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With the routine of everyday life, days can just blend into weeks, and weeks into months. To break the monotony and fight boredom, why not venture out to try a couple of new activities this weekend! We’ve got things to do with kids for a fun family day out, suggestions for an outing with friends or a date for two, and even recommendations for some ‘me time’.
1. Make a splash at this floating obstacle course: Sentosa’s HydroDash
Singapore has several whimsical and colourful playgrounds worth checking out. But HydroDash isn’t your regular playground. This giant, inflatable obstacle course floats atop the waters of Palawan Beach and is full of thrills and spills. Each area of the course presents a different challenge, whether it’s hopping from one platform to another, swinging across monkey bars, or climbing ropes. Good luck trying to maintain your balance on these slippery, bouncy surfaces. You’re definitely not going home dry, so be sure to pack some towels with you!
For those planning a day out for the young ones, you’ll be glad to know there is a zone exclusively for kids aged five to six years old, who must always be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets & pricing: Hourly pricing of S$13 for children aged 5 to 6 years old with an accompanying adult, S$18 for individuals 7 years old and above, and S$60 for a group of four. Eligible for SingapoRediscovers vouchers. Book your tickets here.
Address: Sentosa’s Palawan Beach, Singapore 098498
Operating hours: 12:00pm to 6:00pm on weekdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm on weekends, public holidays and school holidays
Sentosa has plenty of other unique experiences for everyone. Marine life enthusiasts can try wading and interacting with rays, and gamers can get into the action with an immersive virtual reality experience. For activities that will thrill your senses, the adrenaline junkie can get their fix from iFly indoor skydiving.
With so many things to do at Sentosa, consider getting the Sentosa Islander Membership, so you can keep going back for more. The membership, typically worth S$25 a year, is now free until further notice! With it, you’ll have free admission to the island for one whole year, priority access to Sentosa beaches, and other special privileges. Find out more and sign up here for the ultimate Sentosa fun pass.
2. Indulge your inner child at the Museum of Ice Cream
If ice cream makes your heart scream in delight, then the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) is just the place for you. This confectionary wonderland is MOIC’s first international location and houses a café, bar, retail store, and more than 14 interactive installations, all ice cream themed.
As you navigate through the various rooms, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in all-you-can-eat ice cream at five stations, with some novel local flavours like Pulut Hitam (black glutinous rice dessert), Lychee Bandung, or Taro Milk Tea. There are also vegan and dairy-free options, so everyone can get in on the fun.
Speaking of fun, the MOIC is also a whimsical indoor playground, featuring fruit you can swing on, an HDB-inspired unicorn jungle gym, and the Museum’s largest giant sprinkle pool ever. Every corner of this pink paradise is a work of art, so Instagram shutterbugs will have plenty of reasons to keep snapping on their phones.
Tickets & pricing: Tickets are priced at S$42 per person, S$40 per person for a group of two or three, and S$38 per person for a group of four or more. Eligible for SingapoRediscovers vouchers. Reserve your tickets here.
Address: 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837
Operating hours: Thursday to Sunday 10:00am to 10:30pm.
Craving more food-themed indoor playgrounds? Check out Slurping Good!, which features 13 interactive instant noodle-themed exhibitions, including a ramen slide.
3. Make a mess you don’t have to clean up at Splat Paint House
The world is your canvas at Splat Paint House! Creativity knows no bounds here. Use brushes, your hands, or even paint-filled water guns to flick, smear, and splash colour all over your issued canvas. But why stop there? The walls, tables, and even your fellow companions are all fair game—war paint will take on a whole new meaning as you engage in a clash of colours.
You’ll be a walking Jackson Pollock by the time you’re done, but never fear, just peel off the coveralls, shoe covers, and hair nets provided and you’ll be good as new. Even if you get some paint on yourself, they’re all water-soluble and non-toxic. Definitely kid-safe, so go on ahead and add Splat Paint House to your list of things to do with the kids!
Pick up your masterpiece 48 hours later after it’s dried or arrange for it to be delivered to your home for S$25.
On special nights of every month, the studio lights dim, and the music is cranked up for UV paint parties called Splat After Dark! The entire vibe of the location is transformed as you and your friends or family fling glow-in-the-dark fluorescent paint onto canvases or each other.
Tickets & pricing: S$43 per person for the Starter Package, S$115 for a Date Night package, and S$185 for a four-person party package. UV Parties are priced at S$70 per person for a group of four. Eligible for SingapoRediscovers vouchers. Make your booking here.
Address: 207a Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574346
Operating hours: Wednesday to Friday 3:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday 11:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm.
For those who might want a different kind of creative outlet for stress relief, consider hurling some hatchets (instead of burying them) at Axe Factor or destroying some breakables (in a safe manner) at The Fragment Room.
4. Fly to Japan without leaving Singapore at Sushi Airways
If you’ve been wanting to fly, especially to the homeland of sushi, this aircraft-themed Japanese restaurant might help you scratch some of that itch. Once you walk through the doors of Sushi Airways, you’ll be greeted by ‘cabin crew’ in kimono-inspired uniforms and be seated next to windows reminiscent of those in commercial airliners.
While you won’t be physically travelling to Japan, your tastebuds will be taken on a gastronomic journey. Their ‘flight manual’ offers fresh seafood flown in four times a week from Japan, including the Premium Assorted Sushi Platter (S$59) and Sashimi Moriawase (S$72), which have received rave reviews. When your food is ready, it’s served on trolleys just like the ones used in-flight. How’s that for something unique to do in Singapore?
Address: 20a Baghdad Street, Singapore 199659
Operating hours: Open daily for lunch from 11:45am to 2:30pm; dinner from 5:45pm to 9:45pm on Thursdays to Sundays, and 5:45pm to 10:00pm on Fridays to Saturdays
5. Soar over Changi Airport and other wonders of the world in Aeroviation’s flight simulator
What’s it like to be an aircraft pilot instead of a passenger? Hop into the cockpit of Aeroviation’s flight simulator to find out. Together with Jewel Changi Airport, the flight school is offering a bundle package called ‘Take Flight at Changi Airport’ where you can enjoy interactive airport-themed games at Changi Experience Studio (CES) and a 30-minute flight simulator experience at Aeroviation. The two attractions can be visited on separate days, with CES tickets valid till 30 November 2021, while the simulator booking is valid till 28 February 2022.
The flight simulator experience is as real as it can get—you’ll be guided by an actual flight instructor on how to take off, fly, and land a plane in a repurposed cockpit of a Garmin 1000 Cessna 172 aircraft. Take in views of Changi Airport, Marina Bay Sands, and even venture beyond the Singapore skyline to the sights of the Grand Canyon, Eiffel Tower, or the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Choose to fly solo or with a co-pilot.
Aeroviation also offers other flight simulator experiences ranging from 60 to 100 minutes for 2 pax. Parents looking for enrichment activities for their budding aviators at home can sign their young ones up for a two-day school holiday camp which includes a go at the aircraft simulator, an Air-Mazing Race activity at Seletar Aerospace Park, and more.
Tickets & pricing: ‘Take Flight at Changi Airport’ packages start at S$75. Eligible for SingapoRediscovers vouchers. Book your experience here.
Aeroviation Flight Simulator
Address: Oxley Bizhub #01-50, 63 Ubi Road 1, Singapore 408728
Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am to 10:00pm
Changi Experience Studio
Operating hours: Daily 11:00am to 8:00pm (Last admission 7:00pm)
Address: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
6. Get lost in the realm of Chinese mythology at Haw Par Villa
Tigers, dragons, and chicken-headed people, oh my! Haw Par Villa was built in 1937 and is the last of its kind - an old-school Halloween Horror Nights venue without a doubt. This eclectic park boasts over 1,000 sculptures and 150 dioramas depicting various scenes from Chinese mythology and history, ranging from curious to bizarre, to downright gruesome.
You’ll encounter familiar characters like those from Chinese folktale, Journey to the West, while other quirkier monuments will have you doing a double-take, like the crab with a lady’s head or the pandas with eyes that stare into your soul.
The attraction officially relaunched in October, 2021 just in time for Halloween after a 9-month renovation. Together with the relaunch comes the reopening of Hell’s Museum, which includes the infamous and morbidly fascinating ’Ten Courts of Hell’ exhibition, depicting the torture which sinful souls endure in the afterlife, according to Chinese mythology. So, if you’re looking for free things to do in Singapore, venturing Haw Par Villa is a must-do family activity on the weekends for something thrilling yet educational.
Tickets & pricing: Free admission
Operating hours: Open daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm.
Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
There’s lots to do and explore on the island of Singapore, so head on out this weekend to experience something unique on our Little Red Dot—what are you waiting for?
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