The Best High Tea Spots For All Occasions That Will Leave You Feeling Blissful!

From traditional English high tea sets to Peranakan-inspired ones complete with rainbow kueh lapis, we’ve rounded up what we reckon are eight of Singapore’s best high tea spots. You’re in for a real treat!

1. For retro vibes

House @ Dempsey’s revamped Hi-Tea buffet (SGD30++) works up a treat with deviled eggs, bite-sized pizzas and all kinds of fries – there’s your standard truffle option, and taro-flavoured ones that are strangely addictive. Also, score 10% off your bill when you come dressed in your vintage best!

3. For a quiet escape

We have a secret. There is a way to avoid the chatty tai tais who spend their afternoons at TWG or Marmalade Pantry.

Take a short getaway to The Knolls at Capella on Sentosa, surrounded by lush greenery and an oasis of serenity. Its afternoon tea set (SGD39.90++) comes with miniature tarts – think fresh berries and a flambéed meringue – and delicate slices of chocolate mousse cake, amongst other things. A selection of Gryphon teas is also available for your picking.

The Knolls at Capella
High Tea Hours: 3.00pm – 5.00pm daily
Note: Its high tea sets are served in Cassia Restaurant on weekends
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
Tel: +65 6591 5000

4. For seriously fancy savoury tarts

Located on the other end of Sentosa is Woo Bar, with its fancy high tea set (from SGD65++ for two pax) served in a three-tiered birdcage.

Bite-sized treats include tarts with foie gras ganache and caramelised onion, served alongside sweets like macarons and warm scones. It isn’t cheap, we’ll warrant, but it gives you an excuse to explore W Hotel.

5. For an unconventional afternoon tea
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A Peranakan high tea set at Pacific Marketplace (SGD38++) comes with your favourite colourful kueh, plus the usual suspects: kueh pie tee, Nyonya chicken curry, and apam balik – better known as those delicious peanut-sugar pancakes typically found in hawker centres.

Pacific Marketplace
High Tea Hours: 2 – 6pm
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 1

6. For the molecular gastronomy dessert geeks

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For anyone who loves a sweet treat, but don’t want it to be too sinful. In our saturated, high tea-lovin’ market rampant with tai tais, tai tai wannabes and everything in-between, 2amDessert Bar holds its own – and we’re huge fans.

Standouts from its high tea set (SGD52++) are the BBQ lo mai gai and popping candy chocolate moelleux.

2am Dessert Bar
High Tea Hours: Tue – Sun, 3 – 6pm
21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village

7. For the nature lovers

Sitting within the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay is Pollen, with its lush greenery and plenty of natural light.

Its afternoon tea set (SGD38++) is a resplendent mix of open-faced sandwiches (think chicken liver parfait with verjus gel and cocoa nibs) and banana cake topped with salted caramel Chantilly cream (a fancier name for whipped cream). Reservations recommended.

Pollen at Gardens By The Bay
High Tea Hours: 3pm – 5pm daily
Pollen Terrace, 18 Marina Gardens Drive

8. For Instagram-worthy pictures

Anti:dote is an Instagram lover’s dream: high tea (SGD45++) begins with your choice of truffled scrambled eggs or dim sum, followed by an impressive selection of sweets in a white chest of drawers.

It may seem a bit gimmicky, but the food is on point: confit duck rilette with foie gras sandwiches, rose lychee macarons on popsicle sticks, and TWG teas all ‘round.

Be sure to make bookings – it’s strictly by reservation.

High Tea Hours:
Weekdays 3pm – 5pm
Weekends 12pm – 2pm and 3pm – 5pm
80 Bras Basah Road, Level 1, Fairmont, Raffles City

With a high tea set for every budget, all that’s left is to gather your friends and have one heck of a relaxing afternoon – you deserve it!

12 Irresistible Snacks You Would Have Loved As A 90s Kid!

90s kids had it good: sure we didn’t have iPads to pass the time, but when it came to food, our childhoods were coloured with cheap snacks shared at the canteen table or playground during recess – or even in class (remember fake-coughing just so you could chew on your White Rabbit sweet?).

To commemorate those golden years, we’ve compiled a list of 12 nostalgic snacks you’d have loved if you’re a 90s kid.

1. Ice Pops


What’s a 90s snacks list without this treat? Eating them frozen on a sweltering afternoon was the perfect after-school treat. That while watching any show on Kids Central. Yes, we haven’t forgotten our beloved OKTO of yesteryear.

2. Mamee Monster


This was one of the most fun snacks to eat: salty, crunchy, and made to resemble instant noodles. Crushing it up was half the fun.

3. Wang Wang


It’s no surprise we were all fascinated to some degree by the mysteriously edible, plastic-like coating that encased our beloved, chewy White Rabbit sweet.

5. Fancy Gem Biscuits


These were fancy treats, only rewarded after we’d completed an assignment – and, while most kids probably adored the colourful gems of sugar that topped each biscuit, I would pick them off because they were too sweet for my liking.

6. Haw Flakes


Remember putting as many potato rings as you could on your fingers, and then licking your fingers when you were done eating them? Your childhood would not have been complete without this after-school snack.

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There was something about these animal-shaped, salted snacks that made them so addictive. Maybe it was the animals printed on each cracker… or maybe it was just the MSG.

9. Hacks


I highly doubt the fact that Pink Dolphin was a ‘vitamin drink’ lent it extra street cred. It was, quite easily, the drink to be seen with. It also tasted quite wonderful – like magic liquid in the mouth.

If you’re craving for some of these snacks right this minute, it isn’t too late – hit up Sheng Siong supermarket or mama shops (convenience store) for a quick fix! You’re most welcome!

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8 Best Places In Singapore With Pizzas That Look And Taste Like Heaven!

Everyone loves pizza. They’re perfect for sharing, and even more so when you ditch fork and knife and just dive into those stringy, cheese-covered slices of heaven.

Here’s the low-down on the best pizza places in Singapore.

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30 Boat Quay
Blk 833 #01-02/03 Royalville Bukit Timah
77 Upper East Coast Road #01-01/02
Tel: 6532 6283/ 6469 4920/ 6241 5560
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This pizzeria serves impressive, 21-inch pizzas (yes, bigger than a face) for S$55. It is enough to feed a group of six. The fun is in getting to mix-and-match up to four toppings per pizza.

We’re quite taken with Diavola (good ol’ peperoni), as well as Pancetta (cured bacon, sliced tomatoes and egg). With five outlets across Singapore, it won’t be difficult accessing one – although three of them are along Bukit Timah Road itself.

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6. Supply and Demand

This pizzeria describes itself as an Italian-Southeast Asian Bistro, but little about it seems fusion: its pizzas (S$20 for a 9-inch) are very much Italian, apart from the fact that they top them with ingredients like potato chunks.

If you’re a fan of all things truffle, try the Tartufo E Uovo – a combination of black truffle paste, mozzarella, rocket leaves and its crowning glory: a soft egg, drizzled with truffle oil.

8 Raffles Ave, 039802
Tel: 6336 0588

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8. Bella Pizza

It’s no secret that this eatery serves excellent pizzas. While the smoked salmon craze was long overtaken by other food fads (think salted egg yolk croissants), Bella Pizza’s Pizza Salmone (S$22) still works up a treat with mozzarella, smoked salmon, mascarpone cheese and fresh spinach.

30 Robertson Quay, #01-14 Riverside View
Tel: 6734 0139

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13 Best Things To Do In Punggol That Show Punggol Is Not Boring At All!

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If you’ve exhausted your list of places to go, worry no more – this comprehensive guide to Punggol means you’ll be able to stuff yourself silly and explore what was once considered one of the most ulu parts of Singapore.

1. Explore the former landfill that is Lorong Halus Wetlands

Spanning over 18 acres is Lorong Halus Wetlands, a former landfill that extends along the eastern bank of Serangoon Resevoir. Enter from Punggol Promenade and make your way across the snaking Lorong Hulas Bridge, which was fashioned to resemble a railway bridge.

2. Have a futsal tournament with your friends

6 Tebing Lane #01-05

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm, $50/court/hour

Mon – Fri: 6pm – 2am
Weekends and Public Holidays: 9am – 2am, $95/court/hour

3. Cycle along Punggol Park’s scenic 5-hectare lake

To get to Punggol Park, alight at Buangkok MRT Station and enter via the Serangoon Park Connector. Follow the signs, and you’ll arrive in about ten minutes. If you’re lucky, you might spot waterside birds fishing for food at Sungei Pinang, a small river adjacent to the park.

4. Better yet, cycle along the Punggol Park Connector

We reckon this is the best route to soak in waterfront views: the 26km Punggol Park Connector takes you past Punggol Waterway and Sengkang Floating Wetland, before concluding at Gerald Drive – which also happens to be located next to Singapore’s last surviving village, 5. Learn to ride a horse

Okay, we’ll warrant this isn’t cheap – but if you haven’t ridden a horse, it’s time you tried it at . The Punggol ranch offers one-time, semi-private and one-to-one lessons for beginners, with prices starting from $65 on weekdays. : gather a group of at least four friends and flash your IDs on weekdays to enjoy a 45-minute session at just $35 each.

Gallop Stables @ Punggol Ranch
900 Punggol Road
+65 6690 0900

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 7pm
Weekends: 10am – 7pm

Note: Opening hours are subject to change

6. Or go for a $10 horse ride!

Source: 9. Go into the wild at Coney Island

We’ll say it again, and we won’t stop: if you haven’t been to Coney Island, you should. Its humidity is unmatched (obviously – because Singapore), but Hayao Miyazaki fans in particular will love the skinny tall trees that are reminiscent of his anime films. Rent a gorgeous vintage bicycle from Punggol Settlement, and go forth.

10. Also, don’t forget to queue for Sembawang White Bee Hoon

We say queue, because it really is that popular. Before you rent your bicycle at Punggol Settlement, satiate your hunger by ordering white bee hoon (from $6) from, um, White Restaurant. But be prepared to wait – this hor fun/hokkien mee fusion is especially popular on weekends, with an estimated 2-hour wait in the evenings.

White Restaurant
The Punggol Settlement, 3 Punggol Point Road
+65 6702 2002

11. Enjoy fresh seafood

If you’re hankering for fresh seafood, House of Seafood is your go-to restaurant – and it’s also located in Punggol Settlement. There are a couple of others for your picking, too, including Punggol Seafood (Old Hock Kee) and Jing Long Seafood.

12. Get a serious workout with these scooters

Regardless of scooter type, we guarantee a stair-climbing, cross-training, abs-toning cardio workout all rolled into one. X-trainers and Swing scooters (Y-scooters) are available for rent, and even if you do get tired – which is kind of the point – you’ll be rewarded with views of the coastline and Pulau Ubin, so work…that…body.

LOOK.GOOD.NAKED!@ Punggol Settlement
3 Punggol Point Road, The Punggol Settlement #01-04 (corner outlet)

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 2pm – 8pm
Weekends: 9am – 8pm

13. Visit the site of the Sook Ching Massacre of WWII

It isn’t as scary as it sounds. Punggol Beach is a gem – soft, fine sand, moss-covered rocks, and an unbeatable view of the horizon. Its past, however, remains scarred by the Sook Ching Massacre of the 1940s, which occurred shortly after the British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese military. A plaque was erected in memory of 400 civilians who were gunned on the beach itself.

To get here, take bus 84 from Punggol MRT to the last stop (Punggol Point).

With our list of 13 things to do in Punggol, you’re all set for a good time the next time you plan a day-out there.

These Are The Only 2 Places In Singapore To Get Your Salted Egg Yolk Croissants Right Now!

Move aside, liu sha baos – salted egg yolk croissants have landed, and people are going a little crazy over them. Think crisp and flaky outsides layered with soft, buttery insides that ooze molten, salted egg yolk custard when bitten into.

It’s a symphony for your taste buds: the light sweetness of the creamy egg yolk custard, and the buttery crispness of the croissant that kind of leaves you looking like you buried your mouth in a bowl of nachos cheese and flaky pastry.

You can thank Flavour Flings, a Halal-certified café in Hougang, for introducing these babies onto their menu. At $7.50 a pop, it seems a slightly steep price to pay – but if you’re a salted egg yolk addict, then why the heck not.

Demand has reached a point where the eatery dedicates most weeknights to baking salted egg yolk croissants, with each customer entitled to buying just two croissants at a time. But be quick – they’re only available for takeaway from 5:30pm onwards, excluding Tuesdays and Sundays, and typically sell out within the hour.

Flavour Flings
Blk 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348

Opening Hours:
11am – 4pm, 5:30 – 9pm (Mon, and Wed – Fri)
9am – 4pm, 5:30 – 9pm (Sat)
Closed Tuesdays and Sundays

If Hougang is slightly out of reach for you, french pastry patisserie Antoinette’s take on the sweet-and-savoury snack might be more your thing.

Its custard is smooth and well-balanced – neither too rich nor sweet, and very much similar to the salted yolk centres you find in traditional mooncakes. You can get these at their Penhas Road outlet for $6.50 a piece, from 11am daily.

If you can stave off those salted egg yolk cravings, though, you could wait for these croissants to be introduced at its Mandarin Gallery and Sofitel outlets on February 10 at 1pm.

30 Penhas Road

Opening Hours:
11am – 10pm (Mon-Thu), 11am – 11pm (Fri)
10am – 11pm (Sat), 10am – 10pm (Sun)

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