With less than two weeks to go, are you fretting over how to celebrate Mother’s Day with a bang to commemorate your lovely mother?
No worries, because we’ve rounded up seven events located islandwide that you can easily partake in with your mother. From watercolour painting classes to spending time with nature, these activities are a chance for you to create new memories while bonding and reconnecting with your mother.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Date: May 9 to 12
More than just a comforting, hearty meal, a bowl of porridge is probably a dish we all grew up eating, especially when we were ill as a child. To celebrate that memory, Mui Kee Congee has created a special set menu, comprising a drink, its signature fish belly congee and a choice of sides from options such as century eggs with pickled ginger and fried dough fritters or fried wantons — just for Mother’s Day weekend between May 9 to 12. Priced at $18.90++ per person, this set will definitely satiate your tastebuds while bringing you and mum down memory lane. Best of all, she doesn’t need to slave over the stove. Head to Mui Kee’s website for more information.
Date: Now till end June
Ever felt the satisfaction of creating a beautiful artwork with your very own two hands? Well, with the guided watercolour painting lessons at the Visual Arts Centre (VAC), you can. From now till June 30, VAC is running a promotion just for Mother’s Day, where eight sessions of watercolour painting will cost you $348 (if you book after the end of May, it will be $368; U.P. $460 for 10 sessions) and will be split equally between you and your mother (that is, you’d get four sessions each). All you need to bring to the class is your imagination and creativity as materials will be provided. Other than basic foundational techniques, you’ll also learn colour blending and layering. If mum takes to these sessions, you can even transfer your sessions over to her as an extra treat. For more information and booking, head to VAC’s website.
Date: May 11
Touting to be more than just a walk in the park, forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku in Japanese, is suitable even if you’re not a nature lover. Through slow walks through nature, forest bathing is said to improve one’s immunity, clear the mind, and lower stress and blood pressure levels, making it a great way for your stressed out mother (and don’t forget yourself) to take a break, breathe in crisp, fresh air, and reconnect with herself. The event will be conducted by Xiu Nature Connections at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and a pair of tickets will cost $110 via their website.
Date: May 11
Make your cards prettier while having fun with mum by learning how to write words with fancy penmanship and calligraphy from these lettering classes. The first is by Tan Su Sian, a calligrapher of over a year, who will be teaching copperplate calligraphy at a two and a half hour workshop. Priced at $90 per person, you’ll learn western calligraphy and design your own notebook. Get more information via her Instagram @tan_su_sian. Else, you can learn the art of typography and lettering from Robyn held at the multi-label lifestyle Merci Marcel Club Street. The $95 per person workshop will come accompanied with tea and delights from the cafe while you and your mother flex creative muscles. Register for Robyn’s workshop via http://bit.ly/mercimarcelxrobyn. The best part? You can craft your first card with your newfound skills and give it to mum.
Date: May 12
Not only does a cup of flower tea smell great, these calming teas come with a host of health and wellness benefits. Singapore tea brand Pétale Tea will be hosting a workshop at the Suntec City Convention Centre where it will teach you how to make your own blend of floral infusions from ingredients such as marigold (reduce cramps and promotes optimal blood circulation), jasmine (antibacterial) and gomphrena (detoxifying and anti-ageing). Pétale Tea is known for its hand sewn blooming tea balls. Tickets cost $37.61 via its website and each participant will walk away with a $10 cash voucher.
Date: May 11
We’ve already waxed lyrically about the benefits of sound healing — it uses sound as a healing method to reduce stress levels and calm the mind while revitalising and rejuvenating the body. Dedicate Mother’s Day as a day to unwind and destress, all while bonding with your mother, over a session of sound bathing by Harmonic Space. Held at One Heart Wellness Centre at 37 Tembeling Road, the event will be led by yoga instructor and sound healer Jasmine as she uses sound therapy to soothe you and centre your body’s balance. Tickets costs $20 per person and you can get more information and register your interest at Harmonic Space’s website.
By Ho Guo Xiong, May 2019
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