The New Age Parents Free Online Parenting Magazine And Portal Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:46:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Speak Up : Grades Up Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:46:25 +0000 What does every successful world leader have in common?

Being great communicators!

This Saturday, learn how you can help your children to develop academic excellence in English and build the confidence in presentation as well as persuasive, reasoning and debating skills that are necessary for success. Also, get an exciting preview of unique, best-in-class English and Communication programmes for primary, secondary and JC students.

Grab the opportunity to also visit our subject booths and consult our teaching experts about the specific learning needs of your child too.

This talk is aimed towards parents who want to set their kids up for success in the new year. It will be conducted twice this Saturday 28 Nov 2015, at 10 am and 2 pm.

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My Breastfeeding Journey: Cecil Lum Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:57:41 +0000 pigeon breastfeeding with love

I’ve always thought breastfeeding would come naturally, just like childbirth, beautiful, easy and effortless. How wrong I was!

It takes a lot of perseverance, observation and determination! Not just a little but lots, and I really mean lots and lots of patience and determination.

I conceived at the age of 34, but suffered a mid-term loss during the 20th week when the scan revealed that my unborn baby had a severe form of spinal bifida, a birth defect involving the backbone and spinal canal. I was devastated after the loss but I am determined I would breastfeed if I can conceive and have babies. I finally conceived for the third time (I had a second loss after the first), and successfully gave birth to my daughter via C-sec as I was told that I had low placenta and was too risky for natural birth.

Breastfeeding mummies stories Cecil Lum

Told to give baby formula

I had to lie down to breastfeed after the C-Sec, and I tried an hour trying to get my baby to latch. She was sleepy and unlatched every minute, and my wound hurt when I tried to get baby to latch on. I thought it would be better the 2nd day, but it wasn’t. By the 3rd day, my milk wasn’t flowing. I was told that baby needed to be given formula to prevent dehydration. I cried! I know breastfeeding is a choice, and I chose it but it became more than a choice, it was a primal need, an obsession. I just want to be able to breastfeed and my baby to be totally breastfed, with no bottles and milk formulas.

Nursing my baby was…

The lactation consultants came to visit and gave me many tips and encouragement. I was told that nipples stimulation will encourage and speed up the flow. I did that and my milk came on the 4th day, the day I discharged. When we were still at the hospital, the nurses brought the baby in every 3 hours so I can nurse the baby. After we reached home, the baby cried so frequently and I was nursing almost every hour! I was struggling with milk supply, and I was exhausted, felt unwell, and I wanted to sleep. My family has been trying to persuade me to give formulas.

However, I did not give up. I continued to nurse and latch often. As each day passed, breastfeeding did get a little easier, but I was up a few times at night to nurse, and as I sat up nursing, usually in a football hold position, I was exhausted after a month because having to wake up every 2 hours and sitting up nursing means I did not get sufficient rest. I knew I had to explore another position, so I began to practice reclining position. It took me a while to perfect but finally I was able to nurse the baby lying down, and when I finally mastered the position, I remembered I was doing nothing but nursing the baby the whole day, and only got up to eat and going to the toilet when necessary. My daughter was on breastmilk for 8 months, and I partially breastfed her till she turned one year old.

It’s tough but no one can take your breastfeeding experience away

We were then blessed with a healthy baby boy, and who must have thought the second time would be easier right? I thought so too but I was wrong. I struggled with milk supply, and was told again that my baby needed to be given glucose and formula because he hasn’t pee for the past 12 hours. I did the nipple stimulation again and my milk came in on the 3rd day, and combine with the past breastfeeding experience, I was confident that I can do it and I did!

As I am sitting here and writing this, I am still breastfeeding my 16 months old baby boy and I have no intention to stop as of now. It has nothing to do with the antibodies in human milk or the protection against breast cancer. It’s about the indescribable feeling when my baby pulls off the breast and grins up at me with milk running out the side of his mouth, and then happily returns to nursing.

Contributed by Cecil Lum, 41 years old, mother of two. Cecil breastfed her first born for 8 months and currently breastfeeding her second born for the past 16 months.

This article is part of Breastfeeding with Love campaign, initiated by The New Age Parents and New Age Pregnancy.

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Meet Dear Santa Cast At Clarke Quay Central Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:19:24 +0000 Dear Santa Meet & Greet
Clarke Quay Central
Thursday 10 Dec, 3pm-5pm, Level 1 Atrium

Join us for an afternoon of games and quizzes & take home a photo from our fun photo booth! Come dressed in your favourite Christmas outfit and stand a chance to win tickets to watch Dear Santa.

Dec 9th-13th 2015 SOTA-Drama Theatre

Book 6348 5555 now at

Quote ‘Kidz Love Theatre‘ to Get 10% Discount Off Tickets.

For more information, visit Dear Santa Comes To Singapore This Christmas

Dear Santa Meet & Greet

We have 30 goodie bags worth more than $80 (consisting of an assortment of kids’ book/DVD/CD/bag etc) to give away!

Contest ends 6 December 2015. Like us today and share with your friends.


  • Collection valid for 10 December 2015, 2.30pm – 5pm at Clarke Quay Central ONLY.
  • Winners to pick up goodie bags between 4.15pm-5.00pm.
  • Winners will need to present NRIC during collection.
  • Goodie bags not collected will be forfeited.

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dear santa musical

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Chengzhu Mandarin Centre Open House Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:20:18 +0000 Chengzhu Open House Dec 2015

Discover how we nurture a love of Mandarin when you join us for our OPEN HOUSE!

Saturday, 6th December 2015
9am – 4pm

Up to 15% discount off programmes when you sign up during the Open House. *Terms and conditions apply.

Enjoy free trial classes in a range of language and literacy programmes!

Meet our talented team of educators to discover ore about our teaching methodology and how we inspire children to love learning.

Trial classes for children aged 6 months to 11 years and first time customers only.

Terms and conditions apply.

Chengzhu Mandarin Centre
35 Rochester Drive #03-01 Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639
Tel: 6737 5348

For more information, please call 6737 5348
To book a free trial class, visit

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Julia Gabriel Centre Open House Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:15:12 +0000 Up to 15%* discount when you sign up during the Open House.

5th December 2015 (Saturday)
Forum The Shopping Mall Level 4 9.30am – 6.30pm
Tampines Mall Level 5 2.30pm – 6.30pm

At Julia Gabriel Centre we recognise the unique learning style of every child.

Find out about our Speech & Drama, Readers & Writers and Adult Accompanied Programmes by joining free trial sessions at our centres. Visit our Open House and discover how you can be part of an exciting learning journey!

Trial sessions available for children aged 6 monthhs to 12 years and first time customers only.

For more information, please call us at:
6733 4333 Forum | 6444 6735 Tampines Mall
To book a free trial class, visit

* Terms and conditions apply.

Julia Gabriel open house

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7 Places To Donate Your Kids Pre-Loved Toys, Books, And Home Furniture In Singapore Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:11:47 +0000 Are there toys your kids have outgrown lying around at the back of your closet? Do you have pre-loved books, or furniture that you no longer use but are in still in good condition? Here’s our guide on some ways you can donate them to help those in need. Not only will you be doing something meaningful, you’ll also be able to free your home of clutter without having to toss things into the trash!

Happening this year

FairPrice Share-A-Textbook 2015 is back!

Show your support by donating your textbooks at any FairPrice stores (including Finest supermarkets, Xtra hypermarkets and FairPrice Xpress stores at Esso service stations). They accept textbooks, assessment books and other reading materials for primary to tertiary students. The project aims to help needy students save on their textbook costs and also encourage the habit of recycling and thrift.

Collection: From now till 6 December 2015

For any further enquiry, please email to

Toy Swap @ Downtown East


Bored of playing with the same old toys? Why not exchange them for pre-loved or brand new ones this Christmas! It not only helps to clear out some space at home, but the extra remaining games and toys will be donated to children beneficiaries supported by NTUC Club. Toy companies such as Mattel will sponsor new toys for this event, which include card games, figurines, board games and even video games.

For those who wish to swap their used toys, they have to be in working condition. For the cards and board games, they have to be complete, with no missing cards or pieces.

Date: 19 December 2015, Saturday
Time: 12pm to 6pm
Venue: Event Square @ Downtown East

1. Blessings in a Bag

Blessing in a bag


What: Blessings in a Bag is a non-profit organisation, which brings bags of toys, hygiene products, clothes, and school supplies (otherwise known as “blessings”) to disadvantaged children in rural villages across Southeast Asia. After you donate, suitable items will be distributed to communities in need, while the other items will be resold in Singapore and the funds collected will be used to cover operational costs.

Items you can donate:

  • Clothes for babies and children
  • Books for children 12 and under
  • Children’s school bags
  • Gently used or new art and craft supplies
  • McDonald’s happy meal toys
  • Educational games (such as puzzles, flash cards, or board games)
  • Blankets
  • Recyclable tote bags

How & Where: Place your items in a bag clearly labeled with the words ‘Blessings in a Bag’ and drop them off at:

Camden Medical Centre
1 Orchard Boulevard #01-04 Singapore 248649
Tel: (65) 6887 3456
Mondays to Fridays (9am – 6pm)
Saturdays (9am – 1pm)

Contact: Email, or visit the organization’s webpages at or

2. Pass-It-On

Pass it on


What: Pass-It-On is a second organisation you can approach to give your pre-loved furniture a new lease of life. This non-profit project, managed by the Helping Hand , makes donating easier and more efficient by matching pre-loved items that the general public can offer to lower-income families in need.

Items you can donate:

  • Home appliances
  • Home furniture
  • Medical aids, mobility aids, and learning aids

How & Where: Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWOs) submit requests for items that their clients need on an online portal, and you can “grant a wish” at by donating those items. Alternatively, you can also list items you’d like to donate, and a VWO will contact you directly to arrange collection if it can be used to help the needy.

Contact: Visit or call +65 85119160 on Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

3. The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army


What: The Salvation Army is probably the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions ‘thrift store’, and its prominent mega family thrift store in Upper Bukit Timah is a go-to place for vintage secondhand finds for many Singaporeans. This international charitable organisation has had a base in Singapore since the 1930s, and seeks to help the underprivileged without discrimination. You can help the local community by donating your pre-loved or unused items for resale at any of their thrift stores.

Items you can donate:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Household goods
  • Electronic devices
  • Toys and books

How & Where: Drop your items off at Donation In Kind booths located all over the island. Addresses of the booths can be found at

If you have bulky items, you can arrange for a collection service by calling +65 6288 5438, booking online at, or emailing with a brief description of the items you wish to donate, your collection address and contact number.

Contact: A list of all their centres and thrift stores are up on their website at

4. SCWO’s New2U Thrift Shop



What: Salvation Army isn’t the only organisation with a thrift store – the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) has one of their own too. The New2U Thrift Shop is run entirely by volunteers and has been open since 2000. Everything sold by the store is donated and amazingly cheap – as low as a dollar! Proceeds go towards SCWO’s various social initiatives, such as Star Shelter , a safe refuge shelter for battered women and children.

Items you can donate:

  • Pre-loved clothing
  • Bags and accessories
  • Shoes
  • Books and Toys
  • Household items and ornaments
  • Crockery and utensils

Note: New2U does not accept furniture, used electrical items, used towels, or old videocassette tapes

How & Where: Items should be clearly labeled as ‘Donations for New2U’, and dropped off at SCWO Centre at 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967 on any day of week between 9am and 10pm.

Contact: Visit the thrift’s websites at and, or give the shop a call at +65 68370611.

5. HCSA Hi-Thrift store & Rag and Bone

HCSA Hi-Thrift store & Rag and Bone


What: HCSA Hi-Thrift is yet another thrift you can donate your items to. It is located on the premises of Highpoint Community Services Association (HCSA), a halfway house that provides social services not only to drug addicts, but also ex-offenders, abused teenage girls, and underprivileged children. In addition, HSCA runs Rag & Bone, a social enterprise that collects old clothing, newspapers and unusable items that cannot be sold.

Items to donate:

  • Clothing
  •  Bags and accessories
  •  Electrical appliances
  •  Furniture and decorative items
  •  Books

How & Where: Place your items in a 24 hours drop-off box outside the Hi-Thrift Store at No.1, Lorong 23, Geylang, Singapore 388352.

Contact: Visit their website at or call +65 67470935 (Hi-Thrift Store) / +65 64402444 (Rag & Bone)

6. MINDS Shop



What: Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore’s (MINDS) Shop is not just another thrift store. The exceptional thing about this thrift store in particular is its unique employees. These employees are MINDS’ clients, and the shop provides in-house training on how to interact with customers, as well as how to organise and tag goods for sale. This store additionally provides an invaluable opportunity for the general public to understand the challenges faced by the intellectually disabled.

Items to donate:

  • Furniture
  •  Clothes
  •  Collectibles
  •  House wares

How & Where: Drop in at any one of their stores at Margaret Drive, Woodlands Ring Road, Lorong Napiri, and Rosyth Road during opening hours. More details can be found at

Contact: Visit their websites at Alternatively, contact Ms Linda Yusop at or +65 8180 2095

7. Singapore Freecycle Network

Singapore Freecycle Network


What: As a final option, if you can’t find anywhere else to donate your pre-loved goods, the Singapore Freecycle Network aims to promote recycling and keep useful items out of landfills by connecting people who are giving items to others who are seeking them. All items must be given for free in accordance to group guidelines.

Items to donate: Essentially anything and everything. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

How & Where: The process takes place entirely online at Post a picture of your item on the Facebook group and anyone interested can contact you directly and collect the item himself/herself.

By Michele See

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Marina Square’s Musical Christmas Village Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:31:09 +0000 REVEL IN A 3D CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE AT

Also enjoy exciting and unique festive activities for the whole family this season

Marina Square's Musical Christmas Village

Marina Square Shopping Mall, one of Singapore’s premier city centre shopping and dining destination, is excited to announce the start of its fun-filled festivities themed ‘A Musical Christmas Village’, which runs from 19 November 2015 – 3 January 2016 at the main atrium.

A myriad of colourful and musical activities will last for more than a month and the most extraordinary experience for visitors this season is the launch of a 3D Christmas Village as seen through specially commissioned Virtual Reality Viewers.

Says Ms Chan Yien Mei, General Manager Marina Square Shopping Mall, “With the success of our augmented reality programme two years ago, we are keen to once again create a more sensorial and interactive playground for our customers with the use of these viewers and their smartphones. This also means that they are able take home a piece of the Marina Square Christmas experience and share it with their family and friends.”


Customers who spend *$250 will receive a Virtual Reality Viewer and there are only 1,800 of these for grabs! Redemption starts 28 November.

Step 1: The user first downloads the FREE Marina Square VR Christmas App on their smartphone. This is available from 28 November 2015. Santa’s helpers will be at the atrium to assist customers if needed.

Step 2: The user then attaches their smartphone in the 3D viewer and peers through it, an astounding 360 degree view of the colourful Christmas Village in 3D glory is revealed!

Marina Square VR Christmas App

Step 3: The village is alive with 3D snowmen, tin soldiers, gingerbread man, snowflakes and more. Users can also play a game – “Help Save Christmas!” – where they are tasked to seek out all eight of Santa’s cheeky reindeer who are hiding from Santa and need to be found before he can do his work! As the user goes through the virtual town looking for the reindeer, a counter will let him know as soon as he spots the elusive animals. When all have been found, Santa takes off on his sleigh and together they all fly away to visit the home of every good boy and girl!


marina square whimsical village

Be captivated by the transformation of the mall’s 4,500sqft atrium into a whimsical village complete with quaint buildings, colourful shop fronts and adorable houses. The focal point is a two-storey brick house with vibrant blue thatched rooftops, decorated balcony and a star-spangled arch. The ‘front yard’ of this house is a stage area where the sound and light shows and meet and greet activities take place. Look out for the life-sized soldiers as they emerge from the house and thrill one and all with their salutes. A stunning eight metre tall Christmas tree will take on a life of its own as it rotates during the vibrant light and sound show. The rest of the atrium features adorable and colourful shophouse fronts complete with fences and delightful stalls selling Christmas fare.
The daily festivities are choc-a-bloc with sights, sounds and colours of Christmas and takes place at the atrium’s Musical Christmas Village. Guests can check out the line-ups via Highlights include The Christmas Village Light and Sound Show, Jolly Ride-On Train, The Big Piano Showtime, Meet Pororo & Friends and more.


20 Nov – 27 Dec
7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm and 9pm

Be captivated as the Christmas Village turns into a musical centrepiece every night! Revel in the five-minute long brilliant light and sound show and marvel at the animated life-sized toy soldiers and eight metre tall rotating Christmas tree decked in red and gold baubles, red poinsettias and sparkly lights!

19 Nov – 27 Dec
Stroll around the Christmas Village and pick up Christmas hampers, gifts, toys, chocolates and candies at the fair. The little ones can also enjoy hands-on fun at the crafts booth.

20 Nov – 20 Dec, 12noon – 8pm
All aboard! Kids will simply adore the village train that brings them on a ride around Marina Square Shopping Mall and into the new wing. Kids under the age of 3 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Check out the train schedule at The Christmas Village, Train Station. This jolly good time is only priced at $2 per child and $1 for an accompanying adult.

20 Nov – 6 Dec
Mon – Thu: 3pm & 6pm
Fri – Sun: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
The ever adorable Korean characters Pororo & Friends from Pororo Park Singapore will be making special appearances at the atrium to wish their fans a Merry Christmas. The first 40 families in the queue at each meet and greet session will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with these lovable characters. This is on a first-come-first-served basis and there are limited spaces per session.

pororo and friends meet and greet

11 Dec – 20 Dec
Tue – Thurs: 6pm
Fri: 2pm & 6pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Get upbeat this Christmas as Marina Square presents the Big Piano Showtime! Watch with amazement and tap your feet in time as talented performers, with their quick footwork, play lovely Christmas tunes on a 3.6 metre long piano on the atrium floor. After each ten-minute performance, visitors will be invited to try out the piano for themselves and play their own tunes.

5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 Dec
1pm, 3pm & 7pm
Santa is full of surprises and he will be roaming the whole mall with special treats for customers and visitors. So do not be startled if this jolly old man stops you and gives you a special present this Christmas.


For the duration of Christmas activities at Marina Square, look out for great giveaways and rewards to make this time of year a little more special!

Make your Christmas wishes come true and visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world just by spending at Marina Square Shopping Mall. Spend *$50 and stand a chance to win holiday land packages for TWO by Trafalgar Tours for Jewels of Italy for 7 Days (worth $3,335) and Spanish Wonders for 9 Days (worth $5,206). Also stand a chance to walk away with a Raymond Weil Jasmine Timepiece worth $6,370 in this Grand Christmas Draw.

Be among the first 5,000 shoppers to spend *$150 and above and receive a $10 Marina Square Gift Voucher – while stocks last.

Customers can redeem a delightful dancing Christmas tree with every *$200 spent – while stocks last.
Note to Editor – * Up to 3 same day combined receipts

20 Nov – 13 Dec
Snap a picture, make a wish, and that wish may just come true! Take a picture of yourself at the Contiki Photo Booth, submit an entry and state your dream destination and why you deserve a vacation. Three lucky winners will walk away with travel vouchers worth, $1,500, $1,000 and $500. This contest is only open to adventurous travellers aged 18 – 35 years old. Email the entry with your name, date of birth and contact details to by 13 December 2015.

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Step By Step Guide To Protect Your Child’s Oral Health Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:19:06 +0000 How can parents protect their toddler’s oral health and get them started on good oral practices? Dr Lim Min Min, Dental Surgeon at T32 Dental Center lists down eight ways to do so.

Brushing tooth

A Step By Step Guide To Protect Your Child’s Oral Health

Step 1. Avoid Milk Bottle Decay

One of the most common reasons for severe rampant tooth decay in toddlers is ‘milk bottle decay’, when toddlers sleep while they suckle on their milk bottles overnight. This results in prolonged contact between the milk and toddler’s teeth, during which the milk breaks down to sugars.

Decay causing bacteria then acts on the sugars and dissolve the toddler’s teeth. This is why many pediatricians and dentists recommend parents to wean their toddlers off the milk bottle by 1 year of age and move on to use ‘sippy’ cups.

Step 2.Practice Good Oral Hygiene Habits

It is good to start your toddlers on a good oral hygiene regime early. This includes having your toddlers brush their teeth twice a day using an appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste. While we know that toddlers do not have sufficient manual dexterity to brush their own teeth well, it is still a good idea to have them brush their teeth once before you check and brush for them a second time.

Step 3. Use an Appropriate Toothbrush

There are many toddler specific toothbrushes out there. The common design features you should look out for are: a large, easy to grip handle and a small brush head to reach all surfaces of their baby teeth.

Step 4. Use an Appropriate Toothpaste

It is recommended to start with a fluoride-free toothpaste. Once your toddler is used to brushing their teeth and do not swallow the toothpaste, you can start to introduce low fluoride toothpastes that are specially formulated for children. These are more effective in preventing tooth decay than the fluoride-free ones.

Step 5. Eat Right

Most toddlers are naturally attracted to sugary foods. This is why baby milk formulas are often very sweet and some caregivers use sweets as a ‘bribe’ to get toddlers to behave.

Unfortunately, high sugar intake is the primary cause of tooth decay in children. It is best to restrict the number of sweets given. It is also recommended to wipe your baby’s teeth with a damp cloth (if brushing is not possible) after milk feeds.

Step 6. Be A Good Role Model

Toddlers are easily impressionable and want ‘to be like’ mummy and daddy. When toddlers develop tooth decay, many parents complain it is because their toddlers do not want to brush their teeth. Or even if they do, they brush their teeth in a haphazard manner.

An effective tip is to have your tot see you or your spouse routinely carrying out good oral hygiene habits. Most children with decay free teeth have daily brushing times with the parents.

Step 7. Pacifier Use

How Old Is A Child Too Old To Use A Pacifier

Prolonged and sustained use of the pacifier can sometimes result in irreversible changes to your toddler’s oral structures. The extra pressure exerted on the oral structures during sucking moulds the jaws into poor arch forms and causes their teeth to become poorly aligned.

Also, the longer your toddler has been using the pacifier, the harder it would be to wean him off it later. To wean your toddler off the pacifier, try to examine why your toddler is dependent on it. Do they find comfort and suck on it when they are upset? The next time your toddler is upset, reach out to them instead of the pacifier.

Step 8. Regular Dental Checkup

As recommended by Singapore’s Ministry of Health, toddlers should have their first dental checkup at the age of 1 year. This is to ensure that your toddler’s teeth are developing well and there are no serious dental problems.

Regular dental visits to a toddler-friendly practice will habituate your toddlers to the dental office environment and make them look forward to fun teeth cleaning visits instead of being fearful. As always, prevention is better than cure.

Practice Address:
T32 Dental Centre
One Orchard Boulevard, 17th Floor
Camden Medical Centre
Singapore 248649
Tel: (65) 6733 1388
Emergency Dental Services: (65) 6398 5578

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November-December School Holidays 2015 Activities for Kids Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:30:59 +0000 November – December School Holidays Activities for children 2015: where to bring kids this November and December school holidays 2015 – meet & greet, to musicals and more. Check back regularly as we add more.

For Nov-Dec Holiday Enrichment programmes, visit December Holiday Enrichment Programmes 2015

For other up coming events, visit Events in Singapore.

Also do not miss this compilation of New And Revamped Places To Visit This School Holidays

Note: All details are correct as at time of publish. Readers are advised to check with the various event organisers for the most updated schedules.


1. The Saber Authority And Nanoblock Art Exhibition
Learn how to wield and use a lightsaber or take part in the Nano Brick Building Competition at Liang Court this November.

Date: 20 to 26 Nov 2015
Venue: Liang Court
Registration required and limited slots available. For more information, visit The Saber Authority And Nanoblock Art Exhibition

the saber authority and nanoblock


2. SAFRA Family Day Out December Special
This festive season, Gardens by the Bay will be transformed into a magical Christmas Wonderland with lots of colours, lights and fun filled activities for the family.

Date: 19 December 2015
Venue: Gardens By The Bay
For more information, visit SAFRA Family Day Out December Special

SAFRA Family Day Out December Special


3. Dear Santa
Christmas is coming, and so is Santa! Christmas will soon be here and we thought we’d write to Santa and see if he could pop by Singapore as a special treat for everyone. We are delighted to be welcoming him!

Date: 9 to 13 December 2015
Venue: SOTA – Drama Centre
For more information, visit Dear Santa in Singapore

Dear Santa Singapore


4. Magical Christmas Dream Party
AMK Hub is set to be transformed to a magical party destination and the nutcrackers are coming alive this Christmas.

Date: 20 November 2015 to 3 January 2016
Venue: AMK Hub
For more information, visit Magical Christmas Dream Party at AMK Hub

Magical Christmas Dream Party AMK Hub


5. Monsters of the Sea
Embark on an ocean-themed journey with life-sized animatronics displays of 14 prehistoric marine creatures and two present-day sea monsters.

Date: 30 October 2015 to 28 February 2016 (Temporary exhibition)
Time: 10am to 6pm (Last admission at 5.15pm)
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Annexe Hall

Admission: (Singaporean / Singapore Permanent Residents)
Adult: $20
Child (3-12 years old): $16
Family package (2 adults, 2 children): $58

Monsters of the sea exhibition Singapore Science Centre


6. TOTEM By Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is back in Singapore, 10 years since its last performance. Catch Totem – the most captivating performance to date with your family this school holiday!

Date: 28 October to 13 December 2015
Time: Various timings
Venue: Under the Big Top, beside Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
For more information, visit TOTEM By Cirque du Soleil Singapore

TOTEM By Cirque du Soleil


7. The Dance Concert
Angelina Ballerina and friends are coming to Raffles City! Check out “The Dance Concert” live on stage as she and her best friend Alice shimmer and twirl this season!

Date: 13 to 22 November 2015
Time: Tue – Fri: 1pm & 7pm | Sat & Sun: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
Venue: Raffles City
For more information, visit

angelina ballerina raffles city


8. Stroller Walk
Bring along your tots and family to the inaugural Stroller Walk. Sign up and get a Free race pack worth over $150.

Date: 19 Dec 2015
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Registration fee: $28 per family (up to 5 pax, one of whom must be a child in a stroller)

For more information, visit Stroller Walk 2015


9. Symphony of Lights
Spend your December (ho ho) ho-lidays at Sentosa! The State of Fun is putting together a line-up of exciting activities to keep your family entertained throughout the festive break.

Date: 28 November to 26 December 2015
Venue: Sentosa
For more information, visit Symphony of Lights at Sentosa.

Sentosa Symphony of Lights


10. SG Heart Map Festival at The Float
Immerse in the stories of Singaporeans at SG Heart Map places through art forms such as film, literary works, audio installations, sketches, illustrations, photographs and animations. Or take in the spectacular light shows and 3D projection mappings against the beautiful city skyline at The Float @ Marina Bay.

Date: 26 to 29 November 2015
Time: 5pm – 12am (27 Nov) | 5pm – 2am (28 Nov) | 9am – 10pm (29 Nov)
Venue: The Float at Marina Bay
Admission: Free
For more information, visit

SG Heart Map - photo credit Mr Baey Yam Keng
Photo credit: Mr Baey Yam Keng


11. Christmas with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants
From 5 to 20 December, join SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick Star, in an all-new live show.

SpongeBob SquarePants Krabby Patty Celebration ‘Live’ On Stage
Date: 5 to 20 December 2015 (Except Mondays)
Time: 2pm & 7pm (Tues – Fri); 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Level 1 Atrium

Outdoor SpongeBob Playland
Date: 20 November 2015 to 3 January 2016
Time: 12pm to 10pm daily (last admission at 9.30pm)
Venue: Level 1 City Green park

Christmas with Sponge Bob Square Pants at City Square Mall


12. Children’s Art Workshops @ Affordable Art Fair
No blank wall is safe! Affordable Art Fair will be featuring a ‘Young Emerging Artist Wall’ for kids and Live Onsite Doodling! It will also offer fun, accessible and educational workshops for all ages.

Date: 12 to 15 November
Time: 12 November, Thursday: 1200 – 2000, 13 November, Friday: 1200 – 2200 and 1800 – 2200, 14 November, Saturday: 1100 – 1900, 15 November, Sunday: 1100 – 1800
Venue: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard

General Admission (public days): $15
Door Tickets (at the door, ticketing fees apply)
General Admission: $18
Students & Seniors: $10
Children under 16: free admission

Affordable Art Fair Children's art workshops


13. Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens By the Bay
Look out for dazzling Italian Luminarie light sculptures, a European-style Festive Market, and a brand-new Christmas Toyland floral display in the Flower Dome. Experience “snow” in Singapore at the Spalliera, the largest Luminarie light sculpture, or have Fun With Bubbles at The Fairground. Make snow angels, build your very own Olaf at the Snow Playground at the Ice Palace over at the Supertree Grove, which includes an ice skating rink.

Luminarie Light Sculptures
Date: 28 November – 3 January 2016
Time: 9am – 9pm
Venue: Golden Garden, Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Bridge, Flower Dome
Admission: Access to the Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay is complimentary to the public

Christmas Toyland Floral Display
Date: 21 November to 5 January 2016
Time: 9am – 9pm
Admission charge to the conservatories applies

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay


14. Neon Lights 2015
Neon Lights will illuminate the historic Fort Canning Park with a rich and vibrant music and arts programme.

Date: 28 to 29 November 2015
Time: 1pm till late
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Admission: Ticket charges apply.
For more information, visit Neon Lights 2015

Neon Lights 2015


15. Mickey’s Music Festival
Come join us at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.

Date: 21 to 29 November 2015
Time: Various Timings
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
Admission: Ticket charges apply.
For more information, visit Disney Live Singapore 2015

Disney Live Singapore 2015


16. National Gallery Singapore Opening
The National Gallery Singapore, which has been in the making for a decade, will open on Nov 24 with a two-week-long celebration of free events and activities.

Date: 24 to 6 December 2015
Time: Various Timings
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
Admission: Free entry for Singapore Citizens/ PRs and children 6 years and under
$20 for non-Singaporeans
$15 for *concession-holders and children between 7 and 12 years
For more information, visit National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore


17. Peppa Pig Christmas Surprise
Come join us as Peppa Pig stages their first Christmas ‘Live’ show – Peppa’s Christmas Surprise in Singapore!

Date: 20 November 2015 to 3 January 2016
Time: Various Timings
Venue: United Square and OneKM
For more information, visit Peppa Pig Christmas Surprise Singapore

Peppa Pig Christmas Surprise Singapore


18. Marina Square’s Musical Christmas Village and Pororo & Friends Meet and Greet
Step into The Christmas Village and bask in the festivities at Marina Square! Enjoy the lights, sights and sound at The Christmas Village this festive season!

Date: 19 November 2015 to 3 January 2016
Time: Various Timings
Venue: Marina Square
For more information, visit Pororo and Friends Meet & Greet

Musical Christmas Village and Pororo & Friends Meet and Greet


19. Fun Filled Christmas @nex
Take a photo with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Lucy. Redeem a photo pass* with S$30 minimum spent in a single receipt.

Date: 3 to 13 December 2015
Time: Tue-Thu: 1pm & 7pm daily | Fri-Sun: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm daily
Venue: nex
For more information, visit

snoopy and charlie brown


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The New Age Parents Festive Giveaway 2015 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:39:16 +0000 Because we love to pamper our fans, we are giving away gifts from the month of November to December!

For new parents-to-be, whether you are a new mummy or daddy, we welcome you to our New Age Pregnancy community. As your child transits though their preschool and primary school years, continue journeying with us on The New Age Parents.

The New Age Parents Festive Giveaway 2015


Giveaway #1 Swensen’s Christmas Log Cake

Swensen’s highlights the merits of spending Christmas with its delectable range of Christmas goodies, including six all-new ice cream log cakes!

We are giving 5 Christmas Log cakes to 5 lucky winners!

Winners will get to select a range of 5 *Designs. Flavours include: Red Velvety, Honey Manukadamia, Merry Sticky Chewy Chocolate, Matcha Chocomallow and Cookies Creamy Hut

*Frozen log cake design not included

Dine-in at Swensen’s this holiday with special festive dishes on the menu! Savour entrees like the Chicken Istimewa and Swensen’s Turkey Burger from now till December. Sweet tooths can delight in three locally inspired ice-cream sundaes created with a nostalgic twist: Sweet Corn Fever Forever, Child’s Gem Delight, and Potong Supreme Pleaser.

This giveaway ends on 17 Nov. This contest has ended.

Congratulations to the following winners!

  1. Elyn Chan Yih Ling
  2. Tan Xue Wei
  3. Jamie Chaw
  4. Kong Meifong
  5. Ashmika Jain

Swensens log cakes


Giveaway #2 Tickets to TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil

We are giving away a family pack of 4 B reserve tickets (worth $168 each) to catch TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil!

Read our TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil review to find out more about the show.

*Show Date: 5 Dec, Thu
Show time: 8 pm
Venue: Under the Big Top (Next to Marina Bay Sands)

*Note that the show date and time cannot be changed

This giveaway ends 24 Nov. This contest has ended.

Congratulations to Yvette Lee Qin Min! Please collect your tickets at the box office at the Big Top for the show.

totem cirque du soleil in Singapore 2015


Giveaway #3 Dear Santa Tickets

Dear Santa comes to Singapore this Christmas! The stage adaptation of the popular children’s book by Rod Campbell, Dear Santa celebrates the joy of Christmas and is the perfect show for families during the upcoming school holidays. Watch Santa’s greeting to Singapore here!

We are giving away a Family Package of 4 Category 1 tickets to Dear Santa!

Date: 11 December, Friday
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Drama Theatre at School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive Singapore 227968
Duration: Approximately 55 minutes (no interval) including the meet & greet after the show with Santa

*Please note the date and time cannot be changed. Dear Santa is recommended for children aged 2 to 7.

How to take part:

1. Fill in this form

2. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

3. Tell us why you would like to win this on our Facebook post or Instagram Post

dear Santa 2015


Stay tuned as we unveil new surprises every Wednesday!

For more contests and giveaways, go to The New Age Parents Contest Page.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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