Welcome to the Go City travel content series where we highlight fun activities at your favourite destinations around the world.
Planning a fun activity for your bae in Singapore? We feel you. Singapore may be a tiny island, but it's jam-packed with fun activities if you know where to look. Whether planning a wedding anniversary, birthday party, or just looking to spend quality time with your other half, you don't need to rack your brains to come up with the best activity to do as we're here for you.
Here's a list of fun things to do and romantic date night ideas in Singapore where you can indulge in couple-y things together to spice up your life. And to maximise your savings, let's look at the two types of passes available on Go City Singapore, and pick the right offering based on the activities you'd like to do.
Best things to do in Singapore: Fun activities
1. Gardens by the Bay: Flower Dome & Cloud Forest ft. Avatar Experience
Are you fans of James Cameron's Avatar film? This immersive experience allows you to experience five different 'zones': connect with bioluminescent environments, mystical creatures, flora, and more. Enjoy exciting installations throughout the venue and enjoy artistic representations of the 'Ilu', a new marine creature from the film Avatar: The Way of Water.
2. Universal Studios Singapore
Visit Universal Studios Singapore for a fun day out for all. With rollercoasters, rides, shows, and meet and greets, there’s something for everyone. Some of the best rides you should try: Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, and Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon.
3. Raffles Courtyard and Long Bar Experience
The charming Long Bar at Raffles originated in the early 1900s when it was known as the ‘Rendezvous of Planters.’ Dress up, and take your other half to Long Bar, located within the charming Raffles hotel, where you can savour Singapore’s national drink, the ‘Singapore Sling.’ The Go City pass includes one complimentary Singapore Sling cocktail and 15% discount at Raffles Courtyard, 90-minute treatment at the Raffles Spa, Raffles Boutique and Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse.
4. Madame Tussauds Singapore (5-in-1 experience)
Meet your favourite stars from Hollywood, Bollywood, TV, sports, and more at Madame Tussauds Singapore. This 5-in-1 experience comes free with your pass. Experiences include:
Madame Tussauds Singapore: Enjoy snapping selfies with Taylor Swift, David Beckham, and Nicole Kidman at Madame Tussauds' main exhibit.
Images of Singapore: Explore the history of Singapore at this thrilling, actor-led show.
Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride: This multi-sensory boat ride is a real highlight, which takes you on a journey through Singapore's rich culture.
Marvel 4D Experience: Get up close to your favourite Marvel characters and embrace your inner superhero!
Ultimate Film Star Experience: Sing and dance alongside top Bollywood stars.
5. Nature Kayaking Adventure at Pulau Ubin, Singapore
Pulau Ubin is located just off Singapore's northeastern coast and is famous for its traditional way of life. You'll feel like you've stepped back in time when you arrive here; it's known locally as one of Singapore's last remaining villages.
Explore the coast of Pulau Ubin and Pulau Ketam on this four and half-hour kayak tour and learn all about this fascinating ecosystem from your expert guide.
6. Authentic Tea Appreciation Experience at Tea Chapter
Tea Chapter is the largest and oldest teahouse in Singapore. Behind the restored facade of this three-story shophouse is a cosy haven of ornate Chinese architecture, elegant Eastern furnishings, carefully curated artworks and traditional Chinese classical music. Sit back, relax, and taste Tea Chapter’s signature Imperial Golden Cassia tea.
7. National Gallery Singapore
Situated at the birthplace of modern Singapore and in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments — City Hall and the former Supreme Court — that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting 64,000-square-metre venue.
Explore two exhibitions here, namely "Siapa Nama Kamu?" (What is your name?), an inaugural exhibition that invites you to consider how art may relate to issues of self and community and what it means to look at Singapore through its art; and ‘Between Declarations and Dreams’, which houses over 300 Southeast Asian artworks.
8. Sentosa 4D AdventureLand
With this cool activity in Singapore, heighten your sight, sound, scent, and sensation senses.
The Sentosa 4D AdventureLand is an exciting theme park located on Sentosa Island. Choose two of the four diverse rides on offer: what will it be, a mysterious island, the Wild West, an old mine, or a fantasy land?
9. Marina Bay Night Bicycle Tour by Let's Go Tour
Singapore’s Marina Bay is well-known for its stunning opulence and scenic daytime views. But did you know the Bay at dusk provides the most breathtaking panoramas? See them during a two-hour Marina Bay Night Bicycle Tour by Let's Go Tour.
10. Tiger Brewery Tour
Learn everything there is to know about Singapore’s famous beer at the official Tiger Brewery.
Your comprehensive one-hour tour will take you behind the scenes of the Tiger Beer brewing process – from milling the malt to packaging. Learn every production stage and learn plenty of little-known facts along the way.
At the end of the tour, you’ll get the chance to try your hand at pouring the perfect pint of draught beer. You’ll then be taken to the Tiger Tavern for a beer appreciation session, where you’ll get to taste some fresh, locally-brewed beers for free.
11. Virtual Reality Fighter Jet Experience
Explore the virtual skies with this fun VR fighter jet experience. From the Grand Canyon to the Golden Gate Bridge, you can swoop past some of the US's top landmarks and see what it's like to be a pilot aboard one of these exciting aircraft.
Before you start, your experienced instructor will get you buckled up and settled in your ejection seat, before showing you how to use the controls and headset. They'll show you how to take off and the basics of your flight before leaving you to explore the virtual skies, perform impressive loops, and channel your inner Top Gun.
12. Trickeye @ Southside Singapore
Head underwater, slay dragons, or relax in nature as the Trickeye Museum weaves optical illusion together with augmented reality technology to create mind-bending fun exhibits with plenty of picture-perfect opportunities. Some of the highlights include: The Eco Garden, AR Trickeye, Rainbow Garden and Aqua Trickeye.
13. Asian Civilisations Museum
Take a trip back in time and learn all about the historic connections between Asian cultures.
Discover the Tang Shipwreck of 830 AD and see all the ancient artefacts found within the ruins. Our galleries cover the grand religions of India – Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, as well as Islamic Art, Christian Art, and ancestral and ritualistic beliefs of traditional societies.
14. Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Visit the Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall to learn all about the ‘Father of the Nation’ of the Republic of China. Walk around the site where Dr. Sun planned uprisings as you discover Singapore’s role in the 1911 revolution, which saw the end of China’s autocracy.
15. Indian Heritage Centre
Located in the heart of Little India Heritage District, this brand-new, four-story Heritage Center is where you’ll learn all about Indian and South Asian history.
Make your way through the themed galleries, chronologically arranged and filled with artefacts and interactive displays to discover. There’s also a special exhibition gallery and educational and activity spaces to explore.
16. Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus: Discover Tour
The best way to discover Singapore without sweating buckets is via the open-top Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus. Explore the city with 2 tours and enjoy views of the city’s most famous landmarks. Hop aboard at any stop and take in the views as you tour around the city.
17. National Gallery Singapore
One of my favourite landmarks in Singapore is the National Gallery Singapore, a gallery Gallery that's been housed in two national monuments—City Hall and former Supreme Court—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting 64,000 square metre venue. Experience Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art here, and if you're famished, pop by three Michelin-starred Odette or Peranakan restaurant National Kitchen by Violet Oon.
Types of Go City passes
There are two types of passes that you can choose from:
1. All-Inclusive Passes
Go City's famous All-Inclusive passes allow customers to visit as many attractions in a destination for one fixed price, delivering incredible savings, choice, inspiration, and ease.
Each All-Inclusive Pass is subject to a purse value based on the pass's duration. The purse value is the maximum amount you can use based on the standard gate price for each attraction. For example, in the 6-day adult All-Inclusive Pass, you can visit as many attractions up to S$519.
See below for purse values for each pass:
2-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult S$274 / child S$219
3-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult S$389 / child S$299
4-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult S$444 / child S$384
5-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult S$489 / child S$389
2. Explorer Pass
And for those who are more selective, there's the Explorer Pass. With this pass, you can select how many attractions you wish to visit, and you'll have 60 days to do so. Plus, there's no need to decide which ones you'll visit before you purchase, so you can still keep your plans flexible.
Each Explorer Pass is subject to a purse value based on the pass's duration. The purse value is the maximum amount you can use based on the standard gate price for each attraction. For example, with a 6-choice adult Explorer Pass, you can visit six attractions for up to S$219.
Here's a breakdown of the purse value for each pass:
2-choice Explorer Pass: adult S$84 / child S$69
3-choice Explorer Pass: adult S$109 / child S$89
4-choice Explorer Pass: adult S$134 / child S$114
5-choice Explorer Pass: adult S$169 / child S$134
6-choice Explorer Pass: adult S$219 / child S$159
7-choice Explorer Pass: adult S$224 / child S$179
Plus, with the Go City app, you'll have all the information you need at your fingertips. We're talking about attractions information, suggested itineraries, a handy map, and more!
How to start using the pass
First, choose the All-Inclusive Pass or the Explorer Pass and make your purchase. The confirmation email will be sent to you. Download the Go City app. You can then use your order confirmation number to add your pass to your phone. Not a fan of apps? You can also print your pass at home using the link in your confirmation email.
This content was produced in partnership with Go City.