It’s officially June, and school’s out for the kids. As Singapore gears up for the mid-year buzz, so does our calendar of things to do. This month especially, SAFRA members are in for a treat with various activities taking place across all clubhouses. From immersive outdoor art installations to thrilling outdoor expeditions, our article will unveil the best things to do in June 2023.
Ready, set, go.
Things To Do
SAFRA Family Day Out & Night Camp 2023
Have a good time with the fam at Gardens by the Bay this June holidays. SAFRA Family Day Out is happening from 10am to 7pm on 17 June. Head on to Supertree Grove, where you’ll participate in craft workshops, stage programmes, and a scavenger hunt. If you and your kids love frogs, there’s the Froggy Time Workshop, where you learn about their habitat and life cycle. Who knows, you might even get to interact with them.
You can also stay overnight at the Family Night Camp on the weekend of 17 to 18 June. SAFRA members will only have to pay $160 per family, while guests pay $200 per family, inclusive of a camping tent and meals.
17-18 June 2023 at Gardens By The Bay; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/sfdo-June2023
SAFRA Football Fiesta 2023
Here’s another activity to do this June holidays. SAFRA Football Fiesta is back at SAFRA Tampines with a 7v7 tournament, mini-fair, and fringe activities for the whole gang.
There are three categories this year, namely Men’s Open (Update: This category is fully subscribed), Women’s Open and U21 Men, so start assembling your team. Registration fee for 9 pax costs $130 for SAFRA members and $160 for guests – just register here by 9 June 2023. Each participant will receive a goodie bag worth around $30.
17 June 2023 at SAFRA Tampines; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/football-fiesta
Carnival Fun @ SAFRA Mount Faber
For those who love carnival games, Carnival Fun is the place to go. Taking place at SAFRA Mount Faber this school holidays, it’s fun for the whole family with activities such as carnival game stations, kids’ workshops and more. There are even live snack stations, so you don’t have to worry about getting hungry.
At night, watch the pro darts players take the stage where they will deliver a breathtaking showcase of their talents, skills and precision. Members can also play alongside them and get tips from the pro players.
17 June 2023 at SAFRA Mount Faber; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/carnival-fun-@-safra-mount-faber
BMT Kids Camp at SAFRA Yishun
If you’re a Jack Neo fan, it’s time to live out your wildest army dreams at Ah Boys Ah Girls Go…Army. The 3D2N camp is taking place from 19 to 21 June at SAFRA Yishun.
Sign your kids up and they’ll experience Basic Military Training Children’s Edition (BMTCE), where they’ll learn to build ruggedness through perseverance in the outdoors. They’ll learn basic military skills such as Outdoor Tent Pitching and Basha Building, Cooking in the Outdoors, Jungle Navigation, and Basic Self-Defence Techniques, and have fun participating in Military Drills and Songs.
It costs $243 per child for SAFRA Adventure Club Members, $270 for SAFRA members and $297 for guests. The price is inclusive of an army t-shirt, utility bag, green military canteen and jockey cap.
Take note that this camp is strictly for kids, so parents can stay home and chill out with Netflix. Registration closes on 12 June 2023.
19 to 21 June 2023 at SAFRA Yishun; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/bmt-kids-ys
Parenting Talk by Kidz Amaze
Let’s face it, parenting is hard work. And you may not know what to do, especially if you’re dealing with your first kid. Register for a talk on 10 June and learn about Sensory Challenges in children. Speaker Ms Peggy Zee will share with parents on what are some of the sensory issues that affect their children’s behaviour, and how to develop better ways to help them.
The talk is free for SAFRA members and parents of Kidz Amaze members – you just have to register via email at email@example.com or at any Kidz Amaze outlet by 9 June.
10 June 2023 at Kidz Amaze SAFRA Toa Payoh; more info at safra.sg/our-facilities/kidz-amaze/promotions
i Light Singapore 2023
It’s that time of the year again where our beautiful Marina Bay is glistening with massive light sculptures and art takes centre stage. i Light Singapore is returning from 1 to 25 June with 14 whimsical artworks across locations in the CBD.
This year, the artworks are inspired by nature – specifically the colour blue. A highlight is Glacier Dreams, made from images taken in Iceland. Trumpet Flowers features larger-than-life blooms that are musical and light instruments. It’s an interactive installation where you control the interactive keys to create your own piece of musical art.
For an alternative to swimming in the ocean with whales, check out Lightwave: Turning the Tide, at The Promontory. It’s a light experience that mimics the underwater world, showing us how our actions impact nature. This attraction is ticketed, and you can purchase tickets online.
Till 25 June 2023 at various locations around the CBD; more info at ilightsingapore.gov.sg
Those looking for new sportswear have yet another store to head to. Middle Eastern shopping giant Sun&Sand Sports has opened its first international store in Singapore, and it’s located at Raffles City. Look forward to a wide range of high-performance sporting goods from international brands such as Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Puma, and Under Armour.
This outlet also has several experiential zones for customers such as Digital LED Plinths featuring levitating shoes, and a customisation zone, where you can design your own products according to your taste.
252 North Bridge Road, #02-03/04 Raffles City, Singapore 179103
Casio’s new flagship store at Ion
Watch lovers, listen up – Casio has just opened its new flagship store at Ion Orchard. The opening coincides with the 40th anniversary of the G-Shock, Casio’s iconic timepiece that was launched in 1983.
The new store aims to shine a spotlight on Singapore’s art scene, with centrepieces created by local artists such as Jahan Low. But that’s not all – the new store will also carry a wider lineup of watches including the MRG series, limited edition models and new launches, such as the G-Shock G-Quad, priced from $399.
2 Orchard Turn, #B1 – 01/02/43 Ion Orchard, Singapore 238801
Those who say “Singapore is boring” are definitely not food people. New cafes, restaurants and bars are popping up just about every month. One example is Wildcard at Furama Riverfront, which is run by the same team behind the popular Maxi Coffee Bar.
If you’re not sure what to order, make a beeline for the Kaya Butter on Milk Bun ($8), paired with a good ol’ cappuccino. Those feeling super peckish will love the Prawn Sando ($22) – prepared with katsu-style crispy prawn patty. A super unique dish you probably won’t find anywhere else is the Oxtail Donut ($12) and it’s exactly what it sounds like – a fluffy donut infused with braised oxtail.
Furama RiverFront, #01-03, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633
Glass Roasters & Gelato Labo
For the uninitiated, Everton Park may seem like just another cluster of HDB blocks – but it’s actually home to a lively bunch of cafes and dining spots. A new addition to this quaint neighbourhood is Glass Roasters, an IG-worthy cafe with a living room concept, sharing a space with Gelato Labo.
The menu here is similar to their other outlet at Faber Drive, with interesting gelato flavours such as Yamanashi Peach & Lemongrass, Sakura Smoke and Artichoke & Pear Compote, rotated and churned out in small batches. Meanwhile, coffee lovers can choose from a selection of beans, be it Gaitania from Colombia ($20/220g) or Sul de Minas from Brazil ($20/220g).
5 Everton Park, #01-36, Singapore 080005
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