There are so many things happening each month in Singapore. Whether it is an outdoor cinema experience, art festival, activities for the kids (or big kids!), new gadget and car launches, here’s our list of what’s new and happening around the city for the whole family.
The open-air Peroni Sunset Cinema returns to Sentosa from 2 to 13 May, with a film line-up that includes 11 new releases and Oscar nominees, such as All The Money In The World and Breathe. Come early to the beautiful Tanjong Beach venue to enjoy the pre-film ambience and drinks as the sun sets. Tickets sell out quickly, so book now (from $29.80). sunsetcinema.com.sg
An Exciting Year
Sister team Emily and Kate at Littleones Photography have much to celebrate in the new year, winning various gongs including the Gold award for “Favourite Photography Studio” in our Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards. To top it off, Emily just had her first baby and Kate recently got engaged. Book a photography session with this creative duo by calling 6440 7568 or emailing info@ littleonesphotography.com.
The Chopras Group has expanded to Singapore, bringing its university and career guidance expertise to students in the city. Consultancy services include CMAP+, a psychometric test that plots students’ interests, personalities and abilities to help narrow down a suitable university and course. Other important factors are taken into account such as budget, educational preferences and the likelihood of being awarded a scholarship. The consultancy also offers additional services such as visa application, living arrangements and SAT preparation. thechopras.com
All Hands Together offers a Social Smarts programme aimed at helping children navigate the social world. Targeting those who face social and communication struggles, the sessions incorporate Social Thinking, a cognitive behavioural intervention founded by prominent speech language pathologist Michelle Garcia Winner. One of the All Hands Together practitioners has just completed her clinical training with Michelle at the Social Thinking Centre in the US. Contact them to find out how your child can benefit. 8480 2569 | allhandstogether.com
Enjoy a free-roaming, multiplayer virtual reality experience at Zero Latency. Great for groups (up to eight players at a time), this gaming arena sees players enter a 360-degree interactive digital world donning high-end VR headsets and military-style backpacks. Book online as a trio and enjoy a 20 percent discount using promo code “EXPAT20”. Suntec City, Level 3. zerolatencyvr.com.sg
Arts for All
The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) returns from 26 April to 12 May. The performing arts festival features local and international works through a mix of free and ticketed shows. This year, look forward to shows such as 1984 by George Orwell, a production seen by many worldwide, and an evening of lyrical poetry and discussion by acclaimed poet Javed Akhtar and renowned actress Shabana Azmi. Multiple venues across Singapore; tickets from $10. sifa.sg
Scaling New Heights
Family edutainment centre Let ‘em Play features Singapore’s first indoor and kid-friendly high elements obstacle course. With over 17 obstacles spanning two stories, it also features six climbing walls such as the Giraffe Rock Wall, Tree Climb, Transparent Rock Wall and the high-tech Augmented Reality Bouldering Wall, which combines gaming with climbing. The space is a great indoor venue for birthday parties, excursions and even corporate training events. 18 Boon Lay Way, #01-100. 6266 6125 | letemplay.com.sg
Art as Therapy
Experience mindfulness and reconnect this June as art therapists Penelope, Huma and Romny bring two art therapy weekends to Singapore. From 1 to 3 June, caregivers will learn how to use art to reflect and relieve their emotional load, while 8 to 10 June is open for all who are dealing with the stresses of modern society. Prior art-making skills are not required and the sessions will be held at Coloured Canvas. For more information and to book, visit artfulretreats.com.
Due to growing demand, Tanglin Arts Studios is introducing additional ballet and jazz classes. Catering to children from three to seven years old, the new classes will begin on 14 April and be held from 9am to 11.30am. For more information or to sign up for a trial class, call 8123 6770 or email info@tanglinartsdancestudio. tanglinartdancestudio.com
Making a Difference
With the vision to help young refugees gain access to quality education, the Sky School offers secondary programmes across the globe. Founded by ex-teachers Polly Akhurst and Mia Eskelund Pedersen, the nonprofit organisation works with schools and educators to develop a recognised diploma course. Students enrolled in the school can choose to study online or in person at locations where there is a Sky School Hub. Head to the website to find out how you can be part of this great cause. skyschool.world
The Perfect Shot
PowerVison has introduced PowerRay, the first consumer-level lifestyle underwater robot. Great for photography and videography enthusiasts, the device is equipped with an Ultra HD 95-degree wide-angle underwater camera and real-time 1080P transmission of underwater images and videos. Shaped like a ray and weighing 3.8kg, it can reach up to 30 metres in freshwater and saltwater. Available at Best Denki Singapore, Courts Singapore, Gain City and Harvey Norman Singapore. powervision.me
KEF recently launched the new Kube range of subwoofers. These sleek speakers feature a Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithm that enables louder, clearer playback. They come in three sizes – eight, ten and twelve inches – and offer a range of line and speaker-level inputs. From $799 for the eight-inch version, at the KEF Singapore store. international.kef.com
Dinner & Theatre
Catch internationally acclaimed romantic comedy Legally Blonde The Musical at the Mastercard Theatre at Marina Bay Sands from 10 to 27 May, and enjoy 15 percent off A, B and C Reserve tickets on all shows (except 8pm on Friday and Saturday). For $165, you get to dig into a sumptuous dinner at Adrift by David Myers or DB Bistro & Oyster Bar beforehand, and then take your place in your A Reserve seat at the show. marinabaysands.com
Shop till You Drop
Head to the Indian Women’s Association’s (IWA) Summer Bazaar on 17 April and browse spring fashion, traditional Indian wear, jewellery, accessories and home décor items. Featuring vendors from Singapore and India, the fair offers a platform to up-and-coming women entrepreneurs, and profits go to fund programmes at local charities that the IWA supports. facebook.com/IWABazaar
Looking For a New Car?
Make your commute easier by leasing a car at Keng Soon Auto. The company has added new vehicles to its fleet, including the compact Toyota Axio, Toyota Altis, family-friendly Toyota Wish and spacious Honda Vezel. Leasing packages include car maintenance, road tax, car insurance and breakdown services. Call to book a test drive. 104 Prinsep Street, #01-00 Keng Soon Credit Building. 6337 7533 | kengsoonauto.com
A Splashing Good Time
Head to Shaws Preschool at Lorong Chuan for a fun morning of water-play on 20 April. Held from 9.30am to 10.30am, the event is great for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Kids will have a blast as they pour, scoop, paint and more. Sign up for your free spot on the school website. 5 Mei Hwan Drive. 9789 2255 | shaws.com.sg
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