34 am
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      Hey Anju,
      Thanks so much for appreciating my blog. Do follow my blogs as I bring to you honest experiences of travel to fabulous destinations. Happy Travels!
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  • By Divya Daswani
    Posted February 1, 2020 at 1:43 pm
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    Very informative and well written!

    • By Nikita Aswani
      Posted February 3, 2020 at 11:36 am
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      Hey Divya,
      Thanks for appreciating my story. My effort is to highlight travel experience insights into fabulous holiday destinations. Do continue to follow my journal entries. Happy Travels!
      Regards,
      Niki

  • By Navin
    Posted February 3, 2020 at 3:20 pm
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    Wonderful tips for travelling

  • By Gomathi
    Posted February 6, 2020 at 4:32 pm
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    Very nice description.it was like seeing the places.

  • By Mehma Apar Kaur Jhuremalani
    Posted February 8, 2020 at 12:20 pm
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    Very Informative and helpful.

  • By Viji sundar
    Posted February 10, 2020 at 12:19 am
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    Very accurate and well written article. I have been to Singapore 14 years ago and it had most of the must see attractions exactly as mentioned by the author, taking me back memory lane. The universal studio and some other added attractions make me want to visit again.

  • By Neel
    Posted February 24, 2020 at 4:32 am
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    Grt inputs!! Very helpful

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