What’s New In January 2024

A fresh start, a new chapter. Make 2024 a year of growth and new beginnings with these ideas!

By Amanda Tan        4 January 2024

Its the start of a brand new year, so why not get out and explore all the exciting new happenings in Singapore? The popular Light to Night Singapore festival returns, as well as Artbox, with its shopping, food and live entertainment options galore. And of course, no more excuses to not start your fitness journey with special promotions from EnergyOne gym, and the newest climbing wall at SAFRA Choa Chu Kang!

Happy New Year to one and all!

Things To Do

Climb Central Singapore @ SAFRA Choa Chu Kang

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, challenge yourself to new heights at Singapore’s biggest Climb Central outlet! Located at SAFRA Choa Chu Kang, it houses the first indoor and air-conditioned 15m-tall international standard speed climbing wall, as well as something for every climber with 1,000 sq m of climbing wall space. Explore 40 climbing lanes with top-rope and lead climbing options, as well as bouldering areas.

Children aged five and above are welcome, although children from five to 12 years old will need adult supervision. Each adult can supervise up to two children. Entry rates apply. 

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off. For more info, visit safra.sg/climb-central-singapore-indoor-rock-climbing-gym

Unleashing the Future – The Lifelong Learning Advantage

Looking for a job or for a career switch? You’ll want to attend this session, where speakers Aslam Sardar, CEO of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals and Christina Lu Maxwell, head of HR at Neste’s Asia Pacific (APAC) office, dive into the latest trends and skills required in today’s job market. Bonus: Find out how you can score an education sponsorship with SAFRA while you’re at the session!

Admission is free. The first 100 attendees to sign up for this talk will receive a free goodie bag and a $10 GrabGifts voucher code.

1pm to 3pm on 13 January 2024 at SAFRA Toa Payoh. For more info, visit safra.sg/unleashing-the-future-the-lifelong-learning-advantage

EnergyOne Gym Promotion

If you want to get in shape, now is the time to kick-start the new year with EnergyOne! As a two-time winner of the Gym of the Year award, EnergyOne offers its members easy access to seven gyms islandwide and usage of its extensive facilities, with membership fees starting from just $2 a day!

From now till 31 March 2024, all new sign-ups of Main/Spouse/Term memberships can get an additional two months free by extending the membership immediately for another 12 months.

For more info, visit safra.sg/energyone-gym/promotions

Artbox 2024

Photo: Artbox

Back in Singapore for the fourth time, there is something for avid art, food, music and fashion lovers at this year’s Artbox. Co-organised by the creative folk from Invade and SGAG, make sure you come with your stomachs and wallets ready for the 300 booths that are ready and waiting to welcome you. We hear there will be over 100 food and beverage booths around the hall featuring delightful eats from Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and more! 

Artbox 2024 is hosted over two weekends, from 26 to 28 January 2024 and from 2 to 4 February 2024. Tickets start from $4.25.

For more info, visit artbox.sg

Light to Night Singapore 2024

From 19 January to 8 February 2024, Singapore’s civic district will transform into a dazzling spectacle once the sun sets over its iconic skyline. Returning for its 15th edition with the theme Reimagine, more than 60 brilliant artworks and programmes will be lined up along the district. Presented by the National Gallery Singapore, don’t miss the installations, tours and activities there, as well as at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Esplanade, The Arts House and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.

Admission is free.

For more info, visit instagram.com/lighttonightsg


Sunglasses from Sunglass Hut

Photos: Sunglass Hut

New year, new you! If you’re up for a new look, sunglasses are a surefire way to elevate your style game and add an instant touch of glam. From classic aviators to bold acetate frames, your eventual choice will speak volumes about your personality and taste.

Available at all Sunglass Hut stores across Singapore

Freitag bags at Stitches

If you’re looking to stand out while minimising your carbon footprint, Freitag bags come with the best of both worlds. The Zurich-based brand is known for its eye-catching bags and accessories that are crafted from upcycled truck tarpaulins, bicycle inner tubes and used car seat belts. Plus, the brand’s bags are built to withstand your daily activities with their durable and water-resistant qualities.

Available at Stitches at 73 Arab Street, Singapore 199770


Keng Eng Kee Seafood @ SAFRA Punggol

Relive the good old days with Keng Eng Kee Seafood’s mouthwatering wok-fried dishes and its décor inspired by Singapore’s iconic landscape. The restaurant’s third outlet, to open this month at SAFRA Punggol, began as a hawker stall at Old Havelock Road in the 1970s before moving to Alexandra Village when the hawker centre at Old Havelock Road was demolished. 

Must-tries include its Chilli & Black Pepper Crabs, Coffee Pork Ribs and Signature Moonlight Horfun. Don’t miss the outlet-exclusive dishes such as Grilled Assorted Seafood with KEK Homemade Sauce and Otah Charcoal Fried Dough Fritters with Salad as well. Stay tuned to the SAFRA Punggol Facebook page for opening details.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off at this outlet. For more info, visit safra.sg/amenities-offerings/kek-seafood

SG Hawker

Singapore is often referred to as a food paradise thanks to its rich and diverse culinary scene. The newly-opened SG Hawker food court in Clarke Quay celebrates that status and more. Located within the CQ @ Clarke Quay lifestyle and entertainment complex, the modern kopitiam, which is operated by the Fei Siong Group, offers classic favourites such as chicken rice, char kway teow, laksa, and much, much more.

SG Hawker is located at 3 River Valley Road, #01-08 Clarke Quay Block E, Singapore 179020

Brewerkz Seletar Aerospace Park

If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, make a day of it and head to the latest Brewerkz venture that’s tucked within the confines of the tranquil Seletar Aerospace Park. Beyond its tranquil surroundings, familiar favourites such as Brewerkz’s Southern Fried Chicken, Spiced Beef Pot Pie and its variety of beers and spirits await.

Brewerkz Seletar Aerospace Park is located at 9, The Oval, Singapore 797867

Save more with SAFRA! Enjoy special deals and discounts on dining, entertainment, travel, fitness and more from over 1,500 merchant outlets islandwide. Sign up or renew your SAFRA membership for one year at $43.60 inclusive of GST) and get two years FREE! Plus, get your spouse and children on board to enjoy the same privileges too at $5.45/year. Visit safra.sg/savemore for more details.

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