It’s the start of a new month and we’re already being treated to a long weekend! While you take this time to recuperate and rest while our friends celebrate Hari Raya, you can also start to think about the activities you would like to plan for the month.
Now that the restrictions have mostly been lifted, it’s time to gather your friends and have a proper celebration, just like the good old days. There are also a couple of activities that you can participate in with your little ones to give them a sneak peek into how fun their June holidays will be! Read on to see what the new month has in store for you!
Things to do in May with friends and your partner
1. Club 5 Friday Funk
Now that nightlife can resume, perhaps it is time for you to gather your friends and enjoy a fun Friday night out! Club 5, a cocktail bar situated within PARKROYAL on Beach Road, is proud to present Friday Funk, a weekly Friday night special where you can look forward to electric music, mouth watering food, and handcrafted drinks.
There will be an entire line-up of resident DJs from DJ Dispensary, such as DJ SHIGEKI, DJ KAYE, and DJ Sivanesh. It’s time to bust out those moves and dance like never before!
Enjoy bar bite delights such as the Homemade Wagyu Satay with Hazelnut Dip and Signature Chicken Wings as you wash them down with cocktails like the 20 Houses Tonic, Nasi Lema’rgarita, and Merchant’s Old Fashion.
Address: 7500 Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Available from: 29 April onwards
Have you always wanted to know more about the process of how gems get transformed from their rough form into the precious gems that we all love? If you have, you can now find out more by heading to MADLY’s brand new Ann Siang Road Brand Experience Centre (BEC).
This elevated bespoke jewellery experience offers a deeper insight into how the gems get polished and shaped into the final gem, and at the end of the experience, you’ll get to participate in the creative process where you can sit down with a jewellery designer and discuss your designs!
If you love shopping for clothes, you would have experienced the issue of not having enough space in your wardrobe at least once in your life. But instead of cutting back on clothes shopping, many of us tend to throw our old clothes away and continue to buy new ones. We know it’s a bad habit, but we just can’t help it!
Well, hoolah might have the solution to our problem. hoolah has recently collaborated with fashion retailers Pomelo and iORA to reward shoppers for recycling their old clothes and accessories. That’s right, you’re now getting paid to get rid of your clothes and buy new ones. This opportunity doesn’t come twice, and we’re certainly seizing it!
This initiative was launched to celebrate Earth Day and if you would like to show your support and get some new clothes at the same time, take this chance to gather all your unused clothing and recycle them at the hoolah eco bins at selected iORA and Pomelo outlets.
Once you’ve recycled, you’ll get a S$10 voucher that can be used immediately to offset your purchase. You will also be able to enjoy an additional S$6 off if you spend a minimum of S$60.
- Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-01, [email protected], Singapore 238895 | 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-424/426, Suntec City, Singapore 038983 | 435 Orchard Road, #01-01. Wisma Atria Isetan, Singapore 238877
- Available from: Now till 15 June 2022
You’ll get a S$10 voucher for recycling, and if you spend a minimum of S$70, you’ll get an additional S$20 off. On top of that, three lucky recyclers will win a Pomelo item of their choice.
- Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B1-23 to 34, [email protected], Singapore 238895
- Available from: Now till 30 June 2022
4. Singapore Symphony Orchestra
To celebrate the return of a full orchestra back on stage, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is proud to present a fantastic line-up of concerts that you can enjoy both this May and in June.
The first concert will take place on 6 May, and it will star the SSO, German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, and guest conductor Mario Venzago. Look forward to a beautiful performance of Sibelius’ Finlandia, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and Dvořák’s New World Symphony.
On 10 May, you can enjoy lovelorn songs of Schubert and Schumann as performed by British baritone Roderick Williams and German pianist Paul Cibis. Let them play and take you through the storyline of poetic yearnings of lovers, soldiers, and travellers.
There are many more upcoming performances that you can be excited about, including ones by Singaporean baritone Martin Ng, British soprano Keri Fuge, Swiss conductor Mario Venzago, and the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) Percussion Ensemble.
Address: 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179558
Available from: 6 May to 18 June 2022
Price: From S$10 per person
5. Celebrate International Bubble Tea Day
We celebrate a lot of occasions, but did you know that we also celebrate International Bubble Tea Day? For the uninitiated, the occasion falls on 30 April, and in celebration of this day, GrabFood has teamed up with Cupfy, Gong Cha, and Tuk Tuk Cha to create exclusive and unique flavours that you can enjoy for a limited period of time!
The unique flavours you can try include the Pandan Creme Brulee Foam Jasmine Tea (S$7.40) and Pandan Creme Brulee Foam Milk Tea (S$6.50) from Cupfy, Honeydew Oolong Milk Tea, Honeydew Milk, and Honeydew Green Milk Tea (from S$5.50) from Gong Cha, as well as Avocado Gula Melaka Green Thai Milk Tea (S$4.50) and an exclusive Grab x Tuk Tuk Cha Tumbler (S$4) from Tuk Tuk Cha.
Available from: Now till 20 May 2022
Price: From S$4.50
Things to do in May with the little ones
6. KKDay x SDC Camp
The beloved camp-cation organised by Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) is back yet again where families can go on a little overnight camping trip with their little ones and enjoy fun-filled experiences including a barbecue session and a mission trail at night before returning to their tents.
The previous runs were all very successful, which is why the SDC decided to bring it back and encourage families who didn’t get a chance to participate last year to do so this school holidays.
Look forward to four exciting programme highlights, dinner and breakfast at the Bottle Tree Cafe Restaurant, a mini barbecue session, as well as an Eco-Sustainability Tour & Workshop. This will certainly be a great experience for both your little ones and yourself as you discover more about nature and enjoy some family-bonding time.
Available from: 30 May to 24 June 2022
Price: From S$499 per tent for SDC members
7. Share Your Story, Shape Our Memorial
Shape Your Story, Shape Our Memorial is a new travelling exhibition by the Founders’ Memorial, and it features an open call to everyone for artefacts and stories realted to encounters with our founding leaders. If you happen to still have a pamphlet of a national policy or hisotrical milestone linked to independent Singapore, you’re wanted! Come forward and contribute your part in the making of the Founder’s Memorial.
This exhibition will first be launched at Gardens by the Bay, and it will subsequently rove to various locations in Singapore. The public is encouraged to give the exhibition a visit and read the stories shared, even if you don’t have an artefact to contribute. This would also be a good opportunity for you to introduce the history of Singapore to your little ones!
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Available from: 28 April onwards
8. Singapore HeritageFest 2022
The Singapore HeritageFest (SHF) is back again for its 19th run, and this year, it will take place over four weekends from 2 to 29 May 2022. Get ready for more than 120 on-site and online heritage experiences such as heritage and cultural trails, hands-on workshops, video documentaries, exhibitions, and digital programmes that will let you rediscover Singapore’s heritage and nature in a new light.
Available from: 2 to 29 May 2022
Price: Varies for each activity
Wheels on the Bus: Bee One Happy Family
Take this chance to bring your little ones on the Wheels on the Bus: Bee One Happy Family workshop where you will get to explore natural heritage through the art of beekeeping culture at Bee Amazed Garden.
This interactive tour will let you find out more about the behaviour of honey bees and also learn how to differentiate between good honey.
Address: 91 Lorong Chencharu, Bee Amazed Garden, Singapore 769201
Available from: 7 to 29 May 2022, 11am to 12.30pm
Price: S$50 per person
Goodwood Park Hotel
Enjoy an exclusive tour of Goodwood Park Hotel to get a deeper insight into how the German Teutonia Club that existed in the 1900s turned into the luxury heritage hotel that we know of today. You will also get the chance to view the magnificent Rose Marie Suite, the room that is highly coveted by royalty, international celebrities, and heads of state.
After the tour, head over to the Coffee Lounge and indulge in a durian trio platter comprising one piece of D24 Mousse Cake, D24 Puff, D24 Strawberry Mascarpone Filo Tart and a cup of coffee or tea, worth S$48!
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Available from: 13 to 28 May, 2022, 3pm to 5pm
Price: S$35 per person
9. NERF Action Xperience
For those with kids above the age of seven, why not treat them to a day of fun by bringing them to the NERF Action Xperience at Marina Square? This large indoor experience centre is filled with different activity zones with exciting physical challenges that will put your skills to the test as you navigate through them.
Choose to make it a friendly competition with your loved ones, and may the best man or team win!
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-208, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: 12pm to 8pm (Mon – Sun) | 10am to 8pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Price: From S$39 per person
10. Body at Play
Body at Play is an art installation set up in the Central Atrium of Marina Square. It features four interactive cubes that will light up in variations of colour when you make a playful pose or make any body movements. Your movements are detected by a body-tracking computer programme, and we’re sure that this will be something fascinating for the kids as they will feel like they are controlling shadow puppetry!
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Central Atrium, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Available from: Now till 18 May 2022
11. Programmable Shadows
Let the kids learn how to create their own digital shadow art by signing them up for the Programmable Shadows workshop. The workshop incorporates the same body-tracking computer programme used in the art installation in Marina Square to detect motion. The little ones can then draw their own artwork and turn them into shadows that respond to their every movement.
This workshop is the perfect one for kids to express their creativity and explore their own body. At the same time, they can also learn more about how art and technology can be combined to create something new.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Central Atrium, Marina Square, 039594
Available: 7 May 2022, 11am to 12.15pm | 3pm to 4.15pm | 5pm to 6.15pm
Price: S$10 for a pair of parent and child (aged six and above)