In a city full of excitement, you might feel a little paralysed by choice when wondering what to do in Singapore. When there’s as much on offer as our incredible city provides, it can be pretty overwhelming choosing where to start – and that’s where Secret Singapore steps in to help. Whether you’re a local or a traveller looking to get the best out of this iconic city, we’ve tracked down 56 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 or sky walk comes at a cost.
📍 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
2. Battle it out on Asia’s first gamified electric go-karts
Sentosa Island offers many new attractions to keep people of all ages entertained. Delightfully, they recently launched a new entertainment facility, with eight immersive experiences, including Asia’s first gamified electric go-karts spread across three levels. Particularly, HyperDrive offers a go-kart circuit with 36 eco-friendly, electric go-karts with zero tailpipe emission, where drives can enjoy a mix of real-life racing and virtual gaming, around a three level track, boasting 14 exciting turns. Twelve karts race at a time and advanced karts run at 50km/h. It’s one of the most fun things you can do in Singapore; Learn more about The Palawan @ Sentosa and Sentosa’s new attractions.
📍54 Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098233
3. 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
4. Zoom down Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide
Aqua Adventure is an exciting new 3-storey indoor amusement park featuring a range of water play zones, as well as a mix of dry interactive activities. It’s Singapore’s first integrated all-weather water adventure centre located at Bedok Reservoir. It offers a thrilling mix of wet and dry activities. Particularly, it is home to Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide, spanning 114m, called Double Trouble Aqua Tube. Additionally, there’s an 85m long indoor Blackhole Aqua Slide, involving a 12 to 15 second plunge to the bottom for riders. Learn more about Aqua Adventure.
📍 HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, 900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore
5. See the underwater world
S.E.A Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world – home to more than 100,000 marine animals, representing 1,000 species across more than 40 diverse habitats. The aquarium offers a range of up-close animal encounters, immersive experiences, and interactive programmes, from exhibitions to diving with fish, and more for both children and adults to enjoy.
📍 RW Sentosa, Singapore
6. Play at Asia’s first ski, surf, skate & ski resort
Experience the thrill of mountains, waves, and the excitement of skating – all under one roof – at Trifecta Singapore. The iconic multitask sports centre by adventure sports company The Ride Side, is located next to Somerset Skate Park, and is quickly becoming one of the best activities to do in Singapore. It houses three action sports arenas offering unique sports experiences. Learn more.
📍Orchard Road, Singapore
7. Attend a world-class Candlelight concert
Enjoy a host of concerts illuminated by candlelight and performed by live musicians in iconic venues in Singapore. If you are searching for something a little bit more relaxing, this is a superb thing to do in Singapore. 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.
8. Wander around Chinatown
Chinatown was recently credited as the 14th coolest neighbourhood in the world for 2023. The bustling precinct is home to dozens of temples, a buzzing nightlife, cheap restaurants, street art, shopping, culture, and other hidden gems. Find out the best things to do in Chinatown Singapore.
📍 Chinatown, Singapore
9. Get lost in the ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum offers some of the most IG-worthy exhibitions worldwide. For instance, FutureWorld is one of the most popular combining an exciting universe of art, magic and science among 16 borderless digital interactive installations. Meanwhile, Sensory Odyssey Maze: Into the Heart of Our Living World launched, which brings visitors through different ecosystems using 8k video projections. Certainly, these exhibitions are the best around.
📍 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
10. Be mesmerised by nocturnal creatures
Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo located in Mandai Wildlife Reserve. It’s one of the best attractions in Singapore because visitors can hop on a buggy or walking tour, with guided experts, to get up close and personal with wild animals – who only come out at night. Book for two via the Fever website. Plus, it’s one of the best things to do at night in Singapore.
📍80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
11. Book an infinity pool experience
Singapore’s rooftop scene is the most unbeatable in the world. And of course, this extends to the array of infinity pools around the city. Boasting jaw-dropping panoramic views, exclusive facilities and plenty of photo opportunities…there’s many pools to relax at during a staycation. Discover the best infinity pools in Singapore.
12. See a world-class colourful night 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
13. 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.
14. Let the kids run free at Chaos Lab
The new Terminal 2 at Changi Airport is playing host to a popular lab-themed playground for children for a few months. Chaos Lab features slime, a ball pit, neon graffiti, meet-and-greets with mad scientists, and more activities, among the chaos. After huge success in Australia, the playground opens at T2 in Changi Airport. Tickets are on sale now here. Hurry, they are selling fast!
Terminal 2, Changi Airport, Singapore
15. 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.
16. Try some escape rooms
Team up with a friend or be their enemy, and select between a variety of fun or terrifying games at a number of escape rooms across Singapore. Our favourites include Trapped, which features more than 70 of the latest escape room props, across seven exciting rooms, 28 hidden chambers, and actors to enhance the experience. The plot is that you’re kidnapped and must try to break out the room by solving mysterious, deciphering clues, crawling through tunnels, and more. Get tickets on Fever.
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17. 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
18. 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. From gorgeous rooftop bars like VUE and sky-high alfresco terraces such as Ce La Vi…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Pick one of the best rooftop dining experiences to enjoy.
19. Party at Sentosa’s hottest new beach club
Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club is an iconic new party spot set to change the nightlife scene in Sentosa. The 500-seater venue boasts both indoor and alfresco areas, offering visitors the chance to lounge between luxurious private cabanas, pools, daybeds, and VIP lounges. It’s a unique new venue to make you feel as if you’re in Ibiza or Dubai so it’s perfect for party lovers. Learn more about Sentosa’s new attractions.
📍 36 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, Sentosa Island, Singapore
20. Sleep in a tent
Camping under the stars is an exciting and affordable thing to do for people of all ages. From beautiful beaches to nature-filled parks offering hiking trails, a myriad of outdoor activities, and even barbecue pits to cook up the storm and host a picnic…see our camping guide in Singapore.
21. Brace the cold at Snow City
Singapore’s first indoor snow centre, Snow City, is situated inside the Science Centre Singapore. Interestingly, it’s one of the most unique things to do in Singapore. It features an icy bumper car arena, a ice gallery hotel, winter shooting paintball and plenty more to get your adrenaline rushing and entertain the kids on a family day out.
📍21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
22. Go wild at Universal Studios
Enjoy more than 28 rides across this thrilling adventure park, which is one of only six Universal Studios worldwide. From zooming down rollercoasters, to wandering through six different zones, from Hollywood to New York, and plenty of showcases…it’s the ultimate day of thrills. Absolutely, one of the best things to do with kids in Singapore this season.
📍8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
23. 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
24. Unleash your inner Wonkas
Chocolate lovers will enjoy Singapore’s newest chocolate factory, Mr Bucket Chocolaterie Dempsey Factory. Together you can wander through a variety of interactive zones, bonding over your love of chocolate, and being able to create personalised chocolate slabs, as well as taking home a bunch treats to share later. Read more about Mr Bucket Chocolaterie Factory.
📍13 Dempsey Road, #01-03/04, Singapore 249674
25. Let out your rage together
Are you stressed? Need to release your anger? we’ve got the perfect 30-minute activity for couples to do. The Fragment Room offers rage therapy where guests can smash everything in sight, from glasses to vases, plates, and more – in a space created for breakables at Singapore’s first rage room. Get a ticket for two at just $85 on Fever. Additionally, it’s one of the best team bonding ideas if you’re looking for something to do with people from work.
📍490 MacPherson Rd, Singapore, 368198
26. Dive into a pink world of ice cream
The world-famous Museum Of Ice Cream features a pink ice cream adventure spanning 14 installations with an aim to reimagine how we think about ice cream. Plus, it exhibits the only sprinkle pool in Asia and the largest one ever created. There is only museums located in New York, Chicago, Austin and Shanghai…so this is one of the most unique things to do in Singapore. Learn more about MOIC.
📍 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837
27. Take to the skies
SkyHelix Sentosa is the tallest open-air, 360-degree panoramic ride in Singapore, and the first carbon-neutral attraction on Sentosa Island. It involves riders sitting on a gondola, for 12 minutes, that slowly rises 79 metres above the sea level. Learn more via our review of the experience.
📍41 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099707
28. 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 along the buildings.
29. Visit the new Bird Paradise
Bird Paradise is Asia’s largest bird park home to more than 3,500 birds from 400 avian species. It features eight walk-in aviaries where visitors can feel as if they are journeying across global ecologies. From the Southeast Asian rice terraces to South American jungles…it’s the ultimate destination for nature and wildlife lovers. Highlights include Nyungwe Forest Heart of Africa where visitors can watch bee-eating species. While Kuok Group Wings of Asia hosts pheasants in an Asian and Bali-inspired rice field and tall bamboo groves, and more.
📍20 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729825
30. 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.
Sentosa Island boasts an array of thrilling activities to do with kids on a family day out. From sandy beaches, to attractions like Singapore’s only cable car and SkyHelix Sentosa, racing down hills at SkyLuge, as well as jumping into paintings at Trickeye Museum, and more. There’s something for all ages to enjoy. Plan your activities here.
📍Sentosa Island, Singapore
32. Try Singapore’s only underwater dining spot
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
33. Have a picnic in the sunshine
Marina Barrage or East Coast Park are 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. Find out the best picnic places in Singapore.
📍 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
34. 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.
35. 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
36. 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
37. Travel back to the 60s
OH! Open House’s first permanent installation is a 60-minute immersive street art and audio tour. Pop on a headphones set, and take a stroll through back alleys and hidden fantasy rooms to explore the evolution of rich and historical Jalan Besar neighbourhood with the help of Kiran and Rosa, as well as travelling back in time to the 1960s to enhance the experience. Get tickets on Fever. Alternatively, learn more about the experience.
📍85 Desker Rd, Singapore
38. Take a hike
On a good day, why not tackle one of Singapore’s best hiking trails? From old reservoirs with turtles and bamboo trees to places like The Rail Corridor… the hikes around Singapore are extraordinary. Find out the best hiking spots.
Singapore is filled with hidden gems we bet you haven’t even heard of before. From Seletar Rocket Tower to the colourful Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery…we’ve already listed a range of secret places to visit in Singapore. Be sure to bring your camera for the occasion.
📍 Various Locations
40. Staycation at a lush hotel
Why not immerse yourself in a slice of luxury in the Lion City? There are a number of unique hotels, from locally-owned brands to renowned international accommodations…Singapore is the ultimate place for a hotel staycation. Be treated to relaxing spas, infinity pools, the best gastronomy in the world, and more. Find out our top picks of hotels in Singapore.
📍 Various Locations
41. 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
42. Dance inside Singapore’s first AI-powered futuristic nightclub
ARK 11 is a revolutionary new nightclub that opened in 2023 at Orchard Central. The quirky space-themed nightclub, using AI and immersive technology, to offer clubgoers the ultimate party experience. Feel like you’ve stepped into a sci-fi movie once you’ve pushed the big button which unveils a space tunnel that leads to a dance club in a vessel. From trippy holographic designs to AI-powered bartenders serving drinks…if you are your date love a good party, you can’t miss it. Learn more about ARK 11.
📍Orchard Central Level 11, 181 Orchard Rd, #11 – 01 / 02, Singapore 238896
43. Skydive inside the world’s largest wind tunnel
Face your fears at the world’s largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving. iFly Singapore allows participants to feel as if they are free-failing outdoors in a safe space, equivalent of 12,000 to 3,000 feet, in the sky. The pair of you might just get some courage to do a real outdoor skydive somewhere in the world! Get tickets on Fever.
📍43 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, iFly, Singapore 099010
44. Visit the Berlin Wall
Yes, really. A gift from Germany to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations with Singapore, two huge slabs of the Cold War relic now stand at Tembusu College, a reminder of the need to break down barriers. Here’s how to visit.
45. Go for a stroll around a beach carnival
This iconic outdoor destination called Central Beach Bazaar is perfect for people of all ages in Sentosa. It features a number of top attractions including the Sentosa Musical Foundation which is free-to-enter. Certainly, one of the best cheap things to do on a boring day. 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, photo props, 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
48. Celebrate in the sky
Jump on Asia’s largest observation wheel, Singapore Flyer, to marvel at breathtaking views of Marina Bay and beyond. Plus, you could even book a dinner which is a perfect place to pop the question or to host a hen party.
📍30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
49. Relax in a botanical eatery
Singapore is nicknamed the green city of the world – so we know we aren’t short of botanical eateries to tick off in Singapore. But to make thing easier for you, we’ve narrowed down the best floral-inspired, green, and garden-themed restaurants and cafes, providing beautiful backdrops, lush greenery, and a calming ambience in Singapore. Find our list of the best botanical eateries here.
📍 Various Locations
50. Cosy up with a high tea
Feel fancy with a good cup of tea and a scone at a charming high tea set in Singapore. Savour exquisite sandwiches and cakes at The Grand Lobby, or enjoy a boozy number at Atlas Bar, to name a few. Discover the best afternoon teas in Singapore.
51. 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.
52. Have a yacht picnic
We wrote about this surreal yacht picnic experience in Singapore. It is excellent for lovers or a small group of people. Read all about it here.
📍 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
53. Take the children to the new KidzWorld
Singapore Zoo launched the new KidzWorld in 2023. The one-hectare interactive park features a children’s experience focused on delivering world-class petting zoo, combined with a range of play and adventure activities. From outdoor activities like Splish Splash to playing with dogs and goats…it’s the perfect place for children and their families to interactive with animals in a safe space and learn about nature and wildlife.
📍80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
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
55. Get your adrenaline fix at the waterpark
The world is your oyster at waterparks like Adventure Cove Waterpark and Wild Wild Wet. Make a splash and zoom down waterslides, float along the lazy river, snorkel with thousands of colourful fish, and plenty more water fun. Certainly, one of the best things to do for all ages in Singapore. Find out the best waterparks here.
📍 Various Locations
56. 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.