We list down new and revamped places around the island that cater to the whole family. Here are new or revamped places to go in 2019.

1. Jewel Changi
Jewel is well placed to be the gateway of Singapore to the rest of the world. It is primed to feature prominently in travel itineraries as the essential lifestyle destination for international visitors to Singapore. Even if it is just for a few hours, visitors arriving for business or leisure will have the opportunity to embrace Singapore’s unique melting pot of cultures and eclectic identity.

Jewel’s iconic structure with its glass and steel façade is designed by world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie. It is set to become an iconic landmark of Singapore and a key tourist attraction Singaporeans can be proud of. Welcoming everyone from across the island to indulge in family time, retail therapy, gastronomic delights and much more, Jewel invites residents to treat themselves to their favourite homegrown brands, and to delve into diverse international cultures without even having to take flight.


2. Funan
Funan CapitaLand

Photo: CapitaLand

The six-storey retail mall will be the first in Singapore to showcase a smart interactive directory which will use facial recognition technology to sort shoppers into demographic groups using factors like their gender and age, and recommend suitable stores to them.


3. library@harbourfront

Photo: National Library Board

library@harbourfront will open on Saturday, 12 January 2019. The library will be located on level 3 of VivoCity, and will offer a splendid view of Sentosa. There will be reading spaces for patrons of all ages.

Children and families will enjoy reading together in the Children’s Area, which will offer an Early Literacy collection for young readers aged 6 and below, as well as books for older children aged 7 to 12.


4. Singapore Botanic Gardens Gallop extension
gallop extension hpl canopy link

Photo: NParks

The Gallop extension will bring the total area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens to 82ha – nearly four times its size when it opened in 1859. This latest expansion is the largest of its kind in its history.

Another addition is the Forest Discovery Centre, which NParks says will serve as an interpretive hub for the conservation of tropical forest ecosystems. Here, visitors will also be able to learn about different forest habitats in Singapore, and how they can contribute to forest restoration efforts.


Three hotels with a combined 839 rooms are expected to open in Sentosa in mid-2019, aiming mostly to serve the mid-tier market and attract staycation enthusiasts.

Village Hotel Sentosa, The Outpost Sentosa and The Barracks Hotel will be located at Artillery Avenue in the Palawan area of Sentosa.

5. Village Hotel Sentosa
the village hotel sentosa singapore

Photo: Far East Hospitality

The largest of the three will be Village Hotel at Sentosa, which will house 606 rooms targeted at families, business travellers and groups. Its facilities include themed pool zones, such as a children’s play pool and lazy river pool.


6. The Outpost Hotel Sentosa
the outpost hotel sentosa singapore

Photo: Far East Hospitality

The Outpost Hotel will add 193 rooms catering to individual travellers and adults. It will feature a rooftop pool and bar, as well as a hall for wedding celebrations.


7. The Barracks Hotel Sentosa
the barracks hotel sentosa singapore

Photo: Far East Hospitality

The smallest of the three – The Barracks Hotel – will be “highly exclusive” with 40 rooms. It will be housed in a refurbished conserved colonial building, which formerly served as a military outpost and tourism academy.


8. Museum @ My Queenstown
Museum at My Queenstown

My Queenstown Museum exhibition showcases physical and digital artefacts that capture Queenstown’s history and heritage and conversations about its future.

The current shophouse museum serves as a precursor to the future My Queenstown – Centre of Community Arts and Heritage in Dawson, which comprises an archival centre, a community archaeology centre, permanent and temporary exhibition and programme spaces, a collaborative exhibition space, and offices for community arts and heritage groups.

Opening Hours: Refer to post
Venue: Block 46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388 Singapore 140463
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Museum @ My Queenstown.


9. Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is a unique garden that is rich in educational value and grand in architecture. It is an undisputed wonderland of beautiful landscape and over a thousand sculptures which artistically portray stories and events based on famous Chinese historical personalities, mythology and legends.

statues in Haw Par Villa Singapore

Haw Par Villa is undergoing refurbishment works from 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019.

Opening Hours: 9am to 7pm
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Haw Par Villa.

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