With major attractions in Singapore reopening their doors to visitors in Phase 2, this is the perfect time to be a tourist in your own country and rediscover Singapore! If you're looking for things to do in Singapore this weekend either with your kids or your group of friends, we know that you might be worried about whether safe distancing measures are in place. That's why we've rounded up these 8 attractions in Singapore that are limiting the number of visitors so that you can visit them in peace ? With specific booking slots, safety measures and updated opening hours in place, rest assured you'll be able to enjoy your time at the attractions in a safe environment.
1. Universal Studios Singapore
If you've been waiting for the reopening of Universal Studios Singapore (USS), then you're in luck! USS reopened on 1 July 2020 and what's great is that they have an adjusted rate for admission tickets too. It will cost just $59 for an Adult One-Day Ticket and this includes priority entry too ? They are also limiting attendance during this phased reopening so rest assured, you won't have to jostle with the crowds!
With thrilling rides like the Battlestar Galactica, Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers and meet-and-greet sessions with the Minions, you'll definitely have a great time at USS. Be sure to check out our article to find out what you should look out before visiting USS during this period! Looking for halal food? These halal-certified restaurants are open: Friar's, Mel's Drive-In, Goldilocks.
Price: $59 (for a limited time)
Opening hours: Thu-Sun; 2PM-9PM
2. S.E.A. Aquarium
Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species, it’s never a dull day at the S.E.A. Aquarium. Once you enter the Aquarium you’ll come face to face with over 100 sharks across 12 species in the Shark Seas Habitat! The Aquarium smoothly transitions from habitat to habitat to display its wide variety of marine life, but we’re especially in love with the huge Open Ocean Habitat (OOH) located deep within the Aquarium ? During this period, you can only buy your tickets online and there's limited availability. Those of you who are pass holders or with open-dated tickets, you'll need to make reservations before your visit. Do note that all shows, public feeding sessions and character meet-and-greet will not be available until further notice.
Price: From $31
Opening hours: Sat-Tue; 10AM-5PM
3. Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome
Credit: Gardens by the Bay on Facebook
Gardens by the Bay is no stranger to locals and travellers! Known for its iconic supertrees and its conservatories, you can now explore this gorgeous attraction again. The Flower Dome has already reopened to Friends of the Garden members today and will be open to the public on 11 July 2020. In addition, you can already explore the beautifully curated Outdoor Gardens ?
To ensure safe distancing, all visitors are required to have a designated time slot for their visit to the Flower Dome. For Friends of the Gardens members, you can pre-book a time slot to visit only through the Gardens by the Bay Mobile App while the general public can purchase timed-entry tickets either through the Gardens by the Bay Mobile App or on their website. Check out our article on what to expect if you're planning your visit to Gardens by the Bay!
Opening hours: Daily; 9AM-8PM (starting 11 July 2020 for the public)
4. Singapore Zoo
If you're looking to rediscover Singapore's attractions or finding an activity to do with your kids, the Singapore Zoo is a great option! It has reopened since 6 July 2020. With over 300 species of animals and creatures here, your visit to the Singapore Zoo is never boring affair! Our Muslim traveller's guide to the Singapore Zoo will help you out.
The park is currently operating at 25% of its capacity and you'll need to pre-book your tickets online and arrival times. Do note that some park experiences like animal presentations and token feeding sessions are still closed due to safe distancing measures. You can check out their updates here.
Price: from $31.20
Opening hours: Daily; 8.30AM-6PM
5. ArtScience Museum
Credit: ArtScience Museum on Facebook
Looking to spice up your IG feed? The Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition at ArtScience Museum will be perfect for that! This collaboration with Japanese artist group teamLab has always come up with amazing interactive installations and it's never a boring visit when you're there ? Another exhibition to look forward to is 2219: Futures Reimagined where you'll be able to catch a glimpse of what Singapore would look like 200 years from now! As there will be reduced capacity, you'll need to pre-purchase your tickets online and it'll be limited to 5 tickets per purchase.
Opening hours: Daily; 10AM-7PM
6. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
Since travelling abroad is off the cards right now, why not be a tourist in your own country?? Head up to the Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands and take in the panoramic views of Marina Bay from 57 storeys above! If you've always wanted to visit the SkyPark but never had the chance to, this is probably the best time as there will be reduced capacity and safe distancing ambassadors are also at work to disperse crowds.
Opening hours: Daily; 11.30AM-8PM
7. Jewel Changi Airport Attractions
If you're planning to head to Jewel Changi Airport, the good news is that most of its shops and restaurants have reopened. While the free main attractions like the HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley might get crowded at times, the paid attractions like the Canopy Park, Canopy Bridge and the Manulife Sky Nets have reduced capacity and require pre-purchase on their website. Rest assured, you'll be able to enjoy a day with your family with social distancing measures in place ?
8. Singapore Cable Car
There's no better way to take in the scenic sights of Sentosa than onboard a dangling cable car high up in the air. While on the Singapore cable car, you'll be greeted with a stunning 360-degree view of the iconic Mount Faber Park, USS, Resorts World Sentosa and more!
Currently, the Mountt Faber Line and Sentosa Line have reopened. With the safe distancing measures, there will be no sharing of cable car among different groups of visitors and each group has a maximum capacity of 5 people. This means that your ride on the cable car will be more comfortable ? You'll also need to book your tickets in advance on their website as the physical sale of tickets will not be available.
Price: $33.20 (Skypass)
Opening hours: Daily; 8.45AM-8.30PM (Find out more on their website)
So, if you're looking to rediscover Singapore, there's no better time to do it than during this period! Be sure to check out these 8 attractions. With reduced capacity, you can practise social distancing and have fun at the same time ?