We asked teenager Urszula Latuszek to give us fill us in on the best ways for teenagers to entertain themselves in Singapore. So, here goes…
1. Ice-skating is always a winner. There are a few ice rinks in Singapore to choose from but The Rink tops Urszula’s list, with 2-hour sessions from 10am to 10pm. And, if you’ve got time to burn before or after your slot, catch a movie an escalator away, squeeze in some shopping or do some cramming at the National Library next door.
2. Raining out? Then head to the cinema, of course. And if it’s holidays and you can go on a weekday, even better, as Golden Village offers student discounts for tickets to showings before before 6pm.
3. Try your hand at a few racing games or a round of pool at your local games arcade with your favourite mates – afternoon entertainment sorted.
4. Broke? Fortunately, there are many free things to do in Singapore. MovieMob holds outdoor screenings every second Saturday in various locations throughout Singapore. Just add a picnic mat and a few bags of popcorn from home.
5. Ten-pin bowling will never get old! Urszula heads to Safra Tao Payoh with her buddies.
6. Swim, tan or enjoy some friendly competition with a round of volleyball – Sentosa, Singapore’s beach playground, is teenager heaven. And for those with a few notes in their wallet, head to Wavehouse for some surfing action.
7. Day trip! Hop aboard a ferry and in less time than it takes you to get changed for school you’ll be on Pulau Ubin. Bring your own bike or hire one there, pick a trail and off you go. Don’t forget to ask Mum to pack you an extra large lunch bag!
8. Bored of the condo pool? Jurong East Swimming Complex’s lazy river, wave pool and slides make it a brilliant alternative. Plus, it’s just a $2 entrance fee on weekends and $1.50 cents on weekdays.
9. Orchard Road is so much more than just shopping. Catch up with friends at Scape for movie screenings, theatre performances, workshops and more. Check out their calendar to see what’s coming up.
10. Volunteering may not be an obvious choice, but add cuddly animals and the feel-good factor to the mix, and it totally works. Urszula helps out at Animal Lovers League, a shelter for dogs and cats. Currently open to volunteers during the week, it’s a great opportunity to get close to animals – especially if you don’t have any pets of your own at home.