From 27 September to 31 October, Singapore’s largest and most iconic Halloween event, Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights (USS HHN), is back for its eighth edition.
As a visual play on the number ‘8’, this year’s theme of Infinite Fear is inspired by the infinity insignia ∞, which means that fans can expect a night of never-ending cycle of fear, thrills and countless scares in the park.
Featuring five terrifying haunted houses, three killer live shows and two scare zones based on the critically acclaimed Netflix’s Stranger Things series (read all about it here), Asian folklore and Western scare acts, Halloween Horror Nights 8 at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is set to be bigger and scarier than ever.
Here’s what you can expect:
5 Haunted Houses
1. Stranger Things
This year, USS will collaborate with Netflix to bring to life its critically-acclaimed series, Stranger Things. The highly-anticipated Stranger Things haunted house will feature 12 rooms depicting 12 different scenes from Season 1 of the series.
Fans will be transported into twelve artfully recreated scenes and storylines, from the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods.
Be careful where you tread in this Malay village – the Pontianak is waiting for you.
Thrill-seekers will need to survive the various hair-raising scenes and stories of the Pontianak unfolding before their eyes, from how she was created, to the banana trees where she resides, and the laundry area where she sniffs out the next victim.
Enter the world of Killuminati – the Chinese secret society of vampires that has existed for centuries.
Watch out for never before seen stunts and expect lots of twists in this highly interactive house where even the bravest souls may end up in different secret rooms!
4. Pagoda of Peril
Navigate your way through the Pagoda of Peril, where you’ll be faced with malevolent demons and terrifying spirits trapped in this eternal prison fighting in fury as they seek to find freedom.
The most vicious of them all – the Yin demon, who yearns for eternal life and power.
5. The Haunting of Oiwa
Step back in time to the chilling Edo-era of Japan in The Haunting of Oiwa and come face-to-face with Lady Oiwa who returns from the dead seeking revenge after being poisoned by her unfaithful husband.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Run or face the wrath of Lady Oiwa’s betrayal in the Haunting of Oiwa.
2 Scare Zones
1. Apocalypse: Earth
Get thrown into chaos at Apocalypse: Earth as Mother Earth unleashes her most terrifying forces.
Roam around the streets of New York, as Gaia destroys everything in her way with her most terrifying forces to take back what belongs to her and declare war on mankind.
Witness the ancient tribe of man-hunters in Cannibal, where the bodies of rivals killed in revenge are being devoured.
For the cannibals, revenge is raw. Escape the tribe where not one limb, nor organ, not even a single bone goes to waste.
3 Killer Live Shows
1. DEAD Talk
Take a break from the screams and join the charismatic Gideon Grim, the Motivational Death Coach, as he captivates guests with tips on highly effective scaring in DEAD Talks.
DEAD Talks is an all new, witty, seminar-style show with cutting-edge illusions, electrifying dancing and acrobatics at the Pantages Hollywood Theatre.
When darkness falls at Eight Lake Psychiatric Hospital, fear rises. Make your way through the unsettling, creepy halls of the hospital filled with screaming apparitions of unwilling patients. Once you enter, there’s no turning back.
Unlike previous editions of USS HHN with one Opening Scaremony held at the beginning of each event night, this year’s Scaremony will be held at various timings across the night (stay tuned for updates on specific timings).
This means that you’ll be able to catch it even if you aren’t able to make it at 7.30pm!
3. Blood And Bones
Each month, at half moon, the Chief of the tribe sacrifices their capture at the ancestral altar. The human sacrifice is possessed by the spirit of the ancestors, which gives the tribesmen extra strength when they devour him.
Brace yourselves for this gruesome ritual of Blood & Bones that will turn your stomachs.
Zombie Laser Tag
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse?
Back by popular demand since it’s debut last year, Zombie Laser Tag returns with an arena double the size. Each team of eight participants will work together for one mission: to fend off and “kill” zombies in infested areas.
Expect more gruesome zombies, greater obstacles and more action, all in the company of a drill sergeant who will lead the way to ensure everyone gets out alive.
The Zombie Laser Tag experience is available at an additional S$38 per participant.
Get Your Scare On
Standard event tickets are available at S$58 (non-peak) and S$68 (peak) each.
If you want more out of your HHN experience, fans can purchase an R.I.P. Tour that includes event admission, a guide who will share insider stories and escort fans to the various experiences, VIP access to haunted houses, private meet-and-greet sessions with creepy characters and more.
Purchase your ticket Also Read On A Scale Of 1 – 10, This Year’s Halloween Horror Nights Is An Eleven
(Header Image Source: Resorts World Sentosa)
Every year, in the months leading up to the festive Christmas season, Orchard Road is decked out in the prettiest of lights and glittery decor thanks to Christmas on a Great Street.
Who can forget the giant glowing arcs?[caption id="attachment_37052" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Orchard Road[/caption]
Now that National Day is over, that means it’s time to prepare for Halloween and Christmas. And this year, Orchard Road is about to be taken over by everyone’s favourite childhood characters.[caption id="attachment_37069" align="aligncenter" width="3529"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption]
This Christmas, Hitachi proudly presents Disney Magical Moments – Christmas on a Great Street!
A Very Disney Christmas
Disney fans can expect to see themed installations featuring Mickey Mouse and friends, the Disney Princesses, characters from Frozen, and Pixar’s Toy Story, all along the stretches of Orchard Road![caption id="attachment_37050" align="aligncenter" width="1262"] Image Credit: Study Break[/caption]
The Disney spectacle begins from Tanglin Mall along Tanglin Road with the Disney Princesses greeting you, and ends at Dhoby Ghaut, with the beloved characters of Pixar’s Toy Story.[caption id="attachment_37051" align="aligncenter" width="1146"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37071" align="aligncenter" width="1045"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37072" align="aligncenter" width="1044"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37073" align="aligncenter" width="1046"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption]
Some of the highlights to look out for along the stretch include the Ariel (The Little Mermaid) photo spot at Shaw House, Mickey Mouse and friends set pieces, and pop-ups by popular brands such as OWNDAYS, Häagen-Dazs, Uniqlo, SK-II, and OPPO!
We heard there’ll be 25 brands in total, so stay tuned for more details on the other participating brands![caption id="attachment_37074" align="aligncenter" width="1114"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37075" align="aligncenter" width="1087"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37076" align="aligncenter" width="1086"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37077" align="aligncenter" width="1087"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37078" align="aligncenter" width="1085"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption]
Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza will also host the Endless Wonder Christmas Village, with bouncy castles, food vendors, and musical performances![caption id="attachment_37055" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Orchard Road[/caption]
That’s not all, head over to Plaza Singapura for the Light-Up Ceremony on 10 November 2018 at 7pm and watch as the Disney-themed decor lights up Orchard Road and usher in the spirit of Christmas!
The lights and decor will be up 1 January 2019 so you’ll have plenty of time to get all your photos.
Disney Magic Moments – Christmas on a Great Street
Venue: Along Orchard Road
Date: 10 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
Let It Glow, Let It Glow – Tsum Tsum Takes Over Vivocity With 2000 Lanterns This Mid-Autumn Festival
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Art After Dark Returns – Another Round Of Good Food, Musical Acts And Exhibitions At Gillman Barracks This Sep
Singapore’s art scene has blossomed over the years, with numerous art festivals annually, celebrating the nation’s growing appreciation for the arts.
One of the most consistent and popular events is Art After Dark.[caption id="attachment_37013" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Gillman Barracks[/caption]
We had the first Art After Dark of 2018 back in January, in conjunction with Singapore Art Week. This time round, it’s coming back on 21 September 2018 as part of Gillman Barracks’ 6th Anniversary![caption id="attachment_37008" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Art After Dark x 6th Anniversary Celebrations[/caption]
In celebration of the arts, galleries will open their doors with free entry to their ongoing or new exhibitions. Artists will also take the opportunity to showcase the works that they’ve been working on.
And of course, no arts festival is complete without entertainment in the form of musical performances.
Jam to a wide range of tunes by local Rock ‘n’ Roll quartet The Pinholes (7:50pm to 8:30pm), eclectic punk rock band Tiramisu (10pm – 10.40pm) and indie group, Pleasantry (8.50pm – 9.30pm).
After a long night of jamming to local music, dig into a variety of savoury bites and sweet treats by Handlebar, Park Bench Deli, The LAB, Hopscotch, Super Simple and Iskina Cebu.[caption id="attachment_37009" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image Credit: Gillman Barracks[/caption]
This upcoming Art After Dark is set to be the biggest one yet, as Gillman Barracks celebrates its 6th anniversary, complete with live performances, interactive art experiences, precinct-wide activities and programmes and much more![caption id="attachment_37010" align="aligncenter" width="1675"] Image Credit: Gillman Barracks[/caption]
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If you plan on going by public transportation, one-way FREE bus services to Gillman Barracks will be available from:
1. Raffles City (Swissotel Bus Bay) (7pm, 7.15pm, 7.30pm, 7.45pm and 8pm)
2. Vivocity Bus Bay (7pm, 7.15pm, 7.30pm, 7.45pm and 8pm)
3. Art Stage Singapore at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (8.15pm, 8.30pm, 8.45pm, 9pm and 9.15pm)
Please note that cars will be directed to Alexandra Retail Centre carpark when the carparks onsite are full.
Come 21 September 2018, gather your friends and family and head over to Gillman Barracks to show your support for the arts and also for a night of good food and great fun!
Art is not just for the elite anymore. Art is for everyone.
Check out the full exhibition lineup here.
Art After Dark x 6th Anniversary Celebrations
Venue: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Date: 21 Sep 2018
Time: 7pm – 11pm
(Header Image Source: Gillman Barracks)
It is safe to say that we are still reeling in from the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War but it’s not over yet. Polish your shields because your favourite superheroes are taking over Siloso Beach this September holidays.
Southeast Asia’s biggest sand festival, Sentosa Sandsation, is set to return bigger and better from 1 – 16 September in a never-before seen MARVEL Edition.
The Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition exhibition will feature 15 larger-than-life sand sculptures of popular MARVEL Super Heroes such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk, and another 14 sculptures crafted from scratch in the Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship.[caption id="attachment_36974" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Over 10 days, your favourite MARVEL characters took shape on Sentosa’s Siloso Beach as sand sculptors from all over the world brought a whole stable of superheroes and villains to life!
Swopping in at Siloso Beach, Iron Man, Captain America, Dr Strange, Thor, just to name a few, will arise from the sands under the hands of internationally-acclaimed sculptor JOOheng Tan and his team.
This is some next level sand art.
Here’s what you can’t miss at Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition:
Iron Man[caption id="attachment_36966" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Hawkeye[caption id="attachment_36963" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Captain America[caption id="attachment_36964" align="aligncenter" width="5912"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Black Panther[caption id="attachment_36973" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_36975" align="aligncenter" width="4899"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Ant Man[caption id="attachment_36969" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Hulk[caption id="attachment_36965" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Black Widow[caption id="attachment_36972" align="aligncenter" width="4961"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Medusa[caption id="attachment_36970" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Guardians Of The Galaxy[caption id="attachment_36971" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Doctor Strange[caption id="attachment_36976" align="aligncenter" width="5222"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Thor & Asgard[caption id="attachment_36968" align="aligncenter" width="5760"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Thanos[caption id="attachment_36967" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Fans can also look forward to the return of the acclaimed Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship, which will see 14 of the world’s best sand sculptors put against each other for the Golden Shovel Award (worth US$5,000) in a MARVEL-inspired sand sculpting competition![caption id="attachment_36977" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
You can also look forward to an array of interactive MARVEL-themed activities that are set to bring out the inner superhero in everyone.
Discover how your strength compares to a MARVEL Super Hero as you watch the ground break and tremor according to the intensity of your smash.[caption id="attachment_36978" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Shout “HULK SMASH” to see the full effect![caption id="attachment_36980" align="aligncenter" width="5337"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Freeze Frame Station
Show off your superhero moves in a 180-degree photo opportunity activation and take home a photo memorabilia after![caption id="attachment_36982" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Sandcastle Sculpting Workshop
Let the little ones learn how to create their very own sand sculptures from our master sand sculptors!
Specially designed for kids aged 5 years and above, a demonstration will be provided by a master sand sculptor before the kids are allowed to “let loose” and create their very own masterpieces![caption id="attachment_36979" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Finally, this is for all the hardcore comic fans out there, stand a chance to be among the few to take home a super limited edition customised Singapore-themed MARVEL comic book, created by MARVEL’s own team of creatives and artists which you can’t find anywhere else![caption id="attachment_36981" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition runs from Sep 1 to 16 at Siloso Beach. Entry to Sentosa is free for all Singaporean residents during this period!
Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition
Address: Siloso Beach
When: 1 – 16 September 2018
(Header Image Source: Discover SG)
Have Breakfast At Tiffany’s: Free Croissants And Coffee From Tiong Bahru Bakery Available 27 Aug To 3 Sep
For those of you who loved the classic 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn, having ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ is no longer a dream.
Tiffany & Co. is collaborating with Tiong Bahru Bakery as part of the launch of their Tiffany Paper Flowers collection in Singapore.
From 27 August to 3 September 2018, Tiong Bahru Bakery will be handing out free croissants and coffee from their striking turquoise kiosk outside ION Orchard.
There are, however, certain prerequisites before you proceed to claim your croissant and coffee.
First, you’ll have to take a photo of the kiosk.
Next, upload it onto Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #tiffanypaperflowers and #tiongbahrubakery.
That’s it. You have earned your breakfast. Or lunch. Note that the kiosk operates from 10am to 2pm daily.
But if a croissant and a coffee isn’t sufficient, then you might want to head to the actual OG Tiong Bahru Bakery instead, which has also been taken over by Tiffany & Co.’s signature colour.[caption id="attachment_36814" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Tiong Bahru Bakery[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36815" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Tiong Bahru Bakery[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36816" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Tiong Bahru Bakery[/caption]
This is a feast for eyes, as much as it is for the stomach.
For those of you who are more interested in the Tiffany Paper Flowers jewellery collection, check out their ad below.
The collection arrives in Singapore on 1 September 2018. In the meantime, can I interest you in some light refreshments? A croissant, perhaps?[caption id="attachment_36818" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @sothisdermnpwaslike[/caption]
Tiffany & Co. x Tiong Bahru Bakery Kiosk
Venue: ION Orchard, outside Tiffany & Co.
Date: 27 Aug – 3 Sep 2018
Opening Hours: 10am – 2pm
(Header Image Source: @tiongbahrubakery)
It’s almost September. You know what that means? It means Mercury is no longer in retrograde and that the 1-week September school holiday is almost here.
That’s right. From 1 to 16 September 2018, all Singapore residents will get free entry into Sentosa as the island gears up for Southeast Asia’s largest sand festival, the Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition!
Free Admission For All Modes Of Entry
Whether you’re entering via the Sentosa Express trains or driving in with Singapore-registered vehicles, admission fees will be waived.[caption id="attachment_36803" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Sentosa Official[/caption]
What’s more, there will also be a competition where 14 of the world’s best sand sculptors will take part in a MARVEL-themed sand sculpting showdown.[caption id="attachment_36801" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
You can catch the sand sculptors at work if you visit Sentosa from 1 to 3 September 2018.
Admission to Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition is free.
Dress Up And Win
Lastly, stand to win $700 worth of credits from Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore and $250 worth of credits from Capella Singapore when you dress up for Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition!
All you have to do is take a photo of yourself posing in your superhero costume at Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition, upload it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #sentosasandsation before 2 September 2018, 11:59pm!
So this September school holiday, it’s time to take the family to Sentosa!
Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Date: 1 – 16 Sep 2018
(Header Image Source: RSBU)
Neon Lights Festival has been one of the biggest events on the local live music calendar. Since its inception in 2015, crowds have thronged to this festival to enjoy the biggest names in the world of indie music.
Unfortunately, this highly raved festival took a hiatus in 2017, for reasons yet unknown. With Foals, Sigur Ros and Crystal Castles having performed back in 2016, fans are definitely looking forward to another exciting line-up this 2018![caption id="attachment_36694" align="aligncenter" width="1875"] Image Credit: Neon Lights Facebook[/caption]
Guess Who’s Back, Back Again
A few days ago, Neon Lights finally updated their Instagram page which got all their fans excited again.
We know you’ve been on the edge of your seats, praying for updates but good news is coming very soon! Neon Lights is finally coming back this November for a spectacular 3-day festival.
It’s time to camp in front of your laptops guys because we’re pretty sure their tickets will sell out in a couple of minutes.[caption id="attachment_36693" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Image Credit: Misshapes Facebook[/caption]
Neon Lights is back this November, bringing you a music and arts festival that promises a selection of eclectic acts performing at this three-day event. Malaysia’s sweetheart Yuna and Indie Rock band Interpol will be headlining Friday and Saturday respectively.
The line-up following these acts include big names in the Indie world such as Cigarettes After Sex, The Vaccines, Sticky Fingers.
And for those hoping to #SupportLocal, homegrown acts like Mediocre Haircut Crew, FAUXE and Perk Pietrek have recently been added as well!
Fastest fingers first!
Meanwhile, you can relive Neon Light’s 2016 music playlist Facebook
(Header Image Source: Neon Lights Facebook)
What to do in Singapore ah?
We’re sure that many of you might have asked this question at some point or another and wondered if Singapore is really THAT boring. Well, if you’re looking for something new and exciting, there are plenty of places to go in Singapore that offers a thrilling experience.
From breezing your way through a ninja warrior obstacle course to swimming with sharks, here are 10 activities you must check out if you’re a thrill seeker!
1. Swim With Sharks At S.E.A. Aquarium
Does the thought of swimming in waters full of sharks make you shiver? Fear not, because sharks are actually not as violent as we portray them to be.
At the Ultimate Marine Encounter: Shark Dive at S.E.A. Aquarium, you’ll get a chance to dive with over 100 sharks from 12 different species. The Shark Dive is great for adventurous thrill seekers with a passion for sharks and marine animals.
From swimming with sharks to strolling under the water or even an open ocean life, you’ll get to experience the thrill of interacting with these predators in a safe environment.
In this 30-minute programme, you’ll dive into their Shark Seas Habitat for the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with over 100 sharks across 12 different species, including the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark, silvertip shark and sandbar shark.
However, this activity requires a current SCUBA diving certification from a nationality or internationally recognized organization. So if you are an active diver, grab your wetsuits and channel your inner Steve Irwin.
Shark Dive (S.E.A. Aquarium)
Price: SGD150 (Adult) | SGD148 (Senior) *Adventure Cove Waterpark admission ticket is required
Sessions: Mon – Fri (1pm)
2. Ride The Waves At Wavehouse Sentosa
We’re not blessed with natural waves for surfing unlike Australia and Bali, but Wavehouse Sentosa lets you experience what it’s like to surf the waves.[caption id="attachment_36641" align="aligncenter" width="1348"] Image Credit: Wavehouse Sentosa[/caption]
For beginners, the Double FlowRider lets you learn the basics of flowboarding together with a friend. It’s also the more gentler of the two waves available at Wave House Sentosa, and is the first step to your exhilarating flowboarding experience. Even if you have never tried flowriding, don’t worry, there are instructors to guide you.
And for the more experienced surfers, the FlowBarrel creates endless barrelling waves that can rival those from international surf meccas.
Set on Siloso Beach at Sentosa, it’s also a great place to chill with drinks as you soak up the sun!
Wavehouse Sentosa DoubleFlowrider
Price: From $35 (weekdays), $40 (weekends)
Sessions: Mon – Fri: 12.00pm to 9.00pm (last session starts at 8.00pm),Sat – Sun & Public Holiday: 11.00am to 9.00pm (last session starts at 8.00pm)
Wavehouse Sentosa FlowBarrel
Price: From $30 (Mon – Sun)
Sessions: Mon – Sun & PH: 12.15pm to 8.45pm (last session starts at 8.15pm), Closed on Tues & Thurs
3. Water JetPack At Ola Beach Club
Ola Beach Club is home to Asia’s first and only water-propelled JetPack thrill ride.
These are water-propelled jetpacks that can elevate you up to 30 feet in the air. Basically, you’re flying thanks to controlled water pressure blasting you into the air.[caption id="attachment_36642" align="aligncenter" width="956"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
The best part is you don’t need prior experience for this sport. So, strap in, engage the throttle, and up, up, and away you go!
JetPack (Ola Beach Club)
Price: $198 (45 Minutes), Top up of $60 for additional 15 mins
Image Credit: Bounce Inc Singapore[/caption]
The X-Park may be a tad bit smaller than the original to cater to children but it’ll still give you a good workout if you run through the course at full speed. And it’s quite the test of agility and balance, so don’t go writing this off as child’s play just yet.
Give it your best as you battle to be the last Warrior standing. Maybe we’ll see you on Mt. Midoriyama.
Check out the full course here:
Address: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, #09-01, Singapore 239695
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am – 10pm, Fri: 10am – 11pm, Sat: 9am – 11pm, Sun: 9am – 10pm, *For Public Holidays: 9am to close
Price: General Access: $26/per person for 1st hour, $20/per person each additional hour
5. Scale The Trees At Forest Adventure
For many of us, the last time we’ve gone on a high elements course probably dates back to our primary/secondary school camps. If you think obstacle courses are only meant for kids, think again.[caption id="attachment_36649" align="aligncenter" width="1262"] Image Credit: @forestadventuresg[/caption]
Forest Adventure is back at Bedok Reservoir Park with an impressive new trail. Following a six-month overhaul, Singapore’s first and only treetop course is back and 40 per cent larger than before. With 69 crossings and six zip lines, it’s time to gear yourself up for the ultimate adventure.
The 2.5 hours tree top Grand Course is perfect for adults as you attempt to cross wobbly bridges in mid-air and Tarzan-swing from tree to tree!
Address: Bedok Reservoir Park,Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479244
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 9.30AM – 6.30PM (closed on Mondays)
Price: Grand Course: $50 per pax, $46 for tertiary student (weekdays only)
6. Go-Kart At The Karting Arena
Who says you need a driving license to get behind the wheel?
Channel your inner Lewis Hamilton and race your friends at The Karting Arena where there’s no pesky red lights to stop you.[caption id="attachment_36652" align="aligncenter" width="1758"] Image Credit: The Karting Arena[/caption]
The 500m track at The Karting Arena has nine turns, consisting of sweeping corners, a hairpin and a chicane (bends intended to slow drivers down). The friendly competition, shrieks of excitement and need for speed – everyone is almost guaranteed to have a ball of fun.
The Karting Arena
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-01B The Grandstand, South Car Park Singapore, 287994
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm daily, Closed on Mondays
Price: $38 (non-member, off-peak), $45 (non-member, peak)
7. Bungy Jump at AJ Hackett Sentosa
AJ Hackett houses Singapore’s first and only bungy tower, standing 50m above the ground on Sentosa’s Siloso Beach.
There are 3 activities for you to choose from to get your adrenaline pumping. Drop and swoop on the Giant Swing with your family members or test your will and conquer your acrophobia on the 47m Bungy Jump.[caption id="attachment_36655" align="aligncenter" width="3024"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
The site also features the Skybridge, a 40m walkway with see-through sections. On it, is the Paulaner Sundowner Deck, which has the best sunset views in Siloso.
For those who prefer not to tempt fate, food and beverages are served al fresco, which is open daily, from 11am onwards. Siloso’s new landmark is also the perfect spot to grab a cold one by the beach!
AJ Hackett Sentosa
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 8pm, Fri – Sun and Public Holidays: 11am to 9pm
Price: Bungy Jump: $139, Skybridge: $16
8. Kayak/Canoe At Kallang Basin
If you’ve always wanted to try your hands at kayaking, canoeing or pedal boating, here’s your chance to do so.
Enter our very own Water Sports Centre. Catered for public and community use as well as for national athlete training, the Water Sports Centre offers a variety of canoes, kayaks and pedal boats for rent.
Pedal boats are ideal for beginners and children, while experienced kayakers and canoers can challenge the 500m long Regatta course.
Rental charges are as follow:[caption id="attachment_36656" align="aligncenter" width="917"] Image Credit: Singapore Sports Hub[/caption]
Water Sports Centre
Address: 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 7:00am – 8:00pm, Public Holidays: 7:00am – 10:00pm
9. Cable Skiing at Wake Park
Singapore Wake Park is the country’s only cable-ski park built in a lagoon at Singapore East Coast Park.
Promising all level of fun and challenges, the park features three cable-systems. One full sized cable system for the experienced riders and two straight-line system for the complete novice and intermediate riders from as young as six years old.[caption id="attachment_36660" align="aligncenter" width="1895"] Image Credit: Singapore Wake Park Facebook[/caption]
Instead of the traditional motorboat tow system, you hang on to to a handle suspended from a motorised cable high up in the air; they can control the speed and you can do huge loops around the lagoon – they even have an obstacle course!
Powerful floodlights have been calibrated carefully to illuminate the Park even at night, which means you get to cable-ski after work. Who says there’s nothing to do in Singapore at night? This is great for those who do not want to get a suntan too.
The MegaJump lets you replicate the experience of a free fall parachute jump with a 15m drop with a stunning view of ocean, jungle and white sandy beaches.[caption id="attachment_36662" align="aligncenter" width="1367"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
If you’re looking for some exciting aerial thrills and car rides, there can be no better place for you than Mega Adventure Park.
Mega Adventure Park
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 7pm
Address: Mega Adventure 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island Singapore 099008
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It seems to be the season of flea markets and bazaars, with many popping up around Singapore.
Happening over 2 weekends, 17 to 19 August and 24 to 25 August 2018, the MOX Parade will be taking over the space at SOTA level 1!
[caption id="attachment_36586" align="aligncenter" width="1018"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Momotataki, Twocuriously, Lovelystrokes, Lunaliliputian, and even our favourite Kettle Gourmet will be there selling popcorn in locally-inspired flavours.
That’s not all, there will also be mini workshops by Lyn from Yumumu and Vanessa from 3oddducks, who will be teaching how to make a wooden photo frame without using glue, and how to paint your own concrete tealight candle holder!
If you pay using OCBC PayAnyone at the MOX Parade, you’ll get $2 cashback, limited to the first 10,000 transactions.
So why not pop by the MOX Parade this weekend and the next? Who knows, you might find something you like.
Venue: SOTA, School of the Arts, Level 1, 1 Zubir Said Drive, 227968
Date: 17 – 19 Aug, 24 – 25 Aug 2018
Clash Of The Thai-tans: Top 5 Dishes To Try At This Upcoming Thai Food Festival
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While Singapore is burning up, no thanks to this accursed weather, I still find the appetite for Thai food.
If you’re a big fan of Thai cuisine, then you’ll be happy to know that the Chang Sensory Trails Food Festival is back for its third edition at The Lawn @ Marina Bay![caption id="attachment_36561" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
Organised by Thai beer brand, Chang, the food festival spans 3 cities in 3 continents and features our 3 favourite things – food, art and music.
This year’s festival will showcase 24 dishes from 8 Thai restaurants in Singapore – Aroy Dee, Bangkok Jam, Baan Ying, Gin Khao, Little Elephant, Long Chim, Tamarind Hill, and Un-Yang-Kor-Dai.
But in a sea of 24 signature Thai dishes, I’ve singled out the ones that you NEED to go for because OH MY GOD they’re good.
Let’s get to it.
1. Aroy Dee – Thai-Style Prime Ribs[caption id="attachment_36565" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
You know when you order premium Bak Kut Teh, and they serve a HUGE rib bone in a tiny bowl?
This is that, but instead of it cooked in a peppery broth, the prime rib here is simply fried enough to keep it juicy and served with Aroy Dee’s signature sauce.
2. Gin Khao – Watermelon Fried Rice[caption id="attachment_36566" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
When we saw this, I was VERY confused, to say the least. I mean, Pineapple Fried Rice took a while for my tastebuds to grapple with.
Then Gin Khao decides to take things to another level with their Watermelon Fried Rice. And it’s quite loaded – it comes with salted egg fish skin, nuts, floss, and watermelon cubes (of course).
If you’re looking to expand your food horizons, then you need to try this.
3. Tamarind Hill – Deep Fried Prawns With Crispy Noodles[caption id="attachment_36567" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
This dish is almost like a deconstructed dragon beard roll that’s traditionally found in dim sum menus. Prawns and a crispy fried strands of carb. This combination has proven to work, and this is no exception.
4. Little Elephant – Grilled Pork Neck[caption id="attachment_36568" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
While this dish sounds simple, it’s packing a lot of flavour. Pork neck is a cut of meat that’s evenly marbled and is never dry.
Grilling is one of the more common cooking methods for pork neck and it’s a simple way to bring out the flavour and texture of the cut of meat.
If you want something easy to eat, this is it. Don’t forget to dip it with their chilli sauce!
5. Un-Yang-Kor-Dai – Grilled Chicken[caption id="attachment_36569" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
This dish is a classic recipe from the city of Khao Yai in Thailand. Half a chicken is marinated with coriander and white peppercorns before being grilled to perfection.
So simple yet so good. Plus, it’s healthier if the chicken isn’t fried, right? *wink* Now excuse me while I enjoy my healthy grilled chicken.
A Multi-Sensory Festival
Of course, other than the food, you can expect entertainment in the form of musical performances by cover bands, O.K Ready! and 53A.
Watch 53A perform at the National Day Parade 2016 below.
The food festival spans 2 days, 31 August to 1 September 2018, at The Lawn @ Marina Bay and most importantly, ENTRY IS FREE!
So if you’re in the mood for some authentic Thai food, there’s no need to travel all the way to Bangkok.
See you at the Chang Sensory Trails Food Festival!
Chang Sensory Trails Food Festival
Venue: The Lawn @ Marina Bay
Date: 31 Aug – 1 Sep 2018
Time: 4pm – 10pm
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