From aquatic obstacle courses to sky-high rides, our 3-day guide to adventures both new and reimagined will have you buzzing with excitement.
More than just a city with a storied past, Singapore is a metropolis of the future, with novel experiences and marvels of modernity awaiting returning travellers and new visitors alike.
Scale new heights, celebrate new beginnings, and reimagine adventure with bold forays in the Lion City - from bungy jumps to jaunts into the supernatural, here’s our guide to novelty and excitement in Singapore.
Begin your adventure in the Lion City by checking in to the Raffles Hotel Singapore, home to luxurious hospitality and myriad enchanting stories.
The hotel has played host to luminaries like Queen Elizabeth II and Charlie Chaplin, but its most unlikely guest was the tiger that once prowled the bar and billiard’s room—now the home of contemporary Italian restaurant Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse.
While it may be a little too early in the day for a tipple, you should certainly pay a visit to the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel—home of the iconic Singapore Sling.
When you’re done unpacking, take a stroll through the Civic District and make your way to the Asian Civilisations Museum, where you’ll find countless stories that’ll have you look at history in a bold new light.
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Singapore River, this enchanting museum is home to artefacts from across Asia. Discover sea-swept treasures at The Tang Shipwreck exhibit, or delve into the intricacies of age-old faiths at the Ancient Religions Gallery.
Following your foray into the past, get a glimpse our city’s future at Marina Bay, home to modern marvels and architecture straight out of a science fiction novel.
To get your bearings, head up to the Skypark Observation Deck, at Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Soaring 57 storeys above street level, this spot boasts an unobstructed, 360 degree view of the district that will take your breath away.
From there, you can spend the evening amid the surreal structures and dreamlike landscapes of Gardens by the Bay, or discover new realms of the imagination at the ArtScience Museum™. Besides a range of ever-evolving installations, the latter is home to the spellbinding Future World: Where Art Meets Science, which celebrates magic, metaphor and technology through its 16 digital installations.
Excitement, adventure and novel attractions await you on your second day in the Lion City.
Spend your morning amid the colours, sights and smells of Little India, a regular haunt of incandescent local rapper Yung Raja. In his words: "Little India is my number one spot to find inspiration for music—the vibes are immaculate."
It's easy to see why this bustling district is a haven for artists and musicians. Aside from beloved haunts like Little India Arcade, you'll find myriad works of street art adorning buildings and street corners across the neighbourhood.
The island resort of Sentosa is a popular haunt of beach goers and thrill seekers alike, with myriad attractions that're bound to make for novel experiences.
New heights of emotion await you at SkyHelix Sentosa. Newly opened in December 2021 and not to be missed, this open-air gondola that ascends almost 80 metres into the air for a spectacular panorama of the South China Sea and the island's balmy beaches.
For more thrills and spills, head over to Hydrodash, a floating aqua park with inflatable attractions and obstacles that'll make for the perfect romp for the young and the young at heart.
An unforgettable meal awaits you at Ocean Restaurant. Housed within the world's largest oceanarium, this unique restaurant overlooks an underwater habitat filled with denizens of the sea's watery depths, from manta rays to majestic sharks.
In the evening, embark on an adventure into the depths of the underworld at Haw Par Villa.
Otherworldly wonders abound at this cultural park, famous for its vivid depictions of Chinese folklore, legends and myth.
Hell's Museum - a sprawling space which feature dioramas portraying the Chinese underworld—is an eye-opening experience that's bound to shed light on age-old Chinese customs and beliefs.
Begin your third day in Singapore by exploring new horizons along our coastline. RHIB Rides Singapore™ will take you on a unique ride on an authentic Navy SEAL boat, as you take in the view of Singapore Keppel Bay and the Southern Islands.
“The RHIB boat tour made me fall in love with Singapore all over again,” Yung Raja says. “It’s a wonderful reminder never to take our city’s beauty for granted.”
For a foray into the world of art and creativity, head to Splat Paint House. Forget about paintbrushes and palettes—this quirky space will have you splattering paint on canvas to create your very own abstract masterpiece. Be sure to check out Splat After Dark: UV Edition, the studio’s special paint session that’ll have you romping with fluorescent paint and UV lights.
Spend the afternoon sleuthing your way through the heart of a heritage district, with the Chinatown Murders Tour. Part tour, part whodunit mystery, this outdoor adventure will have you doing your best Sherlock Holmes impersonation, as you solve puzzles, learn about the district’s fascinating history and unveil the identity of a fictitive killer on the run.
Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Jewel Changi Airport. More than just a mall, this lifestyle nexus is home to amazing sights that’ll ignite your imagination, from the indoor greenery of the Shiseido Forest Valley to the HSBC Rain Vortex—the world’s largest indoor waterfall.
Be sure to drop by Canopy Park—located on the topmost level of Jewel Changi—to discover a wonderland of suspended nets, giant slides, mirror mazes and mist-filled glades.
Alternatively, take a cue from famed local singer and water sport enthusiast Sandra Riley Tang (also known by her stage name RRILEY) by spending the rest of the day exploring Singapore’s eastern coast.
"I’m constantly surprised by the novelty around us," she enthuses. "There's so much we can do on this island, from wake surfing at Punggol to wakeboarding at East Coast Park."