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10 unique things to do in Singapore in 2024

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Find the seven Merlion statutes.

Where can we find these statues?

  • The tallest statue is at Mount Faber.
  • The original is at Merlion Park (in front of the Fullerton hotel), with another miniature replica nearby. 
  • The skinniest statue is at Tourism Court (outside)
  • The Pair of Merlion statues is at Ang Mo Kio opposite Bishan Park
  • Currently closed is the one at Sentosa Island; it is now under construction. 
Merlion

 

Get your science fix.

ArtScience museum

 

Explore Sentosa Island

Resort World Sentosa is known as the island of fun and adventure. But can you believe that before its opening in 1992, Sentosa could only be accessed by cable car and ferry? Now you can catch a bus, walk, cycle or ride on the Sentosa Express Train there. 

Sentosa island walking

 

Learn about Singapore’s Chinese culture.

Chinatown Singapore

 

Get your thinking caps on and visit an escape room

Have you ever visited an escape room? It is an excellent way to unique way to get people (family or friends) together for some team building! With many dotted in and around Singapore. Amazing Chambers Singapura is one of the best by far! Why? Because Amazing Chambers Singapura has specially curated themes focusing on Singapore’s ancient history & culture.

Explore Jurong area

The Jurong bird park is a fun place to start. Although Singapore Zoo is probably visited the most, Jurong Bird Park is also a great alternative. The bird park is on 20 hectares on Jurong Hill and has more than 5000 birds. 

Jurong lake gardens have many fun things to do; it is also the starting point for the coast-to-coast walk. If you think you are interested in walking the C2C, you might want to start by spending the first part of your journey exploring the park.

There are loads of things to do at Jurong Lake Park for all ages. For example, you could explore Clusia Cove and Forest Ramble with the little ones, have fun in the water at PAssionWaVe or take great photos at The Grasslands. 

Jurong Lake Park

 

Visit the Skypark observation deck. 

Everyone who has been to Singapore wants to visit Marina Bay Sands and check out the view of Marina Bay sands Skypark observation deck. Don’t they? Well, if you haven’t played tourist in your own backyard, then this is the time to do it (when there are very few people and no tourists in sight). The Marina Bay Sands Skypark has fantastic views of Singapore.

Opening hours are Sunday to Tuesday: 11 am to 9 pm, Friday to Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm and Wednesday to Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm (Public Holidays: 11 am – 9 pm)

Marina Bay Sands Skypark

 

Take a deep dive into Little India. 

Most tourists will have visited Little India and touched the surface, but while there aren’t many tourists to contend with at the moment. So why not do a deep dive into what Little India is all about? Explore the streets, meet the people, and enjoy a day sampling the cuisine. 

Little India Mural

 

Visit the newly reopened Changi chapel.

Did you know that the Changi Chapel and Museum has reopened to the public? In addition, there are free guided tours on Saturdays worth mentioning, both in English and mandarin. The tour gives you more insight into the history of Singapore with a knowledgeable guide. 

Visit Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa has reopened after an extensive nine months upgrade to its facilities. Located in Pasir Panjang, Haw Par Villa is best known as Tiger Balm Gardens. Yes, you guessed it, built by one of the heirs of the Tiger Balm empire – Myanmar-born Aw Boon Haw.

Haw par Villa

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I hope this post has given you the information you need. If you have any recommendations, tips or advice, I would love for you to share them in the comment section below!

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  • Paula Barreca Barnes

    So 17 years ago, my husband and I set off with our little family in tow, embarking on a short-term assignment in Taiwan. Although without any knowledge of expat life or the Taiwanese culture, we took the chance and decided this would be an exciting little adventure; little did we know it changed the direction of our lives forever.

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