This weekend, try out our list of exciting unique activities, featuring Singapore Time Capsule, Rilakkuma virtual run, or Floral Fantasy @ Gardens by the bay, and many more!
Some other activities are only here for a limited time so be sure to check them all out!
1. Galaxy pods @ Chinatown
If you’re a fan of staycations but don’t quite have the luxury to do so, you definitely have to try out Galaxy Pods. They are located conveniently in Chinatown, featuring affordable space beds with a futuristic edge. The galaxy pods are spacious and provide air-conditioning easily accessible via a touch screen menu, coupled with television, USB charging ports, reading lights, mirror, and a safe box.
Safety is paramount and all pods are also locked with maximum privacy. These space capsules are outfitted with personal lockers and bathrooms, with basic amenities and supplies free of charge. Fortunate for all, there is a 24-hour communal pantry, with complimentary food and drinks for all. Free continental breakfast is also served from 6 am to 11 am. Finally, there are also rest corners to relax or to cozy up and drift off to sleep while reading some books.
Address: Walking distance from Terminal 4: Airport Blvd
Opening hours: 24 hours, daily.
Prices: From $53 SGD
2. Singapore Flyer Time capsule:
The Singapore flyer is back with a new attraction called the Time Capsule! The time capsule is an immersive two-level experience filled with Singapore history dating back 700 years, imbued with colorful and interactive visual displays as well as touchscreen games.
The educational tour is carried out by a time travel robot, R65, which gives you a glimpse of Singapore’s transformation from a tiny island to the world-renowned global city we know today despite hardships. This attraction is a timely reminder especially in these times of pandemic that the nation will tide through these challenges together and emerge just like before.
One can even purchase the Singapore flyer ticket, complimentary to the Time capsule activity to get a breathtaking 360 panoramic view of Singapore before or after the tour for the whole immersive experience.
Address: Singapore Flyer 30 Raffles Ave Singapore Singapore 039803
Tickets: Adult $15; Children and Seniors $10
Opening hours: Thursday -Sunday: 3 pm -9.15pm
3. Nasty cookie @ Orchard gateway:
Nasty cookies are back with their newly opened store located at Orchard Gateway! They pride themselves with the creation of sinful but delicious chunky cookies Be sure to try out their all-time favourites Lotus Bicoff ($4.90) and Red Velvet crumble ($5.50) or even their limited edition Xmas flavours: Creme Brulee Cookie ($5.50), Peppermint Mocha ($5.50), Tiramisu ($5.50) and many more.
A cookie store may not sound particularly like an insta-worthy location, but be excited to find out that the newly opened Orchard gateway’s outlet is furnished with an aesthetic retro background, with a beautiful Tiffany blue train backdrop and seats! Perfect for those we want to take photographs for their Instagram feed. The next time you drop by for a cookie fix, be sure to take some pictures while you’re at it!
Merchandises are also now available where they offer Silk Pajamas ($32.90), Let’s Socks & Roll Cookie Socks Sets($25), Nasty Tumbler ($21.90), and even Nasty Tote bags ($19.90)
Address: Orchard Gateway #B2-10, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 12.30 – 9 pm daily
4. Floral fantasy @ Gardens by the bay
If you haven’t checked out Floral fantasy at Gardens by the bay, you’re surely missing out on the magical and whimsical view of flowers and foliage. As you enter this indoor garden, don’t be surprised when the smell of fresh flowers and mist hits you. At Dance, The thematic display and sublime blend of colors is a sight not to be missed, decked with floral arrangements suspended from the ceilings.
Next, Float your way as you follow the stream of water along the beautiful garden landscape.
Venture deeper into the garden pathway, and you’ll be greeted by a waterfall at the Waltz, which feels almost like walking in a magical rainforest.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Poison Dart Frogs in their vivarium. At the Drift, the multi-colored array of light sources placed strategically casts a magical glow upon the walls and hanging plants, as you explore the cave and it’s beautiful rock formations.
Note: Pre Booking of time-slot to enter the attraction is required for admission and the 4D Flight of the Dragonfly show is currently unavailable.
Address: Bayfront Plaza, Gardens by the Bay (nearest MRT Bayfront station via circle line or downtown line)
Opening hours: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm Daily
5. Otah and friends @ Garden By The Bay
Starring creators of The Bubble Tea Factory, Join Otah & friends for a thematic experience in their adorable and interactive pastel-coloured house to search for Otah within 15 minutes and redeem a special cookie treat upon finding him!
These delicious cookies are provided in partnership with popular home-grown bakery Whiskdom, to boot! Look for clues and secrets on where he could possibly be hiding as he participates in a game of hide-and-seek.
A minimum of two people is required to play the game, and coming in groups of five would guarantee a cheaper price at $12 (U.P $15). Come explore Otah’s stressful home, where unlike that of an escape room, as it takes on a more lighthearted vibe of exploring for fun.
Address: Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront plaza 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore S018953
(Next to floral fantasy & Bayfront MRT Exit B)
Opening hours: 9 am – 9 pm, daily (Till 26 Feb 2021)
6. Once Upon A Time On The Orient express
World-renowned Orient express train has made its way to Singapore with its pop-up exhibition “Once Upon A Time On the Orient Express” at Gardens by the bay. The attraction consists of two authentic carriages that came directly from France, making Singapore the first destination out of France to house the Orient express.
As you set foot on the carriage, be awestruck by the gorgeous and lavish decor, vintage furniture, and expensive-looking silverware. It also showcases many intrinsic historical artifacts and documents.
This is a great opportunity for fans of all ages to explore the history of the Orient-express and relive the past of those that came on board decades ago through interactive displays and facts. There are also merchandise stores to purchase souvenirs, as well as cafes, restaurants (breakfast, lunch, dinner & high tea), and a lounge for visitors to relish in. Also, for enthusiastic fans of “Murder on the Orient Express” be sure to check out their escape room, soon to be opened this 2021!
Address: West Lawn (Next to Bayfront Plaza)
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday: 10.00am – 9.00pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Ticket prices: Standard: S$25
Family Bundle: $88 (2 Adults & 2 Children – ages 3-12)
*Fast Track / VIP: S$80 Free admission for children under the age of 3
*Ends 13 Jun 2021
7. Exercise with Rilakkuma and Friends in their Online Virtual Run!
If you’re a big Rilakkuma fan, you’ve got to participate in their 3-km Virtual run this January! Rilakkuma and friends are here to stay only till 31st January 2021, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to have some friends with your friends and family. In this event, each participant has to complete a 3-km run at their preferred route regardless of the time taken, and use their smartphone to screenshot and submit their route to redeem a virtual e-certificate as a reward for their completion (e-certificate will only be delivered when submission of the run is completed).
If you’re into adorable freebies, then this will be a treat for you! All registered runners will be automatically entitled to limited edition Rilakkuma Virtual run medals, a hand towel, and a drawstring bag to boot! These runner entities would be mailed out to their addresses and will be received tentatively by the end of February or early March 2021.
This is purely optional but for those interested in limited edition Rilakkuma Virtual Run Dri-fit T-shirts, they can purchase them at $22 (max 3 pieces per person). Sizes come in XXS-XXL.
*Purchase only available for run participants and while stocks last. Wait are you waiting for? Hurry up and sign up in the Virtual Rilakkuma run today!
Address: Virtual Run -Anywhere
Dates: 15 December – 31 January 2021
Registration Period Now till 31 Jan 2021: Run Period & Result Submission 1 ~ 20 Feb 2021
*For Residents of Singapore only
Tickets: From $22
8. Calling foodies to participate in SG HawkerFest
Food lovers, this is your last chance at obtaining vouchers from your favourite hawker stalls! Singapore’s hawker culture is world-renowned and is once again listed as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
In celebration, from 26th December to 11th January, SG HawkerFest has organised an online treasure hunt to reclaim Singapore’s hawker culture where they can participate in quizzes and contribute their ideas on how hawker centers can improve themselves and modernise while keeping their intrinsic value in the despite the increasingly urbanised fabric of Singapore.
Participants will be rewarded with dining vouchers through a collection of virtual badges upon completion of quizzes and redeem them at 29 participating hawker partners in Singapore.
Food lovers should grasp this chance to indulge in the delicious multicultural delicacies while supporting our local culture which binds us together as a community. After all, our hawker center culture is at risk due to COVID-19 lockdown and the loss of tourist patrons and needs to be rekindled.