Get Ready To Shop, Eat & Play For A Good Cause At The DBS Marina Regatta

Singapore
By:: 
Lesley Teoh

Looking for a fun way to spend your weekend? Enjoy socially conscious food, games and shopping from these social enterprises at the DBS Marina Regatta on 1-4 June.

TASTE SINFULLY DELICIOUS GRUB FROM GARCONS & TWO HANDS @ BAY EATS

Savour great food for a good cause that’s definitely worth the calories! Garcons and Two Hands will be serving up a range of modern European food including duck rillettes sandwiches (SGD 9) and Asian comfort food like chicken yakitori rice bowls (SGD 11) at the Bay Eats food festival. Both social enterprises train and employ ex-offenders at their restaurants, helping them get a second chance at life.

Asia For Good pop up shophouse market featuring social enterprises at the DBS Marina Regatta

INDULGE IN GUILT-FREE SHOPPING @ THE ASIA FOR GOOD ARTISAN MARKET

Shop for fabulous finds from seven social enterprises, which will be showcasing artisanal wares ranging from art and jewellery, to healthy snacks and natural skincare. Come visit our Asia For Good pop-up located next to the stage area.

As part of our efforts to be environmentally friendly, you’ll also get a free Asia For Good tote bag with each purchase*!

floral pendant made by cambodian artisans supported by Ethical Chic.

1. ETHICAL CHIC

Ethical Chic curates their collection of fair-trade baubles and sustainably-made jewellery from marginalised artisans from rural communities around the world, to help improve their lives and livelihoods. We love this floral pendant (SGD 33) made by Cambodian artisans from recycled artillery shells.

Human Nature rosedew mist at the Asia For Good Artisan Market of Social enterprises

2. HUMAN NATURE

Their philosophy is to make natural organic beauty and skincare products accessible to all. Human Nature's products are cruelty-free. environmentally friendly, and use ingredients that are sustainably sourced from farmers in the Philippines. A huge selection of skincare, beauty and body products will be on sale, with discounts of up to 50% off. They’ve also got an all-natural range just for kids!

For us, the standout is definitely the Natural Rosedew Mist (SGD 7.95) made of pure rosewater, beetroot and aloe vera to keep skin hydrated all day. It also helps set makeup for longer wear. Dew to the rescue!

3. BOXGREEN

Choose from 16 different sweet and savoury snacks from BoxGreen’s vending machine, including Shitake Mushroom Chips and Quinoa Cookies (SGD 2.90). All the snacks on offer are healthy, delicious and affordable. For each box of snacks sold, BoxGreen will donate a meal to the needy in Singapore through the Willing Hearts soup kitchen.

Crochet rabbit from teddy thotz

4. TEDDYTHOTZ

TeddyThotz works with the elderly and the disadvantaged to create handmade soft crafts like traditional coasters and mats (SGD 6-16), as well as cutesy crochet animals (SGD 28) and keychains (SGD 12). 

5. RANIA HASNA NATURE ELEMENTS

Rania Hasna’s responsibly sourced plant-derived personal wellness products are perfect to help you relax and decompress. Our picks are their ‘Sleep and Dreams’ aromatherapy roll-ons (SGD 22) that contains soothing lavender, as well as their lemongrass coconut & beeswax candles (SGD 38).

Center Pottery Singapore

6. CENTER POTTERY

Center Pottery will be showcasing their collection of handmade ceramics, including bowls and planter pots (SGD 10). The social enterprise believes in the healing power of clay work and offers pottery programmes that help the elderly and those with mental health issues.

7. EAST BALI CASHEWS

Did you know that cashews are good for your body and the planet? They help lower cholesterol and are also fast growing and drought tolerant. East Bali Cashews will be selling their range of highly addictive cashew-based snacks and healthy granola mixes. Their nuts are grown by women in Bali’s Desa Ban region and are produced in an environmentally-friendly manner.

PLAY GIANT GAMES WITH SOCIETY STAPLES @ THE URBAN BEACH

Bring on the nostalgia with these larger than life versions of classic childhood games like Jenga, Pick Up Sticks, Flag Erasers, and Connect 4. Can you say #throwback? You can also play sit down volleyball at Singapore’s first and only pop-up urban beach and treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail from the Potato Head Coconut Bar after sweating it out.

The games are all free to play and are organised by Society Staples, a social enterprise that raises awareness of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) through sports themed workshops and community events.

Click here to find out more about what's on at this year's DBS Marina Regatta!

The event is happening on: 

Thurs, 1 June, 4-9 pm

Fri-Sun, 2-4 June, 10 am-10 pm

*While stocks last and valid for purchases over SGD 10.

FEATURED SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

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