Happy New Year! It’s the start of 2021 – a period where we look back on the past year, reflect and make resolutions and goals for the new year ahead.

We have compiled a list of new and interesting highlights happening in Singapore for the month of January so you can kick-start the year with gusto and fun! Do check back regularly as we’ll be constantly updating this list.


1. Ding Bakery

best pineapple tart in singapore ding bakery

Award-Winning Home-Made CNY goodies bakery offer same-day delivery!

Ding Bakery specialises in premium melt-in-your-mouth home-made CNY goodies such as pineapple tarts and Kueh Bangkit. Now, they are offering a same-day delivery option to fulfil your sudden cravings!

Their goodies are freshly baked using only premium ingredients to ensure the highest quality and taste. These highly raved CNY goodies are 100% handmade and contain zero preservatives, which is perfect for families with young children or the elderly!

Get never before early bird prices when you preorder now.

Additionally, enjoy free same-day delivery for orders above $100. Check out more promotions on their site today!

Website: www.cnygoodies.sg

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2. The Kaizen Parent

The Kaizen Parent Track Childs Learning Progress

Ever wondered how you could more efficiently help your child in his/her revision? With Kaizen, you can identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses at a glance! Enter their assignment and test results into Kaizen and we will provide the insights, allowing you to help your child focus on areas for improvement.

Give your child the edge today. Sign up now at www.thekaizenparent.com


3. Join the PROMOTE Study

Pregnant woman drinking milk. Health care in pregnancy

We are looking for 180 pregnant women to join our PROMOTE study and find out if a probiotic, commonly taken to improve digestive health, may also help to improve your mood. Please contact us if you are between 20 weeks and 28 weeks pregnant.

Even if you don’t fall precisely within this window, please feel free to register your interest (at the link below) if you are keen to participate in this study.

For more information, visit www.a-star.edu.sg.


4. Chinese Bridge Chinese Speech & Drama

chinese bridge chinese speech and drama

Discover the multitude of positive learning outcomes your child will achieve through our age-calibrated Chinese Speech & Drama programme.

For more information, visit chinesebridge.com.sg


5. Chinese Zodiac Forecast 2021

Year of the Ox Chinese Zodiac Forecast 2021

To usher in the year of the Ox, we asked Feng Shui Master, Master Jo Ching, to share his insights on the Chinese zodiac forecast for 2021.

To find out what the year holds for you, read on via Year of the Ox Chinese Zodiac Forecast 2021.


6. Win a Gold-Dipped Natural Rose This Valentine’s Day

the eternity rose valentines day giveaway

This Valentine’s Day ❤️, stand a chance to win a Gold-Dipped Natural Rose (worth USD 179) by The Eternity Rose for your valentine. There will be a total of 3 winners.

To find out how to win, visit Gold-Dipped Natural Rose Valentine’s Day Giveaway


7. Celebrate Chinese New Year with three new LEGO sets inspired by Chinese culture and legends!

LEGO Chinese New Year sets 2021

The LEGO® Story of Nian set tells the story of the mythical beast Nian and features a brick-built Chinese residence with traditional decorations as well as a posable Nian creature with six minifigures. The LEGO® Spring Lantern Festival recreates the magical atmosphere of the festivities with a detailed build of a traditional Chinese garden featuring a special ox lantern illuminated by a LEGO light brick. Illustrations telling the stories of Nian and The Lantern Festival are also added to the building instructions for the first time, inspiring children to learn more about Chinese traditions.

Pre-schoolers can also play out Chinese New Year family traditions with the first LEGO DUPLO set that is customised for young families with the new LEGO® DUPLO Town Happy Childhood Moments.

The three sets will be available in Singapore at LEGO Certified Stores and LEGO Official Stores on Lazada and Shopee.


8. Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2021

singapore art week

Singapore Art Week (SAW), Singapore’s annual festival and the pinnacle of Asia’s visual arts calendar, is set to take over the island when it returns. A joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), SAW 2021 will celebrate the coming together of our vibrant artist community once again, celebrating their resilience, innovation and solidarity as we have seen in these unprecedented times.

Date: 22 to 30 January 2021
For more information, visit Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2021.


9. Garden Rhapsody returns to usher in the new year

Garden Rhapsody Show Timings

The popular light and sound show at Supertree Grove sees the lights of 12 Supertrees “dance” to a musical soundtrack. The 15-minute show will return to its original 7.45pm and 8.45pm timing every evening from January 8, and is free.

The musical soundtrack and choreography of lights changes often, and there are 11 shows planned for 2021. For the month of January, visitors will get to experience Garden Waltz, an uplifting compilation of waltz music from great composers, such as Frédéric Chopin’s Grande Valse Brilliante, Johann Strauss Junior’s By the Beautiful Blue Danube and Emile Waldteufe’s Skater Waltz.

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook, Trip.com or KKday. (P.S. Eligible for SingapoRediscover Vouchers too 🥳)


10. The New Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

The fourth-generation Sorento is Kia’s latest global line-up of SUVs. This large SUV is equipped with a new 2.2-litre Smartstream turbocharged diesel engine to propel the seven-seater with ease. Fitted with a host of safety and driver-assistive features (tech pack only) like the Advanced Driver Assistance System, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Blind-Spot View Monitor, it is also designed for occupancy comfort with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, ventilated front seats, wireless smartphone charger, BOSE surround-sound system and dedicated aircon vents in the rear rows. Offering a generous interior, 187-litre of cargo room, and one-touch access to the third row – here’s to space and versatility for big adventures with the family!


11. Libraries and Archives will resume more services

jurong east public library

Restrictions will be further eased in the libraries and archives as Singapore enters Phase 3 of its reopening. They will also gradually resume more public programmes with safe management measures in place, to ensure that public health and safety are not compromised.

With effect from 4 January 2021, the operating capacity in the National Library will be increased further for the 26 public libraries, the National Archives of Singapore and the Former Ford Factory. They will also lift the existing dwell time limits on weekdays. As a result, patrons will be able to enjoy the physical facilities for extended periods on weekdays, without the need to book online.

However, it is still necessary to retain the dwell time limits on weekends to manage the larger crowds. On Saturdays and Sundays, patrons can visit the National Library, regional libraries (in Jurong, Tampines and Woodlands), the National Archives of Singapore and the Study Lounge at Level 5 of the National Library Building for up to three hours, and two hours in all other public libraries. For visits during weekends, patrons are encouraged to make online bookings here for their preferred slots.

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Note: All details are correct as at the time of publishing. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the compilation. Readers are advised to check with the respective event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.

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