If you’re sick and tired of the endless brunches, walks along the beach and drinks galore at the weekend, we’ve discovered dozens of the most unusual and unique experiences in Singapore. Here are 30 of the most unique things to do in Singapore this season. Thank us later!
1. Feel like you’re in Mars at a new exhibition
There are a number of new exhibitions in town for the season. For instance, Mars: The Red Mirror at the ArtScience Museum features more than 12,000 years of history, art, culture and science of the planet. Go on a fascinating through through history and across cultures to be schooled on Mars, with more than 300 objects, rare scientific manuscripts, Martian meteorites, and more on display. Certainly, one of the most unique things to do before April 2024 in Singapore. Get tickets on Marina Bay Sands.
📍 ArtScience Museum, Singapore
2. Savour the booziest gelato cocktails in Asia
Get a taste of Chef Sharon Tay’s groundbreaking new gelato with a 6% alcohol by volume at High Bar Society in Singapore. It’s the first gelato cocktail bar in Singapore serving the highest volume alcohol gelato and ice cream cocktails in Asia. There are 20 diverse flavours to select from such as Triple Chocolate Macallan, Lychee Rose Veuve, to name a few. Definitely, one of the most unique things to do in Singapore this season. Learn more about High Bar Society.
📍High Bar Society, 52 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore
3. Play the world’s first mystery golf
Experience the world’s first mystery golf combing storytelling, mini golf and murder mystery techniques, Kulnari Mystery Golf in Boat Quay is the ultimate experience to try this month. Travel back to the haunting 1920s Boat Quay and plan your way around 18 mini golf holes, pick a drink up at the 9th hole bar, and more. It’s the perfect group activity if you ask us!
📍51B Circular Rd, Singapore 049406
4. Experience movie-watching on Singapore’s first Wave seats
A new Cathay Cineplexes at Century Square features six, snug retro-style cinema rooms to make you feel as if you’re lounging in your living room. Each hall boasts two special Wave seats perched in front of the big screen, alongside neon signs, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, world-class projectors, and other cosy seating. In fact, it’s the first cinema with this innovative Wave seating featuring full-length double seats shaped like waves that recline – a unique date idea if you ask us! Learn more about the new retro cinema.
📍2 Tampines Central 5, Level 5, Century Square, Singapore 529509
5. 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. Plus, it’s one of the best things to do in Singapore.
📍80 Siloso Road, Southside, Blk B, #01-04, Singapore 098969
6. Glide at Singapore’s first roller skating festival
The first Retro Roller Skating Festival in Singapore is opened until January 1. RollerMania 3.0 sees the Plaza Singapura Carpark transformed into a neon-lit disco and carnival, for people of all ages to enjoy. The epic dance party is presented by Trip.com with The X Agency. The one-of-a-kind roller skating experience features a funky throwback setting with disco lights, retro vibes, interactive displays for the best photo opportunities, carnival games, and LED-lit wheels on skates. Learn more.
📍 Plaza Singapura Carpark, Level 7, Singapore
7. 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 around the city.
📍80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
8. Learn the craft of gin making
Why not grab a gin-loving friend for a delightful gin tasting experience at Tanglin Gin Distillery in Dempsey Hill? Peak inside the creations lab, book a guided tour to get educated on gins, or even take part in a cocktail-making masterclass… the choice is yours!
📍26A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247692
9. Travel back to the 1960s
Uncover the history of Singapore on the New World’s End interactive theatrical experience. It involves following the evolution of a rich and historical neighbourhood Jalan Besar, through the eyes of two lovers Kiran and Rosa, from the 60s. Step into hidden alleyways, fantasy rooms, and other dystopian sets. Definitely, one of the most unique experiences to do in Singapore. Learn more or get tickets.
📍OH! Stories New World’s End, 85 Desker Rd, Singapore, 209646
10. Book a private rooftop movie session
Swap movie night at home for a hidden, nature-themed oasis under the stars at The Sundowner Rooftop Lounge. Groups can rent the whole rooftop for a couple of hours to cosy up with an outdoor movie of choice, some nibbles, a BBQ pit, and more. Plus, The Sundowner offers cool workshops like cocktails and pizza making.
📍705A E Coast Rd, No. 705, Singapore 459062
11. Fall into a realm of pink
The Museum Of Ice Cream is world-famous pink museum is one of the most unique experiences in Singapore. Wander through dozens of pink installations, inspired by ice cream, beyond anything you have ever experienced. Read all about it here.
📍 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837
12. Smash some sh*t
Why not take a trip to The Fragment Room – Singapore’s first rage room – where you can smash everything from plates, to glasses, vases, and much more. It’s the perfect place to release your inner frustration with a friend or partner. All you need to do is grab a bat and smash everything you see. Get tickets on Fever.
📍The Fragment Room, 490 MacPherson Rd, Singapore, 368198
Enter a world of chaos at a popular lab-themed playground for children at the airport. 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 the new T2 in Changi Airport. Tickets are on sale now here.
📍Terminal 2, Changi Airport, Singapore
14. Sleepover under the sea
S.E.A Aquarium offers mesmerising Ocean Dreams staycation package at selected times during the year. It involves spending the night in a tent at Open Ocean Gallery, surrounded by thousands of marine life, some who only come alive at night. An excellent experience for families looking for something different!
📍8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
15. Get spooked
If getting spooked excites you then why not grab a bunch of friends to discover the most haunted places in Singapore? From frightening hospitals to sinister cemeteries, there’s a range of eerie places to spook the life out of you. Learn more about haunted places in Singapore.
16. Escape to a VR world
The first-ever virtual reality theme park in Singapore is in Sentosa where you can dive into a number of thematic experiences for some mind-blowing fun. Escape the howling winds of a snowy blizzard, loop-de-loop in a rollercoaster, team up to defeat the zombies or combat the killer robots at high altitudes are just some of the insane VR experiences you can play.
📍80 Siloso Road, Southside Blk B, #01-03, Singapore 098969
17. Zoom down Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide
Aqua Adventure is an exciting new 3-storey indoor amusement water 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
18. Try a cool photoshoot
Singapore’s largest immersive, selfie studio called iWan is a superb place to take keepsake pictures with friends. Whether it’s your birthday, anniversary or any other special event…visitors can wander around 11 themed rooms from a Barbie-themed space to a Japanese Tea House, as well as more than 100 photo spots to create iconic pictures. Plus, there’s a range of clothing and accessories to borrow for your shots.
📍12 Aljunied Rd, #05-01 KH Plaza @ Aljunied, Singapore 389801
19. Hurl hatches for stress relief
Another one of the most unique things to do in Singapore and it’s excellent for a rainy day. Axe Factor invites guests to hurl hatches to their heart’s content at a bullseye. Learn more about Axe Factor in Singapore.
📍Axe Factor Singapore, 200 Turf Club Rd #01-32A/B & 34A/B, 287994, Singapore
20. Pose at Hose of Tan Teng Niah
Located in Little India, this colourful Chinese villa is one of the most instagrammable places in Singapore. The historic rainbow building was built in 1900, and is of course, extremely popular with photographers for its picturesque and unique appearance.
📍 37 Kerbau Rd, Singapore 219168
21. Brace the cold at Snow City
Most Singaporeans have never experienced real snow so why not head to the first indoor snow centre to cool down on a hot day? Snow City will make you feel as if you’re in the North Pole while sliding down 60m slopes, drifting on ice and much more. Get tickets here.
📍21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
22. Order from the world’s First Salmon ATM
The Norwegian Salmon ATMs are secret places you won’t believe exist in Singapore. The first Norwegian Salmon ATM was invented at Wisteria Mall, serving 200g of frozen Norwegian Salmon for under $6. Although, many are popping up in locations across the city.
23. Have a cuppa with cats or pugs
Get educated and interact with your favourite animal while sipping a coffee at a cat or dog café. For example, Catopia Café is superb for interacting with happy little cats. Meanwhile, those who love dogs can visit the first-ever What The Pug Café – for a therapeutic experience cuddling affection pugs.
24. Play at the first-ever skate, surf, snow and ski venue
Experience the thrill of mountains, waves, and the excitement of skating – all under one roof – at a new attraction on Orchard Road. Trifecta Singapore is an iconic multitask sports centre by adventure sports company, The Ride Side. Located next to Somerset Skate Park, Trifecta houses three action sports arenas offering unique sports experiences. Learn more.
📍Orchard Road, Singapore
We have to wait for this one to open in Sentosa on February 3, 2024. However, tickets are on sale now and they are selling FAST. Singaporeans are invited to embark on the Forbidden Forest Experience outdoor walk and explore the Wizarding World like never before. The world-famous experience features magical creatures from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ films, and more to make you feel like you’re wandering around near Hogwarts. Learn more. Definitely, this is your only chance to do something like this in Singapore!
📍 Sentosa Coastal Walk, Singapore
NERF is another one of the most unique things to do in Singapore this season. Those who love a good adrenaline-pumping adventure can conquer, challenge and compete in a range of thrilling activities. Think a mission through Zombie City, face your fears on the ice cliffs and much more. Plus, it’s an excellent idea for team building.
📍6 Raffles Blvd, #01-208 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
27. Solve a murder in Chinatown
Speaking of ghosts, why not team up and play detectives in Chinatown at an immersive murder mystery game tour? The two hour experience is an excellent way to discover Chinatown while solving puzzles to catch a serial killer. Participants will meet characters, hear stories of the past, and run around landmarks from temples to Chinatown Complex. Tickets begin at $45. Get tickets on Tribe Tours.
28. Sit pretty high in the sky
SkyHelix Sentosa is another one of the most unique experiences in Singapore is the tallest open-air, 360-degree panoramic ride that rises slowly by 79 metres above sea level, for up to 12 minutes. Atop the gondola, guests are treated to a drink of choice. Read our review.
📍 41 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099707
Haw Par Villa is a quirky free thing to do is the largest outdoor art gallery boasting Asian culture, history and religion. The colourful park has more than 1,000 different sculptures to explore and it’s one of the most unique experiences in Singapore.
📍 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628
30. Host a yacht picnic
📍 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
31. Battle it out on Asia’s first gamified electric go-karts
Sentosa recently opened 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. Learn more about The Palawan @ Sentosa and Sentosa’s new attractions.
📍54 Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098233
32. Step inside a camera museum
Vintage Camera Museum is one of the best museums to visit in Singapore. This one-of-a-kind museum features an entrance inside an actual camera, followed by exploring more than 1000 vintage cameras from generations, and much more. Definitely, one of the most unique things to do in Singapore.
📍8C Jln Kledek, Singapore 199263
This peculiar outdoor experience is the perfect weekend activity involving a 3-course shrimp tasting and education about the unique world of shrimp farming. Read all about it here.
📍21 Neo Tiew Lane 1, Singapore
34. Drift around in a floating donut
Sip your favourite drink paired with shared platters as you drift along in a floating donut against the backdrop of the Singaporean skyline. Indeed, this activity is family-friendly and offers spectacular sunset moments. Book with the Floating Donut Company. (Please note this experience is temporarily closed)
📍80 Collier Quay, Singapore 049326
From dining in a plane to discovering the underwater world, Singapore is filled with an array of extraordinary gastronomical experiences to take advantage of. See our list here.
More unusual to tourists rather than us, this unique sport involves a game of hockey under the water in a swimming pool. SUHC welcome all newcomers for their thrice-weekly games.
📍473 Stirling Rd, Singapore 148948