• Fun Things To Do with Your Work Kakis at Pasir Ris

    by Deana Zafir

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    Whether you like it or not, your work kakis are some of the people you spend most of your day and time with. So why not go the whole way and do something fun with them once you've clocked out too? 

    Here are 10 things to do with your work colleagues at Pasir Ris: 

    Hanging Out with your Colleagues During the Covid-19 Pandemic:

    The outbreak of the 2019 Coronavirus disease (a.k.a. Covid-19) might not be a good idea for you to be hanging out with large groups of people. 

    However, there are other ways for you to catch up with your work pals even after you've been tasked to "work-from-home" (WFH). This includes: 
    • Connect with your colleagues: This can include a quick video call or meeting to connect with your colleagues as well as discuss work-related stressors. 

    • Online games: Online games might be a great way to both unwind and connect with people from work. Click here for some of the best games to hang out with your friends online

    • Netflix together: Websites like Gaze allow you to watch tv shows and movies with your colleagues online, without having to be in the same room. Sounds like you can schedule a quick movie night session after a hard day of working from home. Click here for different apps and/or websites like Gaze.

    1. 10 Dollar Club KTV

    Image: The Smart Local

    Karaoke is probably most Singaporeans’ favourite past time. Luckily for those working in Pasir Ris, Aranda has blessed us with an affordable KTV club. Other perks include a free flow of hot and cold drinks - which proved to be handy when you’re spending more than 3 hours trying to outsing your buddies.

    You can sing to Korean, Chinese, and Japanese songs here - in addition to popular English songs. But beware! Aranda is usually booked during Thursday and Friday nights. If you’re unable to secure a booking, there is a Teo Heng karaoke centre right around the corner (at Downtown East).

    10 Dollar Club KTV: Details

    Operating Hours:  
    2pm - 1am (Fri - Sat) 
    2pm  - 12 am (Mon - Thurs, and Sundays) 

    Price: $10 per person, for groups of three or more (min. 3 hours, max. 5 hours)

    Location: Level 3, Aranda Country Club, 60 Pasir Ris Drive 3

    Click here for full price list and details.   

    2. Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre


    Wanna go paktor with that cute office girl - but can’t decide what to eat? We've got you covered bro. Pasir Ris has a multi-story hawker centre located near its MRT station. You can expect to find standard hawker centre fare here like duck rice and prawn noodles. But other nice stalls to eat from including Burgernomics (approx. S$10 per person), Wild Olives (approx. S$10 per person), and Tian Tian Xiang Shang Spicy Ma La Hotpot (approx. S$10 per person).

    Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre: Details

    Operating Hours: 

    7am - 10:30pm (Mondays to Sundays)

    Price: ~S$10 per person (not including drinks) 

    Location: 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3

    3. Ohana Beach House  

    Personally, I find that there’s nothing more relaxing than kicking back with a couple of beers, with people I cherish by the beach. What more can I ask for? Well, good food too apparently, if I’m dining at the Ohana Beach House.

    Ohana Beach House: Details

    Operating Hours: 
    6pm - 12am (Tues - Fri) 
    12pm - 12am (Weekends)
    Closed on Mondays

    Price: From S$30 per person

    Location: 131 Pasir Ris Road

    4. Forest4 Darts Cafe

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    If you enjoy alcohol, a game of darts, and the idyllic forest at night. Hey, we’re not judging! Then, Forest Darts Cafe is the place for you! On weekday nights, the Forest4 Darts Cafe at Downtown East can be relatively empty.

    This makes it the perfect spot for if you’re looking to unwind with your work buddies, drink, play darts, and gossip about other coworkers in peace. Our favorite way to spend time at Forest4 is by playing the affordable dart machines. Plus, there’s nothing like a little friendly competition between co-workers to encourage comradeship.

    Forest4 Darts Cafe: Details

    Operating Hours:
    1pm - 1am (Mon - Fri) 
    12pm - 2am (Weekends)

    Price: From S$20 per person.

    Location: #01-313 E!Avenue Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close 

    Click here for more details. 

    5. Prawning @ Aquarium Irwana

    Photo: Shaun Owyeong

    If you’re not a fan of drinking and the nightlife, why not spend the night out prawning with some of your best work pals? Aquarium Irwana is a little “ulu” but at S$10.50 for one hour of prawn catching, we’ll say that the travel time is worth it.

    One of the best perks of prawning here is the access to the grill - for you to grill and devour your fresh catch. I mean, there’s nothing better than ending the night with some good Spotify music, cold beer, and hot prawns, right?

    Irwana Aquafarm: Details

    Operating Hours:
    9am - 6pm (Mon - Sun)

    Price: ~$10.50 (per hour). 

    Location: 70 Pasir Ris Farmway 3

    Click here for full price list and details. 

    Pro-tip: For something a little closer to society, check out D’Best Fishing at Pasir Ris Park. It’s slightly pricier but is about a 10 - 15 minute walk away from Pasir Ris MRT station.

    6. Rent a Segway at Downtown East 

    Photo: Klook

    Zoom your way through the nature trails of Pasir Ris with a Segway. Or if you're feeling extra lazy from that hard day at work, rent a motorized scooter and scoot your way through Downtown East after a hearty meal there. Either way, the idea of not having to walk sounds like a treat to me. 

    Gogreen @ Downtown East: Details

    Operating Hours: 
    11am to 10pm (Mon-Sun)

    Price: From S$19.90 to S$25.90 

    Location: #01-314, Market Square @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close

    Click here for full price list and more information.

    7. Gallopstable for Pony Riding and Bunny Feeding

    You don’t have to travel all the way to the Singapore Zoo or Sentosa to feed adorable bunnies and ride ponies. There’s a stable available right here, in the Paris of Singapore. We recommend heading here with your kids or your childish friends to play with horses and experience nature, all at one go.

    Gallopstable is also conveniently located near Pasir Ris beach, so why not add a nighttime barbecue session to end the day?

    Gallopstable: Details

    Operating Hours: 
    10am - 12pm, 2pm - 7pm (Tues - Fri) 
    8am - 12pm, 2pm - 7pm (Sat & Sun)
    Closed on Mondays

    Price: S$2 per feed packet (for bunnies and ponies) and up to S$120 for an hour long trail ride.

    Location: Carpark C, 61 Pasir Ris Green

    Click here for full price list and details. 

    8. Evening Mangrove Stroll  

    Photo: TripAdvisor 

    Are you very broke but also very bored? A fun (and free) activity that you can do is walk through Pasir Ris’ mangrove swamp during the evening.

    As someone who spent time wandering the mangroves and reservoirs of Pasir Ris, I’ve seen my fair share of wildlife including adorable otters, beautifully patterned moths and a cacophony of colourful birds. Some say that you can even see fireflies near the mangrove - but it’s a sight reserved for only the brave! You’ll have to turn off all lighting equipment, and yes, that includes your phone to see them.

    If you’re looking for something a little thrill-seeking, why not go ghost hunting over at Pasir Ris’ mangrove park. After all, the town is home to the legendary ‘Red House’, which has since been converted into a pre-school.

    Pasir Ris Mangrove Broadwalk: Details

    Operating Hours:
    All day and all night

    Price: Your bravery. Otherwise, it’s free of charge.

    Location: 60 Pasir Ris Drive 3

    9. Splishy Splashy Fun at Wild Wild Wet’s Water Park

    Photo: TripAdvisor

    We don’t have summer vacations here in Singapore, because well...the weather’s hot all year round. Which means that you can go to the waterpark all year round! If Sentosa is too far for you, consider commuting to Wild Wild Wet at Pasir Ris instead, since, you’re already commuting to Pasir Ris on workdays.

    There’s also a ton of fun activities to do here! I mean, it’s a water park. If a water park can’t convince you to accept that job offer near Pasir Ris, then I don’t know what else will.

    Wild Wild Wet Park: Details

    Operating Hours:
    1pm - 7pm (Mon - Fri) 
    10am - 7pm (Weekends) 

    Price: S$24 (off-peak) - S$32 (peak) per person (for adults aged 13 and above).

    Location: 1 Pasir Ris Close (Near Downtown East) 

    Click here for full price list and details. 

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