What To Do in Singapore for Every Type of Traveller
January 12, 2023
Posted by: Hotels G
Ever asked yourself the question - what do I do now that I’m in Singapore? Home to internationally renowned restaurants and some of the world’s most iconic attractions, there’s no shortage of excitement and exploration in this compact city-state. Whether you’re planning a quick getaway or a slightly longer stay, below is a round-up of the places and events to check out on your next trip to Singapore.
For The Ones with FOMO
Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix (15 September – 17 September 2023)
Get the adrenaline pumping and voices cheering at the iconic Formula Singapore Grand Prix 2023, a true experience of the original F1 night race – where all the action takes place under lights at Marina Bay Street Circuit. While this year’s race will be straighter and shorter, due to significant changes to the circuit – but it will certainly not compromise on speed and thrilling action, and let’s not forget the epic slew of live entertainment that follows as well!
For more information and tickets, visit https://singaporegp.sg/en
For The Hardcore Gamers
Also known as the place to be for those who love and appreciate all kinds of gaming – console or board, Play Nation is easily Singapore’s top lifestyle and café chain, offering over 500 titles to play with your friends and family. With hourly packages starting from $12.90++, you and your best mates can get together over friendly competitive rounds – with free-flow drinks and snacks to boot! If you know someone celebrating a birthday, groups of at least 5 can also take advantage of the Group Package, which includes a gaming sesh in a private room, 3 hours of gameplay, birthday party setup, 5 main courses, and more.
For more information and pricing, visit https://playnation.com.sg/
E-Sports Entertainment Asia
Now if you’re a gamer who really takes their passion seriously, and spends most of your time prepping for LoL Tournaments or for your shot at The International – look no further than E-Sports Entertainment Asia (EEA), Singapore’s largest E-Sports Centre since 2019. Aside from being the primary news hub for all things gaming, EEA also holds regular E-Sports competitions and tournaments, with cash prizes up for grabs. If you’re looking to tap into your competitive side, definitely keep your eyes peeled for their latest happenings.
For more information, visit https://esportsasia.net/
For The Shopaholics
Whether you’re looking for the finest brands in the world, or alternative pieces to suit your unique style – there’s no shortage of shopping destinations here in Singapore. One of the most iconics ones being Orchard Road, a 2.5km road that’s home to over 20 shopping malls, featuring various internationally-renowned brands and labels. If you seek local designs, head over to Bugis Street, where you’ll find many quaint, specialty boutiques on Haji Lane and Arab Street. As for shoppers who prefer the finer things in life, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands serves as the largest shopping mall for luxury goods.
At first glance, you would assume Mama Diam would be a traditional mama shop. Upon entering, rather than sundries and convenience items, you step into a modern speakeasy bar and dinner destination that’s decked out in neon lights and modern décor. The menu itself is quite extensive, serving up delectable bites and cocktails inspired by local flavours.
Address: 38 Prinsep St, Singapore 188665
Photo credits: @mamadiam.prinsep
Yat Ka Yan Dessert
Sunny days exploring Singapore always call for a sweet and refreshing treat, and one of the best places to hit up for local treats is Yat Ka Yan Dessert. Made in-house using fresh ingredients, you can easily tuck into classics such as cendol, tang yuan (glutinous rice balls), barley beancurd, durian cendol, ice jellies, and more!
Address: 190 Middle Rd, #02-08 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
Photo credits: @yatkayandessert
For The Cultured Old Souls
Think theatre that gives “ass-kicking” shows. This non-profit theatre company looks to excite, thrill, astonish, and entertain its audiences with challenging, thought-provoking stories that create a significant and lasting impact on the viewer. Definitely head in with an open mind, and get ready to have your mind blown.
For more information, visit https://pangdemonium.com
National Museum of Singapore
Located on Stamford Road, the National Museum of Singapore is the island country’s oldest museum, and a quintessential visit for a day of culture and history. From artistic showcases and digital exhibitions, to children’s programmes and workshops, one can opt to explore on their own or be part of a guided tour to explore what the museum has to offer.
For more information, visit https://www.nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum?sc_lang=en
Address: 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Traditional museums or galleries not really your thing? The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is the place to be, where art and technology play in harmony. A unique and futuristic blend of art, science, and culture, visitors can expect larger-than-life exhibitions and immersive experiences presented in innovative ways. The museum also features its very own “cinema”, its first purpose-built screening room that presents a curation of films all year round.
For more information, visit https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/about.html
Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
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