8 Super Exciting Things To Do In Singapore This October 2020


Faruq Senin •  Sep 30, 2020

With travelling abroad still on hold, thankfully there are plenty of things to do and places to discover in Singapore. Entering a new month means adding more things to your Singapore bucket list and with so much happening in the city this October 2020, you'll be spoilt for choice! We've rounded up the 8 best things to do in Singapore on weekends this October 2020 ? From free entry to the Singapore Zoo for kids to new attractions and dining spots, we've got you covered!

1. Cool down with some splashing fun at HydroDash

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With Singapore's humid (and usually hot!) weather, you'd want to cool down and enjoy some splashing fun at HydroDash, Singapore's first-ever floating water park! This water obstacle course consists of various slides, climbing ropes, trampolines and other fun elements. It's the perfect activity to do with your friends or family on weekends and burn some calories while you're at it ? What's more, with the SingapoRediscovers promotions, you can get 10% off tickets (min. spend of $30) by using promo code DASHSG till 31 Oct 2020.

Price: $10 (5-8 years old), $18 (9 and above), $60 (Group of 4 package, all ages above 5)

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2. Bring your kids to Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari for FREE

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Planning an outing with your kids to discover Singapore's wildlife? The great news is that kids aged 3-12 can enjoy free entry to the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari from 1 to 31 October, with every paying adult. The one-month promotion is to celebrate Children's Day. If you've been wanting to visit either of the parks, there's no better time than now to enjoy this special promotion. Check out our guide to visiting the parks during this period!

Price: Singapore Zoo - $39 for Adult & Child (U.P. $31.20 + $20.80 = $52), Jurong Bird Park - $32 for Adult & Child (U.P. $25.60 + $16.80 = $42.40), River Safari - $36 for Adult & Child (U.P. $28.80 + $19.20 = $48)

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3. Hang out at Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant

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With hiking and cycling on the rise these days, you might be looking for a new green spot to hang out at. Why not make the new Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP) your go-to hangout spot? Located near the Bay East Garden, it's Singapore's fourth and newest desalination plant and has a green recreational space at the rooftop. The best part is that it's easily accessible from the East Coast Park connector and Gardens by the Bay East! Find out how to get there in our article.

4. Get spooky at Universal Studios Singapore

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If you're visiting Universal Studios Singapore (USS) in October, you can expect something different this time around. As part of the Halloween Fun For Everyone event, the park becomes a "spooky town" where you'll encounter scary characters like Illumination's Minion Monsters, FrankenBob, Mummy Stuart and Dracula Kevin. You can even snap selfies with them or fill your pumpkin bucket with treats. Don't forget to look out for Despicable Me's Gru, the cast of Madagascar, Puss In Boots, Sesame Street including classic Universal Monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and more! What's more, you can have fun playing dress-up with your loved ones and it's definitely exciting for the whole family ? You'll also get a limited edition face mask and kids will get an exclusive pumpkin bucket to keep as a souvenir!

Price: $66 (Adult), $58 (Child) (until 1 Nov 2020)

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5. Soak in the Mid-Autumn festivities at Chinatown

October is also the perfect time for you to immerse in Chinese culture and learn more about Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Mooncake Festival). To get the most out of the festival, head over to Chinatown and admire over 700 beautifully sculptured lanterns designed with various Chinese motifs and characters. Happening daily till 16 Oct 2020 from 7PM-12AM, take a stroll along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road to catch the stunning light-up. It's great for a post-dinner walk with your loved ones and don't forget to snap some pictures! Check out our halal food guide to Chinatown!

P.S. Looking to buy halal mooncakes? We've got you covered with this article.

6. Learn about plastic pollution at ArtScience Museum

You might be familiar with the IG-worthy Future World exhibition but the next time you visit the ArtScience Museum, head over to Planet or Plastic?, where you'll be able to learn about the global plastic pollution crisis. Through more than 70 captivating photos and videos by National Geographic, the exhibition shows how plastic negatively affects the environment and shows how marine life is severely affected by it. This is definitely an eye-opening experience and you can also learn more ways to effectively protect the environment.

Price: $16 (Adult), $12 (Concession)

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7. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at S.E.A. Aquarium's Deep Boo Sea

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Whether you're a huge fan of marine life or not, a visit to the S.E.A. Aquarium will always amaze you! This time, you can to visit the attraction with its one-of-a-kind Halloween decor and meet some of the underwater's scariest-looking marine animals including the wolf-eel or vampire fish. More than that, you'll get to learn more about them and find out why they are so unique! Kids can enjoy an exciting treasure hunt for lost pearls and you can take home a mystery gift if you can find them. There are also plenty of fun photo backdrops for the whole family and kids can collect candy with their pumpkin bucket.

Price: from $32 (Adult), $27 (Child)

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8. Unwind at Fairytail Bar

From the team that brought you Wanderlost Lounge, Fairytail Bar is a non-alcoholic Muslim-owned rooftop hangout spot in Tiong Bahru! The spot opened in early September and its concept is an ode to Singapore's bird-keeping tradition, with beverages served in birdcages and other bird-themed cups. The names of the beverages are also really interesting such as Yellow Flamingo, Eurasian Sparrow and Buffy Owl. If you're feeling hungry, let their gastronomic treats fill your tummy. Savour their Signature Lamb Stew Ragout, Duck Pasta, Basque Burnt Cheesecake and more!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Price: $20-$30

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P.S. Check out these stunning Instagrammable halal eateries in Singapore!

So, if you're planning your weekends this October 2020, make sure you bookmark this list of the best things to do in Singapore for the month! SHARE this with your loved ones to let them know that there's plenty of amazing things to do ?