Fresh from the rush of entering a brand new year and amidst the month’s festive mood and general spirit of love, we present these 11 interesting things to do around Singapore after your reunion dinners and romantic dates.
CONNECT MIND, BODY, AND PALATE WITH NATURE
Drink, dine, and delight amongst a serene landscape located just a short distance away from the city centre. Directly integrated with the Paya Lebar MRT interchange, PLQ Parkside is a sanctuary of vibrant nature-rich surrounds and exciting new-to-market culinary concepts ranging from sun-kissed breakfasts to starlit dinners. Newest additions to its already-glistering roster of al fresco dining options include Killiney Bistro & Bar, Rempapa for the heritage-hungry, and Zing by Xi Yan with a special focus on sustainable plant-based dishes.
DINE UNDER THE STARS
Available from 07 – 28 Feb, the Valentine’s-exclusive 2D1N Couples’ Staycation Package at Singapore’s first-ever roving container hotel concept includes fun activities for you to bond over with your significant other. Bearing no extra costs are two Wild Wild Wet Day Passes, a couples art session by Far Design Studio, and a romantic outdoor dining experience under the stars cared for by their F&B partners, Wine Connection and Swensen’s.
DRIVE WITH TRIBECAR FOR A GOOD CAUSE
In conjunction with the launch of their new app, Tribecar continues to encourage the spirit of giving back to society with their new Drive for Good initiative. For every download of the new app, they will be pledging $4 to the Drive for Good fund, which will be used to support non-profit medical and healthcare programmes for the vulnerable, such as the Singapore Red Cross’ Community Health on Wheels (CHoW) and Medical Chaperone and Transportation programmes. Proceeds from the fund will also be used to provide subsidised transport and chaperone services for the elderly and disabled as they get to and from medical appointments.
Adding on to the continuous festivities this month, Yakiniku Like celebrates its second anniversary in Singapore. For the love of meat, the Japanese casual restaurant has introduced a mouth-watering, ultra-value-for-money MEGA Meat Set, as well as a Hokkaido Snow Pork Platter with a medley of Hokkaido pork collar, belly, and tontoro, to commemorate the occasion. Available from now – 30 Apr, diners may indulge in the restaurant’s limited-time-only menu alongside their renowned authentic yakiniku experience.
HOP ON A HERITAGE TOUR
Home to everything related to Indian culture and tradition in Singapore, experience the quaint charm and character of Little India through mini-museums curated by the National Heritage Board, as well as participating shop owners in the precinct. Hosted by eight heritage businesses, each gallery documents how they’ve grown to become the household names they are today and showcases the interesting people and stories behind their trade history. Visitors can look forward to hop onboard an educational tour accompanied by never-before-seen historical documents, photographs, artefacts, and more.
KICK OFF A TIGER-IFIC NEW YEAR
Get off to a roaring start for the Year of the Tiger and meet the symbols of strength and intelligence in the flesh at Singapore Zoo this February. Be awed by the majestic male Malayan tiger, Sulong, as he shows off his natural hunting behaviour and problem-solving instincts through special enrichment activities where he breaks open vibrant firecracker-shaped feeders suspended in the air to get at his favourite treats. After which, put your tiger knowledge to the test and complete a challenge with the roving rangers at the exhibit to be rewarded with an exclusive pin.
MEET YOUR FAVOURITE DISNEY CHARACTERS
From now – 23 Feb, usher in an auspicious Year of the Tiger with Mickey & Friends displays at Gardens by the Bay. Featuring your favourite Disney characters from Mickey and Minnie Mouse to their playful companions Goofy and Pluto, the 4-metre tall statues make for plenty of photo opportunities at every turn and provide a dash of youthful fun amidst lively celebrations of Spring. Visitors can expect a wide array of limited-edition Disney merchandise, as well as premium Joy of Festival collectibles at an exclusive pop-up store located within the Floral Fantasy Gift Shop.
REKINDLE THE MAGIC OF CHILDHOOD
Find Cartoon Network’s Redraw Your World at Downtown East, where visitors can look forward to immersing themselves in a myriad of engaging experiences such as an adventurous character-hunt challenge, a craft station to create adorable We Baby Bears headbands as take-home souvenirs, and an exciting meet-and-greet session with all-time-favourite Cartoon Network and Crayola characters.
TRAVEL VIRTUALLY TO JAPAN
Delivering the best of Japan straight to you at home, Japan Fair 2022 offers Singaporeans an immersive getaway experience amid COVID-19. The first-of-its-kind virtual fair features four online venues spanning from virtual tours and real-time live streams, to informative Omiyage maps and cultural craft workshops.
WELCOME THE FIRST NOTES OF SPRING WITH THE SSO
To commemorate World Understanding and Peace Day, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra enlivens our souls with the SSO-FRCS Joint Fundraising Concert: Serenades with Andrew Litton and Chloë Hanslip, helmed by Andrew as Principal Guest Conductor and critically-acclaimed Chloë as guest violinist. Revel in an evening of serenades that includes Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart and Bernstein’s Serenade, after Plato’s Symposium, which was inspired by the seven speeches in praise of Eros, the god of love and desire.
WIN UP TO S$100,000 WITH LENDLEASE
Lendlease rings in a prosperous, roaring new year with an exciting giveaway totalling $2 million Plus$ (worth S$100,000 Lendlease E-Voucher) to lucky shoppers. From now – 28 Feb, existing Lendlease Plus Members can accumulate game chances with every $20 spent in a single receipt across Lendlease-managed malls to play Huat’s The Number on the Lendlease Plus mobile app. Compete against a group of players to guess a combination of seven digits to unlock a monetary prize pool capped at $2,000 each round.