What’s New In April

This month, check out a new pottery studio that transports you to Korea, a luggage trade-in campaign and Singapore’s first plant-based butcher.

By Diana Najm        14 April 2022

After starting your month off strong with pranks and mischief-making on April Fools, there are various other dates to look forward to this month – whether its embarking on a treasure hunt for Easter or planning a gathering over a meal with family or friends this Ramadan (fasting month).

From new pottery studios that transport you to Korea to a luggage trade-in campaign and Singapores first plant-based butcher, plus lots of events for SAFRA members, there are so many exciting things you can look forward to this April!

Things To Do

Family Fun @ SAFRA

SAFRA Wheels & Feet Charity Challenge

The SAFRA Wheels & Feet Charity Challenge starts from 9 April, so get ready to start clocking your miles! Whether you choose to run, walk, cycle or blade, accumulate a minimum of 5km (for running or walking), you can get fit and do your part for beneficiaries of the President’s Challenge. As it’s a virtual event, you can participate, anytime, anywhere, outdoors or indoors.

Registration closes 25 April and you have until to 28 May to clock your distances, so get cracking!

More info and sign up at www.safrawfcc.sg

SAFRA Punggol Family Fun Fair

Bring the kids down for some wholesome old school fun rides such as the Cartoon Train, Clown Swing and Inflatable Playland. Purchase a J’Kids Fun Card to enjoy each ride!
A minimum value of $20 is required for your first purchase; SAFRA members will receive $26 value in the J’Kids Fun Card and non-members will receive $22 value.

Till 29 May, weekdays: 5pm to 9pm and weekends & Public Holidays: 10am to 9pm. For more info, go to www.safra.sg/whats-on/familyfunfair

Kids’ Activities @ SAFRA

Canvas Ark Promo

Has your child shown an interest in art? Sign them up for classes at Canvas Ark SAFRA Toa Payoh before the start of Term 3 (May/June) and pay for 7 lessons instead of 8 (@$245; U.P. $345). You’ll also enjoy waived material fees and receive a free welcome gift of a Canvas Ark tote bag and apron!

For new sign-ups only; register by 22 Apr. The first lesson of T3 starts on 5 May. More info at www.safra.sg/canvasark

Kidz Amaze Promo

Let your kids play to their hearts’ content during their birthday month at Kidz Amaze, one of Singapore’s largest indoor playgrounds! Kidz Amaze members enjoy 50% off entrance fees during their birthday month from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023, at its locations at SAFRA Jurong, Toa Payoh and Punggol.

What’s more, SAFRA members also enjoy 1-for-1 entry on children’s entrance tickets on weekdays from now till 27 May. Time to take the little ones for a fun day out!

More info at www.safra.sg/our-facilities/kidz-amaze

Appreciating NSmen Video Competition 2022

Flex your creative juices for the third edition of the Appreciating NSmen Video Competition 2022. Open to students from all secondary schools, junior colleges and tertiary institutions, the challenge is to express their creativity in conveying their heartfelt thanks to national servicemen nationwide by conceptualising and producing short videos (live-action, animation or song performance) of 60 to 90 seconds, in vertical or horizontal format. Everyones invited to participate in this meaningful competition in support of the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) established by MINDEF.

Submissions by 17 May, 12 noon; more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/wtnsappreciationvideo

Am I Addicted Pottery Studio and Cafe

Good with your hands? Take up pottery lessons at Am I Addicted, a pottery studio slash Korean vegetarian cafe located at the basement of Capitol Singapore. Its as if youve transported yourself to Seoul. Stepping into the space, youll find an Insta-worthy open-space concept awash with neutral hues – lined with freshly dried ceramics, throwing wheels and more.

Am I Addicted is also a haven for local potters, as it provides clay of high quality from South Korea. The studio and cafe also boast more than 130 glazes and five different types of clay – and offers classes to everyone – whether they are beginners or experts. Classes start from $55 for a quick wheel throwing trial class and $80 for a standard class.

13 Stamford Road, Unit #B2-51/52/53 Capitol Singapore; more info at amiaddicted.sg


Samsonite Luggage Trade-In Campaign

Its time to dust off your old luggage and trade it in for 40% off Samsonites ENOW and ASPERO models. All you have to do is bring in any brand or any size of pre-loved luggage to any Samsonite retail outlet or counter at department stores, or on e-commerce platforms. Every pre-loved piece of luggage contributes a $10 donation to the World Wide Fund for Nature-Singapore, and the luggage is then donated to their volunteers.

The Luggage Trade-In Campaign forms part of Samsonites strategy for sustainability, playing its part in reducing its impact on the planet and ensuring that its people, partners and communities engage in and benefit from the process.

Till 30 April, while stocks last; more info at www.samsonite.com.sg/2022-trade-in

Converse x PLAY Comme des Garçons Chuck 70 with Red Midsole

Comme des Garçons has just announced the launch of a new Converse x PLAY Comme des Garçons Chuck 70. Get excited about fresh new kicks with their striking red midsoles and a contrasting pinstripe rendered in both black and white premium canvas. Its also stamped with the brands iconic heart-and-eyes logo.

Photos of the collection were created with the partnership of Co-Creative Directors Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Karl Bolander, and legendary fashion photographer Craig McDean.

Available in hi and lo executions from $220 at all Comme des Garçons stores, sg.club21global.com, Dover Street Market Singapore and on the DSMS E-SHOP.

Garmin Instinct 2 Series

Treat yourself to a new piece of wrist candy. Garmin Malaysias launching the Instinct® 2 Series, its newest addition to the popular Instinct family of purpose-built smartwatches. These were designed with rugged individualists in mind. The hardy yet technology-driven Instinct 2 Series helps you seize the day with unlimited battery life in certain models – and it comes in multiple sizes and bold new colours.

Outdoorsy types will love the Instinct 2, now delivering Garmins full suite of wellness features to help users make wellness a priority, with features such as Sleep Score and Advanced Sleep Monitoring, and a new Health Monitoring activity that allows users to record key health metrics, such as Body Battery™, stress, and heart rate in a single view.

Available from $499 on Lazada, Shopee, Garmin Online Store and all authorised retailers.


Love Handle

Embracing a plant-based lifestyle? Check out Singapore’s first plant-based butcher and deli located along Ann Siang Hill. The space is split into three sections: raw meats, marinated and prepared meats, condiments and dairy. You can also find different cuts of meats here, be it slivers of “brisket”, raw “meatballs”, “calamari” rings, “unagi” fillets and “beef” wellington – except, no animals were used in the process. While youre there, order up one of their mouthwatering, juicy burgers. We love the Philly Cheesesteak ($21) and the Pulled Rendang Burger ($16).

8 Ann Siang Hill; more info at lovehandle.sg

(Working Title) Riverside

If youre looking for a cool new spot to plan break fast meals this Ramadan, look no further. (Working Title), previously at Arab Street, now has cool new digs at 51 Kampong Bugis. In the halal cafes own words, its the epitome of chill”, and you can kick back and have a meal surrounded by lush greenery, natural light flooding in, and bicycle-friendly al fresco seating. Those who want a kick can order up the El Spicy Sombrero burger ($19); while carnivores can tuck into the Wah-Cow ($35). Worried youll miss Maghrib prayers? The cafe also boasts a nursing and prayer room – so you can dine in peace knowing you wont have to rush home.

51 Kampong Bugis, #01-03; more info at www.workingtitle.sg/riverside

Bytes Station

Raffles Place MRT Station is now home to Bytes Station, a tech-enabled food and beverage concept. With just a few taps on your mobile phone, you get to order a gourmet coffee via a robot barista, and a grab-and-go sandwich and smoothie selection to help you power through the day.

How does it work, you might be wondering. This is all delivered through a contactless and frictionless, end-to-end retail experience developed and operated by Crown Digital, a Singapore-based full-stack start-up pioneering smart retail solution, the same people behind Ella the robot barista at Plaza Singapura. So the next time youre heading to the office, head on to Bytes Station for a quick pick-me-up.

5 Raffles Place B1-55/56, Raffles Place MRT; more info at www.bytesstation.com

5 On 25 at Andaz Singapore

New Cantonese restaurant 5 On 25 at Andaz Singapore has a Weekend Dim Sum Club where guests can savour an à la carte menu of over 25 varieties of handcrafted delicacies, alongside sweeping views of Singapore. Crafted by Head Chinese Chef Lim Hong Lih and his team, the menu features an array of sumptuous additions that are only available on the weekends, including Chef Lim’s Signature Deep-Fried Duck Roll ($12 for three pieces).

To elevate the dim sum experience, you also have the option to add on a suite of beverages. For an additional $78 per person, diners can sip on a free flow of Delamotte Brut N.V. Champagne, bottled beers as well as a choice of three low- and non-alcoholic organic sparkling teas, by Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company in Denmark.

5 Fraser St Level 25, Andaz Singapore; more info at www.5on25.com

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