In the blink of an eye, we’ve come to the month of June. As we bid goodbye to the first half of 2022 and welcome a month of holidays with the family, there remains plenty of activities to explore and do to fill out your calendar this month.
Sign up for art jamming workshops, snag discounted cooking essentials, and of course, ponder what the future holds as the new normal finally starts to settle in.
CELEBRATE FIVE YEARS OF BURGERS
Known for their gourmet and wallet-friendly burgers, Burgs is arguably the hottest halal burger joint in town. This year, the fast-casual franchise celebrates their 5th anniversary with a slew of exciting offerings ranging from an innovative recreation of two burger flavours sold at their first storefront to limited-edition t-shirts, socks, and pin badges made for fervent fans. From 14 May – 14 Jun, the Teriyaki Chicken Burger with Sunny Side Up Egg, OG Beef Brisket Burger, Okonomiyaki Fries, Coke Float, and Flippin’ Side by Side merchandise will be available at selected Burgs outlets.
DIVE INTO AN ICE CREAM-THEMED WONDERLAND
By now, many of us have probably experienced the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) through their Instagram feed. For those who haven’t already, June’s the best time to experience it all for real. The locale’s medley of sweet summer specials include a Sundae School with 1-hour workshops to help visitors master the art of ice cream making. Zen-seekers can also achieve overall balance with June-exclusive yoga classes hosted by Alyssa Kau at the museum’s outdoor deck. After working up a sweat, participants can move on to the al fresco bar to collect a complimentary MOIC smoothie. Talk about a perfect pink oasis.
ENJOY A PREMIUM YET AFFORDABLE OMAKASE EXPERIENCE
The newest omakase restaurant in town, Sushi Yujo delivers a contemporary experience with innovate twists. Featuring signatures of cooked dishes and aburi sushi from Chef Desmond Fong – formerly the Head Chef at Les Amis Group’s Sushi Jin – his value-for-money omakase menu challenges the norms of the traditional Japanese experience, taking into account the unique preferences of Singaporeans. Deluxe highlights to look forward to at Sushi Yujo includes a Wagyu Don with A5 Wagyu, glazed foie gras, uni, and shaved truffle, and a similarly decadent Toro Don option.
ENJOY A REFRESHING DAY AT THE BEACH WITH 7-ELEVEN
Launching an exciting new beachfront store in collaboration with Tiger Beer, 7-Eleven’s newest outlet boasts vivid insta-worthy spots with vibrant murals and unique graffiti artwork on its facade. On 25 and 26 Jun, make the most out of this June holidays’ last weekend and participate in the store’s opening celebrations, featuring free popcorn, 7-Eleven balloons, face painting activities, Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Mr. Softee, live music and entertainment, and even chances to walk away with exciting Spin and Win rewards. While there, chill at the dedicated 7-Eleven x Tiger Beer area and don’t forget to try the new store-exclusive Nitro Tea with rich, creamy, dairy-free foam.
GET SOMETHING FOR DAD ON ISHOPCHANGI
Celebrate the man of the hour with a special Father’s Day code from 09 – 22 Jun. Use the code < ISHOPDAD > when shopping on iShopChangi to enjoy 13% discounts sitewide. This Father’s Day exclusive comes on top of the platform’s month-long iShopathon that already boasts exciting weekly promotions, flash deals, and campaign offers. Not-to-be-missed highlights include deals on gadgets such as Lenovo’s Legion H300 Stereo Gaming Headset, Jack Daniel’s range of whiskeys, Compendium Spirits, Issey Miyake, Kinohimitsu, New Moon, and many more.
HAVE A BOUNCING GOOD TIME
It’s a fun-filled summer for everyone – young and old alike – as Kiztopia brings its signature mega-bouncy castle event, Jumptopia, outdoors for the first time. Setting up home at the Bayfront Event Space from 03 – 26 Jun, Jumptopia showcases eight food-themed inflatables amidst the sensational neon playgrounds of GastroBeats 2022. Dive into a ball pit of boba pearls in Honey’s Boba Tea Place, squeal over life-sized croissants and baguettes at Bell’s Patisserie, glide down swirls of ketchup and mustard at Tiger’s Burger Joint, and expect much more to come!
IMMERSE IN AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND JOY
Bringing back the pleasure of live acts, LAMC Productions has announced the arrival of international Comedian Zakir Khan this month with his new show Tathastu, which translates to “Amen” in English. Performing for one night only on 25 Jun at the Ho Bee Audition in NUS, this marks the comedian’s only stop in Southeast Asia. Having most recently performed to sold-out audiences across the US, comedy fans would most definitely not want to miss this.
JOIN IN SOME D.I.Y FUN
PizzaExpress Singapore, together with Artsy Bugsy Art Studio, welcomes participants of all ages to fun-filled hours of creative jamming with their new collaboration. Exclusively hosted at PizzaExpress Holland Village, the weekly art curriculum includes beginner art classes targeted for different age groups for children, parent-and-child DIY workshops, and even workshops for adults to create their own unique pieces of wearable denim and tote bags.
PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL MASS YOGA SESSIONS
Returning stronger than ever this year, the much-awaited Yogafest World Edition celebrates the return of in-person yoga festivals with a stellar line-up of international instructors and classes for all levels. Happening on 25 and 26 Jun at Palawan Green, Sentosa, the festival is a dream namaste playground, with activities from mass yoga sessions at the Flow Stage to specialised classes led by iconic teachers at the Explore Stage, an AcroYoga Village featuring popular personalities for partner movement and play, and even curated selections of healthy bites to keep energy and spirits high. Visit their website to book your tickets or find out more about the line-up, schedule, and activities.
PREPARE TO RUN, BOND, AND HAVE FUN AS A FAMILY
The first parent-child mass run event in Singapore since 2020, the inaugural TriFactor Kids Run will be taking place on 9 and 10 Jul, at Bay East Garden. Consisting of either a 1km or 3km non-competitive run along our scenic city skyline and the picturesque grounds of Gardens by the Bay, the event is a perfect opportunity to bring the family together for a healthy activity and encourage kids to adopt an active lifestyle from an early age. All participants will receive a limited-edition TriFactor Kids Run T-Shirt and race pack with attractive goodies. Families can also look forward to an exciting carnival with Kiztopia’s bouncy castles, game booths, and specially-curated TriFactor Challenges for children, such as Sport Stacking, Cycle Right, Robot Walk, other activities that both parents and children can enjoy after the run.
To enjoy 10% off admission tickets, sign up now before 20 Jun with the promo code < KIZTFRUN10 >.
REDEEM LIMITED-EDITION STICKERS FROM DELIVEROO
As we get more and more dependent on e-commerce and delivery platforms – no thanks to the pandemic – Deliveroo got to investigating some of Singapore’s most common food ordering rituals. From uncovering our average time taken, favourite food delivery occasions, and a slew of other data, their conclusion saw the birth of four foodie characters that personify Singaporeans’ top food ordering habits. From 15 – 19 Jun, redeem the limited-edition Lobang Lucy, Indecisive Irene, Adventurous Adam, and Habitual Harry sticker set with food orders from Deliver Editions outlets, Deliver Editions Katong, and Deliver Food Market at ALICE@MEDIAPOLIS. With only 250 sets available, we suggest you mark your calendars and place your orders fast!
REIMAGINE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
Explore societal concerns and current themes responding to this period of sweeping uncertainty at Ways of Seeing. Held from 17 Jun – 16 Jul at Mulan Gallery, the group exhibition features work created by homegrown illustration artists the likes of Adeline Tan (Mightyellow), Soh Ee Shaun, and Yi Xuan x Ronald Louis. Visitors can expect to gain insight into new directions in the contemporary illustration scene in Singapore, and ponder what life might look like next through the forward-looking art pieces.
REFLECT ON COVID-STRICKEN TIMES
From a vacuum of unending quarantines pours forth desires to break free, connect, retreat, and reach out in turn. Held from 27 May – 26 Jun, Poetic Pandemic is a rich expression of those intermingled desires, a cross-disciplinary exhibition where music, calligraphy, and literature come together in an intimate collaboration. Cruise through 15 interactive cultural touchpoints that unleash pandemic-bottled inner voices, and immerse in poetry recited by actor and host Andie Chen, complemented by post-pandemic music.
SHOP AND BE PART OF ION’S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
From now – 31 Jul, be rewarded at ION Orchard when you adopt greener shopping and dining practices at the mall. As part of their vision to encourage a greater shift towards sustainability, the mall’s Love Our World campaign aims to educate shoppers on climate change and promote green efforts. The campaign features a variety of tours, events, and workshops, as well as a slew of promotions alongside ION’s Green Points rewards programme.
Key highlights of the campaign include a Sustainability Trail within the mall, where you’ll get to engage in workshops and tours by participating brands such as Bynd Artisan, L’OCCITANE, and Nespresso, and bag more Green Points at the same time! You’ll also earn Green Points with sustainable choices like using your own shopping bags, mugs, and food containers, and purchasing from “green” collections. Other participating brands include the likes of Guerlain, Parfums Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, MUJI, and Tommy Hilfiger. Find more campaign details and the full list of participating stores here.
STOCK UP ON YOUR FAVOURITE CHINESE SNACKS
From hotpot bases to fruits and snacks, binge on an extensive selection of air-flown Chinese essentials this month at the NTUC FairPrice China Fair. Happening from 09 – 22 Jun, look forward to fresh produce and must-haves that include stars like Hai Di Lao’s Dried Fruits and Spicy Peanuts, Hey Tea’s range of sparkling water, the punchy Hai Di Lao Instant Vermicelli (Hot & Sour), Little Sheep’s Pork Bone Thick Soup Base for your hotpot parties, and even China’s famous crawfish.
TAKE THE FAMILY ON A WELLNESS RETREAT
Designed with wellness in mind, bond with the whole family over a rejuvenating escapade at The Westin Singapore. Their new Family Package features a host of family-friendly inclusions, including a limited edition Jellycat Bashful Turtle or Cushy Giraffe soft toy. Each package also comes with breakfast for two adults and up to two children under 12 years at Seasonal Tastes, as well as free meals from the kids menu for up to two children under 12 years at Cook & Brew. While there, don’t miss out on the hotel’s outdoor infinity pool, which boasts panoramic views of the South China Sea.
ENCOUNTER HISTORY & ARTS LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Expect an interactive appreciation of history as Singapore’s first ever outdoor treasure hunt combines local theatre and virtual gameplay. Put on your thinking caps and use your skills for good as you travel back in time to stop a nefarious plan to destroy Singapore’s beloved national monuments in the Civic District. Backed by a stellar cast including Hossan Leong and Munah Bagharib, the story is written by award-winning playwright Chong Tze Chien.
ENGAGE WITH SUSTAINABILITY DESIGN PROJECTS
In collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic’s (TP) School of Design, Temasek Shophouse’s latest edition of the Sustainability Design Showcase Exhibition will feature 12 best sets of work that span across the spectrum of TP Design’s capabilities, showcasing design concepts, prototypes, and the finished works of their graduates that carry an affirmative message for environmental sustainability. With an aim to inculcate responsible design mindsets and promote our nation’s movement for sustainable development, the exhibition presents works that tackle issues like the importance of recycling, a lack of proper pandemic infrastructures within local communities, and even a digital product to minimise food waste.
GET IN TOUCH WITH CHINESE CULTURE
Shedding invaluable insights into the attitudes and values of the Chinese community, Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art is a special exhibition held at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall from now – 25 Sep. Showcasing an intimate examination of the iconography of New Year woodblock prints – or Nian Hua – produced in China between the Qing dynasty and the 1980s, the exhibit pays a vibrant tribute to the mould of popular beliefs, attitudes, values and folk customs of the Chinese.
GO ON A FUSS-FREE STAYCATION
Stay and feast to your heart’s content with an all-new staycation offering STAY. EAT. DRINK. at Four Points by Sheraton. Check into a quiet respite close to home and craft new dining experiences with your loved ones with exclusive F&B credits. Redeem the SGD 98.00 dining credits available for use at all-day dining restaurant Four Points Eatery, newly renovated cafe-bar The Best Brew or opt for fuss-free In-Room Dining for those who prefer a quiet, intimate time.
GRAB YOUR SEATS TO THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MANU MARTIN’S LIM FANTASY
Presented by Musicians’ Initiative and internationally acclaimed pianist Tedd Joselson, Flights of Fantasy celebrates the Grammy nominated pianist’s Platinum Jubilee. Featuring the world premiere of Manu Martin’s Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra, the classical concert will be held for one night only, on 08 Jun at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Inspired by the award-winning ALAN the Musical, Lim Fantasy’s heartfelt and engaging treatment of human relationships and technology was first recorded in studio by the London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Arthur Fagen with Tedd Joselson himself on the piano.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SEPHORA’S STUDENT DEALS
Every weekday before 6pm, shop at Sephora with your student card in hand to enjoy 10% off your purchases. If you’re not already a Sephora Beauty Pass member, sign up to enjoy the discount and additional perks with their special welcome gift. And that’s not all – this student-exclusive promotion is valid on all weekdays, even on the eve of public holidays and holidays!
WALK THROUGH A THEATRE PRODUCTION
As the population of Pulau Ubin ages and dwindles, what will happen to the life, nature, and culture on the island? Reimagine the island’s future through a three-hour walking theatre experience that follows you from dock to island, promising an extraordinary walkthrough of the darker, deeper side of Pulau Ubin through sound installation, theatre, dance, and exhibition. From the forests to the birds to the islanders and the iconic granite quarries, ubin forces you off the beaten track to immerse you in the stories of the living, the spiritual and the embedded of the island.