Published Date: 12 November 2018
Go the extra mile to craft a great stay for your clients. Beyond booking a comfy hotel with good location and a range of amenities, help your guests take their pick from these stylish accommodations that will inspire them. Discerningly designed to tell stories of Singapore’s rich past and nuanced culture, these luxurious hotels also present many creative forms of non-conventional hospitality.
National Gallery Singapore holds special family-centric activities every first and second week of the month. Designed to nurture a curiosity about art within children and engage them in conversations and activities, these programmes include storytelling, guided tours and family art workshops that are based on the gallery’s current exhibits. National Gallery Singapore also holds workshops for ‘tweens’, houses a wealth of children’s books, holds art-making sessions for the whole family and invites both young and the young-at-heart to have fun at the Keppel Centre for Art Education.
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road
Opening hours: Sat-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-9pm
A unique bistro that has hosted former US President Barack Obama and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Summerhouse has a serene meadow where your guests can dine in air-conditioned garden domes surrounded by blue pea flowers, lemongrass and strawberries. This restaurant uses premium ingredients from Singaporean and Malaysian growers, has an in-house florist and engages young diners in a fun-filled kids’ corner. If your clients would like to celebrate Christmas in a very different style, bring them to Summerhouse’s Christmas market, where they can indulge in an array of gourmet foods, collect unique Christmas memorabilia and even make their own souvenirs at weekly workshops. Spending your New Year’s Eve countdown here is a great idea too, as Summerhouse will be throwing a huge foam party in its swimming pool for both kids and adults.
Address: 3 Park Lane
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-3pm, 6-10pm
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One of Singapore’s most popular indoor play areas, the refurbished Amazonia will reopen this December. Its new “ice world odyssey” theme will mesmerise your guests with beautiful northern lights simulations. Besides enjoying meals in its thematic bistro, one can also hold kids parties in its spacious party cabins. Meet a fossilised Tyrannosaurus Rex along the way, play with Amazonia’s impact wall, jump around in its bounce area, then dive into its Movin’ Ball Pool. Your young guests will love climbing Amazonia’s new ten-metre-tall iceberg and sliding down its iconic eight-metre-long slides.
Address: Great World City Mall, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #03-08
Opening hours: Mon 10am-6pm; Tue-Thu 10am-9pm; Fri-Sun 10am-9.30pm
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The fun to be had at Christmas on a Great Street continues at The Great Christmas Village at Ngee Ann City, where amusement rides and a duplex carousel that is wheelchair-accessible can be enjoyed. Indulge in delicious treats at stalls by prominent local restaurants like Two Wings and New Ubin Seafood, while local and international musicians keep the merriment going. During this season, the array of retail experiences that Orchard Road’s award-winning malls offer are complemented by pop-up merchandise stalls along this Christmas village. Children can participate in arts and crafts workshops, which will let them customise memorable keepsakes and even meet Santa, who will be dropping in on the young ones on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 9pm.
The Great Christmas Village runs from 15 Nov to 26 Dec 2018
Address: Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza
Another special event called Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum will be happening too in these lush gardens. Free group tours are available on a first-come-first served basis, which will not only introduce guests to different varieties of poinsettias, but also bring them to enjoy a side of the Gardens that will be intricately decorated with Disney’s adorable Tsum Tsum characters. Tours begin from the “Ask Me!” poster near the Flower Field, and happen daily at 11am and 3pm; and 2pm to 5pm on 10, 11, 24 & 25 Nov and 8 & 9 Dec 2018.
Christmas Wonderland runs from 1 to 26 Dec 2018, while Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum runs from 2 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019
Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive
Website: christmaswonderland.sg and gardensbythebay.com.sg