Now that the June Holidays are over, you may feel like you’ve already done everything there is to do in the book. However, just because the holidays have ended, it doesn’t mean that the festivities are coming to a close – in fact, there are a ton of new things to explore with your family and friends this July.
From new exhibitions to bottomless buffets, here are 12 things to do in July 2022.
Image credit: Singapore Art Museum
If you spent your childhood attempting to origami the perfect paper stars or paper cranes, you’ll be enthralled by the display of paper artworks at the Superfluous Things: Paper exhibition at Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
Land of Fairy Tales by Li Hongbo (left) and Just a Little at a Time by Cheryl Teo (right).
Image adapted from: Singapore Art Museum
The exhibition features 5 artworks done by 9 different artists, covering themes like sustainability. Examples of exhibits include the Land of Fairy Tales, a colourful display representing an imaginary world map, and Just a Little at a Time, featuring 80 miniature artworks smaller than our hands.
While you’re at SAM, be sure to check out the Lonely Vectors exhibit which houses 8 different installations about our global economy.
Image credit: Singapore Art Museum
Many of the exhibitions are interactive, with some even utilising VR technology, so you’re sure to be entertained throughout.
Superfluous Things: Paper
Date: Now until 14th August 2022
Venue: Gallery 2
Date: Now until 4th September 2022
Venue: Gallery 1
Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Rates: Free for Singapore Citizens & PRs
Rates (Standard): $5/student & senior | $10/adult | Free for children under 6 years old.
Address: 39 Keppel Road, #01-02 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Contact: 6697 9730 | Singapore Art Museum website
Image credit: @mujisg
From 15th June to 27th July 2022, it’s time to celebrate our favourite minimalist Japanese chain, MUJI. In light of its 40th anniversary, there’ll be a free MUJI exhibition showcasing selected items from the new MUJI IS book which documents 460 of the brand’s items since its founding.
If you love clean, simple aesthetics – in true MUJI spirit – then this exhibition will make the perfect photo spot for you. Showcasing products in forest-like structures, the exhibition will be gone by the end of the month, so be sure to catch it before then.
Address: 4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm (Closed on Sundays, Mondays & 12th July 2022)
Contact: MUJI website
If you love all things vintage, this exhibition is for you. Take a walk down memory lane at the Off / On exhibition, which runs from 10th June to 30th October 2022. It explores Singapore’s technological evolution from the 1970s to 2000s and is decked out with IG-worthy rooms for those who want to add a little retro charm to their Instagram feeds.
Try your hand at retro games.
Visitors will walk through 4 zones that feature setups reminiscent of old offices, vintage phones, and retro games. There’s even an after-hours escape room, An Escape Through Time, that adults and kids alike will enjoy.
Book tickets on the National Museum of Singapore website.
Exhibit: Free for Singaporeans & PRs | $18/standard ticket | $14/students & senior citizens
Escape Room: $15/pax (Groups of 3-6) | $12/pax (Groups of 7-10)
Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily (Closed at 6pm on selected dates for Escape Room)
Contact: 6332 3659 | National Museum of Singapore website
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We’re all suckers for a good brunch meal, and nothing sounds more mouth-watering than a brunch buffet – especially when it costs as low as $44/pax. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, pop by Hotel Indigo Garden’s Sunday brunch buffet to enjoy a free-flow feast from 11.30am-2.30pm.
The dining spot serves both brunch foods and alcoholic beverages, and you can opt for bottomless drinks or food packages at just $44/pax, or enjoy both at $88/pax. While you’re at it, snap some summery pics at the aesthetic alfresco dining spot. BTW, pets are welcome too, so your furry friends can join in on this treat.
Image credit: Hotel Indigo Garden
Rates: Food only – $44++ | Cocktails & house wine only – $44++ | Food, cocktails & house wine – $88++
Address: 86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788
Opening hours: 12pm-10pm, Daily
Buffet hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month only
Contact: 6723 2025
Orchard Central just got a cutesy pastel makeover and is hosting multiple promos until 17th July 2022. For instance, you’ll stand the chance to win $50 Far East Malls e-vouchers just by snapping pictures at the multiple photo-worthy spots. You’ll also get to enter a lucky draw by spending $30, and be in the running for prizes like free staycations and an iPad Air.
If you’re not sure what to spend your $30 on, the mall is hosting a cute marketplace selling unique items. Spend a little more, and you’ll be entitled to free parking and $5 cashback when you hit a minimum spending of $50.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6238 1051 | Orchard Central website
Image credit: Nature’s Hug
Eat, sleep, repeat – if this is how you’ve been spending your free time, perhaps it’s time to explore a more unconventional activity. Families and friends alike will enjoy this unique Shrimp Farm Tour, which will teach participants about shrimp breeding at a hatchery and farm.
You’ll also get to try your hands at feeding and harvesting these crustaceans, and best of all, be treated to a 3-course tasting session featuring shrimp salad, charcoal-grilled shrimp and shrimp tacos.
Purchase tickets on Nature’s Hug website.
Rates: $55/adult | $45/child
Address: 21 Neo Tiew Lane 1
Available tour dates: 16th & 30th July 2022
The Lodge Cabin.
Image credit: @lodgencosg
If you don’t have the time or funds for a staycation, consider having a daycation instead. Perfect for friend groups, Lodge & Co.’s private daycation studios provide a little aesthetic getaway for you and your pals, equipped with facilities to keep you entertained throughout.
There are 2 types of rooms to choose from – the Lodge Cabin, a cosy tree-house-like space, and the Noir Cabin, a modern Victorian-inspired room.
The Noir Cabin.
Image credit: @lodgencosg
Both rooms have a bunch of console and board games, plus a TV with access to streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube Premium. The Lodge Cabin also has a karaoke set – and very importantly, a soundproof entrance – so you can sing your hearts out with no reservations.
Currently, there’s also a 20% off promo, meaning rates now begin at $37/room for 3 hours of the Noir Cabin on weekdays.
Book rooms on the Lodge & Co. website.
Rates: From $37/3 hours
Address: 24 Sin Ming Lane, #05-94 Midview City, Singapore 573970
Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sun 10am-12am | Fri-Sat 10am-2am
Contact: 6012 8233 | Lodge & Co. website
Image credit: @somersetbeltsg
On 2nd July 2022, R&R with a chill picnic and movie at this one-of-a-kind outdoor cinema experience. It costs just $10/pax, and all you’ll need are some tidbits, a mat, and your earphones to enjoy screenings of fan-favourite films Encanto and Shang-Chi. Tickets also come with a free bag of Garrett’s popcorn, a movie-watching staple.
Address: 1 Somerset Road, Singapore 238162
Showtimes: Encanto 7.30pm, 2nd July 2022 | Shang-Chi 10pm, 2nd July 2022
Image credit: @designsingapore
“Is print dead?” – you’ve probably heard a similar question of sorts, even if you don’t work in the industry.
Until 31st July 2022, you can explore the ways print and digital media co-exist today, in the free State of Print exhibition that combines the traditional medium with new technologies like AR tech to form interactive exhibits. There’s even a station where you can send postcards to senior citizens in nursing homes – we’re living for how wholesome this idea is.
Address: 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Opening hours: 9am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6333 3737 | State of Print website
Setting sail on a yacht is already a super boujee experience not many can say they’ve tried, and now, you can take it to the next level by indulging in mookata on a yacht. Emma Rose Yacht offers several packages of this sort, all of which are completely halal.
Once you’re done feasting on the generous mookata spread, you can take to burning the calories with some hardcore karaoke or an intense board game match, all of which are provided onboard.
Book tickets on the Emma Rose Yacht website.
Rates: From $350/boat for a 2-hour lunch package
Departs from: 11 Northshore Drive, Punggol Marina
Contact: 9668 5444
Image credit: 7-Eleven
This may be the coolest new 7-Eleven store in Singapore to date, with a bunch of unique facilities and an Instagrammable graffiti wall. One of its best features, however, is hands-down its Tiger Beer tap that dispenses the right amount of alcohol each time.
As part of the store’s opening promos, here are a couple of things to look out for:
Address: 82 Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098236
Opening hours: 8am-10pm, Daily
Image credit: Gardens By The Bay
For only 2 weeks from 28th June to 11 July 2022, catch the Orchids of Costa Rica – Resilient Beauty display at Gardens By The Bay’s Cloud Forest. You’ll get to examine over 30 unique Costa Rican orchid species in this special collaboration with the country’s embassy and famous Lankester Botanical Garden.
The Ornithocephalus inflexus (left) and Scaphyglottis micrantha (right).
Image adapted from: Gardens By The Bay
Some highlights to look forward to include the colour-changing Acianthera decipiens flowers, as well as the Ornithocephalus inflexus flowers that resemble birds in flight. Also, put your eyesight to the test by trying to spot the Scaphyglottis micrantha, a unique flower that only measures 4mm.
Purchase Gardens by the Bay tickets.
Rates: Adult – $12/pax | Children & Senior citizens – $8/pax
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 9am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6420 6848 | Gardens By The Bay website
Whether you’re looking for cheap things to do on a budget, or new activities to check out for a good hang with friends, there are still a ton of places to check out this July. Many of these ongoing promotions last only till the end of the month, so be sure to add these places to your calendar before it’s too late.
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Cover image adapted from: @lodgencosg, 7-Eleven
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