Celebrate the Persian New Year, get your hands on premium Japanese brown rice, exercise for a good cause and more

Wrapping up the first quarter of 2022 and entering the first of the year's school holidays, here are 20 things to do in Singapore that you can enjoy with your friends and family this month.

 

ENJOY ELLENBOROUGH MARKET CAFÉ’S PERANAKAN FEAST AND MONSTER SHAKES

 

 

Spend quality time over delicious food with Ellenborough Market Café’s scrumptious spread this March. From now – 20 Mar, take the chance to savour authentic Peranakan offerings at their buffet lunch or dinner with the young ones and enjoy complimentary Monster Milkshakes for those aged 16 and below. Look forward to monthly highlights such as their richly-seasoned chicken wings to complement your mouthwatering feast.

Ellenborough Market Café’s Monster Milkshake comes in three dazzling varieties – the Madness Chocolate Shake, Peanut Butter Shake, and Strawberry Shake.

 

ACQUIRE LA GOURMET’S EXCLUSIVE SAKURA COLLECTION AT ESSO

 

 

To welcome the upcoming cherry blossom season, fuel up at Esso Stations and get to redeem La Gourmet’s all-new Sakura Collection. Alternatively, you may also choose to purchase them at up to 70% off. Simply spend a minimum of $10 in a single receipt to enjoy the promotion, exclusively available at Cheers and FairPrice Xpress at Esso stations.

Available from now – 11 Apr, the La Gourmet Sakura Collection includes a 0.35L sport tumbler, a 0.5L thermal flask, and a Food Jar Set that comes with the 0.35L tumbler, a 0.58L thermal food jar, and an insulated thermal bag. Made with leak-proof and thick-gauge stainless steel, the Sakura Collection boasts heat and cold retention that is up to 30% more effective than that of regular thermal flasks.

 

BRING JAPAN’S PREMIUM BROWN RICE AND NIGORI SAKE HOME

 

 

For the first time ever, the Japan Rice and Rice Industry Export Promotion Association (JRE) will be bringing the Kinmemai Japanese brown rice and Sayuri Junmai Nigori Sake to Singapore. As fluffy and fragrant as white rice, yet as nutritious as brown rice, Kinmemai Japanese brown rice is perfect for use with local favourites like chicken rice and porridge. Carefully brewed using only rice, rice koji, and water, the pretty Sayuri Junmai Nigori Sake is known to be one of the most popular sakes in the US due to its refreshing sweetness and clean aftertaste.

The first of many to come, JRE partners Cheers and FairPrice Xpress to bring these products to our shores. Exclusively available at FairPrice Xpress Tanglin Road, Greenwood Avenue, Binjai Park, and Bukit Timah, and Cheers Twin VEW, from now – 28 Mar.

 

CLICK & WIN WITH DOMINO’S PIZZA

 

 

From now – 21 Mar, snag yourself sweet deals and participate in their Lucky Draw when you order via Domino’s Click & Collect. Simply order your pizzas online, play their “Click & Win” game, then pick up your pizzas at the nearest Domino’s Pizza outlet. Receive a free bottle of Coca Cola (1.5L) when you spend a minimum of $22 through Click & Collect’s cashless payment. Prizes to the Lucky Draw include a grand prize of a 3D2N stay at Capella Singapore worth $1,000.

 

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.

 

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.

 

EMBRACE THE BEAUTY IN OUR DIFFERENCES

 

 

Constantly pushing for greater awareness of social issues all around us, Gateway Arts presents OddSocks, their latest theatrical production and the first out of their Springboard incubation programme. A hybrid production staging from 17 – 20 Mar, OddSocks is an empowering show about the beauty in differences and the importance of accepting each and every unique identity. Employing a little magic, a dash of humour, and a lot of socks, explore what it means to be the odd one with this interactive production. With inclusivity in mind, OddSocks is also designed as a relaxed performance, making it sensory-friendly and accessible for neurodiverse individuals and those on the autism spectrum.

 

EXERCISE FOR A GOOD CAUSE

 

 

Back for its 2nd edition, Race Inspired! – a virtual sports event by the NKF – aims to encourage more people to care for their kidneys and support patients with kidney failure. The event consists of both a running and cycling segment, where participants complete milestones by taking on missions around Singapore to collect e-badges and win attractive prizes. Held from 18 Mar – 07 Apr, the 21-day virtual event hopes to inspire healthier lifestyles whilst supporting the NKF’s fundraising effort to provide quality treatment and care for their patients.

 

GEAR UP FOR A LUXURIOUS INDOOR GLAMPING ADVENTURE

 

 

Surprise the kids with an unforgettable family staycation through Ritz Kids Night Safari Adventures, where an exciting line-up of immersive programmes that satiate their inquisitiveness, creativity and thirst for new adventures await. Brace the little ones for an adventure in their new home for the night as they hop into a cosy sleeping tent pitched in the room, snuggle into a limited edition plush Ritz-Carlton “Explorer” lion, delight in an edible turndown amenity and complete an engaging activity sheet for the full “outdoorsy” camping experience.

 

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 MEAT-CRAZY

 

 

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.

 

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 dining credits available for use at their 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.

 

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.

 

INDULGE IN YOUR KAWAII OBSESSION

 

 

Fans of the lovable red-bowed cat, rejoice – for a whimsical world of delightful adventures is coming to life at Fairmont Singapore from 1 Mar. Be greeted by a supercute, larger-than-life figurine of everyone’s favourite feline at the lobby and cosy up with the beloved Sanrio character at your exclusive themed room thereafter! Immortalise your stay by enjoying limited-edition take-home collectibles with a kawaii twist, including a Hello-Kitty-shaped cushion, towels, drawstring bags, crockeries and disposable masks that are a perfect fit for today’s day and age.

 

JOIN IN SHABESTAN’S NOWRUZ CELEBRATIONS

 

 

Also known as the Persian New Year, Shabestan celebrates Nowruz – the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere – with a lavish buffet spread of over 25 dishes. On top of favourites like their dips, salads, soups, appetisers, chargrilled kebabs, Persian stews, and desserts, Shabestan will also be showcasing various dishes specially served during Nowruz festivities. These include the Kuku Sabzi, a traditional Persian omelette with fresh herbs, and Tahchin, an Iranian dish consisting primarily of rice, yoghurt, saffron, and eggs.

Other must-try dishes include the Ash Reshth, a familiar Persian noodle soup, Fesenjan, an iconic Persian stew made with pomegranate and walnut sauce, and the newly-added Beef Shish Kebab, with marinated chunks of filet mignon.

 

MAKE EVERY DROP COUNT WITH PUB

 

 

Celebrating Singapore World Water Day with more than 370 partners on board, PUB’s annual initiative to increase awareness and engagement with our water conservation efforts returns this March. In line with Water Wednesdays, partners such as Great World are holding mall-wide promotions to drive the message for water consciousness. Others, such as Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, also planned activities like a special treasure hunt activity for visitors of the NEWater Visitor Centre on Wednesdays. The initiative also offers the public water-themed activities, like a multi-generational kayak and dragon boat clean-up event with senior paddlers from SG Dragons and the Singapore Children’s Society, to engage in. With over 65 retailers and businesses in support of the water cause, enjoy a wide array of deals and promotions this month at participating partners, including PAUL Singapore, Mount Faber Leisure Group, Best Denki, LiHO and more.

 

MAXIMISE THE CHINGAY CHEER

 

 

From now – 27 Mar, catch the grand splendour and pageantry of Chingay’s Golden Jubilee in-person through the first-ever reimagined Chingay floats. Spot or even climb onboard these public buses, with iconic designs that pay homage to 50 celebrated years of Chingay, and enjoy the uniquely Singaporean experience with a nostalgic touch. Commuters can also look forward to unique in-bus experiences in the form of WebAR Chingay content and interact with them throughout their journeys.

 

SAMPLE A NEW GOURMET FOOD LINE WITH MODERN TCM APPLICATIONS

 

 

With an emphasis on promoting gut health, Esseplore’s UMAMI Chefs meals are developed in consultation with professional nutritionists and in partnership with Southeast Asia’s pioneering gut microbiome research company. Offering personalised meals scientifically tailored to each individual’s health needs, UMAMI Chefs’ home-cooked, nutritionally-balanced, preservative- and additive-free dishes also incorporate TCM expertise and culinary knowledge to deliver appetising and tasty options that defy the usual stereotypes of bitter TCM flavours and bland health diets. From now – 31 Mar, take advantage of their exclusive launch prices and have a taste of their newest options.

 

UNWIND WITH THE FAMILY

 

 

Discover an extraordinary family getaway in the heart of Singapore at The St. Regis. An experience thoughtfully curated for parents and children alike, the exclusive package comes complete with an epicurean breakfast at Brasserie Les Saveurs, complimentary hotel credits worth $100 per day, as well as late check-out for a wholly stress-free, reposeful stay. For a breath of fresh air, delight in a 15-minute leisurely stroll to the UNESCO World Heritage Botanic Gardens in the midst of your stay, and discover a nature-playground for the little ones at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden dedicated experiential learning.

 

VISIT ART IN EVERYDAY SPACES

 

 

Lonely Vectors by the Singapore Art Museum is a multi-venue exhibition project that presents a series of artworks and new commissions, pointing to the different ways we yearn to connect through the movement of bodies and labour. From shipping routes and choke points, to agricultural channels and economic zones, these lines and networks reflect the flow of goods around the world integral to our contemporary lives. From now – 28 Aug, the project will be showcased across regional libraries and public SAM Hoardings, before coming back to the site of the logistics warehouse at Tanjong Pagar port.