This weekend, we celebrate Good Friday, and with it, we also get to enjoy a special period that Singaporeans affectionately term “the long weekend”. Approaching at a wonderfully apt time – with things gradually looking to resume normalcy – we’ve started making plans to make the best of our days off.
If you’re like us and looking forward to create memories with new experiences, here are 6 places to check out in Singapore this long weekend.
Ang Mo Kio Pasar Malam
For many of us, pasar malams have become one of our most nostalgic memories. Wandering through stall after stall of local vendors offering everything from local snacks to affordable bedsheets, they’ve become an integral part of our culture. This year, after 2 years, the famous Ang Mo Kio Pasar Malam is finally back, and we’re more than excited to head over and get lost in the crowd, holding our kueh tutu, cotton candy, and Taiwanese sausage again.
Civic district on Singapore Duck Tours
Perfect for a little family trip, the Singapore Duck Tours will show you our colourful city from a different perspective. Learn about our heritage as you tour our gorgeous bay area on an amphibious vehicle. Children will undoubtedly be wowed when the Duck enters our Singapore River.
Dolphin Island is probably one of the lesser-known, but equally mind-blowing, destinations in Singapore. Especially inspiring for lovers of marine animals and curious kids, learn more about the magnificent Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and get up close with them at this experiential attraction in Sentosa.
East Coast Park
It’s been a long time coming, but now that we can finally gather in larger groups, it’s time to hit up the gang and head out for some quality outdoor-sy time. Simply apply online for your permits at the NParks site, grab your gear, and prepare for a day (and night) of offline fun with your favourite people.
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar
A yearly affair, the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar has always attracted huge crowds due to the sheer number of things we can find there. From traditional bites to home essentials, the bazaar’s vibrant community presents a side of Singapore we rarely get to experience these days. With the relaxation of pandemic measures this year, we look forward to once again being overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of local goods on sale.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Another unique spot in Singapore, the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve offers visitors a chance to immerse in the beauty of nature. As Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park, the mangrove forest is filled with rich biodiversity for you to discover as you trek. It even allows bird-watching enthusiasts a chance to catch an array of shorebirds during migratory seasons.