Snow City at Jurong
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow – but Singapore isn’t letting it snow the last time we checked. Don’t be disappointed, though – there are places on the island we can find respite from our sweltering 34°C weather. Amongst the hidden gems in Jurong lies a fun lil’ place, Snow City, where you can experience a winter wonderland all year round.
Located within Science Centre Singapore, the attraction is practically a large snowy playground with slides, bumper cars, and even a shooting arena both kids and adults can enjoy.
Escape the heat with 60m snow slides, igloos & icy playgrounds
Video credit: @snowcity Instagram
As you step into Snow City’s snow chamber, you’re instantly hit with a cold gust of wind. That’s right – a sub-zero environment in Singapore. Your attention probably then turns to the huge 60m-long snowslide, that’s about 3 storeys high.
Simply sit on a tube to slide down and, yes – you can go as many times as you want.
Image credit: Snow City Singapore
If you’re afraid of heights, just have a snowball fight near the icy playgrounds and chilly igloos.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg. Snow City’s got more fun and definitely more snow in store for you.
Pose with artisanal ice sculptures at Ice Hotel Gallery
When you purchase a snow play ticket, admission to Singapore’s first Ice Hotel Gallery is automatically included, so don’t forget to pop by before or after.
Everything here is literally made out of ice. With 5 themed installation zones to explore, you’ll have a ton of ice sculptures to snap pictures with. Stare in awe at a life-sized mermaid, a throne, and Singapore’s iconic skyline sculpted from ice.
Adults, you’ve got an extra incentive to pay a visit – there’s an ice bar where you can enjoy a craft beer or two. Forget asking for ice refills anymore since your drinks are served in an ice glass.
Duel it out with your friends at the Winter Shooting Arena
Within Snow City, there’s also the Winter Shooting Arena, Singapore’s first and coldest shooting field. If you’ve never shot a paintball gun before, sign up for Target Shooting to practise first.
With 12 targets in sight and 20 pellets for each round, you’ll surely get to sharpen your marksmanship skills. 4 shooters are allowed at one go, so compete with the besties to see who’s the best of the best.
Here comes the fun part – test your newly trained skills during the Close Quarter Battle session. For each round, 4-6 players are required. Each team is based at opposite ends of the obstacle-packed arena, and you must shoot all 9 of your opponents’ markers to win. Oh, and try not to get shot, because you’ll instantly be eliminated.
Only kids above the age of 14 are allowed here for safety reasons and tickets cover your session at the Snow Play area.
Target Shooting admission: $24
Close Quarter Battle admission: $41 for non-peak | $52 for peak
Unleash your inner kid with bumper cars on ice
This isn’t like your typical bumper car ride at Timezone Jurong Point. As the name “Drift on Ice” suggests, 2 passengers will get to manoeuvre the bumper car for 5 minutes, literally drifting on ice while crashing into other riders. Sounds fun, right?
Children who want to try this activity must be above 90cm, and those below 1.2m need to be accompanied by an adult.
Book a snow play session package with 1 bumper car ride (S$16).
Defrost at an outdoor rock climbing & abseiling wall
Image credit: @climbodachi via Instagram
Once you’re satisfied freezing your butt off in the snow chambers, warm up your body at The Cliff, located just outside Snow City. The Cliff offers 10 climbing lanes of varying difficulties, so if you’re a noob at climbing, just pick the easiest path.
Since 20 climbers are allowed to participate at once, maybe have a friendly competition among yourselves to add a little spice. If you wanna build strong bonds instead, opt for one of the multiple team building activities available too.
Chill at Snow City Singapore
Since winter is not here to stay – in Singapore at least – head down to Snow City to get your dose of winter experience. It’s fun for kids and adults – the place is filled to the brim with activities for everyone. Plus, it’s just a 10-minute walk away from Jurong East MRT.
While you’re there, you may also want to drop by Science Centre’s phobia exhibition to find out more about how to get over some common fears.
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|Saturday||10:00 AM-06:00 PM|
|Sunday||07:30 AM-07:30 AM|
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Originally published 1st May 2023.
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