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 What’s New, Mama! We’re so excited to tell you about a brand new online toy store that sells beautiful open-ended toys, along with the Singapore arrival of a legendary Brazilian swimwear brand (favored by no less than goddess mamas like Gisele and Beyoncé!); low-sugar superfoods fruit juice for kiddos; and a new dining deals book with an exclusive 20% discount for Sassy Mamas. Plus, a new installation at Future World, and one of Singapore’s leading grocery stores is doing their part to go green…
Swipe through our gallery for all things new this month!
Lead image by Soraya Irving on Unsplash
We are always on the lookout for great swimsuits so were pretty excited to hear that legendary Brazilian beachwear brand Cia Maritima (it’s been around for 30 years in South America) has finally arrived in Singapore. So what sets Cia Maritima apart? Its LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fabric is proven to resist up to ten times more chlorine than any other Lycra – so key when you’re spending lots of time by the pool, mama! Their suits also offer 97% UV protection (even most children’s brands only go up to 50%). With exclusive prints and amazing designs (we love their kaftans, too), it’s no wonder that it’s a fave amongst fashionable mamas like Gisele Bundchen, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. Now you can strike your best insta-pose as well; find Cia Maritima online at www.ciamaritima.sg!
Enjoy an exclusive $10 off any purchase over $150 with the promo code SASSY10! Valid through 30 November 2019.
Delivery is FREE in Singapore for any order over $120; garments can be exchanged pursuant to the exchange policy.
Cia Maritima, www.facebook.com/ciamaritimasg, @ciamaritimasg
We’ve sung the praises of open-ended toys before, so are delighted to see this beautiful new online toy shop come on the scene. Luna Play carries aesthetically gorgeous, gender neutral toys built to last through whatever your child dreams up. Products are sustainable (mostly made out of wood!), super safe, and well-priced. The retro telephone definitely gives us a laugh. We are really impressed by their eco-consciousness, too; they use post-consumer packaging and wrapping tissue, and stickers with soy-based printing.
Pictured: Bright Rainbow Stacker ($78)
Hooray, the wait is finally over! Hungry in Singapore has just published its latest edition and it’s the best one yet! A restaurant guide that also happens to feature exclusive dining privileges (like 1-for-1 meals or free cocktails), Hungry in Singapore covers Singapore’s 35 hottest dining destinations, including Michelin winners like Garibaldi, award-winning bar and resto Tippling Club, and brunch faves like Wild Honey and Sarnies Café. Some of our very favourite go-to’s like Fat Prince, Blu Kouzina and Common Man are in there, too (because let’s face it, coffee is life for mamas). Available in both print ($67) and e-book ($55) editions, Hungry in Singapore allows foodies to nab themselves up to $1,000 in dining privileges while eating their way around our delicious city!
Sassy Mamas can save 20% off the regular cost of Hungry in Singapore with the promo code hungryandsassy20!
Try as we might, we just can’t seem to convince our kiddos that water is the only thing worth drinking. Go figure! But if they are going to drink juice (and you know they will), Siberian Wild is one worth checking out. It’s a 100% natural fruit juice made with wild berries rich in antioxidants, including Blueberry, Bilberry and Cranberry. The other key ingredient? Pine needles! They’re harvested from pristine Siberian forests – untouched and unspoiled – and are rich in Vitamins C and A, and a great immunity booster (stay away, school colds!). Best of all, Siberian Wild has NO added sugar, artificial colours or flavours. We can also vouch for its kid-friendly appeal: after surreptitiously placing a bottle on our refrigerator shelf, our kiddo picked it out, came running, and asked if she could try it (she gives it two thumbs up). Find Siberian Wild in Singapore at RedMart Lazada!
Siberian Wild, www.siberianwild.com.au, @tomskiclub
Already one of our very favorite kid-friendly museum exhibits, Future World @ ArtScience has just introduced a new themed gallery with all new artworks from those whizzes at teamLab (along with the return of some popular past installations!).
The new section, “City in a Garden” aims to explore “the integral relationship between people and nature and how cities provide a space for a variety of biospheres.” Inspired by Singapore, it will all demonstrate our country’s distinctive relationship with nature, and the importance of floral and fauna to a city’s identity.
Highlights include the brand new artwork “Inverted Globe” and “Gitant Connecting Block Town” (pictured above), which bring some of the exhibit’s most popular features to life in a new way. There will also be a huge new reimagining of the popular artwork “Sketch Aquarium,” while elsewhere visitors can look forward to the return of the dramatic “Story of Time when Gods were Everywhere” in the Park gallery.
Click here for all the deets on Future World, and don’t sleep on Family Fridays, when kiddos go free with the purchase of every adult ticket!
Future World at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Tel: (+65) 6688 8868, www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum
Image via Marina Bay Sands
Whether cutting down on straws or swapping out plastic bags, there is so much we all can do to reduce waste and improve the situation for the planet and future generations. All this is to say we were SO excited to see supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice announce their Go Green with FairPrice campaign this week.
From 16 September to 16 October, select stores will conduct a 1-month trial to reduce plastic waste by charging $.20 per bag and $.10 per transaction, respectively. Even better, proceeds will be donated to the Singapore Children’s Society and the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
So do your part to BYOB (bag, that is), and shop up a storm in September and October, mamas. Bravo, FairPrice!
Read more: [INFOGRAPHIC] Single-Use Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste
We love, love, love the Singapore Kindness Movement, but are particularly impressed by their latest initiative, HoodChampions, which encourages people to get out in their neighbourhood and show some pride. The initiative kicked off in August when Jalan Bintang Tiga was named “Singapore’s Friendliest Street”, in part due to its popular annual “Let’s Makan” Party. Dr. William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement, said, “We believe that when we connect with our neighbours, we can eradicate prejudices and become friends with one another.”
If you think your ‘hood has what it takes to be designated a friendly street, or you simply want to encourage more of the kampung spirit in your ‘hood, visit and sign up at the HoodChampions website to find out more. The platform aims to connect residents within private estate neighbourhoods to meet up, organise activities, or even take part in friendly inter- or intra-hood competitions!
Read more: Tips from the SG Kindness Movement on how kids can show gratitude to their helper
Image via HoodChampions Facebook
The Chinese online shopping behemoth Taobao has just opened its first store in Southeast Asia, giving Singapore shoppers the chance to see, touch and feel some of the best brands and products available on the site, firsthand. Because as much as we all love online shopping, buying big ticket items like beds, sofas and appliances sight unseen feels pretty risky. Now you can visit the Taobao store at futuristic Funan and see for yourself! About 80% of what’s on display is from the home and living department (including furniture, textiles, and stylish knicknacks – clearly they’re right after our mama hearts!). Our colleague checked out the opening and said,
“These items are super trendy and chic and the prices can’t be beat! Some products are available in store, or you can scan the QR codes next to each item and order them directly to your home.”
Products and showrooms will be updated often, so get used to stopping by on the regular, mamas!
Taobao, B2 Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105, www.virmall.asia/taobao-store