International Women’s Day (IWD) falls on 8 March every year. This year’s campaign theme encourages us to #ChooseToChallenge and help forge a gender equal world. Start by challenging your own thoughts and mindsets. From challenge comes change, so this IWD 2021, please join us in raising awareness against gender bias while celebrating the achievements of women everywhere.
And don’t forget to spoil yourself and your gurls silly while you’re at it! Because even superwomen are human too and we all need a (coffee) break from time to time. Read on to find out how you can win a Pitti Next Capsule Coffee Machine and more!
1. Celebrating Women at the National Museum of Singapore
Discover the multi-faceted contributions of women past and present through special docent-guided tours at the National Museum of Singapore. Curated to mark IWD 2021, tour participants can also redeem a special notebook. In addition, an all-women ensemble courtesy of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra will be paying tribute to women in Singapore. Tickets to both are limited, so do register your spot ASAP!
Where National Museum of Singapore
When 6-7 March
How much Tours: $7 per person or $12 per pair | Performances: $5 per person
2. Wonder Women @ SSS
Gather the BFFs for a day of learning and fun. This IWD 2021, Sing See Soon Floral & Landscape brings together a panel of guests to celebrate and uplift women. You’ll get to pick up tips from some amazing women on managing your physical, mental, and even sexual health. More activities to look forward to include Beat Fit, floral jamming, cooking healthy, and fashion fun with Swapaholic.
Where Experiential Garden Centre, 5 Simei Lane
When 10am – 5pm, 13 March
How much $30 per person (sign up with friends to enjoy $5 off each ticket)
(See also: Marvellous March 2021: School Holiday Fun + What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore)
3. WeBarre for AWARE NextGen Fund
In support of AWARE, Asia’s leading barre studio WeBarre is conducting two special classes to celebrate IWD 2021. Join in a fun workout that combines ballet, yoga, pilates, and strength training. It’s suitable for all fitness levels and you don’t need any dance background either. Register for either the physical or virtual class now. WeBarre is donating ALL proceeds to AWARE’s NextGen Fund, so do donate generously!
Where WeBarre Clarke Quay, Level 4, 39C North Canal Road
When In-studio: 11.30am – 12.30pm, 13 March | Online: 9.30am – 10.30am, 14 March
How much In-studio: minimum of $35 | Online: minimum of $12
4. International Women Online Marathon 2021
In support of IWD 2021 and the #ChooseToChallenge theme, Spacebib invites all women to challenge themselves by completing a marathon. Run however you like — hike up Bukit Timah, jog along a PCN, on your treadmill at home or the gym. Or simply accumulate your daily steps during the race period. Complete 42 km to receive a gorgeous finisher medal and other entitlements.
When 31 March to 31 May
How much From $22.90 per person
(See also: Best 30-minute Workouts for Busy Mums in Singapore)
5. TGIF Music Station: SCCC x YES 933
Sing along to popular tunes by homegrown talents with TGIF Music Station: SCCC x YES 933. Taking place on the first and third Friday each month, the music series showcases popular performing artistes and rising stars. In celebration of IWD 2021, expect an all-female line-up featuring Kelly Pan, Tay Kexin, XiXi Lim, and Soph T. Prepare to belt your heart out!
When 5 March
How much Free
6. Epigram Books presents Awesome Women of Singapore
From president to pilot, philanthropist to Paralympian, let Awesome Women of Singapore inspire you and your offspring. Produced in collaboration with the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations, this book tells the tales of inspirational women who have helped shaped Singapore’s past and present. All pre-orders come with a special print by one of 10 female artists who helped illustrate it. P.S. Drop by the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop this March to enjoy 20% off books by women authors published by Epigram!
How much $24.90 (enjoy 10% off pre-orders now)
(See also: 6 Singapore Children’s Books that Encourage Kindness)
7. An Ode to Women at Pan Pacific Singapore
Treat yourself and the most important ladies in your life to a relaxing retreat in the heart of Marina Bay. Be chauffeured to your stay in a luxurious Mercedes Benz E-Class and pop a bottle of Champagne on arrival. Then indulge in a specially curated set menu at award-winning restaurant, Keyaki. This special IWD 2021 package also includes exclusive Pacific Club privileges including Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails. Up the pampering factor with 30% savings at St Gregory Spa during your stay.
Where 7 Raffles Boulevard
When 8-12 March
How much From $520++ per night
8. GALCATION at Hotel G Singapore
Ladies, Hotel G Singapore has put together an irresistible package in your honour this IWD 2021. Grab your fellow mummies and stay in a twin-bedded Great Room, complete with breakfast for two. It includes one hour of free-flow French wines at Ginett Bar from 4pm ($15++ for each gentleman tagging along). Furthermore, you also stand to win an exclusive gift set worth $54.90 from KUNDAL, the top personal care brand in Korea!
Where 200 Middle Road
When Till 31 March 2021 (book by 8 March to enjoy this promotion)
How much From $140++ per night
(See also: Hotel G Singapore — 8 ways we love this Small but Swell Staycation Spot)
9. The Rose Veranda Experience in Red
This IWD 2021, paint the town red at The Rose Veranda. Savour a range of enticing appetisers, choice of mains, and three tiers of desserts in a special high tea experience. Diners who show up in all-red outfits receive a complimentary glass of red wine. The limited-time three-course high tea menu features vibrant shades of red, pink, and cream to match.
Where Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road
When 1pm – 5pm, Thursdays to Mondays
How much $68++ for two persons
10. Gordon Grill Ladies’ Night Set Dinner
Pick from two specially curated set dinners at Gordon Grill every Wednesday this ladies’ season. Highlights on the four- or five-course menus include Duck Confit Tortellini, Lobster Bisque, Grilled U.S. Tenderloin, and Pan-seared Norwegian Salmon. End off with the restaurant’s signature dessert, Crepe Suzette, flambéed tableside. Ladies also enjoy their choice of a complimentary glass of house red or white, or a mocktail.
Where Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road
When Wednesdays, 3 March to 26 May
How much From $88++ per person (selected credit card holders enjoy 15% off)
(See also: 12 Family-friendly Hotels in Singapore for Staycations 2020)
11. Celebrate the Ladies at LeVeL33
This IWD 2021, LeVeL33 showcases three very remarkable women. Executive Chef ArChan presents a recipe very special to her and her mother: Braised Lamb Ribs in Curry Spices, the first dish she had ever cooked for her family. Pair it with premium Australian Chardonnay ‘The Moorooduc’ or a gin and tonic made with the LeVeL33 Hopped Dry Gin. The former is from an estate led by the Southern Hemisphere’s first female Master of Wine Kate McIntyre, and exclusive to LeVeL33 during the promotion, while the latter is a collaboration with local micro-distillery Brass Lion Distillery founded and helmed by female entrepreneur Jamie Koh.
Where Level 33, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard
When 8-12 March
How much A la carte pricing applies
12. A Captivating Evening at Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge
Salute your achievements at Zafferano’s rooftop Terrace Lounge with a one-night-only promotion. Enjoy two glasses of sparkling, white, or red wine, or beer, accompanied by a selection of delectable canapés. Relish five savoury morsels such as foie gras sandwich with marsala gel, and Sicilian red prawn crudo. Then seal the deal with a trio of sweets including Amalfi lemon and raspberry pavlova. For more, purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy a complimentary pizza from 8 to 15 March.
Where Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay
When 6pm – 10.30pm, 8 March
How much $78++ per person
(See also: Babysitting Services in Singapore – Now You Can Finally Go on That Date!)
13. Shopee 3.8 Women’s Festival
Celebrate the inspiring women in your life or reward yourself with a little treat at the Shopee 3.8 Women’s Festival. Support more than 30,000 local women-owned businesses and enjoy 25% cashback! Brands in the spotlight include Hegen, Bove, Love I’m Yours, Skin Inc, and Motherswork. Don’t miss crazy flash deals, flash vouchers, and the Tai Tai edition of the Million $ Discount. Click here for a sneak peek!
When Now till 8 March
14. ar FÜM Pink Love
Turn doing laundry into a hassle-free — and pleasant-smelling — experience. The go-to laundry product for busy ladies, ar FÜM laundry capsules are designed to help ease your load. Just in time for IWD 2021, the limited-edition ar FÜM Pink Love gift box comes with a free 150g In-Wash Scent Booster Beads, adding a natural fragrance from essential oils to every wash.
How much $23.90 (usual $29.90)
Where Walch SG Official Store on Shopee and other major retailers
15. Acqua R-200 – Hot & Room Temperature Water Dispenser
Made in Korea, the Acqua R-200 – Hot & Room Temperature Water Dispenser is every new mum’s kitchen buddy. Our favourite feature: it can dispense the volume of water you need at 40°C for perfect formula milk at a touch of a button! It also offers a three-step filtration and purification system, plus safety child lock function. And all this in a classy, compact table-top design, complete with smart touch panel and indicator display.
Exclusive for SingaporeMotherhood readers: Purchase the Acqua R-200 at the promotional price of $699 and receive a FREE 1-kg Soya Matcha Latte worth $45 + 10% off future purchase on replacement filters. Simply quote SINGAPOREMOTHERHOOD when making your order!
How much $699 (usual $1,299)
:: GIVEAWAY! ::
Pitti Caffè Asia knows that busy mums have little time to sit down for even a coffee (or tea) break sometimes. They aim to help you to make the perfect cuppa with the least time and effort. Whether you’re a working mum or a stay-at-home mum, the Pitti Next Capsule Coffee Machine and wide range of Nespresso-compatible Pittissima Aluminium Capsules will ensure you have time to sit back and relax with your favourite beverage after a long day.
To honour all you superwomen this IWD 2021, Pitti Caffè Asia is giving away FIVE exciting prizes!
You stand to win:
- 1 set of Pitti Next Capsule Machine + 13 Packs of Pittissima Aluminium Capsules (worth $214.50)
- 2 sets of Pittissima Full Variety Coffee Capsules Pack (worth $53 each)
- 2 sets of Riserva Ground Coffee Starter Kit (worth $30.80 each)
How to win:
- Like and share this article’s Facebook post (make sure your share is public).
- In the comments, complete this sentence in your own words:
“I aspire to be a woman who is ……………”
- Tag a friend who needs a coffee break too.
- Follow @PittiCaffeAsia on Facebook and Instagram for an extra chance to win.
- Sit back and relax. We’ll be in touch if you’ve won!
Closing date: 11.59pm, Friday 12 March 2021
Featured image: Pan Pacific Singapore