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February 2023: Eat, Play, Shop & More for Families in Singapore this Month
Even as we approach the end of the Chinese New Year festivities, the season of love takes over. As always, we’re here to update you on everything fun to see, do, and feast upon right here on our little red dot. Join us as we explore the newest playgrounds and pop-ups, review world-class productions and family-friendly menus, and share all the good deals and best buys for families in Singapore. At the same time, we also have ideas for #stayhome days. Scroll down to find all that’s in store this February 2023!
PLAY & DO
Trip.com Presents Mattel Playhouse
Get ready to enter a world of fun and adventure as Trip.com presents Mattel Playhouse at Let’s Play, Marina Square. Expect a thrilling and immersive experience for kids across 12 activity zones featuring all-time favourite Mattel characters. Race in a Hot Wheels car, chug along with Thomas the Tank Engine, and dream big with Barbie. It’s a party kids won’t want to miss!
Till 9 April at Let’s Play @ #03-208/209 Marina Square; from $28. More details here
Get Crafty at Flower Dome
There’s lots to do and see at Gardens by the Bay this month. For example, join 32CM in crafty drop-in activities at the Flower Dome. You can personalise your own 2D flower jar or create a whimsical bookmark using pressed flowers. While you’re there, why not try counting all 100 rabbits frolicking among the annual Dahlia Dreams CNY display? You can also join free ASK Me! tours and find out fascinating facts about Flower Dome and its plants.
Get Crafty activities from $8 on selected days; admission to Flower Dome applies. More details here
Be First to Visit the Renewed Peranakan Museum
After nearly four years of renovations, the Peranakan Museum reopens its doors this month. Experience nine brand-new galleries across three floors that examine three major themes — ‘Origins’, ‘Home’, and ‘Style’. As you explore new thematic showcases, historic objects, and interactive displays, contemplate the question “What is Peranakan?”
Royal Albatross Dog Cruise Valentine’s Edition
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. It’s a day for the whole family to celebrate love — your beloved pup included! Create special memories at sea this Valentine’s with Royal Albatross’ award-winning Dog Cruise package. Choose from either a four- or seven-course dinner or buffet breakfast, while your fur-kid chows down a nutritious two-course meal. The lucky pup goes home with a special goodie bag from Instinct Raw Pet Food too.
Breakfast buffet on 4 February & Sunset dinner on 17 February; from $125 per adult, $95 per child & $30 per dog. More details here
Pets’ Day Out
There’s so much to see, do, and learn at this edition of Pets’ Day Out. In conjunction with the Year of the Rabbit, House Rabbit Society Singapore sheds light on rabbit care. Also learn about improving your pets’ quality of life and hear celebrity pet adoption journeys. There will also be fun activities for human and fur-kids. Considering a new family member? Meet adorable animals looking for fur-ever homes at the adoption drive.
11 February at Coastal Playgrove, East Coast Park; free entry. More details here
Surviving the Wild with Beyond Expeditions SG
As we commemorate the Battle for Singapore this month, learn from the soldiers who stood for our country. Recruit your family and join Beyond Expedition Singapore as they impart essential outdoor survival skills. Sharpen your navigation knowhow, learn how to start a fire safely, pick up basic first-aid, and more. You bring home a mystery gift for completing all the stations.
11, 12, 25 & 26 February (11am – 4pm) at Reflections at Bukit Chandu (complimentary shuttle bus service from National Museum of Singapore); free. More details here
EAT & DRINK
Le Matin Patisserie Grand Opening
After captivating hearts with pop-ups at Paragon and Raeburn Park in Tanjong Pagar, Le Matin Patisserie unveils a permanent location. At its helm, Singaporean chef-owner Mohamed Al-Matin, whose brand-new concept café serves brunch favourites and decadent desserts. Look forward to hot mains, such as Wagyu and Chutoro Brioche Feuilletée and Black Truffle Scrambled Eggs Croissant. Then pair signature and new pastries and desserts with artisanal coffee, blended in collaboration with Nylon Coffee Roasters.
10am – 10pm daily at #B2-49, ION Orchard. More details here
The Coconut Club Opens in Siglap
Eight months after opening its flagship at Beach Road, The Coconut Club opens its second venue. The new family-friendly restaurant is an extension of the flagship’s casual Canteen concept in a quaint shophouse in the lively Eastie enclave. Tuck into signature plates of nasi lemak or try Siglap-exclusive brunch specials. Highlights include Dry Laksa and Apom Berkuah with Pisang Pengat.
11am – 9.30pm on Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays; 10am – 9.30pm on weekends at 97 Frankel Avenue. More details here
Big Fish Small Fish Café Launches Brunch Menu
Homegrown fish-and-crisps brand Big Fish Small Fish reels in an all-new brunch menu at its first café concept. Available only on weekends and public holidays, it features eight brunch items for the whole family. Must-tries include Amelie in Paris Toast, Big Breakfast Small Breakfast, and even Taste of Singapore for a local spin. From $14.90 per set, inclusive of tea or coffee, it’s definitely value for money. And from launch till 31 March, order three dishes from the brunch menu and enjoy a fourth for free!
From 4 February (11am – 1pm on Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays) at #02-606/607, Suntec City Mall Tower 3. More details here
Baker X Presents Chocolatea
The successful home-baker residency initiative enters its second year with a bang. This month, meet Dawn Yong of Chocolatea, whose childhood memories of enjoying her mother’s cakes fuelled her passion for baking. Now we can enjoy her tea-based bakes, such as Matcha Kinako Roll Cake, Goma Tart, Koicha Financier, and Genmaicha Pistachio Madeleine. Coincidentally, Baker X also welcomes its new beverage partner, homegrown social enterprise Tea Ideas. A perfect match-a, wouldn’t you say?
6 to 20 February at #04-29, Orchard Central. More details here
Tropical Sunday Champagne Brunch
The Sunday brunch experience gets a vibrant tropical makeover at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung. Make a beeline for the dedicated seafood room, where the likes of seasonal oysters, Hiramasa kingfish sashimi, and super sweet baby lobsters await. On the way, a line-up of seasonal cheeses and artisanal charcuterie will whet your appetite. Over at the live stations, chefs serve up pan-seared foie gras topped with banana rum marmalade and mix-and-match pastas and sauces a la minute. And from the restaurant’s signature hot coal grill, don’t miss fork-tender pork belly char siew, Wagyu beef hanging tender, pasture-fed lamb leg, and more. Last but not least, savour desserts from chocolate fondue and ice cream to doughnuts and pandan fudge cake, as well as bottomless tiki cocktails and Telmont champagne for the grown-ups.
12nn – 3pm on Sundays from 12 February at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, Lobby level, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore; from $188. More details here
‘Les Jardin du Sofitel’ Botanical Afternoon Tea
Taking inspiration from spring fashion shows, 1864 transforms into a botanical wonderland just in time for Valentine’s Day. Step into an oasis of floral dreams reminiscent of a Parisian floral café, complete with a runway for your #OOTD. Then savour the fashion-forward botanical afternoon tea set, a sensorial experience of sweet and savoury delights. Highlights include Light Truffle Duck Rillettes Croquette with Apple Lavender and Saint Honoré Praline.
From 13 February (2pm – 5pm daily) at 1864, Level 5, Sofitel Singapore City Centre; $150 for 2 diners. More details here
Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical
In case you haven’t heard, Anna and Elsa are in town for a limited season. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and presented by Base Entertainment, a collaboration that brought us The Lion King and Aladdin, Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical brings Arendelle to life here in Singapore.
Edit: We attended the gala premiere on 8 February and it was everything we expected and more! Little Anna was absolutely adorable, and Olaf and Sven evoked lots of chuckles. The sets and effects were simply magical and we still can’t decide if the icy shards were real or not. Expect the musical to melt not just the kids’ hearts, but yours too. Besides, this is the hit Broadway musical’s only stop in Southeast Asia, so don’t miss it.
5 February to 19 March at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands; from $88. More details here
My Dad the Bounty Hunter
This new animated action-comedy series follows siblings Lisa and Sean who stow away on their dad’s latest work trip. They’re hoping to finally get some quality time with their ‘average’ dad. Little do they know Dad’s actually the toughest bounty hunter in the galaxy! Lisa and Sean launch into a surprise space adventure of a lifetime — and they’d better make it home before Mum finds out!
Season 1 opens on 9 February on Netflix
Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special
Cosy up with your spouse in the romantic glow of thousands of candles and let a string quartet serenade you. Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special features the likes of “Romeo and Juliet”, “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca, and “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” from Crazy Rich Asians. If you’ve got the kids in tow, consider Candlelight: Magical Movie Soundtracks on 12 February at The Arts House instead. Kids must be at least 8 years to attend.
13 & 14 February (7pm & 9pm) at CHIJMES Hall; from $35. More details here
Luxurious Affection Staycation Package
Have a romantic rendezvous in the designer rooms and suites atop picturesque Fort Canning Park. In the evening, head over to The Salon for a sumptuous dinner (enjoy 18% off the four-course Valentine’s Day special, available from 11 to 14 February) before winding down in a premium bubble bath with flower petals. The package also includes daily breakfast, a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, a pair of HFC Love Squirrel plushies, and heart-shaped balloons.
1 to 18 February at Hotel Fort Canning; from $528. More details here
3D2N Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical Staycation Package
The kids can’t get enough of their favourite musical or Disney film? Then let them live out their Frozen dreams. For the first time in forever, the Cutler Suite at Ascott Raffles Place Singapore transforms into an icy, magical world. Using 3D thematic elements and ambience lighting inspired by Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical, this suite experience will have the kids believing they’re in Arendelle! Other perks include official show merchandise, from an Olaf plushie to a snowflake charm bracelet.
3 February to 30 April at Ascott Raffles Place Singapore; from $799 for a 3D2N stay. More details here
Featured image: Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical cast; Lisa Tomasetti
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