Disney and Marvel-themed cruises launch in 2025, Lakeside Garden reopens with largest skate park in SG, we have news of Singapore Cocktail Festival 2023, plus where to find chic bag organisers!
New month, new finds! We’re so excited for the Disney Cruise Line coming to Singapore in 2025; plus the largest skate park in Singapore debuts in the newly redeveloped Lakeside Garden; we spill the deets on Singapore Cocktail Festival 2023 and the best chic bag organisers from The Nappy Society, Watsons debuts a first-of-its-kind makeup exchange programme and more!
Disney Cruise Line Comes to SG from 2025
Mickey, Minnie and the Marvel superheroes are docking in Singapore come 2025! Disney Cruise Line is set to launch a brand new cruise ship featuring the beloved characters and princesses very soon. Look forward to themed restaurants, interactive theatre shows and lots of thrilling attractions for the whole family on the Disney Cruise Line when it launches! More details to come – watch this space!
Lakeside Garden Reopens: Singapore’s Largest Skate Park
The northern part of Lakeside Garden (located within the sprawling Jurong Lake Gardens) has just opened after redevelopment, and is now home to Singapore’s largest skate park! The 17,000sqm skate park also features a parkour park, bouldering wall, exciting bike trails and more. Other highlights of the newly redeveloped Lakeside Garden are the Grasslands and a pet-friendly Starbucks overlooking Jurong Lake. Check out our Guide to Jurong Lake Gardens Park & Playground for all the deets!
Jurong Bird Park Renamed ‘Bird Paradise’, Opens 8 May 2023
ICYMI: Jurong Bird Park is now Bird Paradise, and will open for its soft launch on 8 May 2023! Look forward to visiting some of the world’s most threatened bird species, many of them flying free in some of the eight large walk-through aviaries. There will be two play areas for kids too! For the soft opening period from 8 May to 26 May 2023, single-park admission is at a special rate of $38 for adults, $23 for children (aged 3 to 12 years old) and $20 for senior citizens. Bookings open on 24 April 2023, with visit dates from 8 May. Visits from 27 May 2023 will be at the full price of $48 for adults, $33 for children (aged 3 to 12 years old) and $20 for senior citizens.
Chic Bag Organisers by The Nappy Society
Turn any designer tote into a chic diaper bag thanks to The Nappy Society’s bag organisers! Don’t feel pressured to get a diaper bag that’s so not your style now that you have the option of using bag inserts. The Nappy Society’s bag inserts are made from a durable, lightweight material with multiple pockets of varying sizes, thermo-insulated bottle pockets, a travel changing mat and tons of compartments so you can sort out all the little baby essentials you need while out and about with bub! Plus these bag inserts keep the interior of your bags spotless – they’re so easy to clean, whether you want to spot clean or toss it in the washing machine. The Nappy Society’s bag inserts are available in two sizes and two colour ways to easily fit into most designer totes, such as the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Goyard Saint Louis GM tote, Dior Book Tote, Saint Laurent Shopping E/W tote and more. Enjoy free shipping to Singapore with DHL Express!
Exchange beauty products at Watsons even if they’ve been opened!
How often do you find that the foundation you just bought turned out to be the wrong shade for you? Or that the new lipstick you purchased just doesn’t look right on you? Now you can actually exchange makeup products at Watsons thanks to their new makeup exchange assurance programme – even if they’ve been opened and tried! Watsons’ Retailssure is a first-of-its-kind makeup exchange programme in Asia, allowing Watsons members who have bought unsuitable makeup products in-store or online to exchange it in Watsons stores. All you have to do is be a Watsons member (just $3 for a lifetime membership), sign up for the Retailssure programme, and make sure to exchange your makeup items within 7 days of purchase with the receipt or eReceipt in hand. The Retailssure pilot programme is applicable for the first 5,000 exchanges till 30 June 2023.
Singapore Cocktail Festival 2023
Singapore Cocktail Festival 2023 is on from 5 to 21 May 2023, featuring the world’s best cocktail masters and spirit brands for a two-week-long unparalleled celebration of cocktails, promising an exciting line-up of Festival Village and City Takeover activities. We can’t wait to check out The Festival Village (5 to 7 May) at the Bayfront Event Space with over a hundred $15 cocktails and the world’s best bartenders plus, a huge variety of themed drink experiences. Look out for Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei, No. 6 at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022), Maybe Sammy (Sydney, No. 29 at The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022), Penicillin (Hong Kong, No. 22 at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022) and more. Singapore’s top cocktail bars will also be shaking things up at the SG Bar Pop-ups with cocktail crafters from Junior the Pocket Bar, Tippling Club, Alleybar and more plus there will be live bands, and also a Gourmet Food Street with flavours ranging from Mexican to Indian, Asian and more. 1 to 3-Day Festival Village passes range from $45 – $70 – for more details click here.
International French School: Major Expansion, Sustainability Focus
Did you catch our coverage of the International French School (IFS)‘s groundbreaking ceremony in March 2023? Marking the official expansion of the school’s facilities, which will include the construction of a new kindergarten and an extension of the elementary school, the ceremony was co-hosted by IFS and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Balakrishnan in presence of the French Ambassador to Singapore, Mme Minh-di Tang. The new IFS (Singapore) Kindergarten BCA Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) building is set to be a revolutionary kindergarten in Singapore that sets the benchmark for sustainable and energy-efficient design. Slated to be completed by mid-2025, the kindergarten is designed to incorporate advanced green technology, including rainwater harvesting systems, energy-efficient lighting, hybrid air-conditioning, and photo-voltaic energy generation. This zero-energy kindergarten is the only one of its kind in Singapore, and demonstrates the school’s commitment to creating an environmentally conscious future. The French education system places a great emphasis on environmental sustainability, teaching students from an early age the value of renewable energy, waste reduction, and green living. Keep your eyes peeled for its opening in 2025!