Things to see and do
Singapore's only ice skating rink can be found at this entertainment complex on the east coast. Two hours of ice time costs S$14 for adults and S$12 for kids plus another S$3.50 for skate rental — bring your own socks. A bowling alley and cinema round out the fun and it's a great place to spend a ... read more
As a tiny island nation surrounded by sea water, one of Singapore's biggest challenges is providing fresh drinking water for its growing population of some six million people. Traditionally this has been achieved by importing water from Malaysia, but 30 years of water purification research have ... read more
The Geylang Serai market is located in a very Malay neighbourhood and it shows in every aspect, from the market's architecture to the goods for sale — Halal meats, sun-dried fish, fragrant spices, colourful songket fabrics and a hawker centre specialising in Malaysian food. Recent renovations ... read more
For a flat price of S$16 for adults and S$11 for children you get unlimited access to the wave pool, Shiok River tube ride and the waterslides. Adrenaline junkies will love the twisting, turning Waterworks flume ride and Ular-lah raft slide that's as bumpy as any white water rapids. Wild Wild Wet ... read more
The swampy mangroves are home to crabs and mudskippers — fish that can breathe air — and there's a three-storey observation tower for birdwatching. However, the biggest draw is the huge (and free) playground with slides, swings and rope courses.
Old photos, POW diaries and relics like "banana money" are displayed in the air-con gallery alongside a salvaged chunk of the original prison wall. The Changi quilt and murals — inspirational art created by POWs during their imprisonment — can be seen inside the chapel. The ... read more
The island is a refuge for nature lovers and nature itself with hornbills, wild boars, pythons, monkeys, civet cats and thousands of unique aquatic creatures at Chek Jawa wetlands. Most visitors get around the island by bicycle which can be rented at shops near the jetty. Pulau Ubin is free of ... read more
There are fewer ships here than East Coast Park so the water is likely cleaner, but you still see more people jogging than swimming.
Get some take-away from Changi Village hawker centre for an impromptu picnic on the beach.
The massive oil tankers in the distance deter most people from swimming, but the park is still packed on weekends when hordes of people come to enjoy the fresh air and fresh seafood from the beachside restaurants. Family-friendly activities like bowling, golfing and water skiing have popped up ... read more
It's possible to hike through the forest to the top of Mt Faber using one of the eight marked trails, though most people opt for a taxi or the weekend shuttle bus from Harbourfront MRT.
The top of Mt Faber is also the end point for the Sentosa cable car.
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