Five fun ways to spend a night in

You can have just as much fun from the comfort of your home without needing to go out.

Sitoh Shanice

Dances in her free time and can also lick her elbow.

Published: 27 May 2021, 10:08 AM

Since the start of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), social gathering sizes have decreased to two and dining-in is not allowed. As date nights and gatherings have come to a pause, many have been left disheartened.

However, there’s no need to be too disappointed as there are still plenty of fun things to do at home. Here are five fun things you can do when spending a night in.

1. Stream indie films from The Projector

With three halls and a range of curated films, indie cinema The Projector has made a name for itself as a hidden gem in Singapore.

The Projector has recently gone digital via their new streaming platform The Projector Plus, which hosts a variety of critically acclaimed films, curated fresh cuts and film festivals.


Instead of paying for a subscription fee to the streaming service you just have to pay for the movie you want to watch. PHOTO CREDIT: COTTONBRO VIA PEXELS


All movies are available for Singapore-based viewers unless specified. Regular films are priced at $10 for a 48 hour viewing window, but there may be special prices for special films.

Create a Projector Plus account here and start renting films to watch!

2. Attempt a virtual escape room

Instead of going to a physical escape room, you can enjoy the experience of solving puzzles with your friends at home!

With SGEscapeRoom, which was voted as the “Best Interactive Virtual Escape Room” in Singapore, you can choose from eight different mystery themes to solve.

Taking inspiration from physical escape rooms, the game is replicated online with interactive safe locks and mind-blowing puzzles.


Each game usually lasts between one to one and a half hours. PHOTO CREDIT: ESCAPE EXPERIENCE


Held over online conferencing platforms, the game includes a professional facilitator who will assist the team.

Put on your thinking caps and work together with your teammates to emerge victorious!

3. Whip up dinner with a meal kit

Instead of eating out with your partner, you can cook from the comfort of your own home. With fresh meal kits delivered to your doorstep, you won’t even need to leave your house.

Not only is cooking with meal kits simple and convenient, it also saves time and reduces waste. The fresh ingredients in the box have already been perfectly portioned and pre-chopped, so all you have to do is to unbox and cook them!


With easy-to-follow recipes specially crafted by professional chefs, you can whip up nutritious restaurant-quality meals for a cheaper cost. PHOTO CREDIT: KATERINA HOLMES VIA PEXELS


Kitchen Hands is a meal kit subscription box that features meals which can be cooked within 10 to 30 minutes. New recipes are updated weekly and you can specially curate the perfect subscription plan to fit your lifestyle.

4. Have a night dedicated to self-care

Self-care is important for maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. You can take a break from the bustling city life by having a relaxing night at home.

Whether it’s taking a warm bubble bath, giving yourself a face mask, or even snuggling up in bed to read a good book, everyone has different ideas of self-care.


Invite a friend over, and both of you can catch up over a relaxing makeshift spa session at home. PHOTO CREDIT: COTTONBRO VIA PEXELS


If you get a good rest and feel pampered, your self-care night has been successful!

5. Attend a virtual art exhibition

As many museums are limiting their capacity due to COVID-19, there has been a surge of virtual art events and exhibitions.

For art lovers who can’t fly to Paris, you can immerse yourself in the breathtaking artwork with a virtual tour of the Louvre museum.

You can even experience Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass, the Louvre’s first virtual reality project. It makes use of the latest scientific research on Leonardo da Vinci, his creative processes and his painting techniques.


Instead of fighting to take a good picture at the Louvre Museum, you can enjoy the Mona Lisa up close from home. PHOTO CREDIT: MIKA BAUMEISTER VIA UNSPLASH


It may be tiring to dress up and go out to experience something new every week.

Instead of spending loads of money outside, you can start spending your nights at home with these interesting, fun and budget-friendly ideas.

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