Five things to do this weekend (Feb 4-6)
Be prepared for the Ah Girls Go Army song to be stuck in your head for the next few days after watching the movie.
As we enter the second month of 2022, there are plenty of enriching new places to visit, exciting activities to partake in, and new food introduced to familiar menus.
Here are five things to do this weekend (Feb 4-6):
1. Go on a cycling trip
Looking for a way to burn off those calories from all that CNY feasting? Why not try a new cycling route with your friends!
The National Parks Board recently opened the first phase of the Round Island Route (RIR) which stretches a whopping 75km. The route passes through estates like Sengkang and Changi, as well as East Coast Park. There are over 5000 trees and shrubs planted along the stretch.
The entire RIR is projected to be completed by 2035, alongside plans to widen selected paths and improve landscaping.
2. Learn about the Malay culture
From now till July 31, the Malay Heritage Centre will be holding a special exhibition featuring over 80 artefacts that highlight the shared stories of life in the Malay Archipelago.
Named ‘Cerita’ which means “stories” in the Malay language, the exhibition will also include 10 digital animation videos produced in collaboration with Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Design & Media. This exhibition is open for free to the public with guided tours offered in English, Malay and Mandarin.
Find out more on MHC’s website.
3. Visit a LEGO popup store
Calling all LEGO fans! There is a new LEGO popup store in Funan Mall and it’s looking to be quite the banger with an industrial themed layout, with stacked pallets displaying the LEGO sets, concrete flooring and exposed lighting.
To celebrate the launch of the new store, there will be a LEGO giveaway on Instagram. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself at the Funan LEGO pop-up and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #BWFUNAN to submit your entry.
(Accounts participating in the giveaway have to tag #BricksWorld and be set to public mode to have their entries considered.)
4. Try out a peach oolong cookie
Have you ever tasted a Peach Oolong Cookie? Well, you can now do so at Subway, which recently released their new Peach Oolong Cookie (S$1.40) which is made with finely ground oolong tea leaves and mixed with sugar and peach essence.
The cookie is launched alongside returning subs like Black Pepper Chicken and Black Pepper Beef, and will be available from now till April 12. You can get it from physical stores and on delivery platforms GrabFood, FoodPanda, and Deliveroo.
5. Watch Ah Girls Go Army
Jack Neo’s latest film Ah Girls Go Army dropped in cinemas earlier this week on Feb 1, and has become the talk of the town over the last few days.
The movie is about female Singaporeans having to enlist in the army in the wake of a serious shortage of manpower, due to declining birth rates. The female recruits have to undergo Girls Basic Military Training (GBMT), and face struggles along the way.
The film stars Glenn Yong, Apple Chan, Yang Guang Ke Le and Xixi Lim as the main characters. Watch the official trailer here.