May is upon us, and it’s an exciting time for Singaporeans. Now that safe distancing measures in the country have been eased ever so slightly, you can look forward to even more events and even indulge in our beloved buffets again. Albeit, they’re still not self-serviced, but we’ll take anything at this point.
This month, channel your inner Lewis Hamilton and go on a go-karting adventure in a converted car park or treat your queen (your mother, duh) to delicious cakes. Dining-wise, there’s also a focus on plant-based diets, especially with the popularity of Netflix documentary Seaspiracy. So sit tight and check out these new happenings in May.
Things To Do
#ToMumWithLove TikTok Contest
Shout your love for your mum from the rooftops – or via a TikTok – with the #ToMumWithLove contest to show your appreciation this Mother’s Day. To take part, just show your gratitude to mum with a #ToMumWithLove TikTok video creation using the campaign’s official soundtrack, upload it on your personal TikTok account with the hashtag #ToMumWithLove and follow SAFRA’s TikTok account (@safrasg). Make sure your TikTok account is set to public.
The top 10 entries will win $50 worth of SAFRA Rewards Vouchers each. That’s not all – SAFRA members will receive an additional bonus set of $30 worth of SAFRA Rewards Vouchers.
From now till 10 May; more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/tomumwithlove
The Art Passage
If you’re spending your weekends shopping, take a breather and keep your eyes peeled for an art gallery right in the heart of a mall. Located on Level 3 of Raffles City, The Art Passage features an audio-guided tour for an intimate and curated art session between the artworks and its viewers. The exhibition kicks off with a tour featuring the voice of 66-year old local artist, Hong Zhu An, where 15 new artworks are on display.
All you have to do is scan the QR codes along the exhibition to enjoy an enriched audio experience. Hong Zhu An’s showcase marks the first of eight artists that will be on display until the end of 2021, which includes pioneer artist Lim Tze Peng.
1 April to 31 May; 252 North Bridge Rd, Raffles City
Circuit Tiki @ RWS
Get your heart racing and embark on a go-karting adventure at Circuit Tiki, a pop up attraction at Resorts World Sentosa! An underground car park has been converted into an indoor circuit, with a 550m-long track and 23 thrilling turns that will pump up your adrenaline. There are two modes to try: Novice, which takes you up to speeds of 25 km/h and Advanced, with vehicles that come equipped with an engine that can accelerate up to 40km/h. Anyone can try out the Novice mode, but you will need to have your driver’s license for the latter.
Prices for a 10-minute session are $28 for Novice and $35 for Advanced. RWS members get to enjoy attractive rates at only $18 and $25 respectively.
Till 30 June; kf1karting.com/pages/rws
Athletes and sneakerheads, this one’s for you! Sportswear giant Adidas has just opened its biggest performance concept store and it’s located at VivoCity. Called “Home of Sport”, the flagship sits on the first floor of the shopping mall and spans some 963 sq m. There are five different zones to explore, including the brand’s largest offerings of Performance and Athletic sporting gear to meet all your running and workout needs.
The store’s highlight, however, is the MakerLab, the first of its kind in Singapore. You can customise and dream up new sneakers, clothes or sporting gear in a wide range of forms and fabrics. The in-store service is also extended to a line of Singapore-exclusive items that are only available at the flagship including the Adizero Takumi Sen 7 running shoes and Climacool Vento shoes.
1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-73 VivoCity; adidas.com.sg
Tumi McLaren Collection
With news of potential travel bubbles and green corridors, we’re all getting excited to book our next vacation. So why not be extra and treat yourself to a new luggage? Specifically, Tumi’s new premium capsule luggage and travel collection inspired by luxury supercar maker McLaren.
There are nine pieces in the collection, embodying Tumi and McLaren’s mutual ethos of performance luxury. Each encompasses elements of McLaren’s sleek, bold supercars and race cars, all highlighted with McLaren’s signature Papaya colourway and feature CX6® carbon fibre accents. Coup key travel pieces like the Aero International Expandable 4 Wheel Carry-On – crafted in a hybrid of materials like Tegris®, an extremely hard-wearing thermoplastic composite found in race cars – and the Quantum Duffel.
Tumi is at various locations; tumi.sg
There’s a new addition to the hip Kampong Glam neighbourhood. Premium gelato brand Momolato has just opened up a new late-night, 18-seater, eco-friendly gelateria that exudes tropical vibes for those missing Bali.
That’s not all, you get to try mind-blowing artisanal flavours too. The gelato selection changes weekly – so there’s always something new to try. You can choose from 18 exotic flavours in three serving sizes: Keto, Signature or Premium ($4.90-$8); and have them in a pandan leaf-wrapped cone ($1.50-$3), with waffles or croffles ($6.60 to $12 for Keto). Alternatively, slurp on a keto-friendly, sugar-free, diabetic-friendly smoothie range including the tasty Mango Yoghurt Pomelo, Avocado Coconut or Strawberry Cheesecake flavours ($8).
And from now till 12 May during Ramadan, you can enjoy a complimentary beverage with every double scoop of gelato from 8pm to 10pm daily.
34 Haji Lane; momolato.com
Jamie’s Italian New Plant-based Menu
Many people are choosing to go plant-based now, especially after watching Seaspiracy. For those who are staying away from animal products, here’s good news: Jamie’s Italian has introduced multiple plant-based dishes on its menu. Gone are the days when vegetarian or vegan diets only mean salads. There are now more nutritious, wholesome and delicious options for added nourishment.
Some options on the menu include the Super Green Veggie Burger ($27.95), which has a herby chickpea, bean and six-seed patty, vegan ricotta, gem and tomato in a brioche bun and served with sweet potato fries. There’s also the Ultimate Steak & Mash ($34.95) with Hamburg-style steak on mashed potato, roasted squash, charred broccolini and braised onion, served with porcini sauce for those craving a meaty taste.
583 Orchard Road #01-01/04 Forum; jamiesitalian.sg
Next Meats At Aburi-en
Japanese cuisine and plant-based diets don’t usually go hand in hand. However, Japan-based Next Meats is here to change the game. The world’s first plant-based yakiniku meat is now in Singapore, making its debut through a limited-time menu at Aburi-en.
From now till July 2021, Aburi-en outlets are grilling up soy-based meat bowls for you to sample its alternative meats. Try the Kalbi Don Set ($13.80) or the Stamina Teishoku ($15.80) cooked with stir-fried cabbage and topped with egg imported from Okinawa to change your mind about plant-based options.
Available at all Aburi-en outlets; aburi-en.com
The Pine Garden’s Mother’s Day Cakes
Does your mum have a sweet tooth? Treat the queen of your life to some mouthwatering bakes from The Pine Garden this May. There are three new flavours to try this Mother’s Day: Bacon & Floss Cheesecake (covered in silky-smooth and creamy cheese with a crunchy cracker base and the rich taste of bacon for that meaty umami), Coconut Mojito Coffee infused with coconut and rum, and the Yoghurt & Oat with reduced sugar for a healthier choice.
Available till 31 May; pgcake.com/category/mothers-day-21