Activities and fun things to do in Singapore! Has 2022 started off on a good note for you? If you need to get out and have fun, there is still a lot going on in Singapore to bring back that happy face. And yes, it means keeping those face masks on and flaunting your vaccination or negative test results, but there are a lot of surprisingly joyful activities at the end of that long tunnel.
We’re talking the coolest multi-sensory installations at Museum of Ice Cream Singapore, art jamming, go-karting, upcoming festivals, and more!
JeweLuxe Singapore - The American Dream
American jewellery designers will be showcasing their collections at JEWELUXE till 15 February 2022. The jewellery festival will feature brands new to Asia including Daria de Koning, Elliot Young Fine Jewelry, and Tagili.
Bringing a fresh perspective to jewellery appreciation, this year’s festival will revolve around the themes of Community, Sustainability and Empowered Living. Designs by powerhouse jewellery brands such as Kimberly MacDonald, Faraone Mannella and Paolo Costagli will also be showcased, inspired by the themes.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, actresses Cameron Diaz and Taraji Henson are just some of the global powerhouses who have been captured wearing Kimberly McDonald’s signature fine jewellery designs. With her designs, Kimberly is hoping to empower Singapore shoppers to be inspired by her dedication to sustainability including incorporating reclaimed gold, recycled diamonds and implementing respectful practices.
Another brand that is enabling the art of giving back are two young mums, founders of Elliot Young Fine Jewelry, Jessica Elliott and Jennifer Young are showcasing their pieces for the first time to Singapore shoppers. Their deep passion for social causes is seeing the brand working with an international programme called Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organisation that is active in more than 80 countries with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.
Celebrated Singapore designer behind fashion brand, Ying the Label, will also unveil an exclusive launch of their sustainable jewellery - Colours of the Wind Collection.
When? Now till 15 February 2022
Where? JeweLuxe Pop-Up Gallery located at #01-11, Scotts Square
A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival will light up the Civic District and beyond with visual spectacles and new interactive art experiences from 14 January to 3 February 2022.
Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore, the displays can be viewed across the Asian Civilisations Museum, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, and new collaborators including the National Library Board, Capitol Singapore and Funan.
Artists and creatives were challenged to create artworks that uncover new perspectives and stimulate conversations based on their understanding of how the world has evolved in the “new normal”. Audiences, in turn, are invited to engage with these novel viewpoints. The exciting phygital format means scanning QR codes and using AR technology to interact with the exhibits.
Our two favourite art installations can be found at the Padang. Flight by LiteWerkz is an interactive installation inspired by the flight of birds that encourages introspection and self-discovery. Flight responds to Bluetooth signals emitted from festivalgoers’ mobile devices, to generate a symphony of light and colours that reorientates one’s perception of space. In contrast, Fragment of a Shoreline by Spatial Anatomy and Akai Chew with OFTRT brings audiences back to the Padang’s history yet encourages them to ponder on the present. Festivalgoers can sit at a reconstructed shoreline from the 1800s as multisensorial features prompt them to reflect on their individual experiences.
Meanwhile, crowd-pleasers including iconic light projections and live performances by Singaporean talents will continue to delight audiences.
When? 14 January - 3 February 2022
Where? Civic District
Art Agenda 2022 - ‘WE’RE YOUNG ONCE’
Art Agenda proudly presents its first exhibition of 2022, ‘We’re Young Once’. Comprising more than twenty works across different mediums and periods from an intergenerational selection of 15 artists spread across two storeys at Art Agenda, the exhibition is curated by young artist-curator Ian Tee. It forms part of Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2022 and is supported by National Arts Council (NAC) Singapore.
“In many ways, this project is born out of the conversations I have had with artists about their experiences and the “art scene” they grew up in. It also reflects my curiosity about the artworks I know through books or images online, but have never seen in person,” says Ian Tee.
‘We’re Young Once’ presents a rare opportunity to revisit different moments in history in one setting, and discover unexpected early works by artists we might be familiar with. Though the artworks on view are varied in their approaches, medium and subject matter, they all manifest a youthful spirit – of fearlessness, experimentation and vulnerability.
When? Now till 30 January 2022
Where? Art Agenda, 63 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088651
SRT is proud to stage Amy Ng’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, in collaboration with Hong Kong Arts Festival. This co-production premieres in Asia, making its first stop in Singapore before moving to Hong Kong. For the first time since the pandemic, this production brings together a creative team and cast from Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
Directed by Singaporean Ng Choon Ping, Playwright Amy Ng’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie transports us into a tumultuous era, where the disintegration of the British Empire is set against the rising consciousness of nationalism sweeping across Asia. Co-produced by Singapore Repertory Theatre and Hong Kong Arts Festival, this is a startlingly provocative play where differences of class and race rub against each other like tectonic plates, resulting in an eruption of sexual powerplay and class manipulation. Gripping to the very end, Miss Julie challenges preconceptions about racial supremacy, sexuality and taboo relationships.
Get your tickets at S$45 from SISTIC or www.srt.com.sg.
When? From 25 January 2022
Where? KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
Singaporeans can still make weekends more meaningful by exploring the heartlands with their loved ones! To give individuals a chance to rediscover hidden gems in the heartlands, the inaugural Heartlands Festival is conducting the next few heartland tours on 16 and 23 January 2022 at Ang Mo Kio-Kebun Bahru and Bishan-Toa Payoh respectively.
For the foodies out there, qualifying rounds for the Eddy's Ultimate Food Challenge are still open for sign-ups, and winners can stand a chance to compete with Singapore's most famous competitive eater, Zermatt Neo, in the finals. Aside from the activities, participants can also stand a chance to win cash and prizes worth up to S$3388 in the Heartlands Festival Lucky Draw!
It’s here! The wildly anticipated Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has officially opened its doors to the public at its first international location, 100 Loewen Road. Smack, bang in the heart of Singapore’s historic Dempsey enclave, its grand debut comes three months after the attraction first announced plans to set foot in Singapore.
MOIC Singapore sits on a 60,000 square foot property vibrant with the brand’s signature touch of pink, and all things happy! Think 14 multi-sensory installations, a world of stunning sights, sounds and tasty treats galore.
Want to know what you can expect to see? Discover your inner Picasso at Museum of Modern Ice Cream, race to the latest craze at Marble Run, take a trip overseas to California Dreamin, jam to oldies at our jukebox in Scream’s Diner, and unleash your inner child as you leap to new heights at Inflatable - a pink bouncy you HAVE to get on. Relieve nostalgia in Potong with a treat that’s a blast from the past, and say hello to MOIC’s very own unicorn playground at Playspace!
Wait, there’s more! Make sure to take your time and enjoy the largest MOIC Sprinkle Pool ever created. There’s no such thing as an age limit to enjoy MOIC. From the most Instagrammable backgrounds you’ll find in Singapore city, to limitless fun for the kiddos, you can easily take between 1-2 hours to explore the destination. Rainy day? No problem! MOIC is entirely indoors and air-conditioned, which makes it the perfect destination for days when you can’t head outdoors.
Oh, and you need to keep your masks on at all times, except when you are eating unlimited servings of decadent ice cream treats! These include delicious flavours like Strawberry but also those with a local twist - such as Pulut Hitam Potong ice cream, Lemon Bliss Balls, Apple Pie Soft Serve, Lychee Bandung and Taro Milk Tea ice cream sandwiches - as well as unique flavors like Pina Colada ice cream.
Guests can take a trip down memory lane at Playspace, where Chapteh and Five Stones enthusiasts will have their dexterity put to the test. Guests can also put their touches on the National Day Ice Cream Truck at the Craft Room and be introduced to MOIC’s very own Mercone (part Merlion, part ice cream), and enjoy temporary National Day-themed tattoos. Don’t forget to take home some of the unique merchandise created in collaboration with local brands - all available at discounted prices at MOIC’s retail shop. Guests can also enjoy a Singapore Sling Boba Cocktail at the bar, available only for a limited period of time.
MOIC Singapore opens daily from 10am to 11pm every day from Thursday - Sunday. Reservations begin from S$38, and children two years old and under enjoy complimentary entrance. Please read rules of entry based on your vaccination status.
Art Jamming at Spin Paint House
Inspired by spin artists such as Montreal-based Callen Schaub and British artists Swarez and Damien Hirst, create your own masterpiece with the custom-made spin art booths. Get a private booth with a spin painting table that allows you to control the speed and adjust the rotations based on the design you want to create on your canvas. Choose your own paint colours and tools such as pendulums and trapezes that help you create different effects such as waves and splats.
What’s more? Each booth comes with a ring light and phone stand so you can capture your entire process easily and show off your final artwork to the Insta fam. Suitable for all ages, this spin art jamming session is fun and safe for adults and kids alike!
Spin Paint House is open from Wednesdays to Sundays. Make your bookings online.
Here’s one for the motorsport enthusiasts and thrill-seekers! The Karting Arena will soon be opening their second track in Jurong, offering a full-fledged karting experience.
The Karting Arena is Singapore’s only track with electric and brand new BirelArt petroleum-powered karts. Both professional and leisure karters can look forward to racing on a 700-metre long track with 11 technical turns at the new facility. Offering thrills at every turn, there will be ample overtaking opportunities for karters to take on the wider straights while putting their skills to the test as they accelerate out of the corner to hit top speeds. With more room on track, there will also be more speed and exciting grid-starts for group events of up to 30 go-karts on track at any one time.
Don’t worry, it's fun and safe. The track was designed with recommendations from professional race drivers to deliver the most thrilling race experience on track and at the same time adhering to CIK-FIA safety requirements.
The Karting Arena is furnished with facilities including a racers’ and VIP lounge, private garage units, a helmet disinfecting station, race control room, lockers and more. Visitors can enjoy an unobstructed view of the track with an elevated viewing gallery, or choose to host corporate events at the fully-equipped indoor and outdoor event spaces that offers the versatility needed for both small parties and large-scale events.
Other amenities at the venue include d’Arena, an activity hub located onsite for those who need to refuel after a day of fun out on the track. The hub offers a range of recreational and sports facilities as well as an array of food choices.
The Karting Arena at Jurong is available for corporate and private bookings, competitive F1 Grand Prix packages and individuals. Fun Karting rates start from S$25/session for novice (minimum 9 years old and 140cm) and S$35/session for adults. Bookings can be made online.
Surely by now, you know there are so many things you can do on Sentosa island and around its beaches. Now, there are a whole host of new planned activities you can enjoy apart from the usual swimming, picnics and volleyball.
There is always something exciting in the offing. Whether they are new resort hotels, new attractions, new dining enclaves and more. Siloso Point has a buzzy new space to house the Trick Eye Museum and HeadRock VR, and along with it will be some exciting new dining options like 4AM Pizza, Slake, and Junglefowl — a cocktail bar.
For the latest events, visit https://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/things-to-do/events/.
Instant noodle lovers, are you ready for a slurping good time? Get ready for the first instant noodle-themed experience playground in Singapore. Spicing up the Rochor Experience, which includes Eatbox and a basement Marketplace, Slurping Good! will run till 30 January 2022. Located at Tekka Place, right above Rochor MRT, Slurping Good! features 13 interactive spaces over two levels.
Walk through the noodle archway, be greeted by almost any noodle you can dream of and take a journey to find some of the noodles' most important ingredient-companions. Enter interactive rooms filled with murals, installations and games celebrating important ingredients like egg, meat, greens, seafood and cheese and see what goes into making a noodle dish taste oh-so-good!
Don’t forget to pick up official Slurping Good! instant noodle-themed merchandise and be sure to check out a selection of curated retail options featuring local brands. Each visitor will receive a complimentary tote bag containing retail and food vouchers, a pack of Nissin instant noodles as well as instant noodle claw machine tokens where you can stand to win Lazada vouchers worth up to S$50. Don’t forget to capture memorable moments at the Lazada Photobooth too.
Admission to Eatbox is free and features flavours from around the region with local twists. Some of these vendors include Sugarush, Butcher The Burger Bar, Soul Good Noodle Bar and Chickata. Marketplace is open daily features a wide variety of creative retail options.
Slurping Good! is happening at Tekka Place Annex Building, located right next to Eatbox. Tickets are available at www.slurpinggood.co.