Five things to do this weekend (Jan 1-3)

Get your 2021 off to a fun start!

Gabriel Choo

Published: 31 December 2020, 11:31 AM

Happy New Year! 

As we start the new year in Phase 3, social gatherings can go up to eight people, instead of the usual five. So hopefully, that gives you cause to have more fun weekends! 

Here are five things to do in the first weekend of 2021 (Jan 1 to Jan 3): 

1. Marvel at some lanterns



It is the last weekend to catch the beautiful lanterns from “A Better Tomorrow” Festival of Lights 2020 at Jurong Lake Gardens. Organised as part of the President’s Challenge, the lanterns feature famous worldwide landmarks from the United States, United Kingdom, China, Australia and Japan among others. 

The lanterns are hand-crafted by 100 professional lantern masters and will be lit from 7pm to 11pm. 

Find out more here.

2. Unleash your inner child at a new indoor playground



Singapore now has its first Peranakan-themed indoor playground at the newly opened HomeTeamNS Khatib. 

The playground, which spans 650sqm, includes a climbing slide tower, sports pitch, foam ball shooting arena and interactive trampoline. It is designed with Peranakan-themed floor designs and wall tiles. 

Entry prices begin from S$20 for the general public while HomeTeamNS and T-Play members get a cheaper entry price from S$10. Book your slot online here.

3. Eat some spicy curry puffs



Fans of Old Chang Kee would know that every year after Christmas, the household brand would sell its ‘Devil’s Curry’O’ curry puff which is inspired by the Eurasian rendition of devil’s curry. 

This year, the puff comes with chicken and curried potatoes, and is said to be more spicy than usual.  Each ‘Devil Curry’O’ is priced at S$1.60 at all Old Chang Kee stores. This limited edition item will only be available until Jan 10.

4. Have some gelato



Hundred Acre Creamery is a new Winnie-the-Pooh-inspired cafe that recently opened in Clementi. It serves a variety of ice cream flavours such as Ocean Blue, Thai Tea Lychee and Creamy Coconut Sorbet. 

Each scoop is priced at S$3.80 while premium flavours are a dollar more. You can get rosemary cones to go along with your gelato as well as get a cup of Vietnamese premium coffees or homemade tea. 

The cafe is located at 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-37 S120109. It opens daily from 12pm to 12am. Check out their Instagram here.

5. Read ghost stories



Do you remember reading ‘True Singapore Ghost Stories’ during the silent reading period in primary school? Well, you’re about to take a trip down memory lane. 

Russell Lee, the author of the well-loved series, has released the latest title in the series, Book 26, and it is available at all major bookstores in Singapore. 

The author even coined it the ‘best book in the series so far’. The previous title, Book 25, was released in 2017. Find out more here.

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