image by Theresa Thompson


Don't you love this photo of a couple of good ol' eggs? They are the craziest Easter eggs I've come aross! And I guess they fit into the spirit of Easter being a time of renewal, rebirth, and love of life.

Here is Singapore, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are public holidays ( in Australia and the U.K Easter Monday is also a holiday), although most shops and services will be open for business as usual. It will be a quiet Easter for us, and my kids, I think, will be content with a neighburhood Easter egg hunt.

I have been having trouble finding small chocolate eggs though, the selection in Cold Storage and Market Place is abysmal. Someone did mention Tierney's at Serene Centre and the German Market near Coronation Plaza on Bukit Timah Road as well as the Concourse on Beach Road, so I will try to check these places out tomorrow. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them.

If you'd like to enjoy a little Easter fun with style, here are a few child-friendly suggestions for you.

1. The Singapore Heart Foundation, in line with Go Red for Women campaign are holding a fun day of games for the family at the Singapore Flyer on 11-12 April. Form a team of three or four and participate with other teams to receive free goodie bags and attractive prizes. Activities will include sand art, fun rides and face painting.

Date: 11-12 April 2009
Time: 10am - 7pm
Venue: Singapore Flyer
Registration Fee: $10 per group Register online here
For enquiries, please email amyang@heart.org.sg or call 63549349.


2. Sol Playground Cafe at Turf City have a special three course Easter menu (SG$32++)from 10-12th April, available for lunch or dinner. It is an interesting menu, with Carrot soup served with hot cross bun for entre, and three choices for main meal, including Grilled Lamb Kebabs served with buttered rice and mint yogurt. For each child's meal ordered, egg decorating is included.
Sol Playground Cafe
200 Turf Club Road
For reservations, call TEL: 6467 8681
Your kids can explore the different ways of decorating chocolate Easter Eggs this Easter under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Frédéric Colin. The classes will run 11 - 12 April from 3pm to 5pm. Graduates from the Academy will receive their own chef’s apron and hat and a certificate by the chef at the end of the session. Participants will be serves other delectable Easter treats such as fruitcakes and hot cross buns along with hot chocolate.

Fee: SGD65++ per Easter Egg per child. Each child can be accompanied by a maximum of two adults to the class.
Special Easter brunches are also available at The St. Regis, and parents can leave their children in the playroom with an in-house nanny during their meals.


4. Orchard Hotel
Mark Easter with a refreshing brunch at Orchard Hotel Singapore! Fascinate the kids with the Live Bunny corner and Easter Drawing Competition.
SG$39.00 per person SG$69.00 per person with free flow of champagne
This promotion is valid only on the 12th April 2009.
For reservations & information, please call 6739 6565 or email mailto:orchardcafe@orchardhotel.com.sg


5. Pan Pacific Hotel
There are a few possibilities here:
Easter Fun at Brunch (Level 4)
Celebrate with lunch at Brunch with freshly-barbecued meat and seafood, appetisers and desserts priced at SG$65. Children can enjoy an Egg Hunt, egg- and face-painting activities and favourites including nuggets, petit pizzas, pasta and ice cream and will bring home a Chocolate Bunny each (12 April). Children between 6 to 12 years pay a dollar for each year of age.

Global Kitchen (Level 3)
Indulge in all-you-can-eat crustacean, roasts, a la minute pasta and a splendid chocolate dessert bar including Pralines, Chocolate Cake with Mango, Café Nougat and more priced at SG$118 for adults; inclusive of unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, housepour wines, beers and soft drinks. Children will be entertained by balloon sculptors and a magician and will receive a goodie bag to commemorate the occasion (12 April). Children between 6 to 12 years pay a dollar for each year of age.

Atrium Deli (Level 1) will have plenty of delightful chocolate bunnies and pralines to hot cross buns to help you enjoy Easter (6 to 12 April).
Please call 6826 8240 or email celebrate.sin@panpacific.com for enquiries, reservations or orders.

6. Catholic Mass
Easter is, afterall, the time on the Christian calender to celebrate commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. So if you feel like something a little more spiritual, you can join the Peranakan Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 1 Commonwealth Drive in Queenstown on Easter Sunday, 12 April at 10.45 am. All are welcome.
Contact: Grace Tan
Tel: 97777400
Contact Email : gracielbc@gmail.com


7. Here is an Easter Colouring Contest for children. Get your colouring forms at Cold Storage, Market Place or Jasons and have a chance to win an Easter Hamper. Closing Date: Till 12 April 2009 with a minimum purchase of $15.

1 comments

Auntie E said... @ April 14, 2009 at 3:31 PM

love those eggs..lol.

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