From a unique fine dining pop-up experience and Singaporean food heritage tours, to new 5-star staycation packages, check out these inspiring ideas for July
From a unique fine dining pop-up experience and Singaporean food heritage tours, to new 5-star staycation packages, check out these inspiring ideas for July
- By SG Staff
- | Jul 14, 2022
Stepping into the second half of the year, we’re welcoming a slew of exciting new openings and campaigns set on revitalising our experiences and economy. So if you’re worried about what to do now that the June holidays are past us, fret not.
Here are 25 exciting things to do in Singapore this July.
ADD NEW STYLES TO YOUR WARDROBE WITH POMELO’S EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION
Presenting their second exclusive collection in collaboration with Thai designer and actress Janesuda Parnto, the Janesuda x Pomelo Collection is inspired by the concept of “Femme Pétale“ in celebration of womanhood and self-discovery. Shining a spot on the Bougainvillea as a symbol of the modern woman, the 26-piece collection includes a range of versatile styles that feature the designer’s iconic prints and lace details on Pomelo’s signature silhouettes, and must-have pieces that come together as matching sets made of sustainable denim such as the Janesuda x Pomelo Tie Back Halter Lace Top in Blue, Lace Accent Flare Midi Skirt in Blue, and Lace Accent High Waist Jeans in Blue.
CATCH THE OATSIDE CHOCOLATE VAN FOR SOME OF THEIR DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE TREATS
In tandem with World Chocolate Day (07 Jul), OATSIDE will begin bringing creamy chocolate milk and delighting drinkers across the island with their OATSIDE Chocolate Van. Throughout the month, the van will be appearing at various locations to serve up shots of OATSIDE Chocolate Milk and OATSIDE Chocolate Hazelnut Milk. Made using only real ingredients like a blend of Sulawesi and African Cacao beans, and dark roasted hazelnuts from Turkey, keep an eye out for the van to get yourself some of their guilt-free chocolate goodness. The van will be appearing at Far East Square (07 – 08 Jul), Bugis Junction (09 – 10 Jul), Katong V (15 – 17 Jul), Orchard Central (22 – 24 Jul), and The Central, Clarke Quay (29 – 31 Jul).
CELEBRATE EID AL-ADHA WITH CHARLES & KEITH ACCESSORIES
In celebration of the upcoming Hari Raya Haji, Charles & Keith has curated an alluring and sophisticated collection of their latest accessories for you to dazzle friends and family, complementing whatever look you want to pull off this season. Highlighting classic designs that can last across seasons, the collection features an extensive range of eye-catching choices – from unique footwear elements like mesh embellishments and beaded details, to statement bags with bold colours like rich indigo and avocado.
DANCE BY THE BEACH
Groove to addictive beats while the sea breeze runs through your hair at the vibey Rumours Beach Club on Jul 31 along with Offtrack’s Pan Asian delicacies, including highlights like fresh Murotsu Japanese Oysters, crisp Sesame Seed Crusted Prawn Toast, and cult classic cocktails. Happening for one day only, Offtrack at The Beach brings a spirited menu of culinary delights and diverse tunes for you to indulge your appetite and dance the night away by the picturesque Siloso Beach.
DECLUTTER AND REFRESH YOUR CLOSET RESPONSIBLY
In a partnership to save our natural environment and prolong the life of usable fashion, Mandarin Gallery and Swapaholic come together to present The Rescue Project. A non-profit initiative that aims to close the fashion loop via rehearing, up cycling, and donation. A win-win for the planet and your closet, The Rescue Project comprises both a Declutter Drive, where participants give a new lease of life to their pre-owned items by dropping them off at the designated location, and a Refresh Party, where you get to browse through thousands of preloved fashion pieces and pick up to twenty-five new gems.
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DISCOVER GREAT DEALS ON LOCAL PRODUCE AT NTUC FAIRPRICE
From now – 14 Jul, FairPrice partners with over 15 local farmers to offer Singaporeans a wide range of local fresh produce, including fresh frog meat from Jurong Frog Farm, Sakura’s bean sprouts, Yili’s range of vegetables, fungus and mushrooms from Kin Yan, Golden Pomfret and Pearl Grouper from The Fish Farmer, and more homegrown brands and products going at discounted prices exclusively for this period.
EMBARK ON A TOUR TO DISCOVER AUTHENTIC SINGAPOREAN FOOD
This July, let the National Heritage Board take you on a gastronomical journey to explore the rich and sumptuous food around our heritage-rich Kreta Ayer and Geylang Serai districts. Drop by notable stalls, learn about their history and heritage, and explore local dishes and ingredients like you’ve never before. Happening at NHB’s Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery on 30 Jul, and the Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery on 31 Jul respectively, book your slots for these Community Gallery Tours early so you don’t miss out. Registration will commence about two weeks before each tour’s run.
ENGAGE IN A UNIQUE FINE DINING EXPERIENCE
Running over two weekends on 15 – 16 Jul and 22 – 24 Jul, Chef Derrick Kwa will be hosting a limited time 7-course fine dining pop-up experience that aims to promote greater interaction and conversations between the people we dine with, to deepen our connection and explore our personal values. Diners will be presented with twelve personal values, from which they’ll have to pick seven – which will be manifested as a 7-course dinner unique to each individual. A great ice-breaker, diners are encouraged to have conversations about their choices, what they to them, and how their values differ.
ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE FOUR-HANDS MENU
Following last year’s successful run, Tiffin Room and Meatsmith Little India is teaming up for a second time with a refreshed spread that features new offerings and exclusive dishes specially created for this exciting four-hands collaboration. A unique gastronomic journey, the limited-time menu showcases classic North Indian flavours and American barbecue notes accented with Indian spices in a thoroughly robust culinary experience filled with layers of textures and fragrances – available from now to Jul 28 at Tiffin Room.
ENJOY UNLIMITED FREE DELIVERIES FOR JUST 10¢
This July, get the most value out of your dollar with foodpanda when you shop for everything from food and groceries to home essentials. Taking its perks and benefits up a notch, pandapro, the platform’s subscription service, now boasts unlimited free delivery on thousands of restaurants and all pandamart orders above $25. pandapros will also enjoy 25% off all pick-up orders and 20% off dine-in bills. For a limited time only, new subscribers get to enjoy all of pandapro’s benefits at just 10¢ per month for the first two months!
foodpanda is also offering exclusive limited-edition gifts this month, including an adorable Pau-Pau plushie that comes with Burger King orders via foodpanda from 11 – 24 Jul and a Pau-Pau-shaped bowl and spoon set with every two boxes of Nestlé cereals purchased on pandamart.
GET AWESOME DEALS ON AMAZON
Come 12 and 13 Jul, Amazon’s annual Prime Day event is back! Offering Prime members two full days of savings across thousands of deals from top brands such as Dyson, PlayStation, Xiaomi, SK-II, and LEGO, as well as with local brands like Pristine, Snailax, GINLEE, Epitex, and many more. To celebrate this Prime Day, Amazon will also be recreating a carnival experience with their first-ever Prime Day Pit Stop event, where members of the public are invited to attend in-person and participate in classic games, such as cornhole, to win exciting prizes. Find the Amazon truck at the entrance of the Suntec Convention Centre from 09 to 10 Jul, and at the main entrance of Ocean Financial Centre on 12 and 13 Jul to participate.
GET YOUR HANDS ON UNIQUE SINGAPORE-EDITION EZ-LINK CARDS
In celebration of the upcoming National Day 2022, EZ-Link will be launching two commemorative sets of EZ-Link cards in collaboration with local artists Kelly Ser and Lee Kow Fong (a.k.a Ah Guo). In line with this year’s National Day theme of “Stronger together, Majulah!”, the limited edition cards will feature original works by both artists, highlighting iconic and significant features of Singapore’s history and culture – including the unveiling of the Merlion in 1972, the launch of Vanda Miss Joaquim in 1981, and Singapore’s unique hawker sights and sounds. Cards with Kelly’s works are now available for purchase, while cards with Ah Guo’s works will be available from 04 Jul.
GIFT YOUR LOVED ONES WITH SPECIAL EGG TART SURPRISES
To commemorate World Chocolate Day this month, Joy Luck Teahouse launches their new Chocolate Box of 6 Joyful Surprises. Perfect for chocolate lovers, each box comes with three pairs of Joy Luck Teahouse’s signature egg tarts, enlivened with either coffee or chocolate. Making their debut are the Latte Egg Tarts, which boasts the sweet and earthy taste of latte macchiato with caramel, alongside the brand’s Dark Chocolate Egg Tarts and Egg Tarts Made with KITKAT.
GRAB YOUR SEATS TO THE FIRST-EVER MALAY CONCERT BY NEWSANTARA ASIA
Held at the iconic Victoria Theatre come 27 Aug, the first edition of Muzik Lagenda will pay tribute to the region’s top Malay music icons with its 90-minute triple act special showcase. Featuring popular rock music songstress ELLA, the talented Zamani Slam, and the award-winning Awi Rafael – who is also this showcase’s Music Director – the potent combination of music legends will present a night to remember as they belt out the most memorable duets, hits, and evergreen songs.
HAVE YOUR FIRST BEERCATION EXPERIENCE
Happening from Jul 15 to Sep 30 only, JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La will be be transforming three of their Superior City View Rooms into exclusive Tiger Crystal themed rooms for a unique Tiger beercation in the heart of our city, complete with in-room Tiger Crystal Bars and vivid neon lights for fresh insta-worthy shots. This first-ever experience includes breakfast for two, two hours of free-flow Tiger Crystal draft for two at the hotel’s infinity pool, a bucket of five Tiger Crystal bottles, and limited edition Tiger merchandise such as mugs, glasses, t-shirts, bottle openers, and tote bags as souvenirs.
INDULGE IN CHOCOLATE TREATS WITH DELIVEROO
Celebrating the month of World Chocolate Day, Deliveroo offers a slew of chocolatey deals with merchants from Subway and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, to Swensen’s and Tiong Bahru Bakery. Promotions include a twin bundle discount on Swensen’s Sticky Chewy Chocolate pints and 1-for-1 Pain au Chocolats across all Tiong Bahru Bakery outlets. Find out more on Deliveroo.
PARTICIPATE IN A TEXTILE RECYCLING INITIATIVE
Led by Cloop in partnership with Life Line Clothing Singapore, the public is invited to donate their unwanted clothes and household items at the first Cloop textiles recycling bin, debuting on 02 Jul, located outside the Sustainability Centre at City Sprouts along Henderson Road. An initiative to raise awareness for the importance of textiles recycling, the first 50 people who donate to the textiles recycling bin and tag Cloop on social media will receive a free Upcycle4Better baju kurung shopping bag made by home sewers in Malaysia.
REDEEM TIMEZONE CREDITS WITH YOUR MOVIE TICKETS
From now – 20 Jul, gather your buddies for a movie at any Golden Village cinema to receive a Timezone Welcome Card with $10 worth of credits. All you have to do is make a walk-in purchase of minimum four tickets to redeem the offer! Valid for all seat types, it’s the perfect time to plan your next gathering and relive nostalgic arcade memories together.
SATISFY YOUR DURIAN CRAVINGS WITH SHOPEE
Happening from now – 10 Aug, the Shopee Durian Big Sale presents some of the stinkiest durian delicacies that all fans of the King of Fruits should absolutely try. With daily Durian Flash Sales on fresh durians, durian desserts, durian deals, and more, satisfy your guilty pleasures with offerings that range from Durian Popcorn, Durian Tang Yuan, and Durian Mantou, to Durian Lava Balls, Durian Love Letters, and Durian Purée in a Pint.
SIP ON FRESH WINE ANYTIME, ANY DAY
Looking forward to wind down at home over a glass or two after a hectic day but don’t want to compromise an entire bottle of your favourite vintage? Instead of having to fuss over the issue of storing and preserving your wines right, simply pour yourself a glass whenever you’d like with SANTUS, a sleek, modern wine dispenser that also chills and perfectly preserves every drop of your wine so you no longer have to waste bottles of unfinished wine and still get to indulge on a drink any time of day.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW STAYCATION PACKAGES AT MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA HOTEL
Located at the heart of our illustrious Orchard Road, the iconic Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is set to reopen and welcome guests come 01 Jul. Returning with fresh rooms, new amenities, and modern dining concepts, the acclaimed 5-star hotel is celebrating the momentous event with two ultimate room stay packages. For an intimate retreat, their Ultimate Urban Staycation package includes complimentary breakfast for two and $100 in dining credits for you to enjoy a feast with your date. Families can go for the Ultimate Family Staycay, which comes with their M Passport Wallet containing an activity map for children to complete and collect stamps so you can keep the littles ones entertained. The package includes complimentary breakfast for the family. Children up to 12 years old also get to dine for free.
VIEW NATURE THROUGH ABSTRACT FRAGMENTS
Happening through the month from 02 – 30 Jul, abstract artist Valerie Ng will be holding her solo exhibition Wild Fragments at the artist-run Maya Gallery. Showcasing a collection of abstract views that examine an atmospheric ecosystem and human activity on the planet, her paintings form a bridge between the world we’ve come to take for granted and the world we should be reminded to be amazed at. Valerie’s work on canvas constantly explores organic forms, phenomena, and hues through distinct mark making and surface textures inspired by nature. Wild Fragments will also be the first time she’s exhibiting Augmented Reality (AR) artworks with interactive elements that extend the narrative of a reconnection. As part of the exhibition, public programmes include an Art Walkthrough & Conversation on 16 Jul, where topics such as eco-friendly art making will be discussed.
WALK AND WIN SUBWAY VOUCHERS AND CASH PRIZES
All we need to do is sign up for a game account from now – 18 Oct on our phones and simply start walking. Complete milestones and achieve step counts to collect virtual ingredients and assemble in-game subs, and you’re ready to start unlocking and winning various Subway vouchers that are effective across all Subway outlets in Singapore. Accumulate enough points to beat other participants’ track records and make it to the weekly leaderboard’s top 5 to stand a chance at winning cash prizes of up to $3,000.
WATCH OUR LOCAL DIALECTS COME TO LIFE
Now showing at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre all the way till Jan 31 next year, the brand new exhibition Boh Beh Zao: Dialect Illustrations by Kuan Eng is a creative take on Singapore’s very own eclectic culture. Bringing local dialects to life with creative illustrations, the series showcases various colloquial dialect phrases reimagined as tongue-in-cheek images that Singaporean are bound to relate to.
WIN A PAIR OF SQ TICKETS TO PHUKET
Known for their fresh capsule teas and coconut slushies, OYE now proudly serves residents in the northeastern part of Singapore with a new store at Waterway Point and is celebrating the momentous occasion with an exciting spend and win contest happening from now till Jul 31. Simply enjoy OYE’s signature slushies and unique tea blends, follow them on Instagram, collect stamps as you purchase your beverages, and drop your completed stamp cards into their lucky draw boxes. On top of earning an entry in the contest, you’ll also receive a free drink upon completing the card!