What’s New In December

Make the most of the new pandemic measures to catch up with friends, head outdoors, and much, much more. Happy holidays! 

By Amanda Tan        9 December 2021

Apart from the Christmas and New Year holidays, December is also a month where we take stock of what’s happened during the year. While we still had to deal with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, there is much to be thankful for.

In this month, there are plenty of events to look forward to, such as an exclusive promotion at one of Singapore’s largest indoor playgrounds, Christmas feasts galore, as well as the comeback concert of a much-loved local vocalist. Enjoy!

Things To Do

Christmas Cooking @ SAFRA

Juniors In the Kitchen 2.0 (Festive Edition) 

Let the little ones pick up culinary skills as our guest chefs pair up with their kids to show off their festive family recipes! In this 4-episode series, look out for the questions in the video and stand to win $10 SAFRA Rewards vouchers and other prizes!

Tune in at SAFRA Jurong’s Facebook page on 11, 18 and 25 Dec 2021 at 2pm.

Festive Baking Workshop by Traditional Bakes 

Learn how to bake festive cupcakes with Traditional Bakes! Have fun baking and decorating colourful bakes with your child at SAFRA Punggol’s Culinary Experience Studio, Level 1.

19 Dec 2021, 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm.

Christmas Arts @ SAFRA

Wreath Upcycling Facebook Live Workshop & Installation 

Here’s your chance to see your work of art on display at SAFRA Punggol and SAFRA Toa Payoh. Learn how to upcycle magazines, newspapers and other papers to make festive decorations and pass your creations to the concierge at SAFRA Punggol and SAFRA Toa Payoh to contribute to the Wreath Upcycling installation!

15 Dec 2021, 10.30am to 12pm; more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/festive

Decorate Your Own Ocarina Workshop By Ocarina House

Make a truly unique Christmas souvenir by learning how to decorate your own ocarina (a wind instrument) in a workshop by Ocarina House. Unleash your creativity on SAFRA Punggol, SAFRA Toa Payoh and SAFRA Yishun’s Facebook pages and paint your very own unique ocarina!

15 Dec 2021, 2pm to 3.30pm, more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/festive

Craft Workshops

Register for a craft kit and join our festive craft workshop together with the kids! Follow the video tutorials on the SAFRA Clubs’ Facebook pages on 19 Dec at 5pm and make your own Snow Globe, Reindeer Towel and Christmas LED Lights!

SAFRA Clubs’ Facebook pages, 19 Dec, 5pm & 5.30pm; more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/festive 

Kid-Friendly Fun With SAFRA

Whip out your calendar and start planning days off with your children this school holidays! If your child’s a fan of Pororo The Little Penguin, he or she is in for a treat at the Pororo The Little Penguin Bouncy Playground at SAFRA Punggol from now till 13 Feb 2022. SAFRA members pay $10 per ticket only, and $12 for guests.

For more interactive fun, head to Kidz Amaze, one of Singapore’s largest indoor playgrounds. For this month only, sign up for a Kidz Amaze membership to score four free weekday entrance tickets worth up to $64. SAFRA members and SAFRA Junior Dependent members will only have to pay $25 for the membership, while guests will pay $65.

As a Kidz Amaze member, you will enjoy up to 50% off entrance fees for future visits!

Pororo The Little Penguin Bouncy Playground is available till 13 Feb 2022, while the Kidz Amaze promotion is valid till 31 Dec 2021. More info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/pororoplayground and www.safra.sg/KAPromo

Reignite – Kit Chan “Live” In Concert

Lift your spirits and end the year on a positive note with Singaporean powerhouse vocalist Kit Chan.

The 90-minute concert is centred on the themes of restarting and renewing, which is apt for those looking to put the pandemic behind us.

Fans can look forward to Chan’s signature heartfelt ballads, eclectic stage repertoire, as well as a special Christmas segment, which is a first for Chan.

From 16 to 19 Dec 2021; more info at www.marinabaysands.com/entertainment/shows/reignite-kit-chan-live-in-concert.html

A Christmas Home Away From Home

Even if you can’t travel, there are plenty of hotels for you to escape from reality for a while. This Christmas, pack your bags for an extended Yuletide staycation for six nights at the Oakwood Studios Singapore.

The stylish property located in the heart of Orchard serves up an array of perks including its eclectic tech-enabled one-bedroom apartments. The package also comes with a complimentary weekly continental breakfast-in-a-box, a fully-equipped kitchen, as well as a complimentary bottle of champagne to toast the holidays.

The staycation also includes jolly activities for you and your loved ones to soak in the holiday season. These include a decorate-it-yourself Christmas tree activity, which you can take home at the end of your stay. Pet fees are waived too, which means Fido is more than welcome to stay.

Valid for reservations and stays till 21 Dec 2021. Each package is for a minimum booking of six nights and above. More info at www.oakwood.com/offers/studios-singapore-your-christmas-holiday-home

Experience Sound & Art At The ArtScience Museum

Immerse yourself in sound at the Art Science Museum’s exhibition, Orchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound. Feel Sound. Be Sound. Here, you’ll get to discover how sounds can be manipulated, subverted and played through various sculptures and works. Thanks to the works of 32 local and internationally renowned artists, the exhibition allows us to explore the way we interact with, think about, experience and understand sound as we know it.

Here’s the fun part: you get to take part in a spontaneous jamming session during the tour! Simply bring your own sound-making tool along if you’d like to take part.

Till 2 Jan 2022; more info at www.marinabaysands.com/museum/exhibitions/orchestral-manoeuvres.html


Rimowa Reimagined

Have you got your travel plans set for this December? Make your trip a fun and meaningful one with Rimowa’s latest collection, “Vol. 1”.

The collection features 27 one-of-a-kind pieces that sees a panel of designers reimagining Rimowa’s iconic suitcases and bags into quirky pieces.

These designers include British designer Ashley Wiliams; CLOT, which is founded by Hong Kong celebrity Edison Chen; Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Pizzaslime; and doublet, a cult Japanese label established by Masayuki Ino and Takashi Murakami in 2012.

The full collection will go on sale on HBX.com with prices that range from €1014 ($1,558.05) to €3925. All proceeds will be donated to the COVAX facility, which aims to provide affordable access to Covid-19 vaccines to every country.

Apart from doing good, you can be sure you’ll never lose your luggage at the baggage carousel again.

Available on HBX.com

Albion Limited Edition Nishikigoi Edition Skin Conditioner Essential

Whether for yourself or for your partner, we can all agree that having good skin is essential.

This December, pamper yourself with Albion’s much-loved product, which helps address common skin issues such as dullness, irritation, dehydration and oiliness. The product harnesses the benefits of Hokkaido’s organically grown variety of Job’s Tears, which boosts the skin’s natural ability to lock in moisture.

During the holiday season, don’t miss out on the brand’s limited edition Nishikigoi design in a jumbo size of 485ml (from its regular sizes of 110ml, 165ml, and 330ml). Nishikigoi is a type of koi fish that’s known for their beautiful colours and spots, and also known as “swimming jewels”. The motif is chosen to represent how the product can enable one’s beauty to shine like a jewel with clear skin.

Available at ALBION Metro Paragon


Cluny Food Court

The food court, which is located in the heart of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, provides an all-day casual dining experience with a variety of well-known hawker stalls.

The food court is the first-ever to be done by the Les Amis Group. It aims to be a platform for aspiring hawkerpreneurs to showcase their craft to the masses.

Stalls here include Lai Fa Ba Express, which sells wanton noodles derived from Chef Royce Lee’s grandmother’s recipe, and Mui Kee Express, which is known for its silky smooth congee.

More info at www.clunyfoodcourt.com.sg

Christmas Menu At Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore

It’s not Christmas without a proper feast. Now that homes can host five guests, feed your nearest and dearest with a bevy of traditional and premium Christmas eats.

Must-have highlights here are the Festive Turkey, 16-hour Pot-roasted Black Angus Beef Belly, as well as traditional favourites such as the Yule Log Cake, mince pie, and Christmas pudding.

Available till 30 Dec 2021. Call 6845 1119 or email promotions.prsmb@parkroyalhotels.com for more information.

Prefer a staycation at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore instead? SAFRA members can enjoy a night’s stay in an Urban Room from $370 nett. Offfer is only applicable for stays from now till 30 Dec 2021, on Sundays to Thursdays. For more information, go to www.safra.sg/promotions/parkroyal-marinabay

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