Friday, February 7, 2014

Things to do in Singapore

So our new year's resolution for 2014 is to live life more dangerously and explore new things. Get to do things we have never tried before, and not to go to those familiar and too comfortable places anymore!

For now, here is the list of places/activities to go:
1) Prawning - done!

We went to: Hai Bin J @ Jurong. 'Twas fun! Especially for first time prawners. We reached the place at about 3 pm, and we immediately get the rods, baits (chicken liver), more superior baits a.k.a earthworms, and the shrimp traps (just to keep those prawns we successfully caught).

Prices as shown on their website is as below:
Booking Rate: 
$18 per rod 1 hr 
$28 per rod 2 hr 
$33 per rod 3 hr 
*Additional hour will be charge at $11 per hour.

Fishing is also available but it is only open in the evening at 7pm. The fishing rates are not set on per hour basis, but from the rods. It is $5 per rod + line + hook, and once you break it, you have to get a new one or off from the pond!
There are A LOT of big-sized and crammed fishes in the pond, but I guess it is truly not easy to get them with the fishing rods provided. You cannot bring your own fishing rods here.

After 3 hours of hardwork and skills put to use *beginners alert*, we finally got a good enough catch for our dinner (thanks to the prawning master who went with us that day!). We had a good dinner of fresh BBQ prawns, also ordered plain rice, stingray, kangkong, and Thai-style chicken from the seafood bbq stall there. I heard we could also ask them to cook our prawns for us for a fee. However, it is not normal for people to BBQ the fish, they normally bring the caught fish to cook at home, or maybe the fish is not really those that we normally eat :p



Overall, it was a happy place! Recommended to go when you have a time to pass and are bored with the normal cafe hop/ movie routine :)

2) Horse riding

Would love to try this one day at Gallop Stable. I read a blogger's review here, and think it could be a fun random weekend activity. I am interested to go to Brunei for a more leisurely and prettier trail rides along the beach, which I found out through this post and this one.

Anyway, a few pictures i took from the website:

Fees for trail rides on weekdays would be $85 for one hour, and $95 during weekends (ages 7 and above, including adults)
Pony rides are available too (for kids aged 2 years and above) at $45 for 20 mins on weekdays, and $55 on weekends.

Their opening hours:
Saturdays & Sundays/ Public Holidays
10:00am ~ 12:00pm / 2:00pm ~ 6:00pm*
Tuesdays to Sundays
8:00am ~ 11:30am / 2:30pm ~ 6:30p,m*
Mondays to Sundays
10:00am ~ 7:00pm*

(All timings are subject to changes)

They have public pony rides, carriage rides, pony feeding (only Pasir Ris and Punggol), donkey feeding and pony hire for birthday parties too!

3) Shooting for fun

Would love to try this one day! After searching and reading reviews here and there,
I think the best option would be to go to the Singapore Gun Club, as stated in this forum post. The cost would be about $70. Here is an extract from the forum:

"For the Public who wish to experience the fun in shooting may also join the Club as a Day Member. 
The charges for day membership are as follow: 

Day membership fee $10.00 
Gun rental fee $10.00 
Ammunition and Clay $20.00 - $22.50 
Instructor Fee * $25.00 
(* compulsory for 1st visit - Lesson is available only from 2.00pm to 4.00pm Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday) 

Advance booking is required. 
Mode of payment : Cash only 
Please call or email to : 
Tel : 6466 1575, 6466 3124 
Email : or"

More recent info from the website though, it is no longer called a day membership but a 'term membership' which will cost around $80. Here is an extract from the website:
Term membership is open to public  who wish to experience this enjoyable sport for a trial period.
Applicants must be 18 years old and above.
Term membership charges:
  • SGD82.00 inclusive of gun rental, 25rds of target and instructor fee.
  • Subsequent boxes of 25rds of target can be purchased at the published rate of $32.00 for Down-The-Line and $34.50 for Sporting Clay.
Mode of payment:
  • Cash or Credit Card (except Amex)
It is mandatory for a 1st timer to our shooting range to go through a gun handling and safety awareness course before shooting.
Lessons are only available from :
Tuesday to Friday at 2:30pm.  (Min 2 people are required to start the lesson on weekdays)
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday at 10:00am, 11.30am, 2.00pm and 3:30pm.
Closed on Monday
At least one working day advance booking is required.
To book, please call or email to :

4) Yacht charter

NTU is having this promotion, so we are all excited to find a day for a quick yacht trip. Can't wait!

5) Pick up golf

There is this deal on Groupon that I am contemplating whether I should get it...
It even has a certificate of accomplishment at the end of the beginner course.
*heck it has sold out! Should have been impulsive and just got it..sigh..*

6) Electric Run 2014 Singapore - 11-12 April 2014

Bought the tickets! Seems like a cool event. What I like about it is the fact that it does not look like a rigorous kind of marathon or other normal runs, but more of an 'enjoy the night' run in a lighted up space with a nice finish line celebration after party to wind down in the middle of your busy lifestyle.

Here are some photos from their website/facebook:
Seems fun right? Egg-cited much! :)

7) Changi Airport Super Slide at Terminal 3 and Free Movie Screenings

Okay, I admit these are rather random... but still worth a try? HAHA

8) Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Act I Singapore

Event info here.

Where: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
When: Feb 21-2310am


These are all for now,, do you have any more suggestions of things to do in Singapore or around Singapore?
Would appreciate some insights :)


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