Visit the new Bird Paradise bird park in May, try rock climbing at Changi Airport and more!
New month, new finds! Sentosa has just announced a range of exciting new offerings on Lazarus Island; you can now rock climb up an 8 metre-tall rock wall at the airport; we’ve got the first look at the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, plus we spill the deets on Singapore’s newest hotel the swish Mondrian Singapore Duxton!
Bird Paradise & Mandai Wildlife West to Open on 8 May 2023
After Jurong Bird Park’s closure, we’ve been impatiently anticipating its reopening in Mandai with a new name – and now we have an opening date! Jurong Bird Park is now Bird Paradise, and will open for its soft launch on 8 May 2023! Look forward to visiting some of the world’s most threatened species, plus the world’s largest population of Hornbills under human care, many of them flying free in some of the eight large walk-through aviaries. Mandai Wildlife West (the main arrival area for visitors to Bird Paradise and the upcoming Rainforest Wild) will offer two anchor play areas for kids inspired by a native Singapore species. The Pangolin Adventure and Pangolin Hideout playgrounds will encourage kids to mimic the behaviour of the mammal with movements like climbing, burrowing and sliding!
Deets: Bird Paradise soft-launches on 8 May 2023 and will be open daily from 9am to 6pm. For the soft opening period from 8 May to 26 May 2023, single-park admission is at a special rate of $38 for adults, $23 for children (aged 3 to 12 years old) and $20 for senior citizens. Bookings open on 24 April 2023, with visit dates from 8 May. Visits from 27 May 2023 will be at the full price of $48 for adults, $33 for children (aged 3 to 12 years old) and $20 for senior citizens.
Mandarin Oriental Singapore Temporarily Closed for Revamp
Mandarin Oriental Singapore has closed as of 7 March 2023 for a transformation, for the first time since its opening in Marina Bay in 1987! The hotel will offer a brand-new look and feel when it reopens in September 2023, promising a transformation that will take place across the hotel’s interiors, from the grand lobby and the rooms to the award-winning restaurants and bars. Keep your eyes peeled!
Event & Launch of TalkAboutSex: online platform for women
Join the inaugural launch of TalkAboutSex, an online platform for ASEAN women to safely discuss taboo topics surrounding sex and relationship-related issues coupled with trusted information from healthcare professionals. For this launch, TalkAboutSex is partnering with a Singapore-based NGO, The Whitehatters, “Let’s Talk About…” series where contemporary, and at times contentious or provocative, social issues are respectfully discussed. Join the event to hear all about topics such as: what a healthy sexual relationship looks like, how to be a better lover, in and out of the bedroom and more! Hear from experts and engage them in conversations to have all your questions. Register for free here. Do note this event has two parts – the 4:30pm event is open to all aged 18 years+, the second part from 6pm is only for women.
When: Saturday, 18 March 2023, 4:30pm to 7:30pm (Registration starts at 4pm)
Where: SCAPE, The Treetop @ Level 5, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
How much: FREE!
New: Glamping, water activities, tiny house staycations
Singapore’s favourite island getaway just got more exciting! With its launch of the Tiny House staycations earlier this year, Lazarus Island which is conveniently accessible with a short 15-minute boat ride from the Sentosa Jetty@Cove, now offers a brand new Lazarus Sea Sports Centre (LSSC), where guests can enjoy a plethora of exciting water activities such as double kayaking, sea cycling, stand-up paddling, and even floating yoga.
New 8-metre-tall Rock Climbing Wall in Changi Airport
As if we needed more reasons to visit one of the world’s best airports! New sport climbing attraction Climb@T3 has opened in Terminal 3, featuring an 8m-tall High Wall and a 12m-long boulder wall. The Boulder Wall is best for younger and budding climbers, standing at just 2.5 metres tall. There’s also a programme called The Rock Tots, designed for children aged two to six, filled with activities and games aimed at helping children get comfortable with climbing.
Climb@T3, Changi Airport Terminal 3,#B3-01/02, Singapore 819663, www.climbt3.sg
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Opens in Sentosa
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has finally opened in Sentosa! The exhibition brings 300 of Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life through cutting-edge digital projections in a massive 1000sqm space. There are also VR experiences, amazing displays describing Van Gogh’s life and an art corner for kids and adults alike. Read more about exhibitions in Singapore here!
Deets: 1 March – Q3 2023, Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
New Staycation Hotel: Mondrian Singapore Duxton
New staycay hotel alert! Mondrian Singapore Duxton opens later this month and is set to be Singapore’s latest modern hotel within the city’s most happening precinct. Featuring 302 rooms and suites (inspired by traditional Singaporean architecture with contemporary flair) four amazing culinary ventures and a rooftop pool, we can’t wait to see what’s in store at this new spot!
Mondrian Singapore Duxton, 16A Duxton Hill, Singapore 089970