Central Beach Bazaar and the Sentosa SkyJet open; there’s a new indoor playground in Horsecity with slides, ball pits, a herb garden and guppy fishing, and more!
What’s new? We bring you news of a new indoor playground where kids can feed ponies, jump into ball pits and even go guppy ‘fishing’; the Minion-themed exhibition A Minion’s Perspective finally opens; there’s a new tufting club on the scene (don’t miss our promo code for 15% off); we are lusting after the summery wear at Lady Sel Boutique; XCL World Academy (XWA) school tours open; Uglyfood offers groceries on clearance and Think Academy International has some new Sept holiday Math classes to sign up for!
Central Beach Bazaar at Sentosa is officially open
Food, fun and stunning attractions all in one place? That’s exactly what this cool day-to-night carnival promises! Central Beach Bazaar sits just steps away from the Sentosa Express Beach Station, and offers a new International Food Street, where you’ll get to savour eight global street food concepts – think classic English eats at Chipper Roll, vegetarian Indian snacks at Masala Wala, beloved Singaporean snacks and drinks at Mama Shop, bento sets with Japanese yakitori at Bentori and more! Afterwards, roll on over to the Singapore Musical Fountain (it’s free to watch with a $5 spend at International Food Street), a modern rendition of Sentosa’s best shows from the 80s. Each musical show is 5 minutes (there are multiple show times per day), and you’ll hear classic melodies such as Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Walking on Sunshine. The Sentosa SkyJet (free) is Asia’s tallest fountain at 80m high and is a magnificent sight during the day and is illuminated with 24 LED lights at night. Find ticket prices, showtimes and all the info you need to plan a visit on their website!
Central Beach Bazaar, 60 Siloso Beach Walk, www.mountfaberleisure.com/attraction/central-beach-bazaar
Staycation at Gardens by the Bay: Pop-up Shipping Container Hotel
You can now sleep right inside Gardens by the Bay when you stay at the Garden Pod, a new pop-up concept by The Shipping Container Hotel where shipping containers are repurposed into sustainable hotels and co-living spaces in unique locations in Singapore and abroad! Garden Pod is located within Serene Garden, set against a panoramic view of the city skyline of downtown Marina Bay. The distinctive pinwheel layout of the hotel allows bedrooms to enjoy elevated views of the surrounding gardens through sliding glass doors plus there’s a semi-sheltered outdoor deck for guests’ activities. Each duplex suite starts at $600 per night and comprises 70 sqm of space over two levels, with a living room with TV, 1 king bed and 1 Murphy queen bed (so good for a family of 4 we reckon), ensuite bathroom, kitchen with hob, indoor dining, private outdoor patio with dining area, and WIFI.
Garden Pod at Gardens by the Bay, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/gardenpod
New Minion-themed exhibition opens!
A Minion’s Perspective Experience at Resorts World Sentosa opens on 3 September! This international touring exhibition is 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 the fart gun test (of course) in Gru’s Lab, trying on immersive goggles, designing their own Minion and taking photos with their favourite characters. There will even be the chance to learn to dance like Balthazar Bratt. Click here for tickets from $25
A Minion’s Perspective Experience, 3 Sept – 2 Jan 2023, 10am – 7pm, Resorts World Sentosa
Launch of Pikachu Jet TR
Scoot and The Pokémon Company launch the first Pokémon-themed livery and inflight experience – Pikachu Jet TR! Passengers can book a trip between Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul from 9 September 2022, with flights departing bi-monthly from Changi Airport, Terminal 1. The fare prices for one-way tickets start from $333 for a trip to Tokyo and $231 for a trip to Seoul (inclusive of taxes). Passengers can purchase exclusive Pokémon merchandise along with specially curated Japanese inflight meals. As part of its exterior design, the aeroplane features Pokémon-related imagery specifically custom-made for Singapore.
Lady Sel Boutique: Summer-style clothing & accessories
Think beach style is only for poolside longing or Bali hols? Think again! Lady Sel Boutique is all about versatile designs that can be styled and worn when and how you want! Inspired by beach destinations, exotic prints and colours, Lady Sel Boutique is an inclusive beach concept brand for any age group and gender. Think fun and vibrant clothing, accessories, tote bags and ‘beachy’ home decor from cushion cover designs to personally handmade lampshades. Transform day wear to smart casual wear with the clever addition of their accessories from handmade headbands, to earrings and mini purse beauties. Whether you are looking for flowy casual pieces, kaftans, or dresses that are all about that holiday feeling – we love the Lady Sel Boutique tagline ‘Everyone deserves a little piece of paradise!’
Lady Sel Boutique,www.ladyselboutique.com
Impressions Kids Club: Indoor playground at Horsecity
Impressions Kids Club the indoor playground with multi-experiences is now open at Horsecity. The Kids Club Playzone features three main areas including an indoor playground with tube slides, a trampoline, obstacle courses, swings and a ball pit! There’s also a nature playzone with a herb and veggie garden and every month there’s a special event where kids can harvest, cut, and feed carrots to the ponies at the private stables! That’s not all, there’s also a sand playzone, a mini pond for “kampong fishing” and a Kids Club Experience Zone with a petite spa room, and game room with foosball, air hockey, billiards, and table tennis! Entry to Impressions Kids Club includes a monthly activity in one of four themes: Creative, Concoction, Experiments or Discovery. Busy parents, you’ll be glad to know there’s a drop-off option with childminding services too! Entry starts from $25 for 1 hour for non-members and do note non-slip socks are required.
Jurong Bird Park closes on 3 January 2023
Jurong Bird Park closes on 3 January 2023, as preparations begin to move to a brand-new home in Bird Paradise at Mandai Wildlife Reserve. From 3 September 2022 till 3 January 2023, head on over for A Flight To Remember to celebrate Jurong Bird Park’s legacy and rich heritage. Explore Jurong Bird Park on a staff-curated trail and also look forward to the launch of a Nostalgic Signature Tour in November, where seasoned guides take you through the park’s storied history. Bookings for the tour will open on 19 October 2022. Also launching in November is a nostalgic dining experience with traditional pushcarts selling local hawker fare and carnival activities to raise the festive spirit. We are sad to see this bird park with the famous waterfall and free flying birds go, but excited to see what the next chapter brings!
Jurong Bird Park, www.mandai.com
Everytuft: Tufting workshops for kids and adults
Love arts and crafts? Have you ever tried tufting (the art of making your own unique rug)? Everytuft is a tuft studio that was started by a pair of friends who quit their jobs in pursuit of their dream and shared love of crafts! Tufting workshops at Everytuft are more than just lessons in tufting – they provide a community and space for those with the same passion for art and crafts to share their knowledge and tips on tufting. Tufting workshops are based on themes and purpose. If you are a newbie, start with the 1 and half hour workshop. There’s even a tufting workshop for kids with the Tiny Tuftie session for kids aged 10 and below!
Sassy Mamas get 15% off for the month of September and October using code TUFTSASSY.
Think Academy Singapore, part of the NYSE-listed TAL Education Group, is all about instilling the joy of learning Mathematics! Award-winning and experienced teachers from top universities teach interactive online and offline classes to children aged 5-12 years old. Kids learn essential Math concepts and develop application skills essential for MOE Primary Schools and International Schools. This September holiday, look out for an array of courses from Calculation Bootcamp (Primary 1), to Model Drawing (Primary 2), and Math Competition Selection test (P1-6). Math is made fun with interactive teaching methods to encourage participation. Children will get the opportunity to collect badges, crowns and coins, which can be used to redeem exclusive gifts from the gift shop. Book a complimentary evaluation of your 5-year-old’s mathematical ability to assess their school-readiness level.
Sign up here to redeem a complimentary Primary 1 Calculation Bootcamp (U.P.$70) or Primary 2 Model Drawing Short Term Course (U.P.$105) using codes SASSYTAP1 and SASSYTAP2. Limited to first 20 readers only!
Think Academy Singapore, Tel: (+65 82853984), www.thinkacademy.sg