Running out of things to do in Singapore? Here's something to rediscover. The Singapore Discovery Centre is reopening to the public after a six-month revamp. Come October 31, the state-of-the-art edutainment attraction in Jurong West will unveil new facilities such as a laser tag arena, paintball area, multi-sensory theatre, Wild Thyme cafe, boardwalk and a refreshed permanent gallery.
A highlight is the Black Lake Facility, a multi-sensorial escape room adventure across 13 rooms and 4 story chapters. Visitors can role-play as special agents investigating the fate of soldiers sent on a top-secret military mission, crawling through tight spaces, finding concealed doors and piecing together clues to solve puzzles. The charges are $30 for those aged 13 and older, and $24 for children aged three to 12. Each experience is estimated to take about an hour.
Don't let the fun stop there. Grab your team and head on to the laser tag arena, which uses the Helios2 laser tag system and features three exciting gameplay themes – cyborg, extraterrestrial and post-apocalyptic.
There is also a gallery modelled after a bunker that tells the Singapore story – from the 14th century till the present day, highlighting key events such as the Japanese Occupation, the Indonesian Konfrontasi and the 1983 cable car tragedy. The other half of the gallery is slated to be ready in the middle of next year and will focus on more contemporary issues, including issues faced during Covid-19.
And lastly, don't miss the brand new boardwalk on the lake, where you can see up close some of the more than 2,300 newly installed solar panels, which will help supply nearly half of the centre's annual electricity consumption.
Only a maximum of 499 people is allowed at the centre at any one time, so do make prior bookings online for facilities that require entry tickets, such as the escape and laser tag rooms, as well as the gallery.