49 Things To Do This Long Weekend Instead Of Staying At Home

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Singapore has four long weekends this year (2016) and there are many things that you can do at home. From watching the tv, to surfing the net or even just Netflix (and chill 😉 ), you may think that this is your time to relax and have a peaceful time. Well, we at HypeQuiva don’t believe in wasting our long weekends and feel that it’s a great time to go out with a few friends for a great day out or with your significant other to paktor. We’ve came up with the ultimate list of things to do this weekend and mind you some of them are really WOW-I-DIDN’T-KNOW-I-CAN-DO-THAT-IN-SINGAPORE! activities. So brace yourselves because this is quite the extensive list of things that you can choose from!

Sports Activities

Trampoline Park

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There are various trampoline parks in Singapore for you and your friends to play around. Research shows that jumping on trampoline burns more calories than regular jogs. This is also true based on first hand experience. Body aches are common after a day of trampoline jumping. But it’s good because body aches are signs that weakness is leaving your body!

Check Them Out:

46 Kim Yam Road, #02-11 The Herencia, 239351. Website: Amped

200 Pandan Gardens, #01-14, 609336. Website: Zoom Park

81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-11 ORTO, 769198. Website: Katapult

Baseball

Has it been awhile? Probably time for some satisfying action! Opening till 3am today! #homerunsg #homerunbaseball

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Ever wanted to pitch or bat like Babe Ruth but no one wants to play with you? Well, now you can! Over at Homerun Baseball, you can either pitch or bat a softball/baseball all by yourself. Or with a few friends of course. You can’t do a home run but try batting a ball going 80km/h-110km/h. If you can hit the ball on the first try, you can try signing up for the MLB!

Check Them Out:

200 Pandan Gardens, 609336. Website: Home Run Baseball

Laser Tag

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Sometimes you find your friends a bane and feel like shooting them right? Make some plans for a laser tag game and fire at will. You won’t kill them but you’ll have the satisfaction of taking them out of the game. There’re a few outlets too in Singapore. Addresses below!

Check Them Out:

60A Orchard Road, #B1-04/05/06 The Atrium @ Orchard, 238890. Website: LaserOps

111 Clementi Street 13, 120111. Website: Adrenaline Laser Tag

920 East Coast Parkway, #01-03 Parkland Green, 449875. Website: Tag Team

1 Pemimpin Drive, #03-02 ONE PEMIMPIN, 576151. Website: Combat Skirmish Singapore

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Ice Skating

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How about some ice skating this weekend? With two places to try out your skating skills, you no longer have to travel all the way to snowy countries to practice. Instead, you can spend some time honing your craft and maybe represent Singapore in the next winter games!

Check Them Out:

5 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397693. Website: Kallang Ice World

2 Jurong East Central 1, Level 3, JCube, 609731. Website: The Rink

iFly

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Did you know that you can skydive in Singapore? If you don’t know, well you can!  Located in Sentosa, iFly Singapore is an indoor sky diving facility that mimics the feeling of real “free-falling conditions” and each “skydive” takes the same time for a person to reach from 12000 ft to 3000ft. Also, don’t worry as the instructors and guides at the facility are all well-trained in the industry so you won’t fly all the way up in the wind tunnel!

Check Them Out:

43 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01 Sentosa Island, 099010. Website: iFly

Zumba & Yoga

Why not go for a fitter option and try out Zumba! Zumba is a dance fitness program created by a Colombian dancer which involves dancing and aerobic elements. It will definitely make you sweat buckets while having fun! If you’re not into upbeat exercises, yoga is also a great way for you to meditate and help you sweat. There are various classes in Singapore which offers Zumba and Yoga at an affordable price. Some other places even offer memberships so that you can be part of the movement!

Giant Bubble Soccer

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Football/Soccer has been known as a tough contact sport. Okay not so tough as rugby but still a contact sport lah. Ever felt like pushing your friend away, hoping that he’ll fly off to the other side of the pitch? Well if you’re playing Bubble Soccer, then now you can! Watch and laugh at your friends as they hysterically try to score a goal in the bubble suits. If you’re not into soccer, then there are other activities that they offer! The instructors on hand will be more than happy to guide you along!

Check Them Out:

3 Locations: The Cage/Kovan Sports Centre/Zion Sports Centre. Website: Bubblebump Singapore

Rock Climbing (Kallang)

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Kallang Wave Mall is home to the tallest air-condition sport climbing venue in Singapore. With loads of space to climb and shelter from the sweltering heat, you’ll sure be spending lots of time at the rock wall. Climb Central’s rock wall is suitable for all ages and experience levels. Also, since it’s located in the middle of the shopping mall, you can be sure that you’ll be the centre of attraction. Don’t worry if you don’t have the right gears, they provide them too!

Check Them Out:

#B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Pl, Singapore 397718. Website: Climb Central

Combat Archery

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You’ve probably seen this activity in Facebook. A group of people shooting arrows at each other in the sea and having the best time of their lives. Well now there’s a company who’s bringing in the concept! Combat Archery is technically the same thing without the sea. Something new for you if you’ve tried everything else in the list, you might not have tried this before!

Check Them Out:

Book them at: Combat Archery

Paintball

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Ok so if laser tag is not your thing and you prefer to really shoot something at your friends, why not try paintball! It doesn’t kill but it really hurts and will leave a mark if the balls hit their bare skin! With a few places offering paintball in Singapore, you can do a bit of research and find the one best for you and your friends!

Check Them Out:

81 Lorong Chencharu #01-14, 769198. Website: Red Dynasty

510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365. Website: Crossfire

600 West Coast Rd, 127445. Website: School Of Paintball

Forest Adventure

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If you like ropes and climbing, why not try your hands at Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir or Mega Adventure at Sentosa? Both have obstacle courses for you to test your skills and guts while keeping the thrill of having fun off the ground. Though they offer similar activities, each company has their own unique niches and attractions that is guaranteed for you to have a good time!

Check Them Out:

Bedok Reservoir Rd, 479244. Website: Forest Adventure

Imbiah Hill Rd, 098967. Website: Mega Adventure

Water Sports

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If you think that water sports in Singapore is lame, think again. Singapore has various water activities for the sea lovers. Be it Stand Up Paddling (SUP), wakeboarding, waterskiing or even wake surfing, you can find it all! You can even try JetLev, a water propelled jetpack which allows you to ‘fly’ in the sea! If that’s not your thing, then head on to East Coast Park/Changi Beach in the late afternoon to see skimmers strut their stuff by the sea. Also, depending on the season, you might even see a few surfers trying to catch some waves. Granted the waves are not as big as the ones in Bali or Hawaii, but it’s good practice for them.

Check Them Out:

Wave House Sentosa 36 Siloso Beach, 099007. Website: Sea Breeze

600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave, 829734. Website: Ryders @ Punggol

Tanjong Beach . Website: Stand Up Paddling School

Hiking

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You might not know it, but there’s really a lot of hiking trails in Singapore. If you head over to npark’s website, there are a lot of options listed for you. You can try doing some of the trails if they interest you. Just be sure to be well-prepared for the entire day!

Check Them Out:

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FOOD

Go Café Hopping

One can never go wrong with food, especially so when it is consumed in a lovely ambience. It has the ability to take your mind away to another place. Countless numbers of cafes are seen in Singapore, with new ones coming up every month.

Here are a few places known as the hipster zone and hipster cafés you ought to visit!

Jalan Besar Area has at least 10 cafes in the vicinity; the more popular ones are Tiramisu Hero, Bravery Café and Chye Seng Huat Hardware.

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Address: Tyrwhitt Road & Horne Road

Nearest MRT: Lavender

Rangoon Road, a short distance from Jalan Besar, has serveral cafes as well; such as Old Hen Coffee Bar, L’etoile and Brunches just to name a few

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Address: Owen Road & Rangoon Road

Nearest MRT: Farrer Park

Tiong Bahru Area was the first hipster café area to pop up, not only do they have cafes such as Plain Vanilla Cupcake, Forty Hands and Drips Bakery, eccentric shops selling local handmade products and books can be found.

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Address: Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, Yong Siak Street & Eng Hoon Bakery

Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru

Colbar Eating House

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Authentic retro and old school café that serve local dishes as well as western cuisine.

Address: 9A Whitchurch Rd, Wessex Estate S(138839)

Kombi Rocks

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Do you love vintage vehicles or want to have a different kind of café experience? Maybe organise a photoshoot with retro cars? Kombi Rocks offer all of the above in their one of a kind cafe. Head down to indulge in their cafe culture!

Address: 66 Yio Chu Kang Road S(545568)

Feast Yourself This Weekend

What better way to start the weekend with food and more food? If café hopping is too hipster for you or you don’t mind spending more, buffets deals for this coming weekend sounds like a good idea.

Maybank users rejoice! 

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Exclusive daily 1-for-1 dining deals with Maybank Cards! A feast is best enjoyed with company. From April to December 2016, enjoy 1-for-1 buffet and other 1-for-1 dining offers every weekday with Maybank Credit or Debit Cards.

Key info

Valid from 1 April to 30 December 2016
Payment must be made with a Maybank Credit or Debit Card

For the full list of restaurants, view here.

Burger Joint

Are you a burger lover? You should take the time to visit this newly opened Burger Joint that originated from the great New York City. To know more about this joint, click here

T Bar Liquid Buffet

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We could feast on food the whole weekend but having something to go with it, *cough* alcohol *cough* completes the whole meal. T Bar always runs crazy promotions that are too good to be true! 

Check Them Out: 

81 Choa Chu Kang Way, Warren Golf & Country Club. Website: Tbar

Be A Tai Tai For A Day

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Girls being girls, one of our dreams is to be a taitai because who doesn’t want to spend the entire day shopping, eating and ending the day at a spa? Even though not all of us have that privilege to do that, we can still treat and pamper ourselves for a day with good food. Invite your girlfriends for an afternoon tea session, sipping tea and savouring on bite-sized snacks. Check out our post on high tea buffet for more location ideas.

Arts & Culture

Working eight hours everyday for five straight days can be really tiring and weekends are meant for us to recharge. Here are list of activities you could do alone, or with your friends to develop your cultural experiences. Who says Singaporeans can’t be artsy fartsy?

Les Misérables Singapore

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Check out Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables with modernised staging, orchestrations and reimagined scenery. Back in Singapore after 20 years, this limited-time production held at the Esplanade Theatre is one not to be missed.

For more information and ticket details, please visit here.

The O.P.E.N.

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Why not make your way to O.P.E.N., a pre-festival of ideas from the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA, which will be held on 11 August to 17 September)? Short for Open, Participate, Engage, Negotiate, various platforms like exhibitions, concerts, and performances are held to encourage more appreciation of the arts.

For more information and ticket details, please visit here.

Shaking It With Shakespeare

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Get to know about one of the most influential writers of all time, William Shakespeare. Learn more about his life through reading, watching, and listening to his works, or join exciting programmes like craft sessions and Tudor-themed activities that will take you back to the times of yesteryear.

For more information, please visit here.

Get your dance on!

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Get your dancing shoes ready and of course, strengthen your core muscles by trying pole dancing. Circus arts? Go aerial with FlyAcro @ GymKraft – they’re the same people who used to teach at Circus Swingapore. So you think you can dance? Take up pole dancing at SLAP or Acro Polates.

Exploring Singapore’s Last Kampong, Kampung Lorong Buangkok

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Singapore may be small, but not many can claim to have explored every inch of this island. We are sure most of you have not heard of these places, let alone been to one. In the recent years, the last kampong in Singapore has received many curious visitors, mostly for photos. The setting of the kampong is indeed an instagram-worthy picture, but be sure to ask for permission before snapping away. Uphold some form of basic courtesy, because we’re sure you wouldn’t like it if a stranger snaps photo of you and your living quarters. 

Visiting Exhibitions with Free Admission

Museum Hopping

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Because café hopping was so yesteryear, museum hopping is the new in-thing with the added benefit of not spending a single cent. With the opening of National Gallery Museum, there are more places to up you IG game! Consider heading to more than one museum a day since there are several museum in one area alone. Our top favourites are the Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore.

 

Sentosa

What better way to spend your long weekend at the best island Singapore has to offer. From food to staycations to a thousand more activities that will take up your entire day, be prepared to spend a lot of time, and money, at Sentosa. Here’s a list of things that you can do!

Madame Tussauds

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The wax museum will surely get everyone excited especially when you spot your favourite celebrities. It’ll be a great time for you to catch a picture or take crazy selfies with the wax statues! 

Check Them Out:

Website: Madame Tussauds

Trick Eye Museum

It's Friday and we've a cute guest at Trick Eye Museum today! #TrickEyeSG

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Transform yourself into a mermaid or walk up the side of the wall at the Trick Eye Museum.

Check Them Out:

Website: Trick Eye

Universal Studios Singapore

Say hi for the last day! #teehee #teamTAP

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Have a blast at USS Singapore. Interact with Bumble Bee or Optimus Prime, take Instagram-worthy shots along New York, or perhaps scream your lungs out when you take a ride on USS’ craziest attraction – The Battlestar Galactica. 

Check Them Out:

Website: Universal Studios Singapore

Adventure Cove Waterpark

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With the blazing hot and humid weather, a trip to Adventure cove is a must! Enjoy dipping into the lazy river or swimming with the fishes.

Check Them Out:

Website: Adventure Cove Waterpark

Take a walk with nature 

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A walk along Bukit Timah’s old railway track: A little history and a lot of greenery. Short on time, but fancy a refreshing walk in Singapore? The old railway track at Bukit Timah cuts across the island and offers easy routes. Read more here.

Butterflies Up-Close

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Butterflies Up-Close invites you to experience the fascinating transformation of a butterfly from an egg to a beautiful winged adult. With only around 1 in 20 eggs making it to adulthood, the butterfly is met with numerous dangers and threats during each stage of its life cycle. You will get to gain a deeper insight on how the butterfly behaves, interacts with the surroundings, and survives each stage of its life cycle to reach adulthood.

For more information visit their site here.

4th World Oyster Festival 2016

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Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro is holding its annual Oyster Festival at their brand new Sentosa Cove outlet, alongside their outlet at Greenwood Avenue. Savour in a selection of over 20 different oysters that yield a variety of flavours due to their characteristics and cultivation methods.

For more information and reservations, visit their page here.

Attractions

Science Centre

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Leap into another world or even into space with E3 (E-mmersive Experimental Environments) at the Singapore Science Centre latest permanent exhibition.

Check Them Out:

Website: Singapore Science Centre

Visit Wildlife Parks

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If you’ve not been to the River Safari, or the Zoo to see the new Ah Meng, then this weekend is probably your chance to check out these places. Of course there are newer attractions to visit, but we bet your old friend at one of the ape sanctuaries misses you!

River Safari | Singapore Zoo | Jurong Bird Park

Gardens by the Bay

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Bringing a little bit of Japan into Singapore since it is Sakura season. Blossom Beats will showcase more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms at the Flower Dome.

Check Them Out: 

Website: Gardens By The Bay – Blossom Beats

Visit Farms in Singapore

Last stop, Farmart. The boys still prefer here because they can feed the animals.

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Kranji is the go-to-place if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. You can pet and even feed the little animals! A fun activity especially if you have kids. 

Check Them Out: 

67 Sungei Tengah Rd, Singapore 699008. Website: Farmart

Group Activities

Escape Room

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Great for team bonding and also a thrilling adventure with your friends. Hope you’re as smart as these guys!

Check Them Out:

160A Rochor Road, Bugis Village, 188435. WebsiteXcape Singapore

The Mind Café

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Game night with friends who will turn to become your enemy by the end of the night!

Check Them Out:

60A Prinsep St, 188664. Website: The Mind Cafe

GMax

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Looks harmless but it’s not. The anticipation of the being thrown up into the air will make you have butterflies in your tummy. Oh, you can scream your hearts out but no one will hear you.

Check Them Out:

3E River Valley Rd, 179024. Website: G-Max Reverse Bungy Singapore

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Smith Marine Kelong

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Head to Smith Marine with a group of friends! You’ll feel like you’re vacationing because of the whole “you gotta take a boat there” part of the trip but you don’t need a passport. The best part is that you get to fish your food! Read more on HypeQuiva’s adventure at Smith Marine and all the necessary details on this place in our article: Here’s why Smith Marine Kelong Restaurant should be your mini getaway

GoKart

Leader of the pack. #KF1

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Bring out your inner Lewis Hamilton and snub your friends from getting a spot at the podium.

Check Them Out:

1 Turf Club Avenue, 738078. WebsiteKF1 Karting

Horse riding

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One of the little luxuries in Singapore, enjoy the company of these beauties at The Bukit Timah Saddle Club or other equestrian clubs.

Check Them Out:

Website: Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Charter A Yacht

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Have a luxurious weekend this Easter by renting a yacht and sail out to sea! Away from the noise and enjoy the calm blue waters, this is a perfect short getaway with friends or family.

Book online here:

Marina Keppel Bay

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Laser Clay Shooting

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Instead of using bullets, shoot down clay pigeons with shotguns that fire infrared beams. The only time you can hold a shotgun and shoot something in Singapore, just like in the movies.

Check Them Out:

164 W Coast Way, 127070. Website: Laser Clay Shooting Official Website

 

Outta Singapore!

Staycation @ Sentosa

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Since going on a full-fledged holiday trip is out of the question, make use of this long weekend to go on a staycation at Sentosa. You get to be away from the hectic Singaporean lifestyle without really being out of Singapore!

Check out hotels @ Sentosa and make your bookings asap!

Alternatively, if you’re only looking for a nice room to laze through the weekend at the last minute, book a room through HotelQuickly for a better offer.

Girls’ Getaway At Batam

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Other than the great scenery, Batam is great for cheap food, cheap massage and cheap shopping, and cheap manicure! This will definitely be an awesome stop for an all-ladies getaway with your girlfriends. Sorry boys, maybe next time.

Book your ferry to Batam before it’s too late!

Relax On A Cruise

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Imagine relaxing with a sea view and a glass of Piña Colada in your hand, multiple choices of buffets for your meals and maybe even stopping at various islands during the trip. This getaway is bound to put the stress of work life at bay!

Hop on board with your desired cruise!

Shopping At Bangkok

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In need of some shopping fix? Satisfy your urge with Expedia as they are now offering great prices for last minute flight and hotels, so the only thing you need to worry is how to bring all your shopping back to Singapore without breaking your luggage.

Getaway To Johor Bahru

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With more hotels and cafes opening up JB, why not spend the time across the causeway? There will always be new things to discover and new food to taste. Each place that you go will definitely be memorable! Also do you need any reminders of the exchange rate?! 

So there you have it. 49 activities that you can do over this long weekend. Which ones are you going to do? Let us know!

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*this post has been updated as of 27th June 2016



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