April 27th, 2017
The upcoming Labour Day holiday on 1 May offers us yet another long weekend. Besides catching up on much-needed sleep, use the break to spend some quality time with the fam. After all, work can wait but family can’t. We provide some meaningful and fun ideas that are bound to get the whole family involved.
Visit the Istana
Singapore’s prime residence is only open to the public five times a year, with Labour Day being one of them, and while you may have visited the grounds before, the sheer expanse of greenery and regal architecture creates a different experience each time you visit, making it a great spot for a family walk-about. Catch some fresh air as you soak up the undulating landscape while the little ones frolic in nature. Admission is free, and for an entrance fee of $2 (Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents), you can embark on a tour of selected function rooms in the Istana building and view a special display of gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister.
Bounce Off The Walls
If a walk in the park is not enough for you and your high-energy livewires, try getting your blood pumping at a trampoline park instead. You wouldn’t need to worry about your kids hurting themselves or being bored, and you’re guaranteed to have some fun yourself. Pick a fight with gravity at AMPED Trampoline Park, the first of its kind here. The 35 interconnected trampolines allow you to bounce around with abandon and launch yourself sky high.
Get Artsy At Future World
Be mesmerised and lose yourself in the digital universe of Future World, a permanent exhibition jointly created by ArtScience Museum and Japanese art collective teamLab, and features high-tech interactive artworks that will take your breath away. Divided into four themed sections of Nature, Town, Park and Space, Future World promises to be a journey of discovery for the whole family. Take Black Waves, which depicts the sea in traditional Japanese painting in a virtual 3D environment, or the Crystal Universe, which features more than 170,000 LED lights, giving the illusion of stars moving in space.
Escape From A Room (And Reality)
Nothing bonds a family more than solving problems together. Escape rooms lets you solve thought-provoking puzzles using limited clues to free yourself against the clock. Have an atypical family outing at LOST SG, with five different rooms of varying difficulty and themes. The feeling of successfully figuring your way out as a family should be a form of escape in itself.
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