May has seen the introduction of a few interesting date ideas for the weekend, such as riding a Poke Ball cable car to the top of Mount Faber, escaping the hustle and bustle of the city with a staycation on Lazarus Island, and a bar hopping to savour the unique creations of Singapore Cocktail Festival.

The May edition of Millenia Walk’s Neighbourhood Socials will feature Plant Life and Homeware, with a range of in-person experiences and programs scheduled from 12 to 21 May.

Neighborhood Socials is Millenia Walk’s initiative to celebrate the creativity and innovation of local and regional talents in the creative industry. Set within the mall, each month features a new theme. They started with coffee in April, and this month — Plant Life and Homeware — aims to serves as a platform for horticulture and home design communities to connect over similar interests. Shoppers are invited to attend community events and workshops, which will delve into the art of looking after plants and home-based hobbies such as tea appreciation.

Workshops to expect

Mini Bonsai Wiring Workshop (left) and Plant Repotting Workshop (right) with Soilboy. Photo: Millenia Walk

The main attraction of this month’s Neighbourhood Socials though is the Mini Bonsai Wiring Workshop with Soilboy. Soilboy is an online store who will be guiding you on crafting a bonsai masterpiece. It’s not as simple as shoving a stem into a pot of soil. Instead, you will learn the delicate art of shaping, wiring and repotting. Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to bring their unique creations home and infuse their living spaces with the natural beauty of bonsai.

Exclusive Mini Bonsai Wiring Workshop with Soilboy

Date:
17 May, 12-1.30pm
Location:
Commune (#02-52)
Price:
$129

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If bonsai wiring sounds a little too daunting, how about signing up for the Plant Repotting Workshop with Soilboy? This workshop focuses on the foundation of home gardening, such as how much light and water to use, and the different soil conditions for different plants.

Plant Repotting Workshop with Soilboy

Date: 20 & 21 May, 2.30-3.15pm
Location: The Gatherspace (The Great Hall) 
Price: $59

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Could never keep your plants alive? Learn everything you can about gardening, such as watering, lighting, soil and pruning for aroids, with experts from the Kampong Niners. Rooted in Community: Caring For Aroids by Kampong Niners, is held on 13 and 14 May, with a live demo and Q&A session.

Rooted in Community: Caring For Aroids by Kampong Niners

Date: 13 & 14 May, 2-2.45pm
Location: The Gatherspace (The Great Hall)
Price: Free admission

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Lastly, if you don’t want to get your hands dirty, you can simply sit-down at The Gatherspace, which is the centre of Neighbourhood Social’s pop-up space, for a Tea Appreciation Workshop with Gryphon Tea Company. The focus of this workshop extends beyond the sensory qualities of tea such as taste and aroma, and rather aims to cultivate mindfulness and engage participants’ five senses.

Sample multiple types of premium tea from Gryphon at this workshop. Photo: Millenia Walk
Tea Appreciation with Gryphon Tea Company

Date: 16 May, 12-1.30pm
Location: The Gatherspace (The Great Hall)
Price: $50

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This exciting initiative offers a unique opportunity for Singaporeans to explore their creative side and engage with their local and regional community. With a range of curated programs every month, visitors can enjoy meaningful and intentional experiences that showcase the best of local and regional creative talent.

Alternatively, you could just hang back and shop for interesting products from local and regional brands at the pop up. But since this initiative is located within Millenia Walk, shoppers who spend a minimum of $200 in the mall can redeem an exclusive thermal mug designed by Oak & Bindi, while stocks last.

Millenia Walk Neighbourhood Socials

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