13 New Attractions In Singapore That Opened in 2021 To Visit During The EOY Break

New attractions in Singapore in 2021

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 leave days to spend in 2022Thankfully, 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.

Adult: $18 | Child: $15
41 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099707
Opening Hours: Monday 10:00 AM-09:30 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 10:00 AM-09:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM-09:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM-09:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM-09:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-09:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-09:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM-09:30 PM

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.  

Kingfisher Wetlands Wildlife Lookout
Marina South, Singapore
Opening Hours: Monday 05:00 AM-02:00 AM Show Time Hide
Monday 05:00 AM-02:00 AM
Tuesday 05:00 AM-02:00 AM
Wednesday 05:00 AM-02:00 AM
Thursday 05:00 AM-02:00 AM
Friday 05:00 AM-02:00 AM
Saturday 05:00 AM-02:00 AM
Sunday 05:00 AM-02:00 AM

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.  

From $19/child | $26/adult
21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Opening Hours: Monday 07:30 AM-07:30 AM Show Time Hide
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sunday 07:30 AM-07:30 AM

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.

Adults: $18
Child: $10
262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628
Opening Hours: Monday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM

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.

WaterBike SG
$30/hour | $50/2 hours | $70/3 hours
Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 506927
Opening Hours: Monday 09:00 AM-06:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

6. 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.

(Singaporeans & PR): Free on weekdays during the school term | $4/child and $6/adult on weekends & PH
(Standard): $8/child and $12/adult
15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Opening Hours: Monday 07:30 AM-07:30 AM Show Time Hide
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sunday Closed

7. 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.

From $36/pax
100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837
Opening Hours: Monday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM
Sunday 07:30 AM-07:30 AM

8. 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.

The Karting Arena @Jurong
Fun Karting (Off peak) - $25 (novice), $35 (adult)
Fun Karting (Peak) - $35 (novice), $45 (adult)
Grand Prix - $140 per pax
$5 for a mandatory yearly race license
511 Upper Jurong Road, Block B, Singapore 638366
Opening Hours: Monday 07:30 AM-07:30 AM Show Time Hide
Monday Closed
Tuesday 01:00 PM-09:00 PM
Wednesday 01:00 PM-09:00 PM
Thursday 01:00 PM-09:00 PM
Friday 01:00 PM-09:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM
Sunday 07:30 AM-07:30 AM

9. 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

Coastal Playgrove
902 E Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874
Opening Hours: Monday 08:00 AM-08:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 08:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM-08:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM-08:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sunday Closed

10. 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.

Singaporeans & PR: $1/adult, $1/student, $1/senior
Standard: $15/adult, $3/student, $3/senior
Free for children under 12
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Opening Hours: Monday 08:30 AM-07:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Tuesday 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Wednesday 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Thursday 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Friday 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Saturday 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Sunday 08:30 AM-07:00 PM

11. 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.

GoCycling @ Marina Bay
From $4/hour
30 Raffles Ave., #01-01 Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803
Opening Hours: Monday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM-09:00 PM

12. 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.

Heaven Spot
From $45 for one person
3 Lor Bakar Batu, #03-01, Singapore 348741
Opening Hours: Monday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM
Tuesday 05:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday 05:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday 05:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM
Sunday Closed

13. 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.

Bukit Gombak Park
Bukit Batok West Ave. 5, Singapore
Opening Hours: Monday 07:00 AM-07:00 PM Show Time Hide
Monday 07:00 AM-07:00 PM
Tuesday 07:00 AM-07:00 PM
Wednesday 07:00 AM-07:00 PM
Thursday 07:00 AM-07:00 PM
Friday 07:00 AM-07:00 PM
Saturday 07:00 AM-07:00 PM
Sunday 07:00 AM-07:00 PM

(Temporarily closed) 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.

New World Carnival
From $48
313 Orchard Rd, #03-31, 313@Somerset 238895
Opening Hours: 07:30 AM-07:30 AM Show Time Hide

Slurping Good! – Instant noodle-themed playground (Closed)

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!.

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.

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Gabrielle Sng

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