Singapore Philatelic Museum will be closed for redevelopment to refresh the museum’ infrastructure, content and offerings to enhance the visitor experience for Singaporeans. This will be a major redevelopment since SPM’s opening in 1995. The museum will be closed to the public from 18 March 2019, and is expected to re-open to the public in 2021.
Dedicated to showcasing Singapore’s rich philatelic heritage, SPM uses stamps as windows to introduce Singapore’s heritage and culture, as well as our connections to the world. Located at 23B Coleman Street, the building that houses SPM was formerly part of the Anglo Chinese School, and later the Methodist Book Room. SPM was officially opened on 19 August 1995 as a project of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore. Since 2000, the museum has been managed by National Heritage Board.
Redevelopment works at SPM will include essential infrastructural upgrades to the museum building, as well as a revamp of the permanent and changing galleries to improve visitor experience.
During its redevelopment, SPM will continue to engage the young through travelling exhibitions and education programmes at pre-schools, primary and secondary schools. It will also continue to organise signature events such as the annualNational Stamp Collecting Competition and Draw My Stamp Story Art Competition. Families can also visit A Little Magic roving exhibition at public libraries. Look out for updates and activities on the museum website www.spm.org.sg!
If you’re looking for an Early Childhood education programme to jump-start your child’s lifelong love of learning, be sure to check out One World International School, the fastest-growing international school in Singapore.
One World International School's recently-opened East Coast Campus is located on Mountbatten Road.
Their Early Years Programme, underpinned with the English National Curriculum and based on an inquiry led, play-based learning approach, is specifically tailored for children 3 to 6 years of age.
At all OWIS campuses, students receive individualised learning as they discover personal interests and pursue unique paths of inquiry.
They emphasise a kindness-driven learning place, where they teach their children to be compassionate, empathetic, tolerant and humble.
Their students grow into well-rounded 21-century citizens prepared to lead a world where acceptance is key to establishing a healthy and productive global-view.
Your child will acquire real-life social skills as they learn from role-playing games. They provide a safe place where, through self-esteem and confidence, they learn to take measured risks to reach their full potential.
A French and Spanish brand for babies, kids and grown-ups, Nobodinoz has set-up their Singapore flagship outlet at Forum The Shopping Mall.
Check out their range of sustainable, modern and eco-friendly furniture, crafted with high-quality materials you can trust for generations to come. Timeless designs to enrich your child's development at every age.
Founded by Murielle and Roman Bressan in 2012, their inspiration is to make beautiful products suitable for every room in the family’s house and for everyday life, aimed at stimulating kids’ development.
Nobodinoz carefully follow and manage each stage of the production, respecting a sustainable, eco-friendly process. Their fabrics are woven, dyed and printed in Barcelona, exclusively for Nobodinoz. The baby products are made of organic cotton as well. Nobodinoz is an OEKOTEX® class 1 certified Brand.
Nobodinoz's toys, cushions, beds and mattresses combine to create a cosy, inspiring space that gives your little one room to explore the world yet take time for themselves on their own terms.
Since 1976, Jacadi has crafted collections that reimagine the timeless heritage of French fashion for children. As a contemporary brand with classic roots, Jacadi creates clothes, accessories, shoes, and nursery items that celebrate the magic and whimsy of childhood.
Designed for special milestones and everyday moments alike, their collections are for boys and girls ages 0-12 years. At the core of their brand, they believe in supporting the development and wellbeing of children everywhere. "Reinventing and passing on the best of childhood."
Get your dose of Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear from the hit cartoon series We Bare Bears at the upcoming We Bare Bears x Kumoya cafe from 4 January onwards.
The We Bare Bears x Kumoya cafe will have a menu inspired by the bear brothers specially crafted by social media influencer Ms Shirley Wong (@littlemissbento) in collaboration with the Kumoya kitchen team.
Singapore’s pre-schoolers will soon be able to benefit from the latest breakthrough in MindChamps’ revolutionary global model of education.
MindChamps has collaborated with one of Australia’s top theatre schools, Actors Centre Australia (ACA), which is the alma mater of Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, in a world-first initiative to boost the advantages of its 3-Mind education model by adding to the curriculum the extra elements of acting, singing and dance.
The first MindChamps Performing Arts Preschool in Orchard Road was announced in Singapore by MindChamps’ Founder CEO and Executive Chairman, David Chiem, and ACA’s Founding CEO, Dean Carey.
The MindChamps Performing Arts Preschool will open in the new school year.
FLEXA is the leader in complete, contemporary Scandinavian interiors for babies and children. Founded in Denmark in 1972, FLEXA is an expert in producing high quality beds and furniture designed to last an entire childhood. FLEXA products create a fun, safe and stimulating environment which adapts, grows and transforms to children’s ever-changing needs. Create the perfect room with FLEXA’s functional, playful and sustainable interior solutions today!
If you have yet to decide what to surprise your child with, consider FLEXA’s range of Christmas toys! With their in-depth knowledge on how a child’s environment influences their development, FLEXA makes sure to only produce products of the highest standards of safety and quality.
Amazing Castle has opened their first ever overseas branch at Cineleisure Orchard. The air-conditioned indoor playspace has 9 different stations combining traditional arcade games and classic playground mechanics with a modern technological twist. Enjoy this new playground for all ages.
Amazing Castle is a new interactive entertainment concept. Short, sharp and sweet, it is designed to challenge both your skill and intellect. It is technology enabled but unabashedly analogue. Designed to be wickedly fun for groups of up to 3 people - they mix and match a route from 9 different challenges to bring your fun to the next level.
De Kinder Club at Marina Square is a premier enrichment space for children between age six months to six years old! They offer a variety of enrichment classes in Science & Art, Coding, Chess, Zumba, Sports, Yoga, Theatre, and Music, with innovative in-house curricula.
At De Kinder Club, their little learners are taught using a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses primarily on experiential learning. They believe that children should be afforded the opportunity to learn experientially across a wide range of topics through various disciplines to expand their abilities to think creatively. Their curricula are designed by early childhood specialists and child psychologists, based on early education concepts from the US and Scandinavia.
Arc Children Centre on Lorong Limau is an independent charity centre dedicated to enriching the daily lives of children who are braving life-threatening illnesses, and their families too.
Arc's new 5,000 sq ft centre features an indoor play area complete with slides and climbing wall, as well as multi-sensory corner and custom-made library with cosy reading nooks for the children. The open, modular setup that allows versatile maximization of space for both educational and enrichment activities to take place.
Arc Children's Centre is a registered charity with the Ministry of Social & Family Development.
They support children between the ages of 3-18 years with cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Younger or older children may be reviewed on a case by case consideration. They accept all children regardless of religion, race or culture. They also provide support for family members of these children.
Since July 2011, Arc has helped more than 150 children with cancer or a life-threatening illness.
A family business founded nearly a century ago in Malaga, Spain, the Mayoral kids' collection brings fresh thinking to children's fashion, season after season. A combination of quality fabrics, playful prints and timeless designs is brought together to offer a level of European charm across its casual and special occasion range for girls and boys from birth up to 9 years of age. Mayoral offers a wide range of perfect presents for babies and older kids.
Mayoral is a leader in the Children's Fashion sector in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the main specialised groups in Europe. The group is made up of more than a dozen entities dedicated to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of children's fashion in more than 75 countries. This is further achieved through a network of 14 commercial companies abroad, 200 commercial agents, 210 Mayoral stores and more than 10,000 customers worldwide.
After months of work and development, Singapore's most famous homegrown tailor brand, CYC have launched their brand new Capitol Piazza concept store – fully furnished and designed precisely to take your tailoring experience to the next level. Drop by for a visit and be wowed today!
Since 1935, CYC has been on a journey of distinction in dressing their customers for style and success. Their values, support of sustainability, communities and people continue to inspire them to embrace the new, while sustaining their valuable heritage.
Here are the top 5 things you can do at the newly-opened CYC @ Capitol Piazza (besides tailoring):
1. Create a 3D customised outfit - Ever find it difficult to imagine what some fabric swatches would look like as a shirt? You’re not alone. The solution: A touch screen 3D shirt builder in-store that helps you visualise your outfits with their curated range of fabrics, collar styles, and button colours! They also gave you the option to pair them with trousers so you’ll know just how to style your shirts!
2.Check out their new line of bespoke shoes - Get to learn more about your feet in the process. The concept store presents the collaboration between CYC and Hong Kong’s premier bespoke shoe artisans, ShoeArtistry. Apart from excellent craftsmanship, and a wide selection of beautiful veg-tanned patina leathers and styles to choose from, they’ve also got a 3D foot scanner to help them measure your feet with maximum speed and precision. With that collected data, they’ll be able to craft shoes moulded to fit the arches, insteps and heels of your feet perfectly.
3. Become a fabric expert in 3 minutes - “What is the difference between 1-ply and 2-ply cotton?” and “What’s the difference between cashmere and merino wool?” Their fitting rooms aim to answer all the common fabric-related questions they’ve encountered in their years of experience. With this knowledge, you will be able to pick out the exact fabric that meets all your needs without being overwhelmed by the choices.
4. Let your creative juices flow like you used to as a kid - Bringing your family and kids along? Now there’s a space for them to play while you focus on getting your clothes done! Create your very own backdrop for an Instagrammable shot with miniature CYC shirts, trousers and quirky animal magnets!
5. Take a peek into CYC's 84-year history - Some of you have known of them since you were kids; some through your parents, some through their heydays. Regardless , it is nice to get a peek into the history of renowned local companies. For those new to CYC, go on a short journey with them as they reveal pivotal moments of CYC's 84-year heritage.
ABC Cooking Studio at Funan is Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and cooking that caters to both adults and kids.
ABC Cooking Studio offers a wide variety of lessons such as Japanese style cooking, bread, cake and traditional Japanese snacks from beginners to master level. They render to those who wants to brush up their culinary skills and ensure their members will have a great exclusive experience without the hassles of post-cooking washing and cleaning chores.
The Times Junior store at Jewel Changi Airport is Times Bookstore’s first stand-alone store catering to children. Times Junior takes on a fun and holistic approach towards Education, Creative Learning, Discovery and Interaction.
With merchandise ranging from books, toys, stationery, gifts and accessories - including a dedicated selection of children’s books by Singapore authors - you and your littles ones can look forward to an engaging bonding experience.
Visitors to Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) can look forward to a new state-of-the-art digital experience attraction added to the range of leisure and tourism offerings available at Singapore’s latest iconic lifestyle destination. A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, the Changi Experience Studio was conceived and designed by Changi Airport Group to be a space that tells interesting stories of Changi Airport in a way that brings wonder and delight to both adults and children alike.
Located on Level 4 of Jewel, the studio presents a journey of fun and discovery through the exciting virtual world of Changi Airport featuring a garden that sings, an adrenaline-pumping runway race, a quest to collect airport trolleys, a battle of smiles and more.
With a collection of over 20 different touchpoints and ten zones spread over 3,000sqm (about half the size of a football field), the Changi Experience Studio utilises technology to present a diverse mix of unique experiences under one roof, including interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits. Each touchpoint tells a different slice of the Changi Airport story uncovered through the visitor’s participation. For instance, visitors can have fun playing games simulating different functions at the airport and learning how things work behind-the scenes through interactive projection exhibits. They can also look forward to an immersive show that will trigger their senses and imagination about the past and future of aviation.
Designed with a mix of experiences that offer both individual engagement and social bonding, the space is suitable for families, friends and groups looking for a fun outing or interesting communal activities. As an indicative guide to help visitors plan their day’s programme, it takes over 90 minutes to complete all the experiences within the Changi Experience Studio.
Exploration of the studio is done primarily with the Travel Guide – a personal interactive device that accompanies every visitor on their journey through the studio. A seemingly simple piece of cardboard with all its technology embedded within, the versatile Travel Guide enables active interaction and spontaneous engagement between the visitor and the exhibits in different ways. This technology used in Changi Experience Studio premiers for the first time across Singapore and Asia.
The Changi Experience Studio operates daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm (last entry is at 9.00pm). The entry fee for Singapore residents is $19 for Adults and $13 for Children / Seniors. Families enjoy a bundle rate of $54 (for 2 Adults and 2 Children / Seniors). Children below 6 years old enjoy free entry.
The new Trehaus at City Hall is a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool and childcare that is changing early education, focuses on building character and future skills, and lets parents be present for their children’s learning journey.
Serving the needs of working parents, Funan’s North Office Block will house Trehaus School , a childcare centre and preschool that can accommodate over 100 children aged two months to six years; as well as Trehaus Club, a family club that offers member families with access to an indoor playground café, themed play dates and enrichment programmes.
"It takes a village to raise a child".
Spanning an impressive space of 12,000 sq ft, Trehaus at City Hall is the modern village where the future family works, learns and plays together.
Find out more about this multi-concept new venue here.
It is located about 10 minutes' walk from Yishun MRT station and it is free for the public and opens daily from 9am to 10pm.
The water park has an area of 5,600 sq m. It consists of three main zones of water play, including a circular 3.5m-tall water curtain and features giant boardgame pieces. The play pool is suitable for children aged two to 12.
Play is a Child’s Work and The Better Toy Store is a child’s workshop of award-winning toys carefully selected for excellence in safety, quality, play value, design, and impact on the environment.
Every toy at the store is evaluated for these qualities, together with age-appropriateness and open-endedness; allowing a different facet of play as the child grows and changes in ability and interest.
The Better Toy Store does not compromise because they believe that every child deserves the best - anything else is just not good enough.
For over 100 years, French brand Petit Bateau has favoured comfort, quality and style above all when it comes to making clothes for babies and children. Using only the highest quality cotton that contains no allergic substances, the brand continues to be a firm favourite amongst the discerning.
Petit Bateau has been an iconic French children’s brand since 1893.
The firm favourite for lovers of good quality cotton from 0 to 1,000 months, comfortable fabrics, classic underwear and simple t-shirts have become the benchmark of this multi-generational brand for babies, children, men and women around the world. Beautiful materials and impeccable cuts last season after season and accompany us through life from childhood to adulthood.
A new style of family life is here. The newly-opened Maggie & Rose on Dempsey Road is the most brilliant Family Members’ Club and Play & Learn drop-off Programme! The original club was dreamt up back in 2006, in the heart of London. Since then, the Maggie & Rose family has gone global with hip hangouts in London, Hong Kong and China; it’s THE home away from home for families to eat, play and learn together.
It’s been a long journey creating the ultimate family destination for little ones and grown-ups to enjoy, but now, that Maggie & Rose magic has landed on Singapore’s shores.
Get in touch, drop by and join them to become part of their awesome Maggie & Rose family!
Shaw Theatres is pulling out all the stops with their latest cinema at Jewel Changi Airport, which boasts a number of new offerings for cinema-goers.
Shaw Theatres Jewel is home to Singapore's first next-generation IMAX hall featuring IMAX with Laser, Singapore's first dedicated family hall (Dreamers), first DTS:X sound capable halls (selected halls) and a new exclusive premium movie-going option (Lumiere).
In total, Shaw Theatres Jewel has 11 screens, comprising of an IMAX theatre, two Lumiere screens, a family-friendly Dreamers screen, and seven regular screens.
Mr. Mark Shaw, Director, Shaw Organisation Group of Companies, said: "We are staying true to our commitment to bring our patrons the best cinema experience. When we open a new cineplex or update an existing location, we aim to deliver class leading levels of comfort and technology. Our latest IMAX theatre at Shaw Theatres Jewel is equipped with IMAX's next-generation laser projection system and immersive sound technology that will deliver the best experience possible. At present, there are less than 15 such theatres around the world!”
Mr. Mark Shaw added: "We also understand that our patrons would like to have more theatre going options, so, our new Dreamers offering builds on our monthly Movies With The Little Ones programme catering to families with young children or just the young at heart; and, our other new concept, Lumiere, will serve those looking for a little more luxury and comfort while enjoying the latest blockbusters with the latest DTS:X sound system.”
Nexus International School is honoured to have been chosen by the government of Singapore to be a major part of maintaining the city state’s position as a global leader in education. Their new site on Aljunied Road, which is scheduled to be ready for opening in 2020, will be Singapore’s latest state-of-the-art international school and will be the flagship Nexus campus.
This project represents an investment of more than S$232m for Taylor’s Education Group (TEG), owners of Nexus International School (Singapore). Mr BK Gan, President of Taylor’s Schools, released details of the exciting development and stated “the new Nexus International School (Singapore) at Aljunied will be the culmination of a vision formed in 2007 within TEG to provide a world-class holistic education through the Nexus brand. We are delighted with the success of Nexus in Singapore, which is a testament to our dedicated and expert staff, our supportive parents and our wonderful learners.”
The new Nexus campus will have a capacity of 2,000 students, up from the current site capacity of 1,200 at Ulu Pandan. It will boast cutting-edge modern facilities with a strong environmental focus, an Innovation Hub, flexible learning spaces, numerous play areas, a large capacity theatre, music recording rooms, a state of the art sports field, a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool, gymnasium and fitness centre. The site has been designed by renowned international architects Broadway Malyan who have produced a stunning architectural vision that embodies the ethos and values of the school, offers quality design, and which is also sensitive to local customs and culture.
Play to Learn, Learn to Play! A brand new experience is coming to you at Kiztopia, Marina Square!
Featuring over 20 play concepts, the 18,000 sq ft Kiztopia is an endless fun-filled place where they strongly encourage children and parents to work together as a team! Meet all 11 characters of Kiztopia when you are there, each specially designed in Korea and do make time to dine at their lovely café too!
Exciting program line-ups to promote healthy lifestyle and other skills like cooking, creating artworks, building their own robots etc. will be available for your little one(s).
The Nature Playgarden at HortPark is a biophilic playgarden set within nature and designed with natural materials – perfect for young explorers! Surrounded by greenery and sounds of nature, the Nature Playgarden at HortPark is designed with pre-schoolers in mind to encourage children to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature. Let children’s imagination run wild as they explore the nine different play features!
Catered to children between 3 and 6 years old, they can explore a balancing and crossing valley made from logs, hide in a bamboo dome while peeking out to overlook the valley, and work together to build houses and castles using timber cookies, wooden poles, and other natural materials. There are 9 different play features specially designed for children to engage with nature in a fun, free and unconstrained way.
Read more about the various features of the Nature Playground here and plan a trip to check it out soon.
My Learning Haven at Suntec City is a preschool with playgroup, nursery and kindergarten services for children aged 18 months to 6 years old. It is also where children from different backgrounds go to learn & interact with the feeling of being safe and secure. Their aim is to take learning back to the days where children were allowed to express themselves freely and learn as they played and interacted with one another.
My Learning Haven is a sister school of Josiah Montessori. It was started by their founders, Lena Lim and Wendy Tan who are pioneers in the early childhood industry with a combined experience of over 45 years in this industry.
Drop by for a meet & greet with My Learning Haven's staff members and know more about their unique integrated thematic-based curriculum that enriches your child with skills and fosters your child’s creativity and imagination.
Modern Fencing Academy at Marina Square offers professional fencing programs for kids and adults. Experience the clash of cold steel, the thrill of duelling and the unbeatable feeling of victory. If you have always wanted to know more about this fascinating sport, now's the time!
Modern Fencing Academy is a leading sports institution in Singapore that coaches the Olympic sport of fencing. The academy provides sporting opportunities for talented young children and athletes in Singapore, encouraging them and developing them into world-class international fencers.
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum which has been at the Chinese Garden for about 18 years has recently relocated to the ORTO leisure park in Yishun. They welcome you to enter into a rare world of turtles and tortoises.
â€‹Sense the mystery of the river turtle, the awesome power of the Alligator turtle and the majestic beauty of the Radiated tortoise.
â€‹See and feel the spirit of the Sulcata Tortoise for luck, and the Thailand’s Golden Temple Turtle for wealth. Be fascinated by the wondrous Golden Terrapin and the Six Legged Tortoise. Listen to the lonely noise of the Indian Star Tortoise and marvel at the strange looking Soft Shell Turtle from India.
More than just a collection of reptiles - a true learning experience for all.
Don't let the Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum disappear. You can make a big difference by simply making a contribution or volunteering your time. Click here to make a donation to the museum or here to be a volunteer for the museum.
From 14 January 2019, National University Hospital's outpatient paediatric services will be consolidated within a one-stop centre which was made possible through a generous gift from the estate of Khoo Teck Puat. Their new centre, NUHkids Specialist Centre, focuses on creating a therapeutic environment that is child-centric and family-friendly.
The overall ‘playscape’ design concept is inspired by nature. Studies have shown that through good play, a child’s body, mind and soul are stimulated which encourages interaction and creative development. The ‘playscape’ ethos begins from the arrival atrium. Its environment and interiors serve to provide your child and family a holistic care experience.
Their 10-storey outpatient centre is visually prominent with a lofty 14m-high arrival atrium, rising above the surrounding buildings. A clear separation of vehicular and pedestrian flow ensures a safe arrival and facilitates registration.
The spacious atrium aims to promote intuitive way finding for visitors arriving via different transports or from other buildings within the Kent Ridge campus. The linkway on the fourth level will connect the new centre to the Main Building, allowing integration with existing facilities (including inpatient facilities and services) and maximising operational efficiency for the existing and new services. The experience of each visit focuses on two essential aspects: one-stop convenience and a delighted child.
In order for paediatric consultation to be a pleasant experience for the child and the accompanying caregiver, they aim to provide a cosy and comfortable environment where stress is taken out of the visit.
Your child and family will first be greeted with an explosion of colours at their city-themed atrium. The journey to the upper storeys sees a nature-themed reception and waiting areas which will lead to the outdoor playground.
Traditional seating and room configuration are replaced by modular furniture that serve as play objects and resting areas. The sky gardens are adjacent to the waiting areas on every floor. This access to daylight and the outdoors creates a therapeutic environment integral for a healing experience.
Waiting time is translated into play time in the themed (i.e. rainforest, savannah, arctic) waiting area as the child climbs, crawls, interacts and explores the theme-inspired features within observatory vicinity of the parents.
The new centre will change the experience of a visit to the hospital for both the child as well as the accompanying caregiver.
Chateau de Sable has 15 stores in 5 countries (Asia, UEA and Europe) and you can find their newest store at Great World City.
Château de Sable comes from their French designer, Stéphanie Lemaire’s spirit. Coming from a family working in the textile industry, design and creation were soon running in her blood.
She wanted to create a collection representing both childhood innocence and joy and named her brand perfectly as “Château de Sable” which translate to sandcastle, the preferred activity of children along the beaches.
Their designs are driven and inspired by the belief that “children should look like children”. The innocence and the vitality of children at play is their inspiration and they are committed to design healthy and comfy garments.
The word’s first Pusheen cafe is coming to Singapore next month.
Pusheen is a female cartoon cat who is the subject of comic strips and sticker sets on Facebook. Pusheen was created in 2010 by Claire Belton and Andrew Duff for a comic strip on their website, Everyday Cute.
The Pusheen cafe's interior will be designed by Belton herself.
Patrons will be able to get their hands on exclusive Pusheen merchandise from the cafe.
Club Coco Nut at Tanglin Mall is a family space where mums and dads can keep their children entertained, be productive and meet other like-minded people. It is not only a multi-disciplinary edutainment space for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ but also a co-work space for parents too.
Club Coco Nut gives modern parents a break by keeping kids entertained with a variety of engaging classes including sports, mandarin, drama, art, sensory play, hip-hop dance and so much more.
For over 250 years, Hamleys of London has been The Finest Toy Shop in the World bringing magical experiences and joy to children of all ages. Their newest store is set to open at Marina Square soon.
Hamleys rich history began with William Hamley, a Cornishman from Bodmin, England. Mr Hamley dreamed of opening the best toy shop in the world, which was realised when he opened his first shop in London in 1760. Some 255 years later, Hamleys as the Finest Toy Shop in the World, is synonymous with bringing toys to life.
A modern, educational marvel in the making, the newly-built campus is Singapore's first preschool with tailored learning, fitness and nutrition programme. From a bespoke food menu serving up delicious fare to suit every diet (even includes a gluten-free option), to a thoughtfully designed driveway for parents to drop their children off nearer to their classroom, an experience like no other awaits at 50A Lloyd Road!
Housed in a modern industrial building, this is Odyssey’s very first bespoke campus and it spans 13,000 sq ft. This new campus features an added team of specialists who will tailor dedicated learning plans and fitness regimes for each child and an in-house registered nurse who will take care of their children’s wellness. Children with dietary requirements will also benefit from their bespoke menu selection. Read more about Odyssey's programme here.
Singapore’s latest mall library will open in VivoCity on 12 January 2019, promising book lovers here an exciting new venue with the latest features and services. The public library will offer conducive reading spaces for patrons of all ages set against a splendid view of Sentosa. To fit its location and help patrons locate it easily, the library will be named Library@Harbourfront.
The library, which will be situated at level three of the VivoCity shopping mall, will be conveniently linked to the HarbourFront MRT station, which is connected to the North-East and Circle lines, and the HarbourFront Bus Interchange. “We want our libraries to be as accessible as possible, so that more patrons of all ages can make use of the library to read and learn,” said the National Library Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Elaine Ng.
The library will be relocated from Bukit Merah Central. The present Bukit Merah Public Library will cease operations from 1 December 2018. After the library has moved out, the community’s grassroots leaders and a few social service organisations will provide a variety of services and programmes at the site. These will include a mini-library and reading corner supported by NLB.
To continue to serve the reading needs of Bukit Merah residents, NLB has also set up another 12 reading corners in the area in the past year. The 12 mini book hubs offer over 5,000 books and 250 seats in total. These corners cater to residents of all ages, from children and students, to adults and seniors.
On top of the reading corners, NLB will look into bringing one of its MOLLY mobile libraries to the area fortnightly, to provide residents with additional books and programmes. With this service, they will be able to borrow and return library books conveniently.
Leading up to library@harbourfront’s opening, residents will also be treated to special preview tours of the new library space. The tours will be held one week before the library officially opens in January 2019, allowing them to have a first look at the new features.
Read more about the new Library@Harbourfront here.
Repton Schoolhouse at Alexandra Central Mall offers a unique curriculum combining the best of the British and Singaporean education systems and traditions. The combination of these and the finest educational practitioners, enable each child to be guided and encouraged to grow and develop their potential within a nurturing and supportive environment.
They are proud of the contemporary education the children experience and of the traditions and core values that lie at the heart of their school. The curriculum and programmes reflect the context and culture of Singapore and their partnership with Repton School in United Kingdom. Repton’s 450-year history has enabled it to develop a mature and clearly effective approach which moulds and brings out the potential of the children.
SuperPark, the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park in the world from Finland, is about to bring a new wave of energy into Singapore’s lifestyle scene! SuperPark Singapore will officially launch in Singapore on 17 November 2018.
Boasting almost 40,000 sq ft at Suntec City, SuperPark Singapore will bring joyful play to Singaporeans from all walks of life, offering over 20 fun, healthy, exciting and energizing activities under one roof. Expect bubbling laughter, beaming smiles and red cheeks from kids, teenagers and adults alike.
Following SuperPark Hong Kong, that will celebrate its first anniversary soon, SuperPark Singapore will also live and breathe the authentic SuperPark concept and feature three distinct areas.
SuperPark Singapore will offer over 20 activities, based on three themed areas. Out of these 20 activities, three (iWall, SuperClimb and Ninja Track) are brand new game experiences and will be premiering at SuperPark Singapore.
At SuperPark Singapore, children and youngsters at heart will be thrilled by a wealth of new sports and activities, with all equipment rental such as scooter, helmet etc included in the ticket price. All activities will take place under the guidance of experienced staff, many of which are recognized coaches, and are safely away from rain, pollution, high UV or bugs and mosquitos all year round.
Family is at the heart of the SuperPark story. Taneli Sutinen, a Finnish businessman, was sitting in a café with a newspaper one day when his four-year-old daughter grabbed him by the arm and insisted that he come play with her. Tangled among the child-sized tunnels and slides, he had a light-bulb moment: why not create an activity park where children and adults could play side-by-side easily. The Superparking lifestyle was born.
The first SuperPark opened in Vuokatti, Finland in 2012, and was soon followed by 12 more sites in the Nordic country. Now, the ‘Superparking lifestyle’ is going global. SuperPark Singapore marks the continuation of an international expansion wave that includes Hong Kong, China, Sweden and France. The dream is to see hundreds, if not thousands, of SuperParks all over the globe, bringing families together through the power of joyful play.
Celebrate magic, friendship, happiness and togetherness at My Little Pony x Kumoya Cafe. A very warm welcome to My Little Pony from their home in Equestria. Be sure to dine and feast in this magical café with their special My Little Pony inspired menu!
Dine, shop, swoon. Visit the themed cafe and bring home some magic with you. You can get your favourite My Little Pony merchandise at the cafe too.
On the menu: Candylicious Rainbow Fruity Shibuya Toast, Magical Princesses with Magic Potion Galaxy Cake, Twilight Sparkle Soaring Skies Chicken Katsu Burger, Pinkie Pie Playful Waffles with Karate Chicken and more.
Toys"R"Us is the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. They recently revamped their Suntec City store as part of their plans to make the place brighter and more interactive! It has been refurbished with cool displays and pockets of interactive fun.
As the leading toy, baby and educational products retailer for children in Asia, they are very focused on delivering a truly unique experience to families and kids. Their teams are committed to excite their customers with exclusive and differentiated product ranges, both online and through a thrilling hands-on experience in store… so go visit and PLAY!
Jelutung Harbour Park has officially reopened after a major facelift and it is now a recreational hotspot for the Sembawang GRC residents.
The new water play area and an iconic adventure / interactive playground, along with an inclusive play area for children of all ages, especially for children with physically challenged and special needs are the major highlights of the revamped park.
The new water-feature playground in Jelutung Harbour Park operates from 9.30am - 9.30pm daily and it is something not to be missed!
A new Entrance Plaza with an improved amphitheatre also allow for more group gatherings or community events in the future.
Residents can also enjoy the enhanced basketball court and BBQ pits in the park. All these features make Jelutung Harbour Park a great destination for the whole family!
Combining the passion of Ferrari spirit with the luxurious craftsmanship, innovations and empathy to the kids, the Ferrari Junior Collection has been launched exclusively in Asia, incorporates with ideas of elegancy and lifestyle values in Ferrari's signature colours, for infants and children aged up to 14 years old, and provides a wide range of flawless children wear in casual yet luxury style, matching with the daily needs and unique occasions.
Ferrari Store Junior has also launched at the prominent shopping destinations in the major cities across Asia, offering a comfortable retail space to unveil an array of Ferrari Junior Collection and lifestyle accessories to the kids.
The newly-launched Tayo Station, is the first Tayo character-based indoor playground in Southeast Asia for families and the young to play, indulge and create their own adventures with Tayo the Little Bus & his friends.
Tayo Station is themed around the South Korean animated series (Tayo The Little Bus) that follows Tayo and his little bus friends who often discover new sights and go on exciting adventures every day in the big city.
Tayo Station spans a massive 10,000 sq ft space that integrates indoor playground attractions, edutainment area and sensory play space for young children from 1 to 12 years old. These include the Tayo’s Road Circuit, Poco’s Hinoki Play, and Gani’s Playground and many more that are created to entertain while offering a healthy level of challenge for the kids to overcome.
Click here to find out more about the many different fun sections of Tayo Station and here for admission tickets information.
Jacadi has 270 boutiques across 39 countries in the most beautiful cities in the world, as well as a thriving e-commerce presence.
Shoppers can browse timelessly-elegant collections of baby, toddler and kids clothes, shoes and accessories that Jacadi designed for children of all ages at their soon-to-be-open boutique in Paragon.
Since 1976, Jacadi Paris has crafted collections that reimagine the timeless heritage of French fashion for children.
As a contemporary brand with classic roots, Jacadi creates clothes, accessories, shoes, and nursery items that celebrate the magic and whimsy of childhood. Designed for special milestones and everyday moments alike, their collections are for boys and girls ages 0 to 12 years.
Asia Music School has launched their 3rd branch in Singapore's eastern neighbourhood, at Parkway Parade.
The school offers private piano, violin and a variety of music courses for students of all ages. One highlight of the Parkway branch is the exclusive recital hall, with a capacity of up to 60 seating pax, features intimate space that is ideal for performances from chamber music to solo recitals, rehearsals, workshops and presentations.
Asia Music School has established a reputation and is known for its dedicated teaching and performances in Singapore. The school, which started off with only a few students in 2008, is now providing instructional music programs to over hundreds of students every months through a variety of lessons including piano, violin, guitar, percussion and voice. The school currently has 3 branches at West Coast Plaza, Yishun Central, Parkway Parade and an upcoming branch in Hougang opening later this year.
The newly-opened Shugar Prestige in Paragon is one of the first salons in Singapore to cater to children. Their kids spa area is well equipped with full pedi chairs and services (spa mani, pedi & facial too!), with iPads and headphones, to entertain the little ones while their Mummies pamper themselves.
Trust their experienced hands as they pride themselves for having the best facilities and most attentive therapists to provide you with care & indulgence for your every beauty need.
Shugar Prestige specialises in a nail spa experience, being the first in Singapore to offer organic spa treatment from the U.S. Their customers can choose from a wide variety of treatments to protect, detox, or beautify their nails using their mix of natural ingredients, herbs and essential oils, in an open-kitchen concept. Customers can be entertained with a full media entertainment system while they enjoy their pedicure with a luxurious milk & rose petals soak, foot massage and jacuzzi.
Shugar Prestige's facials are meticulously tailored to cater to customers of all ages, with different skin types. They renew your skin through a combination of hand-techniques, excellent products and high-tech machines, to give you an instant glow and visible improvement in your complexion.
They also use kangen ionized water with a balanced pH for their facials, due to its excellent hydration properties and penetrating power.
Borussia Academy, is a new and exciting football program for boys & girls aged between 4 - 18 years and is based at the new state of the art GESS campus at Dairy Farm Road (Bukit Panjang). The Academy is created in partnership with well known Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and is internationally known for its excellent youth development programs.
The Borussia Academy Singapore is a community program open to the wider public in Singapore. They cater for children of all abilities from beginners to advanced. They also offer multiple training options throughout the week including their specialty goalkeeping and ball mastery programs.
Their players are given the opportunity to compete in the Unity Football League (UFL), in international tournaments, including trips to Germany. The training program is lead by a Head Coach sent from the Borussia Academy in Moenchengladbach, which has been awarded the Certification of Excellence by the German FA. Borussia is famous for conducting one of the best youth development programs in Germany.
The newly-opened Djitsun Mall Bedok is also home to the newest & largest game arcade in the east of Singapore. Visit Fat Cat Arcade and try your skills at over 100 latest & most thrilling game machines!
Fat Cat Arcade's tokens cost as little as $0.16. Tickets which you win from their game macines can be exchanged for prizes at their prize redemption area which houses 500 prizes for your selection. The arcade is open daily from 11am to 1am.
In celebration of Heguru Education's 5th Anniversary in Singapore, Henguru Education Centre is opening their 5th centre in Punggol Oasis Terraces in July 2018 to allow more children to experience the wonderful learning journey and benefit from Heguru brain development enrichment!
Heguru Education's centres are backed and managed by a stellar team of highly experienced and dedicated local educators with strong credentials. They place utmost emphasis on curriculum and teaching quality. They nurture young children with their hearts. And they know parents want nothing but the best enrichment for their child / children.
â€‹Embark your child / children on a wonderful learning journey with Heguru Education for an important head start.
Singapore’s award-winning wildlife attraction, Singapore Zoo, celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with their latest attraction, Rainforest Lumina.
A first in South East Asia, Rainforest Lumina at Singapore Zoo is a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side promises a sensory feast for visitors. Call of the Wild wows with an astounding visual narrative of how the Creature Crew bands together in times of adversity to overcome all challenges and protect the jungle.
The one-kilometer stretch within the zoo’s tropical rainforest will awaken the senses as visitors walk through 11 different zones and meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely heroes who will take visitors on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world.
Created by award-winning multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory and set up with careful consideration to minimise disturbance to the park’s animal collection and native wildlife, Rainforest Lumina will take visitors on an immersive journey as they encounter interactive and mesmerising installations and uncover a side of the zoo that has never been seen before.
With the overarching theme “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are inter-connected, with each having a vital role to play to sustain life on earth. The transformation of the Singapore Zoo into a magical landscape of lights and sound, coupled with the interaction with the Creature Crew, will take guests on the spellbinding journey that will spark inspiration at every turn and nurture empathy for nature and wildlife.
Opening as one of the world’s first “open-concept” zoos, the Singapore Zoo started with a modest collection of about 300 animals. Today, the Singapore Zoo welcomes 1.9 million visitors each year and is home to over 2,400 animals representing more than 300 species, of which 34 percent are threatened in the wild. The Zoo has also been successful in breeding critically endangered species and has established itself as one of the best zoos in the world, gaining worldwide recognition.
Adding to an already well-rounded experience, the Singapore Zoo will make use of immersive technology to provide visitors with a fresh experience. It will include Rainforest Lumina’s innovative use of light, multimedia and interactive elements, as well as an engaging narrative to heighten the night walk experience.
Themed as the “Strawberry Paradise”, My Melody Café channels the garden city’s vibes with a garden interior and strawberries can be seen decorated in every corner of the café.
The mascot for the adorable rabbit, specially designed for the cafe, will be the first in Singapore with a strawberry and a pink-checkered bow embellished on its hood. Seek respite from the bustling city life in the indoor garden setting at the café as you dive into the thoughtfully curated menu featuring 5 mains, 6 desserts and 7 exquisitely My Melody-inspired beverages.
Designed by some of the best professional minds in the world and crafted after meaningful contributions from their own teachers, GIIS SMART Campus (Global Indian International School) is the most technologically-advanced SMART campus in Singapore and is a ‘Nest’ where students will be nurtured and groomed from a fledgling to a feathered state, through collaborative learning and by using state-of-the-art features. Students will be the central focus of their pedagogy, encouraged to learn science, art and language through newer, personal and meaningful experiences.
Experts have long agreed that classrooms with four-walls, a chalk & black board and a long list of textbooks is a thing of the past. In fact, 21st century learning will be all about innovative learning methodologies in new and flexible space, where smaller and more personal student communities can huddle together to get the best out of the ocean of knowledge and information available at the click of a button. GIIS SMART Campus is the answer to all these modern-day schooling requirements. Their school will be a place where a child be educated through interactive and fun methods of learning, where he/she will express themselves and shape their personalities with ample help from educators and where they will be groomed to innovate and imagine, and be entrepreneurial in spirit to change the world of tomorrow. GIIS SMART Campus is the school of the 21st century.
Keeping students at the centre of their universe, the digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus will be the epitome of new age learning, where every technology, every facility and every design has been carefully formulated to give them the best academic and extracurricular pedagogy for their benefit. SMART features like Wi-Fi enabled classrooms and Sports Analytics fields are in place to give students the best tools in the business to enhance their individual performance in academia as well as extra-curricular activities. The Campus will be a one-stop shop to learn everything from Science, to Arts, to Languages to Skills under a single roof to help your child grow into a well-rounded individual and a responsible citizen of the future.
Although the best architectural minds came up with the 'nest' concept as a nurturing ground for students, it is the valuable inputs from over 100 teachers that have added a personal touch to the design of this 21st century school. Brainstorming, discussing and pooling in ideas from best practises and correct practises in the industry, their dedicated team of teachers indulged in an in-depth and meaningful discussion for over three years to ensure that the right facilities are put in place for the overall benefit of their students during the making of the school. The result is a labour of love and true dedication of these educators who insisted on only the best for their students and made sure they got it.
The revamped Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage presents an overview of Singapore’s commitment to sustainable development. While there are exhibits that chart the milestones which brought about the high quality living environment Singaporeans enjoy today, the focus in many parts of the Gallery is on the challenges ahead and the steps people in Singapore need to take together as a nation to keep the country smart and green.
The Gallery is organised into six zones, tracing Singapore’s response to climate change, our water management strategies, zero waste initiatives and efforts to keep Singapore clean, green and sustainable, including investments in renewable energy.
The interactive panels and multi-sensory exhibits will appeal to the young and old. There are also interesting artefacts such as a porcelain figurine presented to Dutch economist Dr Albert Winsemius in 1993 after he famously lost a wager, with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team, that the Singapore River could not sustain life.
Admission is free to the 1,618 sqm gallery. Free guided tours are available for booking through PUB website. Read more about the gallery and its different zones here.
Middleton International School (MIS) has a second campus located at 2 Tampines Street 92, covering a land area of 291,996 sq ft (around 5 football fields). The site consists of multiple classrooms of various sizes, 3 external hard courts and a field. Previously, the site was occupied by ITE, Tampines.
The MIS Tampines campus will offer levels from Nursery 2 to Grade 12 (3-18 years), thus offering a through-train education pathway for international families. School fees for Middleton International School's programme comes at affordable price points, which are nearly half of that charged by other international schools in Singapore.
Middleton International School started in January 2017 with its first campus at Upper Bukit Timah in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools amongst expatriate parents. The campus very quickly reached full capacity and has a wait list in most levels.
The teaching staff consists of a mix of local and international teachers. This brings a diverse set of skills, competencies and experiences to the school. The new campus will also have a mix of local and international teachers and create more than 150 jobs over the years as it reaches its full capacity of 1000 students. Read more about the new campus here.
Drum Tutor at The Grandstand offers an extensive and engaging drumming program that caters to both kids and adults through it’s own curriculum for students across all levels. The lessons are solely based on the pace of the student's learning ability whether is it learning a new song, working on grading examination materials or breaking down a certain groove or rhythmic pattern.
Drum Tutor's curriculum is planned and written by its founder and creative partner, Er Chow Kiat.
His education at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.) has enabled him to craft out a structured lesson plan that is fun, challenging and yet contemporary at the same time.
Students are ultimately taught to serve the music and not just to focus on the technical aspect of drumming.
They have 3 studios in the school and you can read more about their studios & services here.
Equipped with a new "gentle-on-skin" filtration, the pool has temperature controls so that the kids can enjoy "shiver free" swimming lessons.
SWISH! Swimming is a swimming school, for children aged 4 months and above. Founded on the philosophy that learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill and not something that is only required for those who want to swim competitively. Learning to swim is about communicating with water – not being fearful of it, but instead using it as the building block for a whole load more of fun times in your life.
Nestled in the lush surroundings of Dempsey Hill, SWISH! offers a variety of Aquatic Enrichment Classes for all ages. The temperature controlled indoor and outdoor, salt-chlorinated pools are purpose built to optimize the learning experience.
The Yard Dempsey is a state-of-the-art, acrobatic sports centre at Loewen Road which offers programmes for kids ranging from 18 months to 10 years.
Surrounded by a wide variety of food, activity and educational options, The Yard Dempsey aims to add a new flavour to the already bustling community at Dempsey. Programs at Dempsey are aimed at the younger age frame with classes from parent accompanied GymTots to the independent Kinder and JuniorGym levels.
With an emphasis on fun and fitness, their recreational gymnasts are encouraged to achieve a personal-level of success in skill-development and an enjoyment of gymnastics.
The Yard's 1st facility started in 2016 at Science Centre Road. You can read about it here.
Discover a world of imagination and exploration with Shangri-La Hotel Singapore's new family accommodations, facilities and offerings that encourage fun, peace of mind, family time and learning through play.
The 9th floor of the hotel’s newly rejuvenated Tower Wing is dedicated to family travellers. 5 themed Family Suites offer an immersive space for children to sleep and dine, with unique whimsical interiors and dream-themed beds. 19 Deluxe Family Rooms, ideal for families and guests travelling with young children, are also available on the same floor.
An interactive indoor and outdoor play space, spanning 2,150 square metres in total - Buds by Shangri-La - is located on level 1 of the Tower Wing and features specially curated installations to take younger guests on a journey of discovery through 4 key narratives: embracing nature, adventure, camaraderie and independence.
The Themed Family Suite allows your children’s imaginations to soar high or run wild with 5 fun themes: Castle, Space, Underwater, Safari or Treetop. Thoughtful touches, including a dream bed and treasure shelf in Children’s room, two bathrooms with the larger designed for children.
The unique whimsical interiors at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s themed family suites are stylish and thoughtfully designed. The bed and complementing carpets are all custom-made and the settings are perfect for kids to escape into another world.
You can also request for children’s movies or board games to keep the young ones entertained while you snack on the complimentary goodies.
Every aspect of the new themed family suites has been carefully planned — even the location of the Themed Family Suite and Deluxe Family Room is deliberate: each Themed Family Suite is connected to a Deluxe Family Room, allowing the possibility of transforming the rooms into one ‘jumbo family room’ that caters to bigger families.
Buds by Shangri-La Hotel is an interactive play space for children to sing, bake, perform and party. It has a huge indoor and outdoor playground for kids and it isn’t just for Shangri-La Hotel's hotel guests; it welcomes the public, too.
One of the best ways for children to learn is through play, and the curated play space at Buds by Shangri-La will allow them just that. Not only will they learn in a creative environment, the self-directed and experiential activities offered at Buds will also let them have lots of fun while doing so!
For children 4 years and up, the Explorer Zone is the ultimate indoor playground. The five play areas feature slides, climbing and swinging structures, air blasters for shooting foam balls, a large ball pit, and a sand-play area. As for children under the age of four, the dedicated soft-play Toddler Zone will offer them a safe place to play, keeping them fully engaged with vintage kiddy rides, slides, a ball pit, and even an interactive piano floor.
The three themed activity spaces at Buds offer lots of room for creativity and imagination. The Muddy room is perfect for budding artists who like to make a splash. Here, your children can indulge in painting with glow-in-the-dark paints, with the walls as their canvases.
The Stage room is a music studio for burgeoning performers. The little ones get to choose from a wide selection of songs, complete with the appropriate getup to complement the performance. The friendly staff will also assist with recording your child’s very own music video, and you get to keep the music video as a memento in the form of a thumb drive.
The best way to bond is where you and your child spend time together, and the Bake room provides that and more. Bake is a fully equipped cooking classroom where your and your child can learn to bake together, with classes held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Looking for a space to host a birthday party? The Party Room is perfect for just that. The playful décor and ambient lights illuminate the room, taking your birthday party to the next level!
Buds by Shangri-La has a whole outdoor area dedicated to just that: The Splash Pads at the Outdoor Playground. Aptly located beside the Giant Pirate Ship, the little ones can cool down at the splash pads or the free-form pool nearby after conquering the challenging climbs and slides at the giant pirate ship.
For some children, learning just needs to be a little different.
At Bright Path Preschool, they believe that every child can and should be successful in their own right. Harnessing over 30 years of global experience in early childhood education, Busy Bees Group has developed a new, high-quality and inclusive preschool and care programme for children aged 3 to 6 years old.
Bright Path pairs Busy Bees' extensive early childhood experience with early intervention techniques.
Their advisory team comprising John Woodward and Margaret Randles (founding members of Busy Bees) and Dr Diana Lea Baranovich (Associate Professor, Department Of Educational Psychology And Counselling, University of Malaya) have decades of experience working with children on their developmental milestones.
Also, leading their team, Centre Director and Psychologist, Angelin Chua, who has more than ten years’ clinical experience in Australasia, is committed to pushing the boundaries of inclusive preschool education through a tailored programme for every child.
Aureus Academy will be opening their newest centre at Suntec City in April 2018.
Their newest centre will feature 10 colourful and spacious music studios, as well as a recital space, providing ample performing opportunities for their students.
Aureus Academy is Singapore’s leading music school with over 3,500 students enrolled between their schools and they specialize in providing individually tailored piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Aureus Academy opened its first branch in September 2013 at Delfi Orchard. They currently have 7 schools which are at 112 Katong, AMK Hub, Eastpoint, Forum the Shopping Mall, Rochester Mall, and Westgate, and Northpoint, with 2 more upcoming new branches opening up at Suntec and United Square in April and May respectively.
Committed in developing trendy apparels at an affordable price for the budding fashionistas, FOX Kids & Baby puts the fun in functional, combining both style and comfort that is ideal for everyday wear.
Introduced to Singapore in 2004, FOX Kids & Baby is one of the 12 brands managed under Wing Tai Retail.
Founded in Denmark in 1972, FLEXA specializes in design, manufacturing and sales of Scandinavian interior solutions for Kids. Visit their latest showroom located at Forum The Shopping Mall.
They develop complete, contemporary Scandinavian interiors for babies and children. All FLEXA products are designed to create a safe and stimulating environment which adapts, grows and transforms to meet children’s ongoing developmental needs. They use their knowledge of children to create the world best functional, playful and sustainable room solutions at affordable prices.
Their production facility in Europe has more than 200 dedicated and skilled employees, ensuring the highest quality children’s furniture. At their 3 European factories, they produce beds and storage products in pine, birch and MDF.
In Asia they have their own sourcing and textile production. This ensures their contemporary and playful collection of textiles lives up to their rigorous demands of non-toxic and environmentally friendly materials.
Drop by the all new Timezone flagship store at Vivocity to experience a whole new level of fun!
Featuring 12,000 sq ft of non-stop entertainment; have a bumpy experience at their Bumper Cars attraction, challenge your friends to a round of mini-bowling or book a party at their monster-themed Party Room!
Play their latest carnival games and enjoy the paper tickets experience, shop and redeem attractive prizes at their new prize shop too.
Time for Fun!
With over 30 years of "Serious Fun" under their belt, they sure know how to make your experience at Timezone the best you've had! Established in 1978, the First family Entertainment Centre was opened in Perth, WA. Unlike the traditional pinball parlors and pool halls of the era, Timezone was the first family oriented video amusement facility. This family emphasis is still a key focus of the brand today. Customers get to win fabulous prizes from the extensive range of unique and branded quality products from its prize counters. Equipped with the latest and classic games, Timezone offers its customers a truly fun-filled experience.
Renowned experiential enrichment for preschoolers from Japan, KUNO Method, is now in Singapore.
First-of-its-kind in Singapore, KUNO Method uses a unique learning method to build an all-rounded foundation catered to 3-6 years old children for future learning.
Established enrichment from Japan with more than 30 years of track record:
KUNO method is an established enrichment programme renowned for grooming well-rounded preschoolers who ace the entrance tests of the prestigious private primary schools in Japan.
Founder Mr Yasuyoshi Kuno devoted all his working life of over 44 years to early childhood education. He is a recognised expert and advises the Osaka prefecture in its education reform. He believes that children who had mastered foundational concepts and have critical reasoning and logical thinking will enjoy learning and solve problems independently.
KUNO method’s large range of books and teaching materials are distributed by more than 200 bookstores throughout Japan. Apart from Japan, the KUNO method has a strong following in China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and put into curriculum in Korea.
Brighton Montessori's brand new double-storey centre is now open at River Valley, just across Valley Point.
The new centre offers spacious classrooms, naturally-lit dining area and an exciting indoor playground! Helmed by an experienced and dedicated team of educators, you can be assured that your child will learn and grow in a safe and conducive environment just like a home away from home.
At Brighton Montessori, they understand that every child learns differently. Adopting a hands-on learning approach, they teach and cultivate interests individually, giving them the freedom to explore concepts of language, mathematics and more, all at their own pace.
Brighton Montessori offers programmes catered to children from 18 months to 6 years old.
Food For Tots is the newest concept of the Food For Thought group - a self-service kids café that aims to encourage a love for Good Food in children. Situated in Asia’s first garden dedicated to children, Food For Tots draws influences from Jacob Ballas Children’s Gardens’ mission to cultivate an appreciation for the natural environment.
Inspired by its location amidst a lush landscape of flora and fauna, their eco-conscious café features an upcycled colander light installation and a potted herb wall – all in alignment with the Gardens’ mission to instil a love of nature in visitors.
Food for Tots' intimate space also boasts an interactive play area and weekly programmes for the little ones, so let the children come and play while you indulge in our all-day brunch items for all the delicious reasons.
Located at Singapore Botanic Gardens' Tanglin Gate, Fusion Spoon is a casual self-service dining place for families and friends.
Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of affordable food and beverages from various cuisine choices such as Western, Asian and Japanese. There is also a waffle and Korean bingsu ice kiosk at Fusion Spoon, for those looking for a little treat after a day out at Singapore’s first UNESCO site!
The main indoor dining area with its warm earthy interiors and green wall brings nature into the restaurant, while the outdoor dining area brings diners closer to nature through an al fresco dining experience.
An indoor as well as an outdoor play area for kids are available plus a 'Harvest Corner', all providing little ones with fun-filled activities while parents dine.
Children's Cove Preschool has been providing quality, educational and enriching programmes for the young ones since 2010. Their new campus at Jalan Penjara is now open.
The new campus offers a unique setting, amongst 30,000 square feet of outdoor space and is complete with a massive pond, huge sandpit and forest trail.
For the past 6 years, they are proud to have served many local and expatriate families, sharing their joy and responsibility of nurturing their little ones. Their values and beliefs in early childhood education have attracted many like-minded teachers to join them.
Their team of professional and experienced teachers is committed to fill children with positive affirmation, loving attention and care. Read more about the school's facilities and programmes here.
Get ready for an exciting voyage on the turbulent high seas and sail off on an explorer adventure at the newly-unveiled Maritime Experiential Museum on Sentosa Island.
After nine months of extensive overhaul, the Maritime Experiential Museum is the only one of its kind in Singapore reconceptualisation, this is the newest attraction on Sentosa Island and dedicated to the exploration of the iconic Maritime Silk Route.
Housing a total of 15 unique galleries including five brand new zones featuring never-before-seen content and installations, the revamped attraction will engage the senses of guests through a combination of state-of-the-art visual projections, multimedia shows, interactive hands-on exhibits, olfactory experiences and plenty of stunning Instagram-worthy displays.
Greeted by the four world-famous seafarers with holographic effect in the Briefing Room, guests will embark on the maritime adventure through the eyes of Marco Polo, the merchant from Venice; Sang Nila Utama, Palembang prince and founder of Singapura; Ibn Battuta, Moroccan scholar and explorer; and Zheng He, Chinese admiral and fleet commander.
After a glimpse into how maritime trade and cross-cultural exchanges contribute to the progress of civilisation and shape the world today, guests enter the immersive Learning To Navigate chamber – an all-new interactive gallery designed like a lower deck of a ship. Guests can try their hand at reading nautical charts, navigate a mariner’s compass or learn more about the ancient art of celestial navigation. Replicas and projections of early trading vessels that ply the Maritime Silk Route, such as the Chinese Junk, Javanese Jong and Borobudur Ship, offer awe-inspiring 360-degree views and fascinating details on the construction of these sturdy ships.
Next, a vibrant marketplace at The Flavours of Maritime Silk Route depicts how precious merchandise such as silk, spices and gemstones were so highly sought after that traders were willing to risk their lives for them.
Guests can continue their journey and marvel at the Jewel of Muscat – designed like a 9th century Arabian Dhow – which made a tumultuous 138-day voyage from Oman to Singapore in 2010 using ancient navigational methods with a crew of 15. The immersive Typhoon Theater, a must-see anchor attraction, simulates a sinking ship in a treacherous storm, letting guests face the wrath of the sea before descending into the depths of the ocean.
Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like to walk on the moon?
Airzone is the world's 1st “suspended playground” concept premiering in Singapore! Creating a truly unique experience for young and old alike.
The Airzone attraction is an elevated playground with distinct themed zones containing unique games to explore, such as a Ball pit, Slide and 3D Maze.
Targeted to open in the 1st quarter of 2018, Airzone sits in the atrium space of City Square Mall in between the floor levels and it stretches up to level 6 with fun and excitement for all the family on every level.
Safety is at the heart of everything that they do. From their trained crew on site through to their experienced management team whom have a combined 25 years experience of attractions business management specialisation. Airstronauts only have to worry about one thing, having fun! Did you know that you can suspend a car from the anchors that hold the Airzone in place!
One World International School (OWIS) Nanyang Campus is scheduled to open in January 2018 for preschool, primary and middle school students through grade 8. Grades 9 through 11 will open in August 2018.
The OWIS Nanyang campus is located along 21 Jurong West Street 81. The property spans 3.2 hectares in an attractive, natural setting that will encourage learning to continue both in and out of the classroom. OWIS is a moderate fee school offering a top-quality educational experience that is designed to prepare students for ambitious adult lives. School fees for kindergarten and primary students will start from S$17,000 per annum and not exceed S$20,000 per annum for higher grades.
At OWIS, they pride ourselves in building an international community where children embrace diversity. To assist with this, they have a 30% cap on any one nationality, so their student body is guaranteed to include students from different backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. The new facility can house up to 1,200 students from pre-school through 12th grade and class size is limited to 24 students per classroom.
Their modern campus offers students & parents everything they expect from a well-rounded education. Their classrooms and teachers embrace the latest technology and the campus will also support outdoor learning opportunities, including a Nature Kindergarten. Their IB and IGCSE curricula encourages a deeper understanding of the world around us through inquiry-based learning, and they utilise technology as a tool to deliver that instruction more effectively.
At OWIS, children follow a world class, concept driven curriculum which not only enhances knowledge but also enables them to make real-life connections with the world around them. This is how OWIS ensures that learning is truly “future proof”. Read more about the school.
EtonHouse International School at Orchard will be the first of its kind offering an education pathway from primary through to secondary and high school. With innovative features in a unique city-centre location, the school's curriculum, staff and environment will deliver a programme designed to nurture creativity and critical thinking amongst millenials.
Located in the heart of the city, opposite St. Regis Hotel, the campus is a modern facility and the only international school on Orchard Road, offering families in the area a central and convenient location for their children's schooling
EtonHouse International School at Orchard will offer a modern and robust curriculum. Aligning with the outcomes of a 21st century education, it will offer a SMART programme focusing on Science, Maths, Art, Research and Technology. Inspired by the Singapore curriculum in Maths and Chinese, the programme will be in line with best practice. The students will have access to programmes around entrepreneurship, design thinking, sports science and action adventure, besides a robust music, drama and visual arts programme. With the IB PYP framework in the Primary Years, the Middle Years’ approach will be consistent with the IB’s approach to learning and will lead to the IGCSEs in Y11. The Senior Years will offer the IB Diploma Programme.
The school's ethos is centrered around strong pastoral care within the small and boutique nature of the campus. Families can look forward to a school where rich interactions between the staff and students will form the basis of the curriculum and programme being offered at all levels.
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The Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden has doubled in size with a new two-hectare extension that includes new attractions and programmes geared towards youngsters up to 14 years old.
This will allow families with older children to immerse in nature as they explore the different eco-systems simulated in this new extension. It aims to expose children to and help them understand the ecology of plants through nature play and experiential learning. Prior to the extension, the Garden catered to children up to 12 years old.
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first garden in Asia dedicated to children. Its theme of ‘Life on Earth Depends on Plants’ aims to educate and instil a love for nature in children. The Garden is a complete nature-learning environment, where children can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and our environment through discovery and experiential learning.
The Garden offers children a space for exploration, adventure and play, with a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds. Young adventure seekers can explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses; and all urban gardeners can observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips! Be an ‘Adventurer’, ‘Gardener’ or ‘Naturalist’ for a day at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden by following these carefully curated trails.
Located next to the Singapore Sports Hub, it has easy access for drop off, parking and is located next to Stadium MRT or a 600 metre sheltered walk from Kallang MRT.
Established in 1980, Lorna Whiston has built a reputation over the past 37 years for high quality education and teaching excellence across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with their signature programmes: English Enrichment, Speech & Drama and Preschools.
Starting preschool is an exciting time to engage, inspire and feed your childs appetite for knowledge. True to this belief, Lorna Whiston Preschools offer a stimulating bilingual learning environment for children 18 months to 6 years old.
The new Bedok Public Library is among a suite of community services provided at the new integrated complex, Heartbeat@Bedok. It covers an area of 4,150 square metres spread across the 2nd and 3rd storey at Heartbeat@Bedok and serves residents in the South East areas of Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok South, Frankel, Kaki Bukit and Kembangan.
The themes of nature, landscape and greenery feature prominently in Heartbeat@Bedok and within the library itself. The pillar wraps, colours and design in the library include landscape elements inspired by nature.
Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. It is situated on hilly terrain with Sungei Cina river running through it, and houses the largest nature area within an urban park. The enhanced 7-ha urban area now features 26 slides – the most number of slides in any park in Singapore! The widest slide and the longest slide in a public park can be found here.
The playground capitalises on the undulating terrain to site the three main play areas – Junior Play, Adventure Play and the Family Terracing Play – catering to children of all ages and featuring diverse play equipment that encourage group and multi-generation interactions.
Admiralty Park also features an inclusive playground, as part of an initiative announced by NParks in 2015. Inclusive playgrounds provide the physical structure, or ‘hardware’, that supports play between children with and without special needs.
The 20-ha nature area encompasses a diverse mix of secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats, and is home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna. With several trails within the 20-hectare nature area, visitors can discover the different species living in the forest, spot hordes of dragonflies and observe monkeys in their natural habitat. Alternatively, emerge from the secondary forest near the car park and admire the butterflies and different species of birds as you walk through the grassland. The walking trail also showcases interesting flora like the Putat Kampung Tree and climbers like Hedgehog Rattan, an increasingly rare plant in Singapore. The nature area will be open to public by December 2017.
Since its inception in 2014, All That Jazz Dance Academy has provided students of all ages with a high standard of artistic dance education to inspire and foster excellence in the arts. At its studios in Forum The Shopping Mall and Winstedt Road, students are offered a wide variety of popular dance classes like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Mommy and Me, Musical Theatre, Acro Dance and Twinkle Tots.
Vicky Lee Ward, Director of All That Jazz Dance Academy, started the academy out of her desire to share her deep passion for dance with others. She wanted to provide a safe and loving space, where students can learn dance and feel at home in the studios. To Vicky, dance is not just a super fun activity, but also one that can transform lives by building character, discipline and confidence.
The academy has grown significantly with students ranging from two-year-olds to adults, all united by their love for dance. The decision to open a second studio was made as it was getting pretty full at its Forum location. The space at 10 Winstedt Road was chosen due to several reasons – the spacious studios, the lush surrounding greenery, the cozy feeling of the community at Winstedt and the convenience of the location as it is close to Newton MRT station.
Compared to the Forum branch, the new studio at Winstedt Road boasts larger studio spaces. The comfortable waiting lounge is also much bigger, and there are a lot of new classes offered at Winstedt.
With their recent expansion, All That Jazz Dance Academy hopes to continue to inspire more dance students with positive experiences in its studios, with the teachers and staff members. Ultimately, All That Jazz plans to collaborate with more dance institutions and the entertainment industry to provide their students with more opportunities to pursue dance at a professional level.
New students of the academy can enjoy a free trial class at its new Winstedt Road studio. For more information and to sign up, visit here.
Established in 2004, School of Music and the Arts (SOMA) is a premier music institution in Singapore, focusing on both contemporary and classical music performance as well as career skills in Songwriting, Music Production and Audio Engineering.
As a Private Education Institution registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE) in Singapore, SOMA offers a world-class arts education centered on practical and relevant skills for both adults and children.
Conveniently located in Marina Square, SOMA’s new 3500 sq ft facility includes 5 classrooms, an Apple Mac lab, a recording studio, a dance studio and a retail store.
SOMA offers courses for all ages; 2 diploma programs, 6 certificate courses, 8 music performance labs and 3 dance performance labs. For their performance labs, which are weekly instrumental, voice or dance instruction, students can choose to learn in a group setting or a more customized one-on-one program.
SOMA is an official Examination Partner with ABRSM and Rockschool where students can opt to take graded examinations. There is also a retail store selling instruments, guidebooks, audio gear and accessories to provide students with the best support for their education.
Most recently, SOMA launched their dance performance labs focusing on Hip Hop, K-Pop and Jazz techniques. These classes cater to different levels of dancers, from absolute beginners looking to groove to the latest hits, to experienced dancers looking to improve on their technique.
Join SOMA next weekend for an exciting line-up of free music and dance workshops taught by some of the best in the industry! These instructors have worked with international artistes including Jacky Cheung, JJ Lin, David Tao, Stefanie Sun, Lee Hom, Air Supply and Pentatonix. Visit www.soma.edu.sg/ilovemusic for more information.
German European School Singapore (GESS) is set to move in to a brand new custom built K12 campus on Dairy Farm Road in 2018. The project opens an exciting new chapter in the school’s development as two existing campuses will be consolidated into one purpose-built school with brand new facilities.
With the aim to grow the school community by up to 2,000 new students, construction work on the site commenced on January 15th, 2016. The campus will be ready to move into during the 2018 June/July school holidays in order to operate by August.
The new campus includes important school facilities and spaces that are designed for the mindset of future generations. These include a sports field and hall, swimming pool, music and drama facilities, age and subject-specific classrooms, canteen, specialist rooms, design technology studio, library and an auditorium. Find out more here.
Diggersite is a fun destination and has brought its one-of-a-kind edutainment centre indoor with a new branch set up at Suntec City.
Diggersite offers a unique experience for families and kids! It is a one-of-a-kind edutainment centre that provides realistic experience in operating small scale construction machinery. The recreational and educational digger rides will also help children develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, which forms the basic foundation for writing, crafts and other fine motor activities.
You can also visit their recently relocated new outdoor site at 91 Lorong Chencharu in Yishun.
Diggersite will definitely provide unforgettable day of fun-filled activities designed to enhance hand-eye coordination skills and at the same time fostering independence through hands-on experience in operating the machinery.
LEGO® Singapore and Bricks World are pleased to announce the opening of a new LEGO® Certified Store (LCS) in Singapore. Located at ION Orchard, the store will be the largest in Singapore and will provide a complete LEGO experience via a Store Calendar of events and activities.
The LEGO® Certified Store at ION Orchard is the seventh store to be managed by Bricks World in Singapore.
About the LEGO® Certified Store (LCS)
Every aspect of the LEGO Certified Store is designed and made by The LEGO Group, including one of the most popular features, the Pick-a-Brick Wall. The LEGO Certified Store also features an interactive play area called “The Living Room”, and a display of fully assembled LEGO models. From January 2015, the LEGO Certified Store in Singapore has exclusive sets released at the same time as in the US and Europe.
The “Pick-a-Brick” Wall, comprising a custom-built fixture with round canisters, each filled with LEGO bricks and elements, will allow shoppers to hand-pick and select LEGO pieces in different shapes and colours.
“Build a Mini” tower: Let your creativity lead the way at the Build a Mini tower! You can mix and match from a wide selection of legs, torsos, heads, hair pieces and accessories to customise your own Minifigures.
“Digital Box” or “Digibox” provides consumers with an Interactive 3D Digital Experience, bringing the LEGO sets to life inside the store. The Digibox is fitted with a screen, and a webcam which reads the LEGO box in your hands to show the virtual 3D animation specific to that particular set.
The first LCS was officially opened on 29 November 2014 by Her Excellency, Berit Basse, the Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore together with LEGO Singapore and its business partner, Bricks World.
Bricks World is the oldest and largest specialist LEGO retailer in Singapore. It partnered LEGO Singapore in the opening of Singapore’s first LEGO Certified Store in November 2014. It also has six other stores across Singapore, as well as an online portal. Bricks World aims to deliver the LEGO experience through the breadth of its product offering, well-trained and knowledgeable staff, in-store calendar events and giveaways, and excellent customer service.
Two Cognita schools in Singapore – Australian International School (AIS) and Stamford American International School (SAIS) have collaborated and their world-class Early Learning Village boasting a 50,000 sqm campus is now open. Located at Kim Chuan Lane, the innovative new shared campus has been designed specifically for children aged 18 months to six years old and is the first in the world on this scale for Early Years education.