Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience Comes to Sentosa, Changi Airport T2 reopens with a 4-storey waterfall display; there’s a new converted bus hotel at Changi Village, and more!
New month, new finds! With the year-end school holidays coming around the corner, we’re sure you’ll be looking for fun things to do with the kids. Which is why we’re stoked about a new retro-themed roller skating space and newly opened kids’ petting zoo and playgrounds at KidzWorld with Singapore Zoo! Plus we spill the beans on a new hotel next to Changi Village Hawker Centre with rooms made from 20 upcycled public buses, the new Kids21 flagship store, a new innovative toy range at Baby Central, all the deets on Changi Airport T2 and more.
Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in SG
Calling all Potterheads! Following a massively successful run in the US and the UK, Warner Bros. Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will make its Asia-Pacific debut in Sentosa, Singapore on February 3, 2024. Celebrating some of the most iconic forest scenes from the the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ series, you’ll come face-to-face with magical creatures including a Hippogriff, Nifflers, and more. Mesmerising lights will transform the Coastal Trail on Sentosa Island into a magical outdoor trail. Strike your best stance for a wand duel photo before trying your hand at casting a Patronus to illuminate the dark woods. Get your hands on the wizarding world beverage, Butterbeer™, and explore exclusive merchandise from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies at the gift shop. The experience is created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment in partnership with leading entertainment discovery platform Fever, and award-winning theatrical designers Thinkwell and Unify. Tickets will be available for purchase from November 16, starting at $51 for adults and $39 for children. Wizarding fans who sign up for the waitlist will unlock exclusive early access to secure tickets.
Changi Airport T2 Now Open with Digital Waterfall
Ready to step into a digital dreamscape? Head over to Changi Airport Terminal 2 to immerse yourself in a four-storey multimedia digital waterfall display and wander through an air-conditioned garden. The towering waterfall known as The Wonderfall is displayed across a 892-tile screen and will feature a four-minute musical show every half hour. Sit back and relax as you take in the mesmerising digital ‘sky’ that mimics the airport’s weather conditions in real time. Kids (and grown-ups) can explore more than 20,000 plants and a fish pond with a transparent platform, as they enjoy the sounds of more than 100 wildlife creatures. Here, you’ll get access to 16 airlines that take you to 40 cities, and you can shop at new retail stores and F&B options like Funko, Australian cafe Jones The Grocer, and even a liquor-tasting lounge with a robot bartender (only in the transit area).
Deets: Open daily
Changi Airport Terminal 2, 60 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819643
New: Hotel Made Out of Upcycled Buses
Can you imagine booking a night’s stay in a converted bus hotel? That’s exactly what’s on offer at The Bus Collective, a new hotel next to Changi Village Hawker Centre with rooms made from 20 upcycled public buses! As you hop on board, you’re greeted by the original windows, driver seats, and steering wheels – a nod to the Scania bus’s past. Room rates start from $398 per night for a bus, sorry, room, that can accommodate three with a king-size bed, sofa bed and bathtub. One room even has bunk beds and another has a wheelchair-accessible toilet located just outside the room. Bookings for The Bus Collective can be made now for stays from 1 December onwards.
SkyPark by Kiztopia @ Cineleisure
Get ready for this dynamic, sporty 8,000-square-foot play space in the heart of Orchard for kids (and grown-ups!) of all ages. Featuring rock climbing, high-energy elements and a multi-level play structure with gamified challenges to foster friendly competition and fun bonding opportunities, this upcoming indoor play space will be a hit with kids. Plus, we hear that Kiztopia will also open a new outlet at Jewel Changi Airport. Most of the deets are still under wraps for now, so be sure to check back again later for more.
Deets: Opening in November 2023
Kiztopia @ Cineleisure, 8 Grange Rd, Singapore 239695
Bubble: New Toy Range at Baby Central
We’re always on the lookout for quality toys for little ones, so we’re stoked about Baby Central’s new innovative and modern range of toys: Bubble. Elevate your tot’s playtime with these high-quality wooden toys, adorable plushies and silicone toys (for those itchy teething gums!). Not only are these toys colourful and fun, but they’re designed to inspire imagination and creativity. Choose from a diverse assortment of educational, safe and durable toys that will cater to your child’s developmental needs and rest assured that you’ll truly get a bang for your buck. Whether you’re looking for a lovie for your baby to cuddle to sleep, silicone stacking cups to keep your tot busy or even an educational Wooden Numbers & Blocks Counting Set, these beautifully conceived and expertly crafted toys are perfect to add to your little one’s collection.
Quote SM15 to get 15% off Bubble products! T&Cs apply.
Baby Central, baby-central.com.sg/collections/bubble-en
New Direct Flight from SG to Koror, Palau
Already dreaming of your next vacation for the long weekends in 2024? We certainly are! You can now book a direct flight from Singapore to Koror, Palau that will be operated by Royal Bhutan Airlines (Drukair). The beautiful archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean is known for its natural untouched beauty – think crystal clear waters, lush forests and thriving coral reefs. So if your family loves outdoor adventure and water sports, plan a trip to Palau where you can snorkel, dive, hike and get up close with wildlife. Plus, we hear that The Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has one of the most stunning landscapes on Earth. Be sure to add this to your bucket list when you’re there and snap plenty of those Insta-worthy photos!
Deets: Direct flights commence from 23 November 2023 by Royal Bhutan Airlines (Drukair). Flight operate once a week on Thursdays from 23 November to 20 December 2023. From 21 December 2023, there will be two flights weekly on Thursdays and Sundays.
Royal Bhutan Airlines, www.drukair.com.sg
New Personalised Acne Treatment at KINS Clinic
Struggling with acne? KINS Clinic focuses on creating personalised acne treatments, specially curated by their team of highly experienced dermatologists. They have developed and formulated effective treatments using microbiome to help you combat acne, accelerate healing and promote recovery. Whether you’re looking for an effective acne treatment, personalised rosacea treatment or simply want to maintain clear skin with a soothing and hydrating facial, then KINS Clinic is the place to go! For those looking to restore a youthful glow, try their Signature Hydrafacial which helps to restore the natural balance of beneficial bacteria on the skin and deeply cleanses and hydrates your complexion.
“The Signature Hydrafacial left my face feeling so clean and fresh! It reduced the appearance of tiredness around my eyes and gave me a youthful glow that motherhood has stolen from me. I love that it was not painful at all and was an overall relaxing experience. Thank you, KINS Clinic for pampering me!” ~ Cherilyn, writer at Sassy Mama SG
KINS Clinic, International Building #11-09, 360 Orchard Road, Singapore 23889
Kids21 New Flagship Store Opens at MBS
We’re always on the lookout for cute kids clothes in Singapore because let’s admit it, part of the fun of parenting includes getting your mini-me’s all dressed up! That’s why we’re excited to share this news: Kids21 opens its new flagship store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and launches a refreshed logo. This 3,500sqft. store features favourite brands like Stella McCartney, Balmain, Kenzo, Christian Louboutin and many more. Head over to shop chic and trendy designer kids’ clothes to get new looks for your kids’ wardrobes. From a glittering tutu for your sassy princess to a baby jumpsuit from Stella McCartney Kids, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something you love. Plus, you can even pick up kids’ accessories, toiletries, toys and games, which makes this a one-stop shop.
Deets: Open Sunday to Thursday, 10:30am – 10pm and Friday, Saturday & eve of PH, 10:30am – 11pm.
Kids21, 8 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-56A/C Singapore 018955
New KidzWorld at Singapore Zoo Now Open
Have you heard? The new KidzWorld at Singapore Zoo is now open! We love the colourful multi-sensory outdoor playground with slides, a sheltered sand pit, musical flowers and sunken trampolines. The air-conditioned petting zoo is a spacious place where kids can pet rabbits, cats and friendly rescue dogs. KidzWorld also has an interactive phygital learning experience that creates more exciting opportunities for kids to learn about the animal world through the Ranger Buddies Quest. There are also new interactive animal shows where kids can join the animals on stage and learn how to teach them tricks. We’re sad that that water playground is no longer here, but kids can cool off from the heat at an ever-changing water fountain maze. Just be sure to bring swimsuits and a change of clothes! Check out our kid-friendly guide to plan your next trip to the Singapore Zoo!
Deets: Open daily from 8:30am – 6pm (last entry at 5pm)
KidzWorld at Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
There’s a new retro roller-skating space RollerMania 3.0 coming to town! Go back in time at this one-of-a-kind roller skating experience and be mesmerised by neon lights and LED-lit wheels on the coolest roller skates ever. That’s not all – you’ll also get to enjoy amusement rides and carnival games at the Fiestamania carnival. There will even be retro arcade machines to bring back the good old days. Plus, don’t miss the neon-lit interactive displays where you can snap totally fab Insta-worthy photos to remember this family day of fun. So, save the date and get your most retro outfit ready for some roller skating fun! P.S. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner skater. There will be skate assist devices and protection gear so you can join in the fun too!
Deets: RollerMania 3.0 will open from 17 November 2023 to 1 January 2024.
Houston Rockets Takeover @ luckin coffee
Any basketball fans here? Coffee brand luckin coffee has a collaboration with the Houston-based professional basketball team, Houston Rockets, and the Jewel Changi Airport outlet now has its teeny store decked out in decal stickers and basketball gear.
Deets: luckin coffee @ Jewel Changi Airport, 8 Airport Boulevard #04 – 231/232 Singapore 819666