Remember we talked about making full use of the public holidays in Singapore this year? With Good Friday and Easter coming up soon, we’ve come up with a list of family-friendly activities that you can do to get your first long weekend of 2022 all pumped up.
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01 • Songkran Festival at Wild Wild Wet
If you’re still waiting to collect your new passport, here’s your chance to travel overseas without having to board a flight. Make your way to Wild Wild Wet to celebrate the Thai New Year and Thailand’s most favourite holiday, the Songkran Festival. There’s going to be a whole lot of water guns so remember to drag your team along for a splashing good time!
📍 Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Sun, 12pm – 6pm
🌐 Website: wildwildwet.com
02 • Jewel-rassic Quest at Jewel Changi Airport
Want to see dinosaurs from 89 million years ago roam freely at Jewel? Hurry and sign up for the Jewel-rassic Quest game where you’ll be able to witness larger-than-life dinosaurs through augmented reality and participate in a fun mission that includes egg hunts, mini games and lots of giveaways.
You might even get to bring home cute limited edition dinosaur pins, a complimentary jungle hat and a $10 Jewel retail voucher.
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Activity timings: 10.30am – 5.30pm daily
03 • Gallery of Secrets: The Lost Lily treasure hunt
There’s another hunt happening in town, so put on your detective’s hat and head over to the National Gallery. Start off by watching an action film on screen, then dive into the game by interviewing characters, gathering clues and breaking codes.
Want to know the most exciting part? You’ll stand a chance to win $1,800 cash if you complete the hunt as fast as you can!
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, #01-01, Singapore 178957
Activity timings: 10am – 7pm daily
04 • Waterbike SG Sea Adventure at Pasir Ris Beach
05 • Visit Le Le, Singapore’s first panda cub at Mandai River Wonders
06 • Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar
The Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is finally back after a two-year break and while smaller in size, is no less fun! Whether you’re hankering for mouth-watering delicacies like traditional Malay kueh or a freshly prepared Ramly burger, or want to shop for ethnicwear, this is the place to go.
Address: Near Wisma Geylang Serai Building (1 Engku Aman Turn, Singapore 408528)
Opening hours: 1pm – 11pm daily
07 • Ramadan special at Timbre+ Eastside
Looking for some good Halal food recommendations? Timbre+ Eastside is offering a myriad of Halal food this Ramadan so don’t forget to give this place a shot if you’re making plans for iftar. Some of their crowd-pullers include Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak, D’Penyetz and Don Sha BBQ.
Apart from the local and international fares, there’s also a children’s playground nearby to keep your kiddos entertained.
Address: 1 Expo Drive (Outside Hall 5), Singapore 486150
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs & Sun, 9.30am – 12am | Fri & Sat, 9.30am – 1am
08 • Parasite exhibition at Lee Kong Chian Museum
There’s a new parasite exhibition at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and it has an interesting name — Body Snatchers: Nature’s Zombies and Vampires. Here, you’ll come face-to-face with some of the most bizarre parasites on Earth and learn about how they all play a crucial role in our ecosystem (despite looking scary!).
Among them is the cymothoid crustaceans, the world’s first known parasite that can fully replace a fish’s organ. Your kids are sure to enjoy this out-of-classroom experience. 🤯
📍 Address: 2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377
⏰ Opening hours: Tues to Sun, 10am – 6pm
🌐 Website: lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/about-the-musuem/current-exhibition
09 • Spacewalkers exhibition at the ArtScience Museum
Your budding astronaut will love this one. Spacewalkers is a multi-sensory exhibition where you’ll get to embark on a journey to the moon and beyond through surreal virtual reality (VR). The exhibition is divided into two VR experiences — 1st Step (From Earth to the Moon) and 2nd Step (From the Moon to Mars and Beyond).
These explorations include exclusive archival footage and recordings from NASA on the Apollo missions, which will definitely be the highlight of your visit.
Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: 10am – 7pm daily
10 • Magical Shores at Sentosa
There’s truly no end to fun at Sentosa. Whether it’s date night or a trip with the fam, the magical light display along the sandy shores of Siloso Beach is sure to enchant you with every step that you take. What’s more, you’ll be treated to a musical medley all around you.
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, you’ll no longer have to book slots to visit. Simply walk in and enjoy the show. 🤩
📍 Address: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
⏰ Opening hours: Fri to Sun, eve of PH & PH, 7.30pm – 10.30pm
🌐 Website: sentosa.com.sg/en/things-to-do/attractions/magical-shores
There you go — your inspo for the long weekend ahead. We hope that these recommendations will inject more fun to your holiday. Go ahead and bookmark this blog post for quick access.
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Have an egg-citing weekend!