March. If you’re between the ages of 7 and 19, you’re probably enjoying the blissfulness of the school holidays!
If your school holidays haven’t begun yet and you’re struggling to get to the weekend, don’t fret, we’ve got 10 activities happening over the next two weeks that are bound to lift your spirits!
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1. St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2017
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, which can mean only two things: a whole lot of green and a whole lot of Guinness. This year, the St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival will be spilling onto the streets of Circular Road.
The 3 day festival is set to feature rock-folk music from the likes of Yayger Bums (no, we’re not making this up), games for the kids and an array of Guinness-infused and green grub.
Whether you’re Irish by blood or just looking to kick back and enjoy after a long week, the St. Patrick’s Street Festival is bound to lift your tired old (Irish) soul.
2. Take A Hike At Chestnut Nature Park
Looking for a quiet spot for a moment of serenity? Head to Singapore’s newest nature park, Chestnut Nature Park. Spanning over 81 hectares, Chestnut Nature Park is Singapore’s largest nature park.
Joining up with the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Chestnut Nature Park stretches along the BKE. Hiking trails within Chestnut Nature Park are split into North and South, bringing the total length to 5.6km. If you’re looking for a quiet spot away from the crowd, why not head down here?
Chestnut Nature Park
Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm (daily)
3. Singapore Festival Of Fun
Spread over 3 weeks, the Singapore Festival Of Fun features a different theme every week. This week (14 – 19 March), head to Clarke Quay for Street Fest. Featuring street performances, you’ll be kept at the edge of your seats watching some death-defying acts.
While most performances will be at Clarke Quay’s main fountain, there’ll be walkabout performances as well so you won’t miss out on the action. From 16 – 19 March, Clarke Quay will play host to the International Comedy Festival. Happening across SEA, international and local stand up comedians will be performing in bars and restaurants within Clarke Quay.
Where: Clarke Quay
When: 14 – 19 March
International Comedy Festival Singapore
Where: Clarke Quay
When: 16 – 19 March
4. Camping By The Beach @ Sentosa
For the month of March, Sentosa will be offering up night activities that will have you experiencing a whole new side of Sentosa.
Here in Singapore, there aren’t many spots to pitch a tent other than East Coast Park. As part of Sentosa’s March-only night activities, guests will be given the opportunity to pitch their own tents along Palawan Green.
Keen to spend the night away from the crowd? Good news, a total of 30 tents can be pitched per night, so you’ll have that much needed break from the hustle and bustle. Sadly, tents and equipment aren’t provided, so if you’re keen on heading down, remember to bring all your camping necessities!
Camping By The Beach
Where: Palawan Green
When: 17,18 & 25 March, 6pm – 7am
5. Movie Night @ Sentosa
Outdoor movie screenings aren’t a new feature here on our sunny island, where movie screenings at the Hive and Fort Canning are now the norm.
Sentosa is hopping on the bandwagon with movie screenings with a variety of genres across several nights.
Grab a blanket, some good friends and some snacks as you catch movies like Our Times, Pitch Perfect and The Internship. Best part? It’s free and there’s no assigned seating, so do get there early for the best view!
Movies By The Beach
Where: Palawan Beach
When: 17 – 19 March, 25 – 26 March; 7.30pm – 9.45pm – 12am
6. Fort Siloso Nite Tour
A history buff with a hunger for a thrill? Opt for the Fort Siloso Nite Tour. Armed with torchlights and a tour guide, you’ll step into the
shoes boots of a WW2 solider.
Make your way through the underground tunnels of Fort Siloso while getting a history lesson on warfare and the events that led to the Japanese Occupation. While there aren’t any boogeymen or scare tactics at this night tour, it can be a bit unnerving to explore the tunnels way past the sun has set.
Registration booths open at 6.30pm on event dates, so remember to head down early!
Fort Siloso Nite Tour
Where: Fort Siloso
When: 17 – 19 March, 25 – 26 March; 8pm & 9.30pm
7. Durian Fiesta
Back for its 34th run, the Durian Fiesta at Goodwood Park Hotel celebrates all things durian. This year’s festivities stretches from 10 March to 31 July, boasting a total of 14 premium confections.
From miniature durian puffs stuffed with D24 (only the very best for Durian Fiesta, of course!) to traditional fried sesame balls with a (durian) twist, Durian Fiesta is bound to give your taste buds life!
Do note that desserts are released progressively, so do give the people at Goodwood Park Hotel a call to check if what you’re after is available to avoid being disappointed.
Where: Goodwood Park Hotel
When: 10 March to 31 July
8. World Gourmet Summit 2017
Celebrating its milestone year, the month-long World Gourmet Summit (WGS) is collaborating with acclaimed food establishments alongside this year’s Masterchefs. This year’s food filled festivities will start on 20 March.
Masterclasses taught by acclaimed chefs are a huge feature at WGS. From studying Japanese Whisky to a Thai Night Market, there’s something here for every tastebud. Whether you’re a food novice or an aspiring chef, the WGS offers up something for everyone.
Masterclasses and exclusive WGS menus are filling up fast, so grab yourself a seat before it’s all snapped up!
World Gourmet Summit
When: 20 March – 16 April
9. Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei
This year’s food trend has been all about the cheese and really, what’s not to like about hot, melted cheese? While quite a few restaurants have popped up featuring the popular roulette cheese, Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei is in a league of its own when it comes to its cheese game.
Popular Japanese ramen operator Keisuke Takeda, known for their chain of ramen shops, has just opened his 12th food concept, Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei. Conveniently located at Tanjong Pagar, this eatery serves up prime US beef patties on sizzling hotplates.
Sound pretty mundane? Wait till you cut into these juicy slabs of meat, because the real star here is the hot, oozing cheese. Hungry for more? At Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei, you’ll find an open salad bar (for the health-conscious) and free flow eggs that are cooked to your liking!
So, if you’re looking for a spot where you can fill your stomach with decadent slabs of meat, head on down to Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei!
Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei
Where: 72 Peck Seah Street Singapore 079329
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
10. The Big Cheese
Who can say no to cheese (sorry vegans and the lactose-intolerant)? Here at DiscoverSG, we believe that the cheesier, the better. A little food spot has opened up at Sunshine Plaza which sells only one delicious item… MAC AND CHEESE!
Specialty cafes, restaurants and bakeries are no stranger to the food scene but we’ve never seen a food spot dedicated to this humble dish. Tagged at an affordable $5.90, hungry Singaporeans can build their own mac & cheese here!
Choose from an array of cheeses, fillings and toppings. Too hungry to get creative? The Big Cheese has a selection of mac & cheese dishes all sorted out for you so you can focus on the important part… EATING!
So, why not head down to Sunshine Plaza and dig into a comforting bowl of mac & cheese!
The Big Cheese
Where: 91 Bencoolen Street #01-59, Sunshine Plaza, S189652
Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun, 3pm – 10pm on Fri), Closed Mon
Excited yet? With this list of exciting events and enticing food spots, there’s no reason to stay in this month!
Grab your friends and family and head down to these events! They’re sure to offer a well-deserved break from the work desk!