What’s New In Singapore: February 2021

Things to do, buy and eat this festive month.

By Diana Najm      12 February 2021

Love – and Chinese New Year songs – are in the air this February. Do you need any other reason to celebrate? Unlike previous years, however, we can’t just grab our luggage and head on a short getaway during the long weekend. But there are plenty of things to do on our sunny island.

This February, there are so many exciting brand collaborations for your retail therapy needs, new store openings, decadent and romantic dining menus to treat your special someone to, drive-through exhibitions (the first in Asia, at that) and cool performances for the whole family. Keep calm, grab your face masks and TraceTogether tokens, and carry on – just remember to practise safe distancing.

Things To Do

Moo Moo PARK
Ongoing till 28 March 2021, tickets from $5 at Sistic

Do you enjoy drive-in movies? Then you need to check out Moo Moo PARK, Asia’s first drive-through exhibition. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) has transformed the Centre’s car park into a wonderland for all to enjoy artworks by foot or in an electric car, while learning about Chinese culture and the importance of sustainability.

The immersive experience features colourful works by eight local artists and The MeshMinds Foundation. Don’t miss a special “talking” red packet by artist PuffingMuffin. Her whimsical artwork comes to life in the form of an ox sculpture clothed in popular Chinese motifs, with a festive Chinese New Year greeting in Mandarin and the five main Chinese dialects of Singapore (Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka, and Hainanese) voiced by young Singaporean children. So grab your cameras for an Insta-worthy treat!

Level 6 Carpark at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906; singaporeccc.org.sg/events/mmpark


Got To Move 2021

Singapore’s annual nationwide dance movement Got to Move (GTM) returns for its sixth edition this January to March. This time, dance lovers can enjoy it from the comfort of their own homes, as the movement is presented digitally for the first time ever. So put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the virtual programmes, which include five interactive digital dance programmes for the whole family.

Launching in time for the March holidays are two family-friendly programmes that invite younger audiences to join in the fun: The Kueh Tutus’ Plotterpus Adventure Tours and Instagram AR filters by The Arts Fission Company. You’ll also get to know the city’s emerging dancers on GTM’s social media pages and witness the beauty of inclusivity that dance can bring to communities through its Dance x Social videos.

Online at facebook.com/gottomovesg and instagram.com/gottomovesg

Dining

15 Stamford By Alvin Leung

Surprise your loved one to a fancy Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore and the Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski. Both dining destinations are offering exclusive one-day-only lunch and dinner set menus this February. At 15 Stamford, Valentine’s Day Meals start at $148 for a Five-Course Lunch and Six-Course Dinner from $168.

The decadent meal starts with Sea Urchin with Jerusalem artichoke, chicken skin and Oscietra caviar followed by a Slow-Cooked Duck Leg and 42 Deg C Poached Lobster, sweetened with pineapple, cilantro and white coconut foam. For your main, choose from a Miso Toothfish or a Wagyu Beef Sirloin. As a special surprise, each couple will also receive a special Fortune Hearts cookie with secret love messages hidden within each morsel.

Stay for after dinner cocktails at The Bar at 15 Stamford, which will be transformed into a den of romance with candles and red roses aplenty. Choose your love potion from five specially crafted tipples: Lover’s Daiquiri, Rum Daisy, Lover’s Negroni, Hotel Nacional and September Morning.

15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906; kempinski.com



Janice Wong’s New Geisha High Tea

Missing Japan? Take bae out on a super sweet Valentine’s Day treat. Janice Wong has recently launched her latest high tea series, Geisha. Experience a taste of Japan every weekend from now till 31 March as she brings part of Japanese culture to Singapore at 2am:dessertbar.

Look forward to a range of Japanese-inspired items such as the Kakigori Kinkan Vanilla Cream, Chocolate Soba Cha Monaka, Grilled Dango glazed with passionfruit white miso and the Temari Sushi in assorted flavours of Tuna, Salmon and Scallop, that will transport you to Japan. Then,  indulge in the Kyoto Matcha, Katsu Sando, Ichigo Dafuku, Wagashi, Coffee Dorayaki and the Raindrop cake. Diners can also grill their own dango in a setup perfectly sized for their table.

21A Lor Liput, Singapore 277733; www.2amdessertbar.com

Shopping & Grooming

SmileDirectClub’s new store at Wheelock Place

Get perfect teeth this year with SmileDirectClub, which just opened its latest store at Nuffield Dental Jewel in Wheelock Place. The US-based company is the first telehealth platform for direct-to-consumer teeth straightening, offering a convenient and affordable clear aligner treatment – an alternative to Invisalign or traditional braces. New customers can visit SmileDirectClub.com.sg to schedule a visit at any of its stores in Singapore.

501 Orchard Rd, #05-01 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880; smiledirectclub.com.sg


 

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Puma X Peanuts Collaboration

Puma is bringing everybody’s favourite childhood characters, the Peanuts gang, to town this February. The Puma X Peanuts collaboration is curated for adults and kids alike. Classic Puma styles are adorned with beloved characters such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock and Sally. The collection includes a variety of tees, hoodies, sweatpants, footwear, beanies and a backpack – offering comfy and classic Puma styles. The kids’ collection, on the other hand, features the iconic characters playing a variety of sports including baseball, soccer and more. From hats and backpacks to classic T7 track suits as well as footwear, there’s something for everyone.

The Puma X Peanuts collection will be available on 1 February for the kid’s collection and 15 February for the adult’s collection.

Puma is at various locations. Visit sg.puma.com


JBL GO 3

If you and your significant other love going on hiking dates, the ultra-portable JBL GO 3 would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for her. The compact speaker is both waterproof and dustproof, so you can bring it on beach or hiking dates without worrying. With five stunning colours to choose from, great audio and punch bass, the JBL GO 3 makes for a functional and aesthetically pleasing gift she will love.


Beauty in The Pot x Uniqlo Collaboration

Make kawaii T-shirts your uniform this Lunar New Year. Hotpot restaurant chain Beauty in The Pot has collaborated with Uniqlo to create limited-edition T-shirts. The series, called Uniqlo X Beauty in The Pot: Kawaii Friends, features four BITP UTme! T-shirt designs at $29.90 each. They’re available for a limited time till 28 February at Uniqlo Orchard Central.

Bonus: Wear the T-Shirt at any BITP outlets and enjoy 50% off the exclusive Ebiko Wasabi Prawn Paste ($20.80). Paradise Group members will also get 10% off the BITP UTme! T-shirts when they present the Paradise Group app’s home screen at Uniqlo cashier counters.

Uniqlo is at various locations. Visit uniqlo.com