Mother’s Day on the Sunny Island
Mother’s Day (母亲节 Hari Ibu அன்னையர் தினம்) is a celebration honouring mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. In Singapore, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May – it’s Sunday, 13 May 2012. It is not a public holiday, nor is it known as a holiday, but it is still special and significant to mankind.
Aside from the respect and gratitude that we ought to show our dear mothers on a daily basis, let us spend some time this Mother’s Day to reflect on all our others have done for us. What better to do than to offer her our heartfelt gratitude and pamper her with a day of indulgence!
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. -Washington Irving
Making plans to celebrate with your family? Wondering where to go for Mother’s Day? Singapore has a variety of restaurants serving different cuisines to give mummy dearest a little treat.
Here are some Restaurants Recommendations for Mother’s Day 2012.
Brasserie Wolf has been touted by French natives in Singapore as the most authentic French bistro restaurant in Singapore. Make Mother’s Day a ‘French Affair’ and take her out for a three-course lunch and dinner menu that would inspire her to be like Julia Child in the kitchen. Nothing says more than ‘I love you, mum’ with mum’s choice of Austrian and premium Old World wines from the cellar.
Equinox Restaurant is serving Mother’s Day Sunday Champagne Brunch and Mother’s Day High Tea Buffet with a rare view at the peak of Swissotel Stamford. Surprise your mother with a revelry of delicate high tea delights, petit sandwiches, and yummy dim sum.
Prive Cafe will be giving away complimentary cupcakes to all celebrating Mother’s Day with their mother at the cafe. So drop by for some yummy course to compliment the lovely day of TLC for mums.
Roadhouse will be dishing out special treats on the whole of Sunday for Mother’s Day and the recipes are inspired by some of the staffs. Open from 0900 till 2200, come on down for some haute kitchen dishes.
Calling all mummies to join T.G.I.Friday’s in indulging and living well. Because your mother deserves it, pamper her for a good meal and express manicure sessions from 12-3pm only at T.G.I.Friday’s Katong. First 100 lucky mothers dining at any T.G.I.Friday’s outlet will receive an indulge and live well voucher pack sponsored by Hom Yoga and Lolly Dolly.
Indulge your mom by giving her a special day spa gift voucher with a loving and pampering spa experience she’ll remember. It’s one of the Best Mother’s Day Gifts you can ever give to show your love and a highly popular and memorable present any Mother will love.
Here is a couple of Spa Recommendations for Mother’s Day 2012.
Aegean Spa is offering Singapore Women’s Weekly Awards Celebration Duo Pack in celebration of winning two 2009 Singapore Women’s Weekly Magazine Spa Awards for Best Swedish Massage & Best Moisture-Fix Facial. Compliment your mum as a reigning champion with these two award-winning treatments. This is an excellent gift for a queen!
Balik Kampung Spa has a special Mother & Me cozy spa package to allow you to be pampered together with your mom this Mother’s Day! Choose her preferred deluxe BABOR facial treatment to rejuvenate stressed and tired skin, revitalizing the cell functions for a fresh, radiant and rosy complexion! (… Check out Balik Kampung’s video promotion by clicking on the hyper-link).
If you have been treating yourself or have been gifted gifts, it’s now time to make someone else’s day. And in Singapore, one can find shopping a treat when buying gifts because there is always something worth buying (however expensive or cheap they may be). Should you wish to send something special to their mum, why not some quality “love” made/crafted conceptually by Singaporean locals?
Psst… For those whose mums are abroad, sending parcels of love are an act of unforgettable endearment. Postage is not that expensive either.
Here are some cherry picked Boutique and E-shop Recommendations.
Bohemian boutique retail is opened by a local couple who are fixated on all looks Bohemian but with a twist. Situated in Raffles Xchange, this boutique clienteles range from Ahjummas (Korean for Aunties) to Socialites and white collar professionals. All clothing articles come in limited pieces and they are all custom-made in Nepal for ladies of all shapes and sizes. Drop by for a mint find and mention “FindYourWayInSG” for some extra goodies.
Luxola is an e-commerce online retail that sells beauty care products for men, women & children. Give your mother a treat this Mother’s Day with gifts recommended by Luxola. Luxola has our mothers’ (ahem) mature skin covered with their sweet picks of favourite gift ideas.
Ten Thousand Angels is a angelic furnitures and all things angel. Ten Thousand Angels is having a 10% storewide now until 13th of May 2012. Drop by to pick something for your angelic mum or treat your mum to some angelic delights.