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December 2022: What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore
And just like that, it’s the first day of the last month of the year. Join us on the radar of all things fresh and fun to see, do, eat, and shop on our little red dot this month and beyond. From the newest playgrounds and pop-ups to world-class productions and family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to engage everyone in the family. Before counting down towards 2023, find out what else is in store for you and the kids in December 2022!
SEE & DO
Always wanted to visit Jurassic Park? Now you can, and in Yishun, no less! Head to the SAFRA Yishun clubhouse and embark on a 1.5-hour guided trail through Dinoland. Get up close with over 20 life-size animatronic dinosaurs while you trek through the ‘live’ indoor forest. Your little paleontologists will learn more about their favourite species, such as the Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl, T-Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor, and more. The experience also includes immersive activities from river crossings to digging for fossils.
$28 per person at SAFRA Yishun. More details here
Explore New Frontiers
Were you and your kids some of the almost 3 million visitors to Future World: Where Art Meets Science? If so, then here’s good news. Following extensive redevelopment, the exhibition reopens with a brand-new gallery at the ArtScience Museum. Exploring New Frontiers invites visitors to take flight and explore the world above in three interactive installations.
Simultaneously, Digital Light Canvas by teamLab over at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands also introduces a new artwork. Add your own drawings to Graffiti Nature – Red List, and take home a piece of it as a souvenir!
Special promo bundle to both exhibits available from $21 per child and $25 per adult till 31 December. More details here
Project Lionheart Exhibition
Project Lionheart is a ground-up initiative that celebrates the Singapore Spirit. It collects poignant stories that highlight five core qualities — Hope, Invention, Compassion, Duty, and Strength — that shone through the pandemic. Then it shares it back with the community through inspirational art installations, wall murals, music, theatre, and short films. This December, the roving exhibition will not only feature all five art installations and 20 stories of exceptional Singaporeans, but also musical and theatre performances by local artists.
2 to 11 December at Our Tampines Hub; 19 to 25 December at Suntec City; 29 December to 12 January 2023 at Changi Airport. More details here
Desaru Coast Daycations
How does a Splash-Out Day at Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast sound? Or experience an Out-in-Nature Day, complete with either Desaru Fruit Farm tour or a Junglewalla mangrove tour in Sedili. Both include a sumptuous meal at Big Easy Bar & Grill at The Els Club Desaru Coast. Alternatively, relax by the beach at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas after bottomless Saturday brunch at Sea.Fire.Salt. All daycation packages include return ferry tickets (Batam Fast ferry service runs daily from 15 December to 2 January 2023).
From RM398 nett per person; bookings available till 15 December for trips till 2 January 2023. More details here
PLAY & WIN
The new animated series, Transformers: EarthSpark, introduces a new generation of Transformers called Terrans, the first born on Earth. Together with their human family and classic characters like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, they fight the forces of evil. This December, you can roll out with the Transformers because Nickelodeon’s Optimus Prime-inspired truck is coming to Singapore. Look forward to making your own free collectible keychains and get wefies with larger-than-life characters. Then share your experiences on Instagram Reels to win prizes! Nickelodeon is also giving away five sets of the new Transformers: EarthSpark toys worth USD260. Enter here for your chance to win!
3 to 4 December at PLQ Mall; 10 to 11 December at Singapore Comic Con; 17 to 18 December at One Punggol; 24 to 25 December at Downtown East
Changi Jurassic Adventure
Go on the first-ever evening 3.5 km Puzzle Hunt at the Changi Airport Connector. Set off from T2 South Link to find over 30 checkpoints with family and friends — and smartphones. Answer trivia about the prehistoric era and take AR wefies with dinosaurs along the way. The first 3,000 sign-ups can look forward to more dino-tastic fun with free entry into Jewel Changi Airport’s Jewel-rassic Quest. All participants of Changi Jurassic Adventure also stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes, including air tickets to exotic destinations!
From 5pm on 10 December; from $39.90 per person. More details here
Can’t get enough of the gigantic reptilians? Then step — cautiously — into Jurassic Nest, Singapore’s first dinosaur-themed food hall. Dine with the hyper-realistic animatronic dinosaurs, such as the T-Rex, Oviraptor, and five-metre-tall Brachiosaurus. Watch them come alive in the lush Jurassic setting, while you dig into Michelin-rated eats and more. From now till 18 December, Tiktok-ers aged 18 years and below stand a chance to win $1,888 in cash. Simply share your experience with right tags and the video with the highest views wins.
Till 18 December at Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay. More details here
Subway Count-and-Win Chicken Bowl
To celebrate its 26th anniversary, Subway Singapore launches tasty chicken bowls alongside the returning festive Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie. Look forward to Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki and Spicy Mexican Chicken. The party gets upsized as Subway and Kallang Wave Mall together serve up a Count-and-Win giant Chicken Bowl. Simply guess how many toy chickens it contains and stand to win exclusive merchandise and vouchers. In the meantime, spend at least $20 at any Subway restaurant to redeem a limited-edition SubBro plushie.
10 December to 15 January 2023 at Level 1, Kallang Wave Mall (outside H&M)
EAT & DRINK
Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Café
Your favourite Sanrio stars are taking over The Stamford Brasserie. The Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Café transforms the French-style bistro’s interior, complete with a special menu. Enjoy dining under cotton candy pink awnings with the kiddos and get tons of #OOTDs. More photo ops await in the form of appetisers, mains, desserts, and drinks, all taking inspiration from the iconic characters. Before you leave, pick up some Sanrio-themed goodies at the Grab and Go section and delight a loved one.
Till 29 January at Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford. More details here
Nordic Dining in the Skies
A two-time guest judge on MasterChef Denmark, Chef Henrik Jyrk is bringing his signature Nordic-Asian cuisine to the skies with a limited-season Cable Car Sky Dining menu. The experience begins at the Arbora Bistro at Mount Faber Peak. After enjoying welcome drinks and appetisers, you’ll be ushered into the privacy of your own cable car cabin. Over the next 60 minutes, savour your mains and desserts while you take in panoramic views 100m above sea level. Top up $58 for a three-course kids meal.
From $144++ per person from 12 December to 31 March 2023. More details here
Take A Break at Kopitiam
Need a quick recharge between school holiday activities? Drop by your neighbourhood Kopitiam! Sing along to all your favourite tunes in roving Karaoke booths, or work off some calories at the i-Light-Breaks game. The first food hall in Singapore to offer such experiences, it’s great for me-time and family bonding too. Simply spend a minimum of $6 to access each roving activity. Free collectible magnets featuring iconic local Kopitiam dishes are also up for grabs, while stocks last.
6 to 11 December at Jurong Point and Bukit Panjang Plaza; 13 to 18 December at Plaza Singapura; 20 to 25 December at Hougang 1 and VivoCity. More details here
Meet Asia’s first vegan-friendly, lactose-free milk that’s made entirely without cows. Yet it’s not plant-based! It is real dairy that uses Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein, the same that’s found in cow’s milk. Yet this whey production process uses no animals, up to 99% less water, and up to 60% less non-renewable energy. It also emits up to 97% less greenhouse gases, making it better for both people and planet. Smooth and delicious like cow’s milk, Very Dairy is also cholesterol-free, hormone-free, and rich in protein and calcium. And kids love it!
$4.95 for 1L (available in Plain, Strawberry, and Chocolate) at FairPrice, Cold Storage, Giant Hypermarket, and RedMart. More details here
BookFest @ Singapore 2022: Reunite & Excite 阅•欢腾
After a two-year hiatus, Singapore’s largest book and stationery fair returns in all its glory. Spanning 130,000 sqf of retail space, you’ll find attractive offers on books, stationery, tech gadgets, and much more. BookFest@Singapore 2022 also features its signature daily specials, lucky draws, and tons of family-friendly fringe activities. Highlights include a PAW Patrol colouring contest, meet-and-greet with Candy Meow, and fun on stage with popular Mediacorp DJs.
9 to 18 December at Suntec Convention Centre (halls 401 – 406). More details here
Amazon x Shop for Good
As you shop for holiday gifts or everyday essentials this season, you can also help shop for the less fortunate. Here’s how it works. 16 local non-profit organisations (NPOs) have shared their requests via the Amazon x Shop for Good wishlist. You can browse the items, click to purchase them, and directly support causes you care about. These include Arc Children’s Centre, Club Rainbow, and Singapore Children’s Society. Together with a donation of $100,000 in cash, Amazon Singapore helps you deliver smiles to over 25,000 children in need.
Shop for an NPO’s wishlist at www.amazon.sg/shopforgood
Mummy-and-Me at Love, Bonito
Looking for chic outfits that you and your little ones can twin in this festive season? Coordinate your way from day to night with Love, Bonito. Dress your kiddos in the Delayla Cotton Frill Top and Eliahnah Elastic Textured Cotton Shorts. Match them with the Rayanna Padded Ruffle Sleeve Pencil Dress as you head out for brunch. For twinning evenings out, we love the Sherry Cotton Shift Dress and Paislie Cotton Mandarin Collar Unisex Top. For Mums, the Eriel Padded Back Cut Out Dress, all in Tidal Daydream, a chic in-house design print.
Shop at Love, Bonito online and stores islandwide, including its latest store at Waterway Point (opens 2 December)
nnpower x Naked Blend: Muscat Grape Detox Glow
Mums, is the year-end holiday stressing you out? In collaboration with Naked Blend, nnpower by influencer-mum Naomi Neo comes to the rescue with Muscat Grape Detox Glow. The two wellness supplement brands combine powers to create the perfect consumable to tide you over the season. The made-in-Singapore, vegan-friendly beverage packs natural plant prebiotics, fibre, fruit enzymes, and antioxidants. It encourages a gentle intestinal flush, which helps fight digestive issues and enhance your immune system.
Lil Wild Returns to Okto
Aimed at kids five to nine years, Lil Wild follows Rara the adventurous elephant and genius alligator, Wobi. In Season Three, the pair stumble into a hidden eco-bubble inhabited by prehistoric survivors. Find out how the story unfolds over 10 exciting 30-minute episodes. Interestingly, as the official knowledge partner, WWF-Singapore consulted on topics and animal species for inclusion in the storyline. They also provided content research and stock footage for trivia segments in a bid to amplify science-based edutainment for kids.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
An adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl. Follow Matilda Wormwood as she faces her incompetent parents and villainous Miss Trunchbull, played by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson. Using her sharp wits and imagination, Matilda takes a daring stand in order to change her story.
Catch its global release on 25 December on Netflix
Prequel to STAR ISLAND
In conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, fireworks musical spectacular STAR ISLAND returns to The Float at Marina Bay. Expect an 80-minute array of pyrotechnics to begin before the clock even strikes at midnight. But before that, look forward to the “Prequel to STAR ISLAND”. Besides catching the STAR ISLAND experience playing on LED screens, enjoy myriad family-friendly activities, including surprise Sanrio elements and unique F&B offerings. You might even catch a glimpse of DJ Hello Kitty!
25 to 31 December at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza; free admission except on 31 December. More details here
Let’s Celebrate 2023
Head down to The Promontory for another countdown party with your favourite Mediacorp stars. Let’s Celebrate 2023 ushers in the New Year with an exciting slate of activities and entertainment. Catch vocalist Glenn Yong join forces with King of Culinary mentor chefs to present a novel percussion performance using kitchenware. Partygoers get to mingle with performing artistes, participate in lucky draws and carnival games, create your own New Year greeting videos, and more. Prefer to stay home? Then watch the show live on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube channel from 10om, and on Channel 5 from 11pm – 12.15am.
From 7pm on 31 December at The Promontory; admission is free. More details here
Featured image: Exploring New Frontiers by teamLab
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