If it’s a new business, product, or service for mamas and kids in Singapore, we want to tell you about it!
We’re back with the latest fab finds in this month’s super-sized edition of What’s New, Mama? From a cool glamping concept to personalised baby gifts, dad & kiddo cooking classes, loads of beauty news and more, check out our gallery for our top mama- and kid-friendly picks this month!
Lead image by Brooke Lark
Tired of the same old hotel or restaurant for your next anniversary, birthday or weekend getaway, just Go Glamping! Treat yourself to a luxurious beachfront stay at East Coast Park in a fully-equipped waterproof bell tent complete with air beds, comfy indoor and outdoor seating, and beautiful lights. Go Glamping also provides picnic set-ups parties of up to 25 pax! Perfect for everything from family gatherings to corporate outings.
Made in Singapore with love, Lovingly Signed hand-picks the most beautiful baby products and personalises them (for free!) so you can gift bespoke baby presents to fellow mamas with newborns or young kiddos. You’ll find babygrows, towels, backpacks, hampers and even pregnancy or baby milestone cards. Each gift is wrapped beautifully in their signature gift boxes. Best part? Free delivery within Singapore!
Get 10% off your first order using the code SASSYMAMA! You can also click here to activate the discount.
Valid until 1 October 2018.
This is just the ticket for some weekend father-child bonding: let kiddos experience the joy of baking their own fresh bread in two “Dough with Dad” workshops coming up later this month! Over the course of three hours (from 10am to 1pm), kiddos will prepare a relaxed 3-course lunch at the Bakery & Bar kitchen in Telok Ayer, all the while gleaning some basic and intermediate cooking techniques. So fun!
One of Bintan’s most luxurious estates, The Sanchaya, is launching Sanchaya Sundays come 16 September where for the first time, non-hotel guests will be invited to experience the stunning estate by day!
Sanchaya Sundays will take place every third Sunday of each month, so bookmark this if you’re looking for a glam girls’ day out or a special day trip to celebrate an anniversary. The Sanchaya’s world-class facilities, ordinarily reserved for residing guests, await at $225++ per person. This day trip includes free flow Bloody Marys, Pimms and soft drinks, plus unlimited gourmet offerings from 12:30pm to 3pm (and the food is tip-top quality, so you’re in for a treat!). You’ll also get access to the estate’s luxurious pool and beach areas, 20% off all spa treatments and fast-track immigration and transfers from the ferry terminal to the estate.
The Sanchaya Estate, Lagoi Bay, Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia, 50 minutes from Singapore, Tel: (+62) 770 692200, www.thesanchaya.com
Founded by chef-entrepreneur Alicia Lin, The Family Table is the solution to every family’s various dietary needs and preferences. While meal times can be hectic when you try to accommodate dietary restrictions, special dietary needs or just picky eaters (in the words of @flavourforager, #FFSeatyourgoodbacteria!), The Family Table aims to provide a sustainable solution for busy families. They offer customised family recipes and cookbooks based on your dietary needs and lifestyle, followed by in-home cooking sessions using the equipment and skills you already have so you can prepare meals in a way that’s fun, simple and budget-friendly for your family!
They also offer single-session classes, with wine and beer pairing available!
The Family Table, thefamilytablesg.com
Pink Ribbon Walk is Singapore’s largest even dedicated to raising Breast Cancer awareness, showing support for those affected by the condition, and reinforcing the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
This year’s 3.5km walk will take place on Saturday 6 October at OCBC Sports Hub; early bird registration ($35) closes next week on 9 September, thereafter it goes up to $45 for an individual. Click here to register , mama, and get all the deets on the event here!
If you’re leery of YouTube but want more educational fare than what’s offered on the streaming services, the new mobile subscription service and app Discovery Kids is a great option, mama. Designed to spark curiosity and encourage exploration, the “watch-play-learn” experience combines super popular shows like Daniel Tiger, Peppa Pig and Oddbods with an emphasis on science and nature, including a special collaboration with the Singapore Zoo. There are also tons of games, a wide array of child-appropriate shows from the Discovery Channel library such as Cupcake Wars and Meet the Penguins, and, best of all, digital books that are perfect for read-alongs (Good Night, Gorilla FTW!)
The app is available for dowloand from both Google Play and the Apple App Store with a free 30-day trial. Thereafter it costs $4.98 a month.
You heard that right mama, one of the biggest UK retailers has landed in RedMart! Fans of Sainsbury’s food range, rejoice. Some 320 Sainsbury’s products from the Sainsbury’s, So Organic, Deliciously Freefrom, Taste the Difference and Little Ones ranges are now available for purchase!
Sainsbury’s core food range; great quality and fantastic value.
Food from farms and producers with high animal welfare standards and inspected by The Soil Association. No chemical fertilisers, artificial colours, flavourings or hydrogenated oils. Restrictions on pesticides and additives.
Products free from any one of six allergens – gluten, wheat, milk, egg, nut and soya – with clear, colour-coded labelling to tell customers which allergens are excluded from each product.
Taste the Difference
Premium food range for customers looking for something a little special.
Sainsbury’s Little Ones
Sainsbury’s dedicated baby and toddler range. Plans are underway to offer even more food lines before the end of the year.
Inspired by the incredible healing power of China’s most exceptional teas (one of them being Longjing tea, which was once only consumed by the upper class and royalty), French designer label LU MING TANG brings us skin-transforming products to become mainstays in our beauty routines! Their star products include a radiance-boosting moisturiser, vitamin-rich mist and a nutrient 2-in-1 mask – our favourite! The Miraculous Detox Paste contains antioxidant-rich Longjing Green
Tea fused with Soy Milk, Hawthorn and Acerola Red Berries to improve cell health while helping skin to better resist environmental aggressors and sun damage. Application requires just three to five minutes, and immediately you’ll feel smoother, brighter skin!
LU MING TANG is now available at Tangs at Tang Plaza
Are you forever on the hunt for the perfect foundation shade, mama? Priding itself on being “the world’s most inclusive beauty brand”, M.A.C has just launched 18 new shades in its popular Studio Fix Fluid Foundation line, bringing the total range to 57 different shades ranging from golden, to olive, to pink, and everything in between! With buildable coverage and an oil-controlling matte finish (so key in this climate!), it’s a beauty no-brainer that’s not too hard on the pocket book ($56). The newly-expanded spectrum also includes an impressive 33 shades of Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer ($36).
One of our favourite fam-friendly travel resorts has taken an important step towards going green! Club Med has put themselves at the forefront of ocean conservation and aims to reduce the use of plastic in all of its resorts worldwide with its Bye Bye Plastic initiative to progressively eliminate single-use plastic items. Paper straws are provided upon request as part of their “Straw on Request” policy, which has been in place for the past few years through the Green Globe certification of the resorts. Club Med Phuket alone has seen an approximate 76% decrease in the use of plastic straws resort-wide since the policy began, down from an estimated 1,000 fewer straws used daily in the resort. So make sure you pack your bamboo or metal straws on your next trip, mama!
Recently they’ve also announced their innovative and sustainable approach to fighting food waste in Club Med Bali. Partnering revolutionary UK-based startup Winnow Solutions, they have brought in an advanced system that provides both real-time and regular reporting to easily identify areas to help reduce their food waste. Since early 2018, Club Med Bali has already reduced food waste by 56%, significantly reducing the negative impact on the environment!
Seed Heritage’s latest collection is so colourful, it’s making us smile from ear to ear! From multi-coloured ice-cream shades to retro details and playful textures, this upbeat collection will bring on good vibes for kids of all ages – from newborns to teens.
We’re always looking for comfortable innerwear and sloggi is definitely one of our fave brands. Their ZERO Feel bodywear series first took the world by storm in the Spring Summer 2018, and now they’ve expanded the range with the new ZERO Feel Sporty Top to accompany their seamless bralettes and undies. Using a unique combination of outstandingly soft 40-gauge fabric, 360° stretch and a flat seam-free finish, a new Japanese fit features improved functions. A wider shoulder width, longer straps and higher side seams with bigger padding means the new fit will cater to even more female figures, giving us a wider range that’s true to comfort!
Sizes range from S – XL, available at Sloggi boutiques, Takashimaya, Tangs, Metro, BHG, Isetan, OG and Robinsons islandwide.