Ways to Celebrate Dad – the heroes of our lives

Dads are often the unsung heroes in our lives, providing love, support, and guidance with unwavering dedication. They play a myriad of roles, from being our first teachers and protectors to becoming our lifelong friends and confidants. Celebrating these extraordinary men is a heartfelt way to acknowledge their tireless efforts and the significant impact they have on our lives. Whether it’s for Father’s Day, his birthday, or just because, finding meaningful ways to honour your dad can create cherished memories and deepen your bond. In this article, we explore a variety of heartfelt and creative ideas to celebrate Dad, ensuring he feels appreciated and loved for the hero he truly is.

Treat Dad to Delicious Cakes

The Pine Garden has just released a couple of new flavours just for Father’s Day and one of them is Pipagao Whisky. Many of us have taken pipagao as a traditional Chinese remedy for cough or sore throat so it would seem a little strange to us to have it in a dessert. As sceptical as we were, we tried this and…it works! The candied orange tied the slightly minty pipagao to the cream, which then ended with a hint of whisky. It was a delightful bite and wasn’t too sweet nor cloyingly creamy. Perfect for the more sophisticated tastebuds.

Another seasonal flavour is the Black Sesame Chiffon Coconut Latte. This got a bit of mixed reviews. This author’s mother felt that she couldn’t taste the coconut latte cream as it was overwhelmed by the coffee and the black sesame; this author could taste the coconut cream and thought that it was a nice touch to the nutty, roasted black sesame cake. I could do without the coffee, in my opinion. Just coconut and black sesame please!

Both cakes can be purchased online at www.pgcake.com or at their retail outlet at Ang Mo Kio.

Spa and Brunch at W Singapore

Show your appreciation for dad with a rejuvenating spa experience. Enjoy an exclusive 25% off on any 90-minute massage or 90-minute facial by their skilled therapists in a serene atmosphere. Dad will sure to be refreshed and revitalised. This offer is valid only for 16th June.

After a relaxing massage, pamper dad with a lavish Father’s Day brunch at The Kitchen Table. Priced at S$128++ per person, this culinary feast promises an array of delectable dishes crafted to delight every palate. Enhance the celebration with their drink packages, perfectly curated to complement the gourmet experience.

Brunch is available from 12pm to 3pm

For reservations and more information, please contact:

Tel: +65 6808 7268
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.thekitchentable.sg/promotion

Exceptional food at Shangri-La to cater to every tastebud

If you want to pamper the special men in your life, why not consider celebrating at Shangri-La Singapore where they have a variety of dining options to cater to all sorts of tastebuds. Some of the highlights:

  • 6-course Cantonese classics at Shang Palace priced at S$138++ per person for lunch and S$198++ per person for dinner, available on 15 and 16 June.
  • Dad dines for FREE* (*one Dad dines for free with every three paying guests) Seafood Buffet Brunch at The Line priced at S$158++ per adult and S$79++ per child under 12 years old.
  • Sunday Buffet Brunch at Waterfall Ristorante Italiano priced at S$108++ per adult and S$54++ per child under 12 years old.
  • Josper Grill Sunday Roast at Origin Grill priced at S$88++ per adult.
  • Peranakan-themed Semi Buffet Lunch at The Lobby Lounge priced at S$88++ per adult and S$44++ per child under 12 years old, available on 15 and 16 June.
  • Whimiscal 3D cake creations available from 10-16 June for both online and retail orders from Shophouse by Shangri-La.

Beer Brewing Workshop & Outdoor BBQ Experience at Lion Brewery Co

If dad loves his beer, then the best place to bring him to on the 16th would be Lion Brewery Co Taproom. Dads can participate in a complimentary Beer Brewing Workshop conducted by beer expert Ben Tan from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm to learn the art of brewing. There will also be a corner set up showcasing the master brewer’s home brew kit, alongside S$10 pints all day long on Mountain Lion, Island Lager, and other selected beers.

Guests can look forward to a mouthwatering live BBQ station featuring dishes such as Grilled Bratwurst Sausage (S$15) with caramelised onion and mustard or a tasty Flaming Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger (S$24) with capsicum and zucchini for vegetarian guests. The BBQ station is on top of their usual semi-buffet weekend brunch menu, priced at S$48++ for adults and S$15++ for children aged 12 years old and below.

Casual dining with Dad at PAZZION Café

This Father’s Day, treat your dad to a delightful meal at Pazzion Cafe, where he can indulge in our delectable menu offerings in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Capture the essence of family togetherness and create cherished memories over a delicious dinner. From 10th to 23rd June, after 5.30pm, simply flash a family photo to their staff to enjoy 20% off the total bill.

For more information or to reserve, please visit https://www.pazzion.com/pages/cafe.

Hearty dinner with fireworks at CÉ LA VI Singapore

For a limited time only from Friday to Monday, 14 to 17 June, guests can head to The Restaurant at CÉ LA VI Singapore and pamper the leading family man with an exclusive dish of Duck in Shio Koji, priced at S$52++. This hearty delight offers an exquisite blend of umami flavours and tenderness, served with delicate wantons, vibrant plum gel, and rich jus with an option to add black truffles at S$25++ for 5 grams. Diners on 15 June may also enjoy a magnificent fireworks display at 8:15pm, as the National Day rehearsal commences.

“The inspiration behind this dish comes from my childhood when my dad and I would often enjoy duck noodles together. This dish is a tribute to him,” explains Head Chef Danial Fitri Yap. “Pairing duck with shio koji not only tenderises the meat but also enhances its natural sweetness and umami flavours. The wantons, filled with duck and a hoisin marinade, honours the key ingredient, while the consommé is brewed using the remaining bones, underscoring our commitment to practising zero waste in our kitchens.”

Book a table in this link here.

Guests can also email [email protected] for bookings for 9 to 11 guests.

Attend TGIF Music Station with Dad

Through the strength of music, join artists Jeremy Chan, Silver Ang, Calvert Tay, Zerlene and Bian Tong as we celebrate the heroes in our lives this Father’s Day.
More details on TGIF MUSIC STATION: SCCC X YES 933 below:

  • Date: Fri, 21 June 2024
  • Time (Physical Show): From 8:00 PM

  • Theme: My Daddy My Hero《我的老爸是英雄》

  • Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Ho Bee Concourse, Level 1

Admission is free, pre-registration is not required.

Give the gift of footwear

How well do you know your dad’s style preference in shoes? Does he groove well in retro style or stride out happily in bold colours? This Father’s Day, gift dad his favourite Skechers footwear that guarantees comfort and a touch of style!

The OG of Cool: Dads who rock retro style

Forget the latest fads, your dad let his shoes tell a different story. He gravitates towards timeless classic style with a retro twist and a touch of nostalgia. Think sleek trainers channeling old-school court vibes, or maybe some cool design with pops of colour reminiscent of vintage sportswear. These are not just shoes, they are a subtle nod to a style that stood the test of time, proving that retro is the one true winner. If this sounds like your dad, Skechers Street Uno – Retro One might be just the right pair for your retro dad.

Skechers Street™ Uno – Retro One | S$129

Available in White Green

Lace-up throwback jogger style that comes with stylish uppers featuring a dura leather, leather and suede overlay upper. With a flexible traction outsole and one-and-a-half-inch heel height, this shoe is designed for comfort with an inbuilt Skechers Air-Cool Memory Foam® comfort insole and a cool translucent Skech Air® visible airbag midsole, making it a good choice for those who like their shoes to be cosy while staying in retro style.

Mismatch Socks & Killer Kicks: The dad who owns bold style

Forget the word ”monotonous”! Your dad is not one to shy away from colours. His shoe collection is a kaleidoscope of bold hues. Think electric blue sneakers that turn heads, or shoes in fire engine red. Matching sock? Maybe next time! Life’s a whirlwind journey for a busy dad, but his footwear choices are a constant reminder that he never says no to fun times. If this describes your dad, consider adding Skechers Street™ Tres-Air Uno – Contempor-airy or Vexx: Skechers Street™ Koopa – Volleyball Vexx Doodle to his collection!

Skechers Street™ Tres-Air Uno – Contempor-Airy | S$139

Available in White Lime

Stride in bold colours while retaining comfort with Skechers Street™ Tres-Air Uno – Contempor-Airy. This sporty fashionable lace-up shoe features a mesh and duraleather upper with a striking colourful hotmelt overlay. Complementing its stylish and hot design, this shoe is built with Skech Air® visible air midsole that is colour coordinated with the design and best known for its shock absorbing technology. With a flexible traction outsole and two-inch heel height, this shoe features Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam® insole for best-cushioned comfort which makes an ultimate choice for both comfort and eccentric style.
Vexx: Skechers Street™ Koopa – Volley Vexx Doodle | S$129

Available in White Mulitcolour

Introducing a combination of art, style and comfort through the collaboration of Skechers and renowned doodle artist Vexx (@vexx), this unique pair of shoes feature lace-up leather and duraleather upper that is stylishly adorned with Vexx’s signature “doodles”. Built with Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam® insole and Skech-Air® visible airbag midsole, these sneakers provide the ultimate comfort for the wearer while guaranteeing a creative look with its classic court-style midsole. Comes with a flexible traction outsole with a one quarter-inch heel height, this shoe is made to stand out with its artistic features with added comfort.

Minimalist Dad with Clean-Cut Coolness

Your dad’s style is all about clean lines and quiet confidence. He keeps his footwear collection focused, opting for a few high-quality pairs in classic silhouettes. Think crisp white sneakers for weekend errands and maybe a pair of timeless design shoes for casual outings. Everything is meticulously polished and cared for, reflecting his overall tidy and put-together demeanour. His shoes are a subtle statement that speaks volumes about his understated elegance. If this describes your dad, Skechers GOwalk Arch Fit® – Overview or Skechers Hands Free Slip-Ins®: GOwalk 7™ should make the cut for his minimal collection.

The Active Dads Who Always Live for a Great Adventure

Your dad is not one who sit still. Rain or shine, he is always up for an adventure. His shoe collection reflects this active spirit. Think rugged hiking trail shoes that have conquered countless trails or sneakers that can handle a morning jog in the rain. His shoes are not just footwear, they are trusty companions on every outdoor quest, ready to tackle whatever challenge nature throws his way. For adventurous dad, consider Skechers GOrun Max Cushioning Suspension™ – Abana, Skechers Sport Arch Fit® 2.0 or Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins™: Max Cushioning Elite™ to spice up their sportswear collection.


Priced from $129, Skechers Street™ Uno – Retro One is now only available online via www.skechers.com.sg. The rest of these collections are available at selected Skechers concept stores, including 313@somerset, Bugis Junction, Causeway Point, Compass One, Great World, Jem, Jewel Changi Airport, Junction 8, Jurong Point, NEX, Northpoint City, Paragon, Parkway Parade, Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, Tampines 1, The Woodleigh Mall, Velocity@Novena Square, and VivoCity.

Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins™: Max Cushioning Elite™ is now available at both Skechers concept stores as mentioned above and selected Skechers outlet stores, including Causeway Point, Changi City Point, City Square Mall, IMM, Lot One, Marina Square, SingPost Centre, The Clementi Mall, Tiong Bahru Plaza, and Waterway Point.

Be a pilot for a day

If dad loves aeroplanes and would like to know how it feels to pilot one, why not let him try out a flight simulator at Aeroviation? They’re headquartered with a new teaching facility at 30A Kallang Place.

For more information, do visit them at https://aeroviation.com/.

Ultimate lavish staycation at The Barracks

This Father’s Day, treat our amazing dads to something truly special with an indulgent retreat at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, a timeless hotel at a heritage hideaway with bespoke luxury.

Cementing its spot as the #1 hotel in Singapore by TripAdvisor Best of the Best Award 2024 for the second year running, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality is a 40-room bespoke luxury hotel housed within restored colonial buildings, which once served as a British military barracks, built in 1904. Offering unrivalled hospitality, impeccable service, and thoughtful luxury, the hotel transports world-weary dads to a timeless staycation experience. An ode to the Old World charm, juxtaposed against modern creature comforts, the handsomely-designed rooms feature richly textured dark wood grains, warm brass and leather-accented furnishing, coupled with an opulent white marbled bathroom with a large hand-sculpted marble bathtub.

The Barracks Experience is what truly sets the standard for an immersive staycation. Here, guests are pampered with the truest of luxuries – an ease of mind that their needs will be taken care of, perfect for dads to wind down, be pampered and enjoy the finer in life while spending quality family time. Guests will have access to The Living Room private lounge, with breakfast, evening cocktails and canapes; welcome drink upon arrival; round-the-clock personalised Equerry service; Heritage Tea and Tales with army veterans who used to serve and stay at this former military barracks; and a private JEEP land transfer (charges apply).

The Barracks Hotel Sentosa is part of the enclave of hotels by Far East Hospitality, home to another three uniquely-designed offerings – accessible wellness at Oasia Resort Sentosa, adult-centric at The Outpost Hotel Sentosa and family fun at Village Hotel Sentosa. The precinct offers shared facilities and daily activity schedule including Sunrise Yoga at the Barracks Lawn, perfect for every dad’s retreat into tranquillity. Additionally, guests at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa can soak in the 30m long Barracks Pool, cloistered within the heritage buildings and surrounded by leafy foliage.

If you haven’t already treated your mum (tsk tsk), then send both parents for a Romance at The Barracks package where they will be pampered and spoilt with lavish rejuvenation.

For a minimum 2-night stay from S$1,952 nett, the celebratory package includes the following for 2 persons:

  • 90-minute body massage and Cryo Facial worth S$480++ for 2 persons
  • Complimentary sweet surprise with a bottle of wine or prosecco
  • Daily breakfast
  • Access to The Living Room with all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and canapés

Additionally, available from 10 to 16 June 2024 and priced at S$191.84 nett, the exclusive Fatherhood Recharge Ritual at Oasia Spa is the ultimate spa indulgence for dads to revitalise and invigorate. Picture this: a luxurious 60-minute full-body massage tailored to melt away stress and tension, accompanied by a complimentary 15-minute extension because we believe dads deserve nothing but the best. And to top it off, our rejuvenating CYRO Facial will leave him feeling refreshed and radiant from head to toe, ready to take on the world.

Images: Aeroviation, CÉ LA VI Singapore, Envato (header), Lion Brewery Co, PAZZION Cafe, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Skechers, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, The Pine Garden, W Singapore 

Leave a Comment