What’s New In June 2024 – Free Football Screenings @SAFRA, Jewel Blooms & More

From new restaurants to kid-friendly carnivals, there’s plenty of exciting happenings this month. 

By Diana Najm        6 June 2024

We’ve reached the halfway mark of the year. While mothers were reigning last month, it’s time for dads to shine this Father’s Day, coming up on 16 June. From a new mall opening to June holiday activities for kids, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Here are the best new things to do this month.

Things To Do

Father’s Day Celebrations @SAFRA

Father’s Day Celebrations @SAFRA

If you’re a dad, you deserve to treat yourself this Father’s Day. From now till 30 June, the first 30 members (who are dads) at each SAFRA club will get to redeem an e-voucher via the SAFRA mobile app to enjoy a $20 discount when you visit participating vendors for some pick-me-up time. 

Here are the participating outlets: 

  • The Upsara Spa, SAFRA Choa Chu Kang
  • Clique Billiards, SAFRA Jurong 
  • Forest5 Darts Cafe, SAFRA Mount Faber
  • The Spa by The Ultimate, SAFRA Punggol
  • Lagoon Snooker, SAFRA Tampines
  • Have Fun Karaoke, SAFRA Toa Payoh & Yishun 

There’s also the Breakfast Set for Dad e-voucher, which you can use to redeem a complimentary Breakfast Set at participating outlets across the SAFRA clubs (limited to first 200 redemptions at each participating outlet). Take your pick from kaya toast to roti prata, and even fried carrot cake!

Happening at all SAFRA clubs till 30 June 2024. Visit safra.sg/whats-on/june-blockbuster-2024/father’s-day-celebrations for the full list of participating outlets.

SAFRA Football Bonanza 2024

SAFRA Football Bonanza 2024

Good news for football fans – SAFRA has free screenings of matches from 15 June to 15 July! And if you need more reason to jio your football kakis, the first 50 SAFRA members to register at each club will also get free snacks and drinks. Each member can bring up to 2 guests for each session.

Those who watch the semi-finals and finals on 10, 11, and 15 July will also get to enjoy free popcorn. Plus, there’s a loyalty card that allows you to collect stamps when you catch the screenings. Attend 5 screenings to redeem a soccer cushion, and attend 10 screenings to redeem a $5 club vendor voucher. 

If you want to get in on the action by being active, there are other fringe activities at the clubs such as friendly futsal sessions (Mount Faber, Tampines, Jurong & Choa Chu Kang) and futsal trial sessions (Mount Faber, Tampines, Jurong & Choa Chu Kang).

At all SAFRA clubs from 15 June to 15 July 2024. For more info, visit safra.sg/whats-on/safra-football-bonanza-2024.

Childrens Festival at Gardens by the Bay

Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay

If you’re a parent with young kids, here’s one for some family bonding time. Get ready for the 10th edition of Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival this June school holidays, featuring Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2. The Supertree Grove has an Inside Out 2-themed carnival with free interactive installations featuring characters from both movies. 

Kids will meet familiar Emotions and new ones like Anxiety and Envy, learning about feelings through play. The festival is held in collaboration with the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s National Family Festival to celebrate, and emphasise, the importance of family time. 

Till 22 June 2024, from 10am-9pm at Supertree Grove. Admission into Children’s Festival featuring Inside Out 2 is free. Charges apply for selected activities.

Marine Marvels at Downtown East

Marine Marvels at Downtown East

You didn’t think ocean conservation could be fun – until Marine Marvels, that is. Till 28 July, take part in not one but four highly engaging zones at Downtown East. This includes the Wave Wonder Zone at Wild Wild Wet, which features a marine-inspired inflatable obstacle course, the Glow Coast Carnival and Neon Playground at the Open-Air Carpark, and Interactive Educational Installations at Event Square. 

For non-stop Stranger Things vibes, the Glow Coast Carnival at the Open-Air Carpark comes complete with dazzling photo spots with neon signboards and family rides like the Pirate Ship and Balloon Wheel. You can also stand a chance to win prizes at the old-school carnival game booths, which makes trying your hand at the games a lot more fun. 

Till 28 July 2024. For more information, visit downtowneast.com.sg/whats-on/events/details/marinemarvels

Jewel Blooms 2024

Jewel Blooms 2024

Hey fellas, if you’re looking for a cool date idea this June, how about a trip to Jewel Changi Airport for Jewel Blooms 2024? From now till 11 August, the Canopy Park has been transformed into a whimsical wonderland, perfect for a romantic stroll with your girl. 

The space is bursting with over 15,000 blooms with 6 photogenic installations, making a great photo backdrop for those looking to get IG-worthy photos. You can explore attractions like the Hedge Maze and Mirror Maze, or get lost in the mesmerising Topiary Walk. There’s even a sunflower maze and a Petal Garden by renowned artist Megumi Shinozaki. 

Don’t miss out on the Jewel Blooms Marketplace for unique plant finds and crafts. MasterCard holders will also get a free LEGO Flower with a minimum spend of $250 – it’s guaranteed to earn you some major boyfriend points. 

At Jewel Changi Airport from now till 11 August. 

Anchorvale Village

Anchorvale Village

If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy and good eats, Anchorvale Village is the place to be. Just opened in May, it’s packed with exciting deals and delicious food options. Feeling hungry? Haidilao Fuzhou Meatballs has got you covered with hotpot essentials and Brazilian premium pork at great prices. For a hearty meal, check out Bibimbap Dosirak for Korean rice bowls or head to A&W or Jollibee for a fast food fix. 

But if snacks are all you want, check out Chinese convenience store Fun Land or satisfy your sweet tooth at The Better Scoop. 

Oh, and did we mention there’s even a 24-hour gym to work off all those calories? Gymboxx has an ongoing deal – new sign-ups at the Anchorvale Village branch get 2 additional months free. That’s a good deal, if you ask us. 

339 Anchorvale Road, Singapore 540339


HOKA’s first Singapore store

HOKA’s first Singapore store

Looking for new kicks? HOKA is opening its first physical outlet in Singapore at ION Orchard. For the uninitiated, the brand is known for its innovation in the running and performance shoe industry. It originated in the French Alps to address the universal running challenge of maintaining momentum, and is a preferred brand for runners. 

Located at B4 of ION Orchard, the new store offers HOKA’s full range of footwear, from everyday walking to running, lifestyle, and outdoor shoes. Popular models like the Clifton LS and ​​Mafate Speed Three2 in popular colourways are also available here. 

The store features the latest 3D foot scanner technology, Safesize, which uses AI to provide personalised shoe recommendations, enhancing the shopping experience and promoting sustainability by reducing product returns.

2 Orchard Rd, B4-27, Singapore 238801

The North Face at VivoCity

The North Face at VivoCity

Outdoorsy folks, there’s now a new shop for you to get all your hiking and sporting needs. The North Face is back in Singapore, with a new concept store in VivoCity. There’s a wide range of products here for all your sporting needs. You’ll find the Performance and Performance-inspired collections that offer gear for any expedition, from hiking to mountain climbing.

Urban Exploration blends style and functionality in the Urban Wander’ capsule collection, featuring adjustable waistbands and detachable panels for versatile looks. Those going on hiking expeditions or skiing will also be able to find high-performance gear with adjustable, reflective, and weather-resistant features for extreme conditions. 

Not forgetting the Summer and Lightrange collections for those in humid climates like Singapore – these are made out of breathable, lightweight fabrics with UV protection. 

1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-184, Singapore 098585


Choon Hoy Parlour

Choon Hoy Parlour

Fans of Mod-Sin – or Modern Singaporean – food can check out Choon Hoy Parlour. Heritage dishes are given a contemporary twist here, with mouthwatering options like The Jelebu Signature Dry Laksa V2.0 ($18.90) and Signature White Pepper Pig’s Stomach Collagen Soup ($25.90). Similar to home-style dishes typically served at home, there are also sharing portions of vegetables, meat, and fish. Try the Hainanese Curry Pork Katsu ($18.90) or the Four Heavenly King Vegetables Cooked With Sambal Buah Keluak ($16.90).

If you’ve a sweet tooth, there are three dessert options you can choose to end your meal with. But we’ve heard great things about the Yuzu Citron Cheng Tng and Signature Durian Chendol. With a cosy vibe and retro-inspired decor, this is a great place for a date or a catch-up with friends. 

85 Beach Rd, #01-02, Singapore 189694

Go Rogue

Choon Hoy Parlour

What was formerly 46 Mittsu at Outram Park has rebranded to Go Rogue, a cafe serving sandos, salads, and rice bowls. If you’ve missed previous popular flavours like Hot Chix ($16) and BEC ($14), the latter being a classic bacon, eggs, and cheese sandwich, know that they’ll be available here.

For something a bit less sinful, try the Backyard Greens ($13), which has radicchio, baby spinach, orange, avocado, quail egg and panzanella, drizzled in miso citrus vinaigrette. Rice bowls like the Moofu ($14), which comes with 48-hour Beef Brisket, Avocado, Pickled Daikon, Onsen Egg, Slaw, and Calrose Rice, are also available. Of course, don’t forget to pick up a cup of joe, starting from $4.50 for a Hot Black. 

20 North Canal Road, Singapore 048832

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