55 Fun Things To Do With Friends From Anywhere In Singapore

Activities for the Artsy

1) Purchase a Painting Kit and Paint with Friends

No matter how old you and your friends are, painting is a fun activity that allows you to destress and bond at the same time. Streaks n Strokes offers free online painting classes so that you and your friends can create painted designs on either a personalised t-shirt or a tote bag. They even sell painting kits and fabric paints on their website, so you can purchase a set for 3 to 5 members of your group and get creative together! This is an activity that can be done from your homes or literally anywhere else with Internet connection – talk about convenience!

2) Watch a Movie at The Projector

Watch Art and Indie films with your friends at the Projector! The movies screened are lesser known but they often contain impactful messages about society and is highly thought provoking. Book your tickets for your next movie date with your friends now!

  • Price: $13.50
  • Location: 6001 Beach Road Golden Mile Tower, #05-00, Singapore 199589 Singapore quarry
  • For more information, visit http://theprojector.sg/about/

3) Free Exhibitions at Esplanade

In need for some inspiration? Want to learn more about art and artists? Head on down to the Esplanade for the free art exhibitions! You don’t need to break the bank wanting to be cultured! Just look out for the many free exhibitions that esplanade holds every year!

4) Build a Terrarium

If you’re looking for something different to do with your friends, why not book a private terrarium-making workshop at The Plant Story? In just an hour or two, you will all learn how to create beautiful pieces of art while immersed in their relaxing atmosphere. Not only do you get to spend time with friends, you each get to take home a little piece of nature for keepsake.

5) Instagram Photo Trail

Behind every beautifully-shot Instagram photo, is a good friend. There’s no better way to have fun and bond with your friends than to go around Singapore on an Instagram photo trail! Hunt out the most aesthetic locations and unknown hidden gems, get dressed to impressed, and have your own photoshoot series to commemorate your friendship. Friendship and aesthetic photography – it’s a recipe for guaranteed likes on Instagram!

Activities for Explorers

6) Explore Mustafa Centre

If you have not wandered along the aisles of Mustafa with your friends on a Wednesday night, you have not lived! Get sucked into a world of shopping like you have never experienced. Find items that range from camping gear to exotic snacks, all here in Mustafa! This 24-hour outlet will not fail to disappoint you and it is sure to bring some laughs with some of the quirky items that Mustafa carries.

7) Science Centre Singapore

You would have for sure visited the Singapore Science Centre as a primary school kid. The fun and engaging exhibits have evolved and now they include more technologically-advanced articles that are sure to amaze you and your friends! Also, be sure to have your lunch at the iconic Macdonalds at the entrance of the Science Centre. It’s going to be nostalgic and educational for you and your friends!

8) Gardens by the Bay

Transport to a scene from the Crazy Rich Asians with your friends by visiting the Gardens by the Bay! Explore the Flower Dome with your best buddies before heading down to Satay by the Bay for good, authentic local food!

9) Jewel

Opened in 2019, the Jewel is a fun place to visit for its great many food options and for its serenading waterfall attraction. This indoor crowd-pleaser also offers recreational activities that you and your friends can sign up for!

10) Explore ION Sky

If you are meeting your friends at Orchard for lunch, do not miss going to the ION Sky to have a 360 bird’s eye view of the Orchard area! Spend $20 in ION Orchard and get a free admission ticket to ION Sky. This is for sure a great way to end a nice meet-up session with your friends!

Activities for the Adventurers

11) Camping at Pulau Ubin

We all want to take a flight to an island with our closest of friends and spend a good 3 days and 2 nights exploring nature and spending the nights under the stars. However, most of us do not have the time or money to live that life. A great alternative for those who are on a time and money crunch is to go camping at Pulau Ubin! No planning required! Just head on down to Changi Point jetty and hop on a boat! The rest is up to you and your friends fancies!

12) Go Fishing at Lower Seletar Reservoir & Yishun Dam

If you wish to not pay for your fishing experience, an awesome alternative is fishing at the Lower Seletar Reservoir and Yishun Dam! But remember to pack enough sandwiches and cold drinks as fishing in nature is more of a waiting game than a fast-paced activity!

13) Go Fishing or Prawning at Ah Hua Fishing and Prawning

Situated in a quiet surrounding, the Ah Hua Fishing is a great spot to spend your lazy afternoons! The sheltered area provides shade that will prevent you from being sunburnt, and yet, the area is open enough for fresh air and cool breezes! You have the option of either prawning or fishing so you and your friends will not be limited by the choices! Pick as you please!

14) Snow City

Take a break from the all year round summer in Singapore and visit Snow City! The unique sub-zero environment allows you to go snow tube and make snow angels! Experience drifting on ice on the 5 minute bumper car ride! You are totally allowed to throw some snowballs at your friends while you are at it!

15) Settlers Cafe

Excite your minds and tummies at a board game cafe! From more than 600 board games, this cafe will not fail to keep you and your friends busy on your next day out! If you are up for it, sign up for the game packages that include food, free flow drinks and up to three hours of fun!

  • Price: Depends on package chosen
  • Location: 39 North Canal Road S059295
  • For more information, visit https://www.settlers.sg/

16) Qian Hu Fish Farm

Besides the typical cat and dog-loving activities present in Singapore, take part in learning more about fish at the Qian Hu Fish Farm! Guided tours are offered and what’s more? Enjoy a Fish Spa experience with your friends! Also, if you are up for it, go fishing for Longkangs!

Activities for Culture and History Enthusiasts

17) Visit Haw Par Villa

Every Singaporean remembers this place as the one that parents brought to taunt their children about being bad. Built in 1937, Haw Par Villa is an important part of Singapore’s culture and history. Haw Par Villa, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery holds statues and artworks representing Chinese culture and literature. The iconic Ten Courts of Hell may now offer a new perspective to the older and wiser you. So visit Haw Par Villa with your friends for a walk down memory lane!
  • Price: Adult – $10 and Children – $5 (Weekday) Adult – $20 and Children – $10 (Weekend)
  • Location: 62 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
  • For more information, visit https://www.hawparvilla.sg/

18) Visit The ArtScience Museum

Located in the heart of Singapore, the ArtScience Museum holds many interesting and fascinating exhibitions! Past exhibitions include, Andy Warhol, Pixar and Titanic! Come down to the ArtScience Museum with your friends for an educational and exciting museum journey!

19) Explore Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Admire the architectural wonders of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple! The exterior of the temple is said to have been inspired by the Tang dynasty. Experience a piece of Chinese culture with your friends by visiting this temple said to contain a relic of Buddha!

20) Explore The National Museum of Singapore

After a massive $118 million refurbishment and rebranding, the largest museum in Singapore offers a wide range of exhibits. Focusing mainly on food, fashion, film and photography, the museum is a great place to hang out and learn more about the art scene!
Situated in the downtown core of Singapore, The National Gallery hosts interesting art pieces with a rich history and culture. It is a great place to meander after an afternoon filled with sandwiches and coffee. So come on down explore the beautiful pieces of art with your friends!

22) Singapore Repertory Theatre

Engage in the performing arts scene in Singapore by attending a play or two with your friends! Theatre performances are known to be a feast for the eyes and food for the soul. So pick one of the many theatre performances available at Singapore Repertory Theatre and watch as art comes alive!
  • Price: Varies depending on play
  • Location: 20 Merbau Road Singapore 239035
  • For more information, visit https://www.srt.com.sg/

23) Visit NEWater

For a new and educational experience, visit NEWater! Find out about water consumption and usage in Singapore while participating in the engaging activities NEWater offers! This unconventional experience is for sure something you and your friends will remember!

24) Book a Guided Tour at Marina Barrage

Other than being a great area for picnics, what else do you know about The Marina Barrage? I’m guessing not much. So why not book a guided tour at the Marina Barrage to learn more about the island’s largest most urbanised catchment.

25) Toa Payoh Heritage Trail

Toa Payoh is the first ever HDB town in Singapore, so it isn’t a surprise that it holds many interesting spaces and buildings with a lot of history. This trail includes interesting landmarks including institutions, burial grounds and health centres. Go on this exciting journey with your friends with a cold drink in one hand and your camera in the other!

26) The Little India Heritage Trail

Join this free heritage trail to learn more about the history and culture of Little India! Besides enjoying the beautiful architecture and colourful scenes, you will be able to taste authentic Indian food from different regions of India and also indulge in a bit of shopping!

27) St Andrew’s Cathedral

Funded by Scottish merchants and built by Indian convict labourers in the mid-1880s, the St Andrew’s Cathedral holds a rich history of Singapore and its colonial era. In addition to the rich history, the architecture is breathtaking and the stained-glass windows are a sight to behold!

28) Sri Mariamman Temple

Visit the oldest hindu temple in Singapore! Immerse yourself in the world of hindu mythological creatures and Indian architecture! This is a great way to learn more about the Hindu and Indian culture and history in Singapore. Grab your friends and head on down to Sri Mariamman Temple!
  • Price: Free
  • Location: 244 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058793
  • For more information, visit http://smt.org.sg/

29) War trail by Changi Museum

This war trail commemorates the resilience and bravery that brave Singaporean men and women showcased during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. Learn more about the Japanese Occupation in Singapore and let your history lessons in school come alive!
  • Price: $60 for adults and $30 for children
  • Location: 1000, Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707
  • For more information, visit http://www.changimuseum.sg/

Activities for Nature Lovers

30) Explore Chek Jawa

If you are not willing to spend the night at Pulau Ubin, you can check out Chek Jawa! Explore the treasure cove of biodiversity present in Chek Jawa! Observe the unique and rare birds found on the island! Attend a guided tour by experienced tour guides to spot these rare breeds more efficiently and learn more about the environment!

31) Singapore Botanic Gardens

Sure, the Botanic Gardens is a great spot for nature-lovers. But arguably, the Botanic Gardens is also a great spot for coffee-loving hipsters! Just along the outskirts of the Botanic Gardens are some well-known cafes that serve delicious coffee and food! So after a day of exploring the beauty of nature, settle down at one of the many cafes near Botanic Gardens for a refuel!

32) Explore Sisters Island Marine Park

The blue waters at the Sisters Island Marine Park makes it a great place to snorkel and swim with your friends! Besides that, be sure to catch the free guided tours and learn more about the marine life in the Sisters Island!

33) Bukit Batok Town Park

Bukit Batok Town Park, also known as the little Guilin in Singapore, provides a picturesque scene that will amaze you! It is a great spot to stroll with your friends while soaking in the serene atmosphere at the Park!

34)  MacRitchie Treetop Walk

The treetop walk allows you to explore the trees at a canopy level. This unique experience will let you see a different side of nature and also take some cool pictures while you and your friends are at it!

35) Rainforest Lumina

Step into a whimsical rainforest where fairies and elves seem to reside! This magical rainforest is a great night activity that offers tranquility and an awesome light show!

36) River Safari

Asia’s first and only wildlife park, the River Safari is definitely a unique place to visit! Visit the famous panda pair and go on a boat ride to observe amazonian wildlife!

37) Singapore Zoo

Visit the Singapore Zoo for a traditional zoo experience and get to see the Elephants and Lions! If you and your friends are feeling more adventurous, feel free to sign up for an opportunity to indulge in a jungle breakfast in the company of the Orangutans!

38) Lakeside Garden

The Lakeside Garden is a good alternative to the popular nature spots like the Botanic Gardens and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve! The newly opened Lakeside Garden not only provides a great and scenic environment, it has fun, new play areas that is open to everyone! So bring out the child in you as you and your friends play your heart out!

Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

39) IFly

Located in Sentosa, the IFly provides thrill-seekers the experience of skydiving here on land! This indoor skydiving experience gives people the experience of skydiving without the attached risks that come with jumping out of an airplane!

40) Bungy Jump in Singapore at AJ Hackett Sentosa

If you and your friends are in for some adrenaline rush, the Bungy Jump at AJ Hackett Sentosa is your place for some cheap thrills! Make your plans early and gather all your brave and adventure-loving friends for this fun day out!

41) USS

Why don’t you be a tourist in your own country! The USS offers fun and exciting attractions and rides that will appeal to any adrenaline junky! Also stand to enjoy western style food and restaurants in the Old Hollywood-themed areas in the USS! If you are a student, be sure to get the student packages which are super worth it!

42) Wild Wild Wet

In for a good time but not planning on breaking the bank? Then Wild Wild Wet is a great alternative to the USS for those who don’t want to splurge. But it still offers the same excitement and fun as the rides in USS! Just remember to load up on sunscreen before you and your friends head down to Wild Wild Wet!

43) Bounce Inc – Trampoline Park

For fun-loving friends, the trampoline park is a perfect afternoon activity to engage in! Just be sure to leave some time in between your lunch and the visit to the trampoline park! No mishaps needed!

44)  Trapped

Ever watched the movie, Escape room? Inspired to be put in an adrenaline driving situation without the real risk of getting hurt? The best option for you is the Trapped Escape Room! Exciting escape rooms like the Purge room and the Mental ward room are sure to keep you and your friends pumped to find a way out.
  • Price: $28.90 per pax
  • Location: SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, #02-20/21/22, S237978
  • For more information, visit https://www.trapped.sg/

Activities for Foodies

45) Haji Lane

For all those foodies out there with a thirst for great instagram pictures, Haji Lane is your spot! It offers a variety of great food and a retro, funky vibe that will go with any instagram aesthetic!

46) Starbucks at Rochester Park

If you and your friends love starbucks and its drinks but hate the crowds of people, visit the Starbucks at Rochester Park! It’s tucked away from the crowds and has a very pretty exterior that reminds one of the colonial era! It’s a great place for a coffee and chat session!

47) Picnic at Marina Barrage

The Green Roof at Marina Barrage is open to all! So grab a picnic mat, some snacks, a few drinks and  your dearest friends for a picnic date! Enjoy the panoramic city views as you enjoy the company of your close friends and great food!

48) Central Perk Singapore

Are your friends and you big fans of the 90s TV sitcom, FRIENDS? If so, be sure to spend an afternoon at Central Perk Singapore! The FRIENDS-themed cafe offers a great ambience and good food. Enjoy a meal at Central Perk with your friends while taking instagram-worthy pictures on the iconic orange couch!


The green lawns, marble waterfalls and courtyards transports you to a French castle! Besides, the cafes and restaurants at CHIJMES make it a great place to hang-out with your friends!

50) East Coast Lagoon Food Village

If you are tired of the frequent cafe-hopping lunch ideas your friends seem to suggest every single weekend, it is time to head down to East Coast Lagoon Food Village! This hawker centre is not only large, but it offers a multitude of food options that you will not be tired of! Moreover, most of the hawkers there are award-winning! So be ready to feast!
  • Price: Free
  • Location: 1220 ECP, Singapore 468960

Activities for Animal Lovers

51) We are The Furballs

For dog-lovers, We are The Furballs is a dog cafe that you don’t want to miss. Bring your dog-loving friends along and have a delicious meal while being in the company of the lovely, cute and adorable doggies.

52) The Cat Café

Not much of a dog-lover and prefer cats? No problem! The Cat Cafe offers a great experience for all cat-lovers! Dine and converse with your friends while petting the cats in the cafe!
  • Price: $15
  • Location: 241B Victoria Street, Singapore 188030
  • For more information, visit http://thecatcafe.sg/

53) Hay Dairies Goat Farm

For a break from the urban landscape in Singapore and the constant meet-up sessions at the cafes in orchard, visit the Hay Dairies Goat Farm! Sign up for the educational tour of the farm or do it free and easy! I would highly recommend participating in the feeding of the goats! It will definitely be a different experience for you and your friends!

54) Volunteer at SPCA

Do you and your friends love animals and want to help abandoned and injured animals? Volunteering at the SPCA is a perfect fit for your cliche! Do something good for the furry friends and have fun doing it! Sign up as a volunteer now!

55) The Animal Resort

You would have heard of the Singapore Zoo or the Jurong Bird Park, but The Animal Resort is a neighbourhood petting zoo tucked away in Seletar! Get close and personal with the multitude of animals residing in the quiet and serene animal resort! From exotic birds to the cute rabbits, the list is endless! Come down and see the wonderful animal resort for yourself!

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