July will pass by in a breeze with these exciting to-dos.
July is a tough month. It can seem rather relentless, what with no public holidays and the fact that we’re still trying to get over our June vacations while waiting for National Day in August to give us another breather.
Fortunately, there are many cool things going on to fill our social calendars. These are more than enough to keep us entertained and to tide us through such difficult times. Before you know it, the month will be over and we’ll be hurtling towards Christmas.
Multiple events, ION Orchard — Now till varied dates
ION Orchard is keeping us busy with a whole host of events during this period. Firstly, the annual Culinary Creations is back for its fifth edition. Like its past iterations, you can expect a whole host of food deals and delights created especially for the event. This year, however, is especially special as it coincides with ION Orchard’s 10th year anniversary. One example is the limited edition chocolate bar ($10), titled ‘A Decade of Wonders’, created in collaboration with local chocolatier Awfully Chocolate. If you’re expecting a simple, plain chocolate bar, you’d be sorely mistaken — it comes with 10 added ingredients including pistachios, raisins and hazelnuts. You’d have to download the ION Orchard mobile app to find out the various deals available — which include, apart from unique creations, 1-for-1 purchases and discounts — and to redeem them.
Secondly, ION Sky has introduced a visual treat with a new multimedia show using iconic Lego pieces to recreate famous world sights. Follow a lego family as they travel around the world before they land in ION. Every $20 spent will allow you to redeem for an entrance ticket to ION Sky. After the show, head to Bricks World (#04-15) with the ticket and exchange it for a chance to customise your very own Lego Minifigure for only $2 (U.P. $5.50). Yes, that means you get a lego figure that’s completely and utterly your own. Finally, before you leave the mall, make sure to head to level 3 as there will be a kaleidoscopic playground, from now till Sept 30, made with a dizzying mix of lights and mirrors that will definitely upgrade your ‘gram game. Head to ION Orchard’s website for more information.
Under Armour Test of Will 2019, Suntec City North Atrium — July 6 and 7
Are you really as fit as you think you are? Well, here’s a way to find out at the Under Armour Test of Will challenge. Back for its fourth edition, the challenge will test the number of reps you can do in four exercises, with a time limit of 60 seconds each. It will be split into two categories — an Open category with three age categories (18 to 34, 35 to 44 and 45 and above) and the Elite category. The former consists of double rope slams, rope Russian twist, reverse lunges and rope pulls, while the latter ups the ante with the accompaniment of slam balls with reverse lunges. Participants will receive a goodie bag while the top performers will win both cash and non-cash prizes. Registration for the Open category costs $25 while the elite costs $35 per person via Test of Will’s website, where you’ll also find more information on the challenge and, if you need them, training tips.
Cirque Du Soleil Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities, Marina Bay Sands — July 6 to Aug 4
Fans of Cirque Du Soleil’s gravity-defying stunts are in for a treat as the circus is back in town to stage Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. Follow inventor Kurios as he leads you into the Curio Cabinet to discover strange and unique inventions created in the 19th century. As with all Cirque’s performances, you are guaranteed a night of jaw-dropping action and entertainment. Tickets cost upwards of $89 each via Sistic.
Sports Hub Community Play Day: Summer Sports Jam, OCBC Square – July 13
Gather the fam and soak up the sun at Singapore Sports Hub’s inaugural summer-themed Sports Hub Community Play Day for some active fun. Tons of workout activities will run from 10am to 8pm, including a DJ-led Summer Spin Jam for dance workout enthusiasts and a RED-X Challenge: The Colosseum for fitness buffs to test their limit with functional fitness challenges. Admission is free. Visit their website for more information.
Pet Street Gang, Palawan Green — July 20 and 21
What could make a stroll by the beach with the sand in your toes better? The answer, according to the Pet Street Gang, is to have your beloved furry animal in tow. The pet-friendly festival is happening at Palawan Green, Sentosa, where you’ll not only be able to enjoy the sunny, balmy weather and sea breeze with your pet, you can also meet other like-minded pet owners. Plus, there will be pet merchandise and feeds sold while you fill your tummy at the food stalls. There will also be expert talks and interactive games at the event. Admission to Pet Street Gang is free and you can buy the coupon booklet from $20 each via Apactix.