24 Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore – Your Guide To Fun & Adventure!

24 Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore – Your Guide To Fun & Adventure!

Even though Singapore is a small country, there’s a big number of things to do over the weekend! Whether you’re a nature buff, adrenaline junkie or simply want to spend a day being a tourist and discovering iconic sights, we’ve got you covered! 

For those with kids, don’t worry – we have identified some family-friendly activities that are not only going to be fun for you but your little ones as well. 

Ready to fill your weekends with fun and adventure? Read on to explore Singapore’s treasure trove of activities!

Nature & Green

1. Kayak Along The Singapore River

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Address: 11 Rhu Cross, #01-01, Singapore 437440
Visiting times: 9am – 6pm on Wednesday to Sunday
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Soak up the sun and sights along the iconic Singapore River from your kayak. With the Parliament House, Merlion, bridges and more, you wouldn’t be disappointed by the view. 

If you’ve never kayaked before, the river’s calm waters are ideal for you to pick it up! Prices start from $18 per person for rental service from Passion Wave @ Marina Bay.

2. Soar Down Sentosa’s Greenery With The MegaZip

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Address: 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008
Visiting times: 1pm – 7pm on weekdays, 11am – 7pm on weekends
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Adrenaline junkies, this one’s a must-try for you! At 75 metres high, the MegaZip takes you across 450 metres at 60km per hour! This exhilarating adventure takes you from Imbiah Hill’s jungle canopy to the beautiful Siloso Beach which is the finish point.

3. Climb Up Mount Faber

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Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
Visiting times: Open 24 hours
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Mount Faber is one of the oldest parks in Singapore and also a popular tourist destination. Enjoy a panoramic view of Southern Singapore from the various lookout points and explore the nation’s natural heritage at Faber Point, the park’s highest point. 

Check out the mural wall that shows local historic scenes and also the tree that was planted during the first Tree Planting Day! 

If you’d like an alternate way to go up Mount Faber, they also have cable car rides available.

4. Wander Through The Botanic Gardens

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Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Visiting times: 5am – 12am daily
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Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site is also a great picnic spot. With lots of beautiful foliage, meadows and sculptures all over the Botanic Gardens, expect to admire your surroundings when you’re there! 

If you love flowers, check out the National Orchid Garden which is home to 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids.

For those with kids, you might want to take them to the Learning Forest and Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden so they can have fun too!

5. Cycle Around Pulau Ubin

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Address: Changi Point Ferry Terminal, 51 Lor Bekukong, Singapore 499172
Visiting times: 6am – 7pm
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Catch a glimpse of Singapore in the 1960’s at Pulau Ubin, one of the nation’s last surviving kampongs. With 1,020 hectares of dense forests, abundant wildlife and gravel roads, there’s much to take in while you cycle around. Be sure to check out Chek Jawa, which is the main attraction of the island!

6. Conquer Your Fear Of Heights At The Treetop Walk

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Address: 601 Island Club Rd, Singapore 578775
Visiting times: 9am – 5pm daily
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Take in a bird’s eye view of MacRitchie Reservoir at the Treetop Walk. Featuring a 250-metre suspension bridge that connects the nature reserve’s two highest points, you’ll get to enjoy views of the lush rainforest and maybe even see some jungle creatures.

Iconic Singapore Sights & Icons

7. Watch A Play At The Esplanade

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Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Visiting times: 12pm – 8:30pm daily
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With an impressive line-up of international theatre productions, music acts and festivals, there’s always something to check out at the Esplanade. If visual spectacles are more up your alley, don’t miss its visual arts space on level 2 for exhibits by local artists.

8. Marvel At Changi Airport’s Jewel

Changi Airport’s Jewel

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Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Visiting times: Open 24 hours
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Standing at 40 metres tall, Jewel’s indoor waterfall is the tallest one in the world! Besides that, its Canopy Park consists of 6.5-metre tall slides, giant sky nets to bounce on, hedge mazes, a mirror maze and gardens to admire. 

If you’d like to experience playing amongst the clouds, check out the Foggy Bowls. There are also over 280 retail and dining options for you to explore if you’d like to shop or eat.

9. Smell The Flowers At The Flower Dome (Gardens By The Bay)

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Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Visiting times: 5am – 2am daily
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Enter a world of whimsical gardens and (literally) smell the flowers at the majestic Gardens By The Bay. Wander through the Mediterranean flora in the Flower Dome and explore the Cloud Forest, a misty tropical paradise.

Other attractions within Gardens By The Bay include the zen, minimalist Serene Garden and the Sun Pavilion, which houses over 1,000 desert plants. Also, be sure not to miss the panoramic views of the gardens at the Supertree!

10.  Book A Staycation & Chill At MBS’s Infinity Pool

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Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Visiting times: Open 24 hours
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Staycations have taken the place of vacations in recent weeks and for good reason – you get to spend the weekend relaxing in a hotel and using the facilities. 

Indulge in a luxurious getaway at Marina Bay Sands and admire the beautiful city skyline from its Infinity Pool, which is located on the 57th floor.

11.  Ride The Rollercoasters At Universal Studios Singapore

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Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Visiting times: 2pm – 9pm from Thursday to Sunday
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With over 25 rides and attractions across seven themed zones, there’s never a dull moment at USS. 

Thrill-seekers, get the express pass so you can skip the queue for the rollercoasters. Also, remember not to miss out on the 3D experiences, live performances, movie-set towns, water rides and eateries.

If you’d like to get up close to your favourite movie characters, get your camera ready and don’t miss the meet-and-greet sessions!

Active & Excitement

12.  Fly Your Kite With Friends At The Marina Barrage

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Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
Visiting times: Open 24 hours
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In the past, children entertained themselves with homemade kites, it’s time to relive the nostalgia. Go back in time and relive those days at Marina Barrage with a store-bought or your own DIY kite! 

Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, this huge green space is a popular picnic spot too, so don’t forget to pack a picnic basket and mat when you head there.

If you cycle and want to squeeze in a quick workout, you can also take the Eastern Coastal Loop cycling path and cycle along the beautiful Bayfront area to and from the Marina Barrage.

13.  Have An Adventure At The Night Safari

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Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Visiting times: 7pm – 11pm on Thursday to Sunday
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Get up close to nocturnal animals when the sun goes down at the Night Safari. You can choose to walk through the dimly lit park or take the guided tram for a more comfortable experience. 

Along the way, you might be able to spot some animals such as the Malayan tapirs or laughing hyenas roaming by.

With four shows per night, the Creatures Of The Night Show features otters, binturongs, civets and other animals display their natural talents in an interactive environment.

14.  Ride The Luge In Sentosa

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Address: 1 Imbiah Rd, Singapore 099692
Visiting times: 11am – 7:30pm daily
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Invented in 1985, the Skyline Luge is a special wheeled ride that lets riders have full control over their descent on purpose-built tracks. 

Get ready to whiz down a 1.2km track that consists of various slopes, smooth stretches and hairpin corners when you visit The Luge!

15.  Climb A Rock Wall At Funan IT Mall

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Address: 107 North Bridge Rd, #B2-19/21, Singapore 179105
Visiting times: 9am – 10pm daily
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If you haven’t rock climbed in a mall, now’s the best time to give it a try! Whether you decide to book an introductory class with Climb Central, or wing it and explore the rock wall on your own, one thing’s for sure – you’ll have fun climbing the highest rock wall in Singapore’s civic district.

16.  Have A Laugh At The Comedy Club

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Address: 69 Circular Rd (Hero’s), Singapore 049423
Visiting times: 8pm on Tuesdays
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Tickle your funny bone with some stand-up comedy. Featuring a series of open mic sessions, Comedy Masala has brought some famous international comedians to our local comedy stage. Kick back with a drink and enjoy some jokes (maybe at your expense if you’re sitting in the front!)

17.  Rack Your Brains At An Escape Room

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Address: 52 Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 098829
Visiting times: 2pm – 10pm on Wednesday to Friday, 12pm – 10pm on weekends
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Want to try something different with your friends this weekend? Choose an adventure and immerse in it at The Escape Artist! Each of their scenarios is tailored to give you an experience that best suits your preferences – so get ready to solve challenging puzzles or crawl and climb your way out.

After racking your brains and escaping, you can head over to Vivo City for a meal or movie, as it is just around the corner.

18.  Battle Your Friends At Paintball

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Address: 220 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 288001
Visiting times: 9am – 7pm daily
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Paintball is a fun activity that encourages teamwork, communication, decision making skills and confidence. The best part? It’s a sport that isn’t only about strength, speed or agility. So put your strategic thinking and lead your team to victory in a paintball battle!

Cultural Appreciation & Family Activities

19.  Soak In The Culture Of Chinatown

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Address: Various streets, including Keong Saik, Kreta Ayer, Temple Street and Sago Street
Visiting times: Various timings
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Filled with history and heritage, the shophouses and alleys of Chinatown will not disappoint. Be a tourist for the day and wander around with your camera. Don’t forget to take photos of the iconic temples and alleys which are lined with traditional lanterns.

Pick up some beautiful porcelain homeware, munch on yummy hawker food, and then take a short walk to visit some of Singapore’s most patriotic landmarks since Chinatown is pretty near some of them!

20.  Visit The National Gallery And Be An Art Connoisseur

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Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
Visiting times: 10am – 7pm
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Home to the biggest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art in the world, the National Gallery is an art paradise. 

Spend the day admiring the 8,000 artworks on display and take a break at the eateries if you’re hungry. For those with kids, fret not, the gallery has activities and exhibits for the young ones too!

21.  Soak In Our Rich Heritage At The National Museum Of Singapore

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Address: 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Visiting times: 10am – 7pm
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Known to be Singapore’s biggest museum, The National Museum of Singapore consists of two main galleries: the History Gallery and Modern Colony Gallery. 

With cultural and historical artefacts that speak of the country’s beginnings in the 14th century to today, history buffs would be delighted. They also have interactive workshops and outdoor movie screenings from time to time.

22.  Visit Asia’s Largest Bird Paradise (Jurong Bird Park)

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Address: 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Visiting times: 8:30am – 6pm daily
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One of the most underrated wildlife parks in Singapore, Jurong Bird Park is a gem that is home to almost 3,500 birds across 400 species, of which 20% are endangered. 

The Bird Park is famous for its huge and immersive walk-in aviaries such as the Lory Loft and African Waterfall Aviary, as well as other exhibits such as Pelican Cove and Penguin Cove.

23.  Embrace The Hipster & Indie Vibes At Haji Lane

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Address: Haji Lane (Near Bugis MRT)
Visiting times: Various timings
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Lined with colourful shophouses and street art, Haji Lane is Singapore’s hipster hideout. Check out the various independent local boutiques for some vintage clothing or knick knacks that are specially crafted by local designers.

Apart from that, there are hole in the wall cafes and hip bars where you can grab a drink or two if you’re there in the evening. Don’t forget to strike a pose and snap some photos of yourself against the bold graffiti walls!

24.  Feast On Delicious Satay At Lau Pa Sat

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Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
Visiting times: Open 24 hours
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Singapore is known for its food, so why not indulge in your favourite local dishes or try those you haven’t had yet at Lau Pa Sat, which translates to the oldest market in Hokkien. 

This heritage hawker centre is popular among both locals and tourists alike. With many options available, Lau Pa Sat is a great place to dine at when you’re hungry!

Increase Your Activity Budget By Saving On Your Electric Bill!

Now that you know what there is to do this weekend, it’s time to gather your loved ones and start planning for some exciting outings! 

The thing is, budget might be a factor when it comes to certain activities – so why not set aside some funds by saving on your electricity bills?

By swapping to iSwitch, you can get up to 30% savings on your electricity bill and also enjoy other attractive lifestyle perks every month. 

Learn more about how you can enjoy big savings with our price plans and use those savings to have more fun weekends with your loved ones!

 

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