LittleSteps HongKong Article Feed LittleSteps HongKong Affordable Art Fair <br /> <br /> <p>The Affordable Art Fair returns to welcome art lovers to discover a fantastic array of affordable, contemporary art!</p> <p>Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2015 will feature over 130 local and international galleries, an 11% increase from 2014’s event. 60% of these galleries will originate from Asia, with a strong Hong Kong presence including 22% from the local market, as well as many international exhibitors. With more than 1,000 artworks on display from all over the world, each item will be for sale and clearly labeled with prices ranging between HK$1,000 and HK$100,000. The Fair’s popular ‘Under HK$10,000 Wall’ will return this year with an expanded collection of affordable pieces, opening up the event to become even more accessible, for all to buy art.</p> <p>For the younger visitors Sunkids will provide fun-filled workshops for kids with the Children’s Art Studio. Leave the kids in the safe hands of a well-loved early childhood learning centre to expand their creativity, learn and play whilst you take advantage of browsing the galleries in peace. The Children’s Art Studio is open throughout the public days, offering a host of activities for children aged between 2-8 years to let their creative juices flow. With fun-filled activities such as drawing and doing arts & crafts with Faber Castell Products, kids will have a great time while you enjoy the Fair.</p> Sophie Authentique French Taste At Its Best <br /> <a href="/jakarta/articles/play/sophie-authentique" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>Everyone's favorite bakery has done it again! Authentique Bakery openied in early 2013 in South Kemang (now a go-to for French pastries and coffee). In 2014, they launched their bigger outlet <a href="" target="_blank">"Sophie Authentique"</a> at Kemang 1. Now, they opened up a new lovely haven for sweets and treats at Cipete Street.</p> <p>Let's go! The lady behind the magic, Sophie, is a true French pâtissier at heart. Only fresh ingredients are used with no artificial flavoring. Make sure to not miss the all-time favorite Croque Madame which is filled with tasty béchamel sauce, cheese, ham alongside salad with homemade french vinaigrette. As for the sweets, Canelé is a must try! Croissants, madeleine, and the homemade ice creams are highly recommended for the kiddos.</p> <p><em>Young crowds will surely find this place comfortable as they provide highchairs. Plus...there is a kids corner for coloring (score, again!).</em></p> March Jewellery Workshop <br /> <br /> <p>Sanur Jewellery Studio is hosting exciting jewellery making workshops this March: Taster Workshop with Lunch on March 7 and Mokume Game Mixed Metal Marbling Class on March 15.</p> Apartment 49 Pop Up Store <br /> <br /> <p>Inspiring new labels will showcase their impressive collection at Apartment 49 Pop Up Store, including Jai Vasicek, Sarah Makes These, Tiff Manuell, and many more. Plus, there will be designer pre-loved clothing for kids and adults as well as an array of fresh coffee and sweets from Elsie's Kitchen.</p> "It&#039;s Better Than Flowers" Baby Gift <br /> <br /> <p>Secret Ingredient and Baby Hero's special New Parent’ offer makes sure that everyone in the family is pampered. "It’s Better Than Flowers" is a new-mama friendly gourmet gift, featuring Atlantic Salmon with Beetroot Quinoa Bundle, with luxurious and 100% organic Baby Hero onesie for the little one, wrapped in a beautiful organic cloth bag with a personalized gift message. Price point is great at $498.00, and delivery can be the same day!</p> Last Chance: Courses At Kids&#039; Gallery! <br /> <br /> <p>Last chance! &nbsp;Enroll now for the oh-so-popular courses at Kids' Gallery for the prestigious and internationally recognised <a href="" target="_blank">Trinity College London Young Performers' Certificate and graded exam </a>and <a href="" target="_blank">London College of Music exams</a>. Learn useful skills and shape your child's confidence with special performing arts courses and music, while obtaining an important qualification for their academic portfolio. Enrollment closes on March 7, 2015. &nbsp;<em><a href="" target="_blank">Jump on here to enroll.</a></em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Upcoming courses:</strong></span></p> <p>* &nbsp;Trinity Musical Theatre (3 - 7 years)</p> <p>* &nbsp;Trinity Speech & Drama (4 - 8 years)</p> <p>* &nbsp;Trinity Speech & Drama Grades Initial to 2</p> <p>* &nbsp;Private lessons for Graded exam up to Grade 8</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Upcoming courses for speech:</strong></span></p> <p>Develop essential communication skills including presentation, clarity of speech, movement, and gesture. This is an ideal course for improving your child's performance in school interviews and future participation in the Hong Kong Speech Festival.</p> <p>* &nbsp;LCM Early Learning (3 - 6 years)</p> <p>* &nbsp;LCM Oral Communication (6 – 12 years)</p> Top Toy Stores In HK! Online + Shops + Hidden Gems <br /> <a href="/hong-kong/articles/top-toy-stores-hk" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>Shopping for toys? We have scoured the streets, searched the malls, and tracked down the best picks - big and small, one-stop and specialized, brick and mortar and online - in this <a href="" target="_blank">fun-packed guide to the top toy stores in Hong Kong.</a> Who knew toy shopping can be this much fun!</p> Besakih Temple With Kids A Visit To The Mother Temple <br /> <a href="/bali/articles/play/besakih-temple-kids" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>While temples are scattered all over Bali, there is only one mother temple! &nbsp;Pack a lunch, hire a driver, and prepare to be enchanted at the oh-so-amazing Besakih!</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Located on the slopes of Mount Agung in East Bali, Besikih is one of Bali's most visited temples and for good reason with a &nbsp;history of over 2000 years! &nbsp;There are over 70 festivals celebrated each year at this beauty and worshippers from all over Indonesia enjoy making a pilgrimage here.</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The Scoop:</strong></span></p> <p>* &nbsp;Recommended to go early! &nbsp;The afternoon can get a bit foggy (still beautiful but you can's see all the views).</p> <p>* &nbsp;Mom and dad must wear a sarong at the temple. &nbsp;Kids are ok wearing their normal clothes. &nbsp;Pack one from the hotel or you can buy one at the entrance for cheap.</p> <p>* &nbsp;You do not need a local tourist guide (despite what everyone at the entry says).</p> <p>* &nbsp;Note, you will park about a kilometre away from the entrance so make sure and wear you walking shoes (it is all uphill). &nbsp;If you prefer (and are not fussed on the safety side), you can hire a motor bike to take you up in 1-minute.</p> <p>* &nbsp;There are lots of little tourist shops at the entrance where you can buy snacks and drinks.</p> <p>* &nbsp;Bathrooms are available, but they are not the cleanest!</p> MunchBox HK Guilt-free Snack Delivery <br /> <a href="/hong-kong/articles/shop/munchbox-hk" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>Munch on this- tasty, guilt free snacks delivered to your door! &nbsp;MunchBox is one very irresistible reason for snackers to keep snacking on!</p> <p>A brand new venture in Hong Kong, <a href="" target="_blank">MunchBox</a> is a <a href="" target="_blank">monthly subscription service</a> that sends over tasty, hard-to-find healthy snacks scoured around the globe directly to your home or office. Think all <a href="" target="_blank">natural and organic munchies</a> that contain no GM ingredients, no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors, no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fat, and taste as good as your good old bag of chips, if not better!</p> <p>The<a href="" target="_blank"> guilt-free snacks </a>make a great snack box option for the kiddos, and with different variety delivered every month, even the pickiest munchkins will be satisfied!&nbsp;</p> Rooftop Garden At IFC Mall A Hidden Gem For Families <br /> <a href="/hong-kong/articles/play/rooftop-garden-ifc-mall" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>For a happy day out in the sunshine smack in the middle of Central, move your clan over to the sleek rooftop of IFC Mall. You can let the kiddos roam free, enjoy one of the rooftop restos, or pack a picnic (it's public space afterall!). The views are magnificent with the harbour on one side and Hong Kong's top architectural wonders on the other. Let's go!</p> <p><strong>The scoop:</strong></p> <p><strong>*GO:</strong> &nbsp;Take the escalators to P4 in the IFC Mall. You will be greeted with lots of glass and a tranquil breeze.</p> <p><strong>*EAT: </strong>&nbsp;There are a few restaurants to choose from including <a href="" target="_blank">RED bar</a> which is great for grab and go pizza, pasta, and beers for mom & dad. You can also book up for high tea or brunch at <a href="" target="_blank">The Glasshouse</a> which offers a design inspired by potting sheds in old country houses and yummy fare. <a href="" target="_blank">Zentro Loft</a> and <a href=" " target="_blank">Isola Bar </a>are also great and open for brunch as well. All of the restaurants on P4 have alfresco dining areas overlooking the harbour.</p> <p><strong>*PICNIC:</strong> &nbsp;Grab some goodies at CitySuper and spread out where you like! This space is open to the public so feel free to take advantage.</p> <p><strong>*PLAY: </strong>&nbsp;The outdoor area is amazing for kids to run around, climb on the architectural structures, spin in the spinning chairs, and create reflections in the fountains. This is the perfect hub for a game of hide 'n' seek.</p> <p><strong>*PAIR UP WITH A MOVIE:</strong> &nbsp;The theatre is directly down stairs. Pair up a little play with a family movie! <a href="" target="_blank">Click here for what's showing now.</a></p> Adrift Opens At Marina Bay Sands <br /> <br /> <p>Marking his first foray into Singapore, award-winning chef and restaurateur David Myers unveils his newest creation, Adrift, located in the atrium of Marina Bay Sands. Inspired by Myers' wanderlust outlook, Adrift is a bespoke urban kaleidoscope anchored by the places, faces and flavours of his path, from California to Asia. Pairing a nostalgic spirit with a modern aesthetic, the restaurant is curated to the very last detail by Myers. </p> <p>Adrift is open for bar and dinner services till late every day. Lunch service will start next month (kids are invited). To make a reservation, visit <a href="" title=""></a> or call +65 6688 5657 or +65 6688 5658.</p> Marmalade Pantry Expands! <br /> <br /> <p>Good news for those who love Marmalade Pantry (who doesn't?)! They have recently opened a new outlet in Novena at Oasia Hotel! Enjoy their famous modern comfort food and of course...cupcakes! Go on now - eat, sip, and enjoy. &nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Click here for more details.</a></p> Largest Playroom In Macau! <br /> <br /> <p>Macau's largest indoor playroom is now open at City Of Dreams! The new Kids' City will be the largest venue in town approximate 17,000 sq. ft. which offers customers both indoor and outdoor playground experience in one destination. Featured with numerous slides and climbing equipment designed for energetic kids as well as other fascinating arts and crafts tools, creative facilities and dream classes for quiet ones. Open to kids 17 and under!</p> GIVEAWAY: International Young Readers Festival <br /> <br /> <p>The Hong Kong International <a href="" target="_blank">Young Readers Festival</a> is organized by the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Ltd. YRF was spun off the Hong Kong International Literary Festival in 2012 to cater more directly to the wants and needs of school-age readers aged 4 to 17. &nbsp;Good news, Little Steps has 8 tickets (4 sets of 2X) to give away for the below:</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>GIVEAWAY: &nbsp;The Wonder Of Fantasy (Ideal For Kids Aged 11-15)</strong></span></p> <p><em><strong>WHAT:</strong></em> &nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Meet international bestselling author Kate O’Hearn and explore the world of the Valkyrie and Pegasus series. Bring your imagination and prepare to join in the fun as Kate leads you on her interactive writing talk. Magic, fantastic creatures, and adventure await, but be warned: monsters and gentle swordplay may interrupt this talk!</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;"><em><strong>WHEN: </strong></em>&nbsp;Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 12:30pm.</span></p> <p><em><strong>WHERE: </strong></em>&nbsp;Room 202, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, Wan Chai</p> <p><em>Events will be held at Hong Kong Central Library, the Duke of Windsor Social Service Building (at 15 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai), and at Hong Kong City Hall (at 5 Edinburgh Place, Central). All events are bookable on a first-come, first-served basis through our website. <a href="" target="_blank">Click here for the event line-up and booking.</a></em></p> <p><em><br /></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div id="wufoo-p52isun1s6qw3h"> Fill out my <a href="">online form</a>. </div> <script type="text/javascript">var p52isun1s6qw3h;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { 'userName':'littlestepsasia', 'formHash':'p52isun1s6qw3h', 'autoResize':true, 'height':'340', 'async':true, 'host':'', 'header':'show', 'ssl':true}; s.src = ('https:' == d.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + ''; s.onload = s.onreadystatechange = function() { var rs = this.readyState; if (rs) if (rs != 'complete') if (rs != 'loaded') return; try { p52isun1s6qw3h = new WufooForm();p52isun1s6qw3h.initialize(options);p52isun1s6qw3h.display(); } catch (e) {}}; var scr = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0], par = scr.parentNode; par.insertBefore(s, scr); })(document, 'script');</script> SSO @ Gardens by the Bay <br /> <br /> <p>Pack your picnic baskets and relax with at The Meadow for an evening with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. As part of SPH’s Gift of Music series, join Associate Conductor Jason Lai and the SSO as they present a selection of music rooted in love and fantasy at Gardens by the Bay. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is instantly recognizable while the composer’s Sleeping Beauty Suite will appeal to younger audiences. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite remains one of the best-known musical interpretations of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, while Stravinsky’s The Firebird marked the composer’s breakthrough to become one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.</p> Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas <br /> <br /> <p>Come celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday at <a href="" target="_blank">SAM</a> as they launch Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas, an exhibition for everyone and anyone with a head for ideas and a heart for adventure! Featuring artists from Singapore and the region, Imaginarium beckons the adventurers, the dreamers, and the explorers of today to embark on a journey of discovery, and together, sail towards exciting new horizons…</p> <p>Imaginarium is the new edition of<a href="" target="_blank"> SAM’s much-loved annual contemporary art exhibition for children</a>, begun in 2010 and now in its fifth year. In the spirit of SG50, this year's exhibition is inspired by the crescent moon on the Singapore flag, a symbol of a young nation on the rise and with it, the capacity to dream big and think large. What might we be able to envision and aspire to? What worlds could we imagine for ourselves and create for others? With interactive and immersive artworks and hands-on activities at every turn, Imaginarium offers creative space where inspiration can bloom freely,and joyfully…</p> My Little Pony! <br /> <br /> <p>From March 13 to April 12, 2015, City Square Mall, will be celebrating the March School Holidays with ponies galore and a plethora of fun-filled activities specially catered for the family! Get ready for a magical March School Holidays as iconic characters from My Little Pony take to the stage to perform and entertain the entire family. Catch familiar characters like Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Applejack in exciting song-and-dance action live on stage and take a snapshot with them during the Meet & Greet sessions from March 14 to 22, 2015.</p> <p>The pony extravaganza continues, with opportunities for the entire family to take part in a myriad of activities featuring live ponies. City Square Mall, in a partnership with Gallop Stable, will be setting up three stations for families to interact with the ponies. For a package price of SG$15, saunter around the City Green park on a pony, feed a pony by hand and top the experience off by taking a photo to capture the moment, complete with a photo printout and frame!</p> Super Skills Soccer Ready, Steady, Kick! <br /> <a href="/jakarta/articles/learn/super-skills-soccer" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image imagecache-linked imagecache-article_node_image_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-article_node_image" width="515" height="250" /></a> <br /> <p>Is your child looking like they might be the next Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar? It is time to hone their skills with the Jakarta Dojos at SuperSkills. </p> <p>SuperSkills guarantees results using their Progressive Belt System towards mastery of the ball. No more sitting on the bench waiting to be called. During each session, each child will have the ball for a minimum of 1,000 meaningful touches that aids in creating excellent athleticism, agility, and co-ordination.</p> Toonfest At United Square Mall! <br /> <br /> <p>United Square Shopping Mall, the kids learning mall, has lined up an array of fun and exciting activities this March School Holidays. Usher in the holidays with Cartoon Network’s Toonfest, where kids can shake it up with their favourite Cartoon Network stars from Adventure Time, Regular Show, Amazing World of Gumball, Ben 10: Omniverse, Steven Universe and many more. Experience a different kind of buzz with some exciting games and fun activity booths. Plus, Toonfesters will also get a chance to take home awesome prizes. The event takes place on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015.</p> Meet Peppa The Pig! <br /> <br /> <p>United Square Shopping Mall, the kids learning mall, has lined up an array of fun and exciting activities this March School Holidays.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">Peppa and George, the two lead characters from Peppa Pig, are coming to Singapore. Get close up with Peppa, a loveable, cheeky little piggy, and her little brother George at their first&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">appearance in Singapore. Kids can also take part in fun activities between March 17-25, 2015. &nbsp; Spend SG$30 to Meet & Greet Peppa & George!</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Take part in a series of workshop such as Sand Art, Card Making, Design a Peppa House and Make a Bento with CP. Be creative with the choice of colourful sand to form a unique Peppa art. Assemble your very own Peppa card with the variety of materials provided. Decorate Peppa’s house to give it a brand new look! If you’re up for a cooking session, register yourself for some yummy bento making fun!</span></p> <p><em><strong><span style="font-size: 13px;">Peppa Pig’s First ‘LIVE’ Meet & Greet in Singapore: &nbsp;</span></strong></em></p> <p>* &nbsp;March 17-22, 2015: 1pm, 3pm & 7pm</p> <p>* &nbsp;March 23-25, 2015: 7pm</p> Affordable Art Fair In SG <br /> <br /> <p>Reflecting the Fair’s philosophy of reaching out to existing and new collectors, with a wide variety of genres and pricing, the three-day Spring edition has currently confirmed 30 new galleries (from a current total of more than 70 galleries) featuring a number of artists making their debut at the Fair including up-and-coming Singaporeans Ernest Goh, Nai Swee Leng and Benny Teo. &nbsp;Among highlights will be a salute to Singapore’s 50th birthday, a showcase of contemporary artworks by 50 artists – from all over the world, specially commissioned for the event – all priced at S$500, a virtual ‘steal’ for early bird collectors.</p> <p><em>Public days run from April 17-19, 2015. &nbsp;Plus. there is lots of fun kids activities planned. &nbsp;Watch this space for more details.</em></p> Peppa Pig&#039;s Super Pop Carnival <br /> <br /> <p>Peppa Pig's first indoor carnival is coming to HK! Little ones ages 8 and below can enjoy various fun interactive zones, as well as meet and greet with Peppa and her family. Plus, they can learn fabulous lifestyle tips from Peppa and family. Be sure to bring your camera and all Peppa loving fans.</p> <p><em>For pre-sale tickets, email <a href=""></a> or Whatsapp +852 5900 9570. <a href="" target="_blank">More information on ticketing here</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Smurfs Live In Singapore <br /> <br /> <p>Papa, Gargamel and the gang of little blue Smurfs are back in town, all set to entertain kids with their fun adventures and catchy tunes. It’s time for the annual Spring Parade, but which Smurf will be chosen as the Leader of this year’s Parade? If Gargamel has his way, there won’t be a parade at all. Will the Smurfs be able to save themselves? Will they save Mother Nature? Kids of all ages will be entranced by this fantastic <a href="">Smurfs live performance</a>.</p> <p><em>12-14 June 2015; Fri 3 pm, 7 pm Sat and Sun 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm </em></p> <p><em>Ticket prices $130 (Premium), $120, $95, $75, $65, $45 (excludes booking fee)</em></p> Nyepi in Batik <br /> <br /> <p>Enjoy the celebration of silence with a sincere stay experience at Conrad Bali. Book your stay on Nyepi Day and get an array of exclusive offers, including a 2-day Batik workshop from Iwan Tirta Private Collection and bring home your own creation, plus complimentary meals and access to Kura-Kura Kids Club for little ones above 12 years old.</p> Pop Up Market 2015 <br /> <br /> <p>This year's Pop Up Market will brings you Champs-Élysées - a chic and memorable shopping experience. Browse creative brands from fashion, decor, gifts, as well as food and beverage.</p>