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Take a well-deserved break during the coming long weekends with our curated list of activities.

If you ever find yourself with nothing to do in Singapore here’s showing you the many things to do in our beautiful island country, as you make your bookings on the right credit card and earn rewards, points and cashback.

In this article, we aim to capture the best activities in Singapore every month, so you can mark your calendar and plan your week around them. We will try to cover a range of our recommended options for the outdoorsy, the adventurous, the artsy, the closet food connoisseur, and the leisure-loving souls. At the risk of quoting a cliche — there’s something for everyone here.

Note: With Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) in place from 20 July, you are only permitted to gather in groups of five and dine in has restrictions. Do remember to book your tickets in advance and check with the merchants directly in case of unprecedented closures. Last updated on 1 September 2021.



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Things to do: Virtual activities


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COMEX Festival 2021

Tech enthusiasts rejoice, because the COMEX Festival is back and better than ever! Partnering with Shopee, the annual COMEX Festival will be co-presented to bring the highly anticipated IT deals both online and offline. Get up to 80% off consumer electronics and 9.9 hot deals from exclusive partners of COMEX-Shopee like, Samsung, LG and Armageddon. 

From 5 to 12 September, you can enjoy up to 90% off the latest electronic items at the Shopee Super Tech Show. In typical Shopee style, you can also collect daily flash vouchers of up to S$100 off. There will also be a 9.9 COMEX Festival 2021 live show, 7pm to 10pm, on COMEX’s Facebook account, where you can get first dibs on fantastic offers and promotions. 

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Address: Online
2 September 2021 to 12 September 2021

Source: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2021

Snack on mooncakes and learn about the Chinese traditions and customs of the mid-autumn festival, all from the comfort of your own home. Have a go at lantern riddles, watch craft demonstrations and learn about the history of this festival through gamified content on classic stories of Chang’e, Houyi and many more.

Address: Online
Till 26 September 2021

Source: National Gallery Singapore

Stories In Light: Four Modern Photographers in Singapore

This virtual gallery features four photographers who changed the game of modern photography in Singapore. Lee Sow Lim, Lee Lim, Lim Kwong Ling and Tan Lip Seng have been hailed as influential members of the photography community, actively shaping the community through their roles as educators and mentors. 

This exhibition showcases our emerging nation during political urban change through their lens.

Address: Online
Till 22 February 2023

Source: drearyweary

Interactive Web Comics by drearyweary

Solve murder mysteries and go on an intriguing web adventure with this series by comic artist Troy Chin for free from the comfort of your own home. Our recommendation: Have a go at A Red Sky at Dawn, an interactive murder mystery set in 1941 Singapore. We don’t want to spoil too much, so you’ll just have to play the game and find out more yourselves! 

Address: Online
Price:
Free
Ongoing

Source: Daryl Qilin Yam

HK-SG Digital Travel Bubble

After numerous delays and false starts, the Singapore – Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble is set to take off on 26 May 2021. If you’re one of those lucky (and rich) enough to snag flight tickets, good for you. But if not, you can always digitally visit the land of dim sum through photographs and poetry by 16 poets. 

Eight Singaporeans and eight Hong Kongers were paired up as pandemic pen pals, and asked to share photos of their favourite places in their home city. After that, each one of them wrote a poem about their favourite place, and another poem about their partner’s.

Address: Online
Price:
Free
Till 20 February 2022

Source: WRS

Hello From The Wild Side

Go behind the scenes and interact virtually with the animal and human personalities from Wildlife Reserves Singapore again as Hello From The Wild Side returns for a second season with a newly curated Zoo Explained! segment. 

This live virtual experience is a unique opportunity to discover the zoo’s animal family such as the rhino baby and stars of the Animal Friends Show. Also, get to meet the individuals involved in caring for the animals and learn about animal behaviour, rehabilitation, and wildlife nutrition.

Address: Zoom, online
Price:
S$10 per session
Ongoing

Source: Visit Singapore

Virtual Tour of Little India

Virtually tour through Little India and  appreciate the murals drawn by local artists that depict stories of Singapore’s past. After the tour, join a virtual workshop led by local studio ArtFlock, where you can create your own mixed-media art piece. You will receive the full kit of materials you might need, such as paint, brushes, canvas and cutouts of buildings.

Address: Online
Price: S$40/ person
Ongoing

Source: Jack Seet

Interactive Magic Show, Beyond the Magic

This interactive virtual magic show by magician Sng Ming Da will blow your mind. Be entranced by his personality and humour as he takes you along on this highly interactive journey of magic, mind-reading and entertainment.

Address: Online
Price: From S$25
Ongoing

Source: Mad Onion Slicer

Mad Onion Slicer

Expand your culinary palette with Dhruv Shanker, who will show you how to whip up South Indian delicacies in the comfort of your kitchen.

Address: Online
Price: S$40
Ongoing


Things to do: Art and culture


Source: SISTIC

Kumar Unmasked

Kick back and laugh your socks off with Singapore’s favourite comedian Kumar! Known for making everyday life funny, Kumar’s latest show is meant to find humour in the new pandemic normal. His signature controversial, slapstick wit will have you clutching your sides from laughing. 

Purchase your tickets from Marina Bay Sands directly to get in on their ‘Show and Dine’ package. Next date night settled! 

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Price: From S$78
Time: Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm or 8pm (Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission)
10 September 2021 to 26 September 2021 (Weekends only)

Source: National Heritage Board

Mystery Museum Tours

To commemorate the Museum Roundtable’s 25th anniversary, Mystery Museum Tours is a series that’s been rolled out to encourage exploration of public and private museums that you might not have visited or even heard of before. 

The Mystery Museum Tours will feature three different themes: Fashion Confessions, Mythical Creatures and Hidden Secrets. Each session will feature guided tours of one to two mystery museums. Locations will only be revealed on the day of your visit, so prepare to be pleasantly surprised. 

Address: Locations revealed on the day itself
Price: S$20 per person
4 September 2021 to 26 September 2021

Source: Art Science Museum

Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed

Immerse yourself in the realm of videograms through interactive and playful installations as you explore sonic landscapes and kaleidoscopic worlds. The global premiere of this showcase sees six leading media design studios and acclaimed video game developers joining forces to create this enchanting experience.

Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Price: S$16 (Singapore resident, adult), S$12 (Singapore resident, child)
Time: Mondays to Sundays at 10am to 7pm (Last entry at 6pm)
Till 9 January 2022

Source: Art Science Museum

Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound

Captivate your senses in this exhibition that brings together 32 composers and contemporary artists from all around the world to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Using different types of music scores and noise-making sculptures (think hand-made, digital or drawn sculptures), these artists will bring music to life. 

Whether you are a music connoisseur or just an enthusiast, the sights and sounds of this exhibition are sure to captivate and inspire you to compose your own music. Who knows, you could be the next Mozart.

Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Price: S$16 (Singapore resident, adult), S$12 (Singapore resident, child)
Time: Mondays to Sundays at 10am to 7pm (Last entry at 6pm)
Till 2 January 2022

Source: Singapore Art Museum

SAM Mini Mobile Museum: ‘Slander!’ by Jeremy Sharma

As the name suggests, SAM Mini Mobile Museum is a travelling art exhibition held in conjunction with the National Library Board. ‘Slander!’ is an extension of Jeremy Sharma’s research into Singapore’s films and popular culture in the 50s and 60s. 

Watch out for the breakdown of the cultural moment when Singapore gained independence and the rapid urbanisation that followed. 

Address: 21 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609732
Price: Free
Till 12 September 2021

Source: Singapore Science Centre

Da Vinci the Exhibition

Travel through time and learn more about the life and work of Italian “Renaissance Man” Leonardo da Vinci. This exhibition at the Science Centre is an interactive display of da Vinci’s life, featuring his achievements in art, physics, optics and music, military, flight, civil engineering, hydraulics and more.

Address: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Price: From S$13
Till 2 Jan 2022


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Source: Asian Civilisations Museum

#SGFASHIONNOW

Come visit ACM’s first-ever display of contemporary Singapore fashion, #SGFASHIONNOW, which explores creative practices in Singapore in the context of Asia’s cultural heritage. 

#SGFASHIONNOW, hosted by LASELLE College of the Arts’ School of Fashion and the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF), is an exhibition that features not only ensembles by finalists of the fashion design competition, Singapore Stories 2020, but also the works of eight local designers including Priscilla Shunmugam and Goh Lai Chan.

Address: 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555
Price:
Free entry
Ongoing

Source: Changi Chapel and Museum

Changi Chapel and Museum

Explore the newly revamped Changi Chapel and Museum featuring never-seen-before artefacts belonging to the prisoners-of-war (POW) and civilians interned in Changi prison camp during the Japanese Occupation.

Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707
Price:
Free for Singaporeans and PRs
Ongoing

Source: Indian Heritage Centre

Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold

Gain a deeper understanding of this small but prominent Singapore Indian community with this exhibition that tells its lesser-known stories.

The first part, Roots, explores the origins of Singapore’s Sikh community, from its beginnings at the crossroads of civilisation in Punjab to the birth of the Sikh faith.

This is followed by Settlement, which presents the narratives of Sikh migrants in Singapore, revealing the story of the nascent original community and some of its prominent members.

Contemporary Perspectives concludes the exhibition, offering glimpses into the experiences of contemporary Sikhs, highlighting the ever-evolving Singaporean Sikh identity and the community’s contributions to the nation.

Address: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Price: Free
Till 30 September 2021

Source: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Singapo人

The Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way unlike other communities around the world, all thanks to the unique influences from living alongside a significant proportion of non-Chinese residents. 

This interaction with other cultures over the years, encouraged by geographical proximity and social diversity, has birthed a Chinese Singaporean identity which is complex and ever-changing.

At the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, join in the conversation and discover (or rediscover) what it means to be a Chinese Singapo人(ren, Chinese for people).

Address: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Price: Free
Ongoing

Source: Sistic

Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express

Through this pop-up attraction, visitors can relive the emotions of travellers who have boarded the Orient Express through a reconstituted train platform and showrooms where they can embark on a fascinating journey through the history of the Orient Express.

The exhibition will present some of the most extraordinary objects and documents to showcase centuries old history that retraces the legacy of the train, allowing guests to also discover events that transformed the world and shaped the map.

It will also feature an exclusive Orient Express shop, Orient Express road cafe, Orient Express restaurant and lounge and an escape room experience, which has to be book separately.

Address: Gardens by the Bay – West Lawn
Price: From $25
Till 12 September 2021


Things to do: Eating out


Source: Sunday Luxe Series

Sunday Luxe Series: Wellspent High Tea

With in-house dining in full swing, treat yourself to high tea with local favourites. Feast on okara in a variety of forms, from okara chickpea tempeh to pickle okra radish and even okara kueh jagung. Favourites such as chicken rice, mala sambal and chwee kueh are also on the menu.

Address: Sunrice Globalchef Academy, 28 Tai Seng Street, Level 5, Singapore 534106
Price: From S$50
Time: 2pm to 3.30pm, 4pm to 5.30pm 
12 September 2021

Source: Republic Bar

60s-inspired Modern Afternoon Tea Experience

Bring out your fancy dress for this British-inspired five-tier afternoon tea experience. Dine on scones served with jam and clotted cream, pastries and chocolate pralines. If you want something more filling, à la carte options like steamed cod fish and braised beef short ribs are also available. 

Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore (Level 3), 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Price: S$58
Time: Mondays to Sundays at 12pm to 11pm
Ongoing

Source: CÉ LA VI

CÉ LA VI Sunday BBQ

Chase away the Monday blues with a Sunday sunset BBQ at Cé La Vi! Perched over Singapore’s skyline, here’s where you can enjoy panoramic views as you feast on BBQ delights and sip on Spritz options from Aperol and Campari.

Address: Level 57, Sky Lounge, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Price: Depends on what you order
Time: Sundays at 5pm to 10.30pm
Ongoing

Source: AndSoForth

Around the World in 80 Days

Trotting the globe in 150 minutes is entirely possible, all thanks to AndSoForth’s Around the World in 80 Days multi-sensory, theatrical dining experience. Tickets to their October 2021 workshop are now up for grabs.

Immerse yourself in seven wondrous rooms, each themed to look like London, Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan and New York. Feed your stomach with international cuisines inspired by each country, and then feast your eyes on the whimsical set designs and colourful costumes by the actors.

Address: Secret, to be revealed 24 hours before workshop
Price: From S$128
Ongoing

Source: Chinatown Food Street

Chinatown Food Street

Chinatown Food Street isn’t the typical tourist trap Singaporeans think it is anymore. The refreshed space, which reopened in December 2020, has new dining concepts such as mookata, mala hotpot and Korean BBQ.

The prices are rather affordable as well — Hongdae Korean BBQ’s buffet only costs S$23.90 per adult, and it comes with free-flow Korean rice cakes and kimchi pancakes. If you’re feeling spicy, a mala hotpot buffet costs an affordable S$19.90 with free-flow dumplings. 

Address: Smith Street, Chinatown Food Street, Singapore 058938
Price: Depends on what you eat!
Ongoing


Things to do: Films


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Zouk Cinema Club

We get it. Your movie experience is not the same when the screen isn’t massive, the sound isn’t booming, and the overpriced caramel popcorn isn’t losing its crunch by the minute. While we wait for great movies to hit the screen again, you can still find an elevated movie experience in the meantime. Enter Zouk Cinema Club, a pop-up cinematic experience from Wednesdays to Saturdays.

The nightclub turns into a cinema with one screening session a night, showing two movies. Zouk’s famous screen, that normally belts out trippy visuals accompanied by the DJ’s turntable, now plays classics like Moulin Rouge, Grease, and The Greatest Showman. Grab your date, a bottle of sparkling, some hors d’oeuvre to share, and hit Zouk to experience the magic of old romances on the big screen.

Address: Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-05 to #02-06, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Price: Call to book your seats. Packages range from S$75 to S$350
Ongoing


Things to do: Explore Singapore


Source: Museum of Ice Cream

Museum of Ice Cream

The bright and colourful Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has made its way to sunny Singapore! Take a dive into the largest Instagram-famous sprinkle pool or pose next to the Singapore-inspired ‘Dragon Playground’. With 14 unique multi-sensory installations, you’ll be in for a real treat at the Museum of Ice Cream. 

If you get peckish during your visit, there is a café onsite to satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out signature MOIC flavours as you sip on coffee, tea or a milkshake!

Get your hands on specially made merchandise for MOIC Singapore, such as workout gear and accessories. 

Address: 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837
Price: From S$38
Time: Thursdays to Sundays at 10am to 10.30pm
Ongoing

Source: Science Centre Singapore

Be An Energy Saver Gallery Hunt

Understand more about sustainability and energy through this interactive gallery hunt, where you complete various missions to collect 15 stars and collect an ‘I’m A Young Energy Saver’ badge! Although this event is targeted at the younglings, there is no harm in bringing your date here to know more about how you can protect our earth. 

Address: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Price: From S$5
Time: 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
3 September 2021 to 12 September 2021

Source: Marina Bay Sands

La Clique

Cirque du Soleil mixed with burlesque and a side of comedy this award-winning act is in Singapore for the first time! Be wowed by a melange of circus, cabaret, and comedy acts, as well as live music with La Clique, a theatrical phenomenon from the Edinburgh fringe. Get ready to get your giggles on as they promise you a night of sultry fun.

Seated just three metres away from the stage, you will feel like you are part of the performance.

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall C, Level 1, Singapore 018956 
Price: From S$98
Time: Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 4.30pm and 8pm (Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission)
18 September 2021 to 7 November 2021

Source: Capitaland

PALADIN by TheFinalBosses

Through the creation of #designedforapurpose limited-edition toys, TheFinalBosses aims to raise awareness to social issues around the world.

Under Paladin’s principle to protect the innocent and uphold the law, PALADIN by TheFinalBosses stands up against bullying. Besides original limited-edition designer toys, customised designs by international and local artists will also be on display. 

Address: 68 Orchard Rd, Plaza Singapura Main Atrium Singapore 238839
Price: Free
Time: Mondays to Sundays at 10am to 10pm
Till 19 September 2021

Source: National Heritage Board

Sembawang Heritage Trail

Did you know that Sembawang was home to a former British naval base? Explore the trail and learn about the rich history of the northern coastal town that many Singaporeans are probably not aware of. This historic trail will take you to the former Admiralty House, past the iconic black and white colonial houses, to finally end at the row of shophouses at Sembawang Strip. 

The trail can be done at your own time and you can make a date of it or an excursion with family. There are three suggested short trails that can take you about two to three hours to complete (with public transportation). Download the trail booklet and get movin’!

Address: Depends on the trail you take
Price: Free
Ongoing

Source: Amazing Chambers Singapura Escape Room

Amazing Chambers Singapura Escape Room

Located on the second level of Gedung Kuning, Amazing Chambers Singapura is an escape room in Singapore with five interactive games — Sang Nila Utama And The Lost Crown, Sisters’ Island, The Princess Of Radin Mas, 1603 – Changi Naval Battle and Leftenan Adnan – The Battle Of Bukit Chandu

Showcasing over 800 years of Singapore’s history, Amazing Chambers Singapura promises a fun and interactive escape room experience for both children and adults.

Address: 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198497
Price:
From S$20.90 (Students), from S$24.90 (Public)
Ongoing

Source: Uncle Ringo

Uncle Ringo Carnival

Miss the pre-COVID-19 days of carnivals at overcrowded pasar malams (night markets) with mini bumper cars, viking ships and Ferris wheels? Now you can experience it once more, albeit on a smaller scale.

Operating Thursdays to Sundays from 5pm to 8pm, the beloved Uncle Ringo Carnival will feature popular rides such as the pirate ship, mini carousel, train ride and Ferris wheel. Once you’ve had your fun, take a stroll through the mini Jurassic Park, which will surely delight kids and adults alike.

Address: Social Innovation Park, 50 Punggol East, Singapore 828826
Price:
Free to enter
Till end of 2021

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Wag & Wild 

Wag & Wild, Singapore’s newest and largest waterpark for dogs, is THE place to go for your doggos to have a fun time under the sun. 

There’s over 19,000 square feet of space, which includes amenities such as a large pool, floaties, and even a mushroom waterfall, for your furbabies to go wild. Oh, did we also mention that humans are allowed in the pool too? Yay, double the fun! 

Address: 2 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-13, Singapore 608512
Price: S$28 
Ongoing

Source: Changi Airport Group

Changi Jurassic Mile

And you thought Changi was done with its newest marvellous offering? Nope. Hit Jurassic Mile  with your family for a fun day out with the kids. Singapore’s largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs with more than 20 different prehistoric creatures from nine different species — all stretched over one kilometre of the cycling and jogging path. 

The tallest dinosaur stands at almost 5 meters high, and there’s one that even flies! The best part is you can get there on foot or by renting a bike from GoCycling or from East Coast Park via the Changi Coastal Park Connector. And the even better part? It’s free and open 24 hours.

Address: Drop-off point inside the Hub & Spoke car park (right opposite the café) or at Changi Airport Terminal 2, beside Car Park 2A. The on-ground signage will lead you to Hub & Spoke.
Price: Free
Ongoing


Things to do: Fitness


Source: Urban Yogis

Urban Yoga @ Botanic Gardens

Become one with nature in this outdoor yoga session where you’re guaranteed to work up a sweat. Urban Yoga’s focus is not only on spreading the merits of yoga but also encouraging others to explore this practice, cultivating a welcoming community of yogis. However, due to Phase 2 Heightened Alert, there are only 15 slots available – so fastest fingers first!

Address: 469C Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259772, Bukit Timah Gate (Botanic Gardens MRT exit A)
Price: S$10
Time: Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8am to 9am, Sunday evenings at 6pm to 7pm
Ongoing

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Source: Zouk Singapore

Absolute Cycle x Zouk

Looks like you don’t need to wait until Phase three to hit the dance floor at Zouk. Partnering with rhythm cycling studio, Absolute, get your spin on up to seven days a week (if you really miss clubbing) with their iconic “Absolute 45” high-intensity spin classes hosted in a club-like atmosphere with epic Zouk lighting and heart-pumping music for the ultimate workout.

Address: Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-05 to #02-06, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Price: From $49
Ongoing


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