Singapore is small, and don’t we all know it.
In this tiny little country, there aren’t a ton of things you can do. No road trips, no gigantic carnivals you can spend the whole day at… With so little land, we don’t have much to work with—we get it.
So we set out to hear from ten millennials, hoping to find out more about what they do on the weekends, and what are some of their never-miss happenings in Singapore.
Here’s what they had to say.
1. “I like to chill with my friends at cafes and talk for long hours over dessert. My favourite place for ice cream is Sunday Folks at Holland V – but you have to be there early to get seats ‘cuz there’s always long queues!” – Zafirah, 27, Content Producer
2. “In the late afternoon, I like to take a jog along the Punggol park connector network. The reservoir scenery feels like an Eden away from the city’s hustle and bustle and is extremely relaxing. With the opening of the Container Bistros, it also provides me easy options for mid-jog snacks!” – Sammie, 25, Editor
3. “I love that over the years, more and more markets have been popping up all over Singapore, from the smaller scale art markets selling locally made stuff to the bigger, more famous ones like Artbox. I’m actually really looking forward to Artbox this coming Good Friday weekend as it’s the first time it’s going out of Thailand! I’m sure there will be new food, products or brands to discover.” – Yun Jie, 21, Intern
4. “I like to go to the National Gallery. It’s in the heart of the city, the architecture is amazing and I get to learn more about Singapore and Southeast Asia history. Most importantly, it’s FREE.” – Natasha, 24, Social Media Strategist
5. “I know it sounds super ah beng but I enjoy prawning on the weekends! I go to the one near my place and can spend HOURS there without feeling bored. To be honest, it’s quite expensive, but there’s a challenge that comes with prawning that I enjoy.” – James, 28, Entrepreneur
6. “Music festivals! Last time, the only music festival in Singapore was ZoukOut, but now there’s Laneway, Garden Beats, Ultra… As someone who can’t live without my music, I love the way things are going with music festivals in Singapore.” – Theresa, 26, Healthcare Worker
7. “It’s a bit touristy for me to say this, but I like going to the beach and just chilling with a couple of friends at the beach clubs there (e.g Mambo and Tanjong Beach Club at Sentosa). We have a few drinks while playing card games and beer pong. I went to the DBS Marina Regatta’s pop-up urban beach last year too!” – Navin, 29, Manager
8. “I love to check out cool cafes in Singapore. I love it when there’s great ambience and affordable food.” – Nate, 24, Designer
9. “I love to visit the projector theatre as they often show independent films which are not showing in other cinemas. I love the vibe the environment gives. It feels like you’ve been teleported back into the past, with its old school furniture.” – Marie, 23, Marketing
10. “Bar-hopping around town or the Clarke Quay area in search of the best deals for drinks for chill sessions. It creates a different atmosphere for every meet up with my friends due to the varying environments!” – Jessica, 20, Student
Singapore may be small, but for many of us Singaporeans, it has its charm. With an evolving F&B and entertainment scene that’s only getting more exciting with time, and brands like DBS sponsoring fun, exciting events like Artbox and Ultra, there are so many reasons to love our little red dot!
Millennials, what are your best kept secrets on the fun things to do in Singapore? What is your number one favourite thing to do here? Let us know in the comments below!
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