Not travelling this long weekend and looking for things to do in Singapore? We got you covered. Our list comprises 10 activities perfect for you if you’re heading out with your family and friends.
1) Shop till you drop
Shopping! There’s nothing a little retail therapy can’t do! From clothes to toys, there are many things to shop for. On a budget? Window shopping is ideal for passing your time and making mental notes on your subsequent purchases!
Check out this Toys R Us warehouse sale which is happening till the 30th of April. Get your shopping fix now!
P.S. On a budget? Check out these spots! Or if you’re thinking of going or Orchard, here’s your halal food guide!
2) Splish and Splash at waterparks!
Are you seeking an exhilarating adventure on a hot day? The swimming pool is the only place to go! There is something for everyone with thrilling water slides, languid rivers for a peaceful float, and wave pools for an ocean-like experience.
Choose between Pasir Ris Swimming Complex, which offers waterslides and jacuzzis or even lazy rivers at Jurong East Swimming Complex Lazy River!
3) Get your boots! We’re going hiking
Hiking in Singapore might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about this bustling city-state, but it's an experience you will remember! Two of the most popular hiking spots are Bukit Timah and MacRitchie.
Bukit Timah is known for its steep inclines, scenic views and iconic railroad. While MacRitchie boasts a beautiful treetop walk and a serene reservoir. So whether you're looking for a challenging workout or a peaceful nature stroll, Singapore's got you covered. Remember to pack some sunscreen and a water bottle!
4) Get lost in the world of unknown - book mania
Are you tired of staring at the same four walls every long weekend? Do you crave adventure and excitement? Well, look as far as your local library! Borrowing a book (or five) during the long weekend is a fantastic way to spend your time.
You can dive into a new world, learn something new, and escape reality for a while. Plus, with so many libraries to choose from, the possibilities are endless. So grab a book and a cosy spot, and let the adventure begin!
Check the nearest library here! Do note libraries are closed on public holidays.
5) Be a tourist for a day and visit local attractions like Jewel and Gardens By The Bay
Are you looking for a fun and green-filled weekend activity? Maybe it’s a sign that it’s time to be a tourist in your country. Look no further than a visit to Jewel and Gardens by the Bay! There's nothing quite like wandering through the lush and vibrant gardens, taking in the stunning displays of flora and fauna around every corner.
And if you're in the mood for some shopping, Jewel is the perfect place to indulge your inner consumer, with a dizzying array of retail options and delicious food choices.
But the real highlight is the awe-inspiring Supertree Grove, where towering artificial trees light up the night sky with a dazzling array of colours and patterns, creating a truly magical atmosphere.
P.S. Check out our Garden By The Bay guide here!
So whether you're a nature lover, a shopping enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique and memorable experience, a visit to Jewel and Gardens by the Bay will surely leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for whatever adventures await!
P.S. We covered Jewel’s halal food guide here!
6) Cafe hop!
With so many cute and cosy cafes, you'll never have a dull cup of joe again. Plus, it's a great way to explore different neighbourhoods and discover hidden gems you might have yet to experience. Whether you're looking for a trendy spot to snap some Insta-worthy pics or a quiet corner to curl up with a book, there's a café for everyone.
Not to mention, café hopping is the perfect activity with friends or even solo. Grab a coffee and chat away, or take some time and soak in the ambience. It's a great way to relax and unwind. So what are you waiting for? Your taste buds (and Instagram feed) will thank you!
P.S. Check out our list of halal cafes in Singapore!
7) Have a picnic by the beach
What better way to spend your time than getting sunkissed at the beach?
If you're in the mood for a lively vibe and some beachfront entertainment, Sentosa is the place to be. With numerous beaches and restaurants, there's always something happening on this bustling island. It's family-friendly, and you could always picnic, enjoying your favourite snacks and drinks.
P.S. Looking for a Sentosa food guide? Here you are!
For a more laid-back beach experience, head over to East Coast Park. This sprawling beach park boasts over 15 kilometres of coastline, making it the perfect spot for a leisurely bike ride or a relaxing picnic. And, of course, no trip to East Coast Park is complete without firing up the BBQ and having some tasty grilled eats for picnics. You might even want to consider Marina Barriage with a starstudded view; you would not want to miss it!
P.S. Here are some eateries you should check out at East Coast !
So pack your sunscreen, grab your swimsuit, and get ready for a weekend of fun in the sun!
8) Dive back in time to the museums
With a diverse range of exhibitions and collections, there's something for everyone to enjoy. From the stunning National Gallery Singapore to the immersive Science Centre, you'll have a blast exploring the art, culture, and science on display.
Plus, you'll beat the heat with so many indoor activities while having a great time. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets, and let's hang out at some museums!
The National Museum of Singapore has recently created the first purpose-built dedicated social space for seniors in a local museum!
Credit: Courtesy of the National Museum
Named Reunion, the space opens on 13 April 2023 and will support the museum's initiatives for seniors to encourage meaningful conversations and activities using the museum's collection and exhibition galleries. The space also offers cafes, a music booth, and much more!
If you're looking for something more of an artistic approach, check out the Van Gogh Exhibition! Step into the life of Vincent Van Gogh with a 360º projection mapping digital art gallery. For even more immersion, there's a unique and one-of-a-kind VR experience that lets you travel through 8 works and their source of inspiration in "A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles France".
9) BAAA! Go to a goat farm
Looking for a wild and woolly adventure this long weekend? Look no further than the goat farms in Singapore! Hang out with some of the friendliest and fluffiest creatures around and experience the thrill of feeding and petting these adorable animals up close. With plenty of space to roam and play, the goats are sure to put a smile on your face and a skip in your step.
Plus, you'll learn all about the care and feeding of these fantastic creatures from the knowledgeable farm staff. So pack your bags, grab your sense of adventure, and get ready to have a blast at Hay Dairies in Singapore!
P.S. Looking for other farms in Singapore that are kid-friendly?
10) Unleash your inner F1 driver!
Head to the go-kart tracks in Singapore! Strap on your helmet, rev up your engine and get ready to put the pedal to the metal as you zoom around the track at breakneck speeds. With twists, turns, and hairpin bends, you'll need lightning-fast reflexes and nerves of steel to navigate this thrilling course.
If you're competitive, challenge your friends to a race and see who comes out on top! So come down to the go-karting tracks in Singapore, and let the good times roll!
Those are the 10 things we have for you to do over the long weekend! Did we miss out on your favourite activity?