Cool Things to Do in Singapore

The Design District brings you a list of things to do in Singapore, beyond standard tourist attractions. From innovative eateries, to creative barbershops, spas, and quaint retail stores, this list offers ‘must-go’ alternatives to experience the local creative community at its finest. Unwind in a quaint neighbourhood cafe serving premium hand-roasted coffee, shop in a whimsical gift store, learn to cook authentic Singaporean dishes in a cultural cooking class or dine in a contemporary restaurant serving socially-conscious vegan fare.

There’s a new creative experience with different things to do awaiting you at every turn in the Tanjong Pagar, Chinatown and Tiong Bahru districts.

Experience traditional tea drinking at Tea Chapter

Nestled in a two-storey shophouse in the Tanjong Pagar and Chinatown district, Tea Chapter presents Chinese tea as a medium for promoting Chinese heritage, culture and fine arts.

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Attend cultural cooking classes at Food Playground

A must-visit spot to experience Singapore’s food culture, Food Playground presents hands-on Singaporean cuisine cooking classes taught by local stay-at-home mums and senior citizens.

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Treat yourself to an aromatic cup of coffee

Nylon Coffee Roasters is a coffee shop dedicated to producing unpretentious coffee through sustainable and transparent methods. Nestled within Everton Park, Nylon Coffee is a space born out of the love and passion for coffee. 

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Shop away at MAAD

The Market of Artists and Designers (MAAD), is the longest and largest recurring creative marketplace in Singapore promoting creations, designs, innovations, creativity and originality.

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Wind down with a pint of craft beer at Smith Street Taps

Smith Street Taps is a popup beer hawker stall serving a rotating lineup of premium and craft beers from around the world. Tucked away in Chinatown Complex, Smith Street offers seasonal limited-edition beers and 10 rotating beers on tap!

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