By: Michelle Pluess
Bored kids moping around the house complaining they’ve got nothing to do? Here are a few ideas to keep them occupied (and out of your hair).
1. K-BOX Karaoke
A karaoke chain with outlets around Singapore, you can visit casually with your friends and sing your hearts out. Affordable for students like me and with a vibe of a private karaoke boutique. It is a very popular place for birthday parties or weekend hangouts.
2. Santa’s Igloo Café
An all-year-round Christmas cafè offering ice cream, cereal and a soft drink bar? Who doesn’t want that! At Santa’s Igloo Café, you can relax and hangout with your friends. Enjoy its private movie cinema, many board games and table-football for an affordable price.
Santa’s Igloo Café
3. Sogurt, Frozen Yogurt
It seems like all teenagers are on a health kick, so Sogurt is the place to go. The first free-flowing frozen yogurt chain in Singapore, you can self-serve as much yogurt and toppings as you can eat! If yogurt is not your thing, choose from smoothies, warm cakes and other treats.
4. St. Games Café
With a handy Orchard location, Games Café is the ultimate place for gamers and teenagers to hang out. There are many games and activities to choose from, my personal favorite is Just Dance, Knockout. Rock out with your friends, and afterwards head for fried chicken at Popeyes, or a crepe at iCrepe.
St. Games Café
2 Handy Road, The Cathay #03-06
5. Karting Arena
Everyone looks forward to their first car, so how amazing would it be if you could get a head start? At Karting Arena, you can race your heart out on their fun circuits, and get the rush of an F1 driver!
200 Turf Club Road #01-01B, The Grandstand
6. Slappy Cakes
Tired of the box-mixed supermarket pancakes you get at home? At Slappy Cakes choose from five batters, more than twenty fillings, (both savory and sweet) and ten toppings! This is an amazing place to spice up a brunch with your friends, or even a cool date spot.
200 Turf Club Road #01-20/21, The Grandstand
7. Skate Parks
If you have a Penny board, a normal skateboard or even a longboard, skating is totally “in” right now. One of the most popular places is Xtreme Skate Park at East Coast Park. Head there for a variety of ramps and obstacles, which are great for more experienced riders. Beginners should check out the skating park at Somerset.
East Coast Park Service Road
1 Somerset Rd
8. Tiong Bahru
Over the past few years Tiong Bahru has evolved to become the new teenage hangout hotspot In the labyrinth of streets find Hipster Nirvana at cafes serving fair trade coffee, in artsy book stores and stationary shops, and eat awesome cupcakes.
40 Hands Coffee
Blk 78 Yong Siak St #01-12
9 Yong Siak St
1D Yong Siak St
9. Indoor Laser Tag
For an adrenaline kick that’s loads of fun head to LaserOPS. A popular place for birthday parties as well, LaserOPS offers a Indoor Laser Tag experience, which is safe, comfortable and painless. A tactical game and sport, each laser mission also
10. Bubble Bump
I did this once at a birthday party, and it was one of the most thrilling and exciting experiences on-offer in Singapore. Participants are strapped inside large inflated bubble balls (with legs outside), and then you start running and bumping into each, and there’s games to play too like Bubble Bump Soccer! We were all laughing, huffing and puffing at the end of the session, it’s great fun.