Gravel roads, lush forests and abundant wildlife – Pulau Ubin is a living showcase of what Singapore was like in the 1960s.
Whether you prefer picnics in the park, heart-stopping movie-themed rides or surfing on waves up to 10 feet high, there’s no need to go far to welcome the cheerful vibes of summer! Here are some fun tips on how you and your friends can enjoy a sunny getaway with just a short trip across the border down south.
Prose and picnics
Love engrossing yourself in a good read or whiling the day away with your favourite cuppa over meaningful conversations? Besides café-hopping and chilling out with those close to you in the many parks and gardens around the city, why not indulge in the best of both worlds over a long weekend in Singapore at Shakespeare in the Park?
Brought to you by the very same company that has captivated locals and internationals alike with its successful productions of the great playwright’s works, there is nothing more inspiring than immersing yourself in the magic of this year’s staging of The Tempest under the stars. Held from 29 April to 10 May at Fort Canning Park, soak in the lush surroundings from your blanket on the grass as you sip on some wine and grab a bite from your own picnic basket with fellow fans of prose.
Life is a beach
If outdoor adventures are more of your thing, then a day out in Sentosa is perfect for summertime highs. From the thrilling, heart-in-your-throat rides at Southeast Asia’s first Universal Studios to the gravity-defying rush from indoor skydiving at iFly, there is simply no place else in the region where you and your friends can find this much adrenaline packed into one tiny island!
Besides all the activities on dry land, water lovers will be spoilt for choice with the endless opportunities to get wet and play. Whether you prefer riding the waves from a 10-foot FlowBarrel® at Wave House or becoming a human rocket by propelling above the sea with a JetPack, the only limit to lifting your spirits lies in your imagination.
Strut your stuff
Fashion fans and style-setters, rejoice – for the upcoming Singapore Fashion Week in May promises to be a stunning visual extravaganza of what’s in vogue from all over the world. Featuring international design mavens and emerging local talents, be sure to look out for the latest summer trends on show; some of which can even be bought straight off the runway!
To update your wardrobe more affordably or hunt for unique souvenirs with your friends, drop by Keepers along Orchard Road where an exciting curation of Singapore’s best designers have their works on display. From edgy clothing labels to one-of-a-kind furniture finds, shopping there makes for a truly rewarding experience.