10 things to do in Singapore in 2016

10 things to do in Singapore in 2016

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Wondering what’s there to do in Singapore? Continue to check out what are some things that you can do in Singapore in 2016! From catching live actions to chillaxing in the evening, we’ve got you covered.

1Catch some intense action at the HSBC Sevens World Rugby

The 2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series, known as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series due to sponsorship reasons, is the 17th annual series of the rugby union sevens tournaments for national rugby sevens teams. Sweat, grunt, and strength aside, it is going to be a carnival with face painting, roving buskers, magicians and many more entertainment for families and friends.

The event will go on from 16 – 17 April 2016.

2Checkout the new National Gallery Singapore

Just opened in November 2015, the National Gallery Singapore was once where the Supreme Court and City Hall stood. The space is now a visual arts institution, with the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

If arts is your thing, you should definitely check this out.
Entries to all galleries is free for residents and $20 for foreigners.

3Shop with great discounts and comfort in the city during the Great Singapore Sales

Photo Credit: Nate Robert

The annual Great Singapore Sale starts from 03 Jun to 14 Aug. Some great shopping places include the main shopping district Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, Bugis Street and Vivocity.

Hop by the iconic Ion in Orchard road and be overwhelmed by brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co.

4Get ready for a loud and exciting 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix

Unknown to most, Singapore has hosted her first Grand Prix on Novemeber 2008. Besides the mean and loud machines, expect to see great performances off-track with some of the greatest line-ups for this year, with international artists like Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and Pharrell Williams. Local artists include The Sam Willows, Dim Sum Dollies, Take Two, Daphne Khoo and more.

The event will go on from 16 – 18 September 2016.

5Enjoy the best of Singapore’s famous local food and culinary talents at Singapore Food Festival

Treat yourself to some mouth watering, and deliciously good tasting food from Singapore all coming together at the iconic Singapore River. Marvel at the city scape while you dig yourself in to local food like Bak Kut Teh, Satay, Indian Rojak and more. I’m drooling already.

6Feel the creative vibe in Haji Lane

Photo credit: Choo Yut Shing

Filled with colorful murals, and interesting hipster shops in the narrow road, Haji Lane is the place to go for the young and creatives. Shop around in the many interesting shops filling the narrow road, or whip out your camera and go crazy with selfies and camera clicking.

The place is also crowned as a cafe hopper’s haven, and its wide selection of bars and restaurants is perfect for those hungry from all the walking.

The Malay Heritage Centre is just nearby for those interested to learn more about the Malay cultures.

7Unleash your inner child at the Trampoline Park Singapore

How bout some work out and some fun while bouncing on the trampolines at Amped Trampoline Park Singapore. From the basic jumps, to advanced flips and somersaults, I’m sure you’ll get lots of fun floating in the air like you’ve never before.

8Rejuvenate your mind and soul with light hiking

The Southern Ridges is one of the largest hiking trails in Singapore. It connects Mount Faber Park, Telok Blanch Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. If none of these makes sense to you, just know that it’s a 10km trail of green and fresh air.

Don’t forget to visit the Henderson Waves while admiring the birds and flowers in the tropical island. You are advised to avoid the afternoon due to unbearably heat, and to bring along a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated.

9Chill and relax in the Infinity pool of Marina Bay Sands while over looking the city

Do I need to say more? The Infinity pool, on top of the Marina Bay Sands, is as famous as the building itself, which is often described as 3 pillars supporting a – what looks like a ship – artifact.

Sitting on top of the 57 storey high building, the Infinity pool offers you a great view of the cityscape as you dip in the pool. Slipping on Champagne while relaxing on the poolside, bathed under the beauty of the sunset in the city, this is definitely a luxury experience you wouldn’t want to miss.

Do note that the pool is only available for guests of Marina Bay Sands hotel.

10Chill and relax in Ann Siang Hill and Club Street

Located in Chinatown, Ann Siang Hill and its sibling Club street (they are just next to each other), is filled with bars and restaurants for you to chill and relax. Expect some crowd around the evening as the narrow road close every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 2am, ready to serve more customers.

Being near the CBD, the place also offers a unique experience with a blend of small old shop houses and modern sky scrapers in the background.

11Bonus: Enjoy the view of the city while working out with fresh air in the morning

Starting from February, Singapore will be piloting her first car free Sunday in the CBD area on the last of every month, for 6 months.
Museums will be open earlier on the day, and the public can enjoy a slew of activities like running, cycling, doing some aerobic workouts and more .

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