Want to keep up to date on what’s going on in Singapore? We bring you school news, events, products and services plus other fun happenings around the city.
Natural and Organic
Singapore-grown and family-run business thebabycloset.sg curates high-quality, natural organic products that are produced with sustainable methods. The team has launched a partnership with Cam Cam Copenhagen, a company in Denmark that produces sustainable and organic baby products that are considered among the finest in the country, with enduring design and quality. This partnership enables them to bring Cam Cam Copenhagen to the region for the first time and share their vision of creating a calm and harmonious environment for children.
This year, Integrated International School received the 2021/2022 SME Excellence Business Award, recognising the school’s achievements, contributions to the community and service as an inspiring business for growing companies in Singapore. “We’re humbled by this award,” says IIS Founder and CEO Dr Vanessa von Auer, “which goes out to each and every member of our IIS family who embraces our vision and believes in our dream to redefine success for our students. We are still a growing school, but this award reinforces that our passion and efforts aren’t going unrecognised; it encourages us to further pursue our mission to provide students with high-quality education that has each student’s needs and learning preferences in mind.”
Gifts for New Mums
Want to make a new or expecting mum feel extra special at Christmas? Arlou & Rose has unique gift boxes that are crafted with style. Each box is curated for the occasion, whether it’s to pamper mum, comfort a mum during post-delivery, aid with breastfeeding, or as a baby shower present or to welcome a new baby. Until 20 December, 2021, use code “XMAS20” at checkout for 20 percent off The Christina box, while stocks last.
Explore the gift boxes at arlouandrose.com and enjoy free shipping in Singapore.
After an adrenaline-pumping and gravity-fuelled ride at Skyline Luge Sentosa and a scenic ride on the Skyride, why not take home the memories? Two digital photos cost just $7 (usual price $12) throughout December.
This promotion is in conjunction with the purchase of any Luge & Skyride combo booked at skylineluge.sg.
Prepping Students for Tomorrow
On 30 October, Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development) officiated a ground-breaking ceremony at the XCL World Academy (XWA) to mark the expansion of the international school, as well as the building of the new XCL American Academy (XAA) in Singapore. The new XWA Innovation Hub will be a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed building that’s home to a digital/ multimedia lab, a top-floor student lounge, specialist labs, fabrication and design thinking labs, and a multi-use eSports arena, the first of its kind in an international school; it’s slated to be completed by August 2023. The XAA will sit adjacent to XWA and is a purpose-designed campus for children aged two to 14. Facilities include a multi-purpose hall/ gymnasium, and specialist classes equipped with the latest in educational technology.
Martial Arts for Strength!
Classes at Rivas-JH Kim Taekwondo Asia Pacific are taught by Master Santos Rivas who has more than 20 years of Taekwondo experience. Together with his team of experienced instructors, students learn the fundamentals of the sport in fun and exciting ways, including special classes such as nanchucks, sword-fighting and board breaking. Classes cater to specific groups, from toddlers (ages 3-5) all the way to adults. EL readers can enjoy a complimentary trial lesson; if you sign up after that, your child gets a free uniform and belt, plus a waiver of the registration fee!
Rivas-JH Kim is at River Valley, Katong, Siglap, Tampines and Marina Square. jhkim-singapore.com
Art for Animal Conservation
At just 13 years, Singaporean Ayan Kamath Mehra has been appointed by Born Free, an international wildlife charity, as its first ever Youth Ambassador outside the UK. Through his artwork, Ayan has been raising awareness and funds for animal conservation at Thula Thula, a private game reserve in South Africa. So far, he has created 100 sketches, adopted 15 animals, and raised $15,600. Monies cover expenses such as security for rhinos, elephants and cheetahs, medicines and vet fees, and 24/7 ranger protection.
Visit savewildlife.art to view or purchase Ayan’s artwork.
Write Moves for Oceans
The Pilot Super Grip G Ocean Pen was created to bring greater awareness about marine pollution to consumers and encourage them to make their mark towards a sustainable environment. The pen contains two percent of ocean plastic content, excluding its refill, that’s been recuperated from oceans, beaches, rivers, lakes and banks of waterways. The slim 0.5mm tip writes in a refillable blue oil-based ink. It retails at $1.60 and is available at all major bookstores.
Creative Christmas Fair
If you’re looking for unique, upcycled or handmade gifts for Christmas, head to the Hollandse Club on 10 and 11 December for the Flipping Creative Collective Holiday Fair. After shopping, bring your receipt to the Hollandse Club’s Camden Restaurant and receive member pricing.
Reservations at flippingcreativecollective.com are highly recommended due to restrictions.
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