12 Outdoor Things To Do In Singapore

Published - 25 November 2020, Wednesday

Image Credit: Jewel Changi Airport Facebook Page

Did you know there is an Urban Rooftop farm at Funan? Who said fun can't be free? Expat Choice adds to the ever growing list of activities to enjoy in Singapore, and yes - without the admission fee, except the grab or MRT commute. So, go ahead, thank us already....



Image Credit: Geocaching Singapore Facebook Page

If you loved treasure hunt as a kid, Geocaching is the adult version of it and the containers are hidden all around the globe. Download the app and get going because Singapore has more than 700 of them.


w. www.geocaching.com/play

s. www.facebook.com/geocaching


Take The Bus

Image Credit: Singapore Buses Facebook Page

Walking might be the best way to explore Singapore but taking a bus lets you enjoy its scenic beauty like those of the parks, Marina Bay and artsy buildings. We recommend Bus No. 36 and 117.


a. 205 Braddell Road Singapore, Singapore 579701

e. [email protected]

t. +65 1800 287 2727

w. www.sbstransit.com.sg/

s. www.facebook.com/sbstransitltd/


Esplanade Roof Terrace

Image Credit: Esplanade Website

While it's irresistible to stop yourself from checking out the theatre going on at Esplanade, do take some time to hang out on the beautiful terrace. There’s greenery everywhere contrasting the imperial domes and it offers a splendid view of Marina Bay.


a. 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802

e. [email protected]

t. +65 6828 8377

w. www.esplanade.com/venue-hire/outdoor-spaces

s. www.facebook.com/EsplanadeSG


Urban Rooftop Farm at Funan

Image Credit: Funan SG Facebook Page

Speaking of rooftops, the one at Funan Mall is worth a visit. Full of microgreens, mushrooms and many other farm greens, this urban farm terrace also features an aquaculture tank.


a. 107 North Bridge Road Singapore, Singapore 179105

e. [email protected]

w. www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/funan/en.html?

s. www.facebook.com/FunanSG/


Pulau Ubin

Image Credit: NParks Website

Spend an entire weekend spending time at the shore of Pulau Ubin camping up through the night and spending time exploring the wetland and bike trail during the day.


a. Pulau Ubin, Open Lawn (Chek Jawa Visitor Centre)

w. www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-an


Design Orchard

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Escape the hullabaloo of the mall and head straight to the roof at Design Orchard and lounge on a chair under a parasol and take in the views of the city.


a. 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905

e. [email protected]

t. +65 6513 1743

w. www.designorchard.sg/

s. www.facebook.com/shopdesignorchar


Architecture in Katong

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Bathe in the colours of the vibrant shops and houses of Katong, painted in beautiful hues and reflecting Peranakan architecture and visit the resplendent temples and churches in the vicinity.


a. Katong District


Old Changi Hospital

Image Credit: Singapore Land Authority Facebook Page

If you love visiting spooky places, the abandoned Old Changi Hospital with its eerie vibe and reports of paranormal sightings is the place to be. Considered one of the most haunted places on the island, this hospital was once a torture place for British prisoners.


a. 24 Halton Road, Singapore 506997, Singapore


Freegan in Singapore

Image Credit: Freegan In Singapore Facebook Page

Don’t believe in consumerism and want to reduce wastage? Join freegans just like you as they are so many of them in Singapore. Simply join them on their Facebook page ‘Freegan in Singapore’ and get started.


a. Singapore

s. www.facebook.com/groups/freeganin


Gardens by the Bay

Video Credit: Gardens by the Bay

One of the biggest attractions of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay gives you mesmerising heritage gardens, world of plants, a sun pavilion featuring desert-like landscapes and colourful flower dome. A must see!


a. 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

e. [email protected]

t. +65 6420 6848

w. www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

s. www.facebook.com/gardensbythebay/


HSBC Rain Vortex

Image Credit: Jewel Changi Airport Facebook Page

Feast your eyes on a gushing 40 metres high indoor waterfall, the tallest of its kind at HSBC Rain Vortex. Watch it in the day and in the night as lights come on and an engaging light-and-sound show can be enjoyed.


a. 78 Airport Boulevard Singapore, Singapore 819666

e. [email protected]

t. +65 6956 9898

w. www.jewelchangiairport.com/en/attractions/rain-vortex.html

s. www.facebook.com/JewelChangiAirport


Haw Par Villa

Image Credit: Haw Par Villa Facebook Page

Step into this amazing Asian cultural park featuring magnificent statues and dioramas from the Chinese mythology. Enjoy the Ten Courts of Hell where you can feast your eyes on gruesome scenes of hell from Chinese and Buddhist mythology.


a. 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628

e. [email protected]

t. +65 6773 0103

w. www.hawparvilla.sg/

s. www.facebook.com/hawparvilla.sg/

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HSBC Rain Vortex

RATED 8 / 8
Spectacular by day,

Flowing 40 meters down to the basement, the mighty cascade will mesmerize you as the sunlight catches the spray.

Stunning by night,

When the sky outside darkens, the continuous pour of the HSBC Rain Vortex takes on a mystic splendor.

Come nightfall, the sheet of water becomes a screen on which a light-and-sound show is projected.

Relax at one of the many vantage points surrounding it and enjoy the show,

Esplanade Roof Terrace

RATED 8 / 8
The Roof Terrace can also be transformed into an event space for product launches, fashion shows, dinner receptions and more.

The possibilities are endless.


RATED 8 / 8
SBS Transit is Singapore's largest scheduled bus operator with a 61% share of the market.

With a fleet of more than 3,400 buses, it operates more than 220 bus services.