Alternative things to do in Singapore
Monday, 3 Sep 2012
If you’ve had enough of shopping, eating, movie-going, and museum-hopping (and got to this page because you desperately googled “what to do in singapore”) – you’re in luck. We’ve got five great ideas to kick your idyllic Singapore life back into high gear.
1. Farm Help
Singapore, proud nation of food – and secret land of farms! Head over to Kranji Countryside and check out the plethora of farms while doing some Sunday shopping. There’s plenty to do for families and friends alike: visit friendly goats and watch their milking at Hay Dairies; take a cooking class at Bollywood Bhanchha with a Cordon Bleu-trained chef at Bollywood Veggies and browse their food museum, and let the kids get chummy with the animals at Farmart Centre.
You can also find plenty of organic fruit and veggies, fresh goat’s milk, and – if you’re game – frog and quail meat for sale on these farms. Check out Bollywood Veggies, Hay Dairies, Quanfa Organic Farm, FireFlies Health Farm, and Farmart Centre for fresh produce.
2. Extend Your Stay
For a truly unique experience, try a Singapore farm stay at D’Kranji Farm Resort.
3. Adrenaline Junkie
Here’s one for the gamers. Take it offline and battle it out laser tag style at Combat Skirmish LIVE. There are different games to choose from so you can play laser tag in a tunnel battle or in an air-conditioned indoor maze, shoot laser clay (instead of pigeons), or even book the place out for your own event. Mums: this might be your secret to being the coolest mum ever.
4. Get Dirty
With paintball – get that head out of the gutter! Round up a bunch of friends and get trigger happy the right way. It’s affordable, fun, and you exercise without even trying to. Choose between the multi-tiered arena at Crossfire Paintball, where you have to navigate bunkers, drums, and barricades, or opt for the different game scenarios at Red Dynasty Paintball Park.
5. East End
Saw this coming, eh? Truth is, Changi is severely under-explored, which makes it a great place to get away from the perpetual crowds of Singapore. Take a trip out to Pulau Ubin and enjoy uninterrupted cycling for an afternoon, walk the entire length of the Changi Boardwalk (where you can spot everything from the tree on a $5 note to durian trees), or just hang out at laidback cafes like Chock Full of Beans (for a strong cuppa and seriously skilled latte art), or The Coastal Settlement (skip the dessert, opt for the Portobello Burger, and enjoy the surrounding vintage furniture goodness).
Image: Hay Dairies