From Artbox to a new immersive exhibition from New York, we’ve got the lowdown on the new attractions in Singapore that’ll add a dose of excitement to your days (and nights).
New year, new adventures: 2023 is set to be an exciting year with multiple buzzworthy spots to spice up your weekends (and your social media feeds). Keep scrolling for the new attractions in Singapore we’re marking our cals for.
Best new attractions in Singapore to check out
1. Chatuchak Night Market Singapore
7 Feb – 2 Apr 2023
If you miss meandering through the streets of Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market, the return of Chatuchak Night Market Singapore will pique your interest. Its 2020 launch was the world’s first Chatuchak Market outside of Bangkok, and we’re saying cheers to its return after a two-year hiatus. In 2023, the market is slated to bring over 60 merchants from Thailand to one location, with street food and retail options galore. Get ready to shop uniquely Thai knick knacks and stuff yourself silly on drinks and bites from Thailand and beyond.
Chatuchak Night Market Singapore, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
2. Alice in Wonderland Experience
18 Feb 2023
We’re getting curious about the Alice in Wonderland Experience. This fantastical adventure is here for one day only, and is set to turn the streets of Singapore into one giant escape room-style game zone. Head down this rabbit hole to take on mischievous challenges, discover a world of impossible things and save Alice who’s trapped in Wonderland. Psst: dress in your Alice in Wonderland best for the most immersive experience!
Alice in Wonderland Experience, tickets available online
3. Artbox Singapore
24 – 26 Feb and 3 – 5 Mar 2023
If its last installation in 2019 was any indication, this food, lifestyle, and art market is guaranteed to draw the crowds. For the uninitiated, Artbox is Southeast Asia’s largest creative pop-up market with street food, live music, photo ops, quirky craft stalls and even fun carnival games, among other highlights. This year, expect an indoor location at Singapore Expo where you can beat the heat under the AC. Good vibes sans sweaty crowds? Artbox 2023 certainly gets a spot on our cals.
Artbox Singapore, tickets available online (early bird admission tickets at $5.50), 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
Feb – Apr 2023
We’re calling it: this new attraction in Singapore will end up all over your social media feeds when it opens. Making its first global debut, 29Rooms is an immersive exhibition that was the brainchild of Refinery29 and Vice. It’s interactive, visually stimulating and oh-so-photo-worthy. The New York Times touts this world of art as “the creative playground for the Instagram generation”. Details are scant at the moment, but the team behind this concept promises 29 sensorial experiences that’ll surprise and intrigue. Game on, we say.
29Rooms, tickets available online (presale tickets from $32, standard tickets from $38), Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
5. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Opens Mar 2023
Enter Van Gogh’s world of wonder at Resorts World Sentosa. For the first time ever in Southeast Asia, immerse yourself in a multi-sensorial exhibition where art meets virtual reality with over 300 artworks to explore. Step into a light and sound exhibit with two-storey projections of Van Gogh’s best works, don VR goggles to journey into the inspirations behind his iconic masterpieces, and even project your own artworks on the walls. Art lovers, you won’t wanna miss this.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, tickets available online (tickets on sale from 19 Jan 2023, from $24 for adults), Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
6. Bird Paradise
Opens in Q2 2023
Calling all bird lovers: Bird Paradise’s upcoming opening is one to keep an eye out for. It’s set to be one of the largest bird parks in the world with over 400 species, including more than 20 species of hornbills, critically endangered species like the Philippine eagle and others. Its eight walk-in aviaries are a must-visit. From a tropical rainforest to a desert oasis, these immersive habitats will transport you into different environments that house a variety of avian friends. Beyond that, there are also interactive encounters, tours to learn about conservation research efforts, flying demonstrations and more feathered highlights for a wing-tastic time.
Bird Paradise, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
7. Tipsy Unicorn
Opens Apr 2023
Come April, grab your shades and make haste to Tipsy Unicorn. Brought to you by Tipsy Collective (the folks behind Tipsy Flamingo and other popular joints), this is the latest beach club set to hit Sentosa. We reckon this pink-themed hangout will be perfect for day-to-night partying or enjoying the sun and sand. For sips and bites, craft cocktails, grilled seafood and other treats are on the menu. Want in? Swing by to chill out under private cabanas, take a dip in the pool or groove at the open-air deck to beats by international and local DJs. Happy partying!
Tipsy Unicorn, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099007
Singapore is set to welcome an array of new attractions this year and we’re stoked. Watch this space…