From buffets to staycays to exhibitions and plays, here are the best ways to spend the Easter long weekend without breaking the bank.
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” – Janine di Giovanni
Easter might mean different things for different people, but one thing is for sure: We all love a long weekend. Whether you’re using the weekend to recharge, reconnect or reminisce, here are some suggestions to make the best of it — affordably.
Vineyard: Easter Special Summer Egg-venture
This easter brunch is perfect for families, because adults can spoil themselves with Vineyard’s three-course brunch, while the little ones who can’t sit still occupy themselves with Easter activities. Did we mention that it’s pretty affordable, too? Activities include Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle and more. Advance reservations required. Click here for more details.
Date: 1 April 2018
Time: 11am to 3pm
Price: $48++ for Adults & $28++ for Child | ($78++ for sdults, with free-flow Prosecco cocktails)
Address: 33 Hyderabad Road HortPark Singapore 119578
Telephone: 6479 7977
Millennium Hotels: Up to 30% Discount
Fulfil your Easter holiday trip with a staycation, complete with a dip in the pool and some Vitamin D. With various hotel chains in China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore, your choices are endless.
Millennium Hotels is offering up to 30% discount and complimentary breakfast for kids below 12 years old. Use discount code MCELEBRATE for a surprise discount.
Book directly on their website by 26 March 2018 and stay before 31 May 2018. More information here. Terms and conditions apply.
Garuda Indonesia: Up to 15% Off Flights
Let’s be honest, our wanderlust increases when air ticket prices decreases. It’s only natural. So, get ready to pack, because Garuda Indonesia has great deals for DBS/POSB cardmembers: Book through their official site using promo code GADBS and get up to 15% off your fare. Buy now, fly later.
Terms and conditions here. The promotion is valid till 31 December 2018. Don’t forget to earn SkyTeam miles while you’re at it.
Esplanade: The Studios Presents “Between Living and Dying”
For all the art lovers out there, we have just the wallet-friendly activity for you.
Esplanade presents the 15th edition of The Studios, themed “Between Living and Dying” this time. Featuring five productions by independent Singaporean playwrights, the aim is to confront how we can make our days count.
Bring your loved ones or friends to watch a theatre performance and leave with new conversation topics. On now till 29 April 2018. Find out more here.
Address: 1 Esplanade Dr Singapore 038981
i Light @ Marina Bay
If your goal this Easter weekend is to not spend money, this one’s for you.
Displaying 22 installations that use energy-saving and environmentally-friendly materials, discover Asia’s annual leading sustainable light art festival right here on our tiny red dot. The showcase, featuring works from local and international artists, extends from Marina Bay to Esplanade Park.
Insta-worthy installations are guaranteed to be discovered. We hear that there’s plenty to do around the area, from giant inflatables to food, amusement rides and game booths – basically, everyone’s covered.
The exhibition is on till 1 April 2018.
Address: Marina Bay Waterfront and Esplanade Park
Price: Free admission. Charges apply for other attractions
Time: 7:30pm – 11pm
Gardens by the Bay: Sakura Matsuri
Another activity you can do during the Easter weekend is to catch a glimpse of these picturesque cherry blossoms in anime-inspired displays — yes, for free!
Check out the Sakura Japan Fair, too, and discover a wide range of entertainment from performances to food and even sake appreciation and baking workshops.
This is happening from 30 March 2018 to 8 April 2018. See more details and programmes here.
Address: Flower Dome (Flower Field Hall and Waterview Room)
Time: 10am – 8pm daily
Price: Free admission to fair. Weekend admission charges to Flower Dome applies
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By Alexa Fang
Alexa is a pop-culture vulture. She lives to read, write and travel, and decided long ago that life is stranger than fiction. When she's having croissant, she thinks in French. "31 Rue Cambon" is her favourite address, and she believes that money one enjoyed spending is never money wasted.