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10 Exciting Outdoor Activities to Do in Singapore

Singapore might be known for its urban landscape, but it also offers a wealth of outdoor activities for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Here’s a list of outdoor activities to enjoy in Singapore:

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Hiking and Nature Walks

  • MacRitchie Reservoir Park: Home to the famous TreeTop Walk, a 250-meter aerial suspension bridge offering views of the forest canopy.
  • Southern Ridges: A 10-km trail connecting several parks with beautiful hilltop walks and bridges, including the Henderson Waves bridge.
  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve: Offers challenging trails and is one of the few places in Singapore with primary rainforest.
East Coast Park
East Coast Park cycling


  • East Coast Park: Features a scenic coastline cycling path, perfect for leisurely rides or rollerblading.
  • Pulau Ubin: A short ferry ride away, this island provides rustic roads and nature trails ideal for biking and exploring Singapore’s kampong (village) heritage.
  • Coney Island: Known for its ecological sustainability, it offers peaceful trails and the chance to spot diverse wildlife.
East Coast Park
Beaches in Singapore

Water Sports

  • Sentosa Island: Offers everything from kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to more adventurous options like jet skiing and parasailing.
  • East Coast Park: Popular for windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and sailing, with rental facilities available.
  • Singapore Wake Park: For wakeboarding enthusiasts, this cable-ski park caters to all levels, from beginners to advanced riders.
Megazip @ sentosa

Outdoor Adventure

  • Mega Adventure Park: Located on Sentosa Island, it features the MegaZip, a 450-meter zip line flying over jungles and beaches. We have found one of the best places to purchase ticket here.
  • Forest Adventure: Singapore’s largest tree top adventure park with courses and ziplines over Bedok Reservoir.
  • HydroDash: Singapore’s first floating aqua park on Sentosa Island, offering fun obstacle courses on water.
Mandai Bird Paradise
Migratory birds in singapore

Wildlife and Bird Watching

  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: A mangrove and wetland habitat that is a haven for migratory birds, with observation hides and walking trails.
  • Jurong Bird Park: While not entirely outdoors, it offers large aviaries where you can walk among the birds. It’s moving to Mandai and rebranding as Bird Paradise in the near future.
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens: Home to a small rainforest, several themed gardens, and Swan Lake, making it a good spot for casual bird watching.
Jurong East Singapore
Image source: Jurong Lake Gardens

Gardens and Parks

  • Gardens by the Bay: While known for its indoor conservatories, it also has outdoor gardens and sculptures, including the Supertree Grove. Check out this link here for gardens by the bay promotion.
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens: Offers themed gardens, such as the National Orchid Garden, and is great for picnics and leisurely walks.
  • Fort Canning Park: Steeped in history, it provides a green oasis in the middle of the city with trails, gardens, and historical artifacts.
Palawan beach

Beach Activities

  • Sentosa Beaches: Siloso, Palawan, and Tanjong Beach offer sunbathing, swimming, and beach clubs.
  • East Coast Park: Apart from water sports, it’s a great place for barbecues, camping (with a permit), and enjoying seafood at coastal restaurants.

Singapore’s outdoor activities provide a refreshing counterpoint to its urban environment, offering both relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s always something new to explore in the city’s green spaces and waterways.