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

The final quarter of the year dawns with sunny smiles and bright lights, as we celebrate Children’s Day and Deepavali. We also observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), a cause close to our hearts. Join us on the radar of all things fresh and fun to see, do, eat, and shop on our little red dot this month and beyond. From the newest playgrounds and pop-ups to world-class productions and family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to engage everyone in the family. Read on to find out what else is in store for you and the kids in October 2022!

SEE & DO

Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival 2022

Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival October 2022

Dress in your party best and celebrate Children’s Day with PIP and friends at this year’s Octoburst! Leading the way with great fanfare are young talents from the Kinderland Preschool Marching Band and Kids’ Philharmonic Orchestra. Young audiences can participate in interactive programmes such as a K-pop mass dance, move-along performance, and sing-along sessions. Create your own paper pom-poms and go hunting for PIP. Or simply watch out for PIP’s meet-and-greets!

7 October at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay; completely free. More details here

Deepavali Open House

Deepavali Open House October 2022

Experience the annual Little India Deepavali street light-up from a different perspective on the first-ever Deepavali Big Bus Tour! Then get your #OOTD as festive decorations along Campbell Lane beckon you into the Indian Heritage Centre. Trishaw trails, heritage walking trails, and other drop-in activities await, such as interactive storytelling sessions for kids. You can contribute to a rangoli-inspired LEGO mural and decorate oil lamps too!

1 to 23 October at the Indian Heritage Centre; free admission (some activities are chargeable). More details here

Seeing the Invisible

Directions (Zero) by Mohammed Kazem
Image: Directions (Zero) by Mohammed Kazem

The second season of the Seeing the Invisible augmented reality (AR) art exhibition comes to Gardens by the Bay. It features immersive works by 12 international artists, including this one by Mohammed Kazem. According to co-curator Tal Michael Haring, the interplay of these AR artworks in vibrant natural settings breaks down the binary between ‘natural’ versus ‘digital’. Simply download a special app to view the artworks through your devices and even interact with some of the pieces.

From 12 October at Gardens by the Bay; free admission. More details here

(See also: Digital vs. Natural Worlds: What Preschoolers Really Need)

Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected

Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected

Enter a wondrous universe of beautifully bizarre hybrids and strange new beings at Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected. The artist’s hyper-realistic sculptures depict a possible evolution of lifeforms emerging from today’s technological age. At its core, a call for more kindness and acceptance among humankind. Kids get to create their own imagined hybrid friend in drop-in sessions on the last Friday of every month.

Till 29 January 2023 at the ArtScience Museum; from $14 per child and $18 per adult. More details here

GET MOVING

Por Vida Skateboarding

Por Vida Skateboarding

Local skateboarding school, Por Vida Skateboarding, opens the doors to Singapore’s largest indoor skatepark and school. Singapore’s only dedicated indoor skateboarding facility, the 6,708 sqf skatepark caters to newbies and veterans alike. Rollerblading, roller-skating, longboarding, and surf-skating enthusiasts are welcome too. You can choose to bring your own, rent, or even purchase the latest gear at its retail space. Solo and group classes are available for both kids and kids-at-heart.

From 1 October at #B1-11, GR.iD Singapore. More details here

Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium

Be part of sporting history at the inaugural Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium! The professional criterium race features 32 of the world’s top cyclists, including Tour de France 2022 winner, Jonas Vingegaard. Spectators can also look forward to amateur races, Brompton community ride, Absolute Cycle spin class, and family-fun fringe activities. Pick from two-day grandstand offerings and hospitality packages to experience exciting race action and off-track entertainment. Including the critically acclaimed live music extravaganza, SYNTHONY.

29 to 30 October at The Float @ Marina Bay. More details here

(See also: 15 Best Cycling Trails in Singapore for Families)

POSB PAssion Run for Kids 2022

POSB PAssion Run for Kids October 2022

Singapore’s longest-running race to raise funds to give kids equal opportunities to realise their dreams returns with the first-ever hybrid POSB PAssion Run for Kids. Sign up and spend a meaningful Sunday morning at the physical event on 30 October. Along the 3-km route, enjoy eco-friendly activities, including Plogging, beach clean-up, and more. Or join the virtual run and accumulate 10 km till 15 November, completing eco-missions to redeem e-deals and win prizes.

30 October at Angsana Green, East Coast Park. More details here

PINK RIBBON TIME

#My1stMammo

#My1stMammo October 2022

With early detection, breast cancer is highly treatable and curable. But women from underprivileged families may not have access to life-saving mammograms. To bridge this gap, 365 Cancer Prevention Society and Icon Cancer Centre need our help. Their second #My1stMammo campaign aims to raise $80,000 to sponsor mammograms for low-income women aged 40 and above. Every contribution of $10 or more makes a difference.

Till 15 December at Giving.sg or Give.asia

(See also: Mammograms in Singapore – Subsidised Breast Cancer Screening Programmes & Costs)

Take a Leap in Pink with PAZZION

Take a Leap in Pink with PAZZION

In honour of BCAM, PAZZION teams up with SOLIS Breast Cancer and Surgery Centre to raise awareness. Stand up to breast cancer with the limited-edition EDIRA collection that’s pink with a purpose. These statement-making espadrilles, crafted to carry you through seasons, celebrate the strength and resilience of breast cancer patients and survivors. 30% of nett proceeds go towards the Breast Cancer Foundation.

$96 per pair at PAZZION outlets and online. More details here

Pink High Tea at 1864 Lobby Bar and Lounge

Pink High Tea at 1864 Lobby Bar and Lounge October 2022

Go pink with Sofitel Singapore City Centre with specially curated dining experiences in recognition of BCAM. Let 1864 Lobby Bar and Lounge transport you to the set of Bridgerton with Pink High Tea ($118++ for two). Delight in decadent treats such as Framboise Caraïbe Choux, Fraisier Rhubarb Entremet, and Burratina with Salted Beetroot and Balsamic Reduction. Racines will also be hosting a one-day-only Pink Brunch (from $108++ per adult; $54++ per child) on 23 October.

2pm – 5pm till 31 October at Level 5, Sofitel Singapore City Centre. More details here

Rosy Treats at Goodwood Park Hotel

Rosy Treats at Goodwood Park Hotel October 2022

Make a difference with Goodwood Park Hotel in support of BCAM. Tuck into a spread of rosy-themed delights at its popular English Afternoon Tea Buffet with Local Favourites (from $65++ per adult; from $39.80 per child) at L’Espresso. Or surprise your girlfriends with the Rosy Medley of Sweets & Savouries (from $78nett till 14 November) for takeaway or delivery. For a complete experience, indulge in a Pink Ribbon Staycation ($700++ per night). Stay in a Junior Suite, complete with breakfast and English Afternoon Tea Buffet. $3nett from every rosy treat and $100nett per night’s stay goes towards the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Till 30 November at Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore. More details here

(See also: Breast Cancer Screening: What Really Happens during Your Mammogram?)

EAT & DRINK

Domino’s Pizza x Genshin Impact

If you love pizza, can’t resist anything mentaiko, and enjoy playing Genshin Impact, you’re in luck. Simply purchase Domino’s Pizza Singapore’s Emergency Food Combo meals and receive limited-edition Genshin Impact merchandise. Each Mentaiko Pizza comes with your choice of Ebi (succulent prawns) or Tori (smoked chicken breast and chicken sausages), topped with lashings of mentaiko mayonnaise. You also stand to win prizes with every Emergency Food Combo you order!

Till 26 October via online delivery, over-the-counter, or Click & Collect orders at all Domino’s Pizza stores, while stocks last. More details here

Get ‘Bready to Party’ with BreadTalk

Get ‘Bready to Party’ with BreadTalk October 2022

It’s BreadTalk’s 22nd anniversary and it’s party time all month long. New anniversary-exclusive bun creations include Nut for Sale, Lemon Puff, Tuna Puff, and Pizza Coin. Other must-tries range from the seasonal Cereal Flosss and Curry Flosss to the new Earl Grey Palmier French Pastry and Thai Milk Tea Song Song Cookie. The luscious melt-in-the-mouth Snow White Roll also makes a special appearance, alongside a line-up of exciting promotions and instant-win rewards.

Till 31 October at all BreadTalk outlets islandwide. More details here

Miracle Coffee Singapore

Miracle Coffee Singapore October 2022

Fans of JJ Lin, look out! The award-winning pop superstar is bringing his artisanal coffee concept home to Singapore! The flagship café will launch at the lobby of the ArtScience Museum in 2023. But in the meantime, get a sneak preview in a 90-day pop-up experience at its outdoor Rain Oculus. The limited-time kiosk will serve Miracle Coffee’s signature pour-overs and cold brews, among others. Don’t miss the Singapore-exclusive, Kaya Cloud, an Americano-style beverage capped with velvety kaya-flavour fresh cream and gula melaka shavings.

From 10am daily till 29 December at the ArtScience Museum. More details here

SHOP AWAY

Japan Matsuri at Jurong Point

Japan Matsuri at Jurong Point October 2022

Miss Japan? Then head to Jurong Point as it hosts its first-ever matsuri (Japanese cultural festival). Eat and play to your heart’s content at the Discover Matsuri Fair till 9 October. Try street food, play matsuri games, catch Taiko drum and traditional dance performances, and capture memories at the photo booth. Famous cosplayers Mariko and Mahio from Japan will also be making special appearances on 8 October. Besides more shopping, dining, and spend-and-redeem promotions, challenge the Giant Claw machine to win cute plushies!

Till 23 October at Jurong Point. More details here

ShopFest 2022

Shop at Singapore’s largest shopping festival of the year. If you missed 9.9 last month, don’t worry. There’s still 10.10, 11.11, BFCM (Black Friday – Cyber Monday), and 12.12. ShopFest 2022 offers shoppers $8 million worth of cashback, plus the opportunity to win attractive prizes such as $100,000 worth of Tesla shares and $50,000 worth of experiences. Shoppers also stand a chance to participate in ShopBack’s first-ever VVIP game show. Catch the first instalment on 9 October!

Get shopping via ShopBack. More details here

Sugar K LED Therapy

Sugar K LED Therapy

Kew Organics introduces new LED treatments under sister brand, Sugar K Organic Peel Bar. Developed by NASA to speed up tissue healing for astronauts, it combines different wavelengths with fresh, organic, botanical active ingredients. The all-in-one treatment boosts collagen, reduces acne bacteria, prevents pigmentation, desensitises skin, and delays signs of ageing. Each treatment takes just 20 minutes — perfect for busy mums! Undergo three to six treatments for best results.

Promotional price of $48 per treatment (usual $86) till 12 November, exclusively at #03-03, Cluny Court. More details here

(See also: Beauty after Baby: 8 Easy Grooming Shortcuts for Busy Mums)

BOOK AHEAD

Disney’s Frozen: The Hit Broadway Musical

For the first time in forever, the Broadway musical version of Disney’s Frozen comes to Singapore in February 2023. From the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin, it was the highest grossing new musical on Broadway in 2018. Here in Singapore, it will star local children as Elsa and Anna. This is its only stop in Southeast Asia, so you know what to do!

Get your tickets now at www.frozenthemusical.sg

Disney in Concert: A Magical Celebration

Disney in Concert: A Magical Celebration

Fans of all ages can look forward to an enchanting musical affair on 17 December. Imagine a 46-piece orchestra and four enchanting vocalists performing live to the original movie clips you know and love. Disney in Concert: A Magical Celebration will take you into a whole new world, but, for one show only! Reserve your seats before they’re all gone.

Enjoy a 5% early bird discount till 10 October at Trip.com

Singapore Great Eastern Women’s Run (GEWR 2022)

Singapore Great Eastern Women’s Run

On 20 November, the Great Eastern Women’s Run returns for its first physical all-women race since 2019. Runners can choose to join the 10 km, 5 km, or 2 km Mummy + Me categories. There’ll also be pre-race virtual and physical activities, plus plenty of family fun at the post-run Race Village. Funds raised through GEWR 2022 go towards supporting adopted charities, Daughters of Tomorrow and Singapore Cancer Society.

Registrations close on 31 October at www.greateasternlife.com

(See also: This Mum is Learning to Live her Best Life with a Stoma – after battling Colon Cancer twice)

STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE Countdown Edition 2022 – 2023

STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE Countdown Edition 2022 – 2023

After a two-year hiatus, STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE returns with a bang on 31 December. Usher in the New Year with award-winning fireworks handcrafted by Japanese artisans. The 70-minute fireworks musical extravaganza features dazzling pyrotechnics, immersive sound, and world-class entertainment. Expect a food village, live DJ performances, and fun activities for the whole family.

Tickets go on sale 20 October; join the waitlist at www.starisland.sg

Featured image: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

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