You can now book tickets to the Ballons du Monde hot air balloon in Marina Bay! Plus there’s a new indoor playground in Clarke Quay, Hilton Singapore is open, new March holiday camps and more!
Big news this month! Popular bedding brand European Bedding has been rebranded to Heveya; Hilton Singapore has just opened above Mandarin Gallery; we’ve got promo codes for fun kids’ camps with Redwood Campus and Outdoor School Singapore; The Skincare Clinic offers wet wrap therapy for kids with eczema; Nickelodeon-themed playground opens; there’s a new National Geographic exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, and more!
Hot Air Balloon Ride in Marina Bay Now Open for Bookings
The hot air balloon in Marina Bay is ready for liftoff! The tethered Ballons du Monde hot air balloon is now open for bookings at $265 per person, which includes a 5- to 7-minute flight and a non-alcoholic drink. Each 50-minute experience will start with an introduction to ballooning where you’ll learn more about its history, followed by the short flight and a celebratory toast when you land! Only groups of maximum 3 people are allowed to make group bookings. Ballons du Monde may adjust group sizes depending on passenger weight and weather conditions.
Ballons du Monde, Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018970, ballonsdumonde.com/book-tickets
Tanjong Pagar Eco Playground
If you happen to be in Tanjong Pagar, head to the new Eco Playground at Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green! With some structures available for open-ended play in a sprawling 1,650sqm space, kids will get to climb, jump and run wild! Organisers are also planning to use the space to host outdoor concerts and carnivals here now that Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events!
Tanjong Pagar Eco Playground, Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green in the middle of Tras Link, Wallich Street and Peck Seah Street
The Polliwogs Opens at Clarke Quay Central
There’s a new indoor playground in Clarke Quay! The Polliwogs Clarke Quay Central features a fully padded play area with a range of fun attractions, including a mirror maze, bouncy nets, mega slides and ball pits, a treehouse-themed toddler play area and an air guns range! We heard there’ll even be a ‘Cat Interactive Zone’ opening soon. With a cafe on-site serving savoury and sweet snacks plus hot and cold refreshments, parents can kick back while the kids run wild at the playground.
The Polliwogs, Clarke Quay Central #04-63, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817, bookable via Klook
Read more: 36 Best Indoor Playgrounds in Singapore
Le Le Finally Joins the Main Giant Panda Exhibit at River Wonders!
Now almost seven months old and weighing a whopping 15.86kg, Le Le the giant panda cub has fast outgrown his nursery! He has just joined parents Jia Jia and Kai Kai at the River Wonders Giant Panda exhibit, so you can now see the whole panda family in action on your next visit! The animal carers at River Wonders even had to do some ‘baby proofing’ for the exhibit, removing any potential risks such as draining the water area and replacing it with leaves and pine bark chips!
River Wonders (River Safari), 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826, www.wrs.com.sg
Naturally Nurtured Australia Produce Now Available at Cold Storage
Healthier, nutritiously rich and free from dangerous chemicals and heavy metals, Naturally Nurtured Australia’s fresh produce is now available at Cold Storage Great World City! The range includes a fresh selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables, grass fed lamb, goat and beef produce, dairy, seafood and bush foods, all flown in weekly from Western Australia. Thanks to sustainable regenerative farming methods where farmers naturally nurture the soil and a pristine landscape, the produce comes out highly nutritious so we can enjoy food that’s tastier, safer and richer. We got to try a basket of the good stuff and we’ll say one thing: you have to try it to experience the freshness! The plums and peaches were delightfully sweet; the Prince of Orange potatoes were perfectly buttery for a weekend shepherd’s pie; crisp, fresh red kale and a large head of cauliflower for everything from stir fries to cauli rice; and of course decently sized avocados with creamy insides that made amazing breakfast platters with some eggs and toast! While Naturally Nurtured Australia can only be found at Cold Storage GWC at the moment, we hear they’ll be available on Shopee and Lazada very soon. So keep your eyes peeled!
Naturally Nurtured Australia is now available at Cold Storage Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1 – 139, Singapore 237994
Sakura display at Gardens by The Bay: Free Entry for Blue & Orange CHAS card holders
The Sakura floral display at Gardens by The Bay is back! If you own an orange or blue CHAS card, you’ll enjoy complimentary entry to the Flower Dome from now till 11 March (subject to availability of time slots) as a thank you from Gardens by the Bay for the support from the community over the last 10 years! The Sakura display is now in its seventh consecutive year since it began in 2016, and features the colourful tokidoki characters this time. The Sakura floral display is now on till 3 April 2022. Admission to Flower Dome applies.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/sakura-2022
Meet PAW Patrol, Dora the Explorer at The World Of Nickelodeon Singapore 2022
If you’ve got a kiddo who loves SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer or Bubble Guppies, head to The World of Nickelodeon! This new pop-up playground is the first-ever Nickelodeon-themed entertainment centre to hit our shores. There are immersive games such as a Jellyfish Hunt, Adventure Bay Fire Rescue, The Ninja Vertical Challenge, and the Jungle Jump-a-thon. Recharge at the one-of-a-kind Slime Lounge, before hitting the Bikini Bottom Bubble Bash or a final Mutant Mission!
The World of Nickelodeon – Singapore, till 17 April 2022 at Let’s Play @03-208/209, Marina Square Singapore, tickets available at www.sistic.com.sg/events/nick0622
Goodbye European Bedding, hello Heveya®️
European Bedding is now Heveya®️! On top of their popular organic latex mattresses (safe and all-natural for all ages, even babies!), pillows and ergonomic bed bases, Heveya also offers Bamboo and French Linen bedsheets, organic duvets, mattress protectors and even decorative pillows and throws, so you can rest easy knowing your whole family is sleeping in a healthier, natural environment! Heveya is big on sustainability and charity efforts, pledging to plant 12,000 trees in 2022, and actively sponsors students of the Sumba Hospitality Foundation as well as local charities in each country they’re active in – namely Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia.
Celebrate World Sleep Month with Heveya and enjoy free delivery for all orders for the whole month of March 2022! Enter code SASSYDELIVERY
Heveya®️ , www.heveya.sg
Outdoor School Singapore Kids’ Camps
Looking for a kids’ camp that offers lots of interaction with the outdoors? Outdoor School Singapore believes that most learning takes place outside the four walls of a classroom! Their day adventures and camps for children between the ages of 4 and 9 allow little learners to discover nature parks in Singapore while developing ecological awareness, empathy and intelligence, in order to become risk-takers and responsible, resilient citizens. Some of the skills covered during the camps include knot-tying, map-reading and risk management, which are also essential skills in our daily lives. Children will also have the chance to learn about animals, flora and fauna through exciting first-hand experiences at Singapore’s diverse nature reserves and parks. The adventure and day camps are also fuss-free with meals and transport provided. Coming up, they’re offering 3-day holiday camps over the Easter/Spring Break holidays, plus the Survival Series, a 4-week programme that offers a weekly day adventure.
Siblings who sign up together will each receive $30 shopping vouchers! Simply forward your Eventbrite Order Summary to [email protected], and they’ll be in touch with collection details.
Outdoor School Singapore, outdoorschool.sg
Redwood Campus’s New Coding & Robotics Centre
Coding and robotics school Redwood Campus has just opened a new centre offering classes to kids aged 5 to 16! Redwood Campus incorporates a lot of character building in their curriculum, as a good character is paramount to having a positive mindset, better social interactions and academic perseverance for students. Establishing a strong virtuous character will benefit students as they mature and progress along their academic route as well as manoeuvre their way into adulthood. These values are taught through their classes, especially during after-school care centre activity hours till 6pm. Add-on services such as pick-up, school holiday extra hours, tuition, coding and robotics are also available.
Tell them Sassy Mama sent you and enjoy 20% off first-time sign-ups!
Redwood Campus, 263A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574390,
The Skincare Clinic’s wet wrap treatment for kids with eczema
Looking for a more effective solution to your little one’s eczema flare-ups? The Skincare Clinic offers wet wrap therapy, which is an eczema treatment that begins with a hydrotherapy spa followed by a massage of emollients over the affected areas before ending off with a wet wrap treatment. It has many benefits, including a decrease in staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) found on your skin, and reducing redness and inflammation. The treatment provides a soft layer of protection that locks in moisture and helps to soothe, calm, and rehydrate skin. Most importantly, it increases the effectiveness of topical medications, so that there’s less reliance on steroid creams. The Skincare Clinic operates six days a week from Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 6pm, with night clinic appointment slots till 8pm – so helpful for working parents who can’t make it to appointments during the day! Consultations for eczema is $50 and Wet Wrap Therapy starts from $60.
The Skincare Clinic, Camden Medical, 1 Orchard Boulevard #06-05, Singapore 248649, Tel: (+65) 8866 0605, skincareclinic.sg
New Asian Vegetarian cookbook: A Spark of Madness + Exclusive One-night-only Themed Dinner at The Dempsey Project
Looking to expand your meatless recipe repertoire? A Spark of Madness by Simran Savlani is the newest Asian vegetarian cookbook to add to your kitchen counter! Made up of 116 recipes from Mekong Delta to Malacca Strait, India to China, East Asia and some classic Brunch Picnics and Baked Goodies, this cookbook offers foolproof, flavourful recipes that will delight vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. You’ll also find a wide range of vegan and gluten-free dishes. Simran Savlani is not your typically trained chef – funnily enough, she’s notorious for not following recipes, yet her recipes have been developed through years of following her passion. A Restaurant Management graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Simran is adept at melding cuisines, flavours, and ingredients, and has launched restaurants across Asia and even Africa.
This March, she’s hosting ‘A Mad Dinner’ at Sassy Mama-fave The Dempsey project, featuring an 8-course dinner that takes you on a journey through Asia with dishes from each section of the book. Get tickets to the exclusive dinner on Thursday, 17 March at 8pm – tickets are $564.96 for a table of 4 (GST and service charge included).
Hilton Singapore Reopens in New Location
Hilton Singapore Orchard is now open at the heart of Orchard Road above luxury shopping centre Mandarin Gallery. The new 1,080-room property features a modern contemporary design that pays homage to Singapore’s rich colonial history and agricultural heritage. You can find a number of curated dining concepts including residential all-day dining restaurant Estate, lobby bar and lounge Ginger.Lily, and Osteria Mozza by celebrated chef Nancy Silverton. Time to get booking for your next staycay!
Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238867, www.hilton.com/en/hotels/sinorhi-hilton-singapore-orchard
National Geographic’s new Weird but True! exhibition
National Geographic brings a series of four exciting and educational exhibitions to Gardens by The Bay! Discover interesting facts through interactive stations about the world around us. For example, did you know vanilla comes from a kind of orchid? Or that about 420 million years ago, mushrooms grew taller than giraffes? Head to the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay and check out Weird But True! till 31 July 2022! Admission charge to Cloud Forest applies.