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20 Thrilling Things To Do In Singapore This October 2021

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Editor

Things To Do October Singapore

Don’t miss out on these awesome things to do in Singapore in October.

In a city full of excitement, where do we begin? Future events are unpredictable on account of lockdown measures, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan to make the most of the month ahead. Graciously, we’ve tracked down some of the coolest attractions and fun experiences in Singapore for you to enjoy this October.

1. Mid-Autumn Festival

You can enjoy the benefits of this festival until the first week in October. Check out where to get the best mooncakes here and where to see the best light displays here.

2. Universal Studios Halloween Horror

This is Southeast Asia’s largest and award-winning horror event. Be transported into a ghoulish world where you’ll come face-to-face with hellish personalities and creepy props that you frighten you to screams. Likewise, expect iconic displays, scary installations, visit famous haunted houses and much more. It makes a perfect date idea, after all, nothing brings people more together than fear.

📍 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

3. Changi Chapel & Museum

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Photo Credit: Changi Chapel

This beautiful Chapel and Museum has been recently renovated. The chapel was built by prisoners of war in Changi during WWII. Consequently, you can expect to learn about plenty of history and culture. Likewise, the Museum zone features eight exhibition areas that illustrates stories of each war prison during the Japanese Occupation, and more. Excitingly, this is free to enter for Singapore citizens.

📍 1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707

4. Eatbox 2021

Indulge in all your favourite foods at Tekka Place’s first-ever creative food hall. From photogenic desserts to iconic foodie approved dishes…you won’t be disappointed. This scrumptious marketplace even is home to Singapore’s first Noodle-Themed Experience Playground. It features 13 insta-worthy installations, with slurping good merchandise to purchase. Indeed, one of the best things to do this month in Singapore.

📍 Tekka Place, Opp Rochor Stn, Singapore

The world-famous Museum Of Ice Cream opened in August. Read all about it below.

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6. KF1 Karting Circuit

At Singapore’s largest go-kart circuit, you know you’ll be in for a treat. Get your adrenaline pumping by taking on 16 corners over a 750m track. The novice karts are for everyone to enjoy which can speed up to 28km, but the more advanced karts are for driving licensed people only. Nevertheless, it makes a fun group activity with friends.

📍 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078

7. Water Bikes

You can experience this activity for the first-time ever from October. Read all about it below.

Explore Singapore By Water Bike For The First Time Ever This October

8. Shared Platters

Why not order a delicious shared platter for your whole household to enjoy. It’s the perfect way to bring people together and bond with one another. Check out where to find the most indulgent shared platters in Singapore here.

9. Adventure Cove

The world is your oyster at this epic waterpark that has finally reopened after a year of closure. Expect to zoom down waterslides, float along the lazy river, snorkel with thousands of colourful fish, and more. You can opt to add special experiences to your packages, such as getting up close and personal with marine life, or adding a cabana to your visit. Certainly, a wonderful thing to do in Singapore.

📍 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

10. Life In Edo: Russel Wong In Kyoto

This special exhibition is centered on Japanese culture and craftsmanship with artwork telling stories of traditional and contemporary Japan. Russel Wong’s project will showcase black and white photographs from his 13-year-long documentation of the Geiko of Kyoto, giving rare insight into unheard traditions and exploring the Geishas place in the modern world. Indeed, one of the most enlightening things to do this October.

📍 Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555

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11. Virtual Realms 

Step into a video game wonderland at this epic experience. Read all about it below.

Step Into A Video Game Utopia At This Immersive Exhibition In Singapore

12. Rainforest Lumina

This enchanting multimedia night walk is a must-visit in Singapore Zoo. Explore 10 multisensory zones to meet the creature crew, from the white tiger to Maya the orangutan, and more, in a stunning rainforest setting. It’s a unique experience to take part in this month. For tickets, visit the Rainforest Lumina website.

📍 Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

13. The Cinema

Grab your partner or friend and head to your nearest movie theatre to catch some of the newest blockbusters on the big screen. We’re thinking Oscar winning The Father, Marvel Studios Black Widow, Sinkhole, Jolt and plenty more. Since the film industry was impacted heavenly during coronavirus, we think we ought to support them while they are operating.

📍 Various Locations 

14. Future World

Marina Bay Sands
Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands

From the creators of the world-famous Mori Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, this gram-worthy exhibition invites you to lose yourself in an exciting universe of art, magic and science among borderless digital interactive installations. Through 16 installations and a world of playful possibilities, you can enjoy the key narratives of City In A Garden, Sanctuary, Park and Space. Book your tickets via Marina Bay Sands

📍 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

15. Hyperrealities 

Escaping reality and embark on this thrilling interactive adventure where you enter an alternate reality. This is the ArtScience Museum’s first Virtual Reality programme featuring innovative artworks by famous artists Olafur Eliasson, Marina Abramovic and Anish Kapoor. With a VR headset on, you’ll touch rainbows, climb polar ice caps and try to save an artist from doom. Indeed, this is one of the greatest things to do this October. Get your tickets via the Marina Bay Sands website.

📍 VR Gallery, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

16. Rooftop Dining

On a good day, treat yourself to a fabulous drink or dinner high in the sky. Check out our favourite rooftops below, and be sure to check the rules on entry and vaccinations.

9 Breathtaking Rooftop Dining Experiences In Singapore

17. Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa

Spend a day out in October at this fantastic theme park. Normally, it gets turned into a Halloween wonderland, so you can expect many Halloween-themed events across the dark, and of course, in S.E.A Aquarium, Dolphin Island, and more. With an array of fun opportunities, it is one of the best things to do this October. Masks are required. For tickets, visit Resorts World Sentosa website.

📍 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

18. Peranakan Houses

Explore Peranakan culture, only a 10 minute drive from the city. This beautifully preserved tourist attraction is a façade of colourful pastel pre-war shophouses and colonial bungalows. Step into the old-world on this past plantation land, and indulge in some of the charming eateries nearby. Add some colour to your Insta feed by snapping some photogenic images next to the heritage houses.

📍 Singapore, 287 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427540

19. Ransack Puzzle Hunt Adventures

The Ransack
Photo Credit: The Ransack
Explore the outdoors with this adventure inspired by escape rooms and treasure hunts. You’ll learn about Singapore history and culture through impressive games like Chinatown Murders. This involves embarking on a quest to find a serial killer and unearth dark secrets of Chinatown. Alternatively, Abort The Fort is a jungle-based, military-themed adventure in Fort Canning Park. For bookings, visit The Ransack website.

20. Instagrammable Singapore

If you love photography, head on an instagrammable adventure with a friend. Try out the most instagrammable bars in Singapore at night, then the most instagrammable cafes in Singapore during the day, and let’s not forget about 12 of the most instagrammable places to capture epic shots.

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