HOT HANG OUTS: New fun spots for all
- The Palawan @ Sentosa
It’s beach clubs a-go-go down on Sentosa. If you haven’t done so already, check out The Palawan, a new beach playground by Shangri-La Group, with loads of activities for every age. Spanning 183,000 sq ft, it comprises Hydrodash, Singapore’s first and only floating aqua park; a three-level electric go-kart circuit, HyperDrive; an 18-hole mini golf course; cool food trucks; and even a dog run for your furry friends. Two new beach clubs will complete this mega-space: family-oriented Splash Tribe comes with a sandcastle-themed wet play zone and an infinity pool, and +Twelve has 12 cabanas with private plunge pools and a main pool with fancy swim-up bar.
54 Palawan Beach Walk, 098233
- Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club
Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club is slated as the place to be on Sentosa’s Siloso Beach from September 2023. The new multi-concept club features a pool, private cabanas, bar and restaurant. Look out for pool parties here too, with entertainment by local and global headliners.
36 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, 099007
- Golden# Village X The Projector at Cineleisure
Lovingly referred to as GVxTP, this new collaboration between the two movie operators is set to launch in December. According to insiders, it aims to be a “place to celebrate movies and for people to be immersed in rich cultural experiences such as live music sessions, art showcases, and interactive screenings”. There’ll also be dining options, but from now until December you’ll find a pop-up cafe/bar open to all.
8 Grange Road, 239695
- Changi Container Park
A former World War II artillery site could be your go-to by the end of this year. Cosford Container Park in the East plans to seat over 300 people and offer container units for F&B operators. So far we know of Hello Butter Chicken by Michelin-starred chef Chef Manjunath Mural who’ll be serving haute Indian cuisine; Modern European restaurant YOUNGS; and a thematic rooftop concept bar called School of Cambridge. Add live music and you’ve got a winning spot for a laid-back hangout.
30 Cosford Road, 499550
- Verandah Pool Bar & Grill
Launched this summer, Singapore’s first-ever floating rooftop bar is ideal for those looking for a new Insta spot and dining experience with a difference. Located at the top of Singapore’s Momentus Hotel Alexandra, The Verandah Sundown ($98++ for two adults) is a veritable floating feast complete with four alcoholic beverages, served to you on a tray as you keep cool in the 25-metre Reflection Pool. Remember your swimmers!
323 Alexandra Road, 159972
MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Best enjoyed with friends & family
- A Purr-fect Time
After extensive consulting with Singapore’s leading cat experts, you can now take your cat on a Sunset Dinner Cruise cruise with Royal Albatross. Fur real. With sailing dates available from September onwards, this feline-friendly excursion offers a seat at the table for Tiddles alongside gourmet food (humans only), sunset sea views and entertainment. Cats and kitties get to experience the ultimate in cat luxury, with their own designer private cabin and ocean vista. PS. Dogs are already allowed!
- On the rails
Rail Corridor (North) opened earlier this year which marks more than 21 km of walking and cycling joy. Starting from Kranji, the route connects with the existing section that stretches from Kranji MRT station in the north to Spooner Road in the south. Also boasting 30 access paths, it’s a gorgeous trail for sightseeing and getting an insight into local communities. The development of the Rail Corridor continues on with 10 access paths which have been opened progressively throughout 2023 and are slated for completion in December.
- Cold as Ice
Trifecta brings mountains and waves to Singapore via snowboarding, skiing, surfing and skateboarding. The massive sports complex on Orchard Road – the first of its kind in Asia – comes with virtual reality snow terrains, the first surfskate circuit on the island, and a deep water wave pool. Surf’s up before the end of this year so keep your eyes peeled.
- Get Your Skates On
Lakeside Garden is one of three gardens within Jurong Lake Gardens and this new northern section features the biggest outdoor skatepark in Singapore. SkatePark@Lakeside Garden features five pods including a Skate Pod, Skate Drain Pod, Mini Bowl Pod, Big Bowl Pod and Plaza Pod, each sheltered for all-weather use. There’s also a parkour park and bouldering wall. Kids and teens can get active, while parents can get at one with nature. Also in the pipeline for this ultra-park are new tranquil Chinese and Japanese Gardens.
- Flights of Fancy
Do you still harbour dreams of being Tom Cruise in Top Gun? Wings Academy is a new state-of-the-art flight simulator centre that lets you (virtually) pilot an aircraft. From the Robinson R22 helicopter to the F/A-18C hornet fighter jet, you’ll be trained by experts to hone your flying skills. If you’re thinking of a career change, aviation courses by real-world pilot instructors are available. Suitable for all ages, but you must be at least 145 cm tall.
- Slide Away
Aqua Adventure is no ordinary waterpark. This exciting 3-storey indoor amusement park features water play zones, a water obstacle arena, gamified rock climbing walls, an 85 metre-long Black Hole Slide and Singapore’s longest waterslide at 114 metres long. You can also just hang off a float and drift on the water.
- Making Sense of It
Step into a world of super-cool video projections at the ArtScience Museum. The extended Sensory Odyssey Maze: Into the Heart of Our Living World exhibition takes you from the Arctic Circle to the rainforests of South America and the depths of the ocean. See colours, hear sounds and smell scents in this multi-sensory extravaganza which might just blow your mind.
Until 29 October
Singapore’s largest roller sports rink opened in Punggol a few months back and it’s a total hit for adults and kids into skateboards, bicycles, inline skates, pedal go-karts and mega-tube slides! The space boasts all the sports equipment you can shake a stick at and direct access to riverside park connectors. Bonus: the rink is fully sheltered so you can enjoy the facilities come rain or shine.