18 New Things To Do In May 2022: SG's First ATV Trail, Drive-In Cinema Night, New GBTB Extension & More

18 New Things To Do In May 2022: SG's First ATV Trail, Drive-In Cinema Night, New GBTB Extension & More

Lifestyle Activities & Events
By Rachel on 01 May 2022
Senior Digital Editor

May might very well be our favourite month of 2022. Other than an extra long weekend thanks to Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa being back to back, there’s also a public holiday mid-month on Vesak Day. Some of you are taking this opportunity to go on short weekend trips (check out this gorgeous vintage train from Singapore to Bangkok!), but as for the rest of us, here are 18 new things to do in May 2022 in Singapore for a well-deserved break.

Read on for things to do in May 2022 in Singapore!

#1: Sing till 3am at K.STAR Karaoke’s new outer space-themed outlet

K.STAR Karaoke Plaza SingapuraPhoto from K.STAR Karaoke

Karaoke outings are back in session, and there’s no better place to sing your heart out than at K.STAR Karaoke’s brand new Plaza Singapura outlet. While this is the third K.STAR outlet in Singapore thus far, it offers a whole unique experience from the other two, with a psychedelic galaxy theme that’s simply out of this world.

K.STAR Karaoke Plaza SingapuraPhoto from K.STAR Karaoke

There’s a whole slew of room themes here, with designs inspired by disco clubs, anime, and carnivals. Check out the special Panorama Rooms with 360-degree wall projection screens that display different animations based on the song you’ve picked!

K.STAR Karaoke Plaza SingapuraPhoto from K.STAR Karaoke

With opening hours till 3am daily, this place is a haven for music-loving night owls. Rates are affordable too - the most basic room category costs $25 per hour and can fit up to 6 people, which works out to less than $4.20 per hour per person.

K.STAR Karaoke Plaza SingapuraPhoto from K.STAR Karaoke

Feeling the munchies? Grab some snacks at their in-house Korean minimart, and order a glass of fruity soju, sake, beer, or wine while you’re at it.

#2: Snap pretty shots at the first floral-themed self photo booth in Singapore

Arcade Studio self studio floral backdropPhoto from Arcade Studio

There are already a ton of self photo studios in Singapore where you can snap your own pro-quality shots using a remote control shutter, but all of them come with plain coloured backdrops. Enter Arcade Studio, which now has a romantic floral-themed set-up to add a touch of elegance to your photos.

Arcade Studio self studio floral backdropPhoto from Arcade Studio

This is part of a limited-time special that will be running only till the end of May, after which the backdrop will revert to the usual white one. Though it’s meant to be for Mother’s Day, you can also feel free to head down with your besties or your partner for some flower power fun.

Use the promo code “BLOSSOM2022” to enjoy 20% off all packages, limited to the first 200 customers only. 

Arcade Studio
Address: 3 Coleman Street, #04-12A Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore 179804
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 12pm - 8pm | Friday to Sunday: 11am - 10pm
Telephone: 8815 9457
Website

#3: Chill out with a drive-in cinema night + free burgers

Drive-in movie theatre Downtown EastPhoto from Downtown East (adapted by GirlStyle Singapore)

Kick it back old school with a classic drive-in movie night at Pasir Ris, where you’ll be catching Marvel hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings under the stars - happening for one night only.

Admission is an affordable $25 per car, which works out to just $6.25 per person if you come in a group of 4, which is the maximum number of persons allowed. On that note, it is recommended to come in a group of up to 3 persons for the best unblocked viewing experience. While that would result in fewer people to divide the cost with, it’ll set you back just slightly over $8 per person, which is still very reasonable.

Two free burgers from Ministry Of Burgers, along with two free drinks will be included. Additional burger + drink sets can be purchased at $7 each, and you can also top up a little for extra snacks like cotton candy and popcorn.

Date: 28 May 2022
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
Location: Begonia Open-air Carpark at Downtown East
Price: $25 per car with 2 free burgers and 2 drinks. Get your tickets here.
Website

#4: Get wild at Mud Krank, Singapore’s first ATV trail riding facility

Mud Krank ATV SingaporePhoto from Mud Krank

If you thought ATV adventures could only happen in neighbouring locations like Bali and Desaru, then you clearly haven’t heard of Mud Krank - Singapore’s first and only ATV trail riding facility! Get ready to embrace the great outdoors, mud and all, as you navigate your way through undulating dirt trails on a farm in rural Kranji.

Mud Krank ATV SingaporePhoto from Mud Krank

Fret not if you don’t have a driving license, because this 20minute experience doesn’t require you to have one. In fact, there are child-friendly Junior ATVs for the little ones. All you need to do is to put your foot to pedal and steer away! 

Mud Krank ATV SingaporePhoto from Mud Krank

Warning: It will get messy, especially post-rain when the ground is wet, so don’t dress up too nicely, and bring a change of clothes just in case!

Mud Krank ATV
Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, Farm H, 718813
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 2pm - 10pm (Last ride at 9.30pm). Closed on Monday.
Telephone: 6898 9228
Price: From $25 for Junior ATV, from $35 for Advanced ATV
Website

#5: Get talking about mental health with anxiety-themed pop art

EYEYAH! anxiety exhibitionPhoto from EYEYAH!

There has been much talk about mental health these days - which is great, as it helps destigmatise the issue while raising awareness, allowing people to get the right help and treatment they deserve. Delving into this issue theme is a colourful free-entry anxiety-themed pop art exhibition curated by local collective EYEYAH!, with artworks and animations approaching the subject from different perspectives to spark healthy conversations around it.

EYEYAH! anxiety exhibitionPhoto from EYEYAH!

These pieces explore what anxiety looks and feels like, the difference between positive and negative anxiety, and how one can deal with such symptoms. Children and teenagers are also more than welcome to check out and benefit from this insightful experience!

EYEYAH! anxiety exhibitionPhoto from EYEYAH!

While you’re there, grab a free copy of the EYEYAH! Magazine worth $10, while stocks last.

EYEYAH! anxiety exhibitionPhoto from EYEYAH!

Date: Until 21 May 2022
Time: Wednesday to Friday: 3pm - 12am | Saturday: 9am -12am | Sunday: 9am - 10.30pm (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
Location: Kult Cafe at 200 Turf Club Road
Price: FREE
Website

#6: Relax at GBTB’s new Active Garden extension with pet-friendly cafe

Gardens by the Bay Active GardenPhoto from Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay has expanded once again with a new Active Garden extension, a whopping 1-hectare space that includes a sprawling Moongate Lawn that’s great for picnic and a sheltered Waterfront Plaza that’s perfect for semi-outdoor weddings.

Gardens by the Bay Active GardenPhoto from Gardens by the Bay

Designed to be an all-inclusive hub for all groups of people, the Active Garden has an Outdoor Fitness Gym that’s suitable for both young and old, and a Musical Playground where you can have fun with percussion instruments.

Gardens by the Bay Active GardenPhoto from Gardens by the Bay

To foster a sense of togetherness, there’s also a volunteer-run Community Garden where over 50 kinds of edible plants are being grown. Look forward to their upcoming workshops on edible farming at home!

Gardens by the Bay Active GardenPhoto from Gardens by the Bay

Another highlight is pet-friendly artisanal gelato cafe Mylo’s, which also serves freshly-baked pastries and solid brews.

Mylo's at Gardens by the BayPhoto from Gardens by the Bay

Active Garden at Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 5am - 2am daily
Entry fees: FREE
Website

#7: “Borrow” someone’s pet dog for a playdate from just $10

Furpal dog rental SingaporePhoto from Furpal

Love dogs, but aren’t allowed to have your own or simply don’t have the resources and time to care for one? You can still have your dose of cuddles and playtime with a furriend thanks to Furpal, a pet “borrowing” service in Singapore.

How it works is that you first browse various doggy profiles on their website with descriptions on their personalities and temperament, before selecting one to go on a furdate with in the presence of the owner - usually at their home or a public space in the vicinity.

Furpal dog rental SingaporePhoto from Furpal

Through these sessions, you’ll get one-on-one interaction with a tame doggo while getting to learn more about pet care from its hoomans.

#8: Navigate obstacles & play VR games at a 14-zone bouncy castle pop-up

Let's Play bouncy castle Downtown EastPhoto from Downtown East

Heads up for those with little ones, and those who are young at heart - a massive inflatable pop-up called Let’s Play is coming to Downtown East with 14 zones, each with a different attraction! 

Let's Play bouncy castle Downtown EastPhoto from Downtown East

Let's Play bouncy castle Downtown EastPhoto from Downtown East

Other than bouncing around and making your way through obstacles, you’ll also get to play VR shooting games, dive into a ball pit, challenge your friends with a King Kong Robot game, and plenty more.

Let's Play bouncy castle Downtown EastPhoto from Downtown East

Date: 7 May to 26 June 2022
Time: Monday to Friday: 12pm - 9.30pm | Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 9.30pm
Location: D’Marquee at Downtown East
Price: From $25.50. Get your tickets here.
Website

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#9: Enjoy an affordable $25.20 nett afternoon tea set at Orchard

Cafe de Paris high teaPhoto from Cafe de Paris

After the overwhelming response for their first high tea set, Korean eatery Cafe de Paris at Orchard has come up with a brand new one with more items and similar affordable prices from just $25.20 nett per person.

Cafe de Paris high teaPhoto from Cafe de Paris

Each set includes a selection of sweets and savouries including cheesy torched Hokkaido scallops, smoked salmon canapes, and mochi bites. You’ll also be served a mille crepe and your choice of coffee, flavoured latte, or one of six free-flow teas.

#10: Make your own fragrances & check out scented exhibits at perfumery attraction, Scentopia

Scentopia at Sentosa SingaporePhoto from Scentopia

Sentosa’s newest attraction is about all things olfactory. At Scentopia, you’ll get to go on guided perfume tours to learn about the history of perfume and fun facts about our sense of smell, have fun with interactive scented exhibits that utilise AR, and learn how to make your own fragrances.

Scentopia at Sentosa SingaporePhoto from Scentopia

Their perfume workshop is like no other. First, you’ll be taking a little quiz to find out your perfume personality, where you’ll be classified under one scent profile out of Citrus, Fresh, Floral, Woody, and Oriental. Then, pick up to 20 fragrances from a massive array of over 6,000 scents at their scent bar to create your own blend that’s uniquely you!

Scentopia at Sentosa SingaporePhoto from Scentopia

A perfume-making session typically costs $95 or $125 depending on the quantity of perfume you’ve chosen, but you can currently enjoy this at half price when you book via Klook.

Scentopia
Address: 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099007
Opening hours: 11am - 6pm daily
Telephone: 8031 7081
Price: U.P. from $95. Get your tickets here.
Website

#11: Embrace your body with a steamy boudoir shoot

Drewperspectives boudoir photography SingaporePhoto from Drewperspectives

Many of us have gripes about our bodies - after all, we’re our own worst critics. But take the plunge to try out an intimate shoot with local boudoir photographer Drewperspectives, and you might just see yourself in a whole new light. Instead of simply hiding your imperfections, Drewperspectives will bring out your best through clever usage of lighting and shadows - allowing you to gain a new sense of self-confidence.

Drewperspectives boudoir photography SingaporePhoto from Drewperspectives

While boudoir shoots are typically done in lingerie, you can feel free to come in a more covered-up outfit - or even make it a couple session to highlight the bond between yourself and your partner. It’ll be an empowering experience that you won’t regret!

#12: Visit Coach’s Bagel Shop for free bag painting, merch, & exclusive bagel flavours

Coach Bagel Shop SingaporePhoto from Coach

Coach’s Bagel Shop has come to town, and with this shophouse pop-up comes a slew of retro-esque New York-inspired photo ops, a showcase of the brand’s latest fashion collection, and an actual bagel cafe. As part of a collaboration with Two Men Bagel House, this NYC-style bagel stand will have 4 exclusive limited edition flavours that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

Coach Bagel Shop SingaporePhoto from Coach

On top of that, look forward to free bag personalisation in the form of spray painting and digital printing, and claim some free collaboration merchandise such as enamel pins, tumblers, and stickers.

Coach Bagel Shop SingaporePhoto from Coach

#13:  Walk through a multicoloured lantern tunnel at Rainbow Connection II

Rainbow Connection II SingaporePhoto from Malay Heritage Centre

Stroll through an outdoor walkway of multicoloured lanterns with Rainbow Connection II, where 500 lamps suspended from a tunnel of arched structures will be lighting up the way for most of the month.

Rainbow Connection II SingaporePhoto from Malay Heritage Centre

This installation piece was co-created by local artist Lee Yun Qin and beneficiaries of non-profit organisation, Brighton Connection, which focuses on helping needy children, families, and the elderly. The lanterns are actually made using upcycled cookie containers and solar lights, each one with a unique hand-decorated design.

Rainbow Connection II SingaporePhoto from Malay Heritage Centre

These coloured lights will be set against the stately building of the Malay Heritage Centre at Kampong Glam/

Rainbow Connection II SingaporePhoto from Malay Heritage Centre

Date: Tuesdays to Sundays, until 29 May 2022 (Closed on Monday)
Time: 10am - 9pm daily
Location: Malay Heritage Centre Fountain
Price: FREE
Website

#14: Snag 73% off a couple onsen deal with massage included

Elements Wellness couple onsen dealPhoto from Elements Wellness

Japan still hasn’t opened up to tourists but in the meantime, you can pretend you’re there with a relaxing Couple Koyamaki Onsen Ritual session, which includes 40 minutes in a beautiful private Japanese-style onsen followed by a 1-hour full body massage. This typically costs a fair bit but they’re now having a promotion with 73% off!

#15: Watch films at the abandoned Pasir Panjang Power Station with Projector X: Electric Cinema

Projector X: Electric Cinema at Pasir Panjang Power StationPhoto from The Projector

There’s a certain charm about old, abandoned spaces that we can’t quite explain, and if you’re a movie buff who has a penchant for such locations, you won’t want to miss Projector X: Electric Cinema. For one weekend only, the now-defunct Pasir Panjang Power Station will be converted into a massive pop-up cinema, with a club-like atmosphere with colourful neon lights.

Movies to be screened here cover all sorts of genres from arthouse films to award-winning blockbusters, with some examples being The Electrical Life Of Louis Wane featuring cats and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sci-Fi flick Dune starring imothée Chalamet and Zandaya, and local comedy Tiong Bahru Social Club.

Date: 6 - 8 May 2022
Time: Various timings. Check out the full schedule here.
Location: Pasir Panjang Power Station A
Price: $30
Website

#16: Get a free beauty kit at Singapore’s first floral-themed Guerlain Bee Garden Boutique 

Guerlain Bee Garden Boutique SingaporePhoto from Guerlain

The newest luxury beauty store that’s buzzing in town right now is the new Guerlain Bee Garden Boutique - the first of its kind in not just Singapore, but also the whole of Southeast Asia. It’s a one-stop location for the best of Guerlain’s honey-infused skincare, perfumes, lipsticks, and a special range of outlet-exclusive haute fragrances.

Guerlain Bee Garden Boutique SingaporePhoto from Guerlain

Other than the romantic floral garden decor, there are also personalised services such as makeovers, skin consultations, and engraving on purchased products. 

Guerlain Bee Garden Boutique SingaporePhoto from Guerlain

As part of their grand opening, they’re offering free beauty kits for redemption, with no spending required. These include mini lipsticks, perfume vials and more! Visit the link below to find out how to claim yours.

#17: Watch different forms of performance art Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2022

Singapore International Festival of Arts SIFA 2022Photo from SIFA

The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2022 is coming up real soon with a fresh new line-up of performance art. Catch short plays, live music performances, interpretive films, digital art and more over this multi-day event. More details will be announced in due time, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Singapore International Festival of Arts SIFA 2022Photo from SIFA

Date: 20 May to 5 June 2022.. Check out the full schedule here.
Price: Varies depending on programme. Book your tickets here.
Website

#18: Have a romantic couple shoot at themed studio, Pitega Spaces

Pitega Spaces Singapore themed photo studioPhoto from Pitega Spaces

Away from erratic weather and photobombs is Pitega Spaces, a relatively new themed photography studio. While it’s available for rent for all sorts of purposes, including corporate shoots, we think it’s especially perfect for dreamy styled couple photoshoots.

Pitega Spaces Singapore themed photo studioPhoto from Pitega Spaces

On top of romantic floral, magic forest, and boho chic zones, there’s also a photogenic pantry corner with cosy vibes. The fact that it’s already pre-decorated so extensively means you’ll save a couple hundred bucks or even a 4-digit sum of money, as you won’t have to hire an external styling vendor to get photos on fleek.

Pitega Spaces Singapore themed photo studioPhoto from Pitega Spaces

What’s more, prices are affordable and your hours can be split over multiple dates, so nothing has to go to waste even if you’ve overestimated the time required for your shoot.

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