We may not be able to travel anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time. Here’s five things to do to liven up your weekend, from glamorous picnics to immersive art experiences:
1. Get your street snacks fix at Pasar Malam Corner
Pasar Malams can prove to be elusive, with many of them being cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. That’s why we were so pleased to discover this permanent pasar malam at Jurong East.
Located right next to JCube, the Pasar Malam Corner carries a quintessential selection of finger foods such as Takoyaki, Ramly Burgers, Roti-John and Thai Iced Tea. Looking for heartier meals? The store offers local staples such as Nasi Lemak, Mee Rebus, and Lontong at affordable prices too!
Address: 135 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-333, Singapore 600135
Operating Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
2. Join a Durian Cruise
It’s your favourite pungent fruit with a view! Cruise along the river in an iconic bumboat, and soak in the sights with a side of durian. It’s the perfect chance to be a tourist for a day and rediscover some of our island’s highlights, such as the Esplanade, Raffles Landing Site, and more.
This set for two includes a (approximately 400g) box of Mao Shan Wang durian and one seasonal durian box, as well as two drinks, with a choice of coconut water or mineral water. Cleaning up is quick and easy too, as gloves and wet wipes are provided.
Keen to revisit the history of these iconic landmarks? Audio-visual commentary (in English) is available onboard to guide you on your journey.
Book your tickets here.
3. Days — and counting
Miss REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep? Go for a night to REMember with this immersive “sleepwalking” digital art experience.
The second chapter of this exhibition presented by OH! Open House continues the trail with Season 2: The distance between us, with an adventurous point-and-click game. This season explores the change in our experience of the concept of distance, such as how we discover and sustain relationships in the new normal, through artworks from seven local artists. The season will be conducted over four episodes, which will only be available for a week at selected timings.
A desktop-only experience, each season pass entitles you to an access code to all four episodes, and is donation based, with a recommended amount of at least $15.
Get your season passes here.
4. Glam Picnic by the City or Sea
Amp up the glam when you set up camp – with up to 7 friends. Glam Picnic by the City or Sea provides a set up by the sea that lets you hang out with minimum fuss and maximum style. All you have to do is turn up!
From the simple to the spectacular, take your pick from their variety of packages, starting from a cosy picnic set up – sans food – at just $68, to a magnificent display complete with a tepee, elegant lace standees and a lace roof.
Those who are looking for a more unique experience can also opt for their DIY picnic packages, where you’ll get the chance to personalize your own picnic set up.
In the spirit of inclusivity, all food provided is halal-friendly and vegetarian – think cheese, crackers, cream cakes, tortilla chips, chocolate chip cookies, truffles, sparkling juice and grapes.
Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and date nights. Your weekend’s sure to be unforgettable with this stunner of a setup.
Find out how you can fulfil your glamping dreams here.
5. Molang x Kumoya Pop-Up Cafe
Kumoya delivers yet another winner with the Molang cafe! Based on a character by South Korean illustrator and designer Hye-Ji Yoon, this cartoon features an adorable bunny, Molang, with his sidekick Piu Piu the chick.
Take a break from reality in this Molang-themed space, complete with plushies, quirky wallpaper and with colourful dishes such as cream pasta, salmon burgers, and churros with fondue. A tantalising find that’s Instagram-worthy too!
Address: Kumoya @ Jalan Klapa, 8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320
Opening hours: 12 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. on Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed on Mondays.