1. Date Night
Who says retro is boring? Do it 70’s style with Singapore’s drive-in movie theatre! Showing in various locations in Singapore, check Movie Mob’s website or follow them on Facebook for updates. The fun part is, you get to vote for what you want to see and it’s free! So you can spend your $10 on a picnic and beg or borrow a vehicle for the night for a bit of retro romance. (We take no responsibility for any other “70’s fun” that takes place in, or outside the car!).
2. Girls Night Out
Note we said ‘Out’ and not ‘In’. Whilst renting a movie at home with popcorn and wine is certainly an under $10 option, why not take advantage of Singapore’s sexy offers for a Wednesday out? Kickstart the evening between 5 and 8pm at Bartini for $5 bellinis, $10 frozen daiquiris, and $5 tapas to ‘line the stomach’. If Working Girl is more your style, The Exchange (pictured) has free martinis from 6pm to 9pm. If a girly chat in a cosy place with free flow booze is in order (emphasis on ‘free’), check the French options of Fatien Bar a Vin (free-flow of sangria from 6pm to 9pm), O’Batignolles (a group or four or more get a free bottle of champagne) and Cafe Gavroche (unlimited rosé from 7pm to 9pm). Don’t forget a panadol when you get home, Oui? Bartini is at 46 Club Street, The Exchange is at 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1 #01-05, Fatien Bar a Vin is at 60 Robertson Quay, O’Batignolles is at 2 Gemmill Lane and Café Gavroche is at 69 Tras Street.
3. Just Hangin’
Feeling aesthetic? Singapore’s latest contemporary arts space, Gillman Barracks houses 16 galleries for you to wander round and Timbre is the ideal place to park yourself for a drink with smooth grooves. If art and a sing isn’t your thing, then check various Five Bars locations for cheap eats and a drink. The Izakaya branches are modeled after Japan’s “300 Yen” bars and “Five” refers to the price of most drinks and snacks! Gillman Barracks is at 9, Lock Road, Check the location of Five Bars here for addresses and opening times.
4. Family Day Out
The holidays might mean extended family time, or entertaining those from out of town. Keep it simple and go fly a kite! Yes, we mean literally fly one. The strong winds of Marina Barrage make it ideal and there is enough to entertain all. A ball will keep kids happy as will wading in the water pools and dancing fountains. Older folk or those inclined can learn about sustainability at the gallery. When dusk falls, use the connector to get to Gardens by the Bay and watch the Supertrees at their best with “Garden Rhapsody”, a 12-minute music and light show at 7:45 and 8:45pm. There is a special Christmas Edition until 6 January and admission is free!
5. Out and About
Keen to combine fitness and a girly gossip? Not many people know about the Southern Ridges Trail spanning Mt Faber, Telok Blangah, Kent Ridge and Hort parks. One of the best walking trails in Singapore, it meanders through 10km of lush forest and canopy walks, and crosses Henderson Waves, Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge. As you chat, catch panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands! There is a $9 nature tour (with at least 15 in a group), so email: email@example.com if you and 14 friends want a nature-al meet! Dress comfortably, take water, sunscreen, repellant and a hat. See www.nparks.gov.sg for more information.
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