We’ve got your weekend sorted! Whether with kids or solo, these activities will keep you busy and save you cash! And that means fun activities that cost each person $16 or less. Here’s the plan…
Friday Night: The Observatory
Where: Singapore Science Centre, 15 Science Centre Road
When: Open every Friday from 7.50-10pm
What: If your man’s anything like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, he’ll love this. The powerful telescope here allows you to view stars and planets like Mars, Venus and Jupiter.
Fun idea: Do an online search of a few constellation patterns that can be seen in the Singapore sky (hint: Virgo, the Southern Cross and Centaurus will be visible from May to July) and play “I spy” – the one who spots more constellations pays for the next day’s activities!
Saturday Morning: Farm tour
Where: Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road
When: Open Wed-Sun and on public holidays; closes at 6.30pm
What: Start your Satur-date with a rural adventure – the closest you’ll get to the rustic countryside in Singapore. Find aloe vera, winter melon and bottle gourd (super-Instagrammable!) among other vegetables, then opt for healthy fare at the Poison Ivy Bistro. We hear the homemade banana bread is to die for.
Cost: $2 entrance fee, $3 for a round trip from Kranji MRT station to the farm on the Kranji Countryside Express Bus
Saturday Afternoon: Indoor trampoline
Where: Amped Trampoline Park, Yoha, 200 Jurong East Ave 1
When: 10am-10pm (Wed-Fri); 9am-10pm (Sat); 9am-9pm (Sun); 10am-7pm (Mon); 3-10pm (Tue)
What: Ready for some action? Forget run-of-the-mill sports. Channel your inner gymnast instead at this 6,000 sq ft indoor trampoline park and challenge your guy in jumping over the 1.6m pyramid structures.
Bonus: 10 minutes of trampolining equals 33 minutes of running, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Cost: $13 (Tue-Fri before 6pm), $16 (Fri 6pm onwards to Sun) or $10 (Mon) for an hour, but if you don’t already have the required grip socks from a previous visit, you’ll need another $3 for them.
Saturday Evening: River cruise
Where: Along the Singapore River
When: Daily from 7am-10pm (last boat departs at 9.30pm)
What: After a good workout on the trampolines, sightsee on the River Explorer Bubble Jet – a water taxi that makes stops at Clifford Pier and Marina Barrage. And what’s more Singaporean than being able to pay with your EZ-link card?
Cost: $7 in total: $3 for Route 1 (Jiak Kim to Clifford Pier) and $4 for Route 2 (Clifford Pier to Marina Barrage)
Saturday Night: Outdoor film screening
Where: Various locations around Singapore
When: Sat (fortnightly)
What: The perfect way to end your Satur-date? Under the stars again, of course. Nothing’s more romantic than this old-school drive-in-movie concept, courtesy of outdoor movie organiser Moviemob. Prior to the event, log on to www.moviemob.sg to vote for your choice of movie and to find out where it’ll be screened.
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By Lee Xin Hui, Her World, June 2015