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  • Writer's pictureNatalie Ho

😴🌳 4 Places to R&R during Recess Week

Reaching the middle of the semester and stressing over the next half? Don't forget to take a break and rest your mind so you are at the peak of your performance! Here are 4 places to rest and relax and take that weight off your shoulders for a short while.

1. Omni-Theatre at Science Centre Singapore

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It might sound counter-intuitive, visiting the same Science Centre Singapore a kid would go to for a school excursion, but the Omni-theatre is a must visit for anyone who needs a quick getaway. With three digital documentaries available for viewing daily, the Omni-Theatre boasts of a 23m diameter dome screen, creating an immersive edutainment experience!

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There are currently three film screenings available: Big Astronomy, where you can follow Chile's astronomers to chart the stars and travel beyond our solar system, Dinosaurs of Antartica, which brings you to the age of the lush and green Antarctica and the fall of the dinosaurs, and Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker, which covers the rare Australian Sea Lion.

Be treated to beautiful landscapes and easy educational content of some of the world's biggest mysteries with the Omni-Theatre, in a huge screen and plush seats to rest in. Plus, each film is only about 40 minutes long, which gives you enough time to cleanse yourself of your stress before heading back to your work once again. Each movie ticket is $14, with no need for Science Centre Singapore admission.

📍Location: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433 ⏱️Opening Hours: Film Screenings from 10am to 5.55pm

2. Void Cafe

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Located near SOTA, this little unassuming cafe showcases not just a plethora of caffeinated drinks, but multiple comfortable furniture to chill on. Acting as both a cafe and a showroom for Etch & Bolts, which sells customisable furniture, Void Cafe has a relaxing atmosphere and soft cushions to really help you feel at home.

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Admittedly, it isn't the best for studying, what with the low light and cosiness lulling you to sleep, but if you need a place to escape the hustle and bustle and responsibilities, Void Cafe gives all that and more.

📍Location: 1 Zubir Said Drive #01-01, Singapore 227968 ⏱️Opening Hours:

Sun - Thurs (11am - 8pm)

Fri & Sat (11am - Midnight)

3. Singapore River

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No, you didn't read that wrong. The Singapore River may be one of Singapore's oldest tourist attractions, but it still serves as one of the most relaxing places you can stay.

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Visit the river at 4pm onwards, and the cooling weather and lack of crowd would help you appreciate not just the uniformity of the CBD and the colonial architecture, but the glimpses of nature. Watch the water ripple with the movement of the jetties or the birds go about their day. The Singapore River is quite empty near to the Singapore Red Dot Museum, as well as along the Alexandra Park Connector at Kim Seng Park.


Singapore Red Dot Museum: 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940

Kim Seng Park: River Valley Green, Singapore 237993 ⏱️Opening Hours: Nil

4. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Rooftop

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Garden rooftops are a staple of Singapore's bid for sustainable architecture. Some may be more well-known than others, but none are quite as quiet as the rooftop of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

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Tall enough to escape the sounds of the city, while still close enough to watch people weave in and out of the multiple sky rise buildings surrounding the SCCC building, this rooftop allows you to rest your mind and escape from the stress of procrastinating. There are also a multitude of artworks that you can reflect on, or you could visit SCCC's permanent exhibit SINGAPO人.


1 Straits Blvd, Singapore 018906 ⏱️Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm

While studying is important, it is also important to take some breaks and rest your mind amidst the hustle and bustle of life in Singapore. Don't let the stress overwhelm you and take a day off to chill at these locations!

with Love, The Dateideas Team 🥰 Follow us on Instagram, Telegram & TikTok too!


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