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What’s New: Kids’ Obstacle Course at Singapore Zoo, New Bahru & Fifth Wildlife Park in Mandai

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From the opening of New Bahru and Anchorvale Village to Bubble Fiesta at Adventure Cove Waterpark, and news of Mandai Rainforest Resort, here’s what’s new in June

New month, new finds! New Bahru has finally opened with Kiztopia Prestige opening on 30 May and lots of restaurants slowly opening. There’s a new hawker exhibition at the Children’s Museum Singapore; Pinch Bakehouse launches with Muslim-friendly customisable cakes; Anchorvale Village is a new mall in Sengkang brimming with stores and a playground for the Northeasties; there’s a bigger obstacle course for kids at the Singapore Zoo and Adventure Cove Waterpark hosts a fun-filled bubble festival all summer! Plus, Mandai Wildlife Group has announced exciting plans, including a fifth wildlife park and a resort!

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What’s New in Singapore in June 2024

New Bahru Opens: Kiztopia Prestige, 13 F&B and more

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New Bahru by The Lo & Behold Group is one of the hottest lifestyle enclave openings of the year! This destination spot at the former Herencia (which used to be Nan Chiau High School), celebrates homegrown brands — from restaurants to retail, wellness, entertainment, education, arts, and culture to a serviced apartment concept. There is an outdoor playground with a huge slide, trampoline and swings. While the outdoor playground is still under construction and is not yet open, you can head inside for Kiztopia Prestige (indoor playspace for toddlers and preschoolers) plus over 13 F&B spots including Middle Eastern Artichoke (opening in June) and Sri Lankan restaurant Kotuwa by award-winning chef Rishi Naleendra (both relocating here from their original locations); new outlets of The Coconut Club; cult burger restaurant One Fattened Calf; Mexican eatery Huevos and more.

Deets: New Bahru, 46 Kim Yam Rd, New Bahru, Singapore 239351


Forged Parfait: cell-cultured meat

Forged Mont Blanc made with Forged Parfait at Tippling Club

Australian cell-cultured meat food tech company Vow debuts the Forged Parfait – a first-of-its kind cultured meat ingredient and Singapore is currently the only country in the world to have access to it. Forged Parfait is a premium cultured product made from Japanese Quail with a rich umami flavour and a weightless, melt-in-your-mouth quality. It is now exclusively available at Fura and Tippling Club, a restaurant that only offers set menus from $110++ for lunch through to the 13-course dinner at $250++. We tried this interesting new product at Tippling Club. Chef Ryan Clift uses the Forged Parfait in three dishes within his dinner menus. The Forged Mont Blanc was the standout – a crispy tart shell encompasses cherries topped with Forged Parfait, yoghurt and candied pistachios. The Forged Parfait itself tastes like creamy piped foie gras complemented by the sweet-tart cherries and the crispiness of the pastry. If you’re after something novel and want to try a lab-grown meat product, book a table here.

Forged dishes available at Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088 461


New hawker-themed exhibition at CMSG

Children’s Museum in Singapore has recently launched Into The Hawkerverse, a special exhibition spotlighting Singapore’s iconic hawker culture. This interactive exhibition teaches kiddos about Singapore’s hawker heritage, what goes into creating these delicious, award-winning dishes and more. The exhibition is free for children of all nationalities and $10 per adult.  More information here. 

Deets: Into the Hawkerverse , 10am – 6pm, Children’s Museum Singapore, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807


Houbii Spot: Revamped bigger obstacle course at Singapore Zoo

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Image credit: Houbii Spot

Houbii Spot is back at the Singapore Zoo with a revamped space that’s now twice as big. The new area features 74 high-element obstacles accompanied by stunning views of the Upper Seletar Reservoir. There’s also a mini course for the little ones, where they can conquer their fear of heights with 14 obstacles. Tickets start at $20 for littlies; $25 for those 120cm and above for ‘The Real Thing’ course.

Deets: Houbii Spot, 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore 729826

Read more: Best FREE Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore


Pinch Bakehouse: Customisable cakes

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Image credit: PINCH Bakehouse

PINCH Bakehouse is a new Muslim-friendly bakery offering a range of treats, from cakes and cupcakes to brownies, mini tarts, and even party packs. They pride themselves on serving low-sugar bakes so you and the little ones can enjoy a treat without the guilt! Customisable cakes are available, perfect for adding a special touch to birthday celebrations. PINCH Bakehouse also provides gifting packages for corporate events or intimate gatherings. Psst, a little birdie told us that more options will be added to the menu soon, including gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free bakes!

Deets: PINCH Bakehouse, Tel: (+65) 8380 6722 (WhatsApp), [email protected]

Read more: Fab Venues for a Kid’s Birthday Party in Singapore


Mandai Rainforest Resort to open next year

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Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

You’ll soon be able to spend a night or two in a rainforest, as the highly anticipated Mandai Rainforest Resort is set to open as early as the first half of 2025! The resort will feature over 300 rooms and be located amid the different wildlife parks – Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Wonders, Bird Paradise and the upcoming Rainforest Wild. The resort will also include family rooms and a rooftop swimming pool!

Deets: Mandai Wildlife Reserve


Anchorvale Village: New mall in Sengkang with 36 Stalls

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Image credit: Cherilyn Gan

Anchorvale Village is the hottest new mall in the northeast, boasting stalls from F&B, retail and more. There is also a rooftop playground on Level 4 for the little ones to run around. If you get hungry, head to the open-air hawker centre at level two, where there are 36 food stalls to choose from! If you’re visiting the northeast, read our kid-friendly guide to Sengkang here.

Deets: Anchorvale Village, 339A Anchorvale Rd, Singapore 541339


Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey @ SAM

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Image credit: Singapore Art Museum

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is currently hosting Olafur Eliasson: Your Curious Journey, a mesmerising travelling exhibition featuring 16 artworks by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. Watch in awe as the artworks brilliantly use light, wind, fog, and water to create shimmering rainbows, swirling mists and more. While this exhibition is more suited for adults and older kids, there are special opening activities that the little ones can enjoy, including complimentary ice cream, airbrush tattoos, caricature drawings, and a food truck! The opening festivities will happen every Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm, until 2 June 2024.

Deets: Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey, now – 22 Sep 2024, 10am – 7pm, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Read more: Best Kid-friendly Museums & Art Exhibitions in Singapore


Rainforest Wild: Singapore’s fifth wildlife park

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Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Rainforest Wild, the fifth wildlife park is in the works! The park will be divided into Rainforest Wild Asia and Rainforest Wild Africa, each featuring different expedition trails that guests can explore across the 12.6ha space. Adventure activities, including abseiling, will also be available. Look forward to seeing animals like the Malayan tiger, Malayan sun bear, and François’ langur. The highlight of the park will be a 220m cavern inhabited by cave racer snakes, scorpions, hissing cockroaches, and more. Stay tuned for more details on the opening date!

Deets: Rainforest Wild


small MUJI exhibition: Artworks made out of Muji items

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Image credit: MUJI

We love how MUJI always has what we need to make every day easier. Their biggest store in Plaza Singapura will be holding a special exhibition featuring artworks made out of MUJI items. The exhibition will feature 16 works by photographer Tatsuya Tanaka, and some will depict Singapore landmarks, including Gardens by the Bay’s iconic supertrees that he recreated with strainers!

Deets: small MUJI exhibition, now – 25 June 2024, 10am – 10pm, MUJI Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #01-10 to 22, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839

Read more: Top 10 Muji Items You Need


Pasir Ris Mall opens real soon!

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Image credit: Pasir Ris Mall

The Easties also have a new mall to look forward to! Pasir Ris Mall is set to open its doors soon, giving easties a fresh new hangout spot. The mall will feature a variety of stores across F&B, retail, entertainment, and more. You’ll find a supermarket, the sports retail store Decathlon, exciting F&B options like Fluff Stack, Luckin Coffee, and Paradise Dynasty, and even Timezone! Stay tuned for the official opening date!

Deets: Pasir Ris Mall, opening date TBC, 7 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519612

This post contains some paid partnership content and editorial picks. Lead image credits: Houbii Spot Singapore, PINCH Bakehouse, Aisyah Amin, Mandai Wildlife Group. 

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