101 best things to do in Singapore
Welcome to the Time Out Do List where we handpick the best things to do in Singapore. Don't be fooled by the size of the city – there are plenty of major attractions to hit up, sights to see, grounds to explore and under-the-radar spots to discover. Take a couple of days off to play tourist and smell the roses at Gardens by the Bay, brace yourself for the tallest dual rollercoasters at Universal Studios Singapore, get cultured on the rich history of Singapore and its people at the museums or have your morning breakfast with orangutans at the Singapore Zoo. Not sure where to start? Leave it to us to show you the best events in town, as well as 101 things to do to check off your list. Visited somewhere on this list and loved it? Know of a place that should be on here instead? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList
7 reasons why you should spend New Year's Eve at Marina Bay
Get off the couch and make the last days of 2018 memorable at Marina Bay. Go on a wild ride at the Instagram-favourite Prudential Marina Bay Carnival or check out the debut of Star Island, a multi-sensory fireworks musical where you can party from dusk till midnight. These are the best things to do before hitting the epic New Year's Eve countdown. See out 2018 and ring in 2019 with a bang at Marina Bay. For more information, visit marinabaycountdown.sg.
The best wine recommendations for different festive occasions
A bottle of wine is always a welcomed gift during the Christmas season. But don't just pick any old boring white or red from the shelf – Vinomofo stocks a wide range of exceptional wines at an affordable price as it gets its bottles directly from the best producers across the world. So regardless of if you're attending Christmas brunch with close friends or having a sit-down dinner party with the boss and some colleagues, the 'Fo definitely has a bottle you can bring to the table. Get your wine needs sorted at vinomofo.com.sg. Quote the promo code TIMEOUT at check out and get $25 off your order.
Usher in the new year with Marina Bay’s Celebrate in the City events
Raise a toast to 2018 and party against the backdrop of Marina Bay at a plethora of marquee events from now till the clock strikes midnight on December 31. As part of Celebrate in the City, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) teams up with key event organisers to organise major events for revellers to enjoy during the year-end holiday season. From the return of the colossal Prudential Marina Bay Carnival to the massive Yuletide affair at Gardens by the Bay, here are some of the best things to do in the epicentre of Singapore this holiday season. For more information, visit Celebrate in the City.
4 reasons to spend Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Universal Studios Singapore™ is decked out in bright lights and enchanting decorations, your favourite characters are dressed in their festive best and everyone’s ready to spread the Yuletide cheer. Celebrate the season by gathering friends and family for a fun and adventurous time at the magical theme park. Here's what you can expect when you spend your Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore.
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
A thrilling good time awaits at this gargantuan carnival. Unleash the kid in you and take a whirl on 50 rides and game stalls. After all, it's Singapore's biggest carnival ever with a plethora of rides like roller coasters and rotating towers with swinging chairs, as well as game stalls to keep the fun going. Fuel up by grabbing a bite at the food stations and be entertained by live performances courtesy of local buskers throughout the night. Alternatively, indulge in a bit of art with a curated series of art and craft workshops by local creators.
Diamond Life Feat. Dj Hapa
With the accolade of sharing the same stage with music legends such as Michael Jackson, Earth Wind And Fire, and The Far East Movement, DJ Hapa is one who surely gives party-goers one heck of a time. For DJ Hapa remixes an array of music genres together, there isn't a specific music foray he specialises in and instead, he describes his melodious output as '#FeelGoodSound'. So live the good life when you pop by Cé La Vi where he is set to spin till late.
¡Conmigo! Feat. Havana Social Club
To mean "with me" in Spanish, ¡Conmigo! brings out the infectious, fiery vibrancy of the Latin heart and soul with electro tunes from Ce La Vi resisdent DJs Ramesh K and Anand, alongside authentic cuban music from the talented musicians of Havana Social Club. So gather all your amigos and salsa away the night! It is almost impossible to stay seated at this shindig.
Jazzy Christmas: A Big Band, Big Bang!
Swing into the festive mood with Singapore’s very own King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro. Joining him on the Esplanade stage are vocalists Carmen Bradford, Alemay Fernandez and Louis Sollani, trumpeters Tom Walsh and Eddie Wen, saxophonists Tony Lakatos and Julian Chan, and harmonica player Jens Bunge. Together to round up the explosive jazzy sounds are members of the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra.
A Very Bluesy Christmas at Blu Jaz
Blu Jaz Cafe is keeping things smooth this holiday with another round of the Bluesy Christmas Gang. Featuring members of the Solfonics, New Stream Brass Band, Otaku 7 and some of the city's best groove bands, move to their toe-tapping renditions of all your favourite Christmas tunes.
Lavo Saturday Soiree – Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
Dust off those tacky, ugly Christmas sweaters and head up the Marina Bay Sands for Lavo's holiday soiree. Don your worst to enjoy complimentary entry and laugh out loud to everyone's outrageous getup. Get in the holiday spirit and revel against the city skyline with innovative festive tipples and party tunes until the late night.
Explore Singapore's best
101 best things to do in Singapore
Welcome to the Time Out Do List where we handpick the best things to do in Singapore. Don't be fooled by the size of the city – there are plenty of major attractions to hit up, sights to see, grounds to explore and under-the-radar spots to discover. Take a couple of days off to play tourist and smell the roses at Gardens by the Bay, brace yourself for the tallest dual rollercoasters at Universal Studios Singapore, get cultured on the rich history of Singapore and its people at the museums or have your morning breakfast with orangutans at the Singapore Zoo. Not sure where to start? Leave it to us to show you the best events in town, as well as 101 things to do to check off your list. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.
The best museums in Singapore
There’s a lot more diversity than you’d reckon when it comes to museums in Singapore. Besides the usual arts-focused spaces, we’ve rounded up a broad spectrum of other funky collections: toys, optical illusions and more. RECOMMENDED: 11 tourist attractions Singaporeans never go to and 101 best things to do in Singapore
Best farms in Singapore
Farms? What farms? The Little Red Dot is as famous for its agriculture industry as Jamaica is for bobsledding. But even though less than 1 percent of our land area is dedicated to farming activities, there’s an impressive variety of farms in Singapore. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly activity on the weekend or a getaway from the hustle and bustle, pick any of these for a breath of fresh air.
City guides & stories
Free things to do in Singapore
If there’s one word we Singaporeans love more than ‘discount’, it’s ‘free’. And despite Singapore being among the top in various ‘most expensive city’ lists, there are plenty of free things to do around the island. Now we're adding one more to the list of free things in Singapore: every first Tuesday of the month, Time Out Singapore is distributed free in the evenings at MRT stations around the CBD. We also regularly have giveaways on our contest page where you can win staycations, dining vouchers and more. Here, we list the best free things you can do around the city.
Singapore’s best parks for picnics
After spending many a sweaty hour trekking around various parks, here's our list of the best spots to picnic at in Singapore. These places don't require you to travel to the middle of nowhere, they're scenic, they have some shade and decent patches of grass, and most importantly, they're located near the toilets (but not too near). So pack your basket, pick up your mat, and head to these parks for some fun in the sun.
10 things to do at Singapore Changi Airport
Missed your flight? Departure been delayed? Or are you just the type of person who likes to show up three hours ahead of schedule? Whatever the reason, if you’ve got a couple of hours to kill, there's no airport in the world that's better to be in than Singapore's Changi. There's plenty reasons Changi is number one, here's 10 of them.