There are so many things happening each month in Singapore. Whether it is activities for the kids, product launches or musicals to catch, here’s our list of what’s new and happening around the city for the whole family.
Broadway smash The Lion King returns to Singapore from 27 June to 26 August this year as part of its 20th anniversary international tour. Look forward to brilliant choreography and the spectacular score by award-winning artists Sir Elton John and Tim Rice. Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Tickets from $65 from marinabaysands.com and Sistic.
Launched in March, the British Football Academy offers training for children aged six to 13. Helmed by two former English Academy coaches, it focuses on holistic development, not just football skills, with a focus on dedicated attention and a personal touch. Sessions are available for players of different skill levels. bfasingapore.com
Thrill attraction AJ Hackett recently opened at Siloso Beach in Sentosa. Conquer your fears by tackling the Bungy Jump, Giant Swing or Vertical Skywalk, or take a stroll along the 47-metre-high Skybridge. After all the excitement, fuel up at AJ’s Bar and Beach Dining while watching fellow jumpers in action. 30 Siloso Beach Walk. 6911 3070 | ajhackett.com/sentosa
Fun with Blocks
Amazing Animals: Creative Brick Building with Step-by-Step Ideas is the first of a series of books by Sofia Chen, a nine-year-old Singaporean author. Great for ages four and up, the book is filled with fun step-by-step activities for creating animals out of building blocks. It aims to help children develop cognitive skills and other useful concepts such as problem solving and numeracy in a fun way. Available at Kinokuniya and MPH Bookstores.
COURTS Singapore has recently launched the Smart Home Experiential Hub at its flagship megastore in Tampines. Featuring products from the #MadebyGoogle family –Google Home and Google Home Mini – shoppers can check out the devices alongside compatible products in a home setting. The Google Home and Google Home Mini are available at all COURTS stores for $189 and $79 respectively. courts.com.sg
Learning at Dempsey
Invictus School’s building licence at its Dempsey campus has been extended by the Committee for Private Education, and the school is now accepting applications for Grade One to Six students for the August 2018 school year. Book a tour and submit applications on the school website. 73 Loewen Road, #01-21. 6259 3877 | invictus.school
Looking for comfortable shoes for your little one? These cute handmade moccasins from Mokksies are crafted using genuine leather and suitable for babies and toddlers from three to 24 months; the soft soles allow for greater balance and promote the strengthening of foot muscles. Designed in Singapore, they come in a range of vibrant colours and prints. From $45. mokksies.com
A Meaningful Gift
Pledge would-be gifts to a charity while planning your wedding or birthday party through the innovative platform Gift-It-Forward. While personalising your invitations or landing pages, you automatically create a gift fund at the same time. Between 50 and 100 percent goes towards a charity of your choice, the remaining amount towards a group gift that you hope to receive. You can also track RSVPs and gifts, and send out thank-you notes. gift-it-forward.com
The new Bamboo Tip makes it easy to note-take across multiple devices. Designed for Android, iPhone and iPad devices, the stylus allows users to jump from one device to another without waiting for device and stylus to pair. Coming in dark blue and with a sturdy clip, it has a 20-hour battery life. Available from Wacom retailers for $79. store.wacom.sg
Make a Change
Thinking of getting some life advice but not ready to make a long-term commitment yet? Try out two sessions with life coach Jasrin Singh. She’ll work to bring out the best in you, while creating awareness of belief systems and behaviours that could be holding you back. Enjoy two sessions for $300 (usual price: $800). 55 Capital Street, #10-01. 9066 8234 | eikaa.org
Help and Hope
Turning five this year, Babes reaches out to support pregnant teenage girls and mothers in Singapore. The group started as a small programme under a social welfare organisation, but became independent in 2015 to focus on teen pregnancies. It has a 24-hour helpline, conducts roadshows to create awareness, makes house visits and delivers necessities such as milk and nappies to young mothers in need as part of the Happy Stork programme. Find out how you can play a part as a volunteer or sponsor at babes.org.sg.
Parting from Plastics
The British Club is aiming to eliminate single-use plastics by the end of the year. It has already replaced plastic straws with paper and stopped providing plastic water bottles at banquets, seminars and workshops, and it will continuously work on ways of stopping other single-use plastics, such as plastic bags in locker rooms (biodegradable, non-toxic corn bags will be provided upon request). The Club has also found an alternative to paper straws: compostable ones made of potato starch. britishclub.org.sg
Holiday Fun & Drama
At the STAGE Camp by Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) in June, kids will explore and learn performance skills, create and present their own stories, develop communication skills and build self-esteem. Quote “EXPATLIVMAY” and enjoy 10 percent off camp fees. Email email@example.com or call 6221 5585 for more information. srt.com.sg/stage-camp
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