We all know the festive season is spent with loved ones, but rather than sitting at home, overeating and binge-watching Christmas movies, get to know your country that little bit better! There’s so much to do across Singapore during the festive period and here are 7 activities you can do with family or friends!
1. Jump in a Time Machine and Go Longkang Fishing!
Photo Credits: Orto’s Facebook
Tucked away in the northern part of the island is the largest prawning facility in Singapore! Take part in longkang fishing, a traditional fishing method that’s decades old, to teach your kids how fishing was done back in the day! Enjoy the thrill of catching prawns with the family with this novel way of spending Christmas. Take the family along for this fun day out!
2. Go for a Family Bike Ride on Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa
Rather than being cooped up in your home, get out on your bikes and head to Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa with the family! Not only is this a healthy alternative to the standard Christmas traditions, but also a great way to spend time together. Don’t have bikes? There’s an affordable bike hire shop on the island. Cycling makes for thirsty work, so don’t forget to bring your durable Thermos® Sports Bottle with you.
3. Go On a Farm Tour
Photo Credits: Bollywood Veggies’s Facebook
Here is a great opportunity to rejuvenate your senses, connect with family, and enjoy the simple pleasures of real food. Set in the northwest Kranji Countryside, Bollywood Veggies gives you the chance to enjoy farm tours, join harvesting activities and visit the bistro with a varied menu that includes some of the deliciously fresh food from the farm. We all know gardening is tough work, so don’t forget to bring along your Thermos® One-Push Tumbler to keep yourself hydrated.
4. Experience Singapore’s Unique Peranakan Culture
Photo Credits: The Straits Enclave’s Facebook
Step into the history of Singapore this Christmas by visiting The Straits Enclave. This private museum in the heritage district of Joo Chiat gives unique insight into Peranakan culture and its history. It allows visitors to learn about the Straits golden era in the early 1900s. This is a great activity for history buff families!
5. Take on the Coast-to-Coast Trail
Get a Christmas buzz by taking on the huge coast-to-coast trail! With lush greenery and big outdoor spaces, this 36km walk gives you ample time to spend with the family. The route links up park connectors and nature parks including Coney Island, Jurong Lake Gardens and Lornie Nature Corridor. Don’t forget to bring along your Thermos® Sports Bottles for your big walk to stay hydrated.
6. A Universal Christmas - Universal Studios
Photo Credit: Universal Studios Singapore
Origami is such a versatile activity to explore with your children. You can keep it simple by attempting as many origami patterns as you can, or keep it to a theme like making an origami zoo filled with different paper animals. Alternatively, you can even create aeroplanes and challenge your children to see whose paper planes can glide the farthest in the living room. Or how about trying paper accessories like these colourful paper bracelets! Tip: go green by opting for recycled paper such as used worksheets and newspaper for the origami!
7. Indoor Treasure Hunt
Photo Credits: HomeTeam NS
Whether it’s gliding, rock climbing, challenge ropes or gigantic slides, this adventure location has everything you and the family need under one roof! Get active together and test your strength, speed and stamina across a range of activities that can take up the entire day. Don’t forget to bring your competitive streak!