There are so many reasons why we celebrate International Women’s Day. Here’s how we’re doing it in Singapore this year. Yaaas, queens!
Calling all besties, baes and sisters! We’re part of something big, and this is our moment. Each year on March 8, the world celebrates the achievements of women through International Women’s Day, and there’s a lot going on in Singapore too. Kickstart the celebrations by getting to know some inspiring ladies who are leading players in their fields, or be an inspiration yourself by volunteering at charities and social enterprises that resonate with you. Looking for more? Get on board with these fun yet meaningful International Women’s Day events in Singapore.
International Women’s Day Singapore: Best events and experiences
1. Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Rights Brunch
What: Gather your crew for a feast and fancy koktails at Fat Prince. Top up $69 for a two-hour free-flow of wines, beer and the signature Harem Spritz. 25% of the proceeds will go to the NextGen Fund, supporting Aware Singapore in nurturing the next generation of change-makers.
When: 6 and 7 March 2021, 11.30am-3pm
Fat Prince, #01-01, 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317
2. Pink Ladies Long Lunch
What: Go pink this IWD with a pink-themed sharing menu of purple cauliflower hummus and pita, roasted sea bass with tomato and olive salsa, shakshuka with eggs, and sourdough and berry twist pancakes. Wash it down with free-flow champagne, pink wines as well as rose-infused gin. 10% of the proceeds will go to Aware Singapore.
When: 7 March 2021, 12pm
Pink Ladies Long Lunch, SO/ Singapore, $158 (includes 2 hours of free-flow champagne, rose, sparkling red and an infused G&T station); Xperience Restaurant, Level 1, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876
What: Have your fill with savoury canapés like wagyu beef tartare, foie gras sandwich and a trio of sweet treats. End off on a sweet note with yuzu and rich dark chocolate bon bon alongside amalfi lemon and raspberry pavlova. Pair these with two glasses of sparkling wine, white or red wine or beer at $78. From 8-15 March, purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy a complimentary pizza.
When: 8 March 2021, 6pm-10.30pm; 8-15 March, 6pm-10.30pm
Zafferano, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
4. Who Run The World Girls staycation
What: Make the most out of the entire day with Hotel G’s Galcation package. Stay at a twin-bedded Great Room, and sip on free-flow French wines at Ginett from 4 to 5pm. Start your morning right with a free breakfast for two. You’ll also stand a chance to win a pampering gift set from beauty brand Kundal with every booking.
When: Available for booking from 1 – 8 March with the promo code “GALCATION”; stay period: till end of March 2021
Hotel G, from $140/night; 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
5. Cuba Libre Clarke Quay
What: Ladies, enjoy 50% off Cuba Libre’s Latin American menu on 8 March. Come hungry as there’s an array of tapas, grills and mains like ropa vieja bites, Columbian empanadas and beef rendang croquetas waiting for you.
When: 8 March 2021
Cuba Libre Clarke Quay, #01-13, Blk B, 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 17902
What: Witness influencers Melissa Koh, Charlene Chew and Chantal Windley put their bartending skills to the test at this special event by Chimichanga. Held in collaboration with United Women Singapore, the ladies will be trained by the in-house bartender to create signature cocktails. 50% of the sales will be donated to United Women Singapore.
When: 8 March 2021, 7pm-10pm
Chimichanga, 36 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209364
7. The Lobby Lounge x UWS EmpowHER High Tea
What: The Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel and United Women Singapore join hands this IWD with a special high tea set for two. The three-tier high tea set dazzles in UWS’ brand colors of purple and yellow, serving up bites like saffron Moroccan chicken vol au vent, ube bun with camembert and pimentos, and salmon and mushroom quiche.
When: 1-31 March 2021, 3pm-5pm daily
The Lobby Lounge x UWS EmpowHER High Tea, $60 (weekdays); $78 (weekends); 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
8. IB HQ
What: IB HQ is hosting a special guest bartender series featuring women from the industry. The spectacular lineup includes Simin Kayhan Ames from Paper Lantern Distilling, Mei Chiu from Jigger and Pony, Jessica Bernadette from Singapore Distillery, Hendrick’s Gin Regional Ambassador (SEA) Charmaine Thio, along with IB HQ’s Zurina Bryant.
When: 7 March 2021, 3pm-9pm
IB HQ, 76A Duxton Road, Level 2, Singapore 089535
9. Tru Change
What: Join the folks at The Moon for a fab three-day retreat. Experts, artists and professionals will be sharing how to live life to the fullest. There’s everything from meditation, photography and cocktail workshops to discussions with girls in tech and how plants can transform your life. All profits and proceeds will go towards women in maoist communities in North Eastern India, to educate them about their menstrual and sexual health. They will be provided with a menstrual cup for eight years.
When: 5 – 7 March 2021, various timings
The Moon, 37 Mosque Street, Singapore 059515
10. Willow Stream Spa
What: Give your body and mind a break with a 90-minute aromatherapy relaxation massage. Book this relaxing sesh to enjoy a complimentary 30-minute express facial and access to Willow Stream Spa’s facilities.
When: 1-31 March 2021
Willow Stream Spa, aromatherapy relaxation massage, $219, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Go forth and enjoy these kickass International Women’s Day special events!