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Activities To Do With Friends Next Time Boredom Strikes

  
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Everyone’s Googled ‘Things To Do In Singapore’ at least ten times in the past month, hunting for exhilarating adventures to embark on or maybe a new spot to kick back at. With the beaches overcrowded and the cafés overpriced, it’s time to venture beyond our comfort zones for new activities to busy ourselves with.

 

1. After Dark Art Jamming With Fluorescent Paints – Hueplay Studio

An out-of-world experience for sure, Hueplay Studio’s after-dark art jamming classes are for the artsy hipsters looking for something a lil’ extra. The paints are, you guessed it, fluorescent and glow in the dark. You’ll get to watch your masterpiece light up – literally – under the black lights!

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The sessions are priced at $55/pax and are three hours long. You’ll be provided with a complete set of brushes, a 40cm by 50 cm canvas, aprons and luminous paints. All you need to bring along is your creativity, and enjoy the serene atmosphere as you paint the night away. If this sounds like your kind of night activity, book your slots now!

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Address: 183 Jalan Pelikat, The Promendade @ Pelikat, #B1-82/83, 537643

Opening Hours: 7 PM – 10 PM Daily

Website: Hueplay Studio

Social Media: Instagram

 

2. Cook Up A Feast For Family And Friends – Cold Front Co.

Are you tired of the same old zhi char dishes from your nearby hawker centre? Well, no need to fret because at Cold Front Co., you can pick from an array of delectable New Zealand produce. Inspired by the country’s incredible artisanal food culture, all products are ethically and sustainably-sourced, and ever fresh and chemical-free!

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Cook up wondrous feasts with a plethora of organic ingredients, and wow your guests with the superb quality of the products used! It’s undoubtedly a dinner experience to remember. Plus, you can place your orders conveniently via Cold Front Co.’s online shop and have your groceries delivered directly to your home – shiok!  Delivery takes three days, just enough time to get your best pals together for a dinner party.

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So if you’re itching for a taste of New Zealand again, place your order on Cold Front Co. now!

Website: Cold Front Co.

Social Media: Instagram

 

3. Enjoy Artisanal Baked Goods Fresh Out Of The Oven – Bakery Brera

Travel down to the homey Bakery Brera to enjoy some of the freshest, fluffiest bread and pastries around! All the tempting treats on display are handmade and baked in their kitchens, and after a couple of final touches, they are served to your table still warm and soft.

Image: Hot Cross Buns | Credit: @bakerybrera

This is the place to be for carb-lovers everywhere, what with the endless choices of bread and delicate pastries to choose from. As you enter the bakery, you’re sure to be overwhelmed with the hearty smell of bread baking, a smell sure to get your tummies rumbling as you take in the display loaded with an assortment of irresistible bakes! Ideal for weary folk searching for a cosy place to enjoy artisanal pastries, Bakery Brera is a must-try afternoon tea spot for those restless middays!

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If you’re a fan of their amazing bakes, you can also place an order on their website here! Take home their creations to share with your family for a sure-fire way to earn broad smiles all around.

Address: 8 Empress Road, Empress Mall, Block 8, #01-05, 260008

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 7 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays), Closed on Mondays

Website: Bakery Brera

Phone Number: 6492 5428

Social Media: Instagram

 

4. Hit Up A Dog Café – Cookie & Cuddle

Maybe eating isn’t on your top list of priorities at the moment. Well, in that case, perhaps it’s time to hit up Singapore’s newest dog café: Cookie & Cuddle! Featuring the owner’s three puppies Cookie, Cuddle and Kiki, you’re in for an afternoon of doggie talk, snuggles and playful chases around the dog pen!

Image: Cookie, Cuddle and Kiki. | Credit: @cookieandcuddle

The café also dishes up many delectable baked goods like their signature Doggyaki, perfect for when you start to feel a bit peckish. And if you feel the sugar coma set in, hop into the dog playpen for some good ol’ playtime with the three puppies! After a couple of games of catch, you’re sure to feel invigorated and perhaps, a bit out of breath!

Check out our full feature on Cookie & Cuddle here!

Address: 432 Race Course Road, 218678

Opening Hours: 11 AM – 6 PM (Tuesdays – Fridays), 11 AM – 7 PM (Saturdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays

Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

 

5. Indulge In A Bit Of Day Drinking – Platform Studio

Day drinking gets a bad reputation, and it’s not hard to see why. Often negatively portrayed on TV shows and movies, any mention of alcohol before dinner time is sure to earn you a round of confused glances or stern glares. Well, day drinking can also be a classy, relaxing afternoon activity, especially if you do it in the beautiful Platform Studio!

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Platform Studio opens at 2 PM from Tuesday to Sunday, meaning you and your kaki’s can idle away the afternoon, sipping on refreshing cocktails in the bar’s aesthetically pleasing dining area. Try their array of creative concoctions, and gear up for a great time spent with friends!

Image: (Left to Right) Momo Peace Ice Cream and Kyoho Grape Sorbet, topped with black pepper, Juniper berries and citrus zest. | Credit: @_platform._

If you enjoyed their cocktails, you’d be pleased to know that Platform Studio also has an online store. There, you can select from a plethora of handmade cocktails to enjoy at home!

Address: 19 Amoy Street, #01-01, 069854

Opening Hours: 2 PM – 10.30 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays), 5 PM – 10.30 PM (Mondays)

Website: Platform Studio

Social Media: Instagram

 

6. Take A Ceramics Class – The Potter’s Guilt

When boredom hits, the best solution is to do something with your hands! At The Potter’s Guilt, you’ll get to do just that. Learn all about ceramics, and get your hands dirty as you whip, shape and mould your very own ceramic masterpieces to bring home! Guided by experienced instructors armed with top-of-the-line equipment and materials, the arts and crafts lovers will be in for a treat.

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Jio your friends for an afternoon of bonding and tending to your ceramic creations! If you’ve never worked with ceramics before, fear not! The classes are insightful, interactive and easy to follow, so even the newest students can grasp the concepts and have fun. No more futile searches for a new hobby; just grab a couple of friends and book your session now!

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Address: 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, #01-03, 168976

Course Duration: 3 hours

Website: The Potter’s Guilt

Social Media: Instagram

 

7. Volunteer And Spend A Day At A Farm – Kampung Kampus

Ever heard of the Kampung Kampus? It isn’t a reclusive kampung left behind from pre-HDB eras but rather a kampung style facility used to host workshops on sustainable living. Run by Ground-Up Initiative or GUI, its plantations are home to many volunteers seeking respite from their stressful city lives.

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The Kampung Kampus offers a wide selection of workshops and programmes for all ages. Learn all about sustainable living in Singapore, vegetable planting and harvesting, urban farming, woodworking and more! The best part? Kids can get involved too! All the programmes are child-friendly and encourage children to be inquisitive while learning about the environment. It’s an excellent activity for kids and adults alike and an effective distraction from those horrid blue light devices!

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Check out our full article on Ground-Up Initiative’s Kampung Kampus here!

Address: 91 Lor Chencharu, 769201

Opening Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM (Tuesdays to Saturdays), Closed on Mondays and Sundays

Website: Ground-Up Initiative

Social Media: Instagram

 

8. Go Thrfyting For Books – Thryft 

If you’re bored, then perhaps what you need is a new read! Head over to Thryft, Singapore’s first online sustainable bookstore selling pre-loved publications at up to 70% off their original retail price.

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At Thryft, you can also bring your old books in to be traded for credits, which you can use to purchase other second-hand titles to bring home! It’s an unparalleled sustainability model that reduces textile wastage and allows consumers to contribute to making Singapore a more sustainable society. Plus, you can pick from over 1000 titles, making any bookworm’s dream come true!

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Their upcoming April bookfair is happening from 17 to 18 April at City Sprouts, so if you’re keen on an afternoon browsing through books to bring home, book your slot now! Check out our full article on Thryft here!

Website: Thryft

Social Media: Instagram

 

9. Go Thrifting For Clothes – The Fashion Pulpit

If you’re more of a fashionista and thrifting for books isn’t scoring for you, how about going clothes thrifting at Singapore’s leading swap shop, The Fashion Pulpit, instead! Here, swappers can take home different kinds of pre-loved clothing, anything from everyday streetwear to high-end fashion brands like Christian Louboutin.

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Avid swappers can earn credits from trading in their pre-loved clothing, and in turn, use these credits to pay for their hauls at The Fashion Pulpit. With numerous options to pick from, this is ideal for the aspiring fashionista on a budget looking to up their fashion game! The Fashion Pulpit offers an array of membership options, allowing first-time swappers more freedom when thrifting.

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Unleash your creativity at The Fashion Pulpit, and save money while dolling up in your clothing items! Swap shops like The Fashion Pulpit also cut down textile wastage by encouraging Singaporean to upcycle pre-loved clothes in top-notch conditions. You’ll be saving the Earth when you swap your second-hand clothing items! Check out our full article on The Fashion Pulpit here.

Address: 5 Straits View, Marina One The Heart, #01-04, 018935

Opening Hours: 11 AM – 7 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays), Closed on Mondays

Website: The Fashion Pulpit

Social Media: Instagram

 

Grab A Couple Friends And Explore

With our list of activities to do, you’ll never have to moan about being bored ever again. Ideal for the restless, hipster millennial, check out the various list of exciting activities to take part in what’s sure to be a fun day out for everyone!

 

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