It feels like this year has gone by in a flash and it's just two more months before we say goodbye to 2020! With November 2020 just around the corner and Singapore slowly relaxing restrictions on events and attractions, you might be planning the things to do on your weekends. Whether you're going out with kids or friends, there's something for everyone! We've rounded up this list of 8 best things to do in Singapore on weekends this November 2020 ?
1. Doraemon's Time-Travelling Adventures at the National Museum of Singapore
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Relive your childhood at the National Museum of Singapore with its Doraemon's Time Travelling Adventures in Singapore! Did you know that this year is the robot cat's 50th anniversary? Pose for IG-worthy shots with Doraemon around the museum or discover Doraemon's gadgets from the future. You'll also get to explore Singapore through various artefacts and stories and stand a chance to win Doraemon Singapore-themed collectibles ?
Price: Free (general admission tickets required for entry into exhibition galleries)
Opening hours: 31 Oct-27 Dec 2020, 10AM-7PM (last admission: 6.30PM)
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2. Singapore Discovery Centre reopens with new attractions
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After 6 months of renovation, the Singapore Discovery Centre is reopening on 31 Oct 2020 with awesome new attractions like a 2-storey escape room, an immersive laser tag arena as well as a crossfire paintball arena which you can enjoy with family and friends. That's not all - you can also take a ride on a pedal boat around the Singapore Discovery Centre's lake or learn about Singapore's history using technology with their new permanent exhibits gallery. Find out more here!
Book your tickets here! (Do note that you're recommended to book tickets to your preferred attractions during this period as priority will be given to ticket holders)
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM (differs according to attractions, check out the timings here)
Address: 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365
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3. Adventure HQ at HomeTeamNS Khatib
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A playground for adults? We kid you not! Adventure HQ is Singapore's first and largest multi-element indoor adventure centre. Yes, here's where you can experience the outdoors in an indoor setting, especially on those rainy days. There are 10 adventure elements here like the first indoor roll glider, the longest 14m indoor slide, an indoor artificial caving experience, a Ninja Course, challenge ropes courses and more, you're guaranteed some thrilling action here! You'll also get to do some bouldering or climbing and try out firemen slides.
Note: The Roll Glider is currently not open yet.
Price: from $32
Opening hours: Tue-Fri; 2PM-10PM, Sat-Sun/PH, PH eve & Sch holiday; 10AM-10PM
4. Go kayaking
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In a tropical country like Singapore where water sports are aplenty, kayaking is the perfect activity to uncover more of the country's hidden gems. With easily accessible kayak rentals in Marina Bay, Sentosa, MacRitchie Reservoir, Pasir Ris Park and more, it'll be a fun activity to do with loved ones! Our ultimate guide to kayaking in Singapore will help you out. For something off the beaten path, why not try kayaking among Pulau Ubin mangroves with this tour?
5. Sign up for a walking or cycling tour
Starting 1 Nov 2020, Singapore will be allowing tours of up to 20 people (increased from 10). This is the perfect time to sign up for a walking or cycling to rediscover Singapore through a fresh pair of eyes ? From a tour of IG-worthy spots in Bugis/Kampong Gelam to farm tours, kampong tours and a cycling tour charting Singapore's history, you might just be able to feed your wanderlust! Check out our article for a list of tours you can sign up for.
6. Soak in the Deepavali festivities at Little India
As Muslims, we're encouraged to learn about other religions and cultures. If you've always been interested to join in the Deepavali festivities, head over to Little India to experience the light-up and soak in the atmosphere in the days leading up to the festival (14 Nov). Known as the "Festival of Lights", Deepavali is a celebration of good triumphing over evil. Besides taking IG-worthy photos with the decorations, head over to the shops selling floral garlands, jewellery, snacks and ornamental decorations or get some henna done. You can also witness Hindu rituals at Sri Mariamman Temple. Check out this link for more info!
7. Spend a fun day out with your family at Kiztopia
Planning a weekend out with your family or working out your plans for the holidays? There’s no better place to be than Kiztopia Singapore! Centrally located at Marina Square, Kiztopia has a wide range of play areas and activities as well as a large space for your kids to play to their heart’s content. Look forward to 18 play areas from giant slides to Ninja Warrior courses, trampolines, play Chef zones and more! You can even meet and snap some photos with Kiztopia's mascots. Read our all-in-one guide to Kiztopia here.
Price: from $38
Opening hours: Daily; 10AM-10PM
Address: Marina Square, #01-09, Singapore 039594
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8. Singapore International Photography Festival
Love photography or you'd simply just want to admire stunning photos? The Singapore International Photography Festival will be just the event you'd love! You can look forward to over 1000 portraits which tell the stories of people in Singapore, with the theme of "Departing and Arriving". It aims to trace the sense of belonging and identity of people, amidst the current uncertain times. The photos will be displayed across various locations like the Inside Out mobile photobooth at DECK, 37 Emerald Hill (festival village), as well as MRT stations and public murals around Singapore. Find out more on their website!
With these 8 amazing things to do in Singapore over the weekends this November 2020, it's time to gather your friends and family and enjoy your fun day out! From kid-friendly activities to adventure and more, there's plenty of things to do that's perfect for any occasion ?