Old Chang Kee And Its Sister Brands Are Serving A Chilli Crab-Filled Menu From Now Till Aug 31

With National Day coming up, many restaurants are coming up with themed menu items to pay tribute to Singapore and Old Chang Kee is no exception.

This year, Old Chang Kee and its affiliated brands have come up with a Chilli Crab feast, with all things related to the beloved seafood dish.

Here’s what you can get.

Chilli Crab Feast With Old Chang Kee

All Outlets Islandwide

The first addition in the Chilli Crab Feast, is the Chilli Crab’O ($2.20).

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This isn’t the first time that Old Chang Kee has released a Chilli Crab-flavoured curry puff. They did it back in 2014, though it didn’t have the red hue that this new one sports.

Another difference is that this new Chilli Crab’O uses real crab meat instead of the crabstick that was used in the previous one.

The Chilli Crab’O will be available at ALL Old Chang Kee outlets islandwide for a limited time only.

There’s also a promotion currently, where you can get 2 Chilli Crab’O for $4 (U.P: $4.40).

Old Chang Kee Flagship Coffeehouse @ Rex

The Old Chang Kee flagship coffeehouse at Rex will be introducing 2 new limited time menu items, the Flower Bread with Chilli Soft Shell Crab ($14.90) and the Mussels with Chilli Crab Sauce ($14.90).

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Old Chang Kee’s signature flower bread is great for dipping in the chilli crab sauce.

The best part is that the dish uses soft shell crab so it’s easy to eat. Because we all know that the most troublesome part of eating chilli crab is prying the flesh from the crab.

The Flower Bread with Chilli Soft Shell Crab is great for sharing. If you’re not a big fan of crab, go for the Mussels with Chilli Crab Sauce.

These 2 dishes are exclusive to the Old Chang Kee flagship coffeehouse at Rex.

Old Chang Kee Coffee House
Address: 19/21/23 Mackenzie Road #01-01, Singapore 228678
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 10pm, Sun: 10am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6732 1665

Old Chang Kee @ Kallang Wave

You’ve heard of Lobster Nasi Lemak and other gimmicks, now get ready for Chilli Soft Shell Crab Nasi Lemak ($11.90).

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Soft shell crab drenched in their special chilli crab sauce, served with coconut rice, ikan bilis and peanuts, a fried egg, and sambal chilli.

This new dish is exclusive to the newly opened Old Chang Kee outlet at Kallang Wave Mall and will be available for a limited time only.

Old Chang Kee @ Kallang Wave
Address: Kallang Wave, 1 Stadium Place, #01-20/#01-K9, Singapore 397628
Contact no.: 6702 3148

Curry Times

Yet another Chilli Soft Shell Crab dish, this time it’s Soft Shell Crab Noodles with Chilli Crab Sauce ($14.90).

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Thick bee hoon (like the kind you have in your fried fish soup) is cooked in their special chilli crab sauce, and served with crispy soft shell crab.

This will be exclusive to Curry Time outlets for a limited time only.

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Pillow soft bun filled with chilli crab sauce and REAL crab meat. It’s both the chilli crab AND the mantou.

Sounds good already.

Get yours exclusively at Bun Times for just $2!

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You can choose from their QQ Fries, Chicken Skin, Chicken Pop, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Chunks, and even Baby Squid!

They have 6 dipping sauces for you to choose from – Fiery Chilli, Honey Mustard, Wasabi, Cheddar Cheese, Barbecue, and Teriyaki.

Now they’re adding a new sauce to the menu for a limited time. It’s Chilli Soft Shell Crab Dip!

If you’re sick of dipping mantou into chilli crab sauce, then you should try dipping chicken nuggets instead.

Try the Chilli Soft Shell Crab sauce exclusively at Dip ‘N’ Go.

Dip ‘N’ Go
Address: 30 Woodlands Avenue 2, #01-31 Woodlands MRT, Singapore 738343
Contact no.: 6303 2400
Old Chang Kee’s Curry Day too!

Also read You’re Not A True Singaporean If You Have Not Tried Any Of These 10 Local Dishes

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Stuff Your Face With Cake At This Bake Sale Pop-Up – Happens Every Weekend Till August

singapore cake

I love cake. It’s one of the most comforting desserts we’ve ever invented.

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Growing up, cake was always something that was only available or bought for birthdays and special occasions. I always envied westerners and their bake sales, where pastries and bakes were made and sold within a community.

Bake sales weren’t a thing in Singapore back then, and till today, it’s still uncommon. But now, my dreams of going to a bake sale is about to come true.

Enter Cake Club.

Cakes, Bakes, And Pastries Galore

Every weekend for the month of July and August (14 July – 26 August 2018), Marina Square Glasshouse will play host to the Cake Club.

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Cake Club is a pop-up retail market featuring some of Singapore’s best bakeries and cake shops, and they’re not kidding when they say they brought the best.

In July, Cake Club visitors will be able to find and purchase pastries and cakes from Bloomsbury Bakers, Inthebrickyard, My Sister Bakes, Milk Moons, and more!

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August will see the roster shuffle to feature our favourite Edith Patisserie, Boufe Boutique Cafe, Creme Maison Bakery and many more!

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That’s not all, you might even find some guest bakeries such as Non Entrée Desserts, who are known for presenting their desserts as savoury dishes, and Konditori, appearing at the Cake Club!

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Also, we heard that there’ll be a surprise appearance by a special dessert chef. No clues given at the moment. Hmmm…

For those of you who need something to wash down all that cake, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. will be serving their freshly brewed signature teas at the Cake Club.

Of course, Cake Club isn’t just a retail market. There will also be workshops for budding bakers to learn a thing or 2 from the pros.

Yume Patisserie will be conducting Buttercream Flower Cream Piping workshop on 11 and 12 August 2018 while Once Upon A Table will have Cookie Painting workshops on 25 and 26 August.

Don’t forget to register for the workshops here.

So, if you’re looking to get your cake fix or you’ve just had a bad week, Cake Club is the place to go because let’s be honest, good cake makes everything better.

Cake Club
Venue: Marina Square, The Rooftop Garden, Glasshouse, #03-03, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Date: 14 Jul – 26 Aug 2018 (Weekends only)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm

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(Header Image Source: Edith Patisserie and Inthebrickyard)

Popular Filipino Fries Chain Potato Corner Opens A S’pore Outlet At Orchard

Potato Corner

The best thing about eating Cheetos, is the Cheetos dust that stains your fingertips. You’ll face the same “issue” when eating the fries from Potato Corner.

For the uninitiated, Potato Corner is a popular fries snack chain from Philippines. According to our filipino colleagues, Potato Corner can usually be found in airports in the Philippines.

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They even have outlets in multiple countries such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Panama, Sydney, Jakarta, Cambodia, and Hong Kong.

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And on 24 June 2018, Potato Corner opened its first outlet in Singapore at 313 Somerset basement!

One Potato, Two Potato

If you’re sick and tired of your fries being under-seasoned, then you’ll love the fries from Potato Corner, because EVERY SINGLE FRY is thickly coated with the seasoning powder, thanks to a special “shaking” method used to coat the fries.

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There are 4 core flavours at Potato Corner – BBQ, Chilli BBQ, Sour Cream & Onion, and Cheese.

The most popular ones are the Sour Cream & Onion and the Cheese. We also heard that they’ll be introducing a NEW FLAVOUR in August this year.

That’s not all, there are 5 sizes available, depending on how many people are sharing. In increasing size –  Large ($2.90), Jumbo ($4.30), Mega ($5.70), Giga ($9.90) and Terra ($10.90).

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If you’re alone or in a company of 2, get the “Large”, which ironically isn’t the largest. The largest size, Terra, easily feeds a family of 4 or more.

While their fries are popular, that’s not all they serve. Other snacks include Jojos (a type of potato crisp) and hash browns.

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So if you’re in the area and you’re looking for a snack, then Potato Corner is the place to go.

Potato Corner
Address: 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #B3-45, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: Mon -Thu: 10.30am – 10pm, Fri – Sun: 10.30am – 11pm

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(Header Image Source: @potatocornerph)

Bishan’s Carnival This Weekend Offers Food, FREE Workshops, And Black Panther Screening

Craving Communities Festival

Bishan is probably one of the best neighbourhoods to live in Singapore. With 2 intersecting MRT lines that lead to town and the ulu West side of Singapore, nowhere is too far when you live in Bishan.

This weekend, Bishan will be having their own festival, complete with food, a retail market, workshops, games, live band performances, and even a movie under the stars!

Here’s what you can expect at the Craving Communities Festival!

Eat, Play, Create

Happening this weekend, 23 to 24 June 2018, the Craving Communities Festival is a short but fun-packed festival for the whole family.

What To Eat

I’m not kidding. I mean, just look at the food that’ll be available at the fair.

Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah is known for their traditional handmade authentic popiah and kueh pie tee.

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If you’re not familiar, they’ve been making their famous popiah rolls for over 70 years and no one makes better popiah skin. In recognition of their rich history, they’re even included in the National Heritage Board’s historical food trail!

You might also recognise some of these vendors who were also at Artbox Singapore 2018 as well as Market On Wheels that’s ongoing at Bugis until 8 July!

That’s right, The Swag Social will also be running a booth with Carrot Cubes, serving up cheesy popcorn chicken, fries, Earl Grey Milk Tea, and traditional handmade carrot cakes with a twist!

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Fish Sh-nack will also be making an appearance with their very own Crispy Fish Skin snacks in 4 flavours and their Fish Sh-nack Donburi.

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If you’re sweating buckets in this heat, cool down with modern “sng baos” (ice slushie packs) from Coldshave! Available in unique flavours such as Avocado, Yuzu Longan, and Watermelon Strawberry!

What To Shop

What’s a festival without a flea market?

Shop for little knick knacks from the Craft Market.

Little locally-inspired and designed bits and bobs from Handy Dandy SG (@handydandysg), handmade bath soaps from Allet Soap (@alletsoap), candles and diffusers from Sally’s Room (@sallysroom), cute art illustrations and postcard from Laugh & Belly (@laughandbelly) and more!





Keep your eye out for the amazing pastries from Edith Patisserie (@edithpatisserie)!


What To Do

It’s a COMMUNITY festival; there’s something for everyone in the community.

Try your hands at Tote Bag Block Printing, Terrarium-building, Wood Slice Painting, and Calligraphy at any of the 4 free hands-on workshops!

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Gather the family and head down to the Craving Communities Festival this weekend!

And they say that there’s nothing interesting in Singapore. Pffft.

Craving Communities Festival
Venue: Open Field between Bishan Library and Junction 8
Date: 23 – 24 Jun 2018
Opening Hours: Sat: 11am – 10pm, Sun: 11am – 8pm
Old Chang Kee Set To Unveil 2 New Exclusive Curry Puff Flavours On Curry Day 2018

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If You Can’t Cook, This Fish Stall Will Teach You How To Prep And Serve Seafood Like A Pro

Dish The Fish

One of the things that’s synonymous with the old school lifestyle of elderly Singaporeans is the wet market.

It’s a place that bustles with so much life and a gathering spot for the previous generations, yet millennials and the younger generations fervently avoid it.

As a millennial, I can attest that the smell and wet floors bothers me. I do try to avoid the wet market as much as possible, though sometimes I do join my grandfather on his grocery shopping trips.

Now, enter Dish The Fish.

A Modern Fishmonger

This fishmongering business began as an outlet in West Coast Plaza, equipped with a kitchen and cooking studio for cooking demonstrations and sampling.

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Equipped with elegant wood-panelled walls, glass displays (so aunties don’t aggressively poke and pick) and iPads for ordering, Dish The Fish might be a modern fishmonger, but they’re not losing out to their traditional counterparts.

Now they have a 2nd outlet in Beo Crescent Market, that looks more like a traditional wet market stall.

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They bring in a wide variety of seafood from various sources, with popular Asian fishes such as Threadfin, Grouper (Garoupa?) and Pomfret and even lesser known fishes such as Tongue Sole, Yellow Ribbonfish and Asian Whiting (better known as Sua Jiam).

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If you’re lucky, you might even find seasonal catches such as Salmon, Turbot and the rare Kinki (a type of Japanese rockfish).

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On a personal note, the Asian Whiting is SENSATIONAL when lightly battered and deep fried. Moving on!

Don’t forget to check their online store to see what’s on sale, in season or out of stock. You can order the fish online and they’ll deliver it to you!

I am ashamed to say that I cannot cook. If you’re like me, Dish The Fish is a godsend.

The staff are knowledgeable and helpful, and will assist you with making a choice on choosing the “right” fish and how to determine what’s fresh or not.

Basically, they teach you how to be competent with seafood.

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That’s not all, they even give tips on how to prepare the fish and the best way to cook the fish of your choice.

Cooking Studio

While this is formally known as a cooking studio, it’s more of a dine-in restaurant situation. What better way to teach you the best method to prepare a certain fish, than to cook, serve and taste it?

The menu isn’t extensive, and it comprises only seafood. They serve prawns, so if you’re allergic, this is your heads up.

Now, the menu is small, with 4 set meals and 4 à la carte dishes available. However, one thing’s for sure, the seafood is FRESH.

For the set meals that are reasonably priced from $10.80 to $12.80, you have a choice of Teochew Style Steamed Whole Snapper, Thai Style Steamed Prawns, or maybe something different with an Aburi Salmon Bowl.

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The à la carte menu showcases 2 curry dishes that uses stingray and fish head respectively. The remaining 2 options allow you to fully customise your dish – choose your seafood of choice and cooking style.

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Eh, Can Join Member!

That’s right, this fishmonger even has a membership program.

You will get $5 rebate as a welcome bonus when you register as a member at any of their stalls. As a member, every $10 spent will give you $0.10 cash rebate that you can redeem any time AND you’ll also know about exclusive promotions and products first.

It’s time to introduce my parents to this.

Dish The Fish is a great place to start if you’re new in the kitchen and venturing into handling and cooking seafood. With their friendly and knowledgeable staff, it won’t take long before you’re dishing out seafood dishes at home like a seasoned chef!

Dish The Fish
Address: 38A Beo Crescent Market #01-24, Singapore 169982
Opening Hours: Tue, Wed, Sat – Sun: 7am – 12pm
Contact no.: 8742 8957

Address: 154 West Coast Road, West Coast Plaza, #B1-22/23/24, Singapore 127371
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6988 9271

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(Header Image Source: UOB and Dish The Fish)

Ah Tan Proves He’s S’pore’s Lord Of The Wings – Amazing ‘Har Cheong Gai’ For $1.70

First of all, let me start by saying this – I don’t care for chicken wings.

Chicken wings seem to evolve into everyone’s favourite party food eventually and I never caught on. I’m the one who goes for fried rice at buffets and the hot dogs at barbecues while people tackle the seafood and chicken wings. After all, if people like me don’t exist, then the fried rice cook for what?

BUT, I will make an exception for prawn paste chicken, better known as Har Cheong Gai, to Singaporeans who know their tze char.

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That, is what Ah Tan Wings has managed to perfect.

Ah Tan Wings The Chicken Game

Ah Tan Wings has garnered lots of attention previously, with their pop-ups at the Kranji Countryside Farmer’s Market and Civic District Festival, to name a few.

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After all, if you were in a market and you smell Har Cheong Gai being cooked, you wouldn’t miss it. Har Cheong Gai is potentially one of the most fragrant fried food we have.

So because Ah Tan Wings is in high demand, the owner decided to open a stall in Yishun Hawker Centre. You can read the whole story on how he started the business here. We talk about food one. Lai, we move on to the chicken.

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Now, you already know that Ah Tan Wings specialises in Har Cheong Gai and you can’t go wrong with it. When you’re there, order their Atas Wing Meal ($5.20), which comes with 2 chicken wings and 2 drumsticks, buttered rice (OMG) and a sunny side-up.

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You already know I don’t like chicken wings but this one, SOLID AH. But then I hear y’all aunties behind complaining about portion. “$5 for 4 pieces only? Expensive leh. Bo hua (not worth it). ”

Auntie, you wait. That’s not all Ah Tan Wings serves. If you want more bang for your buck, then order the Atas Cutlet Meal ($6.50).

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For $6.50, you get a decent sized fillet of prawn paste chicken thigh that has more flavour with every bite than their chicken wings, as well as the buttered rice and a sunny side-up.

To be honest, this one more wu hua (worth it).

If you’re looking for a smaller portion, Ah Tan also have. $3 will get you 1 portion of chicken wing and drumstick, buttered rice, and a sunny side-up.

Or if you’re with friends, then order the chicken wings a la carte at just $1.70 per piece!

Ah Tan Wings sells out quite quickly, so if you’re feeling brave and want to venture into Yishun, don’t waste the trip and stop by Ah Tan’s because where else can you get Har Cheong Gai to die for?

Ah Tan Wings
Address: 51 Yishun Avenue 11, #01-40 Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 11am – 3pm, 4pm – 9pm, Mon: Closed

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(Header Image Source: Vulcan Post)

Don Don Donki’s Upcoming 2nd Outlet In Tanjong Pagar Sells Food That CBD Workers Can Easily ‘Dabao’

Don Don Donki


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If the song isn’t stuck in your head, it just means you haven’t gone to the Don Don Donki at Orchard Central. Or maybe you’re just one of the veteran shoppers that listen to your own music as you shop.

If you haven’t been to Don Don Donki, you live in Sengkang is it?

This 2-storey wonderland practically brings Japan to Singapore. They have (almost) everything you want, need and never knew you needed, like the insanely popular roasted sweet potato. (Sweet potato never eat before meh?)

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Really though, I love Don Don Donki and the best part is that it never closes. NEVER CLOSES leh. It makes 7-11 look like a joke.

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So if you love Don Don Donki as much as I do but you’re low to middle SES like me and don’t travel to Orchard everyday, then you’d be glad to know that the Don Don Don-team (don’t quote me on this) have heard our low SES complains and are opening a 2nd outlet at Tanjong Pagar!

Don Don Don, Don’t You Wish Your NTUC Was Hot Like Me?

I’ll get straight to the point.

The 2nd outlet will be opening in 100AM Mall at Tanjong Pagar on 14 June 2018 at 10am.

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There will also be special promotions on the opening day, as well as games, freebies and giveaways.

So if you’re a kiasu auntie or a curious cat, then gird your loins because this is the closest thing Singapore is going to have to a Black Friday sale rush.

Well, at least this outlet is MUCH nearer to me. Don Don Don’t Shove Me~

Don Don Donki (100AM Mall)
Address: 100AM Mall Levels 2 & 3, 100 Tras Street, Singapore 079027

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(Header Image Source: Don Don Donki)

A Suaku Singaporean’s Virgin Visit To Fortune Centre Ended With A $10 Aura Reading

You’ve probably heard about Singapore’s booming food scene. However, what people don’t really tell you is that we’re also pretty religious. From various divination methods to geomancy (also known as fengshui), Singapore has no shortage of local occult practices and quirks.

Recently, I came across an intriguing little thing known as Aura Photography and as someone who enjoys reading up on horoscopes and zodiacs (don’t judge me), this is just right up my alley.

So I decided to try and get my aura read because why not?

Now there are 2 different ways of discerning and deciphering your aura – Aura Reading and Aura Photography.

We initially headed to Fu Lu Shou Complex at Albert Park because there’s a shop there offering Aura Photography services but turns out they increased their price for it. $30 for Aura Photography? Not today, Capitalism. Not today.

So we went off to Fortune Centre in search for another aura reading option. For those who don’t know, Bencoolen and Albert Park is a hotspot for occult practices. I’m not talking about voodoo shenanigans.

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The area is full of stores selling amulets, trinkets, sculptures of Taoist deities and the like. Fortune Centre is a building that seems to cater to Buddhists due to the sheer number of vegetarian eateries in and around the mall.

While the mall itself has an interesting collection of shops, from tiny hobby shops, to Geomancy services and even a calligraphist, we didn’t find any aura reading services.

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We were going to give up because we had our auras, but we had no one to decipher them. What a struggle. How am I supposed to know if my love life was about to improve in the next 3 months?

As we were heading back towards the famous Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple along Waterloo Street, we saw it. Aura reading for $10.

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This was the sign we needed so in we went to inquire about the process of aura reading. This was the more basic aura reading that uses different crystals instead of aura photography.

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There were quite a bit of disclaimers though. According the lady who was conducting the aura reading, the result of the reading is not set in stone and it is subject to change just like my mood and external circumstance. Just like EVERYTHING in the universe.

That’s not all, the reading is only valid and “applicable” for the following 3 months. That’s if my mood and external circumstance doesn’t change it first.

So, now that I’ve had the terms and conditions read to me, we got started. I was skeptical as to how accurate this was going to be, so I thought, I might throw them some false information when asked.

The lady told me to pick out 11 crystals from a bag and place them on a labelled cloth.

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After successfully picking out 11 crystals that resemble the colours in my wardrobe (lots of dark or neutral tones), it was time to get my aura read.

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The first thing she said was that there were no changes (good and bad) to my career. I was asked if I was in a creative industry. I told her I was an accountant (lol) but she told me I wasn’t meant for desk-bound jobs because I hate being restricted or limited and the creative industry would suit me better.

Well, while that sure sounds good, it’s also pretty generic. I mean, who likes being restricted? This isn’t 50 Shades of Grey.

Interpersonal Relationships

According to the cubic crystals of fate, I’m very good at forming and maintaining interpersonal relations. I’m incredibly likeable as you can see.

However, the lady also divined that I had to stay alert for there are darker forces working against me. “Beware of backstabbers”, she warned. Oh my, I didn’t know I was famous enough to have haters and backstabbers.

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That’s not all, along with my backstabbing haters, I do have benefactors although they don’t seem to be as strong as the searing hatred of my backstabbers.

I’m sorry, my dear benefactors. Saranghaeyo.


I’ve been single for my entire life and considering my passive attitude towards finding a partner, I’m pretty sure that nothing’s changing in the near future.

So imagine my shock when she mentioned that my love life seems “promising”. She even confirmed with my colleague who was sniggering – “He’s very popular with the girls right?” All my colleague could muster was an unconvincing “Sure jan” nod.

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Honestly though, she said my love life is blooming.

First of all, WHAT. Where? If someone was coming into my life, I think I would’ve seen it by now. But the crystals have spoken, so it must be true. WHERE ART THOU, MY BELOVED?


This aspect wasn’t a good read. Apparently I should be more careful about my legs because they’re prone to injury. But, I don’t even do anything physically demanding.

Next, I need to take better care of my digestive system and drink more water. Is this a warning? It’s true that I skip lunches at least twice a week and hold my bladder for hours. But drink more water?

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I’m the biggest advocate of drinking water among my friends so this is a lie. Any increase of water intake might probably lead to water poisoning, to be honest.

The kind divination lady ended off the aura reading session with a summary – drink more water, stay alert of backstabbers, be careful of leg-related injuries and keep my eyes open for potential romantic partners.

While I’m still skeptical about the reading, I’d say that it’s at least 60% accurate. If you’re feeling a little lost or confused or experiencing a quarter life crisis, then this might help to point you in the right direction and give you a little more clarity about your life.

Now that I think about it, maybe these ladies are just really good at judging reactions and tailoring their responses to match. But who knows?

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A Suaku Singaporean’s Virgin Visit To ‘Little Thailand’ Golden Mile Complex

There is only one reason for me to head towards Beach Road. The ICA.

However, I have friends who used to go there weekly – to Golden Mile Complex for a wild night in a Thai disco before ending the chaos with a semi-drunk Mookata meal.

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I’ve never had that experience and I sure as heck wasn’t going to start now.

I’ve never been to Golden Mile Complex because there was no reason to (and also it seems dodgy as hell) and it’s too out of the way for me to just pay a visit and explore.

So for the sake of discovering Singapore, I made my way to Golden Mile Complex, with a friend who knows her way around the mall of course.

The First Step Into Little Thailand

With Singapore being known as a melting pot of cultures, it’s no surprise that many ethnic groups have taken root in different spots in the city and Golden Mile Complex has long been considered Singapore’s own “Little Thailand’.

The moment I stepped out of the Grab car, I was hit with a stench that can only be described as “old fishy cardboard”.

And it got worse as I entered the mall. It wasn’t hard to find the source of the stench though. I’ve never seen wet market produce being sold in malls. I mean, yes I know supermarkets exist, but a regular shop selling produce inside a mall, is new to me.

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The smell is just stuck in the ventilation now. Please send help. Ambipur or Febreeze, anyone?

The assault on my nose ceased shortly when we were greeted by an atrium of sizzling pots of Mookata. God yes, redemption! This isn’t so bad.

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After a cinematic 360-degree camera-under-your-chin “Let me look around in wonder like I’m in an MV” moment, we headed to the Thai Supermarket.

Because why not start there? A supermarket in an ethnic enclave gives pretty good insight as to what the culture and community is about. So off we went.

The first thing we noticed by the entrance of the supermarket was a lady selling fritters. We had a recommendation from a colleague about “to-die-for” Banana Fritters. This was it.

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I almost missed the banana fritters. Thank goodness I didn’t because these are AMAZING. $3 for 6 pieces of perfectly battered, deep fried bananas.

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I wasn’t expecting much because come on, it’s banana. But OH MY GOD. The bananas are sliced length-wise and thickly battered so it develops a crispy and crunchy batter while frying. And they’re sweet, which is good because the batter itself doesn’t have any flavour.

I’m still thinking about these banana fritters. The next time you’re at Golden Mile Complex, you HAVE TO get this.

Okay moving on into the Thai Supermarket. Did you know they have Sriracha here?

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There’re so many things to buy here. From Knorr stock cubes with obscure flavours to multiple brands of instant Tom Yum soup powders and industrial-size toilet rolls, the Thai Supermarket basically brought the best of Thailand’s packaged goods to Singapore.

Also, please stop asking friends to buy the Cha Tra Mue Instant Thai Milk Tea back from Bangkok. Just come to Golden Mile Complex.

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There’s also a Vietnamese section in the Thai Supermarket. I’m living for this kind of cultural support. Anyway, I bought a packet of honey gummies and a bowl of instant Pho. It’s a supermarket. I’m not coming out of it empty-handed. #Auntie

So, having refuelled on more banana fritters, we explored further. There were plenty of brandless clothing stores. Like Bugis Street but slightly more fashion.

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There’s also a lot of mookata action going on around us so it wasn’t that dodgy. Yet.

We took the escalator up to the 3rd level of the mall and that’s where things got a little shadier. This is where the Thai discos, KTV lounges and massage parlours were located.

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It’s hard to feel secure because just simply walking past these establishments warrants multiple soul-boring stares from the people working there.

There wasn’t much action going on besides an uncle or 2 hanging around the massage parlours. Then again, it was a Tuesday night.

The back corridors were quiet and dingy. We found a room and the door had a piece of paper stuck on it. Was it supposed to be an office?

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We could hear movement inside and people were starting to stare at us because we were loitering for a little too long, so we left. Only to come face to face with a long corridor.

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There was something about this corridor, because my mind was screaming and telling me not to go any further. It wasn’t just me – my colleague was feeling it too.

Long story short, we bailed and headed back down to the first level.

Now, when in Thailand, eat Mango Sticky Rice. So we did, at Diandin Leluk.

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The Mango Sticky Rice ($6) was pretty good. The mango was sweet, the sticky rice had good texture, and they were generous with the coconut milk. My only gripe was that there wasn’t enough sticky rice.

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I’ve never had Tako ($3) before. But my colleague loves it so I gave it a try. It’s a coconut pudding with sweet corn kernels and sweet potato chunks.

There were a lot of things going on in a single bite; lots of different textures and flavours, but I didn’t hate it. Solid 5/7, will order again.

Overall, my virgin trip to Golden Mile Complex was a rollercoaster of emotions. Disgust, wonder, amazement, fear and satisfaction. What exhilaration.

Honestly, I’ll probably come back, if not for the banana fritters (HNNNNGHHH), to restock on my Thai Milk Tea supply at home.

If you’re visiting, do yourself a favour and stay clear of the upper levels because they’re hella dodgy.

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All Aboard The Thousand Sunny! Singapore’s First Official One Piece Pop-Up Store Is Coming This April

If you’re a One Piece fan, hold on to your straw hats because we’ve got great news for you.

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This coming April, 313@Somerset Level 1 atrium will be host to Singapore’s first official One Piece Pop Up Store!

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From East Blue To Somerset

From 16 April to 22 April 2018, 313@Somerset Level 1 atrium will be taken over by the Straw Hat crew – Luffy, Nami, Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, Chopper, Robin and Franky.

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We’ve seen One Piece-themed establishments in Japan, such as The Baratie restaurant in Fuji Television headquarters. There’s also an indoor theme park located inside the Tokyo Tower, aptly named the Tokyo One Piece Tower, which also houses the Mugiwara Cafe.

And finally, we have our very own One Piece-themed establishment. For a week.

Come dressed as your favourite One Piece character and take photos with a life-size Luffy figurine! You might get an exclusive goodie bag worth $100, while stocks last.

With over 120 official One Piece merchandise available for purchase, you’re definitely going home with something. Or many things. We won’t judge.

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One Piece Pop-up Store
Venue: 313@Somerset Level 1 Atrium
Date: 16 – 22 Apr 2018

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