From a kitchenware sale and baking classes at ToTT to initiatives in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and swoon-worthy rattan furniture, here’s what’s new this month
New month, new finds! This month, we’re stocking up on all things kitchen, cooking and baking with the ToTT Anniversary Sale (up to 80% off!); support Breast Cancer Awareness month with Yakult’s collaboration with Breast Cancer Foundation and a new line of eco-friendly candles and essentials oils founded by a breast cancer survivor-turned-entrepreneur; check out National Library Board’s new children’s book subscription service; join us as we gush over local designer Ong Shunmugam’s stunning new collection of rattan furniture; check out a Swapaholic’s new Swap Shop in town and more.
Swipe through to see what’s new in Singapore for October 2020!
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ToTT turns 10! The store for all things cooking and baking celebrates 10 years with their ToTT Anniversary Sale. Head to any of their two locations in Century Square and Suntec City throughout the month of October to enjoy $10 Deals, Star Buys, 10% off storewide and up to 80% off selected products including items from Jamie Oliver, Nordic Ware, Cuisinart and more! There will also be an Anniversary Lucky Draw, up to 150 prizes in the sure-win instant dips, and a variety of baking and cooking classes you can join!
Bake for a good cause as ToTT collaborates with non-profit charity organisation Food From The Heart for the Baking With Love initiative – simply sign up for weekly classes for just $38 and half of the bakes from each class will be donated to the charity! Parents and kids alike will also enjoy Bake & Go, a series of cupcake baking and decorating classes in collaboration with Marks & Spencer. You’ll get to bake rich chocolate cupcakes, decorate them with Percy Pig gummies and Halloween candy, and kids can try their hand in an apron design contest for a chance to win mystery gifts! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for special anniversary cooking classes – both in-store and virtually.
Bake & Go classes: 3 & 31 October (Century Square) and 9 & 24 October (Suntec City)
Anniversary Sale and other events happening on various dates in October 2020
ToTT Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5, #02-14 Century Square, Singapore 529509
ToTT Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-427 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Bake & Go classes: $24/pax ($21.60 for ToTT members)
ToTT x Food From The Heart baking classes: $38 for a bundle of classes every Sunday in October
Cooking classes from $10
Yakult is taking a stand against breast cancer! The iconic probiotic drink’s Fight Breast Cancer campaign aims to raise awareness in the community through fundraising for the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF). Funds will go towards programmes and services for breast cancer beneficiaries, as well as mammogram subsidies and awareness outreach activities for the community. The Fight Breast Cancer public education and outreach effort will be helmed by lots of Yakult ladies all clad in recognisable pink “Fight Breast Cancer” shirts with the Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Ribbon pin! The fabulous Yakult ladies will be going door-to-door to educate communities in Singapore on the disease and methods to aid early detection (like how to carry out self-examinations and more) through informative brochures.
Say hi to these Yakult ladies if you see them in your ‘hood!
Breathe Essentials Co is the result of founder Charlene Koh’s battle with breast cancer over the past year. She was first diagnosed with stage one breast cancer at the age of 35, but turned the painful experience into a chance to rejuvenate her career now that she has gone into remission. After discovering how essential oils managed to help her cope with tough treatments, she created a range of organic essential oils sourced and distilled in the French Riviera, and worked closely with a 200-year-old European fragrance house to create hand-poured scented candles. We got a whiff of these amazing candles and just have to say – we’re hooked! The unique wood wick is also known for a cleaner burn, and we can testify that the alluring scents permeate across the room in a matter of minutes (NB: I could even smell the candles through the box the moment they arrived on my doorstep! – Syazana, Editor).
The brand is also a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Image by Annabel Law Productions
It’s here! Luke’s Lobster of New York City brings their Maine-style lobster rolls to town. They have set up shack in a tiny 23-seater space on the ground floor of Isetan Scotts, next to the main entrance. The team rolls out soft toasted buttered rolls filled with sustainably sourced and traceable seafood. Click here for our full review and all the latest restaurant openings this month!
Luke’s Lobster, 350 Orchard Road #01-K4, Shaw House, Isetan Scotts, Singapore 238868, Tek: (+65) 6592 7642, www.facebook.com/lukeslobstersg
Has the rattan furniture craze got to you? Ong Shunmugam has taken this home decor trend to new heights with her new line of tableware, rattan and homeware. Designed by Priscilla Shunmugam, Ong Shunmugam rattan furniture and basketry is made in Malaysia, home to the greatest diversity of rattan. In the hands of veteran craftsmen, the use of Malaysia-harvested Rotan Manau, Rotan Mantang and Rotan Sega species with mixed mediums – batik and synthetic rattan from Indonesia, jacquard from China, indigenous Iban weave patterns (for the rattan chair seat) – make for a jaw-dropping collection of statement pieces that will become prized possessions for any home.
The National Library Board (NLB) has created The Little Book Box, a new monthly subscription service of curated books for children! For a monthly fee of just $10.70, receive a monthly loan of eight English children’s books delivered to your doorstep. It includes a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, which span a broad range of children’s interests and are catered for two age groups – 4 to 6 years old and 7 to 9 years old. A minimum subscription period of three months is required, following which the subscription will be automatically renewed for another 3 months unless terminated. The loan duration for books under this service is 21 days (excluding delivery time), and you can return the books at any of NLB’s 25 public libraries islandwide. This pilot service will be available for registration from 2 October 2020 onwards and will run until July 2021. It’s capped at just 1,000 subscribers on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign up quick!
Read more: Subscription Boxes in SG for Veggies, Toys and more
If you’ve never heard of Swapaholic, here’s the lowdown: it’s a clothing and accessories swap that allows you to trade in your fashion items in exchange for points to use on swapped items by fellow swappers (read our full review here!). While they used to operate on an events basis, they’ve had to adapt to the current pandemic and first introduced online swapping earlier this year. Now, they’ve opened a physical Swap Shop at Orchard Central – simply bring in your items to swap and you’ll get charged by the item (from just $3.50 per item!) before collating your total points and using them to find hidden gems by other swappers. The selection is often rotated so you’ll get to browse fresh finds each time, with apparel and accessories spanning women’s, men’s and children’s wear. Before you drop by, just make sure all your items are clean and in swappable condition – check out the guidelines here.
Get three additional swapping points with promo code SASSY3! Valid till 30 November 2020 across Swap Shop and Online Packages.
Swapaholic Swap Shop, 181 Orchard Rd, Orchard Central #04-07, Singapore 238896, www.swapaholic.com/shop
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