Clear skies, bright, sunny weather – Singapore is essentially the perfect place for a good picnic. Imagine tucking into a homemade and scrumptious spread of good food, with hearty conversations and peals of laughter filling the air. With numerous picnic spots to choose from, what are you waiting for?
It’s time to roll out those picnic mats and enjoy the abundance of lush greeneries in the great outdoors. To help you make planning for the picnic easier, here are the best picnic spots in Singapore!
Fort Canning Park
If you walk towards the picnic field, you will pass by the spice garden where you get to explore interesting archeological remains before furling out that picnic mat.
Spacious open lawns, swaying palm trees and a modern, contemporary view of the Marina Bay skyline – a picnic at Gardens by the Bay is going to be such an experience.
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Take your pick from a variety of open spaces that are great picnic spots. You can choose to settle at the boardwalk (dragonfly & kingfisher lakes), bay east garden, or even at the super tree grove, just to name a few picnic spots.
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If you’d like to combine picnic and activity, just head down to the conservatories to enjoy the air-conditioning and ever-changing display of flowers and plants.
Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 Opening Hours: 5am – 2am
You get to rejoice in some of the best scenic views of the island.
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If you are up to some physical activities, go on a hike at the Southern Ridges. Comprising of 10km of green, open spaces, you can stroll through Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve all in a day.
Mount Faber Park
Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 099448 Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Hindhede Nature Park
Hindhede Nature Park is a hidden, quieter spot at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
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Roll out your picnic mat and revel in the view of the photogenic Hindhede Quarry over the delectable picnic grubs that you’ve prepared.
Hindhede Nature Park
Hindhede Dr Opening Hours: 24 Hours
The Lawn @ Marina Bay
This picnic space is the ultimate urban oasis that is facing the ever-evolving Marina Bay Waterfront.
Inspired by Byrant Park in New York, this 13,000 square feet park features lush green lawns lined by park benches and shady trees.
Organising a picnic is not tough at all. Simply pick a location from the various picnic spots featured, pack some food, call up your friends and you are good to go! An awesome picnic session is awaiting you.
2016 is coming to an end, you’ve worked hard this year. It’s really time you and your loved ones indulge in some good food. DiscoverSG did the homework for you – we have compiled a list of restaurants with exclusive Christmas specials for you to choose from.
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A poolside barbecue buffet? YES PLEASE! Known for their all-day dining poolside restaurant that is set among the lush greeneries in the tranquil outdoors, Oasis has something special in store for you this Christmas Eve.
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Indulge in their Christmas Specials – roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, salmon coulibiac and for the beef lovers, quality grass-fed Australian beef sirloin. All these at their special carving and barbecue stations.
Complete the feast with some lovely Christmas treats such as their Christmas stollen, cookies and pudding.
Address:10 Scotts Road, 5th Level Terrace Wing, Grand Hyatt Singapore Christmas Eve buffet begins at 7:00pm Price:
$108++ per adult (with alcohol)
$58++ per child (ages 4 to 12) Website
2. Oscar’s Cafe & Terrace
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Can’t decide on a particular cuisine? Fret not, because we’ve totally got you covered.
Be sure to check out the very impressive international buffet spread at Oscar’s Cafe & Terrace. From our favourite local delights to international cuisine, fresh seafood and a huge variety of desserts, the spread is bound to satisfy your palette.
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Remember to look out for the various Christmas activities that Oscar’s has put in place for the occasion. Aside from Christmas Carol sing-along sessions with the National University of Singapore’s choir, you can also enjoy a photo-taking-session with Santa!
Oscar’s Cafe & Terrace Address: Conrad Centennial, 2 Temasek Boulevard, 038982 Christmas Brunch (25 December 2016) starts from 12.30pm till 3.30pm
• $218++ per person with free flow of Champagne, house wines and selected cocktails
• $158++ per person with free flow of soft drinks and juices
• $ 79++ per child from the age of 6 to 12 years old enjoys Dinner Includes Dessert House 6pm to 10pm
• S$158++ (Adult) / S$79++ (Child) Child from the age of 6 to 12 years old enjoys 50% off the buffet pricing. Includes free-flow of soft drinks and juices
• S$218++ (Adult) Child from the age of 6 to 12 years old enjoys 50% off the buffet pricing. Includes free-flow of Laurent Perrier champagne, house wines, beers or cocktails Credit: Grand Hyatt Singapore[/caption]
Celebrate Christmas the Italian way. Pete’s Place presents a classic Italian experience with their rustic trattoria settings.
What’s more, they specialise in authentic Italian cuisine – serving up rustic homemade pastas, risottos and wood-fired oven pizzas.
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This year, Chef Cataldo Chiloiro has designed a special Christmas menu for the restaurant.
On top of their traditional pastas and pizzas, you can also savour a huge selection of appetisers such as spicy Italian devilled eggs, and classic buffalo mozzarella caprese salad. Also, do not forget to try the baked Christmas turkey and mediterranean style roast barramundi cartoccio from the craving station. Che Delizia!
Pete’s Place Address: 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt Singapore Hotel, Singapore 228211 Christmas Eve buffet begins at 7:00pm Price:
$108++ per adult (with alcohol)
$58++ per child (ages 4 to 12) Website
4. Lawry’s The Prime Ribs
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This year, Lawry’s is committed to bringing you and your loved ones a classic and memorable festive feast.
A meal at Lawry’s is incomplete without their Signature Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef carved from the iconic silver cart. That’s not all though, because the team at Lawry’s has crafted a special festive menu this year.
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Seafood lovers are in for a treat – try the Atlantic Lobster Tail and Salmon Roll-Up with Crab Meat and Spinach drizzled with Balsamic cream sauce or the White Cod and Hokkaido Scallop.
Then, complete your feast with a Croissant Pudding served with a scoop of delectable vanilla ice-cream. Fantastic!
Lawry’s The Prime Ribs Address: 333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897 Christmas Eve Dinner 1st Seating at 5-8pm, 2nd Seating at 8:30pm
Christmas Day Brunch available on Sunday, 25th December 2016 Price:
Varies according to your order
5. Jamie’s Italian
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Fancy a three-course feast curated by Jamie Oliver himself – in Singapore?
Book a table now at Jamie’s Italian! With that modern Italian-vibe and a menu endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, this will certainly be a special treat for you and your loved ones.
The special Christmas menu includes a selection of starters, mains and of course, desserts.
What really attracted us was the Gennaro’s Porchetta. It’s a main dish consisting of slow-cooked pork belly stuffed with apricot, apple, fennel & garlic, then served with braised red cabbage & pan juices.
Also, did we tell you that all guests will be presented with a glass of bubbly upon arrival? What a perfect way to start a Christmas feast!
Jamie’s Italian Address: Jamie’s Italian Forum, 583 Orchard Road, #01-01/04 Forum, Singapore 238884
Jamie’s Italian VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-165/167, Vivo City, Singapore 098585 Christmas menu available from 28 November – 31st December 2016 Lunch available on Mon-Sun from 12-4pm, dinner available on Mon-Sunday from 5-10pm Price: $49.90 ++ per person for lunch
$65.90++ per person for dinner Website
6. The Black Swan
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Housed in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, The Black Swan injects a fresh breath of air into the dining scene with it’s classic European glamour decor.
You might just go back in time to the 20s with their detailed and sophisticated interior.
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In the lead up to Christmas, The Black Swan will feature a live carving station with an Oven-roasted 150 Days Grain-Fed Black Angus Côte de bœ. A highlight at The Black Swan this year will be a one-night only Jingles & Jazz – a luxurious 4-course dinner featuring Hokkaido scallops, seared foie gras and juicy tenderloin.
The Black Swan Address: 19 Cecil St,, Singapore 049704 The Black Swan Christmas Lunch Specials Monday-Friday from 28th Nov-30 Dec 2016, $42++ per person for two courses The Black Swan Christmas Dinner Live Carving Station Monday-Friday from 19th–22nd Dec & 24 Dec 2016, $48++ for 300g Jingles & Jazz 23rd December, Friday
4-course Dinner & Jazz at $118++ per person Credit: Venuerific[/caption]
Tucked in a spacious and cosy space over at Dempsey Hill, Don Quijote is the place you have to check out for authentic, Spanish cuisine.
Besides the usual tapas, paellas and salads, Don Quijote is of course, ready for the festive season with their usual Christmas classics.
You can look forward to good old Christmas classic dishes such as Oven Roasted Turkey and Honey Baked Ham. When you’re there, be sure to order the special Turkey and Ham Paella as well! We guarantee that friends and family are bound to fall in love with their homely food and ambience.
Don Quijote Address: Dempsey Road, #01-02,Block 7, 249671 Price:
Varies according to your order
Alas, this means that the winners are truly the best restaurants in Singapore. Here’s the
They were awarded the Best Asian Restaurant (Chain) and you can look forward to a menu of delectable and authentic Korean food.
Seoul Yummy pays meticulous attention to their food preparation process. Hence, spices and ingredients are specially imported from Korea, giving their food that authentic, rich and appetising Korean flavour.
We had to give the Andong Jjim Dak a try. This flavourful dish is a potpourri of tender pieces of chicken, vegetables and chewy Korean glass noodles cooked in a ganjang(soy)-based sauce.
Promotion Enjoy an order of Andong Jjim Dak at only $28 (U.P. $39.90).
Terms & conditions:
1) Available at all outlets
2) This promotion is valid from 5 December to 31 December 2016.
3) Other terms and conditions may apply.
Seoul Yummy For addresses and opening hours,
The avant-garde ambience of the teahouse is going to tease your senses and tantalise your taste buds.
At the media session, we had the opportunity to try the Boston Love Boat Ciponio. The name of the dish sounds intimidating but it is actually a simple, warm and hearty seafood stew. It’s cooked in a tomato-based sauce, baked with en feuillantine, and served with a side of crunchy arugula salad.
Our ambassador, Diana, was at the tasting. Here’s her experience:
With such amazing food and atmosphere, it’s no wonder that they were awarded the Best Café this year.
Promotion Customers enjoy 15% off items ordered from the dinner menu.
Terms & conditions:
1) This promotion is valid from 5 December to 31 December 2016.
2) (Weekdays ONLY excluding public holidays).
3) This promotion is applicable for Arteastiq’s dinner menu only.
4) This promotion shall not be used in conjunction with other promotions, specials, and/or privileges.
5) Other terms and conditions may apply.
Tong Le Private Dining is the recipient of the Best Chinese Restaurant (Fine) award. Within the revolving tower of the OUE Building sits Tong Le Private Dining.
The excellent location allows diners to enjoy a world-class dining experience while enjoying the gorgeous and stunning paranomic view of the Marina Bay waterfront.
The classic Braised ‘Dong Po’ Pork Belly was served. As it is an age-old dish originating from the Song Dynasty, only an experienced chef is able to prepare this dish.
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The meat is marinated in aged Hua Diao wine, then slow-cooked for 48 hours. The tremendous effort taken to prepare this dish is certainly worth it when you savour that soft and juicy meat.
Promotion Customers receive a complimentary welcome drink with a minimum of two Chinese Set Menus ordered.
Terms & conditions:
1) Customers must LIKE Tong Le Private Dining’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/TongLePrivateDining or FOLLOW them on Instagram at @tongleprivatedining. (please show staff for verification purposes before placing an order)
2) Reservations are required. For reservation, please call 6634 3233
3) Not available on the eve and on public holidays.
Winning our hearts with Chinese cuisine since their opening in 2009, our favourite Paradise Inn has since rebranded themselves as Paradise Classic. The intention is to allow everyone to appreciate the art of fine Nanyang-style cuisine.
Inspired by the widespread use of local ingredients and spices, together with the different cooking styles across Asia, a new menu was born. As expected, the dishes are all well-prepared with the hearts of a team of well-trained chefs, bringing you that familiar taste of home-cooked dishes.
The nutritious Double-boiled Chicken Soup ($24.80 per pot) is a mainstay on their menu. Kampong chicken, together with seven Chinese herbs, are slowly simmered for more than 4 hours to produce a nourishing and satisfying pot of soup.
So robust and rich in flavours, this soup is a definite must-try.
Craving for something a little more to the classic side?
Try the Crisp-Fried Fish Tossed in Sweet and Spicy Sauce ($6.80 per portion). The balance of sweet and spicy notes is sure to stimulate your palate.
A new addition to their mains is the Espresso Chicken ($13.80 [Small]). Switching things up a little, Paradise Inn has replaced the usual pork ribs with chicken for this dish.
A full hour is needed to condense and reduce the coffee sauce to a glaze, so you can imagine all the efforts their chefs take to perfect this dish.
The Braised Tofu with Crystal Prawns($18.80 [Small]) has accompanied Paradise Classic since their early beginnings and of course, this simple but wonderful dish will be staying on the menu.
Just look at those succulent prawns perched on top of the soft and silky tofu. What a wonderful combination!
Another returning favourite is their Stir-fried Pork Ribs with Bitter Gourd($13.80 [Small]). Pairing the juicy pork ribs and crunchy bitter gourd with black bean sauce brings out the delightful and unique taste of the dish without overpowering it.
End the exquisite gourmet Nanyang experience with dessert.
A new dish inspired by our local flavours, the Trio Layered Osmanthus Pandan Cake($4.20 per portion) looks as good as it tastes.
Layers of coconut milk, pandan and osmanthus jelly come together to create that well-balanced harmony.
Take a bite to relish the interplay of flavours of the three layers.
If that’s still not enough, try the chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Lemonade ($3.80 per portion).
This dessert will certainly wow you with its tantalising citrusy note. Perfect for cleansing the palate after a great meal.
Our ambassador, Diana, visited Paradise Classic. Here’s what she had to say:
Have you had your little pooch begging you with those innocent puppy eyes hoping that you’d bring them along with you? Well, you are not the only one. We too, spend at least 5 minutes every single day at the door assuring them that we’d be back in a few hours. However, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t guilty leaving them all alone. *inserts crying emoji*
Why not bring your pooch along to your next gathering? We have compiled a fun list of dog-friendly places: cafes, beaches and even a hotel, that allows you to spend some time with your fur-kid! No more sad, droopy eyes staring back at you. Plus, they also get to socialise and make some new friends. That’s definitely a win-win for doggy and us!
Admit it, all of us dog owners secretly wish all cafes are dog-friendly.
We’re glad to announce that this secret dream of ours is actually coming true. There are quite a few dog-friendly cafes with excellent food in Singapore.
Not all of them have separate menus for our furry friends though, but we are sure that they are contented just lying around and spending time with us!
1) The Coastal Settlement
A superb area located in Changi, The Coastal Settlement has both indoor and outdoor seating areas. It is a cosy and spacious cafe with pretty awesome food for the humans. Also, water bowls are complimentary for our little ones.
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This will be great for some quality, cosy time with both your human friends and furry loved ones. Order some finger food to share and enjoy the well-deserved weekend!
The Coastal Settlement
200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
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Think wood-fired pizzas and our favourite pastas. Casa Verde is a splendid place with great, authentic Italian food. Awesome, yummy food and you get to spend time with your little one – what’s more to ask for?
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
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Aside from the usual food, pet accessories and apparels are available as well, if you are intending to give your little one an even bigger treat.
39 Opal Crescent, Singapore 328425
Mon to Tue, Thu to Fri: 12pm – 10pm; Sat to Sun: 11am – 10pm; Closed on Wed Facebook
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Located at Siloso Beach Walk, Coastes is a beach-side bar with plenty of shady spots, sun beds and benches. Both of you get to enjoy a rustic, chilled-out day right along the beach.
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Enjoy simple Western fares like the usual Eggs Benedict and barbecued ribs. Fancy some ice cold beer while soaking up the sun? You can do that too!
50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000
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This is also a great place to hang out with your friends over a bowl of mussels and a few Belgian beers. Your fur kid gets to tag along as well. Perfect!
80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-12 The Pier @ Robertson, Singapore 239013
Mon to Thu : 3pm to 12am; Fri : 2pm to 2am; Sat : 11am to 2am; Sun : 11am to 12am Credit: Dishmaps[/caption]
The cafe is divided into two areas – one for the humans and the other one for the humans with the fur kids.
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If you are there for a weekend brunch, be sure to get the Big Brekkie for yourself. For the pets, they have a pretty great selection that includes Cream Cheese Salmon Rolls and Beef Shepherd’s Pies. With those yummy treats, your furry one is definitely going to jump around with joy after that hearty meal.
Bonus: They serve really decent and affordable coffee!
Sun Ray Cafe
79 and 81 Brighton Crescent, Serangoon Gardens Estate, Singapore 559218
Mon & Tue: 6PM – 11PM; Wed – Fri: 11AM – 11PM; Sat & Sun: 10AM – 11PM; PH: 10AM – 11PM
The whole restaurant is dog approved and dog friendly – both their indoor and outdoor alfresco dining areas!
Head on down if you are craving comfort western food and a comfortable friendly place to dine with your doggy. All doggies get a bowl of ice water when they arrive too!
205 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574345
Weekdays: 12pm-3pm and 6pm-10pm; Weekends & Public Holidays: 10.30am-10.30pm Credit: Les Amis Group[/caption]
What’s more, a few of their outlets are also pet-friendly!
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Your fur-kid will be so stoked by the aroma of the pizza. They can’t have any, but a little bit of crust once in a while wouldn’t hurt, right?
Pepperoni Pizzeria (Pet-friendly Outlets)
GREENWOOD, 6 Greenwood Avenue, Hillcrest Park, Singapore 289195
Mondays to Saturdays: 12pm to 11pm; Sundays: 11am to 11pm; closed from 3pm to 5pm on Mon to Thurs
BIOPOLIS, 10 Biopolis Road, #01-01, Chromos Block, Singapore 138670
Mondays to Sundays: 11am to 10pm; closed from 3pm to 5pm on Mon to Fri Credit: The Dirty Stall[/caption]
The casual environment at The Garden Slug is perfect for a lazy weekend with your furry friend. They will thank you as well, since it is located next to a few pet stores and you could get some doggy treats or toys!
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Since they are famous for their huge platters that are great for sharing, grab your buddies and head down together!
The Garden Slug
55 Lor L Telok Kurau, Singapore 425500
Mon-Thu 6pm-10.30pm; Fri 11am-10.30pm; Sat, Sun, PH 9am-10.30pm Credit: Anymap[/caption]
There are a few fenced up areas in Singapore called dog runs. These facilities are created just for our cute little ones. Remove those leashes and set them free, so they can enjoy the freedom of being in the great outdoors at least for awhile. We reckon they’d be so happy (and tired!) afterwards.
All dogs are required to be leashed up (except for Marina Barrage) at these places, but we are certain that doggy won’t be blaming you for that leash, since they will be spending some quality time with their favourite person!
Want a good, long walk with your pooch and explore a little bit of Singapore’s history at the same time? Try The Green Corridor!
With a photogenic old railway line connecting to a few other green spaces like the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve – things are certainly going to get interesting.
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Marina Barrage is our ultimate favourite kite-flying site in Singapore and of course, our little ones are tagging along! Spend a peaceful family day at the open space flying your kites and having a picnic with that amazing paranomic view of Singapore’s cityscape.
We are really glad to see so many great dog-friendly places that warmly welcome our pets. After all, we love them (a lot!!!!) and always want to give them the best.
Just hanging out together and giving them a small little treat once in a while is certainly worth it. So, give these dog-friendly places a visit and we are pretty sure that your furry kid is so going to jump around with joy.
Ever heard of the saying, “Treat your body like a shrine”? Besides ensuring that you have a nutritious diet, exercising is also a must. Late night gyms are on the surge in Singapore because there is definitely a demand for some of us nocturnal creatures.
Sometimes we get that intense rush of adrenaline in the middle of the night (especially when we want to take our mind off work, or if we had a particularly sinful dinner) and have to look for ways to expend those extra bouts of energy. That’s where late night gyms make all the difference.
1) Anytime Fitness
24-hour or late night gyms aren’t just a privilege anymore because they are slowly crawling into our residential areas. United States based fitness chain Anytime Fitness is a thriving franchise with over 30 late night gyms across the island.
Since these late night gyms are usually unmanned after 9pm (to 9am, on weekdays), members will be given an all-access pass where they can access all 3,400 Anytime Fitness gyms worldwide, 24/7! We have to admit that this is kind of insane, but totally worth it.
Both their branches are open till 12 midnight from Mondays to Saturdays. With a space of over 32,000 sq-ft (Asia Square branch) and a wide array of state-of-the-art fitness equipment from all over the world, you can get an extraordinary workout in a modern and comfortable environment.
Pure Fitness Asia Square
Level 6, Asia Square Tower 1, 8 Marina View, Singapore 018960
Ocean Financial Centre (Opening December 2016)
Level 4, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
We are going nuts… over nuts! Taking over the world by storm, nuts are essentially one of the healthiest snacks to reach out for when you are feeling a little peckish. We’re talking about locally made nut-based products like nut milk and nut spreads.
So, we found some healthy, interesting and delicious nutty concoctions from various artisans brands that you can get right here, on our sunny little island.
1) Baking Blocks
Baking Blocks’ has an amazing collection of Pure Hazelnut, Pure Almond and Pure Pistachio Pastes.
Made with nuts and only nuts, a jar of their nut paste is loaded with healthy and creamy goodness, without those nasty additional additives.
Open a jar of their nut paste and there – a whiff of fragrant, nutty aroma that you are so gonna love. Are you a baker? Use these nut pastes in your homemade baked goods. Or just spread a dollop of them generously onto your morning toast.
Lightly sweetened with medjool dates (one of the healthiest natural sweetener in the world), a bottle of nut mylk from Gorilla Press Co is packed full of energy and hence, makes a really great pre-workout meal or snack.
It’s a really simple blend of almond milk, cold brew coffee and medjool dates. Now, you can perk yourself up the healthy way!
HIC Address: Cafe by HIC: #01-104, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238843
Cafe by HIC: #02-63, Triplefit, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
HIC POPUP: #B2-K6, Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
The Shop by HIC: #02-470 Suntec City North Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
The Pantry by HIC: #B1-K09 Raffles City Mall, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103 7) Antidote
Another must-try – the ricotta pancakes. There aren’t many places in Singapore serving them, and the one at Luxe is a real gem.
If you are really missing Australia, Luxe has got you this time round because those pancakes are the bomb.
Luxe Sydney Singapore Address: 1 Keong Saik Road #01-04 Singapore 089109 (The Working Capitol building) Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 10pm, Sunday – Monday 9am to 4pm Credit: Fever Avenue[/caption]
The specially designed space and concept of Robert Timms is curated to create the rustic and casual dining ambience that we all love.
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The classic Australian cuisine is always famed for using the freshest ingredients.
The outlet at Wheelock Place serves up your favourites ranging from the classic eggs & toast, Aussie baby ribs, and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth! May we have some lamingtons please!
The House of Robert Timms Address: Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, #01-02/03, Singapore 238880 Tel: 6735 9201 Open:Sunday to Thursday & PH – 8am to 11pm, Friday to Saturday & PH Eve – 8am to 1am*
Address: Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-11, Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984 Tel: 6509 8117 Open: Monday to Friday – 7.30am to 7.30pm, Closed on Weekends & PHs Credit: Next in Sight[/caption]
Located in Robertson Quay, their outdoor seating area overlooks our Singapore River.
Their indoor seating is large and welcoming with high ceilings – the cafe is almost always ready to impress you.
It’s that time of the year again. Prepping for Christmas feasts and enthusiastically looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones? You can trust us, Orchard Road is definitely worth a visit! With tons of festive activities laid out by Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) and ION Orchard, there is certainly something for everyone.
The Tiffany & Co. Christmas Tree
Titled ‘Season of Resplendence’ – ION Orchard aspires to evoke the wonders of Christmas joy with their shoppers.
To do that, they have spruced up the mall with a series of activities and promotions just for you.
A major project this year is the partnership between ION Orchard and Tiffany & Co.. Together, they have created an enthralling walk-in Christmas tree for their shoppers throughout this beautiful season!
Standing at 20 meters tall – right outside Tiffany & Co., the glamorous structure features over 2,000 custom-designed ornaments including the famous Tiffany Blue Boxes.
Here’s what our ambassador, Nicole, had to say about the Xmas tree!
Besides shopping from a vast collection of accessories from brands such as Alexander Wang and Marni, you can also do your part for charity by dropping off cash donations at the store! This is made possible due to ION Orchard’s partnership with Rainbow Centre.
Club 21 Accessories Pop-up
19 Oct – 31 Dec | L1 Atrium
They say that you are what you eat. But, how many of us can keep eating healthy food, terrible vegetables, and plain food? Healthy eating seems like a tough choice. However, we’re here to prove that you can eat clean.
What if we tell you that incorporating a mindful diet need not be that boring after all? We’ve found some scrumptious and clean food from all over Singapore! You will get to eat clean and appreciate wholesome natural food. Let’s get hungry!
1. Joe & the Juice’s Breakfast Club
Danish-Scandinavian inspired destination coffee and juice bar, Joe & the Juice, has become a cult favourite in 70 cities across Europe, New York, Nice, Reykjavik and South Korea.
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Now available in Singapore, we too, get to enjoy an amazing combination of taste and nutrition in a cafe environment that is inviting and full of inspiration.
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The menu at Joe & the Juice is designed to offer delectable alternatives to quick-fix meal options, so you can eat clean.
Our recommendation – the Breakfast Club is a cup of acai, strawberry, banana and almond milk blend topped with granola. High in protein, vitamin and full of the goodness of whole foods, this meal in a cup is bound to satisfy both the tummy and your taste buds.
Joe & The Juice Website Chevron House: 30 Raffles Place, #01-35A, Singapore (039803) Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 3pm
Believing in nourishing the body with a well-balanced diet, they have craved out a menu that includes a variety of superfood smoothies, freshly pressed juices and not forgetting our favourite – the acai bowl.
Originating from Brazil, the acai bowl has made its way to Haakon Superfoods and Juice.
Haakon’s Classic Acai Bowl consists of an organic acai blend base and is topped with coconut flakes, banana, strawberries and blueberries.
If you are looking for an authentic Brazilian experience, try the Original Rio Bowl. The organic acai and banana blend is toped with coconut, pitaya and cocoa nibs.
They are perfect as your post-workout treat.
Haakon Superfoods and Juice Address: 118 Holland Ave, #01-03 Raffles Holland V, Singapore 278997 Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8am to 10pm Price: $7.90 – $12.90 for the acai bowls Credit: Quandoo[/caption]
It offers a laid-back and relaxing environment, so you might want to visit if you need some mindfulness from your busy life.
Something to suit the local palette – their quinoa goreng is definitely a dish that is lighter and healthier than the traditional nasi goreng.
What an interesting choice of grain to substitute the Jasmine rice that is used in the usual nasi goreng.
Red Baron Address: Gillman Barracks, 45 Malan Road, Singapore 109455 Opening Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Wednesday, Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 10pm Price: $16 Credit: A Poke Theory[/caption]
So, believe us when we say this is good stuff. They believe that people deserve to feed themselves better, and with fuss-free nutrition. No diets, no counting calories, just good and wholesome food so you can eat clean.
As interesting as these two words – Poke Bowl – might sound, it is essentially a raw fish salad.
At A Poke Theory, they serve fresh, marinated cuts of salmon and tuna with a base of either their Signature Sushi Rice, brown rice, lemon herb quinoa or romaine lettuce. It is then topped off with a mix of toppings such as avocadoes, roasted cashews and furikake.
Finally, a salad that isn’t boring.
A Poke Theory Address: 27 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 06962 Opening Hours:
Weekdays – 11am to 8pm
Weekends – 11am to 4pm
Closed on Sundays Price: Varies depending on your order Credit: Eat | Pray | Fly[/caption]
You can see from the generous amount of food in each bento – they are sure to fill you up until your next meal.
Their Chicken Breast Sausage & Protein Waffle Toast that comes with oozing melted mozzarella cheese from their brunch menu is only 367 calories.
What are you waiting for?
Lean Bento Address: 43 Holland Drive, Singapore 270043 Opening Hours:
Weekdays, 8am to 8pm
Weekends and Public Holidays, 9 am to 2pm Price: From $9.95 Credit: @anthony.ali[/caption]
With 5 outlets in the CBD area, they are the perfect choice for those who’d like to eat clean and good food.
What got our attention though, is their offering of soba salads with interesting Japanese inspired dressings like yuzu, teriyaki and sesame.
Here’s a meatless soba salad with sesame sauce and wakame. So light and refreshing, your body will thank you for it!
WHEAT Baumkuchen Address: One Raffles Place B1-32
Asia Square Tower 1, 8 Marina View, #02-02.
International Plaza, #01-19.
Raffles City, #B1-78.
Republic Plaza #B1-08
Click here for opening hours Price: Varies depending on your order Facebook
7. Sarnies’ CocoWhip
A little cafe located in the Telok Ayer district, Sarnies serves up some pretty mean sandwiches.
Ken Yuktasevi, one of the founders of Grain Traders, wanted a space for people to be able to spend that time in the best way possible by feeding themselves right, catching up with people, and simply taking a break from the daily grind.
They can do all these at Grain Traders, where they will feel that they’re being taken care of.