Singapore’s very own BreadTalk is finally coming of age and turning 18 this month! Time really flies.
Anyway, the lovely creators of the pork floss bun hype in Singapore are celebrating their 18th anniversary with a few new additions to their signature product.
That’s not all, they’ll also be running a few promotions in July and August, where you can get their baked goods for $1!
Let’s not be lazy, read on for details.
What’s In Store In July
A New Flosss Flavour
BreadTalk has had many variations of their signature Flosss bun, with Wasabi Flosss, Sambal Chicken Flosss, and Black Pepper Crab Flosss.
Now, they’re introducing a new limited edition addition (say this quickly 10 times) – Golden Lava Flosss.[caption id="attachment_35636" align="aligncenter" width="4344"] Image Credit: BreadTalk[/caption]
This new creation features ‘golden lava’ a.k.a salted egg filling and it’s topped with cereal floss, a local favourite in tze char stalls.
Imagine salted egg sauce with cereal floss. It sounds really good, to be honest. The Golden Lava Flosss will be available for 2 months, from 2 July to 2 September 2018.
What’s more, from 2 to 22 July 2018, mix and match any 6 flosss flavours at any BreadTalk outlet for just $8!
$1 Buns, Tea Cakes And Muffins
From 9 to 16 July 2018, you can purchase tea cakes, muffins and a selection of 18 types of buns for just $1 each, from 12pm onwards!
Some of the buns in the selection include the Butter Sugar Loaf, An Pan, Coffi-O, Croissant, and Pillow Raisin.
The promotion is valid while stocks last so don’t dilly dally!
If you miss this first round of $1 promotions, don’t worry. From 17 to 29 July 2018, purchase from the same selection of 18 buns – the first bun will go at its original price and you’ll get the 2nd bun for $1.[caption id="attachment_35642" align="aligncenter" width="725"] Image Credit: BreadTalk[/caption]
That’s not all, BreadTalk’s signature Hokkaido Snow Roll will retail for just $10.90 instead of the usual $15.80.
Also, do note that the July promotions will not be available at the following outlets: Citylink Mall, ION Orchard Link, Raffles City, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Cruise Centre, and Vivocity.
What’s In Store In August
BreadTalk Celebrates National Day
This year, BreadTalk is the principal partner of National Day Parade 2018, which means we’re getting new breads with locally-inspired flavours!
First up, the new Chilli Crab Puff ($2.20). No prizes for guessing what inspired this. Real crab meat is used in the chilli crab mixture that’s encased in flaky puff pastry, baked to perfection.[caption id="attachment_35639" align="aligncenter" width="2172"] Image Credit: BreadTalk[/caption]
This sweet and spicy creation will be available in all BreadTalk outlets from 30 July to 19 August 2018 at $2.20 per puff, or get 4 at the promotional price of $8!
The next one is a Durian Mini Croissant ($1.50) that’s made with real Mao Shan Wang durians. Rich, bittersweet, and buttery. Get yours at all BreadTalk outlets from 30 July to 19 August 2018 at $1.50 per piece, or get 6 at the promotional price of $8.[caption id="attachment_35640" align="aligncenter" width="2172"] Image Credit: BreadTalk[/caption]
While these 2 lead the charge, there are 8 other buns inspired by local hawker favourites.[caption id="attachment_35641" align="aligncenter" width="857"] Image Credit: BreadTalk[/caption]
Choose from the satay chicken and sambal shrimp-flavoured Bibi Baba, a coconut milk-infused kaya bun, Singashake, the spicy Rendang Pedas, Curry Chicken, Curry Naan, Ikan Bilis, Bak Kwa Delight, and Otah Oleh!
The prices range from $1.70 to $2.20.
Join BreadTalk as they celebrate their 18th Anniversary and National Day this July and August!
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A traditional Singaporean breakfast would undoubtedly be the humble kaya toast, soft-boiled eggs and kopi.
While it is a common staple in many coffeeshops across the island, there is a brand that’s synonymous with GOOD kaya toast, soft-boiled eggs and kopi.
Enter Ya Kun Kaya Toast.
This humble brand started way back in 1944, before Singapore’s independence.
The first concrete stall was located in Lau Pa Sat, where it was simply known as Ya Kun Coffeestall. It remained there for 15 years before relocating in 1984 to Telok Ayer Transit Food Market, and then again in 1998 to its present location at Far East Square along China Street.[caption id="attachment_35602" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
As someone who loves eating Ya Kun’s kaya toast, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never been to this OG Ya Kun outlet.
So this morning, I decided that I had to see for myself, to see if the quality of Ya Kun toasts changed with its expansion. And off I went with my kopi-connoisseur colleague.
A Simple Traditional Breakfast
At first glance, the shophouse outlet looks huge and rustic, with the little tiled roof extensions on the side entrance.[caption id="attachment_35604" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
However, the indoor seating space is actually quite limited, with more spacious seats available outside. Stepping in, the interior of the outlet is actually quite old-school, with simple tiled walls and raw concrete floors.
The old-school vibe is further accentuated by the marble top tables, wooden stools, and the kopitiam posters with almost-tacky lines.[caption id="attachment_35611" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
While the outlet itself isn’t big, the kitchen and food preparation area sure are.[caption id="attachment_35603" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
You can choose to order at the counter inside, or from any of the roving aunties – one of the few things that’s not available at other outlets across the island.[caption id="attachment_35605" align="aligncenter" width="1208"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
This Ya Kun outlet also has portable menus, in contrast to the menu boards typically found at other outlets.[caption id="attachment_35606" align="aligncenter" width="1259"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
I decided to order my usual Kaya Peanut Toast Set ($4.80) for optimal taste comparison. That’s when I noticed, there was only 1 drink size available.
I always upsize my drink at Ya Kun, so this was a bit of a downer.
Service was incredibly quick and efficient, with the aunties, serving drinks, eggs, and cleaning tables in one swift dance-like movement.
Even the cups used here are different, with a more classic kopitiam look, compared to the usual white Ya Kun cups.[caption id="attachment_35609" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Call me biased, but even the toast here is sliced slightly thinner than the other outlets.[caption id="attachment_35608" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Overall, the meal was splendid. I expected nothing less from Ya Kun. The toasts were thin and crisp and the eggs perfectly soft-boiled (great for dipping).[caption id="attachment_35612" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
I loved my cup of Teh while my colleague’s freshly-made kopi was aromatic and sufficiently “gao” without being too sweet.
While Ya Kun has always maintained a high standard for their food and service, what we got at this original outlet was beyond good.
It wasn’t a Ya Kun meal, it was a Ya Kun experience.
Just to clarify, this isn’t sponsored. I just have very strong feelings for Ya Kun Kaya Toast. Though if Ya Kun would like to sponsor, hello, I am available.
Sponsored or not, I will still continue recommending people to Ya Kun Kaya Toast for a good traditional Singaporean breakfast. With over 40 outlets across Singapore, you can find a Ya Kun outlet easily.
However, if you’re looking for the perfect Ya Kun meal, then you should head to this original outlet.
And if you haven’t had Ya Kun Kaya Toast, have you truly lived?
Ya Kun Kaya Toast (First Outlet)
Address: 18 China Street, #01-01, Singapore 049560
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 7.30am – 7pm, Sat: 7.30am – 4.30pm, Sun: 8.30am – 3pm
Contact no.: 6438 3638
Deliveroo Singapore Offers Halal-Only Delivery Bags To Cater To Their Muslim Customers
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If you frequently use food delivery services, you’d realise that the same bags are used for all orders, regardless of restaurants, Halal certification, or Vegetarian orders.
Also, what if the food spills out?[caption id="attachment_35597" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Deliveroo Singapore[/caption]
So in response to this potential concern and at the request of Muslim restaurants and customers, Deliveroo has decided to just straight up separate halal from non-halal food – by introducing Halal-only delivery bags!
Halal Food Meets Halal Bags
Singapore will be one of the first of the 12 countries that Deliveroo operates in, to receive halal-only delivery bags.[caption id="attachment_35360" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Deliveroo Singapore[/caption]
The halal bags are set to be distributed to 3,000 riders in various phases in the month of July.
If the public’s response is favourable, Deliveroo will increase the number of riders carrying halal bags to its remaining 6,000-strong fleet.
In conjunction with this launch, the Deliveroo app will be updated to indicate the Halal certification of a particular restaurant, and riders will be expected to use the Halal-only bags for those orders.[caption id="attachment_35598" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Deliveroo Singapore[/caption]
By the end of July, your food order might be delivered in Halal-only bags if you’re ordering from a Halal certified restaurant.
At least now, whenever I order for a party, my Muslim friends can eat in peace.
(Header Image Source: Deliveroo Singapore)
This July and August, KFC will be launching new items on its menus.
Inspired by Singaporeans’ love for salted egg, curry, chilli and fried chicken, KFC has come up with a limited time menu item specially to commemorate our national pride.[caption id="attachment_35581" align="aligncenter" width="4030"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Starting from 4 July 2018, KFC will be launching their new KFC Goldspice Chicken.
Gold-Standard Salted Egg Fried Chicken
For those of you who haven’t gotten it by now, the KFC Goldspice Chicken is salted egg-flavoured spicy fried chicken.[caption id="attachment_35577" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Fresh chicken meat is marinated in the signature KFC Hot and Crispy marinade before being breaded and fried, and coated with salted egg seasoning, chilli, curry leaves and basil powder.[caption id="attachment_35579" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
What you taste in the first bite, is a strong hit of salted egg seasoning. However, as you progress, the spice slowly kicks in. So it’s a slow burn.
But if you’re a fan of salted egg-flavoured anything, then you’ll love this, because it tastes authentic.
A 2-piece Goldspice Meal costs $8.55 while the 5-piece Goldspice Meal is $19.55.
You can also get the Goldspice Box at $10.55, which comes with 2 pieces of Goldspice chicken and Hot & Crispy Tenders, 1 regular whipped potato and fries, and Sjora.
But if you’re feeding a family, then go for the Goldspice Feast ($38.95), which comes with 9 pieces of Goldspice chicken, 12 nuggets, 2 medium whipped potato and coleslaw, and 4 Sjoras.
Egg Tarts Meet Nutella
The Goldspice Chicken isn’t the only thing they’re launching. KFC is also launching a Chocolate Hazelnut Egg Tart.[caption id="attachment_35582" align="aligncenter" width="3897"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
They probably can’t officially claim that it’s Nutella but I know Nutella when I taste it.
While it seemed like a weird combination, I’m no stranger to egg tarts in various flavours, so this didn’t really come as a surprise.[caption id="attachment_35583" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
The flavour combinations actually work quite well. The egg custard in the tart is already sweet, but the addition of the Chocolate Hazelnut filling didn’t make it saccharine. My only gripe with it is that it flakes too easily.
It’s brittle and fragile, which makes it a struggle to eat.
The last item they’re launching came as a surprise. It’s so simple, yet so good? I’m genuinely surprised at how good it is.
It’s Chocolate Hazelnut Fries![caption id="attachment_35584" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption] [caption id="attachment_35585" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Now before you revolt in horror, I do know that there are people who eat their fries with ice cream. So chocolate fries should not come as a surprise. It’s the lesser of two evils.
The Chocolate Hazelnut Fries will be sold at $4.20 ala carte or $2.90 for add-on.
However, the Chocolate Fries will only be available in 10 KFC outlets islandwide – Jurong Point, Lot 1 Shoppers Mall, Causeway Point, Sun Plaza 2, Compass One, Waterway Point, Tampines CPF Building, Kallang Stadium, and Tampines Hub.
Dine And Win An Audi!?
Together with the launch of the new menu items, KFC has also partnered with Sjora and Mediacorp to present the Everyday Wins Contest!
Every purchase of a Goldspice Meal will entitle you to a chance to win the grand prize of an Audi Q2, daily cash prize of $488, as well as KFC Instant Rewards like free Sjora, Milo, Whipped Potato and 1 piece Goldspice Chicken!
These new items will be available until 9 August 2018.
It’s time to return to KFC for some salted egg action this July and August! And also to potentially win an Audi Q2.
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McDonald’s Singapore has constantly churned out hyperlocal food. From the Nasi Lemak burger, to the Chendol McFlurry, we’ve had it all.
However, McDonald’s Singapore isn’t the greatest purveyor of hyperlocal fast food. After all, McDonald’s is global.
2017 saw the sale of D24 Durian McFlurry in McDonald’s outlets in Malaysia, to the envy of Singaporeans.[caption id="attachment_35535" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image Credit: QSRMedia Asia[/caption]
Come 5 July 2018, Singaporeans can channel all this green energy elsewhere because we’re FINALLY getting the D24 Durian McFlurry too!
Durian King Meets Fast Food King
While I’m not a big fan of durian, D24 or not, I am the exception rather than the norm.[caption id="attachment_35536" align="aligncenter" width="1439"] Image Credit: https://www.facebook.com/mcdsg/videos/1862926033753961/
I remain skeptical because it took them years to start claiming that their fries are made with real potatoes.
For those of you who’ve tried the D24 Durian McFlurry in Malaysia last year, they only used durian syrup despite saying that they use real D24.[caption id="attachment_35534" align="aligncenter" width="450"] GIF Credit: giphy[/caption]
So manage your expectations for this upcoming one.
And for those of you thinking of trying durian, this is a good place to start.
The D24 Durian McFlurry will be available from 5 July 2018 at all McDonald’s outlets islandwide.
Hopefully it won’t vanish as quickly as the McGriddles did.
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7-11 used to be a snack wonderland, with microwaveable sandwiches and pastas, instant noodle prep stations, Craze Hottis, Maggi mashed potatoes, and the OG soft serve of Singapore, Mr Softee.
Mr Softee was THE DESSERT of my childhood. But like the Avatar, it disappeared when I (and the rest of Singapore) needed it most.[caption id="attachment_35530" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Image Credit: Twitter User Xavier Lur[/caption]
However, it wouldn’t be gone for too long, because now it’s BACK!
Ice Cream, You Scream For Mr Softee
Mr Softee made a quiet return to Singapore, with a nifty soft serve machine sitting in a 7-11 outlet at Bencoolen, near Ibis Hotel, churning cups of Chendol-flavoured Mr Softee soft serves.[caption id="attachment_35526" align="aligncenter" width="1066"] Image Credit: Google Maps[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_35527" align="aligncenter" width="1636"] Image Credit: Twitter User Xavier Lur[/caption]
However this isn’t the first sighting we’ve had of Mr Softee since its sudden disappearance in the late 2000s.
Back in January this year, people found that the Vanilla Mr Softee was available in selected 7-11 outlets across the island.
Now this one only sells the local favourite, Chendol-flavoured soft serve at just $1.50 a cup. Though to be honest, it looks like it shrunk in the wash.[caption id="attachment_35528" align="aligncenter" width="1396"] Image Credit: Twitter User Xavier Lur[/caption]
Like excuse me? Your price didn’t increase, good for you. But the serving size really dipped.[caption id="attachment_35529" align="aligncenter" width="1540"] Image Credit: Twitter User Xavier Lur[/caption]
But I guess, no price increase is better than nothing. So I shall refrain from complaining too much.
7-Eleven has made a very special announcement regarding their fan-favourite ice-cream.[caption id="attachment_37735" align="aligncenter" width="1360"] Image Credit: 7-Eleven[/caption]
From 3 – 16 October, Mr Softee’s cendol ice-cream will be going at 2 for $2 only! So grab a dessert buddy and eat to your heart’s content, or eat both if that’s how you roll.
While the weather these days is more suited to hot pot dinners and warm comforting soups, I will brave the rain and the subsequent shivers for Mr Softee.
I will not forsake him like he did to all Singaporeans.
Cravings aside, if like me, you’re seeking for a cup of Mr Softee, here’s are the selected outlets to get your cravings fixed:
- 1A Eunos Crescent #01-2469/2471 Singapore 401001
- 446 Pasir Ris Drive 6 #01-112 Singapore 510446
- 5 Tampines Street 32 #01-19/20 Tampines Mart Singapore 529284
- 89 Bedok North Street 4 #01-83 Singapore 460089
- 201B Tampines Street 21 #01-1063 Singapore 522201
- 185 Pasir Ris Street 11 #01-60 Singapore 510185
- 491D Tampines St.45 #01-224 Singapore 523491
- 122 Geylang East Central #01-88 Singapore 380122
- 807 Yishun Ring Road #01-4217 Singapore 760807
- 291 Yishun Street 22 #01-337 Singapore 760291
- 413 Yishun Ring Road #01-1873 Singapore 760413
- 768 Woodlands Avenue 6 #01-06 Singapore 730768
- 548 Woodlands Drive 44 #01-09 Vista Point Singapore 730548
- 335 Sembawang Close #01-473 Singapore 750335
- 259 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-20 Singapore 671259
- 423 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 #01-260 Singapore 680423
- 445 Fajar Road #01-556 Singapore 670445
- 524A Jelepang Road #02-16/17 Greenridge Shopping Centre Singapore 671524
- 689B Choa Chu Kang Drive #01-306 Singapore 682689
- 152A Gangsa Road Singapore 671152
- 160A Jalan Teck Whye Lane #01-02 Singapore 681160
- 668A Jurong West Street 64 #01-120 Singapore 641668
- 213 Bukit Batok Street 21, #01-215 Singapore 650213
- 163 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-1016 Singapore 310163
- 1 Selegie Road #01-06 PoMo Singapore 188306
- 51 Bras Basah Road #01-04 Manulife Centre Singapore 189554
- 144 Arab Street #01-01Singapore 199829
- 170 Bencoolen Street #01-03 Ibis Hotel Singapore 189657
- 35 Robinsons Road #01-02 Singapore 068876
- 766 North Bridge Road Singapore 198734
- 318B Anchorvale Link #01-255 Singapore 542318
Good things must share. And share we did. Don’t say we neh say.
(Header Image Source: Twitter User Xavier Lur)
If you loved playing Pokemon Go, then you’ll love this new app created for NDP 2018.
Introducing NDP Jalan!, a new location-based, augmented reality (AR) mobile game!
This app is the first interactive mobile game that’s launched in conjunction with NDP.
While the name of the game is a little tacky (come on, Pokemon GO and this is NDP Jalan! Tell me you see the similarity here), I decided to download the app to try for myself.
To start off, the default avatar is actually quite well-designed. It’s cute.[caption id="attachment_35472" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption]
You’ll get to choose your gender (of course), skin tone, 12 different colours for your clothing, and even the DESIGN on your backpack.[caption id="attachment_35473" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption] [caption id="attachment_35474" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption]
The designs for the backpack were all designed by students from 18 Special Education schools specially for National Day 2018!
After customising and creating your Avatar, you’ll be directed to screen which is basically a tutorial for the game.[caption id="attachment_35475" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption]
The app will lead players on specially curated trails, with various hidden checkpoints and quests to complete at each checkpoint.[caption id="attachment_35476" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption]
As you pass each checkpoint, the app will reveal the location of the next one.[caption id="attachment_35477" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption] [caption id="attachment_35478" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption]
Here’s the zinger: if you’re a Singaporean citizen or Permanent Resident and manage to complete EVERY quest in each trail, you will stand a chance to win tickets to the National Day Parade 2018![caption id="attachment_35479" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption]
There are 3 trails available – Arts and Culture, Nature, and NDP.[caption id="attachment_35480" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption] [caption id="attachment_35481" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: NDP Jalan![/caption]
Every 5 quests completed will allow players to redeem discount vouchers for selected food and beverage and retail outlets.
Every 20 quests completed per theme will give you the chance to win NDP 2018 tickets!
The NDP Jalan! app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play store for free.
Watch the trailer for NDP Jalan! below.
(Header Image Source: NDP Jalan!)
Singapore has long been lauded as the best and safest place in Asia to raise your kids. Even better if you’re an expat.
However, as a Singaporean (born and raised), I can tell you that it’s not all roses and daisies. Singapore has consistently topped the rankings for being the MOST EXPENSIVE city in the world to live in.
Cost of living has increased (because capitalism and globalisation waits for no scrub to earn more money), while our wages have not.
The Singaporean dream used to be owning the 5Cs – Cash, Car, Credit Card, Condo, and Country Club (membership).
Now the millennial’s 5Cs consists of Career, Cheap Everything (air tickets, food, clothes), Connection, Cashless Payment, and Crying. Trust me, I’m a millennial.
Our Singaporean Dream is just to have our place, a heated shower, a decent paying job, and hope to be able to retire before we die from work.[caption id="attachment_35460" align="aligncenter" width="1045"] Image Credit: The Singaporean Dream[/caption]
If you’re as “optimistic” as I am about living the Singaporean Dream, you can “sign up” for a trial by playing this locally-made card game aptly named “The Singaporean Dream“.
The Singaporean Dream Is (Not) A Game
This card game will see you pit your survival skills with other Singaporeans, as you pay, steal and sabo your way to being the perfect Singaporean.[caption id="attachment_35464" align="aligncenter" width="1016"] Image Credit: The Singaporean Dream[/caption]
Pick Your Avatar
You start with 5 personas to choose from – the Auntie, the CBD OL (Office Lady), the Complain Queen, the NSF, and the Ah Beng.[caption id="attachment_35459" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: The Singaporean Dream[/caption]
Very local archetypes here.
Live, Collect, Win
There are 3 types of cards in the game – Action Cards, Cash Cards, and Dream Cards.
So the main goal of the game, is to accumulate and amass as many Singaporean Dreams (Dream Cards) as you can before the pile of “Dream Cards” runs out.[caption id="attachment_35463" align="aligncenter" width="995"] Image Credit: The Singaporean Dream[/caption]
There are 2 ways you can collect Dream Cards.
- Buy Dream Cards with Cash Cards.
- Gain Dream Cards with Action Cards.
It’s quite an accurate depiction of the Singaporean life though. You’re either rich enough to accomplish a Singaporean Dream, or you work towards achieving the Singaporean Dream, like the rest of us.
Some of the Action Cards include “Getting A Seat In A Crowded MRT”, “Dating An Angmoh”, “Kena STOMP-ed”, and “Cutting A Queue”.[caption id="attachment_35462" align="aligncenter" width="1018"] Image Credit: The Singaporean Dream[/caption]
Each turn, you draw 2 cards from the Action Cards pile, and you can play up to 2 actions per turn.
Repeat until the pile of Dream Cards runs out! The player with the most Singaporean Dreams wins the game!
There are 104 illustrated cards in a deck and each card is hand-drawn by the creator, Theresa (She’s a millennial).[caption id="attachment_35461" align="aligncenter" width="1401"] Image Credit: The Singaporean Dream[/caption]
So don’t tell me millennials don’t work for anything because I’m sick of it.
If you’ve been to Mind Cafe recently, you might’ve been one of the few fortunate ones to play the game when it was on trial there.
You can pledge an amount for their Kickstarter campaign if you’re looking to get your hands on a deck.
In the meantime, how are you really faring in your real-life quest for the Singaporean Dream?
(Header Image Source: The Singaporean Dream)
Growing up in the 90s, local television was a treasure trove of great programs.
From Under One Roof to Growing Up, our local programs were heartwarming, funny, engaging and relatable.[caption id="attachment_35251" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: Shogakukan Asia[/caption]
And none more so, than Mr Kiasu. Local icon, Kiasu King, Singaporean citizen.
Singapore’s True Icon
If you don’t know what kiasu means, you might want to read this article.
Mr Kiasu was a popular icon back in the early 90s.[caption id="attachment_35252" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Shogakukan Asia[/caption]
I remember seeing Chew Chor Meng on TV with his glasses as Mr Kiasu. The character also had merchandise everywhere, including Mr Kiasu toys in a McDonald’s happy meal.
Now, if you were a hardcore Mr Kiasu fan, you probably have a collection of Mr Kiasu comic books.[caption id="attachment_35250" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @shermanwongcc[/caption]
The good news is, Shogakukan Asia is republishing all 8 original Mr Kiasu comic books, complete with a limited edition box set!
The comic books will be available from 29 June 2018 and can be purchased at all major bookstores as well as ActionCity and TOG (Toy Or Game) outlets.
Each book will cost $10.90.
For the hardcore collectors, perhaps I can interest you in the limited edition Mr Kiasu box set?
It comes with all 8 volumes of the comic books in a serialised box specially designed by the author, Johnny Lau, as well as a 3-inch Mr Kiasu figurine.[caption id="attachment_32115" align="aligncenter" width="880"] Image Credit: ‘Mr Men And Little Miss’ Is Coming To Kumoya This July With Nasi Lemak & Other Local Dishes
Though we live in the tropics, we never cease to complain about how bloody hot the weather is. Recently, temperatures have managed to hit a high of 35 Degrees Celsius and IT IS NOT OKAY.
In response to this ridiculous heat, I’ve taken at least 3 cold showers per day over the weekend, and consumed enough Magnum ice creams to develop lactose intolerance. Okay, I exaggerate but you get my point.
Speaking of ice cream, Esplanade recently saw the opening of a local artisanal ice cream shop.[caption id="attachment_35230" align="aligncenter" width="752"] Image Credit: Esplanade[/caption]
Introducing, Leeu SG.
You Mean, We Can Eat The Merlion?
With a logo of a lion’s head that looks way better than LiHo’s, this local artisanal ice cream is making waves across the nation for their iconic Merlion ice pop, The Icy Merlion.[caption id="attachment_35226" align="aligncenter" width="752"] Image Credit: Esplanade[/caption]
The Icy Merlion is Vanilla and Strawberry-flavoured, because red and white are our national colours.[caption id="attachment_35229" align="aligncenter" width="667"] Image Credit: imgflip[/caption]
That’s not all, there’s also a durian ice cream, aptly named The “Esplanade” that’s made to look like a durian.[caption id="attachment_35227" align="aligncenter" width="752"] Image Credit: Esplanade[/caption]
Other items on the menu include soda floats and soft serve ice creams.
Choose from 4 different soda floats, each with their own locally-inspired names.
The lychee-flavoured Sentosa Breeze, The Red Dot with peach soda, The Zouk-Out Cure with yuzu lemon ginger soda, and The Old Timer which is a pandan-infused milk beancurd float.
Their soft serves are made with Blue Majik. No it’s not a drug. Blue Majik is a new superfood that’s a derivative of sea algae spirulina.
Every soft serve is served (no pun intended) in a normal or charcoal Taiyaki (Japanese fish-shaped waffle).
For the month of June, Leeu SG will be selling their local desserts at discounted prices. Get your Merlion Ice Pop at $3.80 (U.P $4.80) and the Esplanade Ice Cream at $8.80 (U.P $11.80).
And lastly, you will be able to buy a unicorn float for $1 with any purchase of a drink.[caption id="attachment_35228" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @leahyhlee[/caption]
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get myself a Merlion to munch on and get that adorable AF unicorn float. Peace.
Address: The Esplanade Mall, #02-07, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 9489 7433
(Header Image Source: Leeu SG)