19 Things To Do In October 2020 For Dates With Bae & Outings With Your Friend Squad

19 Things To Do In October 2020 For Dates With Bae & Outings With Your Friend Squad

Lifestyle
By Rachel on 01 Oct 2020
Senior Digital Editor

We officially enter the fourth quarter of the year with October, which means there are just 3 months left before 2021 arrives. Though it hasn’t exactly been a smooth-sailing year, it’s still worth taking time to enjoy the little moments with your loved ones instead of wishing for 2020 to hurry up and pass us by.

Spend some quality time with your friends or partner and check off these 19 new activities including Halloween events, an Alice in Wonderland-themed race, and an interactive dining theatre cum book workshop with a 5-course meal and cocktail-making experience.

P.S.: If you missed last month's edition of our events and activities round-up, check it out here.

Read on to find out about these 19 things to do in October 2020 in Singapore!

#1: Have a snowy battle at Winter Shooting Arena, Snow City’s latest attraction

Winter Shooting Arena Snow City Singapore
Photo from Snow City Singapore

Snow City has been around since many of us were kids but there’s more to explore in that wintery paradise. After opening a bumper car zone last year, they’ve since added a Winter Shooting Arena to their list of attractions, so you can go trigger happy in a shootout with your buddies in a sub-zero environment.

Winter Shooting Arena Snow City Singapore
Photo from Snow City Singapore

If you’d rather not risk getting pelted by snow, there’s also a target shooting area for you to put your accuracy to the test.

Prices start from $19 for a 1-hour session. Find out more on their website here.

#2: Celebrate Halloween at Universal Studios Singapore

Halloween Universal Studios Singapore 2020
Photo from Resorts World Sentosa

Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) will be taking a break this year, but you can still celebrate the occasion at Universal Studios Singapore, where the entire theme park will be decked out in spooktacular Halloween decor. Characters like the Minions and Sesame Street friends will be given a monster makeover, and you’re encouraged to come in costume too - so long as it doesn’t involve masks that cover the whole face (for safety purposes).

Halloween Universal Studios Singapore 2020
Photo from Resorts World Sentosa

Tickets cost just $66 (U.P. $81) for adults, and will include an exclusive USS Halloween mask and mystery gift.

Halloween Universal Studios Singapore 2020
Photo from Resorts World Sentosa

Pop by the nearby eateries to enjoy Halloween-themed fare such as pizza and pasta topped with “eyeballs” and meatball “brains” at Pizzeria, as well as Spooky Cookies by award-winning pastry chef Kenny Kong at Malaysian Food Street’s Fung Wong Confectionery.

Find out more here.

Date: Until 1 November 2020
Location: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Price: $66 for adults. Get your tickets here.
Website

#3: Visit the new floating Apple store at Marina Bay Sands

Floating apple store Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Photo from Marina Bay Sands

Apple’s newest outlet in Singapore has opened and it’s a futuristic floating glass dome on the waters by Marina Bay Sands. It’s not just a visual stunner from the outside - its interior is lined with “sunshade rings” which angle the sun’s rays in a strategic manner, allowing for comfortable shade even on glaring hot afternoons.

Floating apple store Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Photo from Marina Bay Sands

On top of that, this sleek orb gives you a 360-degree view of the scenic surroundings, and comes with plenty of potted trees within for a calming vibe. Look up from the inside and you’ll be able to gaze at the sky through the oculus.

Floating apple store Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Photo from Marina Bay Sands

Find out more here.

#4: Pick up ant-keeping with Just Ants, an ant hobby store at Yishun

Just Ants Yishun Singapore
Photo from @justantsss via Instagram

Ants are creatures we humans generally wish to avoid - especially where our food is involved. But ant-keeping is an actual hobby that’s slowly gaining traction here, and if you’d like to get started, pop by Yishun and pay a visit to Just Ants, where you can purchase your very own starter kit with different species of ants and watch them build their intricate tunnels

Read our full article on Just Ants here.

#5: Partake in an Alice in Wonderland-themed race and earn a whimsical bookmark medal

Alice in Wonderland Time Capsule run 42race
Photo from 42race

Need some motivation to exercise? Hop down the rabbit hole with the Time Capsule Run, an Alice in Wonderland-themed run by 42race. Conquer that 3km distance and you'll earn a unique bookmark medal with the image of Alice and the Red Queen or the White Rabbit, complete with name engraving!

Alice in Wonderland Time Capsule run 42race
Photo from 42race

This will be a virtual race that you can complete in your own time within the stipulated race dates, at your preferred location too. All you need to do is to sync up your fitness tracker to your phone, record your distance covered, and submit your deets to be eligible for your medal. Easy peasy!

Find out more here.

Date: Pocket Watch: 16 to 18 October 2020 | Wonderland: 23 to 25 October 2020
Price: $9.99 for single medal | $19.95 for bundle of 2 medals.  Book your tickets here.
Website

#6: Splash around at HydroDash, Singapore’s first inflatable floating waterpark

HydroDash Singapore floating waterpark Sentosa
Photo from HydroDash

Cool yourself down from the heat and humidity with HydroDash, Singapore’s first inflatable floating waterpark. Located at Sentosa, this bouncy paradise of slides and obstacles is suitable for both kids and adults, with reasonably-priced entry too.

HydroDash Singapore floating waterpark Sentosa
Photo from HydroDash

Read our full article on HydroDash here.

#7: Watch indie Chinese movies at Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2020

Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2020
Photo from Filmgarde Cineplexes

Expand your horizons beyond C-dramas and Chinese TV series, and check out the indie Chinese short films that are part of the 8th Singapore Chinese Film Festival. Previously put on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, the festival is now back on and will showcase a range of films spanning across all genres, from romance to drama and even animated ones.

Singapore Chinese Film Festival 2020
Photo from Filmgarde Cineplexes

Find out more here.

Date: 2 to 11 October 2020. Find the various show timings here.
Location: Filmgarde Cineplexes Bugis+
Price: $15 per film
Website

#8: Visit the retro Coca-Cola 7-Eleven, the first themed convenience store in SG

Coca-Cola 7-Eleven Singapore
Photo from 7-Eleven Singapore

Taiwan’s Hello Kitty-themed 7-Elevens make snack shopping an extra exciting affair, but closer to home, we have the new Coca-Cola 7-Eleven outlet - Singapore’s very first themed convenient store that comes with a retro vibe.

Coca-Cola 7-Eleven Singapore
Photo from 7-Eleven Singapore

Decked in red and white to match the colours associated with the fizzy drink, this themed 7-Eleven branch is laden with neon lights, comfy beanbags, and of course, photo spots. You can even have a spin on their foosball and claw machines!

Coca-Cola 7-Eleven Singapore
Photo from 7-Eleven Singapore

Read our full article on the Coca-Cola 7-Eleven here.

#9: Cycle through Jurong Lake Gardens with a new bike rental service nearby

Jurong Lake Gardens cycling bicycle rental
Photo from NParks

With its sprawling boardwalks and long stretches of greenery, Jurong Lake Gardens is the perfect cycling spot. Fret not if you don’t live in the West - or don’t own a bicycle - because there’s a newly-opened GoCycling bike rental store near Chinese Garden MRT at Block 353 Jurong East Street 31. Rental costs $8 per hour for adults and $6 per hour for children.

Jurong Lake Gardens cycling bike rental
Photo from NParks

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The best part is that you can rent and return your bike at any GoCycling outlet so long as it’s manned, so you could even try a route that goes from one end of the island to another if you’re up for an adventure. It’s possible to cycle to Punggol or even Changi from there!

Find out more here.

#10: Join a travel-themed “Around The World In 80 Days” dining theatre cum book workshop

Andsoforth around the world in 80 days book workshop
Photo from @andsoforthsg via Instagram

After a series of successful dining theatre sessions with themes of mythology and fairytales, Andsoforth is back with a slightly different concept. This time, they will take you on an adventure centred around the book “Around The World In 80 Days”, but instead of a pure theatrical performance, it’ll be an interactive book analysis workshop - with food, of course.

Andsoforth around the world in 80 days book workshop
Photo from @andsoforthsg via Instagram

As you move from room to room, you’ll be tucking into 5 dishes representing the different countries you’ll be “visiting” - from the streets of New York to France, Japan, and more. Sail the seas, explore the jungle, and be part of a circus all in one session, with a cocktail-making workshop to boot.

Andsoforth around the world in 80 days book workshop
Photo from @andsoforthsg via Instagram

 

Date: Until 26 December 2020
Location: It’s a secret - to be revealed 24 hours before your session.
Price: $128. Book your tickets here.
Website

#11: Soak in the festive atmosphere with Mid-Autumn light-ups across the island

GBTB Mid-Autumn festival 2020
Photo from Gardens by the Bay

Mid-Autumn Festival is on 1 October, but the festive light-ups last through the weekend, some beyond, so there’s still a good chance to get an eyeful of those dazzling lanterns and light installations.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 Singapore
Photo from @calebibi2018 via Instagram

Some of these include a romantic apricot grove at Gardens by the Bay, to retro Hong Kong-style street signs at Chinatown, and a lantern walkway along Esplanade Waterfront.

Read our full article featuring the 5 Mid-Autumn light-ups in Singapore here.

#12: Go on a “holiday” to Korea at IG-worthy Korean cafes in Singapore

PLUSEIGHTTWO Korean cafe Singapore
Photo from PLUSEIGHTTWO

While our holiday plans are on hold, it doesn’t hurt to play tourist in our own little island. In fact, if you get imaginative enough, you can even recreate a Korean holiday experience with the many aesthetically-pleasing Korean cafes in Singapore that’ll make you feel as though you’re cafe-hopping in Seoul.

PLUSEIGHTTWO Korean cafe Singapore
Photo from PLUSEIGHTTWO

These eateries serve all the Korean classics like bingsu, fried chicken, and fruity iced drinks, but also have Western cafe fare like eggs benedict and waffles.

Read our full article on Korean cafes in Singapore here.

#13: Dine in a private underwater dome at the SEA Aquarium 

Aqua Gastronomy SEA Aquarium bubble dome dining Singapore
Photo from Resorts World Sentosa

Fine dining just got even finer with Aqua Gastronomy, a brand new private bubble dome dining concept at SEA Aquarium, which will be happening till the end of the month. As you tuck into your 4-course meal, you’ll be treated to the sight of marine life swimming around you as special light and sound effects heighten the whole experience.

Aqua Gastronomy SEA Aquarium bubble dome dining Singapore
Photo from Resorts World Sentosa

Read our full article on Aqua Gastronomy here.

#14: Visit the $1.60 store at Bedok for cheap snacks and home items

$1.60 eco-shop Singapore bedok
Photo from Chris Lee via Facebook

Now here’s a store that will trump Daiso and its host of $2 items. Eco-Shop is a bargain store where everything is sold for only $1.60, whether it’s food, kids’ toys, stationery, or home items. Though it opened sometime in 2018, it recently went viral after Facebook page Auntie Approved Deals posted about it.

Hailing from Malaysia, Eco-Shop is located at 206 Bedok North Street 1, #01-355 - not too far from [email protected] Find out more here.

#15: Admire the rare Blue Moon on Halloween night

Halloween Blue Moon Singapore 2020
Photo from Adobe via Simplemost

Halloween is gonna be extra spooktacular this year, as there will be a Blue Moon emerging in Singapore’s skies on that very night. The last Halloween Blue Moon happened 19 years ago, and the next will only be occurring in 2039 - so make sure you don’t miss this!

Read our full article on the Blue Moon in Singapore here.

#16: Get sports gear at the new 2-storey Decathlon at Orchard with VR zones

2-storey decathlon orchard centrepoint Singapore
Photo from Decathlon Singapore

Ever since they set up shop here, Decathlon has become a go-to for affordable sports gear. They’ve got everything from activewear to camping equipment and even gym machinery like treadmills and stationary bikes. Now, you can elevate that shopping experience at their new 2-storey outlet at Centrepoint, Orchard - the first of its kind in Singapore.

2-storey decathlon orchard centrepoint Singapore
Photo from Decathlon Singapore

Other than a whole lot more space and product offerings, this outlet also has high-tech VR zones and test areas with basketball hoops and running tracks so you can make a more well-informed purchase decision.

#17: Have a brunch date at a scenic alfresco eatery

alfresco cafe Singapore Merci Marcel
Photo from Merci Marcel

It’s good to have a little fresh air once in a while, so why not switch things up and take your brunch date outdoors at an alfresco cafe or restaurant? There are plenty of such places in Singapore, some of which are shrouded in nature, others in high-rise locations overlooking calm waters.

alfresco cafe Singapore Wildseed
Photo from Wildseed Cafe

Read our full article with a list of 8 aesthetically-pleasing alfresco eateries here.

#18:  Engage a beauty concierge service and pamper your skin in the comfort of home

ONLY HOME beauty concierge home facial Singapore
Photo from Only Aesthetics

Busy ladies will know the struggle of having to rush to beauty appointments after work. Leave that all in the past with Only Home, a new beauty concierge service by Only Aesthetics, which brings all the pampering treatments you need right to your home. Other than facials, their services also include acne scar treatment, mole removal, and fat reduction.

Find out more here.

#19: Grab coffee at the new Starbucks in a colonial house at Katong

Starbucks Katong Singapore Peranakan colonial
Photo from Starbucks Singapore

Your coffee runs just got a lot more exciting with Starbucks' newest outlet at Katong, which is located in a gorgeous colonial building that’s perfect as a photo backdrop.

Starbucks Katong Singapore Peranakan colonial
Photo from Starbucks Singapore

Exterior aside, the inside has a clean look with plenty of light wood, accented by Peranakan-inspired artwork all over the walls.

Starbucks Katong Singapore Peranakan colonial
Photo from Starbucks Singapore

Read our full article on the new Peranakan-inspired Starbucks here.

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