10 Annoying Things Only SG Moms Do That We Take For Granted

There’s someone who cares so deeply about you, more than you will ever know. The one who gives you the best she can offer without hesitation. She’ll gently pull your curtains open in the mornings to wake you up. The only one who…You get what I mean.

There’s only one such person in your life – Mom.

As Mother’s Day is coming soon on 8th May, we’ve come up with a list of 10 things our moms do which we usually take for granted. As annoying as some of them might seem, if you think carefully, they are all actions that stem from her unyielding affection for you.

  1. Calls you at “curfew” time.

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The younger you are, the worse this gets. As long as you’re still staying with mom, regardless your age, you’ll still get these calls from time to time even when “curfew” time doesn’t exist anymore. If you get these calls like I still do, she probably waited up a little to see if you’ve come home but decided to call you before she goes to bed.

So even if you’re busy hanging out, pick up that call at 1am to assure her that you’re okay.

  1. Calls you up to tell you to read your text.

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This is as cute, funny, and irritating as it gets. Sometimes my mom sends me a text and I would probably be too busy to look at it for the moment. 10 minutes later, she calls me up and says, “Son, read your text.” without the intention to tell me what that text was about over the phone.

If you’ve experienced this too, maybe our moms just felt that texting was more interesting than calling us up. Who knows?

  1. She’s the Google for anything within the house.

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You can’t deny this. She’s THE google in the house. Lost your socks? No problem. Ask mom. Can’t find your jeans? No problem. Ask mom. Lost your girlfriend? No problem. Ask mom. Just kidding on the last one by the way.

  1. When you go out with her, she’s got everything you’ll ever need.

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Once, my family and I went on an outing to Botanic Gardens. She had everything from wet wipes to sunscreen to hand sanitiser. She probably brought our whole house with her. Go figure.

  1. Comes into your room and makes you drink some weird drink or soup.

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Whether you’re doing work or playing games or watching your favourite series, occasionally you’ll hear a knock at the door and she’ll come in with a bowl of “soup”. All you know is that “it’s good for you.” Even though you have no idea what’s in it, you’ll be a good kid and finish it to the last drop.

  1. When you ask why, she’ll always say: “Because I’m your mom.”

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One of the most annoying things I’ve ever heard my mom say. When reason doesn’t work in her favour, she will drop this line on me and I’ll just have to accept it. No choice. Mom’s the word.

  1. She says: “Why don’t you ever go out?”

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Sometimes I’m just staying at home for a few days to save up some money, or to do some work. Then, she’ll suddenly ask me this question. According to her, she was concerned that maybe I didn’t have any friends to go out with. Of course not. My friends are at Hogwarts battling Voldemort.

  1. She says: “Why do you treat the home like a hotel?”

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After a few days of going out with my friends, she’ll utter the opposite of the previous point. Well, do you want me to go out or not?

  1. Always asks you to troubleshoot everything.

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Whenever she needs to install an app or if something’s wrong with her computer or phone, we’ll be the first one she calls. She really trusts us on these things.

  1. Treats you like a child no matter how old you are.

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Finally, the last one on our list. No matter how old you are, in the eyes of your mom, you are always the kid that you were when you were just 10 years old.

Mother’s Day is only a reminder of how much our moms mean to us. Remember, you only have one mom! So show your appreciation every day!

Have you thanked your mom today?

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The Tiramisu Hero Strikes Back With A Brand New Menu!

What do you think of when you hear someone say “Sir Antonio”? If you’re anything like me, you’d probably picture a tall, armour-donning knight with a curly moustache.

Sir Antonio

However, for the patrons of The Tiramisu Hero, what comes to mind is a cat wearing a zorro mask and a flowing cape. Now, that’s majestic.

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Sir Antonio is actually the mascot of The Tiramisu Hero, a cosy little cafe located at 121 Tyrwhitt Road. They even made an animated clip of his back story!

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Oh, did I mention? Once you step into the cafe, you will be greeted with a really adorable sculpture of Sir Antonio.


13 Tiramisu Flavours

The Tiramisu Hero is known for their selection of delicious tiramisu served in a jar, with flavours ranging from baileys (alcoholic) to speculoos (spiced cinnamon) to durian. You can either order these from their

The Tiramisu Hero’s New Menu!

You’d probably think that they are exclusively a dessert joint. Contrary to its name, The Tiramisu Hero also serves a respectable variety of food and drinks.

In fact, they’ve been working hard at it and have just launched a new menu. (Click on image for clearer view.)

Check out the extensive menu. The food and drinks are to die for!

As much as I wanted to, trying every single thing on the menu is just not possible. I ended up trying two of the dishes that seemed really appealing to me. Here’s how it went!

Truffle Salmon Cold Pasta

The strong flavours of salmon, truffle oil and ebiko, coupled with the neutrality of the cold pasta created a balanced and refreshing taste. It was a pleasant surprise as I did not expect the flavours to mesh so well together.

Furthermore, in our hot and humid Singapore, cold pasta is definitely the perfect dish whenever you need to beat the heat. Go ahead and get some!

Salted Egg Pasta

One of the dishes that we couldn’t resist ordering was their salted egg pasta. Well, that is to be expected since the salted egg craze has been going out of control these days.

When the pasta was served, it was generously coated with a layer of salted egg sauce. They certainly don’t skimp on the good stuff! The rich flavour of salted egg yolks, combined with a slight tinge of spice was so addictive that it kept me going for more. This dish is highly recommended for all salted egg fans because I’m sure you will love it as much as I did!

The quality and variety of their food menu is comparable and better than many other cafes out there. If you ever fancy a place to have a meal AND a dessert, give this place a try! As a bonus, you can even take a photo with the irresistibly cute Sir Antonio as a keepsake! How cool is that?


PS: I have heard rumors that Sir Antonio aspires to be as successful as Hello Kitty. Give him a hand, will ya!

The Tiramisu Hero Cafe
121 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207548
Telephone: +65 6292 5271
Opening Hours: 11AM-10PM daily

Buses | 13, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 130, 133, 139, 141, 147, 857
MRT | Lavender (6-8 mins walk), Farrer Park (8-10 mins walk)

Ample parking space at multi storey carpark facing the cafe.
Free parking available between 7pm to 7am, Sundays and public holidays.

(Featured image credit: The Tiramisu Hero)

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10 Annoying Girlfriend Habits Every Attached Guy Can Relate To

What’s up, my fellow brethren! Whether you’ve been in a long-term relationship for some time or you’ve just started going out with that girl who you confessed your love to on Valentine’s day, you might have noticed some girlfriend ‘habits’. It makes you wonder if you are the only one dealing with these ‘habits’.

Fret not, we’ve got your back! Here’s a list of ‘habits’ we came up with, that hopefully describes your situation, so you know you are not alone!

1. The “Jealous Queen”

They are the ones who get jealous over every little thing, even if we’re just playing a game of Dota 2 with our buddies. You could join us sometime if you want to…

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2. The “anything, but don’t want this or that” when deciding what to eat.

Too oily, too boring, too far, too spicy, too unhealthy. We’ve heard it all. Please decide already, we just want to go to a place and enjoy a nice dinner.

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3. The “say one thing but mean another”

Let us know if that’s not what you meant, because that’s exactly what we’ll take it for. As much as we want to, we can’t read your mind.

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4. The “it’s your fault”

We know, we’ll probably never ever win a fight against you, because girl-logic always wins.

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5. The “Trap layer”

Every time you ask questions like these, our heart skips a beat because that’s the point when an enjoyable night with you could transition into our worst nightmare.

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6. The “Instagrammer”

It’s nice to have pictures to keep as memories, but sometimes it’s better to live in the moment! At other times, the food is getting cold and we want to eat it quickly.

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7. The “Overly-Attached”

We need our space, no exceptions!

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8. The “Stalker”

It’s a mystery why FBI hasn’t hired you because I would if I were them. To be fair, some guys are guilty of it and do it pretty well too.

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9. The “overly-sensitive”

Please don’t over-think, we love you. We probably just fell asleep and didn’t read your messages. Not angry, not breaking up, just sleepy.

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10. The “double standards”

Well, let’s face it, equality is probably never going to happen anyway.

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With all that said, we still love y’all ladies.

Possessing these ‘habits’ do not spell the end of your relationship. Different guys and girls have different preferences and needs. As much as we like to complain, we probably still love our girl more than anything else.

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Ever Wondered Why There Are So Many Chu Kangs In Singapore? We Uncover The Mystery!

Just the other day I came across this Facebook post from FiveStarsAndAMoon and it sparked a surge of curiosity within me.

Why do we have so many places named “___ Chu Kang” in Singapore?!

To many of us Singaporeans, Choa Chu Kang, Yio Chu Kang and Lim Chu Kang all sound like they were named after the same person, but with different surnames. However, “Chu Kang wasn’t the name of a person at all…

Unless you’re talking about a certain “Ah Beng” Contractor who declares himself as the “best in Singapore, JB and some say Batam”.

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Don’t Play Play ah! Okay, let’s get back on track.

The origins of these names find their roots in the Kangchu system adopted by 19th century chinese agricultural settlers in Singapore.

So what is the Kangchu system? the Kangchu system is kind of like an administrative system made up of a collection of villages and plantations that’s usually situated around the mouths of rivers.

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Back then, the dominant clan in each village held the title of Kangchu 港主(which means lord of the river), and their respective areas were marked with their clan names, which eventually resulted in the modern-day names of three of Singapore’s well-known districts.

As you would’ve guessed, Yio Chu Kang was controlled by the Yio clan, Lim Chu Kang by the Lim clan and Choa Chu Kang by the Choa clan. These were the only three that found a permanent place in our progressive society. Chan Chu Kang which was situated around Yishun, later became Nee Soon Village while Tan Chu Kang and Lau Chu Kang became relics of the past.

So, here you go! Mystery solved!

No Places To Go? Here Are 5 Fun Places In Singapore For An Afternoon Of Activity!

We almost always head to the same few places every weekend. Is there really nowhere else to go?

With a bit of research, we’ve compiled a list of 5 fun places in Singapore (away from the bustling city) for an afternoon of activity!

1. Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari – Relive your childhood by going on an excursion

Be it school excursions or family outings, most of us have gone to the as a kid. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how the Zoo has changed since then?

Go for a day out at the Zoo and feast your eyes once more on the magnificence of over 300 different species of wildlife that reside in the 26 hectare animal park.

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Too busy in the day? No worries, because the is open from 7:15pm to midnight. As the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals, the Night Safari can be touted as a unique experience in its own right.

Been to both the Zoo and Night Safari recently? We got it covered!

The latest addition to our wildlife reserves is the which was built with inspiration from the world’s greatest rivers. One of their more popular attractions include the Giant Panda Forest, where panda darlings Kai Kai and Jia Jia currently reside at.



Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Opening Hours:
Zoo: 8:30am – 6pm
River Safari: 10am – 7pm
Night Safari: 7:15pm – 12mn
Tel: (65) 6269 3411
[email protected]

2. Bollywood Veggies – Discover Singapore’s countryside

Founded by Ivy Singh and her husband, Bollywood Veggies
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026 (Kranji)
Tel: +65 6898 5001
Opening Hours:
Wed-Fri: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 8.00am – 6.30pm
Mon-Tue Closed (except for PH)

3. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – Enjoy a serene walk with Mother Nature

As Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve has much to offer. Explore the vast mangroves and trails that span all over the reserve as you contemplate the beauty of your surroundings.


Play a game of Hide-N-Seek with our native mangrove inhabitants such as mud lobsters, monitor lizards and otters amidst the muddy landscape.


Between September to March, visitors can also observe the flocks of many different species of migratory birds.


According to a 2011 Bird Checklist released by the National Parks Board, over 200 different species of birds have been recorded on-site at the reserve!

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Guided tours are also available in English and Mandarin. Click here for more information!

4. Red Dynasty Paintball Park – Bond with your friends by firing paint-bullets at each other

Delight in the exhilarating thrill of an adrenaline rush as you feel paint-bullets brush past your mask.  Since 2007, [email protected]

Red Dynasty also operates two other paintball parks in Singapore, click Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and they provide a wide variety of select seafood such as fish, sting-ray, crabs, clams, as well as lobsters to many of our local food establishments.


Their sources include local fish trawlers, fish farms, as well as in-shore vessels. Over here, you can get your hands on the freshest seafood available at wholesale prices. Now you know where to go if you’re planning for a cookout or BBQ.


Senoko Fishery Port
Address: 31 Attap Valley Road, #02-29, Singapore 759908
Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 2am – 6am
Tel: 6257 9760 / 6257 6721

So, who says Singapore is boring? If we’ve left out any must visit places in Singapore, leave us a comment!

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5 Places In Singapore That Millennials Loved But No Longer Exist!

As Singapore marches onward the path of progress, many of our favourite childhood hangouts have failed to dance to the new tune of modernisation, and now no longer exist. Let’s take a walk down memory lane.

How many of these childhood places can you remember? What memories do you have of these places? Share this with your friends and reminisce the days past.

1. Escape Theme Park

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Ah…Escape Theme Park. School holidays were spent here. This was where you would go for a fun day out. Anyone remembers the rides? Our favourite rides were the Pirate Ship and Log Flume ride. Do you remember the spraying mist while queueing up for the Pirate Ship ride? It was such a fascination when we were kids.

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Escape Theme Park closed in 2011 for further redevelopment to adapt to the changing needs of visitors. It was confirmed later to become an expansion of Wild Wild Wet.

2. King Albert Park McDonald’s


If you were to think about your secondary school days, I’m pretty sure the word “McDonald’s” will pop up. This is because every one of us has our own special McDonald’s outlet where we hung out with friends after school.


If you stay in the west, King Albert Park McDonald’s was the one that you’d probably remember. Be it hanging out with friends, or studying for your ‘O’ levels in a corner of the fast food restaurant, many people among the Generation Y have fond memories of this place. Sadly, King Albert Park McDonald’s was demolished along with its neighbouring tenants in 2014 to make space for a new condominium.

3. A&W Chain of Restaurants

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Here’s a fun fact. A&W was actually the first fast food chain to arrive on our shores in 1966, long before McDonald’s and KFC. Unfortunately, they’re gone now. We recall visiting their stores when we were very young. All of us were huge fans of their gigantic root beer floats. These days, the only A&W we can find is in the supermarkets, printed on little brown cans containing their signature root beer. They pulled out of our shores in 2003 due to declining business and never looked back.

4. Kallang National Stadium


Gone were the days when we went to the Kallang National Stadium to watch previews of the National Day Parade. This was the place where some of us, as children back then, experienced our most patriotic moments. Singing along with Kit Chan’s Home, and many other classic NDP Songs was one of the best memories we had of this place.

Kallang National Stadium closed down in 2007, and was demolished in 2010 to make way for a newer Singapore National Stadium and Singapore Sports Hub that opened in 2014.

5. Comics Connection

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Not sure about the ladies but for the guys, whether you were here for the comics or the buying of trading card games, this chain of comic stores was one of the more iconic names during our younger days. Even if we weren’t going to buy anything, we would find ourselves strolling into Comic’s Connection just to look around while waiting for a friend who is late.

The last Comics Connection store located in Plaza Singapura closed down just a few months back in December 2015.

Bonus: M)phosis

Fashion brand M)phosis, one of the more successful home-grown labels, has shut all its stores in Singapore last November. Citing cash flow issues as the main reason for its closure, we will never have the chance to step foot in one of their iconic store fronts anymore.

How meaningful were these places to you? Let us know in the comments!


Golden Village Now Equipped With New 3D Sound Tech Which Makes Scary Movies Sound More Surreal!

Earlier last week, I had the chance to attend a media invite* from Golden Village Suntec City to mark the arrival of the revolutionary 3D immersive sound technology, Auro 11.1 by Barco on our shores.

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The Auro 11.1 is touted as the most realistic 3D sound experience currently available in the market, so I was pretty excited to have a first-hand experience with it.

The experience was delivered via a sneak preview of Jack Neo’s latest Chinese New Year film, “Long, Long Time Ago”, which was mixed in the new immersive technology at Galaxy Studios Belgium.

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So how did the sound system fare?

It was impeccable. It made me feel like I was brought back into 1960s Singapore, which was the time period that the film was set in. Now, you may be feeling skeptical about it but let me explain how it works.

So what’s the difference between Auro 11.1 and the usual 5.1 surround sound system?

Here’s a 6 minute trailer that’s similar to the one we watched on-site about how the sound system works. Of course you wouldn’t be able to get a true feel of it watching it off YouTube, but you’ll get a rough idea.


Basically, the usual 5.1 surround sound makes use of the layout of a horizontal plane and provides sound coming from the front and the back. However, the design is still inadequate because it cannot replicate the depth of the sound accurately.  This makes it unable to fully provide an immersive experience.

On the other hand, the Auro 11.1 is designed to eliminate this flaw by employing a speaker layout that consists of three layers, which includes the coverage of the three axes, width, depth and height to create a 3-Dimensional feel. This creates a much more realistic experience for moviegoers as it mimics the real-life experience that we have while living within our 3-Dimensional world.

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In layman’s terms, if you were to listen to a plane flying overhead on 5.1 surround sound (width+depth), you probably wouldn’t be able to make out how high the plane is flying. It wouldn’t even sound like it was flying overhead! But with Auro 11.1(width+depth+height), you can. That is the amazing part of this system.

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With the introduction of this system on our shores, you can finally fully immerse yourself in the world of your favourite movies, as if you were standing there right beside your favourite characters. So far over 125 films have made use of this new technology, and that includes mega blockbusters such as “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” as well as the upcoming “Kung Fu Panda 3” which will be coming very soon to our shores on the 10th of March!

Time to hit the theatres for scary movies, don’t you think? Save me a seat!

*Alex is a brand ambassador for Discover SG. Brand ambassadors get to attend media invites, food tasting sessions and hotel staycations on behalf of Discover SG. Be a brand ambassador like Alex – get in touch with us today at [email protected]

5 Events For Singles On Valentine’s Day To Enjoy With Your Best Friend!

On 14th of February, the distinction between couples and singles becomes ever more apparent. For couples, this is their day and they’ve made plans to spend it with their significant other. On the other hand, many singles will probably spend the day like they would any other day.

But, no one said that the occasion was only for couples to enjoy. Singles can have fun on Valentine’s day as well! Here are some noteworthy events happening on Valentine’s day. For singles out there, here’s an opportunity to make your V-day a little more special than usual.

1. Hearts Go Loco – Lucha Loco’s Anti-Valentine Party

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Having ran the event for several years, Lucha Loco sure knows how to hype it up on V-day for the singles. Last year’s party was a big hit with the quirky concept of a “Kissing Booth”. This year, they’re changing it up by including a myriad of singles’ games as well as providing tequila shots on the house until it runs out.

What’s even better is that there will be no cover charge for the night! It’s party time!

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Location: Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill
Time: 13th February 2016, 10PM till late
Cover Charge: Free

For more information, visit their event Facebook page

2. Valentine’s Day Special: No Strings Attached

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Thanks to Tanjong Beach Club, singles now have the option to spend their Valentine’s day at a party by the beach. Groove to the dynamic music and remixes by DJ Tyler Made while mingling with other singles.

Take part in interactive games such as Giant Twister and Suck & Blow for hours of fun under the tropical sun! Who knows, you might meet your next date here!

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Location: Tanjong Beach Club120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa
Time: 14th February 2016, 12PM till late
Table/ Daybed reservation:
call +65 9750 5325 or
email More information can be found here

3. Street Photography Meetup for “Singles Photographers”

If hitting the bottles and raving at parties are not your kind of fun, you could try picking up a new hobby.


Express your artistic flair by capturing the scenic sights surrounding the Esplanade. This event is organized by The Photography Academy(TPASG) for all singles who are interested in the art of photography. To participate, you need to bring a camera of any sort. There’s also no fee involved. Picking up a hobby has never been easier!

Meeting Point: Toast Box @ Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive
Time: 14th February 2016, 2PM till 5PM
Damage: NIL

To RSVP, drop by their event Facebook page

4. 2015 World Press Photo Singapore Exhibition

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If you are an admirer of great photos, pay a visit to the National Museum of Singapore and feast your eyes on the award-winning photographs of the 2015 World Press Photo Contest.

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Prepare to be impressed by 145 outstanding pieces that were meticulously selected out of 97,912 entries submitted by photographers worldwide. The exhibition is held from 29th January to 21st February. If you have yet to make plans on Valentine’s Day, you know what to do!

Location: The Concourse, Level 1 and the Canyon, BasementNational Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road
Time: 29th Jan- to 21st Feb 2016, 10AM till 7PM Daily
Damage: Free Admission

More details can be found here

5. Cat Adoption Drive

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Since the theme for Valentine’s day is love, why not give some of your love to an adorable feline friend at the Cat Adoption Drive. If you fall in love with a cat, you may bring it home. If you’re not keen on adopting one, the sight of these cute and fluffy furballs will probably make your day.

Do consider dropping by the drive! The cats will be expecting your arrival!

Location: Pet Lovers Centre @ East Point, (Nearest MRT is Simei MRT)
Time: 14th February 2016, 1PM till 6PM
Damage: NIL

This event is organized by the Cat Welfare Society. Check their Facebook Page for more information.

4 Unique CNY Catering Ideas That Your Family And Friends Will Love

Gong Xi Fa Cai! As we all know, Chinese New Year is drawing near. Everyone around you is busy preparing for the annual festive season when loved ones gather to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year.

As a nation of foodies, we know that when large groups of people converge, a huge quantity of great food is necessary to keep everyone happy and satisfied.

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Whether you are a HR executive planning for your company’s upcoming CNY event, or a host expecting a large group of visitors during CNY, the option of food catering will likely be your best bet to ensure sufficient and yummy food for everyone.

However, aren’t you tired of the familiar CNY catering menu which repeats itself every few years with little variation? Do not worry! Before you embark on a spree of hair-pulling dilemmas, here are some unique catering options that will delight your guests and you.

1) Saybons French Food Factory – French Cuisine

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When you think of French cuisine, Michelin-starred gourmet cuisine comes to your mind. The thought of it leaves you trembling for fear of the exorbitant bills incurred from catering French food for your guests.


Fret not, we have Note: Some of their services may be unavailable on 8th and 9th February. All the information you need, as well as prices, can be found on their website.

Alternatively, you could ring them up and check with them!

Saybons French Food Factory
6884 9018

2) Sushi Burrito – Healthy Japanese-Mexican Fusion Cuisine

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If you thought that only less-than-healthy options are available for festive catering, think again. is a chain of restaurants serving healthy Japanese fast food. They offer a well-balanced, low carb Japanese meal in the convenient shape of a burrito that fits in the palm of your hand! Guess what? They even indicate the calorie count for each item on their online menu! Thoughtful!

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Packed in eye-catching and disposable wrappers, this fusion of Japanese and Mexican cuisine is undeniably an ingenious and hassle-free way to indulge in Japanese food.

For more information about their menu, visit their website at:

For catering enquiries and quotations, you may email [email protected]

Sushi Burrito
6543 6860

3) Old Chang Kee – Snacks and Pastries

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Not missing from this list is our homegrown finger-food heavyweight, . Heralded for their golden-brown curry puffs and various arrays of assorted snacks, this fast food chain has quickly won over the hearts of all Singaporeans young and old. Their solid reputation makes them a fail-safe choice as a catering option as anyone’s eyes would gleam at the sight of the tasty curry puff.

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With majority of their buffet pricing situated around $10-$15/pax range, Old Chang Kee provides one of the more affordable catering services available. Their selection includes buffets(mains included), bento sets and party platters which are perfect for gatherings.


To place an order with them, simply give them a call or drop them an email at [email protected]

Additional information can be found on their catering webpage:

Old Chang Kee
6555 0055

4.) QI JI – Popiah Party

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Rounding off our list is another familiar brand,  well-known for their Nasi Lemak. An interesting catering option is the DIY Popiah, where Popiah ingredients are delivered separated in neat containers. Guests can assemble and customise their own Popiah based on their own preferences. Sounds fun!

Even though their variety of dishes is not as diverse as the others on the list, the hands-on experience of making your own Popiah with loved ones is unique enough to earn them a spot!

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You may place an order online (so convenient!) on their website:  You’ll be on your way to a fun-filled Popiah party this CNY!

6283 8572

(Featured image credits: Fat Lady Says)

Where to buy Hai Di Lao Soup Base for your Reunion Dinner this CNY Eve!

Most of us have probably eaten at or at least heard of the famous Hai Di Lao Hot Pot chain of restaurants which is revered for their fresh ingredients as well as their great service. Just thinking about their amazing soup base, savoury meat and crunchy vegetables will cause just about anyone to salivate right on the spot and rush to one of their outlets for some hot pot.

Owing to their reputation, the three outlets boasts waiting times of up to 2 hours before you finally get your turn to serve the harmonious medley of piping hot soup and cooked meat into your mouth. As expected, the quality of its food and services is also accompanied by above-average price tags. Definitely not something that the average citizen would be able to afford on a regular basis.


However, there is another alternative. What if you could enjoy the tantalizing bliss on your taste buds without the hassle of the long queues and enjoy it whenever you want? What if you could answer to your cravings for Hai Di Lao hot pot in the comfort of your own home AND at a cheaper price?

Just the other day I overheard a friend saying that the Hai Di Lao soup base can be purchased at local supermarkets. The name I heard was Sheng Siong Supermarket. Of course I had to clarify, so I started digging around and did some research. I’ve not been to the local supermarkets myself yet, but I found some other people on Instagram who did!


Look at that! Having Hai Di Lao at home.. It must be one of the greatest feelings in the world.


According to the comments of these people who have bought the product, the soup base is available at both Giant and Sheng Siong Supermarkets.

But wait: how much does it cost?


According to the photo above which was uploaded recently, you can roughly see the price tag indicator displaying a big $5 with some blurred out smaller digits. It’s probably safe to say that it’s below $6! That’s quite a steal for a serving size of 3-5 people (excluding the ingredients of course). Despite a lacking in the variety of soup bases compared to what is offered within the Hai Di Lao outlets, we have to be thankful that they are even available at all!

To purchase this famous soup base, simply head down to your nearest Giant or Sheng Siong outlet.


Click So what are you waiting for? If you are a fan of Hai Di Lao hot pot, head down to your local Giant or Sheng Siong Supermarket right now and get yourself some of these soup bases! (At the same time, grab some fresh ingredients from the other aisles as well.)

Better go get them before they’re snatched up by everyone else!

(Featured image credits: Wall Street Journal)