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What to do when it rains in Singapore?

When it rains in Singapore, it often pours, meaning that many of the best things to do and see are automatically crossed off your day’s itinerary. However, bad weather doesn’t mean you have to stay confined to the cover of your hotel room all day. From vast indoor greenhouses, to flying your own jumbo jet (in a simulator, of course), this list of things to do when it rains in Singapore is proof that you’ll never be short of fun activities and sightseeing spots when the sky turns gray.

The public bus transport system in Singapore will easily take you to any of the following places. Booking tickets from is highly convenient for any of the express buses and you will reach your destination safely in time.

Scale the tallest indoor waterfall: Ok, so perhaps not the best bet if you want to stay completely bone dry (you’ll get a bit wet if you stand right up close), but the world’s tallest indoor waterfall – as well as the rest of the ‘Cloud Forest’ it’s housed in – is easily one of the best ways to spend a rainy day in Singapore. Take the elevator up to the top of this huge manmade greenhouse and make your way down the spectacular ramps, noticing the vegetation and flowers evolve with the altitude just the way they would if you were making your way down a real tropical mountain. Cloud Forest, as well as the adjacent Flower Dome, are both climate-controlled, meaning you’ll stay cool as well as dry!

Visit Clarke Quay Club: Everybody knows it’s ok to drink in the daytime when you’re on holiday, and you have even more of an excuse if it’s raining outside. Not only that, but many bars, restaurants and bistros, especially around Clarke Quay, run tempting all-day happy hours. Plenty of the bars around here open from 13:00 and they are all under the cover of a huge, futuristic roof, meaning you can go bar-hopping day or night and stay dry.

Visit Zouk:

It is considered to be one of the largest clubs in the complex with a capacity of more than 1500 people. Several International DJ’s make regular appearances here making it a hotspot for youngsters. Evenings at Zouk are usually quite energetic with live performances, fashion shows, new film screenings, art display galleries and exhibitions. The interiors are not only modern but at the same time quite minimalistic based on the Moorich architecture which has been extensively inspired by Gaudi. The sound system has been personally customized by Gary Stewart. For the dance lovers the club features a multi level dance floor and state of the art multiple podiums. The entire room features an aerodynamic design keeping in mind the club’s futuristic approach to music. A visit to this club will let you leave all your worries behind and rejuvenate completely. The best time to visit the club is after 11PM when the DJ’s spin into action.