In the blink of an eye, we’re in the 11th month of the year – Hello, November! And what better way to spend the last two months of the year than by going to a blockbuster exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, taking part in a fun holiday camp, and eating your way through delicious bakes, of course.
We’re not going to spoil the surprise for you, so read on to find out the best new things you can do in Singapore this November. Good times guaranteed.
Things To Do
Let’s Gift For A Reason
The season of gifting is almost upon us, but we should keep those who aren’t as privileged as us in mind. In celebration of SAFRA’s 50th anniversary, SAFRA aims to fulfil the wishes of 500 less privileged children and fund necessities for 5,000 low-income households and elderlies through this year’s Let’s Gift For A Reason.
Here’s how you can contribute: pick a wish from the wish board located at all SAFRA clubs and purchase the gift for SAFRA’s beneficiary with Adopt A Wish. Alternatively, Adopt A Bag and sponsor $20 worth of necessities for a household in need. For more info, visit safra.sg/whats-on/let’s-gift-for-a-reason-2022.
5 November to 12 December 2022 at all SAFRA clubhouses; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/let’s-gift-for-a-reason-2022
Kidz Amaze 3-Day Holiday Camps
Let your kids run free this school holidays at the Kidz Amaze indoor playground, which will host 3-day camps at three locations: SAFRA Jurong, SAFRA Toa Payoh and SAFRA Punggol. Let them try their hand at different activities like rock climbing, longkang fishing, gymnastics, robotics and coding, and even a farm tour!
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for them, so don’t miss out. Camp fees are $280 for Kidz Amaze and SAFRA members and $330 for guests. Places are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis, so do register soon! For registration and more info, visit safra.sg/KAPromo.
Camp dates from 30 November to 16 December; more info at safra.sg/KAPromo
Avatar: The Experience
If you’re like us, you’ve probably secretly associated Gardens by the Bay with the 2009 movie Avatar – thanks to its futuristic architecture and towering trees. Well, your imagination’s coming to life because an Avatar-themed exhibition has debuted at Gardens by the Bay.
Your Avatar dreams have now manifested into reality at the Cloud Forest, with its waterfalls, spiralling walkways and unique architectural glass greenhouse. Ahead of the movie sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water coming out in December this year, relive the fictional world of Pandora, with its bioluminescent environments, mystical creatures, flora, and the captivating culture of its indigenous people, the Na’vi.
Tickets from $23, till 31 March 2023 at Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #03-02/03, Singapore 018953; Tel: 6420 6848
Culture vultures, the Singapore Biennale is back after a 3-year hiatus. From now till 19 March 2023, discover art at gallery spaces like the Singapore Art Museum at Keppel Distripark; to ordinary spaces like International Plaza, where a Library of Unread Books has popped up; to Yan Kit Playfield and offshore islands like Lazarus.
Those who love the visual aspects of art can check out The Viscous Sea, an immersive audio-visual installation that explores the effects of climate change and our relationship with nature. Nature lovers, on the other hand, should check out Moving Earth, Crossing Water, Eating Soil at St John’s Island.
Exhibitions at Tanjong Pagar Distripark are ticketed, at $15 for adults and $10 for NSFs or seniors. Meanwhile, there’s free admission to other programmes, installations, and other artworks in other locations.
Till 19 March 2023, at locations islandwide
Samsonite x Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Love travel and pop culture? This suave collab should be right up your alley. Samsonite is pimping up its C-Lite luggage series with the iconic, instantly recognisable artworks of beloved artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The limited edition collection comes in two designs – Pez Dispenser and Untitled Skull, each of which comes in three sizes; one for the cabin and two for check-in.
Made in Europe, the suitcases are shock-absorbing, with a self-reinforcing design that is resistant to scratches and adept at enduring extreme travel conditions. Each piece of C-Lite luggage is also finished with a TSA-approved combination lock and integrated ID tag for security. That’s not all – the cabin-sized version of the C-Lite comes with a built-in USB port (complete with a power bank pocket), making it easy to charge your devices on the move.
Available at Samsonite stores and online
Adidas CONFIRMED app
Sneakerheads will know just how competitive it is to snag the latest new releases, especially when they come in limited editions. That’s why this new app by Adidas, just launched in Singapore, is set to be a game-changer.
The app allows priority access to hype shoe drops, exclusive content, and highly raved collabs. And instead of wasting your precious time camping in line for hours, all you have to do to get your new pair of sneakers is to download the CONFIRMED app.
The Adidas CONFIRMED app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Be@SAFRA: Food Fiesta Edition
Foodies, BE@SAFRA is returning this year with the ultimate food fiesta! Delight your taste buds with an array of mouth-watering food stalls at SAFRA clubs (it’s free for SAFRA members!) and embark on the Families For Life Food Hunt to win a $10 e-voucher. You can also do your part to contribute to a zero-waste community by donating your excess non-perishable food items via the Food Bank booth at the SAFRA clubs.
Additionally, check out these food-tastic activities for amazing times with the fam each weekend:
- SAFRA Punggol (19 Nov): Miniature food crafting workshop, food face painting, international food booths
- SAFRA Mount Faber (20 Nov): Poolside BBQ, free trial classes for Aikido, golf and Kids Hip Hop
- SAFRA Tampines (26 Nov): Food stalls, ondeh-ondeh and kombucha making workshop, bento making workshop, wine tasting workshop
- SAFRA Yishun (27 Nov): Food stalls, free cardio workouts, pool party
- SAFRA Jurong (4 Dec): Food stalls, miniature clay food making workshop, magic and puppet show, The Next Super Chef live demonstration
19 November to 4 December 2022 at all SAFRA clubs except SAFRA Toa Payoh; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/be@safra-fun-foodie-festival
Brotherbird Bakehouse’s new outlet at Raffles Place
You’ve probably heard of Brotherbird Bakehouse, the viral croissant bakery that has been serving up fresh pastries in Lavender and Haji Lane. But CBD peeps can now rejoice, because it’s opening up its third outlet at CIMB Plaza in Raffles Place.
Expect 14 different bakes daily, with flavours changing on a regular basis. Whether you’re chomping down a Mochi Croissant or their Ham & Cheese Twiced Baked, there’s something for different tastebuds. It’s cheaper than flying to France to satisfy your cravings, too, with croissants starting at $5.50.
Brotherbird Bakehouse is at 30 Raffles Place, CIMB Plaza, Singapore 048622
For some, bagels are a way of life; however, for Muslim bagel lovers, finding the perfect bagel which is halal-certified may not come easy. Beigelhaus, a new Muslim-owned bagel cafe located along Robinson Road, is here to save the day.
Here, you can take your pick from a decadent selection of bagels and wraps. Order up the Pink Loxy, which is filled with cured salmon, cream cheese, red onions, capers, confit tomatoes and apple and fennel salad, or go plant-based with vegetarian options such as The Fake-R. The latter is stuffed with truffle mushrooms, kombu butter, pickled red cabbage and plant-based meat. Not too hungry? There are affordable options below $6, slathered with all your favourite spreads.
Beigelhaus is at 144 Robinson Rd, #01-02 Robinson Square, Singapore 068908; Tel: 9027 1332
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