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New and Refurbished Attractions to Visit in Singapore This 2022
by: The Beat Asia
There’s never a shortage of fun things to do in Singapore. Despite a dearth of international tourists in the past few months due to travel restrictions, the island city-state is brimming with attractions and activities to entertain and uplift the spirits of locals. A lot of these attractions are either recently opened or refurbished over the last 12 months. Let’s check them out!
Museum of Ice Cream
Unveiled on Aug. 19, 2021, the Museum of Ice Cream in Singapore spans 60,000 square feet and is nestled in the neighbourhood of Dempsey, replacing lines of old barracks with a façade in different shades of pink. This candyland is a crossover between Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and Santa Claus’ North Pole abode so expect sugar rush and nothing but fun when you visit. And yes, you can eat as many ice cream treats as you please. The museum is open from Thursday to Sunday, with tickets priced at S$38 for adults (S$48 for night visits).
Snow City’s Ice Hotel Gallery
Snow City, dubbed as the first permanent indoor snow centre in Singapore, unveiled its latest attraction called Ice Hotel Gallery last November 2021. The gallery stretches across a 17-metre snowfield and features local ice sculptor veteran Jeffrey Ng’s creations. There are five thematic ice and snow art installation zones where the sculptures are all carved out by Ng himself.
Admission to Ice Hotel Gallery is inclusive in the snow play admission ticket.
Rail Corridor (Central)
Rail Corridor (Central) is now open to the public again after train enhancement works that started in 2019. Visitors can look forward to new and enhanced access points that will bring them closer to heritage landmarks and natural surroundings. The National Parks also added more native trees and shrubs along the trails to provide shade.
Want to add a twist to your usual bike ride? Waterbike SG uses a normal-looking bike until you see that instead of having wheels, it is installed on two floats and runs on water. Shaped like a catamaran, their bikes can go up to 15 kph on water! You can either rent or buy the waterbike, which is easy to transport and assemble. A one-hour rental costs S$30 and comes with a life jacket, storage dry bag, and a walkie talkie.
Dubbed as the highest open-air panoramic ride in Singapore, SkyHelix Sentosa lets you sit in a gondola that slowly rotates as it ascends 79 metres above sea level. This is one of the highest vantage points on the Sentosa Island that allows you to revel in the scenic views of the Keppel Bay Area and the Southern Islands.
Tickets to SkyHelix Sentosa cost S$18 for adults and S$15 for children.
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