Never a dull moment in Singapore!

Summary

Jewel Blooms Canopy Park Maze - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Changi Airport Singapore

Get ready for July in Singapore! The city is bursting with excitement as we see new immersive experiences that’ll tickle your mind and senses, as well as new spaces to rediscover and hang out at. 

Here’s what you can look forward to this July 2024:

What’s New in Singapore

1) Gardens by the Bay – Impressions of Monet from 12 Jul to 17 Sep

Impressions of Monet Gardens by the Bay Flower dome - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay via Facebook

Flower Dome of Gardens by the Bay is currently housing a special two-part exhibition that celebrates the art and life of French Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

Gardens by the Bay Impressions of Monet - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay via Facebook

Impressions of Monet is the first showcase at Gardens by the Bay that comprises two elements — a garden display and a digital experience.

Visitors can expect a Monet-inspired floral display that recreates the gardens of Monet’s home in Giverny, France. Gardens have curated a variety of flora similar to those found in Monet’s original garden, such as hydrangeas, weeping willows, digitalis, daisies, delphiniums, and geraniums. There’s a replica of his iconic pink house and scenes from his gardens, including the Japanese bridge. It’s almost like stepping into a living Monet masterpiece!

Digital experience of Impressions of Monet at Gardens by the Bay - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay via Facebook

The other part of the exhibition sees a multi-sensory digital experience where visitors can immerse themselves in Monet’s artworks as they come alive through a dynamic display of light, colour, sound and smell. Besides Monet, there are also works of other Impressionists like Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, and Edgar Degas.

Entrance fee: S$12/pax
Event period: Until 17 September 2024
Event timing: 9AM – 9PM
How to get there: 10mins walk from Gardens by the Bay MRT Station (Google Maps

2) Play:Date – Unlocking Cabinets of Play at the National Museum of Singapore

Interactive Hoardings at PlayDate National Museum of Singapore - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

The National Museum of Singapore may be undergoing upgrading works but parts of it are still open to visitors! Behind the colourful hoardings is a new toy-themed exhibition titled Play:Date – Unlocking Cabinets of Play.

The exhibition is open to the public from 5 July 2024, and it showcases a collection of artworks and toys collectables by local artists and collectors. The external hoardings are decorated with large-scale artworks from five local artists, taking visitors through the life cycle of toys and evoking personal memories along the way. There are some interactive parts on the hoardings, so be sure to look out for those!

McDonalds toys on display PlayDate National Museum of Singapore - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Inside the museum, you’ll see iconic vintage toys such as the collectables from McDonald’s Happy Meals. You might even spot familiar toys that you had from the nineties! There are 250 toys displayed with stories on their origins and their collectors’ journeys in toy-collecting.

Barbie collection at PlayDate National Museum of Singapore - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Besides the vintage collectables from McDonald’s, there are also rare Barbie dolls from Singaporean collector Jian Yang‘s private collection, POP MART figurines, vintage Hot Wheels cars, and even the once-iconic electronic pets — the Tamagotchi.   

PlayDate Tamagotchi National Museum of Singapore - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Other than toy showcases, there are photo-worthy spots and gamified experiences to bring this play date to new heights! Visitors can purchase tokens (from S$5) and participate in old-school gaming arcade challenges within the exhibition. Points earned from the games can be exchanged for the customisation of a personalised avatar at the end of the exhibition.

PlayDate National Museum of Singapore - Things to do in Singapore July 2024-2

Entrance fee: Free
Event period: 5 Jul 2024 – 5 Jan 2025
Event timings: 10AM – 6PM
How to get there: 3min walk from Bencoolen MRT station (Google Maps)

3) New Creative Cluster to Shop, Dine, and Chill – New Bahru

New Bahru - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: New Bahru

Ad

A new hangout spot in Singapore blends shopping, food, and contemporary local vibes. Authentically and unapologetically Singaporean, we introduce the new kid on the block — New Bahru.

Housed in the former Nan Chiau High School at River Valley, the innovative New Bahru brings together more than 50 homegrown Singaporean businesses. 

And nope, it’s not just a regular shopping mall. It’s a creative cluster where you’ll find local indie fashion retailers, art studios, locally-owned F&B stores, and even play spaces and serviced apartments – all under one roof. 

Head to New Bahru’s directory for the full list of vendors.

Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM
How to get there: 14min walk from Fort Canning MRT Station (Google Maps)

4) Jewel Blooms: What A Feelin5 at Canopy Park, Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Blooms - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Changi Airport Singapore

As part of its 5th anniversary, Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park has been transformed into a floral wonderland with a multi-sensory experience. Termed “Jewel Blooms: What A Feelin5”, the installation has five unique zones designed to evoke feelings of joy and excitement among visitors.

Jewel Blooms Canopy Park - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Changi Airport Singapore

This is not just a regular botany display — there are interactive exhibits, aromatic scents and immersive music, for visitors to enjoy. 

The Petal Garden will house a large-scale floral artwork of more than 15,000 hybrid Starchis and preserved hydrangeas flowers, created by Japanese floral artist Megumi Shinozaki. The Hedge Maze and Mirror Maze will also feature vibrant sunflowers and lush hanging floral arrangements respectively. 

Entrance fee: S$9/pax
Event period: 24 May – 11 Aug 2024
Event timings:
10AM – 9PM (Mon – Thu), 10AM – 10PM (Fri – Sun, PH & Eve of PH)
How to get there: 11min walk from Changi Airport MRT Station. Canopy Park is located on level 5 of Jewel Changi (Google Maps)

5) Local Fashion and Jewellery Showcases at the Asian Civilisations Museum

ACM SGFASHIONNOW - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is hosting two time-limited exhibitions, featuring clothes and jewellery designed and created by Singaporeans. 

The first exhibition is the #SGFASHIONNOW co-curated with students from the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts. The exhibition features clothes designed by 28 established and up-and-coming local designers. This year’s edition (the largest one yet) is all about showcasing Singapore’s unique style through the lens of its multicultural heritage. 

SGFASHIONNOW ACM - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Asian Civilisations Museum

The exhibition is also designed with eco-consciousness — using upcycled materials showcases Singapore’s commitment to fashion and sustainability.   

Pieces on display include iconic works by Benny Ong, Time Taken to Make a Dress, and Harry Halim. There will also be pieces once worn by famous names such as the late Princess Diana, Singaporean actress Constance Lau, and singer Lee Chaelin (CL) from K-pop group 2NE1. This edition includes a commission by Baëlf Design on display in Singapore for the first time as well.

SGJEWELLERYNOW Exhibit at Asian Civilisations Museum - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Asian Civilisations Museum

The second event is #SGJEWELLERYNOW, ACM’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to contemporary Singaporean jewellery design. It’ll be a great chance for visitors to see how local designers reinterpret Southeast Asian heritage through these stunning jewellery pieces. 

SGJEWELLERYNOW pieces - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Asian Civilisations Museum

The showcase features works by three prominent Singaporean jewellery designers and houses: Edmond Chin, State Property, and Foundation Jewellers. One of the featured jewellery pieces is the Birds of Paradise Brooch, one with the same design was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Catch #SGFASHIONSHOW and #SGJEWELLERYNOW at the Asian Civilisations Museum from 27 June. This will be #SGFASHIONSHOW’s final run until it closes on 1 September.

Entrance fee: Free (SC & PR); S$25/adult (foreigner)
Event period: 27 Jun – 1 Sep
Event timings:
10AM – 7PM (Sat – Thu), 10AM – 9PM (Fri)
How to get there: 7min walk from Raffles Place MRT Station (Google Maps)

6) Olafur Eliasson: Your Curious Journey at SAM until 22 Sep

Olafur Eliasson Yellow Corridor - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) at Tanjong Pagar Distripark is currently hosting the first major solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. Titled “Olafur Eliasson: Your Curious Journey”, Singapore is the first stop of the travelling exhibition before it proceeds to New Zealand, Taiwan, Indonesia and The Philippines. 

Multiple Shadow House and The Glacier Melt Series Olafur Eliasson - Things to do in Singapore July 2024

Photo credit: Singapore Art Museum

Olafur Eliasson is known for his creative immersive installations that play with light, space, and perception. His works are largely driven by his desire to make invisible elements of our surroundings tangible or experienceable.

Olafur Eliasson is known for his creative immersive installations that play with light, space, and perception. His works are largely driven by his desire to make invisible elements of our surroundings tangible or experienceable. 

And this means, museum-goers won’t be getting typical viewing displays on museum walls. Instead, they are encouraged to actively engage and interact with the installations and discover new perspectives. 

Entrance fee: S$15/pax  (SC & PR); S$20/adult (foreigner)
Event period: Until 22 Sep
Event timings:
10AM – 7PM
How to get there: Free shuttle bus service from Harbourfront MRT Station (Exit D)

Other Fun Things to Do in Singapore

7) Singapore Cable Car x Hello Kitty — From 1 June to 31 December 2024

Hello Kitty Singapore Cable Car - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024

You may have spotted something cute in the sky around Mount Faber and Sentosa this month. Yes, our cable cars are decked up in Hello Kitty decals!

Newly launched Hello Kitty Cable Car Singapore - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024

In celebration of both Singapore Cable Car and Hello Kitty’s 50th anniversaries, cable cars on the Mount Faber Line (except SkyOrb cabins) are adorned with birthday-themed designs of the adorable Japanese cat.

Hello Kitty statue at Mount Faber Cable Car station - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024-1

There are five different cabin designs to look out for, featuring Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, Mimmy (Hello Kitty’s sister), and their parents. At the entrance of Mount Faber station, there’s also a 2m-tall Hello Kitty display that visitors can snap commemorative photos with. 

Cost: S$35/adult; S$25/child (ages 4-12)
Operating hours: 8:45AM – 10PM (last boarding at 9:30AM)
Event period: Until 31 Dec 2024
How to get there:
Mount Faber Cable Car Station: 16mins walk from Harbourfront MRT Station (Google Maps
Sentosa Cable Car station: 6mins walk from Imbiah Station on the Sentosa Express (Google Maps) 

8) Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon immersive exhibition at ArtScience Museum

Frida Kahlo Exhibition - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024

Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands

Despite being considered one of the most important artists of modern times and a feminism icon, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s life story remains obscure to many. If you’re like the many people who want to know her beyond her art, make a visit to the ArtScience Museum this month.

Frida Kahlo exhibition ArtScience Musem - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024

Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands

Unlike typical art exhibits with paintings on the walls, Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon is an immersive experience with 360-degree projections and interactive installations that let museum-goers feel like they’re living inside Kahlo’s art.

Imagine stepping into her iconic paintings, while reliving her pains and struggles in life that she translated into bold and vibrant art pieces.  

Cost: From S$19/pax
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM (last entry 6PM)
Exhibition period:
4 May – 1 Sep 2024
How to get there:
11min walk from Bayfront MRT station via exit B (Google Maps)

9)  Bubble Fiesta at Adventure Cove Waterpark — 1 June to 11 August 2024

Bubble Fiesta Adventure Cove Waterpark - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024

Photo credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Looking for a fun way to cool down in this crazy heat? How about going for a splashing good time at Adventure Cove Waterpark’s Bubble Fiesta, the biggest bubble festival in Singapore?

Bubbles Fiesta Adventure Cove Waterpark - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024-2

Photo credit: Resorts World Sentosa

There will be eight zones with different kinds of fun activities, including Bubble Blizzard – a massive bubble dome with bubbles within, Bubble Bounce – giant inflatables you can bounce on, and even a Bubble Rave zone where guests can try their hand at being a DJ.

Entrance fee: S$40/Adult, S$33/Child 
Event period: 1 Jun – 11 Aug 2024
Event timings: 10AM – 5PM
How to get there: 10min walk from Resorts World Station via the Sentosa Express (Google Maps

10) URA Recreation Master Plan Roving Exhibitions — Shape the development of leisure spaces around Singapore (11 May – 27 July)

Friends hiking at Labrador Park for URA Recreation Master Plan exhibition - Things to do in Singapore May 2024

What’s your idea of recreation in Singapore? For some, it’s exploring new nature trails (like us 🤪). Others prefer to explore arts and heritage precincts, or simply enjoy a meal at a bustling hawker centre or go cafe-hopping.

There’s actually a host of recreation spots all around Singapore that we might not be aware of. Lots of meticulous planning has gone into the development of such spaces. And the good news is, there’ll be more to come!

URA Recreation Master Plan roving exhibition - Things to do in Singapore May 2024

Photo credit: Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is working on a Recreation Master Plan to create more leisure recreational opportunities around us so we can lead a more active and fulfilling life — be it through sports, wellness, arts, or heritage.

To make sure these developments suit a diversity of needs, URA is holding island-wide roving exhibitions from now till end-July for Singaporeans to share your ideas and feedback! Think outdoor spaces island-wide and multi-functional spaces closer to our homes.

At each stop, you can learn more about the plans unique to that region and share your ideas through interactive elements on the display panels.

Keen on shaping Singapore’s future land plans? Head down to the roving exhibition at your nearest location. Psst, the next one will be taking place in the North at Canberra Plaza from 6 to 14 July!

Region DatesLocation
East11 to 19 MayBedok Town Square
Central West21 May to 2 JunVivo City
Central East8 to 16 JunKallang Wave Mall
North East22 to 30 JunOne Punggol
North6 to 14 JulCanberra Plaza
Central Asia18 to 27 Jul*
*not open on Sundays
URA Centre

11) Summer Activities at Downtown East – Marine Marvels’ Fun and Educational Activities 

Wild-Wild-Wet-Marine-Marvels-activities-New-Things-to-Do-in-Singapore-June-2024-3

Photo credit: Downtown East

With the June holidays fast approaching, Downtown East is hosting a new educational event for families and children that will run from 24 May to 28 July.

Wild Wild Wet Marine Marvels activities - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024-1

Photo credit: Downtown East

Marine Marvels will have several activities running concurrently at different venues within Downtown East, so here’s a summarised programme list: 

Wave Wonder Zone at Wild Wild Wet – Test your agility at the longest inflatable obstacle course (85m long!) inspired by marine life. Visitors will navigate through spiralling coral reef structures, conquer sea-themed obstacles, and encounter symbolic challenges representing plastic pollution and overfishing. 

At the entrance of Wild Wild Wet, there’ll also be Marine Mealtime where you can experience milk-bottle feeding koi at a small fee. The activity is part of a beloved practice that fosters appreciation and care for the majestic fish.  

Wild Wild Wet Marine Marvels activities - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024-2

Photo credit: Downtown East

From 24 May to 23 June, look out for the Glow Coast Carnival – a neon playground with exciting family rides and old-school carnival game booths, located at the open-air car park of Downtown East. Carnival-goers can expect dazzling photo spots with neon signboards and also experience Singapore‘s first colourful weaved life-sized spinning tops. 

*Pro-tip: NTUC or Link Members can also redeem a Glow Coast Carnival Play Card with minimum spendings, while stocks last.

At the event square of Downtown East, there will also be interactive educational installations set up from 30 May, allowing visitors to learn more about sustainability and marine conservation through digital panels and a life-sized digital tank. 

FYI, entry is free for all at the event square! There is also a character guessing game every two weeks where you can also stand a chance to win over S$3,000 worth of prizes such as a 3D2N D’Resort stay, Wild Wild Wet Day Passes, and Carnival Play Cards.  

Costs: Varies
Event period: 24 May – 28 Jul 2024
Event timings:
Varies
How to get there: 10min walk from Pasir Ris MRT Station (Google Maps)

12) Figuring a Scene — Figuring art through elements of nature

National Gallery exhibition Figuring a Scene - Things to do in April 2024

Imagine giving your meaning to seemingly random pieces of artwork with no right and wrong answers, down to just your own interpretation. That’s what the National Gallery‘s new exhibition, Figuring a Scene, is all about. 

National Gallery exhibit Figuring a Scene - Things to do in April 2024

Instead of focusing on artworks by the artist or a historical period, Figuring a Scene is made up of artworks from different artists from the region, spanning across different eras, genres, and mediums. 

This exhibit asks visitors to consider the everyday elements of nature you might not even notice – like fire, air, or shadows.

Figuring a Scene at National Gallery exhibits - Things to do in April 2024

Figuring a Scene is curated by Dr. Patrick Flores, Deputy Director of Curatorial and Research at the National Gallery Singapore. There are six different “episodes” within the exhibit, an element per episode. Dr. Flores wants exhibition-goers to draw out different interpretations based on each individual’s situation, knowledge and lived experiences.

So, if you’re looking for a fresh take on art, Figuring a Scene is definitely worth checking out!

Cost: Free
Exhibition period: 5 Apr – 1 Dec 2024
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM
How to get there: 7min walk from City Hall MRT Station via exit B, continue walking to Dalam Southeast Asia, Level 3 of National Gallery (Google Maps)

13) Discover what’s beneath a painting — Cheong Soo Pieng: Layer by Layer

National Gallery exhibit Layer by Layer - Things to do in April 2024

Another new exhibition at the National Gallery is Cheong Soo Pieng: Layer by Layer, a free exhibition at the National Gallery’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium. 

Unlike conventional art exhibitions where visitors contemplate the artworks as they are, Cheong Soo Pieng: Layer by Layer invites viewers to rediscover works by artist Cheong Soo Pieng beneath the surface, using science and technology.

National Gallery exhibit Cheong Soo Pieng Layer by Layer - Things to do in April 2024

Exhibition curator Teo Hui Min, together with conservator Dr. Diana Tay, worked with radiographers from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to scan some of Cheong’s artworks using the hospital’s X-ray machines. Some also underwent infrared photography to reveal original sketches and elements that were covered up at a later time by the artist.

National Gallery exhibition Cheong Soo Pieng Layer by Layer - Things to do in April 2024

The exhibition also features interactive zones where visitors can have a more hands-on experience while learning more about the fascinating parts of unrevealing artworks. There are stations with microscopes where visitors can view mockups of Cheong’s paintings over time. One can see how paint adheres to different canvas materials that Cheong used during the different times of his life.

Workshop at National Gallery Discovering Secrets of Paintings workshop - Things to do in April 2024

And in conjunction with the exhibition, there is a two-hour workshop hosted by Dr. Diana Tay titled “Discovering Secrets of Paintings” for students. Participants will be able to delve into Cheong Soo Pieng’s artistic process and discover how conservators study his artworks, layer by layer.

The session will include hands-on experiences and a showcase of the technology used in conservation. This program is available for Primary and Secondary school groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties may email [email protected] to find out more.

Cost: Free
Exhibition period: 5 Apr – 29 Sep 2024
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM
How to get there: 7min walk from City Hall MRT Station via exit B, continue walking to Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium at the Spine Hall, Level B1 of National Gallery  (Google Maps)

14) S.E.A Aquarium Now Offers introductory and PADI-AWARE Dive Programmes

Discover Scuba Dive S.E.A Aquarium - things to do in Singapore

You don’t have to travel out of Singapore to take your first dive. S.E.A Aquarium now offers PADI Discover Scuba Diving (from S$319) designed for non-divers aged 10 years and above — so you don’t need a dive license! 🤿

The session begins with a theory class to familiarise yourself with the equipment and know basic diving skills like how to equalise to the water pressure — pay attention as there’s a quiz at the end. Then it’s time to put your wetsuits on and head to the tank.

S.E.A Aquarium Discover Scuba Dive drills - things to do in Singapore

The dive instructor will run through some test drills which you need to pass before beginning your descent.

Participants get to dive in the Open Ocean Habitat, the largest habitat within S.E.A. Aquarium at 12m deep — and yes, you’ll have spectators watching you! Enter a whole new world and swim amongst manta rays, hammerhead sharks, stingrays and many friendly fishes 🫧🐠🐟

For certified scuba divers, the aquarium also offers an AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course (from S$488) where participants get to be up close and personal with the resident sharks while learning more about them! There’ll be two dives over the 8-hour programme in the Shark Seas Habitat and Open Ocean Habitat 🦈

Each experience includes a complimentary ticket to Adventure Cove Waterpark so head over after post-dive for round two of thrill — waterslides 💦

Cost: From S$319 incl. One-Day Ticket to Adventure Cove Waterpark
Activity timings: 10AM – 12PM, 2PM – 4PM (Tues – Fri)
How to get there: Take the Sentosa Express to Resorts World Station and walk 5min to Adventure Cove Waterpark (Google Maps)

15) Sentosa Sensoryscape – New attraction with Immersive Phygital Experience

Sentosa Sensoryscape in the day - Things to do in SG April 2024

Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory journey at a brand-new attraction in Sentosa! The Sensoryscape is a 350m linkway featuring six themed spaces that connect guests from Resorts World Sentosa to the beaches, and are designed to ignite your senses!

Sentosa Sensoryscape at night - Things to do in SG April 2024

The various segments of the Sensoryscape are — Lookout Point, Tactile Trellis, Scented Sphere, Symphony Streams, Palate Playground, and Glow Garden. Visit during the day and stay on till night time as the scenic floral space by day, Sensoryscape transforms into a dazzling spectacle with interactive digital light art and augmented reality (AR).

Sentosa Sensoryscape AR app - Things to do in SG April 2024

Besides being extremely photo-worthy, there are also interactive video projections from 7:50PM to 9:40PM every night as part of the ImagiNite immersive experience. Download the free ImagiNite app (iOS | Android) for the full AR-enhanced experiences of digital butterflies in the scented Sphere and marine life in Symphony Streams.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 24 hours
ImagiNite Show:
7:50PM – 9:40PM
How to get there:
1min walk from Imbiah Station via Sentosa Express (Google Maps)  

16) Peranakan Museum — Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection

Fukusa Japanese Gift Covers exhibition - Things to do in Singapore April May 2024

Photo credit: Peranakan Museum, National Heritage Board

Have you ever wondered about the act of gifting and how it’s prevalent across cultures and histories? From 19 April, you may be able to find the answer at the Peranakan Museum.

A new exhibition, Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection, offers a deep dive into the fascinating tradition of fukusa, — the beautifully embroidered silk covers used for gift-giving in Japan. 

Fukusa Japanese Gift Covers exhibition - Things to do in Singapore April May 2024-2

Photo credit: Peranakan Museum, National Heritage Board

There’ll be over 80 fukusa, kimonos and related textiles, from renowned collector Chris Hall, on display. Visitors can also explore the role of fukusa in trade and cultural exchange between Japan, China and the West, as well as insights into how gift-giving practices have evolved overtime.

An interactive digital programme, hands-on workshops, performances and tours are also available on-site during the exhibition period.

Cost: S$6/pax (SC & PR), S$16/pax (Non-locals)
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM (Sat – Thu), 10AM – 9PM (Fri)
Event period: 19 Apr – 25 Aug 2024
How to get there: 7min walk from City Hall MRT Station via exit B (Google Maps), or 7min walk from Bras Basah MRT Station via exit B (Google Maps)

17) Experience Singapore Cable Car’s New SkyOrb Cabins

Skyorb Singapore Cable Car towards Sentosa - Things to do in SG April 2024

Photo credit: Mount Faber Leisure Group

From 15 March 2024, Singapore Cable Car welcomed seven new cabins to their fleet — the SkyOrb Cabin. What’s special about these cabins is that they are spherical and… they have a glass-bottomed floor! So you’ll literally have the world at your feet when travelling between Mount Faber and Sentosa on the Mount Faber Line.  

New Singapore Cable Car Skyorb - Things to do in SG April 2024

Photo credit: Mount Faber Leisure Group

Unlike conventional cabins, SkyOrb cabins also spot a futuristic look, transforming into mesmerising beacons at night with glowing rings of light. The cabins are designed with better ventilation so you’re guaranteed a comfortable and breezy ride.

Visitors who wish to ride on the SkyOrb cabins can upgrade their existing round-trip Mount Faber Line or Cable Car Sky Pass ticket at an additional S$15 per person. The add-on SkyOrb Cabin experience can only be purchased at Mount Faber and Sentosa Cable Car Station ticketing counters.

Cost: Additional S$15/pax (weekdays); Additional S$20/pax (weekends and PH). Regular cabin tickets cost ~$28/adult
Operating hours: 8:45AM – 10PM. The last cable car boarding at 9:30PM
How to get there:
Mount Faber Cable Car Station: 16mins walk from Harbourfront MRT Station (Google Maps
Sentosa Cable Car station: 6mins walk from Imbiah Station on the Sentosa Express (Google Maps) 

18) Skyline Luge’s Ride the Beat — Night-time Musical Extravaganza

Sentosa’s Skyline Luge now has night luge rides again on Friday and Saturday evenings with Ride the Beat! The electrifying experience transforms the luge run into a multi-sensory adventure with vibrant lights and music.

new Night Luge Sentosa - Things to do in Singapore Feb 2024

There’ll also be rotating DJs who’ll bring the club to the tracks with a specially curated playlist that will be played throughout February, promising to keep the experience fresh every time. 🎶

And from 1 February to 30 April 2024, guests will get a free box of Cheese Fries from Shake Shack with every purchase of Night Luge’s 3 Ride Combo as part of launch promotions. So grab your friends now and head on to Skyline Luge for a night of fun!

Cost: S$36/pax
Opening hours: 7PM – 9PM (every Fri and Sat)
How to get there: 6min walk from Imbiah Station on the Sentosa Express (Google Maps)

19) Singapore’s 1st Purpose Built Sim-Racing Studio

99 Bends race simulator - Things to do in Singapore Feb 2024

Buckle up, race car enthusiasts, there’s a new hangout space for you in Singapore to responsibly get your driving fix! 99Bends is Singapore’s first purpose-built racing simulation studio, located at 28 Lorong Ampas (where Wheeler’s yard used to be). At the location, there’s also Rounding Cafe — a race car-theme cafe, and Coatconut — a car grooming service.

99Bends has immersive car racing simulations with state-of-the-art equipment, where guests can feel the rush of the track from the comfort of a racing seat. They also have coaching services for people new to racing or just anyone who would want to pick up the motorsport more seriously 😉

Cost: From S$20/session (15mins), packages start at S$399 for 3 months
Opening hours: 11AM – 12 AM (Mon – Thu), 11AM – 2PM (Fri – Sun). Reservation required on weekdays from 11AM – 5PM
How to get there: 20mins walk from Toa Payoh MRT station (Google Maps)

20) KINN Studios opens at Keong Saik Road – Perfect for a workation or a zen getaway

KINN Studios doorway - Things To Do In January

Hotels have evolved a lot after the global pandemic. They’re no longer temporary lodgings during vacations, instead, they’re a lifestyle, a solace, a vibe. 

KINN has achieved this with its second establishment, KINN Studios — modelled to be a sanctuary for wellness and serenity. 

*Pro-tip: KINN guests are entitled to benefits across all their hospitality concepts, so feel free to attend any events at KINN Capsule during your KINN Studios stay, or vice-versa!

KINN Studios coffee counter and pill concierge - Things To Do In January

In collaboration with Safe Space, it was designed with therapists’ advice in mind to create a calming refuge for its guests. It also hosts the occasional mindfulness event (do check their calendar for updates), such as workshops on the art of Jagua tattoo and accessory-making, as well as performances by local artists.

Other than a rejuvenating stay, you can also opt to have a workation here — there’s unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi hotel-wide, a common lounge and dining area, and a pantry equipped with coffee, tea and filtered water. 

KINN Studios entrance - Things To Do In January

KINN Studios is located within a heritage building at Keong Saik Road, in the heart of Singapore’s hipster hood and just minutes away from Chinatown. Nightly rates start below S$200 per night, with three room types to choose from: Ground Room, Cosy Room, and Hideaway Room.

Cost: From S$150/night 
How to get there: 7min walk from Outram Park MRT Station via Exit G (Google Maps)

21) The Bus Collective — Southeast Asia’s first resort hotel using repurposed buses

Entrance - The Bus Collective

Here’s another reason to prove that East side is best side — a new staycay option has just popped up in Changi Village!

The Bus Collective is Southeast Asia’s first resort hotel using retired buses, turning our old SBS buses into luxury suites. 

It’s a collaboration between WTS Travel and its partners, together with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA).

Bedroom with Bathtub - The Bus Collective

There are 20 buses or rooms in total, featuring seven different room types! We loved the Queen Victoria and King George rooms (deluxe Queen and King beds respectively, with a spacious bathtub). And the Clarke Quay room is perfect for sharing with your friends, with twin beds and bunker beds for four adults!

Twin Bedroom - The Bus Collective

Every room also has its own toilet, shower, and even a patio with a BBQ pit. SLAY! For a virtual tour, check out our photo album.

Patio - The Bus Collective

Cool rooms aside, there’s also an Experiences Centre where you can get help with bookings, airport transfers, bicycle rentals, fitness classes and mental wellness workshops. There are even tours exploring the charm of Changi Village and its surroundings, like cycling around Pulau Ubin! 

Bookings are now open at thebuscollective.com or on platforms like Booking.com, Agoda, and Expedia!

Cost: From ~S$398/night
How to get there: From Upper Changi MRT Station (Exit A), take Bus 2 and alight at Changi Village Terminal bus stop. Walk 5mins to The Bus Collective (Google Maps)

22) New self-service Comics Library in Anchorpoint with over 7,500 titles

Comic Library - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: National Library Board

Japanese manga and Western comic fans unite! There’s a pop-up Comics Library carrying over 7,500 popular titles like Dragon Ball Z, Spy x Family, and Fairy Tail; plus Marvel and DC favourites like Guardians of the Galaxy and Superman.

The collection also includes Chinese, Malay, and Tamil comics and graphics novels and a separate children’s section with titles in four languages. By early 2024, the total collection is expected to increase to 11,000!

Comic Library Books - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: National Library Board

The main entrance is located on level one of Anchorpoint Mall, and the library is decorated in vibrant colours inspired by the pop art movement of the 1950s and 60s.

This is a Grab-n-Go self-service library so just scan your NLB eCard or library-compliant ID card and bring it home! Or, you can also opt for digital copies via QR codes on the new Wallpaper Library and the two e-Read screens stationed around the pop-up library.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 7:30AM – 1AM
Event period: From now till late 2024
How to get there: 14min walk from Queenstown MRT Station (Exit A) (Google Maps)

23) Benchmarks — a new semi-permanent public art trail in the Civic District

Jeffrey Tan sharing about Sayang! Satay Sayang! bench - Things to do in SG

Watch out for where you’re sitting the next time you’re out around town because it might just be a work of art! The Arts House Singapore just launched a brand new public art trail, Benchmarks, an alliance between the Asian Civilisations Museum, Esplanade, National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House and Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall.

Located around the Civic District, the trail features six works by Singapore-based artists, which take on unique interpretations of benches — and yes you can sit on them!

This is not a bench by Lua Boon Kai - Things to do in SIngapore

Using the term ‘benchmark’ as a point of reference for measurement and comparison, the artworks on the trail serve as markers for visitors to take a seat and reflect on the history and cultural significance of the district.

Our personal favourite is This is Note a Bench by Lua Boon Ka for its fun and humorous take on benches — plus it’s surprisingly ergonomic!

Map of the Benchmarks art trail - things to do in Singapote

Photo credit: The Arts House

The trail begins at the Arts House but you can always flip the order and start at the Esplanade — plus, the Singapore city views are an added bonus! 

Event period: 2 Aug 2023 – 31 Jul 2026
How to get there: Varies 

24) Singapore Art Museum Launches New Public Art Trails in Tanjong Pagar and the Rail Corridor 

Rail Corridor Public Art Trail - things to do in Singapore

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has launched two new public art trails Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar: Encounters with Art in the Neighbourhood and Singapore Deviation: Wander with Art through the Rail Corridor. As part of its long-term public art initiative, The Everyday Museum, the trails will feature works by local artists Aki Hassan, Space Objekt, Hilmi Johandi and more. 

Por_traits of Tanjong Pagar Public Art Trail - things to do in SIngapore

The trails will feature public art installations in the Tanjong Pagar area and Rail Corridor respectively, engaging with familiar spaces and transforming them anew. What better way to clock in your daily steps than by going on a mini-hike and encountering art like a ✨mysterious local​​✨? 

While we recommend going on the full trail, you can also check out the individual artworks located at Duxton Plain Park, Everton Park, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Kampung Bahru Bus Terminal, and Wessex Estate.

Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar: Encounters with Art in the Neighbourhood
Event period: 29 April 2023 – 9 March 2025
Starting point: Tanjong Pagar Distripark Facade. 13min bus ride from Shenton Way MRT (Google Maps)

Singapore Deviation: Wander with Art through the Rail Corridor
Event period: 29 April 2023 – 9 March 2025
Starting point: Kampung Bahru Bus Terminal (Google Maps)

25) New Sea Sports Centre, Convenience Store, and Glamping Tents at Lazarus Island

Lazarus Island - things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Camelot

Beachgoers and outdoor lovers can now spend even more time at Lazarus Island— one of the Southern Islands of Singapore — with the addition of new facilities. First up, the Lazarus Sea Sports Centre brings water activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, sea bicycling kayaking and even yoga on the sea to Lazarus Beach.

Besides that, there’s also a new convenience store, so day-trippers to Lazarus will no longer need to lug around heavy water bottles or snacks to the island. 

What used to be just a short day-trip destination is now also ready for overnight stayers. Lazarus Island will also see nine new permanent glamping tents put up near the island’s lagoon, giving visitors an alternative overnight option to the Tiny Away Escape @ Lazarus, a cluster of five eco-friendly tiny houses for short-term stays. 

How to get there: 20min ferry ride (S$14/pax) from Marina South Pier

26) STEM-themed Escape Rooms at Science Centre Singapore

Escape @ Science Centre - Things to do in April 2023

Photo credit: Science Centre Singapore

Are you a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) geek who also loves solving escape room mysteries? Here’s where you can have the best of both worlds. Escape @ Science Centre is a newly opened STEM-themed escape room where you’ll be tested for knowledge, skills and tenacity.

So if you’ve always been solving escape room puzzles with sheer luck, you might wanna put on all six thinking caps for this, or bring friends in the STEM department to help with the thinking.  

Science Centre escape room - Things to do in April 2023

Photo credit: Science Centre Singapore

And unlike most other escape rooms, Escape @ Science Centre allows participants to bring along their phones, so not only can you use your phones to help solve the puzzles, you can even snap photos within the escape rooms for memory’s sake. 

Cost: From $20/pax (10% discount with 6 or more tickets purchased for the same room)
Activity slots: 10AM – 9:15PM
How to get there:
​13min walk from Jurong East MRT (Google Maps)

27) Rock-climbing and bouldering facility at Changi Airport T3

Climbing with supervisor at Climb@T3 - Things to do in Singapore Mar 2023

Photo credit: Climb@T3

Changi Airport has, for a while, been more than just an airport. And from 2023, its directory board saw a new entry — Climb@T3, a rock-climbing and bouldering facility.

Featuring an 8m-tall High wall and a 12.5m-long Bouldering Wall, Climb@T3 is not only for climb enthusiasts but also welcomes people without prior experience to try their hands, and feet, on rock climbing. There are guided hour-long sessions for participants who are less confident and would require safety supervision from the instructors. There’s even a Rock Tots session for children as young as two!

Climb@T3 - Things to do in Singapore March 2023

Photo credit: Climb@T3

If you have experience with rock walls and would prefer unguided climbs, there are also free & easy sessions on both the boulder and high walls. Children up to the age of 12 will need to have a supervising adult.

Cost: S$15/2-hour Climb and Play (Unguided) session, S$25/1-hour Climb and Play (Guided) session, and S$30/1-hour Rock Tots session. Registration required.
Opening hours: 12PM – 9:30PM (Mon – Fri), 10AM – 9:30PM (weekends & PH)
How to get there: 15min walk from Changi Airport MRT. Changi Airport Terminal 3, #B3-01/02. Next to Slide@T3 (Google Maps)

28) Find hidden giant statues by Copenhagen artist Thomas Dambo at Sentosa

Giant Wooden Sculpture by Thomas Dambo - Things to do in Singapore January February 2023

Photo credit: Sentosa Development Corporation

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — and this is what Copenhagen-based artist Thomas Dambo aimed to present with four giant statues purposefully hidden around Sentosa. 

Made out of 5.5 tonnes of reclaimed wood material — such as pallets and floorboards — donated by local enterprises, Dambo’s upcycled creations encourage people to rethink the value of trash. 

Photo credit: Sentosa Development Corporation

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a hint: Seach along Palawan Beach and don’t miss out on any nooks and crannies!

Cost: Free 
Exhibition period: Until 2024
How to get there: 8min walk from Beach Station, Sentosa (Google Maps)

29) Free airport tours for visitors in transit are back

Jewel Changi Airport HSBC Rain Vortex - Things to do in Singapore

Changi Airport has brought back its Free Singapore Tour for travellers who are transiting through Singapore with a layover of at least 5.5 hours. As of now, there are three tours available, each lasting for 2.5 hours.

Marina Bay Sands Sunset - Singapore Travel Guide

Transit travellers can choose from three tour itineraries, three are bus tours and one is a walking tour to Jewel Changi Airport. The three bus tours include a Changi Precinct Tour, a City Sights Tour to Singapore’s Civic District and Downtown areas, and the *Heritage Tour around Chinatown and Kampong Gelam.

Travellers who are interested in participating in the Free Singapore Tours will need to register at the Free Singapore Tour service counters at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 Transit halls.

30) Glamping with the Penguins at Bird Paradise

Glamping with the Penguins at Bird Paradise - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

ICYMI, you can now go glamping with adorable penguins at the Bird Paradise 🐧 

From ~S$1,699 per tent, bring your family or friends along for a 2D1N stay at Ocean Network Express Penguin Cove — featuring one of the world’s largest sub-Antarctic, cold salt-water habitats for penguins! 

Ocean Network Express Penguin Cove - Things to do in Singapore

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

The Penguin Cove spans two storeys and is home to species like the King, Gentoo, and Northern Rockhopper penguins. What’s even cooler, it has special lighting that mimics the beautiful Southern Lights! So you betcha, it’ll be a night to remember.

Besides being able to sleep on comfy beds right next to these birbs, the package also includes other perks like park admission, lunch at Crimson restaurant, guided tours and even bird interactions!

Here are some key highlights of the glamping experience:
Wings of the World Presentation with reserved seatings
Backstage Pass: Avian Healthcare
Hong Leong Foundation Crimson Wetlands Guided Tour

For the full programme itinerary, check this out.

Cost: From ~S$1,699 per tent (up to 4 pax) for 2D1N
Programme hours: 4PM – 2PM the next day
How to get there: From Khatib MRT (Exit A) pick-up point, take the Mandai Khatib Shuttle and alight at Bird Paradise (Google Maps)

Looking for new things to do in Singapore?

Mount Faber Cable Car Hello Kitty standee - New Things to Do in Singapore June 2024

Singapore may just be a little red dot but there’s never a dull moment on this vibrant island! Be it exhibitions indoors or hunts for hidden gems outdoors, there’s always something for everyone to check out.

Still bored? Here’s some cool Singapore content that we’ve created aside from the usual overseas travel guides and itineraries we’re used to doing 🙂

Singapore Public Holidays 2024 — Maximise Your Leave for 10 Long Weekend Getaways
5 IG-worthy Spots to Check Out in Changi Airport’s Newly Revamped Terminal 2
10 Hidden Gems You Never Knew Existed Around Singapore Neighbourhoods

What are your favourite things to do in Singapore? Share with us in the comments!


For more travel inspiration, follow us on FacebookInstagramYouTube, TikTok, and Telegram.

@thetravelintern @i Light Singapore is back for its 10th edition, this time bigger with new exciting artworks and programmes to enjoy💡🎉 There are 17 light art installations across Marina Bay, South Beach, Millenia Walk and Tanjong Pagar, transforming the city centre into a visual playground of light and colour. Plus, you can win prizes by participating in the newly launched i Quest! Simply scan the QR codes at the artworks, GastroBeats and The Conscious Festival x i Light Singapore Marketplace to be transported to a virtual mangrove forest (there are 400 instant prizes up for grabs 👀). Scan all 19 codes to qualify for the Grand Draw to win S$1000 in cash! 📍 Marina Bay, South Beach, Millenia Walk and Tanjong Pagar 📅 31 May – 23 Jun 2024 ⏰ 7:30PM – 11PM (Sun – Thurs), 7:30AM –12AM (Fri – Sat) #iLightSingapore #URASingapore #tiktoksg #thingstodoinsingapore ♬ Pretty (Sped Up) – MEYY

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here