Journey to the West: Here’s Where It’s Always Snowing in Singapore

You’ve had strange dreams about holidaying in Hokkaido, one moment you were rolling in the snow and next, you were chased by Zushihocky (Hokkaido’s weirdest looking mascot).

You woke up in shock to find yourself stuck still in Singapore. Your red passport can’t wield its power, it has been tucked away in your drawer — because the farthest island you’d possibly set foot on this year is: Sentosa.

Okay, it must have been the tropical heat and the unpredictable torrential rain that caused the nightmare. Your next autumn/winter holiday in Japan will be many months away, so how do you cope with this travel hiatus?

Going for a staycation and turning up your air-con full blast works but honestly, there’s nothing like seeing endless stretches of white land and snow-capped mountains…

Then again, you know this is not possible right now. (We’re still in Phase 2 guys.)

Singapore may be a small city, but it packs a lot of things to do if you know where to look!

For those of you who are yearning for a snowy escape, head over to the west of Singapore where it’s always snowing right here despite the fact that we’re 1-degree above the equator!

Enter Singapore’s first indoor snow centre located within the Singapore Science Centre – Snow City.

To date, Snow City has received an average patronage of some 250,000 visitors from around the world.

Isn’t it incredible to find a spot in Singapore where you can experience wintry days no matter the time of the year? Now you know where to spruce up your Instagram feed for real, instead of using a green screen or Zoom backgrounds.

What to Expect in Snow City

Meet the six snow-loving mascots of Snow City as you embark on an icy cold journey in the Arctic Circle. Experience 100% real snow and cool activities in sub-zero weather!

You are required to put on winter jackets and boots (provided in Snow City) when you enter the premise.

From now till 30 Sep 2020, there’s 30% off Snowplay tickets.

There is also a maximum capacity of 50 guests during the operating hours and you will have to purchase your admission ticket online.

Fun fact: Snow City has been around since 2000 and if you haven’t been there, you should consider planning a day trip with your families and friends! This year, Snow City is also celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

1. Experience Snow Blizzard 

Howling wind and a blinding sea of white, kids are welcome to play pretend that they’ve arrived in Elsa’s Ice Palace.

2. Instagrammable Snow Sculptures 

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"I learnt to do snow sculptures on my own. Art has always been my passion together with handling metal and wood. I started from sketching artworks on paper to slowly developing techniques to create big snow sculptures. . Before I start working on any sculpture, I would first need to search and print a copy of the requested artwork. Using tools such as chainsaw, carving tools, sheetrock saw, chipper and chisel, I would then play with my imagination to come up with the final design. . The hardest sculptures that I had to do were a giant snowman, dragon, horse, Garfield and Olaf from Frozen. . For the past 10 years, Snow City Singapore has provided me the opportunity to develop and refine my skills as well as talent. . Congratulations on turning 20, Snow City Singapore! It has been a wonderful journey altogether. Let's hope for the best in the coming years!" . From Ramil Ilumin Maningding 📸: Ramil Ilumin Maningding . #SnowCitySG #SnowCityTurns20 #humansofsg #igsg #snow #snowsculpture

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If it’s not on the ‘gram, did it happen? Check out Singapore’s version of Ice and Snow Festival in Snow City featuring larger-than-life snow sculptures and see how many of your favourite childhood characters you can list.

3. Slide Down the Snow Slope 

Reminiscing the joy of making snow angels and the thrill of sliding down snow-covered slopes? You can relive those moments here!

4. Stay Chill and Drift on Ice 

Singapore Book of Records lists this newest attraction in Snow City as the Coldest Car Arena and rightfully so! At a temperature of -5.5°C, Drift on Ice is the classic bumper car you’d seen in carnivals but you’re now gliding on ice!

Still not convinced this is the place to be for a snowy holiday in Singapore? Watch this!

Snow City Singapore
21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm or 6pm.


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