Travelling in the new normal has given us opportunities to explore and appreciate what Singapore has to offer like never before. Many tour operators and attractions have also redesigned their offerings in accordance to follow the safe management measures introduced by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

While Singaporeans wait for international borders to reopen and domestic tourism remains as their only leisure travel option, Expedia.com.sg has observed an increase in search for local activities and tours in August by more than 20% as compared to July this year – a positive reflection that the market is returning to some resemblance of normalcy.

As the year-end draws near, it is definitely the right time for you to rediscover Singapore in a new lens, be it by yourself, with a friend, co-workers, or with family. To begin your adventure on our little island, here are 7 unique activities (which are also STB-approved!) that you might not know Singapore has to offer.

1. Test your Target Skills and Become an Axe-pert

Axe Factor, From S$26 per pax

If being cooped indoors has gotten to you, why not de-stress and bring out the huntsman in you by doing target practice with some hatchets (safely, of course!). Axe throwing is gaining popularity both recreationally and competitively, and it’s not hard to see why. Let go of all your pent-up frustrations and worries with every axe hurled and satisfying thud heard when you hit your target.

2. Monkey Around with Zero-Gravity Fun

AIRZONE at City Square Mall, From S$23 per pax

A fond childhood memory for most Singaporeans is the game of hide-and-seek with friends at neighbourhood playgrounds. Here’s a chance for you to level up the playground experience and enjoy zero-gravity fun in the world’s first indoor suspended net playground, situated right in the middle of City Square Mall. Featuring an elevated ball pit, giant slides and even an obstacle course, AIRZONE is the perfect day-out for the young, and young-at-heart!

3. Race through Marina Bay in Style

Ultimate Drive Eurosports, From S$465 per pax

Unleash your inner racer and explore the streets of the Marina Bay Circuit in the supercar of your choice! Go behind the wheel and zoom off at top speed in a Ferrari California, BMX i8, or Lamborghini Aventador, feeling that surge of adrenaline pumping through your body. And if you don’t have a driver’s license, fret not. You get to enjoy the same experience from the passenger’s seat, with a professional and qualified driver by your side.

4. Explore the Southern Islands of Singapore 

4-hour cruise to the Southern Islands, From S$1,551 per cruise

If you’re looking for a different type of family day-out, why not hop onto your own personal cruise boat and explore the Southern Islands of Singapore in style.  Charter a cruise for your fam-bam and enjoy the magnificent views of Sentosa and the Central Business District while sipping on champagne and feeling luxurious. For those wanting a respite from the heat and humidity of Singapore’s climate, dive into the cool waters and discover the private beaches of Lazarus Island.

5. Take your Weekend to New Heights 

Forest Adventure Grand Course, From S$50 per pax

Escape from the daily hustle and challenge yourself through the foliage with Forest Adventure’s Grand Course. Conquer your fear of heights and test your balancing skills on over 44 different obstacles, including exhilarating bridges and even a Tarzan swing. What’s more, complete the course and you’ll be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of Bedok Reservoir.

6. Hop onto a Gliding Good Time at Sentosa 

While most of us are familiar with Sentosa and may have visited the island more times than you can count since you were a child, there’s still so much that Sentosa as to offer! Enjoy zipping through Sentosa at a leisurely speed and not break a sweat on a scenic Segway tour. Follow your guide and glide through the historical Fort Siloso, the southernmost point of Asia’s continent, visit the picturesque sun-kissed beaches and catch a glimpse of the luxury homes nested in Sentosa Cove.

7. Head into the Wild of Pulau Ubin 

Nature Kayaking, From S$149 per pax

If you’ve gone through the hiking trails of Pulau Ubin and are looking for another adventure, why not rediscover Pulau Ubin on a kayak? Learn more about the heritage of the island as you paddle in pairs and explore the scenic mangroves of the Singapore wilderness. You might also be lucky enough to catch an otter family or pink dolphin pod in action!

To further whet your appetite for travel, Expedia.com.sg is offering 20% off selected local activities* for you to explore all that our island has to offer! From now until 26 September 2020, simply book your activity on Expedia’s platform and enter the coupon code ‘ACTIVITY20SG’ to redeem the discount.

BONUS TIP: Earn double reward points on your bookings made on the Expedia app! To see the full list of activities on offer, click on the below tile when using the app.

Activities tile on Expedia mobile app

*The coupon is valid for activities to be completed by 7 January 2021, with a maximum savings of S$50 off per booking. There is a total of 350 coupons available for redemption, limited to 2 coupons per customer. Terms and conditions apply. 

From bike tours to family-oriented activities to museums and theme parks, explore the Singapore activities that you love doing. Explore more here.

For inspiration on things to do in Singapore, look out for the next edition of Expedia’s Weekly Round-Up, or visit expedia.com.sg.