The 50 Best Things To Do In Singapore in 2021

Gardens by the Bay

An integral part of Singapore's "City in a Garden" vision, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at the heart of Singapore's new downtown - Marina Bay. Comprising three waterfront gardens - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central - Gardens by the Bay will be a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World.

Universal Studios Singapore

Singapore’s only movie-theme park features 24 rides and attractions, including a pair of dueling coasters that brush past one another in several near misses in their aerial combat. Thrill-seekers can choose between a coaster where they are seated or the other where riders are suspended. Exciting loops, sudden turns, breathtaking drops and thrilling near-collisions will make you scream your heart out. Dinosaurs, lemurs, ogres and Egyptian mummies add to the thrills and adventures.With 18 attractions created or redesigned for Singapore, Universal Studios Singapore™ promises an experience that you will not forget. Laughter and screams are heard around every corner, and lasting memories are made every day. Themed dining and shops are available. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE, Universal Globe logo, and all Universal elements and related indicia ™ & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

S.E.A. Aquarium

Enter and explore the marine realm of S.E.A. Aquarium, home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species, across into 50 different habitats, each one as fascinating as the next. It's an experience you won’t forget.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

This national park is open daily and features beautiful lakes, animals, flowers and plants, including one of the region's first rubber tree orchards.

Adventure Cove Waterpark

Thrilling slides and encounters with marine life - all in one place. At Adventure Cove Waterpark, you can take high-speed water slides, laze the day away drifting on a lazy river, snorkel with 20,000 tropical fish over a colourful reef, wade among rays and even come face to face with sharks! Come have fun today! Where the water's full of life.

Singapore Zoo

Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The park also boasts the world's first free-ranging orang utan habitat in a zoo. Delight in an exciting outdoor feast at Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning programme that offers exhilarating experience with orangutans. The fun is endless with interesting animal presentations, photography with animals and more!

Sentosa Boardwalk

Sentosa Merlion

No visit to Sentosa is complete without meeting its most famous, 37-metre tall resident, the Sentosa Merlion. The legendary Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion's head and a fish's body - as a guardian of prosperity which personifies Singapore's history as an important seaport. The lion head depicts the folklore of Prince Sang Nila Utama's discovery of lion (singa) and City (pura) while the fish tail symbolises the fishing village of 'Temasek', also known as 'sea-town' in Javanese. Set foot in the Merlion's mouth to get up close and personal with the legend. But don't stop till you get to the crown! At 60 metres above sea level, you will actually be seeing Singapore through the perspective of the Guardian of Prosperity. Come soak up the 360⁰ commanding view and bask in the aura of this endearing national symbol. You'll see why legends, myths and stories all point to this regal creature for the swift recovery of Singapore's economy from the Asian financial crisis.

Madame Tussauds Singapore

Roll out the red carpet - the World Famous Madame Tussauds is now on Sentosa Island! Bringing our unique blend of glitz and glamour, Madame Tussauds Singapore will take you to a party unlike any other through the 5-in-1 experience! We are the only Madame Tussauds in the world that offers 5 different interactive experiences all under one roof - from Madame Tussauds Singapore to Images of Singapore, to “Spirit of Singapore” boat ride, to the only Marvel 4D Cinema in Asia and lastly, to our newly opened Ultimate Film Star Experience! Now get ready to photograph and pose with your favourite A-Listers, challenge sports stars, hop on stage with music legends, get in on action at our Marvel 4D Experience, and come face to face with international icons from Singapore, Asia, Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond!

Singapore Cable Car (Sentosa)

Established since 1974, Singapore Cable Car is the nation's first and only cableway. More than a mode of transport linking local residents and overseas travellers from the top of Mount Faber Park to Sentosa Island, a 'joyride' on the cable car offers a 360-degree aerial, visual treat of the entire Sentosa-HarbourFront skyline. Above and beyond that, Singapore Cable Car is the only cableway in the world that takes off from the hills at Faber Peak Singapore, passes a highway, goes through an office building, over the HarbourFront cruise bay and onto Sentosa, the State of Fun. Hours : 8.45am - 10pm daily (Last boarding: 9.30pm) Admission: S$29/Adult; S$18/Child (Complimentary admission into Sentosa and Singapore Cable Car Museum) Check out our website now to find out more on our unique cable car offerings!

Palawan Beach

National Orchid Garden

Cloud Forest

Siloso Beach

Westgate Shopping Mall

Trick Eye Museum Singapore

Get ready to let your imagination run wild in the museum! Trick Eye Museum Singapore, the internationally renowned optical art museum from Korea, introduces Augmented Reality (AR) features to its exhibits. The AR features will bring its art installations and paintings to life. Forget about ordinary 3D exhibits in the museum! With Trick Eye Museum’s very own Augmented Reality Technology (AR:T) implemented onto the installations, visitors can be immersed with the thrilling sound, lights and other effects that create realistic illusions. Here’s how visitors can enjoy being part of the artwork! Simply download the mobile app and scan the exhibits while interacting with them. Visitors can then take pictures and videos that come to life with magic, water and even fireworks!

Sands Skypark Observation Deck

Located on the roof of Marina Bay Sands, the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck boasts scenic views of the panoramic vistas of Marina Bay and Singapore’s world-class cityscape.

Johore Battery

Fort Siloso

This historic fort was part of Singapore's defenses for decades.

Fort Siloso Skywalk

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT)

Singapore Flyer

At 165 metres tall, Singapore Flyer is a masterpiece of urban architecture and engineering that showcases not only the mesmerizing cosmopolitan cityscape of the tropical Lion City, but even the surrounding islands of Indonesia and parts of Malaysia in all their glory. In addition to offering panoramic views of Singapore's cosmopolitan cityscape, guests can also indulge in a flute of champagne, or savour the iconic Singapore Sling whilst hosted in a special themed capsule. Diners seeking both privacy and luxury can opt for a multi-sensory treat unlike any other with our Premium Sky Dining Flight, complete with a four-course dinner and an in-flight host.

Dolphin Island

Meet the magnificent Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins – some of the most fascinating marine mammals of the oceans! Dolphin Island offers a range of programmes that will give you the opportunity to meet them up-close. Our unique programmes give you the chance to interact with the dolphins, which will be an unforgettable experience. More importantly, it will inspire visitors to a deeper understanding of marine life, and to discover more about dolphins through “engagement learning”. Our marine mammal trainers and hosts will share knowledge about dolphins, their habitats, diets and anatomy. We will also share what we’re doing in the areas of research and veterinary care to give you an idea of what’s being done to protect the dolphins. We can look forward to building a more sustainable marine environment together. Arrange your interaction session to learn more about the dolphins today!

Sri Arulmigu Murugan Temple

Tanjong Beach

Floating Bridge at Siloso Beach

Singapores first and only floating bridge. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with family and friends from Siloso Beach to a remote island of South East Asia's most Southern point of continental Asia. Enjoy views overlooking Indonesia, Asia's little piece of paradise!

Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

This outdoor conservatory boasts more than 50 different species of butterflies, from the rare and endangered to the more common varieties. Observe butterflies as they delicately emerge from their cocoons; have a chat with talkative macaws; or even spot a free-spirited Indian star tortoise moving between tanning spots.

Jurong West Swimming Complex

The Maritime Experiential Museum

Come explore the seas. Go explore the world. Relive the glorious conquest of the seas, as you return to the Maritime Silk Route of eras past. Be transported through time in 15 thematic galleries, journey in the tailwinds of renowned seafarers, and even flee pirate invaders aboard a burning ship.

Halloween Horror Nights

As Halloween approaches, come give yourself a good fright in this annual scare fest that transforms this theme park from family-friendly to delightfully scary. You get a truly immersive experience no matter which set you enter - extensive construction and props transport you into a whole different world, and elaborate storylines and convincingly made-up actors add to the eerie atmosphere. It's a fun way to celebrate a localised version of Halloween and a rare chance to enjoy the theme park and its attractions in the cool of the night as the park usually closes its doors in the evening. Prepare for the crowds as this is an increasingly popular attraction!

Southernmost point of Asia

Sentosa Nature Discovery

One of the newest attractions on Sentosa Island is the Sentosa Nature Discovery which offers visitors an interactive journey into the Island’s wildlife and plant life.

Jurong Bird Park

Fly in to Asia's largest bird paradise and feast your senses on over 3500 colourful birds across 400 species. Spanning over 20.2 Hectares of naturalistic habitats and giant walk-in aviaries, enjoy close interactions with the feathered residents at daily feeding sessions and be tickled by their show-stopping antics in exciting bird shows. Enjoy sumptuous Asian buffet lunch in the company of talented parrots and get wild and wet at the kids-friendly bird-themed playground.

ZoukOut

For the past 15 years, the phenomenal ZoukOut - Singapore's definitive annual dance festival - has been bringing the nation's premier nightspot Zouk to the great outdoors for an even larger audience. As the only sunrise beach party in Asia, this homegrown dance music festival expanded into a two-day event in 2012. ZoukOut has built a name synonymous with the highest quality of customer experience, the best international artists and the most diverse genres (including but not limited to EDM, House, Techno, Trance and Hip Hop). ZoukOut has been a finalist for Singapore Tourism Awards' Best Leisure Event Experience many times and have won in 2005, 2007 and 2008. In addition, the event has received accolades and recognition from local, international media outlets and industry players alike. The total media coverage of ZoukOut has been valued at USD$4.5 million and the festival has seen more than 280 members of press (both local and foreign) attend, with notable outlets such as MTV, Channel News Asia, The Straits Times, DJ Mag, Mixmag and many more.

Supertree Grove

Imbiah Lookout

Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) - Singapore’s brand new multi-dimensional lifestyle destination! Located right in the heart of Singapore Changi Airport, Jewel integrates one-of-a-kind play attractions and extensive landscaping with over 280 exciting shopping and dining concepts, a 130-room hotel and airport facilities for travellers.

Wave House Sentosa

Wave House Sentosa is an ultimate beach destination of good food and drinks – within reach of the hustle and bustle of Singapore, but a world away. The Double FlowRider® is the more gentler of the two waves available at Wave House Sentosa, and is the first step to your exhilarating flowboarding experience. Endlessly fun to ride, this wave creates a safe, non-curling, endless sheet of water flowing at 20mph (32 km/h) over a composite vinyl surface, much like a trampoline. Riders can carve up and down the surface and perform many tricks similar to other board sports. The FlowBarrel®, the more dynamic of the two sheet waves at Wave House Sentosa, pumps 100,000 gallons of water per minute flowing as fast as 48 km/h to create the perfect endless barreling wave. An international sensation, for those seeking the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. Savor modern Californian–Asian cuisine at the Restaurant + Bar or cool off from the tropical heat at the outdoor Beach Bars.

Singapore Cable Car

The breath-taking connection between Faber Peak Singapore and Sentosa Island Established since 1974, Singapore Cable Car is the nation's first and only cableway that links Faber Peak on mainland Singapore to the island resort of Sentosa, before flying you to the Merlion or the sandy beach at Siloso. Today, the cable car rides are enjoyed across a Cable Car Sky Network of more than 100 cabins spanning almost 5 kilometres on the Mount Faber Line and the Sentosa Line. A 'joyride' across the Cable Car Sky Network offers a 360-degree aerial and visual treat of the entire Sentosa-HarbourFront skyline and the resort island. The scenery transforms as the cabins soar above the forest, through a skyscraper, over the harbour and travel across the jungle, sand and sea. Our passionate service ambassadors are on hand to create happy moments for all cable car joyriders. Singapore Cable Car Opening Hours: From 8.45am to 10pm (Last boarding: 9.30pm)

The Great Egg-Venture

National Museum of Singapore

With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round-the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings-in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

Flying Trapeze

Immerse yourself in the wonders of human flight at the Flying Trapeze located in Siloso Beach.

HSBC Women's Champions

Watch some of the world's best female golfers tee off at the annual HSBC Women's Champions Golf Tournament. Played at The Serapong in Sentosa Golf Course, this four-day event is a carnival of entertainment that also includes music concerts, culinary fare and other fringe activities alongside an intensely played competition to crown the Asia Major.

Flower Dome

Step into the Flower Dome and you'll be standing in awe of nature. Spectacular and innovative in design, it is one of the icons of Bay South Garden. The Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. Home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments. Stop and smell the flowers in the colourful changing displays of the Flower Field, which reflects different seasons, festivals and themes.

Chinatown

For a fascinating peek into Singapore’s Chinese culture and history, Chinatown is good place to start. Here, you’ll enjoy a mix of heritage visits to museums, shopping as well as a good variety of food options, sure to leave a traveller happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

K-live Sentosa

MacRitchie Nature Trail

A short trip from the city center lies the serenity of MacRitchie Reservoir, part of Singapore’s water catchment system that captures rain water to help supply the island’s growing population. Trails surround the park, which has an upgraded visitor’s center featuring a café, restrooms and information station. The best views are from the TreeTop Walk, a 250-meter suspension bridge across the rainforest canopy, which can be accessed along the seven-kilometer Venus Loop. Wear hiking shoes and bring water.

Victor Tan Wire Sculpture

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao. It was registered by the Registrar of Societies in 20th February 2003, and as a charity under the Charities Act in 8th January 2004. The Temple is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means 'The Compassionate One', and also called 'The Future Buddha'. (A)WEEKLY FREE GUIDED TOUR: BTRTM is pleased to offer a 1 1/2 - 2 hrs long guided tour of the Temple every Saturdays at 2pm. The tour will be conducted free-of-charge in English by the temple's Volunteers guides. Limited slots are available per weekly session. Confirmed registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis. (B)DISCOVERING BUDDHISM: Shakyanmuni Buddha had gained insight into the truth, perfected the qualities of wisdom and compassion over 2560 years ago. His teachings develops clarity in minds, enables abilities to end suffering and finds lasting happiness. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is carrying on the mission in offering "Discovering Buddhism' programme. 'Discovering Buddhism' is a specially designed programme for participants to gain experiential taste of Chinese Mahayana Buddhist etiquette, Basic Buddhist teachings and Basic Meditation within a day. This English taught programme is suitable for both tourists who wish to learn more about Buddhism and experienced learners who needs a refresher. Participants will benefit from the interactive and engaging teaching led by Venerable Wu Xiang and Venerable Ru Zhi who have more than a decade experience teaching Buddhism and Meditation in different cultural settings! [Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Etiquette] Buddhist etiquette is an important part of every Buddhist life. It expresses religious sentiments to the Buddha, the Teacher (Monk or Nun) and promotes gracefulness in social interactions. This is also a mean of training in mindfulness in every action one is taking. [Basic Buddhist teachings] Buddhism has been transmitted over the past centuries because of its timeless and enduring message to the spiritual needs of man in finding true peace, happiness, and well-being. In this part of the programme, learn about the basic essential knowledge of Buddhism. [Basic Meditation] Buddhist have been practicing meditation in cultivating calm, focused and positive states of mind. Introductory of technique will be taught to enable the participants to learn practical tips on how to achieve a clearer state of mind and focus better. Things to take note : * Avoid wearing hats, shorts or revealing tops * The organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances. In such instances, registrants will be notified via their mobile phones.

Marina Bay