From kid-made stationery for a cause to new exhibits at Future World, a new Scoop Wholefoods location, and a new outdoor playground in the East, here’s what’s hot this March
New month, new finds! Fun stuff continues to pop up despite current uncertainties due to COVID-19, so we’re glad there are ways for us to safely break out of our boredom.
Contribute to a local charity by supporting a couple of talented young siblings and their stationery; head to ArtScience Museum for another exciting insta-worthy exhibition for kiddos and parents alike; boost your immune system by eating a special vitamin-infused cheesecake; and everyone’s favourite new organic food shop opens in the East! Plus, we share some special deals to boost business in light of the current pandemic.
Swipe through to see what’s new in Singapore for March 2020!
Lead image from Jimmy Monkey Cafe (opening soon at Paya Lebar Quarter!)
If you and your kiddos love FUTURE WORLD at the ArtScience Museum, you’re in for a treat as teamLab launches five exciting new digital artworks from 14 March!
The permanent exhibition challenges the conventional notion of art museums and how people experience art with its combination of art, technology and science. Four new digital artworks by teamLab will be on display in the opening gallery of the exhibition, City in A Garden. They include the Southeast Asia debut of Proliferating Immense Life, A Whole Year per Year – a giant interactive mural of blooming flowers. The Sanctuary gallery will also feature a new version of Way of Birds, a stunning installation that explores the enigmatic movement of a flock of birds.
ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Read more: Guide to FutureWorld at ArtScience Museum
Artistic siblings Zach (7) and Sara Edwards (6) decided to use their talents for good by starting Lil’ Brushes, a series of beautiful notebooks with all proceeds going towards Very Special Choir (VSC). Formed in 2017 by a group of passionate parents, the choir includes children with special needs like Downs Syndrome, Autism, Global Development Delay and ADHD.
Lil’ Brushes is a true team effort by the talented duo. Korkor Zach had an idea to sell their paintings to raise funds for the choir before they decided to brainstorm with the help of their parents and embark on creating their brand, logo design, and names for each notebook: Teeny the Tiger; Jerry the Wolf Howling at the Moon; Abbie the Rooster; Tommy & Jack the Zebras; and Enchanted Paris!
Kiddos will love the cool paintings on each book, and we think it’s a great way to share the joys of contributing to the community and introducing charity work to children. Notebooks are priced at $12 each.
Another Scoop Wholefoods is set to open this March at PLQ mall! Easties can now look forward to their amazing range of organic goods that encourage that zero-waste lifestyle. Don’t forget to bring your own containers and bags to take your Scoop booty home! Can’t wait til mid-March? Check out Scoop’s other locations at Tanglin Mall and Great World City!
Scoop Wholefoods Paya Lebar Quarter, 30 Paya Lebar Rd, #B1-07/08/09, Singapore 409006, sg.scoopwholefoods.com
New playground alert! An Eastie mama has spotted this freshly built outdoor playground at PLQ, between PLQ3 and the residences. Our source says there’s even a water fountain and some grassy areas, with restaurants set to open right next to the playground (Jimmy Monkey Cafe being among them!) and shaded areas to come to take respite from the heat! We know that outdoor play is still safe amidst the COVID-19 situation, so make sure to check it out mama — just remind your littlies to wash their hands afterwards (or use hand sanitizer in a pinch)!
Images by Sarah Worsley
Want to show your love and appreciation for our healthcare heroes working hard during this COVID-19 period? WhyQ’s Gift-A-Meal Campaign, now you can! WhyQ delivers food from famous hawker centres and food courts to offices, gyms and homes, so busy folks can enjoy their favourite Singapore fare conveniently, affordably and quickly.
Gift-A-Meal lets you sponsor meals for our healthcare heroes working at Singapore’s public general hospitals. At just $4/meal, it doesn’t take much to appreciate and care for those working hard during this difficult time. WhyQ will not be earning any commission from this initiative, and each sponsored meal will not be subjected to delivery charges and other fees.
Mucky Pups has just announced they’ll soon be holding regular classes at Waka Waka! Best known for their super fun accompanied baby classes at various condos around Singapore, we’re thrilled to hear about this new class at one of our favourite indoor playgrounds. Each 45-minute class will incorporate songs, games, dancing, bubbles and messy art projects — all the things kids 1-3 years old will love. What’s more, the class fee also includes all-day free play at Waka Waka!
When: Tuesdays, 9:45am, from 17 March 2020
Where: Waka Waka, 407 Havelock Rd, [email protected] #05-01, Singapore 169634
Price: $32 includes the class + all day free play at Waka Waka. RSVP to Rachel at 9002 3568 to book your spot!
Amp up your Vitamin C intake during flu season with…cake? Ah Mah Homemade Cake has just launched the Citrus Cotton Cheesecake, promising a boost of oh-so-important Vitamin C for the immune system! Ah Mah’s signature light and fluffy sponge now comes in a bright and refreshing flavour. Lovingly baked in individual moulds within a water bath, each Citrus Cotton Cheesecake is irresistibly soft and jiggly and can be enjoyed warm from the oven or even chilled.
The Citrus Cotton Cheesecake ($11), available whilst stocks last at all Ah Mah Homemade Cake outlets.
Ever since Singapore upgraded to DORSCON Orange on 7 February in response to the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), daily life has felt just a bit different. Orchard Road is eerily quiet, hotels and airplanes are shockingly empty (and SQ has had to cancel planned flights for the coming months)… The economic effects are just starting to trickle down, and there’s a concern that a global downturn is coming.
But what can we do here in Singapore? We’ve rounded up an ongoing list of deals currently on offer to boost local business. From 50% off at indoor playgrounds (again, with the proper precautions and assiduous hand-washing, we feel these are safe) to hotel staycations and discounted theme park tickets, here’s how you can still have fun while supporting local businesses during this challenging time.