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7 Things to Do When It Rains in Singapore


With at least five hours of sunshine during the day, you and your family will get to spend a lot of quality time outdoors when visiting Singapore. But there’s also an average of 167 rainy days per year, so you need to plan your trip accordingly.

Instead of spending the entire day in your hotel room, you might want to try one of these seven family-friendly indoor activities. That way, you’ll get the most out of your Singapore adventure while staying away from the heavy rain and thunders.

Go on a Family Shopping Spree

Orchard Road in Singapore is Asia’s most famous shopping district. With dozens of shopping malls throughout the area, you’ll find plenty of great things to buy for your entire family.

Orchard Road is home to many famous clothing and toy brands, department stores, and world-class multiplexes. You’ll also find a wide selection of local products, ranging from arts and crafts to artisanal foods.

Visit the World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall

Singapore’s Cloud Forest is home to a 115-foot-tall indoor waterfall, the tallest in the world. You can take an elevator ride to the top of the waterfall and then slowly make your way down. In doing so, you can see how the vegetation changes with altitude, just like it would in nature.

Located at the Gardens by the Bay nature park, Cloud Forest is open every day between 9 am and 9 pm. Children aged 12 and under will also get a sizable discount on the admission fee.

Learn About Local History

If you’re going to be spending your day indoors, why not use the time to learn more about the history of Singapore? Founded in the mid-19th century, the National Museum of Singapore offers a series of permanent and limited-run exhibitions. To make the experience interesting for the whole family, the museum also has special programs and interactive play tours aimed at children.

Every last Saturday of the month is Family Fun Day at the National Museum of Singapore. The program includes specially designed tours, craft activities, family workshops, storytelling sessions, and performances that the whole family can enjoy. There is an S$15 admission fee for foreign citizens, but you don’t have to pay it for children aged 6 and under.

Become a Pilot for a Day

Singapore’s Flight Experience Center gives you an opportunity to become a pilot of a Boeing 737, if only for 90 minutes. This indoor simulation experience includes a short aviation training taught by a certified pilot, who will also guide you through the process of operating your own plane. To make things even more fun, you get to choose your destination between about 24,000 airports around the world.

The Flight Experience is also available to children of all ages. Here they can learn about airplanes and aviation through interactive games and other educational activities. They will also have the time of their life piloting their own plane for anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.

Taste the Best of International Cuisine

If you’re spending a rainy day with your family at the Furama RiverFront, you can try some of the finest foods from all corners of the world. Our hotel is home to The Square @ Furama, a restaurant that serves a wide selection of international culinary treats both in a buffet spread and a la carte. If you’re more interested in Indonesian delicacies, look no further than our Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant.

Both restaurants offer a great choice of delicious foods at affordable prices. The Square @ Furama starts serving breakfast at 6:30 am, while the Kintanami Indonesian Restaurant opens at noon.

Have Fun with Your Kids at Waka Waka

The Waka Waka indoor playground at Annex@Furama offers plenty of fun indoor activities for children between the ages of 5 and 14. Here you’ll find such staples as the bouncy castle and the giant sliding waves. There are also three themed climbing walls with the totem challenge, as well as a fun rope obstacle course where parents can join their kids.

Waka Waka is open weekdays from 10 am to 7 pm. On weekends, it opens at 9:30 am and closes at 8 pm. The standard admission fee for children aged 12 and under is $20 on weekdays and $25 on weekends.

Relax at Spa Nes

While your kids are playing at Waka Waka, you can unwind in the Chillax Room or the spacious lounge area with free Wifi access. But if you’re looking for some alone time while your kids are busy conquering fun challenges, you can visit Spa Nes wellness center at the same venue, annex@Furama, 2 floor down.

Open 24 hours a day, Spa Nes offers a choice of Southeast Asian healing therapies, massages, spa polishes and facials, as well as barber services for men. An hour-long treatment of your choice will get you relaxed and ready for a fun family evening in your room at the Furama RiverFront.

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