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June 2022: What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore

With the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, this month promises non-stop action everywhere you look. Join us as we keep you on the radar of all things fresh and fun to see, do, eat, and shop on our little red dot. From the newest playgrounds and pop-ups to world-class productions and family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to engage everyone in the family. Ready to find out what’s in store for you and the kids throughout June 2022? Scroll on down!

SEE AND DO

i Light Singapore

This June, 20 captivating light art installations by artists from 14 countries bring a Spark of Light to Marina Bay. Highlights include Plastic Whale and Underworld that spotlight the marine world’s distress, and the mesmerising MOTHEREARTH ClimateChange Data Sculpture projected on the façade of ArtScience Museum. Festival-goers can also look forward to GastroBeats — the massive Festival Village showcases Singapore’s hawker food, street art, and live music. Not forgetting every kid’s favourite, Jumptopia’s oversized food-themed inflatable playground.

3 to 26 June at Marina Bay precinct. More details here.

Monstrous Fun! @ The Arts House

Journey into the imaginative universe of cute little monsters and discover their world of stories. Join a Malay storytelling session on mini monsters who live in Gardens by the Bay, sing along with the Nool Monsters in a Tamil-English bilingual musical storytelling session, draw your own Chinese mini-picture book, and conquer challenges in a monster-charged scavenger hunt activity. Monstrous Fun! @ The Arts House is perfect for families with children from 3 to 12 years.

17 to 19 June at The Arts House. More details here.

Goodman Open House

The well-loved annual Goodman Open House is back to present an eclectic array of arts programmes in a physical format! Singapore’s largest arts enclave will be bustling with open studios, workshops, outdoor performances, in-studio sessions, and all-day fringe activities. Immerse in delightful performances and take part in puppet-making, rubber stamp printing, and a floor mural and movement workshop. Families can also enjoy a pop-up craft and food market, carnival games, and outdoor sensory art and play for children.

25 June at Goodman Arts Centre. More details here.

Wings of Time

After a two-year hiatus, the award-winning multi-sensory night show takes flight once again, bigger and better than before. State-of-the-art Sparkular machines deliver upgraded pyrotechnic effects with less smoke for a closer, better experience. This June, purchase a Wings of Time Standard Seat for $18 and get a Good Old Days Value Set Meal free! You can enjoy an Asian Delight or Burger set meal at the Halal-certified Good Old Days Food Court & Western Grill before the show.

Till 29 June at 50 Beach View, Sentosa Island. More details here.

(See also: 8 Made For Families Activities and Deals for a Joyful June holiday!)

Superfluous Things: Paper

Singapore Art Museum invites young and old to unleash your inner playful self at a new exhibition, Superfluous Things: Paper. Vivid artworks transform the ubiquitous material, paper, into visual feasts and interactive experiences. After exploring the artworks in Gallery 2, head to The Engine Room and activate your imagination and curiosity through play. There will also be paper craft activities, creative writing workshops, and shadow-play performances, as well as upcoming editions of SAMily Funday, afternoons of artsy fun for families.

Till 14 August at SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark. More details here.

GET MOVING

Learn-to-Play at Singapore Sports Hub

With facilities at the Sports Hub now fully open again, sporting programmes from swimming to basketball are also rolling out. Kids 6 to 12 years can pick up skateboarding through the Learn-to-Play programme every Sunday in June. Or sign your 5- to 10-year-olds up for 1-day Junior Playcation Urban Camps ($139) on Thursdays and Fridays. Over at Kallang Wave Mall, families can also return to Splash-N-Surf, and meet-and-greet with Pokemons!

Throughout June at Singapore Sports Hub; free admission. More details here.

PAssion WaVe @ Bedok Reservoir’s Outdoor Fiesta

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The Singapore Dragon Boat Festival returns to Bedok Reservoir’s waters with three days of heart-stopping races. After cheering on the dragon boaters, why not experience the sport for yourself? For just $1 per activity, you can try dragon boating at PAssion WaVe @ Bedok Reservoir’s Outdoor Fiesta. Kayaking and Brompton biking activities are also options. But even before that, parents and kids can participate in craft workshops at the Skool’s Out Fiesta on 19 June. One of the activities lets you make your own mini dragon boat!

25 & 26 June at PAssion WaVe @ Bedok Reservoir; free admission. More details here.

Time Heist: Civic District

Go on an interactive outdoor adventure where Singapore’s arts, culture, and a little bit of history come to life. Solve challenging puzzles and complete side quests as a family through virtual plot lines set in familiar locations. Your task is to save the cultural icons of the Civic District from time-bandits from 2055. Playable at your own pace, the immersive game allows you to recharge and refuel with your kiddos anytime. Teams who complete the heist stand to win the grand prize of a staycation at Marina Bay Sands!

Till 3 July at Civic District; from $40 per person or $100 for 4 persons. More details here.

(See also: June School Holidays 2022 Activity Guide for Kids & Families in Singapore)

Wellness Festival Singapore

Perhaps the largest-scale event happening this June is Singapore Tourism Board’s inaugural Wellness Festival Singapore. It aims to inspire locals and visitors alike to embrace holistic wellness as a way of life. The 10-day line-up offers over 120 physical and virtual wellness offerings from fitness studios, attractions, hotels, malls, artists, and more. Even just the highlights are too long to list, but here’s what families with young kids should zoom in on.

  • Zentosa Fest transforms our iconic leisure destination into a wellness island retreat. There’ll be wellness-themed overnight stays, healthy dining deals, hands-on zen workshops, outdoor meditation sessions. Palawan Green also hosts masterclasses, sports workshops, and outdoor performances at the Zentosa Festival Village.
  • Gallery Wellness Festival introduces wellness techniques through novel art experiences at National Gallery Singapore. Families with children aged 4 to 10 will enjoy Stories in Art, while the Sound Bath Experience helps tweens and teens relieve stress. There’ll also be guided somatic movement and bullet journaling workshops.
  • COMO Wellness For Life features a series of workshops at Gardens by the Bay. They cover stress management for children (4 June), sunset Pilates (8 June), and sound healing and yoga (11 June). On 12 June, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape also hosts a full-day open house to encourage lifelong wellness. Programmes include mindfulness-based art and movement for children, partner yoga, nutrition talks, and fertility coaching.

3 to 12 June islandwide; free and ticketed events. More details here.

EAT & DRINK

The People’s Pint from The Ice Cream & Cookie Co.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Ice Cream & Cookie Co. (ICC) launches The People’s Pint. Over 500 votes came in via ICC’s social channels to pick their favourite of three flavours. Now, ICC is pledging 10% of all sales of The People’s Pint, and 25% from The People’s Pint Fundraising Package (two pints of Mango Sticky Rice bundled with your choice of ice cream pint and sandwich), to the beneficiaries of ONE (Singapore). Support this worthy cause and savour mango sorbet with coconut-condensed milk swirl and chewy rice mochi — win-win!

Available for delivery from 1 June. More details here.

Pisang Goreng Brittle from Melvados

If you’re a fan of snacks like banana fritters and ondeh ondeh, this one’s for you. Pioneering Singaporean grocer, Melvados, reimagines such local delights into bite-sized crunchy snacks. Hot on the heels of the sold-out-in-four-days Ondeh Ondeh Brittle, the new Pisang Goreng Brittle packs nostalgia into the perfect mid-afternoon treat. Apart from these addictive snacks, other bestsellers include Chilli Crab Pie, Butter Chicken Pie, and Mini Cheesecake Platter.

Available at Melvados retail stores and online. More details here.

Frosted by Fang at Baker X

Got a sweet tooth or three in your family? Then check out Frosted By Fang, the ninth resident at Baker X baking studio and café. Self-taught home-baker Lee Su Fang takes pride in developing creative takes on local favourites. Her bestselling brainwaves include Orh Nee Swiss Roll, Chocolate Rum Cherry Tiramisu, and Almond, Orange & Blackcurrant Loaf. More must-try treats include Coconut & Yuzu Curd Mochi Donut, Cinnamon Apple Crumble Bar, and Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookie.

7 to 26 June at Baker X, #04-29 Orchard Central. More details here.

(See also: SupportLocal 10 Up-and-coming Family-forward Brands)

Golden Pillow 933 Value Set Meals

It’s true that Golden Pillow 933 is famous for its curry-in-a-loaf offerings. However, it also serves up many delectable dishes that not many know about. The next time you gather around the dining table (and don’t want to cook), simply mix and match from their extensive menu to create your own value set meals. For instance, the Family Set comprises your choice of signature Golden Pillow bun, three dishes, and steamed rice for four. We recommend the crispy fried chicken wings and fried pumpkin with salted egg yolk!

Available for takeaway and delivery from $38.80 for 2-3 persons. More details here.

SmokeHse by Esseplore X The Vegetarian Butcher

After garnering a following with its Kansas City-style barbecue, SmokeHse by Esseplore is going green. In collaboration with The Vegetarian Butcher, its new meatless menu brings more inclusive offerings to the table. Start with the TVB Chicken Salad or TVB Chicken Corn Soup. Then savour classic burgers featuring TVB Chicken or TVB Beef patties, seasoned and smoked to perfection. Complement it with sides such as the TVB Beef Bean Stew or TVB Chicken and Potato Salad.

Enjoy 15% off $100 spent with promo code 15OFF till 13 June. More details here.

SHOP AWAY

BHG Online Super Birthday Sale

BHG Singapore’s online store is celebrating its second anniversary with the BHG Super Birthday Sale. Enjoy incredible deals of up to 70% off from brands like Dyson, JBL, Hurom, Nutribullet, SkinCeuticals, and Lancome. Shop over 27,000 products across beauty, fashion, home, toys, electronics, and kitchenware departments and stand to win an iPhone 13 Pro with any purchase. The first 10 shoppers who spend a minimum of $100 each day also receive attractive daily beauty treats.

1 to 14 June via BHG Singapore online. More details here.

Embrace: Maternity by Love, Bonito

Stylish and comfy, Love, Bonito’s new Embrace collection of maternity wear is designed with modern working mums in mind. Versatile staples include the Zaynie Maternity Nursing Tencel Button Dress and Teryn Maternity Nursing Muslin Elastic Top. Date night with the hubs? Go for the elegant Eleonara Maternity Knot Front Bodycon Dress or the sweet Gynette Maternity Nursing Muslin Smocked Dress. They’re all so chic, you can easily wear them pre- and post-maternity too!

Available at Love, Bonito’s newly revamped flagship at #02-16/21, [email protected] and online. More details here.

(See also: 48 Top Maternity, Newborn, Children & Family Photography Studios in Singapore)

ShopBack x CapitaStar

Are you a ShopBack user? If you’re not, here’s a good reason to sign up. ShopBack users who accumulate $250 worth of spending at participating CapitaLand malls receive sure-win digital scratch cards. Each is worth between $25 and $250! In addition, every Friday to Sunday, shoppers can get unlimited digital scratch cards with no minimum spending required from participating brands at CapitaLand malls. The top 10 spenders within the campaign period will each walk away with 1,000,000 STAR$, which is worth $1,000. Ready to shop?

Till 17 July at CapitaLand Malls via ShopBack. More details here.

KINOKUNIYA Pop-up

Hungry for a taste of Japan? You’ll be glad to learn that the popular KINOKUNIYA pop-up store is back in town at Isetan Scotts. No relation to the bookstore of the same name, this upscale Japanese supermarket chain is better known for delights such as Premium Truffle Soy Sauce and Strawberry Butter Jam. Among almost 150 new items to look forward to are Cheesecake Flavoured Rusk and Mentaiko Pasta Sauce. Fans can also look forward to limited-edition gifts-with-purchase, stamp cards, and other exciting shopping events.

Till 4 August at Basement Level, Isetan Scotts. More details here.

iShopChangi’s iShopathon

Changi Airport’s ultimate shopping marathon is back and bigger than ever before. Whether you’re venturing overseas or staying in town, score up to 70% off products from over 70 brands. From 3 to 8 June, catch limited flash vouchers, $66 cashback, and power deals. Enjoy 10% off sitewide with 66FLASH22 — no minimum spend required. Hate those Monday blues? Be the first to cart out at 10pm every Monday in June with the code MANICMONDAY to get your whole cart for free! Follow iShopChangi’s Facebook and Instagram for more exciting giveaways and promotions.

3 June to 3 July at iShopChangi. More details here.

Featured image: Singapore Sports Hub

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