5 Paktor Ideas for Parents this December Holiday

Yes you get it, it’s the school holidays and it’s all about the kids and you probably have had enough of the kids to last you a whole month. We understand, you need a break from them for some stimulating adult conversations and it’s about time you do some catching up with your partner.

While the whole nation is abuzz with family-oriented activities and events, and every mall and parks are filled with more kids than you can handle, let us fill you in on some quiet spots for you and your partner to take refuge and wind down.

1. Paddle Your Way to a Seafood Feast

If you need to work up an appetite, this is the perfect challenge for the both of you. Paddle your way to a local modern kelong on a 2-person kayak and reward yourself with a scrumptious spread of Halal seafood after a two to three hours workout. Make it a double date with your couple friends as there’s a minimum of requirement of 4 participants.

Venue: Smith Marine, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore, 519599
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm
Rates: $86/person

2. Cycle on Water

The beaches are filled with families spending the weekend camping or just hitting up the bicycle trails. If you are a sporty couple and up for a challenge, take the bike to the waters! With two bicycles balanced on a connecting board, you and your partner can pedal across Kallang and enjoy the scenic view and breeze (if you head over in the early morning or evening). It’ll also help polish up your teamwork and communication – it takes effort to sync your pedalling while having a couple’s conversation!

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub, Water Sports Centre, 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore, 397699
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 7AM – 8PM, Public Holidays: 7AM – 10PM
Rates: $8.40/hour (non-peak), $10.40/hour (weekends)

3. Staycation with a View

You may want to book a staycation at the new Andaz Hotel, near Chinatown, with rooms large enough to host a few other friends for a night of drinks and catching up. The hotel is also home to its trending rooftop bar, Mr Stork – where you can recline in tepee huts, complete with comfy mattress and cushions, as you soak in the 360 degree view of the CBD.

Venue: Andaz Hotel, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
Rates: from ~$380 per night

4. Sundown at Haji Lane

When the sun goes down, Haji Lane breathes a different kind of life down its quirky stretch of shophouses. From its quaint cafes, fashion boutiques, hangout spots, pubs, and cocktail bars, there’s always something new to see. Treat yourself to some live music from street buskers performing the latest tunes on weekend late nights.

Venue: Haji Lane
Rates: Free!

5. Blind Date

A literal blind date with your partner, dining at the pitch-black Nox will awaken your senses as you surrender your sight in exchange for an enhanced multi-sensory experience that your tastebuds will thank you for. It will also make you appreciate your sense of sight (and the sight of your partner) more than ever. This Christmas, enjoy a celebratory feast unlike any other at NOX. Look forward to a whimsical and organoleptic menu that plays on temperatures and textures of festive-inspired ingredients perfect for the holiday season.

Venue: Nox, 269 Beach Road
Opening Hours: Daily 6pm till late.
Rates: $88/person for a 3-course prix fixe menu of 12 dishes from their exclusive Festive Menu.