Activities and fun things to do in Singapore! Feeling a bit a bleh with the way 2021 is going? If you need to get out and have fun, there is still a lot going on in Singapore to bring back that happy face. And yes, it means keeping those face masks on and flaunting your vaccination or negative test results, but there are a lot of surprisingly joyful activities at the end of that long tunnel.
We’re talking the coolest multi-sensory installations at Museum of Ice Cream Singapore, art jamming, go-karting, upcoming festivals, and more!
It’s here! The wildly anticipated Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has officially opened its doors to the public at its first international location, 100 Loewen Road. Smack, bang in the heart of Singapore’s historic Dempsey enclave, its grand debut comes three months after the attraction first announced plans to set foot in Singapore.
MOIC Singapore sits on a 60,000 square foot property vibrant with the brand’s signature touch of pink, and all things happy! Think 14 multi-sensory installations, a world of stunning sights, sounds and tasty treats galore.
Want to know what you can expect to see? Discover your inner Picasso at Museum of Modern Ice Cream, race to the latest craze at Marble Run, take a trip overseas to California Dreamin, jam to oldies at our jukebox in Scream’s Diner, and unleash your inner child as you leap to new heights at Inflatable - a pink bouncy you HAVE to get on. Relieve nostalgia in Potong with a treat that’s a blast from the past, and say hello to MOIC’s very own unicorn playground at Playspace!
Wait, there’s more! Make sure to take your time and enjoy the largest MOIC Sprinkle Pool ever created. There’s no such thing as an age limit to enjoy MOIC. From the most Instagrammable backgrounds you’ll find in Singapore city, to limitless fun for the kiddos, you can easily take between 1-2 hours to explore the destination. Rainy day? No problem! MOIC is entirely indoors and air-conditioned, which makes it the perfect destination for days when you can’t head outdoors.
Oh, and you need to keep your masks on at all times, except when you are eating unlimited servings of decadent ice cream treats! These include delicious flavours like Strawberry but also those with a local twist - 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 flavors like Pina Colada ice cream.
Guests can take a trip down memory lane at Playspace, where Chapteh and Five Stones enthusiasts will have their dexterity put to the test. Guests can also put their touches on the National Day Ice Cream Truck at the Craft Room and be introduced to MOIC’s very own Mercone (part Merlion, part ice cream), and enjoy temporary National Day-themed tattoos. Don’t forget to take home some of the unique merchandise created in collaboration with local brands - all available at discounted prices at MOIC’s retail shop. Guests can also enjoy a Singapore Sling Boba Cocktail at the bar, available only for a limited period of time.
MOIC Singapore opens daily from 10am to 11pm every day from Thursday - Sunday. Reservations begin from S$38, and children two years old and under enjoy complimentary entrance. Please read rules of entry based on your vaccination status.
Art Jamming at Spin Paint House
Inspired by spin artists such as Montreal-based Callen Schaub and British artists Swarez and Damien Hirst, create your own masterpiece with the custom-made spin art booths. Get a private booth with a spin painting table that allows you to control the speed and adjust the rotations based on the design you want to create on your canvas. Choose your own paint colours and tools such as pendulums and trapezes that help you create different effects such as waves and splats.
What’s more? Each booth comes with a ring light and phone stand so you can capture your entire process easily and show off your final artwork to the Insta fam. Suitable for all ages, this spin art jamming session is fun and safe for adults and kids alike!
Spin Paint House is open from Wednesdays to Sundays. Make your bookings online.
Here’s one for the motorsport enthusiasts and thrill-seekers! The Karting Arena will soon be opening their second track in Jurong, offering a full-fledged karting experience.
The Karting Arena is Singapore’s only track with electric and brand new BirelArt petroleum-powered karts. Both professional and leisure karters can look forward to racing on a 700-metre long track with 11 technical turns at the new facility. Offering thrills at every turn, there will be ample overtaking opportunities for karters to take on the wider straights while putting their skills to the test as they accelerate out of the corner to hit top speeds. With more room on track, there will also be more speed and exciting grid-starts for group events of up to 30 go-karts on track at any one time.
Don’t worry, it's fun and safe. The track was designed with recommendations from professional race drivers to deliver the most thrilling race experience on track and at the same time adhering to CIK-FIA safety requirements.
The Karting Arena is furnished with facilities including a racers’ and VIP lounge, private garage units, a helmet disinfecting station, race control room, lockers and more. Visitors can enjoy an unobstructed view of the track with an elevated viewing gallery, or choose to host corporate events at the fully-equipped indoor and outdoor event spaces that offers the versatility needed for both small parties and large-scale events.
Other amenities at the venue include d’Arena, an activity hub located onsite for those who need to refuel after a day of fun out on the track. The hub offers a range of recreational and sports facilities as well as an array of food choices.
The Karting Arena at Jurong is available for corporate and private bookings, competitive F1 Grand Prix packages and individuals. Fun Karting rates start from S$25/session for novice (minimum 9 years old and 140cm) and S$35/session for adults. Bookings can be made online.
Surely by now, you know there are so many things you can do on Sentosa island and around its beaches. Now, there are a whole host of new planned activities you can enjoy apart from the usual swimming, picnics and volleyball.
Try ukulele lessons at the Skybridge of SkyPark by AJ Hackett, yoga by the beach, pottery classes on offer, seaside tote bag painting sessions, and even graffiti art where you can unleash your creativity.
There is always something exciting in the offing. Whether they are new resort hotels, new attractions, new dining enclaves and more. Rumour has it that Siloso Point is getting a buzzy new space to house the Trick Eye Museum and HeadRock VR, and along with it will be some exciting new dining options like 4AM Pizza, Slake, and Junglefowl — a cocktail bar.
Through September 2021, 49 exciting prizes featuring Sentosa’s staycation, attraction and dining experiences will be up for grabs, including an ultimate staycation with a private beach dinner at Southernmost Point of Continental Asia.
For more information, please visit https://www.sentosa.com.sg/49birthdaycontest.
Instant noodle lovers, are you ready for a slurping good time? Get ready for the first instant noodle-themed experience playground in Singapore. Spicing up the Rochor Experience, which includes Eatbox and a basement Marketplace, Slurping Good! will open on 24 September 2021 and run till 30 January 2022. Located at Tekka Place, right above Rochor MRT, Slurping Good! will feature 13 interactive spaces over two levels.
Walk through the noodle archway, be greeted by almost any noodle you can dream of and take a journey to find some of the noodles' most important ingredient-companions. Enter interactive rooms filled with murals, installations and games celebrating important ingredients like egg, meat, greens, seafood and cheese and see what goes into making a noodle dish taste oh-so-good!
Don’t forget to pick up official Slurping Good! instant noodle-themed merchandise and be sure to check out a selection of curated retail options featuring local brands. Each visitor will receive a complimentary tote bag containing retail and food vouchers, a pack of Nissin instant noodles as well as instant noodle claw machine tokens where you can stand to win Lazada vouchers worth up to S$50. Don’t forget to capture memorable moments at the Lazada Photobooth too.
Admission to Eatbox is free and will feature flavours from around the region with local twists. Some of these vendors include Sugarush, Butcher The Burger Bar, Soul Good Noodle Bar and Chickata. Marketplace will open daily from 22 September 2021 and will feature a wide variety of creative retail options.
Slurping Good! will open its doors from 24 September 2021 at Tekka Place Annex Building, located right next to Eatbox. Tickets are available at www.slurpinggood.co.
Singapore’s favourite garden and flower show, Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) is back with its complementary show, SGF Horticulture (Hort) Show from 9 to 31 October 2021 with a hybrid programme comprising virtual and physical activities.
The virtual programme includes a variety of talks, workshops as well as the SGF Marketplace so you can shop from the comfort of your home. On-site displays will take place at two locales - Singapore Botanic Gardens from 9 to 17 October 2021 and Jurong Lake Gardens from 23 to 31 October 2021.
Presenting a visual feast for visitors is the return of popular displays and competitions participated by industry players such as the Balcony Gardens competition, which showcases creative possibilities for small spaces, and the Vertical Greenery competition, which showcases innovative vertical garden installations. Three local masterscapers will also be setting up aquascaping displays at the festival. Plant enthusiasts and growers keen to showcase their horticulture skills and prized plants would want to mark their calendars and sign up for the other competitions such as the Horticultural, Orchid, Bonsai and Edibles competitions to vie for medals and challenge cups.
La Clique The Show at Marina Bay Sands
This award-winning cabaret-style show will make its debut at Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands for a limited season, from 22 September to 7 November 2021.
Filled with heart-stopping moments, humour and spellbinding acts, La Clique is a theatrical phenomenon featuring a unique blend of circus, comedy, and contemporary cabaret variety, set to a thrilling live soundtrack. La Clique Singapore will boast an impressive line-up of acts, including acrobatic roller-skating duo The Skating Willers, sword swallower and fire breather Heather Holliday, jaw-dropping acrobat Stephen Williams performing La Clique’s celebrated “Bath Boy” routine, and professional Hula Hoop artist and entertainer Lisa Lottie. These breathtaking talents will be presided over by MC Bernie Dieter, a world-renowned cabaret artist, songwriter and performance artist described by the media as the “undisputed Queen of punk cabaret”.
Buy tickets online.