Six things you can do during the monsoon season in Singapore

With this list, the cold won’t bother you anymore.

Ruth Chan

Enjoys solitude. Finds comfort in watching the sunset and drinking milo.

Published: 14 December 2020, 11:30 AM

It’s the wet weather season again but the rain doesn’t have to dampen our spirits.

Here’s a list of places you can go during the monsoon season in Singapore where you can have fun and stay dry.

1. Indoor playgrounds

For the adrenaline junkies, why not check out some of Singapore’s coolest indoor playgrounds?

 Think trampoline parks and indoor rock climbing.

 If you’re a member of HomeTeamNS, you can consider Adventure HQ, the first and largest multi-installation indoor adventure centre in Singapore.


It includes Singapore’s first indoor roll glider and the longest indoor slide! PHOTO CREDIT: HOMETEAMNS


Or visit the indoor sky net at Jewel, where you can experience the thrill of being almost weightless at up to eight metres above the ground!

2. Book cafés

If you’re a book lover, then you’ll be spoilt for choice at the various bookstores in Singapore.

Get lost in the pages of a new book at Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, The Moon or The Book Café for a lazy afternoon.

 You can munch on your favourite snacks in these bookstores too!


With a cup of coffee in one hand and a good book in another, what’s not to love? PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@THEBOOKCAFESG

3. Record stores

Is browsing through a wide selection of old school vinyl on a rainy day and pretending you’re in an indie MV your idea of a good day?

Or perhaps you’d prefer placing a black disk on a player, gently dropping the needle on the record and indulging in the music from the speaker.

 If so, then you should definitely pay a record store a visit.

The Analog Vault, Curated Records and Retrophonic Records are places you need to go to expand your vinyl collection!


With a vast range of genres, there’s surely something for everyone. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@CURATEDRECORDS

4. Museums

If you’re an arts fanatic, don’t miss out on these lesser-known museums in Singapore.

Discover the antique musical boxes in The Singapore Musical Box Museum, or take a trip further back in time at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum as you learn more about the diverse groups of life forms on Earth.


Singapore played an integral part in the development of musical boxes in Southeast Asia during the 19th and early 20th centuries. PHOTO CREDIT: THE SINGAPORE MUSICAL BOX MUSEUM


Alternatively, you can appreciate over 200 design works on exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum.

5. Thrift shopping

How does shopping till you drop without breaking the bank sound?

Well, you’re in luck as you can do so at Refash, Retro gate and A Vintage Tale. 

These places sell second-hand clothes from well-known brands such as Gucci, Love, Bonito, Zalora and so many more!


Go on a shopping spree without burning a hole in your wallet! PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@REFASHSG

6. Café hopping

Café hopping is one of the favourite pastimes in Singapore.

For foodies, nothing sounds better than to spend a rainy day with a good cup of coffee accompanied by some pancakes or waffles.

Since Singapore is a food haven, there’s no shortage of cafes for you to explore out there. 

Satisfy your hunger pangs with a classic Deutsch Skillet Pancake at d’Good Café, soft creamy scrambled eggs with toasted croissants at The Populus Café or a sausage platter at Kontiki.


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