For most students, the holidays are approaching as the school year is coming to an end. The question now is where should you and your friends go to have fun, if you lack the extra allowance to go to places like Universal Studios Singapore (USS)?
Fret not, because here are 10 affordable places where you can have fun with your friends without breaking the bank.
1) The Fun Empire
“Fun” is an understatement. At The Fun Empire, there are many unique activities for you and your friends to do together. Choose from a variety of activities such as Bubble Bump, Combat Archery Tag, Neon Laser Tag, Poolball, Ninja Tag, Bullet Strike, Giant Board Games, Bullet Ball, and Whack-a-Mole.
If you or any of your friends are a fan of star wars, then Saber Tag is the one to go for; where players don on scoring vests and wield glowing combat sabers.
If you wish to get creative with your friends by doing some arts & craft, you can opt for activities such as Art Jamming, Terrarium, Leather Workshop, Candle Making Workshop, Clay Workshop, Cooking Class, Perfume Workshop, Wine Appreciation, or Flower Arrangement.
For a little more adventure, you can consider choosing activities such as The Escape Room, Go Kart, Paintball, Dragon Boat, Trampoline, or Virtual Reality.
Conveniently located opposite The National Stadium, The Fun Empire is only a few minutes walk from Mountbatten MRT. A team of experienced facilitators with quality equipment will be provided to ensure the safety of all players while they have fun.
Operating Hours: 9am – 10pm
Address: 5B Guillemard Rd, level 3 Wing Fong Building, Singapore 399685
Phone Number: 6515 4146 / 6816 1998
2) Play Nation
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Our Tampines Hub Branch: Image taken from https://playnation.com.sg
If you need a place to chill and relax with your friends, head on down to Play NationTM; a gaming café where both teenagers and respectable grown-ups flock to. With its plush beanbags and widescreen TVs, Play Nation is the place to go for on a lazy day with friends. Choose from a wide variety of board games or console games, with free flow drinks and snacks. On top of that, this gaming café also offers full set meals and beverages. However, do note that game extension is chargeable by fifteen minutes blocks.
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday: 12pm – 2am
Saturday: 2pm – 3am
Sunday: 2pm – 11am
Address: 58 Prinsep St, Singapore 188686
Phone Number: 6336 9578
Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 1am
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Address: 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Phone Number: 6634 3065
Our Tampines Hub Branch
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 1am
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Address: 1 Tampines Walk, #B1-17/18/19, Singapore 528523
Phone Number: 6904 4885
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Love escape rooms because of the fully immersive player experience? Why not try taking it up a notch by visiting V-Room, an escape room that combines Virtual Reality (VR) gaming with the typical escape room. The possibilities are now endless; you can partner up with a friend and go on exciting missions together, survive the apocalypse, or try escape chasing hungry sharks. The prices are $12 per hour on weekdays, and $15 on weekends or public holidays; only after a compulsory lifetime membership entry of $5.
Operating Hours: 11am – 10pm
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #02-02, Singapore 238858
Price: Weekdays – $12/Pax
Weekends/Public Holidays – $15/Pax
Phone Number: 6677 8478
4) AMPED Trampoline Park
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Pick a fight with gravity this holiday and get active with your friends! Hailed as Singapore’s first trampoline park, AMPED Trampoline Park allows people of all ages to bounce and soar around a room with padded floors and walls without the fear of injuries like breaking bones. In addition, you also get a chance to keep fit with your friends while having fun. This activity is superb for core strengthening and a good cardio workout, with many obstacle courses such as in-house basketball and a pit that allows you to try parkour.
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm
Address: 46 Kim Yam Rd, Unit #02-11, Singapore 239351
Phone Number: 8228 5961
5) Kinetics Climbing
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If you want to have fun while strengthening your body and conquering your fear of heights, visit Kinetics Climbing to unleash your inner daredevil. Whether you like bouldering or climbing top-rope, Kinetics Climbing will spoil you with a variety of choices ranging from a variety of unique walls that require different climbing styles and techniques. Each routes are frequently customized to suite climbers of any level. In addition, this venue also provides climbing classes for beginners and season veterans; including a shop to purchase all your climbing gear.
Operating Hours: 1pm – 10pm
Address: 511 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218153
Phone Number: 6291 5045
6) Ganso Manekineko
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Whether you have a good voice or not, karaoke is always fun with friends. Sing till your hearts content at Ganso Manekineko, with over 150,000-strong library songs to choose from. The songs are also constantly updated fortnightly so you can be rest-assured that you will always have top-of-the-chart songs at your fingertips. In addition, this karaoke outlet provides free flow drinks, tidbits and ice cream. A lunch and dinner buffet is also available at additional costs.
Operating Hours: 11am – 6am
Address: #08, 8 Grange Rd, 01 Cineleisure Orchard, 239695
Phone Number: 6756 3113
7) The Rink
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Being the first and only Olympic-sized ice skating rink in Singapore, The Rink is located on the third floor of a Jurong suburban shopping mall. This venue serves as a place for multitude skating tournaments and recreational ice skating activities. First-timers with little experience at ice skating can use the skating aids provided at The Rink, however these come at an additional rental fee.
Operating Hours: 10am – 5pm
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11 JCube, Singapore 609731
Phone Number: 6684 2374
8) Planet Bowl
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For those who are looking for a more intimate and cosy bowling center, Planet Bowl will give you all the privacy you need. Apart form their affordable per-game rates, Planet Bowl also offers party bookings at $30 – $40 per hour per lane! This will be a good leisure activity to have fun with your friends during the holidays.
Monday – Thursday: 10AM-1AM
Address: 60 Tessensohn Rd, Singapore 217664
Walk-in promotion: $2.60 – $3 per game
Bowling rates: $3 – $4.50 per game
Phone Number: 6391 5693
9) ATC Fishing Village
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Looking to travel back in time and catch your own fresh seafood, kampung style? Try prawn-ing; a simpler activity in comparison to fishing because they are smaller and do not struggle as much as their counterparts. All you need is a bait, patience, and a few tugs on your line! Oh and did we mention, you even get to grill your loot afterwards! ATC Fishing Village also has a Tagged Prawn Rewards system, where you will get a chance to win cash prices; $2, $5, $10 or one free hour of prawn-ing, based on the colour of tag attached on the prawn that you reeled up.
Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Address: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore 629143
Phone Number: 6265 8268
10) Holey Moley Golf Course
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Wanting to try out something new and fun with your friends this school holiday? Why not head on down to Holey Moley and give Singapore’s mini golf course a try! This venue is a two-storey mini-golf cocktail bar at Clarke Quay with live DJs and a labyrinth of 27 wacky themed holes to quell. In total, there are three courses, each with 9 holes to beat. To spice things up, every course has a couple of challenging stations requiring more precision and time. Pop culture references are also littered all over such as The Simpsons, and E.Tee.
Players who pick the course on the first floor will get to finish off their last 3 holes in a dark room illuminated by glow-in-the-dark décor.
Monday: 12pm – 10pm
Tuesday: 12pm – 1am
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 2am
Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Address: 3B River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Block B, #01-01, 179024
Phone Number: 3129 0000