Singapore is one of the top destinations for international travel and most people know of the Sentosa Island and The Universal Studios as its tourist spots. However, this city-state offers a world of other fun activities that could keep any traveller busy for weeks! So what are these activities in Singapore? Let’s find out!
1. Kayaking & Cruising
An island naturally offers some great activities for an aquaphile such as Kayaking or Luxury Cruising on a Yacht with customizable routes. You can also opt for fishing, enjoying the beauty of nature all around at the same time. Another popular option with many tourists is the River Cruise on tonkangs, bumboats or river taxis offered at various locations. However, advance booking is required.
2. Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Cycling
There are other small islands around Singapore where one can snorkel, scuba dive, swim and have a great time such as Kusu Island, Pulau Ubin, Pulau Hantu, Sisters Island and St. John’s Island. Cyclists can go around Singapore by Park Connectors and can also garner some help by the Singapore Cycling Federation for information on where to cycle, safety issues, etc.
3. Bird Watching
Singapore is a popular destination for birds as well as bird watchers. If you love spotting birds and seeing some exotic migratory birds, you can head over to The Jurong Bird Park (the largest bird park in the world) or The Labrador Nature Reserve.
4. Experiencing Nature and Wildlife
Those interested in nature and wildlife can try out the turtle-tortoise museum, the living classrooms from wildlife reserves, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve & Lorong Halus Wetlands or go for nature walking at the Sengkang Riverside Park. The Singapore Zoo is home to 315 species, 29% of which are endangered. The Night Safari and ensuing performance at the zoo shouldn’t be missed!
5. Going country-Get the Farm Experience
If ‘country’ excites you, there are a number of farms that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike such as Kranji Countryside, Uncle William’s Farm Tour, Lian Wah Hang Quail & Country Farm, Nippon Koi Fish Farm, Hay Dairies, Jurong Frog Farm, Qian Hu Fish Farm, Hausmann Marketing Aquarium, Gardenasia and Bollywood Veggies.
6. Horse Riding and Races
Horse lovers can try out Horse City, The National Equestrian Centre or The Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre where they can ride horses, watch live horse racing shows and do much, much more.
A number of tours like SIA Hop-On Bus, Singapore Walks, Red Lantern Tour, Heritage & Island Explorer Tour, Duck & Hippo Tours, Preservation of Monuments Walking Tours, CityCab Cabby Tours, Day Tour on the Singapore Trolley, The Hippo River Pass, etc. allow you to explore the raw Singapore at your own pace. Besides, there are also various apps that allow you to navigate by yourself, giving you various route options!
8. Theme Parks & Recreational Centres
If you want to experience family fun activities in Singapore, you can check out the following to know which best matches your taste: Forest Adventure, Wild Wild Wet, Escape Theme Park, MegaZip Adventure Park, Wallhola, Adventure Cove, Torpedo, The Ultimate Drive, Rooftop SkyPark @ ViVo City, Bugis Junction, Gardens by the Bay and Westgate Wonderland.
Every foodie must visit Singapore during April for the World Gourmet Summit or during July for the Singapore Food Festival. But if those dates do not match your comfort, it’s okay because Singapore, with its rich multicultural heritage, is a true melting pot of flavours and foods offering varied cuisines such as Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan among others.
Singapore has a number of bridges for an architectural buff or someone who just wants to enjoy some leisurely time. The Cavenagh bridge (one of the 11 bridges that can be enjoyed on a river cruise or by foot) is a pedestrian bridge that is one of the oldest bridges and the only suspension bridge in Singapore. The Double Helix bridge is a 280 m long DNA inspired bridge that links Marina Bay to Marina Centre and gives a panoramic view of the Singapore Skyline.
Other things to do in Singapore:
- Sound & Light Show ‘Wonder Full’-a show inspired by humanity and the wonders of life
- Asian Civilisations Museum containing around 1300 asian artefacts
- Clarke Quay- a petite festival village
- China Town
- Merlion Park