Five things to do this weekend (Jan 28-30)

Gardens by the Bay seems to be THE place to visit!

Gabriel Choo
Gabriel Choo

Published: 28 January 2022, 3:32 PM

Chinese New Year is just a weekend away, which means there are lots of new things to see and eat!

For those who don’t celebrate the festive period, fret not – there are things worth exploring this weekend too. 

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jan 28-30): 

1. Visit River Hongbao



The annual River Hongbao (RHB) is back at Gardens by the Bay from Jan 30 to Feb 6! This year, the event will have both physical as well as virtual events and activities, and will be able to accommodate up to two times more people as compared to last year. 

For onsite activities, there will be 30 giant lanterns on display including an interactive music-themed lantern called “Rising after Challenges”. Virtually, there will be educational programs, such as Feng Shui tips for your homes and zodiac predictions in 2022. 

Find out more about RHB here.

2. Take pictures with Mickey Mouse



Other than the River Hongbao, fans of Mickey Mouse will be pleased to know that there are four-metre tall statue displays of the beloved Disney characters at Gardens by the Bay! 

The statues include that of Mickey, Minnie, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. In line with the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, Mickey and friends are decked in red, holding auspicious signs and performing a dragon dance. 

They are located in Floral Fantasy, where it costs S$10 to visit, and will be on display until Feb 23. 

3. Say hello to Eevee



The second edition of the Eevee Dance Parade called the “Eevee Dance Parade with Evolution Ponchos” will be held in Palawan Green beach at Sentosa this weekend! The Pokémon parade will be held at 8pm every weekend until Feb 20 and you can register for tickets here

With a minimum spend of $15 at any establishment in Sentosa, guests can stand a chance to register for one ticket to watch the show. Sentosa Islander members get to enjoy the perk of registering two tickets.

4. Check out Creamier’s new outlet



Popular local ice cream cafe Creamier opened its fourth outlet at Northshore Plaza earlier this month and it is shaping up to be a great place to hang out with your friends. 

The Punggol outlet’s furnishing will include stools upcycled from used milk bottles, a collaboration the brand had with wood making studio Roger & Sons and Meiji Singapore. 

Food-wise, the usual crowd favourites like Blue Pea Vanilla, Earl Grey Lavender and Roasted Pistachio will be available at  $3.60 per scoop for regular flavours, and $4.60 per scoop for premium options. 

The new outlet is located at Northshore Plaza II and is open daily from 12pm to 10pm.

5. Stock up on your CNY goodies



With Chinese New Year just days away, why not usher in the Tiger Year with tiger-themed baked goodies! 

These include Annabella Patisserie’s modern take on pineapple tart which is moulded to look like an adorable tiger’s head and BreadTalk’s Prosperity Tiger bun. You can also try out a tiger-themed Hoo Hoo Orange Castella Cake from Ah Mah Homemade Cake.

Check out our list of tiger-themed baked goodies worth giving to loved ones this CNY for more yummy options!

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