Though Singapore is still in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), you can still visit attractions and explore hidden gems in Singapore. You might be asking yourself, "what things to do in Singapore this weekend?" or you and your significant other might be looking for fun things to do in Singapore for couples during Phase 2. Well, we've rounded up this list of 8 things to do in Singapore on weekends this August 2021 that are perfect for two! Whether you're planning a day out before or after dine-in restrictions ease, we've got you covered ?
Fun things to do in Singapore on weekends this August 2021
1. Admire beautiful Phalaenopsis orchids at Orchid Haven, Gardens by the Bay
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If you're a fan of flowers, you can't miss out on Gardens by the Bay's latest attraction, the Orchid Haven at Cloud Forest. The new orchid-themed exhibition at the gardens has more than 1000 orchids in permanent orchid exhibits as well as changing displays. The first changing display is the Flight of the Moth Orchid, a breathtaking 'waterfall' display of cascading Orchid blooms at Orchid Haven. Check out the experience by our Tribes by HHWT member here.
2. Enjoy discounted tickets to Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium
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Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium are undoubtedly two of the most popular attractions in Sentosa! The best part is that you can enjoy discounted tickets to both attractions this August 2021. In celebration of National Day, you can enjoy 15% off USS tickets at just $56 for the Adult Dated One-Day ticket. S.E.A. Aquarium is also having a 20% discount - enjoy 2 Adult Dated tickets for $56!
3. Go on a Kampong Gelam trail for awesome discounts and IG-worthy pictures
One of our favourite hangout spots is none other than Kampong Gelam! If you're looking to rediscover the historic neighbourhood, go on the "Have You Met Kampong Gelam" trail on the IPLUS Locomole app which is curated by HHWT ? During Phase 2 HA, you can still uncover IG-worthy street art, unique shops and a heritage bookshop. But once dine-in resumes, you can also unlock secret menus and get discounts on various eateries.
4. Explore Singapore's largest manmade floating wetlands at Jurong Lake Gardens
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If you're constantly looking for new places to hike or finding a new outdoor spot, Singapore's largest manmade floating wetlands have just opened at Jurong Lake Gardens! The ABC Waters has a boardwalk with a gorgeous view of Jurong Lake as well as plenty of flora and fauna. The floating wetlands is also a natural habitat for wildlife, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them.
5. Be transported to Japan at the Asian Civilisations Museum
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You might not be able to travel to Japan yet but you can step into 2 Japanese-themed exhibits at the Asian Civilisations Museum. The first one is Life in Edo where you'll get to admire woodblock prints and paintings reflecting everyday life in Edo-period Japan. The second exhibit is Russel Wong in Kyoto - a showcase of 40 black-and-white photos of the customs and traditions of the geishas in Kyoto.
6. Immerse yourself in the new VR gallery at ArtScience Museum
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You might be familiar with ArtScience Museum's Future World exhibition but now, there's a new VR (virtual reality) gallery too. Step into the world of hyper realities and look at virtual artworks of some of the world's most renowned contemporary artists. Definitely an exciting activity for two!
7. Watch the National Day Parade
The National Parade is happening later this year but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the yearly festivities. As the parade is postponed to 21 Aug, you can still catch it on TV from the comfort of your own home. As for the yearly fireworks, the authorities haven't released much info yet. But based on rehearsals that have happened earlier this year, it seems that the fireworks are still to be expected in Marina Bay. There might also be fireworks in the heartland like last year's celebrations.
8. Have high tea at home with your loved one
Although the dine-in restrictions mean that you can't go to restaurants to celebrate special occasions with the family, you can still have a good meal at home! One of the ways to do so is to have high tea with your loved one. With so many halal high tea deliveries in Singapore, you can enjoy scones, sandwiches, pies and of course, tea.
With these 8 amazing activities, time to have some fun in August with your favourite person! SHARE this list with them and plan a date!