Never judge a book by its’ cover, they said. True enough, though this island is small in size but it has surprises hidden in every corner. Interestingly, the city attracts the rich from all over the world and also backpackers who decide that it is an ideal country to be called their second home. Maybe it is the delicious Asian Cuisine, the warmth of Singaporeans or maybe there are hidden areas and activities that even not many native locals are aware of.
If you are a first-time traveler to this wonderland, then you might be in a dilemma about which activity to plan it in your itinerary. So, here we are with the list of Top 10 popular activities in Singapore for you to do during weekends.
The first activity on our list is, Ice Skating. You must be thinking, a tropical country like Singapore, surely it’s hard to find an Ice Skating Rink. The Rink at JCube is the first Olympic sized skating rink in Singapore. This place provides both on and off ice-skating experiences.
There are several activities hosted in this rink such as recreational activities and international ice hockey tournaments as well as speed skating and ice curling. At the same time, there are many restaurants around the Rink so that you can enjoy outstanding meals as well.
This spot is open from Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm. It is open on weekends as well and it is from 9.30 am to 11.30 pm.
While you are in Singapore, don’t just spend your time wandering around the street and enjoying the architectural beauty but also take a cruise ride. Not only the land of Singapore is a wonderful place to explore, the Singapore River offers a unique experience and amazing view too.
Through the cruise ride tours, you will come across unparalleled view of history and modern life. Moreover, on the cruise ride, you will be able to view the Fullerton Hotel, Bronze Statue, Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, and Merlion Park.
The Singapore River Cruise is available in both day time and night time, and believe us, both views are absolutely gorgeous. Grab your tickets at any River Cruise kiosk, located along Singapore River.
Next on our list is the most popular activity no matter which country you visit – the cable car ride. The Cable Car ride in Singapore connects the mainland with Sentosa Island. From the cable car, you will be able to get a bird’s eye view of Singapore’s magnificent infrastructure, beautiful beaches as well as the harbour.
Viewing Singapore from such a height is a never to miss. In addition, you can even arrange for a dinner for your special one (Yes, dining on the cable car). The cable car rides open from 8.45 am to 10.00 pm.
Address: Harbourfront Station, 1 Harbourfront Avenue, Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore
Spending a day in Palau Ubin is a whole new experience by itself. Although it does not have the white sand beaches but this nostalgic island has an indescribable beauty.
Witness the authentic culture of Singapore through Pulau Ubin as the last village of the country is situated here.
If you are a nature lover, this will be the place for you. Cycling and wander around the island or go in bumboat rides, even camping and kayaking. The best part of exploring Pulau Ubin is the sound of nature that can be so therapeutic for anyone from the city.
“Only step in, if you dare”. Haw Par Villa is a nightmarish theme park that projects the dimensional dioramas that depict punishment for crimes. They are so severely portraited that any weak-hearted person will easily get petrified.
This place will leave you awestruck and slightly astonished by the mindset of the artist. The theme park is a must-visit place for travellers who enjoy off-the-beaten path travel, searching the hidden gems of the place. Haw Par Villa is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm and accessible from the Haw Par Villa MRT Station.
Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore
If you think that you require experience in indoor rock climbing to enjoy this certain sport then that’s not true. The Climb Central Singapore will allow you to relish the climbing experience and even train you for better. This is the reason behind it being one of the top activities in Singapore.
This center has advance climbing safety so that even the most inexperienced people can feel safe. If you like to challenge yourself further, there are also a 45 climbing lanes and a 4-meter-high bouldering wall. So, first time climber, don’t worry, you are well taken care of.
Address: #B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore
Most people think that an airport is a place for transit and stopovers. But Singapore has a different approach to airports. The Jewel Changi Airport is itself a wonder in Singapore. You can roam around and have a wonderful time.
You will find the best look of nature as an urban oasis has been built along with 2,000 trees. There are even many local and global cuisine restaurants where you can dine along with high end retail shops and a Canopy Bridge. This airport in Singapore is to the next level and it is nothing but worth spending at least half a day there.
Forest Adventure is yet another park in our list that falls under the category of top activities. If you are on your trip with kids then this is the perfect place to visit.
This park has many obstacle courses for kids and adults. Well hidden inside the Bedok Reservoir Park, it gives you an extra benefit of enjoying nature as well.
Singapore is a small island and a mere dot on the map. This gives you an excuse for going on free walking tours to explore it. The walk tours in Singapore will give you the best glimpse of heritage.
There are many heritage trails around Singapore such as Bukit Timah Heritage Trail – Kampong Life Trail & WWII Legacy Trail, Chinatown Clans & Associations Trail, Balestier Food Trail and many more.
If you are a fan of Karting then Singapore has many different places to offer you. After you have explored this little island, you can then head to the karting tracks and have the best experience of your life.
Above are Top 10 popular activities in Singapore. Let us know if you found other activities that is worth trying. We will definitely love to add them to our list too. Until then, keep exploring!