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10 Exciting Things To Do In Singapore In May 2021 - Museum of Ice Cream, Garden Exhibitions & More!

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Nia Sarah  •  Apr 29, 2021

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With 3 public holidays approaching in the month of May (including one long weekend!), May 2021 is going to be an exciting month. You may be wondering what else there is to do here on our sunny island, and that's why we've rounded up these 10 best things to do this May 2021!
1.  Museum of Ice Cream Singapore Pop-up Event
Everyone's heard of the ice cream museum that's coming to our island city. The museum filled with multi-sensorial installations is the perfect place to bring your family and friends to once it opens in August 2021. But for now, their free pop-up retail showcase at Design Orchard happening from Apr 30 to May 27 will definitely give you the inside scoop of what you can expect. You can even dig in to sweet desserts from The Ice Cream & Cookie Co like Lychee Bandung and Taro Milk Tea ice cream at $6 per cup! Note: The Ice Cream & Cookie Co uses Halal certified ingredients like milk, marshmallows and cream, but their company is not Halal-certified. We recommend that you consume their products at your own discretion. Address: Design Orchard 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905 Opening Hours: Daily 10:30am-8pm Website | Instagram | Facebook
2. Dale Chihuly: Glass In Bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Credit: Gardens by theBay on Facebook Save the date and discover an immersive art experience as you explore through a garden setting featuring glass masterpieces by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly! Happening from now til Aug 1, the Dale Chihuly: Glass In Bloom exhibition is located at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Not to be missed are also other featured displays like Float Boat and Floats, Ethereal White Persians and Cloud Forest Persians. Look forward to installations mounted on walls, overhead on ceilings, and assembled in the form of chandeliers and towers! Address: Gardens by the Bay 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953 Opening Hours: 9am to 9pm Admission charges.  Website | Instagram | Facebook
3. Tropical Montane Orchidetum at National Orchid Garden (Singapore Botanic Gardens)
Credit: NParks on Facebook Right here at our Singapore Botanic Gardens, the Tropical Montane Orchidetumsituated at the National Orchard Garden showcases the most diverse collection of mountainous orchids in Singapore! This exhibition aims to emulate the experience of ascending a mountain - from the views and even to the climate! You'll start on low terrain habitat trail, before making your way to the elevated Tan Hoon Siang Mist House, before arriving at the “peak” of the mountain with The Sembcorp Cool House.Connected by the Secret Ravine, this trail replicates the deep valleys of a tropical mountain! You'll get a chance to discover nature in the wild up close with this enhance orchidetum 😉Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569 Opening Hours: 8:30am to 7pm (last entry at 6pm) Admission charges. Website | Instagram | Facebook
4. Marvel Universe 4D at Madame Tussauds Singapore
Have you been rewatching Marvel films or catching the latest Marvel series on Disney+? This May, you can "meet" your favourite superheroes like Iron Man, Captain America and Spiderman in person at Madame Tussauds Singapore's Marvel Universe 4D zone! Snap a photo with the Avengers cast and you can even experience the action by seeing the new Marvel Universe 4D Film. Address: Madame Tussauds Singapore 40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, 099700 Opening Hours: 11am to 7pm, closed on Tuesday and Wednesday Buy tickets here. Website | Instagram | Facebook
5. Singapore HeritageFest
Credit: Singapore HeritageFest For those who want to learn a new traditional recipe, or go for nature walks or even catch a movie screening, participate in the Singapore HeritageFest! You can rediscover all things Singapore heritage from food like Ondeh Ondeh to places like Old Changi Hospital, or even taking it a step further bylearning about the evolution of volunteering in the healthcare sector in Singapore. Don't miss out on all their programmes, workshops and even online virtual events!Website
6. Geylang Serai Light Up
Catch the light show over at Geylang Serai from now till 12 May! We may not have the dearly missed Geylang Bazaar this year, but we can definitely still meet up with old friends and spend quality time with our loved ones by embracing the spirit of Ramadan. What better way to do that than to have a nice iftar while surrounded by fancy Raya lights to get you in the mood? 😉
7. Go to a Mini Bazaar
Credit: Fizz Nadirah on Facebook Even though we might not have the Geylang Bazaar this year, we've still got a list of mini bazaars to get busy with! Grab your friends and family and head over this Ramadan for an iftar or post-iftar catch up. From Arab bubble tea and chendol to a variety of yummy treats like kuih muih, air kathira and milkshakes, you can find them all at these mini bazaars 😉
8. Try Jinjja Chicken's new menu
In need of a hot, simmering bowl of noodle soup? Jinjja Chicken has a new Chicken Ramyeonmenu made with rich chicken broth, topped with 100%boneless marinated chicken, fresh vegetables and ramen egg. The perfect comfort food is available at just$7.90 ala-carte and $9.90 set meal only for a limited time - so hurry and set a date with your loved ones! Find this menu at these Jinjja Chicken outlets: Northpoint City, #01-45 Jewel Changi Airport, #B1-247 249 Victoria Street, Bugis Village The Clementi Mall, #B1-28/29 Westgate, #02-05
9. Thrift shopping
Love shopping? Try adopting a more sustainable way to shop - at thrift stores! If you're thinking of decluttering your wardrobe for all the clothes you don't wear anymore, this is the best reason to let them go and pass them forward to thrift stores. There are plenty of thrift finds at Lucky Plaza and Far East Plaza like REFASH, or you can head over to Five Finds Thrift Market or THREADLIGHTLY to find your next best finds at these cozy stores!
10. Painting session
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Credit: Artify Studio Go for a paint session with your friends and let your creative juices flow! If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind, you can try going for an art jam session. You can check out Artify Studio which provides a liberty art jam ($38 for 2.5 hours) where you'll receivestarter tips from their friendly guides, or if you think you're up for it, book the unguided art jam ($25 for 2.5 hours) where it's just you and your canvas.
Join us at Hello Ramadan, HHWT’s immersive virtual event that aims to bring the joy and celebration of Ramadan and Hari Raya to wherever you are! Look forward to an exciting line-up of shows, daily challenges, our very own Virtual Bazaar and more. Sign up now to stand a chance to win our Grand Draw and Weekly Draws, plus you get to increase your chances of winning the Grand Draw when you collect points. Find out more here! If you're thinking of where to go or what to do, now you're all set! It's time to gather your friends and family to venture on these 10 activities this May 2021!