54 Things to Do in Singapore — Local’s Guide to Indie and Iconic Singaporean Experiences

The must-tries, hidden gems, and everything in between.

*Due to COVID19, opening hours at these attractions may change anytime.
Do check again before heading down!

When exploring a country, it’s always a challenge deciding what to do. On one hand, it’d be a sin to miss iconic spots — imagine a first time to Sydney without seeing the Opera House! But what really excites us are the lesser-known places that even hardened locals rave about.

Singapore River Cruise - Things To Do In Singapore

An old-school bumboat tour along the Singapore River

We’ve already written about countries all over the world, so here’s a guide for the one place we’re truly experts of — Singapore!

Here are 54 must-dos ranging from the most iconic attractions to happening nightlife and uniquely Singaporean experiences.

Read also: First Timer’s Guide to Singapore — Insider Tips & Everything You Need To Know (Lah!)

Singapore’s Colourful Cultural Sights (Perfect for the Gram)

1) Kampong Glam

Sultan Mosque - Things To Do In Singapore

Traditionally the district of Singaporean Malays, Kampong Glam‘s highlight is the massive Sultan Mosque. The gold dome bases are made of a unique material — donated glass bottles!

Fun fact: You can no longer find segregated single-raced communities in Singapore. Government housing is now allocated based on a proportional mix of ethnicities, so you’ll never find a full block occupied by one ethnic group.

Sultan Mosque
*Update: Closed for tour visits until further notice
Entrance fee:
Free
Opening hours: 
10AM – 12PM, 2PM – 4PM (Sat – Thu); 2:30PM – 4PM (Fri)
How to get there: 
10min walk from Bugis MRT Station or Jalan Besar MRT Station

Close by, visit the Malay Heritage Centre Museum for thoughtfully-curated exhibits about Singapore’s first settlers.

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Malay Heritage Centre Museum
*Update: All galleries are open, but there will be no onsite programmes
Entrance fee:
~S$5 (~AU$5.44) for tourists and foreign citizens. Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents; admission charges applicable for certain programmes
Opening hours: 10AM – 6PM (Tue – Sun; Last admission at 5:30PM). Closed on Mon
How to get there: 
10min walk from Bugis MRT Station or Jalan Besar MRT Station

2) Haw Par Villa 

Haw Par Villa - Things To Do In Singapore

Haw Par Villa. Photo credit: bandwagon

Whether you’re into cultural exposure or entertainment, you’ll find both at Har Par Villa. Gaze at bizarre life-sized statues from Chinese mythology, and add an after-dark walking tour (~S$18, ~AU$19.60) for spine-tingling tales of Buddhist hell!

*Update: Closed for upgrading until 31 Mar 2021
Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 9AM – 10PM (Last entry at 9:30PM)
How to get there:
1min walk from Haw Par Villa MRT Station 

3) Chinatown

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple - Things To Do In Singapore

In Chinatown, admire the intricate Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, eat at the famous Maxwell Food Centre, and go on a quirky tour (~S$23, ~AU$25.04) along the five-foot walking paths.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
*Update: Revised hours from 8AM – 5PM (Mon – Sun) for worship at the Hundred Dragons Hall, Ancestral Hall, and Sacred Light Hall (4th Storey) Outer Chamber. All other areas of the temple remain closed till further notice.
Entrance fee:
Free
Opening hours: The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is open from 7AM – 7PM (Mon – Sun), and its Museum and Stupa Chamber is open from 9AM – 6PM
How to get there:
3min walk from Chinatown MRT Station or 7min walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

Maxwell Food Centre
*Update: Most stalls now open from 11AM – 8PM
Cost:
~S$4 (~AU$4.36) per dish
Opening hours: 8AM – 2AM
How to get there:
6min walk from Chinatown MRT Station or Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

Read also: Ultimate Singapore Food Guide — 54 Local-Approved Things To Eat in Singapore

4) Asian Civilisations Museum

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Photo credit: Asian Civilisations Museum

Even from afar, the Asian Civilisations Museum makes quite an impression. This majestic building displays art from all over Asia, including artefacts from Singapore’s ancestral cultures.

Entrance fee: S$20 (~AU$21.78) for tourists and foreign citizens. Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents; S$12 (~AU$13.07) admission applicable to certain programmes
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM (Sat – Thu); 10AM – 9PM (Fri). Last entry 15min before closing time 
How to get there: 
5min walk from Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit H)

5) The Intan 

The Intan - Things To Do In Singapore

The Intan. Photo credit: Tan Geng Hui

At The Intan, immerse in the unique culture of the Peranakans, descendants of Straits-born Chinese. The intimate tours are strictly by-appointment-only and include a sampling of traditional kueh.

Entrance fee: From S$64.20 (~AU$63.09) for The Intan Tea Tour 
Opening hours: 7AM – 10PM; Book your visit here
How to get there:
15min walk from Eunos MRT Station

6) Shophouses along Koon Seng Road

Koon Seng Shophouses - Things To Do In Singapore

These heritage shophouses are a gorgeous pop of colour, with intricate Peranakan architecture dating back to the 1920s.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 24hrs. Best photographed between sunrise (around 7AM) and sunset (around 7PM)
How to get there:
Koon Seng Road is located around the Joo Chiat and Katong districts

7) National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore might be the nation’s oldest (over 130-years-old!), but its digital exhibits are fun and futuristic, bringing Singapore’s history to life.

Entrance fee: ~S$14 (~AU$15.24) for tourists and foreign citizens. Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM (Last entry at 6:30PM)
How to get there:
5 – 10min walk from Bencoolen, Bras Basah, Dhoby Ghaut, or City Hall MRT Station

8) River Cruise On A Bumboat

Hop on the iconic bumboat river cruise along the Singapore River. The 40-minute ride includes stories behind Singapore’s famous sights, including The Merlion, Marina Bay Sands, and The Esplanade.

Cost: ~S$22.50 (~AU$24.50)
Activity timings: Departs every hour from 1PM – 10PM (Mon – Thu), 10AM – 10PM (Fri – Sun, PHs). Last boat departs at 9PM
How to get there:
Redeem your voucher and board at the Clarke Quay Jetty River Cruise ticketing counter (next to G-MAX Reverse Bungy Jump), a 5min walk from Clarke Quay MRT Station

9) Little India

Temple In Little India - Things To Do In Singapore

Little India is a real feast for the senses, from the bustling spice shops at the Little India Arcade, to the deities lining the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.

Little India Arcade
Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 9AM – 10PM
How to get there:
3min walk from Little India MRT Station or Rochor MRT Station, or a 10min walk from Farrer Park MRT Station

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 5:30AM – 12:15PM and 4PM – 9PM
How to get there: 3min walk from Little India MRT Station or Rochor MRT Station, or a 10min walk from Farrer Park MRT Station

Singapore’s Most Iconic Attractions

10) Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands - Things To Do In Singapore

We may not be as rich as Nick Young, but we can’t help feeling like a million bucks at the glittering Marina Bay Sands. Wander through the Shoppes, try your luck at the casino, and enjoy a luxurious skyline view in the world’s longest elevated pool.

The Shoppes
*Update: Revised opening hours from 11AM – 9PM daily. Check the opening hours of specific retail shops here
Entrance fee: Free 
Opening hours: 10:30AM – 11PM (Sun – Thu) and 10:30AM – 11:30PM (Fri – Sat)
How to get there:
1min walk from Bayfront MRT Station

The Marina Bay Sands Casino
Entrance fee:
Free for tourists; S$150 (~AU$163.32) per 24hr entry for Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents
Opening hours: 24hrs
How to get there:
1min walk from Bayfront MRT Station

Infinity Pool
*Update: Access is now limited to a maximum of one hour per room, per day. Guests should book their pool session via SMS upon confirmation of room reservation
Entrance fee:
Exclusive to hotel guests from ~S$500(~AU$544.39) per night
Opening hours: 6AM – 9PM
How to get there:
1min walk from Bayfront MRT Station

11) Gardens By The Bay

Singapore Gardens By The Bay

Experience next-level nature at Gardens By The Bay, with futuristic Supertrees and exotic flowers. Stay for the free Garden Rhapsody light-and-sound show, held nightly at 7:45PM and 8:45PM amid the Supertrees!

Entrance fee: Free for Supertree Grove and surrounding garden. S$28 (~AU$30.49) for the two conservatories (enjoy ~S$5, ~AU$5.44 off by booking your tickets online); S$20 (~AU$21.78) for Singapore Residents
Opening hours: 9AM – 9PM. Last admission at 8:30PM
How to get there:
4min walk from Bayfront MRT Station

12) The Singapore Zoo and River Safari

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Singapore Zoo. Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

The Singapore Zoo has spacious exhibits that replicate the natural habitats of animals like orang-utans, crocodiles, and white tigers. Its newer edition, the River Safari, features exotic species like giant pandas and toucans, as well as an exciting Amazon River Quest boat ride.

You can even visit both in one day — they’re just a two-minute walk apart!

Singapore Zoo
Entrance fee: ~S$38 (~AU$41.37)
Opening hours: 8:30AM – 6PM; Last entry at 5PM
How to get there:
Travel options to get to the Singapore Zoo 

River Safari
Entrance fee: ~S$32.90 (~AU$35.82)
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM; Last entry at 6PM
How to get there: 
Travel options to get to River Safari

13) Jewel Changi Airport

HSBC Rain Vortex - Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport

You’ve probably heard about the stunning waterfall, state-of-the-art design, and unique concept stores — and having experienced it ourselves, we can confirm that Jewel Changi Airport lives up to the hype.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 24hrs. Most shops open between 10AM – 10PM
How to get there: From the Changi Airport MRT Station, walk to Jewel via the link bridges on Level 2 of Terminals 2 and 3

Read also: Everything You Need To Know About Jewel Changi Airport — 25 Stores And Attractions Worth Travelling (To The East) For

14) Universal Studios Singapore

Human and Cylon - Guide to Universal Studios Singapore

It’s always fun at Universal Studios Singapore, with world-class shows and rides including the world’s tallest duelling rollercoasters.

Entrance fee: ~S$75 (~AU$81.66)
Opening hours: 2PM – 9PM (Thu – Sun). Check latest timings here
How to get there: 
From Harbourfront MRT, take Exit E to VivoCity. You will find the Sentosa Express on level 3 of the mall. Alight one stop later at Resorts World Station. Walk straight till you see Twelve Cupcakes on your right, then turn right and head towards the Universal Studios Globe

15) Merlion Park

Merlion Park - Things To Do In Singapore

Merlion Park. Photo credit: Little Day Out

Admire Singapore’s half-fish, half-lion mascot while dining at the riverside restaurants, or on a guided tour of the sights (~S$22).

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 24hrs. Most restaurants open from 9AM – 9:30PM
How to get there:
10min walk from Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit B)

16) Night Safari

The Singapore Night Safari — the first of its kind in the world! — is a unique and slightly spooky experience. See nocturnal animals like babirusas, Malayan tigers, and giant flying squirrels, some of which get really close during the safari tram ride.

Entrance fee: ~S$32.25 (~AU$35.22)
Opening hours: 6:30PM – 12AM. Last entry at 9:30PM (Sun – Thu) and 10:30PM (Fri – Sat, PHs and eve of PHs)
How to get there: Travel options to get to Singapore Night Safari

17) Jurong Bird Park

Admire over 400 species of colourful birds in the Jurong Bird Park’s exploratory environments and action-packed daily shows.

Entrance fee: ~S$29.75 (~AU$32.39)
Opening hours: 8:30AM – 6PM. Last entry at 5PM
How to get there:
Travel options to get to Jurong Bird Park 

18) Adventure Cove

Adventure Cove Waterpark

Adventure Cove Waterpark. Photo credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Escape the tropical heat with Adventure Cove‘s super-cool activities — relax along the lazy river, snorkel with tropical fish, and whoosh down a water rollercoaster!

*Update: Closed until further notice
Entrance fee: S$38, ~AU$41.37 (save ~S$4, ~AU$4.36 by booking online)
Opening hours: 10AM – 6PM
How to get there: 
From Harbourfront MRT Station, take Exit E to VivoCity and proceed to level 3 to board the Sentosa Express. Alight 1 stop later at Resorts World Station and walk 15min to Adventure Cove 

19) S.E.A. Aquarium

Step into S.E.A. Aquarium‘s giant viewing tunnel with over 100,000 manta rays, jellyfish, sharks, and other marine creatures.

Entrance fee: ~S$36 (~AU$39.20)
Opening hours: 10AM – 5PM (Sat – Sun), 10AM – 5PM (Mon – Tue). Check latest timings here
How to get there: 
From Harbourfront MRT Station, take Exit E to VivoCity and head to level 3 to board the Sentosa Express. Alight 1 stop later at Resorts World Station and walk 12min to S.E.A. Aquarium

Live Music, Art, and Interesting Museums in Singapore

20) National Gallery Singapore

Browse the world’s largest public collection of Southeast Asian art at the iconic National Gallery Singapore.

Entrance fee: S$20 (~AU$21.78) for tourists and foreign citizens. Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM
How to get there: 6min walk from City Hall MRT Station (Exit B)

21) Haji Lane

Haji Lane - Things To Do In Singapore

The hipster Haji Lane is perfect for boutique shopping, cafe-hopping, and live performances by buskers.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: Shops generally open from 11AM – 9PM; restaurants generally open from 11AM – 1AM
How to get there:
5min walk from Bugis MRT Station (Exit B)

22) Esplanade

Esplanade 2 - Singapore on a Budget

This spiky durian-shaped arts centre caused a ruckus when it first opened, but locals have grown to love the now-iconic Esplanade. Watch one of their world-class performances — some are even free!

Entrance fee: Varies by performance
Opening hours: Box office open from 12PM – 6PM
How to get there:
5min walk from Esplanade MRT Station, or 7min walk from City Hall MRT Station

23) ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum. Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands

The quirky ArtScience Museum holds fascinating exhibitions that combine technology with storytelling.

Entrance fee: From ~S$13.90
Opening hours: Admission is in 30min intervals from 10AM – 6:30PM
How to get there:
10min walk from Bayfront MRT Station; 15min walk from Promenade MRT Station

24) The Projector

The Projector Cinema

The Projector. Photo credit: The Honeycombers

Film buffs will love The Projector‘s old-school, beanbag-filled theatre and its selection of lovingly-curated indie flicks.

Entrance fee: Varies by event
Opening hours: Varies by event; Box office open from 4PM – 8:30PM (Mon – Fri) and 1PM – 8:30PM (Sat – Sun)
How to get there: 
The Projector is located in Golden Mile Tower (not the same as Golden Mile Complex), a 5min walk from Nicoll Highway MRT Station. At the front entrance of Golden Mile Tower, take the lifts next to the taxi drop-off directly to the cinema.

25) Art Jamming at ARTEASTIQ

Let your creative juices flow at ARTEASTIQ, armed with an array of art tools and a speciality drink by your side.

Entrance fee: ~S$43 (~AU$46.82) for three-hour Art Jam session
Opening hours: 11AM – 9PM 
How to get there: 
ARTEASTIQ outlets at Mandarin Gallery (5min walk from Somerset MRT Station) and Plaza Singapura (1min walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)

Shop Til You Drop In The City

26) Orchard Road Malls

Orchard Road - Things To Do In Singapore

Orchard Road. Photo credit: Singapore Tourism Board

The famous Orchard Road is home to over 5,000 exciting shopping and dining options, including Ion Orchard, Tangs @ Orchard, and Pedder on Scotts.

Opening hours: Malls generally open from 10AM – 9PM
How to get there: 1min walk from Orchard MRT Station

27) Made-In-Singapore Novelty Gifts

Naiise - Things To Do In Singapore

Naiise. Fluffy cushions designed in our favourite childhood snacks

From home accessories to T-shirts and little trinkets, Naiise has it all in stylish and tongue-in-cheek local themes.

For a little more sophistication, head to Design Orchard for fashion-forward pieces by local designers.

Naiise
Opening hours: See Naiise outlet opening hours here
How to get there:
Naiise outlet locations here

Design Orchard
Opening hours: 10:30AM – 9:30PM
How to get there:
6min walk from Somerset MRT 

28) Mustafa Centre

Singapore’s famous budget megastore, Mustafa, has anything and everything — food, skincare and even the latest home theatre systems.

Opening hours: 10AM – 11PM
How to get there:
5min walk from Farrer Park MRT Station, or a 10min walk from Little India MRT Station or Rochor MRT Station

29) Bugis Street

Shopping at Bugis Street

This indoor market is packed with cheap, trendy fashion, like dresses for under S$20 (~AU$21.78)! In fact, after-school shopping at Bugis Street is almost a rite of passage for Singaporean teenagers.

Opening hours: 12PM – 10PM
How to get there:
1min walk from Bugis MRT Station

30) Funan

The revamped Funan mall is a techie’s paradise, with over 180 stores including DJI, Lenovo, and GamePro. There’s also digital and lifestyle facilities like an indoor cycling lane and a 24-hour drive-through item collection service with a robotic arm!

Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM
How to get there:
5min walk from City Hall MRT Station

Soak Up The Sun With Singapore’s Outdoor Activities

31) Picnic at Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Singapore Botanic Gardens amongst 60,000 plants and colonial architecture. Also, don’t miss the free performances by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, with a mix of classical and modern tunes.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 5AM – 12AM
How to get there:
3min walk from Botanic Gardens MRT Station (Exit A)

32) Enjoy the Beaches at Sentosa

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Soak up the sun at the laid-back Tanjong Beach Club, before catching Sentosa’s symphonic light show, the Wings Of Time.

Tanjong Beach Club
Entrance fee: Free; from ~S$70 (~AU$76.21) minimum spend for day bed
Opening hours: 11AM – 8PM (Mon – Fri); 9AM – 8PM (Sat – Sun, PHs)
How to get there: 
From Harbourfront MRT Station, take Exit E to VivoCity and proceed to level 3 to board the Sentosa Express. Alight 3 stops later at Beach Station. Head down to the bus station and take the tram to Tanjong Beach Club

Wings Of Time
*Update: Closed until further notice
Entrance fee: ~S$14 (~AU$15.24)
Show timings: 7:40PM and 8:40PM
How to get there: 5-min walk from Beach Station to Siloso Beach

33) MacRitchie Reservoir

Macritchie Treetop Walk- Outdoor activities Singapore

Hike MacRitchie Reservoir Park‘s TreeTop Walk for a fantastic rainforest view 250-metres above ground.

*Update: The TreeTop Walk, Peirce Track, and part of Petaling Boardwalk are closed for renovation until May 2021
Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 9AM – 5PM (Tue – Fri); 8:30AM – 5PM (Sat, Sun, Public Holidays).
How to get there:
13min walk from Caldecott MRT Station or Marymount MRT Station

34) Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Explore the mangroves of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to spot monitor lizards, mudskippers, and exotic migratory birds!

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 7AM – 7PM. Last entry at 6:30PM; all visitors must leave by 7PM
How to get there:
Board Bus 925 from Kranji MRT Station and alight at Kranji Reservoir Carpark B, then cross the road to the Visitor Centre

35) Pulau Ubin

Lookout point at Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin. Photo credit: Around The Borders

Just a 15-minute boat ride away, rustic Pulau Ubin is home to a rich diversity of marine wildlife and seafood restaurants. If you’re feeling adventurous, try mangrove kayaking (~S$80, ~AU$87.10) and a guided biking adventure (~S$80, ~AU$87.10).

Entrance fee: Cash payment of S$2.50 (~AU$2.72) per bumboat ride, with a surcharge of S$2 (~AU$2.18) if you’re bringing your own bike. 
Opening hours: The first bumboats depart Changi at 6AM, and the last bumboats leave Pulau Ubin at 6PM. No fixed departure timings
How to get there: From Tanah Merah MRT Station, take Bus 2 to Changi Bus Interchange. Walk 3min to the bumboats at Changi Point Ferry Terminal

36) Island-hopping

Island-hopping - Things To Do In Singapore

Island-hopping. Photo credit: The Finder

Take a break from the bustling city to explore the nearby St. Johns and Kusu islands — with quiet beaches for swimming, fishing, and sunbathing!

Cost: ~S$14 (~AU$13.76)
Ferry departure timings: 10AM, 11AM, and 2PM (Mon – Fri); 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM (Sat – Sun)
How to get there: From Marina South Pier MRT Station, take Exit A and redeem your ticket at the Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services ticketing booth

*Pro-tip: Pack your own picnic supplies as there are no shops or restaurants on these untouched islands!

37) Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage at Marina Bay

Fly kites, kayak, or picnic along the scenic Marina Barrage freshwater reservoir.

Entrance fee: Free 
Opening hours: 24hrs
How to get there: 20min walk from Bayfront MRT Station

38) Hydrodash Sentosa

Hydrodash Aqua Park Sentosa - Things to do in Singapore

Try a real-life Wipeout workout at Hydrodash, Singapore’s first floating aqua park that just opened in 2020!

Cost: S$20/hr
Opening hours: 12PM – 6PM (Mon – Fri), 10AM – 7PM (Sat – Sun, PHs, and school holidays)
How to get there: 
From Beach Station in Sentosa, take the Beach Tram towards Tanjong Beach, and alight at the Southernmost Point stop. It’s a 2min walk to Hydrodash

39) AJ Hackett Sentosa

The beaches aren’t just for lounging — get your heart pumping with a Bungy Jump or on the Giant Swing at AJ Hackett Sentosa!

Cost: Bungy Jump at ~S$69/pax (~AU$70); and Giant Swing at S$49/pax (~AU$49.80)
Opening hours: 12PM — 7PM (Mon, Thu, Fri), 11:30AM – 7PM (Sat – Sun and PHs). Registration opens at 10AM. Check latest timings here
How to get there: Walk 15min from Beach Station, or take the Beach Tram to AJ Hackett

40) Stand-Up Paddling

Try one of the world’s most ancient (and fun) tropical sports with a stand-up paddling session at Sentosa’s Ola Beach Club!

Cost: From S$22.50 for 1hr on a double kayak, or a single SUP board (incl. equipment and a safety briefing)
Opening hours: 11AM – 5PM
How to get there: Walk 15min from Beach Station, or take the Beach Tram to Siloso Beach and walk 1min

Party Til Sunrise With Singapore’s Nightlife

*Nightlife activities are limited due to the pandemic. Do adhere to Phase 3 guidelines and party responsibly!

41) Zouk at Clarke Quay

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Photo credit: Zouk

The most beloved of all party spots in Singapore, Zouk buzzes with trendy clubbers and performances by celebrity deejays.

*Update: Closed until further notice
Entrance fee: From S$30 (~AU$32.66) for men and S$25 (~AU$27.22) for ladies (free entrance on Wed); includes two house drinks
Opening hours:
10PM – 3AM (Wed), 10PM – 2AM (Thu), 10PM – 4AM (Fri), 10PM – 3:45AM (Sat); Closed Sun – Tue
How to get there:
5min walk from Clarke Quay MRT Station

42) MARQUEE Nightclub

MARQUEE Nightclub

MARQUEE. Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands

MARQUEE is the biggest nightclub in Singapore, with multi-storey slides and a massive Ferris Wheel!

*Update: Closed until further notice
Entrance fee: Varies by event
Opening hours: 10PM till late (Fri – Sat, Eve of PH) 
How to get there: 10min walk from Bayfront MRT Station through Marina Bay Sands

43) CHIJMES

CHIJMES area in town

CHIJMES. Photo credit: Yellow Pages

Formerly a convent school dating back to the 19th century, CHIJMES is now a sprawling nightlife venue with alfresco drinking and dining.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: Most eateries are open from 12PM – 12AM
How to get there: 3min walk from City Hall MRT Station, Bras Basah MRT Station, or Esplanade MRT Station

44) Best Bars in Singapore

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NINETEEN80. Photo credit: Shout

If you’d rather a chill night with drinks, there’s no shortage of options. Go retro at arcade-themed bars Level Up or Nineteen80, or get classy at the Great Gatsby-esque ATLAS.

Level Up
Cost: ~S$16 (~AU$17.42) per cocktail
Opening Hours: 5PM – 10:30PM
How to get there: 10min walk from Clarke Quay MRT Station

Nineteen80
Cost: ~S$18 (~AU$19.60) per cocktail
Opening Hours: 5PM – 10:30PM (Tue – Sat); 2PM – 9PM (Sun). Closed on Mon
How to get there: 6min walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

ATLAS
Cost: ~S$28 (~AU$30.49) per cocktail
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10:30PM (Mon – Fri); 12PM – 10:30PM (Sat). Closed on Sun
How to get there: 3min walk from Bugis MRT Station

45) Drag Shows

Singapore Drag Show Aquaholics

The Aquaholic Pool Party drag show. Photo credit: Aquaholics

RuPaul’s Drag Race-lovers will have a sassy time at LuLu’s Lounge and Aquaholic. Be warned: it gets wild.

LuLu’s Lounge
*Update: Closed until further notice
Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 8PM – 3AM (Wed), 9PM – 3AM (Thu), 9PM – 5AM (Fri – Sat). Closed Sun – Tue
How to get there: 
7min walk from Promenade MRT Station

Aquaholic
*Update: No new events until further notice
Entrance fee: Free
Show timings: Monthly, dates announced here
How to get there: 
From Beach Station on Sentosa Island, take the Beach Tram to FOC Sentosa

46) Local Stand-Up Comedy Shows

Singaporeans may be famous for complaining, but we’re a pretty humorous bunch too. See for yourself on gut-busting Tuesday nights at Comedy Masala!

Entrance fee: from S$25 (~AU$27.22)
Show timings: 8PM – 10PM (Tue)
How to get there: 
5min walk from Clarke Quay MRT Station to HERO’S

Go Local With Uniquely Singaporean Activities

47) Farm-Hopping

Hay Dairies Goat Farm - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Hay Dairies

You wouldn’t guess it from the shining skyscrapers, but Singapore’s got a lively farm scene! Enjoy the simple life by meeting furry friends at Hay Dairies, and picking greens at Bollywood Veggies.

Hay Dairies
Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 9AM – 4PM (Mon, Wed – Sun, PHs). Closed Tue
How to get there: 
From Choa Chu Kang MRT station, take bus 975 then walk 2min

Bollywood Veggies
Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 7AM – 5:30PM (Wed – Fri), 7AM – 6:30PM (Sat – Sun, PH)
How to get there: 
From Choa Chu Kang MRT station, take bus 975 then walk 18min

48) NOX – Dine In The Dark

Vist NOX – Dine In The Dark for a very different fine-dining experience. Try to guess what you’re eating as you feast in complete darkness!

Cost: ~S$103 (~AU$112.14) for the Prixe Fixe Dinner (three-course mystery set menu and cocktail drink)
Experience timings: Reservations are in 15min intervals from 6PM – 8:30PM (Tue – Sun), closed on Mon. Each dinner lasts ~2hrs
How to get there: 
7min walk from Bugis MRT Station (Exit A)

49) Hawker Food Adventure

Feast on Singapore’s best hawker fare with the Food Adventure Starter Pack (S$1, ~AU$1.09) which even has discounts on iconic eateries!

Cost: S$1 (~AU$1.09)

Read also: 54 Local Approved Things to Eat in Singapore

50) Prawning

Fish-@-Bugis-Prawning-singapore-itinerary

Forget your worries with a leisurely prawning session at Fish @ Bugis+, before enjoying a sumptuous BBQ feast from your catch!

Cost: S$12/hr (Mon – Fri), S$18/hr (Sat – Sun)
Opening hours: 9AM – 6AM
How to get there: From Bugis MRT Station, walk 3 min to level 6 of Bugis+ 

51) BOUNCE Trampoline Park

BOUNCE-Singapore

Photo credit: BOUNCE Singapore

Get active on the trampolines or tackle a Ninja Warrior-esque obstacle course at trampoline park, BOUNCE.

Entrance fee: from S$21 (~AU$22.86)
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM (Mon – Thu), 10AM – 9PM (Fri), 9AM – 9PM (Sat, PHs), 9AM – 7PM (Sun)
How to get there: 
4min walk from Somerset MRT Station

52) Escape Rooms

Trapped Escape Room

Photo credit: Trapped Singapore

Find out if you and your friends would survive a horror movie by testing your wits at an escape room like Trapped!

Cost: From ~S$25 (~AU$25.43)
Opening hours: 11AM – 10:30PM
How to get there: 
6min walk from Somerset MRT Station

53) Cooking Classes

Learn to cook iconic Singaporean dishes like laksa, chicken rice, and satay, or traditional snacks like ondeh ondeh!

Cultural Dishes Cooking Class
Cost: ~S$113 (~AU$123.03)
Activity timings:
9:30AM – 12:30PM (Mon – Fri)
Meeting point:
24A Sago Street, Singapore 059020

Traditional Snacks Cooking Class
Cost: ~S$35 (~AU$38.11) for traditional snacks
Activity timings:
7:45PM – 9:15PM (Mon – Tue, Thu – Sun). Closed on Wed
Meeting point:
Control Station at Khatib MRT Station

54) Guided Local Tour

Experience the Original Singapore Walks through Singapore’s most notorious neighbourhoods, or go off-the-beaten-path on a Little India tour.

The Original Singapore Walks Half Day Tour
Cost: ~S$34.20 (~AU$37.24)
Activity timings: Varies by tour
Meeting point:
Varies by tour

Little India Walking Tour
Cost: ~S$23 (~AU$25.04)
Activity timings: 10:15AM – 12:30PM (Tue, Thu, Sat)
Meeting point:
5 Campbell Lane, Outside Indian Heritage Centre

There’s always something to do in Singapore

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We’ve compiled a whopping 54 things to do, but there’s still way more to explore! So head out and adventure (safely) through our crazy, colourful city!

Read also: New Things to Do in Singapore This Month — Incl. Attraction and Staycation Deals

Know of any awesome local activities we should include? Let us know in the comments!


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