What’s New In November 2023

This November, look forward to Deepavali celebrations at SAFRA, and a festive carnival for the whole family at SAFRA Choa Chu Kang!

By Diana Najm        3 November 2023

We’re fast approaching the end of the year. But before we set our Christmas trees up, there’s still one more month before December. And it’s looking pretty promising, too, with various events such as holiday programmes for kids, Deepavali celebrations, and tons of new eateries to try out in November!

Set aside some time in November to check out this list of things to do. 

Things To Do

“Energising Your Holidays” Festive Carnival @ SAFRA Choa Chu Kang

Head down to SAFRA Choa Chu Kang’s 3-day Festive Carnival from 24 to 26 November, in celebration of the club’s Official Opening.

Look forward to activities such as a trackless train ride to explore the club, a gourmet food street where you can purchase sweet treats and enjoy free popcorn and candy floss, and carnival games like Bottle Ring Toss and Balloon Darts. Plus, don’t miss the stage performances, including an amazing Fire Show.

There’s also a Festive Flea Market at the atrium – perfect for those who are Christmas shopping, this is the best time to browse through the booths to support local brands and makers.

And just for our SAFRA members, this carnival has a host of exclusive freebies and discounts in store for you. From free Churros and Snow Cones to discounts at the Festive Flea Market, and not to mention a turn at the Sure-Win Spin The Wheel station, this is our way of appreciating the SAFRA family on this special occasion!

Make sure to pre-register by 23 November to receive a free gift as well as a games score card which you can use to collect points from carnival games to win exciting prizes. Admission is free for all – see you there!

For more information, safra.sg/whats-on/celebrate-with-us-at-safra-choa-chu-kang

Deepavali celebrations at SAFRA

This November also coincides with the Festival of Lights, and SAFRA Tampines, SAFRA Mount Faber and SAFRA Jurong are hosting a trove of exciting activities to celebrate! 

Till 13 November, get creative and colour away at the colouring station available at Lobby Level 1 at SAFRA Tampines. While you’re there, don’t miss the mini-exhibition corner in the lobby, where you can try out a mini-game for a chance to win a small gift. And for SAFRA members only, spend $5 at SAFRA Tampines tenants and redeem a packet of murukku (limited to the first 250 redemptions). Over the weekend of 4 and 5 November from 2pm to 4pm, you can also get a free henna done! 

For more information, visit safra.sg/whats-on/deepavali-2023-safra-tampines.

Over at SAFRA Mount Faber, feel the rhythm and get active when you join its Bollywood Dance Fitness session held on 11 November. Make sure to grab your free cup of Horlicks while you’re here!

For more information, visit safra.sg/whats-on/deepavali-@-safra-mount-faber

And at SAFRA Jurong, look out for the potato samosa and kacang puteh live station, a festive Indian sweets cooking demo and a SAFRA member-exclusive Deepavali Gift Bag, all of which are happening on 4 November. Can it get any better than this?

Make sure to visit safra.sg/whats-on/deepavali-celebrations-jr for a full breakdown of everything that awaits you at SAFRA Jurong! 

Let’s Gift For A Reason 2023

As we’re entering the season of giving, here’s one to have on your radar. SAFRA’s annual CSR initiative, Let’s Gift For A Reason, is back this year across all 7 clubs from 10 November. 

All you have to do is make a donation via the website, and your contribution will be used to purchase a gift for someone in need or sponsor fun activities for underprivileged children.

Alternatively, you can also adopt a gift via the wish boards at any SAFRA club. Simply choose a heartfelt wish from the wish board at any SAFRA club, register it at the Customer Service Counter, head out to purchase the gift, and return it to the same SAFRA club by 4 December.

SAFRA clubs islandwide. For more information, stay tuned to SAFRA’s Facebook page for regular updates on Let’s Gift For A Reason 2023. 

School holiday activities at SAFRA

SAFRA has once again prepared a slew of school holiday activities to uplift your kid’s well-deserved break!

The first is at Kidz Amaze Indoor Playground, which will be running 3-Day Holiday Camps for children aged 6 to 12, from 28 to 30 November, 5 to 7 December to and 12 to 14 December.

Get the kids packed up to take part in fun and educational activities like laser tag, slime making, and a farm tour while enjoying the Kidz Amaze Indoor Playground facilities. To sign up, visit any Kidz Amaze outlet. You can also find out more at safra.sg/our-facilities/kidz-amaze/promotions

In addition to that, check out the Canvas Ark School Holiday Programmes, taking place from 21 November to 22 December. Let the kids unleash their creativity with four art programmes, as they learn new art techniques such as printmaking and papier-mache, or showcase their artistic side with batik and large canvas painting. Plus, you can get a free session of the regular Canvas Ark art class (worth $35) if you sign up for any holiday workshops by 14 November. 

For more information, visit safra.sg/canvasark

KidzWorld at Singapore Zoo

Talking about the school holidays, it’s time to revisit the Singapore Zoo – because KidzWorld has gotten a major facelift. The new family-friendly space now comes with a petting zoo home to 250 animals including deer, horses, dogs, and chickens. Let the kids immerse themselves in nature as they interact with the adorable creatures. 

There’s also a new edutainment programme, Ranger Buddies, that aims to empower children to make a positive impact in the world. They’ll learn more about animal health, care, and nutrition by taking on curated quests designed for children. 

There’s also a special promotion happening from now till 30 December. Check out KidzWorld AND the Singapore Zoo by purchasing 2-park admission tickets at $38 per child and $54 per adult. You’ll get to see both attractions during your visit at a discounted price. 

80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826


Fila Fusion 3.0 Bugis store

If you’ve been thinking about shopping for new kicks, then make a trip down to the new Fila Fusion 3.0 flagship store at Bugis. This is the latest shopping experience in the lively neighbourhood, making it a great alternative to Orchard for some early Christmas shopping. 

From the iconic Disruptors to the reimagined classics like the Fila Fusion, you’ll get the chance to try these shoes at the store. Don’t forget to browse through the apparel too, all while appreciating the store’s interior, which features subtle elements of skateboarding and Singapore’s street sports. 

Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St, #01-107/108, Singapore 188021

Mayer’s new line up of built-in kitchen essentials

If you’re shopping for your upcoming BTO or looking to get brand-new appliances, Mayer’s new lineup of built-in essentials might just be the answer. Not only do they help you maximise your kitchen space, but you also get to strike the right balance between functionality and style.

The new product line features a Semi-Integrated Hood with Oil Tray, going at a promotional price of $499, the 2 Zone Hybrid Hob with Slider ($1,199), and a Built-In Combi Steam Oven ($1,699). With these new additions to your kitchen that help you enhance your cooking experience and optimise space, you can bet you’d be a seasoned chef in no time. 

Available at www.mayer.sg and at Mayer showrooms across the island.


Ajooma Korean BBQ

Fans of Korean BBQ, this one’s for you – Ajooma Korean BBQ has just opened at Telok Ayer. Plus, it’s a great lunch spot because you get 1-for-1 lunch sets at $20. 

Start your meal with free-flow side dishes including kimchi and potato salad. Try the starters like Pan Seared US Scallops ($38) or the Truffled Steam Egg ($16) before moving on to the protein. We’d recommend the US Prime Beef Short Ribs at $55 for 150g, or the Miyazaki A4 Wagyu 2MM Short Rib at $70 for 150g.

Bonus: You can choose from five types of wood for the barbecue, each resulting in a different aroma to the dishes. Think applewood, cherry, pecan, hickory, or mesquite. Talk about a superior experience. 

No 2 & 4 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069247

Compose Coffee

Whether or not you’re a coffee lover, Compose Coffee has just opened in Tower 3 of Suntec City. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because the popular Korean chain has over 2,000 outlets across South Korea. 

Start by ordering some of their signature beverages, such as the Busan Sea Salted Cream Latte ($6.10) and Grape Smoothie with Cream Cheese Foam ($6.90). Another highlight here is the croissant waffles, which are said to be flaky and buttery. You can’t go wrong with the Plain Croffle ($2.90) or the Brown Cheese Croffle ($4.90), which would complement the coffee perfectly. 

Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Tower 3, #01-623, Singapore 038983

Baristart Coffee at Wisma Atria

You can’t have too much coffee, especially if you’re a fan of Hokkaido-based Baristart Coffee. The coffee chain has just opened its newest outlet at Wisma Atria; specifically, at the OCBC Wisma Atria branch. 

Don’t leave without taking a bite of the famous Hokkaido Cream Puff ($7), filled with BIEI Jersey Milk custard cream, paired with a Baristarte Latte ($6.70). Looking for something more substantial? There are mains here to satiate your hunger as well. Try the Tonkatsu ($18.80) or Wafu Pasta ($19.80). 

435 Orchard Rd, #04-01 OCBC Wisma Atria Branch, Singapore 238877

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