Looking for places to bring the kids out to? Here's a list to help you get started and have a great start to May!
With the relaxed SMM, we are seeing more events and activities happening around the island and many of our old favourites have now resumed bringing back an almost pre-pandemic feeling!
Start your May weekend with familiar open houses, a mega carnival and bouncy castle event, a light exhibition and not forgetting to celebrate Mother's Day too! Don't forget to click here to see a list of previous recommendations that are still happening or sign-up for our newsletter and get weekly recommendations directly in your mailbox!
Let's take a look at our recommendations this week!
Drop-in to The Istana Open House
Venue: The Istana
Date: 7 May 2022, 9 am - 5 pm
Admission: Free (Istana's Grounds), from $2 (Istana Main Building)
The Istana is opening its grounds and main building to the main public on 7 May 2022 to mark both Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa, which fall on May 1 and May 3 respectively.
This is the first time that the main building is open to public since the pandemic started 2 yeas ago. Families who plan to visit will also not need to apply for tickets too - you can simply drop in (however, do expect a crowed). While entrance to the grounds are free, visitors will need to get tickets (price from $2) at the entrance to enter the main building.
Visit A Fire Station Open House
Venue: Selected Fire Stations. Details below.
Date: Every Saturday, 9.00am to 9.50am and 10.00am to 10.50am
Admission: FREE (walk-in, registration only required for groups of more than 10)
The popular Fire Station Open Houses will resume from 30 Apr 2022. Families can choose to visit any of the 17 participating Fire Stations to meet the firefighters and paramedics, and learn more on how SCDF responds to emergencies!
Open Houses happen every Saturday with sessions at 9 am and 10 am. Do try to be early to catch the demonstrations and other activities that are happening.
Go Play @ Let's Play D'Marquee
Venue: Downtown East, D'Marquee
Date: 7 May to 9 Aug 2022
Admission: From $25 (Tickets available at KKday)
The much anticipated Let's Play D'Marquee will start this weekend from 7 May 2022 onwards. More than the usual inflatable playground, Let's Play @ D'Marquee will feature 14 thrilling attractions that include the thrilling Virtual Reality (VR) shooting game, King Kong Robots, new and improved mini dinosaur rides, as well as a variety of bouncy castles, sand pit. The entire play area will be over 17,000 sqf, for kids to bounce, battle, slide and soar through the different zones.
The experience is also divided into 2 zones. Within the indoor airconditioned zone, families will expect 8 different-themed inflatable obstacle courses, 1 bouncy challenge, 1 inflatable ball pit and 1 sand pit! It is the LARGEST variety of bouncy castles in a single venue for families!
And outside, in a sheltered area, families will get to escape reality at the Virtual Reality (VR) shooting games, fulfilling your robot dreams as you battle till the last King Kong Robot stands, bump your way through on the classic bumper car ride, enjoy a relaxing train ride on the Choo Choo Express and witness dinosaurs coming to life at the Mini Dino Ride.
Tickets start from $25 per person per session. Each session is 100mins. Below are the ticketing details
- May & June: Tickets available at KKday:
- Weekday: $28
- Weekend: $31
Discover the Rainbow Connection II @ Malay Heritage Centre
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre Fountain
Date: 29 Apr - 29 May 2022, 10 am - 9 pm (closed on Mon)
Rainbow Connection II is a light exhibition at the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC). This outdoor installation comprises a total of 500 suspended solar light modules made from upcycled cookie containers and solar lights at the fountain and lawn. While individually unique, the modules come together to form a fantastical sight when lit up at night, scattering prismatic projections all around. As the units gently rotate and sway in the wind, the installation seemingly comes alive through the dynamic play of shadows, lights and colours.
To welcome more visitors to enjoy the light installation at night, MHC will be extending its opening hours till 9pm from 29 April to 29 May 2022. While the centre is open from 10 am to 9 pm, we recommend coming at dusk to better enjoy the lights.
*Note that the MHC is closed on Mon.
Enjoy a Mother's Day Meal
It is Mother's Day this weekend and perhaps you are looking for some place to go and have a nice meal with your Mom or the Mom of your kids (or you just want to hint your hubby).
We have put together a List of 15 Mother's Day Meal Ideas so that you can easily find somewhere to celebrate at. From special Mother's Day Champagne Brunch Menus to Free Flowers / Cakes when dining-in, this list will give you enough ideas to start planning for this special day!