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May 2024

May 2024: Eat, Play, Shop, and More for Families in Singapore this Month

Did you know that May is named after Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility? And while May was once considered an unlucky month to get married – there’s a poem that says “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day” – babies born this month are said to be happier and more optimistic in general. Truth? May-be! Maybe not. Who knows?

Meanwhile, here’s everything fun to see, do, and feast upon on our little red dot this May 2024. So join us as we explore playgrounds and pop-ups, review world-class productions and family-friendly menus, and share deals and buys for families in Singapore this May. Have a marvellous one!

P/S Read on to find out how you can stand a chance to win a 3D2N getaway for mum in our Mother’s Day giveaway!



Raya at Sports Hub

Continue your Hari Raya celebrations here, with traditional Malay dances, Kompang ensemble renditions, and a Silat martial arts demonstration, henna art, and workshops on batik painting, and modern and Arabic calligraphy. Pose for a family #ootd at the Raya pop-up installation (Water Sports Centre, till 19 May), visit the National Gallery Singapore’s Roving Art Truck (4 May, 10.30am – 5pm), and don’t miss the live performances and meet-and-greet sessions by Shazza (4 May) and 2009 Singapore Idol winner Sezairi Sezali (5 May).

4 & 5 May, 2pm – 9pm, Singapore Sports Hub. Get more details here.

Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon

Image credit: Marina Bay Sands

Vivid and vibrant, the life and works of Mexican artist and cultural icon Frida Kahlo captivate all, leaving lasting impressions on the minds and hearts of viewers. Explore how her works reflect her passions, struggles, and beliefs and encounter the many facets of Frida through historical photographs, original films, digital art, and interactive installations, and immersive 360-degree projections that bring her drawings to life.

4 May to 1 September 2024, 10am – 7pm (last admission at 6pm) daily, at the ArtScience Museum. Tickets from $19 are available here.

Sustainable Kids Market

By kids, for kids. Visit the market and browse original creations by kids, attend workshops, view and buy art by kids, and more. Part of the KIDSforKIDS initiative, this first-of-its-kind collaboration between Marina Square and Peace of Art, a local not-for-profit organisation supporting children in need, unites children across Singapore to empower their less fortunate peers through the transformative power of the arts. 100% of the proceeds will directly aid vulnerable children living in Singapore’s public rental flat

25 & 26 May, 11am–8pm, Marina Square. Find out more here.

VCH Open House 2024

Image credit: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Watch free concerts, see a pipe organ in action, attend music workshops such as Sound Making For Babies & Toddlers by LittleCr3atures®, go on a guided tour of Victoria Concert Hall, and get up close to instruments the violin, flute and glockenspiel at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Organised by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, this musical outing for families is bound to delight young musicians and music lovers alike.

26 May, 9am – 6pm, at the Victoria Concert Hall. Get tickets here.


i Light Singapore (iLSG)

Image: Hidden Garden by Koros Design (Courtesy of i Light Singapore 2024)

Asia’s leading sustainable light festival goes further this year, to Tanjong Pagar, for the first time. This is in addition to its usual locations at Marina Bay, South Beach and Millenia Walk. See 17 artworks inspired by the theme of Cyclical Nature and the colour green, a wavelength on the visible light spectrum that symbolises nature and our environment.

Image: The Lantern by Josephine Pun Tsz Kiu (Courtesy of i Light Singapore 2024)

At South Beach for instance, there’ll be a luminous pavilion – The Lantern by Josephine Pun Tsz Kiu from the National University of Singapore – that’s ingeniously upcycled from over 5,000 plastic bottles!

31 May to 23 June, 7.30pm – 11pm daily (till 12am on Fridays and Saturdays). Admission is free, with ticketed programmes. Get more information here.


The Magic Paintbrush

Ma Liang is an aspiring artist who loves drawing. But because his family is poor, he cannot afford to buy a paintbrush. One day, Ma Liang receives a magic paintbrush that makes everything he draws come to life – on one condition. He has to use it to help those in need. When the greedy Magistrate hears about Ma Liang‘s magic paintbrush, he orders Ma Liang captured. What does Ma Liang do? Find out in this inspirational Chinese folktale by Gateway Theatre for children aged 5 to 12 years. Suitable for neurodivergent individuals, including those on the autism spectrum, a designated calm room will be provided. The show is also accessible to wheelchair users and individuals with mobility restrictions

4 & 5 May, 2pm and 5pm; 5 May, 11am and 2pm, at the Black Box, Gateway Theatre. Tickets from $25.50 (Gateway Kids Club members) are available here

The Wee Question Mark and the Adventurer

Join wee Question Mark, Comma, and Exclamation Mark as they spin a nautical tale of Mai Mai’s adventures in finding her father. With wacky storytelling, original music, and audience participation, this joyful work tackles difficult questions with a light touch. Performed in Mandarin, with English surtitles, this won the Best Production for the Young at the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards in 2016.

18, 19, 22, 25, & 26 May, 10am, 11am, and 2pm, at Practice Space (54 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953). Get tickets and more details here


GV Family Day: The Garfield Movie

Be the first to catch the exciting adventures of the lasagna-loving orange feline, Garfield. Each ticket includes a goodie bag (worth up to $95), a meet-and-greet session with Garfield, and a popcorn tumbler set to keep the munchies at bay. Dress in orange to receive an A5 The Garfield Movie colouring set, and take part in games to win exclusive Garfield merchandise.

19 May, 10.30am – 2.50pm, GV Suntec City. Get tickets: $26 (GVMC members), $28 (public), and more details here.

Little SIFA

The Singapore Festival of the Arts (SIFA) debuts its first-ever programming for children this year, Little SIFA. Make it a grand day out for the family: see Mo Willems’ books come to life in Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster by Manual Cinema (US), then pop over to free-for-all carnival The Dancer’s Fair by Antigua i Barbuda at Cathay Green.

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster
When 24 & 25 May 2024 (Fri & Sat), 4pm & 7pm | 26 May 2024 (Sun), 4pm
Where SOTA Drama Theatre
Tickets $58, $38. Family Bundle of 4: Cat 1: $188 (U.P: $232); Cat 2: $128 (U.P $152) are available here

The Dancer’s Fair
When 24 to 26 May 2024 (Fri to Sun), 4pm – 9pm
Where Cathay Green
Free admission


:: Mother’s Day Giveaway: 3D2N stay at The Aviary Siem Reap ::

We all know that mum deserves a break. So why not whisk her off on a getaway where she can relax and be pampered like the queen she is? We have a 3D2N stay to give away at The Aviary, an eco-luxe boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia – where culture, luxe, relaxation, and adventure await. Located at the heart of the gateway to Angkor, this avian-inspired urban sanctuary echoes nature and Cambodia’s rich craft tradition, with room decor inspired by the Kingdom’s birds.

After a day of exploration, relax at one of the hotel’s two swimming pools (we’d recommend the rooftop one for awesome sunsets), or shop for artisanal design crafts at The Aviary Square. Come dusk, explore vibrant night markets, treat mum to an authentic Cambodian feast, and make her a toast over a tipple at Pub Street. She deserves it all, don’t you think?

Find out more about The Aviary Hotel at

We have a 3D2N stay in a spacious 55 sqm Sambok room at The Aviary Siem Reap to give away. Here’s how to take part:

Closing date: 12pm on Thursday, 9 May 2024. Terms and conditions apply.


Parents’ Day special ala-carte menu at Baba Chews

Create unforgettable foodie memories with mum and dad at this iconic Asian-fusion culinary landmark, which is housed in the old Joo Chiat Police Station. The Parents’ Day ala-carte menu starts with their signature Fire Wood Grilled Oysters, followed by one of two exquisite mains: the succulent Grilled Angus Striploin or the aromatic Grilled Laksa Halibut. The latter, with its creamy laksa sauce, flaky halibut, and smoky brussels sprouts, gets our vote! Thereafter, a heart-shaped Strawberry Cheesecake or a decadent Lava Chocolate brings the meal to the sweetest conclusion.

10 May to 16 June, at Baba Chews, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong. Make reservations here

Parents’ Day Menu at Soup Restaurant

Treat your folks to a heartwarming meal at Soup Restaurant. The Parents’ Day menu themed “Happiness, the simplest form of blessing”, includes its signature Samsui Ginger Chicken, as well as new dishes such as Double-boiled Brazilian Mushroom with Dried Scallop Soup, Braised Abalone with Braised Vegetables & Golden Pumpkin, and XL Crispy Noodles with Fresh Prawns. Self-collect and receive a free Handmade Mini Longevity Bun Tower (U.P. $32.60++) with a minimum of $180 spent.

24 April to 30 June 2024, at Soup Restaurant outlets in Singapore. Reserve in store or via WhatsApp at 9897 3761. For delivery and takeaway, order here



All-new LEGO Space sets

If they dream of going to galaxies far, far away, exploring the farthest reaches of space, and uncovering new swathes of the universe, let them start with LEGO Space. From spaceships and buildings to characters and animals, young builders can combine and rebuild their sets to come up with different ways to travel across galaxies with LEGO play.

The 31152 LEGO Creator Space Astronaut ($54.99) can accompany them on their missions, while the 60431 LEGO City Space Explorer Rover and Alien Life ($34.99) is a great place for younger explorers to start. For more experienced LEGO fans, the 42605 LEGO Friends Mars Space Base and Rocket $79.99 is the perfect launchpad to start building on their dreams of space travel.

Kobo Libra Colour and Kobo Clara Colour eReaders

Read in colour with Rakuten Kobo’s first-ever colour E Ink eReaders: Kobo Libra Colour and Kobo Clara Colour. Both store thousands of books, so you can download mum reads as well as picture books for the kids to read – no matter where, even on the go, in one slim, sleek, and portable device. What’s more, the OneDrive feature allows us to borrow library books as well. With a long battery life and Bluetooth® wireless technology that makes it easy to listen to audiobooks, this is one screen that we don’t mind spending more time with!

From $229.90 (Kobo Clara Colour) and $329.90 (Kobo Libra Colour), available here

ZenyumSonic™ Pro

Older kids do not want you hovering to see if they’re brushing their teeth properly, but the right toothbrush, like the new ZenyumSonic™ Pro, can help ensure that they’re doing it right. Packed with powerful features, the ZenyumSonic™ Pro comes with eight different modes to choose a brushing level that best suits their smile. An all-new Advanced Pressure Sensor helps prevent over brushing by vibrating if it senses that the user is brushing too hard. Besides the two-minute Smart Timer function, there’s also a new LED display screen that reveals a fun surprise animation after each brushing session. All the better to keep the child brushing instead of rushing, we say!

Available from $179, in three new colours, Cosmic Black, Diamond White and Mystic Jade, here


Apple Watch x Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System

Image credit: Apple

If you have diabetes, and are pregnant, you know that you have to be vigilant about keeping your blood sugar levels stable. High blood sugar levels during early pregnancy can affect your baby’s development. Later in gestation, they may cause your baby to be born too early, among other complications. The good news is that you can easily monitor your blood sugar levels with the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System if you are wearing an Apple Watch.

Image credit: Dexcom

Dexcom G6 is suitable for women with Type 1 diabetes who are pregnant, and those with gestational diabetes. When you add it to the Health app on your Apple Watch, you can view your blood sugar readings alongside other Apple Health apps like Activity, Cycle Tracking, and Sleep. In the Health app. You can also update your Medical ID to include information about diabetes and medications, which can be shared if necessary in an emergency.

Find out more about the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System here, and the Apple Watch here



Skechers Friendship Walk 2024

Run or walk, then enjoy a family-friendly carnival after, with busking, food trucks and game stations. Young ones can be part of the fun too, with the 4km Family Walk (2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 children). What’s more, no one goes home empty-handed, as all participants will receive an event pack with a Skechers drawstring bag, a Skechers T-shirt, an event bib, and a 40% discount voucher for Skechers shoes. Medals will be given out after the run/walk as well.

8 June, from 3pm onwards at the OCBC Square, Sports Hub. Sign up here

Hello Kitty 50th Run Fest 2024

Image credit: Kitty 50th Run Fest 2024

Sanrio fans, join Hello Kitty & Friends – Bad Badtz-Maru, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, and Kuromi – for the happiest celebration of fun and friendship this June. Kids, lace up your running shoes and get ready for the Kids 900m Dash. Adults, there’s a 4km Fun Run just for you. What’s more, there’ll be Hello Kitty & Friends themed official run tees and merchandise up for grabs too.

22 & 23 June 2024, 7.30am (Kids 900m Dash), 8am (Adults 4km Fun Run), Palawan Green, Sentosa. Register here

The Mongol Khan

Image credit: Katja Ogrin

Witness a most epic spectacle on stage as The Mongol Khan makes its Asian premiere in Singapore this October. Watch this multi-sensory feast come to life through a haunting original score, dramatic storytelling, dance and puppetry, as it tells the stories behind the evolution of an Empire. Performed by an ensemble of over 70 actors, dancers, and musicians, this epic Mongolian theatrical production is

From 17 October 2024, at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Tickets from $48 are available here. UOB debit and credit cardholders enjoy a 15% discount off tickets across all categories and performances.


Featured image: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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May 2024: Eat, Play, Shop, and More for Families in Singapore this Month