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February 2022: All the Family Fun and New Things in Singapore this Month
Xin nian kuai le, tian tian mi mi! From Chinese New Year to Valentine’s Day, there’s lots for families to enjoy and explore, and we’re going to keep you on the radar of all things fresh and fun to see, do, and eat on our little red dot. From the newest playgrounds and pop-ups to world-class productions and family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to engage everyone in the family. We even have ideas for #stayhome days, so scroll down to find out what’s in store for you and the kids throughout February 2022.
GO AND SEE
Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942
We may learn about the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in history books, but it’s surreal. Perhaps even unreal, especially for the younger generations. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, National Museum of Singapore unveils an interactive exhibition that relates personal perspectives of those who lived through it. These memories serve as a necessary reminder to never take peace for granted. The exhibition experience begins with an immersive game that you should play before you visit.
Now till 29 May 2022 at National Museum of Singapore; more details here
Encounter between Three Worlds: 500 Years after the First Circumnavigation of the Earth
Ferdinand Magellan was the first person ever to travel around the world — thus changing the course of humanity. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of his voyage, the Embassies of Chile, Spain, and Portugal jointly present an exhibition at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome. It features a unique collection of cartography, iconography, and illustrations about the original exploration. It’s an eye-opening experience for all budding adventurers!
4 February to 3 March 2022 at Gardens by the Bay; more details here
The Silver Lining: A Celebration of Nature in the Time of Pandemic
One positive outcome of the pandemic is that we are spending more time in our green spaces. To reflect this, members of the Nature Photographic Society, Singapore, are showcasing the splendour of Singapore’s biodiversity at Gardens by the Bay. Head down on launch day for family-friendly fun over at the Cannonball Room. Activities for kids include a storytelling session and crafting and photography workshops. The first 100 participants to complete a photo treasure hunt win a discount code for tickets to Otah and Friends!
5 February to 31 March 2022 at Gardens by the Bay; more details here
Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections
Covid-19 has wreaked havoc all over the world and we all have questions. Find your answers at a free introductory display from The Smithsonian Institution, USA, titled Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World. Then peek into the lives and practices of visual artists from Singapore to Europe as they lived through and with Covid-19. Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections also launches the year-long Season of Mental Wellbeing, a series of projects which delve into personal distress and societal anxiety the pandemic continues to inflict.
Opens 12 February 2022 at ArtScience Museum; more details here
Attack on Titan: The Exhibition
Step into a world where humanity’s existence is threatened by gigantic humanoids. Based on the bestselling Japanese manga series by Hajime Isayama, its first overseas presentation coincides with the highly anticipated release of its anime adaptation, The Final Season Part 2, on Netflix this month. Choose a path to begin your journey into the exhibition — watch out for Titans falling from the sky! You’ll also get to witness an epic clash at The Great Titan Theatre and purchase exclusive merchandise.
Opens 19 February 2022 at ArtScience Museum; more details here
Total Defence 2022
Our country has faced many challenges in the past 80 years, starting with the Fall of Singapore in 1942. There were the 1964 racial riots, 1983 cable car tragedy, financial crises, terror threats, and now the Covid-19 pandemic. Singapore Discovery Centre invites everyone to look back on how we overcame them through the six pillars of Total Defence. Besides a new guided tour called Defence Through the Ages and a special showcase Totes, et al. Defence, family-friendly activities include customising tote bags, making paper tanks, taking an XD simulation ride, and screening of Singapore Stories Films at the iWERKS Theatre.
Now till 27 March 2022 at Singapore Discovery Centre; more details here
Curiocity Treasure Hunt
Did you know Punggol was once home to two zoos? Embark on a journey to discover historical quirks across three neighbourhoods in Singapore. From now till April, the Curiosity Treasure Hunt will bring you to Kampong Glam, Yishun, and Punggol. Redeem clues via the NLB Mobile app and dive deep into the Curiocity Treasure Maps. Discover interesting articles, photos, and videos, which will help you solve the clues and unravel the mysteries behind the locations. Participants stand to win up to $1,000 worth of vouchers!
Now till 10 April 2022 at various locations; more details here
Million Dollar Fishing Event
Are you a fishing family? Then don’t miss the inaugural Million Dollar Fishing Event happening at the largest seawater pay pond in Southeast Asia. Fishing enthusiasts and first-time anglers are welcome to fish and win prizes 24 hours a day. Catch fish with yellow tags and you may go home with prizes such as fishing equipment and dining vouchers. Those with white tags enter the Top 30 prize draw at the end of the event. Prizes include an EV car, Ducati bike, Rolex watch, and more!
Now till 3 July 2022 at D’Best Recreation; more details here
Our very own resort island of Sentosa is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year. It kicks off a year of over 50 new experiences and promotions with SentoSights tours. Choose from over 10 unique guided tours across three categories — Island Nature, Island Heritage, and Island Play. Explore Fort Siloso through a puzzle hunt and uncover letters written for wartime generals with the help of dinosaur mascot Pepper. Or discover the wild side of the lush rainforest by day… or night! Tours will be available for booking progressively.
Ongoing at Sentosa Island; more details here
Parent & Child Orienteering Workshop
Orienteering is an adventure sport that combines outdoor running and decision making. It is a great way for families to bond while exploring the outdoors and learning new skills. In this Parent & Child Orienteering Workshop, you’ll learn the basics of orienteering. Skills include understanding the safety and risks of the outdoor environment and how to navigate using a map. You’ll also learn movement drills across uneven terrain. Children must be at least six years old to participate.
19 February 2022 at PAssion Wave @ Jurong Lake Gardens; more details here
Chingay50: Ignite Our Dreams
The annual ‘people’s parade’ marks its 50th edition with a landmark showcase at the iconic Jewel Changi Airport. With the theme ‘Ignite Our Dreams’, Chingay50 revisits its journey from its early days as a street parade till today. It will feature mini floats designed by communities and performances by local budding talents, including winners of Dynamic: Diversity (D:2) Dance Competition and Chingay Community Star 2022. The exciting multi-dimensional experience will be airing live online. Sign up to host a physical or virtual watch party and stand to win $7,500 worth of vouchers!
8 pm on 12 February 2022; more details here
EAT & DRINK
Lunch 茶 at Spice Brasserie
Bond with the family over a new four-hour-long — yet super affordable — Lunch 茶 (pronounced lunch-cha). Available on weekends at Spice Brasserie, tuck into an all-you-can-eat buffet of Sin-Ma (Singapore and Malaysian) dishes. These include Penang Char Kway Teow, Hokkien Fried Prawn Noodles on Opeh Leaf, Black Vinegar Trotter, and DIY Popiah Station. Segue into an afternoon tea set featuring Asian desserts such as Ondeh Ondeh, Portuguese Durian Egg Tart, and Cempedak crumble. Served with a selection of tea, of course.
$35 nett per adult; $17.50 nett per child at Spice Brasserie, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road; more details here
Go Green with Burger King X Deliveroo… and Give Back Too!
After all the sinful feasting over the CNY, kickstart a healthier and more sustainable diet with Burger King’s Plant-based WHOPPER. Back by popular demand, it features zero artificial stuff and 100 per cent flamed-grilled taste you know and love. It’s now available exclusively for home delivery via Deliveroo.
Psst! While waiting for your order to arrive, consider helping low-income families via Deliveroo’s Full Life campaign. Starting this CNY, help send farm fresh produce from The Local Farm by Gardenasia to beneficiaries of charity organisation Food from the Heart. Search for ‘Full Life’ in your Deliveroo app to make an ‘order’ (donation). Deliveroo will match the first 10,000 donations (up to $10,000).
From $9.50 from participating Burger King outlets via Deliveroo
Baker X presents Mon Cerise Patisserie
Baker X provides bakers with a business opportunity, complete with baking studio and 10-seat café operated in tandem with social enterprise, Foreword Coffee Roasters. Its next baker-in-residence is Cherry Chiu, young mum and founder of Mon Cerise Patisserie. Savour French-style tarts made with the finest French ingredients and guilt-free recipes from 8 to 20 February. Flavours include Lemon & Basil, Chestnut Mandarin, and Golden Rocher. You can also enjoy the Taste of Mon Cerise individual sized cakes and tart combo on weekends.
From $4.50 at #04-29 Orchard Central; more details here
Pique the Senses at Grand Hyatt Singapore
Celebrate romance over thoughtfully crafted dinner menus at Grand Hyatt Singapore on Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a four-course international set dinner at mezza9, beginning with Sushi Makoto, followed by Double-boiled Abalone Soup. The entrée offers Grilled Australian Grass-fed Prime Rib Steak and Sustainable Boston Lobster with Béarnaise Sauce. House-made Pavlova sweetens the meal. Alternatively, let Pete’s Place take your taste buds on a trip to romantic Rome with a classic five-course Italian feast.
From $168++ per couple at Grand Hyatt Singapore; more details here
Odes to Love at Marina Bay Sands
Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, restaurants at Marina Bay Sands are rolling out exclusive set menus to enchant you lovebirds. db Bistro & Oyster Bar presents an elegant four-course French dinner menu, spotlighting seasonal black truffles. Or take date night to KOMA, where an indulgent six-course modern Japanese sharing menu awaits. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar presents a five-course that promises to surprise you in more ways than one. Finally, gaze into each other’s eyes while sharing Black Tap’s luscious Red Velvet Cake Shake.
From $22++ at Marina Bay Sands; more details here
A Japanese Valentine’s Day at Ichigo Ichie
This Valentine’s Day, Chef Akane Eno conveys her appreciation to guests at Ichigo Ichie and celebrates her collaboration with Maiko Tea, an award-winning company founded by a group of tea farmers in Kyoto. Experience Japanese fine dining with a five- or seven-course lunch or nine-course dinner. Dessert features the seasonal highlight of fresh strawberries from Fukuoka. Each guest also receives a complimentary box of Houjicha Nama Chocolate sourced directly from Maiko Tea, and the restaurant’s signature Uni and Durian Tenugui (hand towel).
From $138++ at Ichigo Ichie, InterContinental Robertson Quay; more details here
SHOP & STAY
SKECHERS X We Bare Bears Collection
Following a successful debut collection last October, the SKECHERS X We Bare Bears collaboration is back and bigger than ever. Alongside the Classic collection with new sneaker colourways, the Spring Summer collection features Cartoon Network’s popular characters dressed in tiger stripes, plus an expanded apparel line for both adults and kids. Purchase at least two items from these collections and redeem a free We Bare Bears eco-friendly canvas shoulder bag too!
Now available at selected Skechers outlets and e-shop
LUX Luminique Disney Princess Collection
Japan’s top haircare brand unveils a new collaboration with Disney Princesses for you and your princess. Joining LUX Luminique’s three bestselling ranges (Damage Repair, Happiness Bloom, and Oasis Calm) are two new additions: Botanical Pure and Moist Charge with new limited-edition Disney Princess packaging. The new formula boasts 100% natural ylang ylang oil for smoother and silkier hair fit for royalty. Complete your haircare ritual with Super Rich Shine Hair Oils featuring premium gold hyaluronic acid. This February, receive a free LUX Disney tote bag with purchase of two products.
Now available at leading retailers and official e-store on Shopee (enjoy up to 55% off bundles)
Uniqlo U 2022 Spring/Summer Collection
Themed ‘Rhythm of Spring’, Uniqlo’s new spring/summer collection captures the motion and lightness of the season. The collection of essentials adds ease, movement, and flexibility to everyday life. It’s perfect for kids, with comfy, relaxed shapes for active movers and plenty of room to grow. The colour range features warm neutrals, olives, and sands inspired by fading sunsets, and a pop of taro purple. Parents can twin with their little ones with matching pieces too!
From 4 February 2022 at Uniqlo outlets and e-shop
Little Artists Family “GlampKation”
Nurturing children’s creativity takes centrestage at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore with its newly curated staycation package. To encourage kids to discover hidden talents and develop a love for art, the package comes with an Art Treasures Exploration Map, tote bag with drawing kit, in-room craft activities and games. During your stay, enjoy daily free-flow breakfast for up to two adults and two children. Kids also get unlimited ice cream, one free pizza, a surprise gift, and to take home their sleeping bags!
From $698++ at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore; more details here
Romance in the Kitchen Staycation
Have a romantic rendezvous with your spouse at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore from 6 to 19 February. Spice things up in a One-Bedroom Deluxe, Executive or Premier Apartment and whip up a feast together in the privacy of your own fully equipped kitchen with a 3 Course Meal Kit by SE7ENTH restaurant. The package also includes a bottle of wine or mocktail jug, plus breakfast for two the next morning.
From $480++ at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore; more details here
As we celebrate the season of spring and the season of love, spend more time with the ones who matter. With so much happening this month, there’s no reason not to pack February 2022 full of fabulous family fun!
Featured image: Singapore Discovery Centre
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