There are so many things happening each month in Singapore. Whether it is things to do around town, activities for the kids or product launches, here’s our list of what’s new and happening around the city for the whole family.
To mark the country’s bicentennial (200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival), Jane’s Singapore Tours is launching more than 10 new off-the-beaten-path experiences that dig deep into the city’s heritage. Tours include “Keeping the Faith in Singapore: Temples, Mosques & Churches”, exploring the city’s multi-faith community, “Makan in Spicy Singapore”, focusing on food heritage and tastings, “Natural Singapore: Mudflats to Parks & Preserves”, showing the country’s status as a garden city, and “A History of Public Housing: Art Deco to HDBs & Modern Marvels”, offering a look at the housing system. Other tours explore art, architecture, women, defence, education, land reclamation, law and order, trade and commerce, and medicine. janestours.sg
UK School Support
Struggling to follow the complexities of the British education system? Janie Richardson School Search provides bespoke and informed advice and guidance for families to help demystify British schools, whether you’re looking into boarding options or going through the relocation process. The aim is to make a child’s contentment the priority and ensure you make the best educational choices at the right time. jrschoolsearch.com
Microsoft has launched a new generation of Surface devices: the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2. These stylish gadgets combine Surface, Windows and Office, and offer improved performance. Get them at at resellers, retailers or on the Microsoft Online Store. microsoft.com
Rockin’ Good Time
Bringing together top stars from London’s West End, Stars of the West End Sing the Rock Musicals on 27 April will feature songs from a raft of smash-hit rock musicals including We Will Rock You (Queen), Thriller Live (Michael Jackson), Beautiful (Carole King), Tina (Tina Turner), The Bodyguard (Whitney Houston), Dreamgirls and more. Produced by the British Theatre Playhouse and Worldwide Entertainment, the show’s Category A and B tickets are available at The British Club and online through the British Theatre Playhouse website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6449 4855 for enquiries, VIP tickets or tickets for groups of more than 10. Grand Ballroom, One Farrer Hotel & Spa. britishtheatreplayhouse.com
Happy & Healthy
Tanglin Trust School has been awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) in recognition of its commitment to the wellbeing of students, parents and staff. The school follows WAS, a framework developed by the National Children’s Bureau in the UK, which looks at all aspects of wellbeing. Through the ParentWise programme, the school is able to engage with parents through workshops, information sessions and courses covering topics such as educational and curriculum support. tts.edu.sg
Both the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) and the Peranakan Museum will be closed for redevelopment this year to refresh their infrastructure, content and offerings to visitors. SPM will close from 18 March and is expected to re-open at the end of 2020, while the Peranakan Museum will be closed from 1 April, with an opening date of around mid-2021. This will be a major redevelopment for both venues since SPM’s opening in 1995 and the Peranakan Museum’s launch in 2008.
Crimson Education has launched the Crimson Youth Fund (CYF), which offers a total of $50,000 in funding and is open to anyone aged 12 to 21 from across the world with a creative project that contributes positively to their communities. Applications will be assessed by an international CYF panel before funding decisions are made. crimsoneducation.org
Old School Fun
Local startup DinoMao has launched a beta version of its claw gaming app. Streaming live visual footage of actual claw game machines in real-time, the app allows players to control physical claw game machines. After successfully catching their prizes from the machines, players can have their goodies delivered to them. Currently, they can be shipped for free to players in Singapore. dinomao.com
Check out the new Everyday Essentials Collection by Kikki.K. Donning classic hues of white, black and mint, the range of stationery staples include to-do lists, planners, journals and tote bags. Get them at the outlets at ION, Raffles City or VivoCity, or online at kikki-k.com.
Sports Events 365, provider of sports and music events worldwide, has signed a season ticket agreement with English Premier League champions Manchester City for the next two seasons. This gives fans access to games of the top football teams in Europe. The company already has direct contact with 60 major football clubs in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France and England. sportsevents365.com
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) won the Best Integrated Resort award for the eighth consecutive year at the 29th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2018. The resort attracts over two million visitors each year, one-third of all international guests who come to Singapore. rwsentosa.com
Snap A Shot
Until 31 May, professional photographers and photographers in training can submit their work for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019. Honouring those with a love of high-quality photography, the international awards happen every two years; in 2017, around 2,700 photographers from over 90 countries took part. Submit your photos at felix-schoeller-photoaward.com.