Imagine a gender equal world. It’s a world that’s free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that values difference and celebrates diversity. This International Women’s Day, take the lead in forging equality for women everywhere. Yes, YOU! Begin by taking time out to care for yourself while supporting your fellow women. Because collectively, we can all #BreakTheBias. And there’s no better way to start than by celebrating IWD 2022 in Singapore.
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TEA FOR TWO
EmpowHer High Tea at Shangri-La Singapore
This IWD 2022, The Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Singapore presents the exclusive EmpowHer High Tea set ($88++ for two). $3 from every set goes towards supporting United Women Singapore’s local programmes that champion women’s empowerment and gender equality. Available throughout March, the three-tier high tea experience features savoury and sweet treats in purple and yellow, UWS’ key colours. Visit bit.ly/sls-lobbylounge-iwd or call 6213 4398 for reservations.
Purple Afternoon Tea at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore & The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
With purple being the official colour of International Women’s Day, the Fullerton Hotels’ purple-hued afternoon tea set seems apt. $5 nett from each set will go towards supporting United Women Singapore. The Purple Afternoon Tea Set (from $51++ per adult and $26++ per child), complete with free-flow savouries, is available daily till 31 March for dine-in at The Courtyard, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and at The Landing Point, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. The three-tier set is also available for delivery and takeaway. Visit shop.fullertonhotels.com or call 6877 8911/12 for reservations.
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Periwinkle Afternoon Tea Set at The Marmalade Pantry
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tête-à-tête with mum, sis, grandma, or BFF over The Marmalade Pantry’s Periwinkle Afternoon Tea Set ($68++ for two). Delight in special creations such as Purple Yam Macarons, Blush Velvet Petite Cupcakes, Aburi Mentaiko Prawn on Brioche Bun, and Roasted Vegetable with Basil Pesto Sandwich. The set is available for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery from 1 March to 31 April. Visit www.themarmaladepantry.com.sg for details.
WINE & DINE
Food and Art at Ichigo Ichie
Commemorate IWD 2022 at Ichigo Ichie from 8 to 12 March. Chef Akane Eno presents a special fine-dining kappo menu that showcases sake and produce from three female suppliers in Japan. The restaurant will also be hosting an exhibition of pottery and lacquerware from three Japanese women artisans. As another form of support for the artisans, the pieces are available for sale (from $79++). Visit www.ichigoichie.com.sg or call/WhatsApp 9018 2897 for reservations.
Ladies’ Night at db Bistro & Oyster Bar
Contemporary French restaurant db Bistro & Oyster Bar invites all ladies to celebrate IWD 2022. Say cheers to a Ladies’ Night Special every Wednesday evening in March from 5.30 – 9 pm. Make merry and enjoy one-for-one Piper-Heidsieck champagne with every main course you order from the a la carte dinner menu. Visit www.marinabaysands.com or call 6688 8525 for reservations.
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Toast with a View at LeVeL33
Take her to the top of the world — or LeVeL33 — and toast to her achievements against spectacular skyline views. Take advantage of a special two-hour free-flow package for the ladies on 8 March. For a flat $88++, savour the entire range of LeVeL33’s core craft beers, creative cocktails, and fizzy Prosecco. You can also pre-order Locaba’s guilt-free bakes (20% off with promo code LEVEL33) and it’ll be ready for your IWD 2022 celebration when you arrive. Visit www.level33.com.sg or call 6834 3133 for reservations.
Celebrate the Month at YOTEL Singapore
YOTEL Singapore and its flagship restaurant, KOMYUNITI, are set to pay tribute to the invincible spirit of women. From 5 to 10 March, ladies can party away with $9++ cocktails crafted by KOMYUNITI’s very own female mixologist, Sheen Yin. Chalk up just $20 on the bill and savour a special IWD 2022 dessert on the house. Award-winning mixologist As’ad Isnin is also hosting ladies-only cocktail-shaking-and-tasting private workshops for just $80++ per guest all month long. Or indulge in the Romantic Getaway Package — a three-course set menu with a glass of Prosecco for $130++ per couple. Don’t want the night to end? Top up just $100++ for a romantic overnight stay at YOTEL Singapore. Visit www.komyunitisingapore.com/queenofhearts or call 6866 8000 for reservations.
SHOP & SUPPORT
Ree and Mummy at Baker X
Baking delicious goodies to share with others brought property agent Celine Ng the joy that selling houses never could. Encouraged by her daughter Reeyern “Ree”, she took the plunge and became a full-time home baker in May 2021. Ree and Mummy is the latest baker-in-residence at Baker X, the baking studio and café in Orchard Central. They will be presenting signatures such as Pineapple Cheesecake and The Breakthrough Box till 6 March. If you miss the pop-up, don’t worry — simply DM them on Instagram to order.
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#FreeTheKitchen with HaruPlate
For IWD 2022, HaruPlate challenges dads to take over the kitchen to show support for mums and break free from gender stereotypes. Sign up to receive a complimentary HaruPlate cooking sauce — Sweet & Sour Sauce, Tomato Sambal, Roasted Tomato Shiitake, or Pumpkin & Corn Curry — with accompanying recipes. Get cooking, share the experience on social media, and stand to win prizes. Made from whole fruits and vegetables without added artificial preservatives, salt, and refined sugars, the sauces are great for the whole family, even for kids as young as nine months old! The challenge ends on 10 March; sign up here.
Fit Smart and Shape Smart with Triumph
Offering new levels of support and comfort this IWD 2022, Triumph launches its new Fit Smart and Shape Smart collections. Boasting innovative features, Fit Smart uses breathable fabrics and sonic bonding for targeted support and ultimate comfort for everyday wear. Shape Smart uses smoothing and sculpting techniques for an impeccable silhouette and polished look for women on the go. At $109 for bras and $39.90 for briefs, both collections are available in-stores and online at sg.triumph.com.
Pay It Forward with Trip.com X Mount Faber Leisure Group X H.O.M.E.
Many of us employ female migrant domestic helpers to help us at home. To reward them for their hard work, Trip.com partners Mount Faber Leisure Group and H.O.M.E. (Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics) to donate Cable Car Sky Passes to 200 HOME beneficiaries to enjoy on their rest days. From 1 March to 30 April, you can donate the same ($24.50 per ticket) so that more helpers may benefit. Purchase tickets here for HOME recipients.
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