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Five things to do this weekend (Jan 14-16)

This weekend is all about new bubble teas and a spicy hot Korean variety show.

Gabriel Choo
Gabriel Choo

Published: 14 January 2022, 5:08 PM

With Chinese New Year just two weeks away, it’s the perfect time to try new exciting things and say goodbye to the old.

Here are five new things to experience this weekend (Jan 14-16):

1. Smell some flowers 

PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY

 

Flower fans rejoice! Local tourist attraction Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) will be showcasing eight full-scale floral displays throughout the year. 

The first one, titled Dahlia Dreams, starts on Jan 14 in line with the upcoming Spring Festival and Chinese New Year. It will feature over 2000 vibrant flowers and tiger cub statues. 

Other upcoming displays include a peonies exhibition in April and a rose exhibition in May. 

2. Play a localised Mario Kart 

PHOTO CREDIT: MARIO KART TOUR

 

Popular mobile game Mario Kart launched its latest tour and it is set on none other than our sunny shores. 

Titled Singapore Tour’, it will feature a new course called the ‘Singapore Speedway’ and a Merlion-themed cart called the ‘Roaring Racer’. Spot iconic local landmarks such as CHIJMES, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer as you cruise through the game. 

The tour will last until Jan 25 and is available on the Apple app store and Google Play store.

3. Try out a new milk tea

PHOTO CREDIT: PLAYMADE

 

There is a new milk tea in town! 

Local bubble tea chain Playmade has teamed up with Jia Jia Herbal Tea to create the Jia Jia Milk Tea which is priced at S$4.20 (medium) or S$5.80 (large). For double the flavour, you can also add the Jia Jia Boba (liang teh-infused pearls) for S$1.20 (medium) or S$1.80 (large). 

The drinks are now available at all PlayMade outlets till mid-Feb. 2022, while stocks last.

4. Taste some duck shit

PHOTO CREDIT: LIHO

 

We’re not talking about literally duck shit of course. We’re talking about LiHO’s new drinks, which also happens to be their first drink series in 2022. 

Despite the name, the Just Duck Shit tea (S$2.90/S$3.90) is actually made of oolong that’s lightly roasted, with floral and musky notes. You can also try the Duck Shit Grapefruitea (S$4.10/S$5.10) and Duck Shit Snow Mountain (S$4.50/S$5.50) if you’re feeling adventurous enough!

5. Binge watch Single’s Inferno

PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX


South Korean dating show Single’s Inferno dropped its final episode on Netflix last week, and it’s shaping up to be the most talked about show in town. And it’s not hard to see why. 

The reality show is about 12 attractive single men and women who have to get to know each other while being stranded on an island for nine days. They have to mutually agree to couple up so that they can escape to ‘paradise’ together. However, they face much conflict, confusion and betrayal along the way. 

Catch Single’s Inferno on Netflix today!


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