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101 best things to do in Singapore
Things to do

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.

Upcoming concerts in Singapore
Music

Upcoming concerts in Singapore

If your evenings consist of enjoying live sets at these music venues, you're in for a treat. This year's concert lineup is looking mega with plenty of mainstream, underground, and downright nostalgic acts to catch. Here are the hottest upcoming concerts we're booking tickets for. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming performing arts events in Singapore and best live jazz venues in Singapore

Where to see interesting architecture and landmarks in Singapore
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Where to see interesting architecture and landmarks in Singapore

Not to humblebrag but Singapore's got it all. Good food that's easy to find, great museums for some quality art fix, getting around the island is easy breezy and to top it off – some pretty amazing architecture that will catch your eye.  RECOMMENDED: The oldest restaurants in Singapore and the harshest TripAdvisor reviews of Singapore

The best free museums in Singapore
Art

The best free museums in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but good things need not necessarily have to come at a price. These free museums make for the perfect day activity for tourists looking to find out more about our nation's history and culture, and is also great for locals who want to rediscover what their homeland has to offer. Get cultured without having to spend a dime – sometimes the best things in life really are free. RECOMMENDED The best museums in Singapore and the best urban art trails in Singapore  

The best music festivals in Singapore and Asia
Music

The best music festivals in Singapore and Asia

To say the lack of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival leaves a gaping hole in the 2019 festival calendar would be an understatement. Thankfully, there are massive inner-city EDM jamborees and weekend-long soirees happening in neighbouring countries vying for attention. Here's the lowdown on the cream of the festival crop to whet the appetite. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming concerts in Singapore and upcoming DJ sets and parties in Singapore

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The best restaurants and cafés with Instagrammable neon signs
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The best restaurants and cafés with Instagrammable neon signs

Getting the perfect Instagram photo is no easy feat. You have to get the best lighting, pick the right filter, and craft a catchy caption. But sometimes, a good backdrop speaks louder than the words in your caption. Besides hitting up the usual suspects of Instagrammable places in Singapore, light up your feed with our list of Instragrammable neon signs at restaurants and cafés.  RECOMMENDED: The best pink cafés and restaurants in Singapore and The most Instagrammable cafés in Singapore

The best things to do on a rainy day in Singapore
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The best things to do on a rainy day in Singapore

Singapore's wet season usually lasts from September to February, but don’t be fooled – the weather here is highly unpredictable so it’s always great to have a backup plan for when it starts to pour. From shopping malls and tourist attractions to museums and art galleries, there are still plenty of sights to see and ace things to do when the skies turn grey. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and 52 things to do in Singapore

The best things to do in Singapore after dark
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The best things to do in Singapore after dark

Like New York City, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Singapore’s a city that never sleeps. With its bustling nightlife, dazzling city lights as well as malls and eateries open around the clock or till late, there’s always something to do, even when night falls. We’ve rounded up some ideas to make the best of your time under the stars – from glow-in-the-dark bowling and bar hopping to midnight shopping. RECOMMENDED: 15 reasons why you should stay out late in Singapore and the best late-night massage parlours in Singapore

The best things to do in Singapore in May 2019
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The best things to do in Singapore in May 2019

The best running trails in Singapore
Sport and fitness

The best running trails in Singapore

There's no need to be busting out the moves in the gym or HIIT studio all the time. Sometimes a run in the outdoors can do wonders for the mind. After all, it’s a relatively fuss-free way to stay fit, without the need for expensive gym memberships. If you’re going to keep up a running routine, you’re going to need somewhere to do it. And we suggest picking places with views to keep yourself inspired. Here’s our rundown of places where you can get started. RECOMMENDED: The best HIIT gyms and studios to work out in Singapore and best gyms for express workouts

The guide to film cameras in Singapore
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The guide to film cameras in Singapore

Just when we thought film photography is a thing of the past, it makes its comeback. This fad, mainly propelled by youngsters who have recently shown interest in shooting photos on film for a different look and experience from digital, has led to a growing pool of people purchasing film cameras and more fiddling around with disposable camera apps like Huji on smartphones. To ease you into this trend, we’ve rounded a list of places you can go to get yourself a point-and-shoot and develop your films, as well as free apps you can try to get that feel before investing in one of these classics. RECOMMENDED: The best smart home gadgets in Singapore and the best retro shops in Singapore to nail the old-school look

Explore Singapore's best

The best museums in Singapore
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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

Guide to Pulau Ubin
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Guide to Pulau Ubin

Sure, it may not have the white sandy beaches you’d expect of an island like Gili Island or Phuket, nor is it exactly the day trip holiday getaway you would imagine but the eccentricity and charm of Pulau Ubin makes it a magical place to travel to. One of the two remaining kampongs in Singapore (the other being Kampong Buangkok in Yio Chu Kang), this island is just a 15-minute boat ride away from the mainland. Whether you’re a nature lover or a thrill seeker, here’s how you can soak in the tranquillity and discover a myriad of hidden treasures on the island. RECOMMENDED: The best hiking trails in Singapore and the ultimate guide to Singapore's offshore islands

13 places to volunteer at in Singapore
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13 places to volunteer at in Singapore

Fancy a break from your usual work-eat-shop-play routine? Why not use your time to volunteer towards a worthy cause. Rack up those karma points by lending a hand to those less fortunate. From caring for children and the elderly to helping rescue animals and clean-up drives, there are several local charities that are working tirelessly for a number of causes. So pick one that you feel strongly about and get involved! RECOMMENDED: Where to shop for eco-friendly products in Singapore and the best shops for flowers, indoor plants and gardening supplies

Where to watch the sunrise in Singapore
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Where to watch the sunrise in Singapore

There are 365 (sometimes 366) days in a year to watch the sunrise. For all the days you have had school, work, or simply just didn’t want to wake up early, now is your chance to make up for it. Gather your friends, loved ones, or pets, and head over to these spots in Singapore to see the glowing ball of fire grow. Don’t forget to pack your camera and tripod to document this rare occasion - not the sunrise, but waking up that early! RECOMMENDED: Tips for photographing the sunrise

The best co-working spaces in Singapore
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The best co-working spaces in Singapore

Working from home not cutting it for you? Try one of these co-working spaces instead

Best farms in Singapore
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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. 

Walk or cycle around the island

Cycling routes: East Coast
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Cycling routes: East Coast

Cycling routes: Kallang
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Cycling routes: Kallang

Cycling routes: Hillview
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Cycling routes: Hillview

The best hiking trails in Singapore
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The best hiking trails in Singapore

Singapore's most popular attractions may include a boat-like tower with an infinity pool and two durian-looking domes and other impressive manmade structures but you'll be surprised by the amount of the greenery you can find within the city-state (and surrounding offshore islands). Afterall, we're known as the City in a Garden. Here are some of the best hiking trails to hop on. Just remember to slap on sunscreen and bring along some mosquito repellent!

The best nature trails in Singapore
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The best nature trails in Singapore

Sometimes the best way to discover Singapore is by checking out the beauty that surrounds it. No, we're not talking about the usual agenda of tourist attractions, modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. Stop and smell the roses (and fresh air) while you soak up the Garden City's stunning greenery. RECOMMENDED: The best hiking trails in Singapore and cycling routes in Singapore

The best urban art trails in Singapore
Art

The best urban art trails in Singapore

There’s a good reason why spending time in an art museum takes more than merely an hour. As art junkies, we need a fair amount of time to appreciate and soak up the views of one artwork before moving onto the next. But are art exhibitions and galleries ever enough? The answer is no. From one art type to another, we’ve rounded the best free-and-easy art trails to peep the city’s street art, ranging from murals to sculptures. RECOMMENDED: Must-see art exhibitions in Singapore and the best museums in Singapore

Discover Singapore on a budget

The best free things to do in Singapore
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The best free things to do in Singapore

The best things in life are free – and we couldn't agree more, especially when we're looking to save some dough while still having fun. A lot has been said about how expensive it is to live or vacation in Singapore, but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank. From enjoying ticketless performances, art exhibitions and offbeat attractions to exploring Singapore's great outdoors and dining for free, here's how to live it up the city gratuitously. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and the top 10 things to do this month  

The best parks for picnics in Singapore
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The best parks for picnics in Singapore

There's a time for trekking and conquering nature trails but there's also a time for sitting pretty and having a picnic. Want to know the best spots to set down your mat? Here is our list of the best 8 parks to have a picnic in Singapore. These places don't require you to travel to the middle of nowhere, 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. RECOMMENDED: The best places to fly a kite and the best public parks for kids

The best free water parks in Singapore
Kids

The best free water parks in Singapore

While the weather has been a bit unpredictable lately, if the sun is shining (and the kids are angsty), take them out to cool down at these free aqua playgrounds around the island. We've checked out where to go for the best sprinklers, bubblers and water fountains that are great for kids (and adults). Best of all, as they are in public spaces, so there's no admission fees! Just like these best public pools too.  Looking for other great things to do around the city? Discover the 101 best things to do in Singapore or things you can do here that you can't do anywhere else.  RECOMMENDED:  The best public parks for kids and The best indoor playgrounds in Singapore

The best free museums in Singapore
Art

The best free museums in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but good things need not necessarily have to come at a price. These free museums make for the perfect day activity for tourists looking to find out more about our nation's history and culture, and is also great for locals who want to rediscover what their homeland has to offer. Get cultured without having to spend a dime – sometimes the best things in life really are free. RECOMMENDED The best museums in Singapore and the best urban art trails in Singapore  

The best places to stargaze in Singapore
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The best places to stargaze in Singapore

When it comes to al fresco dining and drinking, Singapore’s loaded with a myriad of rooftop bars, outdoor restaurants and beach clubs. No doubt, these spots are great for unwinding under the stars, but when it comes to catching astronomical wonders like the lunar eclipse that’s happening on the morning of July 28, you’re better off elsewhere. Set your alarms for 3.30am and make your way to these stargazing spots for that rare reddish “blood moon” glow. RECOMMENDED: The best nature trails in Singapore and the best hiking trails in Singapore

The best free date ideas in Singapore
Sex and dating

The best free date ideas in Singapore

We know, we know – dating is more about the camaraderie rather than the venue. But that’s no reason not to impress your date with the best hangout spot even if you’re broke. No matter what sort of couple you are, Singapore has a myriad of things to do. From getting a cultural fix at the museum to going on a nature trail, vibe with your romantic partner at one of these eclectic locations without all the extra charge. Aren't the best things in life free? RECOMMENDED:  Unique and fun date ideas in Singapore and the most romantic restaurants in Singapore