Congratulations, once again you’ve made it to Hump Day. The rest of the week will zip by and before you know it you’ll be lying in bed on Saturday morning, thinking about what to do this weekend. To make that decision-making process a little quicker (to optimise the weekend), we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you can do. From getting educated at a museum exhibition to throwing a yacht party with the guys, this list will ensure you don’t waste away your precious weekend.
1) Watch “Broadway Beng: 10th Anniversary Concert”
Broadway Beng is a well-loved theatre show that features a loud-mouthed, Hokkien-speaking (and singing) Ah Beng played by local comedian Sebastian Tan. From brutally honest stand-up comedy to irreverent covers of prominent show tunes, the show is guaranteed to entertain from start to finish. Tickets at Sistic.
2) Catch “Star Trek: Beyond”
Heading to a cinema is a great fuss-free activity for the weekend. If you haven’t already watched it, we suggest catching the third instalment of the Star Trek reboot series. The film finds the crew of the starship Enterprise stranded on a hostile planet led by a lizard-like dictator Krall (played by Idris Elba). If you’re still unsure about the movie, maybe our review will help you decide.
3) Grab a beer paddle at LeVeL33
Located on the 33rd level (obviously), of Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, LeVeL33 is a great place to have some great nosh and craft beer while enjoying a magnificent view. Step into the restaurant and you will immediately realise these guys are serious about their freshly brewed beers thanks to the huge copper brew house kettles. If you can’t decide what beer to have, we recommend getting a paddle (pictured above) so you’ll get to try a few.
4) Enjoy the final three weeks of GSS
Another thing you can do this weekend is partake in Singapore’s other favourite pastime: shopping. With the end of the month coming up, it’s high time for some retail therapy. If you need more convincing, just remember that it’s the final three weeks to enjoy GSS deals. So go ahead and treat yourself.
5) Go hiking at Coney Island
If you feel like you need a breather from civilisation, a hike at Coney Island is just the thing you need. The island park, which has been gaining popularity recently, features a variety of habitats, including coastal forests, mangroves and casuarina woodlands. According to the NParks, Coney Island Park is also a great place for birdwatching, so you may want to bring a pair of binos along.
6) Gather your mates and take on an Escape Room
Depending on how competitive your friends are, attempting an Escape Room can be a great or horrible idea. The concept of the game is idiot-proof. Basically, your team will a time limit (about an hour or so) to put your heads together to solve puzzles and ultimately, escape a room. With the activity getting increasingly popular, there are a number of places you can do it including Xcape, Lost SG, and Trapped.
7) Watch “Shirlyn & The UnXpected” live
Shirlyn & The UnXpected are a popular local band that has been on the scene for a good number of years. They cover a wide number of genres including classic rock, pop-rock, anthemic rock, and even metal. Head down to Wala-wala on Saturday night with a bunch of your buddies, grab a few drinks and spend the rest of the night belting your favourite songs with the band.
8) Stargazing date at Science Centre
If you’re thinking about taking your significant other for a romantic date this weekend, you might want to give stargazing at Science Centre a shot. As most of you already know, trying to get a good glimpse of stars in a city that’s as brightly lit as ours is almost impossible. Thankfully, the Science Centre offers free stargazing sessions at The Observatory on Fridays from 7.45pm – 10.00pm.
9) Throw a yacht party
Where parties are concerned, it’s quite difficult to top having one on a yacht. Fortunately, these days it isn’t difficult to rent or charter a private yacht for a party or luxury cruise around Singapore. There are a number of companies that provide this service but as a reference, Marina at Keppel Bay offers a 5 hour cruise for up to 20 guests for only $2465. That’s quite a steal, if you ask us.
10) Brush up on Singapore’s history before National Day
Patriotism is in full swing with National Day just around the corner, and as such we believe some National Education is in order. We suggest visiting the permanent exhibit at the National Museum called “We Built a Nation”, that explores the first ten years of our nation’s independence. It is open from 10am – 7pm daily, and is free for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below. Word of caution: You may leave the exhibit with an invigorated sense of national pride.