Now that the Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed, those who have been fully vaccinated in Singapore are now able to gather in groups of up to five.
Dining in at food and beverage outlets are also allowed. In addition, live performances and spectator sport events are now permitted to increase their capacity to 500 attendees (for those who have been fully vaccinated only).
With the country almost re-opened, don your glad rags and make it a day (or night) out with loved ones, especially if you haven’t seen them for some time.
This September, you’re in for a treat with food exhibitions and festivals such as Eatbox and Singapore Food Festival 2021, as well as fun activities for junior.
Things To Do
Be@SAFRA: Fitness & Wellness
The latest edition of Be@SAFRA comprises a series of fitness and wellness activities such as fitness workouts, sports clinics, wellness webinars and more!
Take your pick from more than 15 wellness talks on various topics including stress management, how to get a better night’s sleep, and living better through sports. That’s not all – there are also fun activities such as archery, K-pop, art therapy workshops, and bento and muffin making classes for the family.
Don’t miss out on a series of parenting talks by Health Promotion Board as well as High or Low-intensity Interval Training (LIIT/HIIT) by EnergyOne Gym suitable for the fitness enthusiast or beginners/family) respectively.
For more information, go to www.safra.sg/Be@SAFRA
Canvas Ark’s Children’s Art Workshops
If your child has a yen for art, book a two-day art workshop at Canvas Ark during the upcoming September school holidays from Sept 4 to 12. Classes are suitable for children between four and 12 years old, with different mediums such as soft clay and print, fabric art, and linocut available.
Bonus: Enjoy $15 off, with selected two-day art workshops for $50 (U.P. $65)
From Sept 4 to 12; more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/canvasark-september-holiday
Workouts At SAFRA Mount Faber
Have you been spending too much time at home with the Covid-19 restrictions? Shake off the doldrums with workouts at SAFRA Mount Faber. Choose from yoga and pilates sessions to the more intense Fatburn Extreme workouts that seek to deliver maximum results in a minimum amount of time.
Classes take place every Sunday at The Dance Room at SAFRA Mount Faber.
Staycations at KeSa House, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood
If you’ve always wanted to experience shophouse living, KeSa House, located in the heart of the heritage Keong Saik Road, is ideal. The hotel has 60 rooms with five different varieties to suit your needs. This includes the Standard room for short, cosy getaways, to the Premier room that comes with its own lush green terrace, or the Studio Premier that features a fully stocked kitchenette and extra living space for guests on an extended stay. The property, which is spread over a row of 10 shophouses, also includes unique and eclectic bars as well as restaurants just below.
Make your reservations via email and quote “SAFRA15” to enjoy 15% off the hotel’s best available rates.
Valid till Dec 29; more info at www.safra.sg/promotions/kesa-house
The creative food hall will be returning this September to its very own permanent location at Tekka Place. Brought to you by the organisers of Artbox Singapore and Shilin Night Market, fans of the grub at previous Artbox events will cheer at the return of a melting pot of international cuisines and fusion fare. Dishes at Eatbox will include Satay Ummi’s Nasi Lemak, Butcher The Burger Bar’s Butcher Truffle Eggstarter, as well as halal Mookata options from Chickata.
Admission is free at Tekka Place, Annex Building from Sept 3; more info at www.artbox.sg/eatbox
Held in tandem with Eatbox and brought to you by the same organisers, the instant noodle-themed experience is a must-see for instant-noodle fans. Here, you will find almost every type of noodle you can dream of, and celebrate noodles’ most important companions like egg, greens, seafood and cheese. The pop-up is done in partnership with the pioneer of instant noodles, Nissin Foods Singapore. Visitors to the pop-up will receive a complimentary tote bag that comes with goodies such as a packet of Nissin instant noodles, as well as a retail voucher that can be redeemed at the Soul Good Noodle Bar at Eatbox.
From Sept 24 to Jan 30, 2022; more info at www.slurpinggood.co
Singapore Food Festival 2021
Feast your eyes and tastebuds at the Singapore Food Festival (SFF), organised by the Singapore Tourism Board this year. One of the most highly-anticipated events on every foodie’s calendar, participants will get to savour over 50 gastronomic and drinking experiences on a hybrid platform, more than double the number from 2020’s virtual edition.
The SFF will feature free-to-view and paid masterclasses from well-known chefs such as Bjorn Shen of Artichoke, Maxine Ngooi of Tigerlily Patisserie, and Douglas Ng of the Fishball Story. In addition, participants get to explore local food sources, as well as the rich culinary heritage that define our food culture. Plus, foodies will also be treated to a plethora of SFF workshops islandwide. Workshops include the art of making kueh as well as cocktail mixing.
Till Sept 12; more info at www.singaporefoodfestival.sg
She’s done it again! Known for her creative desserts that are veritable works of edible art, Janice Wong, the chef and owner behind Janice Wong Singapore, has opened Softhaus, a place where whimsical and fun ice cream-based desserts are at. There’s something for everyone too, with 16 ice cream flavours and 20 toppings. Plant-based milk and sugar substitutes are also available. Choose to have your custom creation in a waffle cone, cup, or sandwiched between fluffy, rainbow coloured bread. Softhaus’ first outlet is located at at Great World City.
More info at www.softhaus.online
Japan Rail Cafe
Raise a glass to Japan Rail Cafe’s Jibiru Time, a six-week-long affair featuring top-quality craft beers from Japan. The event is part of an international collaboration alongside two other Japan Rail Cafe outlets in Taipei and Tokyo, a first for the brand. Fans of Japanese craft beer will be pleased to wet their whistles on brews from Kanazawa Brewery and Yokohama Beer, which will be making their debut in Singapore, as well as small-batch Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Beer IPA from Waku Waku Tezukuri Farm Kawakita and signatures from Kamakura Beer Brewing Company.
Till Sept 30; more info at www.instagram.com/japanrailcafe