This month looks set to be full of red-and-white vibrance as we celebrate SG57 with almost pre-pandemic abandon. Join us as we keep you on the radar of all things fresh and fun to see, do, eat, and shop on our little red dot this month. From the newest playgrounds and pop-ups to world-class productions and family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to engage everyone in the family. Read on to find out what else is in store for you and the kids in August 2022!
My Community Festival 2022
Discover the beloved places and spaces that make Singapore home with the third edition of My Community Festival 2022. Expect 64 unique tours and experiences across eight programme series. Visit the homes of various communities with anchor programme “My Home, Truly”. These include a foreign worker dormitory, Singapore’s last kampung, Jalan Besar rental flats, and expat enclaves. Then participate in revival workshops with a soft toy ‘doctor’, kintsugi artist, stained glass rescuer, and decluttering expert. There will also be three festival villages at Changi Village, Alexandra Village, and Chinatown over three weekends.
From 5 to 21 August in various locations. More details here
Le Le’s Panda-stic Party
The first Giant Panda cub born in Singapore is turning one on 14 August! Put on your party hats and join River Wonders for a month-long day-to-night Panda-stic Party that continues into his parents’ Kai Kai and Jia Jia’s birth month in September. Pen down your well-wishes for Le Le and capture panda-stic memories with Giant Panda mascots. Create your own Glo-Art crafts and participate in LED canvas art workshops. The fun continues after dark with the Spark-tacular Bamboo Cake and bamboo-tiful LED decorations and light-art installations.
From 5 August to 11 September at River Wonders. More details here
PAssionArts Festival 2022
Themed “Connecting HeARTs, Connecting Us!”, the festival brings the arts into the heartlands while celebrating the creativity of Singaporeans. 48 Festival Villages islandwide showcase vibrant art activities and programmes involving over 64,000 residents, 200 artists and art groups, and 89 Community Arts & Culture Clubs. Remember to leave your mark on giant art murals and see some come alive through augmented reality!
Till 30 September at various locations. More details here
Beat My Track Record with Subway Singapore
Turn your steps into Subway vouchers and potential cash prizes with Subway Singapore’s Beat My Track Record Challenge. It’s a fun activity for family who loves playing mobile games! Simply walk a specific number of steps in real life to collect virtual ingredients and assemble in-game Subway sandwiches. Make as many Subs as you can to unlock vouchers that you can redeem at Subway restaurants islandwide. The top five on the leaderboard each week stand to win cash prizes of up to $3000. Walked up an appetite? Drop by a Subway restaurant, where the iconic Italian B.M.T Sub gets special upgrades this National Day season!
GO & SEE
Singapore Garden Festival 2022
Singapore’s premier international garden and flower show returns in new locations at Orchard Road and Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG). Festival highlights at ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City include edibles, show garden, and floral competitions, and gorgeous installation displays. Over at SBG, catch the Orchid Competition, Landscape Design Challenge, and Singapore Gardeners’ Cup displays. The SBG Heritage Festival, which is also happening concurrently, offers concerts, tours, talks, and exhibitions. You’ll also find plants, gardening products, arts and crafts, and delicious food for sale at the MarketPlace.
Till 7 August at ION Orchard & Ngee Ann City; and till 9 August at Singapore Botanic Gardens. More details here
Singapore Night Festival 2022
The Singapore Night Festival returns to illuminate the lesser-known stories in the heart of Singapore’s arts and heritage precinct. Quite aptly after a two-year hiatus, it follows the theme ‘Rebirth’. Taking place nightly from 7.30pm to 12 midnight, this year’s festival will present over 55 vibrant and eclectic experiences. Look forward to a plethora of activities, including six projection mapping installations and 14 Night Lights installations. Not to mention many more performances, experiential programmes, and food and retail experiences.
19 to 27 August at the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct. More details here
Gretel and Hansel (Mandarin) – 糖果屋历险记
Gretel’s life turns upside down when her new brother Hansel arrives. He gets all the attention and poor Gretel is told to ‘grow up’ because she’s a ‘big girl’ now. But Gretel doesn’t want to be big. And she doesn’t want the annoying little brother who’s too small to play. One day, the siblings get lost in the forest, and Gretel must decide whether having a little brother is better than not having one. Based on the Brothers Grimm classic, Gretel & Hansel takes audiences on a thrilling and imaginative journey. It will help encourage children to work together, appreciate their siblings, and understand the importance of family love. Currently staged in Mandarin; due to popular demand, it will also be performed in English during the school September holidays.
10am on weekdays; 11am & 2pm on weekends & public holidays at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT. More details here
Crea8 Sustainability Competition Exhibition 2022
Earlier this year, PacificLight invited students to share their interpretation of a sustainable Singapore through innovative artwork and product designs. Following the competition closure, this year’s Crea8 Sustainability Competition exhibition not only showcases artwork and projects by the 2022 winners, but winners from the last six years as well. View the students’ imaginative take on making Singapore a sustainable place to live, work and play. Learn more about the beauty of nature and environmental issues as well.
Daily except Tuesdays at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery till 17 October. More details here
EAT & DRINK
PrimaDéli’s Le Le Birthday Cake
Get ready to celebrate the birthday of Singapore’s darling baby panda, Le Le. Can’t make it to River Wonders? No worries. Express your joy with the nation with PrimaDéli’s beary cute Le Le Cake. Featuring delicious chocolate sponge with layers of blueberry jam filling, the limited-edition cake is as yummy as it is cute. Tuck into these adorable mini cakes (approximately 350 g) and sing a happy birthday song to Le Le!
$12.80 at all PrimaDéli outlets islandwide from 1 to 31 August. More details here
Kozen Sushi Bar & Restaurant
A new sushi joint has opened at the up-and-coming foodie enclave of Flanders Square. And it’s perfect for celebrating the birthdays of your sushi-crazy friend or family member. Imagine a Birthday Sushi Cake filled with sushi rice tossed with tobiko. The icing on the cake? Layers of fresh sashimi, ikura, hotate, and unagi! Kozen Sushi Bar & Restaurant also offers a medley of creative nigiri, maki, and sashimi platters. Must-tries include Unagi Tamagoyaki, Black Truffle Foie Gras Roll, and Kozen Sushi Set, for a taste of Kozen signatures.
Open daily except Tuesdays at 22 Flanders Square. More details here
Estate’s Lobster, Crab and Seafood Themed Dinner Buffet
Love seafood? Then head to Hilton Singapore Orchard’s all-day dining restaurant as a bottomless bounty of oceanic delights takes centrestage. Start off with fresh seafood on ice, including Maine Lobster and Snow Crab Legs. Follow up with Lobster Thermidor, Crab and Lobster Bisque, and Gluten Free Baby Lobster Pasta cooked live. Local delights include Singapore Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab, and Kam Heong-style Crabs, as well as Crispy Cheong Fun with Soft Shell Chilli Crab, Steamed Flower Crab Noodles, and White Crab Bee Hoon with Chinese wine. All these on top of Estate’s all-time variety of local and regional favourites, cheeses and charcuterie, and desserts galore.
From $158++ per adult and $79++ per child at Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard from 5 to 28 August. More details here
Sourbombe Opening at Jewel Changi Airport
Quick on the heels of its first outlet at 9 Penang Road, Sourbombe lands at Jewel this month. Good news for fans of its decadent bomb-shaped cream-filled doughnuts! An innovative mashup of sourdough and Italian bomboloni, bestselling flavours include Lavender Lime Mascarpone and Basque Burnt Cheesecake. Look forward to exciting new items exclusive to the Jewel outlet, including soft serve on bombe and sourdough waffles. We can’t wait to try the new sourdough dipping bowls with scrambled eggs, guacamole, and burrata too!
Lamalolly Presents Carter’s Children’s Apparel
Multi-label childrenswear shopping concept Lamalolly adds Carter’s to its stable of leading children’s brands, from FOX Baby to adidas Kids. A popular go-to brand for parents in the know, the American label offers everything from babywear to playwear and sleepwear. Quality materials, hardy construction, and colourful prints ensure the clothes grow with your little ones. We think these Cherry Tank Bodysuits are adorable, don’t you? They come in affordable multi-packs, to boot.
Shop at #02-239 VivoCity or online at www.lamalolly.com
TwoHerbs’ Hair Loss Treatment
In a bid to help his wife when she faced postpartum hair loss, Riff Lim got to work researching and formulating a unique blend of 100 per cent Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. Comprising Korean Red Ginseng, Neem, Amla, He Shou Wu, Bhringraj, Brami, Ginseng, and Dang Gui, the treatment proved highly effective. It addresses deep-rooted hair issues, showing results in just three months of treatment. TwoHerbs also makes hair loss treatment accessible to all, with pay-per-session treatments at affordable price points (from $34).
Available at three outlets in Ang Mo Kio, Hougang & Woodlands. More details here
UNO® All Wild™
For many of us who grew up playing UNO, it remains a household staple. The number one card game in the world transcends time, language, culture, and age. Its latest edition takes family game nights up another notch, with only wild cards in the deck! There may be no matching of numbers or colours, but it’s definitely not as easy as it sounds. Take turns playing Skip, Double-Skip, Draw, Targeted Draw, Reverse, and Hand Swap cards until all your cards are gone. This edition is as addictive as it is exhilarating for anyone seven years and up.
New on Netflix this August 2022
Gear up for some family-friendly Netflix films coming your way, starting with Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie on 5 August. More Netflix kids and family highlights include He-Man and The Masters of The Universe, Angry Birds: Summer Madness, Lost Ollie, and Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure. Other must-watch shows to add to your watch-list include Dr Seuss’ The Lorax, R.L Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It, and The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water.
Add them to your watchlist on Netflix
National Geographic August 2022 Watchlist
Join Cesar Millan as he takes on his most challenging cases in season two of his fur-ever favourite series. Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog premieres on 3 August on National Geographic. Nat Geo Wild will also be premiering Malaysia’s Last Tigers on 12 August. Get a rare glimpse of the majestic tigers living deep in the forests across the Causeway. Other exciting series to look out for include Primal Survivor: Mighty Mekong, Land of the Giants: Wild Fish, and Something Bit Me!
Catch them on National Geographic (Singtel CH 201, Starhub CH 411) & Nat Geo Wild (Singtel CH 207, Starhub CH 413)
(See also: 23 Nostalgic Movies to Watch with Your Kids)
Featured image: Carter’s @ Lamalolly