7 days of school holidays too short for a proper trip?
In the previous post, we provided you 6 holiday destinations for 6 long weekends in 2016 but we figured out that some of us just do not have the luxury of time to escape Singapore for a break.
Your teachers probably wouldn’t let you off from assignments during the measly March holidays, we know, but hey you are allowed some fun time too!
Ditch the ridiculously priced movie plans with your friends and before you start complaining that Singapore has nothing to do, allow me to introduce you some of the places that are far more worthy than the $13 movie ticket you are going to fork out; some even require no admission fee!
1) Movie Mob
They say the best things in life are free, and I totally agree.
Movie Mob is a free Outdoor-Drive-In Movie Screening concept that takes place in all locations around Singapore. Screenings are usually award winning films, so if you missed it in the theatres, you know where to go.
Movie Mob has locations from malls to outdoor spaces in your neighborhood precinct, so do not worry about not getting a chance to experience this unique event. If you are lucky, you may even get a chance to witness wedding proposals!
More information at: http://moviemob.sg/
2) i Light Marina Bay
From now till 27 March, I Light Marina bay offers an array of creative and innovative light artworks – free! Yep, admission is free. On weekends, the festival is extended to 12 midnight.
Apart from the artworks, be sure to look out for live bands and street shows. From 26th to 27th March, there is even a tribute for our late Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew held by Nanyang Polytechnic students.
I’m pretty sure your Instagram feed will thank you for the photos and the experience will definitely be different compared to the usual late night drinking sessions.
More information at: http://www.ilightmarinabay.sg/
3) Haw Par Villa
A park rich in chinese folklore and mythology, everyone should at least visit Haw Par Villa once. In the age where majority of us are starting to lose touch with these traditional chinese values, Haw Par Villa will surely serve up as an educational trip while retaining the fun factor.
More information at: http://www.yoursingapore.com/en_au/see-do-singapore/culture-heritage/heritage-discovery/haw-par-villa.html
4) K Suites
Besides the movies, karaoke is definitely the next go-to destination whenever you need to unwind.
We all know how prices are usually jacked up during the holiday season and before you know it, the bill for a group of 4 can easily reach more than a hundred dollars. Furthermore, the cheaper ones are ALWAYS fully booked (plus rooms are usually awfully small).
For a 3 hours singing session, inclusive of 1 drink, you’d be surprised to find out that students are entitled to their $12 nett promotion during weekdays. You can even receive a Food of the Day when you gather 5 friends to K Suites.
Good quality sound system, comfy room, cheap price. What more can you ask for?
More information at: http://www.ksuites.com.sg/#/suites-information
5) Bubble Soccer
Being encased in a bubble while playing soccer with your friends only mean that you will laugh till you drop. Originating from Norway, bubble soccer has quickly gained a following in Asia.
Do not belittle the effort needed for the game; it is extremely draining. Bubble soccer is perfect for building camaraderie, so if you need to organize a team bonding event, this activity is definitely ideal.
For just $15/pax, you get to enjoy 1 hour of bubble soccer and a list of other perks that the package comprises.
Check out Bumblebump’s website for more information and other deals that you are entitled to!
6) Laser Tag
If you do not want to suffer the aftermath of a paintball session but still fancy a thrilling experience, then laser tag is definitely for you. Just like bubble soccer, laser tag will leave you perspiring buckets even for a 10 minute session.
If you still require further affirmation that you should try out laser tag, read our dayre post to find out how Netccentrics thoroughly enjoyed the game when they went for company retreat in Guang Zhou.
More information at: http://laserops.com.sg
7) Lazarus Island
This is the furthest you can get away from the responsibilities back at home, while still remain in Singapore.
While the facilities and activities available are not on par with what Sentosa can offer, the serene island will ensure you a rejuvenating day off with your loved ones. No more jostling for an empty space at the beach? Count me in.
More information at: https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/ShowUserReviews-g294265-d2344433-r263699606-St_John_s_Island-Singapore.html
8) Easter Eggstravaganza at Universal Studios Singapore
Parents, take a day off and head over to USS as they celebrate the month of Easter with your children!
Apart from the usual rides, USS has included a series of live events such as “An UnEggspected Wedding” and a special egg hunt with an exclusive Minion Easter Egg treat. If you’re willing to splurge, you can even get up close and personal with the Madagascar characters when you sign up for the USS buffet lunch.
Once again, Kelvin (AKA Cheekiemonkies) has compiled an extensive list of 60 March School Holiday Activities in 2016. If you still think Singapore is a boring place, think again.
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I hope you’ll find the above mentioned places helpful and possibly give you more ideas on where to go this school holidays!