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April 2019

Mother’s Day 2019: 35 Smashing Ways to Pamper Your Super Mama in Singapore

It’s that time of year when we honour the miracle of mothers and motherhood. From brunch and cakes to events and activities, these are the most happening Mother’s Day 2019 celebrations in Singapore.

Mother’s Day 2019 falls on 12 May this year, and while we should show love and appreciation to our mamas and grandmas every single day of the year, this is the one day of the year dedicated to the Superwomen in our lives. So spoil her with yummy treats – that she didn’t have to cook – and spend quality time renewing your bonds while having fun. She deserves it!

Fabulous Feasts for dining out

:: JUST ADDED! :: Mum’s Day Out at KOMYUNITI

It’s not just the usual buffet spread. Here, mum can feast and have fun too. She gets a personalised bouquet from the floral selection at the Flower Bar, exclusively available on Mothers’ Day at KOMYUNITI, and her picture on her latte to ‘espresso’ love for her this Mother’s Day! Remember to take part in YOTEL Singapore’s mum-child lookalikes contest too, where you could win a weekend 2D1N staycation or F&B vouchers. Just share mum and child photos on Facebook and/or Instagram with the hashtags #KOMYUNITIxMothersDayGiveaway and #YOTELusYOstory, while including a short Mother’s Day message. Winners will be announced at the end of the brunch at 3.30pm, 12 May 2019.

When 12 May, 12.30-3.30pm
Where Level 10, YOTEL Singapore, 366 Orchard Rd
How much From $50++ per adult | $25++ per child aged 6-12 years
Web Mums dine for free with every 3 paying adults. Simply quote “WELOVEMUM” when making a reservation here

1. Mother’s Day Brunch – Artemis Grill

Mother’s Day 2019 - Artemis Grill

Mothering Sunday is the only Sunday in the entire year that Artemis Grill opens its doors. Soak in the iconic 40th floor cityscape view over bubbly as the ladies receive a complimentary tipple. Then indulge in an exclusive three-course brunch, with choice of mains between sharing platters of starters and desserts. Highlights include Shakshuka baked eggs, Jamaican spiced tenderloin, and Tunisian orange cake with cream cheese. As Mum relaxes, kids enjoy a special children’s menu, plus a dedicated kids’ room with face-painting, toys and movies. A one-day-only a la carte menu is also available at dinner.

When 12 May, 11.30am-2pm & 6pm-10pm
Where Level 40 CapitaGreen, 138 Market Street
How much From $88++ per adult | $28++ per child aged 11 years and under

2. Mother’s Day Buffet Lunch – Plate, Carlton City Hotel Singapore

Mother’s Day 2019 - Plate Carlton City Hotel

Plate is giving all mothers a 50% discount off a local-themed Mother’s Day Buffet Lunch. What better reason to binge? Mums even enjoy a complimentary serving of Abalone and Dried Scallops in Superior Broth. The buffet boasts fresh seafood on ice, live carvings of Steamed Whole Salmon with Salted Bean Sauce, Singapore Chilli Crab and Vinegar Pork Trotters, and live stations serving Kueh Pie Tee and Chwee Kueh. Desserts include Signature Muah Chee and Bubur Cha Cha alongside assorted pastries and every kid’s favourite chocolate fountain.

When 12 May, 12noon-3pm
Where Level 3, Carlton City Hotel Singapore, 1 Gopeng Street
How much $58++ per adult | $29 per child aged 7-12 years

3. Parents’ Day Set Menus – Crystal Jade Kitchen and Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao

Mother’s Day 2019 - Crystal Jade

The two-month-long promotion at casual dining restaurants Crystal Jade Kitchen and Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao will offer two different Parents’ Day set menus each. Enjoy seven delectable dishes such as Sautéed fresh prawn with egg white, plus complimentary Crystal rose & dragonfruit jelly at Crystal Jade Kitchen. Exclusive a la carte dishes are also available, including Deep-fried grouper fillet topped with prawn paste and deep-fried garlic tossed with curry leaves.

When 3 May to 30 June
Where Various outlets
How much From $68++ for 2 diners to $498++ for a table of 10

4. Home-style Chinese Set Menus – Diamond Kitchen

Mother’s Day 2019 - Diamond Kitchen

In celebration of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, stalwart restaurant Diamond Kitchen presents five new set menus. Within the set menus are four new exclusive dishes also available as a la carte options. These include Crispy Fried Potato Slices with Salted Egg Yolk, and the painstakingly prepared 5-Step Diamond Kitchen Duck Rice. Heart of Gold Warm Pumpkin Dessert ends the meal on a comforting note. Kids can enjoy the new Under the Sea play area, with mermaid performances by Syrena and friends during weekend lunches!

When 1 to 19 May & 1 to 20 June
Where Level 1 Oasis, Science Park I, 87 Science Park Drive | #01-22/23 Laguna Park Condominium, 5000F Marine Parade Road
How much From $288++ for 4-5 diners to $888++ for a table of 8-10

5. An Indo Communal Brunch – Fat Chap

Mother’s Day 2019 - Fat Chap

Treat your kitchen goddess to a break at Fat Chap, complete with live cooking demo by Medanese head chef Selamat Susanto. Learn his kampong chicken marinate recipe, as well as how to prepare perkedel (potato cake) at home. It’s a fun family bonding exercise too! Then enjoy a communal table spread or Kembul Bujana. It stars the traditional Nasi Tumpeng – coconut scented butterfly pea rice with roasted kampong chicken, grilled fish and sambal prawns. Es Kopyor, a refreshing shaved ice dessert, ends the meal on a sweet note.

When 12 May, 12noon-5pm
Where #01-643 Suntec City (East Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard
How much $68++ per person

6. Taiwan Porridge A La Carte Buffet – Coffee Lounge, Goodwood Park Hotel

Mother’s Day 2019 - Goodwood Park Hotel

Mother’s Day dining options abound at Goodwood Park Hotel, from Chinese set menus at Min Jiang to Weekend Roast Set Lunch at Gordon Grill, or L’Espresso’s English High Tea Buffet. Then there’s Coffee Lounge’s popular Taiwan porridge buffet, including the famed Dessert Buffet with D24 durian delights. Start with unlimited orders of over 30 dishes from Braised Pork Belly and Stir-fried Sambal Kangkong to Fried Chye Poh Omelette. Afterward, the live durian pancake station, new D24 Pandan Lapis Coconut Cake and other glorious treats await!

When 4, 5, 11 & 12 May, 12noon-2.30pm & 6pm-10.30pm
Where Lobby level, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road
How much $62.80++ per adult | $37.80 per child aged 6-11 years

(See also: Finding Balance: How Real Mums Do It)

7. Parents’ Day Set Menus – Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy

Mother’s Day 2019 - Jia Wei Grand Mercure

Showcasing popular signature dishes, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant has curated a series of menus for Mother’s and Father’s Day. These include Peking Duck, Deep-fried Pork Ribs with Homemade Wasabi Mayonnaise Sauce, and Braised Ee-fu Noodles with Boston Lobster. These set menus come with Longevity Buns, plus selected wines and alcohol-free Heineken 0.0. Alternatively, enjoy an authentic spread of Peranakan dishes at Feast@East Buffet Restaurant from 1 May to 2 June. The Gunong Sayang Association will also be performing live on 11 May, 6pm-11pm, while you dine.

When 3 to 12 May & 7 to 16 June
Where Level 2, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, 50 East Coast Road
How much From $458++ for 4 diners or from $788++ for a table of 10

8. ‘Me & Mum’ Saturday High Tea & Sunday Brunch – Opus Restaurant, Hilton Singapore

Mother’s Day 2019 - Hilton Singapore

This May, treat Mum to the D9 Limitless Saturday High Tea Buffet or the Hilton Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch. An extra-special menu of local and international delights will be featured on 11 and 12 May respectively. The winning highlight, as always, is unlimited rounds of sweet treats from D9 Cakery’s six-metre-long artisanal dessert showcase. Don’t forget to try the limited-edition Summer Luxe Tart collection while you’re at it!

When Every Saturday & Sunday in May, 12noon-3pm
Where Lobby Level, Hilton Singapore
How much From $48++ per adult | From $24++ per child aged 5-12 years

9. Mother’s Day Set Menu – Mitzo, Grand Park Orchard

Mother’s Day 2019 - Mitzo

Executive Chef Nicky Ng has thoughtfully created a premium five-course set menu for mums at Mitzo. Highlights include Caviar Shrimp Dumpling, Lobster topped with Preserved Red Yeast & Garlic, and Udon & Scallops in Carrot Broth. For a sweet finale, Poached Pear with Peach Resin & American Ginseng Tea, served with Pistachio & Lotus Paste Cookie. Toast to Mum with The Matriarch, a refreshing cocktail created by Head Bartender Azlam Kadir. An enhanced Weekend Brunch is also available on 11 & 12 May.

When 1 to 31 May
Where Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road
How much From $88++ per diner

10. A Royal Mother’s Day Lunch Celebration – Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Mother’s Day 2019 - Marriott Cafe

Present Mum with a lunch buffet fit for a queen at Marriott Cafe. With a spread 1.5 times the regular buffet, it’s overflowing with seafood on ice, premium roasts, international mains and desserts. Pork Saddle with Prune & Pancetta Stuffing, Oyster Florentine, and Pink Yuzu Layer Cake are just some highlights to expect. A Mother’s Day High Tea Buffet featuring local delicacies is also available in the afternoon.

When 12 May, 12noon-2.30pm
Where Lobby Level, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road
How much $98++ per adult | $48++ per child aged 5-12 years

11. Mother’s Day Weekend Dim Sum Buffet – Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore

Mother’s Day 2019 - Hai Tien Lo Pan Pacific

Fans of bite-size Cantonese cuisine will love the selection of over 50 a la carte delights at Hai Tien Lo. Savour dishes from Braised Roasted Duck with Sea Cucumber and Truffles in Conpoy Sauce, to Pan-fried Rice Flour Rolls with Chef’s Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce. Each diner will also get a complimentary serving of Tiger Prawns with Minced Pork and Sweet Preserved Vegetables, and Egg Tart with Imperial Swiftlet’s Nest. Two specially curated six-course set menus are also available from 6 to 12 May.

When 11 & 12 May, 11.30am-2.30pm
Where Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard
How much $88++ per adult | $48++ per child aged 6-12 years

12. Mother’s Day Brunch – Porta, Park Hotel Clarke Quay

Mother’s Day 2019 - Porta

Spoil Mum with a Sunday semi-buffet brunch at Porta this Mother’s Day. Pick from the newly refreshed brunch menu featuring the hearty classic Porta Breakfast, vegetarian Breakfast Burg, and more. It’s accompanied by a sumptuous spread of unlimited Fine de Claire oysters, salad bar, savoury appetisers and sweet afters. To complement the merriment, all house wines go at 50% from the second glass. While adults imbibe, a dedicated playroom will see kids crafting a sweet memento for Mum, balloon sculpting and more.

When 12 May, 12noon-4pm
Where Lobby Level, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street
How much $39++ per adult | $19++ per child aged 5-11 years | Children under 5 years get a complimentary Kid’s Dish of the Day

(See also: 10 New Hotels for a Family (and Couple) Staycation in Singapore 2019)

13. Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet – Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts

Mother’s Day 2019 - Carousel

The extensive international spread and 12 dynamic food stations at Halal-certified restaurant Carousel is a great way to pamper Mum. Expect Steamed Whole Norwegian Salmon, Truffle-scented Lobster Risotto, Fresh Prawns in Herbal Broth, and a Popiah Live Station. A spread of Garden Desserts feature Pumpkin Tart and Basil Trifle, alongside Hot Pisang Pengat, and Salted Egg Ice Cream. All mums also receive a gift of homemade durian cookies at the door.

When 11 & 12 May, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
How much $88++ per adult | $44++ per child aged 4-11 years

14. Sky-high Mother’s Day Set Menus – Salt Grill & Sky Bar

Mother’s Day 2019 - Salt Grill & Sky Bar

Soak in the panoramic views over a decadent meal of modern Australian cuisine from the 55th floor of ION Orchard. Opt for a three-course lunch or four-course dinner at Salt Grill & Sky Bar this Mother’s Day. Highlights include Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Cape Grim Tenderloin, and Bangalow Pork Ravioli. Adults can top up $40++ to complement your lunch with free-flow Sartori Prosecco, or $68++ for a bottle at dinner. Kids can pick from – and colour in – their very own Kid’s Menu.

When 12 May, 11.30am-1.45pm & 6pm-9.45pm
Where Level 55, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn
How much From $68++ per adult | From $25++ per child

15. Decadent Brunch Buffet – The Dining Room, Sheraton Towers Singapore

Mother’s Day 2019 - Sheraton Towers

Warm Mum’s heart with a sumptuous spread beginning with Live Shucked Oysters and a la minute Pan-seared Foie Gras. Then savour Five-spice Pork Belly, Herbal Roast Duck, and live carvings of Roasted Australian Tomahawk and Satay Pork Ribs. Each adult will also get a complimentary portion of Baked Half Maine Lobster. To complete the feast at The Dining Room is a medley of desserts such as Strawberry Mint Cheese Cake.

When 12 May, 12noon-3pm
Where Lobby Level, Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road
How much From $108++ per adult | $44++ per child aged 6-12 years

16. Mother’s Day Family-style Brunch – SPRMRKT

Mother’s Day 2019 - SPRMKRT

Surprise Mum with an indulgent family-style brunch followed by an optional hands-on decorate-it-yourself activity of decorating SPRMRKT’s famous chiffon cake. Feast on Himalayan pink salt-crusted sea bass, Herb and spices-rubbed roasted chicken, Salmon and spinach pasta and more. If you prefer to leave cake-decorating to the pros, then pre-order the chef’s special creation, Pear and Elderflower Chiffon Cake.

When 12 May, 10am-4pm
Where #02-13 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road | Level 1, STPI, 41 Robertson Quay
How much $300 nett for 3 to 5 diners

17. Seafood Spectacular Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch – Stellar at 1-Altitude

Mother’s Day 2019 - Stellar at 1-Altitude

Have an unforgettable epicurean experience at Singapore’s highest restaurant, Stellar at 1-Altitude. The five-course brunch starts with ‘Fruits de Mer’ seafood sharing platter, L ‘Aspege Eggs, and Classic Truffle and Lobster Risotto. Choices of main course include Wood-fired Sanchoku Wagyu Rib Cap. A dessert buffet boasting Grapefruit Chamomile Tartlets, Lemon Earl Grey Bundt, and other ambrosial treats completes the fete. All mums also receive a special memento courtesy of Pastry Chef Jasmin Chew.

When 12 May, 12noon-3pm
Where Level 62, 1 Raffles Place
How much From $110++ per adult | $45++ per child aged 6-12 years

18. Mother’s Day Brunch & Bouquets – The Summerhouse

Mother’s Day 2019 - The Summerhouse

Head to the idyllic countryside and discover exquisite farm-to-table fare at The Summerhouse. The three-course brunch boasts tempting starters such as Eggs Benedict and ‘Edible Garden City’ Salad. Choices of mains include US Prime Short Rib, and Sustainable Seafood Tagliatelle. Choose between Balinese Chocolate Ice Cream and a delightful Rockmelon confection for dessert. The little ones can pick from a Kids’ Menu. The first 45 mums can get hands-on at a floral arrangement workshop with 1-Pixies, and take home a gorgeous bouquet.

When 12 May, 11.30am-3pm
Where Level 2, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park
How much $60++ per adult

(See also: Long Weekends, School Holidays, & Public Holidays 2020: The Best Kid- & Family-Friendly Things To Do)

19. Mother’s Day Lunch Buffet – The Villa, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Mother’s Day 2019 - The Villa

Pay tribute to Mum with a tantalising buffet spread amid the flora and fauna of Singapore’s very own Eden. The Asian-influenced modern European cuisine delivers Chilli Crab Spaghettini a la minute and live carvings of Angus Beef Striploin. The spread also serves up fresh seafood, salads, soups and more hot mains. End the meal on a sweet note with desserts from Lemon Botanicals Meringue Tartlet to Blueberry Chocolate Tart. Mums also enjoy a complimentary manicure, while the first 50 mums can create floral bouquets at the exclusive floral bar.

When 12 May, 12noon-3pm
Where Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road
How much From $88++ per adult | $38++ per child aged 5-10 years

20. Nourishing Mother’s Day Set Menus – Yàn

Mother’s Day 2019 - Yan

This Mother’s Day, give Mum the gift of health with nutritious seven- or nine-course set menus at Yàn. Healthful highlights include Golden Pumpkin Broth with Crab Meat and Black Ningxia Wolfberries, and Steamed Fish with Cordyceps, Mandarin Peel and Garlic. They are preceded by celebratory classics Yàn Peking Duck or Signature Roast Crispy Suckling Pig. Chilled Peach Resin with Osmanthus and Pearl Powder bring the meal to a refreshing finale.

When 3 to 12 May, 12noon-2.30pm & 6pm-10.30pm
Where #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road
How much From $88++ per person for 4 to 10 diners

21. Treasured Flavours of Singapore Buffet Lunch – White Rose Café, York Hotel Singapore

Mother’s Day 2019 - White Rose Cafe York Hotel

Tempt Mum with multiple choices at White Rose Café this Mother’s Day weekend. Her choices? The ‘Treasured Flavours of Singapore’ a la Carte Buffet Lunch on Saturday, or Mother’s Day Buffet Lunch or High Tea on Sunday. Expect favourites such as Chicken Masala, Fish Head Curry, Chilli Crab and Singapore Laksa. Desserts include Hot Pulut Hitam and Bubor Cha Cha. Enjoy 10% off with full payment made before 5 May.

When 11-12 May, 12noon-2.30pm | 12 May, 3pm-5pm
Where Lobby Level, York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth
How much From $32++ per adult | From $16++ per child aged 5-11 years

Sweet Treats for takeaway

22. D9 Cakery Limited-edition Summer Luxe Tart Collection

Mother’s Day 2019 - D9 Cakery

Hilton Singapore’s Executive Pastry Chef Cindy Khoo pays tribute to mums with a collection of fresh summer luxe berry tarts. Crumbly crusts are filled with lava puree of fresh fruits and premium Valrhona Opalys white chocolate. Then they are topped with antioxidant-rich seasonal berries and edible flowers for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Available from 1 to 31 May 2019 at D9 Cakery, Lobby Level, Hilton Singapore.

23. White Rabbit Cake from The Pine Garden

Mother’s Day 2019 - The Pine Garden

As White Rabbit celebrates its 60th birthday this year, feed Mum’s nostalgia with The Pine Garden’s take on the classic Shanghai milk candy. If Mum is a bubble tea fan, she’ll love the trendy Milk Tea Brown Sugar BBT. Or simply opt for perennial favourites Bird’s Nest Cake, reduced sugar Black Sesame Yuzu or Yam Orh-Ni in Pumpkin. Early bird discounts apply for pre-orders. Available till 31 May 2019 at The Pine Garden outlets and online.

24. Mother’s Day Award Cakes from PrimaDéli

Mother’s Day 2019 - PrimaDeli

Award your leading lady with three delectable cakes from PrimaDéli. Crown her Best Mom Ever with handcrafted buttercream flowers atop a chocolate sponge cake with hazelnut cream. Super Mom is a chocolate-lovers’ dream of chocolate truffle cream and chocolate sponge cake. Amazing Mom is a fruity delight of vanilla sponge cake and fresh fruit toppings. Enjoy early bird discounts, and a $50 Aramsa – The Garden Spa voucher with every Mother’s Day cake purchase. Available from 12 April to 12 May 2019 at all PrimaDéli outlets.

(See also: 18 Gorgeous Baby Full Month Cakes and Packages and Where to Get Them)

25. Swensen’s Oh My Love Ice Cream Cake

Mother’s Day 2019 - Swensen's

Sure to set Mum’s heart aflutter is Oh My Love from Swensen’s. One-half Vanilla ice cream hiding sweet strawberry bits, and one-half Kit Kat-studded Roasted Hazelnut ice cream. Two halves of the heart come together to create the loveliest gift. Available for dine-in and takeaway from 22 April to 12 May 2019 at all Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets.

26. Naked Bouquet Cake from Wildseed Café

Mother’s Day 2019 - Wildseed Cafe

Pastry Chef Jasmin has created this delightful Naked Bouquet Cake, perfect for surprising Mum with. The scrumptious strawberry shortcake is topped with blush pink ganache drizzle and embellished with edible flowers. Available from 10 to 12 May 2019 at Wildseed Café, Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park.

Fab Fun and More for Mums

:: NEW! :: Lettering workshop

Merci Marcel says “Merci Maman” this Mother’s Day with a special weekend featuring letters of love. Join Singaporean hand lettering artist Robyn (@robynink) at the multi-concept lifestyle destination and craft your own beautiful messages for your mother. You’ll also also get to indulge in Marcel’s afternoon tea during the workshop. Pens and markers, stationery for sketching and a curated guide of art templates will be provided. 11 May, 4-6pm, Merci Marcel Club Street, 7-9 Club Street, $95 per person. Web

27. Bring Mum to the Mall

• Be part of Singapore’s first “Largest Mosaic of Flower Notes” (22 April – 12 May) at Waterway Point by making mum a flower note dedication and adding it to the collection of messages for mothers, or craft something for her at a Mother’s Day workshop (10-12 May)

• Write your wishes for mum on a love lock at Eastpoint Mall (minimum $30 spend) and three lucky mothers can walk away with their dream prizes of up to $300 each.

• Learn how to create a flower arrangement for mum at Changi City Point’s Flower Boutique Workshop by Petite Fleur, or unleash your creative juices to design mum a one-of-a-kind tote bag.

• Head down to The Centrepoint for floral bouquet arrangements, to customise a special aromatic tea blend, or handcraft a fragrant envelope of dried flowers.

• Have a yummy mummy? Encourage her to take part in Yew Tee Point’s “Most Gorgeous Mum” makeover and photoshoot contest. She could win a share of $2,000 worth of shopping vouchers and tickets to NoonTalk Media Mother’s Day Luncheon.

28. Craft a Card Together

Is mum a crafty type? Let her creativity flow! Join a brush lettering workshop together and learn the basics of making words look beautiful. Curious what brush lettering is all about? Check out the instructor’s Instagram page @Speakagraphy. You’ll be inspired, we’re sure! 11 May, 10am-1pm, Room 2F @ Esplanade Mall, #02-19, 8 Raffles Avenue. Web

29. Serenade her with Songs of Yesteryear

The Esplanade’s Mother’s Day Special: Songs for Mothers with Love is hosted by the bubbly Lee Peifen, and features established singers Anddi Goh, Jessie Yeong and Coco Xian belting out well-loved Chinese hits from yesteryear by Zhou Xuan, Teresa Teng, Qing Shan and more. If mum grew up listening to these songbirds on her radio, this is one concert she’ll definitely love. It’s free, so be there early to get a seat. This one-hour show (no intermission) is performed in Mandarin. 12 May, 3pm, Esplanade Concert Hall

30. Heal with Sound Energy

We tried this once and it was a revelation. If you and mum are gung-ho for new experiences, why not try it too? This special edition of Sound Bath starts off with light meditation and sound vibrations that can help our minds and bodies slow down, quieten down, and tap into our own inner energies for peace and healing. Just what every mum − who juggles multiple roles in her life − needs. 11 May, 3.30pm, Harmonic Space, 37 Tembeling Road, $15. Web

31. Go Forest Bathing 

Bring mum for a forest bath with Xiu Nature Connections. It’s not as weird as it sounds; forest bathing is a refreshing and restorative experience that can deepen your connection to nature. Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is a slow, intentional walk through nature, focusing on sensory connections. It’s been proven to help improve mental clarity, increase immunity and production of anti-cancer proteins, and lower stress levels, blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Sounds like what mum needs? Register with mum before 30 April 2019 to enjoy the early bird special of $88 for two (usual rate: $110). 11 May, 4.15pm, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Web

32. Give her the Gift of Melodies

This year’s SSO Classics in the Park − Mother’s Day Concert presents colourful dances and songs of love. This one-hour musical celebration of motherhood features a cast of all-Singaporean talent, with young violin star Chloe Chua, and singers Jonathan Charles Tay and Martin Ng performing excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and Verdi’s La Traviata. Admission is free and all are welcome! 12 May, 6pm, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Web

33. Explore a Farmer’s Market in the City

Is mum a farm-to-table chef? Bring her to Sprout, Singapore’s largest farmers’ market in the city. Back for its second instalment, there’ll be over 90 new and familiar names in Singapore’s sustainable agriculture community and dining scene, from Edible Garden City to Quan Fa Organic Farm, from The Rare Honey Company to Yocha Kombucha. A wide selection of organic nut butters, Quorn’s range of meat-free foods, cold pressed Chufa Oil from Chufala Singapore, artisanal chocolates made using only Asian-grown and harvested cacao, as well as vegan cheeses will also be available. Lots for mum to try! There’ll also be artisanal brands retailing handmade and natural skincare, delish bites at the F&B section, and cooking demos by culinary superstars. Why not sign up for a ‘Sprout & Learn’ cooking masterclass led by a Michelin-star chef? 11-12 May, 10am-8pm, Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 403. Web

34. Cook Up A Feast for Her

If you’ve never cooked for mum before, the “To Mom, With Love” − Cooking + Dining Event is the perfect way to start. Here you’ll actually whip up a four-course meal for the First Lady in your life, then share your feast with her. You’ll arrive at the kitchens two hours before dinner, put on your apron, and follow the friendly chefs as they guide you to create four delish dishes — a Salmon Avocado Ceviche Tower, Creamy Mushroom Ravioli, Roasted Chicken Leg with Scamorza & Mixed Herbs, and Tiramisu in a cup. Decorate and set up your dining table for that night while you await Mum’s arrival, then spend the evening together. 11 May, 5pm, Cookyn Inc, #01-04, 31 Ah Hood Road. Web

35. Run Together

Sweat it out together and win yourselves some seriously cute finisher medals! This Mother’s Day Run is a virtual one, so there’s no need to stress out about crowds. You can join and run anywhere in the world; all you need is a GPS-tracking running app. Choose from 3km, 5km, 10km, and Half Marathon (21.0975km) categories and run (or walk) together. Want to go one step further? Get the special event tee and twin with mum for future runs! 10-12 May, anywhere in the world. From $9.99 (run). Web

Header image: Stellar at 1-Altitude
Feature image: Xiu Nature Connections

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Mother’s Day 2019: 35 Smashing Ways to Pamper Your Super Mama in Singapore