13 May is around the corner which means Mother’s Day is coming soon! Ran out of original ideas? Want to surprise your mum but unsure of exactly what to do that’ll be different from all the other years? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 10 unconventional Mother’s Day ideas in Singapore for ways to celebrate and spend some valuable time with mummy dearest!
1. Watch The Phantom of The Opera
Instead of catching the latest chick-flick in the cinema, why not watch a live romantic play? The Phantom of The Opera is a musical about the disfigured Phantom who falls in love with Christine, the Soprano lead of an opera house in Paris. However, Christine loves Raoul and thus begins the jealousy, rage and obsession of the Phantom in trying to win Christine’s love.
Be enchanted by the music from the critically acclaimed composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber and watch this magical tale of romantic obsession with your mum this Mother’s Day in Singapore!
Address: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, S(018956)
Date: 24 Apr – 8 Jun
Tue – Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2pm & 8pm
Sun: 1pm & 6pm
Price: From $75
2. Go crazy at Durian Fiesta!
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Even though your mum would not mind a fancy high-tea buffet, she’d love you even more if you brought her to Goodwood’s Park annual Durian Fiesta! It features 12 handcrafted durian confectioneries, including favourites like D24 Mousse Cake and Mao Shan Wang Power Puff (available from 4 May onwards). You can also look forward to six new durian creations including D24 Pandan Lapis Coconut Cake and a decadent D24 Matcha Mont Blanc Tart (pictured above).
Choose to indulge in a Dessert Buffet or top up to enjoy the main courses as well. Either way, Mother’s Day in Singapore will never be this durian-astic!
Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, S (228221)
Date: Till 14 Jul
Mon – Fri: 6am – 10.30am, 12 – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat – Sun: 6am – 10.30am, 12 – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
3. Kick some butt at a fitness class together!
If you and your mum are adrenaline junkies, then sign up for an exercise class together! ActiveSG boasts an array of subsidised classes from Kickboxing to Aqua Spinning that are bound to keep your hearts racing while spurring each other on!
Encourage her to start on a physical workout she’s always wanted to this Mother’s Day and you never know, it may just end up becoming a weekly date activity with your mother! Alternatively, you can consider getting a package with your mum at one of the best yoga studios in Singapore!
4. Explore the magical realm of Alice In Wonderland
If your mum loves fairytales then you have to bring her to the award-winning Wonderland exhibition at the Art Science Museum. This exhibition showcases Alice’s portrayal in film adaptations, music videos and even video games with recreations of the Hallway of Doors, The Pool of Tears, The Queen’s Croquet Ground and other iconic sets!
But our favourite has to be the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Expect to sit at a table laden with Victorian crockery while 3D projections of the iconic rainforest scene flash on the walls around you. This will make for a truly immersive and fun way to spend Mother’s Day in Singapore!
Address: Art Science Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, S(018974)
Date: Till 22 Sept
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm
Price: Varies depending on ticket type
5. Bake away!
If you’re 25 years old and above, then you and your mum would both be eligible to use the SkillsFuture credits! Sign up for a class that piques your interests this Mother’s Day in Singapore! Perhaps a baking class? Baker’s Brew Singapore offers workshops on chocolate cake techniques, basics of whipping up buttercream cake to even baking an inverted Chocolate Sail Drip Cake! Yumm!
Not too keen on baking? Then check out other creative SkillsFuture workshops like oil painting and flower arrangement workshops you can register for!
6. Cook up a storm!
Ever taken for granted the warm, lovingly-prepared, home-cooked meal that your mum places on the table every single day without fail? Instead of spending hundreds of dollars at a fancy restaurant this Mother’s Day in Singapore, switch roles and surprise your mum with a simple meal in the comfort of your own home instead!
From mac and cheese to beef bolognese pasta and steak, to even rice with side dishes, these easy-to-prepare meals taste great and require basic culinary skills. A vase of flowers and a beautiful greeting card with a heartfelt message will complete the ensemble beautifully. Need some meal recipe inspiration? Look to these Singapore home masterchefs to help you along!
7. Reminisce old times at Pulau Ubin
Heard multiple childhood stories from your mother about how she used to run around in the kampung and engage in other mischiefs? Then bring her out to Pulau Ubin for a day of reminiscing! Besides seeing the conserved houses, she’ll get to enjoy some peace away from the city and walk around the beautiful quarries.
The boat ride to the island is also extremely therapeutic and a day away from the city will allow you to spend quality time as a family without distractions. If you decide to go on a weekend after Mother’s Day, head over during the Pesta Ubin festival (18 May – 30 Jun), where you’ll get to learn more about the island!
8. Take a therapeutic stroll through Tulipmania
Does your mum love flowers? Instead of getting her the usual bouquet, surprise her with rows after rows of beautiful flowers at Tulipmania this Mother’s Day in Singapore! The floral display features tulips in the colours of the rainbow and is truly a sight to behold. It’ll also be the perfect background for an #ootd shot with your mum for your Mother’s Day dedication post!
Make sure to check out the European themed fair happening alongside Tulipmania. Your mum would love the cultural performances and delicious food! Stroopwafels anyone?
Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018953)
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm
Date: 12 Apr – 20 May
[Guided tours daily at 11am & 3pm (2pm – 5pm on 20 – 21 April and 4, 5, 18 & 19 May)]
Price: Admission charges to the Flower Dome applies
9. Hop and skip over to JB!
Instead of celebrating Mother’s Day in Singapore, switch things up and cross the border by visiting City Square Mall or KSL City mall in Johor Bahru! Your mother will definitely be happy at the chance to shop and eat to her heart’s content with the significantly cheaper food and clothing options.
If malls are not your jam, then take this opportunity to introduce your mum to JB’s burgeoning cafe culture. Tropique Café & Restaurant is an oasis of delicious food and aesthetically pleasing interior that’s bound to impress!
10. Go on a supper marathon cum spa session
A combined supper and spa trip will be the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day for your food-loving, chill mum! Go full-on foodie mode and take her on a supper marathon around Singapore either on Mother’s Day night or over the following weekend! It’s up to you but make sure to hit all the best spots. From Teochew porridge to hotpot to prata, relish all that Singapore has to offer in the wee hours of the morning.
Don’t stop there. Pamper yourselves after all the walking at one of these 24 hour spas in Singapore. From foot and body massages to treatments focusing on the body’s pressure points, this will easily become your mum’s most adventure-filled and memorable Mother’s Day in Singapore!
Don’t just celebrate Mother’s Day with your mum! Thank all the mothers in your life — MIL and Grandmas included — with these gift ideas for the different women in your life! Still can’t make a choice? Our bath and body gift sets and makeup gift sets will surely do the trick!
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