New attractions in Singapore
Needless to say, 2021 has been one heck of a rollercoaster ride with its ups and downs. With the year coming to a close, we don’t blame you for taking that much-needed vacation or even thinking of upcoming ALs to spend in 2022. Thankfully, Singapore’s got a slew of new attractions that opened up this year alone to check out and have fun at.
So to help you out with your holiday itinerary, here are 15 new activities and exhibits to jio your friends and fam along to try something new.
1. SkyHelix Sentosa – Singapore’s highest open air-panoramic ride
One of the newest kids on the block is the recently opened SkyHelix Sentosa. If you’re a sucker for a good view, this open-air gondola will get you front row seats to a panoramic 360° view of Sentosa and the surrounding waterfront 35M above the ground.
Not to mention, food is allowed aboard and each ticket comes with a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage. So kick back, relax, and sip on some drinks while you enjoy the ride.
Read about our visit to SkyHelix Sentosa.
Price: From $15
Address: 41 Imbiah Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099707
Opening hours: 10AM-9.30PM, Daily
Get tickets to SkyHelix Sentosa.
2. Kingfisher Wetlands – Nature spot at GBTB with free entry
If you’re looking for something outdoorsy to do, pay a visit to Kingfisher Wetlands at Gardens By The Bay. It’s a 15,000 SQM reserve home to over 200 native mangrove trees such as the Upriver Orange Mangrove and Firefly Mangrove.
With tons of waterfalls, lalang fields and even sculptures, this spot is great for the gram. Even better, entry is completely free.
Address: Kingfisher Wetlands, Gardens by the Bay
Opening hours: 5AM-2AM, Daily
Telephone: 6420 6848
3. Ice Hotel Gallery – Sub-zero “winter wonderland” at Snow City
No worries if you’re not ready to travel just yet, because Ice Hotel Gallery in Snow City is bringing winter to our tropical little red dot. Everything in this cool place is made of ice, from an ice throne right down to a snuggly-looking ice bed.
Aside from icy sculptures and furniture, there’s even an ice bar where you can chill with friends and enjoy some bevs. Make sure to wear long pants and socks before heading down so you don’t end up freezing – jackets, boots and gloves will be provided by Snow City.
Read about our experience at the Ice Hotel Gallery.
Price: From $17, inclusive of access to the other attractions within Snow City including the 60M Arctic Snow Slide, blizzard experience and ice bumper car ride.
Address: Snow City Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 10AM-5PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
Get tickets to Snow City.
4. Hell’s Museum – New museum at Haw Par Villa
A couple of months back, Haw Par Villa reopened as part of an upgraded and expanded Hell’s Museum, with complimentary guided tours available daily. The park now includes a new indoor gallery showcasing a myriad of information from the birth of time to how we handle death and perceive the afterlife across religions in Singapore today.
On top of that, you’ll find revamped OG attractions like the Ten Courts of Hell and snazzy new features like a Visitor’s Centre decked out with merchandise, snacks and Tiger Balm ointments. Also check out “Beyond the Veil Art & Tech”, a free Virtual Reality exhibit.
The Ten Courts of Hell
And if you get hungry or restless, there’s also a new restaurant, The Sixth Milestone, selling food and drinks in the area.
Read about our first look of Hell’s Museum.
Price: From $10
Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Haw Par Villa, Singapore 118628
Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily (Last entry at 5PM)
Telephone: 6773 0103
5. Waterbike SG – Singapore’s first water bike adventure
For a thrilling new way to explore Singapore’s shores by sea, check out Waterbike SG – Singapore’s first water bike adventure. It’s kinda like cycling on land, except this time, you’ll be cruising through the waves instead of gravel and dirt on solid ground.
No worries if you don’t know how to cycle because the water bikes are installed on two large floats instead of wheels, forming a stabilised craft that does not require any balancing acts on your part whatsoever.
So just bring some shades, put on some sunblock and bring your cameras along to recreate the tropical getaway experience most would expect to find only in places like Koh Samui or Langkawi.
Read about our full water biking adventure.
Price: From $30/pax
Meeting point: Campsite 1 at Pasir Ris Park, 159T Jalan Loyang Besar, Singapore 506927
Opening hours: By appointment basis on Sat & Sun (Between 9AM-6PM)
Telephone: 9871 8007
Get tickets for Waterbike SG.
6. Slurping Good! – Instant noodle-themed playground
Fans of instant noodles know that there is no limit to the forms this MSG-laden goodness can take. From classic Nissin cup noodles to DIY versions, Slurping Good! is the ultimate instant noodle-themed playground brought to you by the folks behind Artbox and Eatbox.
The playground has 13 interactive exhibits, a merch store selling noodle-themed goodies and a Noodle Lab for you to customise your own cup noodles.
Read about our visit to Slurping Good!.
Price: $21, inclusive of a tote bag, vouchers and claw machine tokens for use at the Marketplace.
Address: Tekka Place, Annex Building, 2 Serangoon Road, #01-51/52/53/54, Singapore 218227
Opening hours: Mon – Thur 12PM-8PM | Fri – Sun 10AM-8PM
Get tickets for Slurping Good!.
7. Know Your Poo Exhibition – Permanent exhibition at the Science Centre
If you’re planning to pay a visit to the Science Centre, make sure to pop by the newest permanent exhibition there – the Know Your Poo exhibition. As its name suggests, Know Your Poo gives you the lowdown on everything poo-related, from shapes and shades of poop to where human waste eventually ends up here in Singapore.
While this exhibit might not have the Iron Throne found in Game of Thrones, it’s got the next best thing – The Royal Throne. Strike your best pose and ignite your inner Daenerys as you snap away.
Read about our full experience at the Know Your Poo exhibition.
Price: From $4
Venue: Science Centre, Hall B
Opening hours: Fri – Sun, School & Public Holidays 10AM-1PM & 2AM-5PM
Telephone: 6425 2500
8. Museum of Ice Cream Singapore – Pastel pink paradise
For those who love ice cream or all things pink, this one is for you. The Museum of Ice Cream is chock full of IG-worthy spots and unlimited ice cream treats that are included in the ticket price to enhance your experience.
Feast on various ice cream flavours available throughout the museum, including vegan and gluten-free options.
Between a classic American diner complete with a jukebox and ice cream machine and a pink version of our iconic dragon playground, there’s plenty to see and eat here at the Museum of Ice Cream.
Read about our experience at the Museum of Ice Cream Singapore.
Price: From $38/pax
Address: 100 Loewen Road, Singapore 248837
Opening hours: Wed 10AM-4PM | Thu – Sun 10AM-10PM (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
9. The Karting Arena – Mega-sized go-kart track at Jurong
It features 700M-long tracks with 11 twists and turns to navigate around
Speed demons can get their dose of adrenaline at The Karting Arena Jurong. This latest go-kart facility is roughly the size of three football fields at 153,000 SQFT.
No driver’s license, no problem – go on a whirlwind ride around the tracks at speeds of up to 30KM/H. But if you’re a certified driver, you can race your friends at up to 50KM/H.
Other than the single karts, there’ll also be double seaters with one dummy wheel – perfect for parents with adrenaline junkie kids.
Read about our experience at The Karting Arena Jurong.
Price: From $25/session
Address: Block B, 511 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638366
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 1PM-9PM | Sat & Sun 9AM-9PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8800 9580
10. New World Carnival – Arcade with exciting virtual reality games
If you enjoy virtual reality (VR) simulations or video games, perhaps you’ll wanna head down to New World Carnival at 313@somerset. Unlike the OG Marina Square outlet which features a mix of classic arcade games and VR simulations, the Somerset branch is upping their game with a bunch of immersive VR experiences for you to experience.
Aside from uber-cool high-tech VR gear, there are 13 different games to choose from, across three genres: thriller, interactive, and horror. This isn’t your typical date or outing idea, nor is VR tech something most of us have at home. So, why not try something different and have your fill of fun without breaking the bank at New World Carnival?
Read about our visit to New World Carnival Somerset.
Price: From $48
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-31/40, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: 11.30AM–10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6970 0691
Get tickets to New World Carnival Somerset.
11. Coastal PlayGrove – Huge adventure playground with free entry
Unleash the inner child in you by taking a trip down to the Coastal PlayGrove at East Coast Park this holiday season. Built on the grounds of its predecessor – the now-gone Big Splash – this outdoor playground features vertical climbing nets, giant slides and various water features such as wading pools and jet fountains.
Regardless of age, there’s something for everyone to do here. Even your little ones who can’t enter the towering vertical climbing nets won’t have to leave disappointed because there are low-lying Leisure Nets for them to enjoy.
The best part is that entry is free for all.
Check out our guide to Coastal PlayGrove.
Address: 902 East Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 8AM-8PM (Closed on Mondays)
12. Tropical Montane Orchidetum – Orchid oasis with 16-degree temps
Located within the National Orchid Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tropical Montane Orchidetum gives us some serious overseas vibes ideal for those dreamy IG pictures. Along with 1,000 species of orchids and hybrids, this entire garden also houses more than a hundred different species of other flowers and ferns.
Not only does it look the part of an out-of-city backdrop, the glasshouse within the Garden actually emulates the climate at 1,000M-2,000M elevation too. This means A/C-like temperatures of 16-24 degrees for those feeling the heat in sunny Singapore.
Read about our trip to Tropical Montane Orchidetum.
Price: From $1
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
Opening hours: 8.30AM – 7PM, Daily
Telephone: 1800 471 7300
Get tickets to the National Orchid Garden.
13. GoCycling @ Marina Bay – Bikes and pedal go-karts rentals from $4/H
Whether you fancy a change of scenery or are two-tired of pedalling on the spot in spin classes, GoCycling @ Marina Bay has got your bike rental needs covered from just $4/hour.
Regardless of what cycling route you pick, you can cruise through Singapore without stressing about a return trip. With 11 outlets islandwide, you can rent your bike at one branch and simply return it at another outlet if you end up on the other side of Singapore.
Other than single bikes, you can also look forward to tandem bikes and pedal go-karts. It’s even got four-seater bikes to fit the entire family.
Read more about GoCycling @ Marina Bay.
Price: From $4/H
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, #01-01, Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803
Opening hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 8831 3068
14. Heaven Spot – Indoor graffiti art studio
You don’t have to be the next Picasso in order to try graffiti art at Heaven Spot. As long as you’re open to new experiences, you can enjoy spray painting on walls for the heck of it. Legally, of course.
Optional protective gear such as coveralls and goggles are available
Dig deep and unleash your creativity in this judgement-free spot. The process is fairly straightforward; all you have to do is book your slot, show up and sign in before you start spray painting away.
Pro tip: It’s the most worth it to go as a pair or in a group. Not only is it cheaper, but you’ll also get access to a wider paintable surface and spray paint colours.
Read about our visit to Heaven Spot.
Price: From $40
Address: 3 Lorong Bakar Batu, #03-01, Singapore 348741
Opening hours: Fri – Sun 10AM-9PM | Tue – Thu 5PM-10PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8268 3160
Get tickets to Heaven Spot.
15. Bukit Gombak Park – Butterfly garden and dog run
Fitspos can add Bukit Gombak Park to their lists – the newest green space to grace the West. Alongside treks and trails, this park’s also got a bunch of cool features ranging from a Butterfly Garden with over 20 species of butterflies to a dog run.
There’s a botanical-themed cafe, Whisk & Paddle, for you to rest or fuel your workouts.
Read about our visit to Bukit Gombak Park.
Address: Along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre
Park lighting hours: 7PM-7AM, Daily
Visit these new attractions in Singapore
Singapore is small and we’ve already done and dusted lots of things, often more than once. However, if you ever feel like you’re out of things to do – think again. From open-air gondolas to graffiti art studios, there are always new happenings and things popping up in Singapore – we just have to keep an eye out for them.
Otherwise, for more, also check out: