Five things to do this weekend (June 18-20)

You can order in a feast or have some fun at Singapore’s largest claw machine arcade this weekend.

Gabriel Choo

Published: 18 June 2021, 4:48 PM

With Father’s Day happening this weekend, it is the perfect time to spend some quality time with your family and loved ones.

But even as we celebrate with the easing of measures during Phase 3 (Heightened Alert), let’s all still do our part to stay safe this period.

Here are five things to do this weekend (June 18-20):

1. Eat some pastel Ang Ku Kueh

Ever heard of pastel ang ku kuehs? Well, you can now try them at Jixiang Confectionery.

The pastel ang ku kuehs are pistachio-flavoured and come in six different colours – yellow, green, purple, pink, blue, grey.


These Instagrammable kuehs are sure to turn heads. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@JIXIANGCONFECTIONARY


Priced at $25, each set comes with a gift box, gift bag and a personalised gift card. Islandwide delivery is also available at $10.

Jixiang Confectionery is located at 235 Victoria Street Bugis Village, Singapore 188027, and opens daily from 9am to 5pm.

2. Give your dad a treat

Still thinking about what to give your dad for Father’s Day?

Well, what better gift than food! From now until July 8, Grab will be running its ‘Grab Manyversary — The Anything and Everything Sale’ exclusively on the Grab app.


Treat your dad to a scrumptious meal this Father’s Day. PHOTO CREDIT: GRAB


Customers can expect up to 50 per cent off items across GrabFood, GrabMart and GrabPay.

Some highlights include food deals from Popeyes, The Soup Spoon and A-One Claypot House as well as 30 per cent off selected ice cream flavours from Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum.

You can also check out some fun activities to try with your dad this Father’s Day here!

3. Pay tribute to Leonardo da Vinci

Starting from this weekend till Jan 2022, the Science Centre Singapore will be launching Da Vinci The Exhibition in honour of the late artist.


The exhibition is the first to feature Da Vinci’s largest collection of inventions in Southeast Asia. PHOTO CREDIT: SCIENCE CENTRE SINGAPORE


The exhibition will feature more than 50 life-size inventions, over 15 of his fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays showcasing his lifetime achievements.

There will be 10 themed zones to help guests better understand the relations between science, mathematics and nature.

Admission ticket prices start from $10 each. You can purchase your tickets and find out more about the exhibition here.

4. Play with some claw machines

Play United, a local arcade, opened Southeast Asia’s largest claw machine arcade at Tampines 1 in May.


You can try your luck with the different claw machines! PHOTO CREDIT: PLAY UNITED


With almost 328 varieties of claw machines, you have many different options to try and catch your favorite plushies or merchandise. You can also try your luck and challenge the Guinness Book of Records on Singapore’s first multi-online basketball machine.

Play United @ Tampines 1 is located at 10 Tampines Central 1, #05-20, Singapore 529536. It opens daily from 10:30am to 11pm.

5. Take a GoTaxi ride

Tired of waiting too long when flagging for a cab?


You can now book your next taxi with ease. PHOTO CREDIT: GOJEK


You’re in luck because ride-hailing app Gojek recently launched a new service, GoTaxi, in May which allows you to book taxis directly through the Gojek mobile application.

The app matches commuters to taxi drivers only and promises commuters greater ride availability, more ride choices and improved waiting times. GoTaxi rides will be charged a metered fare, with an estimated fare range shown to commuters.

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