A vibrant new cafe has opened its doors in a national monument on Singapore’s Telok Ayer Street. With its menu of heritage dishes with a modern approach, beautiful decor of Peranakan tiles and tempting spread of Nyonya kueh, it’s love at first sight with Chong Wen Ge Cafe.
If you love Singapore’s vibrant culture, and exploring Chinatown as much as we do, read on, because you’re in for a treat. Walk down colourful Telok Ayer Street and it’s easy to lose a afternoon gazing at all the shop houses, enjoying a quiet moment at Telok Ayer green and wandering through the sublime Thian Hock Kheng temple, with its swaying lanterns, intricate carvings and gentle scent of incense. Right next door, you’ll find a beautiful blue building heritage, marked 1913. Step into the courtyard where you can glimpse an ornate pagoda, and you’ll find it’s home to the Singapore Musical Box Museum. As of two weeks ago, it’s now also now home to Chong Wen Ge Cafe and the Antique Tiles Museum.
Surf, sand, culture and cocktails: Danang, Vietnam is the perfect kid-friendly holiday for the well-travelled family. And with handmade leather goodies and tailoring (for next to nothing) in neighbouring Hoi An, it’s a fabulous destination for you too!
Birthday parties! The highlight of your child’s social calendar and a great excuse to throw some confetti, eat too much cake and paint your face as a tiger. But where do we get our fun and fabulous party supplies from in Singapore? Here are the stores that will help you get the party started...
The pressure is always on in the world of parenting, and never more so than when it comes to hosting birthday parties! We all know where to get cool cake art in Singapore, we all have party entertainers and bouncy castle hireon speed dial, and we are all good for the best party cupcakes. But where do we go if your child absolutely has to have a Thomas the Tank Engine pinata, or you want cool retro paper straws and plates, or you need giant balloons that spell out your kid’s name? Whether you are throwing a first birthday bash or a cool teen party, we have tracked down the best suppliers in town to ensure your next party goes off with a bang…
Looking for ways to keep the kids busy this weekend? From an Adopt-a-Plant initiative to a whole festival celebrating children’s books with an Asian twist, we've found 10 things to do this weekend (plus bonus fun!)
This week has seen some MAD storms rolling around the skies of Singapore, but don’t let the weather keep you and family home this weekend. We’ve found a whole heap of indoor fun for when the thunder is booming, and outdoor activities for when the skies turn back to blue. So whether you fancy trying the newest themed cafe in Singapore, watching a comedy version of a classic children’s tale, or hitting the great outdoors on a night-time nature walk, we’ve picked out an action-packed weekend that’s sure to be a strike for the whole family. MORE
Heard of STEM? It’s a teaching method that we wish was around back when we were at school, tearing our hair out over science, technology, engineering and maths! Take a look here at how GEMS World Academy uses this real-world approach to learning.
Imagine a restaurant where waiters don’t talk to the kitchen staff. The customers get fed, but somehow they’ve gone out for pasta and come home with a belly full of curry. Now imagine a school where kids study all their subjects in complete isolation. They do an hour of Maths, then move on to an hour of Technology, and then Science. The students learn a lot, as intended, but they perhaps don’t make all the possible connections in their minds between the three subjects. Now, imagine a school where related disciplines are taught in an integrated way, so students learn to solve problems through a real-world lens (because in the real world, how often do you get to truly focus on one topic at a time?). The different fields talk to each other and work together, just as restaurant staff do to deliver a good customer experience. Welcome to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), at GEMS World Academy (GWA). MORE
HoneyKids joined students from MSIS for a morning of foodie fun at Jamie's Italian Singapore
HoneyKids was lucky to share a morning of foodie fun with the students of Melbourne Specialist International School at Jamie’s Italian Singapore. It was all in support of Food Revolution Day, a worldwide movement kick started by chef Jamie Oliver, whose mission is to ensure every child has access to good, nutritious food. Families all over the world are invited to join the Food Revolution at home by making positive changes to their diet, encouraging kids to have a healthy relationship with food, and teaching them what good food really is.
Explore your city: spend a day in colourful Chinatown with the kids!
Want to explore Singapore with the kids and find activities that show off local culture? Chinatown is a happening place right now. It might be home to your favourite bar or hot new restaurant, but it’s not just for big kids. Taking a wander around this heritage precinct will charm little ones too and uncover some history behind that trendy and touristy veneer. Become a tourist in your own town and head there now. Happy exploring! MORE
Do families in Singapore need to overhaul their attitude towards food? As Jamie Oliver’s global Food Revolution campaign comes back into the spotlight, Executive Chef of Jamie’s Italian Singapore, Gary Clarke, shares what we can all do to really feed our families well.
Jamie Oliver needs no introduction – now much more than a celebrity chef, he’s made it his mission to raise awareness of how the food we eat affects our long-term health. Even more importantly, he believes every child has the right to good, fresh food to help them thrive. His global Food Revolution campaign pushes governments and businesses to get serious about providing children access to nutritious food, but it starts in the home, with us parents, right now. MORE
There’s just something about One World International School that’s hard to put your finger on. It’s not for everyone, so we’ve taken a look at why that is.
There really is an amazing array of international schools in Singapore. We count ourselves gob-smackingly lucky to live in a city that offers so many top-notch institutions for our kids to spend their formative years learning, forging friendships, and building lasting memories. Of course, lots of options means strong competition, so all the schools work hard to be considered exceptional. That’s why it’s difficult to believe there might be a school here that just doesn’t cut it for everyone. Here’s what we found when we took a closer look at One World International School (OWIS). MORE