Best SingapoRediscovers experiences and deals


“SingapoRediscovers” and “Singapoliday” are 2 fairly new words we’ve been hearing a lot recently. It’s all for good reason, of course – we’re sorely missing the glory days of free-and-easy travel, and we’re constantly on the lookout for new things to do to keep our spirits up during Phase 2. 

Thankfully, there are a ton of gems – both old and new – to rediscover without having to hop onboard a flight. As the government has now allocated $320million for tourism credits, check out these SingapRediscovers activities and deals to help boost the local economy while recreating holiday-like experiences in our own backyard.

Note: These attractions are places that have been approved by the Singapore Tourism Board as of 16th November. More information on specific activities that you can use your vouchers for will be made available in December 2020.


1. Spend a day in the sun at HydroDash


SingapoRediscovers - Hydrodash

With the sweltering hot weather these days, a dip in the sea is the cooling fix most of us need. But more than dip, you can slip, slide and bounce your way around HydroDash ($18/hour for adults), Singapore’s first ever floating aqua park in Sentosa. 

There are three courses with varying difficulty levels and plenty of obstacles to challenge your dexterity here. Daredevils, try their 3M-high springboard that’ll put your gutsiness to the test.

Read more about our experience at HydroDash at Sentosa.

HydroDash
Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Singapore 098498
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12PM-6PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-7PM
HydroDash website


2. Sail into the sunset on the Royal Albatross


SingapoRediscovers - Royal Albatross
Image credit:
@royalalbatross

While we can’t just as easily hop on a boat to Batam or Bintan, there’s still the chance to sail into the sunset on the grand Royal Albatross like a scene right out of Pirates of the Caribbean. Forget metallic surfaces and whirling engines, this one has tall masts, giant full sails to catch the wind, and is decked out old-world style.

Activities available on the Royal Albatross include yacht charters to a destination of your choice and a Sunset Dinner Cruise (from $196) to enjoy with your Elizabeth Swann or Jack Sparrow.

Departs from: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Royal Albatross website


3. Uncover antiques at the Singapore Musical Box Museum


Singapore Musical Box Museum
Image credit: Singapore Musical Box Museum

Singapore’s art scene is museums galore, but we’ll bet most haven’t heard of the Singapore Musical Box Museum ($12/adult), home to musical antiques from around the world. For those with a penchant for old trinkets, there are more than 40 musical boxes dating back to the 19th century to get a closer look at here – complete with guided tours.

Singapore Musical Box Museum
Address: 168 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068619
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-5PM (Closed on Sun)
Singapore Musical Box Museum website


4. See Singapore from a different perspective on a bike tour


Pulau Ubin Biking

Bike Around Tour Singapore takes you away from your usual hangout hunts to rediscover spots in Singapore you may have passed without a second thought. Join in on a guided tour to take a closer look at the Peranakan cultural heritage of Katong & Joo Chiat, or cycle past fruit farms, mangroves and native wild animals in Pulau Ubin.

Bike Around Tour Singapore


5. Spend a family day out at Nestopia


SingapoRediscovers - Nestopia
Image credit:
Klook 

Nestopia ($10/entry) on Siloso Beach is not your usual Sentosa hangout spot. While some might flock to the beach for its sandy shores, young families can also bring their kids to the lesser-known playground hidden in Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa. Adventurous kids would love the treehouse-like 7.5M-high nets, tall slides and 17 play sections, where imagination is free to run wild. 

Nestopia
Address: 6 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098995
Opening hours:  Mon – Fri 11AM-7PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-8PM
Nestopia website


6. Play pretend tourist with City Tours 


City Tours
Image credit:
@luqrei

While we often all too easily dismiss the idea of being a tourist in our own country, while travel is out of reach, we might want to get down to a little sightseeing on our own shores . View our lion city through a new lens by hopping on a double-decker open top bus tour that’ll take you through the Marina Bay district or Orchard Roads Christmas light-up with City Tours for an atypical day out.

City Tours
Address: #01-207, City Tourist Hub @ Marina Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 039594
Telephone: 6738 3338
City Tours website


7. Explore local kelongs with Let’s Go Tour Singapore 


kelong
Image credit: Eatbook

No, you don’t have to go to Malaysia to get the real kelong experience – Singapore has some just off from the mainland too. Visit them via boat with Let’s Go Tour Singapore’s Kelong Tour from $90/pax for a group of five, to explore the few remaining ones on our Northeastern banks.

Each trip includes an introduction to sustainable fishing and a visit to a kelong restaurant where refreshments will be served. There’s also the added option to try sure-catch fishing, to reel in dinner with your own hands!

Departs from: Marina Country Club
Let’s Go Tour Singapore website 


8. Glide through the sky in a Singapore Cable Car


Singapore Cable Car

A bird’s eye view of the cityscape never gets old – and if you’ve already checked off the likes of MBS and the Singapore Flyer, how about revisiting the good ol’ Singapore Cable Car? Ascend over Mount Faber and Sentosa and enjoy the country we’re so familiar with from a different perspective. Try visiting during the golden hours of around 6.30PM to catch the scenic sunset!

Also read our review on their latest SIA@Home in a cable car.

Singapore Cable Car
Address: Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
Opening hours: 8.45AM – 8.30PM, Daily
Singapore Cable Car website


9. “Fly” a Boeing 737 at Flight Experience 


Flight Experience Singapore
Not an actual plane!
Image credit: @justflyitsg

Restaurant A380 has given us a glimpse of SIA flights’ behind-the-scenes, and if your curiosity has been piqued, you can further delve into the airline world with Flight Experience’s Boeing 737 simulation.

More than just an arcade game, this intricate replica is used for actual pilot training. They’ve got HD screens to replace windows, and certified pilots to guide you through basic take-off and landing. Fans of the tumultuous Netflix series of “Into The Night” can also opt for more challenging flying conditions, or adverse “weather” to add on more thrill. 

Flight Experience
Address:
30 Raffles Avenue, #02-06 Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803
Telephone: 6339 2737
Flight Experience website


10. Have a shootout at NERF Action Xperience


SingapoRediscovers - NERF Action Xperience

For those who’ve yet to visit NERF Action Xperience (from $29), use your SingapoRediscovers vouchers to check out their digital zombie targets and PVP arenas. Spanning 18,000 sq ft, the giant playground for both adults and kids is the perfect place to have the shootout of your childhood dreams. 

No worries, the NERF gun pellets are made of soft and squishy foam so no one will be walking out with bruises à la paintball, just battered egos if your team loses. 

Read more about our visit to NERF Action Xperience.

NERF Action Xperience
Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-208, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily
NERF Action Xperience website


11. Tell yourself you’re in Hawaii at Ola Beach Club


Ola Beach Club
Image credit:
@olabeachclub

Nothing screams “Hawaii” more than sandy coasts and palm trees, perfect for all-out relaxation. Try Ola Beach Club over on Siloso Beach the next time wanderlust kicks in. The Hawaiian-inspired club has everything you need to tell yourself you’re ballin’ in a tropical paradise from water sports activities to Ahi Poke ($20) and Tiki-themed cocktails ($18) by the sea. 

Read more about Singapore’s best beaches.

Ola Beach Club
Address: 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099005
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 9AM-8PM | Fri & Sat 9AM-10PM | Sun 9AM-9PM
Telephone: 8189 6601
Website


12. Let the kids go wild in the suspended Airzone


Airzone
Image credit: TheSmartLocal

Indoor children’s playgrounds may be aplenty, but perhaps none are as eye-catching as Airzone ($25), Singapore’s first suspended net playground. Kids bored of the usual slides and swings will have a ball of a time with their unique elevated ball pits, maze-like obstacle course and four giant slides high up in the air. 

Read more about our experience at Airzone.

Airzone
Address: 108 Kitchener Road, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: 11.40AM-8.40PM, Daily (50 min per session)
Airzone website


13. Revisit the iconic Universal Studios Singapore


SingapoRediscovers Universal Studios Singapore

Swap your office chair for a seat on the Battlestar Galactica for an adrenaline rush that doesn’t arise from tight deadlines or last-minute assignments. Universal Studios Singapore ($59/adult) needs no introduction as the go-to attraction for thrilling roller coaster rides, themed streets, and character meet and greets – perfect for a much-needed break.

Universal Studios Singapore
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: 2PM-9PM, Thu-Sun (Closed Mon – Wed)
Universal Studios Singapore website


14. Go IG-crazy at Jewel Changi


SingapoRediscovers - Jewel Changi

It goes without saying that Jewel Changi is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Singapore, not just for locals but among tourists too. Packed with attractions like the iconic Rain Vortex and bouncy Sky Nets (from $4.50, U.P. from $10), plus tons of dining and shopping options, this place has everything you’ll need to keep entertained for an entire day. 

Read more on Jewel Changi attractions.

Jewel Changi Airport
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: 24/7
Telephone: 6956 9898
Website


15. Get unlimited visits to Gardens By The Bay


Gardens by the Bay

Whether it’s for romantic dates, picturesque outings or just an educational day out with the fam, Gardens By The Bay easily tops any list of must-visit attractions in Singapore. Not only does it have extravagant seasonal displays, they also have 2 cooling domes peppered with IG-worthy corners for an eyeful of gorgeous blossoms and greens.

Gardens By The Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 6420 6848
Website


16. Bond with wildlife at Wildlife Reserves Singapore parks 


River Safari

Now’s the best time to have a massive #throwback to your childhood and pay a visit to Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari, and Jurong Bird Park. Take advantage of their ongoing post-National Day 55% discounts to catch a slew of live shows and feeding sessions while connecting with wildlife. 

Singapore Zoo
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Opening hours: 8.30AM – 6PM, Daily
Telephone: 6269 3411
Website

River Safari
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Opening hours: 10AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 6269 3411
Website

Night Safari
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Opening hours: 7.15PM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 6269 3411
Website

Jurong Bird Park
Address: 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Opening hours: 8.30AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 6269 3411
Website


17. Pose with celebs at Madame Tussauds Singapore


Madame Tussauds

Many of us have probably dreamt of meeting our favourite celebrities, but for those who don’t see that in their horizon, a visit to Madame Tussauds would be the next best thing. Indulge in the Marvel 4D Experience and choose between Team Iron Man or Team Captain America, strike a pose with icons like Taylor Swift, or literally walk through a display of Singapore’s history.

Madame Tussauds
Address: 40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099700
Opening hours: Thur – Mon 11AM-7PM (Closed Tue-Wed)
Telephone: 6715 4000
Website


18. Make a splash at Wild Wild Wet


Wild Wild Wet

Those who love extreme outdoor activities but aren’t a fan of sweating it out under Singapore’s tropical heat would find Wild Wild Wet the perfect respite. Filled with high-speed water slides, wave pools and lazy rivers, this iconic water park offers plenty to do. It’s child-friendly too, complete with smaller slides and play zones for kids of all ages.

Wild Wild Wet
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: Thur – Mon 12PM-6PM (Closed Tue-Wed)
Telephone: 6581 9128
Website


19. Escape reality at Head Rock VR


SingapoRediscovers - Headrock VR

Virtual reality (VR) has fast become a mainstay in modern-day entertainment, thanks to the fact you can virtually do anything. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned VR gamer, you’ll find a ton of exciting VR activities to indulge in at HeadRock VR. Shoot zombies, ride roller coasters and scale 100-storey skyscrapers, all with the help of VR technology.

Check out more activities at HeadRock VR.

HeadRock VR
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-38/39, Singapore 098138
Opening hours: Thur – Tue 11AM-7PM (Closed on Wed)
Telephone: 6963 4127
Website


20. Free fall and swing at AJ Hackett


AJ Hackett bungy jump

Daredevils needn’t travel out of Singapore to get a taste of free-falling, because AJ Hackett has it all. Whether it’s bungy jumping from a height equivalent to a 17-story building, or riding a high-speed 120KMH giant swing, an afternoon here is sure to get the heart pumping.

AJ Hackett
Address: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099011
Opening hours: Sat – Sun 11.30AM-7PM | Mon, Thurs & Fri 12PM-7PM (Closed Tue-Wed)
Telephone: 6911 3070
Website


21. Zipline down a hill at Mega Adventure


SingapoRediscovers - MegaZip at Mega Adventure Sentosa
Image credit: @megaadventuresingapore

Head over to Sentosa and one of the more noticeable things you’ll see are people zip-lining down the hill towards the beach. In case you didn’t know, that’s MegaZip at Mega Adventure. Take in panoramic views as you zoom down from a 75M tower, at a speedy 60KMH to feel like you’re flying across Siloso Beach.

Mega Adventure
Address: 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008
Opening hours: Sat – Sun 11AM-7PM | Mon – Fri 1PM-7PM
Telephone: 6480 7199
Website


22. Chill at Snow City Singapore


SingapoRediscovers - Snow City Singapore
Image credit: @snowcitysg

Travelling to snowy countries has most likely been put on hold for 2020’s year end holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience winter right here in Singapore. Cue Snow City and their snow-covered slopes and icy playgrounds to help you beat the heat. 

Snow City
Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 10AM-5PM (Closed Mon-Tue)
Telephone: 6560 2306
Website


23. See Singapore from up high at Singapore Flyer


SingapoRediscovers - Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer barely needs an introduction seeing that it has copped the title of Asia’s largest observation wheel. With unbeatable views of Marina Bay, the CBD and its surrounding neighbourhoods, this Singapore icon is a fail-proof attraction to impress bae or your fam on a quiet evening out. 

Read more on Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer
Address: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
Opening hours: Thur – Sun 3PM-9PM (Closed Mon-Wed)
Website


24. Soak in modern art experiences at ArtScience Museum


SingapoRediscovers - Future Worlds at Art Science Museum

Whether you’re an art lover or someone who just loves IG-worthy activities, the high-tech Future World exhibit at ArtScience Museum is for you. Interact with installations or take whimsical photos against vibrant backgrounds for a unique experience that’s not your average art gallery visit. 

Find out more about the Future World exhibit.

ArtScience Museum
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: 10AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 6688 8888
Website


25. Be a pro angler at Fever’s Kayak Fishing Tours


Kayak Fishing Fever

Fishing may look simple, but anglers know that it takes skill to really hook the big ‘uns. Now add a kayak into the mix for a tougher challenge. That’s what you’d be getting at Fever’s Kayak Fishing Tours as you pedal out to open water for some fresh catches. Don’t worry if you’ve never handled a rod before – they have guided beginner packages too. 

Fever
Address: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, 098942
Opening hours: 7AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 8850 8501
Website


26. See real life haunts with Creepy Tales Of Singapore


Creepy Tales Of Singapore
Image credit: Oriental Travel & Tours

Long-time horror fans may already be numb to the usual horror movies, but if you want to get spooked in real life, Creepy Tales Of Singapore is worth checking out. This night tour will bring you to “haunted” sites in Singapore, including cemeteries and war grounds, complete with the chilling stories that come with them.

Oriental Travel & Tours
Address: 50 Lor 28 Geylang, Singapore 398453
Opening hours: 24/7
Telephone: 8262 6266
Website


27. Zoom around on a segway at Sentosa


Gogreen Segway EcoAdventure
Image credit: @gogreensegwaysg

Walking is commonplace in Singapore, especially since we’re all used to taking public transport daily. So when you’re in need of a break, you might want to finally be able to rest those legs. Enter segways to easily zoom around and explore Siloso Beach. Take in a guided tour of Sentosa (from $39.90/person), or simply explore the shoreline on your own.

Gogreen Segway EcoAdventure
Address: 51 Siloso Beach Walk, 099001
Opening hours: 10AM-7.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 9825 4066
Website


28. See Singapore as a tourist with DUCKTours


DUCKTours Suntec City

This one’s especially fun for those with little ones: ride an amphibious tour bus that can traverse both land and water while visiting iconic landmarks. With DUCKTours’ Phase 2 deal, you’ll get an eyeful of Marina Bay and the Civic District, complete with an audio guide to soak in some knowledge along the way.

DUCKTours
Address: See all locations here
Telephone: 6338 6877
Website

 


Play tourist with SingapoRediscovers 


For most of us, playing tourist right here in Singapore may not have always been at the forefront of our minds. But now that COVID-19 has affected international travel, we can do our part to support the local tourism industry by rediscovering local experiences. If you’re out of ideas on what to do in Singapore, check out this list of 101 things to do and Phase 2 staycay deals too.

Whether it’s an uber-localised activity or an “overseas” getaway you’re looking for, this list of things to do will tide you through your wanderlust. Check out more SingapoRediscovers activities here!


Original article published by Jessica Fang on 19th August 2020. Last updated by Kezia Tan on 20th Nov 2020.
Cover image adapted from: Gardens By The Bay, TheSmartLocal