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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. Visited somewhere on this list and loved it? Know of a place that should be on here instead? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList

The Island Exchange
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The Island Exchange

There’s a new festival in town for all you ambitious ladies. Happening alongside the HSBC Women’s World Championship, in the lush tropical surrounds of Sentosa Golf Club on March 2, The Island Exchange is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with female luminaries from various industries in Singapore and beyond. The festival is also topped with a myriad of wholesome food, refreshing drinks and energetic music to keep your spirits high. Start the morning with a yoga session led by Under Armour ambassador Denise Keller. Then, follow social media star Mongchin as she takes you through an hour-long workshop on growing a digital brand. Learn more about sustainability with the founder of Green is the New Black, Stephanie Dickson, and television host (and eco-activist) Nadya Hutagalung. Serious about making those #careergoals happen? Grab a pen and notebook for the Startup Sessions where startup founders let you in on their tips and tricks when setting up a new company, including what venture capitals and investors look out for when investing in a company. Plus, HSBC is offering a $12,000 award for the best pitch to a panel of judges including Ng Li Lian, Country Head of Business Banking at HSBC Singapore. Continue your note-taking journey with How They Did It: Leaders Laid Bare. Hosted by radio DJ Simone Heng, this session invites the co-founder of Love, Bonito, Rachel Lim, the co-founder of Health-Ade, Vanessa Dew, the founder of Paper Bunny, Jaime Lee, and the president of D

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Create new art experiences at the Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. exhibition
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Create new art experiences at the Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. exhibition

To call Southeast Asia’s first minimalism exhibition exhaustive would be an understatement. Spanning across two iconic locations – National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum – from now until April 14, Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. is dedicated to experiential and immersive art by celebrated artists from all over the world. Organised by National Gallery Singapore in collaboration with ArtScience Museum, the exhibition presents approximately 150 installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and sound works by over 70 artists and 40 composers. These works push the boundaries and definitions of Minimalism, championing the art of less is more. They allow viewers to create new experiences and discover the rich possibilities that emerge from the relationship between the art object, the space around it, and themselves. Not just for minimalists and art enthusiasts, the exhibition also makes a great photo opportunity for maximalists and selfie junkies. A treat for the eyes, works by heavy hitters such as Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Frank Stella and Kim Lim, amongst others, provide the perfect backdrop for an Instagram post. But looking beyond the surface, trace the development and legacies of Minimalism from the 1950s to the present day in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The exhibition is filled with works that explore various ideas of presence and absence, with many drawing on Asian philosophies such as Zen Buddhism. Each artist takes a distinct approac

5 unique Naked Grouse cocktails you have to try
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5 unique Naked Grouse cocktails you have to try

Five bartenders duked it out to present the best Naked Grouse cocktail in Singapore. Here's a sneak peek of their creations

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The best events in Singapore in 2019
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The best events in Singapore in 2019

With plenty of things to do in this concrete jungle, we can safely say that a boring Singapore is a myth. From the coolest music and art festivals like Zoukout and Singapore Night Festival to mega sporting events like F1 Singapore Grand Prix and the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, there's always a myriad of things to do, see and eat. Stay ahead of the game and plan your 2019 calendar pronto with the crème de la crème of events happening throughout the year. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and the best things to do this week

15 best things to do in Singapore in February 2019
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15 best things to do in Singapore in February 2019

January may seem to go on forever but fret not. Love is in the air as February rolls in. Whether you’re bonding with your family over reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year or spending Valentine’s Day with a special someone (or even yourself), February solidifies itself as the month of love. Paint the town red with vibrant Chinese New Year events including the brilliant River Hongbao and Chingay, go on a romantic (and educational) art trail at Light to Night Festival and i Light Singapore, spend V-Day with R&B crooner Craig David and more. And with a two-day public holiday this month, there’s no reason to stay indoors at all. RECOMMENDED: The definitive guide on things to do in Singapore

The best rock climbing and bouldering gyms in Singapore
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The best rock climbing and bouldering gyms in Singapore

Sorry Trump, but some walls are just meant to be climbed. Whether you’re finding a new way to strengthen your body, conquer your fear of heights, or just looking to have some fun, these rock climbing and bouldering gyms are sure to unleash your inner Spiderman. So, what are you waiting for? Belay on. Squeeze checked. Climb on! RECOMMENDED: Best boutique HIIT gyms and best gyms in Singapore

The best places for fishing and prawning in Singapore
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The best places for fishing and prawning in Singapore

Tired of fishing for compliments? Then try real (or, reel) fishing instead, it’s much easier – all you need is a rod, bait, a little luck and a whole lot of patience. Of course knowing the right spots will definitely help increase the odds, so here’s a list of the best places for fishing and prawning in Singapore. Trust us and give these places a shot, the compliments will come naturally. RECOMMENDED: Best beaches in Singapore and the best hiking trails in Singapore

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). The best way to discover this? Hiking.  Put on your best trekking shoes and go by foot to explore these hidden (and not so hidden) trails around the island. But before you get on the best hiking trails in Singapore, it ight be best to slap on some sunscreen – and it wouldn't hurt to bring along some mosquito repellent.  RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Singapore's offshore islands and the best secret and hidden parks in Singapore

Where to donate clothes, makeup, furniture and books in Singapore
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Where to donate clothes, makeup, furniture and books in Singapore

Whether it is inspired by Marie Kondo or just you being the neat freak that you are, spring cleaning is something everyone goes through at least once a year. Most of the time, it surprises us how many things go unused. So what happens if you find something still in good condition but have no use for you anymore? Toss it into the giveaway pile for someone else who would appreciate it more. Now that you're done and dusted with cleaning and sorting our your stuff, it's time to throw it out or donate it. Here are some places in Singapore where you can drop off your items and in turn spark joy in someone else's life. RECOMMENDED: 13 places to volunteer at in Singapore and where to shop for eco-friendly products 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
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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 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