Indoor Activities in Singapore To Escape the Perpetual Summer Heat

10 Indoor Activities in Singapore to Escape the Perpetual Summer Heat

The short-lived cold spell is sadly over. If you're looking for more ways to escape the heat, these will do the trick!

Ask any Singaporean and the most common statement aside from “what shall we eat?” would be: “Why is the weather so hot today?!” That’s right, the sweltering heat on this tropical sunny island is a perpetual pain we struggle with on a daily basis. Well, instead of constantly lamenting about the weather, here are some cool (literally!) indoor activities in Singapore for you to beat the heat. You’re welcome!

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Indoor activities in Singapore

1.  Release your anger at The Fragment Room

Sometimes, the daily stresses of life just get to you and you need a safe space to let it all out. If you ever find yourself in that situation, book a ‘time out’ at The Fragment Room. There, you can throw your toys out of the pram without fear of  judgement. Armed with a slew of weapons such as a baseball bat and crowbar, you can shatter objects into pieces to release all that unbridled resentment. Fret not, you’ll be donning a safety suit to protect yourself from the onslaught of fragments. And the best part, not having to clean up your own mess hereafter. 10/10 would smash!

Address: 490 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368198

2. Glide gracefully across the ice at JCube’s skating rink

The best way to seek respite from the heat? Head indoors, of course! Aside from the usual shopping, why not try your hand at ice-skating for a dose of winter magic? The Rink at JCube Shopping Mall presents the perfect opportunity for you to lace up those skates and exercise at the same time – all without breaking a sweat! Aside from the usual skating shenanigans, you can even attend lessons in figure skating, ice hockey, curling, or speed skating. Who knows? You might uncover your hidden talent in these winter sports!

Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11, JCube, Singapore 609731

3. Bring out your inner Sherlock at Escape Rooms

There are plenty of Escape Room options in Singapore, so you know where to head to in order to escape the heat! Besides, there’s nothing like a good ol’ mystery to keep your brain cells from degenerating. It’s also a great way for big groups to hang out and bond, as you discuss every possibility and clue you’ve been given. Getting trapped in an air-conditioned, sheltered room isn’t that bad anyway, is it?

Put your skills to the test as you delve deep into the suspense and try to elude a zombie army or solve a murder. With thrilling themes like Aokigahara inspired by Japan’s suicide forest, or Alcatraz, a notorious prison in the United States, you’ll be constantly intrigued and challenged to test your limits. Head to LOST SG, Breakout, Escape Artist, Lockdown, Xcape, Exit Plan, Trapped SG or Escape Hunt now.

Address: Varies

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4. Level up your Escape Room experience at Virtual Room Singapore

This is Escape Room with a refreshing twist — a virtual reality (VR) version. Unlike Escape Rooms with clues scattered everywhere in different themed rooms, every player at Virtual Room Singapore gets their own room with a HTC Vive VR headset and two controllers. Upon wearing the headset, players will be brought into a virtual world with ancient Egyptian tombs, the moon landing of 1969, or the prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

In a team of up to four players, everyone has to work together and communicate virtually via microphones and headphones to solve challenging puzzles with the virtual clues provided. Think assembling a drill gun to unscrew crates or hitting rocks to make fire. If you are out of ideas for your company’s next team-bonding activity, do consider this indoor activity in Singapore for a fun-filled time.

Address: 211 New Bridge Road, Level B3 Lucky Chinatown, Singapore 059432

5. Reach for the sky at Climb Central

An attention-grabbing sight at Kallang Wave Mall, you can climb to your heart’s content in a comfortable and cooling environment. Say goodbye to sweating profusely under the scorching sun as you grasp onto oddly shaped rocks for dear life outdoors.

There are plenty of climbing lanes available for everyone, and in varying difficulty levels for you to choose from. Safety briefings are also provided for first-timers, so don’t worry if you haven’t attempted rock climbing before! After reaching the peak, you can even wave hello to shoppers around the mall who might be staring at you with their mouths agape in amazement, thanks to the Climb Central’s open air concept.

Address: 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #B1-01, Singapore 397628

6. Hang out with adorable furry friends at We are the Furballs (WTF) 

Amongst all the indoor activities in Singapore, this is ideal for all the animal-lovers out there. After all, what better way to spend your time indoors than with adorable dogs? If the photo doesn’t melt your heart in an instant, we don’t know what else will. We are the Furballs (WTF) is Singapore’s first dog-petting cafe where you can cuddle and play with their in-house doggies, snap tons of selfies, and have a blast! You can even purchase some dog treats to show the furry friends some love. 

Afterwards, quench your thirst with a bevy of refreshing beverages such as the Fruit Splash Tea and Sparkling Strawberries Tea. The cherry on top: A gamut of board games for you to rent at no additional cost for you to kick your eventful afternoon up a notch. Sounds pawsome, right?

Address: #07-07, Bugis+, 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067

7. Escape to the Mediterranean at Gardens by the Bay

Home to the iconic Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay is an enchanting retreat for all ages, especially in the daytime. Depending on which climate you prefer, the Flower Dome replicates the cool and dry Mediterranean climate, while the Cloud Forest replicates the cool-moist Tropical Montane region.

Listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records as the largest glass greenhouse in the world, be blown away by a spectacular bonanza of floral displays that change every season at the Flower Dome. You can stroll around in comfort and capture picture-perfect memories with the colourful array of flowers. With a cool temperature of 23 to 25 degrees Celsius, you’ll definitely be reluctant to leave this floral wonderland.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

8. Marvel at fascinating underwater sea creatures at S.E.A Aquarium

Explore the fascinating underwater realm in ultimate air-conditioned comfort as you stroll languidly through the S.E.A Aquarium. Flanked by enormous tanks with Hammerhead Sharks, Giant Moray Eels, Manta Rays and more, every corner you turn will leave you in awe. Home to a whopping total of more than 100,000 marine animals in 50 different habitats, it’s an absolute wonder to behold. Did you know that you can even have a sleepover at the aquarium?! Their unique overnight immersive experience allows you to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek without having to jostle with crowds at all!

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269

9. Jump for joy at BOUNCE Singapore

Want to exercise and burn some calories whilst having the time of your life? Then look no further than Bounce Singapore, the largest trampoline park in Singapore! The ultimate indoor urban playground for children and adults of all ages, you’ll find yourself shrieking and screaming in delight with each bounce you take.

They even have Asia’s first Ninja Warrior-like adventure course! Whether you’re a fan of the show or an adventurous newbie, try your hand at these obstacles. For all you know, you might be surprised at your level of agility and strength. Pit yourselves against new friends in a game of dodgeball, or learn some nifty moves from the friendly staff around — the sky’s the limit!

Address: Cathay Cineleisure, #09-01, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695

10. Crank it up at Hi Roller Indoor Skating Rink

Hi Roller Indoor Skating Rink

Image credit: HiRoller Indoor Skating Rink Official Facebook Page

Here’s another form of skating to grace our list of indoor activities in Singapore. But, what makes Hi Roller Indoor Skating Rink, stand apart is the disco lights which emanates strong ’80s vibes. Couple that with pulsating beats, and you have yourself a groovy workout sesh that awaits you.

Choose from roller skates (a.k.a quad skates) or inline skate (four wheels in a straight line configuration) to grace the icy expanse. If you’re a beginner, we suggest opting for the former to enjoy an added layer of balance. Once you’re comfortable with your choice of skates, take to the sprawling space and groove to the rhythm. Make sure to snap some photos against the neon gleams to be the envy of all your Instagram followers.

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 5 E!Hub @ Downtown East, Singapore 519599

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Which of these indoor activities in Singapore will you be making a beeline for? Let us know in the comments section and don’t forget to share this article with all your hangout buddies!

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Carissa Ng
Carissa Ng

Carissa is fascinated by the complexity of globalisation, and the interdependence of diverse cultures. Her mind constantly drifts off to dreams of travelling around the world, because she wants to explore every continent and city. She is also a sleepyhead-sloth who has a huge weakness for rainbows, sushi, all things Korean, and adorable chubby babies.


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Ifah Sakinah

Sakinah has a discerning palate and an innate desire to satisfy her inner curiosity. While she hasn't been everywhere, it's definitely on her list.