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Best Things To Do In Singapore When It Rains

Best Things To Do In Singapore When It Rains

“Raindrops are falling in my head” might be a tune you want to sing along to, but we’re sure you wouldn’t want this literally happening to you! I tried going on a tour around Singapore with heavy rains, and it wasn’t a very enjoyable experience, truth be told.

Fortunately, rainy days don’t have to stop you as you tour the Lion City thanks to Singapore’s numerous indoor attractions. Below are some activities to do and locations to check out when it’s raining in Singapore!

1. Check out the Flower Dome

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Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr 


Contact Number: +6564206848

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Located at the Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome is an amazing spot to visit if you want to experience what it feels like to have a year-long Spring season! This cooled conservatory is home to different gardens filled with vibrant plants and flowers!

It’s considered the world’s largest greenhouse and is divided into different areas such as the olive grove, flower field, South American garden, and Californian garden, among others. 

We checked out the exotic trees on site (like the African Baobab, Ghost Tree, and Drunken Tree), and our jaws dropped with how majestic and imposing these trees are!

Pro Tip:

You can also get free guided tours of the Flower Dome daily if you visit from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 

The venue’s tour guide will take you to notable spots here like the olive grove, South American Garden, and (our favourite) the succulent garden. 

2. Be a scientist for a day at the Singapore Science Centre

Address: 15 Science Centre Rd


Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We didn’t let the rainy weather of Singapore stop us from learning about how the world works! 

Instead, we checked out the Singapore Science Centre, where we got to see some of the coolest science exhibits in the country like Energy Story, Earth Alive, and Everest.

Our favourites during our visit, though, are Phobia: The Science of Fear exhibit and the Tinkering Studio. 

Phobia explored how we would feel while speaking in public or while being buried alive whereas the Tinkering Studio left us with the knowledge and passion to build different inventions—experiences that we won’t forget anytime soon!

Pro Tip:

You can also get unlimited admission to the Science Centre if you subscribe to their annual pass which costs around SGD 20 for adults and SGD 13 for children 3 to 12 years old. Visit their website to learn more!

3. Choose your preferred fragrance at Scentopia Sentosa 

Address: 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Unit 01-04 Sentosa


Contact Number: +6580317081 

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

We wanted to smell good as we toured Singapore during the rainy days, so we checked out Scentopia Sentosa, and we had a blast while touring the venue!

This perfume shop has a unique twist to the scents it offers as it will let you customise your very own perfume based on your personality. 

You’ll also experience their digitised and touchless perfume-making—perfect if you like watching cutting-edge technology at work!

Based on the results, you can get a citrus, fresh, floral, woody, or oriental perfume, which will surely make you go “wow!”

Pro Tip:

If you want to relax just before your visit to Scentopia, then we recommend that you visit their website for their guided meditation tips. We hope you get a light and refreshing smell after your relaxing meditation session! 

4. Wonder at deep sea marvels at the S.E.A. Aquarium

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island


Contact Number: 

Operating Hours

  • Monday and Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Closed on Wednesday

Located at Resorts World Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium is the place you need to visit if you want to meet some aquatic friends while in Singapore! 

It might be raining during our trip to the country, but this indoor aquarium delivered entertainment and learning in spades!

While walking on site, we saw different habitats with diverse aquatic life like sharks, sting rays, and dolphins. 

Plus, we were treated to some immersive learning opportunities that encouraged us and other guests to do our part in protecting Mother Earth, specifically our Oceans!

Pro Tip:

If you want to get more value for your money, you can also book your tickets online

They currently have an ongoing promotion called “Discover and Play” that offers a one-day pass to the aquarium along with some meals and LEGO vouchers! 

5. Know more about ancient history at the Asian Civilisations Museum 

Address: 1 Empress Pl


Contact Number: +6563327798

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

We can’t help but recommend the Asian Civilisations Museum thanks to its indoor setup and the wonderful learning opportunities it presents. If you want to learn more about ancient religious beliefs and maritime history, then this is the place to be.

Our favourite, though, has to be their exhibits on ceramics, fashion and textiles, and Jewellery. Most of the pieces are so intricate and extremely rare (such as a colourful kimono, and complex necklaces) that it’s definitely a must-see for Asian history buffs.

Pro Tip:

If it’s raining really hard in Singapore and you can’t even go out of your hotel to physically visit the museum, you can also check out the exhibitions via their virtual tour.

6. Take in the sights while at the Singapore Flyer

Address: 30 Raffles Ave.


Contact Number: +65 6333 3311

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

The Singapore Flyer may just be a gigantic Ferris wheel for most people, but believe us when we tell you it’s so much more! It’s an observation tower that gives us a spectacular view of the city and its impressive skyline even while it’s raining in Singapore.

We also liked that the flyer had capsules or pods that were big enough for large groups (around 6 to 8 people). These pods are completely closed off and air-conditioned which means we stayed comfortable, safe, and dry while viewing the sights from above!

Pro Tip:

Did you know that you can also enjoy an exquisite dining experience when at the Singapore Flyer? 

You can book this experience via their website for just SGD 520 for 2 guests—perfect for a romantic lunch or dinner with your loved one.

7. Frolic with your family at the Changi Canopy Park

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Address: Airport Blvd., Level 5 78


Contact Number: +6569569898

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Thursday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Are you waiting for a delayed or cancelled flight due to inclement weather while in Jewel Changi Airport? You don’t have to leave the airport to find a place where you can wait for the bad weather as Changi Canopy Park is the perfect location just for that!

The park may be a perfect spot for adults but children will also have a fantastic time here with its play attractions such as mazes and obstacle courses with nets. 

During our visit to the site, though, we fell in love most with the garden trails flanked on either side by lush greenery and colourful flora!

Pro Tip:

If you want to get the most bang for your buck, then you can avail of their bundle deal tickets.

8. Play mind tricks at the Trick Eye Museum

Address: 80 Siloso Road, Southside, Blk B, #01-04


Contact Number: +6565920607

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Don’t let the rainy season in Singapore play mind tricks on you. Instead, treat yourself to some amazing (and photo-worthy) illusions if you check out what Trick Eye Museum has to offer.

We visited this location during a drizzle and truly enjoyed the different murals and 3D pictures, especially if you get the angle of your photo with them right! You can look like you’re battling a dangerous dragon or walking on water with some dolphins!

Pro Tip:

To make the most out of your visit to the Trick Eye Museum, we recommend that you download the Trickeye app via the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. 

This program will let you experience augmented reality (AR), making the 3D photos and murals here come alive (e.g., a dragon breathing fire and dolphins splashing in the water).

9. Tour the Tiger Brewery like an apex predator

Address: 459 Jalan. Ahmad Ibrahim


Operating Hours

  • Friday to Sunday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Closed from Monday to Thursday

Drinking a cold one during a rainy day is one of the best things you can do with your buddies. 

Fortunately, you can do just that if you go on a tour of the Tiger Brewery—a unique experience that we can’t recommend enough especially if you want to learn more about the brewing process of the country’s top beer (e.g., Tiger Classic and Tiger Lager).

We witnessed how these drinks were carefully crafted, and we must say we were thoroughly impressed with the exceptional quality of their brewery equipment and facilities. No wonder their beverages are top-notch!

Pro Tip:

The tour of the brewery is a carefully curated experience and will only have limited participants per batch. As such, we recommend that you book your tour tickets in advance. 
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