What’s New In July

NSmen, read on for ideas on how to enjoy your NS55 credits this month.

By Diana Najm        1 July 2022

The months are speeding past us and July has finally arrived. Just because the kids are back in school doesnt mean the fun has to stop. 

There are many exciting, new things to do this July, whether youre thinking of watching movies 56 storeys above the ground, catching striking art while walking in your neighbourhood park, or trying your hand at winning Scoot flights to your dream travel destination. NSmen can also look forward to receiving their $100 NS55 credits – read on for info on how to enjoy this!

Things To Do

NS55 Recognition Package

Heres one for those who have served their National Service! To commemorate 55 years of NS (NS55) this year, MINDEF and MHA will be giving out an NS55 Recognition Package (RP). Eligible national servicemen will receive a hardcopy letter from mid-June 2022 to inform them of their eligibility for the NS55 RP.

Besides $100 worth of credits that are digitally disbursed via the LifeSG mobile application, NSmen can register for a complimentary 1-year SAFRA membership (existing SAFRA members MUST register to enjoy the complimentary membership) from 1 July to 31 December. Theres also a NS55 Promo that gets you 3 years of membership for the price of 1 year ($40/$60). You can also pay $10 per year for your first dependent, and enjoy free membership for your 2nd dependent onwards. 

All NSmen can also get to enjoy promotions such as free entry to EnergyOne gyms for all SAF NSmen from 1 to 7 July, 1-for-1 kid’s admission at Kidz Amaze from 1 to 8 July and more. Get the full list of promos at www.safra.sg/membership/ns55-recognition-package-singapore/ns55-deals.

Till 31 December 2022; more info at www.safra.sg/membership/ns55-recognition-package-singapore

New Term at FINS Swim School

If your child has always wanted to learn how to swim, now’s the best time to sign them up. FINS Swim School at SAFRA Toa Payoh, SAFRA Mount Faber and SAFRA Yishun start their new term in July. Your kids will enjoy every lesson as FINS’ team of professional and competent coaches builds their water confidence while injecting fun in every session! Your child will also receive a pair of TYR Ranger goggles and FINS swim cap with every new sign up. 

Learn from a FINS coach how you can help build your child’s water confidence.

More info at www.safra.sg/fins

Movies In The Sky

Catch some of your favourite movies from one of Singapores most iconic rooftops, the SkyPark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands. Look forward to catching Little Women by writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a British comedy-drama film which follows the journey of a group of British pensioners as they move to a retirement hotel in India.

Tickets to Movies in the Sky are priced at $48 each and include entry to the SkyPark Observation Deck, worth $26. Therell be a total of 12 movies in June and July at 8.30pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

June & July; SkyPark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands

As You Were

You dont need to head to galleries or museums to check out art. National Arts Council has brought a series of public art installations to three parks: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Jurong Lake Gardens, and Punggol Waterway Park. 

Called As You Were, it is a series of public art installations that stem from reflections prompted by the pandemic and of future aspirations as the world moves forward to embrace the endemic. The five public art installations echo the artistsresponses to hope, recovery, and transformation. 

Check out Small Moments by Daniel Chong, which depicts a massive half-eaten Marie biscuit at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, or Our Dreams Must Continue while taking a stroll at Jurong Lake Gardens. 

Till 30 October 2022 at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Jurong Lake Gardens and Punggol Waterway Park


Scoots This Is How We PartyGiveaway 

To celebrate its 10th year anniversary, local budget carrier Scoot is giving away 10,000 free tickets to anywhere across the airlines network. 

Called the This Is How We Partygiveaway, Scoot will select 10 passengers on selected flights from now till 31 August, who will each win either tickets for a return trip or for their next flight out on Scoot. So pack your bags and start booking your Scoot flights – who knows, you might just get lucky. 


Skechers GORun

Need a new pair of running shoes? Skechers has just launched a new range of footwear series, GOrun Power, purported to be one of their most comfortable footwear yet. 

The new collection features three different colourways each for men and women, and is designed to add more comfort and support with its lightweight and responsive Ultra Flight cushioning. 

In addition, the GOrun Power collection also features the same technology found in Goodyears Best All-Weather Traction tires – with its Goodyear® Performance Outsole that comes with a winged foot design to offer long-lasting and excellent grip for enhanced stability.

Available at selected Skechers concept stores and online

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3

If you’re after a pair of solid wireless earbuds, Sennheiser has you covered with the launch of its Momentum True Wireless 3. New features include Adaptive Noice Cancellation that automatically adjusts to your environment, the option to tailor your sound experience with TrueResponse technology and three advanced microphones on each earbud to ensure absolute clarity. 

It also boasts IPX4 splash resistance, so you can use it during your gym sesh without worrying about ruining it. Whether you love listening to podcasts while working out or have your trusty beast playlist on hand, your new pair of wireless earbuds will amp up your workouts. The Momentum True Wireless 3 comes in three colours – graphite, white and black.

Available at $399 online or at Sennheiser retailers


SAFRA50 Free Treats @ Mr Bean

As part of the commemoration of SAFRAs 50th Anniversary – which also includes special deals and events – SAFRA members get to enjoy free treats every month. This month, whip out your mSAFRA app and redeem a free pancake and 16oz soya milk set at all Mr Bean outlets from now till 31 August 2022. Act fast, because its limited to the first 5,000 redemptions, while stocks last.

For more info on how to redeem your free treats and upcoming ones, go to www.safra.sg/safra50/freetreats

Hotel Indigo Sunday Brunch Buffet

Who says free-flow brunch buffets have to cost a lot? Hotel Indigo, a boutique hotel in Katong, is serving up its new Sunday Brunch Buffet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. 

Happening from 11.30am-2.30pm, diners can indulge in free-flow wine and Aperol cocktails, paired with an a la carte spread of local and Western fare such Chilli Crab Cake, and Philly Cheese Steak Pita. 

The best part? Theres an alfresco seating area called the Hotel Indigo Garden and pets are welcome here. Prices start from $44++ for two hours of free-flow food, and if you’re going for the full package with bottomless alcohol, it’s $88++. 

86 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428788; Tel: 6723 7001

California Republic

Theres a cool new restaurant on Amoy Street and its bringing you a taste of 60s California right in the heart of the CBD. Beyond the laid-back retro vibe with vintage Hollywood posters lining the walls, California Republic serves up So-Cal Italian” food, which basically translates to Southern California Italian cuisine. 

Fans of oysters and seafood will love the Raw Bar, where you can get Shigoku Oysters at $19 for three pieces or a Red Snapper Ceviche for $24. Otherwise, hit up the mains like the Lazy Mans Cioppino ($48).

88 Amoy St, Singapore 069907; Tel: 9784 9487

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