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Kartright GoKarting

In the West of Singapore is Kartright GoKarting, a small go-kart track with karts of limited speed & road grip (I’ve never skidded/spun out so much when karting before). It is also quite expensive, at $40 per 10min for adults and $30 for kids. They have also introduced a new rule that means without a drivers licence you are limited to a 30km/hr kart which is quite slow (lic holders can drive a 50km/hr kart). Still, this is one of the few karting options in Singapore and a bit of fun. I have yet to try the new KF1 track which might be a better option.

About $40 for 10min for Adults, $30 for kids.

Tues – Fri – 11:00 ~ 22:00
Sat – 09:00 ~ 22:00
Sun – 09:00 ~ 19:00

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Singapore Cinemas

Cinemas are all over Singapore, and seeing films is a favourite pass time among locals. Its quite cheap (from S$6.50 on Tuesdays) and there are often late sessions even starting after midnight.

There are three main cinema franchises in Singapore, GV, Shaw & Cathay. Some of the cinema halls are quite small, with as little as 80 odd seats, while others have 300+. Shaw Lido also has an IMAX screen, but it is not a full size IMAX (which kind of defeats the purpose really), while GV has Gold Class and GV MAX theatres.

While Singaporeans love going to the movies, many have yet to learn cinema etiquette. Singaporeans will continue to use their phones, check facebook, or just simply have a conversation with the person next to them for the entire film. And if you “shhh” them they won’t take the hint.

You also need to book early unless you like sitting in the front row, as all tickets are seated and Singaporeans book early. Showing up to the cinema and seeing what’s on is not a good idea. Book online a few days ahead if possible, or at the cinema for a later/next day session.

Normal tickets $11.50, Tuesdays $8.50, S$6.50 (members), 3D Sessions S$14, GV MAX S$16, IMAX, S$22, Gold Class $39

Wave House Sentosa

Although Singapore doesn’t have any real waves, you can still get your surf on at Wave House on Sentosa Island.

Wave house has two surf rides, Flowrider and Flowbarrel. The Flowrider is for beginners, with a consistent, non-curling, endless sheet of water flowing at 20mph (32 km/h) over a composite vinyl surface, much like a trampoline. Once you’ve tackled that, you can try the bigger Flowbarrel, which pumps 100,000 gallons of water per minute flowing as fast as 30mph (48 km/h) to create the perfect endless barreling wave.

Sessions are per hour and start on the hour. You can book ahead or just show up on the day and try your luck. Up to 10 people can be booked per session, and riders simply take turns on the waves.

Wave House also has a bar (with some food, not many veggie options) and a surf shop. They have events throughout the year too, so check their website to see what’s on.

Located on Siloso beach right near the water. Take the Sentosa Express and alight at Beach Station (the last one) and walk straight down the hill, along the road until you see Wave House on the left, about a 5min walk.

Flowrider 1 Hour S$35 (weekdays) S$40 (weekends), Flowbarrel 1 Hour S$45 (weekdays) S$50 (weekends). Check their website for promotions.

Wave House (Bar & Shop)
Daily – 10:30 ~ 22:30

Daily – 11:00 ~ 22:00

Mon – Tues, Thurs – Fri – 13:00 ~ 22:00
Wed, Sat – Sun – 11:00 ~ 22:00

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Comedy Masala

Comedy Masala is an open mic stand up comedy night, where anyone can sign up to have a go. While this does result in the occasional few not-so-funny comedians, the overall comedy is actually pretty good and there are regulars in the line up. Most sets go for about 5min, with headliners going anywhere from 7-20min.

Definitely worth a visit, but if you go every week you will start to hear the same material over and over. The venue is currently at Hero’s, but venue may change so check their website. Doors open around 8pm.

Tickets are S$15 (students $10) including one free drink (the drink varies)
Exit Clarke Quay station (Eu Tong Sen St exit) and cross under the road via the tunnel under the bridge.
Tuesdays 20:30 ~ 23:30


Esplanade Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade is a huge performing arts centre at Marina Bay. Housed in two large domes with a spikey exterior that resemble durian, they have become known as “the durians”. There is a Concert Hall and Theatre for Performing arts with a capacity of about 1,600 & 2,000 people respectively. There are often free performances in the foyer, and in the amphitheatre outside during festivals. Throughout the year, the Esplanade presents over 14 festivals and 20 on-going series.

You can take a 45min walking tour of the Concert Hall (S$10) to find out about the buildings, how all the acoustics work and can be adjusted for each show, how the design of the outer structure blocks out glare and limits outside noise etc.

Tue – Fri @ 09:00, 12:30, 14:00
Sat – Sun @ 09:00

See their events page for what’s on currently and purchasing tickets.

Esplanade or City Hall MRT

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