Can’t stand sweating it out or getting drenched every time you step out in tropical Singapore? We get you, the humidity and sudden showers on this island is really no joke. Dipping into air-conditioned environments to cool down or keep dry between activities is basically like finding an oasis in a desert to the local adventurer. If not having to care about the weather outside appeals to you, here’s a shortlist of indoor activities, workshops, and staycations perfect for some fun no matter rain or shine.
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Escape Singapore with a cinematic adventure through virtual reality with Singapore’s first-ever virtual escape room experience. Virtual Room Singapore presents a team-based blend of VR escape rooms and 3D cinematic experiences.
Expect narratives like Time Travel: Chapter 1 where you play a mission recovery team following the path of lost agents to save the world. Or, take a sci-fi apocalyptic dive into Are We Dead? where you and your team of zombies have to fight for your own undead race’s survival. From now till 31 Dec 2021, UOB Cardmembers can get 20% off online booking using the code UOB20.
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An indoor skating rink in Pasir Ris, Hi Roller is where both beginners and experienced skaters can skate to their heart’s content. With a nostalgic 80s discotheque vibe and an opportunity to get some exercise indoors, a night of skidding and swerving in a roller rink is sure to send you into a spiral of fun. Do check their public entry schedule and book in advance to bypass the weekend crowd with reduced capacity during the pandemic. UOB Cardmembers, flash your card at the checkout for free rental fees!
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Embark on a self-care journey with DIY-sesh making skin care products from all-natural ingredients. Create and customize three different concoctions: a ylang-ylang facial cleanser, a calendula infused lavender body lotion, and a sweet orange chocolate lip balm. Led by Jenna, an experienced DIY skincare instructor from Soap Faculty with a passion for creating luxurious natural salves for the skin, you’ll receive unlimited access to this two-hour virtual class. Jenna is more than happy to answer any more questions you have after the workshop as well. Don’t forget, UOB Cardmembers get 10% off tickets if you sign up for this course on the KKday app with the promo code KKDAYUOB10.
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Try your hand at crafting a leather creation unique to you with Hides and Thread’s leather crafting workshops. Sunglasses cases, watch straps and even Apple Air Tag covers – there are close to endless options to what you can create. An experienced leather artisan will guide you through the crafting process whilst enlightening you with in-depth knowledge about leather products along the way. Looking for more leather goods to take home? Check out their personalised, custom-made leather car key covers for purchase. UOB Cardmembers get a special 10% off all leather crafting workshops and products with the promo code UOB10OFF.
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For a night of karaoke fun, Popsical Remix (S$499) is a portable old-school home karaoke system that gives you the full experience in the comfort of your own home. From classics to the newest radio hits, their self-updating cloud-based library will give you access to endless anthems for your karaoke night-in.
Jam out to over 230,000 songs in 14 languages with some fun vocal effects sure to incite more than a few giggles. Their pitch correction feature will have you belting out notes like a pro. What more, UOB Cardmembers can redeem an exclusive discount of S$50 off Popsical Remix with an additional free 3-months subscription to their song library.
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What better way to experience Singapore’s culture than through its cuisine? Grab a friend and cook up a storm at Food Playground’s Cultural Cooking Class. This hands-on experience will allow you to gain an appreciation of this island’s rich multi-cultural heritage while you dish out local favourites like the Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and Satay. Friendly instructors will be there with you every step of the way, demonstrating cooking techniques and sharing fascinating historical stories about Singapore. UOB Cardmembers who book on Klook are privy to S$10 off with a minimum surplus spending of S$60 after applying their SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
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Spending the nights indoors is best with booze and boardgames. Oakwood Premier AMTD has two amazing staycay packages (S$310++) for the entire family. Week for Staycays features welcome tipples for two, S$60 dining credit at SE7ENTH, and trial classes for first-timers to Absolute Cycle and Tapout Fitness. Their Stay and Play package caters to parties of two to four, inclusive of breakfast, and a complimentary Play Nation Play Box to rev up the competitive spirit with two brand new card or board games. The best part? They’re yours to bring home.
UOB Cardmembers can enjoy an additional S$50 off with a minimum surplus spending of S$400 after applying their SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
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Experience the cultural enclave of Little India in a whole new way when you book a stay at The Vagabond Club. Housed in a vintage Art Deco building, this luxury boutique hotel boasts extraordinary packages to make the most out of your staycation.
Spend a romantic weekend away with their Spoil Me With Love package - a luxurious room fitted with a bottle of Prosecco, chocolate covered strawberries, and a complimentary cocktail at the hotel’s bar. Feeling adventurous? Sign up for a Little India walking tour with Jane SG Tours with their Discover Little India Vagabond Style package and soak in the rich history of the neighbourhood. UOB Cardmembers, receive S$10 off with a minimum surplus spend of S$150 after applying your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
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Wrapped around a section of the Singapore River, it’s all fun and games at the M Social Hotel Singapore, which has garnered rave reviews for their unique loft-style rooms. During this pandemic, they’ve been running staycation packages with in-house activities like mixologist classes or perfume-concocting workshops. UOB Cardmembers, book your stay with the code UOBMSS and choose one card from a set of 10 Wildcards to redeem exclusive benefits during your stay.
From a complimentary bottle of wine to a complimentary asian-fusion dinner at Beast &anmp; Butterflies, it doesn’t matter which benefit you end up getting. Psst, you’ll even get 10% off on top of the package price, plus an additional 10% off if you’re a My Millennium Loyalty member.
For UOB Mastercard Cardmembers, it pays to splurge: from 1 April to 30 September 2021, simply spend S$500 on travel-related merchants like hotels, attractions, and SingapoRediscovers Vouchers activities to redeem S.E.A. Aquarium tickets. SMS registration is required, so click on the link for more details!