Five things to do this weekend (Dec 31-Jan 2)
It’s the first weekend of 2022!
Happy New Year!
Given the social restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 might not have been the most fun year. But we still hope that you managed to squeeze in some joy and laughter, and hopefully more of it will come in 2022.
How about starting your 2022 off with a bang? Here are five things to do this weekend (Dec 31-Jan 2):
1. Jump on a bouncy castle
Miss the childhood activity of bouncy castles?
You can relive that experience at Jumptopia: Wonder Garden, a new indoor play area within Gardens by the Bay. With eight play zones spanning a whopping 8,600 sq ft, you’re sure to have lots of fun within the sea of slides, swings, ball pits and obstacle courses.
Ticket prices start from S$18 per pax, while a family package for four pax is available at S$66. You can get them here.
Address: Bayfront Pavilion @ Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 10am to 8pm, daily
2. Play some games
Out of ideas to spend the last few days of the holiday period? Then check out this new gastrobar at Orchard Gateway!
Called Tigress, it specialises in tapas such as Burrata & Truffle Mushrooms (S$16) and Foie Gras & Caviar Crostini (S$15) as well as milkshakes (S$12).
What’s better is that its next door neighbour is a gaming cafe owned by the same parent company. It is a LAN shop that offers game consoles, board games, and card games, so you’ll never be bored again!
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #03-17/18, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 11:30am to 11pm, daily
3. Visit Adidas’ first brand centre
Adidas has launched its first Singapore brand centre in Knightsbridge along Orchard Road.
Named Homeground, it is the largest mono-brand retail sports destination in the country. It will feature a wide variety of Adidas performance and Originals apparel, footwear and accessories.
Other highlights include a sustainability wall made with layers of crafted reclaimed wood and a “Local Delights” section that features vibrant artwork inspired by traditional snacks such as Tutu Kueh and Ang Ku Kueh.
Address: 270 Orchard Road, Knightsbridge, Singapore 238857
4. Try some Peri Peri Shaker Fries
Fast food chain McDonald’s has launched yet another new item on their menu. This time round it’s the Peri Peri Flavoured McShaker Fries where the fries are tossed in a blend of paprika, parsley flakes and other herbs and spices.
You can get it S$3.50 a la carte, or as an add-on to any Extra Value Meal for S$0.80. It complements the McSpicy well, so you can also choose to get the duo in a meal with coke from S$8.50.
5. Say hello to Lè Lè
It has been four months coming but Singapore’s first panda cub born to Kai Kai and Jia Jia in River Wonders finally has his name confirmed: Lè Lè.
The cub’s name was crowdsourced from members of the public after its gender reveal earlier in September 2021. There were five names uniquely selected so that no other panda in the world shares the same name. More than 64,000 votes were cast, and Lè Lè eventually received the highest number of votes.
Lè Lè will also b eavailable for the public to visit, from its nursery at the Giant Panda Forest twice at day.
Pay Lè Lè a visit today!
Location: Glass-fronted nursery at the Giant Panda Forest
Timeslots: 10:30am and 3:30pm daily