8 Exciting attractions to look forward to in Singapore for the rest of 2024 and beyond

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By Sarah Hani Jamil

8 Exciting attractions to look forward to in Singapore for the rest of 2024 and beyond

It cannot be denied that Singapore is an endless entertainment hub that we Malaysians frequently visit, be it for weekend getaways, shopping trips or other adventures. Boasting numerous attractions and region-exclusive events, such as the massive six-day Taylor Swift concert, Singapore tourism has seen significant growth. In 2023, Malaysia was ranked as Singapore’s third-largest source market, contributing $903 million in tourism receipts from January to December 2023. 

This year, between January and April 2024, Singapore recorded more than 5.7 million visitor arrivals globally. Of these, 420,030 arrivals were from Malaysia, underscoring the value Malaysians place on Singapore’s attractions. At a recent event held by the Singapore Tourism Board, Terrence Voon, Executive Director of Southeast Asia shared his thoughts on the excitement: “After the pandemic, we’ve seen a strong desire for concerts and live entertainment again. Singapore is well-positioned to tap into that because even before the pandemic, our tourism strategy was centred around attracting the most exciting events to our city. This includes not just concerts, but also musicals, comedies larger-scale events like Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay and Formula One as well.”



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“So as you see, events have always been in our tourism DNA and as people continue to crave shared group experiences, we’ll continue to bring more of these events to Singapore because they are a vital part of what makes our city exciting and vibrant,” he added.

Another key aspect of Singapore’s booming tourism is its family-friendly attractions. From world-renowned zoos to interactive museums and seasonal events, there are plenty that cater to families, ensuring a wonderful experience for visitors of all ages. Voon further elaborated, “Family is a big focus for us. We know that there are many family-friendly activities in Singapore. For example, many of our attractions, such as Sentosa Island and Gardens by the Bay have seasonal offerings, which will appeal to kids and families. These events give Malaysian families a reason to visit Singapore, especially during the year-end period when there’s so much happening.”

Furthermore, given that approximately 60 per cent of Malaysians are Muslims, Singapore prioritises catering to their needs, especially in terms of food. “I think what many people don’t know is that there are about 5,000 Halal-friendly food establishments in Singapore, spread all over the city. And of course, we also have a very vibrant Muslim community in Singapore. We’re working to raise awareness of these offerings, which range from humble hawker stalls to Michelin-star restaurants. We aim to share these Halal options, possibly through recommendations from our local Muslims as well. Beyond Halal food, Singapore is a vibrant lifestyle destination that Muslim travellers can thoroughly enjoy,” Voon shared.


Halia Restaurant, one of many Halal restaurants in Singapore


With all that said, if you’re planning your next getaway to Singapore, here’s a guide to some exciting attractions and activities you can enjoy this year and beyond.


Happening now:

Naruto: The Gallery

After its successful run at Akiba Square in Akihabara UDX, Japan, this hit anime attraction makes its first-ever international debut at Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa. Running until 30 June 2024, this exhibit brings the iconic world of shinobi (ninja), as envisioned by Masashi Kishimoto, to life. Visitors will encounter the evolution of the beloved anime up close in this immersive experience.



Singapore Cable Car SkyOrb

Singapore elevates its futuristic allure with the introduction of SkyOrb Cabins, unveiled in conjunction with Singapore Cable Car’s 50th-anniversary celebrations. These cabins represent a groundbreaking leap in cable car design, featuring the world’s first chrome-finished spherical cabin, breaking the boundaries of traditional cable car aesthetics. Equipped with glass-bottomed floors—allowing guests a unique vantage point of the scenery—the new cabins offer guests an unparalleled journey across the island.



Sentosa Sensoryscape

Take your park strolls to new heights with this immersive, multi-sensory public park experience. Sensoryscape spans 350 metres across two tiers, seamlessly connecting guests from Resorts World Sentosa in the north to Sentosa’s pristine beaches in the south.



Coming soon:

Impressions of Monet at Gardens By The Bay

Held at Gardens by Bay’s Flower Dome, visitors get to enjoy a unique exhibition that combines a digital experience showcasing the iconic artworks of impressionist painter Claude Monet with a floral arrangement that recreates the landscapes of the famous gardens in Giverny, France. 


Harry Potter: Visions of Magic created by Warner Bros.

Potterheads, get ready for an adventure like no other with this interactive art experience, where you’ll dive deep into the most mysterious corners of the Wizarding World. Spanning over 40,000 square feet, this magical venue invites you to explore immersive environments inspired by the franchise’s iconic places such as the Room of Requirement, Newt’s Menagerie, and the Ministry of Magic. Brace yourself for breathtaking multi-sensory magical installations that will transport you straight into the heart of J.K. Rowling’s enchanting universe.


Singapore Oceanarium

Singapore’s beloved family hotspot, the S.E.A. Aquarium, is set to undergo a significant transformation, tripling its current size. This revamped attraction, introduced as the Oceanarium, will offer an expanded range of content, featuring cutting-edge digital advancements and interactive technology. At the same time, it will continue its commitment to marine education and conservation efforts on a larger scale.


Mandai Rainforest Resort by Banyan Tree (2025)

While Singapore is often seen as a concrete jungle, it remains committed to conservation efforts wherever possible. This dedication is evident in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, home to Singapore’s renowned wildlife parks: Bird Paradise, Night Safari, River Wonders, and Singapore Zoo. Adding to this conservation-focused landscape is the upcoming Mandai Rainforest Resort. Spanning 4.6 hectares, the resort is nestled within a lush forest, blending seamlessly with native tree species. It features a four-storey building with 338 rooms, offering both standard and family accommodations, as well as modern amenities like a ballroom, meeting rooms, a gym, and a rooftop pool. Additionally, 24 elevated treehouses, shaped like seed pods and set among the trees, offer a unique stay experience.


Porsche Experience Centre (2027)

All Porsche enthusiasts are in for a treat as the world’s first regional Porsche Experience Centre is gearing up to make its grand entrance on our shores. It will integrate a thrilling 2km handling track where you can master your driving skills, explore themed exhibitions, marvel at classic cars from the archives of the Porsche Museum, indulge in a variety of dining options and more. It’s surely an attraction you won’t want to miss.


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