8 new attractions in Singapore to visit for an immersive experience
Since the pandemic, Singapore added a host of must-see attractions and activities that are well worth exploring. We are talking about virtual reality galleries, karting, exhibition houses that simulate the experience of climbing through rainforest treetops, and more!
Without further ado, here are eight new attractions in Singapore to bookmark for your next visit! Or if you’re a local then there’s no better time than now to see more of what the Little Red Dot has to offer.
Scenic new city and nature attractions in Singapore
1. Kingfisher Wetlands
Looking for refuge away from the busy city? The perfect place to catch your breath of the city is the new Kingfisher Wetlands to world renown Gardens by the Bay. It is a 15,000 square meter reserve that is home to more than 130 species of birds and 200 native mangroves such as the firefly mangrove and the orange mangrove upstream.
Impressively, the Kingfisher Wetlands are home to almost a third of all bird species found in Singapore! In fact, its name is an ode to the nine species of Singapore kingfishers that can be found at its location. You may even spot the elusive Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, as well as animals like the Malayan Water Monitor and Smooth-Coated Otter.
Capture the gentle peace of nature amid serene waterfalls, lalang fields and sculptures at this unique sanctuary.
2. Tropical mountain orchid
Let yourself be seduced by the tropical forest at the new Tropical montane orchid! It is located on the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – Singapore Botanic Gardens – and features trails with blooming flowers and beautiful greenery.
the Sembcorp Cool House Features over 1,000 species of orchids and hybrids, including Singapore’s national flower: the Vanda Miss Joaquim! The air-conditioned environment also provides the perfect escape from the sweltering heat.
It is the ideal place for family outings and romantic dates while strolling on the sumptuous flower and wildlife paths.
3. SkyHelix Sentosa
If you are looking for front row seats for the best view of the city, SkyHelix Sentosa offers a 360 degree view of Sentosa and the surrounding waterfront by open-air gondola!
The SkyHelix only takes two minutes to ascend and descend. At its peak, you will be suspended 35 meters above the ground. The gondola will then slowly rotate for 10 minutes, giving you an incredible bird’s eye view of your surroundings.
The good news for visitors is that phones are allowed on board, so enjoy the Instagram-worthy city views at your leisure.
4. Clock Tower at Victoria Theater & Concert Hall
First built in 1862, Victoria Theater and Concert Hall East The second oldest building in Singapore! It attracts visitors with its steeped history, youtimeless and impressive neo-classical façade 54 meters high Clock tower.
Luckily, visitors won’t have to admire the clock tower from afar as it is open to visitors on certain dates. The 60-minute Clock Tower Tour offers insight into the inner workings of the tower’s five bells. These bells have been ringing the Westminster carillon, made popular by Big Ben in London, since its construction in 1905!
Once you reach the top, gaze at the tower’s five bells and feel the reverberation in your chest as they ring. Soak up the atmosphere while admiring the town and surroundings Singapore River.
Two last tips: first, come with comfortable and closed walking shoes. Second, check the weather forecast before going down, as the top floor will be closed when it rains.
New immersive art attractions in Singapore
5. Spacewalkers at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore
For dreamers with their heads in the clouds, space walkers to ArtScience Museum is the virtual reality (VR) gallery you’ve been waiting for! It invites visitors to immerse themselves in works of art exploring life beyond Earth.
Spacewalkers features two exhilarating VR illustrations: 1st step – From the Earth to the Moonand 2nd stage – From the Moon to Mars and beyond. Both debuted in the first-ever expanded section of the 2020 Venice Film Festival!
Using exclusive archived recordings and footage from NASA’s Apollo missions, Spacewalkers offers visitors the opportunity to experience space through the eyes of astronauts who have traveled to and from Apollo. This exclusive preview has been carefully incorporated into VR artwork by some from the world’s most renowned artists, museums and film festivals to create a more realistic experience as a human on the moon.
6. Singapore Ice Cream Museum
Fulfill your wildest childhood and sweet tooth fantasies at Ice Museum! Originally from the United States, he made his first international adventure in Singapore in 2021. You will be transported to a world of sweets and delights through 14 multi-sensory installations!
Take the perfect Instagram photos with its vibrant colors and activities or tap into your inner artist and listen to some classics on their jukebox. You can do it while enjoying unlimited servings of delicious flavors reinvented with a local twist: Pina Colada ice cream and Pulut Hitam Potong; Lemon Bliss Balls, Apple Pie Soft Serve, Lychee Bandung and Taro Milk Tea ice cream sandwiches.
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New attractions for adrenaline junkies in Singapore
7. Singapore’s largest F1-inspired go-kart circuit
This is an activity for adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers in Singapore. Visitors can participate in a friendly race inside KF1 Karting circuitwho boasts a length of 750 meters and 16 bends!
A glance at the course can raise security concerns. Fear not, safety measures are strictly in place to ensure a smooth ride for all karters. There are novice and advanced levels so karters can choose whichever suits them best. Novice level kart sessions have a speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour. Conversely, advanced level sessions have a speed limit of 50 kilometers per hour. To drive at the novice level, a driver’s license is not required, so children as young as nine can go kart! However, note that there is a minimum height requirement of 140cm.
Put your foot in the stirrup for a friendly race with friends or for a unique family outing.
8. Singapore’s First Water Bike Adventure
Experience this new thrill and be the first to ride a bike on water with Water Bike Singapore! The water bike is a real bike mounted on two floats to make “cycling” on the water possible. The bike has a lightweight frame, allowing riders to glide over water at speeds of up to 15 kilometers per hour. The ultimate family experience, they say it’s so easy to pick up that a seven-year-old or 70-year-old could roll easily!
Sail without having a single drop of water on you and enjoy the wind blowing through your hair!
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Information and photos taken from a press release issued by the Singapore Tourism Board.