10 Fun Things To Do In Singapore For Your Girls' Day Out With Friends (Near Halal Food!)


Faruq Senin •  Jul 23, 2020

If you're planning a meet-up in Singapore with your friends in Phase 2, chances are you've already exhausted all your favourite eating spots or you're probably done with cafe-hopping ? Since you also can't travel right now, you might be looking for fun things to do with friends in Singapore. Take this time to rediscover Singapore and try out new activities with your best buddies. We've got you covered with these 10 fun things to do in Singapore for your girls' day out!

1. Enjoy an afternoon tea

Too cool for cafe-hopping? Take your meet-ups with friends up a notch by going for afternoon tea instead! Trust us, you won't be able to say no to a yummy spread of scones, cakes and the finest pastries. It's just the perfect treat for an afternoon of hanging out with your best girlfriends. Not to mention that there'll be lots of catching up to do too ? Check out our list of halal places for afternoon tea in Singapore!

2. Pamper yourself with a spa day

There's nothing like unwinding with a spa day with your best girls! Whether its facials, massages, hair therapy or more, a little self-care is always a good idea. Take your pick from one of the Muslim-friendly spas in Singapore like Moza Aesthetics, SpaJelita or Spa by Norfasarie. Some of them are even having attractive packages during this period. Remember to make your appointment in advance as slots might be limited!

Halal food nearby:

Moza Aesthetics/Spa by Norsafarie

Check out our halal food guide to Bugis.


Check out our halal food guide to Paya Lebar.

3. Go hiking or cycling

Credit: Schristia on Flickr

Need some fresh air instead? Time to head outdoors with the girls! Singapore may not have any mountains but there are still a handful of hills you can trek and many other hiking and walking trails. With the Park Connector system, you can even make your way across the island if you're really thinking of testing yourself!? From the scenic MacRitchie Treetop Walk and Southern Ridges Walk to the rustic vibes of Coney Island and Pulau Ubin, there's something for everyone. We've rounded up 11 hiking and walking trails in Singapore (with halal food nearby!) so you can sweat it out then treat yourself to scrumptious food after ?

4. Have a picnic at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore might be seeing a lot of rainy days lately but on days with sunshine, why not set a picnic date with your friends? The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a picturesque place to have your picnic! This UNESCO World Heritage site is a great place to just relax amongst the sights and sounds of mother nature ? There are many open fields in the vicinity of the gardens. We recommend laying out a mat on the open field overlooking the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. If it rains, head over to the Bandstand for some shelter. Oh, and don’t forget the picnic basket!?

Admission: Free

Opening hours: Open daily; 5AM-12AM

Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

Halal food nearby:

If you're still looking for halal food nearby, check out these halal eateries in the Botanic Gardens itself:

The Halia

Halal Status: Halal-certified

Cuisine: Western/Fusion/Fine Dining

Opening Hours:

Breakfast (Mon-Fri, excluding PH); 9AM-11AM

Brunch (Sat, Sun, PH); 10AM-5PM

All-Day Menu (Mon-Sun); 12PM-9PM

Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569

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Fusion Spoon

Halal status: Fusion Spoon is currently in the process of their halal certification renewal. We reached out to them and they have assured that all their ingredients are halal-certified. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion.

Cuisine: Western/Local/Japanese/Fusion

Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-10PM

Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate, 1 Cluny Rd, #B1-00, 259569


5. Explore IG-worthy photo spots

You might not be able to snap those Instagrammable travel photos with your girlfriends now but you can still dress your best and explore IG-worthy spots in Singapore. This is the time to be a tourist in your own country! From the gorgeous staircase at Fort Canning to the colourful House of Tan Teng Niah, Orchard Library, murals at Tiong Bahru and more, time to spice up your IG feed ? Check out these 12 Insta-worthy spots in Singapore that are free!

6. Unleash your creativity with an art-jamming session

Art jamming has become a popular activity in recent years, with all sorts of classes available. If you're thinking of doing something creative and fun, this is just the perfect activity for you. Some art jamming studios like My Art Space and Splat Paint House have started reopening their classes while others like Streaks n Strokes have online classes or you can get DIY painting kits during this period.

Halal food nearby:

My Art Space (Orchard)

Check out our halal food guide to Orchard!

Splat Paint House (Thomson)

The Roti Prata House

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Cuisine: Indian

Opening hours: Sun-Thu; 7AM-2AM, Fri-Sat; 7AM-4AM

Address: 246 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370

7. Visit a cat cafe

If you and your friends are cat people, then visiting a cat cafe would be an amazing activity to do together! You'll have the chance to interact with adorable felines and even feed them. Some of these cafes like The Cat Cafe are also home to rescued cats, so you'll be contributing to a good cause too. They have two outlets at The Rail Mall and Bugis. Other notable cat cafes are Neko No Niwa at Boat Quay and Meomi Cat Cafe at Kampong Glam. Most of the admission fees for the cat cafes come with free drinks and/or dessert. As none of them are halal-certified, we recommend that you dine at your own discretion.

Halal food nearby:

The Cat Cafe (The Rail Mall)

Halal eateries: Springleaf Prata Place, Subway, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Check out their website for more 

Neko No Niwa and Meomi Cat Cafe

Check out our halal food guide to Marina Bay and Bugis for halal food options!

8. Step into the world of virtual reality

Craving for a rush of adrenaline indoors? Zero Latency’s virtual reality (VR) gaming experience is just the fix you need! With its state-of-the-art technology and motion tracking, you'll be transported to different realms - ranging from Zombie Survival to a journey into space. Zero Latency is also the largest virtual reality gaming space in Singapore and one of the best in the world! Do note that during this period, only a maximum of 5 people are allowed to play at any one time and you'll need to book your slots in advance. Find out more about their new regulations and book your tickets on their website!

Price: $59 per person

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Halal food nearby:

Check out our halal food guide in Marina Bay for halal food options near Zero Latency!

9. Get artsy at The Projector

If watching movies at a typical cinema is too mainstream for you, time to get artsy at The Projector. The indie cinema house just reopened its doors recently and it's currently showing several highly-acclaimed films like Train to Busan, The Farewell, Family Romance and more. Do note that seating may be limited and you'd have to wear masks while at The Projector, and practise other social distancing measures.

Check out the prices and new opening hours on their website

Address: 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00, Singapore 199589

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Halal food nearby:

Golden Mile Food Centre

Halal eateries: Ashes Burnnit, Deen Tiga Rasa, Haji Kadir Food, Nasi Ambeng Nenek Leng

Check out our Bugis halal food guide for halal eateries nearby too. 

10. Book a staycation

Credit: M Social Singapore on Facebook

If you just can't seem to have enough fun with the girls, then book a staycation! What's better than a girls' day out? Spending the night together of course! Looking for hotels with halal breakfast and great promos? Grand Hyatt Singapore and Fairmont Singapore would fit the bill. But if you're looking for something a little more chic and IG-worthy, check out M Social, The Warehouse, W Singapore Sentosa Cove. Check out our article to find out which hotels have been approved for staycations in Singapore.

So, if you're planning a meet-up with your girlfriends on weekends and not sure what you should do together, tick off everything on this list! SHARE this with your best girls and let them know it's time for a meet-up soon ?