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Celebrate International Women’s Day with these must-eat, must-do and must-see recommendations in Singapore

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From fashion to food to events, here’s how you can honour the strong women in your life (or yourself!).

 

1. Kam’s Roast’s roast delicacies 
 

How to celebrate International Women’s Day

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If you haven’t already, now is the time to grab your mum or friends to indulge in this popular roast restaurant’s offerings, such as the mouthwatering Roast Duck, crackling Suckling Pig and Iberico Char Siu. To celebrate women, it is offering 50 per cent off the second order of its signature roasts. The offer is valid on March 8 from 6pm and for the whole day on March 9 and 10. Feast away!

About: One redemption per dine-in transaction, with one lady in the party. Promotion cannot be stacked with other promotions.

 

2. Sushi Ayumu

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Ladies listen up. Japanese fine dining restaurant Sushi Ayumu is giving a special treat to all women for the whole month of March. A bottle of complimentary limited edition sake (worth
$190) will be given if you made a booking of four pax or more during lunch or dinner (with a minimum spend of $250++ per pax for lunch and $350++ per pax for dinner). It’s the perfect accompaniment to its fresh Tokyo (Edo) style sushi and sashimi. No better time to enjoy the calming interior and warm hospitality of the restaurant than now.

About: Month of March at Sushi Ayumu, #04-16, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897. All reservations must include at least one lady diner and the booking must be made under a lady’s name. Call 6733 2114 or 9159 0102 or email contact@sushi-ayumu.com to make reservations.

 

3. Net-A-Porter’s limited edition tees

How to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Flaunt your girl power in any of these six exclusive t-shirts designed by six female designers: Victoria Beckham, Isabel Marant, Ellery, Rosie Assoulin, Alexa Chung and Perfect Moment. Not only will you look fab, you’ll also be helping vulnerable women as proceeds will go to benefitting Women for Women International, a non-profit organisation that helps women living in war-torn countries to rebuild their lives. Each t-shirt boasts a unique image or slogan that showcases the designers’ interpretations of women’s empowerment and courage. Victoria Beckham’s piece features her own handwriting and the phrase “I am her” to display concepts of sisterhood and compassion, while Isabel Marant’s vibrant and uplifting “You Go Girl!” encourages and applauds women. Get a piece for yourself, and your mum and gal pals while you’re at it.

About: Prices from US$89 to US$210. Shop here.

 

4. Thomas Sabo’s feminine charms

How to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Show your support for the admirable traits of womenkind by wearing these empowering Thomas Sabo pieces from their Rebel at Heart series which harbours deep meaning. The Little Secret Tree of Love Bracelet ($69) features a coin pendant with a stylised tree of love that symbolises inner strength and balance, while the Little Secret Disc Abalone Mother-of-Pearl Bracelet ($109) has an iridescent abalone inlay and graphic details that express inspiration and vitality. Featuring a fine, hand-knotted black textile bracelet, it will add an edgy touch to your rocker chic ensemble.

 

5. Breast Cancer Foundation’s wellness programmes

How to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Let’s be real: Women are superheroes who juggle way too many responsibilities and roles. That is why Breast Cancer Foundation is advocating bringing balance back to women’s lives by launching a series of wellness programmes across three days (from March 8 to 10). Get in the pink of health on March 8 in their fitness marathon, which comprises six back-to-back fitness classes such as Qigong, Zumba and Salsa dancing. On March 9, enjoy the mix of fitness classes, expert talks and musical performances. And on March 10, get a mammogram screening done on Mammobus for free, if you’re a Singaporean and screening for the first time ($10 if you’re a repeat screener).

About: March 8 to 10, 10am to 6pm, at Kallang Leisure Park, Level 1 Atrium

 

6. Finally She Spoke dialogue

How to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Get your children involved early on the conversation about gender equality by bringing them to this event. Organised by Play Acting Drama Centre, it is a fascinating one which will feature a panel of inspiring strong women from the worlds of art, fashion, business and technology. Monologues by the centre’s students will kickstart the event, followed by two panel discussions, “Feminism – a Misunderstood Concept” and “Gender Stereotypes in Social Media”, that will surely make for good dinner time conversation with your family. Suitable for ages 13 and above.

About: March 9, 3pm to 4.30pm, at Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, 03-11, Block B, Singapore 439053. Buy tickets from here. More info here.

 

7. Super Sheroes Take Over Publico

How to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Prepared by four of the top female leaders in Singapore’s culinary and bartending scene, this four-course meal will be a meal like none other. The menu features three Italian-fusion dishes (by Heidi Flanagan, Chef de Cuisine at Origin Grill & Bar, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Sujatha Asokan, Executive Chef at The Garage, and Bettina Arguelles, Executive Chef at Publico Ristorante), a dessert and two cocktails (by mixologist Symphony Loo) — all in line with this year’s theme for International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter. Succulent charred octopus, rich arancini and sous vide yellow chicken with foie gras veloute are some of what you can expect from the delicious meal.

About: March 7 and 8 at $78++ per person, at Publico, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909. Call 6826 5040 or email ristorante@publico.sg to make reservations. More info here

 

8. Fearless Females: Queens of Their Craft

How to celebrate International Women’s Day

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Celebrate the creative mind of women by hanging out with some of the best female artists, creators and entrepreneurs, such as fashion designer Lisa Von Tang and DJ, lecturer and designer Ginette Chittick, on March 8. This event will celebrate their craft and let you get an insight into their journeys through a panel discussion. Other fun activities include portrait drawings by Band of Doodlers, live illustrations by jhawnette, bouquet arrangements with Skinny Blooms and live digital painting session by Kristal Melson. No better place than here to get inspired!

About: March 8, 7pm to 10pm, at WeWork, Suntec Tower 5, 5 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038985. More info here.
 

 

9. Merci Marcel: Notes to Women

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marcel is waiting for you at the bar tonight #lavieenmarcel #mercimarcel

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This International Women’s Day, encourage your fellow womenkind by penning inspiring and uplifting messages and posting them on a wall at French restaurant Merci Marcel. The multi-concept boutique-eatery, known for its breezy and gorgeous interior, will donate $3 to Aware for every photo taken of a note that is shared on Facebook and Instagram (remember to tag @awaresingapore, @mercimarcel and include hashtag #notestowomen). Bon appétit.

About: March 8, 8am to 9pm, at Merci Marcel, #01-68, 56 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160056.

 

10. Real Yoga’s free classes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This coming International Women’s Day, join our amazing instructors Susan, Linda, Sophie and Shraddha in overcoming health issues faced by women, including menopause, skin conditions and many more with yoga. . Class is free for all, call any of our studios to book a mat now! First 30 members to sign up will receive a free goodie bag! All proceeds from this workshop will be donated to @awaresingapore. . #realyogasg #internationalwomensday #yoga #yogaselfie #yogainspiration #loveyoga #yogafromtheheart #yogajunkie #yogabuddy #yogaaddict #yogapractice #meditate #fitness #health #mudra #yogi #namaste #sgyoga #yogasg #yogalife #yogapants #yogagirl #yogadaily #yogasingapore #singaporeyoga@yogachannel @yoga @instagram@instagood @yoga.universe@yogainspiration @yogaenthusiast

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Take care of yourself by attending these free classes organised by Real Yoga for International Women’s Day. The studio’s instructors will be sharing tips on how to overcome health issues commonly faced by women, including menopause, water retention, skin conditions and many more, with yoga. Psst, the first 30 members to sign up will receive a free goodie bag that will contain skincare products and snacks. Real Yoga will also be collecting donations on behalf of Aware throughout the day. Call their studios to book a mat for one of their class options.

About: March 8, 6.30pm to 9pm at various Real Yoga locations. More info here.
 

 

11. Spacebib’s IWD Online Race 2019

 

Get fit for a good cause? Sold! Run with your girl friends or family and colleagues — anywhere and anytime in support for International Women’s Day. Spacebib will be donating $1 and $3 to Aware for everyone that finishes the ‘basic’ and ‘classic’ categories respectively. Simply register for your preferred 3.8km, 10km or 21.1km distances, track your run or walk with a GPS-enabled running app or sports device during the event period. Your finisher medal and other race entitlements will be delivered to you after results have been submitted and validated by the organisers.

About: Registration ends on Mar 8, 6pm. Submission period is from March 8, 12am to March 17, 11.59pm. More info here.

 

 

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