For all that our little red dot has to offer, sometimes the colourful chaos does get a little overwhelming. Don’t get us wrong, we’re city girls right to the bone but the people, traffic, heat and general craziness of everyday life in the city can leave us feeling a little fatigued. So in a bid to refresh you Sassy girls, we’ve pulled together five fun things to do with your girlfriends or significant other so that you can forget about rush hour for a while.
The Escape Hunt Experience
Escape from the city and immerse yourself into a detective’s world. Designed to be one of the most challenging and exciting 90 minutes of your life, you’ll be locked in a room and tasked to solved crimes and mysteries through clues carefully planted in the room. You’ll learn a lot about yourself (boy, did we!) and your partner during the game and most importantly, we promise you that it’s a gonna be a great deal of fun. If that’s not enticing enough for you, there’s also a photo-taking session at the end of the game where you’ll get to put on a really cute cape and skirt. Now we’re talking!
The Escape Hunt, 100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall, #02-43, Singapore 238840, 6100 0828, www.singapore.escapehunt.com
Arteastiq Art Jam
Dreary days and lounging around on the couch watching mindless television shows can put you in a creative dry spell. So let’s give your right brain lobe a workout and head to art class, shall we? Arteastiq, a boutique tea house incorporates social painting sessions into their lovely space to encourage patrons to unleash their inner artist. Everything from canvases, acrylic paint, sponges to brushes are provided for and all that’s left for you to do is get those creative juices flowing and just paint! Oh, and have a spot of tea while you’re at it too!
Arteqastiq, 333 Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/14, Singapore 238867, 6235 8705, www.arteastiq.com/artjam
The first and only tree top adventure in Singapore, swing like Tarzan (or Jane) and overcome obstacles along five giant zip lines. Walk across bridges, climb ropes and whiz 200m across trees with a breathtaking view of Bedok Reservoir as the backdrop. If you’re a little squeamish about heights, it’s definitely one of the safest and most exciting way to face your fears. For thrill-seekers, there’s even a free fall jump at the end. What a rush!
Forest Adventure, 825 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479211, 8100 7420, www.forestadventure.com.sg
Horse riding has always been synonymous with high membership costs and maintenance. Making riding accessible and hassle free for everyone, Gallop Stable welcomes the young and old for a day out with pretty ponies and handsome horses. Choose from watching potential riders mount their horses or try it yourself and enjoy the various riding packages available on site. And to top it all off, the stable is located in a quiet area of Punggol with no high-rise buildings in sight and is surrounded by lush greenery. And if you fancy a night’s rest in the wagon, there are deluxe and family rooms for you too!
Gallop Stable, Track 24, 900 Punggol Road, Singapore 829168, 6690 0900, www.gallopstable.com
Peace, love, serenity is the mantra at this organic farm and bistro. Come here for the locally grown produce and hearty home-cooked meals. Set on a capacious 10-acre lot in Kranji, you can choose to take a stroll around the farm on your own or sign up for a 20-minute guided tour to see how plants grow here at the “countryside”. For nature lovers, the entire area is home to many birds, fishes, cats and dogs too! Located near numerous other farms and Singapore’s legendary Sungei Buloh Wetland, Bollywood Veggies is the perfect place to come for a chill and relaxing day out.
Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026, 6898 5001, www.bollywoodveggies.com