Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa has opened for staycations! Plus indulge in at-home pampering, check out a new toy store, a new chocolate shop, hear about The Fabulous Baker Boy’s 2021 comeback and more
New month, new finds! We’re ending the year with a bang – more staycation spots have popped up (some are really value for money too!); we give you the scoop on a new mobile spa service to try; check out the newest toy store in town; try a family-friendly group training session to kick those New Year’s resolutions into place; read up on famed The Fabulous Baker Boy’s 2021 comeback; try a new chocolate shop that only uses cacao sourced within Asia, and more!
Swipe through to see what’s new in Singapore for December 2020!
Lead image sourced via Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa
We’ve heard of mobile beauty services that come to you, but some are pretty pricey and offer a limited menu of services. Enter Urban Company, a home service platform that offers manicures, pedicures, facials, eyelash extensions and other professional beauty services right in the comfort of your home or office! After much success in India, UAE and Australia, they’re now available in Singapore. What we love is the convenience. Just select, schedule and book, and a highly qualified and experienced professional comes to you to provide a standardised service at a fixed price.
All prices are transparent, with no hidden costs (transportation cost is included in the booking price!) — Express Gel Mani-Pedi Bundle starts from just $49. Their beauty professionals can come as early as 2 hours after you’ve made your booking, complete with all the necessary equipment (they provide disposables, how hygienic!) and tools to provide you with a premium and mess-free experience. With premium services provided at an affordable price and convenience, booking a spa sesh with Urban Company is a no brainer for us mamas – this makes it so easy to get our self-care no matter how busy our schedule!
Sign up for their membership plans and enjoy an extra 10% off all services.
Want to get a head start on those New Year’s fitness resolutions? Join Fitness Functions for their 2021 group training sessions and you could be a step closer to your fitness goals! The Group Training Program begins by setting specific and realistic goals for each individual. There’s always variety and challenge in the regimes so you won’t be repeating the same workout over and over. Trainers will guide you through good nutrition and help you hold accountability for your dedication to the program. There will also be a guide to self-training, teaching you how to recover and maximise training effectively on your own. The whole program concludes in 24 sessions – a proven timeline backed by 15 years in the industry! It ensures you’ll be able to follow their consistent training regime and achieve effective results from it.
Where: Sessions are conducted at Botanic Gardens Time –
When: Every Tuesday and Friday, 9am
How much: The first 24 sessions cost just $360
[email protected], Tel: (+65) 9654 7064
Is it possible to learn code without screens? The Learning at Home Set is an assortment of materials for children to learn coding at home! Developed at MIT, this carefully designed set includes timeless Montessori-inspired learning materials and a handbook to guide kids 3 to 9 years old through over 30 lessons. The set covers a wide range of topics, including sorting algorithms, binary trees, binary codes, encryption, patterns, mapping and more. It’s all made with natural materials and is ethically sourced and manufactured in the USA. Place your orders before 15 December 2020 to receive your set before Christmas!
FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY
To commemorate the launch, Learning Beautiful is giving away one Learning at Home set (worth $295)! The giveaway runs from 4 – 18 December 2020 on Learning Beautiful’s Facebook and Instagram.
We know travel is still not on the cards yet, but how could we not tell you about the cool new Mountain Buggy skyrider?! This awesome stroller-luggage is a problem solver for families who are travelling or staycationing – no need for a stroller and carry on luggage at the same time when you can have a two-in-one! The skyrider easily transforms into a travelling seat for toddlers up to 15kg whilst still retaining its luggage storage capacity. When not in travel seat mode, it can quickly switch back into a normal 4-wheel, stylish carry on suitcase! Check out the Mountain Buggy skyrider in action below:
There’s a new toy store in town! LittleShop is opening at Marina Square on 5 December 2020 with a unique selection of the best quality toys, aiming to inspire imaginative play, challenge kids’ technical insights and skills, promote fun STEM learning and enhance parent-child bonding. There’s also a range of organic cotton and hypoallergenic corn fibre plush toys that meet the highest safety standards – so even the littlest ones can join in the fun! We’re so psyched about The Experiential Corner, featuring the largest collection of toy kitchenettes in Singapore. So if you’ve got a junior masterchef in the making, you know where to bring them!
LittleShop at Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-25/282, Singapore 039594
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa
Yes, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa has reopened for staycations and is taking reservations for stays from 10 December 2020! Check out all their staycation offers here.
Fairmont Singapore: Mumcation Package
The Mumcation package includes all things that mamas covet! Starting from just $385++ for a single guest, the package includes a 90-minute Aromatherapy Relaxation Massage, High Tea at Anti:dote for two, a chill breakfast in bed, a 1-night stay at Fairmont Singapore, a set of UNIQLO loungewear and a Lush bath set that includes a bath bomb and face mask!
NEW Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
Thailand-based Dusit Thani is set to open in Singapore this month! The wellness-focused urban resort is nestled within the grounds of the acclaimed Laguna National Golf & Resort Club. It’s beautifully designed and offers 198 tastefully-decorated rooms and suites – watch this space as we update you on all the staycation deets!
Read more: Best Family Staycations in Singapore + Deals
After their departure earlier this year, The Fabulous Baker Boy is making a much-awaited comeback and relaunching their multi-concept F&B brand at Aliwal Arts Centre in January 2021! We hear it’ll be a larger space with an expanded menu. The multi-concept bakery, patisserie, cake shop, café, restaurant and caterer to the arts centre, is the only place in Singapore to combine all these elements under one roof and kitchen.
The all-day brunch and lunch menu will include some new items such as Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli with burnt butter and sage, Sourdough Pizzas and Hasselback Potatoes with a saucy local twist will replace regular french fries. Popular favourites such as Corn Beef Hash, Chicken & Waffles and Ju’s Prawn Pasta that draw customers back time and time again will remain on the menu. And of course the stunning arsenal of cakes will be available!
The Fabulous Baker Boy, 28 Aliwal Street Singapore, Singapore 199918
Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie launches its first open-concept retail space in 23 Sin Ming Road, off Upper Thomson Road. They specialise in artisanal chocolate bon bons, chocolate bars, iced and hot drinking chocolate and chocolate liqueur. Using only cacao sourced within Asia, Mr. Bucket aims to put Asian chocolate on the map.
Tickle your tastebuds with exciting bon bon flavours such as: Salted Egg Yolk, made in collaboration with gourmet snack company The Golden Duck; Mala, made with mala oil from local zi char shop, Hao Zhang Ji Chicken Claypot in Boon Lay; and Double Soy Sauce Caramel, made from Kwong Woh Hing soy sauce.
Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie, 23 Sin Ming Road Singapore 570023
Got a picky eater on your hands? Try these new healthy dietician-approved jams and sauces by HaruPlate! They’ve crafted magical blends from whole fruits and vegetables (optimally minimising the bitter and sour notes generally disliked by kids) using a combination of the ripest ingredients of naturally sweet profiles, herbs and spices. Every sauce is simmered for up to 5 hours and reduced, and contain no added artificial preservatives, salt and refined sugars.
“I love the recipe cards that came with my order! Using them as a guide, I prepared my 1-year-old some yummy applesauce sandwiches with the Chunky Apple Jam and made a kid-friendly fried rice with the sweet (not spicy!) Tomato Sambal. We can’t wait to try more recipes with the other sauces. My Sassy kiddo gives them a two thumbs up!” – Syazana
HaruPlate sauces and condiments are available at haruplate.com, RedMart, Shopee, Lazada and select NTUC FairPrice Finest stores.
Baby and kids’ skincare alert! We all know how newborn and young skin can get easily irritated and have a reduced tolerance to potentially aggravating skincare products, so it’s important for them to use products with naturally derived ingredients. ELLE Baby and ELLE kids are two Australian designed and French inspired product ranges with the gentlest products formulated for your little one’s sensitive skin. We love how gentle they are on young bubs, plus oh how good every product smells!
Privé has opened their 10th outlet and it’s now at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute in Robertson Quay! Overlooking a lovely view of the Singapore River Alkaff Bridge, it makes for a nice spot for nibbles any time of the day.
41 Robertson Quay, STPI, #01-01 Singapore, Singapore 238236