We list down new and revamped places around the island that cater to the whole family. Here are some new or revamped places to go in Singapore in 2022.

Note: We will update this list as and when we receive the latest news.

➡️ Related Read: New & Revamped Places in 2023


New & Revamped Places in 2022

1. Explorers of Sentosa Giant Sculptures (New)

Giant sculptures Sentosa

Explorers of Sentosa, a family of four giant sculptures are constructed mainly from discarded objects – reclaimed wood materials from wooden pallets and crates, accessorised with artwork upcycled from plastic waste, and constructed in collaboration with local volunteers. The sculptures will be completed in December 2022 and will make Sentosa their home until the end of 2024. When completed, visitors will be able to explore and discover the sculptures using an interactive digital map that will take them around the Palawan area.

For more information, visit Explorers of Sentosa Giant Sculptures.

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2. Visit the New Children’s Museum Singapore CMSG (Nevamped)

Childrens Museum Singapore CMSG

Get ready to unleash your inner child at Singapore’s new dedicated children’s museum! The Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) has been repositioned as a children’s museum under the National Heritage Board (NHB). The museum will open its doors in December 2022 as Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG).

📅 Opening weekend 10 to 11 December 2022
📍 Children’s Museum Singapore CMSG

Important Update 20 Dec 2022:

  • Due to limited capacity, visitors are strongly encouraged to book tickets online in advance, or they may not be able to enter if the museum is full.
  • Adults must be accompanied by a child.
  • Tickets for December 2022 are sold out. Tickets for January 2023 onwards are available for booking 30 days in advance.

To find out more information, visit Children’s Museum Singapore CMSG.

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3. Dinosaur-themed Food Hall Jurassic Nest (New)

Dinosaur-themed Food Hall Jurassic Nest

Didn’t get enough of the majestic 67-million-year old T-Rex skeleton which was recently on display in Victoria Theatre Hall? Fret not. From 18 November, step with caution into Gardens by the Bay as 18 dinosaurs take up home at Singapore’s first dinosaur-themed food hall, Jurassic Nest. Have your breath taken away while you dine with the hyper-realistic gigantic reptilians in the first food hall in Singapore to have more than 50% Michelin-rated food brands. As you dine, spot as many animatronic dinosaurs as you can, such as the formidable T-Rex, stealthy Oviraptor, and the tallest of them all, the towering Brachiosaurus that stands at 5m tall!

Opening Date: 18 November 2022

To find out more information, visit Dinosaur-themed Food Hall Jurassic Nest.

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4. Visit the newly Opened Rifle Range Nature Park

Rifle Range Nature Park Colugo Deck

Rifle Range Nature Park is the newest addition to the Central Nature Park Network and buffers Bukit Timah Nature Reserve from surrounding developments while providing complementary habitats for its rich biodiversity.

Located along Rifle Range Road at the site of the former Sin Seng Quarry, this nature park was sensitively enhanced based on findings from a biodiversity baseline study, which guided ecological enhancements ranging from habitat enhancement to wildlife connectivity features and sustainability elements.

Opening Date: 12 November 2022

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5. Woodlands Heritage Trail (New)

kranji cemetery - scenic places in singapore

Featuring 15 heritage sites and supplemented by eight heritage trail markers, the National Heritage Board’s (NHB) new Woodlands Heritage Trail traces the rich military history of Woodlands, the evolution of its communities and places of worship, and its transformation into a modern estate. The trail has been developed with contributions from the community and is presented through three thematic routes – Communities of Woodlands, Woodlands at War, and A Journey through the Woods – that uncover the area’s lesser-known stories.

For more information, visit Woodlands Heritage Trail.

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6. Por Vida Skateboarding (New)

Por Vida Skateboarding Indoor Park and SchoolArtist impression of Por Vida Skateboarding Indoor Park and School, which features specially designed skate obstacles.

Nestled in the basement of the mall, the air-conditioned space is open daily from 10am to 10pm and has a capacity limit of 35 pax. It is specially designed and customised with various types of skate obstacles like mini ramps, quarter pipes, flat bank, flat bar and rails, manual pad, benches, ledges and even wave ramp, making the space suitable for skateboarders of all skill levels and ages, especially for beginners new to the sport. Other than skateboarding, the park also welcomes rollerblading and roller skating, as well as other land board sports such as longboarding and surf skating.

Opening Date: 1 October 2022
Venue: GR.iD Mall

In celebration of its official opening, the skatepark has also announced free entry to its premises on the first day of operations on 1 October (Saturday), from 10am to 10pm. Interested visitors can sign up for a slot at @porvidaskateboarding.

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7. Central Beach Bazaar at Sentosa (New)

Central Beach Bazaar Sentosa Aerial ViewDiscover bright colours and bold patterns of the Memphis-style at Central Beach Bazaar

Mount Faber Leisure Group (MFLG) unveiled Central Beach Bazaar, a day-to-night carnival beach experience slated to open in September 2022. Poised to be the ultimate beachside destination that will invigorate the senses for visitors of all ages, Central Beach Bazaar will introduce three new attractions and a new multi-F&B concept, including the 80-metre high Sentosa SkyJet, the tallest fountain in Southeast Asia.

Opening Date: 15 September 2022

For more information, please visit Central Beach Bazaar at Sentosa.

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8. New Toys”R”Us at JEM (New)

ToysRUs at JEM

The new JEM store is strategically located a stone’s throw away from Jurong East MRT station, and the Jurong East bus interchange. This newest location is the first in Singapore to unveil a unique, new store concept which highlights the various stages of child development, helping parents and gift-givers more easily choose the perfect toy when shopping for their children or loved ones. The store not only provides the same exciting store experience for kids, but it is also designed to ease store navigation, simplify product selection, and enhance the overall shopping experience for adults.

Official Opening Date: 9 September 2022
Time: 10am
Address: JEM #04-23

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9. Garden Pod (恬园居) at Gardens by the Bay (New)

Garden Pod Gardens by the Bay

Garden Pod is an eco-friendly concept designed in line with sustainable principles to provide a comfortable overnight stay for guests within a tranquil zen garden at the Gardens by the Bay.

The accommodation is nestled within the unique foliage of the Serene Garden that comprises Podocarpus, Junipers, silver Bismarckia palms and bamboos. At the heart of the Garden, one finds a minimalist Japanese gazebo located in the midst of water features that provides a peaceful retreat for visitors to rest, reflect and enjoy an unobstructed view of Singapore’s city skyline.

Official Opening Date: September 2022

For more information, please visit here.

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10. MOE Heritage Centre (New)

MOE Heritage Centre Balestier

MOE Heritage Centre will be officially opened on 30 August as part of Teachers’ Day Celebration 2022. To celebrate our official opening, we have lined up a series of special programmes during the September school holidays – from dramatised tours to self-exploratory activities.

Official Opening Date: 30 August 2022

For more information, please visit MOE Heritage Centre.

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11. Fort Canning Heritage Gallery (New)

Located at Fort Canning Centre, the Fort Canning Heritage Gallery traces more than 700 years of history across five zones. View archaeological artefacts excavated from sites within Fort Canning Park itself, such as a Chinese porcelain compass with inscriptions that were likely used for geomancy, and fragments of a porcelain pillow, both from the 14th century!

Official Opening Date: 26 August 2022

For more information, visit here.

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12. McDonald’s Ridout Garden (Revamped)

McDonald's Ridout Garden

McDonald’s Ridout Garden has reopened after a revamp in July 2022. It has reoccupied the building next to it and there is a children’s play area for kids too.

For more information, visit Ridout Tea Garden.

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13. Bukit Timah Railway Station (Revamped)

Located around the midway point of the 24km-long Rail Corridor and well-loved for its idyllic natural setting and iconic railway heritage landmarks, the new 4.3-hectare node comprises two sensitively-restored conserved buildings—the Railway Station and Railway Staff Quarters—as well as the surrounding compound with newly-added amenities, gardens and lawns.

Opening Date: 1 July 2022

For more information, visit here.

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14. Walk-in Civet Exhibit at Night Safari (New)

Common Palm Civets Exhibit at Night SafariCommon Palm Civets have a brownish coat, with irregular spots on their sides. The species has adapted to Singapore’s urban spaces and have been spotted in residential areas with fruiting trees. Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

This June, visitors can look forward to exciting new wildlife encounters along Night Safari’s walking trails, including the park’s first walk-in exhibit for its civets and the debut of two new unique nocturnal mammals, the Brazilian Porcupine and Grey-handed Night Monkey.

Nestled in the Leopard Trail, the walk-in civet exhibit is the new home for seven Common Palm Civets and seven Small-toothed Palm Civets. Guests can explore the habitat which is abundant with trees, complemented by manmade vines and branches for the civets to showcase their natural climbing abilities.

At the Fishing Cat Trail, two species new to Night Safari, the Brazilian Porcupine and Grey-handed Night Monkey will take up residence in the new mixed-species habitat featuring small arboreal mammals native to South America.

You can get tickets to Night Safari via Klook or KKday.

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15. Gardens by the Bay Active Garden (New)

Active Garden Waterfront Plaza

In its 10th anniversary year, Gardens by the Bay officially opened Active Garden, a new 10,000 sqm purpose-built green space for people across generations to connect with one another through physical, social and learning activities.

Active Garden was launched by Guest of Honour President Halimah Yacob on 2 April, who planted a variegated guava tree (Psidium guajava ‘Variegata’) to commemorate the occasion. Minister for National Development Desmond Lee also gave a speech at the launch.

Opening Date: 2 April 2022
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Admission: Free

For more information, please visit Gardens by the Bay Active Garden.

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16. Jewel-rassic Quest at Jewel (New)

Jewel-rassic Quest at Changi Jewel

Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) is launching a new play attraction, Jewel-rassic Quest. Powered by augmented reality (AR) technology, the dinosaur-themed attraction brings storytelling to life through digital interactivity. Embark on an immersive AR experience as you travel back in time to the late Cretaceous period to see larger-than-life dinosaurs roam freely at Jewel’s lush indoor sanctuary – the Shiseido Forest Valley. Interact with the dinosaurs through a TimeLens (tablet) and navigate your way around Jewel to learn about the different types of dinosaurs and their unique behaviours. Hunt for dinosaur eggs and unlock games that will bring you up close and personal with your favourite prehistoric creatures during the 90-minute quest.

Opening Date: 31 March 2022
Venue: Jewel Changi Airport
Admission: Charges apply

For more information, please visit Jewel-rassic Quest.

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17. Nitori Retail Launches First Store in Singapore

Nitori Retail Singapore

Japan’s largest furniture and home furnishing retail brand, Nitori Retail, will make its debut in Singapore on 31 March 2022. Spanning 31,630 square feet on level four of COURTS Nojima The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, Nitori’s second Southeast Asia showroom concept store aims to provide top-tier home furnishing products and services with quality assurance and guaranteed low prices for maximum customer satisfaction.

Opening Date: 31 March 2022

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18. Spider Playground at SkyOasis @ Dawson (New)

SkyOasis Spider Playground

Check out the latest playground in town. Located at the replacement site B for Tanglin Halt SERS residents, this spider at Sky Oasis @ Dawson playground was inspired by the vibrant life and biodiversity in the surrounding park, including the Friendly Spider and his friends!

Opening Date: 21 March 2022
Address: 40B Margaret Drive Singapore 142040
Admission: Free

For more information, please visit Spider Playground at SkyOasis @ Dawson.

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19. Sentosa Heritage Trail (New)

Imbiah Battery Sentosa

Featuring 30 heritage sites – including the recently gazetted National Monument Fort Siloso – and supplemented by 10 heritage trail markers, the new Sentosa Heritage Trail, developed by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), traces the transformation of the island from a military complex to a leisure destination, uncovers stories of the communities who once lived there, and sheds light on the story of modern Sentosa’s reinvention. These trail markers are augmented by another 20 existing interpretive signs to enrich guests’ knowledge of Sentosa’s history.

For more information, visit Sentosa Heritage Trail.

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20. Mosaic Preschool Eunos Branch (New)

Mosaic Preschool

Mosaic Preschool is opening a new branch in Eunos! Showcasing its signature play-based curriculum and environment, the new branch will be enrolling children from 18 months up to 6 years old! As part of our opening special, we will be offering up to $600 discount off school fees for new enrolment!

Besides its preschool programme, Mosaic Preschool Eunos will also offer an array of enrichment programmes to support your child’s learning needs! Join us for exciting after-school enrichment programmes such as Junior Chefs, FunSports, Chinese Immersion, Move with Music and more!

Address: 168 Changi Road #05-01 Singapore 419730
Tel: 9615 3641

For more information, visit Mosaic Preschool Eunos Branch.

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21. “My Little Pony – Magical Cuteness Pop Up Cafe (New)

My Little Pony Pop Up

The ever-popular and world-famous My Little Ponies are flying in from Equestria to Singapore. Kumoya is once again proud to host them at the Magical Cuteness pop-up Café.

Join us and discover how we’ve transformed Kumoya into a wondrous, magical land of rainbows, stars and clouds for Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Apple Jack, with vibes similar to Equestria.

Operating Date: From 24 March 2022 to 1 January 2023
Venue: Orchard Central #04-08

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22. XM Design Studio (New)

XM Design Studio

Award-winning global design studio, XM, has launched its first-ever flagship concept store in Singapore, bringing XM’s most extensive collection of statue collectibles. The flagship store occupies 19,000 square feet across the third floor of Kitchener Complex and boast a premium lifestyle experience with over 300 prized statue collectibles conceptualized and designed in-house. They include designs inspired­ by Marvel, DC, Hasbro, Godzilla and more and will include lifestyle products, apparel and collectibles to be released in phases following the launch.

Opening Date: 23 March 2022
Venue: Kitchener Complex

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23. Hilton Singapore Orchard (New)

Hilton Singapore Orchard

Located at the heart of Orchard Road above luxury shopping centre Mandarin Gallery, the 1,080-room property sets a new benchmark of hospitality for the city’s renowned shopping district with a vibrant blend of contemporary design, innovative dining experiences and extensive meeting spaces.

Hilton Singapore Orchard features modern contemporary design that pays homage to Singapore’s rich colonial history and agricultural heritage. Botanical references are reflected throughout the hotel’s artwork and interiors while embracing a seamless and eco-friendly guest experience. Energy-efficient technology such as in-room motion, air- condition and light sensors feature in every room and suite, while digital key access and smartphone connected services offer greater convenience for guests on the go.

Opening Date: 24 February 2022

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24. SAM New Space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark (New)

SAM at Tanjong Pagar DistriparkThe main entrance of SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, the museum’s new contemporary art space. Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) looks forward to presenting art in unexpected spaces around Singapore by actively collaborating with partners and communities. This kickstarts with the launch of SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark (TPD), the museum’s new contemporary art space opening in January 2022.

SAM at TPD will be a new arts destination for visitors to encounter art and connect with one another. Featuring large, cavernous and flexible spaces, SAM at TPD will offer a range of art programming to people of all ages and backgrounds, from experimental, multidisciplinary art to family-friendly exhibitions.

Opening Date: 14 January 2022

For more information, visit SAM New Space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.

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25. Changi Bay Point (New)

Changi Bay Point

Changi Bay Park Connector forms part of the eastern corridor of the Round-Island-Route. At 3.6km long, it connects Changi Beach Park to the East Coastal Park Connector Network.

Completed and opened to the public in January 2022, it offers a scenic coastal route for cyclists and hikers who travel from East Coast Park to Changi Beach Park.

For more information, visit here.

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Chinese Garden In Singapore (Revamped)

chinese garden singapore

The Chinese Garden is a 13.5hectares garden in Jurong Lake. The garden features numerous Chinese-style pavilions, a seven-storey pagoda, Chinese bonsai etc.

Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden are closed from 31 May 2019 for redevelopment works till 2023(?).

Projected Reopen Date: 2023 (?) TBD

For more information, visit Chinese Garden In Singapore.

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