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Weekout: Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Net-A-PorterXCapella Singapore, Gardens by the Bay, Senshi Sushi and Softhaus

Jasmine Alimin
Jasmine Alimin • 5 min read
Weekout: Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Net-A-PorterXCapella Singapore, Gardens by the Bay, Senshi Sushi and Softhaus
For the coming school holidays, book a city staycation, go for a nature outing or enjoy some delicious sweet treats
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Escape into the city! Make the school holidays a little more interesting for your little ones by booking a city staycation, going for a nature outing or indulging in some deliciously sweet treats.

Green holiday camp

Gardens by the Bay

While the adults enjoy the newly-opened Orchid Haven in Cloud Forest or the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition (extended till Oct 3) let the kids partake in a day of outdoor exploration at Gardens by the Bay’s Warriors Holiday Camp (Sept 8 and 9).

Organised by Bollywood Adventures, the full-day garden outing is designed to let children six to 12 years of age gain an appreciation of the many wondrous plants that are intricately linked to our food and culture. The day camp will include educational and fun-filled hands-on activities that bring children closer to the sources of their food and encourage experiential learning.

For pre-schoolers aged three to six, sign them up for My Little Garden Kingdom Workshop (Sept 5 and 12), a one-hour green activity organised by De Kinder Club filled with storytelling and plant potting. Learn more about plants by bonding over this green activity and bring home your very own potted plant.

Tickets to the conservatories start from $20; Warriors Holiday Camp at $115 per child; My Little Garden Kingdom Workshop at $28 for one parent and one child.


Kids Stay Free
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Take the family out for a much-needed vacay at the bay and stay at the cushy confines of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore — just a short stroll to the boardwalks of Marina Bay.

The five-star hotel is offering a special family package Kids Stay Free, Fun for the Whole Family (from $398 per night) which includes daily breakfast for two adults and two children (complimentary for 12 years and below); up to two rollaway beds; free tickets to either ArtScience Museum’s Future World or three-hours play at indoor playground Kiztopia, plus additional benefits if you join rewards club, Fans of M.O.

The family staycation package is available from now till Dec 30.

Learn conscious living
Net-A-Porter X Capella Singapore

Discover more about a conscious way of living during your stay at Capella Singapore this September as the luxury retreat collaborates with Net-A-Porter in a series of month-long activities. Offering an inspiring setting among nature, the hotel’s commitment to the environment, local culture and the arts, provides the perfect setting for the cross-collaboration.

Not only will guests get to experience the fashion site’s curated content of ethically-crafted fashion and beauty products called Net Sustain, guests will get to enjoy a series of conscious workshops from craftmaking to clean cooking and how to cultivate your own edible garden.

As part of the initiative aptly called “A Considered Life”, guests will receive a specially curated welcome gift set featuring a Net Sustain beauty kit and Mr Porter grooming kit (only for the Moments to Remember package), while stocks last.

In addition, Net-A-Porter is also partnering with The MeshMinds Foundation on an AR.T exhibition entitled ‘Please Insert Women’ — the product of a creative technology incubation programme featuring augmented reality (AR) artworks from four local female artists in Singapore working with Spark AR Creators.

Reservations can be made through the hotel’s website.

Feast like a warrior
Senshi Sushi & Grill

Indulge in Senshi Sushi & Grill’s Japanese a la carte buffet set in the comfort of your own home.

Exclusively available on Oddle for islandwide delivery, enjoy a feast with your loved ones with favourites like the sea clam butter monte, California roll, mentaiko tamago, Hokkaido cheesecake and more.

A la carte buffet prices start from $84+ for a set for two, with buffet options available for parties of two to five. For a more casual meal, choose from Senshi’s bento sets (from $31.68+), featuring salmon teriyaki, saba shio yaki, beef tenderloin cubes and more.

Nestled within Dorsett Singapore at New Bridge Road, Senshi is the brainchild of veteran chef Martin Woo and chef Steven Hong. Both chefs were part of the team who developed the hospitality menu for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. Open since May, the buffet restaurant is named after the Japanese word for “warrior” and boasts a spacious dining area with 115 seats and two private rooms.

Ice-cream time

Chef Janice Wong invites the fam bam to her newest ice-cream concept Softhaus at #B1-K135 Great World, a whimsical wonderland that serves up 16 ice-cream flavours such as tangy Mango Banana Passionfruit, a Keto-friendly Chocolate Sorbet, and Pear Thyme Honey Eucalyptus, all of which use only locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, with plant-based milk options and sugar substitutes.

Top your flavour of choice with an impressive array of 20 toppings and inclusions, including freshly baked macarons, crunchy pop- corn and handmade chocolates. And choose to have your custom creation in a waffle cone, cup, or sandwiched between fluffy, rainbow coloured bread, Singapore style!

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