55 Fun Things to do with Friends Outside of Home in Singapore

Singapore may be a small island but it has a lot to offer! In this article, we have compiled a list of 55 things that you and your friends can participate in for your next big get together! So stop going to the same eatery at the same location for your weekly gatherings, instead pick one of the many exciting activities line up!

Activities for the Artsy

1) Art Jamming at The Noteway Art Studio

The Noteway Art Studio offers art jamming sessions that allow you and your friends to create painted designs on either a personalised t-shirt or a tote bag. Or opt for a more traditional medium of painting, by choosing to create an art piece on canvas. Spend 2 fun hours with your friends while getting creative!

Price: $19.90 (tote bags) or $23.90, (t-shirts) per pax for 6 pax or more and $29.90/pax for 1-5 pax (tote bags or t-shirts)

Contact: Whatsapp – (+65) 8587 8884 or email – hello@thenotewayartstudio.com

Location: The Noteway Art Studio – 29 Tai Seng Avenue #06-09, Natural Cool Lifestyle Hub, Singapore 534119

For more information, visit https://www.thenotewayartstudio.com/art-jamming-with-a-twist/

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!

Price: Free

Location: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

For more information, visit https://www.esplanade.com/whats-on/category

4) Sand Art at The Noteway Art Studio

Experience sand art at The Noteway Art Studio, the lesser known form of arts and craft! Experienced instructors will guide you in creating a beautifully decorated sand art bottle, that you can even use to decorate your room. Create beautiful jars filled with colourful “sand” today!

Price: $49.90 per pax

Contact: Whatsapp – (+65) 8587 8884 or email – hello@thenotewayartstudio.com

Location: The Noteway Art Studio – 29 Tai Seng Avenue #06-09, Natural Cool Lifestyle Hub, Singapore 534119

For more information, visit https://www.thenotewayartstudio.com/sand-art-workshop-singapore/

5) Clay Art at The Noteway Art Studio

Get your hands dirty and jump into the world of clay art at The Noteway Art studio! This event is suitable for all ages and it is easy and accessible for all beginners. So come down with your family and friends for a session filled with fun, art and smiles!

Price: $49.90 per pax

Contact: Whatsapp – (+65) 8587 8884 or email – hello@thenotewayartstudio.com

Location: The Noteway Art Studio – 29 Tai Seng Avenue #06-09, Natural Cool Lifestyle Hub, Singapore 534119

For more information, visit https://www.thenotewayartstudio.com/clay-making-workshop/

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.

Price: Free

Location: 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207704

For more information, visit https://www.mustafa.com.sg/

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!

Price: $30 per ticket

Location: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

For more information, visit https://www.science.edu.sg/

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!

Price: $28

Location:18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

For more information, visit https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/singapore-zoo.html

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!

Price: Free

Location:78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666

For more information, visit https://www.jewelchangiairport.com/ 

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!

Price: $20

Location: 2 Orchard Turn, Level 56, Singapore 238801

For more information, visit https://www.ionorchard.com/ion-sky

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!

Price: $10/hour

Location: Neo Tiew Lane 2, Gallop Kranji Farm Resort

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ahhuafishing/

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!

Price: $29

Location: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433

For more information, visit https://www.snowcity.com.sg/visitor-info/admission-charges/

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!

Price: $3 per pax

Location: 71 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698950

For more information, visit http://www.qianhufish.com/public-attractions/farm-tour

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!

Price: $16 per ticket

Location: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

For more information, visit https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html/

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!

Price: Free

Location: 288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840

For more information, visit https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/culture-heritage/places-of-worship/buddha-tooth-relic-temple-museum/

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!

Price: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

Location: 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897

For more information, visit https://www.nationalmuseum.sg/

21) Explore National Gallery

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!

Price: Varies depending on exhibition

Location: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

For more information, visit https://www.nationalgallery.sg/see-do/exhibitions 

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!

Price: Free

Location: 20 Koh Sek Lim Rd, Singapore 486593

For more information, visit https://www.pub.gov.sg/watersupply/fournationaltaps/newater/nvc

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.

Price: Free

Location: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951

For more information, visit https://www.pub.gov.sg/marinabarrage/ssg/tour

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!

Price: Free

Location: 11 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178959

For more information, visit https://cathedral.org.sg/what-to-expect

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!

Price: Free

Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

For more information, visit https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/nature-wildlife/parks-gardens/singapore-botanic-gardens/

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!

Price: Free

How to get there: 15 minute ferry ride from Marina South Pier

For more information, visit https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/sisters-islands-marine-park#thingsToDo

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!

Price: Free

Location: Bukit Batok East Ave 5

For more information, visit https://goodyfeed.com/10-facts-little-guilin-not-hidden-gem-bukit-gombak/

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!

Price: $18 for adults

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

For more information, visit https://rainforestlumina.wrs.com.sg/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqYnRrL2Y4wIVkw4rCh2LTQSAEAAYASAAEgI6F_D_BwE

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!

Price: $28.90 for adults

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

For more information, visit  https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/river-safari/visit.html

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!

Price: $37 for adults

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

For more information, visit https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/singapore-zoo.html

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!

Price: Free

Location: 104 Yuan Ching Rd, Singapore 618665 

For more information, visit https://thesmartlocal.com/read/lakeside-garden/

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!

Price: $89 onwards

Location: 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01 Singapore 099010

For more information, visit http://www.iflysingapore.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjYK-qbSY4wIVWBSPCh32UwbHEAAYASAAEgIpAvD_BwE

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!

Price: $159 per pax

Location: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099011

For more information, visit https://www.ajhackett.com/sentosa/

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! 

Price: $79 for one-day pass

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269

For more information, visit https://www.rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/universal-studios-singapore/explore

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!

Price: $24 on weekdays and $32 on weekends

Location: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599

For more information, visit https://www.wildwildwet.com/day-pass

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!

Price: $25

Location: Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road #09-01, Singapore 239695

For more information, visit https://www.bounceinc.com.sg/

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!

Price: Free

Location: 21A Haji Lane | 21A Haji Lane, Singapore 189214, Singapore

For more information, visit https://wanderersandwarriors.com/haji-lane-singapore/#1 

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!

Price: Free

Location: 37 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138640

For more information, visit https://www.starbucks.com.sg/

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!

Price: Free

Location: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951

For more information, visit https://www.singaporetravelhub.com/attractions/marina-barrage/

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!

Price: Free

Location : 1 Magazine Road Central Mall, #01-01 Singapore 059567

For more information, visit, https://www.centralperk.sg/about-us/

49) CHIJMES

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!

Price: Free

Location: 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996

For more information, visit http://chijmes.com.sg/about-chijmes/

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.

Price: $10.90 on weekdays and $12.90 on weekends

Location: Bugis+ #07-07, 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/wearethefurballs/

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!

Price: Free

Location: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859 

For more information, visit http://haydairies.sg/farm-visit-2/free-and-easy-tour/

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!

Price: Free

Location: 50 Sungei Tengah Rd, Singapore 699012

Sign up as a volunteer here, http://www.spca.org.sg/form_individual_volunteer.asp

For more information, visit http://www.spca.org.sg/helpus_volunteer.asp

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!

Price: Free

Location: The Animal Resort, 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798058

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TheAnimalResort/