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Weekends ARE supposed to be fun, entertaining or at least relaxing. If you’re shrugging your shoulders and sighing whenever someone asks ‘what are you doing this weekend?’, you’ve lapsed into the lazy, predictable routine weekend.

But don’t worry, we’ve lined up six new attractions in Singapore for you to end your week with a bang. Don’t blame us if Monday comes too soon!

1. Urban Ski

Yes, we understand its really hot lately so here is something cool for you… like skiing and snowboarding kind of cool.

Nope, you don’t need to take a cable car, and no you don’t need to put on your heat tech winter jacket. Basically, Urban Ski is Singapore’s one and only indoor ski and snowboarding centre. There’s an indoor rotating ski slope that caters to both beginners as well as seasoned skiers and snowboarders.

This rotating ski slope (more like a treadmill for skiers) allows you to ski downslope continuously for hours up to 60km/hr. All you have to do is to try to remain standing at the same spot (a mean feat!).

A group session (2-4 pax) costs $310 on weekdays and $360 on weekends. Individual classes cost $230 on weekdays and $270 on weekends. All classes are an hour long.

Urban Ski
 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Unit 01- 46 to 49, 039596
Contact number: +65 6238 0575
Operating hours: Mon to Fri (11am- 9pm), Sat & Sun (10am – 10pm)
Website: Urban Ski

2. PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay

Need some quality time and good fun with friends? Put the phone aside and row your boat at Passion Wave @ Marina Bay.

Strategically located at Rhu Cross, Passion Wave is the first “specialist community club” of its kind, offering both water-based and land activities. Whether it’s bell boating, pedal boating, or even crafty tutorials such as denim upcycling workshop, there is something fun for everyone!

If you want something a little more private with your significant other, hop onto a 2-seater kayak for just $15 and admire the Marina Bay waterfront. Alternatively, there are also individual windsurfing classes, and outdoor yoga classes if you’re looking to challenge yourself.

PAssion WaVe@Marina Bay
Club operating hours: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Water activities operating hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Payment hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Address: 11 Rhu Cross 437440
Phone: +65 6296 6683
Facebook: PA Water Venture

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3. Bombay Howrah Dining Car

We’ve heard of supper clubs but how many of us have actually tried one that is run by a Master Chef Asia finalist?

Founded by Priya of Master Chef Asia (famed for her Stuffed Paratha with Dhal and Tomato Chutney), Bombay Howrah Dining Car offers a modern take on traditional flavours from lesser known regional cuisines (West and East India), over a six course meal.

Among them, some dishes you will get to taste include Sabudana Vada (savoury sago patties), Kolhapuri Mutton Chops (a spicy meat preparation from interior Maharashtra), Prawn Malai Curry (a fragrant and creamy prawn preparation from West Bengal), Bhapa Doi (steamed yoghurt pudding) and Masala Chai Panna Cotta.

Foodies who love Indian food, this is definitely the car that you don’t wanna miss.

Bombay Howrah Dining Car
Event dates and updates: Bombay Howrah Dining Car
Bookings: Bon Appetour

4. Sentosa Broadwalk Bazaar

Too much clutter at home? How about setting up a stall at the Sentosa Broadwalk Bazaar?

Perfectly smacked between Vivocity, Harbourfront Centre, the Cruise Centre, and Resorts World Sentosa, the Sentosa Boardwalk is a popular spot among locals, visiting touristsas well as expatriates alike.

Whether you’re selling off some pre-loved clothes, baking goods or trying your hands on being an entrepreneur, this is the place to test your ideas and product. And the best part? Booth prices start from as low as $35!

If setting up a stall is not your thing, come and support local makers and brands, and maybe discover a hidden gem.

Sentosa Broadwalk Bazaar
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Operating Hours: Sat (4pm – 11:30pm), Sun (2pm – 9:30pm)
Booth registration/ information: TGIF Bazaars

5. Smith Marine Kelong

Hong Kong-ers have their Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurant. We at Singapore have our very own floating Kelong seafood restaurant.

If you want to fish for your own dinner or enjoy the freshest seafood in Singapore, Smith Marine Kelong is a great catch. Located off Pulau Ubin and Changi, this restaurant has a ‘sure catch’ fishing pond where you can give fishing a go. It costs $35 per fish if you’d like the restaurant chef to cook it for you or alternatively, you can take your fish home at $15 per fish.

To get there, you will need to take a 10-minute ride on a bumboat from Changi Point Terminal. It usually costs $100 for a boatload of 12 pax (round trip) but it costs the same even if you go in a smaller group (payment to be made directly to the boatman). Plan your trip wisely and save that extra money for yummy seafood instead.

Smith Marine Kelong
Address: Off Changi and Pulau Ubin (GPS Coordinates: 01’23’52″N – 103’57’42″E)
Contact number: +65 9792 7609
Operating Hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm
Website: Smith Marine

Also read: You Can Now Fish & Dine At Singapore’s First Kelong Restaurant! You’ll Want To Check This Out!

6. Coney Island

No, we’re not referring to the Coney Island at New York. We’re talking about the island that was once owned by the Haw Par brothers of Tiger Balm.

Formerly known as Serangoon Island, this tranquil island has had relatively few visitors despite it’s easy accesibility (you can cycle or even walk there). It’s only about a hundred metres away from Singapore at its closest point.

To get there, just head over to Punggol Point Park (end of Punggol Road) and look for the bridge that connects the mainland to the West Entrance of the Island.

What we love about Coney is this place feels like a world away from urbanity. Take a stroll at the mangrove broadwalk and trust us, you will feel so refreshed it’s as if you’ve just decluttered your mind.

The sound of the waves is so mesmerising that no one would believe Singapore is just a 500m walk away!

Rumour has it that there’s a lonely cow at Coney Island. We have no tips about how you could find that cow but if you’re planning a trip to Coney Island, do check this, and this out for a better understanding of the island.

Coney Island
Entry fee: Free entry
Opening hours: Daily, 7am – 7pm

With 6 cool attractions to spice up your weekend, which one will you go for? I think I’ll try my fishing luck at Smith Marine. If anyone wants to share a boat, drop a comment!

(Header credit: gdsamaritan, words by editor)

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