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What’s New Mama: Mandarin Oriental Closes for Revamp, ‘Tiny House’ Staycations on Lazarus Island & More

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Book a staycation at new tiny houses on Lazarus Island, try rock climbing at Changi Airport, visit the Van Gogh exhibition in Sentosa and find out more about the latest hotel in town – the Mondrian Singapore Duxton!

New month, new finds! Sentosa has just announced it’s launching staycations 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!

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Mandarin Oriental Singapore Temporarily Closed for Revamp

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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!

‘Tiny House’ Staycations on Lazarus from April 2023

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Staycations on Lazarus Island will open for booking from April 2023 (credit: Big Tiny Pte Ltd)

There will be more reasons to visit Lazarus Island very soon! Tiny Away Escape @ Lazarus Island is set to open for staycation bookings in April 2023, featuring five tiny houses measuring between 150sqft and 170sqft. Each eco-friendly tiny home will be kitted out with all the necessary fixtures for a comfortable short stay (including energy-efficient electrical appliances and complimentary biodegradable shampoo and body wash!). All it takes to get there is a short 15-minute boat ride from the Sentosa Jetty@Cove and you’ll have a fun island getaway in a unique tiny house hotel room! Some amenities and activities available include bicycle rental, Glasshouse and an air-conditioned multi-purpose space. The convenience store, overnight glamping and non-motorised water activities will be launched in phases from June. Details are to be confirmed on food availability. Watch this space!

          Read more: Guide to Lazarus Island and St John’s Island 15-30 Mins from Singapore

New 8-metre-tall Rock Climbing Wall in Changi Airport

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The new Climb@T3 rock climbing wall is located at Changi Airport Terminal 3, Basement 2

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.
Changi Airport Terminal 3,#B3-01/02, Singapore 819663,

          Read more: 17 Family-friendly Rock Climbing Gyms in Singapore

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Opens in Sentosa

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Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open in Resorts World 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!
location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Deets: 1 March – Q3 2023, Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269

New Staycation Hotel: Mondrian Singapore Duxton

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Mondrian Singapore Duxton Hotel is set to open in March 2023

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!
location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Mondrian Singapore Duxton, 16A Duxton Hill, Singapore 089970

          Read more: 25 Kid-Friendly Staycations in Singapore with Holiday Deals

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