With Malaysia’s travel borders opening up and the relaxation of the procedures and testing requirements between Malaysia and Singapore, travelling down South is back on the books. Since the pandemic, Singapore has launched various new attractions, from immersive museums to outdoor activities like water biking and go-karting that are just waiting to be experienced!
Here are eight newly-opened attractions and activities that you can put on your must-see and do list on your first trip over to Singapore!
Dangle your feet and experience the 360° view of Sentosa at SkyHelix. This open-air gondola will get you front row seats to a panoramic view of Sentosa and the surrounding waterfront from 35M above the ground. Each ride lasts 12 minutes, including two minutes of ascent and descent and 10 minutes at the peak, where the gondola will also slowly rotate for you to enjoy a bird’s eye view of your surroundings. So kick back, relax, and sip on some drinks while you enjoy the ride. Good news is, unlike roller coasters, phones are allowed onboard, so you can capture as many photos as your wish for the ‘gram. W mountfaberleisure.com
Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall
Fulfil your fantasy about frolicking about a bell tower in a gothic cathedral at Victoria Theater & Concert Hall, and take in views of the island city from a different perspective. Explore the building’s history, architecture and new installations as you learn more about the Clock Tower itself, leaving you with a newfound appreciation of the building for more than its pretty neo-classical facade. Throw on comfortable walking shoes as the climb to the top of the 54-metre Clock Tower is not an easy feat – expect steep climbs and two cat ladders. W vtvch.com
If you’re looking for something outdoorsy to do with your loved ones, the Kingfisher Wetlands at Gardens by the Bay has just recently opened its doors. It’s a 15,000 SQM reserve home to over 200 native mangrove trees such as the Upriver Orange Mangrove and Firefly Mangrove. Not only that, it’s also a designated spot for bird-watchers, nature photographers, and just about anyone and everyone looking for a leisurely time amongst nature. With tons of waterfalls, lalang fields and even sculptures, this spot is also great for capturing perfect moments. W gardensbythebay.com
Museum of Ice Cream
The widely anticipated Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC), an ice cream wonderland filled with pink happiness and magic sprinkles, is finally in Singapore. It’s the iconic US-based attraction’s first international venture. Be transported into a surreal world of scrumptious sights, sweet sounds, tasty treats and entertaining play across its 14 multi-sensory installations, where you may discover your inner Picasso, jam to oldies at their jukebox, and enjoy unlimited servings of delicious ice cream treats reinvented with a local Singaporean twist. There are flavours such as Pulut Hitam Potong ice cream, Lemon Bliss Balls, Apple Pie Soft Serve, Lychee Bandung and Taro Milk Tea ice cream sandwiches, as well as unique flavours like the Pina Colada ice cream. If you love whimsical and brightly coloured IG-worthy backdrops, it also makes the perfect place to get that #OOTD! W museumoficecream.com
Tropical Montane Orchidetum
For all the nature lovers who can’t wait to be disconnected from the online world and escape into nature, there’s a new spot in Singapore to head to – the Tropical Montane Orchidetum, at the National Orchid Garden with the Singapore Botanic Gardens! Besides trails with flourishing flowers and gorgeous greenery, there’s an air-conditioned glasshouse called the Sembcorp Cool House to keep you cool as a cucumber from the humid weather! It’s also a romantic date spot to chill and relax while you sightsee over 1,000 species of orchids and hybrids as well as other flowers and ferns. W nparks.gov.sg
Enjoy the wind blowing through your hair while you traverse on and off Singapore’s beaten paths on water with Waterbike Singapore, all while cycling on a water bike! It is a great family-friendly activity for a leisure joy ride without getting wet. And if you are a fitness enthusiast looking for a new sport or just looking to bring your date on a fun new experience, Waterbike Singapore might just be the fresh thrill you are looking for. W waterbike.sg
Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies can fuel their need for speed at Singapore’s KF1 Karting Circuit and have a friendly yet competitive race with one another. Without the need for a driver’s license, racers as young as nine years old can opt for novice level karting sessions and race up to a speed of 30km/h. Suitable for amateurs and professionals, you will be able to race without being under the scorching sun! W kf1karting.com