The March holidays are here and many of you will be out spending time with your family or friends. If you have not already planned a trip overseas, chances are you’re thinking of what you can do to make good use of the week.  So, for those of you staying in Singapore, don’t feel bad as there are plenty things to do in this beautiful city of ours! Now, get your planners ready and mark down these 12 activities you can do during the March holidays.


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1. Get lit at i Light Marina Bay 2018

No, we’re not asking you to hit the clubs🤣 Asia’s first sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay, is back! This time with 22 light art displays spread around the Marina Bay area.


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More than just a display of works by local and international artists, did you know that the installations are designed with energy-saving lights and environmentally-friendly materials?


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Admire the intricate and glittery designs of the displays and take as many photos as you like! With so many beautiful backdrops, you definitely can’t miss snapping the perfect Instagram shot😍


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When: 9 Mar – 1 April 2018
Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront
Operating Hours: 7.30pm-11pm (extended to midnight on Fri & Sat)
Admission: Free
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2. Go on a feast at Gastrobeats

And what’s a festival without good food? After you’re done feasting your eyes on the beautiful displays, it’s time to have a real feast yourself! Head down to one of i Light’s four festival zones, Gastrobeats, and fill your tummy with yummy treats.


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Psst… we hear that everyone’s favourite fries stall, Katoshka, will be there. Try their new sauces – Tom Yum, Cream of Mushroom and Chicken Snack Pack😋


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Head over to 21 Sliders for a selection of their yummy sliders and fries. Grab a bite of their Backyard Butter and American Cheese sliders and pair them with their appetising Long Fries. This is definitely a treat you should not miss!


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Don’t forget to pop by Meat My Meat & Aledya Group for their selection of thirst-quenching juices and fries. Their Buffalo Cheezy Steak Hotdog and Passionfruit Slush will leave you wanting more🤤


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Plus, check out Sofnade for their food and drinks in a bucket. Try their chicken meatballs and twister fries in a bucket☺️

When: 9 Mar – 1 April 2018
Venue: The Promontory@Marina Bay
Operating Hours: 4pm-11pm
Admission: Free
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3. Visit Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

If you haven’t been to the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, here’s the perfect chance for you to do so before it closes on 1 April. With over 40 family-friendly and thrilling rides and games, there’s something for everyone here! Get onboard the Star Flyer for a whale of a time and a good view of the Marina Bay area.


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For thrill-seekers, you do not want to miss Das Fun Schiff (pirate ship) and the Mach 5. This is not for the faint-hearted though!


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If you need to grab a bite after all that screaming, head over to Bows & Ties for a hearty meal. Cheese lovers will definitely enjoy Dos Cheesy Mess – their version of Grilled Cheese Sandwich😋


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If you’re a fan of burgers, you should definitely get their Stacker Burgers. Savour their juicy meat patties or stack them and enjoy it with sunny side-up eggs. It’ll be so yummy you’d want to order another one!


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When: 15 Dec 2017 – 1 Apr 2018
Venue: The Promontory@Marina Bay
Operating Hours: 4pm-11pm
Admission: Free (admission fee for rides applies)
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4. Bounce off inflatable animals at Art Zoo

Many of us secretly want to be children again and we’re always finding reasons to do so. Well, Art Zoo lets you do just that without feeling embarrassed😂


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Combining literally art and zoo, Art Zoo is the largest experiential inflatable playground in Singapore and this year, they are back with a brand new line-up of inflatable characters.


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The best part is, it’s open to visitors of ALL ages! Either you’re here with kids or with a group of grown-ups, rest assured you’ll have a colourful and magical time bouncing up and down inflated larger-than-life animals, plants and mythical creatures.


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Art Zoo is definitely perfect for you to jump away all your worries. I mean, isn’t it always fun to unleash your inner child? So, time to let your imagination run wild😉

After you’re done with all that jumping, head over to these halal food stalls for a bite:

1. Sofnade x Loco Loco (Halal-certified)
2. Hyde & Co. (Halal-certified)
3. Abracowdabra (Muslim-owned)

P.S. Book your tickets online on Klook so you don’t have to trouble yourself getting it there! If you’re a first timer on Klook, use the promo code ‘TRAVELHHWT’ to get $5 off your purchase!

When: 9 Mar – 1 Apr 2018
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Operating hours:
Mon to Thur: 5 – 10pm,
Fri to Sun, school holidays, public holidays & eve of public holidays: 3 – 10pm
(Last entry at 9.30pm daily)
Admission:
Online booking:
Single ticket – $17.80
Bundle of 4 tickets – $16.80 each
Purchase on-site at the Box Office:
$18
(Children under 24 months get free admission with each full paying ticket.)
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5. Take a selfie with the cutest bears

The cutest bears have landed in Sentosa! Yes, we’re talking about the bears from Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears. As part of Sentosa’s FunFest, 300 inflatables of the bears from We Bare Bears are currently spread around Palawan Beach 😍


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This is the best chance for you to meet the 3 cute bear brothers – Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear.


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Take a photo with your favourite bear or cuddle with them – the bears are just too cute to resist!


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The best part is during the entire March holidays (10-18 Mar 2018), entry to Sentosa is free – including the Sentosa Express and vehicular gantries. So, time to bring your whole family for a fun-filled day out 🤗

When: 10 – 18 Mar
Venue: Palawan Beach & Palawan Green, Sentosa
Admission: Free

6. Get a taste of Japan in Singapore

Can’t go to Japan during cherry blossom season? Never mind, let the cherry blossoms come to you at the Sakura Matsuri Festival at Gardens By The Bay! After giving you a taste of Europe with Tulipmania, the gardens are now transforming itself to give you the best of Japan🌸


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Be captivated by the sakura floral display. And with the weather feeling cool all-year round in the gardens’ Flower Dome, it will feel exactly like spring that you might even forget you’re in Singapore!


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This year’s cherry blossom display is also anime-inspired so you can expect yourself to be in dreamland while you’re there!

When: 16 Mar – 8 Apr 2018
Venue: Gardens By The Bay
Operating Hours: 9am – 9pm
Admission:
Singapore residents – Adult ($12), Senior Citizens ($8), Child ($8)
Standard rate (2 conservatories) – Adult ($28), Child ($15)
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7. Fight zombies at Zero Latency

Have you ever imagined yourself fighting zombies and saving the world? Well, now you can sort of do that at Zero Latency, Singapore’s latest virtual reality (VR) arcade! With state-of-the-art wireless technology and motion tracking, you and your friends can now roam freely in a room while interacting virtually in a completely different dimension.


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You and your crew will be going through several challenges together. There are different situations which you will be put in and each has its own surprises – from fighting zombies to solving puzzles in an alien world!


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Up to 8 people can go at one time but with 200 square metres of game space, it’s definitely enough to fit your whole gang in. Originally from Melbourne, Zero Latency is regarded as one of the world’s best VR gaming experiences so you should definitely not miss out on this one!

Venue: 3, Temasek Boulevard, #03-346/347, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Operating Hours:
Sun – Thur: 11am – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm
Admission: $59 per person
Reservation: Call (6931 0331) or email
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8. Marvel at Art From The Streets

If you’re one of those people who think that art is hard to understand, this next activity will definitely change your mind! For the first time in Southeast Asia, Art From The Streets at ArtScience Museum brings together the works from the world’s most iconic street artists.


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Graffiti or spray art on street walls aren’t just beautiful to look at but most of the time, they also carry a deeper meaning, sometimes even political statements.


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Of course, what’s a street art exhibition if you can’t recreate the moment? Yes, if you’d like to create your own art, here’s the perfect chance. There’s also a space in the exhibition where you’re allowed to express yourself.


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This exhibition will definitely expose you to how this form of art came about and evolve. Plus, it’s also the perfect opportunity for you to strike a pose with the artpieces😉

When: 13 Jan – 3 Jun 2018
Venue: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Operating Hours: 10am – 7pm (Daily, Last admission at 6pm)
Admission: $16 (Adult), $11 (Child)
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9. Get artsy at Singapore Design Week

The Singapore Design Week is into its fifth year and this time, it wants to broaden their reach to a wider community – and that includes you! So, here’s your chance to engage in art😊


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With craft fairs, exhibitions and conferences dotted all around Singapore, there’s something for everyone! From discovering experimental works at Singaplural 2018 to exploring places with architectural and heritage value, you’re in for a wonderful experience.

 
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The best part is, most of the events are free! So rest your worries away as you appreciate and learn a thing or two about art and design😉

When: 5 – 18 Mar 2018
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10. Be entertained at the Singapore Festival of Fun

It’s the March holidays and all you want to do is destress. If you’re looking for an outlet for fun and laughter, the Singapore Festival of Fun is ideal for you! Returning for its second year, the festival brings together local and international comedians. Whether you’re with friends or family, the festival is sure to make you laugh your heads off🤣


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Aside from comedy shows, there’ll also be carnivals like the Nickelodeon Fiesta where you can collect Nickelodeon collectibles and go on a trail to learn about your favourite Singaporean food.


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Clarke Quay will also come alive with a street festival – street performers from London’s Covent Garden will be showing off their skills. Be thrilled as you watch them do death-defying stunts which you’ve never seen before😱

When: 8 – 18 Mar 2018
Venue: Clarke Quay

11. Develop your green thumb at The Travelling Farm

If you’ve always wanted try your hand a gardening, this is JUST the activity you need to try. The Travelling Farm will teach you how to grow edible greens in Singapore.


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Gardening in urban Singapore? Yeah, that’s totally possible! This roving pop-up container is started by urban farming consultancy Pocket Greens and will rotate between 3 locations – Bougainvillea Park (6 Dec 2017 – 5 Mar 2018), Raffles Place Park (6 Mar – 5 Jun 2018) and Dhoby Ghaut Green (6 Jun – 5 Sep 2018). It will stay at each location for 3 months until December 2020, so no excuse to not learn gardening!☺️


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This is also the perfect activity for some family bonding. Who knows? You’ll enjoy gardening so much that you can do it on your own at home! Plus, if you have kids, they might also learn a thing or two🤗

Venue: Bougainvillea Park, 500 Dunearn Rd (6 Dec 2017 – 5 Mar 2018), Raffles Place Park (6 Mar – 5 Jun 2018), Dhoby Ghaut Green (6 Jun – 5 Sep 2018)
Operating hours: 9.30am – 5pm
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12. Visit Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari & Jurong Bird Park at CHEAPER prices

If you’re still undecided on what to do for the holidays, why not make a trip down to Singapore’s wildlife parks? A day at the zoo or the bird park never disappoints. And better still, you can visit all 4 parks with savings of up to 50%!

I mean, why would you pass up the chance to admire these furry creatures? (I know I wouldn’t😜)


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With the Singapore Zoo being the World’s Best Rainforest Zoo, there’s never a shortage of things to do. Get to know hundreds of unique animal species around the world or better still, have a meal at the Ah Meng Restaurant which is halal! You’ll get to eat in the company of orangutans😉


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Or head over to the Jurong Bird Park to see nearly 400 different bird species, such as these beautiful Caribbean flamingos.

4-Park admission: $78 (Adult), $58 (Child)
ParkHopper Plus (enjoy all tram, boat and carousel rides): $88 (Adult), $68 (Child)
Address:
Singapore Zoo, Night Safari & River Safari: 80, Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Jurong Bird Park: 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925

With all these options available, you’ll never ever need to have a dull time even if you’re staying in Singapore during the March holidays. Time to go out and have a whale of a time! And of course, SHARE this with whoever said Singapore is a boring place😉

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