What’s New In May

This is set to be a very exciting month, with live music back again, big gatherings with loved ones, and holidays abroad to plan!

By Diana Najm        5 May 2022

Hear ye, hear ye! May is set to be a very exciting month. Not only can we freely go for a walk in the park without putting our masks on, but there are also so many events happening around this time. Music lovers are enjoying the return of live music and DJ sets, clubs are finally open again for endless nights of dancing, we can finally gather in groups with no restriction on the number of people, and a bunch of public holidays to look forward to this month. And of course, not forgetting a day to celebrate our beloved mothers.

With international travel now more convenient, we can look forward to going on a vacation over the long weekends. Heading to see Londons magnificent Georgian architecture or just planning to enjoy a seaside cocktail in Bali? Its your choice.

Without further ado, here are the cool new happenings you can look forward to in Singapore this May.

Things To Do

Mothers Day Celebrations at SAFRA

This Mothers Day, celebrate your beloved mum with SAFRA. From 5 to 15 May at all SAFRA clubs, post a message dedication to your supermum at the message board available at all six SAFRA clubhouses, and redeem a gift for the special woman in your life over Mother’s Day weekend from 5 to 8 May, courtesy of SAFRA.

Why not treat mum with exclusive promotions? Here are some:

At all SAFRA clubhouses; more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/mothersday

The fun continues at Kidz Amaze, one of the largest indoor playgrounds in Singapore that is equipped with vertical mazes and a huge playground arena. On 7 and 8 May, get a free mystery gift with every mummy’s entrance ticket at Kidz Amaze and take part in a series of activities specially curated for Mother’s Day.

Kidz Amaze outlets are at SAFRA Toa Payoh, SAFRA Jurong & Splash @ SAFRA Punggol; more info at www.safra.sg/our-facilities/kidz-amaze

SAFRA50 Free Treats

As part of the commemoration of SAFRAs 50th Anniversary – which also includes special deals and events – SAFRA members get to enjoy free treats every month. From now till 30 June, enjoy a free 100g bag of Famous Amos cookies in any flavour at all Famous Amos outlets, while stocks last! But hurry – there are only 5,000 redemptions available and they’re being snapped up fast. For store locations, visit www.famous-amos.com.sg/pages/store-locator.

For more info on how to redeem your free treats and upcoming ones, go to www.safra.sg/safra50/freetreats


Never got to see one of Europes most iconic monuments with your own eyes before it was partially destroyed by a tragic fire? Fret not, Alliance Française de Singapour is bringing the Notre Dame De Paris right to our shores with a special exhibition titled (Re)births”.

The exhibition and VR experience is the first of its kind, dedicated to the construction and successive restorations of the Notre Dame. Visitors will be able to learn about its history in 3D models, VR and photographs alongside an array of talks, musicals, cheese and wine appreciation sessions, film screenings, and workshops.

Till 15 June, entry is free; La Galerie, Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Rd, Singapore 258130

The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston

After tremendous acclaim across the globe from the UK to Europe and Australia, The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston International Concert is finally making a stop at Marina Bay Sands this May to wow Singaporean audiences. The concert will be performed by Britains Got Talent star Belinda Davids and celebrates one of the worlds most revered singers.

Be prepared to experience joy, nostalgia and wonderment like never before as Base Entertainment takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houstons greatest hits. Sing along to I Will Always Love You, get on your feet and prance around to I Wanna Dance With Somebody and have your heartstrings pulled by Greatest Love of All. Its set to be a night to remember.

27 to 28 May; Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956


Following sold-out performances in London and Paris, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s C-O-N-T-A-C-T finally hits Singapores shores.

Be prepared to be amazed by this groundbreaking live theatre experience. Youll be armed with headphones and a tailored mobile app downloaded to your smartphone.  Immerse yourself in the play’s state-of-the-art 3D soundscape as you enter Sarahs thoughts. Over the course of 50 minutes, youll dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive new show. Experience this new piece of technology that synchronises the spectators and actors, allowing the show to play with theatrical concepts and a new form of dramaturgy. Talk about having a flair for the dramatic!

Tuesday to Sunday and Public Holidays: 6pm, 7.30pm & 9pm; The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429


Changi Recommends’ online foreign exchange service

Packing your bags to travel soon? Heres good news! Its much easier to exchange currency now. Changi Recommends has launched a new online foreign exchange service featuring attractive currency rates and contactless collection at Changi Airport. Travellers can now lock in their preferred rates across close to 20 currencies up to seven days before their trip.

All you have to do is pre-order the currencies online and collect the money at Changi Airport as you prepare to fly out. With the process of money-changing simplified, gone are the days when you had to scramble to find the nearest currency exchange store. The best part? Payment for the new service can be done conveniently through PayNow and the transaction is completed in minutes.

More info at fx.changirecommends.com

Kaamala Resort Ubud, Bali

An ever-popular destination for Singaporeans looking to go on a quick vacation, Bali is opening up again. Theres no better time to plan a romantic getaway for you and your significant other, especially with various hotel promos all around the island. Kamaala Resort is offering a special Honeymoon Package, where you can stay in a special one-bedroom private pool villa or suite room, and indulge in daily breakfast for two with a dreamy candlelight dinner and welcome drinks. Who knows, you might just find flowers romantically scattered everywhere.

Stay before 30 June 2022, from IDR 3,500,000 nett (about S$335) per night


The Kongsee

A pioneer of modern-Singapore cuisine, Chef Willin Low has recently launched his latest venture – a bar serving Singapore-centric cocktails inspired by the countrys heritage and terroir. It takes the form of a mod-Sin izakaya with a cocktail menu that focuses on timeless classics, elevated with the use of local ingredients and inspirations.

The drinks menu comes in the form of Singapore’s iconic dining spots, from Bugis to Cuppage, Lucky Plaza and Golden Mile. Order up the Tau Pok, a low ABV drink-based sake inspired by the Japanese Community in Singapore or the Aiyo Tom Yum, a cocktail inspired by the famous Thai dish. Feeling social? You can also expect a calendar of curated events, guest shifts, pop-ups, and many exciting collaborations with artisans, venues, bartenders and chefs.

12 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069252

Tanglin Gin Jungle

Singapores first-ever gin distillery, Tanglin Gin – with their popular distillery tours – has a new home in the lush Dempsey enclave. Tanglin Gins new digs come even bigger and bolder with an exciting new experience called the Gin Jungle, a cosy outdoor enclave surrounded by nature. Enjoy the immersive surroundings while sampling a cocktail of your choice, prepared with expertise.

Prefer sitting at the bar while the friendly bartenders shake up your favourite gin? Grab a seat indoors. You can even learn mixology by taking part in one of the cocktail masterclasses by the knowledgeable bartenders, who will give you a peek into some industry secretsand break down the art of creating craft versions of classic libations.

26B Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247693

Subways new rendang sandwiches

Rendang fans, listen up – Subway is bringing back its beloved rendang sandwiches. This time, its introducing a new addition, the Shrimp Rendang (from $7.90). Available for a limited time till 28 June, this will be the first Subway chain in Southeast Asia to launch shrimp on its menu. The Shrimp Rendang will be available alongside fan-favourite Chicken (from $7.30) and Beef Rendang (from $7.90), as well as the Pandan cookie ($1.40).

SAFRA members enjoy 10% discount on 6” sandwiches, salads and wraps (excluding on-going promotions); more info at www.safra.sg/amenities-offerings/subway

All Subway outlets islandwide including SAFRA Mount Faber

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