In case you haven’t heard, you can now play tourist for free (up to S$100 at least) in Singapore with your SingapoRediscover vouchers! If you’ve had your fair share of staycations and visits to the usual tourist attractions, this list is definitely for you.
1. Have a splashing fun time at HydroDash
Singapore’s first ever floating waterpark will delight thrill-seekers with its obstacle courses of varying difficulties. The inflatable playground is the perfect place for you to enjoy the sun, a dip in the sea and bounce off a three-metre-high springboard, all at the same time.
There’s also a kid-friendly course suitable for the little ones to have a bit of fun in the sun. Located at Sentosa, you can also indulge in some island exploration after spending an hour or two at Hydrodash!
2. Experience the next best thing to flying at Changi Experience Studio
If you miss travelling as much as we do, do the next best thing and visit the Changi Experience Studio (CES). Go behind the scenes of Changi Airport and learn how the best airport in the world operates. In fact, you can even challenge yourself by completing the various games to see if you have what it takes to work at the airport - scan and spot prohibited items in cabin bags as an aviation screening officer, show passengers to their taxis as a taxi coordinator and collect airport trolleys like a trolley handler!
You can even work up a sweat at the “Amazing Runway”. The game simulates an actual event that saw Changi Airport close a runway in 2009 for a Porsche to race against the Boeing jet plane!
Who this is for: Aviation enthusiasts (young and old), anyone with wanderlust!
Booking platform: Changi Recommends, Traveloka, Klook, GlobalTix
Website: Changi Experience Studio
Address: Level 4, Jewel Changi Airport
3. Discover hidden gems in Singapore on a bike or on foot
Discover Singapore beyond the usual tourist spots - on a bicycle or on foot!
Bicycle: Choose from a variety of tours that bring you to places like Joo Chiat, Marina Bay and even Pulau Ubin! Enjoy a leisurely half-day ride as the knowledgeable guides from Bike Around Tour bring you around the island and share untold stories along the way.
For those who always wanted to properly explore Pulau Ubin, this is for you. Go on the Pulau Ubin Bike Tour and revel in the flora and fauna of this 1,020-hectare island. If you prefer the concrete jungle, join the Lion City Bike Tour and learn more about Singapore as you explore the CBD area, Chinatown, Little India and more.
On foot: If cycling is not for you, Everyday Tour Company (ETC) has the most unique walking tours around Singapore. From public housing HDB tours to street art and food tours, put your step tracker into overdrive as you unravel the sights, colours and flavours that define our home. The Chinatown Street Art and Street Food walk for one, will unravel stories of shops and business that have withstood the test of time.
Who this is for: Leisure cyclists, couples, families
Booking platform: Bike Around Tour - Klook, GlobalTix, Everyday Tour Company - GlobalTix
Website: Bike Around Tour Singapore & Everyday Tour Company
Address: Various locations
4. Hop onboard the Royal Albatross
Here’s your chance to sail into the sunset and unleash the billionaire in you onboard the luxurious Royal Albatross. You know you’ve stumbled upon something good when the four masts onboard are given their own names - Beautiful, Sailing, Auspicious and Ship.
Go on a unique sailing experience onboard Singapore's only luxury Tall Ship and catch the beautiful sunset or watch the city light up with your significant other.
As an added bonus, you’ll also get to enjoy great food and free flow soft drinks onboard while enjoying fabulous views of the seas!
5. Bruise some egos at the NERF Action Xperience
Step into the arena at Marina Square and scale high terrains while blasting your family and friends with NERF guns!
Spanning 18,000 square feet, the giant playground for both adults and kids is packed with multiple-themed activity zones with ropes, walls and obstacle courses to get your adrenalin pumping.
If you feel bad letting loose on friends and family, there is an option for you to blast the NERF fun pellets at digital zombie targets too!
6. Escape reality with Headrock VR
If you’re looking for more “extreme” adventures, Singapore’s first Virtual Reality (VR) theme park is the way to go. With VR sets, along with weapon props and harnesses, you can swing through jungles like Tarzan, shoot arrows like Robin Hood or play Spiderman as you jump from building to building in a city.
Other thematic games let you raft through the choppy waters of a jungle, brave through blizzards on a sleigh led by bounding huskies and even dive into an erupting volcano.
With 11 attractions at different levels of intensity for beginners to thrill-seekers, you will definitely find something you’ll enjoy.
7. Spend a day at the crown Jewel of Singapore
After taking that mandatory Instagram story of the tallest indoor waterfall in the world, it’s time to check out the impressive 14,000sqm park situated at topmost level of Jewel Changi Airport!
Apart from being an oasis of peace with lush greenery and beautiful gardens, the Canopy Park offers plenty of fun activities for everyone as well. You can get lost in the mirror and hedge mazes, whizz down four magnificently crafted slides, or even reach for the clouds on the 250-metre long giant bouncy Sky Nets.
Even though we all sorely miss the days of travelling around the world, a “Singapoliday” exploring new places and trying out new activities on our sunny island isn’t bad either, especially if you have SingapoRediscover vouchers to spare!
Check out the full list of eligible SingapoRediscover merchants here.