15 Must Eat, Must Drink And Must Try Spots In Singapore!

Singapore is jam packed with amazing restaurants, cafes, bars and local attractions. Let’s be honest, Singapore has such a wide variety of attractions that it can actually be pretty difficult to choose which to do. Do not fret. We’ve sourced 15 places in Singapore you MUST add to your Singapore bucket list!

PSA: This bucket list is strictly for Singaporeans, so don’t expect places like the Singapore Zoo on here. Even though we must admit our national zoo is really amazing.


1. Take A Hike @ MacRitchie Reservoir’s TreeTop Walk

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Located in MacRitchie Reservoir, the TreeTop Walk (TTW) is first free-standing bridge in Singapore and in the region.  Connecting the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie, the TTW offers a bird’s eye view of the sprawling rainforest below! The total length of the walkway is about 250 m with the highest point at 25 m!

Get your hiking shoes ready because there are 2 main routes that will get you to the TTW. Both of which are moderately difficult to tackle. The shorter of the two route spans 7km and will take about you about 3-4 hours. Starting from Venus Drive, this route will take you through the northern and north-western part of MacRitchie Reservoir. The longer route spans an astounding 10km and will take you about 5 hours to tackle! However it’s the best route if you want to take in the whole MacRitchie as it takes you from the eastern side of MacRitchie right up to TTW!

A perfect weekend date if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the TreeTopWalk lets you truly experience the natural wonder of Singapore’s rainforest! Best part? It’s free!

601 Island Club Rd, S578775
Opening Hours: Mon: Closed; Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm; Weekends & Public Holidays: 8.30 am – 5pm
Contact: 1800-471 7300 (Toll-free)

2. Bungee Jump @ AJ Hackett Sentosa

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Great news for all adrenaline junkies out there, Sentosa is now home to Singapore’s first bungee tower! The bungee tower is part of AJ Hackett Sentosa. Set up by AJ Hackett International, this heart pounding recreational site is a 2,500 sq m adventure playground!

Standing at 14 storeys high with two high jump decks and a 40m long sky bridge, this bungee tower is not just about bungee jumping! There’s the Vertical Skywalk where you can scale the down the main tower’s shaft and the Giant Swings, which will have you flying through the air at 100km/h!

Not open until March 2017, AJ Hackett Sentosa will definitely be a must visit on our Singapore bucket list!

AJ Hackett Sentosa
General inquiries: [email protected]

Find out moreSentosa Is Now Home To Singapore’s FIRST Bungee Tower – 47 Meters Above Ground!

3. Take A Supercar For A Spin @ Ultimate Drive

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Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue ,#01-14, Hotel Tower 3. S018971
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm
Contact: Arthur Loo; +65 9686 6096

4. Indoor Sky Diving @ IFly

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Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, S018956
Opening Hours: 6am – 11pm
Contact: +65 6688 8888



1. Enjoy A Unique View @ Ocean Restaurant By Cat Cora

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S.E.A Aquarium
8 Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A. Aquarium, Level B1M, S.E.A. Aquarium, 098269
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Contact: 6577 6688

2. Have Lunch @ Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

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Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre
335 Smith Street, #02-126, S050335
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 7pm or until sold out (Closed on Wed)

3. Indulge In A Decadent Treat @ Benjamin Browns

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One of the first cafes in Singapore to jump on the “freakshake” bandwagon, Benjamin Brown is constantly coming up with new “freakshake” creations! The newest line of freakshakes at Benjamin Brown is their Cerealsly Crunch Shakes, their most decadent? The Fruity Pebbles of course! Served in a jar, this milkshake is topped with our favourite childhood treats! Not only is it seriously eye catching and decadent it’s also a blast from our past!

While other eateries have adopted the “freakshake” trend, Benjamin Browns is always evolving its dessert menu! A must visit on our Singapore bucket list, Benjamin Brown is one decadent eatery!

Benjamin Brown
Forum The Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road, #01-20/21, S238884
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9pm
Contact: 68874117

4. Treat Yourself @ Restaurant Andre


Standing at #32 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, awarded 2 Michelin stars and clinching the #1 spot as the Best Restaurant in Singapore is Restaurant Andre.

Offering up French dishes with a slight Taiwanese influence, Restaurant Andre embraces an Octaphilosophy. Incorporating 8 elements (unique,pure, texture, memory, salt, south,artisan. terroir) into his dishes, Chef Andre crafts an all round gastronomical experience for the restaurant’s patrons.

There’s no fixed menu, so you know you’re in for a pleasant surprise when dinner gets served! We recommend you book way in advance as the restaurant closes every time Chef Andre travels!

6534 8880

5. Experience A Whole New Side To Food @ Nox Dine In The Dark

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269 Beach Road, S199546
Opening Hours: Weekdays 6pm – 12am ; Weekends 5pm – 12am
Contact: 62980708


1. Sip On A Singapore Sling @ The Long Bar

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Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Rd, S189673
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 12.30am; Fri – Sat: 11am -1.30am; Sun: 11am – 1.30am
Contact: 6337 1886

2. Nutmeg & Clove

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10A Ann Siang Hill, S069878
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 6pm – 1am; Fri – Sat 6pm – 2am
Contact: +65 9389 9301

3. 1 – Altitude

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Spanning 16,000 square feet across three levels, 1-Altitude is multi-concept eatery and bar. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, 1 -Altitude has a  cafe, restaurant and bar!

However the main reason why locals love 1- Altitude is their Gallery & Bar. Perched at 282 metres above sea level, 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar is the highest alfresco bar in the world!  Boasting a spectacular 360-degree view of Singapore, 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar is a must go for anyone looking to kickback and relax!

6438 0410

4. Chupitos Shots Bar

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Clarke Quay
3B River Vallery Road, #01-05, S179021
Opening Hours: Sun – Tue, Thu: 6.30pm – 1.30am Wed, Fri, Sat: 6.30pm – 3.30am
Contact:[email protected]

5. The Library

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Just getting into this speakeasy bar is a monumental feat. At first glance The Library just seems to be an empty space filled with bookshelves, but this misleading facade is just step one into gaining entrance into The Library.

Guests then have to get the secret password before making their way into the actual bar! The password changes daily so you’ll either have to check their Facebook or head down to the adjunct restaurant, The Study to get it!

With drinks named after famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe and their drinks served to you in little bathtubs with little rubber ducks. It’s pretty hard not to love The Library!

The Library
47 Keong Saik Road
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 6pm – 1.30am; Weekend Closed

So if you’re looking to spice up your weekend or if you’re looking for a place to indulge in amazing eats and unique drinks, you’re bound to find something you love at these 15 one-of-a-kind local spots!

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20 Wildly Fun Outing Activities In Singapore Under S$19 – Most Are Free!

Singapore is a small country, and it’s certainly not boring. It just means that you have to look harder. More often than not, it’s about entertaining yourself in the place you live in. If you prefer not to spend too much money to travel across another continent, Discover SG’s got you covered.

1. Go hiking at The Southern Ridges

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Free admission

Ditch your pumps and Birkenstock, and opt for a pair of sensible footwear to have a stab at hiking down The Southern Ridges. At 10km long, it’s the hot new favourite place for history aficionados, nature lovers and selfie buffs.

2. Volunteer at SPCA

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Free admission

SPCA is always on the lookout for helpers and dog walkers to advocate their animal welfare cause. If you’re an animal lover, consider volunteering at the shelter to make a pup’s day. You’re going to go home with a sense of accomplishment.

3. Marvel at the flowers in Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Free admission

Here’s something you probably haven’t heard of: picnics are back in fashion. They’re so popular that there are companies here selling packed baskets! If your money is a wee tight, treat it as a DIY project. Set a time, pick a shady spot and I guarantee you’ll have butt-loads of fun.

4. Window-shop at Haji Lane

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Free admission

There’s something about Haji Lane. The quirky knick-knacks, the timeless fashion apparels, the aesthetically pleasing little shops. It’s a must-visit for every Singaporean (and tourist). Get a sneak peek at the charming town and its must-visit stores here.

5. Make googly eyes at the fishes at Qian Hu Fish Farm

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Free admission

If you don’t know who Kenny Yap is, I, well, let’s leave it at that. Qian Hu, famous for its Dragon fishes, has been around the block since the late nineties. The fish farm may not be as glitzy as Orchard Road, but it still has its own rustic charm.

6. Watch a free movie outdoors

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Free admission

A free outdoors drive-in movie screening? It certainly beats shivering uncontrollably in the cinema. Movie Mob was launched in 2009 and seven years later, it’s still going strong. Join their mailing list to get the first deets.

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We’ve oohed and ahhed while we were in the Singapore Flyer capsule, but how many of us have actually experienced the Tiger Sky Tower? Not many of us, I’d presume. It’s not too late to have a go. Tickets cost S$18 for adults and S$10 for children.

8. Forget hipster cafes, dine at hawker centres instead

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Estimated cost: >S$4.50

Ice-cream waffles? Nah, I’ll take unconventional local cuisine any day. Here are some recommendations to get you started on your foodie trip:

  • Seletar Nam Hoe’s Bak Kut Teh at the Hainanese Village Food Centre
  • Guang Liang Cooked Food’s Kway Chap at Bedok Reservoir Road Market & Food Centre
  • Soup Kambing Haji M. Abdul Razak’s Mutton Soup at Upper Boon Keng Road Market and Food Centre

9. Test your endurance at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Free admission

Get away from the hustle and bustle, and escape to Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park to rewind. The rich biodiversity is something to behold. I wouldn’t be surprised if you stop to smell the flowers. Oh yeah, that Komodo dragon that’s staring at you like food? Don’t worry, it won’t kill you. It’s a water monitor lizard.

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Free admission (duh)

Say whatever you want about Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series), but you’ve got to admit it, she’s made reading cool again. If you’re looking for quality me-time, get on the bus and head to the library. Design fanatics can’t go wrong with [email protected] or Jurong Regional Library, and YA (young adult fiction) buffs should not miss Queenstown Public Library for its impressive collection.

11. Admire the greenery at Gardens by the Bay

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You don’t have to spend a bomb at Gardens by the Bay. You can enjoy free admission for most of the sights. Take The World of Plants, Dragonfly and Kingfishers Lakes, Heritage Gardens and Sun Pavilion for instance. They’re enough to keep you entertained.

12. Rub shoulders with animals at Farmart Centre

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Free admission

If you appreciate casual dining and low-maintenance relaxation, look no further than Farmart Centre. You can have a prawning contest with your mates or feed the farm animals. Price: free, unless you end up going home with a puppy.

13. Attempt the humongous climbing structure at Woodlands Waterfront Park

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Free admission

Any children — or adult — will want to try this out. If playgrounds aren’t your cup of tea, grab your bikes, skateboards or fishing rods. What’s interesting about Woodlands Waterfront Park is that there’s a restaurant located at the jetty. Who knew?

14. Turn back the hands of time at Creative Art Corner (or Timezone)

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Cost: >S$8

Create art with a cotton swab and toothpick! An activity like this will hit you with the nostalgia bomb. If you can’t stand art, grab your pals and head down to the arcade (price varies). It’s much more satisfying than being cooped up alone in home playing Call Of Duty on your Xbox 360.

15. Dance with coconuts at Bollywood Veggies

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Well, I don’t know if there are coconuts at the farm, but the name ‘Bollywood’ certainly brings the fruit to mind. The lush greenery is a marvel and reminds us to take a step back from our fast-paced, urban lifestyle. Entrance fee costs S$2. Admission is free for kids under 12 and seniors over 60.

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Free admission

Alexandra Canal Linear Park is like a pearl oyster. At first glance, there’s not much to look at. Look further and you’d feel like you’ve been had. If you spend ample time at the park, you’d see that there’s a rope playground and a scaled-down skate park for skateboarding enthusiasts.

17. Feed the animals at The Animal Resort

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Free admission

The Animal Resort is another lesser-known place in Singapore. Think of it as a mini zoo. You get to feed the animals, see what it’s like for a pet to get a haircut, and witness a dog training ground.

18. Sneak into The Library & have a drink

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Not much is known about The Library, except that it’s as secretive as hosting an underground supper club. What makes the bar so intriguing is that it’s by appointment only and guarded by a secret pass code. One writer at Popspoken recommends the Wonky Donkey ($17).

19. Get over your fear of heights at the Treetop Walk

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Free admission

To any acrophobic, attempting the Treetop Walk is as frightening as walking down the Yuntaishan glass walkway. Think carefully before you embark on this exhilarating mission. Get a friend you trust to come along with you and whatever you do, don’t look down!

20. Or better yet, go Sparta! with Running Man

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Cost: varies, depends on your resourcefulness

Here are some ideas to get you started. You could play dodgeball at the basketball field. You could create your own name tag from scratch. Notice the acupuncture stones you often see at your HDB block? Use it. Skip on it. Run on it. Just make sure it’s not occupied by some elderly.

Please, only proceed if you don’t mind getting weird looks.

With these 20 wildly fun activities to do in Singapore for the cheap, we hope you’ll never complain of being bored! Adventure belongs to those to seek it. So go forth and have an adventure!

Note: Price does not include parking fees and transport fares.
Featured image credit: Gardens by the Bay YouTube screen grab