Five things to do this weekend (Jan 15-17)

This weekend’s one for the adventurous foodies.

Gabriel Choo
Gabriel Choo

Published: 15 January 2021, 1:40 PM

With Phase 3 now in full swing, it’s a good time to meet with your family and friends (in groups of no more than eight, of course!) for a good weekend out, especially before the hustle and bustle of school or work picks up speed again.

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jan 15 to Jan 17):

1. Try out some alcoholic bubble tea



Alcoholic bubble tea is now a thing at Jinjja, a new bubble tea shop that recently opened at Orchard Road. 

Jinjja’s Soju Macchiato (S$10), which comes with different fruity soju flavours, is available only to those above the age of 18. Jinjja also offers Korean-inspired drinks and other bubble teas such as the Jasmine Green Milk Tea, and Oolong Milk Tea (S$3.80). 

Jinjja Bubble Tea opens daily from 12pm to 10pm and is located at 150 Orchard Road, Orchard Plaza, #01-49. Check out there Instagram here.

2. Eat some Buah Keluak fried rice



Violet Oon Singapore Satay Bar & Grill has been offering a special menu of plant-based and gluten-free dishes exclusively at their Clarke Quay outlet since this year. 

The menu consists of 20 dishes, such as the Buah Keluak Fried Rice (S$25), Jagung Bakar Pedas Manis (S$18), Kunyit Lemak King Oyster Mushroom (S$24) and Tempeh and Tau Kwa Goreng Chilli (S$18). 

Violet Oon is well-known for its Singaporean and Peranakan cuisine. Check out their full menu here.

3. Learn more about sustainability



If you are a fan of sustainability, then you’ll love the National Design Centre’s latest exhibition – R for Repair

The exhibition, which is free of charge, showcases the creative works of 10 Singaporean designers who restored broken, worn-out objects. There will also be nine repair kits by design students that highlight novel techniques for repair that go beyond reinstating utility. 

The exhibition is held at the Level 1 Atrium at the National Design Centre and will run until Feb 6. More information on the event can be found here.

4. Buy some Starbucks CNY merchandise



Chinese New Year might still be a month away, but it’s never too early to start getting in the CNY mood by stocking up on some fancy merchandise. 

Starbucks recently launched their Year of the Ox merchandise collection, which includes an ox globe (S$30.90), tea mugs (from S$18.90) and tumblers (from S$26.90). Starbucks will also be selling their Starbucks Assorted Cookies which is available in Almond, Seaweed, Walnut Crisp and Cashew flavours. 

5. Rock climb at a new gym



With rock-climbing (and bouldering) gaining in popularity, easties will be pleased to know that there is a new rock wall, UpWall Climbing, in Pasir Ris. 

The gym offers many introductory courses, with auto-belay routes. Each two-hour session costs S$20 (or S$160 for 10 sessions) and you can also rent belay devices (S$3) and climbing shoes (S$20). 

UpWall Climbing is located at 1 Pasir Ris Close #01-105, Singapore 519599 and opens daily. Find out more here

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