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What’s New Mama: VIVA Now at Sentosa Cove, Peranakan Museum Reopens & 29Rooms Debuts

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VIVA launches pilates and beauty studio at Sentosa Cove, the Peranakan Museum is reopens, Hendricks’ Sunset Cinema tickets are now on sale, plus the 29Rooms experiential funhouse debuts in Singapore

New month, new finds! Asia’s most beautiful open-air cinema is back plus you won’t want to miss the debut of 29Rooms, with its Instagram-worthy interiors and fun experiences for the whole family! The ArtScience Museum launches Sneakertopia, Chatuchak Singapore returns with shopping and Thai food, the Peranakan Museum reopens after almost four years of renovations and more. There’s plenty happening on the red dot this month, so keep scrolling for all the deets!

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VIVA Launches Pilates & Beauty at Sentosa Cove

VIVA Launches Pilates, Wellness & Beauty at Sentosa Cove

If you love a good view while you’re doing reformer pilates (and don’t we all!?) and if you’re looking for somewhere fabulous for your next haircut or mani-pedi, listen up! VIVA, one of Singapore’s leading wellness groups, just launched its latest studio at Sentosa Cove. The new two-storey studio is VIVA’s largest yet – overlooking the magnificent quay. One floor of the flagship studio offers hair, nail and beauty services, while a spacious second floor houses Pilates reformer machines. Designed as a one-stop destination, VIVA has also expanded to include facial services just seconds away. VIVA was launched by Peruvian-born entrepreneur Vivian Twiss and is joined by new partner fellow Peruvian Olivia Susaya Moran, who leads the beauty division. Don’t miss the launch specials including 5 Pilates Reformer Group sessions at $250; Express Keratin treatment with wash and blow-dry services at $98 and Oli’s Signature Facial at $98.
VIVA,  31 Ocean Way, #01-22/23, Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove Singapore 098375.

Peranakan Museum reopens

After nearly four years of renovations, Peranakan Museum is set to reopen on 17 February 2023! The completely refurbished building will feature brand-new permanent galleries presenting exceptional objects from Peranakan material culture, as well as a fresh new exhibition design and museum visitor experience. Look forward to new thematic showcases, objects, interactive displays and programmes featuring the stories of Arab Peranakans, Chinese Peranakans, Chitty Melakans (or Peranakan Indians), and Jawi Peranakans. Visitors will experience nine galleries across three floors. Read about all the museum exhibitions in Singapore here.
Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941

Improve Your Chinese & Crafting at Pei-Per Arts School

\\Pei-Per Arts School is founded and taught by renowned local flower artist, Pei Li whose beautiful flower crafts have been exhibited by National Heritage Board, and have graced the storefronts of Cath Kidston and Charles & Keith (to name a few!). To help children hone their Crafting and Mandarin skills, Pei Li has started Pei-Per Arts School where their Mission Statement is Creativity & Bilingualism Through Craft. These immersive art classes are conducted in Mandarin for children aged 3.5 to 8 years old! Through crafting, she strives to nourish each child’s creativity in arts and appreciation for the Mandarin language. The classes focus on sustainability and thinking out of the box, with the use of everyday recycled items. STEM elements are also often incorporated – ever tried using vinegar and baking soda to inflate balloons? Kids will get to test it out in class! With a ratio of one teacher to five students, kids benefit from fewer distractions and greater coverage. All teachers are bilingual in English and Mandarin, and students of varying levels of fluency in Mandarin are welcome (including those without prior exposure to the language!). Teachers will translate when required, depending on each individual’s needs. It’s the perfect chance to learn Mandarin in a fun way!

Enjoy two free lesson trial classes (worth $70) when you sign up by 28 February 2023! Quote PEIPERXSASSY when you book through WhatsApp (+65 8854 3494). Valid only for new trial sign-ups. Limited to 15 redemptions only, so sign up now! Classes will be subject to availability and T&Cs.

Pei-Per Arts School, 318 Tanglin Road, #01-53, Singapore 247979

29Rooms Asia: Experiential funhouse opens

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Move over Museum of Ice Cream, hello 29Rooms! Happening for the first time ever in Asia from February to April 2023, Singapore has been selected as the official city and country for 29Rooms Asia, the experiential funhouse by Refinery29. Expect 29 different spaces where you can have fun, reflect, contemplate, eat, drink and play – each space is a world of its own. The event sets to launch workshops too, and even includes sleepzones, Instagram dens (of course!) and a cafe and bar too. We can’t wait to check this out when it launches.

When: 10 February – April 2023
Where: Gardens By The Bay – West Lawn
How much: Tickets from $35/adult and $20/child. Kids under 6 enter free with every paying adult/child. Excludes booking fees.

Open Air Cinema: Hendricks’ Sunset Cinema Tickets

What's New Mama: Hendricks' Sunset Cinema Tickets on Sale

Hendricks’ Sunset Cinema “Asia’s most beautiful open-air cinema” with cocktails at sunset, amazing DJ’s and award winning films” is back from 27th April – 14th May and tickets are on sale NOW! Sit back in deck chairs, sip on your G&T and put on your state-of-the-art wireless headphones as you enjoy an immersive cinematic experience under the stars on the beach. The 2023 programme is set to impress with the Singapore premiere of ‘I Love my Dad’ (winner of Audience Award at SXSW), ‘Triangle of Sadness’ (winner of Palme d’Or at Cannes), and also including films ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’, ‘Ticket to Paradise’ with Julia Roberts and George Clooney, ‘The Menu’ and more! Buy tickets here.

When: 27th April – 14th May
How much: Each ticket includes a refreshing Hendrick’s Gin cocktail ($14), deck chair film seating, use of wireless headphones and shuttle buses from the event to Harbourfront MRT.
Where: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir East Villas open for bookings

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HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir’s East Villas are officially open for bookings for HomeTeamNS members! Members get first dibs for staycations from now till 30 June 2023, bookable via the HomeTeamNS app. Stay tuned for details on when it opens to the public! In the meantime, you can still check out HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir for its infinity pool overlooking the reservoir, Action Motion indoor playground, and the Aqua Adventure indoor water park which features the longest indoor water slide in Singapore, opening soon.

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, 900 Bedok North Road, Singapore 479994

Chatuchak Singapore Returns

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There is a rotating slate of 200 vendor stalls from Bangkok at the Chatuchak Singapore Pop-Up

The Chatuchak Singapore Night Market returns and will be located at Turf City in Bukit Timah with a rotating weekly slate of 180 Thai vendors! Look forward to booths selling fashion, home décor, and authentic Thai food and drinks. There will also be a Thai-style Chang Beer Garden offering up to 200 seats for visitors to kick back.

When: 7 February – 2 April 2023; Tuesdays – Sundays, 4pm to 10pm (closed Mondays)
Where: The Grandstand South Carpark on Turf Club Road, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 
There’s free parking (or convenient free shuttles if you’re partaking in the aforementioned beer garden).
More details on Chatuchak Singapore here!

Check out Glow Festival at Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands’ indoor expo hall will be virtually augmented into a peaceful and large outdoor tropical rainforest for Glow Festival, the newest wellness and self-care event in Singapore. Look forward to international celebrity practitioners (including Tara Stiles, Hiro Landazuri, Amanda Bisk and Jonah Kest) who will make appearances to guide festival-goers through yoga, barre, spin, Pilates and CrossFit practices all week. Get your tickets here!


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Image: Sneakertopia

Got a family of sneakerheads? You can’t miss Sneakertopia, making its debut in Singapore fresh from its launch in the United States. The exhibition celebrates sneakers through huge exhibits and features over 100 limited-edition sneakers from the most iconic brands in the industry! Plus look forward to murals, installations designs, displays of the most trending topics, and exclusive works by US and Singaporean creatives.

When: 25 February – 30 July 2023, 10am – 7pm daily (last entry at 6pm)
Where: ArtScience Museum6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
How much: From $14. Click here to purchase tickets!

Lead image sourced via 29Rooms

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