Experiencing snow in Singapore's tropical climate may seem like a bizarre oxymoron. However, it has become a reality in Snow City, Singapore's first permanent snow centre, with temperatures of -5°C, covering an area of 3000 square metres over 2 storeys.
The highlight of the main snow chamber is the 60-metre-long and 14° snow slope spanning the entire length of the building, with the gradient from ground level to nearly 3 storeys high. You can conquer the slope in several ways. The easiest way would be to play it safe with 'snowtubing', where you sit on inflatable snow tubes and slide down the snow slope in a variety of ways. It's safe and fun for the whole family.
If you're after the adrenaline high, try out snowboarding and skiing. Make the necessary arrangements with the staff and get a crash course with qualified instructors so you can get down to the action quickly.
Tiny toddlers and children need not be left out of the fun. There's a snow play area with slides and a mini house for a good hour or two of entertainment while you warm with the perennial winter favourite - hot chocolate. There are also ice bars for you to hang out in, or choose to get a souvenir from the only place in Singapore with sub zero temperatures.
Whether it's just for the surreal factor of actually getting to enjoy 'winter' in a tropical country, or to get in some serious snowtubing or skiing action, Snow City is definitely a memorable attraction to visit. In addition, the ticket also grants you entry to the neighbouring Singapore Science Centre. Remember to wear covered pants on the day of your visit. Save precious luggage space and rent skiwear from the Snow City.
Snow CityAddress: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Snow City Building
Contact: (+65) 6560 2306 / (+65) 6560 4773
Operating Hours: Monday: Closed on Monday (except on school and public holidays)
Tuesday - Sunday : 9.45am - 5.15pm (Flexible entry)
School holidays and public holidays: 9.45am - 6.00pm