5 Unique Fun Activities in Singapore
by Redwan Hamzah • September 20, 2019
Singapore is a nation that is small in size but big in surprises found amidst its daily hustle and bustle of city life. Historical shophouses and pre-war buildings blend in with modern architecture and skyscrapers – a visual testament to the fact that while being both cosmopolitan and urban, she is full of traditions that are preserved, upheld and co-existing with one another.
Hawker culture is a big way of life for many here, where a unique combination of space, food and community has evolved into being a microcosm for Singapore’s multi-ethnic society; stalls sell Chinese, Malay, Indian and various other types of dishes all in one location. Once more, this exists in a somewhat parallel fashion with the increasing number of Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Beni, where you’ll find a fusion of Japanese and French Cuisine.
Having a tropical climate also means there are plenty of both indoor and outdoor activities that you can indulge in all year round, so there’s no excuse to say that there’s nothing to do in Singapore! With that being said, let’s take a look a 5 unique fun activities that you could do in Singapore on any given day or weekend!
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If you are looking for a new activity to do that involves the latest technology, HeadRock VR will be your best choice here in Singapore!
This Virtual Reality theme park has been designed for all ages and levels of thrill-seekers, with over 11 different types of rides and games for you to try. These are divided into three different colour zones, with each zone signifying an increase in the level of difficulty and experience compared to the previous zone. HeadRock VR’s digital attractions include competitive video games, an immersive horror room, and even adventures on a skyscraper; a point-and-shoot robot game where you deal with shooting down enemies while hanging cautiously over the edge of tall buildings.
Virtual Reality enables you to experience things that would in all likelihood never happen in your lifetime, all in a fun and safe environment. The ultra HD display-sets will make it seem as if you are literally there, climbing skyscrapers and journeying with dinosaurs. This is definitely one of the Singapore weekend places to go to when you’re looking for fun things to do.
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-38/39, Singapore 098138
Opening Hours: 10AM – 8PM daily. Last admission at 7pm.
Contact: 6963 4609
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If you’re looking for group activities to do with friends and family in Singapore – definitely check out SuperPark, a mega playground originating from Finland.
There are 20 activity stations, divided into three different zones: Adventure Area, for kids and the young at heart, Game Arena for team sports, and Freestyle Hall for activities like skating and gymnastics.
In Adventure Area, the obstacles are kid-friendly, with rides such as Sliding Mountains which have miniature hills and Tube Slide where you’ll find yourself sliding down on a tube tyre. The Game Arena spotlights different sports, with scores being tallied by radars and other digital systems in this zone. Amongst these sports: the Superpinball where you need to kick footballs at different sections of a life-sized pinball board to score points, and Street Basketball, where up to 10 people play at once, split into two teams, with the goal being to score as many shots as you can within one minute. Lastly, in Freestyle Hall, you can find more challenging activities such as skating, scooting, and even gymnastics. This zone comes with no competitive aspect, and is beginner-friendly. Try out the Trampoline Platform, where you can choose to either jump to you heart’s content or leap from one platform to the next higher platform, and the Clip ‘N Climb, if you love rock climbing or have always wanted to try it out.
This is a great activity to do with both friends and family – unleash your inner child as you go from one obstacle to another! This would definitely be a fun day trip for the kids.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, #02-477 Suntec City (North Wing), Singapore 038989
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 9pm, Sat, Sun and PH 9am – 9pm
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You’ve probably heard of smashing things in the Fragment Room… now, as the title suggests: get ready to hurl axes at Singapore’s first indoor axe throwing range!
While the common perception of axes are that they are weapons that can be deadly, here at Axe Factor you will be guided by trained ‘axe-perts’ to throw axes of different sizes in a safe and fun environment. It will almost be as easy as throwing darts!
While this activity could be seen as a potent form of stress-relief, its owners are hoping to build up axe throwing as a proper sport here: there are national competitions held in the US and Canada, with an international World Axe Throwing League that can be streamed through sports networks such as ESPN and TSN.
If you’re looking for fun places to go with friends, look no further! This would be the perfect activity for the weekend for you and your friends as you let go of life’s stresses together.
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-32A/B & 34A/B The Grandstand, Singapore 287994
Opening Hours: Mon – Thur 12pm – 10pm, Fri 12pm – 1am, Sat 10am – 1am, Sun 10am – 10pm
Contact: 8268 9305 / 9799 4523
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Always had a soft-spot for ball pits? Airzone have literally taken it to the next level, with the world’s first suspended net playground!
Experience a similar feeling to zero-gravity as you zoom down giant slides and bounce around enormous inflatable balls, all held up on nets in mid-air. Their sizeable ball pit, with over 50,000 balls, will have you feeling submerged in fun in no time. There is a free-roaming open space area, where you can slow down and have a chat with friends, and also four giant slides that bring you from one level to the next! Hot tip: wear clothes with less friction to enjoy tumultuous (read: most enjoyable) rides!
Airzone is simply breathtaking in how they bring about feelings of familiarity as well as otherworldliness, and you will feel like a worry-free child again as you bounce and slide around. If you’re looking for fun games to play with friends or fun attractions for kids – this would be a good bet.
Address: 108 Kitchener Road, City Square Mall, Level 2 (North Atrium), Singapore 208539
Opening Hours: 10:45am – 9pm daily
Let’s Jam Lah!
Always had rockstar dreams, and aspirations of playing your favourite songs in a band? Don’t have musical experience? Then, Let’s Jam Lah! Is the perfect activity for you (and your friends)!
This is a stress-free and fun-filled activity that will enable up to 8 people to play through a song of their choice, all in 60 minutes! No musical background is required – In-syncsg (the parent company) have devised a system where you can get up and going even if you’ve never played an instrument before!
Choose one song prior to the programme day, either from their massive repertoire list of radio hits and classics, or choose your own! Once that’s done, you will have the chance to play various musical instruments on the day itself, ranging from guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals. This is all done under the guidance of a highly-experienced music instructor, who will ensure the success of the band, in a beautiful music studio located in the heart of town!
Also, for parents having a child that is looking to pick up a musical instrument for the first time, this will be a perfect opportunity for them to try out the various instruments in a fun and encouraging environment!
If you’re looking for things to do with friends, or looking for your next family activity – make sure to try out this exciting new programme as the weekend draws near!