In the month of December, a festive period with Christmas and New Year celebrations, along with school holidays in Singapore, this would be a time for travel and holidays to relax and enjoy family time together. While this Year 2020 caused so much upheaval and disruptions to our work and daily living from the global pandemic Covid-19, traveling overseas for holidays are not possible during this year end festive season due to the travel restrictions. Since we can’t travel out from Singapore during this period, we get the chance to fully explore our own backyard with SingapoRediscovers. Staycations are now more popular during this period, hotels have come up with new ideas and programmes to give their guests more fun and unique experiences while staying with them, such as the brand pop-up experiences at Capella Singapore.

Capella Singapore has partnered with a range of local and international brands to bring the best and most unique holiday experiences in the city through a series of pop-ups for their guests on a staycation during this year end festive season. This is in line with Capella Hotels and Resorts’ dedication to offer an enriching experience for all guests, Capella Singapore’s ever-changing roster of upcoming pop-ups ensures that no two stays are the same. The brand pop-up experiences at Capella Singapore is something different and unique, giving the local staycation scene a breadth of fresh air.

“We’re constantly thinking of ways we can elevate our stay experience and ensure that our guests are enjoying unique, compelling activities that they will remember for years to come,” shares Fernando Gibaja, Capella Singapore’s General Manager. “These initial pop-ups are the first few of many as we continue to offer an unparalleled luxury hospitality experience.

The brand pop-up experiences series includes mastering the fine art of writing with Montblanc, drumming with award winning Chow Kiat, learning the basics of organic farming with Edible Garden City and up close and personal wildlife encounters with Dr Ooz from the Singapore Zoo.

Calligraphy with Montblanc

While typed text can feel impersonal, a handwritten note or letter is charged with the emotion, energy and time of the writer. Handwritten letters are not just a romantic pastime tinged with nostalgia, it’s a unique form of self-expression that builds a meaningful connection with others. Guests can explore self-expression through handwriting and the art of calligraphy with Montblanc.

Available on December 18 from 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Drumming Jam Session

Guided by local award-winning drummer, Mr. Er Chow Kiat, rhythm enthusiasts can learn how to lock down a groove and be the backbone of a band. Participants will gain insightful first-hand knowledge in basic drum theory and techniques in this specially curated workshop.

Available on December 1, 8 and 15, from 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. and 12:00p.m. –1:00p.m.

Your Edible Garden

Foodies will delight in a session with Edible Garden City, where they’ll be able to learn the basics of organic farming, how to grow micro-greens growing, kombucha-making and more. Dedicated to creating social change through community-centric agriculture, Edible Garden City is the perfect gateway for guests to understand how cities can become self-sufficient by growing their own food

Available on December 3, 10, and 17, from 4:00pm.

Adventures with Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Animal-lovers can embark on a journey with Wildlife Reserves Singapore, where they will witness how the reserve provides world-class animal care. ‘The Zoo Comes to Capella’, gets guests acquainted to native species such as Oriental Pied hornbill, reticulated python and pangolin with Dr Ooz from the Singapore Zoo and understand our “wilderful neighbours” better.

While ‘Zoo Careers with Wildlife Reserves’ will shine a spotlight on the dedicated keepers, veterinarians and wildlife nutritionists who work tirelessly to keep the animals in the pink of health, both physically and mentally.

Zoo Careers with Wildlife Reserves will be available virtually on 10 December from 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. and The Zoo Comes to Capella will be available on 16 December from 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. at at Capella Grand Ballroom.

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If you are looking for a staycation during this year end festive period that is something different with unique experiences, do check out Capella Singapore and their brands pop-up programmes! They are suitable for both young children and adults, great time for family bonding activities!

Let’s all support our local travel, tourism and hospitality industries in Singapore during this difficult period through SingapoRediscovers!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Capella Singapore and VIM & VIGOUR *

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