The dreaded haze is back. It plagues us every year, but that should not stop you from going out and enjoying your weekend before the start of a fresh, new week. Forget strolling through the open Marina Bay area on a hunt for rare Pokémon.
Instead, retreat to the great indoors!
You can still have a relaxing weekend with spa treatments, or head to one of the Singapore museums. If a calm and quiet afternoon is not what you are looking for, then go ice-skating, or have a splashing good time at an indoor water playground! Here are some Things To Do In Singapore This Weekend To Avoid The Haze.
#1 POP BY GROCER MARKET PASARBELLA
Take your grocery shopping to the next level by going to an artisanal grocer – like PasarBella at The Grandstand! Besides shopping from the range of fresh deli products, you can also have a meal in any of the mini restaurants and eateries within PasarBella itself such as Cicely, Rocky’s Pizza, Winchester Pies and more.
200 Turf Club Road
Mon to Thu: 10am – 9pm
Fri to Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue
Photo Credit: BOUNCEinc
#2 HAVE FUN AT BOUNCEINC
Hop (literally) by BOUNCEinc, the newest trampoline park in Singapore! It is located in Cathay Cineleisure Orchard and features three main zones in the 24,000 square feet arena.
Besides bouncing around on the trampolines, you can even try X-Park, a mini obstacle course within the park itself. There is also a Junior Jumper Area meant for little ones under the height of 110cm. That could only mean one thing – unadulterated fun for all!
General entry into BOUNCEinc starts at S$24 per person for the first hour, and S$19 for the subsequent hours after that.
8 Grange Road, #09-01
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
Tel: +65 6816 2879
Mon to Thu: 10am – 10pm
Fri: 10am – 11pm
Sat: 9am – 11pm
Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
#3 TRY MOONCAKES AT THE MID-AUTUMN FAIR AT VIVOCITY
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Thursday, 15 September 2016 this year, so it’s high-time to start looking for mooncakes for the season. If you have not gotten around to tasting and buying these traditional pastries for yourself yet, visit VivoCity’s Mid-Autumn Fair!
Happening from now till 14 September 2016, the fair is showcasing mooncakes from more than 40 different brands and companies such as Peony Jade Restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel, and Mei-Xin. You will definitely be spoilt for choice.
1 HarbourFront Walk
Central Court, Level 1
Tel: +65 6377 6860
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: HarbourFront
Photo Credit: Singaporekids365
#4 ICE SKATE AT JCUBE
Ice-skating used to be a popular pastime back in the good ol’ days, but there is no reason to not visit The Rink at JCube to kill some time – retro style! If you have no ice-skating experience, you can also sign up for The Rink’s skating lessons starting from S$70.
There is also a Bumper Cars on Ice event happening every Saturday, where you can simply drive bumper cars around the skating rink without worrying about whether you can ice-skate or not. Prices for the Bumper Car Ride starts from S$8 for the first 10 minutes.
2 Jurong East Central 1
Level 3, JCube
Tel: +65 6684 2374
Nearest Station: Jurong East
#5 VISIT THE RED DOT DESIGN MUSEUM
Design junkies will love checking out what the Red Dot Design Museum has to offer. Inside, you will find creative product designs such as unique kitchen utensils, furniture, and even basic technological gadgets.
Even if you are not one to appreciate design, the products showcased will still be enough to get your attention. Museum ticket prices start from S$8 for adults.
Read: Guide to the best museums in Singapore.
Red Dot Design Museum
28 Maxwell Road
Tel: +65 6534 7194
Daily: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
#6 MARVEL AT MARINE LIFE AT THE S.E.A. AQUARIUM
The S.E.A. Aquarium is effectively one of the world’s largest aquariums, holding more than 42.8 million litres of water, and is the home to more than 100,000 marine animals.
The aquarium has 49 inbuilt habitats, and it would take you about one to two hours to walk through the entire space. We don’t know about you, but staring at the huge manta rays in the Open Ocean exhibit sounds like the perfect weekend idea to us.
8 Sentosa Gateway
Tel: +65 6577 8899
Daily: 10am – 7pm
Nearest Station: HarbourFront
Photo Credit: SAFRA
Splash is Singapore’s very first indoor water playground, located within the compounds of SAFRA Punggol. Opened in April 2016, the space is huge, spanning across 23,000 square feet and is a haven for family fun.
The little play elements around the playground are suitable for children aged 18 months to 13 years old.
Splash @ Kidz Amaze
9 Sentul Crescent
Mon to Thu: 10am – 8pm
Fri – Sun: 10am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Punggol
Ah, rock climbing. The team-bonding activity of choice for orientation camps and the like. You can, in fact, go rock climbing for leisurely purposes.
Climb Central is an indoor rock-climbing wall located inside Kallang Wave Mall. With a variety of heights and difficulties, the walls are suitable for both beginners and experienced climbers.
1 Stadium Place
#B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall
Tel: +65 6702 7972
Mon to Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Stadium
g.spa might just be one of our best finds last year, despite the unassuming façade of the building that it is housed in. The S$3.5mil development is equipped with everything from steam rooms, pools, VIP rooms, and even their own G-café.
The best part? The spa operates round the clock. Yes, it is 24/7! Who says you have nothing to do at 3am?
102 Guillemard Road, #02-02
Tel: +65 6280 8988
Daily: 24 Hours
Nearest Station: Mountbatten