So you’ve lived in Singapore for two years and life is starting to become a little boring. You’ve visited every mall, strolled along Orchard Road a million times, and seen Gardens by the Bay. In this blog, we tell you about fun activities in Singapore.
Food is not as inexpensive as it is in the rest of Southeast Asia, but it is still affordable if you stick to hawker centers and food courts. Public transportation via the MRT and buses is also available. There are also more public gardens and parks than you may think. Is there anything enjoyable, inexpensive, or free?
Fun Activities in Singapore
Weekend activities in Singapore
This weekend, May 13-16, 2022, is another long public holiday weekend. On Monday, May 16, 2022, it is Vesak Day. If your family is Buddhist or Taoist, you may be too preoccupied with prayers to eat meat. If you are not, you should bring your child to observe these prayers and learn about the religious significance of the day.
Thekchen Choling Temple’s Vesak Day Animal Blessings and Prayer Ceremony
Pet blessing, rehoming, and prayer ceremonies organized by Tibetan Buddhist temples and Catholic churches were once popular events. While these activities were cancelled in the previous two years, the first of these pet blessing events will be held this Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Thekchen Choling temple. Monks will pray over your pets to help them earn more good qualities in their life.
You can simply arrive early to queue for the blessings and then make contributions to the temple. Remember to be a responsible pet owner and keep an eye on your pet, or even avoid going if your pet has anxiety or stress issues.
Ceremonies for Bathing the Buddha on Vesak Day
There are various Vesak Day events for Buddhist and Taoist families to attend, such as this Bathing Buddha and Three Steps One Bow Vesak Day event sponsored by the Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre at 39 Lorong 12 Geylang. The events last 2 to 3 hours and could be an excellent family outing if your parents are religious.
Dates: May 8–15, 2022
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fun Activities in Singapore
Activities for Adrenaline Junkies
There are lots of things in Singapore for adrenaline addicts searching for some action and thrill. We’ve skipped the usual tourist traps like Universal Studios Singapore (USS), Adventure Cove, and the Sentosa Luge. Instead, consider the following innovative and exciting outdoor activities:
East Coast Park Glamping
Does a weekend out get any more thrilling than sleeping in a tent to the envy of passersby at ECP? The glamping package costs $260 for two people and includes the minimal necessities: a tent, bed, and pillows. You will need to obtain a camping permit, as well as your own toilet access and toiletries, as well as your own food and beverages. You may sleep up to 6 people in your tent, so it’s a perfect spot to catch up with your friends for the day before sleeping through the night and checking out at 10/11 am. Other similar glamping experiences are available at Changi Coast Walk (in front of Changi Village) for $300 for up to 5 people, and glamping for $330 at Pasir Ris Park.
Experience Singapore’s coasts in a new light by paddling around the island. A kayaking excursion along the northern coastline and through mangroves ($95 for 3 hours), a kayak and cycling tour around Pulau Ubin ($205 for 8 hours), and a Sentosa to Lazarus Island kayaking expedition ($80 for 2.5 hours) are all available.
Visit Lazarus Island
Tired of Coney Island? Visit Lazarus Island. Visit Lazarus Island to get your fill of nature. Picnic, roll around in the white sands and soak up the sun and water on Lazarus Island’s calm and secluded beaches. Then, stroll across to St. John’s Island to explore the area before boarding a ferry back to Singapore. To get to Lazarus Island, take a $15 ferry ride from Marina South Pier (in Marina Bay) via Marina South Ferries. You’ll dock on Lazarus Island, but you’ll need to cross a bridge to St. John Island to get to the ferry port in time for the return trip. Island Cruise also takes you to St. John Island from Marina South for $15 per person. Alternatively, take the ferry from Sentosa Cove to Lazarus Island for $20 per person.