There’s a new Baby Playgroup (where parents get a free cuppa and can work nearby), Orchard’s latest staycation hotel and more!
New month, new finds! You won’t want to miss the opening of HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir clubhouse with its Waterfront Haven theme, sporting an epic indoor water park, a new climbing gym and more; the Light to Night festival kicks off soon with plenty of immersive installations; there’s a new playgroup for little ones in the new Agora Colearning space that has pods for parents to work from; one of our preferred local health clinics announces going carbon neutral and more! There’s plenty happening on the red dot this month, so keep scrolling for all the deets!
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HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir with the longest water slide in SG!
The highly anticipated HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir is here and there are so many awesome facilities to look forward to, including Aqua Adventure (opening in Feb), Singapore’s first integrated all-weather water adventure centre featuring an indoor aquatic challenge rope course and Singapore’s longest indoor waterslide; Action Motion, a digital multi-level obstacle course experience; 2-storey concept villas perfect for staycations and family gatherings; and an infinity swimming pool overlooking Bedok Reservoir! Bookings are now open for the Action Motion indoor obstacle course. Aqua Adventure and other facilities are set to open for bookings very soon, so watch this space! HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir is now open to the public – members get special rates for activities and bookings.
HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, 900 Bedok North Road, Singapore 479994
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Agora Colearning: new play-based early years programme
Looking for a baby playgroup that lets you hop on your laptop for some work right after? Enrichment hub Agora Colearning has just launched Agora Early Years, a morning programme for children aged 6 – 36 months old! The unique play-based early years programme is designed for parents to learn and grow together with their child in daily parent-accompanied sessions. Agora provides a conducive environment for both work and parent-child interaction, so parents can spend time working in the library or relax on the cosy sofas in the play space for some quiet time while little ones learn with a trained facilitator after initial introductions. Meet like-minded parents and widen your social circle while you take a breather with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee! Agora Early Years takes a child-centered approach that emphasises the need to nurture curiosity in their development, with a curriculum that is a perfect blend of various early childhood methodologies to fit the needs of each child. This fuss-free and flexible programme lets you choose between a 3 or 5-day week, with the option to top up for more hours if you’d like to stay longer. Join from 7:30am, 8:30am or 9:30am!
Agora Colearning, #04-01, 1 Maritime Square, HarbourFront Centre, Singapore 099253
Osler Health International announces that it is officially Carbon Neutral
Did you know that the healthcare industry contributes 5% of global greenhouse gases? Osler Health International has been spurred to take steps to become the first carbon neutral healthcare company in Singapore – and they’ve done it! Osler Health is a general practice with two clinics located at The Star Vista and Raffles Hotel Arcade, within the CBD. Founded in 2020, Osler Health has become known as a primary care clinic that puts ethics at the heart of its business practices. Over the last year, Osler Health has collaborated with Climate Partners, a European-based environmental agency that guides companies across the world through an empirical process to measure, reduce and offset their carbon footprint. The team at Osler Health firstly measured their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and then took measures to reduce the emissions wherever they could (including moving to paperless operations). Lastly, those emissions that simply could not be stopped (e.g. medical grade refrigeration for vaccines and medical supplies) were balanced through an official offset programme. Osler Health is currently the only carbon-neutral healthcare company in Singapore!
Newly opened for dining: Conrad Singapore Orchard (formerly Regent Singapore)
Regent Singapore has been rebranded into Conrad Singapore Orchard! The new staycation hotel along Orchard Road boasts 440 refurbished rooms and inspiring culinary delights (including one-Michelin starred Summer Palace and award-winning Basilico). We’re looking forward to taking a dip in the rooftop pool and celebrating special occasions at one of their renowned restaurants soon – the hotel is currently open for dining and will fully open for hotel room bookings in 2024. Bookings are now open for dining at Manhattan, Basilico, Summer Palace, Dolcetto and the Tea Lounge.
Conrad Singapore Orchard, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
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Light to Night Festival 2023: Live performances, installations & more
The Light to Night Festival is back! Highlights for this instalment include the iconic Art Skins on Monuments (the biggest facade light show in Singapore), live performances, large-scale day-to-night art installations and The Art X Social festival market, which will feature over 50 booths of arts and crafts, food and beverage, workshops and more!
Read all about Light to Night Festival here!