Here are all the amazing and fun things you can do in the city for solo adventures!
Love your freedom? Just want to be by your lonesome for a while? We get it: quality me-time is in the cards for you. There’s absolutely no reason why you can’t spend a day without company. It’s all about self-care for a happier you! And we’ve got heaps of amazing things to do alone in Singapore. Just pick your fave and make a date with yourself…
Fun things to do alone in Singapore
1. Explore a different neighbourhood
The best thing about going solo? You answer to your own schedule. Go check out cool neighbourhoods and spend as much time as you want in any one place, we say. We’ve got ideas for Bukit Timah, Seletar, Punggol, Jalan Besar, Telok Ayer, Holland Village, Tiong Bahru and loads more.
2. Don’t get lonely, get creative
Art should be judgment-free and the best time to do it is on your own. Sign up for an art jamming session at a studio and let the paint tell your story on canvas. These places will usually provide you with everything you need for freestyle painting, including brushes, colours, and even a drink – so you’re all covered. Alternatively, attend a craft workshop and make your own jewellery, leather goods, floral bouquet, crochet piece or even gin! Oh, and for kitchen whizzes, baking classes will teach you how to whip up cakes, bread, tarts and more in a totally fun and casual environment.
3. Go on a tour
Sure, it’s fun with a friend. But it’s a novel experience doing it alone, plus you’ll start new friendships along the way. Singapore has plenty of heritage trails and walking, cycling and kayaking tours that highlight food, nature and history. Just select your fave!
4. Take care of yourself
Planning to prioritise wellness and bring your mental health back on track? We have options! Take a day off and slow down to recharge at some of the best spas in Singapore. Wanna pamper yourself with a lavish beauty routine? Take note of our A to Z skincare guide. Or, there’s always the magic of aromatherapy and crystals (if you’re a believer) you can indulge in – from essential oils to luxury candles. It’s total bliss.
5. Spend time with nature
When the going gets tough, get out of the urban gridlock and head back to nature. Hiking is one fun way to keep your sanity intact (with health perks along the way). From offshore islands to nature spots with peak views to lovely green parks and gardens, there’s something for everyone. Take your pick and remember to gear up proper before you set out!
6. Journey to the past
Put on your walking shoes and take a deep dive into the history of Singapore’s heartlands at charming areas such as Toa Payoh, Balestier, Queenstown and Pasir Ris. Or tick off all the national monuments and historical sites of Singapore on your bucket list in one weekend. The architecture alone will have you beaming with #localpride.
7. Obtain peace of mind with an Om-worthy escape
Surely you can go solo on this – grab your trusty mat, and detox mentally and physically with yoga at a park like the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The lush greenery and fresh air will calm you down in no time. Join an outdoor yoga class, or if you’re confident doing it on your own, good on you! Psst: no harm wearing your best activewear threads while you’re practising your warrior pose.
8. Chill with a good book
Getting cosy with a book is one of the best ways to spend some quality me-time. While you can check into one of the national libraries in town (we recommend the centrally-located [email protected]!), try dropping by a quiet, hidden cafe for a good read. Or curl up on the couch at reading rooms in town. Do not disturb!
9. Rise and shine early
Can’t get enough of nature’s beauty? Catch the sunrise in Singapore at stunning spots like parks, waterfront areas and beaches. Or wait till evening rolls around and head outdoors to marvel at the sunset. You can even bring along a journal to jot down some reflections if that’s your thing.
10. Shop ’til you drop
Credit cards out! There’s no me-time therapy like retail therapy. Seriously, shopping is the best go-to activity when you need to cheer yourself up. Hit the usual shopping malls, go on a shopping neighbourhood crawl, rummage through a flea market or keep it simple and comfy by shopping online – with a glass of wine in your hand, of course.
11. Get your dose of art and culture
You don’t need a buddy to enjoy museum-hopping. So pick the exhibition that calls out to you and immerse yourself in the city’s wonderful museums and galleries. When you want to switch things up, pop by secret museums for an unusual experience.
12. Improve your photography skills
The city is packed to the rafters with award-winning architectural wonders – and we don’t just mean the soaring skyscrapers of the CBD. From wonderfully bizarre Art Deco-style office buildings to futuristic mosques, they’re a good reason to time to take time off and admire the architectural wonders in Singapore through your lens. To start, follow cool photographers on IG. Then, make your way to vibrant neighbourhoods to find everything from secret parks to unique HDB blocks.
13. Enjoy a movie you actually want to watch
Got some time to spare? Watching a movie is a no-brainer option on the list of things to do alone in Singapore. But we’re not talking about binge-watching at home. Head out and catch that silly flick you’ve been wanting to see but can’t get anyone to join you for. Indulge in some popcorn and snacks (that you don’t even have to share), and laugh out loud freely at the funny scenes – it might actually be therapeutic! If you want, you can be a little adventurous and catch a movie at an alternative cinema instead of your usual go-to.
14. Let out the frustration and rage
Don’t keep it all in! Unleash your stresses by destroying things – legally, of course. The Fragment Room is one smashing place to be if you have pent-up anger you want to release, but don’t want your friends to see your ‘rage face’. How does it work? You pay for the session, gear up and proceed to break objects in a soundproof room. Pure satisfaction.
15. Up your hipster game
Sure, everyone’s on Spotify (us included) and we all love rocking out to fab tunes. But old school vinyl is far from obsolete. There’s something rather timeless (and seductive) about removing a glossy 12-inch from its sleeve, placing it on a player, gently dropping the needle onto the record, and taking in the warm, glorious sound from the speakers. Intrigued? Time to go crate-digging at record stores in Singapore.
You’ll never be bored with these fun things to do alone in Singapore!