Congratulations, friends - we’ve made it to the second quarter of the year, which means our 2021 adventure is 25% complete. As we kick off this month with a public holiday, it’s a good chance to refresh your spirits with some fun new activities - and our list of 17 things to do in April is sure to have you covered.
This month’s list includes an Uncle Ringo carnival, McDonald’s-themed staycation, and Singapore’s first-ever indoor go-karting circuit, with a tiki theme to boot.
Read on for things to do in April 2021 in Singapore!
#1: Lose yourself in the different mazes in Singapore, including a hedge maze
It’s time to get lost - in one of the many mazes in Singapore, that is! Use your wits and challenge yourself to work your way through the labyrinths of a hedge maze, mirror maze, and even a lesser-known rooftop concrete maze located right in the heart of town.
We’ve compiled a list of 6 free-entry or SingapoRediscovers-eligible places in Singapore where you can lose yourself in what we’d like to call an “old-school escape game”.
Read our full article on these mazes in Singapore here.
#2: Race through Singapore’s first indoor karting circuit with tiki theme at RWS
Singapore’s very first indoor go-kart circuit is opening at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) as a limited-time Circuit Tiki pop-up, which you can race through both rain or shine - a real blessing given our erratic weather these days. Set up by KF1 Karting Circuit, this 550-metre track comes with a cute Hawaiian tiki theme and neon lights to amp up the excitement!
Anyone is welcome, so long as you’re above 1.4m tall, arrive in covered shoes, and agree to put on the hair nets and helmets provided. Beginners can go on the Novice karts at 25km/h, while those with valid driving licences can take on the Advanced ones at a speedier 40km/h.
Date: 2 April to 30 June 2021
Time: 10am - 10pm
Location: Resorts World Sentosa East Carpark}
Price: From $18 nett for RWS Members, from $28 nett for Public
#3: Paint till 2am at late-night art jamming studio, T-Art Studio
Turns out, late-night activities that don’t involve clubs and bars do exist. Night owls seeking a round of wholesome fun can go wild with a paintbrush at T-Art Studio, a new art jamming spot that opens till as late as 3am (last session ends at 2.15am).
Each painting session lasts 3 hours, with all art tools and 12 colours of acrylic paint provided. You’ll even get a book lamp clipped onto your easel for better visibility during the night!
Read our full article on T-Art Studio here, with pricing information included.
#4: Get soaked in water gun battles at Wild Wild Wet’s Songkran Water Festival 2021
While revelling in Songkran festivities in the Land of Smiles isn’t possible this year, Wild Wild Wet is bringing the party to Singapore’s shores with their own Songkran Water Festival 2021. Celebrated as part of Thai New Year, this Thai festival typically involves the splashing of water using buckets, water balloons, and water guns.
Speaking of water guns - gear up for an exhilarating shootout with other patrons and the waterpark’s own roving talents, and prepare to get 100% soaked! You’ll have to bring your own weapon of choice, so if you don’t already have a water gun, make a quick pit stop at Toys ‘R’ Us to get yourself equipped.
Staying true to the Thai origins of the festival, there will be Thai Milk Tea and other traditional Thai snacks up for sale, as well as Thailand-themed photo ops and decor scattered across the premises.
Date: Until 30 April 2021 (closed on Tuesday)
Time: 10am - 6pm. Water gun battles from 3pm - 5pm.
Location: Wild Wild Wet, Downtown East
Price: $20, inclusive of $5 Ola Beach Club Voucher.
#5: Hunt for fashion gems at luxury vintage store, Vintage by Née Collective
Vintage by Née Collective is a new vintage luxury store that sources its pieces from Japan, with handbags and accessories from high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Balenciaga. As many of these items are out of production, expect to uncover rare finds that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to purchase!
Located in a shophouse, the store’s decor is on point too, with gilded mirrors, a faux fireplace, and even a wall of LV bags - perfect for that photo opportunity.
Read our full article on Vintage by Née Collective here.
#6: Indulge in a McDonald's-themed staycation with free merch & food vouchers
Fast food fans will love this one. Oakwood Premier has partnered with Klook to launch a McDonald’s staycation, and with it comes take-home merch including themed cushions, towels, a throw, and...wait for it….the highly-coveted pyjama set that made McD’s website crash back in 2019.
This couple staycation (from $329/night) comes with 2 of every aforementioned item (except the throw), with $20 worth of McDonald’s vouchers included so you can get a takeaway and pig out in the comfort of the room.
This staycation will open for booking in 3 windows: 8 to 11 April, 16 to 18 April, and 23 to 25 April. Booking links will only be given to those who subscribe to McDonald’s emails, which you can do so here. Get ready to chiong!
#7: Snap selfies in a vintage photo booth for just $4
Remember those good old days of Neoprints? Well, those are sadly long gone, with Singapore’s last-surviving machines having vanished a couple of years ago. But you can still somewhat relive that experience with Fotoautomat Singapore’s vintage photo booth at Golden Mile - also said to be Singapore’s only analogue dip and dunk chemical photo booth, where your photo strip goes through a couple of washes in the machine before being printed out.
Each black and white photo strip here costs just $4 - a fraction of the price of purikura prints, which used to set us back up to $12.
Read our article on the Fotoautomat Singapore photobooth here.
#8: Transport yourself to a magical naturescape with the Timeless Wonder light show
In the middle of our shopping belt lies a little spot of magic that will transport you to a magical naturescape of mountains, starry skies, and flower field. Timeless Wonder is ION Sky’s newest seasonal light and sound show, and this immersive multimedia experience will wow you with its vibrant moving images that morph from one landscape to another, going from dawn to dusk. Now that’s one way to quell your wanderlust!
Inspirational quotes will also be appearing throughout the show to create a more uplifting mood in these trying times.
Date: Until 30 April 2021
Time: 2pm - 6pm daily
Location: ION Sky, Level 56
Price: FREE with minimum spend of $20 at ION
#9: Drop by Botanic Gardens’ new extension with colonial houses and hiking trail
The Singapore Botanic Gardens just got bigger and better. Dubbed the Gallop Extension, this new zone of the sprawling park has two new galleries houses in grand colonial buildings: The Forest Discovery Centre, an arboretum with rare dipterocarps (a type of rainforest tree), and the Botanical Art Gallery, with nature-related artwork in different mediums like sketches, watercolour, and linework.
That aside are also new outdoor attractions like an Adventure Grove with fruit-themed play structures, and a hiking trail lined with critically endangered trees.
Read our full article on Botanic Gardens’ Gallop Extension here.
#10: Visit Uncle Ringo’s latest carnival at Punggol, with new dragon & dinosaur park
No thanks to pandemic restrictions, it’s been a while since we’ve visited any funfairs, but Uncle Ringo is finally back in the game with their carnival rides and games! They’ve set up camp at a vast open area at Punggol, with all the classics like a pirate ship, ferris wheel, and carousel.
Little ones needn’t feel left out - it’s a family-friendly environment with rides suitable for kids as well. Of course, claw machines will also be part of the deal, so go on and win as many plushies as your luck will allow!
In what seems like a first, the semi-permanent carnival will come with a Dragon Park featuring fearsome mythical beasts and dinosaurs - much like the ones you might find at Changi’s Jurassic Mile.
Date: Thursdays - Sunday, until end 2021
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Location: Social Innovation Park at Punggol
Price: Free entry, tickets for individual rides and games apply
#11: Go crazy over 3-metre tall candy machines at the Hershey’s pop-up
Calling all chocoholics! A Hershey’s pop-up has just landed at Changi Airport, modelled after the famous Hershey’s Chocolate World store in New York City’s Time Square, and with it comes giant 3-metre candy machines filled to the brim with different flavours of chocolate - including new Changi exclusives like yogurt and strawberry-filled Kisses.
While there, pose among the massive candy-themed photo installations like pancakes drizzled in chocolate syrup, and a huge mug of hot chocolate that may just be taller than you.
Pop by the retail corner to get your hands on some sweet treats - including the world’s largest Hershey’s bar in existence!
Read our full article on the Hershey’s pop-up here.
#12: Let your inner crazy cat lady out at the Cats of the World Purrzaar
Where are all dem crazy cat ladies (and gentlemen) at? In partnership with the Cat Welfare Society, the Cats of the World Purrzaar is back this year with an exhibition featuring adorable photos of Instagram cats, as well as an adoption drive where you might just find your new furkid.
Be prepared to spend some cash while there, for there will be a marketplace with both feline supplies and adorable cat-related merch for humans, designed by talented local crafters and small business owners. These include home items, stationery, and accessories like tote bags and enamel pins. It’s a cat-lover’s dream!
You can also get hands-on with workshops that teach you block printing and coaster woodwork - all with felines as part of the theme, of course!
#13: Pamper yourself at a women’s-only club with a massage, fitness class, or facial
As much as we love our boyfriends, sometimes we ladies just crave some good ol’ girl time, without our other halves tagging along. Make a date with your best gals at Phillip Wain, a women’s-only club with spa treatments, fitness classes, and beauty services like facials and manicures. They even have massage rooms with jacuzzi tubs!
All patrons get to use their club amenities like the steam and sauna room, as well as the powder room with vanity tables and skincare products provided. When you’re done, pop by their Health Juice Bar for a wholesome meal or juice blend.
Read our full article on Phillip Wain here.
#14: Get up to 80% off shoes from brands like Adidas & Nike at the LiNK Warehouse Sale
Those who missed out on the previous LiNK Warehouse Sale need not despair, as the sports outlet store is having yet another big sale with items at up to 80% off. This includes women’s casual and running sneakers from just $30! Brands include Adidas, Nike, Puma, and New Balance, among others - all the favourites when it comes to activewear.
Priority booking has already been filled, but they’re still accepting walk-ins - you’ll just have to be prepared to queue for a bit, so come armed with your mobile phone fully charged, or bring a book to read while you wait!
Date: 1 - 4 April 2021
Time: 11am - 7pm
Location: 7 Chang Charn Road, Singapore 159636
#15: Learn how to grow your own microgreens at home
Urban farming is a hot new trend among millennials, with many growing their own herbs and vegetables even in space-restricted HDBs. If you’d like to hop on the bandwagon and grow your own produce, try starting out with the Farm Day Out Workshop by UrbanSproutz, a local urban farm and supplier of plant kits.
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to grow and harvest your own microgreens, which can then be used to garnish your meals with. You don’t need much space in your home for this - they can even be grown out of teacups!
While the workshop comes with a fee, this includes a grower’s pack, tote bag, and spray bottle, worth over $55 in total.
#16: Snap photos with giant cat standees at Paw-verbs on the Lawn
Japanese artist Mofusand’s adorable chubby cat characters have made their way to Singapore - in the form of giant standees right in front of the Malay Heritage Centre as part of the Paw-verbs on the Lawn exhibition.
This free-entry showcase features 30 cat installations, accompanied by informative snippets on cat-related Malay idioms, such as “malu-malu kucing” (like a shy cat) and serta lalu kucing, tikus tidak berdecit” (when the cat is around, the mouse will not squeak) - giving you a glimpse of the many facets of our feline friends.
Read our full article on Paw-verbs on the Lawn here.
#17: Pretend you’re in Japan with a sakura onsen
Combining two of the things we love most about Japan - onsens and sakura - Yunomori Onsen & Spa at Kallang Wave Mall is currently having a limited-time sakura bath till mid-April to celebrate Spring. Because of the infusion of sakura, the water is delightfully pink-tinged!
Your ticket will allow you all-day entry to this gender-separated onsen, so you can soak for hours to your heart’s content.
Read our full article on Yunomori Onsen’s sakura bath here.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG