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SIngapore sports run

Singapore Kids Run Fest Sport

1. What is Kids Run Fun Fest? 

The Kids Run Fun Fest is where all registered participants collect their race entry pack. The race entry pack consists of the race bib (number tag) for the child, his/her event t-shirt, the tag for the participant’s parent for identification on the event day and sponsors’ goodies.

On top of that, expect a day of fun, games and activities at the Kids Run Fun Fest!

2. When and where is the Kids Run Fun Fest? 

  • Venue: Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Date: Saturday and Sunday, 30 April & 1 May 2016
  • Time: 11.00 am – 8.00 pm

3. What do I need to present in order to collect the race pack? 

The confirmation slip & NRIC/Passport of the participant have to be presented during the entry pack collection at the Kids Run Fun Fest. Confirmation slip can be presented via an electronic device; you do not need to print the confirmation slip.

4. What if I am unable to collect my child’s race pack during the Kids Run Fun Fest? 

Parents who are unable to collect the race packs at the Kids Run Fun Fest may appoint a representative to collect on their behalf. All representatives are required to produce the following documentation:

  • Letter of Authorisation (LOA)
  • A photocopy of either NRIC/Passport of the participant

5. I realised that I have missing/faulty items in my race pack after leaving the race pack collection counter. Can I return to the counter to request for an exchange of faulty items or a top-up of missing items? 

All runners and representatives should check their race packs before leaving the collection counter. In the event of any discrepancy, please notify the counter staff immediately.

GENERAL Information about Kidsrun

1. What is the Cold Storage Kids Run 2016 about?

Cold Storage Kids Run is an annual running event that aims to encourage the young ones to Eat Healthy and Get Active trough running and the right preparation for the run. 2016 marks the 9th year the event has been organised by ESG, a leading homegrown sports marketing firm.

2. When is the Cold Storage Kids Run event happening? 

The Cold Storage Kids Run will be held on Sunday, 22 May 2016 at The Meadow, Gardens By the Bay from 7.00am to 12.00pm.

3. When will the public registration commence? 

Public registration will start online from Saturday, 5 March 2016 and close on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 11:59pm or when 5000 slots have been filled up, whichever comes earlier.

4. What is the 3Gen Family Run Category?

This category encourages 3 generations in a family to form a team and participate in the event together. Each team consists of one child, one parent and one grandparent.

5. What is the All Dressed Up Family Fun?

The All Dressed Uo Family Fun category will see a team of a parent and kid between 2 and 12 years old to run a distance of 800m together in their favorite costume.

Event Timing

1. What if I misplaced my child’s timing chip? 

A replacement for a timing chip is subject to an administrative fee of S$30. Please call our hotline: 9001 7225 before Friday, 8 May 2015 to inform us for a replacement. A spare bib together with a timing chip will be given on the Race Day at the information booth.

2. What happens if I lose, misplace or forget to bring my child’s timing device to the race? Can my child still run in the race?

Runners may still participate in the race if they have lost, misplaced or forget to bring their timing devices. However, their race timings will not be recorded and will not be eligible for any prize. Please note that runners MUST have their race bibs to enter the race route.

3. Do I need to return the timing device after completing my race? 

The timing chips are disposable. You do not need to return them to the organisers.

4. What is the correct way of attaching the Timing Chip on my child’s shoe? 

The chip should be attached to the shoelace or attached to the shoe with an ankle strap. Loop a single lace through the square holes of the ChampionChip and pull it tightly to the shoe. The best position to tie the ChampionChip is the lowest part of the shoelace, as close as possible to your toes.

5. Why is my child’s timing not on the website? 

The ChampionChip has the advantage of recording fast and accurate timing results for participants. In the event that your child’s timing was not recorded, this could be due to following reasons:

  • Chip was not attached to the shoe laces
  • Chip was wrongly attached
  • Chip was not worn during the race
  • Missed check points on timing mats

RACE DAY

1. Where is the start and finishing point?

The start and finish point is at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay.

2. What time does each race category start?
The exact race-day reporting times will be stated on your race bibs, that you will receive during Race Pack Collection on 30 April and 1 May.

3. Will a briefing be conducted for the children and/or parent before the race? 

There will be announcements at the waiting area next to the Start Point to inform participants to line up at the Start Line prior to their category flag-off. The emcee will provide any additional instructions or information to the participants before the start of the race.

Event details can be found on the information sheet inside the race packs issued during the Kids Fun Fest

5. If my child misses the flag-off time for his/her race category, can he/she join another race category instead?

Should your child miss his/her flag-off time, he/she may be allowed to join another race category at the sole discretion of the Event Organiser. Participants will not qualify for any awards if they do not run in the category that they have registered for.

6. If my child registered for the 1.6km race but only managed to finish 800m on race day, can he/she still get the Finisher’s Medal and Finisher’s Certificate with chip timing? 

Unfortunately, participants who do not complete their race will not be issued the Finisher’s medal and Finisher’s Certificate.

7. What is the purpose of the race bib and why must my child wear it?

The race bib acts as a passport for runners to take part in the race. The child’s emergency contact details are on the reverse side of their race bibs in case of an emergency. Runners who do not wear their race bibs will not be allowed to participate in the race and they will not receive the Finishers’ Medal or Certificate.

8. What if my child or personal belongings get lost? 

Please approach any event official to report the loss. We will notify the volunteers and emcees to make an announcement when required.

9. What happens if it rains?

In the event of bad weather, the Organiser reserves the right to delay the commencement of the race, shorten the race or modify the course. However, should bad weather persist, the Organiser reserves the right to cancel the race without any refund of the registration fee and the event will not be rescheduled to another day.

10. Will there be a medical team on the event day? 

Yes. There will be at least 3 medical posts situated at key locations along the race route and 1 main medical centre located at the event site.

11. Will water be provided for the participants? 

Yes. There will a drink station located at the event site. Bottled water will also be distributed to all participant at the Athletes Welfare Area (AWA) after they finished the race. In addition, medical posts located along the route are also equipped with bottled water.

12. What will the race course at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay be like?

The running route at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay is primarily on its designated tarmac paths and will not include any public road. The route also provides plenty of rest points and photo positions of the surroundings without posing any danger to the other runners.

13. Where do I check to see if my child is one of the top 3 finisher of his/her category?

Race results are available at the information booth during event day. The emcee will be making announcements once the results are available. The parents of the winner will also be contacted via the contact number provided during registration.

14. How do I make an appeal on the results? 

Appeal against the results must be made within 15 mins at the information counter after the results are posted at the Information Booth. An appeal fee of $50 is applicable and an appeal form will have to be completed.

The appeal will be reviewed within 30 mins after it has been lodged. In the event that the appeal is successful, the appeal fee of $50 will be refunded.

15. When will my child receive his/her Finisher’s Certificate?

For non-competitive categories, participants will receive their finisher certificate immediately after their race.

For competitive categories, participant’s certificate will be mailed to the address provided during the registration process. Any certificate mailed to an incomplete or wrong address will be deemed as delivered and will not be eligible for a reprint or redelivery.

16. My child who was in the competitive category did not receive a finisher certificate after the race. Where can I collect his certificate? 

For competitive categories, participant’s certificate will be mailed to the address provided during the registration process. Any certificate mailed to an incomplete or wrong address will be deemed as delivered and will not be eligible for a reprint and redelivery.

17. Will there be a baggage deposit on the event site?

There will be no baggage counter at the race site. Please keep all baggage & valuables with you.

18. Where can I find my child’s timing result after the race? 

All timing results will be uploaded on the Cold Storage Kids Run website within 24 hours.

REGISTRATION FAQ

1. What will I receive when I register for the various categories?

Family Fun Run

  • Limited Edition Cold Storage Kids Run 2016 Event T-shirt for parent and kid
  • Exclusive Cold Storage Kids Run Bag with Sponsors’ Goodies
  • Race Certificate
  • Kid’s Finisher Medal
  • 15% off local admission rates to 2 Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay

Sprint Competitive Run

  • Limited Edition Cold Storage Kids Run 2016 Event T-shirt
  • Exclusive Cold Storage Kids Run Bag with Sponsors’ Goodies
  • Race Certificate*
  • Kid’s Finisher Medal
  • 15% off local admission rates to 2 Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay

3GEN Family Fun Run

  • Limited Edition Cold Storage Kids Run 2016 Event T-shirt for parent, grandparent and kid
  • Exclusive Cold Storage Kids Run Bag with Sponsors’ Goodies
  • Race Certificate
  • Kid’s Finisher Medal
  • 15% off local admission rates to 2 Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay

 *Certificates for the Competitive Run will be awarded within a month after the race. Runners will be graded into three performance bands and receive their respective certificate – Gold, Silver and Bronze.

2. What are the modes of registration and payment?

  1. Online – Start registering your child online*
  2. Roadshow – Register your child at our Roadshow on 5 & 6 March 2016, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm at United Square Mall.

* For online registrations, only credit card payment (Unionpay, VISA & MasterCard) are accepted.

FUN CAMPS

Get Active & Healthy with us with these fun classes that we have lined up for you. Learn proper postures & techniques, as well as some fun exercises that you and your kid can work out together!

Running Clinic (Parent + Child) – $10 (per Parent & Child per session)

Learn the proper techniques to running together with your child from the training professionals at Radiance PhysioFit.

Improper running form leads to avoidable injuries. Bring your kid down to our Running Clinic at Radiance PhysioFit to learn proper postures and techniques in running, while having a good time together!

Race Reporting Time

Participants are advised to be at The Meadow at least 30 mins before the reporting time. The timing stated above may be subject to change.

* All times are subject to changes. Should there be any change, the flag off time will be delayed and not brought forward to an earlier time slot.

THINGS TO NOTE:

1. Race bibs provided must be pinned to the front of your child’s running tee at all times during the race. Any runner without a race bib will NOT be allowed to take part in the race.

2. Participants in the SPRINT categories, please secure the single-use Champion Chip to your child’s shoes before the start of the race to have their race times recorded.

3. Participants taking part in the Stroller Family Fun category, please ensure your strollers are in good condition. Please also ensure your child is properly secured in the stroller at all times.

4. Parents whose children are in the SPRINT categories must display their parent sticker (with corresponding bib number) to the security officers stations at the children’s pickup area in order to pick up your child.

PRIZES

1. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers of the SPRINT categories only.

2. Prize winners will be based on Net Time for the following categories:

  • Speedy Orange Sprint (Boys/Girls)
  • Sporty Apple Sprint (Boys/Girls)
  • Boogey Banana Sprint (Boys/Girls)

3. All prizes not claimed within one (1) month from 22 May 2016 will be forfeited and donated to charity.

4. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable for cash and are subjected to the Rules and Regulations and/or Terms and Conditions as determined by the Organiser.

Disqualification (Prizes)

1. To qualify for prize award, the participant must:

  • Start in the category he/she has registered for
  • Run in category he/she has registered for
  • Have timing recorded at every check point
  • Produce an identification card upon request

RULES & REGULATIONS

General

  • The Kids Run (“KR”) 2016 is title sponsored by Cold Storage (referred to herein as the “Title Sponsor”) and organised by Enterprise Sport Group Pte. Ltd. (“ESG”) in accordance with these Rules and Regulations (the “R&Rs”) and all the terms and conditions (the “T&Cs”) applicable to the Participants (the “Official Website”).
  • By continuing to use ESG’s services, accessing any part of the website, registering for the KR, submitting information to ESG (and/ or its related entities) whether for the purpose of registering for the KR or otherwise, as well as using any features of the aforementioned website, you signify that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the attached Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time) in respect of ESG’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. ESG or its Subsidiaries reserves the right to use this database for activities organized by them, beyond Kids Run. Further, you hereby expressly agree and consent to ESG’s (including its related entities, as well as their respective Agents’), collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, in the manner set forth in the aforementioned Policy.
  • The participant may at any time opt out from the services of KR by sending us a written notification. In such case where a participant opts out of the services, the participant will not receive any information related or part of the event.
  • Completion of the online registration form confirms the Participant’s agreement to abide by these R&Rs.
  • Registration for the race is only confirmed upon payment and issuance of a race identification number.
  • The Participant agrees to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about the Participant contained in the registration form (the “Personal Information”); (ii) maintain the security of the Participant’s password and identification; and (iii) maintain and promptly update the Personal Information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. ESG may contact the Participant from time to time by email. Any notice sent to the email address registered with ESG shall be deemed as received by the Participant.
  • If the Participant provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if ESG has grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, ESG may suspend or terminate the Participant’s registration and refuse any and all future use of the Official Website (or any parts thereof) and any services of KR.
  • ESG reserves the right to modify or substitute any of these R&Rs and/or T&Cs from time to time as they deem fit. If there is ambiguity in any of these provisions, ESG shall be the authority to interpret and in so doing, ESG will take into account the interests of all the affected Participants. Any amendments to these R&Rs and/or T&Cs will be updated on the Official Website.
  • The Title Sponsor and/or ESG reserve the right to cancel the KR 2016 and any of its related activities at any time without prior notice to the Participant, in which case they will make reasonable effort to inform the Participant prior to the date of the event. If the KR 2016 is cancelled, there shall be no refund of fees paid. The Owner, ESG, Event Sponsors or Co-Sponsors shall not be liable for any other loss or inconvenience caused.
  • The ESG reserves the right to amend the KR 2016 race routes as they deem fit for the safety of the Participant and/or to prevent any potential hazards in the running of the event, at any time without prior notice to the Participant. In such cases, reasonable effort will be made to inform the Participant prior to the day / date of the event. The Title Sponsor, ESG, Event Sponsors or Co-Sponsors and Contractors shall not be liable for any other loss or inconvenience caused.

Safety

  • Whilst reasonable precaution will be taken by ESG to ensure the Participants’ safety, the Participant takes part in KR 2016 at his or her own risk. The Title Sponsor, ESG, Event Sponsors or Co-Sponsors will not be responsible or held liable for any injury or death howsoever arising from training for or during participation in KR 2016. The Participant is strongly encouraged to consult his or her medical practitioner prior to registration and before the actual race day.
  • A Participant must retire from the race immediately if required to do so by any member of the official medical staff, race director, referee and/or security officer.
  • Prior to the Event Day, parents should conduct a check on the strollers to be used for the Stroller Family Fun category. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that strollers are free from defects and checked for road-sturdiness.
  1. Any strollers found unsuitable will be asked to either modify before the race or be refused entry into the race. The Organiser’s decision on the safety and suitability of the stroller is final.
  2. Toddlers/kids must be strapped onto the stroller at all times.
  3. Participants must stay on the designated race route marked by cones, barricades, tapes or marshals.

Race

  • The form on the reverse side of the Participant’s race bib must be fully and accurately completed. Participants must attach the assigned bib on the front of their running attire. Participants not wearing a bib will be refused entry and taken off the race route by security officers or route marshals.
  • Pets, bicycles, in-line skates, prams, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the race route. The only exception to this rule involves the Stroller Family Fun and the Special Needs Family Fun categories, where prams and wheelchairs, respectively, are allowed. Only official race and medical vehicles are allowed on the race route.
  • ESG reserves the right to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other media records (including those displaying the Participant) of the KR 2016, including roadshow, race expo, and event day, for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising.
  • ESG reserves the right to limit and/or refuse race entries without assigning any reason.
  • ESG reserves the right to cancel any race category without prior notice to the Participants.
  • ESG will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete entry details.
  • Any Participant who commences before the actual start time of the race category for which he or she is registered will be disqualified. The start time for the respective race categories can be found on the Official Website.
  • Any Participant who is late for their flag off of the race category they registered for will be deemed disqualified (if they are in a competitive category). ESG reserves the right to disallow participants from entering the race should they be late for their flag off timing. The start time of the respective categories can be found on the Official Website
  • ChampionChip Timing System is used for the event to provide race timing for all competitive categories.
  • All competitive category participants must wear the allocated Championchip properly in order to have race timing.
  • The ChampionChip is a disposable item. Participants need not return the chip to the Organiser. However, should a Participant lose the chip before the event and requires a replacement chip, a S$30.00 penalty will apply. Request for any chip replacement can be made by calling our hotline: 9001 7225 no later than Friday, 13 May 2016 where a spare bib will be provided along with the timing chip, collected at the Information booth during Race Day.
  • After registration, there will be no fee refund for a Participant who does not eventually take part in the KR 2016, for any reason whatsoever.
  • A Participants is strictly not allowed to transfer his or her race entry to another party or change race categories after his or her registration is confirmed. In such cases where a participant requires a change in race categories on a case to case basis at the organizer’s discretion, an admin fee of $10 will be charged.

Cancellation & Postponement

  • In the event of bad weather, the Organiser reserves the right to delay the commencement of the event, shorten the event or modify the course. However, should bad weather persist, the Organiser reserves the right to cancel the event without any registration fee refund and the Organiser shall not be liable for any loss or inconvenience caused. The event may not be rescheduled.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers of the competitive categories only.

To qualify for a prize, the participant must:

  1. Start in the category he/she has registered for.
  2. Run in the category he/she has registered for.
  3. Have timing recorded at every check point.
  4. Produce an identification card upon request.
  • ESG reserves the right to replace any winner if he or she is found to be disqualified.
  • All prizes not claimed within one (1) month from 22 May 2016 will be forfeited and ESG will be at liberty to redistribute or dispose of them accordingly.
  • Prizes must be taken, in the forms as presented by ESG. They are not transferable or exchangeable for cash and are subjected to the R&Rs and/or T&Cs as determined by ESG.
  • The “Net Time” will be considered to determine the winners for all categories.
  • For prize winners or possible prize winners, appeals of disputes must be made on-site at the information booth in person, in a written format with an appeal fee of SGD50, within 30 minutes of the published results on the results notice board on-site.
  • For all other Participants, appeals over disputes regarding the results must be submitted in a written format with an appeal fee of SGD50, including electronic mail within 7 days of race day. ESG reserves the right not to entertain any appeals after 1 June 2016. Please send your appeal letter to: CSKR Organising Committee c/o ESG Endurance Sport Pte Ltd, 2 Alexandra Road, Delta House #08-00 Singapore 159919, and cheque payable to: ESG Endurance Sport Pte Ltd
  • In the event that the appeal is successful, the appeal fee of $50 will be refunded to the appealant.

Race Entry Pack Collection

  • All Participants must collect their race entry pack (the “Race Entry Pack”) which includes the race bib, timing device (for competitive categories only), Event Tee, and other premiums at the Race Entry Pack Collection location (“REPC”) during the collection period (“Collection Period”), of which details will be stated on the Official Website. All participants must produce their e-confirmation slip and NRIC for verification and collection of their Race Entry packs.
  • If Participants are unable to collect their Race Entry Pack in person, they may empower a duly authorised representative in accordance with the procedure detailed on the Official Website.
  • Late collection will not be entertained and ESG shall not be liable for any other loss or inconvenience caused, due to Participants’ inability to collect their Race Entry Pack. For avoidance of doubt, ESG is not obliged to extend the collection period or to ensure that a Participant receives his or her Race Entry Pack. At all times, it is the responsibility of the Participant to collect his or her Race Entry Pack during the Collection Period. Race Entry Packs not collected during the Collection Period will be deemed to be unwanted, and ESG shall be at liberty to dispose or re-distribute them accordingly. On a case by case basis, collection will be reviewed and an administrative fee of SGD10 will be charged to Participants who collect their race entry packs after the collection date

Runner’s Entitlement

  • All Participants who successfully complete the race in his or her chosen race category will be awarded a Finisher’s Medal upon the presentation of his or her race bib to the respective officials on race day.
  • All Finisher’s Medals are to be collected on race day. No requests thereafter will be entertained.
  • All Participants who successfully complete the race in his or her chosen race category will be awarded a Certificate of Participation. The Certificate of Participation will be available for collection on race day after the run.
  • For competitive timed categories, the certificate will be mailed to the registered address within 1 month of the race day. Participants must ensure that their mailing addresses are correct and up to date prior to the event day. Participants who have keyed in the wrong addresses and eventually request for a re-print and re-mail of the certificates will need to bear the printing and mailing costs.
  • Participants who did not complete the race will not be given a race certificate and finisher medal.
national family celebrations

National Family Celebrations(NFC)

NFC is a month-long annual event to celebrate and reinforce the importance of the family.

National Family Celebrations will carry the theme of Connecting Youths with Their Families. Youths taking the lead in bringing Family to the forefront, through a series of youth-driven family events.

This year, the Celebrations is calling all Singaporeans, young and old, to ‘Switch ‘n’ Click’! Family members are encouraged to put themselves in one another’s shoes. This will help family members better understand the demands of different roles in the family, proper financial planning and appreciate one another more in the process.

There is a line up of exciting activities for all families in Singapore. So grab your family and come down for some fantastic family fun!

First launched in 1985, National Family Celebrations (formerly known as National Family Week) is an important annual national event to celebrate and reinforce the importance of the family. This iconic national event is championed by the National Family Council (NFC), with strong support from the Ministry of Social and Family Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS). The Council is a people sector-led committee that aims to promote and build resilient families in Singapore.

Through the month long Celebrations, families can take part in a wide array of interesting activities and events and spend quality time together!

Highlights of National Family Celebrations

There are fun, exciting activities for all in the family, during this period. Families can enjoy the following key events:

Switch ‘n’ Click Show with the Muttons

The NFC Launch Event, titled Switch ‘n’ Click Show, was held at the Singapore Expo Max Pavilion. This youth-driven family forum, boasts an exciting line-up of speakers, such as celebrity couple Daniel Ong and Jaime Teo, Mediacorp artiste Suhaimi Yusof, alongside Mr Lim Soon Hock, Chairman of NFC, and Mrs Josephine Teo, Assistant Secretary-General, NTUC. Youths and parents will get a chance to interact with the speakers as they explore family-related issues and share useful insights. The forum officially kick-started the month long celebrations. Hosted by the Muttons, a dynamic radio deejay-duo popular with local youths. Admission to the Switch ‘n’ Click Show was free.

Family Day Out

The Celebrations will culminate with Family Day Out. On this day, Singaporeans are encouraged to spend a day out with their families in their own ways. Free tickets will be given out for families to spend time together at various attractions like Singapore Flyer, Hippo River Bus, Hippo River Tour, Singapore River Cruise, Chinatown Heritage Centre, The Art Science Museum, Sands Sky Park and Jurong Bird Park! The public can stand a chance to win these tickets by participating in contests.

Family Day Out Carnival at the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade (outside Marina Bay Sands). The Carnival features exciting activities suitable for everyone, young and old. Families can look forward to taking part in bonding activities and winning attractive lucky draw prizes! Admission to the Family Day Out Carnival was free.

SINGAPOREANS VIEW FAMILY AS TOP PRIORITY

Singaporeans spend time with their family during meals and family outings. In a poll conducted by the National Family Council (Council), 300 Singaporeans were asked to share what comes first in their lives. Six in 10 (58.3%) of the respondents chose family, followed by personal pursuits/interest (11%) and health (10.3%).

Despite the hectic schedule in Singapore, a fair proportion (41.6%) of respondents does have meals with their family at least 4 times a week. Four in ten respondents (40.3%) also go out with their families at least once a week, and half of them (47%) communicate and engage in activities with their families 5 to 10 hours every week. The poll also revealed that 9 in 10 respondents enjoy spending time with their families, and are always there when their family needs them. However, many (57.7% of the respondents) agree that they do not spend enough time with their families.

One in 3 respondents (30%) reported that they spend less than 5 hours a week with their families. Most respondents (90%) would like to spend more time with their families, including those who think that they spend enough time. “Living in cosmopolitan Singapore, we work hard to put food on the table.

We work even harder during this time of economic uncertainty. However, we must remember that family relationships, like all relationships need to be nurtured and tended to, whether in good times or bad. In fact, family ties can be strained as families go through stress. There is thus a greater need to consciously pay attention to building family resilience.

The results of the poll are heartening, as it shows Singaporeans are still placing family first during this time. But it also shows there is room for improvement in terms of spending time together. That is why the National Family Council holds the National Family Celebrations every year – to reinforce the importance of the family, and the importance of making time for our families.

25TH NATIONAL FAMILY CELEBRATIONS

The month-long National Family Celebrations saw the most number of family activities, events and participants this year in its 25 years of history. The Celebrations was brought to a close this evening by Guest-of-Honour Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee at a Family Sports Day event, which saw thousands learning a sport together as a family. At the event, National Family Council also shared results from the Singapore Family Values Survey, which confirmed that the core family values held by Singaporeans two decades ago have not changed. Singaporeans still value the family and regard as very important family values such as Love, Care and Concern, Mutual Respect, Filial Responsibility, Commitment and Communication. This is despite economic, social and technological changes over the years.

Findings from the Singapore Family Values Survey
The five values were mooted in 1993 by the then Committee on the Family under the Advisory Council on Family and the Aged (NACFA), with inputs from the general public. NFC’s latest survey in March 2010 shows that these
values still hold, as more than 80% of 1,500 respondents indicated they are very important to them. More than 60% see them becoming more important in future. Family is still paramount, with more than 90% of respondents indicating that family is the most important aspect of their lives. The majority (94% of respondents) also said that they have a close-knit family.

The release of the survey findings reinforces the inter-generational theme of the 25th National Family Celebrations, which is to encourage family members, both old and young, to “live, love and play together”.

Enjoy special promotions for you and your family during this National Family Celebrations

1 Chili’s “Kids Eat for Free” with every purchase of an entrée, every Monday & Tuesday night at Chili’s Grill & Bar (ION Orchard Mall & Resorts World Sentosa)
2 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Buyan Restaurant, Restaurant & Bar. Asian Buffet Lunch, Weekend International Buffet Dinner and Weekend Lunch. For more details please visit our top reviewed hotels page
3 Seb’s Bistro & The Playhouse $150/- Set dinner for parents and two kids, inclusive of complimentary sparkling wine for parents and free playtime for kids in the Playhouse. Not valid with other offers, promotions, discounts, vouchers or privilege cards.
4 Bonheur Patisserie 20% off Petits Gateaux & Entremets. Not applicable to any
in-house promotion.
5 Orchard Hotel SG (City Hotels Pte Ltd) Orchard Café & La Terrasse
Family Dinner Package with minimum 3 persons and above, – Special 26% Discount on total food billFree flow of Soft Drinks – 50% Buffet dining voucher for the next visitFree Parking for the first 2 hours
Prevailing restaurant terms & conditions apply – All prices are subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes.
6 Yoshinoya Free 4 Corn Pudding with every purchase of $35 Family Feast. Family Feast includes:

4 Regular Bowls (Beef w Veg/ Teriyaki Chicken/ Salmon/ Ebi Fry)

4 Regular Drinks (Coke/Sprite) – 2 Sidekicks (Each Worth $3.30)

Offer is valid from 25 May to 25 June 2011, while stocks last.

Offer is subject to change without prior notice.

Not valid with other offers, promotions, discounts, vouchers or privilege cards.

7 Heart Bistro Enjoy a delicious meal at Heart Bistro with the family and earn 10% rebate vouchers for free meals! / 10 % in rebate vouchers, redeemable towards more family meals together.
8 Qian Hu Fish Farm Fish Spa experience 50% promotion for the month of National Family Celebrations $5 for half an hour
9 Cathay Cineplexes Family Packages – Party of 4 Deals. 1) Buy 4 (2D) movie vouchers + 2 medium popcorn combo at $45.60 (U.P. $57.60)

2) Buy 4 (3D) movie vouchers + 2 medium popcorn combo at $66.00 (U.P. $69.60)

10 Shooz 4 Kidz 15% Off on minimum purchase of 2 pairs of Fit Flops
11 Inspire Mum & Baby Private Family Activity Promotion – Special Introductory Private Family Yoga Session @ $100 for 1hr session/ 1 hr (family of 3)*

Private Family Aqua Baby Course @ $500 for 5 sessions/ 30 mins (Family of 3-4)**

Babies from 3 – 30 months

Regular Activities Promotion – 20% off for regular courses (only Mountbatten Branch) – $10 rebate for Group Aqua Baby Classes

* One time rate. Only for Mountbatten & Simei branch.

** Only for Simei & private pools.

 

Bookings to be used by 31st December subject to availability. Promotions are subject ot changes.

Inspire reserves the right to change the promotion entitlement.

12 Jack’s Place Complimentary Escargots (per half dozen) on Tuesday Nights
(with min order of 2 Dinner Main Course)
1 redemption per coupon, per bill only.

Present coupon upon ordering. Available for Tuesday, Dinner dine-in at any Jack’s Place outlets.

Not valid with other vouchers, promotions, credit card offers & member’s discounts.

13 Singapore Flyer 10% discount off Singapore Flight Tickets with every presentation of cut-out coupon Valid for walk-in ticket purchase at Singapore Flyer Ticketing Counters only, no advanced booking is allowed.
Limited to 4 tickets per coupon.
Terms & conditions apply.
14 Big Bear Camping Additional $5 off on all bookings and existing promotions. Upon presentation of NFC 11 coupon
15 Underwater World Singapore About 50% off Underwater World Singapore (inclusive of Dolphin Lagoon) & Singapore Cable Car Ride (inclusive of Cable Car Museum)

Effective rates:

Adult – S$25.90 (worth $51.90) Child – S$17.60 (worth $32.60)

Above promotions are only applicable to local residents of Singapore (i.e. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Holders of Employment Passes, Work Permit or Dependant’s Pass);

To qualify, visitors are required to produce relevant identifications; this promotion is not applicable with any other ongoing promotions.

Applicable for Sernior Citizens from 60 years old and above; Applicable for children from 3 to 12 years old.

One identification is only allowed to purchase one discounted ticket.

Singapore Cable Car Ride is a return trip.

Point-of-sales for discounted tickets and/or package: Underwater World Singapore ticket & all Singapore Cable Car ticketing booths.

16 SAF Yacht Club $50 Off Athena II Cabin Cruiser Charter

$20 Off Sea Sports Courses

$20 Off Sea-front Resort Room

$20 Off Kidz Yong Explorer Diving Programme

$35 Off Adult Scuba Diver Course

All discounts only applicable at Non-members’ rate.

Advance booking is required and is subjected to availability. . Sea Sport Course discount is only valid for:

1. Get Kids Afloat Sailing Introductory Programme (for kids aged 7 to 17 years)

2. Basic Sailing Course (for adults)

3. Powered Pleasure Craft Sailing License (for adults)

4. Competent Crew Course (for adults with BSC)

5. Day Skipper Course (for adults with BSC & CCC)

Athena II Cabin Cruiser Charter discount is valid for all periods . Sea-front Resort Room discount is valid for all room categories at all periods

Sea-front Resort Room discount is valid for all rom categories at all periods

Kids Young Explorer Diving Programme & Adult Scuba Diver Course shall be conducted by T3 Tek Diving Services & Explorer Pte Ltd

Discounts are valid until 30 June 2011.

Discounts are NOT valid with other promotions and cannot be exchanged for cash.

17 Jurong Bird Park 30% off each admission ticket upon presentation of National Family Celebrations 2011 logo Maximum purchase of 5 tickets per redemption
Offer is not inclusive of panorail
Not valid for online purchases
Not valid with any other promotions or discounts
Child admission ticket is only valid for children 12 years and below.
18 Brussels Sprouts Two
(Big Splash)
Kids Eat Free! – Kids 10 years and below eat for free* during lunch times.

Mussel Festival – $70++ all you can eat & drink*.

Promotion valid on Saturdays and Sundays only from 12 noon to 3pm.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Please refer to Brussels Sprouts Two website (http://brusselssprouts.com.sg/) more details.

19 Sol Playground Café 1 free kids meal with @ main course orders. Valid on weekdays only.
20 Sol Tasca 10% off 2 generations dining

20% off 3 generations dining

30% off 4 generations dining

Valid from Mondays to Sundays.
21 Pet Lovers Centre Burp! Dog Treats at $1.50 (U.P. $3.16). Valid at The Pet Safari only (Vivocity, Eastpiont, nex). Not Applicable with other promotions, discounts, privilege cards or discount vouchers.
22 Parkway Parade
6range Group Sony Ericsson – Free VH410 Bluetooth Headset (worth $68) with purchase of Xperia™ X8.
AIBI – Special Promotion of the Stretch Machine AB-ST600 at $399 (U.P.$799).
Asian Skin Solution – Enjoy 1 session of Omni Algae Radiance Treatment + free Dual Revitalise Rose Cleaner at $18.
Auntie Anne’s – Special Promotion of Green Tea Pretzel at $1.35 each (U.P. $2.70).
Berrylite – Fruit Yoghurt Drinks at $3.50.
Best Denki – Sharp 32″ LCD TV at $399.
Blue Max – TV Serials DVD – 3 for $10. Blu-ray movies for $9.90.
Challenger – Samsung ST30 Camera with free gifts (worth $49) for $159.
Citigems – Milanne® Diamond Pendant at $138 (U.P. $318)
Couple Lab – Up to 60% off storewide.
Dôme Café – Espreski at $5.50 (U.P. $6.50).
Famous Amos – Free 50g cookies with every 300g cookies purchased. Free 130g cookies with every 600g cookies purchased.
Fish & Co. – 1 for 1 Pastas.
Fish Mart Sakuraya – Free gift with minimum spending of $38.
Growing Fun – Science Set – Heart Beat at 40% off.
Howards Storage World – Resin TV Shelf at $149 (U.P. $189)
Jolibean – Soy Custard Maru & Regular Soy Milk Set at $2 (U.P. $2.50)
Lee Hwa Jewellery – Nacre Diamond Pendant at $168 (U.P. $348)
Leonard Drake Skincare & Health Spa – Wellness Treat at $75 nett. Choice of Soothing Aromatherapy facial treatment, Relaxing eye and neck treatments (U.P. $210) or Anti stress body rebalancing treatment (U.P. $150).
Juzz 1 – Free Altec Lansing Orbit M portable Speaker (worth $79) with purchase of Altec Lansing M4025R Docking Speaker at $179 (U.P. $269).
Kiehl’s Since 1851 – Free Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50PA+++ 5ml Ultra Facial Oil Free Skincare Collection.
Luggage Empire – 70% off for 360 degree roller wheels with TSA look luggage.
Mary Chia & Urban Homme – Enjoy 1 for 1 Facial Slimming Treatment.
My Type – Basic Eat Right Pack at $286 (save 15%)
Natures Farm – 30% off regular priced health supplements of selected brands.
OTO Bodycare – Oto e-cuddle (EU-280) and Oto e-lux (EL-868) at $348.
Princess Jewellery – Liroy diamond pendant at $39
Royal Sporting House – 25% off with minimum purchase of $250 in a single receipt. 15% off with minimum purchase of $100 in a single receipt.
SK Jewellery – Skanet® diamond necklace at $99 (U.P. $139)
Skechers – Tone-ups sandals at $29 (U.P.$69). Visit store and put on any Skechers footwear to receive a free gift.
Stege – Stainless steel jewellery mens bracelet at $39 (U.P. $129 – $159).
Toby’s The Desert Asylum – Fish Sandwich with fries at $7.95.
Trumpet Praise – Free Chord Book with purchase of Ukelele complete kit at $59.90.
The Body Shop – Passion Fruit Body Scrub at $14.90 (U.P. $29.90).
Terms and conditions apply. Kindly check in store for details.
23 Broun Café Enjoy a free dessert or hot beverage with every 2 main course ordered when you dine with your parents. Kindly inform our staff that you are dining with your family and let them take a picture of your family to enjoy this offer.

 

portico singapore restaurant

Portico Restaurant Singapore

Portico Prime, a modern European restaurant and bar located within Dempsey Hills, an iconic lifestyle dining destination in Singapore.

Serving casual modern European food-fare and tapas in an elegant colonial house setting, our tall ceilings, white brick columns and simple yet refined interiors invite you to just sit back and savor – the indulgent menu selection, the friendly attentive service and the lovely company of friends and family. Our alfresco area looks out onto an expanse of lush greenery, a rare sight in Singapore. It is the perfect spot for many occasions: a business lunch, chilling out with friends, that romantic date or hearty family brunches on weekends. A culinary retreat in more ways than one – let our chef’s innovative creations delight your palates and the peaceful, luscious environment embrace your senses.

Portico Prime recently bagged the prestigious Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2016 Award by WINE&DINE under the Modern European Category.

FOOD MENU

Portico Prime is a suitable venue for many occasions. Our interior holds a spacious main dining hall, 2 private rooms and a bar, in addition to alfresco dining space and an outdoor garden, all housed within the prominent Block 10 of Dempsey Hills. Diners can choose to have pre drinks at our bar, proceed to main dining hall for their meal then end with dessert and drinks at the alfresco area adjacent to our garden. Dining becomes a gastronomic experience when you are at Portico Prime.

We have hosted and organized different types of events such as weddings & solemnizations, product launches, fashion shows, birthday/private themed parties, kids parties, corporate events, networking sessions, business meetings and wine/whisky tasting events.

Our team prides ourselves in being a “one-stop shop”, where we are able to provide clients options such as, photography services, live music entertainment and other event management services.

There are 2 private rooms at Portico Prime available for booking:

1) VIP room 1

– Sit 14 guests
– Private alfresco area.

This room is suitable for meetings, presentations, business lunches or dinners and intimate private gatherings.

2) VIP room 2

– Sits 18 guests on 3 separate tables
– 14 people on one long table setting

With the flexibility of movable furniture, clients can choose the best suited table setting (up till 18 pax) for their events. All rooms are fully equipped with AV set – project, screen and microphone with speaker.

Bespoke Events for Every Need & Want

We believe that every event should be special and unique, reflecting not only the homeliness of the restaurant, but the character of the host. This is why we don’t do repeat menus or event styles, because every party or celebration hosted at Portico is fully customised and bespoke to the host’s needs and wants.

Portico’s modular space can be tailored to accommodate individual needs and provide each and every guest with an unforgettable highly personalised experience. Our team can custom design specific experiences for special events from bespoke dishes to stylised table settings – the kind of moments that guests will talking about long after the event has ended.

Food Imagineering

The young and dynamic Portico team have stepped admirably up to the challenge of bringing their own influences to the Portico menu. Their focus is upon reinventing classic homely dishes with a touch of finesse. The team at Portico work towards a simple ethic: They prepare and serve food that they would enjoy serving guests in their own home. This is never more evident than in the simple way that dishes are presented. It’s this ethos that has won them awards like Chope’s Diner’s Choice Awards New Restaurant of the Year 2014 and Open Rice’s Top Ten Best New Restaurants of 2014.

We Are Singavores

A menu replete with a full selection of foods, from hearty snacks, healthy soups and salads, and filling sandwiches, through to generous main courses, followed by tempting desserts. All of these options are served in Portico’s simple, homely style. Simple presentation does not mean simple tastes though. A lot of thought is focused towards flavours, textures and presentation without neglecting the soul and essence of the dish.

The Portico menu has been imagineered to provide hearty food using fresh seasonal ingredients – where possible these ingredients are sourced locally or are taken from our own edible garden. We consider ourselves Singavores or Singapore “locavores”, a movement that focuses on sourcing and eating food locally. For example, we work very closely with Tiberias Harvest, which offers fish delivered within hours from its sea farm, located off the north-eastern coast of Pulau Ubin. They emphasise using the right techniques in their harvest and post-harvest process, to ensure the quality of each order.

About Portico Group

Portico Singapore is a boutique home-grown F&B group. Our corporate philosophy is that of creating dining concepts that give customers comfort dining pleasures paired with good service and good ambience. Portico Singapore currently has 3 concepts under its wings – Portico Prime, Portico Host & Portico Platos.


Our Vision

They believe in hosting our guests like how they would in their own homes
They believe in constantly changing and improving the Portico Menus to give diners the gastronomic experience
They believe in hosting events that leave both clients and guests a memorable impression

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday
Closed on Mondays
Lunch:
11:30am – 3:00pm
Last Food Order at 2:30pm
Dinner:
Weekdays 6pm to 10:30pm (Last food order 10pm)
Weekends 6pm to 11:30pm (Last food order 10:30pm)
Open for drinks at 5pm

I Made It In Singapore

This ad campaign has been attracting eyeballs and international media players – by telling the stories of other top international talent that have risen to new career highs in Singapore.

I reached new career heights and I did it in Singapore. That in a nutshell encapsulates what the SMF “I Made it in Singapore” campaign is about – attracting the attention of international media talents by highlighting the testimonies of international personalities who have had positive experiences working with Singapore media companies.

The “I Made it in Singapore” print and outdoor advertising campaign kicked off the launch of SMF at MIPCOM 2006, in Cannes. The campaign highlights the growing capabilities of the Singapore media industry that are increasingly attracting international recognition and demand.

The campaign also throws the spotlight on Singapore’s positioning as an excellent international collaborator, its strategic location between the East and the West and its dedication to create a media industry with global talents.

Some of the renowned media personalities and icons that have been featured in the “I Made it in Singapore” campaign include CEO and Chairman of Hyde Park Entertainment Ashok Amritraj as well as film directors/producers Max Makowski (One Last Dance), Marco Serafini (House of Harmony), Nigel Levy (Crossings) and Rakesh Roshan (Krrish).

Also in the star-studded list are award-winning photographer and television presenter Michael Yamashita (Zheng He), interactive game designer Joe Dever (Lone Wolf), computer animation pioneer Phil Mitchell (Sing to the Dawn) and author/journalist Peter Wiley, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of John Wiley & Sons.