Best Things to See & Do in East Singapore

25 November 2020

Take a journey to the East where our travel guide brings you on an adventure of amazing sights, sounds and delicious food. From taking a walk amongst towering dinosaurs, experiencing a virtual world to indulging at Katong’s best ice cream parlour – we suss out the best things to see and do in East Singapore with your family and friends.

Read: Best Things to See & Do in South Singapore

1. Wild Wild Wet

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For a splashing good time, head over to Wild Wild Wet with your kids and let them run riot at the #1 Waterpark in Singapore! Located in Downtown East, put your courage to the test at the Free Fall and take a plunge at a near-vertical drop, compete at Kraken Racers at the four-lane mat racer slide, laze at the Shiok River and many more. Bond with the little ones at the Kidz Zone where they’ll get the same adrenaline-pumping experience with the pint-sized versions of the big rides. Ready, set, splash!

Address: Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, S519599
Price: Peak Adult (13 to 54 years old) Day Pass at $32 and Peak Adult Child (3 to 12 years old) Day Pass $24

2. Changi Experience Studio

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Did you know Jewel Changi Airport has an interactive studio? Feed your eyes at the impressive projection at this digital attraction that uses state-of-the-art technology suitable for both adults and children. Learn about the aviation industry, play games simulating airport functions and learn about the history of Changi Airport.

Address: Level 4, Jewel Changi Airport
Price: $19 for Adult and $13 for Child/ Senior

3. Jurassic Mile

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Travel to the land before time and walk amongst more than 20 dinosaurs, from nine different species. Stretching over a 1km path suited for jogging and cycling, witness the pre-historic creatures and don’t be afraid to snap some pictures with them. For a more sensory experience, catch them roar as you pose. After hours of adventure, refuel at the HUB & SPOKE café which serves local and Western delights.

Address: Park at HUB & SPOKE Car Park or Changi Airport Terminal 2. Alternatively, for direct access to Jurassic Mile, park at Changi Airport Terminal 4, Car Park 4A.
Price: FREE entry. Cycling rates from $8/hour for Adult and $6/hour for Child

4. Pulau Ubin

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Home to one of the last kampongs in Singapore, this 1,020 hectare island is famous for its hiking and the 10km mountain bike trail. Discover historical sites, flora and fauna on the island and make sure to stop by Puaka Hill for an Instagram-worthy shot. Get a bird’s eye view of the granite quarry with its deep blue waters.  

Address: Board a ferry from Changi Point Ferry Terminal
Price: $3 per pax and +$2 if you’re bringing your bicycle. Or start your adventure with a range of Ubin activities with Klook here.

5. FloraClay Workshop

Unleash your creativity and try your hand at FloraClay’s Clay Art Workshops. Founded by Noor-Jamilah Ramli in 2006, a floral designer and instructor trained in the USA and Japan. Her love for clay-crafting soon turned into a business as she saw a demand for clay flower retail and education. Together with her team of highly-skilled artisans, they organise workshops for public and corporate clients such as DBS Bank, NTUC Income and PUB. Try your hand at Nonya Kueh Food ClayArt or Kopitiam Food ClayArt Workshop.

Address: #02-29 Millage, 55 Changi Rd, S419709
Price: $38 (U.P. $98) with sign-ups hereor here

6. Forest Adventure

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Have a ball with the kids at Forest Adventure, Singapore’s first treetop adventure course park. Let the kids muster their courage at the Kids Course (suitable for aged 5 to 9 years old) by conquering 22 crossings and two zip lines, before moving on to the Junior Course and Grand Course for the ultimate challenge. Swing like a Tarzan and take the Big Zip for a 300m zip above water for an exhilarating experience.

Address: Bedok Reservoir Park, S479244
Price: $39 on Tuesdays (save $11 on the Grand Course) and $40 for Students on weekdays for Grand Course (U.P. $50)

7. Peranakan House at Koon Seng Road

The Peranakan Houses at Koon Seng Road is truly a sight to behold for being one of the most colourful buildings in Singapore. Built in the 1920s, the building’s pastel-hued facade contrasted with intricate Peranakan patterns is a great spot for your Instagram. While you go about your photography expedition, practice caution and respect the residents staying there. Do head over to Kim Choo Kueh Chang for some yummy chewy rice dumplings or savour traditional Peranakan dishes at Old Bibik’s Peranakan Kitchen.

Address: Koon Seng Road, Joo Chiat
Price: FREE

8. Adventure Paddlers
Feed the adventure seeker in you with Adventure Paddlers and try a range of water sport activities such as Stand Up Paddling (SUP), kayaking, canoeing, sea cycling or water trampoline. Located at Ohana Beach House in Pasir Ris Park, the activities offered here are suitable for beginners to advanced paddlers. You can even join their environmental activity with the Coastal Clean Up for just $25. Or join the Fisherman’s Tale ($45) and paddle towards Pulau Ubin, where you’ll get to visit Ubin town and fish farms.

Address: Ohana Beach House @ Pasir Ris, 131 Pasir Ris Road, Carpark E, Pasir Ris Park, S519148
Price: From $10 per hour here

9. Picotin Express (East Coast)

One of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore, Picotin Express has an array of Western dishes from pasta to pizzas. Order a plate of sublime Beef Ragu Pasta or Pesto Pasta if you’re craving for Italian. For sharing (or not), some of their must-try are the Bashkir Pizza (mozzarella, tomato sauce, tandoori chicken, onions and coriander), Yili Pizza (tomato, mozzarella and pepperoni) or Azteca Pizza (tomato, mozzarella, honey baked ham with pineapple). Don’t miss out on our 1-for-1 dining offers at Picotin Express East Coast and Bukit Timah.

Address: 382 Joo Chiat Road, S427622
Opening hours: Sun to Thurs 3pm – 1am (last order 10.30pm) and Fri to Sat 11am – 1am (last order 12.30am)

10. CaliPark Avenue (Changi)
The team at Cali Park Avenue is committed and passionate to serve only the freshest and delicious dishes your tummy will thank you for. Take some time to scan through their extensive menu from mains such as Wagyu Beef Burger, Cali’s Special Pizza (parma ham, tomato sauce, mozzarella, chicken pepperoni, bell peppers and olives) and Smoked Duck Pasta. Their appetisers are not to be missed as well! Must try are the Cali Wings, served with a spicy cocktail sauce. To round up your meal, order the Chocolate Lava Cake or Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream, perfect for dessert lovers. Be sure to savour with our 1-for-1 dining offers at their Changi and Rochester outlets.

Address: 2 Changi Business Park Avenue 1, S486015
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am – 11.30pm

11. The Coastal Settlement

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Tastefully decorated with antiques such as vintage vehicles, paintings and nostalgic gadgets, you’ll feel like you’re in a museum. Or dine in tropical foliage and lush greenery at their al fresco area and get to be one with nature. They have an extensive menu from local favourites to Western cuisine, and kick back, relax by ordering a drink too. The café is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido along.

Address: 200 Netheravon Road, S508529
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10.30am – 11pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am – 11pm

12. Birds of Paradise

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Known as one of the best ice cream parlours in East Singapore, Birds of Paradise flavours are inspired by nature. Located opposite I12 Katong, its botanical flavours such as Strawberry Basil, White Chrysanthemum and Lychee Raspberry are infused with herbs and spices. A refreshing dash of flavour to your usual vanilla or chocolate, order your ice cream with their Thyme-Infused Cones for only $1 that are made fresh daily. Here’s an inside scoop – don’t forget to take a shot of your ice cream at their Insta-famous wall. 

Beat the heat with other top ice cream parlours in SG here.

Address: 63 East Coast Rd #01-05 S428776
Opening hours: Daily 12pm – 10pm, closed on Monday