Things to Do: 5 exciting things to do on 17 & 18 April 2021

We may just be a little red dot but it seems as if every week more and more new things to do are popping up out of the blue in Singapore! Jazz up the usual weekend routine with these new activities:

1. Filmgarde Primo

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There is no shame in doing things solo. Instead, there is a certain inner peace that can be achieved when you learn to enjoy your own company. However, if you have always felt conscious about heading to the theatre sans anyone else, Filmgarde Primo has got just the thing!

Filmgarde Cineplexes at Leisure Park Kallang has rolled out their new Primo cinema hall, which is filled with premium seating. Open to the public on 8 April, each seat is situated apart from the rest, and comprises a plush reclining leather chair. If you still wish to share the experience with someone, the Privacy Cocoons offer double seating as well. Throw in a 360-degree audio experience, and the largest movie screen in its class – and you’ll be all set! Tickets are going for S$30 (single), and S$54 (double), and are bundled with a small popcorn, a can of Pringles, a bottle of water, a can drink, as well as a wet towel, per pax.

2. Dolce & Gabbana Beauty

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Look good, feel good. Pamper yourself by taking a trip to ION Orchard, whose Basement 2 level has been transformed into a beauty heaven. Joining the flagship stores of Chanel Beauty and Dior Beauty is the brand new Dolce & Gabbana beauty! Inspired by Stefano Gabbana’s apartment, the shop is adorned with a swanky entrance, on top of striking black and gold accents.

Step through the doors into a beauty wonderland, where you can check out a large variety of Dolce & Gabbana fragrances, and the extensive full makeup collection – which has been made available for the very first time! Establishing an elegant balance between fashion and beauty, each product is decked out in classic Dolce & Gabbana prints.

3. Jaffa at SO

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Bring your taste buds on a whirlwind culinary adventure! Be transported to the exotic lands of Israel with Jaffa at SO, the brainchild of SO/ Singapore’s Executive Chef Hong Dingzhao, and Miznon’s Chef Or Hakmimi. Happening from 15 to 28 April 2021, this omakase experience pays homage to Israeli street food. No expense is spared – expect an array of open-air kitchens, a dazzling Israeli barbeque, and the famous Israeli hospitality. 

Dig into a variety of beef, lamb, chicken, duck, fish, seafood, and vegetarian skewers; on top of mezze, dips, pita bread, and salads. Lunch is at 11.30am or 1pm daily, at S$59 per pax. Dinner is either at 6pm or 8.30pm daily, and is at S$79 per pax. Each person will receive a choice of two skewers, a lavish spread of dips, mezze, and salads, as well as a pitcher of lemonade or soda. Make your reservation here

4. HomeTeam NS’ “smart” clubhouse

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As the years go by, the more technology advances. Now, HomeTeam NS has unveiled their new “smart” five-storey clubhouse in Khatib, which boasts multiple digital capabilities. An app enables members to monitor real-time occupancy to aid safe distancing measures, and book facilities with the touch of a button. This app also allows members to gain contactless access to the clubhouse.

There is plenty to do at the clubhouse: It is home to Singapore’s only Peranakan-themed indoor playground, as well as an indoor airsoft area. The clubhouse is also equipped with an array of eco-friendly features, such as an eco-filtrated swimming pool, solar panels, an auto-irrigation system, and rainwater harvesting. 

5. Bukit Batok Central playground

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Have a great day out with the kids at the spanking new Bukit Batok Central playground. Suitable for all ages – even the young at heart! The playground sports a long tube slide, a colourful climbing frame, as well as various rope elements. Opened to the public on 11 April 2021, the playground is part of the new Fuji Hill Park.

If you have younger kids in tow, the compound is also home to a mini-slide, a climbing wall, and a merry-go-round. Take a languid stroll along the elevated boardwalk, or climb to the top of Fuji Hill – there is something for everyone!

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