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July 2023

July 2023: Eat, Play, Shop & More for Families in Singapore this Month

Howl at the first supermoon of 2023, do some good at the tracks, read for charity, #supportlocal at the supermarket, get your tickets to meet the penguins of Madagascar and more this July 2023. Also, if you’re not already doing so, remember to BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag – wherever you go. That’s because the plastic bag surcharge starts today. Keep reading as we update you on the best to see, do, shop, and feast upon right here on our little red dot. Scroll down to find all that’s in store for families this July 2023 and beyond. Oh, and a very Happy Youth Day to all our young ones too!

Spot the Buck Moon

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Look at the stars, look how they shine for you. Then look further and see if you can spot the first supermoon of 2023, the Buck Moon, which will be visible from 9pm tonight, 3 July 2023. Here are some facts about the phenomenon as told to us by the Science Centre Observatory:

  • The Buck Moon is named after the antlers of male deer (bucks), which come to their full growth at this time.
  • This supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest to our planet, making it appear larger and brighter than usual.
  • At its nearest point, the Buck Moon will be about 362,000 km from Earth. It’s the second closest Supermoon to our planet this year.
  • It will be easily visible anywhere in Singapore as long as the skies are clear, with an unobstructed view. Pro-tip: try open public areas like the Marina Barrage, East Coast Park and the Southern Ridges for a better view.
  • Yes, the Buck Moon can be seen with the naked eye, unless it’s a particularly cloudy day.


Thrive! at the Tracks

This family-friendly community festival by AMKFSC Community Services promises to be a fun day out for all! Attend a resident-led workshop on murukku making, tote bag designing, or crocheting. Play exciting games and win exclusive gifts. Try food and drinks from beneficiary-owned businesses and resident chefs. You can even explore hidden gems in the neighbourhood on a resident-led trail! Also, be sure to catch performances by talents of all ages – from martial arts to an elderly hip-hop group. Your support uplifts the beneficiaries, so do drop by!

15 July 2023, 10am–5pm, MRT viaduct between Ren Ci @ Ang Mo Kio and Ang Mo Kio St 41

Read for Books

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Read for 15 minutes and you could gift a book to someone who wants one. The Read for Books charity initiative is part of the National Library Board’s (NLB) signature Read! Fest, which also includes a pop-up at Funan Mall, author talks, and many other programmes for the family. In addition, there’s also a Big Book Giveaway (15 and 16 July 2023), where you can pick up pre-loved books at four libraries. Read for Books is on from 1 to 31 July 2023. Sign up here and follow the instructions to contribute to the initiative.

23 June to 31 July 2023, online and onsite at various locations. Mode details here.


FREE Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Tickets for July Babies!

Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark celebrates its fifth anniversary this July by giving out free tickets to all July babies! Home to the first water coaster in the region and one of the biggest wave pools in the world, the Adventure Waterpark has more than 20 wet and dry rides, slides and attractions that will ensure that everyone has a splashing good time! Here’s how to redeem the birthday tickets: the July baby must bring along at least one other paying visitor, and buy their tickets at the Adventure Waterpark entrance. Do note that the special birthday tickets: (i) are not available for online purchase; (ii) can only be redeemed once throughout the entire month of July; (iii) are not valid with any other ongoing promotions. Find out more here.

PAssionArts Festival: Blossom of Colours

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Explore and experience a tapestry of art and culture at 60 Art Villages throughout the island over the next three months. Themed “Blossom of Colours”, PAssionArts Festival 2023 celebrates co-creation with the community in our heARTlands and there are workshops to participate in as well. See the Tape Art Installation at Bukit Batok East CACC’s Art Village, how plastic bottles are repurposed at Tampines North CACC’s Festival Village into stunning tree art installations, and more!

July to September 2023, various locations. Check PAssionArts Festival’s Facebook and Instagram for updates.

(See also: Sensory Odyssey: Into the Heart of our Living World is a Visual Feast that Kids will Love)

When Sadness Comes To Call

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Gateway Theatre’s newest play is adapted from the well-loved children’s storybook of the same title by Eva Eland. Directed by multi-award-winning theatre director Ian Loy, the production shows young audiences that it is okay to accept and to explore their feelings. Yes, this includes less pleasant ones such as sadness too. The non-verbal performance is best for children aged four to eight years old. Viewers will also receive fun take-home activity sheets, and get to enjoy a “Stay and play in the Sky Garden” activity at the Gateway Theatre Sky Garden, with a bouncy castle and more!

10am & 11.30am (15 July 2023), and 10am (16 July 2023), at Gateway Theatre Black Box. Tickets at $28 are available at Sistic.

Racial Harmony Day Open House 2023

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Join in the Racial Harmony Day Open House Celebrations at our Heritage Institutions. Through cultural experiences, free drop-in crafts activities and live performances, you’ll get a deeper understanding of our multicultural roots. Admission is free! While still undergoing a revamp at its physical space, the Malay Heritage Centre will be hosting online programmes that you can check out too.

22 and 23 July 2023, 10am–6pm, Indian Heritage Centre and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

Take a Air Combat VR Ride

One for the older kids (12 years and above, between 1.1 m and 1.9 m tall)! Don a VR helmet and drop right into the heart of aerial warfare, with intense aerial battles and dogfights against enemy aircraft. Feel the all-new ‘surge’ movement that gives an adrenaline rush when the fighter jet takes off, and experience six different movements – Heave, Sway, Surge, Pitch, Roll, and Yaw. Needless to say, this eight minute ride is best for thrillseekers who do not have motion sickness.

10am–10pm, Central Beach Bazaar, Sentosa. Tickets at $15 per person onsite and online.

LEGO BTS Dynamite experience

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Step into a LEGO® IDEAS BTS Dynamite Set where you can take photos with the band in their LEGO minifigure forms, check out the first-ever large-scale LEGO BTS Diorama build inspired by the scenes of Dynamite MV, get “Dynamite” music-themed graphic stickers to decorate your LEGO BTS Dynamite experience photo, build your minifigure and share a photo on Instagram with #LEGOBTSSG to win prizes, and more!

7 to 16 July 2023, 11am–9pm, Orchard Road (in front of Ngee Ann City).


Apple Back To School offers

The child needs a new device for school? Say yes to Apple’s back to school offers where students save big on Mac or iPad, and get AirPods with Mac and Apple Pencil with iPad. In addition, they get 20% off AppleCare to protect their purchase (for eligible products). Buy online at the Education Store, where students just have to verify their eligibility via UNiDAYS to enjoy the offer.

Till 2 October 2023. More details here.

Disney 100 Years of Wonder with LEGO

Build your dreams and #SharetheWonder of Disney’s 100th anniversary with these new LEGO sets. In addition to a magical castle, and an enchanted treehouse, there’s also a celebration train and new Brick Headz collectibles. What’s more, there are exciting promotions to enjoy as well. From 9 June to 16 July 2023, stand a chance to receive a gift-with-purchase while stocks last, such as the 40478 Mini Disney Castle (worth $59.90) with a minimum spend of $250 on any LEGO Disney-themed playsets.

Available at participating Toys “R” Us Stores, LEGO Official Store on Lazada and Shopee as well as major retailers and department stores in Singapore.

Forest MD Anti-Ageing Glow Set

Slow down visible signs of ageing on skin, such as fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and loss of elasticity with Forest MD’s Anti-Ageing Glow Set. It consists of three of their best-selling products — the Hydrating Soothing Essence, Stem Cell Sleeping Mask, and Muru Muru Age-Defy Cream — which use medical-grade plant actives to hydrate and repair. Formulated with skincare experts from Singapore and Korea, and certified 100% cruelty-free by PETA, Forest MD is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

$310, from Forest MD online.

Amazon Prime Day

If you are an Amazon Prime member, look forward to two days of epic deals this month. Pro-tip: stock up on baby stuff and birthday and Christmas presents now – you won’t regret it! Get exclusive access to new Hasbro products from NERF, Play-Doh, Monopoly, and Transformers. Save big on local and international brands like Omnidesk, Epitex, UGREEN, Sukin, Bose, Muji, Xiaomi. In addition, enjoy discounts across categories like Books, Toys, PC & Electronics, Household & Kitchen, Baby, Personal Care, and more. Not a Prime member yet? Join Prime or start a 30-day free trial at to get the deals.

11 and 12 July 2023. Get updates and more details here.

Barbiecore-inspired Shoes and Sandals

Get set to go pink! Thanks to the upcoming Barbie movie (which opens in cinemas on 20 July 2023 btw) “Barbiecore” has come to the fore, bringing the iconic doll’s fun, flirty, fashion to the streets. But if full-body pink is too much for you to pull off, why not wear your heart on your feet with these Barbiecore-inspired selections from Skechers?

From $49, at Skechers stores islandwide.


‘Made in Singapore’ with FairPrice

Farm to table eating doesn’t only let you feast on the freshest foods. The closer your ‘farm’ is to your table, you’ll be playing a part in encouraging sustainability as your food has a shorter distance to travel to you. It’s also part of Singapore’s 30 by 30 goal, which aims to produce 30% of our nutritional needs locally (up from the current 10%) by the year 2030. The best way to do this? Buy local. It’s easy too, with over 100 farm fresh as well as ready-to-eat products available at Fairprice. So the next time you’re at the supermarket, keep a lookout for the SG logo to support our local farmers.

Go Pink at P.S.O. Beach Club

A beach club in the heart of Orchard Road? It’s only at the P.S.O. at the Pullman Singapore Orchard, where you can indulge in 15 types of Rosé wines while relaxing in stylish poolside cabanas, enjoying ambient music, a swim-up pool bar and a sumptuous poolside menu of both asian and western food. Did we mention that they have the most decadent ice cream milkshakes for kids too?

6.30am–10.00pm daily, Pullman Singapore Orchard. Make reservations by calling 66038888 or visit online for more information.


Madagascar The Musical

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Move it if you haven’t already for tickets for Madagascar The Musical. This live adaptation of the hit DreamWorks animated motion picture makes its only stop in the region here in Singapore in January next year! Take a trip down memory lane as you follow Alex the lion and his best friends Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo to explore the world. Along the way, they get some help from some prodigious penguins, sing some groovy tunes, and have tons of wacky fun. Ready to move it with them? Get early bird prices (20% off) on certain dates when you purchase by 31 July 2023.

18 to 28 January 2024, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Tickets from $48 are available at Sistic.

Four Horse Road

The Theatre Practice’s signature promenade theatre production returns to Waterloo Street this August. Inspired by real historical events that once took place along Bras Basah Road, Four Horse Road uncovers decades of buried stories and forgotten people through the format of promenade theatre. As audiences follow one of six routes across different spaces in two heritage shophouses, they watch a series of stories unfold before their eyes. Immersive and engaging, this is a production that’s not to be missed!

4 August to 9 September 2023, 8pm, The Theatre Practice. Tickets from $75 available here with 10% discount for PAssion Card, SAFRA and U-POPP Members

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Featured image: Madagascar The Musical courtesy of ABA Productions

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July 2023: Eat, Play, Shop & More for Families in Singapore this Month