If Junior is a fan of Lego, you won’t want to miss the upcoming The Lego Ninjago Movie.
Journey with six teen ninjas as they fight evil forces. Kids will learn about the spirit of a ninja – perseverance, courage and teamwork – in the process.
The animated movie features the voice talents of action superstar and dad Jackie Chan, and actors Dave Franco and Justin Theroux. It rolls out in cinemas on Sept 28.
After watching the movie, head to United Square from Oct 2 to 15 to let your little ninja test his skills at three different battlegrounds – the dojo, jitsu and mech. Complete them all and he’ll take home a Lego Ultimate mech built and a Ninjago mini figure. Visit www.unitedsquare.com.sg.
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, so treat your family to a Pink Ribbon Cake and show your support in eradicating the most common cancer in Singapore women.
The Cedele group created this cake – a light vanilla sponge with chia seeds and pistachio, topped with raspberry frosting – in collaboration with the Breast Cancer Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary.
It’s available from all Cedele Bakery outlets at $8 per slice; and $56 per roll throughout October, and 20 per cent of the proceeds will go towards supporting the foundation. Visit www.cedelegroup.com.
We liked the customisable tendon bowls at Kogane Yama so much, we went back after the official media tasting session to try it again, and it didn’t disappoint. There are four rice bowls to choose from – we like the Mixed Bowl ($15.80, pictured), which has crisp tempura prawns, a juicy chicken fillet and an assortment of veggies, plus an addictive shiso leaf. It’s good enough for a parent and child, or order a side of soba or thin udon ($1 each) if you need more carbs.
Then choose one of four sauces (there’s a non-spicy one for kids) and pay $2 more for a set meal that includes chawanmushi (steamed egg custard) and miso soup. Don’t forget to order the yummy drinks there, such as three types of matcha latte and the refreshing honey ume soda ($5.80). Kogane Yama is at #02-50 Bugis Junction. Visit www.fb.com/ KoganeYamaSingapore.
Halloween comes early to Carpe Diem Kidz Arena at Arena Country Club in Jurong.
At its half-day open house on Sept 30, kids can expect a spooktacular time as they weave their way through the Fright Mazes, take on challenges at the Terror Towers, and make their very own Skin-Masks. The event runs from 9.30am to 2pm. Call 9727-2241 to reserve a place for your child. Visit www.carpediem.com.sg/
Did you know that cord-blood banking May be one of the most crucial ways to safeguard your family and protect your child’s health?
If you’re expecting and would like to find out more about storing your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells, visit the Baby Market Fair from Oct 13 to 15.
There, you can talk to the experts from Cordlife, the first organisation in South-east Asia to be internationally dual certified, and with 16 years of laboratory management experience. To save time, make an appointment for a non-obligatory consultation during the three-day event. Visit www.babymarket.com.sg.
Otak quiche, ayam buah keluak crostini and pulut hitam chiffon cake These are some of the delectable Peranakan-inspired fusion foods that await you at The Lobby Lounge at Intercontinental Singapore hotel. Catch up with an old friend over an assortment of bite-size sweet and savoury items served in a three-tier stand.
The Classic Afternoon Tea: Straits Heritage set is priced at $78 for two people, and includes tea and coffee; top up $40 per set and each of you will also enjoy a flute of champagne or cocktail. It’s available daily till Nov 19 from 2pm to 5pm. Visit www.thelobbylounge.sg.
You may have seen her on TV during the 2016 Paralympic Games, or read about her winnings in the papers. But how much do you know about four-time Paralympic medallist Yip Pin Xiu?
Co-written by The Straits Times assistant sports editor, Rohit Brijnath, and the Paralympian herself, The Mermaid Who Became A Champion follows the latter’s remarkable journey of overcoming life’s challenges to become a champion.
This touching book is a great way to teach your kids about resilience and determination. Buy it for $14.95 (before GST) from major book stores.
After a morning with Junior at East Coast Park, you’ll want some respite from the heat and a hearty lunch.
Atmosphere Bistro’s new menu features Instagram-worthy gourmet burgers, such the mentaiko pulled pork burger ($18.80) and lava cheese burger ($24.80, pictured). The latter is a yummy, gooey mess that will thrill your kid – rich Camembert cheese oozes out and runs down the thick beef patty when he sinks his teeth into the burger.
Round up your meal with the matcha lava cake ($14.80), served with adzuki red beans, crushed peanuts and vanilla ice cream. There’s even an Angry Bird-themed slide to keep your little one entertained. The bistro offers a spacious al fresco dining area and a smaller airconditioned section. It transforms into a bar at night, so keep it in mind for your next date night with Hubby. Visit www.atmosphere-bistro.com.sg
Making everydrop count
Designed to give a hassle-free breastfeeding experience, Hegen bottles allow you to express, store and feed your baby – without transferring the milk. This minimises wastage and reduces mess, making every drop count.
Its modular system comprises breast pump adapters, storage lids and feeding heads that are designed to ﬁt the same bottle. Prices start from $25.80 for a feeding bottle. Visit www.hegen.com
Take the stress out of cooking with this Hunger Management recipe book by veteran food writer and The Straits Times Life editor Tan Hsueh Yun. A self-confessed lazy cook with the mantra – cook it fast, make it delicious, and let’s eat now – the book compiles 63 of her favourite recipes from her long-running food column in The Sunday Times. Buy it for $25 (before GST) from major bookstores.
Mini but mighty
Your kitchen may have limited counter space, but that shouldn’t dampen your enthusiasm for baking and cooking. Get the new Mini Stand Mixer by Kitchenaid – even though it is 20 per cent smaller and 25 per cent lighter than the brand’s Classic Stand Mixer, it is said to deliver the same power and performance.
It’s available in four hues and retails for $649 at all Mayer showrooms, Tangs, Takashimaya and Harvey Norman. Find out more at www.mayer.sg
Health from within
If you’re looking to supplement your family’s diet, Catalo has got you covered – from Baby and children’s health, to pregnancy essentials and family wellness.
Most of its products are produced using branded natural and technology-based ingredients, and are backed with scientiﬁ c and clinical researches. Check out the full range at Guardian stores, or ﬁ nd out more at www.catalo.com/sg.
TEXT LYNN WEE, ELISA CHIA & STEPHANIE YEO
TEXT LYNN WEE & ELISA CHIA