Discover the top adventure activities in Singapore with this guide. All of our favourite spots to get your heart racing.
Singapore may be known for its dazzling skyline, luxurious shopping centres, and mishmash of cuisine and culture, but it also offers plenty of adventures.
Yep. From soaring through the air on a zipline to exploring underwater worlds while snorkelling, Singapore is – surprisingly – a haven for thrillseekers. Of course, if that sounds a little too intimidating, there are also night safaris and theme parks to explore, too.
Ready to step out of your comfort zone in Singapore? Here’s where to start.
The Best Singapore Adventure Activities
Brave the Giant Swing or Bungee Jump at Sky Park
Let’s kick off this Singapore adventure activities guide with the Giant Swing and Bungee Jump at Sky Park Singapore. Situated in the heart of the city, this thrilling attraction will have you soaring through the air with breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline (which is well worth the nerves, we think).
The Giant Swing offers a unique experience. You’ll be strapped into a harness and lifted high into the air before plummeting downwards. As you swing back and forth, you’ll feel an adrenaline rush like no other.
Up for a more intense challenge (yes, it’s possible)? Try the Bungee Jump, where you’ll leap from a platform and freefall towards the ground before being pulled back up by a bungee cord.
Spend a Day at Universal Studios Singapore
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Singapore, spending a day in Singapore’s Universal Studios is a must. Whether you’re a huge thrill seeker, mild roller coaster enthusiast, or huge fan of the Minions (we’re not kidding), we guarantee you’ll have a ridiculously fun time.
So, which rides are must-dos? At the top of your list should be Battlestar Galactica; despite having two different roller coasters under one roof, the lines on this ride get crazy long.
Revenge of the Mummy is another thrilling ride that those who’ve been to the Florida park will know and love. And, while Shrek 4D might not be an adrenaline rush, it’s still one of the best attractions in the park – the same goes for Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey.
When hunger strikes, head to Fossil Fuel and opt for a chilli crab hot dog. It might not be totally authentic, but it is absolutely delicious – we were debating ordering a second.
Ready to plan your trip to Universal Studios Singapore? We’ve written a complete guide to help you make the most out of your visit.
Head Out on Mandai Wildlife Reserve’s Night Safari
The Mandai Wildlife Reserve’s night safari was one of our favourite experiences in Singapore.
Why? You get the chance to peek at nocturnal animals in their natural habitats. Hop aboard the tram for a guided tour through various geographical zones and keep your eyes peeled for the likes of leopards, tigers, and hyenas as they come alive under the moonlight.
Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, take a stroll along the walking trails to get up close and personal with an abundance of creatures. There are also plenty of shows along the route – we adored these and highly recommend stopping by for one.
Go to the Singapore Grand Prix
We might be biassed because we’re huge Formula One fans, but another of the best adventurous activities in Singapore is the GP. Plan your trip to Singapore to coincide with the F1 Grand Prix, and thank us later.
Why? Seeing the cars whip past the Marina Bay circuit is the ultimate thrill – and the concerts each night are hella fun, too. We went in 2022 and paid around £200 each for our three day tickets, which included bay grandstand seats and access to zones three and four, and would highly recommend these as they were ridiculous value.
When it comes to the best spots to watch the race, we recommend the stands along the straight after turn 13, which offer incredible views of Marina Bay, especially at night.
Another great option is the sheltered area at the back of the Esplanade, near The Coffee Bean, which provides an unobstructed view of the track and is perfect for rainy days.
Go Indoor Skydiving at iFly Singapore
Looking for an adventure activity in Singapore that will help you defy gravity? Look no further than iFly Singapore, where indoor skydiving is the name of the game. Step into the wind tunnel, spread your wings (or, you know, your arms) and prepare for an unforgettable flight.
As you step into the vertical wind tunnel, a powerful updraft of air lifts you off your feet, giving you the sensation of freefalling through the sky. With the help of experienced instructors, you’ll learn to control your body and master the art of indoor skydiving. And you might even be able to pull off a pretty cool trick or two.
Zipline Over the Jungle
Mega Adventure Singapore is not just another ordinary adventure park – it’s a haven for adrenaline junkies and adventure enthusiasts alike. From soaring through the skies on ziplines to defying gravity on a heart-pumping free fall, this is where your wildest dreams become a reality.
Get ready to conquer your fear of heights as you zip through the air on the MegaZip. Launch yourself from a dizzying height and zoom through the sky, taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Sentosa Island.
Check Out the Views From the Singapore Flyer
For a slightly less terrifying way of admiring the Singapore skyline, you’ll want to ride the Singapore Flyer. Located in the Marina Bay area, the Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel, standing at a height of 165 metres.
Once you board your capsule, you’ll be taken on a slow and steady 30-minute ride that offers panoramic views of the city. From the top, you can see iconic landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion, and Gardens by the Bay.
Feeling fancy? If you’re looking for a more exclusive experience, you can book a premium cabin that comes with a glass-bottomed floor and a butler to cater to your needs. You can also choose to have a romantic dinner in the sky by booking the “Flyer Dining” package, where you can enjoy a four-course meal while admiring the stunning views. We can’t quite think of a better way to celebrate in Singapore.
Kayak Along the Mandai Rivers
Forget everything you know about kayaking… Because kayaking through the Mandai Mangroves is a magical experience. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty of this hidden gem as you paddle through its tranquil waters.
Keep your eyes peeled for an incredible array of wildlife that calls the Mandai Mangroves home. From vibrant birds perched amidst the branches to scuttling crabs along the muddy banks (ok, we might have been slightly terrified by these), each stroke of your paddle reveals a new and exciting sight.
If luck is on your side, you might even catch a glimpse of the majestic monitor lizards sunbathing lazily on the riverbanks. Fingers crossed.
Go Snorkelling in Pulau Hantu
Singapore may be known for its bustling city life, but the island also boasts a rich marine biodiversity, making it an ideal destination for snorkelling.
One of the best spots to go snorkelling in Singapore is at Pulau Hantu. Located just a short boat ride away from the mainland, Pulau Hantu is a small island that is home to a diverse range of marine life. Expect to spot colourful corals, schools of fish, and even turtles if you’re lucky!
To get to Pulau Hantu, you can take a boat from West Coast Pier or Marina South Pier. The boat ride takes approximately 20-30 minutes and costs around SGD 120-150 per boat (which can accommodate up to 10 people).
Jump Around on the Walking and Bouncing Nets at The Jewel
We could go on and on about why you need to spend some time at The Jewel in Changi Airport (seriously, that’s an entirely separate article), but one of the main reasons is to explore the Jewel’s attractions. Our favourite being the walking and bouncing nets.
The Walking and Bouncing Nets at The Jewel offer an exhilarating opportunity to unleash your inner daredevil. Picture a network of suspended nets, creating an intricate web that spans multiple levels.
Splash Around in Adventure Cove Waterpark
Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster might be why many people head to Adventure Cove Waterpark, but this Singapore theme park has plenty more in store.
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Adventure Cove Waterpark has plenty of high-speed water slides that will leave you breathless. Plunge down steep drops, twist and turn through exhilarating loops, and experience the thrill of pure speed. From heart-pounding vertical slides to gravity-defying spirals, each ride promises an adrenaline-fueled adventure like no other.
Or, if relaxation is what you crave (we certainly do from time to time), hop on a tube and drift lazily down Adventure River. This winding river takes you on a gentle journey through lush landscapes, rock formations, and refreshing waterfalls.
Hit the Slopes at Snow City Singapore
Singapore is notoriously hot, so why not chill out (literally) at Snow City. It’s certainly a unique way to escape Singapore’s tropical heat. Located at Jurong, Snow City is Singapore’s first indoor snow centre, offering a range of winter activities that are ridiculously fun.
One of the main attractions at Snow City is the Snow Chamber, boasting a bone-chilling temperature of -5°C, but don’t worry, Snow City provides all the necessary winter gear to keep you toasty.
Once you’re geared up, you can enjoy a range of winter activities such as snowboarding, snow tubing, and ice sledding. New to winter sports? Don’t panic; Snow City offers lessons and courses for both snowboarding and skiing.
If you’re not up for snow sports, you can also explore Snow City’s attractions such as the Snow Blizzard, which is an interactive snow experience where you can experience the thrill of a snowstorm. Or, you can visit the Snow City’s art gallery to marvel at various ice sculptures and snow displays.
Seek Thrills at Adventure HQ
If you’re looking for adventure activities in Singapore, Adventure HQ is a hub of all things adrenaline. Situated in the heart of Orchard Road, Adventure HQ is an indoor adventure park that offers a range of activities.
One of the main attractions at Adventure HQ is the Clip ‘n Climb, which is a series of climbing challenges that vary in difficulty and height. Or, if you fancy something more challenging, you can try the Ninja Warrior Course, which is an obstacle course that tests your strength, agility, and endurance.
If you would rather keep both feet on the ground (well, kinda) Adventure HQ also has a VR Adventure Zone, where you can immerse yourself in a range of virtual experiences such as roller coasters, flying simulators, and shooting games.
Soar on the Skyline Luge
For a short but sweet hit of adrenaline, the Skyline Luge offers an unbeatable thrill as you zoom down a purpose-built track, controlling your own speed and direction. Feel the rush of wind against your face as you navigate twists, turns, and slopes, all while enjoying panoramic views of the cityscape.
If that wasn’t epic enough, you can take the Skyline Luge at night – marvel at Singapore in all its glittering glory.
Explore the Nature Parks and Reserves
It’s no secret that Singapore is a haven of nature – so it should come as no surprise that exploring the country’s nature parks and reserves is one of the best things to do in Singapore.
There are so many to choose from, and we know that this can be a little bit overwhelming, So where do you start? With these…
For all you intrepid travellers out there seeking a true escape from the urban jungle, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve offers a serene escape.
Perched majestically upon Bukit Timah Hill, the highest peak in all of Singapore, this sanctuary contains 40% of Singapore’s native flora and fauna. It’s also one of the country’s last remaining rainforests.
Dairy Farm Nature Park
The Dairy Farm Nature Park is a gem nestled within the Upper Bukit Timah region of Singapore. This huge nature park has plenty of stunning trails and sweat-inducing hikes, as well as a quarry where you might just be able to spot the critically endangered little grebe bird.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Head to Northern Singapore to visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. This park is home to more than 230 bird species, as well as thousands of plant varieties and exotic animals, so it’s a great spot for animal lovers to explore.
Take a River Cruise
Taking a river cruise is, without a doubt, one of the best things to do in Singapore.
Set sail from the very spot where history was etched, on the northern banks of the Singapore River, where Sir Stamford Raffles first set foot upon this beautiful country state.
As you make your way along the river, a friendly guide will regale you with captivating tales of the county’s past, as well as plenty of tidbits about modern day Singapore. Keep your eyes peeled for the architectural wonders that line the river’s edge, and the many bridges that are peppered along the water.
Embark on an Amazon River Quest
Another fabulous thing to do in Singapore for adventure lovers is to head out on Mandai Reserve’s Amazon River Quest. This was actually closed on our last trip and we were so sad we missed it (just another excuse to go back, we suppose).
While this might not be a serious cruise along the river, it is a good bit of fun – simulating a journey along the Amazon, you’ll get to spot well-camouflaged and elusive wildlife hidden among the lush Singaporean jungle. This is especially wonderful if you’ve got children.
Singapore Adventure Activities: What to Know Before You Go
How long should I spend in Singapore?
We recommend spending around 5 days in Singapore. Not only does this give you plenty of time to pack in some of these Singapore adventure activities, but it also means you have time to see the many landmarks (and great eats) that dot the city.
When’s the best time to visit Singapore?
February and March are widely considered to be the best months to visit Singapore, along with the super busy months of June and July. That said, we visited in September and October and, despite the odd heavy rain shower, we were blessed with pretty great weather.