What to Do with Friends in Singapore 25 Fun Activities
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What to Do with Friends in Singapore: 25 Fun Activities

Though smaller than other countries, the wealth and diversity of things you can do with friends in Singapore make up for its size. Its vibrant culture, safe surroundings, and general cleanliness allow plenty of recreation.

But what can you do in SG with friends? 

We rounded up some great ideas where you can have fun, get fit, be a foodie, and everything in-between.

What to Do with Friends in Singapore

Whether you want to party hard or gently unwind, we think you’ll find some great friendship activity suggestions in this listicle.

What to Do with Friends in Singapore

Whether you want to party hard or gently unwind, we think you’ll find some great friendship activity suggestions in this listicle.

  • Artsy activities
    • ARTHaus 
    • ABC Cooking Studio
    • Cool Cats
    • National Gallery Singapore
    • Singapore Repertory Theatre
  • Sporty sessions
    • The Yogabar
    • SG Academy of Fencing
    • Climb Central Singapore
    • Planet Bowl
    • Legacy Dance Company
  • Environmental excursions
    • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
    • Coast to Coast Trail
    • Sisters’ Island
    • Night Safari
    • Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Pampering pastimes
    • Spa Esprit
    • Yunomori Onsen
    • Porcelain Skin
    • Chez Vous
    • Makeup Maestro
  • Gastronomical get-togethers
    • Kinki
    • The Marmalade Pantry
    • Jumbo Seafood
    • Blue Label Pizza and Wine
    • The Humble Scoop

Artsy Activities with Friends in Singapore

Artsy Activities with Friends in Singapore

Want to add more art to your life? In this section, we’ll take a look at some great ways you and your friends can express your creativity—or simply surround yourself with artsy things.

1. ARTHaus

Image: ARTHaus Singapore FB page

Friendly tip: Want to get into a reputable art school? Try the portfolio preparation course.

Address: 901A Bukit Timah Road Singapore, Singapore 589619

Operating hours: Will depend on the course/workshop schedule

How to get there: Take the 147, 166, 174, 80, or 961M Bus, or the East West or North East MRT

As one of the best art jamming studios in Singapore, ARTHaus has plenty of visual creativity lessons to offer students. Even if you aren’t artistically inclined, you can try a course that allows you to become an artist (even for just a day).

You and your gang can sign up for an adult art jamming session at just S$81 to S$97 (depending on the medium of your choice). There are options for watercolour, acrylic, chalk pastels, and even sketching art jams.

There are six participants for every artist-teacher, so you’ll be closely guided. But all sessions need prior booking, so don’t think you can simply waltz in and demand an impromptu two-hour class!

2. ABC Cooking Studio

ABC Cooking Studio
Image: ABC Cooking Studio Singapore FB page

Friendly tip: Find full courses intimidating? Go for the trial lessons first!

Address: 391A Orchard Road #03-12 Takashimaya S.C, Singapore 238873

Operating hours: Daily, 10 AM to 10 PM

How to get there: Take the North South MRT or the 14A, 175, 502, or 65 Bus

We believe that cooking is a true art form, especially when it involves recipes developed and perfected by professionals. 

If you want to know all about creative culinary processes and plating, we recommend one of the best cooking classes in Singapore at ABC Cooking Studio. 

Class sizes at ABC Cooking Studio are small (4 students max) to encourage optimal interactions with the instructor. 

The courses vary from beginners to masters, with trial lessons offered in case you and your group find full classes intimidating. The trial lessons last for just a couple of hours, so it’s an ideal way to try your hand at baking bread or cakes

The fun part is that there’s compulsory dining at the studio afterwards!

3. Cool Cats

Cool Cats
Image: Cool Cats FB page

Friendly tip: Check out the upcoming line-up on the Cool Cats website to know when your fave jazz musicians will perform.

Address: 32 Beach Road, Singapore 189764

Operating hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 7 AM to midnight

How to get there: Take the East West MRT or the 10, 100, 107M, or the 57 Bus

We think music as audible art is best experienced with friends. And jazz’s improvisational quality adds a layer of authenticity to it, making it more enjoyable.

Hands down (and jazz hands up!), we consider Cool Cats to be one of the best jazz clubs in Singapore. Why? Let us count the ways.

We can start with the menu which features some creative cocktails and delectable bar snacks. There are even vegetarian options for those with plant-based preferences.

And then there’s the musicians’ line-up, which features some of the most awesome jazz performers to ever play in an intimate setting. You can also check out the show schedule if there’s a particular musician you want to catch. 

National Gallery Singapore

Friendly tip: Check out current exhibits and events at the National Gallery Singapore website.

Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #01–01, Singapore 178957

Operating hours: Daily, 10 AM to 7 PM

How to get there: Take the City Hall MRT or the 63, 51, 80, 32, 851 Bus

You can’t go wrong doing some serious art immersion in what’s widely considered the best museum in Singapore. The National Gallery Singapore is the perfect place for you and your friends to embark on several art journeys together.

There’s a Gallery Explorer app so you can plan your visits and not just wander about randomly. Aside from permanent exhibits, you can check out ongoing and current exhibitions by checking out the National Gallery website’s calendar.

If you’re feeling like going for some retail therapy, there are great shopping and dining spots on the premises. And to cap off a day of culture and the arts with drinks, check out a fantastic bar on the top floor called Smoke and Mirrors.

5. Singapore Repertory Theatre

Singapore Repertory Theatre
Image: Singapore Repertory Theatre FB page

Friendly tip: Look up show schedules on the SRT website’s What’s On page.

Address: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road Singapore 239035

Operating hours: Event information here

How to get there: Take the 143 or 195 Bus or the Downtown MRT

Love musicals and the theatre in general? If you and your friends are theatre geeks, don’t miss out on some of the most inspired performances brought to you by the Singapore Repertory Theatre.

It’s one of the pioneering theatre productions in Singapore that produces shows in the English language. It’s also behind the famed Shakespeare in the Park series that’s been going on for over a decade now.

There are other exciting divisions of the Singapore Repertory Theatre that offer everything from actor training programmes for kids and young adults to staging original Singaporean work. 

Check out upcoming shows on its official website to see what’s on.

Sporty Sessions with Friends in Singapore

Sporty Sessions with Friends in Singapore

When it comes to getting fit together, there’s really no need to hire personal trainers—not when you can be each other’s cheering squad and support group!

That said, here are some great sporty and athletic activities you and your friends can sign up for.

6. The Yogabar

The Yogabar
Image: The Yogabar FB page

Friendly tip: Try the Newbie Package at just S$50 for 3 classes.

Address: Far East Shopping Center, #16-04/05, 545 Orchard Road Singapore 238882

Operating hours: Requires booking

How to get there: Take the Thomson-East Coast MRT or the 106, 143, 5, 190, or 502 Bus 

Getting fit doesn’t have to involve serious weight-lifting or pumping iron every time. Sometimes going to calming yoga classes with your besties is the way to go.

The Yogabar typically has up to 15 people per class in a simple yet cosy setting. Unlike intimidating and sleek yoga studios, this one ensures a safe and supportive environment for yogis and yoginis of all levels. 

There’s a newbie package that’s perfect for first-timers. It even offers yoga nature retreats if you want to expand your yoga journey outside the studio. 

With this kind of serene and calming community, you and your friends can look forward to an authentic and enriching yoga experience. 

7. SG Academy of Fencing

SG Academy of Fencing
Image: SG Academy of Fencing FB page

Friendly tip: Sign up for the Adult Recreational classes if you don’t want to compete.

Address: 6 Tampines Street 92 Singapore 528893

Operating hours:

Monday, 5 PM to 9 PM

Tuesday, 5 PM to 9 PM

Wednesday, 5:30 PM to 9 PM

Thursday, 3 PM to 9:30 PM

Friday, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Saturday, 10:30 AM to 7 PM

Sunday, noon to 5:30 PM

How to get there: Take the East West Line or the 100, 158, 21, or 51 Bus

En garde! Here’s a unique activity that can help you and your friends have finely-\ tuned focus, agility, and coordination.

The Singapore Academy of Fencing is one of the best fencing schools in Singapore that allows both group and private lessons. It’s open daily, so you can sign up with a schedule that’s convenient for everyone.

Its Adult Recreational classes are beginner-friendly, so you won’t have to worry about skill levels. And it comes as an eight-hour session package that can be used over three months to fit most working people’s schedules.

8. Climb Central Singapore

Climb Central Singapore
Image: Climb Central SG FB page

Friendly tip: There are 4 Climb Central SG locations!

Address: Branches at Kallang Wave Mall, Novena Square, Katong, and Funan Mall

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday, 11 AM to 11 PM 

Saturdays and Sundays, 9 AM to 9 PM

Challenge each other (and yourself) to conquer your fear of heights at Climb Central Singapore. It’s one of the best rock climbing centres in town, with several locations for convenience.

First-time visitors don’t need prior climbing experience, just as long as their weight doesn’t exceed 20 kilograms and they’re no taller than 1.1 metres. There’s also a safety briefing before every climb to ensure safety.

And you won’t have to worry about sweat making your fingers and limbs slick because all the bouldering gyms are fully air-conditioned! So gear up with your friends and scale those walls soon.

9. Planet Bowl

Planet Bowl
Image: Planet Bowl website

Friendly tip: Book online for convenience.

Address: 60 Tessensohn Road Singapore 217664

Operating hours:

Monday to Thursday, 10 AM to 11 PM

Fridays, 10 AM to 1 PM

Saturdays, 9 AM to 1 PM

Sundays, 9 AM to 11 PM

How to get there: Take the North East Line or the 138, 147, 64, or 65 Bus

Groups of friends and families have made bowling a timeless bonding tradition, so it would be almost criminal not to include it in this listicle. Planet Bowl is a great place to continue this tradition with your nearest and dearest.

It’s got a recent makeover that includes overhauled lanes and a state-of-the-art scoring system. Planet Bowl also organises bowling leagues in case you get a little competitive and want to bowl a perfect 300.

But as it also holds corporate events and other gatherings, it would be practical to use Planet Bowl’s online booking system to get the schedule (and lanes) you want.

10. Legacy Dance Company

Legacy Dance Company

Friendly tip: Choose between weekly classes and customised dance courses.

Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Blvd, #03-03 S039594

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday, 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Saturdays, 2:30 PM to 7 PM (closed on Sundays)

How to get there: Take the City Hall, Esplanade, or Promenade MRT

Together with your BFFs, you can trip the light fantastic by taking up dance classes in Singapore. Signing up with the Legacy Dance Company is a good first step.

The instructors are all professional dancers with loads of patience and who promote a fun and safe place for all aspiring dancers. Each one has had at least eight years of dancing experience too. 

There’s a four-month programme if you really want to immerse yourself in the world of dance and specialise in certain styles and moves. 

But for those who want dancing merely as a hobby, the centre also offers weekly 

classes, an eight-week dance course, and personalised schedules.

Environmental Excursions with Friends in Singapore

Environmental Excursions with Friends in Singapore

Spending quality time with friends doesn’t always have to involve a lot of money—especially not when you can do free things in Singapore

Paired with a bit of nature immersion, we think these activities can strengthen your bond even more.

11. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Image: Singapore National Parks website

Friendly tip: Refer to the SG National Parks website for parts that may be under construction.

Address: Located at the end of Hindhede Drive

Operating hours: Daily, 7 AM to 7 PM

How to get there: Take the 67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, or 961 Bus or the Beauty World MRT

As one of Singapore’s best natural parks, entry to Bukit Timah is totally free of charge. This is perfect for groups of friends on a budget or those who simply want to see, hear, smell, and take in nature a few kilometres from downtown Singapore.

Bukit Timah has heritage trails where you can learn a bit of history while building up your cardio. It’s got a primary forest that’s considered to be the largest in Singapore, so there’s a lot of flora and fauna to witness.

The 163-hectare reserve might be too big for a few hours of exploration, which could only mean that your group can always come back some other time to explore some more.

12. Coast to Coast Trail

Coast to Coast Trail
Image: Singapore National Parks website

Friendly tip: Use the augmented reality-enabled mobile app for an interactive hiking experience.

Address: Punggol Waterway Park, Singapore

Operating hours: Open 24 hours

How to get there: Take the Lakeside MRT or the East West Line

If you’re hiking fanatics, you should check out the Coast to Coast Trail. Considered by many to be one of the best hiking trails in Singapore, it’s only 36 kilometres long but is considered an advanced trail.

It could take anywhere between six to eight hours to go from one “coast” to another, so be prepared. You’ll pass through several parks, park connectors, and checkpoints before you even see the end of your hike in sight!

Still, this might be the kind of adventurous activity that can strengthen your friendship because it will test your patience, determination, preparedness, and tenacity. 

13. Sisters’ Islands Marine Park

Sisters’ Islands Marine Park
Image: Singapore National Parks website

Friendly tip: Camping, fishing, vessel entries, and barbecues are not allowed on the islands.

Address: Pulau Sabar Laut

Operating hours: Daily, 7 AM to 7 PM

How to get there: By boat from the Marina South Pier or the West Coast Pier

Sisters’ Island Marine Park sounds mysterious, but its secrets have been discovered by island hoppers for some time now. Through the years, it’s become a focal point for education and research on biodiversity, with a special aim to protect the ecosystem.

Big Sister’s Island is open to visitors daily from 7 AM to 7 PM, though you’ll have to get your own chartered boat from the Marina South Pier to get there. Or if you want a more leisurely day on the island, consider yacht rentals in Singapore.

It’s a great place to spend a day, provided you respect the island’s wildlife and follow the rules and restrictions (fishing, barbecuing, camping, and other activities aren’t allowed).

14. Night Safari

Night Safari
Image: Mandai Wildlife Reserve

Friendly tip: Refer to the Park Advisory page for changes in booking.

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826

Operating hours: Daily, 6:30 PM to midnight

How to get there: Take the Khatib MRT then the Mandai Khatib shuttle  

There’s never a dull moment when you visit one of the best zoos in Singapore. Add an exciting and mysterious layer to it by trying the Mandai’s The Night Safari (which is as awesome as it sounds).

What’s great is that the animals are located in habitats that mimic their natural ones. And the tour takes care to be as faithful to their geographical regions as possible.

You can check out the habits and lifestyles of nocturnal creatures, from birds to big predators. An electric tram takes visitors on a guided tour of the 40-hectare reserve at night, so it really feels like you’re on a real safari.

15. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Friendly tip: Check out some free events on the Singapore Botanic Gardens website.

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

Operating hours: Daily, 5 AM to midnight

How to get there: Take the Botanic Gardens MRT or the Circle/Downtown Lines

Why stray too far away when there are so many activities to do at the Singapore Botanic Gardens with your friends?

Pampering Pastimes with Friends in Singapore

Pampering Pastimes with Friends in Singapore

Self-care is good, but sometimes group care is even better! Go beyond starting a skincare routine at home and start pampering yourselves as a group with these suggestions. 

16. Spa Esprit

Spa Esprit
Image: Spa Esprit FB page

Friendly tip: Booking is required.

Address: 3 branches in Singapore

Operating hours: Daily, 10 AM to 9 PM

Sometimes the only way to feel totally stress-free and relaxed is to get really good massages. And it would be even better if you can do it as a group.

Spa Esprit has three branches in Singapore, so you can choose the closest one for convenience. It offers energy-boosting massages designed to rejuvenate and knead away your cares.

It’s got a cosy and relaxing ambience with piquant smells of the spa’s signature oil blends. You can also enquire about facials and other pampering treatments on the menu. 

Choose between traditional and more modern massages according to your needs and mood. Rest assured that all the masseuses are professional and capable, so you’ll know you’re in good hands.

17. Yunomori Onsen

Yunomori Onsen
Image: Yunomori Onsen FB page

Friendly tip: Try the Day Pass for a full day’s worth of pampering.

Address: 1 Stadium Place #02-17/18 Kallang Wave Mall Singapore 397628 

Operating hours: Daily, 10 AM to 10 PM

How to get there: Take the Circle Line or the 10, 100, 14A, or 80 Bus

If you’ve ever seen the blissful expressions of Japanese snow monkeys immersing themselves in hot springs, you’ll get an idea of what a good onsen in Singapore can do for you.

Yunomori Onsen & Spa combines Japanese and Thai spa treatments under one roof. Its Onsen baths come in both traditional and modern setups, so you can choose the submerging experience you prefer.

If this is something you can picture yourself doing for a full day with your friends, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a Day Pass at Yunomori! So get ready to detoxify and relax fully with this one-of-a-kind spa experience.

18. Porcelain Skin

Porcelain Skin
Image: Porcelain Skin FB page

Friendly tip: Download the Porcelain app for easier booking and other info.

Address: 2 locations in Singapore

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday, 11 AM to 9:30 PM

Saturday to Sunday, 9:30 AM to 8 PM

Friends and facials are a good match. We searched high and low for clinics that can give the best facials in Singapore for you and your pals and found one we can gladly recommend. 

Porcelain Skin, as its name implies, aims to give clients customised skincare treatments that can give them flawlessly glowing skin. It’s been known to address pigmentation, scars, uneven skin tones, and even damaged skin.

It also offers its own products which many consider to be their Holy Grail as far as skincare is concerned. So if you want to treat yourself (along with your best buds) to a soothing facial session, book an appointment here, stat.

19. Chez Vous

Chez Vous
Image: Chez Vous FB page

Friendly tip: Advanced reservations are required.

Address: 3 locations in Singapore

Operating hours: 

Monday to Friday, 11 AM to 8:30 PM

Saturdays, 10:30 AM to 7 PM

Sundays, 10:30 AM to 6 PM

Getting a haircut might be considered uneventful by many. But if you can make it a girls’ night out or group activity, we think it will heighten the experience.

Chez Vous is one of the most popular hair salons in Singapore that specialises in balayage, hair colouring, and hair and scalp treatments. More than just being a beauty salon, it also has spa-like services that include a relaxing lounge for its clients.

So whether it’s a simple trim or a full makeover you want, get the girls together for an appointment at Chez Vous. 

20. Makeup Maestro

Makeup Maestro
Image: Makeup Maestro FB page

Friendly tip: The salon can also do non-wedding makeup.

Address: 36A Sago Street Singapore 059027

Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM

How to get there: Take the Downtown or North East Line

Whether you’re part of a bridal entourage or just want to try out some new looks, you and your friends can sign up for a session with a great makeup artist for a stunning transformation. 

Makeup Maestro is well-versed in handling hair and makeup transformations for big groups. Aside from weddings and prenuptial shoots, it has styled people for fashion editorials and other events.

With a team of professional makeup artists, you can rest assured you’ll come out looking like the best version of yourself—or yourselves if you arrange to have your entire gang get made up by Makeup Maestro.

Gastronomical Get-Togethers with Friends in Singapore

Gastronomical Get-Togethers with Friends in Singapore

We think it’s time to give your favourite food delivery services in Singapore a time out, and actually dress up and go outside for a good meal or drink with your friends. If that sounds like a plan to you, read on for some great dining suggestions!

21. Kinki

Image: Kinki FB page

Friendly tip: The bottomless brunch is available every Saturday only.

Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore, Singapore

Operating hours: Monday to Saturday, noon to 3 PM and 6 PM to 10:30 PM (closed on Sundays)

How to get there: Take the East West Line or the 10, 196, or 197 Bus

Do you and your buddies enjoy bottomless brunches? Then you’ll probably love what Kinki has to offer in way of delectable Japanese dishes.

The bottomless brunch is available every Saturday at around S$68 per person. For that amount, you and your friends can have your fill of authentic udon, thinly sliced Wagyu, fresh sashimi, crunchy tempura, and more.

There’s a great variety of buffet items that even include vegetarian fare. So go ahead and indulge your tummies one of these Saturdays at Kinki.

22. The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry
Image: The Marmalade Pantry FB page

Friendly tip: Reservations are required.

Address: Several locations in Singapore

Operating hours: Daily afternoon tea (downtown branch), 3 PM to 6 PM

Feeling fancy? Then have your friends join you for high tea and feel like royalty for an afternoon.

The Marmalade Pantry is a gorgeous place to unwind and catch up on each others’ lives. It’s fancy yet cosy, with a menu that includes cucumber or smoked salmon sandwiches, sliders, and scones.

Of course, there’s a fine selection of teas in teapots to share. But if you’re feeling extra celebratory (or naughty), The Marmalade Pantry also serves cocktails, champagne, and wine.

23. Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood
Image: Jumbo Seafood FB page

Friendly tip: Don’t pass up its award-winning chilli crab!

Address: Several locations in Singapore

Operating hours: Depends on the outlet

Whether you’re a Singapore local or a tourist, you shouldn’t miss trying out an authentic Singaporean dish. The best chilli crabs in Singapore are waiting to be shared among friends, preferably with a steaming mound of fluffy white rice on the side.

You can get this (and then some) at Jumbo Seafood. It’s a favourite among locals for its award-winning crabs, especially the Signature Black Pepper Alaskan King Crab.

It’s a meal that’s meant for happy, messy eaters who consume their food with ten fingers. So if you and your friends fit this description, get a reservation ASAP because lots of people flock to Jumbo Seafood all the time.

24. Blue Label Pizza and Wine

Blue Label Pizza and Wine
Image: Blue Label Pizza and Wine FB page

Friendly tip: Best to make a reservation, as there’s limited seating available

Address: 333A Orchard Road, #03-02 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897

Operating hours: Daily, noon to 11 PM

How to get there: Take the 106, 175, 190, 502, or 65 Bus, or the North South or Thomson-East Coast Line

Tired of pizza and beer nights? How do pizza and wine nights strike you?

We made sure to include one of the best pizza places in Singapore but with a twist so you and your friends can still feel like you’re treating yourself. 

Blue Label Pizza & Wine offers mouth-watering stove-fired pizzas paired with a curated wine list. With whimsical names like Summer in San Sebastian, Black Magic, and Wish I Was a Baller, you know you won’t be getting run-of-the-mill pizza pairings here. 

There are also sides, small plates, and desserts to complete the yummy experience. So go ahead and get an advanced reservation because there’s limited seating available.

25. The Humble Scoop

The Humble Scoop
Image: The Humble Scoop FB page

Friendly tip: Ask about seasonal flavours.

Address: Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Rd, #B1-92, Singapore 437844

Operating hours:

Closed on Mondays

Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 8:30 PM

Friday to Sunday, noon to 9:30 PM

How to get there: Take the Mountbatten MRT or the 10, 12, 32, 40, 43, or 48 Bus

No matter what age you and your friends are, nothing can diminish the joy and excitement of eating ice cream. And it doesn’t even have to be on a summer’s day!

The Humble Scoop is is an ice cream shop that offers unique flavours like guava and mandarin orange. So if you and your gang are adventurous dessert-eaters, there’s no use resisting this exotic menu.

The regular flavours like Earl Grey Milk Tea and Salted Coconut & Gula Melaka are quite good. But if you want explosions on your tastebuds, we highly recommend the seasonal flavours too.