Nothing feels sweeter than heading into a long weekend after spending the past few weeks neck deep in the office routine. The thought of having more than just Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the time with family and loved one. The anticipation of the new experience. The impending excitement. It feels like it has been a while since the last time we have more than two-day worth of weekend and it feels like now is the time for another round of extensive trip or staycation. Guess what? Long weekends are coming. Public Holiday 2021 is just around the corner.
Although Labour Day in Singapore is not widely anticipated, to some people it is a break that they deserve. Here is a list of things to do during the one-day break to commemorate:
One of the many things you can do during May Day in Singapore is visiting the Istana, which of course offers you the freedom to take your family and friends on a picnic day. The Istana boasts a 100-acre ground, certainly large enough for you to roam and stroll while enjoying the fresh air. This particular option is probably best suited for you who plan to take your kids to an outdoor experience.
If the case is you don’t have kids or you don’t enjoy outdoor activities much, you can always rely on shopping malls to provide you with options. Although it is uncommon for stores and shops to open during public holidays, some of the largest shopping malls in Singapore will still offer you the best kind of service. ION Orchard, VivoCity, and Paragon are the top three options if you wish to go on a cash-spending adventure, or if you simply want to go out but stay hidden from the sun. Nevertheless, it is definitely on the list of five things you want to do during Labour Day.
Chocolate is always a win and this time it has invaded Singapore’s international airport, Changi. The American Brand, Hershey, has launched a full-on attack on Changi since March 12 and is not planning to leave any sooner than May 3rd. It covers some sections of the always busy transportation hub with options of delicacy. It brings its big gun too, as the Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar, weighing more than 2 kilograms, is on the list. So if you are a fan of the sweet brown, do spend some time trying out what Hershey has in store in Changi during the Labour Day public holiday.
If the three options above fail to draw your interest, try this. An immersive virtual reality experience with a hint of detective story and a pinch of history. Raffles Hotel Singapore, in collaboration with Double Confirm Productions and Sight Lines Entertainment, has ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’ in their store until June 30. It is a thrilling investigation journey within an authentic virtual interactive play, taking place in the Grand Dame of Singapore. The VR gameplay will task you with finding the crown jewel of the fictional “Treasures of the Straits” exhibition at the Raffles Hotel Singapore. You will find yourself exploring the hotel’s historic grounds while roaming through its halls. You will try to piece the clues together and decide how the story will conclude. It’s definitely an experience unlike any other and you can enjoy this as your Labour Day holiday.
Now if you’re still feeling indecisive about what to do, there is always the ultimate answer of logging in to your Traveloka account and checking what the app can offer you during May Day in Singapore. If you’re an indoor-type person, staycation will definitely be the one thing you should try. Luckily for you, Traveloka offers numerous benefits such as free breakfast, buy 1 get 1, or even the basic free room upgrade. Inevitably, this will give you an unforgettable stay-in experience. But if you’re more of a person who likes to bask under the sun or escape into the outdoors, try playing tourist on your own turf by visiting some of the local attractions. Traveloka offers you SingapoRediscovers vouchers for numerous places such as Marina Bay and Sentosa beach. You can get not only a price cut but also other benefits such as bundling service.
With those five options available for you to take during the upcoming Labour Day, you need only to select which one you favor the most. At last, enjoy your May Day break, and remember to check on Traveloka for more info to help you get the best of your public holidays.