If you’re already missing the 4 seasons from your yearly travels around the world, you are definitely not alone. Heck, even the slightest sniff of JB air would satiate that wanderlust in us. But for now, we’re happy to make do with what we have in Singapore. For globetrotters looking for temperate climes within Singapore, here are some seasonal things to do on our little red dot.
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As cafe-hopping is a go-to activity for those who appreciate a perfectly curated Instagram feed and yummy dishes. With that, there’s no shortage of aesthetically-pleasing cafes in Singapore, some of which go all-out on their themes. For a dose of spring, check out garden-themed cafes such as Wildseed Cafe and Cafe De Nicole’s Flower.
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Furnished with rows of dangling dried flowers and stocks of fresh flowers, Wildseed Cafe looks nothing less than a garden with fresh spring blooms. Revel in the atmosphere while dining on Western fares like piping hot pizzas from $19, al-dente pastas from $15 and fresh salads from $13.
The cafe is available at 2 locations – The Summerhouse and The Alkaff Mansion – so both Northies and Easties can have their fix of spring while enjoying a hearty meal.
Wildseed Cafe, The Summerhouse
Address: Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Dr, Park, Singapore 798387
Opening hours: Sun – Thurs 9AM-11PM | Fri – Sat & Eve of PH 8.30AM-12AM
Wildseed Cafe, The Alkaff Mansion
Address: Level 1, 10 Telok Blangah green, Singapore 109178
Opening hours: 8AM-5PM, Daily
Wildseed Cafe website
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Cafe De Nicole’s Flower screams spring vibes with pastel blooms and stunning bouquets spread out across the cafe. They have a wide array of brunch options like Nicole’s Favour ($23.90) – their version of big breakfast topped with smoked salmon, sourdough toast and eggs – and desserts like Ice Cream Parfaits ($9.80).
Cafe De Nicole’s Flower
Address: 224 Telok Kurau Road, #01-01 UNI Building, Singapore 423836
Opening hours: Tues – Fri 9AM-8PM | Sat – Sun & PH 9AM-9PM
Cafe De Nicole’s Flower website
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While we’re on the topic of spring flowers, you can also DIY your own floral decor and gifts. Learn how to make an elegant floral glass capsule at Make Your Own Workshops Cafe, a workshop space that also has a menu filled with an array of teas (from $3.80) and coffees (from $3.50).
Attend a workshop (from $42) or purchase a project kit for the same price. It comes with all the materials you need to have an arts and crafts session at home.
Make Your Own Workshop Cafe
Address: Blk 4 Upper Aljunied Lane #01-06 Singapore 360004
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-6PM (Closed Thursdays & PH)
Make Your Own Workshop Cafe website
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Be one with nature and art as you learn from the pros about the techniques behind floral watercolour painting. An informative class for the self-claimed I-can’t-draw individuals and highly keen budding artists alike, this workshop teaches you essential brush techniques and basic drawing tips.
You’ll learn how to create watercolour floral designs for handmade cards, bullet journals and mood boards by the end of the lesson.
Address: 25 Lorong Kilat, #02-04 Walk-up Studio, Singapore 598126
Operating hours: Available only for in-person workshops
Contact: 87520672 (WhatsApp)
The Workroom website
Their DIY Picnic Rental Kits start from $120 for 2 pax
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Though quiet picnics with boo are thoroughly enjoyable, our busy schedules may interfere with the time and energy that’s needed to prepare the food and logistics ourselves. Thankfully, Picneeds has ready-made picnic baskets that come complete with picnic mats, pillows and decor, so you’ll get to enjoy your date fuss-free.
They offer small bites like a casual pizza platter or an elegant cheese platter and even have themed decorations for special occasions like proposals and birthdays.
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Scuba diving is an activity most of us may only associate with a flight to Bali or Phuket, but it turns out you can actually do open water diving right here in Singapore. Deep Blue Scuba offers a Scuba Schools International’s (SSI) basic course that includes personalised coaching and open water practical diving sessions for keen learners.
Get up close and personal with coral reefs, clownfish and the occasional seahorse in our own backyard, at Pulau Hantu.
Deep Blue Scuba
Address: 74 South Bridge Road #03-01 Singapore 058704
Deep Blue Scuba website
Summer is about enjoying the outdoors. While a hot spring may not be an activity that immediately springs to mind during summer, it’s an activity where you can splash around and get some fresh air away from the bustling city.
Sembawang Hot Spring Park allows you to literally soak up the benefits of natural hot spring water, whether it’s to relieve sore muscles, or boil your own eggs in 70°C water. On top of that, you can also take a leisurely stroll along the new Floral Walk and learn about the common fruit trees and edible plants that were found in kampungs back in the 1960s.
Sembawang Hot Spring Park
Address: 500 Gambas Avenue
Opening hours: 7AM-7PM, Daily
Sembawang Hot Spring Park website
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Kreams Krafthouse has recently bulleted its way through the hearts of millennials for their autumn-inspired decor. The cafe serves a wide variety of drinks like the Summer Latte ($10) which comes with a dash of cocoa powder and vanilla ice cream – and desserts including their unique Dalgona scones ($4) which are coffee-flavoured.
Address: 32 Maxwell Road #01-07, Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 069115
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9AM-10.30PM (Closed Sundays)
Kreams Krafthouse website
Autumn in the US means it’s Thanksgiving season, which means lots of autumn treats like pies to gorge on when you travel during that time.
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If there’s anything we’ve learnt about autumn in Western countries from watching TV, it’s that pies are a big deal during this season. So revel in the mood by taking part in a baking class at Cooking Class Singapore.
Here, you’ll learn how to bake a variety of pies ranging from sweet pies stuffed with fresh strawberries and cinnamon, to savoury pies embedded in a pillow of flakey buttery crust.
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Apple ciders are a classic favourite when it comes to the fall season, so if you like a sweet kick to your happy hours, check out Thirsty Beer Shop. They have a wide selection of ciders, including a host of apple cider varieties like the Brothers Toffee Apple English Cider ($7) to choose from.
With prices starting at $5, you can experiment with different flavours and brews to find one that suits your palette.
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Once winter season creeps in, many of us Singaporeans cannot wait to jet off to cooler countries to escape the usual tropical heat. But head over to Snow City and you can indulge in a slew of seasonal things to do like like snow slides and bumper car rides. There’s also a winter shooting arena (from $19/adult) with target shooting for adults.
Admission is from $21/adult and $17/child for a 1-hour session that includes a bumper car ride.
Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Snow City Building, Singapore 609433
Operating hours: Tues – Sun 10AM-1PM & 2PM-5PM (Closed Mondays)
Telephone: 6560 2306
Snow City website
Those who can’t wait for Christmas to roll around this year can get a head start by practising their baking chops. Check out this free gingerbread house recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. It’s beginner-friendly and includes a step-by-step guide, so you’ll be able to create your own gingerbread houses at home.
Add to the wintry mood by learning how to sew oversized knitted sweaters and beanies. Sign up for a needlework workshop with Wish I Were Stitching from $40 for a 1-hour session. They have basic knitting sessions and more intricate crocheting classes, so you’ll get to master these just in time for Christmas if you start now.
Wish I Were Stitching
Address: Unit 03-12A, LTC Building B, 12 Arumugam Road, Singapore 409958
Opening Hours: Wed – Fri 12PM-7PM | Sat & Sun 12PM-6PM (Closed Mondays)
Wish I Were Stitching website
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The Rink is Singapore’s first Olympic-sized skating rink, and it welcomes skaters of all skill levels. You can sign up for lessons from $74 for a 30-minute session that includes a 2-hour admission fee, or master the skill yourself at an affordable fee starting from $14 for adults and $12 for children for 2 hours.
Skating aids that come in cute animal designs are also available for rental from $11 for a 2-hour session for the young ones.
Whether you’re missing the teeth-chattering cold, or you are yearning to travel across the world to be one with spring flowers – this list of seasonal things to do in Singapore has got you covered. Soak up spring vibes at a quiet cafe, or go for a slew of winter activities without having to leave the country.
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