Indulge In A Full Day Of Fun With Only $150? Sure Boh!
There're many things to do in Singapore; so many places to shop and dine and to unwind and forget about workday stress, all with only $150 in your wallet (or bank for cards-only folks)! You could load your day up with exciting activities, or roam the bougiest streets in town and window-shop, if you're broke. But why not spend your hard-earned money on the chiller things this island has to offer? A casual day out with friends or loved ones, that will nourish your mind and body!
Meals to start the day
Start your day with a variety of affordable hawker foods! It's not only cheap but surely yummy (if you know what you're looking for), and has all the local-foodie checkpoints covered in one place. From oyster cake, fish soup bee hoon, chicken rice and a wide range of local desserts, you're in for a fulfilling meal - at an average of $10 to be spent here! Not to mention some real good kopi because nothing can replace that kopitiam flavour and strength we Singaporeans love. #Shiok and #WorthIt.
Maxwell Food Centre
Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184
Opening Hours: 8am to 2am, daily (hours may differ on PH & PH eve)
Immerse in culture
You might not realise, but our local art scene has many ongoing shows right now! The Art Science Museum is known for its iconic architecture as well as their impressive curated exhibitions! Take Future World: Where Art Meets Science, colliding Art and Science in a magical display that appears otherworldly, removing you from reality and immersing in a virtual future that we hope to come. Ticket fee is at $16, a bargain for a show of this calibre!
Art Science Museum
Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974 (Beside MBS)
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm, daily (hours may differ on PH & PH eve)
Get close to nature
Nature is never the same at any moment; it changes with seasons and gives birth to new biodiversity all the time. The same goes for the fauna and flora at Gardens by the Bay! Take a stroll in lush foliage and tall green shades, and take in the serenity so lacking in the concrete jungle outside. Or bunker down in their cooled conservatories to escape the sweltering heat! It's only $12 for full access to one conservatory and totally free for the outdoor gardens.
Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 9am to 8pm for Cooled Conservatory; 5am to 2am for Outdoor Gardens
The curtains are finally raised and cinemas are open! It's time to get your dose of the big-screens after an unbelievably long period of Netflix bingefest! This is the perfect excuse to spend a little for the experience of high-tech sound systems and overall ambience. There's a whole slew of good movies to catch this season - Train to Busan: Peninsula; Intruder; Mr Jones and a lot more for your entertainment. Ticket prices are an average of $9.50 on weekdays and $13.50 on weekends across the more popular cinemas, but do keep a lookout for the various promotions ongoing now because there are many! Mai tu liao, go and book your tickets online!
Meals to ease into night
Your stomach is grumbling and it's time for dinner! What better way to ease into the late evening with good food, like those served at Real Food? There, you'll find high-quality vegetarian and vegan grub; but before you groan in agony for the lack of meat, do know that they make it up in rich flavours and exquisite cooking. Thick and juicy perfection of a burger, their Portobello Burger leaves you satiated and feeling full both in taste and capacity! It's an average of $20 per pax here in return for fresh food fare and excellent dining experience. Good for us, we can find their outlets spattered across the island.
Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm, daily
Credit: Spa Guide
Now here's a true treat for the senses. It's been a long day and you still have some substantial spending power left, so what do you do? Lay down for a massage, mes amis. End your night with a full-body massage. Undo those nasty knots; press away aches in your legs and shed away the stresses you've carried with you for the week. It's truly heaven on earth. We recommend Natureland for its economical prices and convenience, having outlets in many parts of the island. With years of expertise and experience, you're in safe hands, literally! A 60-minute session costs $72.76 with GST and is an experience you should not go without.
Natureland Massage Therapy
Opening Hours: Depends on outlet
Got you raring to go this weekend? Clever spending is about using the minimum and spending on worthwhile experiences. Trust us, you can live your best life, if you spend it right.