Are you planning a trip to Singapore and need some inspiration for fun activities, culinary treats, cultural days out and more? This guide of 8 must-try things in Singapore will help shape your travel plans and get you excited for what will be an unforgettable adventure.
Whether you are organizing a family holiday, friends’ trip, or solo adventure, this list has several suggestions to enhance your experience.
Eastern and Oriental Express
If your trip to Singapore is part of a larger South East Asian adventure, consider taking the Eastern and Oriental express. This Instagram-worthy train journey from Bangkok to Singapore passes over the famous and stunning bridge over the River Kwai and stops in Kuala Lumpur. The rail journey is the perfect way to see some incredible and iconic sites, visit another culture-rich city on your travels, and take in the incredible views and changing landscapes. The Eastern and Oriental express can be a little pricey, but if you are looking for adventure and history, it is well worth considering.
This giant indoor mall is a great place to take your kids for an afternoon of fun, excitement, and sheltering from the hot weather. The mall boasts many attractions, stores, and eating opportunities, but perhaps most exciting of all is Kiztopia, the soft play centre with fifteen giant bouncy castles, indoor driving areas, giant slides, and obstacle courses. Moreover, Marina Square is home to Poroporo Park, a character-based indoor playground, complete with an indoor train ride and jungle gym. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the mall also offers the Nerf Action Xperience, where you and your kids can practice your nerf gun aim, as well as scale high terrains and complete fun challenges.
Christmas Log Cake
If your travels take you to Singapore around the Christmas period, a must-try is the traditional delicious Christmas log cake. This winter dessert is very loved by Singaporeans and represents the old tradition of burning a yule log to bring good luck to your family. These cakes come in an assortment of flavours, but the traditional flavour is chocolate. If you want to try the best log cake in Singapore at Emicakes bakery, head over there from November 9th, when the log cake season begins. As well as chocolate, Emicakes offers a range of other fun flavours, such as durian or truffle sparkle.
The ArtScience museum is a cultural landmark in Singapore and aims to explore where art, science, culture and technology come together. This museum is the perfect place to take quirky, dramatic photos, especially in their Crystal Universe which is home to 17,000 LED lights. With exhibits including the Future World: Where Art Meets Science and Hope From Chaos: Pandemic Reflections, this museum will make you think, open your eyes, and is a treat for all the senses.
Visiting the museum is free, and its opening hours are between 10 am and 6 pm (the museum then shuts at 7 pm). However, several exhibitions carry an additional charge, and if you would like to take part in one of the many guided tours of the museum, you can purchase tickets online for S$5.
Gardens By The Bay
Regardless of which season you travel to Singapore, you must visit the Gardens by the Bay. This incredible horticultural attraction brings in both national and international visitors all year round to see the incredible Supertree groves, Flower Dome, 22-meter-high skywalk, and Cloud Forest. The Gardens boast a wide range of plant species not normally found in this part of the world, as well as an indoor waterfall and a lush mountain full of exotic plants in the Cloud Forest, and breathtakingly colourful flowers living alongside spectacular succulents in the Flower Dome. You have seen hundreds of gardens in your life, but you haven’t seen anything quite as incredible as the Gardens by the Bay
Asia’s largest observation wheel is exciting for both adults and children alike. The wheel is the perfect place to take in the dramatic skyline, at the height of thirty-one stacked male giraffes (what, you don’t measure buildings using giraffe measurements?), on a clear day you can see as far as the Singapore Changi Airport.
Off Singapore’s southern coast lies Sentosa resort, which is connected to the city by road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail. This fun-packed and beautiful island is home to various adventurous activities, beautiful views, and culinary treats. Visit the island to spend a day at Universal Studios Singapore, a theme park with twenty-eight rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones. Sentosa is also home to the 34-metre high AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping experience over the beach, the Tiger Sky Tower with stunning panoramic views, and Palawan Beach, which is lined with food stalls and bars. There is fun for all the family on Sentosa island
NOX Dining in the Dark
This imaginative and high-end dining experience offers culinary delights and cocktails served in total darkness. Experiencing food without the distraction of your eyesight should open up your other senses for a richer and fuller experience of the various exquisite tastes and textures on offer.
On your arrival, you will be briefed on what to expect and given a welcome drink and amuse-bouche to awaken your palette. Then you will be escorted to the pitch dark dining area, where your visually impaired or blind guide will take care of you while you eat. After dinner, you will be asked to fill in a form with your impressions and guesses at what you ate during dinner. You will be shown pictures and given descriptions of your meal afterwards so you can see if any of your guesses were correct. This is a truly fun, eye-opening (pardon the pun), and unique dining experience.
From fun-packed theme parks and indoor soft plays to luxury dining in the dark and rich, delicious chocolate log cakes, Singapore offers a plethora of thrilling, tasty, beautiful, and historic treats for you, your family, and friends. Start planning your trip today and don’t forget to tick off some of the must-do experiences on this list if you want your holiday to be truly once-in-a-lifetime.