Thursday, October 1, 2015

Where To Go When The Haze Strikes

It's the month of October and the hazy condition is not improving, nor does it seems to be clearing off anytime soon. While it feels terrible not able to go out for outdoor activities and being stuck at home most of the time, there are fun and interesting places to head out to during this crazy hazy period.

1) Library

This is our top pick to stay away from the haze. Adults and children can spend hours within the library studying or reading while staying comfortable. Still feeling bored?? Visit Sports Hub Library which has virtual sports stations, giant chess and checkers, internet stations and video viewing facilities to keep you entertained.

2) Museums

Hazy weather doesn't stops one from learning and experiencing our heritage, culture,sports and arts. New permanent galleries have unveiled at National Museum and it will be a great opportunity to check it out. Recently, I brought Gladys to the Singapore Sports Museum and it was an eye-opener for her.

3) Flower Dome / Cloud Forest (Gardens by the Bay)

When the haze hit, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest would be where I long to be to enjoy the freshness of the air and enjoy the lush full greenery! This is probably the best avenue to enjoy nature in a safe and enclosed area.

4) Alive Museum / Trick Eye Museum

One can spend hours within Alive Museum / Trick Eye Museum taking fun shots. A place where adults and children enjoy themselves to the fullest, safely away from the haze.

5) Indoor Playgrounds

Whenever the haze strikes, and the PSI rises to the unhealthy levels, prolonged or strenuous outdoor activities are minimized or prohibited. This is extremely disappointing for children who need to release their energy! Going to indoor playgrounds would be a good option parents can fulfill their child's needs and at the same time, be safe.

6) Changi Airport

While we wish we could grab our luggage and fly over to another country to stay away from the polluted air, we cannot leave work and school behind. The next consolation would be to enjoy the wine and dine at Changi Airport. Not forgetting children gets to play with Singapore's tallest slide at Terminal 3.  

7) Shopping Malls

Primarily, the objective is to hide away from the haze. Apart from having an opportunity to shop, my husband and I would also like to find a place to sit down and enjoy some peace and quiet time together.

What would be your favourite pick to go to during the haze period? No matter where you will be, remember to drink more water, put on an appropriate mask and keep yourself healthy, physically and emotionally.


Unknown said...

Good lists. But the trouble is being expose haze during transit and they hate putting the mask on. Any advice?

May said...

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Adeline said...

I think libraries and malls are great places to hide in during this hazy period, but I also like staying at home, so that we don't have to put on our masks! Hopefully the haze clears up for good soon. Can't wait to go to the parks, pools, and playgrounds again!

Adeline /

Ting said...

One more place you can go to is... Karaoke! Haha! My kids and I love to go to Teo Heng karaoke during weekdays noon! It's cheap, not so tedious to chase and run after them too!

Waiwai Leung said...

We chose to stay at home when PSI is high hehe.

Phoebe said...

I guess we can't avoid going out totally as we have to do marketing, dinner or go to school etc. To minimize the "expose" time, we try to get hop on to the nearest MRT and go to malls which are link to the station (E.g. Nex Mall, City Square etc). ^_^

Jolin said...

I also feel it is a hassle to transit from home to the places and being exposed to the haze while travelling. So we locked ourselves at home instead.

Phoebe said...

Hahahah! I picked 112 Katong as it was the only photo I had on malls! ^_^ Nice one! :D

Phoebe said...

That is a good one!! Didnt know you are a Karaoke fan!!! My kids and I love to go JB's Karaoke!

Phoebe said...

Definitely.. but i think i am going to have a heart attack seeing the electrical bills! Hopefully the rebate will help.

Phoebe said...

I cant wait for the haze to go away soon too!!! Love to bring the kids out for outdoor activities!

Phoebe said...

Home sweet Home is still the best. :) We will hop out when it seems better so that the children won't feel too cooped up .

Phoebe said...

Home sweet Home is still the best. :) We will hop out when it seems better so that the children won't feel too cooped up .

~Summer~ said...

Great ideas! We choose nearly the same places as you to visit during this period, including indoor playgrounds, Changi Airport, libraries and museums!! =) It's good to still go out despite the haze as long as it's somewhere indoor where the kids can still have fun! =) Thanks for sharing!

Phoebe said...

The children feel very cope up at home all day .. hence if it is possible, some indoor areas nearby would be good for them to chill. :)

Claudia said...

We were at the flower dome and cloud forest on Saturday and we love it! Very tempted to buy the annual pass so we can enjoy better air and aircon in there whenever we want to!

Cynthia said...

Good list! We try to go out when the PSI is still low too, usually in the mornings. Cooping up at home with aircon on is so taxing on the electricity bills. :P

Phoebe said...

The Conservatories are really a great place to get away from the haze.. so sad to see our sky so hazy every day.

Phoebe said...

We try to move out in the mornings too... when psi is lower. Then stay in library or malls to hide.. hahaha

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