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
Senso x Moet & Chandon Brunch
Sundays are for sophisticated long brunches and Italian restaurant Senso is back with their series of Moet & Chandon meals, each one themed according to the champagne featured. Following the successful launch of the series with the Imperial Brut themed lunch, the second of its kind returns December 2 with a focus on the Ice Imperial. Enjoy an indulgent afternoon with a pop-up champagne bar in the courtyard and a free flow of champagne, red and white wines, and beers. Fine Italian fare also keeps your appetites satisfied at the buffet and live-carving stations while a DJ will be spinning some tunes to keep the vibes flowing all brunch. Thinking of partying past 3pm? Go ahead and take your time – The S Bar's à la carte drinks menu offers plenty to keep you going into the late evening. Book a seat at the table starting at $98 during the early bird deal period and from $108 after. Make your reservations now at 6224 3534 or email email@example.com. Time Out Singapore in partnership with Senso Ristorante & Bar
The hottest things to do in Singapore this November
When you're living along the equator, you can't escape the hot, hot, heat all year round. But Singaporeans are a resilient bunch – we're always up for a jaunt around town, even if it means dealing with a sweaty back. It helps that there's always so much going on in this literally (and figuratively) hot city. From braving the outdoors on a trek to squeezing in a HIIT class at lunch, here's how to keep things sizzlin'.
The Great Grill Out by Guinness turns up the heat with a food festival
Compliments to Singapore's weather, planning an outdoor barbecue by the beach or the pool comes easy all year round. There’s just something about getting everyone together by the flickering flame for a chow down on charred marinated meat, fresh grilled seafood and ice-cold beers. Bringing its flame game, Guinness is serving up a red-hot menu along with its signature flavourful beers, surrounded by live music. Embrace the thrill of the grill as The Great Grill Out by Guinness ensnares the senses from November 24 and 25, from noon to 10pm, at Emily Hill. Get in the spirit of summer with your best laidback outfit (and a pair of shades) and soak up the ultimate barbecue experience from noon to night. Sink your teeth into grilled meats and exclusive dishes from the likes of Artichoke, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, Decker Barbecue, Red Eye Smokehouse and Sidecar, all best paired with a pint of beer in true, blue Guinness style. That’s not all – try your hand at beer sommelier sessions with Guinness beer specialist Ian Colgan (pictured above), or barbecue masterclasses with renowned chefs as they show you the techniques of elevating the smoky grub with the roasty taste of Guinness. Alternatively, enjoy a five-course meal and beer pairing with Ian Colgan for only $88. Dig into the likes of Artichoke's mentaiko taramasalata with charcoal-grilled garlic bread, Sidecar's continental sausage platter including the Guinness sausage, Decker Barbecue's Texas steak tagliata with 200g smoked
Westin x Standard Chartered Marathon 2018
Dust off those running shoes – here's one more major running event to tackle before the year ends. Tighten your laces and gear up for the return of Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) on December 8 and 9 at the F1 Pit Building. To keep things fresh, the annual one-day affair transforms into a running festival this year, which sees the introduction of a new 5km race category alongside its signature half (21.1km) and full (42.195km) marathons. SCSM is teaming up with Westin Hotel & Resorts, the luxury 5-star accommodation to hold a variety of training sessions leading up to the running event as part of its initiative to promote health and wellness. The free-upon-registration sessions are held on weekends until November 24 at the Westin Singapore. Get ready to work up a sweat as you challenge yourself to outdoor and indoor themed runs, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and a tabata session at the hotel. Take your workouts up a notch with the enduring circuit trainings, tempo runs and negative splits. To get started, sign up for free as a Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Marriot loyalty member via its website. Along with the special race packs, participants are treated to refreshments during trainings, nutritious breakfast on race day, bag check-ins, exclusive Westin race bags and many more. Runners can also enjoy special promotions by producing their runner tags at Westin Hotels in Singapore, Shanghai and Guangzhou during race week. If that's not enough, We
The Great Grill Out by Guinness
Save November 24 and 25 for a weekend of meats, beats and beer as The Great Grill Out by Guinness serves up a red-hot menu along with its signature flavourful beers at Emily Hill from noon to 10pm. Embrace the thrill of the grill and sink your teeth into delicious charred meats and exclusive dishes from the likes of Artichoke, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, Decker Barbecue, Red Eye Smokehouse and Sidecar, all best paired with a pint of beer in true, blue Guinness style. That’s not all – try your hand at beer sommelier sessions with Guinness beer specialist Ian Colgan, or barbecue masterclasses with renowned chefs. Alternatively, enjoy a five-course meal and beer pairing with Ian Colgan for only $88 where there are only two sessions a day at 12.30pm and 6pm, so secure a seat online fast. A meat lover’s treat you won’t want to miss, pre-register online at thegreatgrillout.com for free entry or pay $20 on-door entry inclusive of one pint of Guinness. Do note that this is a GrabPay and cash only event. Find out more here.
Singapore International Film Festival
The city’s longest-running film festival returns to champion local and regional filmmakers while paying homage to the cinematic world. Held across multiple venues, the spotlight shines on timeless Asian classics such as the heartfelt Thai rom-com My Girl, award-winning Singapore noir A Land Imagined and the Philippines’ surreal musical drama Season of the Devil. A first, Moonlight Cinema is holding two film screenings at Gardens by the Bay, so BYOB – booze and blanket.
Sentosa Island Lights
Get your cameras ready – the festival of visual treats and lit installations returns to Sentosa to wrap the year up. Apart from the exciting Pickachu Night Parade, this year's installations are as interesting as they are Instagrammable. The infamous 'Sticker Lady', Sam Lo, is presenting her piece, Betelgeuse Supernova, a thought-provoking installation that's more than meets the eye. Riding on the popularity of ASMR, local artist Yang's installation (also called ASMR Wonderland) is a multi-sensory interactive representation of pop culture and social media that guests can explore with four out of their five senses – sight, smell, touch and sound. There will be live performances, light snacks all night, a pirate ship with neon lights and more – it's time to get art on your feed while you get sand beneath your feet.
The Little Prince with Dialogue in the Dark
In partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Dialogue in the Dark Singapore (DiDsg), Singapore Philatelic Museum is organising tours of the sculptures conducted by visually impaired guides. Experience the familiar story of the Little Prince like no other. Using just your sense of touch, experience your nerves and sensitivities enhanced as you feel the snake that's eaten the elephant, the long ears of the fox and the wavy hair of the Little Prince. Through conversing with the DiDsg guides, you will also get to have a deeper understanding of this unique tactile experience.
Romeo & Juliet
This November, relive Shakespeare's tragic romance of two star-crossed lovers in the form of stunning ballet by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia, set to the soaring score of Prokofiev. From masked balls in full splendour and the famous balcony scene to duels and family feuds, get ready to fall in love with this timeless tragedy once more.
A $ingapore Carol
Here’s one ‘yule’ remember – W!ld Rice is giving a local twist to the the Charles Dickens’ classic in time for Christmas. Helmed by funnyman Hossan Leong, the musical charts the story of a multi-millionaire Singapore Scrooge who receives a surprise when three unexpected spirits appear before him to thaw his cold, frozen heart. Bah humbug!
Explore Singapore's best
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.