For many of us, school has started and pace is going to pick up from here. We can typically expect a hectic ride during school term. Instead of being worn out by exhaustive study schedules, homework and pressure throughout the year, why not explore some fun activities over the weekend ?
You don’t have to wait till the long holidays to get a reason to relax. Singapore offers many places for you to take a breather away from school work. Here are the activities which not only assure you fun, but also teach you valuable life lessons.
Skyride and Luge Ride at Skyline Luge Sentosa:
Spice up your holidays with the plenty of speed and thrills awaiting you at Skyline Sentosa Luge. The most popular adventure destination in Singapore offers you a thrilling luge ride on its 688 metre long downhill slope to be covered by a special vehicle equipped with clutch and braking system.
After enjoying the thrilling luge ride, get ready for the Skyride chairlift to enjoy the panoramic views of coastline and skyline of Singapore while sitting in the carriage on the moving track hundreds feet above from the land.
Opening Hours: 10 am—9.30 pm daily
By Bus: Bus 1 and Bus 2 from Imbiab Lookout Bus Stop
By Rail:Sentosa Express for Imbiah Station
Walking distance: 2 Minutes’ Walk from Imbiah Lookout Car Park
Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir Park:
Outdoor adventure is an exciting way to spend your weekend. All you need is to head to Bedok Reservoir Park, a popular destination for trekking, jogging and water sports in Singapore.
It is located in the north of Bedok Town and spanned in an area of88-hectare.Here, you can enjoy a range of forest adventure activities including tree climbing, trekking, and using zip lines (which make you feel like Tarzan as you slide over the water surface by using an aerial ropeway.)
You have to choose from 3 courses namely Grand Course, Mini Course and Kids Course, according to your height, age and weight.
If it’s your first time, you have to join a 30 minute training session to learn about the use of ropes, equipment and other things involved in your adventure activities.
Don’t forget to ask for safety harness and helmet available at the site.
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 6.30pm daily (Closed on Mondays, except Public Holidays)
By Bus: Bedok Bus Interchange
By Train: Bedok MRT Station
Picnic at Marina Barrage:
Besides enjoying adventurous and outdoor activities, spare a time to have a lovely picnic with your family and friends at Marina Barrage.
Located in the heart of the city, Marina Barrage is the preferred hangout spot to get away from the hectic and stressful life. This is because of the calm atmosphere, pleasant breeze, and an open field touching the sea line.
Fly a kite or indulge in a photo shoot with your family and friends. You can enjoy the casual lunches and barbeques and many more activities making your picnic a memorable experience.
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
By Bus:TanjongPagar Station, Bus No. 400
By Train: Marina Bay MRT station
Experience the Farm Life at D’Kranji Farm Resort:
You can experience the farm life of Singapore by staying for a day at D’Kranji Farm Resort. Board a shuttle that takes you on the tour of the surrounding farmlands. You can try your hand in farm activities, see the livestock and take a stroll at the local farm markets.
Besides, you can enjoy a delicious meal at Bollywood Veggies which is known for using “veggies” grown at their own farms nearby.
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
By Bus: D Kranji Shutter Bust at MRT Station
By Train: Yee Tee MRT
So, these are the things to do over the weekend which are pure fun and fruitful at the same time. Wait no more and rush to these locations to have a great weekend like never before. Happy journey!
Lim Chuwei is creative blog writer & director at ChampionTutor. ChampionTutor is Singapore’s leading online stop for all education needs with more than 10 yrs of experience in home tutoring. Lim Chuwei has been in this industry for the last 15 years and has a vast knowledge of major learning applications. Connect with ChampionTutor on Facebook.