As we welcome a month of togetherness over Ramadan, Easter fun with our friends and family, and the exciting new easing of pandemic restrictions, here are 20 fun things you can look forward to this April.
BASK IN THE EASTER SPIRIT
Surprise the kids with an unforgettable family staycation through The Great Easter Egg-stravaganza at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering. Hop on board the picturesque hotel-in-a-garden, and delight in wholesome Easter Weekend festivities, including exclusive Easter room amenities, an indulgent brunch buffet for two, and eggs-hilarating activities thoughtfully pre-planned for the little ones.
BREAK FAST WITH A VIBRANT COMMUNITY
Conveniently located a mere 7 minutes away from Expo MRT, Timbre+ Eastside celebrates a sacred time of togetherness with their renowned vibrant urban food park. Come nightfall from 02 Apr – 02 May, embark on an affordable gastronomical journey that features some of our local best. Offering exclusive Ramadan meal sets are participating vendors like Kebabs Faktory, Don Sha BBQ, the famous Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak, D’Penyetz, and D’Cendol.
CHAMPION SUSTAINABILITY WITH PLANT-BASED SEAFOOD ANALOGUES
Celebrate a decade of sustainable living alongside Earth Month with Green Monday and their award-winning plant-based seafood analogues. Presenting a series of new promotions and partners, their OmniSeafood and OmniMeat range is now available for retail and at popular f&b destinations across Singapore, including Lao Huo Tang, Lao Huo Tang Canton, and at Daily Green’s outlets.
EMBARK ON AN EASTER EGG HUNT
Between 01 Apr – 03 May, step into the whimsical Easter Wonderland at Jurong Bird Park. Boasting 12 egg-citing themed activities for the young and old alike, the park’s Easter celebration sees eagle-eyed explorers search for an elusive golden egg with special prizes up for grabs daily. Local residents can enjoy up to 20% off admission tickets as you make your way through themed photo points to craft your very own hat at the Easter hat-ivity, which will then be added to the community display.
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.
GET CREATIVE ON SNAPCHAT WITH RAMADAN GREETINGS
As we celebrate the most sacred month of the Islamic year, this year’s long-awaited relaxation of pandemic measures also means bigger celebrations and a more memorable festive season. To join in the fun, Snapchat has released new festive Lenses, Ramadan Bitmoji, Stickers, and Geofilters for you to express yourself with unique Ramadan greetings to friends and family. From simple lenses to loud Bitmojis, Snapchat’s new options gives us access to that much more fun and spice this season.
GIVE OAT MILK A GO IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABILITY AND THE EARTH
Even amongst increasing awareness and movements towards a more sustainable future, plant-based milk options have not been gaining as much as attention as their counterparts. In support of Earth Day this month, homegrown oat milk brand OATSIDE is driving an initiative to accelerate the adoption of dairy alternatives, by encouraging dairy drinkers to go for oat milk as their default option. Over the Earth Day weekend, they’ll be teaming up with local f&b establishments – Park Bench Deli, and PPP Funan – to replace dairy milk with oat milk as the default in all milk-based beverages, at no extra cost. Don’t worry, dairy milk will still be available as an add-on option.
PACK FOR A FUN-FILLED STAYCAY
Discover a fun, experiential time with PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering’s Couple’s Inferno. Inspired by the popular Korean reality TV dating show (minus the cringe), couples can look forward to a line-up of activities like a creative cocktail-making session and a popularity contest where you strike your best pose yet. A lucky winner will enjoy a one-night stay in “Paradise” – the luxurious PARKROYAL COLLECTION Suite with a private Chef’s Table experience for two.
PARTAKE IN TRADITIONAL RAMADAN FESTIVITIES
One Kampong Gelam spreads the light of love beyond its iconic precinct with Cinta Cahaya Ramadan, held between 01 Apr – 08 May. Visitors can expect heritage tours, hands-on craft workshops, stunning light shows at the Sultan Mosque, and a Ramadan bazaar that spans across a whopping three zones, among many others. At-home festivities include a 360° virtual walkabout through Kampong Gelam and a short-form edutainment series featuring beloved home-grown talent Suhaimi Yusof.
PUT YOUR USED SKINCARE BOTTLES TO GOOD USE
In partnership with Zest Clinic, local skincare brand aspurely launches the Love Your Planet Project, to encourage the public to be mindful and environmentally-conscious of the way they choose to dispose their used plastic skincare bottles. Running from now – end of year, donate your used bottles and receive a 20% discount on aspurely’s skincare products and a complimentary 30-minute health screening and wellness consultation at Zest Clinic.
RECHARGE WITH NEW READY-TO-EAT LOCAL DELIGHTS
Launching a brand new selection of Asian ready-to-eat dishes, 7-Eleven now offers us a chance to take comfort in the familiar tastes of our favourite local cuisine any time of day (or night). Their mouthwatering variety of Asian flavours feature beloved zi char favourites, dim sum classics, and more! Look out for highlights like the 7-SELECT Seafood Pao Fan, 7-SELECT Seafood Hor Fun, Taste Asia Assam Fish with Jasmine Rice, Sing Mui Heng’s Har Kao, Seafood Siew Mai, Purple Rice Glutinous Rice, and other delectable local treats round the clock.
RECREATE THE TASTE OF IPPUDO’S SIGNATURE RAMEN AT HOME
Charming both locals and travellers alike, IPPUDO’s authentic Hakata-style ramen have made their way into the hearts of customers worldwide, especially their globally recognised Shiromaru Motoaji and Akamaru Shinaji signature ramen. With their Omiyage Instant Ramen Box – imported from Japan itself – we can now enjoy a bowl of IPPUDO’s signature from the comfort of home, in as quickly as 3 minutes! Each box contains two servings of each global signature flavour, complete with everything you’ll need for a perfect bowl of ramen.
STAY ON THE BALL WITH THE MICHELIN GUIDE’S LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS
A global authority on memorable foodie experiences, the MICHELIN Guide has decided to shake things up this year by revealing some of its new additions ahead of their annual launch event. On the third Wednesday of every month, find out about newly-listed restaurants on both the MICHELIN Guide website and mobile app, and start planning your next dining date.
SHOP AT NTUC FAIRPRICE FOR HARI RAYA GOODIES
Planning to host a big open house soon? Head over to NTUC FairPrice for their biggest range of Hari Raya essentials on the shelves yet. The extensive range of Raya must-haves include fudge cakes, frozen beef cubes, rendang paste, Korean chicken and beef bulgogi, and even fresh ketupat leaves. On top of that, stand a chance to win an MG ZS EV car at their Hari Raya Festive Draw when you spend $30 at FairPrice from now – 11 May.
UNWIND WITH LIVE MUSIC
As we settle in with the new normal, Cuba Libre Clarke Quay – aka the home of Latin American music in Singapore – welcomes back their exciting live band and deejay sessions that are bound to ignite your evenings. Revel in daily happy hours and let your hair down to Salsa, Bachata, and Reggaeton beats brought to you by the eclectic band Adrenalina and resident DJ Boi Kay.
VENTURE BACK TO THE ‘70s
Experience an era of equality, self-expression, and living lighter on the planet with Kipling x Woodstock’s latest collaboration. Reminiscent of age-old trends, the festival-ready collection features lightweight, functional hippie bags accented with pops of bright playful colours. Bags in this collection come with a limited-edition Woodstock keychain as well as a replica ticket from the ever-legendary Woodstock Festival of ‘69.
VISIT A WEEKEND BAZAAR
Following its debut’s overwhelming response, Localised 2nd Edition is back at The Refectory by popular demand. For one weekend only, the sprawling 9,000 square feet space will be transformed into a bustling two-day indoor market showcasing the best of local brands and vendors. From 30 Apr – 01 May, drop by to discover and get up-close with brands such as Copper Garden, My Nonna, Natsuki’s Garden, SG Brisket Kitchen, and a very special collaboration with Nam Heong Ipoh.
COMMEMORATE THE FALL OF SINGAPORE
Encounter, understand, and reflect on life in wartime Singapore at Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942, a commemorative exhibition that foregrounds the Singaporean perspective on the war, which is receding from people’s memories. Happening from now – 29 May, the exhibition highlights previously undisclosed stories and intimate accounts of the war across seven specially designed immersive zones that boast augmented reality and gamification methods.
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.