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  • Kallang Leisure Park
    3.5 stars

    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

  • NEWater Visitor Centre
    3 stars

    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

  • Geylang Serai Market
    4 stars

    It wasn't long ago that all Singaporeans did their daily shopping in markets exactly like this. 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, ... read more

  • Wild Wild Wet
    4 stars

    Whether you're travelling with the kids or just desperate to cool off, Wild Wild Wet water park makes a fun day trip into Eastern Singapore. 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 ... read more

  • Pasir Ris Park
    3.5 stars

    This beachside park is equally popular for its fauna and family-friendly activities. 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 ... read more

  • The Changi Museum & Chapel
    4 stars

    Singapore's infamous Changi POW Prison was demolished long ago, but this museum and replica of the prison chapel serve as a reminder of the suffering during World War II and Japanese occupation. Old photos, POW diaries and relics like "banana money" are displayed in the air-con gallery alongside a ... read more

  • Pulau Ubin
    4 stars

    It's just a five-minute bumboat ride away, but Pulau Ubin's rocky beaches and mangrove forests feel the proverbial world away from the city. 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 ... read more

  • Changi Beach Park
    3.5 stars

    Near the jetty to Pulau Ubin, this coastal park has pristine white sand and swaying palm trees. 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 ... read more

  • East Coast Park
    3.5 stars

    Stretching more than 15 kilometres along Singapore's east coast, this is a great spot for a bike ride or a really long walk. 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 ... read more

  • Mt Faber
    4 stars

    Ascend Singapore's second highest hill for panoramic views and elegant dining at the Jewelbox. 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 ... read more

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