Check out what’s new this February, from the Disney+ launch to a trusted new Chinese tuition centre, IKEA x LEGO BYGGLEK storage boxes, $10 rooftop beers and more!
New month, new finds! This month we check out the highly anticipated Disney+ launch in Singapore; a trusted online Chinese tuition provider LingoAce‘s new centre in Somerset; hear about the new Duxton Reserve Singapore for staycations in Chinatown; all the deets on the exciting new Apple Watch Family Setup; try some delicious homemade artisanal crackers and bookmark this fab beer deal at a rooftop bar as we bid goodbye to Dry January!
Swipe through to see what’s new in Singapore for February!
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Disney+ is finally coming to our shores on 23 February! Get ready for full access to all your favourite Disney shows, plus all PIXAR, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic programmes.
How to subscribe to Disney+
You can subscribe to the service directly from the Disney+ website or on the Disney+ app on Android and iOS devices, gaming consoles (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X), as well as on connected TV devices (Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Samsung TV, LG TV, StarHub TV+ and StarHub Mobile).
Sassy Mama tip: If you’re a StarHub customer with a mobile or broadband plan, check your StarHub app for a message inviting you to sign up for Disney+ (at no additional cost)! T&Cs apply.
A new Chinese tuition centre has opened in town! After plenty of experience providing online, in-person, small group and 1-to-1 Chinese tuition online around the world, LingoAce has opened a centre in 111 Somerset to bring offline classes to students ages 4 to 15 years old. The new centre features 13 classrooms in a 14,000sqf space, with interactive zones and VIP member club rooms. Make sure you head down and check out the grand opening in February, where there will be limited time offers and fabulous prizes such as a Treasure Box (including Practice Books, Flash Cards, Vocabulary List and more) worth $100!
LingoAce provides lessons taught by teachers with over 10 years of MOE-accredited teaching experience, and classes include PinYin Enhancement Workshop and Writing Techniques Training to Prep your child for the new school year. We like their systematic way of learning Chinese with bite-sized practice sessions to facilitate deeper learning, while adhering to the MOE Syllabus to ensure topics are highly relevant to students so they can keep up with progress in school!
Sign up here for a free online trial class and 3x CNY Cultures & Traditions Classes for this month only!
LingoAce, 111 Somerset, #04-01 Singapore 238164, sg.lingoace.com
IKEA® and LEGO® are bringing a brand new fun storage solution to IKEA stores! Look out for the BYGGLEK range – storage boxes in different sizes topped with LEGO material so kids can build on them, in them and then store! Available in-store from 18 February 2021 and online from 25 February 2021. Limited to 3pcs per customer in-stores.
What’s more, spend a minimum of $50 on BYGGLEK and redeem a FREE LEGO® Police Water Plane (T&Cs apply).
Duxton Reserve Singapore is now open for staycations! The 49-guestroom boutique hotel is situated in Tanjong Pagar, within Chinatown where there’s plenty of dining and nightlife. Duxton Reserve Singapore was created within eight sustainably restored 19th-century shophouses and is designed by the renowned British interior designer, Anouska Hempel. You’ll be in for an eclectic, elegant surprise with the borrowed elements from Chinese, Malay and European cultures that are apparent in the hotel’s design. We love the dreamy interiors, although we must admit it’s more romantic than kid-friendly (but that’s not to say the kids won’t have a great time too!). Room rates begin from just $280/night for a Shophouse Room.
Duxton Reserve Singapore, 83 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089540, duxtonreserve.com
For the entire month of February, a pint of LeVeL33’s seasonal brews will be available at an exclusive price of just $10++ all day! Choose between their 10th birthday-exclusive beer (Hoppy 10, brewed with a blend of 10 hops chosen from countries all over the world such as Germany, Poland, America, Australia and New Zealand) and the Bohemian Pilsner, inspired by the first-ever pilsner developed in 1842 in the city of Plzeñ – a clear golden crisp beer brewed with a blend of Saaz noble hops and pale malts which gives a floral hoppy aroma and slight bitter tones in the mouth.
LeVeL33, 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, Tel: (+65) 6834 3133, level33.com.sg
Family Setup on Apple Watch is finally available in Singapore (from 9 February 2021)! So that means the Apple Watch experience can extend to kids and older adults (like grandparents) who do not have an iPhone. With Family Setup, Apple Watch can be set up through a parent’s iPhone – you’ll just need an add-on cellular plan from StarHub so that your kiddo has their own Apple ID and phone number. Once your kid has their Apple Watch they can connect with family and friends through phone calls and Messages, follow their own schedule in Calendar, learn to manage tasks with Reminders, play their favourite songs on Apple Music and stay motivated to reach personalised Activity goals. Parents will in return be able to reach their child and identify their location while knowing all personal data is securely encrypted.
Other features to be excited about: Emergency SOS allows access to emergency services, and there’s also a new Schooltime mode in Family Setup that restricts app usage (parents can set a schedule for this) to ensure kids stay focused and attentive while learning.
Looking for a healthier gourmet cracker? Arden’s Bake offers artisanal, seeded sourdough crackers, handmade and home-baked using organic wheat flour, olive oil, seeds and pink sea salt. These crispy crackers pair well with your luxe cheeseboard, or have them with nut butter for breakfast! Arden’s Bake uses a sourdough base, which has lower phytate levels so it’s more digestible and nutritious, while the probiotics help to keep your gut happy. There are different flavours to crunch on – the vegan Original ($13.90), cheesy Parmesan ($14.90) and our personal favourite the mouthwatering Mala #9 with feisty Sichuan Peppercorns ($14.90) – so addictive!! Go forth and snack!
Arden’s Bake, www.ardensbake.com