Top 10 Things To Do On A Sunny Day In Singapore

The Garden City is jam-packed with amazing things to do outdoors. If you’re looking for thrills, adventure and a little more than shopping and sipping Singapore Slings, there’s so much to do. Here’s our guide to the top 10 things to do on a sunny day in Singapore.

Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East

Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East

To beat the heat, is there a better thing to do on a sunny day in Singapore than an awesome water park? Opened in 2004, Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East is one of the city’s best family-friendly attractions and be prepared for spectacular slides, lolloping lazy rivers and wonderful wave pools!

Wild Wild Wet is perfect for kids of all ages and safety is their number one priority. Free lifejackets are available to all, as are inflatable floats that have been designed specifically to work with each ride and the lifeguards have undergone international-standard training so you are fee to have a splashing time!

There are eight awesome rides including the hair-raising three-storey Half-Pipe and Wild Wild Wet is definitely one of the best family attractions in Singapore.

MegaZip Adventure Park at Sentosa Island

MegaZip Adventure Park at Sentosa Island

The most extreme zip wires in Asia? Check. Awesome treetop obstacle courses? Check.  Fantastic freefall parachute jumps? Check. Monster climbing walls? Check. If you’re a serious thrill seeker looking for an adrenaline rush, MegaZip Adventure Park is the place for you!

There are five incredible adventures to be had – MegaZip, a 450m zip wire speeding along the canopy at 60 km/h; ClimbMax, Singapore’s best high-ropes adventure course; ParaJump, a 15m freefall parachute-style drop; NorthFace, a 16m high climbing wall and MegaBounce, trampolining to the extreme!

This is family fun taken to the max and if you’re lucky enough to be here in your birthday month you can do the MegaZip for free!

Sentosa boasts a range of great options, including restaurants, bars, Singapore family attractions and beachside sunshine.

Walk The Southern Ridges

Walk The Southern Ridges

The Southern Ridges is a 9km series of connected parks and hills linking West Coast Park to Mount Faber. It’s one of the best places in all of Singapore to catch views of the city skyline, the harbour and the Southern Islands.

There are eight individual trails all offering something unique including a walk across Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, Henderson Waves, a 274m-long, 36m-high bridge that connects two hilltops in a curved, sweeping design that’s lit at night.

You are exposed to Singapore’s amazing wildlife and flora and you’ll never run out of photo and selfie opportunities. The best part is and one of the many, many incredible aspects of Singapore is that you can have all these amazing outdoor adventures without leaving the city!

Tanjong Beach Club on Sentosa

Tanjong Beach Club on Sentosa

If you’re looking for pure relaxation at one of the world’s best beach bars on one of the very best beaches in Southeast Asia, the TBC – or Tanjong Beach Club – on Sentosa is the place for you.

During the week, the TBC is a tranquil bolthole away from the hustle and bustle of the city’s streets but on the weekend you’ll find Singapore’s thirtysomething ‘it’ crowd drinking cocktails, the island’s best DJs playing, in their own words ‘sunshine soul, Balearic house, beach boogie and horizontal disco’ and a happy, relaxed vibe with the common denominator being that everyone has sand between their toes.

The restaurant is a cool blend of brunch, creative coastal cuisine straight out of the sea and for a true treat, a superb seafood barbecue as the sun sets is an experience that’s genuinely hard to beat. Bring your bikini and tanning oil!

Kite Flying at Marina Barrage

Kite Flying at Marina Barrage

Who among us doesn’t hark back to simpler days when your mum and dad would take you to the park on a sunny day to fly a kite? There are very few – if any – places in the world where kite flying is considered de rigeur, apart from on top of Marina Barrage, a dam constructed to block the confluence of the Singapore and Kallang Rivers.

Kite Day in August attracts fliers from all over the world but you don’t need to be a world champion, you can buy kites from Barrage Cove from around S$20 so get out there and have some fun! On weekends Marina Barrage is full of teenagers hanging out and tour groups enjoying the amazing views of the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the rest of the Singapore skyline.

Kite flying at Marina Barrage is a fun and inexpensive thing to do on a sunny day in Singapore.

TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir

TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir

Here’s your chance to walk above the trees on a free-standing suspension bridge between the highest points in MacRitchie Reservoir, Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalang. You may not want to look down though – at its highest point the walkway is 25m up and is 250m long!

Up high, you’ll get a birds-eye view of the action that takes place above the canopy including dozens of stunning forest birds, flying lemurs and long-tailed macaques as well as a spectacular view of the Upper Pierce Reservoir but it’s important to note that the TreeTop Walk is a serious walk from the Reservoir Park and a round trip is around 8km so be prepared for a hike!

The long walk aside, it’s worth it to see some of the most amazing wildlife in Singapore and on a sunny day, there are few better days out!

 

Cycling on Pulau Ubin

Cycling on Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is a tiny island in the northeast of Singapore and one of the last truly rural areas in the Garden City. A 10-minute ferry gets you there and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. You can rent mountain bikes, there are purpose-built routes for all abilities of cyclist and you should be prepared for a bike ride like no other!

You’ll see big lizards, amazing birds, cool monkeys and wild boars as you cycle around and you can also find out about the fascinating ancient and not-so-ancient myths and stories that permeate the island.

Pulau Ubin is one of the very last unspoiled places in all of Singapore and you can even rent a chalet if you fancy an overnight stay! You can take a guided tour to see the amazing marine life at Chek Jawa Wetlands. This is an adventure the likes of which is hard to replicate.

 

Nature Walks at Coney Island Park

Nature Walks at Coney Island Park

Opened in 2015, Coney Island Park is a S$3m, 50-hectare, ecologically-sustainable park connected to the mainland by two bridges at either end and is home to an amazing variety of habitats including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands.

There are over 80 species of birds including flocks of parakeets and almost 160 animal species including some that are nationally threatened. There is also a single Brahman bull that wanders the island! No-one knows how it got there and no-one has reported a missing bull but it is wild so be careful if you do see it.

You can walk, cycle or take one of the guided tours and whichever way you decide to see Coney Island Park you will have a great day out. Unspoiled Singapore is a very, very rare treat and one that should be embraced whenever you get the chance.

 

Concerts & Picnics at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Concerts & Picnics at Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only tropical garden in the world designated a UNECSO World Heritage Site and there are lots of concerts, exhibitions, events and attractions to enjoy as well as taking in the amazing sights and sounds.

Walking trails of the gardens, guided walks, poetry readings, gardening and food workshops and a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by the world-renowned Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra are just some of the incredible things to do. You can also bring a picnic and enjoy the entertainment in the sunshine. This really is one of the best family days out in Singapore.

There are lots of places to eat and drink including an eco-conscious social enterprise called Food for Thought and a playground for the children. There’s also Halia, (‘ginger’ in Malay) and a cool restaurant for the young ones called Kidz Café!

Wakeboard at Marina Country Club

Wakeboard at Marina Country Club

If you’re looking for a real adrenaline rush, try your hand at wakeboarding at the Marina Country Club in Punggol on Singapore’s north-eastern shore. Edge Wakeboarding call themselves a “facility for wakeboarders by wakeboarders” and they look after everyone, from beginners to experts.

Most of the instructors are past champions and almost uniquely, the waters here are relatively calm all year round (save for the surfers and wakeboarders following the speedboats!) The lessons cost around S$130 per hour but that includes boat hire, equipment and instructor (usually the boat driver) ad most people learn to stand after only one lesson.

When you wake up the next morning, expect to find muscles you never knew you had hurting but it’s absolutely worth it to experience one of the best extreme sports in the world at one of the best locations in the world!

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