Easter isn’t the biggest holiday here in Singapore, but there’s still plenty of fun happening across the island to celebrate the Bank Holiday on Sunday April 20 2014. Discover what’s on in Singapore during the Easter holidays below. Decorating for the season or planning a lovely Easter spread at home? Check out the gorgeous gallery below for lots of ideas.
1. Stock up on Easter treats
You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the Easter goodies up for grabs at Cluny Court (full guide in our April mag). Try the Easter-themed cupcakes from Da Paolo Gastronomia (#01-01) or pick up household and party decorations – including balloons and gift boxes – from Groovy Gifts (#02-02A/03). The painting teachers at Abrakadoodle (#02-13) are hosting one-hour sessions for kids to sculpt their own Easter bunnies, eggs and cupcakes using high-quality Crayola acrylic paints and Model Magic. Fancy that? Register for an Abrakadoodle session over ‘ere.
Cluny are also holding a bigger event on Saturday 12 April to celebrate the Easter holiday with free egg decorating; Easter tattoos; chocolate egg giveaways; balloon sculpting and much more. Definitely one for the kids.
501 Bukit Timah Road, Tel: 6467 6077
The Shangri-la hotel have created a heap of special Easter confectionary which will be on sale at The Line shop from 31 March to 20 April. Highlights include Easter eggs dressed in their iconic uniform, as well as traditional chocolate animals. You can also pick up Easter hampers at $138, packed with chocolate puzzles, frogs, roosters, bunnies and hot cross buns.
22 Orange Grove Road, Tel: 6737 3644
2. Easter camps for kids
Camp Asia Easter Camp
Camp Asia has announced their camp dates for the Easter school holidays at Stamford American International School and the Australian International School. Whether you’re looking for a multi-activity camp or a specialist camp (including cooking, sports, and more), Camp Asia has lots of specific choices for children aged 3 to 11 years. If your little one loves the culinary arts, Super Chef (for kids aged six to 11) with chef Emmanuel Stroobant will have them whipping up gastronomic delicacies. And Sports Stars (for kids aged six to 11) offers children the chance to try out a bunch of new sports for the first time.
For more information on activities and to book, visit campasia.asia
Centaurs Easter Camp
Centaurs are also holding a few Easter camps for kids – check them out below.
– Treasure island camp, 24 – 29 March – includes rock climbing and challenge activities on Sentosa beach.
– Wet & Wild camp, 31 March – 4 April – includes ski 360 and canoeing.
– Adventure camp, 7 – 11 April – includes amped and combat skirmish.
For more information and to download a booking form, visit their website.
Lion Adventures Easter Camp
Lion Adventures have planned a fun-filled week of adventuring to promote children’s confidence, teamwork, self belief and communication skills. There are a wide range of activities designed for specific age groups, including capture the flag, adventure obstacle challenges, orienteering and Torpedo Nerf Netball. Lion Adventures Easter Camp takes place from April 7th – 11th at SCC Dempsey, 9am – 1pm every day. Pricing: 5 days – $575, 4 days – $450 and 3 days – $350.
Prices include personalised t-shirt, certificate and prizes throughout the week. Book at lionadventures.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9446 9870.
4. Easter Dining – Easter Sunday Brunches (all happening on 20 April)
The Knolls at Capella Singapore
For Easter Brunch, The Knolls will be serving up a Mediterranean buffet spread to nosh on. Highlights include freshly shucked oysters, Alaskan black cod and salt baked yellow chicken. As well as plenty of desserts – and a wicked setting – there’s also an Easter Egg hunt – read on for more.
1 The Knolls. 6377 8888. Priced at $228 (includes free flow wine and champagne) $188 (includes free flow soft drinks and juices only) and children aged 7-12 ($118) and children aged 4-6 ($78).
Four Seasons Singapore
At One-Ninety, munch on fresh seafood including poached Maine lobster. For mains, meats include smoked lambs loin; air-dried beef; chorizo; parma ham and roasted meats freshly cooked on the spot. For dessert, try hot cross buns, bunny cookies and Easter cupcakes. There’s also an Easter Egg hunt – read on for more.
190 Orchard Boulevard. 6734 1110. Priced at $238++ (with free-flow of Clicquot Rose champagne), $198++ (with free flow of Clicquot VN champagne) and $148++ (with free-flow of juices and soft drinks). Kids (ages 5-11) priced at $68++.
**Four Seasons will be holding two brunch seatings:
1st seating: 11:00-1:30pm
2nd seating: 1:30-3:00pm
Marina Bay Sands
From posh Sunday brunches to cocktails with a view, Marina Bay Sands is going all out for Easter at heaps of their restaurants. Chocolate and cheese buffet, anyone? Hold us back, this could get real messy! They’re also selling all sorts of Easter-y treats to take home, if you’re planning your own spread at home. Check out all the specials across MBS’s bars, restaurants and shops here.
Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel
Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford have got a few different Easter promotions going down. There are Easter brunches, afternoon tea and egg-based activities for kids.
Indulge in their Italian Easter brunch with appetisers including traditional Caprese salad with tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella, parma ham with rock melon and caramalised fresh figs. Follow this up with roasted rack of lamb or lamb ragout served fresh at their live carvery station.
80 Bras Basah Road, Tel: 6339 7777. 12:00-2:30pm. Priced at $138++ (includes free flow champagne, red and white wines, cocktails and beers), $108++ (house red and white wines, cocktails and beers) and $88 (buffet brunch only).
Lower East Side Taqueria
Available from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April, these guys are hosting an eight-dish set Easter menu for groups of four and above. The meal includes Cuello de Pollo (fried chicken neck seasoned with salt and white pepper), Pollo Rojo (grilled ‘red’ chicken with chilli pepper sauce), tempura Crispy Dory Fillet with Guacamole and more.
A Glorious Easter Feast, $26 per person, min. 4 pax.19 East Coast Road. Tel: 6348 1302
The Line restaurant, Shangri-La hotel
Opt for Easter brunch at The Line, which will be serving classic meats including Roasted Beef prime rib and Colorado lamb rack with herb crust. Dessert includes a special white chocolate fountain. There’s also an Easter Egg hunt – read on for more.
22 Orange Grove Road, Tel: 6737 3644. Priced at $168++ for free-flow champagne, red and white wine and draft beer, $128++ with free-flow juices and soft drinks, and $64++ per child.
5. Easter Egg Hunts on 20 April
Head on down to the following hotels for brunch, and you’ll get to take part in their special Easter egg hunts too (all happening during brunch on April 20th):
Junior guests stand a chance to win a grand prize at the hotel’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in the gardens on 20 April 2014 from 1:45 till 2:00pm.
The hotel will be holding an Easter Egg hunt in their Crescent Ballroom foyer for each brunch seating (1st seating, egg hunt at 12:30pm, 2nd seating, egg hunt at 2:30).
The Knolls at Capella
If you opt for Easter Brunch at the Knolls, you’ll be able to take part in a search for three real peacock eggs which will be hidden in the grounds of Capella Singapore. Find one, and you’ll be able to win one of three prizes:
The petite egg: One night stay in a One-Bedroom Garden Villa
The medium egg: Dinner for two at Cassia
The large egg: A 90-minute signature massage at Auriga spa
The hotel are starting this Easter egg hunt online, with more up for grabs, including Easter brunch tickets. Check Capella Singapore’s facebook page for more.
6. Enjoy Easter at Home
Check out the gorgeous gallery below for all sorts of fun, bright decorating ideas for a colourful Easter at home…