Top 7 New Attractions in Singapore

Singapore is constantly developing new projects and offering its residents and visitors new attractions to feed on. Here is a quick guide to the newest and freshest must-visit places in Singapore.

1. Trick Eye Museum – Get Ready to Trick Your Eyes

Unlike a traditional museum, here you will be allowed to touch and participate with the artefacts on display!

This museum of optical illusions welcomes its guests to pose with the 2D paintings, hence creating a 3D visual effect. Spread over 800 square meters, this museum has over six themed zones and is the first one outside Seoul, Korea.

Operating hours: 10am – 9pm (daily)
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island Singapore 098269
Getting there: Take monorail from VivoCity shopping mall, HarbourFront MRT Station
Website: www.rwsentosa.com

2. Singapore River Safari – River-Themed Zoo and Aquarium Like You Never Seen Before

Singapore’s River Safari is delicately placed between Singapore Zoo and Night Safari and covers an area of 12 hectares. It encompasses the world’s most iconic rivers and has a number of themed adventures through the property.

You can choose from the river explorations of African Congo, American Mississippi, Indian Ganges, Egyptian Nile, Chinese Yangtze and multi-country Mekong. The park follows a rainforest setting and is believed to home 10 different ecosystems.

The main highlight here are the two Giant Pandas, named Kai Kai and Jia Jia. They are China’s gift to Singapore and live in a climate-controlled bio-dome within the park. You will also see golden pheasants and red pandas moving around in this space.

Operating hours: 9am – 6pm (daily)
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
Getting there: Take bus No. 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT Station
Website: www.riversafari.com.sg

3.  S.E.A Aquarium – Where You Get to See 100,000 Sea Creatures

Marine Life Park in Sentosa - SEA_Aquarium
Have you ever experienced being underwater independent of a scuba diving gear?

The S.E.A Aquarium allows you to enjoy this experience as you walk around 100,000 marine animals over 800 species. The second largest aquarium in the world, this one allows its visitors to get acquainted with manta rays, bottlenose dolphins, Napoleon wrasse and scalloped hammerhead sharks.

Operating hours: 10am – 7pm (daily)
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island Singapore 098269
Getting there: Take monorail from VivoCity shopping mall, HarbourFront MRT Station
Website: www.rwsentosa.com

4. The Futuristic Singapore Sports Hub at Kallang

The Singapore Sports Hub is a 35 hectare property that aims to give the people of this island nation a complete, integral experience of lifestyle, sports and entertainment.

This state-of-the-art property has lawn bowl green, a climbing wall, restaurants, a skate park, a sports library, a museum, a beach volleyball court and hard courts.

There is also the Water Sports Centre that allows enthusiasts to rent a kayak or canoe and paddle along the Kallang Basin. The Sports Hub also hosts big events in either of the two stadiums.

Operating hours: 9am – 6pm (weekdays)
Address: 2 Stadium Walk Singapore 397718
Getting there: Located at Stadium MRT Station
Website: www.sportshub.com.sg

5. Adventure Cove Waterpark – Your Wildest Water Fun Begins Here

Adventure Cove Waterpark in Sentosa
Constituting the ‘wet experience’ in Sentosa Island, this water-themed park has safe yet adventurous water slides. The two popular ones are Whirlpool Wash Out and Spiral Wash Out.

Also, be prepared to grab a quick moment at the Riptide Rocket, which is South East Asia’s first hydroelectric coaster with intense drops, twists and turns. If snorkeling is your idea of a leisure activity, you will have a chance to see over 20,000 fishes in varying colours in the Rainbow Reef.

And if you want to relax after a tried day of water adventure, feel free to laze around the Bluwater Bay.

Operating hours: 10am – 6pm (daily)
Address: Take monorail from VivoCity shopping mall, HarbourFront MRT Station
Getting there: 8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island Singapore 098269.
Website: www.rwsentosa.com

6. Take Picture with Mr. Lee Kuan Yew at Madame Tussauds Singapore

Singapore has been blessed by its very own Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. This place needs no introduction and is a favourite amongst adults and children alike.

The wax figures include the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Elvis Presley in music, Queen Elizabeth II in history, Leonardo Di Caprio in A-List, Amitabh Bachchan in Film and Serena Williams in Sports.

The museum also houses a Behind the Scenes section which talks about the history of the place. It also allows you to create a handmade wax memento.

The main feature is probably the boat ride, which is the first ever in a Madame Tussauds Museum across the world. It allows a special preview of Singapore through the forest, the iconic architecture, the F1 circuit and internationally acclaimed Changi Airport.

Operating hours: 10am – 6pm (daily)
Address: 40 Imbiah Road Imbiah Lookout Sentosa Island Singapore 099700
Getting there: Take monorail from VivoCity shopping mall, HarbourFront MRT Station
Website: www.madametussauds.com/Singapore

6. Frozen Tundra – Chill with Polar Bear

Experience Tundra climes amidst the tropical weather of Singapore. The local polar bear, named Inuka is the star of this exhibit.

Equipped to give the visitors a glimpse into the Arctic way of life, Inuka plays and swims in this frozen enclosed spaced. It has been landscaped keeping Inuka’s daily habits in mind. The space is also shared by Boris and Ivana, wolverines brought from Russia and Pom and Poko, the raccoon dogs from Japan.

Operating hours: 8.30am – 6pm (daily)
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
Getting there: Take bus No. 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT Station
Website: www.zoo.com.sg