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What’s New: First Songkran Kids Festival at Wild Wild Wet & Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema

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The 2024 lineup for Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema open-air movies on the beach is out! Plus experience Chef Andre Chiang’s cooking at Raffles Hotel Singapore and grab luxe chocs at Le Chocolat Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton, MBS

New month, new finds! This month, tickets for one of our fave events the Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema go on sale! Snag tickets for open-air movies on the beach pronto! We bring you news of the first-ever Songkran Kids Festival at Wild Wild Wet, plus Singapore’s very first Lantern Festival which will feature gastronomic delights, a magical lantern-lit sky and an unforgettable after party. Mean Girls premieres in cinemas on 22 February, there’s a new luxury chocolate shop in town: Le Chocolat Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton, MBS, and more!

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1. First-ever Songkran Kids Festival at Wild Wild Wet

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Image: Wild Wild Wet (WWW)

This April, Wild Wild Wet (WWW) at Downtown East presents Singapore’s first-ever Songkran Kids Festival! For the entire month of April (all days except Tuesdays when the park is closed) from 12pm to 6pm, little ones and their families can look forward to a multitude of activities at WWW, including dance parties and workshops; live DJ performances and try-outs for the kiddos; an epic 25m-long elephant themed inflatable obstacle course; as well as playful water gun shoot-offs. WWW will also transform into a visual spectacle,  with massive colourful, life-size gummy bears decked out in Songkran-inspired pail hats and water guns slung across their backs.

Festival tickets start from $21 for children or $29 for adults; and exclusive kids-only weekend Splash passes are available at $50. Each festival pass includes a limited-edition elephant reusable straw and welcome drink (limited to the first 50 redemptions per day); while Splash Pass holders get an adorable elephant hooded towel, plus other Splash perks such as exclusive access to hair tinsel and air brush tattoo stations! Tickets here.


Wild Wild Wet, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599

2. Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema: Open-air movies on the beach


Can’t decide between going to the beach or the movies? Choose both! Enjoy blockbuster films in the open air, beachside with the return of Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema from 25 April to 12 May 2024! If you are new to the scene, expect a huge screen with deck chairs and noise-cancelling headphones. Turn up from 5pm for a sunset drink (a Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic is included in the ticket price!) at the beach bar where nibbles and dinner are available to buy too. A DJ will be playing some tunes to set the atmosphere until the movie starts at 7:45pm. Tickets are now on sale to Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema and the show lineup includes Sofia Coppola’s modern masterpiece Priscilla, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Past Lives nominated Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the 2024 Academy Awards. See you there!

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3. New chocolate shop Le Chocolat Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton, MBS

New chocolate shop Le Chocolat Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton, MBS
Image credit: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has launched Le Chocolat Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton, a dedicated chocolate store located in Marina Bay Sands and the first Chocolate Shop by the Maison outside of France. What’s on offer? An assortment of handcrafted luxury chocolates created by award-winning pastry chef, Maxime Frédéric. Drawing inspiration from Louis Vuitton’s iconic house codes, Frédéric employs creative techniques in handcrafting the exquisite chocolate treats. His centrepiece creation – Vivienne on Malle (trunk) is inspired by the Vivienne music box. When set in motion with a simple twist of a chocolate key, Vivienne pirouettes atop a trunk; showcasing the technical prowess and creativity of Maxime Frédéric who has perfected the art of constructing intricate chocolate gear mechanisms.

Louis Vuitton Island Maison, 2 Bayfront Avenue B1, Shop 36, Singapore 018972

4. Chef Andre Chiang at Raffles Hotel Singapore

What's New: Chef Andre Chiang Back in SG in March & Le Chocolat Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton, MBS

Internationally renowned Chef Andre Chiang, the singular Chinese chef celebrated across prestigious platforms such as the Michelin Guide, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and the Best Chef’s Top 100 Chefs, is back in Singapore with an exclusive residency at Raffles Hotel Singapore from 13 to 24 March 2024. Chef Andre Chiang will be cooking at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore, offering guests a unique opportunity to savour the distinctive flavours crafted by a maestro in modern gastronomy. Both lunch and dinner are available featuring signatures from Restaurant Andre and RAW in this exclusive 12-course menu priced at $650++ per guest, inclusive of selected alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage pairings. Book here or by email [email protected]

13 to 24 March 2024 at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore, $650++

5. SG’s First Sky Lantern Festival

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Sentosa is hosting the first-ever Singapore Sky Lantern Festival that promises an unforgettable evening. Start the afternoon with a Music Festival featuring the best from guest celebrity DJ’s favourite R&B, House, EDM, and Pop & Rock tracks. Indulge in a gastronomic selection of local and international food and drinks to refuel. Then light up your lanterns, release your wishes into the sky (lanterns are tethered at a certain height so they won’t disappear fully into the sky and cause damage to the environment!) and get your cameras ready to snap IG-worthy pics of this mesmerising experience. Plus, don’t miss the After Party, where you can dance the night away! Get tickets here.

Deets: $25 per child and $50 per adult, 21 February 2024, 3pm – 10pm, Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098236

6. Mean Girls in Cinemas: 22 February 2024

‘On Wednesdays we wear pink!’ The new Mean Girls (2024) film premieres in Singapore on 22 February 2024 (tentatively according to Cathay Cineplexes). The new version of Mean Girls is a musical based on the Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on the Mean Girls 2004 hit comedy film, and written by Tina Fey. Look forward to Angourie Rice as Cady Heron, and Reneé Rapp as Georgina George starring alongside Auliʻi Cravalho, Christopher Briney, Jaquel Spivey, and Bebe Wood. Screenplay writer Tina Fey reprises her role as Ms. Norbury, as well as Tim Meadows as Principal Duvall.

7. SLAY Jewellery: 15% off gorgeous hoops and huggies

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Image Credit: SLAY Jewellery

Looking for a bit of bling to add some va-va-voom to your look? SLAY Jewellery is a local, demi-fine jewellery brand with beautiful pieces that help you feel confident and elevate your style. The brand was founded by two sassy mothers with a love for jewellery and accessories that will give you that little bit of slay in your every day. SLAY Jewellery has just launched its first collection of hoop earrings, all 18k or 14k gold plated, sterling silver and nickel free so even those with sensitive skin can put on these dazzling, timeless pieces and wear them all day long. From classic hoops to huggies, their beautiful designs are perfect for everyday looks. Wear them as a solo statement piece or mix, match and stack to show off your style. Plus, the majority of their jewellery is under $100, so you don’t have to break the bank to purchase another piece for your collection or to gift a friend.

Quote SLAYSASSY to get 15% off. Valid until 29 February 2024. Not stackable with other promotions.

SLAY Jewellery,, @weareslayjewellery

8. The World of Studio Ghibli exhibition

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Image Credit: Studio Ghibli via ArtScience Museum

Fans of Studio Ghibli – get ready for an exciting immersive exhibition, The World of Ghibli at ArtScience Museum, where you’ll get to peek behind the scenes at how your favourite Studio Ghibli animation films come to life. Featured films include My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Most of the deets are still under wraps, so check back again for more info.

Deets: October 2024 – February 2025, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

9. K-pop group NewJeans to perform at Nike Orchard

What's New Mama: New Jeans at Nike Orchard
Image Credit: New Jeans via Instagram

Calling all fans of K-pop group NewJeans! Save the date on 3 February 2024 because this popular South Korean girl group will perform live at Nike’s newly opened flagship store in Orchard for Nike’s exclusive Member Days. This will be their first time performing in Singapore, and you can stand a chance to watch them for free. Simply download the Nike app from your respective app store and submit your answer to this question on 30 January 2024, “Tell us why you are the biggest NewJeans fan.” If you’re lucky enough to win free tickets to their live event, you’ll also get to be one of the first to buy the Air Max 90 LV8. More info here.

Deets: 3 February 2024, Nike at Paragon Shopping Centre, 268 Orchard Road #01-01/#02-01/#03-01, Singapore, 238856

10. Catch the 66th GRAMMY Awards live on Mediacorp platforms

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Image Credit: GRAMMYs via Instagram

Get ready for eclectic performances and epic results at the 66th GRAMMY Awards hosted by two-time GRAMMY nominee Trevor Noah. Catch all of the action at the GRAMMY Awards live on all Mediacorp platforms. Find out if your favourite artist will take home the title for their nominated category this year. More info here.

Deets: 5 February 2024, 9am – 12:30pm, watch live on mewatch

11. Futuristic Spherical Cable Cars at Mount Faber

What's New Mama - Mount Faber Cable Car
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One of Singapore’s iconic tourist attractions, Mount Faber Cable Car, will be getting an upgrade! Get ready to step into a futuristic spherical cable car cabins with a fully transparent glass bottom that will give you a stunning bird’s eye view of Singapore. These NexGen cable cars will be the fifth version since Mount Faber’s initial cable car launch and will likely continue to attract tourists from all over the world. Each cable car can fit up to six passengers, and one ride will last 30 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to soak in the view and snap some pics for the ‘gram! More info here.

 Deets: March 2024 (exact date of launch TBC), Mount Faber Cable Car, 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203

12. Luxury Hotel 21 Carpenter to Launch Neo-European Bistro Kee’s

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Image Credit: 21 Carpenter

Heritage hotel 21 Carpenter opened its doors in December and offers the perfect blend of heritage and modernity. This hotel transformed 1930s four-storey shophouses and added a five-storey extension, all thanks to the brilliant work of the architecture firm WOHA. Located in the heart of the city between Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, guests can enjoy easy access to the CBD and Chinatown areas. Plus, those who love art can immerse themselves in a collection of artworks curated by The Artling. In addition to a Garden Terrace and Infinity Pool & Lounge with gorgeous skyline views of Marina Bay, they will soon be opening Kee’s, a Neo-Bistro & Bar led by Michelin-starred Chef Andrew Walsh. Kee’s will offer exquisite European-inspired fare and a small selection of local classics to ensure that their guests never go hungry. More info here.

Deets: Quarter 1 of 2024, 21 Carpenter St, Singapore 059984


This post contains paid partnership content. Image Credit: EventBrite (top left), NewJeans via Instagram (top right), Recording Academy via Instagram (bottom left), Mount Faber Cable Car (bottom right)

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