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Look No Further—Fun Doesn’t Stop With These July Events

The school holiday may be over but the fun continues with these terrific events this July! Invite the whole family and make sure to keep an open mind and heart as you discover new cuisines, get more creative, and have endless fun under the sun.

Singapore Food Festival

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Photo credit: Singapore Tourism Board

Do you and your family love to bond over food? With Singapore Food Festival (SFF), you’re in for the ultimate food trip! Themed “Savour Singapore in Every Bite,” you’ll be faced with a whole lot of activities to choose from and dishes to try so make sure your tummy’s ready. Now on its 26th edition, SFF features topnotch chefs, culinary geniuses, never-before-tried flavours, and spectacular food events that foodies would not want to miss out on!

Activities include Streat, which features 12 F&B stalls offering heritage dishes, delightful Hawker dishes, workshops, and live music performances; Wish you were here, perfect for mums looking for exclusive kitchen wares and products; The Kueh Kueh Symposium, which will shine the light on the local confectionery kueh kuehs; Singapore Vegan Street Food Crawl, which will feature vegan renditions of local dishes such as char kway teow and laksa; and Singapore Tea Festival 2019 offering tea workshops, among others.

Date: 12 to 28 July
Time: Varies per activity
Venue: Varies per activity
Click here for more information. 

Nickelodeon SpongeBob PartyPants

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Photo credit: Our Tampines Hub

Our Tampines Hub presents the Nickelodeon SpongeBob PartyPants, the party you and your child should not miss! Here you get to give your child an experience of a lifetime in the world of Bikini Bottom. Check out more than 10 SpongeBob moments and party game stations, larger-than-life iconic landmarks like SpongeBob’s Pineapple House, Plankton’s Chum Bucket, and Sandy’s Treedome, and a much-anticipated Bubble Party! Plus you get to bring home a collectible “The Krusty Krab” take-out bags.

Date: 27 July (Singtel subscribers only);  28 July (open to public)
Time: 11am to 7pm
Venue: Our Tampines Hub ([email protected]), 1 Tampines Walk
Click here for more information.

ION Orchard’s Culinary Creation

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Photo credit: ION Orchard

Treat your loved ones to scrumptious delights as ION Orchard kicks off its fifth edition of Culinary Creations with impossible-to-ignore food selections borne from collaborations with various brands including Henri Charpentier, Run Run Sushi, Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert, and Ramen Nagi, among others.

Chocolate lovers will love ION Orchard x Awfully Chocolate’s “A Decade of Wonders” chocolate bar. Inspired by ION Orchard’s 10th anniversary logo, each chocolate bar is made of 10 symbolic ingredients such as dried raisins, pistachios, and hazelnuts.

ION Orchard also treats families and friends to an Instagrammable Kaleidoscopic Playhouse pop-up installation located at Level 3 and an all-new multimedia show recreated in iconic LEGO masterpieces at ION Sky as part of its 10th anniversary celebration. The playhouse features a dazzling display of mirrors and lights, allowing visitors to take photos while wandering through a Wave Mirror Wall, Infinity Mirror, and Pentagon Mirror Wall. The immersive multimedia LEGO show, on the other hand, allows guests to follow a LEGO family’s adventure around the world and even customise their own LEGO!

Date: Until 28 July
Time: 10am to 10pm
Venue: 2 Orchard Turn
Click here for more information.

The 50 Cents Fest

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As part of SFF, Chinatown Food Street brings back The 50 Cents Fest, treating foodies to the most authentic Hokkien flavours and experiences. For as low as $0.50, you get to taste Hokkien dishes—from rice, noodles, soups, and snacks to pastries and desserts, some of which are hard to find nowadays. This year’s rendition is a notch higher than previous runs with over 40 stalls and mobile vendors offering different Singaporean savouries and sweets.

Not only that, heritage Hokkien restaurants like Beng Hiang, founded in 1978, will be participating and a wide array of activities await the participants. Let your whole family munch on Hokkien goodies while playing “JIAK BA BUAY?” (Have you eaten?) bingo and arcade games!

Date: 28 and 29 July
Time: 11am to 11pm
Venue: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Chinatown
Click here for more information.

Singapore Cable Car’s 45th anniversary

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Go on your well-deserved date in the middle of the stunning view of Singapore aboard the Singapore Cable Car. Celebrating its 45th year, now is the best time to ride their cable cars that will take you to Mount Faber, Sentosa, and back by purchasing one adult round-trip full price Cable Car Sky Pass and get the second one for just S$4.50! You can also take your entire family on a ride flying from Singapore’s only hilltop destination, Faber Peak Singapore, through a skyscraper and cross the harbour into Sentosa Island where you can visit Sentosa Merlion or Wings of Time at just S$4.50 for the second ticket too.

Date: Whole month of July until 31 August
Time: 10:30am to 7pm
Venue: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak
Click here for more information.

A Reimagined Funan

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Photo credit: CapitaLand

Funan—home to a rich variety of more than 190 brands clustered around six passion themes Tech, Craft, Play, Fit, Chic, and Taste—has reopened its doors to shoppers after three years of redevelopment. The new Funan features several firsts. It is home to Singapore’s first urban farm in a mall that is open to the public; first fully unmanned futsal facility; and first theatre venue in a mall that is designed, managed, and programmed by a theatre group. Serving as an incubator for new retail concepts, Funan features a one-of-a-kind Tree of Life centrepiece with plug-and-play retail pods that host pop-up stores. Funan is also the first commercial development in Singapore to allow cycling through its building.

The upgraded mall offers a more holistic tech experience for shoppers, including a car park reservation system and shower room access (for cyclists) via the CapitaStar app, smart directories that not only provide directions but also product recommendations, food orders at the KOPItech food court via Facebook Messenger or self-service kiosks, virtual reality pods in Golden Village’s cinema, and more. 

When you visit, check out Funan’s third floor, too  for a kaleidoscopic and instagrammable showcase of lyf’s coliving spaces. 

Mall Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: 107 North Bridge Road
Click here for more information.

Ben & Jerry’s WeirDough Bakery

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From 5 to 7 July, Ben & Jerry’s will transform Plain Vanilla Bakery into its WeirDough Bakery, a fantastical world of cookie dough made to celebrate “WeirDoughs” everywhere. Two new flavours will be launched: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Core and Wake & “No Bake” Cookie Dough Core. Yes, that’s what they did: they’ve put a thick core of cookie dough into the heart of Ben & Jerry’s pints to make them even more irresistible!

The WeirDough bakery lets you taste these new flavours for free, plus a chance to win exclusive Ben & Jerry merchandise and limited edition treats by Plain Vanilla Bakery: Dough Rae Me and Fudgey Doughey Browney. 

Date: 5 to 7 July
Time: 5 July, 11:30am to 7pm / 6 July, 8am to 7pm / 7 July, 9 to 6pm
Venue: Plain Vanilla Bakery, 1D Yong Siak St.
Click here for more information.

Gateway Arts Festival

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Photo credit: Gateway Theatre’s FB page

Gateway Theatre celebrates its second anniversary with the Gateway Arts Festival, filled with different programmes designed for children of all ages. There will be a host of shows such as The Magic Story Bag, starring Woolie and Goolie and their Magic Bag of stories; HeartStrings, a dance-theatre production about play and the importance of friendship; SmartyPants, an interactive theatre play about the young boy Nadim; Shakespeare’s As You Like It; and The Drunken Butterfly, a story about coping with illness. There will also be educational workshops covering drama, circus, puppet-making, and storytelling. On 6 and 7 July, the Sky Garden will be transformed into a carnival with activities like balloon-sculpting and face-painting for kids looking to have more fun.

Date: 6 to 28 July
Time: Varies per activity
Venue: Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah
Fee: Varies per activity
Click here for more information.

Spiderman Far From Home Exhibition

Dropping by Changi Airport? You just might chance upon Spider-Man at the Spider-Man Far From Home Exhibition at Terminal 3. The exhibition features the props and suits used in the movie against the backdrop of European landmarks London’s Tower Bridge and Venice’s Rialto Bridge. For those wanting an exclusive selfie moment, the Spider-Man Trick Eye exhibition lets you pose like the iconic superhero. Your little one will love the Spider-Man Adventure playground, which will take him into the world of the beloved superhero complete with suspension bridges and spiderwebs. You can also get a Meet & Greet pass by spending a minimum of S$50 (S$80 for supermarkets) in a single same-day receipt at the public areas of Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4 (Jewel receipts excluded).

Date: Until July 14
Time: 10am to 11pm
Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 3
Click here for more information.

The Jungle Adventure: A Romp on the Wild Side

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Photo credit: Artbeatz

Explore the wilderness with the orphaned jungle boy Mowgli when you watch the musical puppet show “The Jungle Adventure: A Romp on the Wild Side!” Not only is it a feast for kids who love the outdoors, it also teaches them important lessons about wildlife conservation alongside other values such as bravery, teamwork, and empathy. The show is inspired by the classic The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and highlights the story of Mowgli as he discovers the lush jungles of Southeast Asia while appreciating the world’s beauty—and in the process, learns more about himself.

Date: Until 7 July
Time: 10 am (Monday to Friday) / 4pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: The Pavilion @ Far East Square
Fee: S$40 (Standard). Book tickets here.
Click here for more information.

Moongazers

ArtScience Museum presents Moongazers, an interactive experience to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Treat your child to an out-of-this-world experience as he explores the reverberations of Apollo 11’s achievement today and be fascinated by the moon through a variety of performances, films, talks, and workshops.  

Moongazers’ programmes are complementary to Floating Utopias, a playful and poetic exhibition that explores the social history of inflatable objects and shows how over the decades, they have been used in art, architecture, and activism. 

Performances include In Love with the Moon by Kamini Ramachandran, Al-Qamar by -wright Assembly, and Beyond the Silver Glow by nada & Kiat + Deborah Emmanuel. There will also be film screenings of First Man directed by Damien Chazelle and Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo directed by David Fairhead. Learning doesn’t stop as Moongazers also features workshops that will let kids create astrolabes to gauge the stars, and craft their own mini Apollo 11 rubber rocket.

Date: 18 to 20 July
Time: 10am to 9pm
Venue: ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Click here for more information.

Featured image courtesy of CapitaLand

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