Here are 10 cool limited-time experiences to try on your next trip three hours away from Manila

Published November 22, 2022, 4:19 PM

by Enzo Luna

A long time ago, during third century Chinese accounts, Singapore was known as “Pu-luo-chung,” referring to “Pulau Ujong,” which means “island at the end of a peninsula.” Later, the city was dubbed Temasek, or “Sea Town.”

According to legend, Sang Nila Utama, a prince from Palembang, founded a city and named it after an animal he had seen, and named it “The Lion City” or Singapura, from the Sanskrit words “simha” (lion) and “pura” (city).

Tourists flock to Singapore, widely known as the Lion City, because of its insane revisit value which contributes significantly to its appeal. Singapore is one of the world’s most rapidly changing cities. Singapore’s tropical rainforests, botanical gardens, and indoor lush green mountains make it a breathtaking destination.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 cool, limited-time experiences to try during your next trip to Singapore.

The first on the list is the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.

Fall in love with this immersive museum that engages all of your senses through exhibitions of light, art, science, and more. The mental health exhibition, which includes 24 interactive exhibits and runs from now until February 2023, is full of Instagrammable spots.

MENTAL: Colors of Wellbeing, an interactive exhibition with over 20 art projects and installations, is on display at ArtScience Museum.

Large-scale installations depict the various shades of mental health and human connection. Through the interplay of art, science, and technology, it is a welcoming space that offers various perspectives and stories from across the mental health spectrum.

The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 is the second on the list, having made its debut outside of Japan at the National Museum of Singapore.

The exhibition, presented by LEYOUKI and supported by the National Museum of Singapore, will bring together a selection of contemporary artworks that reinterpret Doraemon in our changing world and highlight its cultural impact in contemporary history. The works will be displayed alongside original drawings by legendary manga artist Fujiko F Fujio.

The Doraemon Exhibition will run from Nov. 5, 2022 to Feb. 5, 2023.

A Minion’s Perspective Experience is the next place you should go if you’re in Singapore.

Say bello to your favorite minions and immerse yourself in exhibitions of the world’s most successful animated film. Guests will be able to walk through iconic classic scenes from the films, test their skills in various games, take photos with memorable characters, walk through picture-worthy settings, and experience brand new content from the latest film, Minions 2: The Rise of Gru.

A Minion’s Perspective is a pop-up attraction that will be available at Resorts World Sentosa until January 2, 2023.

The next stop is Dolphin Island, where you can play with the friendly Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins at Adventure Cove. Dolphin Island has a variety of programs that will allow you to meet them up close and experience their playful nature while learning more about them.

This family-friendly experience is suitable for guests of all ages, including children under four.

If you’re looking for more adventure, visit Gardens By the Bay, a 101-hectare nature park comprised of three waterfront gardens. You may have visited this magnificent garden before. But did you know that the display changes with the seasons? Visit in October to see a field of sunflowers, or in November to be wowed by stepping into Pandora.

Beginning in November 2022, guests will travel through Pandora’s alien world inside Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay, witnessing its bioluminescent environments, interacting with its mystical creatures and flora, and immersing themselves in the captivating culture of its indigenous people, the Na’vi.

Are you a fan of massive inflatables and play areas while celebrating the holidays? Join Kiztopia Friends to end the year on a high note at Jumptopia: Festive Village! Join Kiztopia Friends as they bring you not one, not two, but seven curated zones for an experience like no other!

Race down the slides at Tiger’s Sleigh to compete with Santa’s Reindeer Squad, or soak up the Christmas spirit at Mark’s Carnival and get an instaworthy shot against the Ferris Wheel! Children will have a great time exploring Bell’s Gingerbread House and tumbling over life-sized gingerbread men and candy-coated pretzels. Prepare for an out-of-this-world magical experience suitable for the entire family, beginning Nov. 22, 2022 and until Jan. 3, 2023.

Experience snow and go in for the ultimate cool down in Snow City Singapore! Play snowballs, see ice sculptures, visit an igloo, and more in the heart of the tropical city! Check out Snow City for some winter fun with your friends and family!

Snow City is the world’s first indoor snow center, bringing all of the fun of winter right into the heart of a bustling tropical city. Open to visitors aged 14 and up, enjoy a fun and exhilarating shooting experience in a closed sub-zero environment or engage in a close quarter battle with your family and friends.

Don’t miss out on the Ultimate Food Journey if you’re in Singapore! Singapore is well-known as the “Food City.” But take it a step further with this cozy tour that will take you to family-owned shops and even give you the opportunity to make popiah (spring roll)! This one is for those who want to get up close and personal with Singapore’s rich food culture and heritage.

Go behind-the-scenes of the local food industry with a visit to two family-run shops and factories, including a famous curry puff shop. At the same time, visit the wet market and learn about local ingredients and spices, as well as how they are used in familiar dishes!

Bring an empty stomach and leave with both your thirst for knowledge and your hunger completely satisfied!

If you’re looking for more desserts and ice cream, the Museum of Ice Cream in Singapore is the place to go!

This is no ordinary museum; it is a one-of-a-kind ice cream museum with 14 uniquely themed exhibits. MOIC’s fun activities will provide you with sweet treats and surprises throughout your journey.

EAT, CONNECT, and LEARN everything you can about ice cream and its history in 14 multi-sensory installations. Most importantly, PLAY in the world-famous sprinkle pool and relive your childhood in our unicorn playground.

Get your adrenaline pumping at Singapore’s first and only ATV trail riding facility! Enjoy a complete outdoor and off-road experience at Mud Krank’s ATV Riding Experience, and have a muddy good time on the specially designed off-road track! You don’t even need a license to ride on them!

Mud Krank, a farm-based off-roading experience in Kranji, Singapore, aims to give families, friends, and co-workers an exciting and safe outdoor adventure. Everyone can enjoy ATV riding in Mud Krank, regardless of experience level!

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