In tropical Singapore, we are not unfamiliar with the scorching sun’s rays and suffocating humidity. Yet when it comes to team-building activities, these twin demons are precisely what lowers the effectiveness of bonding. After all, who can focus on completing tasks when sweat-drenched and quite literally, burning with heat? Fortunately, the myriad of indoor cultural activities offers a cooling alternative to physically demanding, outdoor team building activities. Here are 3 such activities to keep it cool and functional.
Whisky Flight Appreciation
We all know that after work drinks is where the organic team-bonding happens. Why not take it up a notch in this Whisky Flight Appreciation workshop? Housed in a quaint premium whisky bar tucked away in a quiet corner of Chijmes, this Whisky Appreciation workshop will be conducted by experienced bartenders who will teach you the ins & outs of tasting Whisky. Split into teams and work together in a blind-tasting session to identify the different types of Whisky. Finish off with some drinks and light-hearted chatter!
Location: Near Bras Basah Road (Nearest MRT: City Hall Mrt)
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Workshop: Whisky Appreciation Workshop
Hands-on Pottery at Singapore’s oldest Dragon Kiln
Be part of an exciting pottery-making competition at Singapore’s oldest surviving dragon kiln. An extremely beginner-friendly pottery workshop, you will learn to mold basic shapes like cups and plates with techniques like pinching and coiling in a sheltered working space. Add some colour to your artwork with glaze, a form of paint used specifically for ceramics. Pit corporate teams against each other in a showdown to determine the best-molder-of-ceramic. For the less ambitious, simply enjoy a cool afternoon molding and glazing pottery with fellow colleagues, with a take-home final product (to be collected two weeks later) to seal this experience to memory.
Location: Near Nanyang Avenue (Nearest MRT: Pioneer MRT)
Duration: 2 to 2.5 Hours
Workshop: It’s Clay Day
Peranakan Ondeh Ondeh Making
Explore local heritage in this unique cultural activity of learning to make traditional Ondeh Ondeh, the Peranankan twist on the traditional Chinese dessert of “Tang Yuan”. Be surrounded by Peranankan culture at Kim Choo Boutique, a 74-year-old traditional boutique that believes in preserving the traditional richness in the taste and fragrance of Nanyang. Beyond Ondeh Ondeh, the workshop also involves making a traditional 9 layer Nyonya Kueh, which, by the way, you are supposed to eat layer by layer!
Location: Near East Coast Road (Nearest MRT: Dakota MRT)
Duration: 2 Hours
Have a flipping good time learning how to flip pratas with a traditional prata house, Casuarina Curry. Trust me, it looks simple, but it really requires skills and experience to guide your hands in flipping the prata to the right thickness and size without tearing. At the end of the workshop, everyone can settle down for an All-You-Can-Eat buffet where you can experiment with all kinds of flavours- think tissue prata, plaster prata, ice cream prata and more! It might be even more appealing to know the Casuarina Curry is an award-winning prata house, holding numerous accolades like the Xin-Shenzhou Gallery certificate for excellent culinary skill in Roti Prata.
Location: Near Upper Thomson Road (Nearest MRT: Marymount MRT)
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Workshop: Can you Flip Prata?
Satisfy your organisation’s need for diversity and inclusion goals with these multicultural activities that not only promote team bonding, but also a greater appreciation for other cultures in the Singapore context. In a fun and chill setting, get your team chatting and competing lightheartedly with each other for the Best Prata Flipper, or Most Discerning Whisky Drinker, among others. Contact us today for more information!
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