#CALENDAR AND EVENTS

What’s New In March

This month, get fit for a good cause, sample something unique, and relive your childhood memories with this fun collection.

By Amanda Tan      7 March 2022

It feels like we’ve been living with the Covid-19 pandemic forever (last we checked, it’s been nearly two years since the start of the very first circuit breaker on April 7, 2020). Even though group sizes have been kept the same at five, things seem to be looking up with the re-opening of some restaurants and entertainment venues.

This month, we’ve got plenty of things lined up, including getting fit for a good cause, diving into the world of art, as well as revisiting a fine-dining restaurant with an experience to boot.

Stay safe, and enjoy.

Things To Do

Kidz Amaze Indoor Playground Promo

If you haven’t brought your kids to Kidz Amaze yet, March is a good time to do so. Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Toa Payoh and SAFRA Jurong, two of Singapore’s largest indoor playgrounds, as well as Splash @ Kidz Amaze, the island’s first indoor water playground at SAFRA Punggol, are offering a special one-time membership sign-up rate from just $15. The offer is valid for the month of March only.

SAFRA members get to enjoy a membership fee of $15 (from $25 originally), while guests pay only $35 (from $65). Entrance fees are separate. What’s more, all Kidz Amaze members who sign up within the promotion period will also get to enjoy 50% off entrance fees during their birthday months, from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Promotion valid till 31 March; more info at www.safra.sg/our-facilities/kidz-amaze


SAFRA Wheels & Feet Charity Challenge

Get fit for a good cause at this multi-disciplinary virtual event. At the SAFRA Wheels & Feet Charity Challenge, choose from 5 race categories and clock your distance anytime, anywhere, by running, walking, cycling or blading. Complete the challenge at your own pace as the distance is cumulative over the challenge period, and set up your own fundraiser and rally your family and friends to donate and support your cause. After completing their category distance, participants will receive a Finisher t-shirt, goodie bag, e-certificate and medal (for selected race distances). All event proceeds go towards the President’s Challenge.

Registration closes on 25 April; more info at www.safrawfcc.sg


Free online skill-based courses

Whether you’re looking to apply for a new job or you simply want to look more presentable in your daily interactions with others, SAFRA’s free skill-based webinar is here to help. The webinar offers practical tips on grooming and interview skills to achieve optimal results for your interview.

The session, which is conducted via Zoom, will take place on 23 March and registration closes on 16 March.

More info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/webinar-from-ordinary-to-polished


Attack on Titan: The Exhibition

Fans of the popular manga will want to dive straight into the intricate world envisioned by creator Hajime Isayama. Apart from the introduction of the manga’s rich characters and overall theme, the exhibition’s first presentation in Asia will feature more than 150 artworks by Isayama. The works include pieces from the manga’s earliest beginnings to never-before-seen sketches and drafts from the artist’s archives.

Till 3 July; more info at www.marinabaysands.com/museum/exhibitions/attack-on-titan.html


Shopping

Puma x Minecraft

If you loved playing Minecraft as a child, Puma’s latest collection featuring the beloved game will bring about fond memories.

The collection, which comprises hoodies, pants, and shoes, features Minecraft’s signature graphics and iconic colours – basically a collection a fan would be proud to have.

Puma x Minecraft will be available from 19 March, at Puma stores and on puma.com


Chocolate beer gift pack

When it comes to novel gifts for your beer-loving friends, a pack featuring a unique chocolate-flavoured beer along with quality chocolate, is just the thing.

Crafted by craft beer designers Specific Gravity Beverage Co. and local bean-to-bar craft chocolatiers Lemuel, the artfully named Bow & Arrow Ale is said to “hit the spot” with tempered chocolate tones.

Brewed in a small facility in Singapore and made with cacao beans from Ecuador, the beer offers a hint of ginger, on top of the chocolate flavour that shines through the amber liquid.

Gift packs including drinking glasses, a bottle opener and coasters retail at $55.55, while beer packs retail at $32 for a four-pack.

Available exclusively at www.sgbevco.com


Dining

NOX – Dine in the Dark

The unique dining experience, where guests literally dine in the dark and are guided by visually-impaired hosts, is back.

Relocating from Beach Road, NOX – Dine in the Dark is now located in a two-storey space along Club Street, which seats a total of 40 guests. The first floor houses a bar and a waiting room, while the main dining area is now located on the second floor, where diners are plunged into pitch-black darkness.

Along with its new location, the restaurant has also unveiled a refreshed signature tasting menu, as well as a new cocktail menu. The new tasting menu features a three-course, 12-dish modern European fare tinged with bold local flavours.

Tasting menus are priced from $88++, wine flights begin from $30++ and cocktail flights from $50++.

83 Club Street, open from Tuesday to Sunday; more info and reservations at www.noxdineinthedark.com


Rookie’s Coffee Shop

The last thing you’ll expect to find in an older HDB estate such as Bukit Merah, is a hipster coffee shop like Rookie’s.

Which is what makes this joint so refreshing. Tucked away in the nondescript neighbourhood, the shop exudes cool hipster vibes, with a menu that places the focus mainly on coffees. Here, you’ll find brews using beans from Colombia, Ethiopia and Kenya, on top of the standard pours. The cafe sits six.

124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-144, open from from Tuesdays to Sundays; more info at www.facebook.com/rookies.coffee

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