1. White Lodge Preschool Toa Payoh Personalised School Tour
White Lodge International Preschool & Childcare is expanding its footprint and bringing its exciting learning curriculum closer to parents residing in Toa Payoh!
White Lodge is a trusted preschool with over 21 years of early childhood experience in Singapore. Building upon the theories of High Scope, Reggio Emilia and Howard Gardner, children at White Lodge are prepared for their primary school learning journey and are taught core subjects like reading, writing and numeracy alongside creative subjects like arts and crafts. Learning at White lodge is holistic and utilises a theme-based approach that incorporates play activities and excursions to bring relevant topics of inquiry to life for the little ones.
As one of the few international preschools around Toa Payoh, children at White Lodge experience a rich cultural environment where they discover, explore and celebrate each other’s unique cultures and language. The school places an emphasis on building a strong community through involving parents in their child’s development and learning at school.
Its flexible childcare programs include half-day, full-day or extended day (until 7 p.m.) for two, three or five days a week. It also offers enrichment programs and Chinese immersion programmes from nursery to kindergarten.
*Ongoing offer for prospective students: Usual full-day fees (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) is now offered at the ongoing rate of the 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. day fee.
White Lodge Preschool Toa Payoh Personalised School Tour
Address: Lorong 5 Toa Payoh, Level 1 743, 319457
Date and time: Tours are available indefinitely as long as interests are shown.
2. Palace Mooncake – Natural Food Colourings
Learn how to make some beautiful mooncakes ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival to surprise your family and friends. In this workshop, you will learn about the key ingredients in the dough, see a demonstration on how to use natural food colours and more. At the end of the course, you will be able to bring home 4 mooncakes in a decorative box, a fish mould and a mooncake mould.
Palace Mooncake – Natural Food Colourings
Address: Spazio @ Kovan, 767 Upper Serangoon Rd., #02-11, 534635
Date and time: 3, 17, 31 July 2021, 1 to 6 p.m. (Sat.)
3. Musical Swings
Brought to Singapore as part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts by Arts House Limited, the game of swings can sit up to nine participants in each session. Each swing in motion triggers different notes, with secret melodies unleashed only through ‘cooperation’, or synchronised movements of different swings. Have some fun this weekend at the Musical Swings!
Address: Cathay Green at Dhoby Ghaut
Date and time: 25 June to 11 July 2021, 2 to 5 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 12 to 9 p.m. (Sat. + Sun.)
4. Experience Local Culture & Learn the Art of Peranakan Beading – Bead by Bead
Immerse yourself in Peranakan culture with this beading workshop! It will be led by experienced Peranakan beading expert Nyonya Angeline Kong. You will gain understanding of the roots of the Peranakan community and the beauty of their heritage, learn new skills on Peranakan beading, have authentic local cuisine for lunch, and afternoon tea.
Experience Local Culture & Learn the Art of Peranakan Beading – Bead by Bead
Address: Straits Enclave, 318A Joo Chiat Rd., 427569
Date and time: 10 July 2021, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sat.)
5. Dance on Cloud
The online outreach programme by the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre will be bringing back the Children dance class, ” Dance along to fight COVID”. The session will be conducted by Sun Hong, SCDT ONE Artiste, an experienced Chinese folk dance teacher. All parents are also welcomed to join in on the fun.
Dance on Cloud
Date and time: 27 July 2021, 12 p.m. (Sun.)
6. Practise Public Speaking with Toastmasters@CBD
Are you afraid of public speaking? Join Toastmasters International as they help you to come out of your comfort zone. This session which usually costs $5 but is now free, will help to boost your confidence and sharpen your public speaking skills in a friendly environment.
Practise Public Speaking with Toastmasters@CBD
Date and time: 19 July 2021, 7:30 to 10 p.m. (Mon.)
7. Wedding Festival
Are wedding bells ringing? At this festival you will be able to meet all the wedding vendors you need in one place – ranging from bridal, photography & videography, wedding cake, invitation cards and many more. Get exclusive promotions from the vendors and stand a chance to win vouchers from our lucky draw.
Address: 46 Kim Yam Rd., 239351
Date and time: 4 July 2021, 4 to 8 p.m. (Sun.)
8. Mindfulness Foundation Course
Are you feeling stressed out or tired? Learn to cope with your stress with the skills you will learn at this course. Not only will you experience reduced stress levels, you will also have improved sleep quality, happier interpersonal relationships and a more positive outlook on life.
Mindfulness Foundation Course
Address: Brahm Centre @ Tampines, 473 Tampines St. 43, #01-94, 520473
Date and time: 8, 15, 22, 29 July 2021, 7 to 9 p.m. (Thu.)
Admission: $32 to $160
9. Geylang Adventures
Heard of the only legalised red-light district in Singapore, but have never been? Faced with issues like overcrowding from the influx of foreign workers and the social stigma of prostitution, Geylang has had its share of adventures. Hear from the tour guides and witness first hand these issues and the resultant social and environmental impacts. This tour will definitely be an insightful experience!
Geylang Adventures 2021
Address: Aljunied MRT, Exit A (next to the POSB ATM), 60 Sims Dr., 380060
Date and time: 3, 11 July 2021, 4 to 7 p.m. (Sat., Sun.)
Admission: $48.22 to $53.45
10. Painting with Light
National Gallery Singapore’s Festival of International Films on Art, Painting with Light, is returning for its fourth edition with both on-site and online offerings. You can look forward to a robust line-up of over 50 award-winning and premiering films. The festival also introduces a slew of firsts, including its first-ever 3D film showcase, screenings under the beautiful glass canopy of the Supreme Court Terrace, and a special film anthology commission responding to the exhibition Something New Must Turn Up: Six Singaporean Artists After 1965.
Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art
Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd., 178957
Date and time: 2 July to 25 July 2021; timing to be advised
Admission: Online viewing is free; Museum entrance fees and other screening charges apply
11. Bazaar In the Garden @ Jurong Lake Gardens
Join in on the fun and enjoy some exciting programmes both online and in the gardens! Guided tours at the Gardens will also be happening with safe management measures in place. Programmes include children’s storytelling, bonsai appreciation, understanding plant nutrition in edible plants and more.
Bazaar In the Garden @ Jurong Lake Gardens
Date and time: 24 July 2021 (Sat.), from 8 a.m.
12. OneMillionTrees Webinar – Scaling new heights: A day in the life of an arborist
Did you know that we have over seven million trees in Singapore and will be adding one million more trees islandwide with the OneMillionTrees movement? Listen to Arthur Ng, Jarel Chia, and Karen Lee from NParks’ Streetscape Division as they share their experiences as “tree doctors”, and discover how NParks leverages on science and technology to manage the trees across Singapore.
OneMillionTrees Webinar – Scaling new heights: A day in the life of an arborist
Date and time: 24 July 2021 (Sat.), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
13. Dance: A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev
Part of Alliance Française’s French Excellence programme, the exhibition pays tribute to Rudolf Nureyev, one of ballet’s best-known stars, and director of the Paris Opera from 1983-1989. On display for the very first time, the exhibition will showcase 14 striking costumes from Nureyev’s signature ballets – Swan Lake, La Bayadère, and more. There will also be a series of talks, workshops and conferences will further encourage dialogue and help to develop deeper understanding of the evolution of ballet and its role in the cultural landscape of France.
Dance: A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev
Address: Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Rd., 258130
Date and time: 15 July to 15 September 2021
By Jasia Shamdasani, June 2021 / Images credited to the relevant businesses.