What’s New In April

There's a whole lot happening this month, from buzzy Ramadan bazaars to new eateries to try!

By Diana Najm        6 April 2023

Singapore has recently been crowned the happiest country in Asia – and its easy to see why. Every month, our city-state is filled with numerous exciting events and activities. This April, its no different, especially since its also the month of Ramadan.

From Ramadan bazaars filled with delicious food to exciting challenges where you can earn up to $500, here are the best things to do in April 2023.

Things To Do

SAFRA Sprint Kids 2023

Celebrate this SAF Day at SAFRA Sprint Kids 2023: Special Operations Edition, an obstacle race open to kids aged 3 to 12 years old.

Theyll get to navigate through a series of eight to nine NS-inspired obstacles and activities and try to be the fastest to complete the mission. There are five different race categories – Private (7-8 year olds), Corporal (9-10 year olds), and Sergeant (11-12 year olds); while parents can also enjoy in the fun with their little ones in the Families For Life Challenge category (1 Parent + 1 Child aged 7 to 12 years old) and the Parent & Child non-competitive category (1 Parent + 1 Child aged 3 to 12 years old).

Heres the concept: Participants will be tasked to bring back a confidential document from an enemy basecamp. Go against the odds, enter the battlefield, and crack the code to secure the confidential document. Your mission is complete once you bring the document back to base.

The carrot? Up to $350 cash in the Private, Corporal and Sergeant categories, and up to $500 cash in the Families for Life category. Participants will also receive a race pack worth $45, which includes a foldable backpack, event t-shirt, water bottle, finisher medal and more.

Register from now till 11 June via the event webpage here!

1 & 2 July 2023 at SAFRA Jurong; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/safra-sprint-kids-2023

Kampong Gelam Bazaar

Photo: SPH Media Trust

We all know and love the annual Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar. This year, its time to check out an alternative: Kampong Gelam Bazaar. On till 16 April, it features more than 80 food stalls, 23 retail booths, live performances, and light projections on the Sultan Mosque.

The number of stalls may make it overwhelming, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. Head to Kream Sg, which serves up many hotdog flavours such as the Flaming Cheese Rendang hotdog. Other popular highlights include Meat My Meat with their Philly cheesesteaks, and La Birria’s tacos and quesadillas. For drinks, try out the Watermelon milk from GAOSYP and Arabic bubble tea from Habibtea.

Till 16 April 2023, along Baghdad Street, Kandahar Street and outside Sultan Gate.

Junior Ocean Detective at Resorts World Sentosa

This April, let your kids go on an underwater adventure at Resorts World Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium. Kiddos from ages 7 to 12 can embark on an investigative journey to seek out clues and solve marine-animal mysteries in the iconic aquarium.

They’ll get a detective toolkit with everything from special optical filters to a cool cipher decoder, meet RWSfriendly aquarists, and learn more about marine conservation. But most of all, itll be a fun and educational programme for all! Tickets cost $66 per child.

Till 21 May 2023 at S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269


Logitech products from Watsons

You can now shop for both your beauty products and tech gadgets at the same place, with Logitechs new partnership with Watsons. These include products such as the K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard, Pebble Wireless Mouse M350, Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse, POP Wireless Mouse, BRIO 500, and Zone Vibe 100 Wireless Over the Ear Headphones.

Available at 28 Watsons locations islandwide 

Puma x Spongebob

90s kids who grew up watching Nickelodeon probably remember SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick, and the whole gang. Well, youd be stoked to know that Puma has teamed up with SpongeBob SquarePants and Paramount Consumer Products.

Youll find your beloved characters on the Suede, Slipstream, RS-Slide, and Future Rider, while others are elevated with SpongeBob detailing. Patrick Star also gets his own version of the iconic Rider FV. Thats not all – the collection also includes apparel like the T7 tracksuit and essentials like T-shirts and hoodies, alongside accessories like the bucket hat and utility pouch.

Available at Puma stores at 313@somerset and L.E. Underground VivoCity 


Charrd Steakhouse

The first halal steakhouse in Singapore, Charr’d is the only restaurant in Singapore where you can get cuts of A5 Kuroge Wagyu beef hailing from Japan’s Mie Prefecture.

There’s a myriad of options to choose from depending on your appetite, from A5 Wagyu Cubes ($19) to mains starting from $38 for an A5 Sirloin steak. Choose from a selection of sides such as truffle fries ($13) or Cream’d Moonlight Spinach ($13) and pair them with mocktails on the menu such as the Smoke Above Water ($12) and Muscat Kick Fix ($12).

Changi Rd, #324F, Singapore 419799

Big Swensens Sundaes

Scream for ice cream! Head on to Earle Swensens for their latest Big Swensens Sundae or Big S Sunday. It’s a massive treat for 5 to 6 people that’s now available in 3 flavours: The Unicorn, Pink on Fleek, and Chocasaurus. One thing to note is that you can only get it at Earle Swensens VivoCity.

Mint lovers can order up The Unicorn, layered with mint chip gelato, fruity strawberry ice cream and yam ice cream, topped with rainbow marshmallows and unicorn toppers. Chocolate fans would love the Chocasaurus, which comes with sticky chewy chocolate ice cream topped with luscious hazelnut gelato, with the smooth and creamy goodness of cookies ncream ice cream studded with crunchy cookie bits and topped with crisp chocolate honeycomb and chocolate pocky sticks.

Earle Swensens VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-117, Singapore 098585

Delihub Nasi Ambeng

Nasi Ambeng is one of the quintessential dishes for Ramadan each year – and Delihub is here to deliver. Available till 30 April, this feast comes in 2 sizes: Classic for 3 to 4 pax at $128 and Giant for up to 15 pax at $488.

Gather with your friends and family over a hearty meal. The sets consist of fragrant blue pea rice surrounded by popular sides such as golden brown begedils, punchy udang sambal, sambal long beans and tempeh, achar, sambal eggs, chicken satay, crispy anchovies and peanuts, tender beef rendang, fried chicken wings, keropok and aromatic sambal chilli.

The smaller, classic version has all of the same ingredients, with smaller portions of chicken satay, keropok and fried chicken wings, and with the option of having chicken rendang or beef rendang.

Available to order online at delihub.com.sg

Casa Vostra

Pizza lovers, theres a new ready-to-heat gourmet pizza brand called Casa Vostra. Its helmed by Antonio Miscellaneo, the same man behind private diner Casa Nostra. And now, you can recreate the pizza magic right at home in just five minutes.

The twelve-inch pizzas from Casa Vostra are made fresh daily using select Italian white and brown flours. The dough is fermented for over 48 hours, and baked in a wood-fired oven at 500 deg C  for a base thats crispy, airy and melt-in-the-mouth.

Choose from Prosciutto E Rucola ($42) with a San Marzano DOP and Italian Fiordilatte base, topped by fresh Rocket, velvety San Daniele Ham, and shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, or a Mortadella ($34), with a generous spread of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, topped with silky Italian Mortadella, crunchy pistachios, and a touch of freshness from lemon zest and fresh basil.

Available to order online at casavostra.sg.

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