When it comes to leisurely pursuits, Singapore is up there with the best of them.
Excitement comes in all shapes and forms, from the glamorous F1 night race to a tramp round a mangrove swamp. In family-friendly Singapore, activities abound for the young and young at heart, especially during the school holidays. In short, there’s a unique Singapore experience waiting to be discovered, every weekend of the year.
Sentosa is the place for fun-seekers. This giant playground caters to all tastes, with diverse attractions ranging from the natural to the high-tech. Resorts World Sentosa features Asia’s first Universal Studios Theme Park and largest oceanarium.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens offers not only a beautiful space for walks and picnics but also hold regular concerts, exhibitions and botany-related talks. Asia’s first ever children’s garden is also located here, at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden – perfect for introducing the young ones to nature and its wonders. Likewise, Singapore’s 45 other public parks and gardens provide plenty of nature options, from hiking 25m above a forest along the HSBC TreeTop Walk to birdwatching at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The Gardens by the Bay, a series of connected parks around the Marina Bay area, is sprawling, downtown attraction for outdoor lovers.
A comprehensive list of nature-packed facilities and activities can be found here.
At 165m off the ground, the Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. A Moët & Chandon Champagne Flight oozes luxury with breathtaking views of Singapore and even Batam, an Indonesian island across the sea. Fine dining with full butler service in a private capsule is also offered.
Private parties are all the more exclusive when it involves sailing off into the sunset on the il Lido yacht belonging to the top Italian restaurant on Sentosa island. Boat charters for fishing or exploring Singapore’s Southern Islands are also available, and more nautical luxury can be found at every Singapore Yacht Show show held annually in Singapore.
The new highlight of the international racing circuit is Formula 1 - Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix with its unique night races providing an unparalleled experience.
High rollers looking to get in on the action may visit the Marina Bay Sands Casino and the Sentosa Casino, part of Singapore’s lauded integrated resorts.