This month, the full entertainment lineup for F1 is announced, Singapore-Desaru ferry service kicks off, Squid Game confirms Season 2, ArtScience Cinema offers free movie screenings and more!
Big news this month! The full F1 entertainment is finally announced and it includes Black Eyed Peas, Suede, TLC, and The Kid LAROI. Plus paradise awaits at Desaru with the new ferry service kicking off from Singapore; the ArtScience Cinema opens with a curated programme of award-winning films; we’re excited about dancing the night away at newly reopened MARQUEE Nightclub at Marina Bay Sands; Curiosity Kids debuts its fun hands-on science experiment sessions for kids; UPGRAIN offers lo-carb and hi-fibre breads and noodles; Korean hit show Squid Game has confirmed Season 2, plus check out the social enterprises and non-profits we’re supporting this month!
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F1 Entertainment Line-up: Black Eyed Peas, Suede, TLC, The Kid LAROI
We finally have word on the full lineup of entertainment coming to the F1 Singapore Grand Prix later this year from 30 September – 2 October 2022! The first wave of acts included Westlife, Green Day and Marshmello, and now the full list has been confirmed! Get ready for Black Eyed Peas, Suede, TLC, and The Kid LAROI! Plus there are lots of other acts performing from Bandits on the Run to DJ Aurora, The Ramona Flowers, Salammusik and more! Check out singaporegp.sg for more ticketing info.
Films At The Fort Returns to Fort Canning Park on 10 August!
This cannot-miss outdoor feature film showcase is finally back and will celebrate eight successful years this August 2022! Set in Fort Canning Park‘s lush amphitheatre setting, Films At The Fort presented by Casillero del Diablo will screen 11 award-winning films from Cannes, Sundance, the Academy Awards and must-watch classics – think Operation Mincemeat (Colin Firth), Licorice Pizza (Bradley Cooper), The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Nicholas Cage) and Everything Everywhere All at Once (Michelle Yeoh) among others. Come earlier when the gates open at 5pm to unwind with friends over wine, sparkling wine, beer or cider from the fully stocked onsite bar, tuck into loads of delicious bites from the dinner, dessert and snack menus and enjoy the music until the feature film begins at 7:45pm. Bring your own cosy cushions or mats to sprawl out on, or pre-purchase a reusable inflatable cushion online. Children must be aged 12 and above and have their own ticket. Films At The Fort runs from 10 to 21 August, and tickets are priced at $36.80 per person.
Films At The Fort presented by Casillero del Diablo, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037, www.filmsatthefort.com.sg
Singapore-Desaru ferry service begins on 7 July
Paradise is just 90 minutes away with the new Singapore-Desaru ferry service commencing on 7 July! Plan your weekend getaway or year-end holiday and book ferry tickets now on Desaru Ferries for departures from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
Desaru ferry ticket prices: $70/one way; $118 for a round trip
Thursday – Sunday
Depart from Tanah Merah at 8:30am
Depart from Desaru Coast at 5:30pm
Quote DESARU0707 to enjoy the limited special price of $98 for a round trip ticket! Valid till 6 October 2022.
New ArtScience Cinema offering free screenings
Newly opened ArtScience Cinema at the ArtScience Museum offers a curated programme of award-winning films such as Dune, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Rider. Some of the screenings such as Fantastic Mr. Fox and Where the Wild Things Are are absolutely free while there’s a special promotion for Dune with tickets at just $8. Get ready for a comfy viewing sesh as ArtScience Cinema boasts spacious, comfortable seating and high-quality surround-sound wireless headphones for a truly immersive cinematic experience.
Curiosity Kids: Fun STEM lessons & parties for kids
Curiosity Kids is an award-winning STEM-accredited programme started by parents of two curious kids in Hong Kong. Now, Curiosity Kids is in Singapore! Curiosity Kids offers practical and hands-on science experiment sessions for kids aged 3 to 9 years old to foster curiosity and encourage creativity. Children need to be encouraged and empowered to be curious, be creative in solving problems and have the confidence to explore! In each Curiosity Kids session, kids explore concepts of science through simple yet exciting experiments. All the experiments are performed by children themselves making it a truly hands-on and engaging session. They offer weekly classes at selected locations, where they focus on a new topic each month. There are also private classes (at your choice of venue), holiday camps conducted in several locations across Singapore, online classes and science-themed birthday parties! If you’re opting for their birthday party packages, just choose from themes like Mad Science, Harry Potter or Slime Splash – all the right equipment will be provided, from lab coats to test tubes and goggles!
Enjoy 20% off birthday party packages when you pay and book by 31 July 2022! Party date should be before 31 December 2022, subject to availability.
UPGRAIN: ‘Radically better’ carbs for the whole fam
Looking for a better option to bread and noodles? Say goodbye to empty carbs and upgrade your pantry with UPGRAIN®️! This homegrown food tech company is transforming the world of carbs with their revolutionary UPGRAIN lo-carb, hi-fibre flour without compromising on taste. Current carb offerings at the supermarket tend to be high in carbs, but low in fibre. UPGRAIN does the opposite, offering products that have the familiar taste and deliciousness we love in refined wheat-based food, but with only half the carbs and six times more fibre than conventional products. Made with 100% natural ingredients, and no preservatives or nasties either. UPGRAIN’s carbs are a great way to get nutrient-rich gut-friendly fibre in your and your kids’ diets (especially if you’re not a fan of wholegrain!) because it’s all made without the ‘high-fibre’ cardboard taste! Choose from a variety of yummy breads, like their popular brioche for a tasty French toast or their best-selling pita for when you’re in a Mediterranean mood, to a delicious assortment of buns. UPGRAIN’s Asian noodles include ramen, mee pok, mee kia and wanton noodles – perfect pantry ingredients for when you’re in the mood for noodz! Want to see their products in person? UPGRAIN will be at Takashimaya B2 Food Hall from 18 July – 2 August 2022 (adjacent to Cold Storage)!
Enjoy a complimentary large grocery tote bag when you purchase UPGRAIN products with minimum purchase of $50! Just enter the promo code SM_FOC. Follow UPGRAIN on Instagram or Facebook and be entitled to 10% off all purchases for the month of July and August. Send them a direct message mentioning, “SM_10” for the promo code to be shared with you!
Gourmet Grocers Little Farms opens at Tanglin Mall
There’s a new Little Farms outlet at Tanglin Mall and it looks awesome! Tanglin’s Little Farms has a lovely café offering all-day dining plus the main grocer’s section boasts the largest cheese selection across all outlets, a live artisanal bakery serving up some of Singapore’s best breads by Starter Lab, a brand that recently became part of Little Farms. There’s also a butcher counter with unusual gourmet cuts, a deli counter and an extensive wine section along with a wine tasting section. Foodies, this new spot is not one to miss!
Little Farms Tanglin, 02-136/138, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933, www.littlefarms.com/store-locator/tanglin-cafe
Sassy Mama Supports: Migrant x Me
Migrant workers are a part of our Singapore community and have a hand in building our beautiful buildings and maintaining our garden city. Non-profit social enterprise Migrant x Me has decided to honour their contributions with a fun Book & Blocks Play Set – and the book is authored by our past That Mama and Sassy Mama Unfiltered podcast guest, Gracie Chai! The play set is perfect for children aged 3-6 years old, and encourages parents and kids alike to see the migrant workers in their daily lives, acknowledge their hard work and appreciate their contributions to Singapore. A portion is donated to their partner NGO SG Accident Help Centre to support their work with injured migrant workers. The Play Set includes a storybook with Activity Pages, 6 wooden puzzle blocks (featuring 8 migrant worker occupations) and a cool drawstring backpack!
Purchase the Migrant x Me Book & Blocks Play Set online at $35, includes registered local shipping (1-3 days).
Sassy Mama Supports: Juicestories
Cold-pressed juice for a good cause? Sign us up! Juice Stories is a social enterprise with a social mission to promote good health for customers while providing training and employment for older workers and persons with special needs, who make all the cold-pressed 100% fruit and veggie juices! Their juices are available online and at their retail shop at Enabling Village. The Sassy Mama team got to try a few of their blends and they were all fresh and delicious! We highly recommend them as an after-school pick-me-up or just an on-the-go thirst quencher.
Juice Stories, 20 Lengkok Bahru #01-K1, Enabling Village (Nest Building), Singapore 159053, www.juicestories.com.sg
MARQUEE Nightclub Reopens
MARQUEE at Marina Bay Sands is reopening this weekend! If you’re a bit of a party animal you have to check this place out – the dance floor is huge, the music is pumping and the vibe is out of this world! Check out the ticketing details and DJ line-up before you go – we hear it gets sold out weeks in advance!
MARQUEE Singapore, 2 Bayfront Avenue B1-67, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, marqueesingapore.com
MBS Movies in The Sky tickets on sale!
Remember the rooftop cinema at Marina Bay Sands we shared about recently? Tickets are on sale now! Movie titles include Little Women, The Greatest Showman, West Side Story and more. Bring your own headphones!
Get tickets to Movies in the Sky here!
The Projector takes over The Cathay
We’re so sad to hear about the closing of iconic cinema The Cathay (on Handy Road), but equally excited for The Projector’s pop-up cinema (named Projector X: Picturehouse) in the same place starting 23 August 2022! The indie cinema has always shown cool films and documentaries for those looking for alternative movie options in Singapore. Besides curated films and live performances, look forward to cocktails and craft beer offered at the on-site bar before and after each show!
The Projector, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233, theprojector.sg
Squid Game Season 2 Confirmed
Any Squid Game fans here? You’ll be glad to know that the second season has been confirmed! No official release date yet though, so keep your eyes peeled – or rewatch the series on Netflix to relive the incredible thriller drama series!
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