Must-try Local Activities During a Staycation
Now that Phase 2 of Circuit Breaker is here, many hotels have received official approval from the Singapore Tourism Board to welcome local guests! As some of you start planning for your staycation, you might be thinking: “Huh, but Singapore is so boring, where to go to have fun?” Save the mindless googling, we have compiled a list of interesting staycation activities to spice up your weekend getaway. To sweeten up the deal, we have even scoured the best deals and promos for you too!
TLDR; Ultimate Guide to Staycation Activities
|Place||Things To Do/See||Entrance Fee||Promotions|
|Woodlands Waterfront Park||-|
|Canopy Park|| |
|Snow City|| |
|National Gallery|| |
|Universal Studios Singapore||-|
|Gardens by The Bay|| |
|Wildlife Reserves|| |
|Cathay Cineplexes|| |
1. Explore unique places in Seletar
If you want something unconventional, consider exploring the Seletar Airport. This spot truly deserves a shoutout for being one of the more under-appreciated places to explore in Singapore.
One of our favourite places here is the Aerospace Boardwalk, where you can watch airplanes take off. Although there are significantly less flights now, you can explore other attractions nearby such as the Seletar Aerospace Park. After a walk here, you can find several cosy neighbourhood cafes and restaurants nearby. Given the multiple places to explore here, you can actually plan a really fulfilling day just in this area!
2. Take scenic shots at Woodlands Waterfront Park
Woodlands Waterfront Park is frequently under-looked in comparison to its more popular counterparts (we’re looking at you, East Coast Park and West Coast Park). In fact, there are exceptional sceneries here too! From here, you can get a stunning panoramic view of the Straits of Johor (we miss you too, JB!). The landscapes are huge plus-points especially for photography enthusiasts! Drop by during sunset to catch the absolutely breathtaking view, while the sea breeze caresses your face.
3. Play at the Canopy Park
For those planning to visit Jewel to relieve your shopping itch, we highly recommend visiting the recreational wonderland, the Canopy Park. Located at the topmost floor of this shopping paradise, the Canopy Park has various fun and exciting attractions. Think mazes, bouncing nets, and beautiful garden trails. If you’re not a fan of physical activities, simply come relax and dine amidst the beautiful luscious foliage!
4. Admire the Peranakan Houses
If you’re in Joo Chiat, it sure is hard to miss their colourful Peranakan Houses. Their eye-catching Chinese-inspired art styles definitely stand out from the usual HDB and condos we see. Immerse yourself in Peranakan culture, take a stroll and admire the unique architecture. Along the roads, you can find hipster cafes, where you can take a rest and enjoy hearty good food. Come relieve your Little Nyona memories here during your next staycation!
5. Enjoy family fun at Snow City
Tired of the hot summer weather in Singapore, but can’t travel overseas to escape it? You can enjoy sub-zero temperature at Snow City, Singapore’s very first indoor snow centre! Their latest addition, the Winter Shooting Arena, has exciting activities for you, including Target Shooting and Close Quarter Battle. The great thing is that they have several ongoing promotions and you can definitely find one that gives you the most bang for your buck.
6. Feel inspired at the Omni-Threatre
Nobody said studying science has to be boring. Come immerse yourself in a movie and learn about scientific discoveries at this full dome cinema. Here, you’ll get transported right into the film, making it an educational observatory perfect for all ages! Due to current restrictions, remember to pre-book your tickets and choose your slots.
7. Visit the National Gallery
Wanna check out creative modern art in Singapore? Now is the absolute prime time to do so!
The National Gallery is offering a free one-year Gallery Insider membership worth $120. You get unlimited access to their line-up of exhibitions, and even discounts on dining and shopping. This limited promotion ends on 31st October 2020, so hurry and grab your membership!
8. Experience a Ride at Universal Studios Singapore
If you’re itching for a thrilling experience after sitting at home all day long, check out Universal Studios Singapore. With halloween coming up, they’ve got a bunch of fun spooky stuffs lined up, such as ‘Ready Set Boo’ – a treat-or-trick event. Although HHN isn’t happening this year, you can definitely still spice up your halloween!
9. Take a walk at Gardens by the Bay
Are you a huge fan of nature and breathtaking scenery? Come take a relaxing stroll at Gardens by the Bay, and enjoy the lush greenery at this futuristic park.
Enter the Flower Dome and get wow-ed by magnificent flora and fauna. Depending on the time of the year, the observatory is also decorated thematically – like Mid Autumn and cherry blossom. Also, pay the Cloud Forest next door a visit to view their stunning waterfall and mountain. Don’t forget to snap a few photos while you’re here to keep as memories!
10. Go on an adventure with Wildlife Reserves
Wild about wildlife? You’re in for a sweet, sweet treat! In collaboration with Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Wildlife Reserves is offering a special Curated Staycation Package. A win-win situation for wildlife lovers. You’re guaranteed to find a place you like, given their wide range of attractions, including Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park and Night Safari. Sign up with your loved ones to create a complete and fulfilling staycation itinerary!
11. Catch a Late-Night Movie
Tired of flipping through Netflix’s catalogue during circuit breaker? Why not catch the latest blockbuster at a cinema before you head back to the hotel. After all, big screens and comfy plush seats, always hit differently.
While it’s a well-known fact that students and senior citizens get deals all year round, there are other less-known promotions going on. Fret not, you can earn 4% Cashback when you book a ticket at Cathay through ShopBack!
While travelling doesn’t seem possible in the near future, there are so many unique and interesting activities for you right here in Singapore! It’s during times like these when you truly start to appreciate the variety of recreational activities you can do locally.
Nobody said Staycations must be boring, so go and make the best out of your weekend getaways and make them exciting!
PS: If you haven’t booked your hotel for Staycation, check them out here!
All information and prices are accurate at the time of writing and subjected to change without prior notice.
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