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March in Singapore offers a delightful mix of new attractions, fun cultural experiences, and outdoorsy activities. The March holidays are also approaching, so it’s time to head out and get some healthy vitamin D! ☀️

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

What’s New in Singapore

1) Five Footway Festival

Five Footway Festival - Things to do in Singapore March 2024

Photo credit: Chinatown.sg

The Five Footway Festival is a celebration of Singapore’s Chinatown and its rich history. It’s named after the “five-foot ways,”, which are the covered walkways that line the old shophouses in the area.

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Visitors can look forward to various activities catered to people of all ages, including cultural performances such as Cantonese and Teochew operas, old-school games, tours, as well as workshops related to Chinatown’s history and traditions. 

Cost: Various
Event period: 9 – 17 March 2024
Opening hours: 10AM – 8PM   
How to get there: Chinatown MRT Station (Google Maps)

2) PetExpo 2024 — 10th Anniversary Event

Shopping booths at PetExpo - Things to do in Singapore March 2024

Photo credit: PetExpo

PetExpo is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a three-day-long event happening from 15 to 17 March. If you’re a pawrent who’s looking for better pet products or seeking more knowledge from animal experts, PetExpo 2024 is where you can find everything you and your furkid need. It is also the largest pet fair in Singapore, featuring more than 128 exhibitors of various pet products, services, and activities.

PetExpo 2024 - Things to do in Singapore March 2024

Photo credit: PetExpo

There’ll also be workshops and talks so visitors can learn from experts in their field on topics such as pet nutrition, training, and even animal communication.

If you’re feeling crafty, check out the pet portrait live workshop where you can either do a paint-by-number artwork of your pets or create customised pet portraits with guidance from professionals!

And of course, the event is animal-friendly with special activities like pet contests, agility courses and even training demonstrations. 🐩

Cost: From S$5/pax (children under 12 and dogs enter for free)
Event period: 15 – 17 March 2024
Opening hours: 11AM – 8PM   
How to get there: 8min walk from Expo MRT Station to Singapore Expo Halls 5B and 6 (Google Maps)

3) TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions — New LIVE Music Series at TRIFECTA’s Skate Bowl

TRIFECTA music Backyard Sessions by Samsung poster - Things to do in Singapore March 2024

Photo credit: TRIFECTA

On 16 March 2024, TRIFECTA will be hosting the first of its new live music series — TRIFECTA Backyard Sessions presented by Samsung, featuring Singapore’s very own local musicians! Utilising its skate bowl as a venue, the free music event aims to bring the spotlight to homegrown and regional musicians through an intimate night of music discovery.

TRIFECTA music Backyard Sessions by Samsung - Things to do in Singapore March 2024

Photo credit: TRIFECTA

Featured artists for the premiere event include bilingual hip-hop artist Akeem Jahat, rapper and producer Mary Sue, singer-songwriter Joie Tan, and indie-rock band Islandeer. Need more reasons to be there? Attendees who RSVP and attend the Backyard Sessions can stand a chance to win the latest Samsung Galaxy devices, including the new Galaxy S24+, Tab S9 FE WiFi, and Buds2 Pro!

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Cost: Free (RSVP required)
Event date: 16 Mar 2024 
Event hours: 5PM till late
How to get there: 2-min walk from Somerset MRT Station to TRIFECTA (Google Maps)

4) Sakura Season at Gardens by the Bay — 22 Mar to 21 Apr

sakura exhibit Gardens by the Bay - Things to do in Singapore March 2024

Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay’s annual cherry blossom exhibition, Sakura 2024, returns from 22 March to 21 April with some brand-new installations and events!

Japanese cultural performances at GBTB - Things to do in Singapore March 2024

Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay

On 23 and 24 March 2024, visitors to the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay can also experience “touring” springtime in Japan with a special line-up of activities showcasing six key regions of Japan. Learn about the culture and food of each different region and even sample delicious snacks!

Plus, there’ll be exclusive Japanese cultural programmes happening at the Flower Field Hall, such as traditional music and dance performances, an aikido demonstration, a Japanese tea ceremony, and a screening of the 2020 Japanese film Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

sakura ring workshop - Things to do in Singapore March 2024

Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay

And if admiring the pretty cherry blossoms isn’t enough, visitors can also take a piece home — in the form of a handcrafted ring! On 30 and 31 March, join the craft workshop held at the Australian Garden within the Flower Dome, where participants can create their own cherry blossom ring. The activity costs S$15, inclusive of the craft material required to make the ring. Interested participants need to register onsite, and are on a first-come-first-served basis.

Separately, Gardens by the Bay is also organising Sakura: Anime Garden 2024 on the same weekend at the Flower Dome and Supertree Grove areas. Expect fun and exciting Japanese pop cultural performances put up during the two-day event — think anime-inspired decor, interactive experiences and even meet-and-greet opportunities with celebrity cosplayers! The best part? Admission to the Anime Garden 2024 is free!

Cost: From S$12/pax
Event period: 22 Mar – 21 Apr 2024
Opening hours: 9AM – 9PM   
How to get there: 9 min walk from Gardens by the Bay MRT Station or 17 min walk from Bayfront MRT Station to the Flower Dome (Google Maps)

Other Fun Things to Do in Singapore

5) Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Harry potter Immersive experience in Sentosa - Things to do in Singapore Feb 2024

Potterheads, grab your wands! The Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is coming to sunny Singapore this month! This would be the immersive night trail’s Asia-Pacific debut after the UK and US.

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From 3 February 2024, the Sentosa Coastal Trail will be transformed into the Wizarding World. Visitors can wander through the mysterious Forbidden Forest and catch familiar creatures from the Harry Potter™ and the Fantastic Beasts™ films, such as Hippogriff, Niffler, and Unicorn. Be sure to be along your cameras (our phones’ cameras kinda did better in the low light) as every spot is IG-worthy 📸

Immersive harry potter experience in Sentosa merch shop - Things to do in Singapore Feb 2024

And photos won’t be the only thing you’ll head home with after the experience. There are also booths selling the fan-favourite Butterbeer, as well as exclusive merch only available in Singapore! For a sneak peek of the magical experience, we’ve got a first look at what to expect 🪄

Cost: From S$44/adult, S$35/child (depends on time and date)
Opening hours: 7:30PM – 11PM (various time slots)
Duration: ~45 – 60mins
How to get there: Take the Sentosa Express to Beach Station and take Bus A to Siloso Point stop, followed by a 3min walk to the Coastal Trail (Google Maps)

6) 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 transform 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)

7) 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)

8) 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)

9) Festive blooms at Gardens by the Bay — Dahlia Dreams 2024

Dahlia Dreams Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay - Things to Do in Singapore Jan Feb 2024

Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay’s annual Chinese New Year floral display, Dahlia Dreams, has extended its display dates till 17 March 2024. To signify the year of the Dragon, a 7m-tall by 15m-long dragon is taking centre stage at Flower Dome, rising majestically surrounded by more than a thousand dahlias of varied shapes, sizes and colours. Part of the dragon’s scales are adorned with both cut and preserved flowers, arranged by hand.

Dahlia Dreams Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay - Things to do in Singapore January February 2024

Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay

Complementing the centrepiece are four colourful dragon lantern sets, symbolising one element each — metal, water, fire, and earth. There’s also a floral display featuring the Chinese saying “鱼跃龙门” or “carps leaping over the dragon gate”, a metaphor for courage and the pursuit of greatness.

Visitors can also admire a new artwork addition at the entrance of Flower Dome — a towering dragon sculpture made out of hardwood and recycled steel, a creation by driftwood sculptor James Doran-Webb.

Cost: from S$12/pax
Opening hours: 19 Jan 2024 – 17 Mar 2024
How to get there: 10min walk from Gardens by the Bay MRT stn or 15min walk from Bayfront MRT stn (Google Maps)

10) Momentous Hotel Alexandra – New dine, stay and explore package from S$338++

Momentus Hotel Alexandra - Things to Do in Singapore Jan Feb 2024

Photo credit: Momentus Hotel Alexandra

For a staycation that truly breaks the mould, there’s Momentus Hotel Alexandra’s “Dial Up Your Moments With Us” package that redefines your local escapes. Forget the usual hotel room and pool routine, and start exploring the Alexandra and Queenstown precincts while you enjoy a stay.

Hotel guests can choose from four different Explorer types during their stay, with specially curated itineraries to satisfy their thirst for adventures. 

1) Nature Explorer – Head out to Kent Ridge Park and Mount Faber Park to explore Singapore’s great outdoors. This includes a scenic cable car ride to Sentosa. 
2) Cultural Heritage Adventurer – Embark on a historical journey through Alexandra and Queenstown, and visit iconic landmarks such as Queenstown Public Library and Alexandra Hospital.
3) Mural Hunter – Soak up the magnetic charm of street charm along the Alexandra, Queenstown and Tiong Bahru areas. Admire local artists’ works such as Yip Yew Chong, and an art trial by Brilliant Corner. 
4) Food Enthusiast – Celebrate local flavours with a gastronomic adventure at two of Alexandra’s food hubs, Alexandra Village and ABC Brickworks food centres. 

Momentus Hotel Alexandra Henderson Bridge - Things to Do in Singapore Jan Feb 2024

Photo credit: Momentus Hotel Alexandra

And if this fun staycation package sounds attractive to you, it’s your sign to treat yourself to a “Dial Up Your Moments With Us” hotel package with Momentus Hotel Alexandra. The package comes with: 

– A Momentus Explorer interactive map of your choice
– A reusable film camera with film to capture your stay memories
– An exclusive eco-friendly tote bag
– Complimentary room upgrade to a Deluxe Room
– S$50 nett F&B credit 
– Early check-in from 1PM, and late check-out at 2PM

Guests can even stand a chance to win a 2-night stay in a Deluxe Room, with a Weekend Buffet Dinner for two worth more than S$600++ by sharing their stay at Momentus Hotel Alexandra on Instagram. Head to Momemtus Hotel Alexandra’s official website for more information.  

Cost: From ~S$338++ per room per night
Event period: Now until 30 June 2024
How to get there: 10min bus ride from opposite Redhill MRT station (Google Maps)

11) Art exhibition Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger from 24 Nov 2023 to 3 Mar 2024

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Ho Tzu Nyen, ‘Hotel Aporia’, 2019.

November is a great month for art lovers. On 24 November, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark will see its biggest exhibition yet — Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger.

Installation view of Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘One or Several Tigers’ (2017), as part of ‘Ho Tzu Nyen_ Time & the Tiger' at SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark. Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum

Photo credit: Singapore Art Museum

The exhibition shows the works of Ho Tzu Nyen, one of Singapore’s most critically acclaimed artists, and features paintings, films, theatrical performances, and video installations of his from the past two decades.

Artworks of Ho featured include Hotel Aporia (2019); The Cloud of Unknowing (2011); The Name (2015–2017), and The Nameless (2015); and One or Several Tigers (2017).

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Ho Tzu Nyen, T for Time: Timepieces (2023 – ongoing).

There will also be a new commission, T for Time, that will be featured in this exhibition. T for Time is a two-channel video installation that reflects on the embodied and heterogeneous experiences of time.

Entrance fee: S$10/pax (Free for SC & PR)
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM
Event period: 24 Nov 2023 – 3 Mar 2024
How to get there: From Tanjong Pagar MRT Station, (exit E), walk to the bus stop opposite AXA Tower. Take Bus No. 10, 97, or 100 and alight at Opp Former Railway Station. Walk 7 mins (Google Maps)

12) New exhibits and activities at ArtScience Museum

New Eden Science Fiction Mythologies Transformed ArtScience Museum - Things to Do in Singapore December 2023

Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands

If you’re not spending your year-end holidays abroad (We feel for you), an excursion to the ArtScience Museum could be just as exciting and eventful! Besides two new exhibitions, there are screenings and hands-on activities to look forward to.

First up, New Eden: Science Fiction Mythologies Transformed explores science fiction’s possible roots in Asian philosophy and spirituality. The exhibition features contemporary artworks, historical artefacts and films from Asia and the West, suggesting how themes such as hybridity, mysticism, transcendence and other-worldly utopias, seem to point to cultural transitions in Asia. 

Alongside this exhibition, ArtScience Museum is screening a 3D film, The Flavor Genome, by renowned artist Anicka Yi. It depicts the artist’s exploration of hybridity between species through the use of science, technology and creativity, to craft immersive installations that often employ the sense of smell. 

*Note: The Flavor Genome is rated M18 for depictions of nudity. 

Mars The Red Mirror exhibition ArtScience Museum - Things to Do in Singapore December 2023

Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands

Secondly, the Mars: The Red Mirror exhibition explores mankind’s relationship with the planet Mars through 12,000 years of culture, art, history and science (from ancient times to the present day). Visitors can expect to see objects, including rare scientific manuscripts, historical artifacts, films, art, and even an authentic Martian meteorite.

And if you’re already heading down to ArtScience Museum, why not also visit teamLab’s exhibition, Future World!

Future World Sketch Flight Rainbow - December Deals

Photo credit: teamLab

Autonomous Abstraction: Continuous Phenomena From The Universe To The Self  

Colourful Dots at Future World Autonomous - December Deals

Photo credit: teamLab

Inspired by the spontaneous order phenomenon, this artwork features colourful dots blinking in individual cycles and synchronising when near each other. But when touched, they disperse with a sound. 

Aerial Climbing Through A Flock Of Coloured Birds 

Hanging Bars at Future World Aerial Climbing - December Deals

Photo credit: teamLab

Step onto this 3D installation of colourful hanging bars and watch as they become brighter and emit a sound unique to their colour. The bars are all linked so as people navigate across them, it affects other people’s interaction with the artwork too. 

Sketch Flight

Future World Sketch Flight Exhibit - December Deals

Photo credit: teamLab

Lastly, Sketch Flight allows you to see the world from the perspective of a hawk, butterfly, or aeroplane (whichever you prefer). All you have to do is sketch it on paper and watch it come to life on the screen.

New Eden: Science Fiction Mythologies Transformed + Screening: The Flavour Genome
Entrance fee: From S$20/pax
Exhibition period:
21 Oct 2023 – 3 Mar 2024
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM (last entry 6PM)
Showtimes: Various

Mars: The Red Mirror
Entrance fee:
From S$20/pax
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM (last entry 6PM)
Exhibition period: 25 Nov 2023 – 7 Apr 2024

Future World: Where Art Meets Science
Entrance fee: S$23/adult
Opening hours: 10AM – 5:30PM
How to get there:
11min walk from Bayfront MRT Station (Exit B) (Google Maps)

13) Singapore’s First Board Sports Complex

Snowboarding at TRIFECTA - Things to do in Singapore November 2023

Photo credit: TRIFECTA SINGAPORE

If you want to look your coolest at ski resorts this winter, you can now pick up some basics TRIFECTA at Somerset, a brand-new sports complex with a range of sports facilities. 🏂

We’re talking about a skate bowl, a surfing simulator, and even a snowboarding and skiing simulator! And you can experience all these in just one day — how cool is that!

Trifecta Snowboarding Cherz - Things to do in Singapore October 2023

Photo credit: TRIFECTA SINGAPORE

For watersports enthusiasts, Trifecta is a surfers’ paradise with the Citywave deep-water surf pool that emulates the perfect setting for real surfing. 🏄

Trifecta also has a Ski Simulator with a ski carpet that replicates the thrills of real mountain skiing. ⛷

In addition, the hybrid skate bowl is designed for both novice and advanced skaters, and there will be beginner and intermediate classes launched soon by Trifecta. The skate bowl is also free-to-use for the public, and is suitable for both skateboard and surfboards! 🛹

Cost: Various
Opening hours: 7AM – 12AM
How to get there: 5min walk from Somerset MRT Station (Exit D) (Google Maps)

14) 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! 

Stays start from 1 December 2023 and 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)

15) Candy-themed Wonderland at Changi Festive Village 2023 till 31 March 2024

Candy Wonderland Ferris Wheel - Things to Do in Singapore November

Get ready for a sweet treat at Changi Festive Village 2023 in Changi Airport! This year, there are three main attractions to look out for — Candy Snow House, Candy Carnival and Candy Wonderland 🍬

Candy Carnival Games - Things to Do in Singapore November

The Candy Carnival is located at T3’s Arrival Hall and has plenty of games and rides (like basketball, claw machines, viking ship) and many prizes to be won AKA stuffed toys! 

To play, you’ll need to pay using candy medals (from S$10 for 10 tokens) and different games require different amounts of tokens. 

Candy Carnival Go-kart - Things to Do in Singapore November

For adults, we recommend the Candy Kart go-kart (six tokens), since most of the other rides are for kids 🤣 There are also food and drink stalls here to fill up your tummies!

Candy Snow House Big Slide - Things to Do in Singapore November

Next to the Candy Carnival is our favourite attraction, the Candy Snow House (kinda like a mini Snow City)! We got to play on a 5m-long snow slide, went inside an igloo and took pictures of various ice sculptures.

It’ll cost you 20 tokens for 1 hour of playtime or S$18 via direct purchase on the Changi App. FYI, winter jackets and boots are provided while gloves and waterproof pants cost extra.

Candy Carnival
Entrance fee: Free (Carnival tokens can be purchased via the Changi App or ticketing machines at the carnival)
Opening hours: 12PM – 10PM
Event period: 4 Nov 2023 – 31 Mar 2024
Locations: Terminal 3, L1, Arrival Hall and B2 near Kopitiam

Candy Snow House
Entrance fee: S$18 via the Changi App or 20 carnival tokens
Opening hours (Event periods):
– 5PM – 10PM (Friday, 2 Jan 2024 – 31 Mar 2024)
– 12PM – 10PM (Weekends, Sch hols & PHs, 2 Jan 2024 – 31 Mar 2024)
Locations: Terminal 3, L1, Arrival Hall and B2 near Kopitiam

16) National Gallery Singapore — Tropical: Stories from Southeast Asia and Latin America from 18 Nov to 24 Mar 2024

Tropical exhibition National Gallery of Singapore - Things to do in Singapore November 2023

This month, the National Gallery Singapore will unveil its highly anticipated exhibition, Tropical: Stories from Southeast Asia and Latin America. It’s the first large-scale museum exhibition to compare art from Southeast Asia and Latin America, two regions that were both colonised by European powers!

Frida Kahlo Self-portrait Tropical NGS - Things to do in Singapore November 2023

Over 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, performances, and sensorial installations will be on display at this special exhibition. Artists featured are from both regions, including David Medalla, Diego Rivera, Emiria Sunassa, Frida Kahlo, Hélio Oiticica, Latiff Mohidin, Patrick Ng Kah Onn, Paul Gauguin, Tan Oe Pang and Tarsila do Amaral.

Entrance fee: S$25/pax (S$15 for SC and PR)
Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM 
Event period: 18 Nov 2023 – 24 Mar 2024
How to get there: 7min walk from City Hall MRT Station via (Exit B) (Google Maps

*Pro-tip: Use code <NGSTROP10> at checkout for a 10% discount! 

17) Garfield-Mr Kiasu pop-up comic library at Centrepoint

Garfield x Mr Kiasu Pop-up Library - Things to do in Singapore November

Photo credit: National Library Board via Nickelodeon on Facebook

The greatest crossover ever? Featuring our favourite orange tabby cat and one of Singapore’s most iconic 90s comic book characters — Garfield x Mr. Kiasu is the National Library Board’s (NLB) first-ever character-themed pop-up library!

From now till March 2024, snap photos with these beloved characters while browsing through a curated collection of 120 Mr. Kiasu and Garfield comic books. Fun fact: The books are donated by Mr Lau, the co-creator of Mr. Kiasu, and the Global Publishing arm of Paramount (which owns Garfield)!

NLB Pop-up Library - Things to do in Singapore November

Photo credit: National Library Board via Nickelodeon on Facebook

While these books aren’t for loan, you can still enjoy them while at the library or borrow other e-comics and e-books by scanning the QR codes on wall features onsite.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM
Event period: 23 Nov 2023 – Mar 2024
How to get there: Walk 5mins from Somerset MRT Station (Exit D) and head to Level 1 of The Centrepoint Mall (Google Maps)

18) LKY: The Experience — Immersive exhibition with more than 20 interactive rooms

LKY- The Experience - Things to do in Singapore October 2023

Photo credit: LKY: The Experience

Come 6h October 2023, there’ll be a brand new, limited-time exhibition showcasing the life of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Presented by Lucid, an immersive experience company in Singapore (they’re the ones behind The Bubble Tea Factory, and Otah & Friends), the LKY: The Experience sets itself apart from other exhibitions with more than 20 immersive rooms! 

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Photo credit: LKY: The Experience

Located at 11 Prinsep Link, the experience brings visitors right back in time, into the life of Mr. Lee through the different thematic interactive rooms featuring tunnel vision and rainbow slides!

Entrance fee: S$18/pax (free for kids 12yo and below)
Operating hours: 10AM – 8PM (last entry 7:30PM)
Event period: 6 Oct 2023 – 17 Mar 2024
How to get there: 4min walk from Bencoolen MRT Station (Exit B) (Google Maps)

19) 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 new 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)

20) 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 

21) 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. 

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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)

22) Love the Last March — Witness the World’s Longest Sculpture to Save Wildlife

Love the Last March - Things to do in Singapore

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Did you know that every third Friday in May is known as National Endangered Species Day?

This year it falls on 19 May and to celebrate it, Singapore will be hosting the longest sculpture in the world at 192m long! Love the Last March will be displayed at Gardens by the Bay and is meant to highlight the issue of wildlife extinction, as well as how we can play our part to help. 

Designed by international artists Gillie and Marc, the sculpture features 45 endangered species around the world like gorillas and elephants. Plus, it’s interactive too — visitors can scan QR codes on the animals to learn more about their diets, behaviours and why they’re at risk.

You can also use an app to scan a QR code to unlock an augmented reality feature, with 3D animals looking as though they are actually marching together for their lives.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening hours: 24hrs   
Event period: 19 May 2023 – 18 May 2024
How to get there: Near Flora Clock, 8min walk from Gardens by the Bay MRT stn (Google Maps)

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

Lazarus Island - things to do in Singapore

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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

24) STEM-themed Escape Rooms at Science Centre Singapore

Escape @ Science Centre - Things to do in April 2023

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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

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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: S$25/pax (10% discount with 3 or more tickets purchased for the same room; 20% 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)

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

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

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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

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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)

26) 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

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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)

27) Plaza Premium Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Lounge

Plaza Premium Lounge - Things to do in Singapore 2023

Whether you’re looking for a mouth-watering international buffet, high-speed Wi-Fi or a handy charging station during your layover at Changi Airport, the pay-per-use Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 1 has got you covered. 

While here, we enjoyed chilling in the lounge’s private pods, without any distractions. But if that doesn’t sound relaxing enough, treat yourself to a rejuvenating shower and spa treatment — though these will come at an additional cost.

Plaza Lounge Massage Chair - Things to do in Singapore

There are even private rooms here with massage chairs for those who’d like to get a proper rest before catching their next flight!

Entrance fee: Varies
Opening hours: 24 hours
Address: Level 3, Departure/Transit Lounge West, Terminal 1, Singapore Changi Airport

28) Free airport tours for visitors in transit are back

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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.

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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.

29) Glamping with the Penguins at Bird Paradise

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

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ICYMI, you can now go glamping with adorable penguins at the newly opened 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.

*Note: Unfortunately, the experience is fully booked this year. But you can still register your interests for 2024 on the official website!

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)

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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.

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