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February 2024: Eat, Play, Shop & More for Families in Singapore This Month
Twenty-nine days this month means 24 hours more to eat, play, explore, and enjoy in February 2024. So follow us as we update you on everything fun to see, do, and feast upon right here on our little red dot, and join us as we explore the newest playgrounds and pop-ups, review world-class productions and family-friendly menus. We’ll also share all the good deals and best buys for families – because we all appreciate that, don’t we? Here’s wishing all who celebrate it a very happy Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Dragon bring you abundant joy and prosperity. Happy Valentines’ Day too, and Happy Birthday to all Leap Year babies!
P/S Read on for a GIVEAWAY of a game that everyone in the family can play this Lunar New Year!
GO OUT & ABOUT
Chingay Parade Singapore 2024: Blossom – A Floral Extravaganza!
Welcome the Dragon year with a celebration of cultures and traditions in this annual national showcase put together for the people, by the people. Highlights include Singapore’s longest interactive floor projection (230 metres!) for a street parade, hands-on art activities and roving performances at the PAssionArts Street, as well as Blossom-themed art installations made from recycled materials by students from seven primary and secondary schools. Not forgetting of course the 3,500 performers, 17 community-made floats, five Chingay large floats and a colourful display of costumes and lighting that make this an extravaganza that’s not to be missed!
23 and 24 February, 8 – 9.30pm, at the F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard. TIckets from $20 – $60, (excluding booking fee, 20% off for PAssion Card members) available at SISTIC. Find out more at the official Chingay website
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024
Celebrate the spring festival with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities, suitable for all ages. Expect family-friendly offerings such as lion dance and festive drumming workshops, temple tours and heritage trails, storytelling, craft activities for the little ones, and more! Finally, capture your Lunar New Year OOTDs with the ginormous lawn installation!
Till 25 Feb, 10am – 7pm at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Free admission with ticketed activities. For more information, visit https://www.sysnmh.org.sg/en
KidsFest! 2024 Singapore is back with fantastic family productions at the Victoria Theatre throughout February. This year’s lineup features four interactive theatre productions based on classic children’s books: Spot’s Birthday Party (new this year!), The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, I Believe in Unicorns, and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Enjoy a 10% discount on weekend performances or a 15% discount for performances on Thursdays and Fridays with the discount codes “KFSG10” and “KFSG15” respectively when purchasing your tickets. In addition, get 20% off for all shows of Spot’s Birthday Party across all categories!
Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
Explore a nighttime woodland trail in an illuminated forest, and meet magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ films. Pose for a wand duel photo, cast a Patronus to illuminate the dark woods, get up close and personal with a Hippogriff, and Nifflers (okay maybe not so close) and more. It’s a dream come true for Potterheads, and it’s coming to Sentosa this February. Each session lasts 45 to 60 minutes, and wizards, witches and Muggles™ of all ages are welcome! Children aged three and under enter free.
From 3 Feb, various sessions daily from 7.45 – 11pm, at the Coastal Trail on Sentosa. Get tickets and more details at https://hpforbiddenforestexperience.com/singapore/#
LEGOLAND MAlaysia Resort
Go on a Lunar New Year escapade at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, which turns into a ninja paradise with action-packed celebrations inspired by LEGO NINJAGO. Ninjas of all ages are invited to embark on an extraordinary journey along the Path of the Dragon, unlock their Ninja potential, and take the Ninja Oath. There are also live performances, interactive shows, meet-and-greets with Ninja characters, LEGO NINJAGO activities, and more to enjoy as well!
18 January to 17 March 2024, at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort. Plan and book your visit at https://www.legoland.com.my/explore/shows-entertainment/ninjago/
Modern Provision Steamboat Sets
If you’ve been too busy to shop for your Lunar New Year steamboat, Modern Provision, a new online grocer by homegrown Ebb & Flow Group, has everything ready for you in its Chinese New Year Steamboat Sets. Designed for fuss-free Chinese New Year gatherings at home, these festive bundles come in ready-to-eat forms or as a gift hamper to loved ones who enjoy cooking.
Choose from four Steamboat Sets in Seafood, Pork, Beef and Everything (which includes Australian seafood and premium Japanese beef cuts). Each set feeds four to eight persons, and comes with a choice of either Seafood Dashi or Beauty & The Broth, chilli crunch and sambal matah complete with a medley of organic mushrooms and farm-grown greens. Want more? This online grocer also has fresh produce and gourmet staples from boutique farms, alongside homemade ready-to-eat foods.
From $188, available for delivery from 1 to 24 February. Order at www.modernprovision.co
Hey Kee HK Seafood
Feast on traditional Hong Kong food in a HK-style dai pai dong (大排档: “big licence stall” in Cantonese) right here in Singapore, at Hey Kee. This newly opened restaurant pays tribute to the open-air food stalls that used to dot the streets and alleys of Hong Kong, complete with old-school vintage interiors that you’ll be posing with while waiting for your order to be served. Don’t get too distracted though. Save some attention for the food, which amply delivers authentic HK flavours.
We tried the Typhoon Shelter’ Style Stir Fried Crab, the Pan Fried Beef Tenderloin Cubes with Potatoes, and Hey Kee’s Signature Claypot Seafood Porridge. Everyone’s favourite though was the Steamed Soon Hock with Chopped Yellow Chilli which was amazingly fresh and perfectly cooked, with layers of flavours emanating with every bite.
Hey Kee HK Seafood is at 102 Guillemard Rd, #01-01, Singapore 399719. Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30 – 10.20pm daily. Reserve your table at https://www.heykee.sg/en_SG/reservations
Paws and Pints at Timbre+ One North
Bring your four-legged friends and immerse yourself in a weekend filled with furry fun at Timbre+ One North’s pet-friendly courtyard. From noon until 8pm, the Paws and Pints Market will feature an array of vendors, including petcoach.sg, Lune Wuf, and Myfurbaebie, offering a diverse range of pet-related products and services. Don’t miss the “FASHION PAW-RADE” where pet owners and their stylish companions flaunt their creativity by dressing up to their favourite cartoon characters! There’ll be a Bouncy Castle (1 – 6pm) and Face Painting (2 – 5pm) for (non-fur) kids too.
18 Feb, 12 – 8.30pm, at Timbre+ One North, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139957. More details here.
:: GIVEAWAY:: AniMah(Jong)
This lunar new year, we’re playing mahjong with the kids. Not the actual one, don’t worry! We’ll be playing AniMAH(Jong), Singapore’s first animal mahjong game that’s designed just for families. Modelled after the classic game, AniMAH(Jong) requires players to use pattern recognition and pattern-forming skills to advance through three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Four players with 13 tiles each take turns to make their moves, assembling sequences from the same animal suit to win. It’s easy enough for children from age four to play, and great fun for every generation, we reckon. Best of all, kids will be building focus, hand-eye coordination, memory skills, and social interaction cues like taking turns and communication as they play. And that, to us, is a win-win situation no matter how many ‘pong’s you get, yes?
Get Ani(MAH(Jong) at the Lunar New Year price of $68 (R.R.P $88) from now till 28 February 2024, https://www.growingup.sg/product-category/gua/ or take part in our giveaway (see below) for a chance to win a set. Huat ah!
:: GIVEAWAY ::
We have one set of Ani(MAH)Jong to give away. Here’s how to take part:
- Like this article’s IG post here
- Follow @singaporemotherhood and @growingupacademy
- Tag a friend you’d like to play Ani(MAH)Jong with
Closing date: 12pm, 7 February 2024. Terms and conditions apply. Winner to self-collect the prize at Growing Up Academy at 18 Sin Ming Lane.
Hegen Dragon Bottle 🐉 🌟
Expecting a Dragon baby? Give your little one a legendary start with this limited edition Hegen PCTO™ 240ml/8oz Feeding Bottle PPSU (Dragon). Inspired by the elegance of Chinese calligraphy brush strokes and the artistry of tattoos, the exclusive bottle features an intricate dragon design and a vibrant new feeding collar colour – Majestic Yellow.
From $35 at Hegen’s online store www.hegen.com/shop and all retail outlets.
ECCO Lunar New Year Collection
Step out in style with ECCO’s Lunar New Year collection this Year of the Dragon. Themed “Spending Time With Family”, the range, available for kids to adults, is crafted with ECCO’s organic-tanned leather, ensuring day-to-night comfort no matter how many home visits you’re doing. ECCO is also giving a set of eight specially-designed sustainable Red Packets (while stocks last), that can be transformed into a festive lantern decoration when you make a purchase from now till 18 Feb 2024, as well as $50 shopping vouchers.
From $229.90 at all ECCO Concept Stores and online at https://sg.ecco.com/
Empath Miracle Keratin Hair Care Duo
Created with pregnant and post-partum mummies in mind, Empath’s hair care kit started out from influencer-turned-entrepreneur Naomi Neo’s own insecurities from post-partum alopecia, and her desire to offer friends facing the same issue a safe and simple solution, using organic hair care essentials. Made in Korea and formulated with aloe and keratin, this hair duo is paraben- and sulphate-free, and scientifically created to bring out the shine in all types of hair and improve hair growth.
From $45 per bottle, at empathbeauty.com
CBeebies Year of the Dragon specials
Keep the little ones entertained and excited for Lunar New Year with CBeebies Year of the Dragon specials. Making its special debut on the first day of Chinese New Year is Panda and Krash, which follows an impulsive little Rabbit and a loyal Panda on adventures together with their friends.
Elsewhere on the channel, the Go Jetters have to stop a fire-breathing dragon robot from ruining the Chinese New Year parade in Beijing, while Dog and Pug finds a baby dragon in a spooky castle in Dog Loves Books. There’s also much to learn about the Weedy Sea Dragon in Andy’s Aquatic Adventure
10 and 11 Feb, various timings from 10.50am on StarHub channel 303, Singtel channel 236 and BBC Player.
GET TICKETS FOR
Immersive Disney Animation
Dress them up and bring your little princes and princesses to Immersive Disney Animation before the exhibition ends on 25 February 2024. With 50% off tickets, this is such a fab deal for Disney lovers to enjoy, and it’s applicable to all categories for all weekday sessions (less crowded!) and for 5.30pm and 7.30pm sessions on Sundays too. The promotion ends 13 Feb at 11.59pm, or as soon as all tickets are sold out, so get those fingers moving to embark on a magical experience with Disney!
Till 25 Feb (promotion till 13 Feb), various timings, at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. for tickets purchased at https://www.marinabaysands.com (discount is automatically reflected upon check-out).
Matilda The Musical
The multi-award winning musical inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved book returns to Singapore this March. Produced by GWB Entertainment in association with The Royal Shakespeare Company and presented in Singapore by Base Entertainment Asia, Matilda The Musical will resonate with anyone who’s been a student.
If you haven’t already done so, get your tickets to meet this precocious little girl who combines a vivid imagination and a sharp mind to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of 101 international awards, including 24 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical guarantees a great night out for the family.
Dragon Year Crafts with the Kids
Wondering how to keep little ones occupied over the long weekend? Twinkl Singapore has free (till 29 Feb 2024) resources that you can download to make Chinese New Year celebrations fun for them. Just sign up for an account, download, and start crafting. There’s also a colouring contest that kids can take part in to win a Year of the Dragon Lunar New Year party pack.
Download for free until 29 Feb 2024 at https://www.twinkl.com.sg/
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