Top Things to Do to Experience Singapore at its Best

Top 51 Things to Do to Experience Singapore at its Best

 Last Updated: 16 Nov, 2018 By

Singapore; a fine example of flawless human craft is worth visiting, no matter if you are planning to arrive here for a family vacation or considering it as your honeymoon destination. As you must be knowing, traveling Singapore along with kids is equally fun with an array of kids friendly places readily available to keep them busy, while you explore the surroundings or shop in the arcade. Similarly, the awe-inspiring sightseeing places that celebrate nature and solitude, provide as an alluring respite for the newlywed couples looking to brew up some romance. Indeed, Singapore offers a plethora of must-see attractions combined with a number of activities that promise to keep you entertained all throughout your trip to this beautiful country. But, if your mind still fiddles with the question of why to visit Singapore? Check out the following list of top things to do in Singapore that will finally provide you with the best of the reasons to visit here.

1. Hop-on Hop-off the City Bus tour

Hop-on Hop-off the City Bus tour


Different color buses take you for a Singapore tour to different parts of the city. If you’ve missed the first 9 am bus, don’t bother…you can always get into the second one. If you want to re-do a tour of a certain part…nobody can stop you till 5 pm.

2. Catch the Ice cream cart to taste the Singapore’s National fruit – Durian Ice cream

Ice cream cart to taste the Singapore National fruit


Either as a scoop or sandwiched between breads / Wafers, the Durian ice cream at $ 1 is a must try whenever in Singapore.

3. Quench your thirst by Merlion

Quench your thirst by Merlion


Leaving Singapore without capturing such a pose with Merlion is definitely not acceptable and not happening!

4. Go for prawning in Singapore

Prawning in Singapore


Lay back, fish a Prawn and feel accomplished at the following prawning facilities in Singapore, most of which are open for 24 hrs:

  • Riviera
  • Hai Bin Prawning, Punggol
  • ORTO, Lorchen Charu
  • D’lifestyle Corner @ Pasir Ris Town Park
  • Fis@Bugis

5. Camp and Barbecue @ ECP

Camp and Barbecue @ ECP


Enjoy camping and barbecuing by the seashore of the East Coast Park with family or friends!

6. Magic of Spectra at Marina Bay



Witness the captivating symphony of music, light, and water, displayed every day on free-to-public basis!

7. Cycling from Punggol Waterway Park all the way to Coney Island

Cycling from Punggol Waterway Park all the way to Coney Island


Paddle along the park, relishing some beautiful scenery and sight of exotic birds on the way. Upon reaching the island, spend quality time basking with the turtle family!

8. Turkish Ice Cream at Clarke Quay

Turkish Ice Cream at Clarke Quay


Giggle with the dodging moves of the Turkish ice cream vendor, who will reward you with a delicious scoop at the end!

9. Explore Little India in Singapore

Little India in Singapore


Indians…feel home away from home while strolling onto the streets of Little India that perfectly showcases the Indian culture!

10. View Singapore from the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck

View of Singapore from the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck


Book yourself to savour the panoramic view of the world-class cityscape and feel the bustling winds at Marina Bay Sands Skypark. And if staying in the hotel itself, then the entry is obviously free!

11. Board a River Cruise from Clarke Quay

Board a River Cruise from Clarke Quay


You just cannot put your selfie stick down on your voyage from Clarke Quay to Marina Bay Sands, as you will be busy clicking some exquisite pictures with the extensive architectural wonders of the city!

12. Budget eating at Kopitiam

Budget eating at Kopitiam


Indulge into the sinful eating of sumptuous local cuisine that are easy on the pocketbook. Singaporeans everyday food is at Kopitiam, which is a comfortable dining experience found at every corner of the city!

13. Sky Dining on a Cable Car

Sky Dining on a Cable Car


Delight yourself with the mouth watering meal while enjoying a scenic ride on air! This best place to visit for a couple on a luxury travel, comes with three options:

  • Mount Faber Line Round Trip
  • Sentosa Line Round Trip
  • Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass Round Trip

14. Dining at Singapore Flyer

Dining at Singapore Flyer


Appreciate the breathtaking and awe-inspiring panoramic views of the entire island city on Asia’s largest observation wheel. And of course, take delight in the delicacies served up there on your luxury holidays!

15. Super Fun in Flying Kites

Flying Kites in Singapore


As kids attraction, kite flying come as an alluring option in the array of places like:

  • Marina Barrage
  • Sembawang Park
  • Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
  • Jurong Central Park
  • Punggol Waterway Park
  • East Coast Park

16. Hook a Fish

Hook a Fish


Angling must be in your holiday plan when in this Island Country! Following are the options:

  • Changi Beach Park
  • Jurong Lake
  • Lower Pierce Reservoir
  • Woodlands Waterfront Park
  • East Coast Park

17. Take your Kids to Water Parks and Play Areas

Kids at Water Parks and Play Areas


Visiting Singapore is good with Kids, with so many activities to do that are free as well as best for their indulgence! Like in:

  • Lot One Shopper’s Mall
  • VivoCity Sky Park
  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Park
  • IMM Water Play Park
  • NEX Shopping Mall
  • Science Centre Singapore
  • Sembawang Shopping Centre
  • Marina Barrage Water Playground
  • 112 Katong
  • North Point Shopping Mall
  • Changi City Point Mall
  • Tampines 1

18. Fun Filled day at Jurong Bird Park

Fun Filled day at Jurong Bird Park


Witness the Flying Colors in the Nature’s lap at Asia’s Largest Bird Park!

19. A Day at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum


Enlighten Yourself and Your Kids with Natural History Collections!

20. Visit an Open Air Zoo that Opens at Night

Visit to Open Air Zoo that Opens at Night


Feel the thrill of exploring Wildlife on a Night Safari!

21. Launch a Boat for a River Safari

Boat for a River Safari


Explore the wildlife on a bumpy boat ride, fun for both adults and kids! Comes with two options:

  • Amazon River Quest
  • River Safari Cruise

22. Fun at Singapore Zoo

Fun at Singapore Zoo


Dwell into the wildlife adventureland, and explore the species of almost all kinds. Also witness entertaining shows here!

23. Cherish the Floating Colors at SEA Aquarium



Dive into the Sea without wetting yourself and feel one with the aquatic life at SEA Aquarium!

24. Relive the Kidhood at Universal Studios

Universal Studios


Giggling with the famous cartoon characters, boarding the thrilling rides and dancing along the tunes of musical shows, is what Universal Studios is all about.

25. Do the Bidding and Try Your Luck

Do the Bidding and Try Your Luck


Wanna try gambling? Then it should definitely be done at one of the casinos of this fortunate island;

  • Marina Bay Sands Casino
  • Lido Casino on MV Leisure World
  • Resorts World Casino Sentosa

26. Live the Nightlife of Singapore by Pubbing and Clubbing at Clarke Quay

Clubbing at Clarke Quay


Let your hair down, loosen your ties, and feel the night-pulse of this Lion-city!

27. Crane Dance at Resorts World, Sentosa

Crane Dance at Resorts World, Sentosa


Witness the Love Dance of the Cranes and the transformation of the two into real birds!

28. Snorkelling in the Island

Snorkelling in the Island


Plunge, to say ‘Hi’ to Singapore’s aquatic life in their natural habitat and explore their heterogeneity! Happens in:

  • Pulau Hantu
  • Sisters’ Island
  • Kusu Island
  • Pulau Jong
  • Singapore Wrecks

29. Indoor Surf Riding at Wave house, Sentosa



So what if Singapore beaches have got no rushing waves, it has got its own wave house for surfing and stuff!

30. Bird Watching at MacRitchie Reservoir

Bird Watching at MacRitchie Reservoir


Follow the melodious tunes of variety of colorful creatures residing in the nature’s hermit of one of the four reservoirs that make up the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the largest nature reserve in Singapore and tourists’ favorite spot!

31. Reverse Bungy & Extreme Swing



Quench your thirst of thrill with the phenomenally heighted swing at Clarke Quay!

32. Go Kayaking



Walk-in to rent Kayaks to venture through the thick forest standing at the Rivers of Sungei Mandai Besar and Sungei Mandai Kechil!

33. MegaZip at Sentosa Island



Experience the Southeast Asia’s steepest zip wire adventure at Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa!

34. Skydiving Indoor



If you have fear of heights but still want to experience Skydiving, arrive at iFly Singapore and get ready to be blown away!

35. Cable WaterSkiing at Wake Park

Cable WaterSkiing at Wake Park


Water Sport lovers…try this one too, one among the new trends!

36. Amuse yourself with Zorbing at Adventour Singapore



Roll down the slope or swim in water, in an air-cushioned plastic sphere and feel the fun!

36. Stand-up Paddle Singapore



Stand upright, paddle smoothly and navigate in the water of Mana Mana Beach Club at East Coast Park!

37. Crossfire Paintballs at Singapore Discovery Centre

Crossfire Paintballs at Singapore Discovery Centre


Engross yourself in the multi-sensory experience of shooting paintballs!

38. Flying Trapeze at Siloso Beach, Sentosa



Another unique adventure sport of Trapeze swinging, but only if you have a bit of acrobating skills. A must try for the adventurists before they leave Singapore!

39. Jetpack at Sea-Breeze Watersports, Sentosa



Rejuvenating, of course, flying high above the sea wearing a jetpack!

40. Take a leap of Faith



To get an idea of how suiciding would feel if decided to jump from a building, try Parajump at Mega Adventure Park, Sentosa Island!

41. Adventure in the Woods

Adventure in the Woods


Overcome different forest obstacles, and be a Tarzan at Bedok Reservoir Park!

42. F1 Street Circuit Driving Experience



Choose a Ferrari or Lamborghini and gift yourself a 15 / 30 / 60 minutes drive on the international F1 track to get your adrenaline pumping. Seriously, would be a dream come true!

43. Dine around Vintage Cars

Dine around Vintage Cars


If you or even if you don’t fancy vintage vehicles, dining around them at Kombi Rocks is surely a once in a lifetime experience!

44. Behold the Katong Antique House

Katong Antique House


A jam-packed antique house, which is more than a museum, portrays the Peranakan presence in Singapore.

45. Sip a Cocktail at the Secret Bar



Crack the code, by answering a question to enter into the library; an interesting bar renowned for its admission hassle and mouth watering concoction.

46. Roll on the Floor Laughing at a Comedy Show



Get tickled with dry humour or grab a good laugh over the dirty jokes at the comedy shows, organised by:

  • Comedy Masala
  • Talk Cock Comedy
  • Comedy at Canvas

47. Go on a Shopping Spree



Shopaholics can go for a long bargain-hunting in the Bugis Street, then heading straight to Haji Lane. The two much-loved Alleys, that offer a phenomenal contrast of culture as well as shopping experience in Singapore!

48. 24 Hours long Shopping in Mustafa

Shopping in Mustafa


Even if it’s midnight or early morning, you can never go out of stock if Mustafa is next to the aisle. But while you explore…just stay intact, as you might get lost in its overly stocked and overly extended building!

49. Flea Markets

Flea Markets


Be it antiques and collectibles, be it style-centric second-hand apparels, or be it the works of the artists and designers, you will find everything and all in the pocket-friendly, weekly / monthly Flea Markets. Some provided with great music playing in the background! Following are the options:

  • FleaWhere (every thursday, from 10am to 6pm)
  • China Square Central Weekend Flea Market (every Sunday, from 11am to 6pm)
  • MAAD (first or second Friday, from 5pm to midnight)
  • Public Garden (Twice Monthly, from 1pm to 7pm)
  • Zouk Flea and Easy (Quarterly on sunday, from 2pm to 7pm)

50. Quirky Shopping at Sungei Road



Once a thieves market where thieves hawked their stolen items, is now an attractive market for vintage collectibles like epoch cameras or old school coke bottles that can be bought for few dollars each!

51. Souvenir Shopping at Pagoda Street, Chinatown

Souvenir shopping at Pagoda Street, Chinatown


No byes or winding-up of your holidays can happen without buying souvenirs for the relatives and friends from the array of shops lying in the Pagoda street! With a hope of being useful with this elaborate list of top things to do in Singapore, that starts by taking an overview of the must-see sites on a bus tour, advancing with many adventurous, romantic and kids friendly activities. Whereas for the shopaholics, the unique marketplaces and lanes are also immense in Singapore. If all these indulgence excite you to plan a trip to this best managed country, you can anytime contact us at +91-9212553106 or e-mail us at We offer such incredible travel packages that are well curated to make your vacation fulfilling and trouble-free.

Published: 15 Nov, 2018By
Tags: Singapore Tours

About the author

Sonam Dave

Sonam Dave is a hotelier-turned-travel writer from the city of lakes, Bhopal. She is a connoisseur of art who loves to ponder in the lap of nature, and always ready to take the inviting calls of the beautiful lakes and river for a rejuvenating plunge. When she is not travelling, she likes to play the rumbling chords and riffs on her guitar. She proudly proclaims herself as a theatre enthusiast, an avid reader and a movie buff. She likes to call herself a rootless wanderer who wishes to choose the roads less travelled.


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