Things To Do

14 New Things To Do In November 2021 – BT21-Themed Staycay, Minions Pop-Up Cafe, New Haw Par Villa

Things to do in November 2021


It may seem like a struggle to look for new and exciting experiences to try around town because “Singapore is just so boring”. But before you grunt about how there’s nothing happening on our little island, check out these new things to do in November.


1. Visit Timezone’s new flagship arcade


Timezone has expanded their flagship outlet at VivoCity with Timezone Flagship Plus+, an extension of the arcade that’s located within the same mall. From old school classics like Dance Dance Revolution and claw machines to bumper cars and mini bowling alleys, the arcade has tonnes to do, so grab a friend and earn as many tickets as you can to redeem cool prizes.

Check out our full review on Timezone Flagship Plus+

Address: Harbourfront Walk, #02-205 Vivocity, Singapore 098585
Telephone: 6251 0798
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 11AM-10PM | Sat-Sun, 10AM-10PM

Timezone website


2. Take IG-worthy photos at a pop-up Disney exhibit



The exhibit has made waves in the US
Image credit: @magicalifeofkathy

With more VTLs being established, taking a trip to the happiest place on earth might soon be a reality for many of us. But for now, Disney fans can visit Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration for fun photo ops and Singapore-exclusive merch. 

Choose from seven themed rooms featuring a classic comic style, a futuristic version of Mickey and even our iconic Toa Payoh dragon playground, making this exhibit uniquely Singaporean.

Dates: 19th November 2021 – 20th March 2022
Price: $25 for adults | $20 for children (3-12 years old) | $98 for a bundle of five
Address: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3, Suntec City Tower 1, Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Opening Hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily

Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration website


3. Get unique race merch at the Garfield Virtual Run



Image credit: JomRun

If you’re a fan of the laziest cat on earth, sign up for the 5KM or 21KM Garfield Virtual Run and receive a set of Foodie, Sleepy or Playful Garfield-themed entitlements containing finisher medals, finisher tees, drawstring bags, tote bags and more. 

The runs are held virtually, meaning the distance can be accumulated through multiple sessions – so don’t be discouraged about having to chiong it all in one go. All you have to do to receive a medal for either race is to sign up and submit your results through the JomRun app before 31st January 2022. 

Check out more themed runs happening in Singapore.

Dates: 1st November 2021 – 31st January 2022
Price: $50/participant (5KM) | $60/participant (21KM)

Garfield Virtual Run website


4. Go for a LINE and BTS-themed staycay



Image credit:
Klook

If you’re a LINE Friends fan looking for an EOY staycay, you’re in luck. Book a stay with PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay for their LINE Friends-themed staycation and receive merch like glass bottles, keychains, multi-pouches, plushies and even BT21 merch. 


Enjoy a night at the Urban room at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay
Image credit: Klook 

In addition to all the goodies you’ll get to take home, you can receive a $10 voucher to spend on LINE Friends merch at their concept store in Funan, and also enjoy breakfast for two and late checkout timings at 3PM. 

Dates: 1st November – 5th December 2021
Price: Stays start from $398/night for two
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Telephone: 6845 1000

Klook website


5. Take part in craft workshops at the Indian Heritage Centre



Paper flower garland making workshop
Image credit: Indian Heritage Centre

With Deepavali coming right up, the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) has a variety of cultural activities and a mini light installation planned out. 

Check out the mini light installations, try your hand at designing rangoli and kolam, or make paper lamps – something the kiddos would especially enjoy. You can even redeem money packets when you take a picture of yourself during your visit to the IHC and upload it onto IG with the hashtag #IHCDeepavali.

Check out more things to do during Deepavali season.   

Dates: Now till 14th November 2021
Address: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu, 10AM-7PM | Fri – Sat, 10AM-8PM | Sun & PH, 10AM-4PM
Telephone: 6291 1601

Indian Heritage Centre website


6. Solve a murder at Old Changi Hospital



Stand to win a one-night staycay at Shangri-La Singapore’s Valley Wing room when you solve the murder case

Halloween might be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get into the spirit of things. Enter Murder at Old Changi Hospital – a virtual escape room where you can attempt to solve the murder of Farah, a canteen worker who was mysteriously murdered at Old Changi Hospital

With no limits on the number of players, jio as many kakis as you want to collect clues through immersive 360-degree videos and sound effects. You can also opt for an IRL and virtual combo experience, where the 60-minute game will be held at a secret location and accommodates up to five pax. 

Read more about our Murder at Old Changi Hospital experience for more details.

Dates: From now till 2nd January 2022
Price: From $45

Murder at Old Changi Hospital website


7. Have an “roving” staycay at SG’s first hotel on wheels



Each booking comes with complimentary bike rentals and Wild Wild Wet tickets 

​​If you’ve exhausted your list of hotels to staycay at, head to the brand new SG Hotel On Wheels at Downtown East for a unique experience in one of its colourful containers. 

The 20ft room option can fit two guests, while the 40ft one can accommodate up to four. All rooms come fully equipped with air conditioning, a bathroom, a smart TV and an outdoor area for guests to chill with deck chairs. You can even request for an electric BBQ grill for an al fresco dining experience.

Dates: Now till 31st March 2022
Price: From $188 (20ft) | $248 (40ft) on weekdays
Address: 60 Pasir Ris Drive 3, Begonia Pavilion @ Downtown East, Singapore 519599

SG Hotel On Wheels website


8. Embark on a theatrical journey with The Little Prince



Image credit: vOilah!

The story of The Little Prince might sound familiar thanks to literature class, and vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2021 is introducing a new way of storytelling by using holograms in its musical adaptation of the classic. 

The Little Prince – A Musical Journey immerses audience members in the whimsical tale through narration by Hossan Leong and music by the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra.

Dates: 3rd – 4th November 2021, 3PM & 8PM
Price: $65 (excludes $4 booking fee)
Address: 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore 018906

vOilah! website


9. Go on an atas glamping trip at ORTO



Image credit:
Merlion Post

If camping is on your bucket list but you don’t want to rough it out too much, go on a 2D1N Luxury Dome Glamping stay at ORTO Kampung Kampus. Each tent accommodates up to five guests and comes with two queen-sized beds, aircon, outdoor tables, chairs and BBQ grills with charcoal, fire starters and a grill mesh included. 

Step back in time and enjoy the rustic kampung vibe of ORTO with activities around the compound like prawning, longkang fishing, and fun stuff like a trampoline park, paintball and drift karting.

Those who like a bit of adventure can try camping in a Mongolian Yurt instead. 

Price: From $550/tent per night
Address: 91 Lorong Chencharu, Kampung Kampus, Singapore 769201

KKday website 


10. Go bananas over a pop-up Minion cafe at Clarke Quay



Image credit: Minion Cafe 

Bee-do bee-do. There’s a new cafe in town and this one will defo have you going bananas. Prepared by the culinary team behind Alkaff Mansion and The Summerhouse, the new pop-up Minion Cafe serves Singapore-inspired fare, with Minion decor all around for fans to take pics of. 


Minion Chicken Keema Curry
Image credit: Minion Cafe

Some dishes include the Kelong Prawn and Scallop Pizza, Minion Wagyu Cheeseburger and Minion Pumpkin Mantou with Chilli Crab Dip. In addition to yummy food and photo ops, Despicable Me fans can also get their hands on exclusive merch and collectables such as mascot keychains and FitBits. 

Dates: 28th October 2021 – 2nd January 2022
Address: 3A River Valley Road, #01-01C to 01D Merchant’s Court, Singapore 179020
Telephone: 9726 0307
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 11AM-10PM | Sat – Sun, 10AM-10PM 

Minion Cafe website


11. Attend a music festival at Baybeats 2021



Baybeats 2020
Image credit: Baybeats Festival

The annual alternative and indie music festival organised by Esplanade is back for the 20th year in a row. Expect local and international artists with genres ranging from Korean indie and alt-rock to metal and hardcore. 

The entire event is free with only pre-registration required for performances at the Theatre Stage, Arena and Esplanade Annexe Studio. You can also enjoy the performances from the comfort of your own home via live stream, and the videos will be up until 30th November 2021 if you can’t watch the performances in real-time.

Dates: 4th – 7th November 2021
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore 038981
Telephone: 6828 8377

Baybeats 2021 website


12. Step into the freshly revamped Haw Par Villa


Revisit your childhood fears and step into the brand new attraction, Hell’s Museum at Haw Par Villa. The new attraction is home to the revamped Ten Courts of Hell, which displays different interpretations of death and the afterlife from various religions, cultures and eras in Asia. 


Be prepared for gory exhibits detailing the afterlife punishments according to Buddhist beliefs. Think having your tongue pulled out for gossiping and having your intestines pulled out for not being filial. 

Calm your hearts down (kind of) with a walk through the brand new Hell’s Museum, which has informative exhibits about the concept of death and the afterlife in Singapore.  

Price: $18 for adults | $10 for children
Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 10AM-6PM (Hell’s Museum)
Telephone: 6773 0103 

Haw Par Villa website


13. Check out LEGO sculptures and workshops at ION Orchard



Image credit: Singapore Brickfest 2021

Singapore Brickfest 2021 features fan-made LEGO sculptures such as medieval castles, mythical creatures, and even recognisable SG buildings and items from the past. 

The entire exhibition is free – all you have to do is sign up and pre-book your entry tickets. You can also participate in an online building workshop on 13th November for $19.90/pax to build your very own LEGO orchid or watermelon that you can take home. 

Dates: Now till 1st November 2021 (Memories) | 4th – 14th November 2021 (Imagine)
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Art Gallery, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 11AM-8PM | Sat – Sun, 10AM-9PM

Singapore Brickfest website


14. Enjoy farmer’s markets and light exhibits at Science Centre Singapore



Image credit:
Science Centre Singapore

Taking inspiration from the reset by the pandemic, Science Centre Singapore has organised UNTAME: Rebooting Our World. Taking place online, UNTAME: Online has a completely free basic festival pass where you get to explore a dystopian world and complete missions to restore the environment while learning about conscious consumption.   

The Science Centre will also be organising physical events from 20th-28th November 2021, with hands-on activities and a farmer’s market to visit with the little ones.

Dates: Now till 5th December 2021
Price: From $62 for a day pass ticket to UNTAME Day
Address: 15 Science Centre Road, Science Centre Singapore, Singapore 609081
Opening Hours: Fri – Sun, school holidays & PH, 10AM-1PM (AM session) | 2PM-5PM (PM session)
Telephone: 6425 2500

Science Centre Singapore website


Have a blast this November


From virtual runs and musicals to novel staycay experiences, there are a bunch of things to try out this month. After all, just because the two-pax restrictions are still in place doesn’t mean we have to restrict ourselves from having fun – so grab a friend and check out these activities.  

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Cover image credit: Merlion Post, @magicalifeofkathy

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