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4 Free Online Activities to Try This Weekend

Singapore is a small island country, that’s why a lot of people choose to go out of the country to recharge and relax, and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

However, international travel isn’t an option at the moment, with strict travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

So, if you’re wondering what to do in Singapore that is affordable and wallet-friendly during the weekends, you’re in for a treat!

Read on as we share some online activities you could give a shot with your loved ones (or even to just try out if you’re feeling bored and looking for new activities to try!)

1. Go On A Museum Tour, Virtually

Who would’ve thought that you can actually go on tours of iconic museums from the comfort of your own couch?

Immerse yourself in arts and culture by going on Louvre’s online tour, or even schedule a virtual visit to the British Museum in London.

Google has partnered up with several museums too, where you can view online exhibits of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, or the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York even offers a 3D tour!

You can browse all museum tours available on Google Arts and Culture here.

2. Take Your “Games Night” Online

How many times have you played board games with your friends since the pandemic started? Now you won’t even have to gather to play your favourite ones!

There are lots of digital board games available these days. Some you can find on Steam, phone/tablet apps, or by doing a quick search on Google.

If you are looking for a fun, interactive game online, try Skribbl. It’s a drawing-based online game where you can play with strangers from around the globe! The point of the game is to guess what others are sketching.

You can even create a private room for friends and family and customise words to be drawn. So this is definitely a fun and free activity for the family, or even something to try as a virtual team bonding activity!

That way, you still get to enjoy hanging out with your loved ones even if they’re not physically in the same room as you are.

3. Explore Interactive Game Tools With Google

Google has curated a collection of interactive tools called Experiments with Google. It basically showcases experiments that push the limit of art and technology, submitted and created by various artists and coders.

It features a wide variety of playful experiments, from virtual reality to even solving jigsaw puzzles online as a free activity for you to do with family or friends!

The list is updated every week, so you’ll surely never run out of new experiments to try out!

4. Experience A Local Virtual Tour You’ve Never Done Before

Get to exploring the outdoors (while you stay indoors)! Monster Day Tours offers live-streamed virtual tours of areas like Fort Canning, Little India, and even Singapore’s Southern Islands!

You’ll be brought on a “walking tour” digitally by one of our local guides, all while you stay in the comfort of your own home. This is where you get to experience behind the scenes and visit exclusive spots around the country with the help of the guides, who will share more about the rich history and culture of the area you’re touring for the day.

These virtual tours are suitable for family and friend “gatherings” or even team bonding activities with colleagues!

If you’re interested to find out more about going on a local virtual tour, visit our website.

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