The highlights of Time Out Day Out at Adventure Cove Waterpark
With weather like Singapore’s, who can resist a splash at Adventure Cove Waterpark? The Resorts World Sentosa waterpark is loaded with aquatic activities for thrill-seekers and the faint-of-heart alike. Zip down the adrenaline-pumping Pipeline Plunge or have a whirl on the Riptide Rocket, a thrilling hydro-magnetic coaster. Alternatively, opt for a relaxing cruise down Adventure River, snorkle with friendly fishes at Rainbow Reef or unwind at The Bay Restaurant with a flamingo tropical drink in hand. That's not all – from May 25 to July 1, the waterpark's inaugural Splash Bash invites adrenaline junkies to put their agility to the test by participating in a variety of time-based games. The fastest of the lot stands a chance to win attractive prizes worth up to $10,000 including a smartphone, smartwatch and action camera. The water party isn't complete without energetic beats courtesy of the park's resident DJ who takes requests from the public. To test the waters, we invited 80 of our readers to Time Out Day Out at Adventure Cove Waterpark to participate in Splash Bash's three fun challenges: Flag Down, Hurdle Up and Flamingo Race. After a full day of thrills and spills, readers were treated to a delectable spread at The Bay Restaurant. Three readers who proved their mettle by completing the challenges the fastest also walked home with prizes like a Swatch watch voucher, Polar A360 GPS running watch and a staycation at Andaz Singapore. We tried it, so now it's your
Celebrate the joys of reading with Read! Fest. Back for its fifth edition on the theme of The Pursuit of Happiness, the event is jam-packed with literary pop-activities, art installations by local artists, lectures, workshops, masterclasses, film screenings and book jams. Come down and rub shoulders with international authors and local writers at the National Library.
Set a date with quirky postcards at Pameran Poskad. The group exhibition showcases A6-sized artworks by artists of all backgrounds, ranging from internationally renowned artists like Genevieve Chua, Grace Tan, Tumad Patri (Singapore), Teppei Kaneuji (Japan), Heri Dono (Indonesia), Isabel Alfredo Aquilizan (Philippines) to students and children. See their vision translated onto paper via drawings, prints, and 3D works, and bring home your favourites. Looking to polish your art skills? Take part in Prussian blue cyanotype making workshops.
Drama lovers, strap in for a theatre performance that takes you back to the streets of Kreta Ayer. The stage production by Drama Box tells that of a man who spent his childhood between 1960s and 1970s in Chinatown, and the memories that follow him. Through its storytelling, you can experience the insides of a shophouse, as well as a revisit of old Singapore.
STPI Annual Special Exhibition - Handmade Readymades
If American Modern artists Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist ignite the artistic fire in you, STPI has something up its sleeves. From June 9 to September 8, feast your eyes as you take a trip down said artists' remarkable ventures in printmaking. Also, learn more about printmaking, the ideas behind it, and the visual language of The Readymades.
The Little Prince: Behind the Story
The Little Prince is probably one of the world's most widely read books – we all know the famous, oft quoted phrases from this French book published in 1943 from our childhood that has since been translated into 300 languages. Throwback to your salad days (or introduce your kids to this book) with this exhibition dedicated to this iconic book through rare philatelic materials, hand-drawn illustrations and artefacts – some of which have never been exhibited outside of France.
Singapore Sports Hub Festival of Football
It's full-on football frenzy at Singapore Sports Hub this World Cup season. Catch live screenings for most matches including knockout stages and final match, meet the Singapore Lions football team, try your hand – or shall we say, foot – at football-related workshops and tournaments. Expect live entertainment, music performances, food and beverage stalls and daily prizes to be won. The festival rounds off with the International Champions Cup.
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Best farms in Singapore
Farms? What farms? The Little Red Dot is as famous for its agriculture industry as Jamaica is for bobsledding. But even though less than 1 percent of our land area is dedicated to farming activities, there’s an impressive variety of farms in Singapore. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly activity on the weekend or a getaway from the hustle and bustle, pick any of these for a breath of fresh air.
The best unknown facts about Sentosa
Historically known as Pulau Blakang Mati, which translates to the ‘island of death from behind’ – yikes – Sentosa has come a long way from those darker days. Its current moniker means peace and tranquility, apt for an island dedicated to fun. Here are other bits of trivia we bet you never knew about everyone’s favourite weekend spot
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Free things to do in Singapore
If there’s one word we Singaporeans love more than ‘discount’, it’s ‘free’. And despite Singapore being among the top in various ‘most expensive city’ lists, there are plenty of free things to do around the island. Now we're adding one more to the list of free things in Singapore: every first Tuesday of the month, Time Out Singapore is distributed free in the evenings at MRT stations around the CBD. We also regularly have giveaways on our contest page where you can win staycations, dining vouchers and more. Here, we list the best free things you can do around the city.
Singapore’s best parks for picnics
After spending many a sweaty hour trekking around various parks, here's our list of the best spots to picnic at in Singapore. These places don't require you to travel to the middle of nowhere, they're scenic, they have some shade and decent patches of grass, and most importantly, they're located near the toilets (but not too near). So pack your basket, pick up your mat, and head to these parks for some fun in the sun.
10 things to do at Singapore Changi Airport
Missed your flight? Departure been delayed? Or are you just the type of person who likes to show up three hours ahead of schedule? Whatever the reason, if you’ve got a couple of hours to kill, there's no airport in the world that's better to be in than Singapore's Changi. There's plenty reasons Changi is number one, here's 10 of them.