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Things to do in Singapore – The Ultimate Guide

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Singapore is one of the most beautiful, culturally diverse, ecologically rich, and artistically vibrant countries of the world. From quirky cafes to expansive natural parks, from award-winning restaurants to hiking trails, from mesmerising museums to nocturnal safaris, Singapore offers a plethora of activities for both local and international travellers to indulge in.

Want a quick checklist of some of the top things to do in Singapore? Well, look no further!

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For Couples  |  For Family  |  Indoor Activities  |  Outdoor Activities  |  Things to do for Free  |  Weekend Activities

Infinity Pool in Marina Bay Sands

Calling All Couples

Here are some of our suggestions for things to do in Singapore for couples:

• Marina Bay Sands

Usher in the evening at the rooftop bar Spago, overlooking our iconic Infinity Pool, with a drink and a romantic dinner. Or give your better half a taste of contemporary Asian cuisine at CÉ LA VI, with 360-degree views of the city skyline in the background.

Do not want your evening to end at dinner? Retreat to the comforts of a plush and well-furnished room or a spacious suite at Marina Bay Sands for the night and let the good times continue. Find out more about room types, amenities, tariffs and more. Check out the Sands Rewards Lifestyle loyalty programme for some amazing deals on hotel stays, dining, and shopping!

• Marina Barrage

A quick little picnic with your partner at the serene Marina Barrage is one of the best ways to kick-off the evening or end your day. Get a picnic basket and catch the sunset on this verdant rooftop with the Singapore skyline in the background.

• Gardens by the Bay

Explore the world’s largest greenhouse with your better half and go on an adventure to discover many hidden spaces. Start your ‘personal’ tour at the beautiful Flower Dome with ever-changing displays. The mist-filled Cloud Forest with a breath-taking indoor waterfall should be next. Finish your tour at the Supertree Grove (preferably by evening/ night) and experience the amazing Garden Rhapsody sound and light show. 

• Clarke Quay/Boat Quay

Love a vibrant nightlife? Then Clarke Quay is the perfect place for you two! You can take a cosy boat ride on the Singapore river, or grab a bite at any of the stunning waterside restaurants. You could also walk around the Raffles statues or visit the Asian Civilisations Museum and end the day with a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge at Boat Quay.

Future World ArtScience Museum

Kids' Day Out

Want some interesting ideas to keep your little ones busy too?

Fill their day with a wide range of family-friendly activities for kids listed below:

• Immerse in a Digital universe

With a whole host of interactive installations and audio-visual experiences, the ArtScience Museum1 is one of the must-see attractions for kids (and adults too).

Time travel in to the future with the Future World Exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition promises interactive fun for all; catch the blooming and withering of digital flowers, watch calligraphic trails of light left behind by a flock of birds, and the unmissable infinity Crystal Universe made up of LED ‘stars’.

130% off for adults, and complimentary entry for kids n Friday. View deals.

• Observation Deck

The SkyPark Observation Deck should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Singapore with your kids too. Watch them get awed by the scenic views of the world-class cityscape, and the panoramic vistas of Marina Bay. In addition, they can admire the sea view around Singapore Strait and get a bird’s eye view of Gardens by the Bay

Enjoy 30% off your tickets when you sign up for your FREE Sands Rewards Lifestyle membership. 

Opening hours: 11am – 9pm. View tickets.

• Night Safari

Did you know that Singapore has the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park? Let your kids learn more about animal habitats and wildlife conservation in a fun way by taking them on a tram ride around the park. This 35-hectare park is home to almost 900 animals from approximately 100 species (almost 41% are threatened species).

• Bird Park

Impress your avian-loving kids with some of the prettiest and rarest feathered friends at Jurong Bird Park. It is Asia’s largest bird park housing over 5,000 birds from 400 different species! It is also the only park in the Asia Pacific to have an Avian Hospital.

Lady at Helix Bridge

Choose your adventure

Singapore offers a huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities, to citizens and travellers alike. You can plan an entire day based on activities that fit your interests and budget.

Here are a few top things to do in Singapore:

Sands Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

Indoor activities in Singapore

• Take your pick 

Not a big fan of hanging out in the sun? Then, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is the perfect place for you! With indoor Sampan rides, world-class retail brands, celebrity chef restaurants (offers), watch award-winning shows at Sands Theatre, and more for everyone. 

• Walk among the flowers

Roaming around the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, amidst a wide range of exotic plants, old giant baobabs and ancient olive trees, is another refreshing activity worth exploring. Experience a little bit of Japan in Singapore by heading over to the ‘Sakura Featuring Hello Kitty’ display at Flower Dome. Lose yourself in the gorgeousness of traditional cherry blossoms (called Sakura), peach blossoms (called Momo), and elegant, red-crowned cranes.

• Read a novel

Are you an avid reader? If yes, then the National Library is the best place to spend your day at. Open to researchers and the general public, the National Library owns (or holds) over 600,000 items in various media and formats.

• Watch a drama/stand-up

If you prefer art over books, a visit to the Marina Bay Sands Theatre should be on your list of must-do indoor activities in Singapore. Choose from a variety of events such as musical concerts, stand-up comedy, mime dramas and more. 

Botanical Gardens in Singapore

Outdoor activities in Singapore

• Eat & drink around Marina Bay

Catching up over drinks and dinner is one of the most relaxing activities to do post work. And what better place to meet up with friends and colleagues than the waterfront bars in Marina Bay? Enjoy the deliciously addictive Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade with some American comfort food at Yardbird South Table & Bar. Or grab the classic Singapore Sling with some light slides at Dallas Cafe & Bar. Do not forget to check out chef Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen for the award-winning Beef filet Wellington, paired with some great wine.

• Visit Pulau Ubin Island

For the more adventurous kind, we suggest a day trip to the charming little island, Pulau Ubin. Once here, pick from a variety of options such as hiking, biking, kayaking and more.  As you explore more, traverse through a multitude of habitats including rocky beaches, seagrass lagoons, coastal forests and more. 

If you want to take it slow, you can also choose to walk around the island amidst coconut plantations, fish farms, and historical sites. Singapore’s last-remaining traditional village (kampong) is a must-visit too. 

• Explore botanical gardens

Love nature? Head over to Singapore Botanical Gardens, the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site to experience the sights and sounds of greenery. Developed along a four-core concept, it offers an exciting array of attractions such as the Swan Lake, The Learning Forest, Healing Garden, Seed Bank, Ethnobotany Garden, and many more.

• Relax at East Coast Park

Looking for a place to enjoy the weekend with the whole family? Grab your way to East Coast Park, the largest, most visited park in all of Singapore. Kids can showcase their creativity by building sandcastles, or go around the park on skates (or a cycle), or have loads of fun at the playground etc. For the adults, there are a whole host of outdoor activities to choose from such as fishing, camping, BBQ-ing, water sports, and more.

So, which of these outdoor activities in Singapore are you going to indulge in, this month?

Marina Barrage in Singapore

Best Things in Life are FREE

People often believe that one cannot have fun without burning a huge hole in their pocket. But we disagree. We believe that ‘having fun’ need not come with budget constraints.

Which is why, here are our top recommendations on free things to do in Singapore: 

• Plan the ultimate picnic at Marina Barrage 

This expansive, lush green rooftop, near Marina Bay Sands, offers spectacular views of the city and is the perfect place for an evening picnic. Get your picnic basket, throw in some snacks and beverages, pack up a couple of blankets, and some insect spray, and you are ready to go! Flying kites, photographing the glittering skyline, and splashing around in the fountains underneath are all activities that can add to the picnic fun.

• Volunteer with local charities 

If you are someone who feels strongly about helping the needy and the underprivileged, then volunteering with a local charity is one of the best things to do in Singapore. Choose from a wide range of charities such as – 

And many more!

• Go on a museum tour 

While most museums usually have an entry fee/ticket, Singapore has more than a dozen museums which are absolutely free* for anyone wanting to explore. 

Some of these include the 

  • National Gallery Singapore (modern Singaporean and Southeast Asian art),
  • Red Dot Design Museum (award-winning design concepts),
  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum (Buddhist arts and artifacts),
  • Asian Civilisations Museum, Indian Heritage Centre etc.

*Free only for Singaporeans and PRs.

• Work out with Decathlon 

If staying fit is your thing, then you will love the free workout sessions organised by the good folks at Decathlon. Pick your favourites from a list of events including Zumba, Bollywood dance classes, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and many more.

• Get mesmerised by the magic of Spectra

Let us end this ‘free things to do in Singapore’ list with a must-see – Spectra1, the light and water extravaganza that happens over the water at Event Plaza. This FREE 15-minute outdoor show is a stunning blend of dancing fountain jets, colourful visual projections, advanced lasers, and lava/mist effects, over an orchestral background.

1Temporarily suspended due to the evolving pandemic situation 

The Shoppes with Family

Plan your weekend

"So, what are you doing this weekend?"

Tired of hearing the same question every Friday evening? Well, let us help you out with some recommendations. Here are some exciting things to do in Singapore this weekend.

• Lunch at WAKU GHIN

Food connoisseurs, one of Singapore’s favourite restaurants, WAKU GHIN, by the Michelin-starred chef Tetsuya Wakuda, is back and now open to receiving guests. Treat yourselves to a bespoke dining journey created out of an amalgamation of fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from around the world, and Japanese culinary craftsmanship. Indulge in the highly acclaimed degustation experience at the exclusive 10-seater Chef’s Table with seasonal specials, premium beef cuts, and seafood.

• Marina Bay Sands Promotions

Thinking of visiting The Shoppes over the weekend? We suggest incorporating a lunch or dinner plan into the trip as there is always dining deals. You can choose from à la carte options, set lunches, business lunches, high tea sets, or an evening out with friends/family.

  • Even better earn up to 10% Reward Dollars when you dine at selected outlets. Use can then accumulate the the Reward Dollars, and use them to offset your next transaction. Not a member yet? Sign up for free!

That concludes our things to do in Singapore this weekend list. We wish you a happy week, and an exciting weekend!

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Hotel Offers and Deals

Hotel Offers and Deals

Our hotel packages include Resort Dollars to spend, room upgrade for grander views, and more!

  • Join Sands Rewards LifeStyle to earn 6% Resort Dollars when you stay, and to enjoy the fullest perks of the hotel package
  • Guaranteed pool access to the Infinity Pool



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