There is sooo much going on each month in Singapore. Whether it’s things to do around town or activities for the kids, here’s our list of what’s new and happening around the city for the whole family.
Boutiques returns for its popular gifting edition from 15 to 17 November at the F1 Pit Building. The fair will feature over 300 independent, design-led and mostly socially responsible labels, offering a variety of products including gifts and accessories, women’s and men’s fashion, home and décor items, art and lifestyle goods, children’s apparel and toys. You can also visit booths by charities and other non-profit organisations, pick up new skills at workshops, and enjoy food and wine at Social and Collective.
F1 Pit Building, Level 2 and 3. boutiquefairs.com.sg
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Is your little one a big fan of the movie Frozen? Italian footwear brand Superga is launching a special Frozen-themed shoe collection in celebration of the movie’s upcoming sequel. The four designs ($49.90 each) will be available in European sizes 22 to 34 at Superga stores islandwide and online from 10 September.
Considering Boarding School?
Marlborough College Malaysia is organising two admissions events in September: 18 September at the college (2pm to 4pm) and 25 September (6.30pm to 8.30pm) at Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore. The Master of Marlborough College Malaysia Mr Alan Stevens and his wife Heather are inviting parents to discover the benefits of boarding and day education at the school. Catering to students aged three to 18, the college is a co-educational preparatory and senior school located in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, and is an expansion of Marlborough UK.
Swap, sell or buy toys on the Toy Around app, a marketplace for toys in Singapore. Items are listed by category, age, condition and location. The app was founded by Tulika Sahai, a mother of two who wanted to provide her children with new toys while keeing an environmentally friendly focus.
Good Ol’ Fun
Keep your little ones occupied with these colouring and dining place mats from Oh My Mats. With more than 40 fun designs drawn by local artists as young as six years old, the mats are made of food-grade silicone and are easy to clean. They’re reusable, too, so kids can colour, wipe or wash, and then start all over again. Psst! From now until 30 September, quote “ExpatLiving20” and enjoy 20 percent off (excluding bundle deals, party packs and limited-edition products).
From 20 to 30 November, A Spoonful of Sherman will be making its Asian debut at the SOTA Drama Theatre. Look forward to beautiful sets and nostalgic tunes from childhood films such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Winnie the Pooh, all written by renowned American songwriting duo, the Sherman Brothers. The musical production will showcase a talented local cast including Hossan Leong, Mina Ellen Kaye, George Chan, Aaron Khaled and Vanessa Kee.
Cool and Comfy
Marks & Spencer has teamed up with DreamSkin to launch a new range of kidswear, including baby clothes, pyjamas and underwear. Medical and FDA-approved, the products use innovative polymer technology that soothes and protects the skin, lowers skin temperature and reduces friction and irritation.
Get them at M&S Wheelock Place, Paragon, Parkway Parade, Plaza Singapura, or online at marksandspencerasia.com.
Fantasium Group offers a variety of fun virtual reality experiences for all ages. There are three great programmes to choose from: FantasiumART, which immerses participants in the arts through performances and artwork; FantasiumLAB, which offers educational art, tech and science programmes for kids through holiday camps and workshops; and FantasiumFUN, which organises corporate and social events using VR technology.
The Class of 2019 at Tanglin Trust School achieved excellent IB Diploma results this year. The batch had an average score of 38.1 points out of 45, above the world average of 29.63. Two students also scored full points, placing them in the top 0.13 percent in the world.
Whether you’re new in town or an “oldie”, there’s loads to explore around the island. Jane’s Singapore Tours offers a variety of insightful local tours, including “Singapore 101: Tours for Beginners”, which consists of two overview tours that are great for newbies – “Singapore Welcomes You”, which offers an overview of the country’s history and heritage and a visit to the Urban Redevelopment Authority; and “Postcards of Singapore”, which takes you on an experiential journey through three ethnic districts, Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. Psst! Quote “ExpatLiving” and enjoy a 10 percent discount for tours booked before 31 December.
Family law expert and accredited family law specialist Fiona Hoad from Somerville Legal will be holding free local seminars on Australian family law throughout 2019. If you’re separated and have assets in Australia, or want advice on relocation or parenting arrangements, attend their one hour seminar to find out more about Australian family law before going to a lawyer. With over 20 years of practice, Fiona can guide you through the intricacies of family law and provide you with the tools necessary to take the next step. Contact their office to book a spot in the next available seminar.
For enquiries, email fhoad@ somervillelegal.com.au. somervillelegal.com.au
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