Singapore has been dubbed the world’s best green city, so why not give the museums, cinemas, and other indoor activities a break to improve your mental health and physical wellness with some unique outdoor activities. Whether it’s trying out yoga for the first time, exploring nature in the best parks, or catching some Vitamin D under the sun…these exciting outdoor experiences provide a way to destress, be active, and they are – overall – good for the soul. Here’s 12 of our top picks of the best outdoor things to do in Singapore.
1. Challenge yourself to a forest obstacle course
Immerse yourself in adrenaline-pumping activities at an outdoor adventure park in Singapore. For instance, you could fly 450m over the scenic jungles and beaches on Sentosa Island at Mega Adventure Park or else try Singapore’s only treetop obstacle course at Forest Adventure. These thrilling outdoor activities are the perfect challenge. Plus, it’s excellent for families and these activities make a superb unique date idea in Singapore.
2. Swim with marine life
Why not go scuba diving to see Singapore’s mesmerising marine life? There are many experienced diving schools in Singapore that offer training to help people become equipped with tools to scuba dive underwater. These diving schools organise regular trips to places like Kusu Island which is home to many turtles and Pulau Hantu populated with rich marine life just 30 minutes boat ride from the city. Check out Blue Reef, Dive Lab, Deep Blue, to name a few for lessons.
3. Cycle around the islands
Explore our beautiful islands of Singapore by bike and immerse yourself in natural beauty. Cycle through wonderous trails passing mangroves and forest with iconic wildlife such as monkeys, and learning fascinating facts about our island home. It’s the ultimate exercise activity in the great outdoors. For instance, the Pulau Ubin Island Tour consists of a four-hour bike tour in paradise passing fruit farms, mystical mangroves, pristine beaches and other landmarks. Find the best cycling tours on Fever.
4. Conquer Singapore’s only wake park
Singapore Wake Park, situated in East Coast Park, is the country’s only cable and ski park built in a lagoon. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, this thrilling outdoor activity promises an abundance of water fun during the day and at night on wakeboards. Children as young as six years old can take part in challenges. Definitely, an exciting thing to do with a group or even alone in Singapore.
📍1206A ECP, Singapore 449891
5. Hike your heart out
Get your steps in and clear your brain fog by tackling one of Singapore’s best hiking trails on a dry day. It’s the perfect way to disconnect from our screens and appreciate the beauty of nature around The Lion City. From the 24km trail along the quiet old railway track The Rail Corridor to trenching through scenic pathways and spotting wildlife in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, and catching a beautiful sunset or sunrise in Kranji Marshes…you’ll be spoilt for choice.
6. Heal with outdoor yoga and fitness classes
Manage your stress levels by joining outdoor yoga and other finesses classes. Some of our favourite classes for 2024 include Skyline Aqua which are classes of FloatFit HIIT or FloatFit Yoga at the infinity pool at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, as well as Yoga Seeds and non-profit Yoga For A Change offering outdoor yoga sessions and retreats. Otherwise, you could sign up for a special session on the rooftop of the new Voco Orchard Hotel at sunset with wellness guru Brandon Chong, or check out Secret Sunrise’s next pop-up yoga experience for the ultimate morning wakeup call.
7. Solve mysterious on St. John’s Island
Assemble your gang of adventurists to solve puzzles in an escape-room style outdoor game on St.John’s Island. Players have four hours to solve the mysterious of a new pandemic before it dooms humanity. The escapade plot follows a virus which has ravaged the main island of Singapore and the rest of the world, but Sentosa and St. John’s Island are not affected yet. Players are Elle, a daughter of a researcher who must find a cure to solve the mystery, while discovering secret places, hidden landmarks, and more in the quest to save mankind.
Tribe Tours runs the tour which needs up to five people per group. It takes place from 9am to 1pm every Monday, Saturday and Sunday, and there must be at least two groups for every tour. Book here.
📍Departing Marina South Pier or Sentosa Cove
8. Vroom across KF1’s go-karting arena
Enjoy a racing experience like no other at Singapore’s largest go-kart circuit. KF1 Karting Circuit is the perfect blend of karting excitement and adrenaline thrills for people of all ages to enjoy. Feel like you’re in the F1 by racing against your friends or family and poke fun at the loser. The track at Kranji features 18 corners and karts of up to 50km/h – perfect for novice and experienced drivers.
📍1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078
9. Go for a scenic swim
HomeTeamNS Clubhouse is hiding one of the most scenic public pools in Singapore within Bedok Reservoir Park. Visitors can go for a relaxing swim and chillout along the pool, surrounded by lush greenery, with breathtaking waterfront views across the reservoir. Definitely, one of the best outdoor things to do in Singapore this season.
📍900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994
10. Learn how to shoot a gun
Laser Clay Singapore is the exact same concept as Clay Pigeon Shooting or Trap Shooting – only safer and greener! Players will be given points when targets are hit with de-activated 12-bore shotguns that fire beams at reflective and reusable clays in an open field. Five people can learn to shoot at once and the person with the highest score wins each round. Certainly, one of the best outdoor activities for family and friends in Singapore.
📍Civil Service Club @ Bukit Batok, 91 Bukit Batok West Ave 2, Singapore 659206
11. Try water sports at Ola Beach Club
Ola Beach Club’s Hawaiian-themed bar and water sports centre features a breezy swimming pool, delicious restaurant, and epic DJ sessions. There, you can pay to explore Sentosa’s waters on SUP boards for up to one hour. The outdoor activity is also pet-friendly to go with furbabies who aren’t afraid of water. Additionally, there are many other adventures to keep you occupied, from volleyball at the beach to kayaking, banana boats, and more. Finish your day with a picnic on the sand or even more adrenaline excitement at HydroDash Floating Water Park a few minutes away – which is one of the best new attractions on Sentosa Island.
📍46 Siloso Bch Walk, Singapore 099005
12. Get up close and personal with animals
Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo located in Mandai. It’s one of the best attractions in Singapore because you can hop on a buggy or walking tour, with guided experts, to mingle with animals in the wild – who only come out at night. Plus, it’s one of the best things to do at night in Singapore.
📍80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
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