Before you know it, we’re three months into 2023. And since the March holidays are coming up, there’s no better time to round the fam up for some fun bonding activities. Luckily for you, we’ve got a whole lot of them in the pipeline.
Here are all the exciting things happening in Singapore this March, from a kids’ attraction that looks right out of Jurassic Park, to learning how to save the planet through fun activities, and an exhibition to make all your sneaker dreams come true.
Things To Do
Fans of Jurassic Park, it’s time to roar at Dinoland. This new kid-friendly attraction is located at SAFRA Yishun and is the largest indoor live forest with animatronic dinosaurs. The young ones can embark on an immersive trek in their living habitats and come face-to-face with these massive beasts.
That’s not all — there are lots of opportunities for free play. They’ll get their hands dirty with immersive activities including River Crossing, and Fossil Digging, among others. Wander through an underground cave and head into a swamp crossing; who knows, you might just run into a Tyrannosaurus Rex or Velociraptor.
Tickets start from $28 per pax and you’ve got 1.5 hours to explore as freely as you wish.
SAFRA members enjoy 10% off. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/dinoland
SAFRA Yishun, 60 Yishun Avenue 4, Singapore 769027; more info at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/dinoland
Eco-Fest @ SAFRA Jurong
Who says you can’t care for Mother Earth while having fun? At Eco-Fest, it’s all about caring for the environment. Running from 7 to 26 March at SAFRA Jurong, take part in a whole lot of activities such as learning to make your own Plastic Carton LED Lamp, to taking part in an Earth Society Eco Awareness Climate Change Talk for free.
There’s also The Salvation Army Donation Drive should you want a safe place to donate your clothes after Marie Kondo-ing your home. It’s good timing leading up to Earth Day on 22 April, too, so gather your fellow eco-warriors and make your way down to SAFRA Jurong.
Till 26 March 2023; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/eco-fest
Kidz Amaze Parenting Talk
We get it, parenting can be hard – especially if it’s your first time. Having a support system or mentor to give you advice on how you can connect with your child more would help massively. This March, sign up for an enriching Parenting Talk with guest speaker Ms Peggy Zee, an experienced trainer in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE).
During the talk, she’ll be sharing useful tips on how to better understand your child and strengthen family bonds. The best part? It’s free for Kidz Amaze and SAFRA members. All you have to do is register before 10 March here.
11 March 2023 at SAFRA Toa Payoh; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/kidz-amaze-parenting-talk-developing-a-better-understanding-of-your-child
March Sports Clinics 2023 @ SAFRA Tampines
Have your kids been wanting to pick up a new hobby? At the March Sports Clinics 2023, they can. From 13 to 17 March 2023, choose from four new sports: badminton, muay thai, football, and bowling, with introductory sessions available for each. Fees for the introductory clinics start from as low as $2.
From learning basic agility and footwork for playing badminton to learning the do’s and don’ts of football, the kids will have a ball of a time. For more info on each clinic, visit the website here.
13 to 17 March 2023 at SAFRA Tampines; more info at safra.sg/whats-on/tm-marsportsclinics
Sneakerheads, you’ll feel right at home at Sneakertopia. Fresh out of Los Angeles, it’s a colourful, larger-than-life sneaker and street culture exhibition at the ArtScience Museum.
You’ll be knocked off your socks with over 100 limited-edition sneakers alongside murals, installations, designs, and original artworks from local and international artists. These presentations illustrate crossovers into related street culture genres of art, entertainment and technology.
Till 30 July 2023 at ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974; Tel: 6688 8888
Art jamming and painting with your partner is a wholesome date idea – but that doesn’t mean you have to stay away from drinking alcohol. After all, some booze can help your creative juices flow. Enter Paintblush Studio, Singapore’s first-ever sip and paint concept. Their signature workshop, aptly titled Sip ‘n’ Paint Signature Art Jam, promises a fun session where you and bae or friends can paint, sip, and laugh — all with music blasting in the background.
The 3-hour sessions start from $49 and are only available at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. Remember to book your slot two days in advance.
73 Dunlop St, #02-00, Singapore 209401; Tel: 8883 7211
LG UltraGear OLED
Hardcore gamers, you’re gonna love this. We know how important it is to have your gaming setup on point, and LG’s newest gaming monitor will take it to the next level. Hailed as the world’s first 240Hz OLED gaming monitor, the LG UltraGear OLED provides lightning-fast speed with a 240Hz refresh rate and 0.03ms (GTG) response time for smooth gaming.
There are two different monitors: a 45-inch curved OLED gaming monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 800R curvature ($2,599); and a 27-inch powerhouse ($1,399). The latter is a QHD OLED gaming monitor with an unprecedented speed that could rival Lewis Hamilton.
The design is ultra-thin, which optimises the space at your desk. Its ergonomic style also enables you to easily tilt, swivel and adjust the height of the display. Customers will also receive a free Logitech G733 W/L Gaming Headset with any purchase of the UltraGear monitors.
LG UltraGear OLED monitors are available on the LG website, Harvey Norman and Amazon
Casio G-Shock G-B001
We’re just going to put it out there — it’s time to invest in a new watch. Those who grew up in the 90s would probably be familiar with Casio. This time, they’ve just released the iconic G-Shock with a detachable bezel in unique designs. Called G-B001, they take the form of the brand’s old-school watches released in 1994. Nostalgia factor? It’s at an all-time high.
The detachable bezel on this shock-resistant watch allows you to mix and match components — perfect for personalising a look for your OOTD. Not to mention, its colour pops. For those who prefer a more sophisticated look, there are two other models, the G-B001MVB and the G-B001MVA with more muted tones.
The G-B001MVE, G-B001MVB and G-B001MVA watches are priced at $459, $339, and $349 respectively and are available in Casio G-Shock stores and online
Xiabu Xiabu Hotpot
Chinese hotpot lovers, we’ve got good news — Xiabu Xiabu Hotpot has landed in Singapore. Hailing from China, the famous hotpot chain makes its first overseas mark here at Bras Basah.
The chain is known for its affordable set meals from $28 where you choose your own soup base, choice of meats, drinks, and sauce. We’d recommend the popular Beef Set or the combined Seafood and Beef Set if you can’t make up your mind. Choose to top up $2 for more premium soup base options such as Nanyang Curry and Hot and Spicy in Sichuan Style. P.S. They also have bubble tea to wash down all that spiciness.
Bras Basah Rd, #01-03/04 Lazada One, Singapore 189554
Authentic Israeli cuisine may be hard to come by here, save for one or two restaurants. Aniba is set to diversify the offering further. Helmed by renowned chef Meir Adoni, the upscale eatery is set to be the classiest new spot in town.
Come here for delicious kosher dishes such as the Mejaoujim and the Pani Puri with a twist. Those with dietary requirements would appreciate that the menu here is suitable for those on pescatarian and vegetarian diets. Rest assured though, it is far from boring. And of course, you can’t leave without trying the eggplant carpaccio and Jerusalem Bagel served alongside yummy housemade dips.
And before you leave, pop by the bar for a nightcap. The speakeasy cocktail menu has tipples like Art Society (African Rum, Sweet Vermouth, Cacao Nibs, Espresso) and a Bevvy Tail inspired by the prohibition era.
6 Battery Road, Bonham St, #05-03, Singapore 049909
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