20 New Things To Do In November 2021 For 2 Pax Date Activities With Bae Or Your BFF

20 New Things To Do In November 2021 For 2 Pax Date Activities With Bae Or Your BFF

Lifestyle Activities & Events
By Rachel on 02 Nov 2021
Senior Digital Editor

The “2 pax outing” life is here to stay, for another month at least, so we might as well make the most out of it. Your social life doesn’t have to be cast aside when there are so many new activities in Singapore waiting to be discovered for dates and catch-ups.

Here are 20 of the best new things to do in Singapore for November 2021 including photo opportunities, hands-on workshops, and Universal Studios’ newest premium experience that comes with themed theatrical dining and no queues for rides.

Read on for things to do in November 2021 in Singapore!

#1: Marvel at the massive 42-metre KAWS:HOLIDAY sculpture landing at Marina Bay

KAWS:HOLIDAY SingaoprePhoto from KAWS

After touring the world since 2018 and making stops in Seoul, Japan, Taipei, the UK and more, KAWS:HOLIDAY is landing in Singapore this November - and it’s one of colossal proportions. Featuring the American artist’s signature character, COMPANION, holding a miniature version of itself, this massive 42-metre inflatable sculpture is set to be a head-turner from every angle.

KAWS:HOLIDAY SingaoprePhoto from KAWS

Date: 14 - 21 November 2021
Time: 24/7
Location: The Float @ Marina Bay
Price: FREE

#2: Personalise your own hand-painted leather accessories in a guided workshop

Marquage leather painting workshop SingaporePhoto from @lydia_bespoke via Instagram

What’s arguably better than treating yourself to stylish leather goods is the satisfaction of getting them 100% personalised by you, for you - with cute animal designs to boot.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete newbie to painting, for the Marquage Semi-Realistic Pet & Furry Friends workshop by local artist Lydia Syiariel is designed to be so beginner-friendly that even children can take part! True story: She’s had 12-year-old participants before and their paintings turned out beautifully.

Marquage leather painting workshop SingaporePhoto from @lydia_bespoke via Instagram

During this 3-hour guided workshop you’ll be taught the basics of leather painting through a live demonstration, and pick up techniques on how to create your own artwork featuring your pet or favourite animal, with plenty of one-to-one attention. This also includes applying a foundation on your leather goods, blending colours using various brush strokes, and waterproofing with a coating. Complimentary name calligraphy will also be provided.

Marquage leather painting workshop SingaporePhoto from @lydia_bespoke via Instagram

All materials will be provided, including thin marquee brushes and quality leather paints in individual bottles. The upcoming session is for leather journals, though you can look out for future sessions that involve other accessories like pouches and card holders, and different types of designs. Check out their full schedule here.

Date: 12 November 2021
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Frasers Tower
Price: $168. Book here.
Website

#3: Sail along on a $15 ferry round-trip between Sentosa and Lazarus Island

$15 ferry Sentosa to LazarusPhoto from Marina South Ferries

Who says boat rides have to cost an arm and a leg? Okay, while that may be true for yacht charters, you can get a similar wind-in-your-hair island experience with the new ferry service embarking from Sentosa. From just $15, you’ll get a round trip from Sentosa Cove to Lazarus Island, where you get to sink your toes into the pristine white sands of the unique horseshoe-shaped beach at Eagle’s Bay.

From there, you can take a quick walk to the neighbouring St John’s Island, which is connected to Lazarus by a bridge.

Date & time: Fridays, Weekends, and Public Holidays. Check out the full ferry schedule here.
Location: Sentosa Cove
Price: $18 for Adults | $15 for Children | $60 for 2 Adults + 2 Children ($15 per person)
Website

#4: Enjoy 40% off the interactive Virtual Realms exhibition at ArtScience Museum

Virtual Realms ArtScience Museum SingaporePhoto from ArtScience Museum

Virtual Realms ArtScience Museum SingaporePhoto from ArtScience Museum

If you haven’t already visited the new Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, we’re here to tell you to keep up with the times. Having visited it ourselves, we can vouch that the slew of interactive elements here will evoke a sense of wonder as surprises unfold around every corner.

Virtual Realms ArtScience Museum SingaporePhoto from Virtual Realms

Virtual Realms ArtScience Museum SingaporePhoto from Virtual Realms

Some highlights: Use glowing spheres to activate animations and music with your movement, enter a real-life video game whereby the story will take shape based on your interaction with others, and play a game where you’ll be using soft geometric shapes to catch cotton candy and win points against your opponent!

Virtual Realms ArtScience Museum SingaporePhoto from ArtScience Museum

An added incentive to visit? An ongoing promotion that gives you 40% off weekday tickets, from now till 19 November only. 

Date: Promotion till 19 November 2021 | Exhibition until 9 January 2022
Time: 10am - 7pm (last entry 6pm)
Location: ArtScience Museum
Price: $9.50 for Adults with promo (U.P. $16)
Website

#5: Experience Singapore’s first Mongolian Yurt Getaway with campfire & movies under the stars

Mongolian Yurt Staycation SingaporePhoto from Beyond Expeditions

All this talk about VTLs has gotten us itching to travel - not that we haven’t already been missing out on those much-needed vacays since early last year. Still, it might not be too safe to jet off just yet, but in the meantime, you can still beat the travel bug with the first Mongolian Yurt Getaway in Singapore, located in a grassy campsite in the North.

Mongolian Yurt Staycation SingaporePhoto from Beyond Expeditions

Organised by local guides who consider idyllic Mongolia their “second home”, this pet-friendly 2D1N campcation will have you learning more about the Mongol’s culture, while picking up basic wilderness survival skills such as setting up a shelter, chopping wood, and starting your own campfire - which you can then roast marshmallows over while catching a movie under the stars.

Mongolian Yurt Staycation SingaporePhoto from Beyond Expeditions

All meals, including an outdoor dinner cookout, will be provided. There are toilets with shower facilities nearby so comfort and cleanliness won’t be an issue.

Read our full article on the Mongolian Yurt Getaway in Singapore here.

#6: Try out PHOTOMATIC’s Squid Game-themed self studio backdrops & costumes

PHOTOMATIC squid game selfie studio SingaporePhoto from PHOTOMATIC

Squid Game fever is in full swing and tons of brands have hopped on the bandwagon to capitalise on the hype. One such place is PHOTOMATIC, a Korean-style self photo studio, which has that classic pink backdrop and jumpsuit costumes for fans of the K-series to revel in. Both soft copies and photo prints can be purchased.

PHOTOMATIC squid game selfie studio SingaporePhoto from PHOTOMATIC

Non-fans can also get in on the fun, with other pastel backgrounds like periwinkle blue and peachy orange. That aside, the entire outlet itself is also photo-worthy, with a rainbow runway-like corridor and angel wing wall art that you can pose against.

PHOTOMATIC squid game selfie studio SingaporePhoto from PHOTOMATIC

Read our full article on PHOTOMATIC here.

#7: Get dibs on USS’ premium “It’s Showtime!” Halloween experience with themed dining & no queues

Universal Studios Singapore It's Showtime HalloweenPhoto from Resorts World Sentosa

Universal Studios Singapore’s first-ever premium experience is now open for booking, and no, we’re not talking about mere express passes. What’s you’re about to feast your senses on at It’s Showtime! is an out-of-this-world spectacle with performances, theatrical dining, and, get this - all your favourite rides sans queues.

Universal Studios Singapore It's Showtime Halloween dinner theatrePhoto from Resorts World Sentosa

Only open to 100 pax, this highly exclusive and immersive treat will only occur after the theme park’s early closure for the day, so you’ll truly be getting the full monty without having to worry about crowds compromising the fun.

Universal Studios Singapore It's Showtime HalloweenPhoto from Resorts World Sentosa

The upcoming edition of It’s Showtime! happening on 7 November only will be Halloween-themed, so get your ghoul on and come in costume if you wish! For the first few hours, you’ll get free reign of all the rides, as well as the Halloween Horror Nights Exhibition and Scream Alley full of frightful fiends.

Universal Studios Singapore It's Showtime HalloweenPhoto from Resorts World Sentosa

Once night falls at 7pm, you’ll be taken on a dinner-tainment session rotating between 3 in-park restaurants. Warning: Some maniacal monsters might just join you for your meal, so keep your wits about you lest you lose your head! 

Universal Studios Singapore It's Showtime dining theatrePhoto from Resorts World Sentosa

The night will end off on a high note with a Monster Mash Bash as the grand finale. Be warned, prices are a tad steep, but you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth with all the VVVIP treatment.

According to Resorts World Sentosa, It’s Showtime! is best suited for those aged 18 and above. A little birdie told us that the next few editions of It’s Showtime! at USS will be Christmas-themed, so keep your eyes peeled for further news!

Date: 7 November 2021
Time: 4.30pm - 9pm
Location: Universal Studios Singapore
Price: $248. Book here.
Website

#8: Bond with bae over a bento cake workshop at Galore Bake Studio

Bento cake workshop SingaporePhoto from Galore Bake Studio

Korean-style bento cakes are the latest confectionary trend. Because they’re so petite, they’re perfect for individuals or pairs who want a little bit of indulgence for a special occasion, but can’t stomach an entire whole cake by themselves. Instead of simply ordering one to share, have a bonding session with your partner with a DIY bento cake workshop by Galore Bake Studio!

Bento cake workshop SingaporePhoto from Galore Bake Studio

The mini bento cakes will be pre-baked so all you need to do is show up, choose any icing colours and piping tips of your preference, and get creative. Along the way, guidance will be given so that you can achieve your desired effect. Best part is, all the cleaning up will be done by the studio, so don’t be afraid to get messy - it’s all part of the process.

Bento cake workshop SingaporePhoto from Galore Bake Studio

Those who’d rather not head out during this period can opt to purchase a home kit instead.

Date & Time: Usually 1pm or 3.30pm. Check out their full class schedule here.
Location: City Gate
Price: $65 for 2 pax ($32.50 per person)
Website

#9: Watch a heritage building become a neon light canvas with A Very Small Exhibition

Very Small Exhibition Malay Heritage CentrePhoto from Very Small Exhibition

Very Small Exhibition is an art collective started by a trio of friends, and one thing’s constant throughout many of their pop-up installations: Neon lights. You may have caught their set-ups at various spots around the country, including HDB staircases and scenic spots along the Marina waterfront.

Very Small Exhibition Malay Heritage CentrePhoto from Very Small Exhibition

These mini exhibitions are usually fleeting - sometimes only lasting a couple of hours - but the one at the Malay Heritage Centre will be here for the rest of this month, so you’ve got plenty of time to catch it!

Very Small Exhibition Malay Heritage CentrePhoto from Very Small Exhibition

The stately building which used to be the Istana will be lit aglow in various shades of blue to bring awareness to World Mental Health Day, while the various annexes will be given an additional splash of colour that’s part of the collective’s signature style. Find out more here.

Date: Tuesdays to Sundays, until 30 November 2021
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: Malay Heritage Centre
Price: FREE
Website

#10: Shop for cat-themed merch and pet cute kitties at the Catty Arty Furstival

Catty Arty Furstival Kitten Sanctuary SingaporePhoto from The Kitten Sanctuary

 

Remember The Cat Museum? After dealing with an unreasonable landlord a couple of years ago, they moved out of their original premises and rebranded into The Kitten Sanctuary, where they’ve been providing neo-natal care to abandoned kittens and pregnant felines in need of help. 

Great news for cat-lovers, for The Cat Museum is now making a comeback, just one minute away from the Sanctuary. But first, the non-profit organisation is kicking things off with a Catty Arty Furstival, with the aim of raising funds for upkeep which includes food and vet fees for the felines. There are no entry fees, only a pay-as-you-wish donation. Do be generous if you can spare the cash!

Catty Arty Furstival Kitten Sanctuary SingaporePhoto from @bleak_illustration via Instagram

 

This mini art market of sorts will feature cat-themed creations from local artists including stickers, tote bags, greeting cards, illustrations and more. Sales from these products will also be channeled towards the organisation’s cat-saving efforts.

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Catty Arty Furstival Kitten Sanctuary SingaporePhoto from The Cat Museum

While there, you’ll get the privilege of meeting the 15 Supurrstars aka resident cats, as well as some cute little furbabies that are up for adoption. Perhaps you’ll find your new bestie there.

Date: 6 November 2021
Time: 12pm - 8pm (1-hour timeslots)
Location: The Cat Museum - 781A North Bridge Road
Price: Pay as you wish from $1 onwards. Book here.
Website

#11: Get edgy portraits at FREEFLOW, Singapore’s first LED-based photo studio

FREEFLOW LED photography studio SingaporePhoto from @freeflowsingapore ft. @dipdyeshit

Redefining studio portrait photography is FREEFLOW, Singapore’s first LED-based photo studio that brings a colourful, edgy twist with their RGB lights in unlimited colours. This is an inclusive judgment-free space that welcomes all, so you could even come in crazy costumes if you like. Prices are kept reasonable and you can even opt for a special two-toined “halo” effect at no additional cost. They’re pet-friendly too!

Read our full article on FREEFLOW here.

#12: Have your own K-drama moment with a Squid Game-themed staycation

Squid Game Staycation Singapore Goodwood Park HotelPhoto from KKday

Squid Game, again? Well, we’re not complaining - and we bet many of you aren’t either. Now that you’ve binge-watched the entire series and are waiting for Season 2, have your very own Korean thriller drama moment in the form of Goodwood Park Hotel’s Squid Game-themed staycation. Or rather, The Sotong Game Episode, as they call it, due to copyright-related reasons.

Squid Game Staycation Singapore Goodwood Park HotelPhoto from KKday

Don’t worry, there’s nothing scary about this staycay, and in fact, there are attractive prizes to be won! Your Deluxe Mayfair Room will come with 2 Sotong Game Experience sets, which includes outfits, Dalgona candy, and chocolate milk, as well as 2 tickets to the Sotong Game Challenge. 10 weekly winners will snag themselves a 3-course steak dinner for 2 at Goodwood Park’s Coffee Lounge worth $230!

Squid Game Staycation Singapore Goodwood Park HotelPhoto from KKday

The game challenge arena at the sheltered Tudor Courtyard has 5 old-school game stations, where you’ll be challenging yourselves to five stones, goli, ring water toss, pick-up sticks, and hopscotch. Time to put your wits and reflexes to the test!

Squid Game Staycation Singapore Goodwood Park HotelPhoto from KKday

There’s also a giant 3-metre Younghee doll, as well as an instant photo booth where you can get cute print-outs with your partner or BFF. Other perks include a 1-for-1 Spa Rael voucher and 15% off a la carte orders at the hotel’s restaurants.

Squid Game Staycation Singapore Goodwood Park HotelPhoto from KKday

 This Squid Game-inspired staycation costs $360 nett per night per room, which works out to $180 nett per person when you go as a pair.

Date: Until 22 November 2021
Location: Goodwood Park Hotel
Price: $360 nett/night ($180 per person). Book here.
Website

#13: Play to your heart’s content with 1-for-1 tokens at Fat Cat Arcade

Fat Cat Arcade 1-for-1 KlookPhoto from Fat Cat Arcade

Mash buttons with Bishi Bashi, snag toys from claw catcher machines, and shoot baddies to your heart’s content at Fat Cat Arcade, which now has a 1-for-1 token promotion. For just $9.70, you’ll get $20 worth of credits (80 tokens) which can be used at either their Somerset outlet or new Sun Plaza branch at Sembawang.

Fat Cat Arcade 1-for-1 KlookPhoto from Fat Cat Arcade

Tokens must be booked via Klook from now till 21 November 2021, and are valid for 2 months from date of purchase. Ration them out over a few weeks of arcade dates, or go all out and blow them all at one shot - it’s your call!

Address: [email protected] and Sun Plaza
Price: $9.70 for 80 tokens (U.P. $20). Book here.
Website

#14: Take a trip to hell at the revamped Haw Par Villa and its new museum

Haw Par Villa Singapore reopensPhoto from GirlStyle SG

Haw Par Villa, the macabre theme park that depicts scenes from Chinese mythology, has finally reopened after 9 months of renovation works. Other than its star attraction, the Ten Courts of Hell, which shows terrifying scenes of punishment in the afterlife, there’s also a brand new Hell’s Museum where the subject of funerals and cultural practices surrounding them are explored.

Haw Par Villa Singapore heaven photo spotPhoto from GirlStyle SG

With that comes 3D optical illusion art of heaven and hell - which we already see becoming a top photo spot of the area - as well as a zone dedicated to Día de los Muertos in Mexican culture.

Haw Par Villa Singapore hell photo spotPhoto from GirlStyle SG

Read our full article on Haw Par Villa here.

#15: Go old-school at an Uncle Ringo carnival with rides, games, and claw machines

Uncle Ringo Carnival Downtown EastPhoto from Uncle Ringo

Uncle Ringo brings back many happy memories from our childhoods, and they’re here to brighten our lives once more with their newest carnival at Downtown East as part of the entertainment venue’s D’Ultimate Xcape pop-up event - just in time for the festive season!

Uncle Ringo Carnival Downtown EastPhoto from Uncle Ringo

From bumper cars to the classic pirate ship, there will be a good handful of exhilarating rides for thrill-seekers, as well as milder ones suitable for young children. There’s something for everyone no matter your age group!

Uncle Ringo Carnival Downtown EastPhoto from Uncle Ringo

As with every Uncle Ringo pop-up, there will be plenty of old-school carnival games such as ring toss, target shooting and the like, where you can try your hand at winning a plushie for yourself or bae! Claw machines will likely be stationed there too.

Uncle Ringo Carnival Downtown EastPhoto from Uncle Ringo

Date: 5 November to 20 March 2022
Location: Downtown East (Begonia carpark)
Price: Entry is free, tickets for rides and games apply
Website

#16: Step into the Hundred Acre Wood with a Winnie-the-Pooh pop-up 

Winnie The Pooh pop-up SuntecPhoto from Goldwood

Now that the Disney Tsum Tsum pop-up has since ended, in its place is a brand new Winnie-the-Pooh wonderland. Split into two sections, this galore of all things Pooh-related has a photo zone, as well as a retail corner with exclusive merchandise like t-shirts, bags, blind boxes and accessories.

Winnie The Pooh pop-up SuntecPhoto from Goldwood

These include life-sized standees of the characters including Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore, as well as watercolour-style wall murals that have a whimsical quality to them. There’s even realistic Autumn tree decor for you to feel as though you’re really in Pooh’s woodland world.

Winnie The Pooh pop-up SuntecPhoto from Goldwood

Read our full article on the Winnie-the-Pooh pop-up here.

#17: Play a live theatrical escape room game with a Murder at Old Changi Hospital theme

Murder at Old Changi Hospital escape room gamePhoto from Sight Lines Entertainment

Who says that spooky season is over? For us, it’s just gotten started. Get into some good bone-chilling excitement with Murder at Old Changi Hospital The Live Experience, an escape room game with theatrical elements and a storyline based off the ghost stories surrounding that supposedly haunted, abandoned landmark.

The experience is split into 2 parts; The first is a live escape room at a secret location, where you’ll be solving puzzles to uncover a grisly mystery of a paranormal investigator’s disappearance - all within 60 minutes. Teamwork is key - each person in your group will pick a different role, and you’ll be split up into two sub-groups with walkie talkies for communication.

Murder at Old Changi Hospital escape room gamePhoto from Sight Lines Entertainment

The second part, a virtual experience, is a continuation of the story. All clues and case files collected during the first half will be used during this portion to find out who was responsible for the murder of Farah Aiyah (played by Munah Bagharib) within the hospital - whose ghost is said to still strap the souls of the the four Commandos associated with the case.

How everything pans out will depend on your own choices in the game’s non-linear, choose-your-own-adventure format!

Note: According to organiser The Future Stage/Sight Lines Entertainment, The Live Experience for 5 pax will continue as planned amidst the current restrictions, while abiding to current Safe Management Measures.

Date: Fridays to Sundays, from 12 November 2021 to 2 January 2022
Time:  2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm and 9pm
Location: It’s a secret!
Price: $200 for up to 5 pax (from $40 per person). Book here.
Website

#18: Book a staycation at Singapore’s first roving container hotel with themed rooms

Container hotel Singapore Downtown EastPhoto from SG Hotel On Wheels

Container hotel Singapore Downtown EastPhoto from SG Hotel On Wheels

Singapore’s first Hotel On Wheels with a roving container concept is now open for bookings at Downtown East. Each of the 10 rooms are decked out in a different theme, ranging from Safari Paradise to Resort Retreat and Street Punk. There’s also a funky Pop Art room as well as a Retro Mambo one for those who want a throwback.

Container Hotel SingaporePhoto from SG Hotel On Wheels

With the containers all lined up in neat rows, the compound has a “street art market” sort of vibe reminiscent of Bangkok. This is further amped up with deck chairs, vibrant palm tree sculptures, fairy lights, and snazzy neon installations including a series of 12-metre towers glowing brightly in a multitude of colours.

Container hotel Singapore Downtown EastPhoto from SG Hotel On Wheels

Container Hotel SingaporePhoto from Downtown East

 

Read our full article on Hotel on Wheels here.

#19: Soak in nature’s calm with the new Therapeutic Garden at Jurong Lake Gardens

Therapeutic Garden Jurong Lake GardensPhoto from Nparks

The vast naturescape of Jurong Lake Gardens has just expanded even further with the opening of their new Therapeutic Garden. Designed with seniors with dementia and children with autism, ADHD, and disabilities in mind, the two-section space is wheelchair-friendly and includes interactive portions such as musical elements and a glow-in-the-dark labyrinth. It’s also connected to the existing Butterfly Maze, where fluttery friends await.

Therapeutic Garden Jurong Lake GardensPhoto from NParks

There are currently 7 of such Therapeutic Gardens in Singapore thus far, with this one being the largest yet! Head down and bask in the calm of nature for a quick escape from your busy day-to-day duties.

Therapeutic Garden Jurong Lake GardensPhoto from NParks

Address: Yuan Ching Road, Jurong Lake Gardens
Opening hours: 24/7
Website

#20: Treat your partner to a cruise getaway at just $11

Dream Cruises $11 deal 11.11Photo from Dream Cruises

Other than staycations, going on a cruise seems to be top on most people's to-do lists during this period. While such sea-cations often cost as much as a flight or more, taking advantage of Dream Cruises’ 11.11 sale won’t have you dipping too much in your pockets, since every second guest gets to board for just $11! It’s such a negligible amount that it’s almost akin to a 1-for-1 deal.

Dream Cruises $11 deal 11.11Photo from Dream Cruises

You’ll get to pick from a Balcony Stateroom or Palace Suite. Prices for two start from $265 + $11 for a 2-night trip, which works out to as low as $138/pax when you go splitsies!

Read our full article on Dream Cruises’ $11 promotion here.

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