There’s a new free rooftop water playground, the tallest fountain in Southeast Asia is set to open in Singapore, the Singapore Night Festival returns, and more!
What’s new? A Minion’s Perspective, a Minion-themed exhibition is coming to Singapore next month; The Gem Museum has reopened; we’ve got early bird discounts for Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes; we found the cutest gift idea of BerryBar’s chocolate-covered strawberries; Guns N’ Roses is set to return to Singapore for one night only; Films at the Fort is back with a stellar movie lineup, the Sentosa SkyJet promises to be the tallest fountain in Southeast Asia when it opens, and more!
Soul Coffee: snacks, coffee and tarot readings
Head down to Singapore’s first ever 4D immersive experience cafe! Sip on horoscope-themed drinks made by the AI hand brew barista robot whilst you immerse yourself in the 4D space. If you are interested, you can head towards the back of the space for an aura and tarot reading experience (only for ages 18+) that takes place in a hidden room. There is also a kd’s corner with beautiful light projections on the wall so kiddos can take part in the fun as well!
Soul Coffee, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #02-16 Kinex Shopping Mall, Singapore 437157, www.kinex.com.sg/soul-coffee
Newly reopened rooftop water park (FREE!)
The free rooftop water playground at Tampines 1 mall has finally reopened! Kids will love splashing around the animal-themed play space that has a few little slides, sprinklers and water fountains. There’s also a dry play area with a slide and a wash area to get cleaned up afterwards. See more pics of this water playground here. This new water park is free to enter. Read all about Singapore’s free water play areas here.
Gift Adorable Chocolate-covered Strawberries from BerryBar
Looking for a different gift idea? Local brand BerryBar offers the cutest chocolate-covered strawberries that are as delicious as they are stunning – a gift that would delight anyone (kids, friends, partners or even teachers!). Berrybar take extra care in selecting the freshest handpicked berries that are coated in chocolate the day of, just hours before delivery. The menu also includes hot cocoa bombs and chocolate shell-smashables, which are popular as party favours! Bestselling themed boxes include Minions, Unicorns, and Bears. BerryBar has over 20 designs that you can choose from or have your chocolate-covered berry customised to suit any occasion! There’s free islandwide delivery for all orders (no minimum spend required!). Customers can enjoy $10 off their orders when they opt for self-collection. Be sure to pre-order two days in advance and well ahead for festive months.
BerryBar, 2 Jalan Lokam, Kensington Square, #01-57, Singapore 537846, www.berrybar.sg
Shop for Premium Cotton Clothing with Toffyhouse
With the blazing hot weather in Singapore, little ones need quality (and stylish!) outfits that will keep them feeling and looking cool. Toffyhouse is a new kids’ clothing brand in Singapore, that’s known as one of the premium kids’ clothing brands in India and the UAE. If you are looking for chic children’s wear, for newborns all the way to kids aged 7, you’d better check this brand out, pronto! Clothing is made of 100% premium cotton so it’s wonderfully breathable for your kids to stay comfortable throughout the day. With a range of stylish clothing designed and manufactured in-house, mamas can rest easy knowing that their kiddos are getting the best when they shop at Toffyhouse. We love that outfits here are reasonably priced too. New styles are released on toffyhouse.com.sg and Zalora every week, so be sure to keep an eye out for the next stylish drop!
Enjoy 20% off your first purchase with the code ’20SASSYTOFFY’ when shopping on toffyhouse.com.sg
Toffyhouse, 21 St Thomas Walk, Singapore 238104, toffyhouse.com.sg
Owlet Smart Sock for Babies: Get Peace of Mind and Better Sleep
Looking for a better night’s sleep for the whole family? The Smart Sock from Owlet gives you insight into your child’s well-being as it tracks your baby’s sleep trends as well as baby’s oxygen level and heart rate – the best indication of baby’s wellbeing. View your child’s readings in real-time on your mobile phone with the free Owlet Care App. If the readings leave preset ranges, you’ll receive a notification that lets you know your baby needs you. Knowing your kid is sleeping soundly wearing the Smart Sock from Owlet will give you complete peace of mind so you can get your much-needed shut-eye yourself! For more details, click here.
Owlet Smart Sock, www.lazada.sg/owlet
Central Beach Bazaar with tallest fountain in Southeast Asia!
Coming your way in September 2022, the Central Beach Bazaar is a unique carnival beach experience that will offer fun activities, performances and more. Featuring the opening of the Sentosa SkyJet, set to be the tallest fountain in Southeast Asia, the return of the iconic Sentosa Musical Fountain, the opening of the International Food Street, with a total of eight international street food concepts, and more. Attractions and activities are priced individually, click here for full details.
Sentosa’s Beaches, 21 Beach View, Singapore 099699
A Minion’s Perspective: Minion-themed exhibition
The Minions land in Singapore this September! A Minion’s Perspective Experience at Resorts World Sentosa, is an international touring exhibition based on the world’s most successful animated film franchise, Illumination’s Despicable Me and Minions. There will be eight thematic zones, with lots of hands-on activities plus life-sized characters such as the infamous The Vicious 6, Gru and Dr. Nefario, the adorable Girls, and of course, the Minions. The kids will be excited about designing their own fart guns (of course) in Gru’s Lab and taking photos with their favourite characters. There will even be the chance to learn to dance like Balthazar Bratt.
When: 3 September 2022 to 2 January 2023
Where: Resorts World Sentosa
How much: $26 (UP $30) Click here for discounted tickets.
Singapore Night Festival
The highly anticipated Singapore Night Festival is back between 19-27 August 2022 for its 13th edition! Following the theme of Rebirth, this year’s festival will see the Bras Basah, Bugis district light up with more than 55 vibrant experiences. There will be over 14 light installations, experiential programmes, projection-mapping installations, and free performances. Each display will illuminate the island’s lesser-known stories, including Glitches of You by Amanda Tan which is a projection-mapping installation that explores a multicultural modern identity in glitch art and fractured pixels and Tunnel Graffiti by Lynette Quek – an interactive installation that reimagines the motifs of life in old Singapura. Some installations are free, others ticketed. Click here for highlights and pricing!
Singapore Night Festival, 19 – 27 August 2022, 7.30pm – midnight daily, Bras Basah, Bugis
The Gem Museum Reopens
The Gem Museum has reopened! Previously closed for upgrading, the Gem Museum is now up and running once again. As Singapore’s first and most comprehensive private gemmology museum, the Gem Museum hosts a wide variety of gemstones, rocks and minerals that are available for public viewing. Head down today for a learning journey on the transformation of gemstones and explore the history behind these gemstones, rocks and minerals that have been collected from around the world.
The Gem Museum, 9 Perak Road, Singapore 208130, thegemmuseum.gallery
Enjoy Early Bird Discounts on Mooncakes
Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 is almost here which means it’s time to indulge in lots of mooncakes! We’ve shortlisted some of the best mooncakes in Singapore with a variety of unique flavours from durian-flavoured snow skin mooncakes to traditional salted egg mooncakes – all in beautiful packaging. Click here for mooncake promo codes and early bird offers. For info on the newly opened Takashimaya Mooncake Fair, click here.
The Hungry Ghost Festival: 7th month
August, the seventh month in the lunar calendar is when the Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated. This is the reason you’re seeing lots of incense candles and food offerings in your neighbourhood. The Hungry Ghost Festival marks the opening of the Gates of Hell and is celebrated by Buddhist and Taoist devotees to honour the memories of the deceased. As the 7th month is considered an inauspicious month, there are some things that should not be done in order to avoid ‘bad luck’. For all the do’s and don’ts, click here.
Guns N’ Roses Live in Singapore: 12 November 2022
For one night only, Gun N’ Roses return to Singapore for the first time since their 2017 Not in This Lifetime Tour. The band will play at the Singapore National Stadium on 12 November as part of their Asia-Pacific tour. Guns N’ Roses tickets will cost between $128 to $248, excluding booking fees.
Gun N’ Roses in Singapore, 12 November 2022 at Singapore National Stadium
A Mad Dinner SG 2.0
After a successful Mad Dinner in March, A Mad Dinner is returning to Singapore this month. Presented by Simran Savlani, author of A Spark of Madness cookbook as well as entrepreneur for her very own chocolates and sauces, this dinner is bringing the madness back to Singapore. With an Asian vegetarian menu, you can expect to taste delicious dishes including, Crying Tiger Smashed Potatoes, Paneer Rendang, Vindaloo Mac n Cheese and A Mad Spiked Pie! Be one of the first to try the Crispy Chili Oil and the Crack Sauce as Spark Sauces makes its overseas debut here in Singapore. Click here to reserve your spot for the madness!
A Mad Dinner SG 2.0, Block 9 Dempsey Road, #01-12, Singapore 247697, www.reserve.oddle.me
Cult Ice Cream Coolhaus with lactose-free, animal-free dairy
Coolhaus, the cult ice cream brand from California lands in SG with 6 flavours! What makes Coolhaus extra special is the use of Perfect Day’s animal-free dairy, which produces 97% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional dairy protein. This means it’s entirely animal-free, lactose-free, cholesterol-free and hormone and antibiotic-free. Perfect Day’s animal-free milk protein is the first of its kind, made by microflora, not cows! Flavours include Peanut Butter ‘N Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookies ‘N Crème and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Available at Cold Storage, Giant Hypermarket, and selected FairPrice stores for $13.95.
Catch a movie under the stars at ‘Films At the Fort’
Films At The Fort returns this year after a three year hiatus due to the pandemic. From 1o to 21 August 2022, 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 chill with drinks and food from the fully stocked onsite bar and snack menu. 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. Tickets are priced at $36.80 per person.
Films At The Fort, 10 – 21 August 2022, Fort Canning Green (Canning Rise Road)