Don Don Donki’s Third And Largest Outlet At City Square Mall Has A Food Court And Bargains Section From $2
DON DON DON, DONKIII~
If you find yourself humming to the addictive theme song of the famous Japanese store, we have exciting news for you. Don Don Donki just opened their third outlet at City Square Mall!
Their first outlet at Orchard Central is already enough of a big maze, but their third outlet will be its largest one yet at 26,000 sqf![caption id="attachment_38714" align="aligncenter" width="2122"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
Don Don Don, Don’t You Wish Your NTUC Was Hot Like Me?
If you’re wondering why we need a bigger Don Don Donki outlet, here’s why.
The new outlet will offer three unique features everyone will appreciate – a food court, bargain section and fresh groceries.
A Japanese Food Court[caption id="attachment_38715" align="aligncenter" width="2120"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
When you’re done with shopping or simply craving for Japanese food, swing by the in-store food court to get your ramen or hokkaido ice cream fix.
The food court will house five different stores,where mains like ramen, donburi (rice bowl), Japanese barbecue, and fried chicken will be available.
Indulge in a piping hot bowl of ramen from the famous Hokkaido Ramen Santouka – the ideal comfort food after a long day at work and grocery shopping.[caption id="attachment_38719" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Facebook[/caption]
Round off your meal with Naganuma Ice Co’s creme brulee soft serve ice cream.[caption id="attachment_38720" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Naganuma Ice Co Facebook[/caption]
Treasure Hunting At The Bargain Section[caption id="attachment_38717" align="aligncenter" width="2122"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
If you’re secretly a Singaporean auntie who loves her discounts, then you’re going to love Don Don Donki’s bargain section.
Set in a corner of the store, customers can hunt for treasure bargains starting from $2. This area will also mimic the signature Don Quijote displays in Japan that use carton boxes and handwritten price tags.
Snatch all the good deals you can get and reflect on your life decisions afterwards. No regrets, we promise!
Extensive Japanese Delicatessen Offering
Looking to whip up a Japanese feast at home?
Don Don Donki City Square Mall boasts an extensive range of fresh produce and perishables that is much wider than its other outlets, so you can pretty much find everything you could dream of here.[caption id="attachment_38713" align="aligncenter" width="2128"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
If you’re not in the mood to cook, grab some freshly-made Japanese dishes from the delicatessen section and you’re good to go.[caption id="attachment_38712" align="aligncenter" width="2124"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
Opening Day Promotions
Don Don Donki City Square Mall officially opens today (11 January 2019)!
To celebrate its launch, new and existing Don Don Donki mobile app members get a chance to spin a wheel of fortune. Prizes up for grabs include:
- Limited edition Donpen plushies
- 10 pairs of tickets to Airzone, the suspended playground in City Square Mall
- 100 Don Don Donki Eco Bags
The first 1,000 customers who spend at least S$50 will win a limited edition Don Don Donki Tote Bag so make sure you get there early.
Pokemon fans can also swing by Don Don Donki as Pikachu will be making special appearances on 11-13 Jan at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
Don Don Donki City Square Mall
Address: Basement 2, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539.
Opening hours: 9.00am – 12am, daily
Nearest MRT station: Farrer Park
(Header Image Source: Don Don Donki)
If you haven’t already noticed, being eco-friendly is quite the rage as of late (as it should be). From fast food chains banning plastic straws to encouraging shoppers to bring their own bags for their grocery shopping, efforts to reduce waste created by single-use plastics are being increasingly adopted in Singapore.
In efforts to save our earth one plastic at a time we first saw the opening of Unpackt back in April – the first zero-waste grocery store in Singapore.
Now, we have Reprovisions – a newly opened zero-waste bulk store in Jurong Point.[caption id="attachment_37879" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Reprovisions[/caption]
Bring Your Own Bags
According to the Singapore Environment Council, we’re still producing a massive amount of plastic waste – 815,200 tonnes last year to be specific. However it’s great to see that movements to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic are gaining traction here too.
Recently opened in Jurong Point (11 Oct), customers are expected to bring their own reusable package to bag their food items and sundries.
Reprovisions mainly sells healthy fare such as nuts and dried fruits as well as staples like pasta and spice blends from Anthony The Spicemaker.[caption id="attachment_37882" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Reprovisions[/caption]
Adopting the weigh-and-pay concept, customers you will have to weigh your containers, jars or bottles on a weighing scale provided so that the weight can be noted down and excluded from your total bill.
Here are some of the items you can expect from Reprovisions:
Spice mixes from local spice shop Anthony the Spice Maker going between S$5.40 to S$6.30. From basics such as ground turmeric and ginger to mixes such as tandoori and black pepper crab, you can just buy what you need![caption id="attachment_37875" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Sofia Khanafie Facebook[/caption]
They also carry pasta from popular Italian brand Barilla going for $0.46 per 100 grams. A box of Barilla spaghetti from the usual supermarkets would cost about $2.55 for 500g.[caption id="attachment_37877" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Sofia Khanafie Facebook[/caption]
And also 6 different types of rice for as low as $0.25 per 100g.[caption id="attachment_37876" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Sofia Khanafie Facebook[/caption]
If you’re looking for something sweet, Reprovisions carries an assortment of liquorice flavours such as sour watermelon, sour rainbow and sweet bubblegum going for $3.50 per strip.[caption id="attachment_37880" align="aligncenter" width="898"] Image Credit: Reprovisions[/caption]
How To Purchase
Customers who bring their own packaging will have to weigh their empty containers before filling it with their desired items. As you go about your shopping, write down the product codes before dispensing or scooping the products you want.[caption id="attachment_37881" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Reprovisions[/caption]
Reprovisions also provides kraft bags and reusable jars in case you don’t have your own container on hand.
This encourages customers to head down with a “shopping list” in mind so as to curb impulse purchases and reduce waste.
Reprovisions is an amazing social enterprise that can hopefully move Singaporeans away from plastic wastage and being more eco-friendly.
Address: Jurong Point Shopping Centre, 1 Jurong West Central 2, Singapore 648886 #03-32/33
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10.30am – 9.30pm, Sat – Sun: 10.30am – 10pm, PH: 10.30am – 10pm
(Header Image Source: Reprovisions)
If you’re saving up your yennies for a trip to the Pokémon Megastore in Tokyo, drop whatever you’re doing.
Your long-life dream is about to come true. From March 2019 onwards, Singaporeans and travellers can look forward to a whole new Pokemon experience at Jewel Changi Airport.
The Pokemon Centre at Jewel Changi Airport will be the first permanent store outside Japan!
Ready, Set, Pokémon Go!
If there’s ever a heaven for Pokémon fans on Earth, it’ll look something like this,[caption id="attachment_37790" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: YouTube[/caption]
…and this[caption id="attachment_37788" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Matcha[/caption]
…and this[caption id="attachment_37792" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Nerd Out[/caption]
You get the point.
Long time fans of Pokémon can look forward to expanding their collections once the Pokemon Centre opens at Jewel Changi Airpot next year. Live out your childhood dreams of transforming your bedroom into a Pokémon Wonderland because the merchandise are endless!
From bedroom slippers to figurines, cushions, utensils and towels – there’ll be endless shelves of Pokémon merchandise in all shapes, sizes and forms.[caption id="attachment_37793" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Matcha Japan[/caption]
The obvious reason one might visit the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo is for the extensive range of Pokémon branded merchandise. Another reason would be to see the Pokémon statues. So we’re praying real hard that we’ll see a couple of these giant statues in Singapore’s Pokémon Centre as well.
We’re pretty sure once the Pokemon Centre opens in Singapore, it will be full of frenzied fans clutching shopping baskets overflowing with merchandise (because, you “gotta catch ’em all,” right?).
While there’s no news on how big the shop at Jewel Changi Airport will be, we’re sure it won’t disappoint!
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With Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music, we have a world of music quite literally at our fingertips. But for old school audiophiles and aficionados of analog audio, there’s something so satisfying of about the experience of buying a vinyl record. There’s just something about slipping a shiny new record out of its sleeves, placing it on a turntable and gently dropping the needle.
Which is a far more elaborate process than just hitting “next” on Spotify.
Nestled within the quaint neighbourhood of Ann Siang Hill, White Label Records is a hip record store by day and transforms into a bar by night.[caption id="attachment_37725" align="aligncenter" width="2120"] Image Credit: White Label Records[/caption]
Make Vinyl Great Again
After five years of sharing their deep love for music and its most iconic recording format through the social e-commerce platform #vinyloftheday, founders Kurt Loy and Darren Tan took the plunge with the launch of their first brick-and-mortar venture.
Serving as a community space for music enthusiasts, White Label offers the perfect experience as one can relax and kick back over food and drinks, thumb through records, catch DJs and live acts, and meet other crate diggers.[caption id="attachment_37727" align="aligncenter" width="2128"] Image Credit: White Label Records[/caption]
Apart from stocking a current selection of records and highlights from various eras, White Label will feature a regularly rotating, curated selection of offerings from local and regional record stores so there’s always something new waiting for you each time you visit the store.
For hardcore analog audio enthusiasts, you can expect many special music-themed nights to follow as the founders will showcase vinyl records from their diverse personal collections. Who knows, if you like what you hear, they will be more than happy to help you track down a copy![caption id="attachment_37727" align="aligncenter" width="2128"] Image Credit: White Label Records[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_37724" align="aligncenter" width="2126"] Image Credit: White Label Records[/caption]
With warm-toned lighting illuminating the space, White Label provides a casual, laid back space and chill vibes from the moment you enter the store.
A record store by day, this space transforms into a bar by dusk, offering a rotating all day that features a selection of cold brews, mixed drinks, craft beers and bar bites. All beers and house pours are $10 nett.[caption id="attachment_37728" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Image Credit: @whitelabelvotd[/caption]
White Label’s signature cocktails will include a Vodka-based fresh fruit Mojito, the White Label Iced Tea, a tea-based Long Island, as well as a Chrysanthemum vodka martini. A seasonal selection of handpicked single malts and gin, craft beers, boutique champagne and wines will also be available.
If you’re craving for a meal, limited lunch sets will be available at midday, on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Looking for a space to wind down after work? Get acquainted with the magic of analog music and head on to White Label Records to indulge in your love for all things vintage and crate dive for that limited edition gold clad Pink Floyd LP – or Taylor Swift’s Reputation, if that’s how you roll.
(Header Image Source: White Label Records)
All the hype built around Capital 21‘s opening is about to pay off!
Situated just 20 minutes from Woodlands Checkpoint, Capital 21 is supposedly Johor Bahru’s (JB) biggest mall. So if you’re wondering how to make the most out of the high SGD – MYR rate, you know where to go this October.[caption id="attachment_37624" align="aligncenter" width="1657"] Image Credit: Capital 21[/caption]
Largest Mall With Indoor Theme Park
The official word is that the mall’s opening is slated for 17th October 2018 in Jalan Tampoi – just 20 minutes from Woodlands Checkpoint.
What sets them apart from the other malls in JB is that this complex houses an indoor theme park as well as thematic floors inspired by 5 different continents.
Here’s what you can expect at Capital 21.
Travel The World In One Shopping Mall
You don’t have to spend a bomb travelling the world when you can immerse yourself in 5 different continents all in one shopping mall.[caption id="attachment_37622" align="aligncenter" width="1170"] Image Credit: Capital 21[/caption]
From the elevation floor plan alone, you can see that it’s far from your typical shopping mall. Featuring America (Upper Ground), Europe (First Floor), Australia (Second Floor), Asia (Third Floor) and Middle East (Fourth Floor), each level is designed to look like its respective continent.[caption id="attachment_37623" align="aligncenter" width="1999"] Image Credit: Capital 21[/caption]
From bright Japanese lanterns to the Leaning Tower Of Pisa, here’s your chance to travel the world in one day!
Indoor Theme Park
Besides the exciting retail areas, the main highlight of this mall is probably their indoor theme park!
Occupying the third and fourth level of the mall will be MCM Studio, an indoor theme park that is divided into 3 main sections – Movie Planet, Cartoon Planet and Music Planet.[caption id="attachment_37625" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: MCM Studio Facebook[/caption]
In Movie Planet, you can expect thrilling rides such as Transformers, Dinosaur World and even haunted houses. For families with young children, Cartoon Planet will showcase “kiddy attractions” such as Tom and Jerry as well as other animated characters.
For those who aren’t up for rides, Music Planet, will also showcase a circus as well as musical and theatrical performances by “internationally renowned names” such as the Great British Circus.[caption id="attachment_37626" align="aligncenter" width="1944"] Image Credit: MCM Studio Facebook[/caption]
Planning a day trip to JB soon? Grab your loved ones and have a spectacular weekend at Capital 21!
Mark your calendars for 17 October so you won’t miss out on all the fun!
Address: 83 Jalan Tampoi Bandar Baru Uda, Jalan Tampoi, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Date: 17th October 2018
Opening Hours: Daily | 10AM – 11PM
(Header Image Source: Capital 21)
Every year, in the months leading up to the festive Christmas season, Orchard Road is decked out in the prettiest of lights and glittery decor thanks to Christmas on a Great Street.
Who can forget the giant glowing arcs?[caption id="attachment_37052" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Orchard Road[/caption]
Now that National Day is over, that means it’s time to prepare for Halloween and Christmas. And this year, Orchard Road is about to be taken over by everyone’s favourite childhood characters.[caption id="attachment_37069" align="aligncenter" width="3529"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption]
This Christmas, Hitachi proudly presents Disney Magical Moments – Christmas on a Great Street!
A Very Disney Christmas
Disney fans can expect to see themed installations featuring Mickey Mouse and friends, the Disney Princesses, characters from Frozen, and Pixar’s Toy Story, all along the stretches of Orchard Road![caption id="attachment_37050" align="aligncenter" width="1262"] Image Credit: Study Break[/caption]
The Disney spectacle begins from Tanglin Mall along Tanglin Road with the Disney Princesses greeting you, and ends at Dhoby Ghaut, with the beloved characters of Pixar’s Toy Story.[caption id="attachment_37051" align="aligncenter" width="1146"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37071" align="aligncenter" width="1045"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37072" align="aligncenter" width="1044"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37073" align="aligncenter" width="1046"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption]
Some of the highlights to look out for along the stretch include the Ariel (The Little Mermaid) photo spot at Shaw House, Mickey Mouse and friends set pieces, and pop-ups by popular brands such as OWNDAYS, Häagen-Dazs, Uniqlo, SK-II, and OPPO!
We heard there’ll be 25 brands in total, so stay tuned for more details on the other participating brands![caption id="attachment_37074" align="aligncenter" width="1114"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37075" align="aligncenter" width="1087"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37076" align="aligncenter" width="1086"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37077" align="aligncenter" width="1087"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37078" align="aligncenter" width="1085"] Image Credit: Christmas on a Great Street[/caption]
Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza will also host the Endless Wonder Christmas Village, with bouncy castles, food vendors, and musical performances![caption id="attachment_37055" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Orchard Road[/caption]
That’s not all, head over to Plaza Singapura for the Light-Up Ceremony on 10 November 2018 at 7pm and watch as the Disney-themed decor lights up Orchard Road and usher in the spirit of Christmas!
The lights and decor will be up 1 January 2019 so you’ll have plenty of time to get all your photos.
Disney Magic Moments – Christmas on a Great Street
Venue: Along Orchard Road
Date: 10 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
Let It Glow, Let It Glow – Tsum Tsum Takes Over Vivocity With 2000 Lanterns This Mid-Autumn Festival
(Header Image Source: Study Break)
As the end of August approaches, many events are taking place. If you love your booze, then you’ll be glad to know that Beerfest Asia will begin this Thursday all through the weekend.
However, if you’re not much of a drinker, then how about munching your way through the World Food Fair?[caption id="attachment_36795" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Also read Rev Up Your F1 Weekend With These 5 After Parties This September
It seems to be the season of flea markets and bazaars, with many popping up around Singapore.
Happening over 2 weekends, 17 to 19 August and 24 to 25 August 2018, the MOX Parade will be taking over the space at SOTA level 1!
[caption id="attachment_36586" align="aligncenter" width="1018"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Momotataki, Twocuriously, Lovelystrokes, Lunaliliputian, and even our favourite Kettle Gourmet will be there selling popcorn in locally-inspired flavours.
That’s not all, there will also be mini workshops by Lyn from Yumumu and Vanessa from 3oddducks, who will be teaching how to make a wooden photo frame without using glue, and how to paint your own concrete tealight candle holder!
If you pay using OCBC PayAnyone at the MOX Parade, you’ll get $2 cashback, limited to the first 10,000 transactions.
So why not pop by the MOX Parade this weekend and the next? Who knows, you might find something you like.
Venue: SOTA, School of the Arts, Level 1, 1 Zubir Said Drive, 227968
Date: 17 – 19 Aug, 24 – 25 Aug 2018
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You’ve got the keys to your BTO, so what’s next?
When it comes to sprucing up your new home, IKEA is typically the first place that pops into mind. There’s no doubt that it offers cheap furniture at decent quality.
However, this option is sometimes not ideal, because you’ve got to put the furniture together yourself (which can go terrible). Also, when friends and family start spotting the same furniture as you, it gets a little too predictable.[caption id="attachment_36399" align="aligncenter" width="400"] GIF Credit: giphy.com[/caption]
From online to brick-and-mortar (or both), these shops will be your new go-tos, serving up an array of stylish furnishings that won’t break the bank because who says you have to be rich for your home to look like a million bucks.
1. Second Charm
Going for a vintage or retro-style for your living space? Look no further with Second Charm!
Carrying vintage-retro furniture including antiques and collectibles, this is the perfect place to source for one-of-a-kind pieces that is bound to induce envy amongst your home visitors. Additionally, Second Charm also carries customised furniture and has even ventured into Scandinavian and Danish-inspired furniture.
With antique chairs looking like these, you will almost get a nod of approval from the old folks! These chairs will certainly create a tinge of nostalgia and homely feel to your living space – which is exactly how a home should be![caption id="attachment_36400" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Second Charm Facebook[/caption]
Alternatively, incorporate some quirkiness into your bedrooms with these century bedside cabinets. Only available in this particular mixed blue and white colour, these bedside cabinets definitely scream quirky, eccentric, and retro![caption id="attachment_36401" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Second Charm Facebook[/caption]
Do note that you will have to drop Second Charm an email on the specific measurements for your furniture in order to receive a quotation from them. Though it might seem troublesome, perhaps the thought of knowing that most of your furniture pieces are exclusively customised for YOUR home might make you think otherwise!
Address: Blk 21 Kallang Avenue, #05-165 Mapletree Industrial Building, Singapore 339412
Operating hours: Tue – Fri: 11:30am – 5.30pm; Sat: 11:00am – 5:30pm, Sun: 12pm – 5pm (Closed on Mondays)