#TheWeekendList: 27-30 Jan 2017

#TheWeekendList: 27-30 Jan 2017

Weekender Singapore·2017-02-14 16:56

Get last-minute CNY bites, join a Lego Batman escape room and get Hai Di Lao for free!

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis

Photo: Li Bai

1. Have a Chinese New Year feast

This festive weekend, we’ve got your back with our round-ups of top reunion dining options, best last-minute takeaways and most addictive snacks. And if you’re too lazy to run errands, there’s always the option of food delivery services.

Photo: Pure Fitness

2. Work off the calories

Make true your new year’s resolution of staying in shape by joining a proper gym. If you’re working in the Central Business District, you’ll be pleased to know that Pure Fitness has launched its second gym at Ocean Financial Centre.

Members can expect 20,500 square feet of purpose-driven fitness facilities — work your circuit drills on the Turf and train for muscles in the Strongman area. Plus, join group classes like TerraCore and RealRyder.

Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 4.

Photo: Weekender

3. Shop for new furniture

Need a snappy makeover for your home? Head to Hipvan’s brand new flagship store at The Cathay.

The online furniture store’s foray into brick-and-mortar will see more than 3,500 products in their 10,000sqf space.

Get home inspiration from their themed displays, which are inspired by cities like Kyoto and Stockholm.

The Cathay, #02-06/07/08 2 Handy Road.

Photo: Crackerjack

4. Indulge in all-day drinking

From the team behind the award-winning 28 Hong Kong Street comes Crackerjack, an all-day drinking and dining establishment. Diners can tuck into lunch “Trays”, which are balanced meals inspired by school lunches.

Menu highlights include Bourbon Glazed Pork Collar Chop and Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart, as well as cocktails like Pierre Ferrand Cognac with Kyoho grape and jasmine.

43 Tanjong Pagar Road.

Photo: Lego Singapore / Facebook

5. Escape from a Lego Batman-themed room

From now to 18 Feb, join Batman’s crime-fighting crew in the Lego Batman Escape Room, where kids, families and Batman fans are invited to defeat Gotham’s notorious villains. Can you complete this series of exciting role-playing and problem-solving games before time runs out?

There will be a photo opportunity with Batman, Batgirl and Robin as they engage in live action, and a play area where kids can test out the new Lego Batman sets.

Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Basement 4.

Photo: Starbucks

6. Indulge in Starbucks’ seasonal flavours

For the CNY and Valentine’s seasons, Starbucks has brought back its crowd-favourite Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle, a blend of roasted chestnut and rich espresso, topped with white chocolate sauce and sweet chestnut drizzle. The drink is now available from $7.10.

Other new flavours now available also include the confection-inspired Golden Sesame Caramel Crunch Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble.

Photo: Sentosa

7. Get festive at unique CNY events

Get into the mood of CNY at these interesting events happening around town that aren’t just fairs and bazaars. From free cable-car rides to getting up-close to the fowl family, there’s something for everyone to have fun with during this long weekend.

Photo: Uber

8. Get Hai Di Lao delivery – for free

On 30 Jan, UberEats will be offering Hot Pot On-Demand where users can request for a Hai Di Lao Hot Pot to be delivered to their homes. The hot pot feast feeds six pax, which is perfect for a family or friend gathering during the celebration.

Simply Open the UberEats app from 10am and tap on the Hot Pot billboard at the top of the app to request for it. Demand is high and sets are limited, so you may need some luck to be able to get a Hot Pot meal. Successful parties get to keep the hot pot and UberEats goodies as well.

More information here.

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