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20 awesome things to do in Singapore

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Contrary to popular sentiment, Singapore is more happening than we think it is. We’ve seen many events taking place this year; from Artbox Singapore to the renowned Formula One Grand Prix to a sunflower exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, there’s simply an endless amount of things to do in our little red dot!

True to its location on the globe, Singapore boasts pretty fair weather all year round. With fair and decent weather comes an abundance of activities that can be done.

1. Treetop Walk

Nature beckons; the Treetop Walk at Macritchie Reservoir provides a perfect escape from the concrete jungle. Feel the warm breeze in your face as you take in the lush greenery around you if you’re lucky you may even spot a monkey or two!

treetop walk Photo: Open Farm Community

2. Spice up your spring date

Go on an unconventional date at the Open Farm Community. Walk through their edible garden, and you can even try your hands at gardening and even some of their community activities. End the date by trying their fresh produce at their alfresco dining area and take in the beautiful and tranquil scene hidden in the heart of Singapore.

3. SingJazz

Jazz fans, get your jazz hands ready as you groove to a fantastic lineup by some of your favourite musicians and singers from around the world at the upcoming Singapore International Jazz Festival. This festival is not just limited to jazz fans but also to anyone who loves music as the festival usually introduces a wide range of music for all festival-goers to discover and enjoy. Dance your nights away for the festival will run for three days with two main locations/stages all at the Marina Bay Sands this coming April 2019! (dates to be confirmed).

Stay tuned here for updates.

4. World Gourmet Summit

Get your palettes ready, foodies, for here’s something that might spark your appetite - World Gourmet Summit 2019. This summit is an internationally recognised event that’s held annually here in our little red dot. The World Gourmet Summit (WGS) is unique in its way as it only features Michelin-starred masters in the culinary world, showcasing a delectable spread of gastronomic experiences for the fine-dining enthusiasts. Take your meal to the next level with wine prepared by the wine masters guaranteed to leave an unforgettable experience for your taste buds.

Keep your eyes peeled here for further updates on the event!

5. HSBC’s Rugby Sevens

rugby sevens Photo Credit: Foo Tee Fok/SportSGPhoto: Foo Tee Fok/ SportSG

Come down to the National Stadium for a perfect ten weekend with the HSBC’s Rugby Sevens on April 13 and 14. The tournaments are guaranteed to be highly competitive as the upcoming world series forms the principal route for the qualifications for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Non-rugby fans are also welcome to join in the fun as there will be a series of lifestyle and community events to take part in conjunction with the tournament. Early bird prices have already started in October, and public sales of the ticket will commence in December. Head on here to purchase your tickets now!

6. Minimalism Exhibition

Channel the art in you and head onto to both the National Gallery and the Art Science Museum to see the first ever Minimalism exhibition in Southeast Asia that features the coming together of both Asian and Western art. “Minimalism was a turning point in the history of art”, and so, through this exhibition, you can take a trip back in time to explore the history and legacy of this art movement. So what are you waiting for? Seize the moment, and Gogh immerse yourselves in minimalist works of artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Donald Judd, Kim Lim, teamLab. The exhibition ends on 14 April 2019.

7. Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour 2019

Sheeran (Share in) the love this April with the one and only Ed Sheeran. Catch him live at the National Stadium on 26 April. With the tour based on the ÷ (Divide) album, concert-goers can expect to listen and dance to hits such as Shape of You, Perfect and many more performed live.

Click here for more ticketing information.

8. SuperPark Singapore

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In November this year, a 40,000 sq ft indoor activity park opened its doors at Suntec City Convention. Also known as SuperPark, it boasts of three themed zones that cater over 20 activities for all ages to play! With activities such as a flying fox for younger children, street basketball and baseball for the older kids, and a warrior obstacle for the braver ones, there is something for everyone! Tickets start from $22, click here to find out more!!

9. Universal Studios Singapore

As this is Southeast Asia’s first ever Hollywood movie theme park, this should be on your list of awesome things to do in Singapore. Step into the thrilling world of movie magic as Universal Studio Singapore offers not one but seven movie-themed attractions, from New York to the heart of Egypt and the jungles of Madagascar, you are guaranteed to be wowed and delighted by the immersive experience. With attractions such as the Battlestar Galactica, an indoor roller coaster in the dark, and a 3D Transformers ride sure to tire you out, fret not; for there are many themed restaurants in the park that’s sure to replenish your energy to keep you going!

10. It’s the Climb

Within the heart of Kallang Wave Mall, lies the tallest air-conditioned climbing space within the country - Climb Central. With more than 40 different climbing routes, colour-coded rocks are used to map them out for the different grade climbers to scale these walls. First timers at rock climbing need not worry as there is also a safety briefing for you guys as well before you embark on your climbing expedition.

11. Adventure Cove Waterpark

Swimming pools, beaches and waterparks all have one thing in common; they all provide respite from the heat in sunny Singapore. Adventure Cove Waterpark is no different, as one of the top 10 waterparks in Asia, it holds 14 rides and attractions. From tube rides down the lazy river to a hydromagnetic coaster to snorkelling with over 20,000 fishes, there is just so much to do while seeking respite from the heat!

12. You jump, I jump

If you’ve been to Sentosa lately, you would have seen an imposing structure towering over the beach, and no it’s not the latest HDB flat you have to BTO for. On the contrary, this is one of the newest attraction Singapore has to offer for the thrill-seekers - AJ Hackett Sentosa. Besides a 47m high tower, there are three more activities for the adrenaline junkies; not going to spoil the surprise but your dreams of becoming James Bond will come true with AJ Hackett Sentosa. Check them out here.

13. Photoshop?

Originating from Korea, the Trick-Eye Museum opened its first overseas outlet four years ago here in Resorts World Sentosa. Specially designed with 2D and 3D paintings plus cool installations this museum offers photo opportunities to trick the viewers’ eyes into thinking it’s something else. Haters will say it’s photoshopped.

14. All about that base...ball

Homerun baseballPhoto: Homerun Baseball

If you’re into baseball, or just something unconventional, out of your comfort zone, take a swing at Homerun Baseball. Away from the blazing sun, this place is an automated indoor baseball batting cage in Singapore where you get to hone your baseball skills, and maybe you can find yourself as the next Robin Jennings!!

15. Rage Room

the fragment roomPhoto: The Fragment Room

Feeling stressed out? Angry? And you feel like smashing something but also lazy to clean up? Well, look no further for you can now vent your frustrations in Singapore’s very first Fragment Room. Open to all above the age of 18; there are three packages to choose from that provides you a room with breakable items, a safety gear, of course, your choice of weapon (wood and metal bats), this Fragment Room is all the rage here in Singapore.

16. iLight Singapore

iLight Marina Bay will be rebranded as iLight Singapore in 2019 to reflect geographical expansions. This festival will kick off together with the launch of the

Singapore Bicentennial commemoration. Based on the past few years, you can expect many enthralling and of course insta-worthy light installations that you can fill your feed with.

17. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Singapore’s largest carnival is back once again that will give amusement park enthusiasts a run for their money. Promising you with new and thrilling rides from Europe, lots of hipster foods and game booths with different types of toys to be won, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is indeed the mother of all carnivals here in Singapore.

18. Merlion Park

For all of you out there who’s always longed for a coveted touristy shot of yourself leaning against the Leaning Tower of Pisa, hoisting up the Eiffel Tower, or even attempting to drink the entire Niagara Waterfall, look no further. You can now drink from the mouth of the closest thing you will ever get to a mermaid - Singapore’s Merlion. Spouting water from its mouth at a staggering 8.6 metres high; this icon is a must see, must go place here at the Merlion Park in Singapore.

19. Orchids of the Andes

Have always wanted to scale the Andes, but you do not have enough air miles or stamina to? Well, Gardens By the Bay Singapore’s got you covered. The “Orchids of the Andes” display aims to introduce the variety of exquisite orchid species and hybrids that grow in abundance in the Tropical Andes. Visitors can look forward to seeing a replica of the Inca ruins, a cavern and even a waterfall!

20. Explore Punggol

Coney islandPhoto: NParks

With many photogenic locations to fill your Instagram feed with and things to do, you can prepare yourself for a day trip to one of the gems of Singapore - Punggol. One of the main attractions in Punggol is none other than Coney Island. Coney Island lies on the coast of Punggol and prides itself as an undeveloped piece of land. With strips of tall trees, wild chickens, otters monkeys and even a cow (if you are lucky enough), this island boasts one of the most scenic cycling routes in the country.

 

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