Taking place from 8.30pm-9.30pm on Saturday, March 19, in Singapore (and all around the world at equivalent local time) Earth Hour is our chance to take stock of how our habits are literally shaping the future of our planet. The facts are indisputable: How we live our lives and our daily habits will have a significant impact on whether the planet is habitable for future generations. However, it's not all doom and gloom, Earth Hour is a fun and interactive way to get involved with combating climate change.
Stuff to do
Valentine’s Day weekend is creeping up on us, and whether you be a single lady doing your own fabulous thing or loved up with an adoring bae, there's sure to be a point this weekend when you’ll want to ‘Netflix and chill’ (literally, not euphemistically)! When that urge strikes, just make sure you’re stocked up on popcorn, snacks and rocking your comfiest (but still on point) loungewear. Now settle in and map out your binge session from this cherry-picked list:
For the rom com lovers:
Crazy, Stupid, Love
We have come to the end of another gruelling year and I can think of no better reward than to treat yourself and the important people in your life to a fabulous staycation. Jetting off to a hectic overseas trip and trying to squeeze 10 attractions into one itinerary sounds awfully stressful compared to a full day (or a few days!) of soft white sheets, unreasonably long bathtub soaks and delicious breakfast buffets, right here in Singapore.
The herworldPLUS team has shortlisted the best hotels for an end-of-year staycation. You can thank us after your luxuriously local vacay!
If you go by the philosophy of “live to eat”, then here’s our pick of five food and beverage-related activities in Singapore you would want to mark in your diary.
1. Learn to bake and cook like a pro with Dean Brettschneider
Photo: Annie Leibovitz
A project that received the backing of Swiss banking giant UBS has allowed star photographer Annie Leibovitz to revisit a body of work she started 15 years ago.
The result can be seen in Women: New Portraits By Annie Leibovitz.
Some of the Civic District's trees, such as the angsana and rain tree, are to get greater recognition as part of a 3km-long Civic District Tree Trail to be launched by the National Parks Board (NParks) on May 1.
They have been awarded Heritage Tree status, under the Heritage Tree Scheme, which identifies mature and historically significant trees.
Image: Chayathon Wonganuchitmetha / 123rf
Here’s a wild thought: How cool would it be if instead of having to hop from MRT station to MRT station in search of the best cafes in Singapore, they were all gathered at one place?
Image: Frasers Centrepoint Malls
1. WATERWAY POINT
Where: 83 Punggol Central
Open: 10am to 10pm daily
At basement two of this mall, which opened in January, is a hybrid amphitheatre and water-play area called The Cove. Here, children can play with water shooters that mimic rain.
Image: ST / Lim Yaohui
Immerse yourself in a sea of pretty pink with cherry blossoms or sakura bursting into bloom right here in Singapore.
More than 20 varieties of the plant are now on show at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay as part of the experimental floral display Blossom Beats.
Besides cherry blossoms, peach blossoms are also in bloom.
Here are some things to note if you are planning a visit.
1. FARM-TO-TABLE EXPERIENCE
This posh culinary special includes a local farm tour, dinner for two cooked with fresh ingredients from the farms, and a spa treatment for two.