In a city full of excitement, where do we begin? Whether you’re a local or a traveller looking to get the best out of this iconic city, we’ve tracked down 33 of the best things to do in Singapore, no matter the time of year.
1. Stroll around Gardens By The Bay
These wonderful gardens are the star of Singapore and one of the best free things to do if you’re strapped for cash. Night or day, visit the Supertree zones, pose under a majestic skyline or even attend the Light and Sound Show Garden Rhapsody. However, entry to the observatories comes at a cost.
📍 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
2. Enjoy 360-degree city views
Another one of the best things to do in Singapore is panoramic views atop of Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. Located on the 56th floor, the popular attraction is shaped like a ship and presents unmatched views both day and night.
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
3. Be mesmerised by a colourful light show
Wings of Time is a hugely popular colourful night show in Sentosa. It features a majestic soundtrack, fireworks and 3D effects used to light up the night sky against the backdrop of the ocean at Siloso Beach. Read all about the experience.
50 Beach View, Singapore 09860
4. Hop on Singapore Cable Car
Experience Singapore the most scenic way with a cable car ride at Mount Faber or Sentosa. Perched 100 metres above sea level, it will be unforgettable. Plus, one of the most unique dining experiences is also on offer, high in the sky, on Singapore Cable Car.
5. Check out the coolest exhibitions
Singapore offers some of the best exhibitions providing some fun on a rainy day or boring weekend. From mind-blowing science exhibitions at the Science Centre to other worlds at the ArtScience Museum…you won’t be bored. Discover the best current exhibitions to see.
6. Explore Jewel Changi Airport
The airport is like a city in itself. The nature-themed complex boasts an array of activities for both children and adults, alongside indoor forests and gardens, the world’s largest waterfall and plenty of food establishments. Discover all the things to do on the Jewel Changi Airport website.
📍78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666
7. Enjoy the best rooftop dining
Treat yourself to a fabulous drink or dinner high in the sky because Singapore exhibits the greatest rooftop dining experiences globally. Pick one of the best rooftop dining experiences to enjoy.
8. Soak up Chinese mythology
As Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery, Haw Par Villa’s quirky and colourful park is enriched in Asian culture, history and religion. With over 1,000 different sculptures…you won’t be bored. Excitingly, this park is free to enter, and you could also explore the Ten Courts of Hell.
262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628
9. Spend the day at Sentosa
Sentosa is an excellent place to spend a day, no matter what age you are. Go wild at Universal Studies, race on thrill rides against friends, take on indoor skydiving, to name a few things. See all the wonderful things to do in Sentosa.
📍Sentosa Island, Singapore
10. Admire quirky street art
The Lion City boasts an iconic collection of street art and wall murals to admire. From Kampong Glam to Chinatown, Little India and more…there’s so much to see. Haji Lane is one of the most famous and a perfect stroll to catch a glimpse of stellar works.
11. See optical illusions at this quirky museum
Enter a world of optical illusions at the interactive Trickeye Museum originating from Korea. Jump into paintings, pose in front of peculiar artworks, become a hero in your own story and lots more fun. Get a ticket here.
📍80 Siloso Road, Southside, Blk B, #01-04, Singapore 098969
12. Indulge at a hawker centre
Stuff yourself with plenty of cheap eats at a hawker centre. For instance, Maxwell Food Centre is full of bustling stalls with noteworthy dishes such as Hainanese chicken rice, laksa and other local delicacies.
13. Take advantage of Singapore’s only underwater dining
Why not dine at the only underwater restaurant in Southeast Asia just feet away from thousands of fish? This 50-seater eatery just so happens to be one of the most romantic restaurants in Singapore too. Read all about it here.
📍Equarius Hotel, B1M West Carpark, Resorts World Sentosa
14. Picnic at Marina Barrage
Marina Barrage is top-notch for a picnic, but have you ever gone at sunset or sunrise? It offers wonderful views of a pastel sky and the Singapore skyline. The green lawn area can get quite crowded, so we recommend going early to avoid disappointment.
📍 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
15. Enjoy the best nightlife
Party the evening or night away at some electrifying places in Singapore. Think the likes of ig-worthy nightclubs like Marquee with a 3-storey slide or underground techno clubs blasting the hottest tunes…pick a nightlife experience here.
16. Take a ride on a cruise
Singapore River Cruise offers a charming ride in a historic bumboat along the Singapore River and Marina Bay, where you’ll see all the icons of the city from the great waters. Prices begin at $15. Book a ticket here.
📍Clark Quay, Jetty, Singapore
17. Wander around Little India
As one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world, we’ve provided an excellent guide of the best things to do in the colourful area of Little India. From Tan Teng Niah House to authentic food and epic shopping hubs…you won’t be bored.
📍Little India, Singapore
Attend one of these world-class Candlelight concerts. Each show features a different musical number under the glimmer of candlelight in a stunning setting. Check out what’s on via the Fever website.
19. Take a hike
On a good day, why not tackle one of Singapore’s best hiking trails? Find out the best hiking spots.
We’ve already listed a range of hidden secret places to visit in Singapore. Be sure to bring your camera for the occasion.
📍 Various Locations
21. Get up close with animals
Head to Mandai Singapore Zoo to go on a spectacular adventure with nature and get up close and personal with over 4,200 species in a lush tropical rainforest. Prices begin at $20.
📍80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
This iconic new outdoor destination called Central Beach Bazaar is perfect for people of all ages in Sentosa. Read all about it here.
📍60 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098997
One of the most unique and unusual things to do in Singapore is this one-of-a-kind Vintage Camera Museum. Step inside an actual camera to enter the museum followed by exploring over 1,000 vintage cameras and much more.
📍8C Jln Kledek, Singapore 199263
Discover a range of adrenaline-pumping activities for all ages at this new interactive indoor playground on Orchard Road. From climbing 10m high to destressing in a smash lab, acting as a warrior in a challenge and much more…you won’t be bored. A perfect rainy day activity if you ask us!
📍Orchard Road, Singapore
Singapore’s first and only skimboarding park launched in 2022. For tickets and other information, read further here.
26. Celebrate in the sky
📍30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
27. Relax in a botanical eatery
Why not relax in one of the best botanical eateries in Singapore?
📍 Various Locations
28. Hangout at Hilton’s largest hotel in Asia
Hilton opened their largest hotel in Asia Pacific at Orchard. With a range of attractions, from luxurious restaurants, a nostalgic afternoon tea experience, spas and more…it’s the perfect day out. Read all about it here.
📍333 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238867
29. Explore the islands
Why not take a weekend island adventure somewhere nearby? For instance, discover the best things to do in the Bintan or Batam Islands or enjoy one of Singapore’s nearby islands for a day or two.
30. Have a yacht picnic
We wrote about this surreal yacht picnic experience in Singapore. Excellent for lovers or a small group of people. Read all about it here.
📍 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
At Singapore’s largest go-kart circuit, 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.
📍1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078
32. Be thrilled at the waterpark
The world is your oyster at Adventure Cove Waterpark. Expect to zoom down waterslides, float along the lazy river, snorkel with thousands of colourful fish, and more. Certainly, one of the best things to do for all ages in Singapore.
📍 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
33. Go on an Instagrammable adventure
Social media lovers will enjoy the most instagrammable foods in Singapore. Additionally, find the most instagrammable bars in Singapore at night, then the most instagrammable cafes in Singapore during the day, and let’s not forget about the most instagrammable places to capture picture-perfect shots.