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F1 Weekend: Things To Do

F1 Weekend: Things To Do
Priscilla Peck
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The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2015 is here! And as we all know, it is going to be really crowded, with both human and traffic jam. With music acts such as Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Spandau Ballet, Jimmy Cliff, and Pharrell Williams along with the race, we are expecting hordes of people when we head down to Town. So for some of us enochlophobia people, the idea of going out this weekend is just daunting. 

Here’s a list of low-budget activities you can do away from the city with a group of friends, or even alone!

Books & Beer PARK(ing) Day, 18 September 2015

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Credit: travel.asiaone.com

Where all the book lovers gather, come in and share with other readers your favourite book. Trade and swap books while you indulge yourself in some beer, gathered in a place with people of one mind. 

Location: Books and Beer, @ Lot 42-43 Duxton Road 
Facebook: Books and Beer

The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum

Credit: The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum Official Facebook

Credit: The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum Official Facebook

This museum, which is dedicated to maintaining its traditional Chinese landscaping, hosts more than 800 turtles and tortoises with a variety of more than 50 different species. These hard-shelled amphibians can be found around the pools, ponds and tanks. You can purchase vegetables to feed these creatures and you can get up close and personal with them, but it is important to note your safety as they may mistaken your fingers for carrots. 

Location: Chinese Gardens
Website: The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum

Kampong Lorong Buangkok

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Credit: http://blog.sqkii.com/

If you were born in the 90s, you definitely would not have seen Singapore as a kampong/fishing village. Explore this little kampong of what remains of Singapore’s last surviving kampong. It is a small conglomeration of small-roofed homes that is home to about 28 families. It was recently announced earlier this year that there are many renovations going on in the area and losing its appeal. Visit it soon before it’s gone!

Location: 8 Lorong Buangkok Singapore 547558

Katong Antique House

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Credit: www.atlasobscura.com

Itching for some blast to the past? This fully bona fide Peranakan family home is a well preserved two-storey shophouse that was tendered by curator and owner, Peter Wee. Admire antiques heirlooms that is worthy to be part of many museum collection. Don’t be shy if you have any questions about the history and as a 4th generation Baba Peranakan and President of the Peranakan Association, Mr Wee is more than glad to regale visitors with his stories of Nonya heritage and culture. 

Location: 208 East Coast Road, Singapore 428907

Airwheel @ Rendezvous CWAL Electric Unicycles Rental

Credit: www.airwheel.net

Credit: www.airwheel.net

When I first saw this guy using an airwheel while I was on the way to work, I was extremely intrigued by it and wondered what it was. I later heard from friends that it is an expensive equipment. But no worries, now we can rent these amazing one-wheeled electric unicycles at Kranji for the price of $18-$20! Sports these days are getting more and more exciting! Gone were the days where I only had my blades with me.

Location: D’Kranji Farm Resort Kiosk 01-10E, 10 Neo Tiew 2 
Website: http://www.rendezvouscwal.com/

The Mind Cafe

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Credit: www.eggymissmelody.com

How about a night of games and fun with a bunch of your family and friends? Visit Minds Cafe, one of Singapore’s game cafe that has the widest array of different board games. We all love to chill somewhere with our friends and play some card games. So instead of that, play some old school mastermind and have a precious cup of tea while you’re at it!

Location: 60A Prinsep Street/109 North Bridge Road #02-16
Website: http://www.themindcafe.com.sg/

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