School’s out and it’s finally time to relax before the start of the next school term. No more late-night cram sessions – take a break from your timetable and chill out with the gang at these fun events this June holiday!

31 May to 2 June: DBS Marina Regatta 2019

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Get hyped for an adrenaline-pumping weekend that’s filled with cheers, delicious food and good company at DBS Marina Regatta. From participating in Singapore’s largest outdoor challenge-fuelled eco maze to enjoying a feast made up of Insta-worthy hawker fare, there’s an exciting line-up of activities perfect for everyone of any age!

Admission is free, visit DBS Marina Regatta 2019 for more information.

31 May to 14 July: Rose Romance Floral Display

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Ever wondered what it’s like to stroll through an European garden filled with over 40 varieties of roses? In the next installment of floral displays at Gardens by the Bay, you can literally stop to smell the roses – in classic hues of red, pink, orange, yellow and white – as well as meet some unique breeds rarely seen in our side of the world such as Roald Dahl, a peach-coloured rose aptly named after the famed English author and inspired by his well-loved novel, James and the Giant Peach.

Tickets from $12, visit Gardens by the Bay for more information.

1 June to 15 September: From Singapore to Singaporean – The Bicentennial Experience

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In a one-of-a-kind showcase as part of Singapore’s Bicentennial, this multi-sensory experience takes you back to the early days of our country in the 1200s and how it progresses through 700 years to the flourishing nation we are today. If this is a topic that piques your interest, you can also explore Singapore’s evolution from past to present through interactive pavilions within the greenery of Fort Gate.

Admission is free (ticket is required for entry), visit The Bicentennial Experience for more information.

5 to 9 June: ciNE65 Festival 2019

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If mainstream Hollywood films are not your thing, here’s an alternative festival for you to explore. With the aim to capture the Singaporean identity, budding homegrown filmmakers have been encouraged to take part in this local film fest to share their sentiments through their own short films. In this first-ever edition of ciNE65, you’re invited to attend free film screenings of this year’s entries – with a chance to win attractive prizes when you vote for your favourite film.

Admission is free, visit ciNE65 SG for more information.

6 to 9 June: RWS Summer Matsuri

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Are you a fan of Japanese culture? You’re in luck: RWS is set to host their inaugural Summer Matsuri with an array of exclusive Japanese gourmet delights alongside free film screenings and cultural performances. With over 38 Japanese dishes to indulge in – which include savoury snacks and sweet treats – it’s best that you come with an empty stomach!

Admission is free, visit Resorts World Sentosa for more information.

8 to 9 June: Ultra Singapore

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Back for the fourth year running, ULTRA Singapore is the nation’s most highly-anticipated dance music festival which sees top international musicians and DJs play a electrifying mix of EDM, deep house and techno. Expect to see EDM heavyweights Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson and Skrillex spin tracks that are sure to get all dance fanatics raving to the beat.

Tickets from $158, visit Ultra Singapore for more information.

9 June: Jeong Eun Ji 1st Singapore Concert

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Since her debut as the powerhouse vocalist of K-pop girl group Apink, Jeong Eun Ji has made her name for herself as a soloist with three mini albums under her belt. After holding her first overseas concert in Japan last year, the talented songstress is ready to meet her local fans at her upcoming solo concert in Singapore. What’s more, 500 VIP ticket holders will also get a chance to attend a special sound check session before the show!

Tickets from $118, visit APACTIX for more information.

15 to 30 June: Children’s Festival

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You’re never too old for a bit of Disney magic! Held in collaboration with the upcoming Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Gardens by the Bay invites you to soak in some feel-good fun at the Children’s Festival 2019. See the Supertree Grove transform into a colourful carnival filled with games and activities inspired by the familiar characters from the film franchise. While you’re having fun on the ground, don’t forget to look up to the towering Supertrees where a 1.5-metre wide marble will make its way along the 150-metre Toy Story 4-themed marble run track twice every hour!

Admission is free, visit Gardens by the Bay for more information.

16 June: The Boyz Asia Fan-Con [The Castle] in Singapore 2019

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In their first ever Asia tour, K-pop boy band The Boyz is set to make a stop in Singapore for an intimate fanmeet session while presenting a few performances as a treat. All ticket holders are also guaranteed an exclusive tour photo card set consisting of 13 photos as well as an official tour poster!

Tickets from $118, visit APACTIX for more information.

22 June: Whabby! Music Carnival

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Featuring a spectacular line-up of homegrown talents such as rapper Axel Brizzy and Evanturetime at its debut music festival, global online community WHABBY! is ready to fill your day with great live music, art performances and festival grub, in addition to a village market showcasing the works of local crafters.

Admission is free (ticket is required for entry), visit WHABBY! Music Carnival for more information.

22 June to 28 July: Read! Fest 2019

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It’s always nice to curl up with a good book, don’t you think? In the sixth installment of Read! Fest, embark on the theme of Voyage as you discover alternative forms of reading through space and time.

Admission is free, visit National Reading Movement for more information.

22 June to 1 September: M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play

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Organised by bilingual theatre company The Theatre Practice, the sophomore edition of the M1 Patch! festival will now take place across the span of three months – boasting a diverse series of programmes including immersive workshops, interactive arts installation as well as varying concepts of play performances.

Tickets from $8, visit The Theatre Practice for more information.

Which of these events will you be attending this June? Let us know in the comments below!

If Jewel Changi Airport feels half-opened during your visits so far, that’s because it is. There are many more attractions promised than the Rain Vortex and Forest Valley, and they’re all about to open come 10 June.

The entire Canopy Park at the top floor of Jewel will finally offer more than food and drink (most recently Burger & Lobster), as highlight attractions like the Manulife Sky Nets, Mirror Maze and Canopy Bridge all swing their gates open for the public. Smaller, but equally cool things like the Foggy Bowls and Topiary Walk also add flavour to the experience. Separately opening on the same day is the Changi Experience Studio, found on level 4, and is essentially a high-tech, aviation-themed interactive gallery.

More on that and all the activities you can look forward to below!

Canopy Bridge

Canopy Park

For a vertigo-inducing rush, head to the centre of this 50m long, 23m high sky bridge and look down its glass floor panels. It’s also the best place for a close view of the eye of the HSBC Rain Vortex!

Changi Experience Studio

Changi Experience Studio

Separate from the Canopy Park, this digital museum of sorts houses interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits all under one roof. It features a personal interactive device each guest will receive, that helps guide their way through the various experiences.

Discovery Slides

Discovery Slides

Stand atop a 6.5m high platform, take in the views of the entire Canopy Park, then swoosh down one of four slides housed within this massive sculpture.

Foggy Bowls

Foggy Bowls

See those puffs of smoke sitting calmly on the garden patch? Go ahead, hide inside the mist and feel what’s it like to be among the clouds. Choose from one of four puffs that range from 30-65cm in depth.

Hedge Maze

Hedge Maze

Singapore’s largest indoor hedge maze is one you won’t want to find your way out of. Get lost inside and find the way towards a heightened platform inside for an awesome view of the maze itself.

Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing

Manulife Sky Nets Bouncing

It’s the mother of all bouncy nets. 250m of play space awaits for you to leap about, plus a peak of 8m at one point for a vantage you won’t soon forget.

Manulife Sky Nets – Walking

Manulife Sky Nets Walking

The world’s largest walking net is made all the more thrilling by being suspended 25m above ground. Loop around the entire inner perimeter of Jewel on this.

Mirror Maze

Mirror Maze

Like all mirror mazes, it confuses, disorients and boggles your mind as you wander about inside. Add to that overhanging foliage and you got one mean maze.

Petal Garden

Petal Garden

Take in the seasonal floral displays that rival the magnificence of our Gardens by the Bay.

Topiary Walk

Topiary Walk

See vividly-colored elephant, peacock, orangutan and other animal sculptures as you take a jaunt in this Insta-worthy enclave.

A version of this article first appeared on SG Magazine.

Admission to the Canopy Park from 10 June is $4.50 for Singapore residents and $5 for standard tickets, inclusive of access to the Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden and Topiary Walk. Other attractions ticketed separately. Bundle deals available. Tickets go on sale 6 June here.

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What if you could have all your favourite old-school Hokkien snacks and dishes for half a dollar each? For just two days from 27 to 28 July in the heart of Chinatown, you can have your fill of cheap but sumptuous local delights at rock-bottom prices!

Jointly organised by Chinatown Food Street and Select Group Pte Ltd, the fourth edition of the 50 Cents Fest (五毛钱美食荟萃) will feature a total of 45 stalls and mobile vendors with wares priced from the titular $0.50 to no more than $3. This year, the fest will spotlight a specific dialect group from the many facets of Chinese heritage: Hokkien, originating from Minnan in Fujian Province, China.

50 Cents Food Festival

Having been a staple of the Singapore Food Festival for years, it’s no surprise that the 50 Cents Fest covers an extensive list of Hokkien delicacies for its visitors. This includes Kong Bak Pau (braised pork belly bun) from established restaurant Beng Hiang, as well as a myriad of familiar tastes like Hei Zo (prawn rolls), fried Hokkien mee and Buddha Jumps Over The Wall soup.

In addition to the huge variety of local grub available, there will also be games and activities for visitors to enjoy throughout the two-day extravaganza. Immerse yourself in Hokkien Getai performances, go all the way at the “Jiak Ba Buay” (“Have you eaten?”) Bingo, as well as hearken back to the good old days with nostalgic arcade games. Don’t forget to take home a souvenir or two from the Mixed Goods Store retail lane featuring Hokkien-styled merchandise after you’ve had your fill. Don’t worry about running out of cash either – QR code payments via OCBC PayAnyone will also be available at the stalls.

50 Cents Food Festival

Salivating yet? Keep a look out for festival seats through the reservation platform Chope so you can snag the best spot for the best experience.

The 50 Cents Fest will be held from 27 to 28 July 2019, 11am to 11pm, at Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street and Chinatown.

We’re not kidding when we say that Singapore has been hit with a case of Pokémon fever. Not only did we get our very own Pokémon Go Safari Adventure in April, hardened fans were also treated to the theatrical release of the highly-anticipated Detective Pikachu earlier this month. And now, the pocket monsters are set to descend upon Singapore this upcoming June holiday at the first-of-its-kind Pokemon Carnival!

From 15 to 30 June 2019, Sentosa will be holding its inaugural Pokémon Carnival at Sentosa Cove Village. This marks the first time in Asia where all 403 Pokémon hailing from the region of Alola make their debut appearance for a photo opportunity of a lifetime.

Pokemon Carnival Singapore

They are also a key feature in the Pokémon Adventure hunt that you can participate in, where you can grab yourself Pokémon plushies by answering a couple of questions about the various Alolan Pokémon. Not sure if you’re up for the challenge? Hints are scattered around Sentosa Cove Village via QR codes – just keep a lookout for the Pokémon standees! 

In addition to the main attraction, the carnival includes other fringe activities such as Pokémon-themed carnival games, the crowd-favourite Pikachu Parade as well as meet-and-greet sessions to get up-close with the yellow pocket monster.

Pokemon Carnival Singapore

For the snap-happy Pokémon trainers, you’ll be happy to note that there will also be Pokémon inflatables (including a five-metre tall Pikachu!) and ball pits around the carnival, so you’ll definitely be able to capture that picture-perfect moment for the ‘gram. Once you’re done for the day, you’re invited to unwind under the stars for a special screening of a Pokémon movie at Sentosa Cove Village!

Photo credits: ©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc. TM and ® are trademarks of Nintendo

Sentosa Pokémon Carnival runs from 15 to 30 June 2019, 5pm to 9pm at Sentosa Cove Village. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.sentosa.com.sg

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Who doesn’t love White Rabbit candy? You know, that oh-so-familiar milky texture of the cylindrical sweet wrapped in an edible sticky rice paper that has an unforgettable spot in our childhood hearts. Transporting us back to the days of our youth, the famous throwback candy has now been transformed into a new line of beauty products like shower cream, perfume and more. 

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Created by Chinese fragrance brand Scent Library, this exclusive range of beauty products is said to smell exactly like White Rabbit candy using a combination of sugared jasmine petals and Madagascan vanilla – sweet, milky and creamy all at once.

Sound a tad too sweet? It’s meant to be; the aim of the line is to hearken back to one’s childhood, where life was simpler and such candies could be had by the handfuls.

White Rabbit Handcream

The full range of offerings includes fragrances, hand cream, car fragrance clips, shower cream, body lotion and even bags. Of the beauty products, the shower cream and body lotion definitely strike our fancy – they come infused with vitamin E and shea butter to leave your skin feeling baby-soft and smelling fresh.

If you think the scent will fade off too quickly, you can also add a spritz of perfume before heading out, or slather on some hand cream to soak in the White Rabbit goodness while on the go. How’s that for sweetening up your day?

White Rabbit Candy Beauty

The White Rabbit Candy beauty line and other merchandise are now available online via Chinese retailer T-Mall, and range in price from S$6 to S$57 (excluding shipping).

Photo credits: T-Mall

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