14 Best Things To Do In Singapore This January 2021 That You Won't Want To Miss


Faruq Senin •  Jan 03, 2021

[UPDATED 8 Jan 2021]

Christmas and the 2021 New Year festivities may be over but that doesn't mean that the fun should stop. As Singapore is now in Phase 3, you can look forward to more events happening this January 2021! We've rounded up these 14 best things to do in Singapore on weekends this January 2021. With exciting events and popular attractions offering amazing discounts, time to start the year on a high ?

1. Gardens by the Bay Light Show - Garden Rhapsody

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The famous Gardens by the Bay light show is back! Garden Rhapsody starts on 8 Jan 2021 with two shows daily and you can expect an exciting line-up of music and light choreography. Besides music from great composers like Frédéric Chopin, you'll also be treated to songs from movies like The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, The Phantom Of The Opera and more! Throughout the year, you can also look forward to 10 different shows.

Opening hours: Daily; 7.45PM and 8.45PM

Location: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay


P.S. Exploring the Marina Bay area? Check out our Muslim-friendly guide in this video:

2. Star Wars Identities - ArtScience Museum

Star Wars fans, you're in for a treat! The Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition is coming to ArtScience Museum in end-January and Singapore is the final stop of the exhibition’s world tour. Brace yourself for some 200 authentic props, models, artworks from the original Star Wars films. These are from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. Some highlights include Darth Vader, R2-D2, life-sized models of Chewbacca and Yoda, Boba Fett and Stormtrooper costumes. You can also expect to see the Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyer on display too! Start booking your tickets from 15 Jan 2021. Find out more in our article here. 

Date: 30 Jan-13 June 2021

Location: ArtScience Museum

Price: $25 (Adult), $80 (Family, 2 Adults & 2 Children)

Pre-booking of tickets online is recommended. Tickets start selling on 15 Jan 2021 online and at MBS Box Office.

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3. Light To Night Festival 2021

Planning a night out with that special someone or your group of friends? Good news, the Light To Night Festival will be making a return this January 2021! Happening from 22 to 31 Jan 2021 in the Civic District, the festival will be a hybrid of virtual and on-site events this year. But you can still watch the National Gallery, Victoria Theatre and Asian Civilisations Museum (and more!) come alive with light displays and projections.

Date: 22-31 Jan 2021

Location: Civic District

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P.S. Check out our halal food guide to the Civic District here!

4. Visit Jurong Bird Park for just $2.50

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In celebration of Jurong Bird Park’s golden jubilee, you'll get to experience a blast from the past by enjoying its discounted ticket entry of $2.50, a throwback to their original 1971 admission price! The promo is valid for visits from 1 Jan till 31 Jan 2021, so for those who had plans of visiting this awesome attraction, you're in luck! ? Do note that you'll have to pay an additional $2.50 for admission to gated zones. Find out more in our article.

Date: 1-31 Jan 2021

Price: $2.50

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5. Enjoy free entry to Sentosa till 31 Mar 2021

Yes, you read that right! Sentosa is extending its free entry (yet again!) to 31 Mar 2021. This means that this January, you have the perfect excuse to visit Sentosa's exciting attractions if you haven't got to do it during the holiday season. Race down the Skyline Luge, cruise along Siloso Beach on the segway ride, have fun at Hydrodash waterpark and more! Find out the best things to do and halal food options in our Muslim-friendly Sentosa guide. Or better still, make use of your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers! Find more things to do in our Sentosa video:

6. Dahlia Dreams, Gardens by the Bay

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Our favourite part about visiting the iconic Gardens by the Bay is its seasonal flowers! As Chinese New Year is approaching soon, you can look forward to Dahlia Dreams, where you can admire more than 1400 mixed varieties of stunning Dahlias, azaleas, chrysanthemums and cymbidiums. This is also the first time that the Dahlias are grown in-house by the Gardens' horticulturists for the very first time. Visiting with family? Check out these essential tips in our video:

Date: 15 Jan-21 Feb 2021

Price: Admission to Flowe Dome applies


7. Enjoy a staycation at a new hotel

New year, new hotel?? Although the holiday season has passed, you can still plan your next staycation. If you need a little break, try out these 8 new hotels in Singapore in our article. One of them is the Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore which is a Thai-style accommodation secluded in a golf and country club in Tanah Merah. It'll feel as though you're on a beach resort getaway in Thailand! A more affordable option is Wanderlust Hotel where you can enjoy a stay in double-storey lofts ?

8. Wild Wild Wet - 50% off second day pass on weekdays

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Still planning to take leave this January? Make a trip to Wild Wild Wet for some splashing great fun! With plenty of slides and rides at the park, this is surely a fun way to cool down when the weather turns hot. From now till 31 Mar 2020, you can enjoy 50% off a second day pass when you buy 2 Weekday Adult Off-Peak passes (excluding school and public holidays). Plus, you can also redeem your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers here!

Date: 4 Jan-31 Mar 2021

Price: $24 (weekday adult off-peak)


9. Resorts World Sentosa - Chinese New Year festivities

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year festivities with a visit to Resorts World Sentosa this January 2021! Snap a photo with a majestic dragon as it makes its way through Universal Studios Singapore or participate in the festive Meet & Greet with Kung Fu Panda's Po, Shrek, Fiona, Puss in Boots and more. Head over to S.E.A. Aquarium and enjoy Spring in the Sea with exciting activities like a photo opportunity with a mythical sea dragon or take part in the DIY Dragon Wall.


10. Singapore Art Week 2021

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Immerse yourself in a diverse range of artworks and exhibitions across various spots in Singapore with the Singapore Art Week 2021. Admire the public artworks at bus stops along the route of bus 175 or go an Artwalk in Little India. Art spots like the Gillman Barracks, galleries in Bras Basah Complex, the ArtScience Museum (and more!) will also be showcasing works by various artists. Some interesting public art exhibitions include the IG-worthy Lite On exhibition at Downtown East and Moo Moo Park at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Asia's first drive-through exhibition!

Date: 22-30 Jan 2021 (many exhibitions have their own start and end date)

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11. Pick up a new sport at Upwall Climbing

Picking up rock-climbing as a hobby this 2021 or just looking for a challenge? Head over to Upwall Climbing, Singapore's newest climbing gym located at Downtown East! The best part is that Upwall Climbing is beginner-friendly so it's perfect if you're new to climbing or visiting with family. Besides having both auto-belay and top rope belaying, you can also sign up for climbing classes here. Find out more about Upwall Climbing here.

Price: $20 (day pass, inclusive of climbing equipment), $160 (10 multi-pass)

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, [email protected] East, #01-105, 519599

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12. Lite On! @ Downtown East

Another spot that you should check out at Downtown East is the Lite On! light installations that are happening till 21 March 2021! There are 4 iconic light installations which have been designed by homegrown artists. Head over to E! Avenue Carpark linkbridge at Level 2 for a colourful dome called Shades of Self or enter a world of triangular neon lights at Somewhere Out There located at the Level 2 Courtyard.

13. Urang Banjar exhibition, Malay Heritage Centre

Ever wondered about the different sub-ethnic groups of Singapore's Malay community? Head over to the Malay Heritage Centre this January 2021 and learn more about the heritage and culture of the Banjarese, the smallest group that make up the Malay community in Singapore. Take a walk down memory lane with bridal costumes, embroidery, photographs and other memorabilia as well as stories from the Banjarese community.

Date: 28 Nov 2020 - 25 Jul 2021

Price: Free


14. Otah & Friends, Gardens by the Bay

Looking for a bright and cute adventure with the family or friends this January 2021? Otah & Friends have got you covered. Located at Gardens by the Bay, this pop-up adventure is the first Otter-themed escapade experience in Singapore. Unlike escape rooms, Otah & Friends is a story-based game experience where you'll have to find the main character, Otah. Explore the whimsical house of Otah and take plenty of photos with the cute and interactive props ?

Date: 15 Dec 2020 - 26 Feb 2021

Price: $15/pax (min. 2 pax), $60 (private session, group of 5, buy 4 get 1 free, $12/pax)

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With familiar events returning in 2021 and great promos & deals, you can definitely start January 2021 on a great note! SHARE this with loved ones and time to plan your weekends for the month.