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What’s New In June

Who says social distancing has to be boring?

By Diana Najm      3 June 2021

With the onset of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) from May 16 to June 13, many of us have been trying to find ways to seek joy during these chaotic times. But who says social distancing has to be boring?

Life doesn’t have to stop. There are still so many new activities, shops and dining menus to discover – in groups of two, that is. We may be staying home more these days, but you can still get delivery, go for a walk to check out outdoor exhibitions and watch a theatre performance virtually. Without further ado, check out these coolest new happenings in June.

Things To Do

(L-R) Learn to make healthy treats for dad; get moving with free online dance classes.

June Holidays: 30 Days Of Play With Dad

Keep the kids entertained and safely engaged over the school break with SAFRA Mount Faber’s daily art, fitness and musical online programmes. Start the week off with free online dance classes every Monday, and keep the little ones active with simple and effective exercises every Tuesday. On Wednesdays, bond with your child over online art tutorials (fees apply), then pick up basic roller skating techniques every Thursday. End the week by relaxing to a virtual live music series from local performers. On weekends, there are guitar and ukulele workshops, and fun cooking classes where kids can learn how to make healthy treats for dad. And on Sunday, 27 June, look out for a full day of fun with exclusive Father’s Day Special online activities for the whole family! Find out more here.

More info at safra.sg/whats-on/mf30daysofplay


The Bride Always Knocks Twice – Killer Secrets

Up for an interactive murder mystery? Put on your best detective gear for The Bride Always Knocks Twice – Killer Secrets, which combines digital theatre and live interrogations with online case files and on-site investigations at Hotel Soloha. Helmed by The Theatre Practice, the play unravels in four parts where participants are tasked to expose the guilty party. You’ll meet seven women from seven different eras who call each other sister – until one of them is found murdered. As buried secrets and hidden grudges rise to the surface, who is guilty? There’s only one way to find out.

Whoever cracks the case gets to enter a lucky draw for a chance to win attractive prizes, including the grand prize of $1,000 cash plus a 3D2N stay at the buzzy Hotel Soloha. Present a valid SAFRA card or e-card and get $10 off tickets – all you have to do is input the promo code “KNOCK2SAFRA”.

Till 6 June; more info at brideknockstwice.com


Hall of Fame at Kampong Gelam

Street art lovers should feast their eyes upon the newly minted Hall of Fame, Kampong Gelam’s latest addition to the art that permeates the hip neighbourhood. Spread across Bali Lane and Ophir Road, the project is inspired by the precinct’s iconic role in nurturing the local street art scene.

The metal canvases span an impressive 230m and stand five metres tall – originally erected as noise barriers for ongoing construction on the North-South Corridor. The Hall of Fame features 17 Singapore-based artists, most of whom are no strangers to dreaming up colourful murals in Kampong Gelam. You’ll find the familiar works of Didier Jaba Mathieu, Slacsatu, ZERO and ANTZ alongside up-and-coming names like Jojie Atomick and Studio Moonchild.

More info at hof.visitkamponggelam.com.sg


Dream by Kyle Ravin

Entertain yourself by tuning into a virtual magic-theatre experience Dream, which will be taking place on June 25. Dreams and reality coexist as illusionist Kyle Ravin wakes from his sleep to find his computer on, and him being watched. He realises that in this woken state, he is able to manipulate reality to blur the lines of what’s truly attainable.

Tickets are at $29 for the Dream Show and a Workshop respectively, but you can also buy a bundle ticket for both the show and workshop at $50.

25 June; ticketmaster.sg/activity/detail/21_dream


June Holidays At National Museum Singapore

Get some culture on this June holidays with the kids at National Museum Singapore. The museum has taken some of their programmes online, so you can bring the whole family together to participate in the family-friendly online activities from the comfort and safety of your own home. Get a glimpse into what growing up in the 1980s and 90s was like through Singapore’s currency series and electronics, take part in an interactive storytelling based on popular children’s book Timmy & Tammy: What Is Singapore?, or join a virtual risograph workshop.

June 2 – June 26; more info at www.nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum


Shopping

Carré d’artistes

Add a pop of colour to your home with artworks from this new gallery in town. Carré d’artistes art gallery at Paragon Shopping Centre is the group’s first outpost in Southeast Asia, offering over 600 unique and original artworks in varied styles, mediums and sizes from 18 international artists.

The unique and original art pieces available here are going at fixed prices, determined based on the size of works. The smallest pieces (13cm x 13cm) for instance, start from $190. Ranging from pop art, surrealism and abstract to landscape paintings, there is bound to be something for everyone. The pieces are placed on open display racks, similar to vinyl records in a record store, and customers can browse through, pick up and scrutinise the pieces at close range.

290 Orchard Rd, #04-08, Singapore 238859; more info at www.carredartistes.com/en-sg


Beoplay Portal

Bang & Olufsen has just launched its latest product: the Beoplay Portal, which features a sophisticated aesthetic, premium materials and immersive sound. The headphones were developed as part of the Designed for Xbox program, and connects seamlessly to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles via Xbox Wireless protocol, providing a high bandwidth, low latency connection.

Beoplay Portal is now available in Black Anthracite, while Grey Mist and Navy will be available from June onwards.

$799, available from June exclusively at Bang & Olufsen’s Grand Hyatt flagship store and select retailers such as Challenger and Harvey Norman.


Dining

 

Jypsy

Enjoy your WFH lunches with Jypsy’s carefully curated menu. Taking a contemporary approach to Japanese cuisine, the menu is designed to be shared and enjoyed with others – and now as we’re working from home, you can share the experience when having a Zoom meeting with your friends and colleagues. Choose from options such as the Katsu Curry Rice, Udon Goreng, and Smokey Nasu. And don’t forget dessert, with treats such as Jypsy Cali and Yuzu Cheesecake.

38A, 01-02 Martin Rd, Singapore 239072; more info at www.pscafe.com/jypsy-martin-road


Charity Bake Sale

Satisfy your sweet tooth while doing your part for charity. From May 17 to June 14, 18 home bakers are participating in a charity bake sale. Each baker will donate at least 20 per cent of their sales proceeds from the bake sale to SPD, a local charity that helps people with disabilities.

Try out interesting bakes such as Orh Nee Burnt Cheesecake, Ondeh Ondeh cupcakes, Nasi Lemak cookies and more. As part of public education efforts, customers will also receive a simplified communication board used by people with speech impairment and videos of SPD’s beneficiaries.

Till 14 June; more info at www.spd.org.sg/spd-june-charity-bake-sale-2021

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