Best Pizza Spots In Singapore For A Tasty Slice Of Heaven

How can anyone not love pizza?!

There is no denying that pizza is a long-standing favourite amongst many. It is the quintessential Netflix snack and the king of party food. From the traditional wood fired pizza to thin-crusted and DIY pizzas, there is a whole lot of choices when it comes to pizza options today.

Whether you are the old school delivery box-type pizza fan or the gourmet pizza connoisseur, here are some of the best pizza spots in Singapore for you. So you can indulge in this delectable flatbread!

1. Pizzeria Mozza

Despite being located at the swanky Marina Bay Sands, Pizzeria Mozza offers a casual pizza dining ambience.

Its dimly-lit atmosphere coupled with exquisite renditions of classic pizza flavours makes it the perfect date-night location.

There is certainly no missing the common flavours such as Margherita (tomatoes and mozzarella) and Napoletana (tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies, and capers).

However, what differentiates Pizzeria Mozza from the rest is their earthly combinations of pizza toppings.


With the usage of unique ingredients such as squash roots and eggplant, you definitely have to prepare your taste buds for an out-of-this-world burst of pizza flavour!

Pizzeria Mozza
Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-42/46, Singapore, 018956
Opening hours: Daily 12nn to 11pm
Tel: 6688 8522

2. Peperoni Pizzeria

If you are looking for a dining spot to host your pizza-loving friends, then Peperoni Pizzeria is the perfect pizza place.

This Italian restaurant serves up authentic wood fired thin crust pizzas. However, Peperoni Pizzeria is best known for its humongous 21” XXL pizzas and the option to combine different flavours for 1 pizza.

Here at Peperoni Pizzeria, there are a whole lot of pizza toppings for you to choose from.

There are the classics such as Margherita, Hawaiana as well as unique flavours such as Portobello Funghi and Quaattro Formaggi (four types of cheeses).

If you are unable to decide, there is also the half-and-half option whereby you can choose two toppings for a great mix of pizza flavours.

Takeaway options are available at Peperoni Pizzeria – so you and your merrymaking friends can enjoy their enormous treats right in the comfort of home!

Peperoni Pizzeria
Address: 6 Greenwood Avenue, Hillcrest Park, Singapore 289195 (Other outlets available)
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 12pm – 11pm; Sun 11am – 11pm
Tel: 6465 6556

3. La Pizzaiola

Forget paying exorbitant flight prices to Italy.

You can enjoy a true Italian pizza experience right here at La Pizzaiola. We are regulars at their Kalidasa Ave outlet. Over the years, their standards, quality and pizzas have been nothing but consistent and awesome.

La Pizzaiola provides an authentic, pocket-friendly, down to earth Italian restaurant experience for you and your family.

Go for their Rucola Parma (Rocket leaves with parma ham), which is the reigning fans’ favourite. For a spicy kick, go for their Diavola pizza that is topped with spicy salami. If you love seafood, the Frutti di Mare is generously topped with prawns, squids, and mussels.

La Pizzaiola also serves up an array of pastas, salads and desserts as well. Pair your pizza with their extensive selection of red and white wines and you are almost dining like true Italian!

La Pizzaiola
Address: 15-3 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987 (Other outlets available)
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Closed on Tue)
Tel: 6282 5031

4. La Nonna

La Nonna at Holland Village is the classic Italian restaurant.

Once you’ve placed your order, you can expect a small basket of piping hot bread served with butter or olive oil, all complimentary.

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The best pizza here, that will keep coming back for more, has got to be the La Nonna, the namesake of the restaurant. You’ll be pulling out a slice of heaven – tomato, mozzarella, parmesan, asparagus, black truffle, and an egg.

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The fragrance of the truffle, crunch of the asparagus, and the runny yolk all come together perfectly.

The best part about La Nonna? They have interesting promotions. You can claim your taxi fare, enjoy 1-for-1 pizza/ pasta/ main course for a weekday lunch, or even join their weekly photo contest to stand a chance to win a complimentary meal for two.

La Nonna
76 Namly Place, Singapore 267226 (Other outlets available)
Tel: 6762 1587
Lunch: 12:00, 14:30; Dinner: 18:00 – 22:30
5. Bella Pizza

For a true-blue authentic Italian pizza experience, you have to head down to Bella Pizza!

Since opening its doors back in 2007, Bella Pizza has been serving up an extensive selection of savoury pizzas.

The pizza dough is handmade daily on site by their experienced team of pizzaiolos, so you know you are tucking into only the freshest pizza crust!

Their pizzas are uniquely segregated into red pizzas (tomato based) and white pizzas (mozzarella based). Not sure which to choose? We’d say, just order both types!

Bella Pizza
Address: 30 Robertson Quay, #01-14 Riverside View, Singapore 238251
Opening hours: Tue to Thu 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm; Fri to Sun 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 11pm (Closed on Mon)
6734 0139

6. Da Paolo Pizza Bar

Nestled in the hipster neighbourhood of Holland Village, Da Paolo Pizza Bar is notable for their delicious thin-crust pizzas.

Additionally, their pizzas are generously topped with heaps of your favourite toppings.

Some of the pizza selections include Napoletana, Prosiutto E Funghi (cooked ham with mushrooms) and even a Calzone Salame E Ricotta (folded pizza with cheese and salami).

Likewise, you can opt for their Pizza Of The Day if you are game for a hearty pizza surprise!

Da Paolo Pizza Bar
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278116
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 12nn – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm; Sat to Sun 11am – 10.30pm
Tel: 6479 6059
7. Alt. Pizza

Let your creative juices flow at this Design-It-Yourself pizza joint – Alt. Pizza! This contemporary pizza bar lets you create your desired pizza on your individual portioned 11″ pizza base.

You get to choose from an extensive array of creative toppings, from delectable cheese and homemade sauces to tantalising gourmet meats, seafood and fresh herbs.

With +650,000 unique pizza combinations, you can turn your dream pizza into reality from an unbelievable price of just S$8!

Otherwise, you can always go for their innovative signature pizzas such as The Hangover – comprising of organic tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, fennel sausage, roasted onions and parmesan.

Alternatively, go for their Truffle Shuffle, which has been voted as an Alt. Pizza fan favourite!

Alt. Pizza also offers a wide range of award-winning artisan craft beers, so you can have that ideal beer and pizza combo!

To get a $15 voucher for your first purchase, download the new Alt. Pizza Mobile App. Alt. Pizza
Address: Suntec City Tower 4, #01-602, Singapore 038983 (Other outlets available)
Opening hours: Sun to Thu 11am – 10pm; Fri & Sat 11am – 11pm
Tel: 6836 9207
8. Timbre

Timbre is well-known amongst Singaporeans for its vibrant nighttime live music. However, there is also another reason why many flock to Timbre: its pizzas.

If there is one pizza that you and your friends should order, it should absolutely be their signature Roasted Duck Pizza.

Alternatively, go for the classics such as Timbre Seafood Pizza or perhaps something adventurous such as their all-new Crispy Caramel Anchovies pizza!

Address: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936 (Other outlets available)
Opening hours: Sun to Thu 6pm – 1am; Fri & Sat 6pm to 2am (Closed on Monday)
6338 8030

Let’s face it. Pizza is a dish that will never go out of style. There are a plethora of pizza choices for you to choose from, ranging from the classic Margherita flavour to unique pizza variations.

So gather all your foodie friends and head down to these pizza spots! It is time for some merrymaking and indulgence in this scrumptiously toasty and crusty flatbread.

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Best Thai Eateries In Singapore So You Don’t Have To Queue For 10,000 Years At Nakhon

Spicy Phad Thai, fragrant pineapple rice, tongue-numbing tom yum soup – there is no denying that Singaporeans absolutely love the taste of Thailand.

Ask “best Thai eateries” and Nahkon Kitchen might immediately come to most Singaporeans’ mind. However, the perpetual long and snaking queues at most of their outlets can be a major put off.

Thankfully, the selection of Thai eateries in Singapore is aplenty. Here are some of the best Thai eateries in Singapore so that you don’t have to queue for (a seemingly) 10,000 years at Nahkon!

1. Soi Thai Kitchen

Located in the foodie neighbourhood of Serangoon Gardens, Soi Thai Kitchen is one of the newer Thai eateries to hit our local Thai dining scene.

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2. Ah Loy Thai

Ah Loy Thai is indisputably another popular Thai eatery in Singapore. During peak periods, wait times here can stretch up to 45 minutes.

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Having been around for over a decade, you can expect consistently delicious Thai food at economical prices.

Be sure to order some their signature dishes such as Butter Calamari, Phad Thai and Tom Yum Soup!

Ah Loy Thai
9 Tan Quee Lan Street, Shaw Towers, #01-04, Singapore 188098
Opening hours: Mon to Thu 12nn to 3pm & 4.15pm – 8.30pm; Fri to Sun 12nn – 3pm & 4.15pm – 9.30pm

3. First Thai Restaurant

Amidst the plethora of cafes and restaurants along Dhoby Ghaut, you can still find some authentic and cheap Thai food here at First Thai Restaurant.

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A bowl of Thai boat noodles is unlikely to satisfy your late-night hunger pangs.

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5. Sixty6

At just under two years into the Thai F&B scene, Sixty6 is one of the under-radar Thai eateries that serves authentic and economical Thai fares.

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5. Nana Thai Restaurant

Tucked amongst a plethora of Thai eateries in Golden Mile Complex, Nana Thai Restaurant stands out with authentic and humbly-priced Thai dishes.

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This relatively new kid on the block serves up some of Thailand’s famous eats and street food.

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Bon Appétit! 6 Legit French restaurants In Singapore That Won’t Burn A Big Hole In Your Wallet

Dining in a French Restaurant is undeniably a very fancy affair. It is suitable for every special occasion – be it a birthday celebration, anniversary dinner or perhaps even an annual family luncheon.

However, French restaurants are notorious for their extremely steep prices – or so you may think!

Here are some French restaurants in Singapore that won’t burn a big hole in your pocket. Expect to indulge in a delectable meal at under $50. So you can enjoy the best food without worrying too much about the prices.

1. O’Batignolles

If having authentic Bordeaux red and white wines starting at just S$40 per bottle is too good a deal to be missed, then you absolutely have to head down to O’Batignolles!

Here, you can find an extensive selection of fine French wines that comes in red, white, champagne and also crémant.

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This casual Parisian bistro steakhouse is nestled in the quaint neighbourhood of Duxton Hill.

Here, you absolutely have to order their classic steak and fries that comes with their signature secret sauce.

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La Petite Cuisine serves up a simple menu of affordable classic French appetisers, mains, as well as desserts.

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Enjoy small nibbles with their cheese platter that starts from just S$16.

Alternatively, relish in their no-frills French mains such escargots paired with croissants and salad, sirloin steak or confit de canard – all priced at no more than S$18. Furthermore, they deserve additional brownie points with no service charge and no GST.

La Petitie Cuisine
Serene Center, 10 Jalan Serene, Singapore 258748
Opening hours: Tue to Sun 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
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Immerse yourself in an authentic Paris cafe atmosphere with the pretty-looking Cafe & Bar Gavroche. This restaurant is beautifully decorated and serves up affordable and delectable French fares.

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Tuck into French classics such as traditional French open-faced sandwiches, cold cut duck platter or melted raclette cheese with air-dried beef – at friendly price point of no more than S$35.

Furthermore, their extensive and delightful breakfast menu will surely have you rolling out of bed quickly just to indulge in some French-style breakfast!

Cafe & Bar Gavroche
69 Tras Street, Singapore 079008
Opening hours: Tue to Fri 12pm – 12am; Sat 10.30am – 12am; Sun 10.30am – 2pm

Whoever said that you cannot enjoy the luxurious French way of dining without burning a hole in your pocket? These French restaurants in Singapore certainly offer authentic and value for money French cuisine that goes beyond mere baguettes and pastries.

Fine dining on a budget is very much possible at these French restaurants. So get dressed in your chichi outfit for a bon appétit time!

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These Homes In Singapore Are Indisputably The Gems Of Singapore Property

There is a saying that home is the person or place you want to return to over and over again.

In a land-scarce city like Singapore, home comes in a the form of a HDB flat, condominium or for some, landed property or perhaps even a bungalow.

However, did you know that Singapore is also home to some of the most breathtakingly-huge and rare houses?

Here are three of these stately residences that are indisputably the gems of Singapore property.

1. The Screen House – K2LD Architects

Situated just beside the zigzag house in Singapore is this unique contemporary residence, also known as The Screen House.

The striking features of the house are the use of various geometrical elements: a linear block and a curvilinear pavilion that is elevated above the prevailing shared gardens.

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The use of parallel lines and smooth textures around the house creates the illusion of wide and comfortable spaces.

Additionally, the use of timber screens along the linear block allows the rooms to breathe while providing the necessary privacy for the homeowners.

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The architectural element that clearly stands out is the curved pavilion located midway between the house.

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Likewise, the use of wooden panels reflects the strategy of blending in with nature as it overlooks that trees and garden in the property.

Given the structure and location of the curved pavilion, the swimming pool takes a unique shape, maximising the available space.

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Given that most of the living quarters and swimming pool are somewhat reclined deep within the landscape of the house, it has been dubbed as achieving the act of “disappearance”, by providing privacy to both the homeowners and their neighbours.

2. JKC2 House – ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Luxury is clearly evident in every part of this house, which also known as JKC2 House by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. Despite its rather lacklustre name, the luxurious residence in Bukit Timah comprises of three structures that border a spacious courtyard.

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Given the humid weather of Singapore’s climate, the upper pods open up to the pools below to create a feeling of vastness. Furthermore, the house’s unique structure demanded painstaking attention to every detail.

Every single piece of tile, glass and aluminium padding has to follow a certain template and was all custom-made. Additionally, the curvilinear staircase was laser-cut from thick pieces of steel, welded together and hand-polished.

This unique house clearly reflects the seamless integration of defined geometries and fluid lines and curves.

Final thoughts

These houses are undeniably the gems of Singapore property. Each of these stately residences is clearly the pinnacle of living. Imagine extravagant living spaces coupled with expansive open spaces and natural surrounding greenery.

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Best Brunch Spots In Singapore For The Non-Early Risers

In recent years, brunch has become serious business in Singapore. Catered to the non-early risers, we have seen a proliferation of dining establishments around our little red dot that serves up tantalising mid-breakfast meals.

From fluffy-stacked pancakes to sandwiches and poached eggs, here are some of the best mid-morning dining spots to add to your brunch repertoire!

1. Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters

Nestled at a corner along Thomson road, Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters is likely to draw you in with their all-white minimalist interior.

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This highly raved about cafe serves delectable and instagrammable all-day brunch as well as premium coffee for that perfect coffee kick in the late morning.

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If you are the avid fan of Open Door Policy’s brunch menu, then you will surely love their new amped up weekend hearty brunch fare.

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Go full English with the classic English Breakfast that comes with the usual smoked Pancetta bacon, sausage, tomato and beans. All of which are topped with freshly-plucked basil leaves and a glorious sunny-side up.

Alternatively, indulge in a lavish seafood brunch with their King Crab Eggs Florentine. It comes with generous chunks of king crab served with sautéed spinach and poached eggs.

The dish is then drizzled with a torched béchamel sauce and stirred with sabayon for that flavourful finish!

Open Door Policy
19 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168650
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 12nn – 11pm; Sat & Sun 11am – 4pm & 6pm – 11pm

To start your day on a light note without potentially getting food coma thereafter, go for their Faina and fried eggs! It is paired with crushed avocado, coriander, and “aji molido” crème fraiche which lends a unique flavour to the dish.

Likewise, for a meaty option, you will not be disappointed with their classic Beef and Bone Marrow Burger. Featuring their signature premium beef, this burger is stacked with grilled tomatoes, onions, pickles, chimichurri (a type of sauce for grilled meat) and a sunny-side up.

115 Amoy Street, #01-02, Singapore 069935
Opening hours: Mon to Thu 12 – 2.30pm & 6 – 10.30pm; Fri 12 – 2.30pm & 6 – 11pm; Sat 11am – 3pm & 6 – 11pm; Sun 11am – 3pm
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Their Berry Ricotta Hotcake is an absolute showstopper.

Relish in this fluffy hotcake that is topped with strawberries, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

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One distinctive feature about The LoKal is that they make all their dishes in-house from scratch.

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Their attention to detail makes it one of the best places to indulge in wholesome and generously portioned brunch.

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Furthermore, for a nourishing mid-morning meal, go for their Smashed Avocado with Ricotta. It is made up of smashed avocado, homemade ricotta cheese paired with pomelo and toasted almonds on a sourdough bread.

The Local
136 Neil Rd, Singapore 088865
Opening hours: Mon 8am – 5pm; Tue to Fri 8am – 10pm; Sat 9am – 10pm; Sun 9am – 4pm
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Kinki’s Bottomless Buffet (S$52++) comes in an a la carte buffet style. The buffet offers three kinds of fresh and perfectly-cut sashimi: Salmon (Sake), Yellow Tail (Hamachi) and Bluefin Tuna (Maguro).

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Regardless of the time, it is always brunch time here at Penny University.

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Located right in the heart of Singapore’s CBD, you might easily pass Free The Robot if you are still reeling from morning drowsiness after a good slumber.

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The only indication of the place’s entrance is a single wall of robot-theme scribbles.

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9. Sarnies

Started a few years back by Australian Ben Lee, Sarnies has now transformed into a popular favourite within the bustling CBD district.

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Seletar Aerospace Is Where The Hipsters Are Now Hanging Out At

North-east residents rejoice! The new kid on the block – Seletar Aerospace – is currently where all the hipsters are now hanging out at!

The recently redeveloped area at Seletar Aerospace Park is also known as The Oval. This sprawling plot of land boasts a cluster of 32 black and white colonial bungalows. Gazetted for conservation, these stunning bungalows now house various restaurants for that ultimate dining experience.

We’d say, forget Tiong Bahru and Holland Village. Seletar Aerospace is the next foodie enclave that you should be heading to!

1. Youngs Bar & Restaurant

Housed in one of the numerous colonial bungalows at Seletar Aerospace Park is Youngs Bar & Restaurant.

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If you happen to be here at night, you will certainly be spoilt for choice with their extensive selection of drinks. Choose from draft and bottled beers, single malt whiskies, cocktails to red and white wine!

Youngs Bar & Restaurant
3 Hyde Park Gate, The Oval @ SAP, Singapore 799531
Opening hours: Mon to Thu 11am – 1am, Fri & Eve of PH 11am – 2am, Sat 8am – 2am, Sun and PH 8am – 1am
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3. Wildseed

Similar to most of the restaurants here at Seletar Aerospace Park, Wildseed is a cafe by day and transforms into a bar at night.

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Sharing the same bungalow space as Wildseed, The Summerhouse Dining Room is located at the upper floor of the colonial bungalow.

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The restaurant overlooks its in-house garden and farming collective. Expect a plethora of nature-inspired cuisines using their very own fresh seasonal produce!

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Here at The Summerhouse Dining Room, you can expect nothing short of inventive flavours. They have a unique collective farming set menu as well as a la carte dishes available. Some of their highlights include Iberico Pork, Beetroot as well as Uni Pasta.

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If modern Western cuisines do not suit your palate for the day, fret not! There is still the reliable Chinese restaurant to fall back on at Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant.

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The once-secluded area of Seletar just got more hip. All because of the onslaught of chichi restaurants and cafes that serve up fancy food, fancy cocktails and fancy coffee. Away from the bustling city roads, this place provides a serene and almost country-like atmosphere rarely found in our cosmopolitan Singapore.

While Seletar Aerospace might be slightly inaccessible (though Punggol and Yishun residents might beg to differ), it is no doubt a trip worth making. So head down to this new foodie enclave and savour some delectable food fare while enjoying the quiet setting. At the rate of its increasing popularity, this place might start getting more crowded in time to come!

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6 Cafes So Fancy Even Your Atas Friend Will Approve

Cafes in Singapore are a dime a dozen. Be it in the hipster neighbourhoods or heartland estates, cafes are almost ubiquitously found in every part of Singapore. However, it seems that the ambience and interior design of a cafe play an important role in drawing the crowds while the food menu is put on the back-burner. These days, fancy cafes seemingly have an unspoken smart-casual dress code with their elaborate interior and atmosphere.

If you are on the prowl for places to finally wear that perfect #ootd-worthy outfit, here are 6 cafes so fancy even your atas friend will approve!

1. The Coffee Academics

Highly rated coffee specialty store from Hong Kong, The Coffee Academics finally opened its first outlet in Singapore in 2015. Interestingly, their impressive interior goes beyond mere spacious and splendid.

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The interior of The Coffee Academics looks like a mash-up of a fancy cafe and science laboratory, yet the different design themes within the cafe complement each other in perfect harmony.

At one end, there is a Japanese-style table with tatami-like seats, perhaps catering to the affluent Japanese tai-tais. The other corner is filled with bar-like tables while the rest of the dining tables are spread out across its spacious interior.

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Naturally, coffee would be their signature here, with seven coffee-making stations located around the cafe. Complement your coffee with their extensive selection of food, ranging from all-day breakfasts, pizzas and delectable desserts. Its swanky interior will no doubt make you want to put on your sassiest outfit!

The Coffee Academics
6 Scotts Road, Scotts Square, #02-01/02, Singapore 228209
Opening hours: Daily, 9am – 9pm
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3. Boufe Boutique Cafe

Boufe Boutique Cafe is located deep within Phoenix Park. While getting here is going to prove quite a walk, the effort will certainly be worth it.

This boutique cafe will certainly blow you away with their sleek white-black minimalist interior and furniture. Naturally, its hipster feel will make you want to whip out your best weekend brunch outfit for that #ootd shot with Boufe’s gorgeous interior.

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Joining the slew of hipster cafes along Neil Road is Populus Coffee & Food Co. Despite being around for less than two years, this brainchild of the folks behind the Department of Caffeine has been garnering a lot of attention on social media and amongst cafe-hoppers.

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Together with their industrial-chic lamps and geometric-tiled walls, the sheer size of its interior is enough to amaze you. Furthermore, their appealing decor adorned with plants and enhanced with natural light makes it an ideal place for you to take those instagram-worthy shots.

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Opening its doors in 1999 as a cosy cafe hidden amidst a clothing store, PS. Cafe has quickly gained a slew of regular patrons with its charming and quaint environment.

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Wild Honey is certainly no stranger to cafe-hoppers, boasting two outlets – one at Mandarin Gallery and another at Scotts Square. Their clientale comprises mainly of well-dressed girlfriends having brunch, glamorous-looking couples on dates or rich tai-tais with their expensive-looking handbags.

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On top of the beautiful decor, Wild honey is also all about beautiful breakfasts. Their hearty all-day breakfasts, albeit on the slightly pricier end, will surely not disappoint!

Wild Honey
#03-01/02 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 9am – 9pm, Fri & Sat 9am – 10pm
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10 Activities To Do During Chinese New Year That Doesn’t Involve Empty Malls

Chinese New Year is no doubt a joyous occasion that most look forward to every year. This festive period usually encompasses several days of collecting red packets, munching on delectable new year goodies, buying new clothes and visiting friends’ and relatives’ homes for even more red packets!

However, we all know that there are only that many red packets to be collected and that many homes to visit. Additionally, most shopping malls are typically closed during Chinese New Year. This usually means watching endless re-runs of hilarious Stephen Chow’s comedies while snacking away on those love letters and pineapple tarts.

We are all too familiar with this rather “mundane” way of spending the Lunar New Year. Besides all the non-stop eating and talking, here are 10 activities to do during Chinese New Year that doesn’t involve empty malls!

1. Rooster In The New Year At Jurong Bird Park!

No better way to usher in the Year of the Rooster than at the bird paradise itself – Jurong Bird Park!

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Keen to know what is in store for you for the year ahead? Go on a zoo-diac trail at Singapore Zoo to shed some light on what to expect this Rooster Year based on your zodiac animal!

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All the munching of delicious Chinese New Year goodies and stomach-filling steamboats are bound to leave you feeling bloated and chubby. Take this chance to burn off some of those unwanted calories by hitting the gym!

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4. Visit The Green Lawns Of The Istana

Ever wondered what goes on behind those massive iron gates of our President’s official residence, the Istana?

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Look forward to this year’s 31st edition of the River Hongbao Festival, which will feature an elaborately-decorated heart-shaped design entrance walkaway to usher in the Year of the Rooster!

Furthermore, be dazzled by the spectacular lantern displays all around the area. To top it off, you can expect a delightful spectacle of fireworks and lasers shows at 9pm every night.

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We cannot guarantee that the S.E.A Aquarium will be less crowded than usual given that it will be a long weekend holiday. However, we are pretty sure that the numerous species of marine animals here as well as the massive viewing panel will certainly provide an amazing and fascinating time as opposed to simply staying at home!

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Soak in the spring beauty of floral displays while enjoying the Chinese New Year festivities at Gardens By The Bay!

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Besides admiring the floral displays at the flower dome, there are also several engaging activities that you and the entire family could participate in.

Their Spring Surprise 2017 offers an array of entertaining traditional performances as well as the biggest ever LED Phoenix making its debut appearance here in Singapore.

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If you absolutely have to stay indoors this Chinese New Year and those Stephen Chow comedies are starting to get less comical, there are still other ways to maximise this festive holidays – such as hosting a game night!

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5 Underrated Local Fashion Boutiques To Buy Your CNY Clothes From

With Chinese New Year (CNY) just round the corner, there is absolutely no time to lose when it comes to shopping for new clothes! Where should you shop at then?

We’d say, forget international brand names. With the onslaught of H&M, Forever 21 and Topshop stores island-wide, you might be faced with the embarrassing situation of “I know where you got your outfit from!” during the numerous home visits.

Instead, why not go for a piece from a local fashion boutique this CNY? We bring you 5 underrated (yet extremely established) local fashion boutiques with gorgeous apparels that are suitable for both the festive season and all-year round!


Despite being in infancy stages compared to the giant fashion industry, MATTER is already making waves in the local fashion community with its noble cause and unique designs!

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The brainchild of world traveller and adventure seeker Renyung Ho, you will be able to find a plethora of traditional-inspired prints and designs to inject some wanderlust into your outfits for CNY!

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Back in 2014, We Are Rubbish (W.A.R) rebranded themselves to a less demeaning name – SUPERGURL.

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3. Tong Tong Friendship Store

This quirky Singaporean label has reinvented the traditional cheongsam to a more modern and casual look.

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Featuring the traditional high mandarin collar as well as the thigh-high side slit, there is certainly no outfit more apt than this to usher in the Lunar New Year!

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Besides apparel, Tong Tong also offers delightful clutches and pins that are in line with the festivities as well! Pair your cheongsam or CNY outfit with this adorable dumpling pouch. With its spacious interior and top zip, it is ideal for keeping those angpaos safe from falling out!

With so many Chinese New Year themed apparels and accessories here at Tong Tong, you will certainly be spoiled for choice.

Tong Tong
100 Beach Road, #01-04/05 Shaw Towers, Singapore 189702
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 12pm – 8pm
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5. Our Second Nature

Our Second Nature focuses on apparel that are comfortable for everyday wear.

Furthermore, behind each collection is an inspirational story about the highs and lows of everyday life. As Chinese New Year is also about embarking on a fresh start, there is no better place to get your new year clothes than at Our Second Nature.

Beat the heat with this gorgeous Boxy Cropped Top in Red (SGD55). Be it paired jeans or a long skirt, it will certainly be a breezy affair as you travel around for house visits!

The festive period also tend to involve a lot of delectable goodies and sweets, which we are all involuntarily drawn towards.

This Midi Shift Dress in Red (SGD79) will definitely make you less conscious when munching on those delicious tidbits! With the two slits at the side of the dress, it is almost like a modern twist on the cheongsam.

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Whoever said that local fashion and original Singaporean labels do not exist in Singapore? These local fashion boutiques offer premium quality apparels that will certainly check all the boxes of your CNY outfit requirements.

Furthermore, with CNY literally just round the corner, you definitely do not want to be grabbing the same clothes as everyone else. Usher in the Lunar New Year with a brand new wardrobe from these local fashion boutiques today.

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7 Quiet Countries That Are Quickly Stealing The Hearts Of True Adventurers

Where should you head to this 2017? Keen to catch the ruggedness of a rugby match? Or simply looking to immerse yourself in a new cultural experience and enjoy a superb digital detox? Perhaps the usual travel destinations like Thailand, Japan, and Korea are a little too ordinary for you? Here, we bring you a list of 7 quiet and unexpected countries that are quickly stealing the hearts of true adventurers – these places will definitely have to be in your 2017 travel bucket list!

1. Travel to Bermuda

This British island territory of Bermuda is known for its pink-sand beaches and breezy island life.

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However, Mongolia still retains its ruggedness and an immersion in its nomadic culture is an absolute must. You can sleep in a herder’s ger or even help round up the sheep. Additionally, the locals are known to be extremely hospitable – where else do you find people opening up their “doors” to strangers?

4. Russia

As Russia gears up to host the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup in 2018, it is set to show the world what it can offer as the world’s largest nation.

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Of course, the best of Russia can be seen from the window of the legendary Trans-Siberian train. Additionally, a trip to Russia will not be complete without catching one of its world-class ballet performances. Russia certainly offers some magnificent sights if you give it a chance!

5. Vietnam

Vietnam has seen a rapidly-growing tourism industry in recent years.

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Naturally, the Fins will want to celebrate their centenary with gusto in every region.

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With al fresco concerts to dining festivals and numerous exhibitions, expect a celebratory atmosphere all year round!

Furthermore, this Nordic country will also be playing host to the World Figure Skating Championships as well as the Nordic World Ski Championships this year. There is certainly no better time to explore Finland’s unique culture and beautiful landscapes!

7. Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, the lifting of British influence on Myanmar has made this country a magnet for tourists.

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Also, read 7 Nearby Travel Destinations To Consider For Your 2017 Long Weekends