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101 best things to do in Singapore
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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.

6 reasons to check out the HSBC World Rugby Sevens
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6 reasons to check out the HSBC World Rugby Sevens

Get ready to rock, ruck and rumble as rugby fever sweeps the city once again at the annual HSBC World Rugby Sevens. From April 13 and 14, catch 16 of the world’s top teams including powerhouses Fiji, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa go head-to-head at the National Stadium Singapore for the chance to clinch the coveted trophy. As the eighth stop in the 10-round tournament, the Singapore Sevens is set to be mega with an exhilarating line-up of programmes to further elevate the rugby fan experience, making it the perfect fun-filled weekend for the entire family. Tickets start from $39 for a single-day pass and $49 for a two-day pass. Families of four can enjoy bundle tickets from $88 for a single-day pass and $120 for a two-day pass. But before you take on the haka and chants, here’s what you can expect at the high-octane event.

Troye Sivan 'The Bloom Tour' Singapore

Troye Sivan 'The Bloom Tour' Singapore

Australia's rising prince of pop is dropping by the Lion City for a headlining show following the release of his critically acclaimed second album Bloom. His biggest headline Asia tour to date, Troye Sivan is set to get bodies moving at The Star Theatre on May 3 with infectious upbeat tracks like My My My!, Youth, Bloom and the recent single 1999 with Charli XCX. Bursting into the scene in 2014 with his hit single Happy Little Pill that went on to hit number one in 66 countries, he has managed to carry on the momentum with his stylish electronic dance-pop and unapologetically bold image. He has also collaborated with artists like Ariana Grande and Alessia Cara, been championed by Taylor Swift, and snagged both an MTV Europe Music Award and Teen Choice Award. Secure your tickets at livenation.sg and get ready for a night euphoria as Troye Sivan takes over The Star Theatre for one night only. Time Out Singapore in partnership with Live Nation

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The best free museums in Singapore
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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 street art in Singapore
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The best street art in Singapore

There's more to this city than meets the eye. In between our shiny skyscrapers and towering metal cranes, there are plenty of Insta-worthy urban artworks that simply take our breath away. From the graffiti that’s hidden in plain sight to pieces that lurk away in the backstreets, there are still some things about our little city that might still surprise you. We pick ten of our favourite murals around town and let you know where to find them. Start snappin' those pics for the 'gram! RECOMMENDED: The best urban art trails in Singapore and the best contemporary art galleries in Singapore

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The ultimate guide to Jewel Changi Airport
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The ultimate guide to Jewel Changi Airport

After years of anticipation, the majestic Jewel Changi Airport opens its doors to the first visitors this week. The $1.7 billion project began in 2014 and was helmed by Safdie Architects, the same folks behind the iconic Marina Bay Sands. The result is a stunning glass and steel dome development which blends gardens, attractions, activity areas, retail, dining and more. As if Changi Airport couldn't be more impressive, Jewel is set to be a coveted stopover destination for travellers coming to Singapore. Real talk, you don't even have to leave the airport because you can get all you need in this gem.    As expected, queues for the eateries and shops can get a little bit out of control so before you drop by the spanking new Jewel Changi Airport – whether you got some early bird passes or heading down on the official opening day on April 17 – here's a guide to what to check out, what to eat, and also where to queue.  RECOMMENDED: 50 best shops in Singapore and 7 cross-country treks in Singapore to do

15 best things to do in Singapore in April
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15 best things to do in Singapore in April

Even if you're not looking forward to that April Fool's prank your colleague has in-store for you, there are are a plethora of things to get excited about. From a long weekend (hello, Good Friday public holiday) to the return of Game of Thrones on our screens, Singapore is bringing out the big guns this month to keep you occupied.  Fill your April schedule with the grand opening of the biggest nightclub in the city – MARQUEE Singapore – featuring Tiësto and Afrojack, John Mayer's headline concert, Skechers Sundown Festival's beachside rave, the return of HSBC Rugby Sevens, the debut of Taiwan's famous Shilin Night Market and so on. Need some idea on where to start? Here are the top 15 events we're racing to. RECOMMENDED: The definitive guide on things to do in Singapore

7 best ways to beat the heat in Singapore
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7 best ways to beat the heat in Singapore

Don’t underestimate the climate in Singapore. The highest recorded temperature of 2019 (so far) is 41 degrees – that’s hotter than the average temperature of a fever. While air-conditioners islandwide are working overtime to keep you cool indoors, there are countless of ways to battle through the sweltering hot weather outdoors. We round-up nine ways to make the most of sun-soaked afternoons. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Singapore and the best beaches in Singapore

The best public pools in Singapore
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The best public pools in Singapore

It's summer all year round in Singapore so there's really no reason not to pay a visit to one of these public pools – there's basically one in or close to every neighbourhood – for a dip to cool off. Besides lots of fun family-friendly facilities (did someone say jacuzzi?), these pools boast super affordable entry fee that costs less than a hawker centre meal. Who says you need to stay at a five-star luxury hotel or have a fancy country club membership to cool off in style?  RECOMMENDED:  The best local swimwear brands in Singapore

The best family-friendly Easter events in Singapore
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The best family-friendly Easter events in Singapore

There are a plethora of things to get egg-cited for this April – the opening of Jewel Changi Airport, the gorgeous blooms of Floral Fantasy, the parties at Marquee Singapore and the egg-stra long Easter weekend as Good Friday falls on April 19 this year. Whether you're heading for a weekend getaway with your family or treating yourself to an eggy brunch, there are plenty of things to do to keep you and your little ones busy until Easter Sunday. Take the kiddos out for an egg hunt, chase the Easter bunny, get your craft on and stuff yourself silly with chocolates at these events. RECOMMENDED: The best Easter brunches in Singapore and the best brunch spots in Singapore

7 cross-country treks in Singapore to do
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7 cross-country treks in Singapore to do

If you're up for a challenge, the National Parks Board recently launched a 36km trail linking northeast to the west side, which means you can pretty much walk from Jurong Lake Gardens to Coney Island in Punggol. And if you didn't already know, Singapore has got some pretty hardcore trails you can take on – we're talking cross-country treks that would take up more than half a day and probably some training. Need to go on a long trek? Walk, run or cycle through these challenging trails.  RECOMMENDED: The best nature trails in Singapore and the best hidden trails in Singapore    

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
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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
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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
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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