10 Restaurants That Are Willing To Deliver Where No Man Has Delivered Before – Tuas!

Food deliveries have made our lives so much easier. Feeling lazy? Get food delivered. Can’t tear yourself from that Netflix marathon? Get food delivered. Here in Singapore, there are several companies dedicated to delivering food to our doorsteps (what a time to be alive!).

While most of us are pretty lucky to have these food delivery services at the touch of a button, there are certain areas where most food deliveries do NOT go to. Tuas for example is one such area. While those working in Tuas only have access to a limited number of food delivery services, these 10 restaurants definitely do food deliveries!

So for our friends working way out in Tuas, here are 10 restaurants that are more than happy to deliver food to your offices!

1.Kim San Leng

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Delivery Fee $10.00; Minimum Order $50.00

2.Rainbow Lapis

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untitled-design-11 Craving something sweet? Rainbow Lapis has got you covered. Offering traditional snacks like Kueh Lapis (of course), an assortment of Tarts, Fishball Keropok, Chiffon Cakes and even bottles of kaya and chilli! Selling most of their treats in bulk, throwing a party just got a whole lot easier.

Put in your delivery order for Rainbow Lapis’s traditional snacks and desserts HERE!

Delivery Fee $15.00; Minimum Order $30.00

Rainbow Lapis
Level 1, Atrium, #01-26
Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm


[caption id="attachment_14822" align="alignnone" width="1024"]swag With a name like SWAG where can you go wrong? This food outlet serves up some really healthy eats like their Signature Salads and Wraps. Looking for something healthy and sweet to wash your lunch down? Look out for their assortment of cold pressed juices. The best part? You can even craft your own salads and wraps!

Get your orders for SWAG’s healthy salads and wraps delivered HERE!

Delivery Fee $3.50 – $10.00; Minimum Order $0.00 – $60.00

The Commerze @ Irving
1 Irving Place, #01-26

Fuji Xerox Towers
80 Anson Road, #01-11, S079907

3.Sum Yi Tai

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Sum Yi Tai
25 Boon Tat Street, S069622
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11.30 am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 1am; Sat 5pm – 1am

5.Ninja Bowl

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ninja-bowl  is offering just that. Known for their Bowls which are filled with all the good stuff (vegetables, carbs AND meat), Ninja Bowl has some amazing looking and tasting Bowls on their delivery menu like 24 hour braised beef and pan seared seafood!

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What do you get when you put Subway and a whole lot of melted cheese? You get Delivery Fee $15.00 – $20.00; Minimum Order $20.00

Yellow Submarine
Toa Payoh
Blk 177 Toa Payoh Central, #01-110, S310177
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10pm
Contact: 63527890

200 Victoria Street, #B1-K24, S188021
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10pm
Contact: 63371314


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Park Bench Deli
179 Telok Ayer St, S068627
Opening Hours: Mon 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 9.30pm; Tue-Fri 10.30am –4pm, 5pm – 9.30pm; Sat 10.30am – 4pm;
Contact: 6815 4600

10.Delicius Pasticceria

Get Your Beer On With These Top 10 Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest 2016!

Singapore is home to a multitude of religions and races and let’s be honest it seems we’re celebrating a holiday every other month! We’re days from ushering the new month of October and that means only one thing, Oktoberfest! We’ve sourced the top 10 places where you can celebrate Oktoberfest 2016, so get your body ready for the never ending flow of beers, Oomph music and way too much bratwurst!

1. Oktoberfest Asia 2016 (13-15 Oct)

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If you want to completely immerse yourself in Oktoberfest, you’re in luck because Oktoberfest Asia 2016 is going all out this year! Located at the open field at Tan Queen Lan Street, this large scale booze filled event is a dream come true for every Ocktoberfest fan!

Each ticket purchased gets you free flow of beer from 6pm to 12.30am (!!!) and an Oktoberfest Asia beer stein for free! With beers like Schneider Weisse, Paulaner Brauhaus and Weihenstephan on tap. With Bavarian favourites available for purchase and live performances from Hofbrauhaus band. You’ll feel like you’re actually in Munich!

Oktoberfest Asia 2016
13-15 Oct
Tan Quee Lan Street
Ticket Prices: 13 Oct – $70; 14/15 Oct – $90

For more information: Oktoberfest Asia 2016

2. Swissotel The Stamford

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Prices: Adult – $66++, Child – $33++

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Opening Hours: Sun – Thu,  12pm – 12am; Fri – Sat, 12pm – 1am

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Park Royal On Pickering has started their own Oktoberfeast early this year! From 19-30 Sept, the Lime Bar is offering unlimited servings of Erdinger Weissbier, Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel and Tiger Beer for only $68! Best part? If you head over in a group of 4, the Lime Bar will throw in a complimentary German platter full of German sausages and cold cuts!

On 1 and 2 October 2016, Park Royal On Pickering will be holding a Bavarian Feast! Held at the outdoor terrace, you’ll be treated with free flowing Erdinger Beer and an assortment of traditional German cuisine! From German Sausages, Pork Knuckles and Chicken Schnitzel to Potato Rosti, there’s something for everyone at the Bavarian Feast!

Park Royal On Pickering
3 Upper Pickering St, S058289
Contact: 6809 8899

Oktoberfest:  19 – 30 Sept ; 6pm – 9pm; $68/pax

Bavarian Feast : 1-2 Oct; 4.30pm – 9pm; $128/pax (inclusive of free flow beer); $99/pax (inclusive of chilled juices & soft drinks)

For more information: Park Royal On Pickering 

5. Erdinger Ocktoberfest 2016

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7. Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant

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8. Resort World Sentosa

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For one night only and for the the first time ever, Resort World Sentosa is holding its own Oktoberfest! Tuck into a buffet of German favourites like schnitzels, sauerkraut and four bratwursts specially created by RWS’s Michelin-Starred and Celebrity Chef Restaurants!

Served alongside limited edition Erdingers and featuring a live performance by Ois Easy! Oktoberfest by Resort World Sentosa is definitely going to be ton of fun! Best part? They have Beer Pong!

Tickets are priced at $78++ for the German fare buffet, the tasting platter of sausages and one glass of beer! Parties of 8 can get tickets at $750++ inclusive for two beer towers!

Resort World Sentosa
Festive Walk
1 Oct
7pm – 2am

For more information: Oktoberfest at RWS

9. Clarke Quay Oktoberfest 2016

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10. Orchid Country Club’s Oktoberfest

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Good news for those living in the north, you don’t have to go far to celebrate Oktoberfest this year! Orchid Country Club is throwing its own Oktoberfest party! If you’re all about having fun and competing in the spirit of fun, Orchid Country Club’s Oktoberfest is perfect for you!

With sausage eating, arm wrestling competitions, log sawing and one minute challenges alongside live band performances OCC’s Oktoberfest is all about having fun! But don’t brush them off just yet, traditional German grub like pork knuckles, oven-based BBQ ribs and roasted lamb legs are all part of the menu!

Orchid Country Club
1 Orchid Club Rd, S769162
30 Sept – 1 Oct
7pm – Late

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Also Read: ZoukOut 2016: Life’s Not Complete Without It! Get Ready For A Smashing Good Time

These Five Local Bars Feature LIVE Bands You Can Rock Out To After Work

What’s better than knocking back some drinks with friends on a Friday night? A live band of course! With more quaint bars offering customised drinks popping up in popular areas like Club Street, Amoy Street and Telok Ayer Street, there’s been a lack of bars that feature a live band.

Don’t get me wrong, quaint bars are really great but when you just want a place to relax after a long week,  live music just has that ‘kickback and relax’ vibe. We’ve found 5 bars that have made live music a big feature in their bars, and we’re telling you they sound AMAZING!

1. Blu Jaz


Blu Jazz needs no introduction if you’ve ever walked the streets of Haji Lane. While other bars have come and gone, Blu Jazz has stood the test of time. If you’re ever in the area and in need of place to relax after a long day Blu Jazz is the perfect place. WithDJs and live jazz bands playing here every other day of the week, it’s no wonder Blu Jaz is a favourite among locals and expats!

Blu Jazz
11 Bali Lane, Historic Kampong Glam, S189848
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu, 12pm – 1am; Fri, 12pm – 2am; Sat, 3pm – 2am
Contact: 6292 3800

2. Timber @ The Substation

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Opening Hours: Tue – Thu, 6pm – 1am; Fri – Sat, 6pm – 2am
6338 8030

3. The Powder Room @ Black Swan

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4. Crazy Elephant

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5. Wala Wala

(image credit: Also Read: Timbre Goes Out Of SG! You Can Soak In The Chill Vibes & Good Music At KL Now!

6 Eats Around Singapore That Are Bound To Bring Your Tastebuds To Life!

Everyone knows that Singapore is a food paradise, it can get pretty difficult to choose when Singapore has such an extensive array of delicacies. We’re always sourcing for new places to get our food on so we asked some of our favourite brand ambassadors where were their favourite underrated places to eat, and they did not disappoint!

Here are a list of the most underrated places to get some food here in Singapore recommended by Discover SG’s brand ambassadors :

Novita Lam

Novita Lam

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Noreen Fong

Noreen Fong

Noreen is not stranger to the spotlight, she’s been in the performing arts since primary school! She’s dabbled in English AND Chinese theatre, Chinese opera, hip hop and ukulele! The 21 year old NUS student has a weakness for puppies (just like we do!), and she wants to one day visit London and Paris ( “the pastries, cheesy food and ice cream!!!”).

Ninja Bowl

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The ‘Yasai’ rice bowl is crafted from salmon poke, mixed sultanas, tomatoes and a poached egg. A simple, healthy and satisfying meal for one!

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Contact: Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 9pm; Sat – Sun: 9am – 6pm

Kimberley Yong

Kim Yong

Last week we did a feature on Kimberley, talking about her life, fashion and her love for Starbucks. The 20 year old blogger and model loves capturing memories through the medium of photographs and blog entries. Her love for eyeliner (“it makes me feel sexy”) and her wish to one day visit Cambodia (“I really want to visit the country I was born in”) is just the tip of the iceberg!

Brownice Ice Cream

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It can be difficult to find eateries in Singapore which targets vegans, but Kimberley has got you covered! One of her favourite places to grab a slice is Brownice. Vegan friendly and delicious, Kimberley loves indulging in food especially when she doesn’t feel guilty after (“After all it’s vegan!”).  Brownice is primarily an ice cream place that serves up some milk-free ice cream, which is great news for our vegan and lactose intolerant friends!

Brownice Ice Cream
8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03 Sin Ming Centre, S575628
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm
Contact: 6456 6431

Flavour Flings

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Flavour Flings
Blk 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, S530121
Opening Hours: Mon: 11am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 9pm; Tues – Weds: Closed; Thu – Fri; 11am – 4pm, 5.30pm -9pm; Sat-Sun: 9am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Contact: 6286 005

Here in Singapore we’re lucky to never run out of food options, we pretty much have it all. But it can be pretty difficult to choose a place to eat when we’re surround by so many makan places! Head on over to any of these places if you’re looking for something unique, underrated and delicious!

This article is part of our ongoing Brand Ambassador Series!

Also Read: Ambassador Highlights #1: Food Tastings, Secret Life of Pets Preview & Beers!

Like Staying Up Late? Check Out These 6 Night Activities!

Suffering from insomnia? Or perhaps your body clock is all over the place after a week of hardcore midnight studying? With most malls only operating until 10 PM, there are not that many night activities to do.

In addition to exploring Singapore after dark, here are six night activities you can participate in to tire yourself out!

1. Night Cycling

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Get in touch with your sporty side and learn more about Singapore while you’re at it! Night cycling is a superb way to explore the island without having to spend a ton of money. All you need is safety gear, a pair of headphones, a bicycle (you could also rent), and a bottle of water!

If you’re a first-timer, check out the East Coast Park to Changi Village cycling path for a night of yummy eats, amazing finds, and quiet roads. If the East is a little far for you, you can also try cycling around the Holland Village neighbourhood down to the city where you can watch local attractions twinkle in the moonlight.

Also, read Cycling Routes In S’pore Just Got Better – Round Island & Coastal! Cycle X Makan – 5 Best Food And Night Cycling Paths In SG

2. Chit Chat

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What’s better than staying up? Staying out! Since there are not that many 24/7 coffee shops in Singapore, your best bet would be to hit up Starbucks for a coffee/ tea or two while you catch up on some studying, work or just people watch/ chit chat the hours away.

We suggest going to a 24/7 coffee shop where there is outdoor seating, so you can enjoy some fresh night breeze, and not have to endure hours of nose-drying air-conditioning. Plus, free Wifi… What a score!

Starbucks at Orchard Cineleisure (other outlets available)
Address: 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695
Tel: +65 6733 0684
Opening Hours: 24/7

3. Watch a Midnight Movie

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We love midnight shows! With only a handful of people in the cinema, the experience becomes a lot more private and intimate. Best of all, movies selected to screen in the middle of the night are usually pretty scary. Imagine walking out of a horror movie at 2 AM and strolling down an empty street. A lot more intense than 9 PM, right?

4. Put the Sing in Singapore

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What do you think of when you see strangely irrelevant music videos (usually of varying backdrops of Singapore and/or models running down a beach), microphones, a tambourine and snacks? Of course, Karaoke. Sing to your heart’s content with affordable midnight karaoke options. Many of these karaoke operators also serve food and drinks, so there is absolutely no need to worry about being hungry.

Teo Heng KTV Studio (other outlets available)
Address: 865 Mountbatten Rd, Singapore 437844
Tel: +65 6345 6513
Opening Hours: 1 PM – 1 AM Sunday to Friday, 12 PM – 2 AM on Saturdays

Party World KTV (other outlets available)
Address: 177 River Valley Road  #03-03 Liang Court Shopping Centre Singapore 179030
Tel: +65 6333 5533 or +65 6333 5588
Opening Hours: 2 PM – 6 AM Daily

5. Go prawning

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Allergic to seafood? We are sorry! But for everyone else, prawning remains as a great option to kill some time. Enjoy the cold night air while you wait for these orange fellas to take your bait! Even better, this is an excellent opportunity to spend some time with your friends as you talk over fishing rods. At the end of the night, you could even munch on what you’ve caught and cooked. Talk about a perfect way of enjoying what you worked hard for.

Hai Bin Jurong
Address: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, The Village, Singapore 629143
Tel: +65 6265 2598
Opening Hours: 24/7

East Coast Prawning 
Address: 1020 East Coast Parkway, #01-06, Singapore 449878
Tel: +65 62273330
Opening Hours: 24/7

6. Dim sum for supper

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Get your fill of dim sum, also known as dian xin, for supper! These restaurants tend to open till late. In fact, some even operate until the morning, just so you can eat all the xiao long baos that you want. Our favourite dishes include the custard egg buns (also known as ‘liu sha bao’), rice noodle rolls (or ‘chee cheong fun’), and salted egg and butter ribs!

Mongkok Dim Sum
Address: 214 Geylang Road Lorong 8, Singapore 389274
Opening Hours: 4 PM – 5 AM Monday to Friday, 10 AM – 5 AM Saturday and Sunday

Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
Address: 183-191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
Tel: +65 6225 7788
Opening Hours: 6 PM – 6 AM daily, closed on Tuesdays

Go ahead, tell all your night owl friends about these night activities. After all, the night is always still young. Don’t forget that while the MRT closes by midnight, there are still Night Rider buses you can take to save some money and get home safely!

Also, read Play Till Late! 5 Hangout Spots So You Can Munch & Play The Night Away

Wind Down Your Week – 6 Whisky Bars All Whisky Lovers Must Visit

Imagine a long day at work rushing though deadlines and submissions, attending meetings in and out, all you need to wind down the work week is a glass of whisky. With whiskies becoming more popular, everyone wants to try out unique whiskies, from Scotch to Japanese to American and even Australian and Indian.

Whether you are a casual drinker or a zealous whisky lover, here’s our list of recommended whisky bars you must visit.

1. B28

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This bar is one of Singapore’s best kept secrets. Located in the basement of The Club along Ann Siang Road, B28 offers a bespoke selection of more than 200 different Scottish Single Malts. With live jazz performances ($15/person) from Thursdays to Saturdays, the ambience is more than perfect.

Aside from their huge whiskey selection, they have great cocktails mixed by their resident mixologist too. As the bar is small and intimate, do get there before 10pm for a good seat. Otherwise, simply make your reservations Basement No. 28, Ann Siang Road, The Club Hotel, Singapore 069708
Opening Hours:
Mon-Wed 6pm-12am, Thu 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 6pm-2am, Closed on Sundays 

2. The Auld Alliance

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Known to have the largest collection of whiskies in Southeast Asia, The Auld Alliance has a comprehensive selection of over 1400 whiskies available for purchase with whiskies from every distillery in Scotland available. For those looking for an introduction, the bar has entry level whiskies from bigger distilleries like Talisker, Balvenie, The Glenlivet, Springbank and many others. There are also tasting sets to introduce you to different whiskies, so you can find your favourite.

If you’re not looking for whiskies, there is a fine selection of other Absinthes and cocktails available. So the next time you are around the Bras Basah area, be sure to pop by The Auld Alliance, you certainly won’t be disappointed!

9 Bras Basah Road, RendezVous Hotel Gallery, #02-02A, Singapore 189559
65 6337 2201 (from 5pm)
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-12am

3. Quaich Bar

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Recognised as “a Great Whisky Bar of the World” by The Whisky Magazine, The Quaich bar is one of the most exquisite whisky bars you will find in Singapore. Be spoilt for choice as you wind down and enjoy more than 500 types of whiskies at the bar. To assist you in your journey to discover more whiskies, The Quaich bar has crafted distinctly-themed sampling sets of whiskies. Other than whiskies, they also offer a variety of beers, wines, tequilas, rums, and vodkas.

390A Havelock Road, #01-09/10 Waterfront Plaza Singapore 169663
65 6732 3452
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-1am

4. The Single Cask

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Located in the heart of the city at Chijmes, The Single Cask is a cosy destination for cafe goers and liquor lovers. This quaint joint operates as a cafe and liquor shop by day and whisky bar by night. Specialising in quality whisky and spirits, this whisky shop sells over 250 labels for take away from 11am to 10.30pm. Its bar opens at 6pm and you get to enjoy a range of whisky flights and drams as well. At the Single Cask, they offer lockers to store your unfinished bottles for a 2nd encounter.

The Single Cask
390A Havelock Road, #01-09/10 Waterfront Plaza Singapore 169663
65 6732 3452
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-1am

5. The Connoisseur Divan

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The Connoisseur Divan offers great acoustic live music. With its luxurious interior and charming bar setting, The Connoisseur’s bar houses more than 90 rare and exclusive premium single malt Scotch whisky, wine and champagnes. If you are into smoking cigar, The Connoisseur Divan has a cigar smoke room on the second floor. You may also purchase from their wide range of Cuba cigars. Outdoor seating is also available if that’s what you prefer.

The Connoisseur Divan
207 River Valley Road, #01-62 UE Square, Singapore 238275
65 6733 7141
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 2pm-1am, Sun 4pm-11pm, Closed on PH

6. The Secret Mermaid

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65 6733 7141
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm, Closed on Sat & Sun

If you consider yourself a whisky lover and haven’t been to any of the places listed above, you are missing out big time! So what are you waiting for? Head down to these venues and cheers to a great drink or two.

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6 Affordable Japanese Buffets So You Can Gorge On Fresh Sashimi!

With free flow of fresh sashimi and more, who can resist Japanese buffets? Though some restaurants at hotels charge exorbitant prices for a buffet, we’ve found 6 places where you don’t need to spend a bomb.

Here’s our list of affordable and good Japanese buffets to indulge in. At the same time, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pockets!

1. Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant

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Tucked away at a corner of UE Square’s Level 3, Shin Minori offers high quality Japanese buffet at an affordable price. Diners can enjoy their meal watching sushi chefs prepare sashimi and sushi while sitting at an open sushi bar. Alternatively, opt for a window seat with views to Robertson Quay area.

There’s a wide range of fresh sashimi, sushi, maki, yakitori, teppanyaki and many more. If you are looking for a private gathering with some privacy, call them to book their private rooms. They have 2 adjourning table sitting rooms which can accomodate 12 pax in each room and also a tatami room that can sit a total of 12 pax for a cosy setting.

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With many positive reviews from customers, Irodori Japanese Restaurant in Riverview Hotel consistently draws crowd for their fresh seafood and selection of over 100 dishes. Prepared by skilful chefs, the restaurant only uses fresh seafood from Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Europe.  They serve appetisers, sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, tempura and many more.

Three private rooms that sit 8, 10 and 12 are available for your business meetings or for some private family time. Be sure to make reservations as this restaurant may be packed even on a weekday!

(Selegie Road)
Price: $36.80++ (Adult); $23++ (children under 10 years old)
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-14/15 POMO, Singapore 188306
Contact: 65 6337 7230 
Opening Hours: Daily 1130am-2.30pm; 6.00pm-10.30pm

3. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant

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Located just opposite Riverview Hotel lies another affordable yet delightful Japanese buffet. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant is located in the lobby of Hotel Miramar. This small and cosy restaurant keeps diners happy with an extensive selection of fresh Japanese cuisine.

Simple, no-frills and usually full house, this restaurant is highly popular and recommended for its buffet. To keep customers happy while they wait for their food to be served, Ikoi serves complimentary side dishes from salmon sashimi to Japanese teapot soup. On their menu, the fresh cuts of sashimi and wide selection of tempura dishes are the most popular.

It’s best to make reservations at least 1 week in advance.

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Be spoilt with endless servings of snowcrabs, oysters, Häagen-Daz ice cream and free-flow Sapporo Beer at Momiji! With a wide range of quality Japanese cuisine, you probably won’t be able to try every item in a single visit. You can even make your own waffles at their DIY waffle stations!

The servers at Momiji are quick and attentive. Plates are cleared quickly to make room for more food. If you are looking for an intimate dining space, do book their private rooms available at their Revenue House outlet. Be sure to arrive at 6.30pm for their free-flow beer which lasts till 7.30pm!

6509 1193
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm (Lunch); Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm (Dinner); Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, PH 11.30am-3.30pm (Brunch); Fri-Sun, Eve of PH, PH 5.30pm-10pm (Dinner)

6253 2469
Opening Hours: Daily 5.30pm-10pm (Dinner); Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, PH 11.30am-3.30pm (Brunch)

5. Senki Japanese Restaurant

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Located right in the heart of the city, yet away from the hustle and bustle, Senki serves up a wide range of dishes for its buffet menu. With many items available on their menu (138 items to be exact), it would be best to skip lunch if you are coming for dinner.

Priced reasonably, the service at Senki is efficent. This is the place to go if you are looking to unwind and have an unhurried meal in the city.

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Hidden in a low-rise office complex in Alexandra, the restaurant is surprisingly crowded at 8pm on a weekday. Premium sashimi cuts including swordfish, yellowtail and tuna are fresh and melt in your mouth! Not only do they serve the usual sushi, maki and tempura, but diners are also able to have a shabu shabu or sukiyaki hotpot. There is also teppanyaki at their Alexandra outlet too! With such a wide variety of over 150 items, including appetizers to desserts, this is definitely a spot worth returning for more! Check out their menu  (Alexandra)
Price: Lunch $41.80++; Dinner $45.80 (Mon to Thu), Lunch $44.80++; Dinner $48.80 (Fri-Sun, Eve of PH & PH), Lunch/Dinner $30.80 (Child), Lunch/Dinner $33.80 (Adult above 65 yrs old)
Address: 991B Alexandra Rd, #01-08/09, Singapore 119970
Contact: 65 6272 1110
Opening Hours:  11.30am-2.30pm; 6pm-10pm

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5 Unique Staycations In Singapore You Must Check Out!

Ah…It’s June. The school holiday season. Maybe you’re looking for a break that doesn’t involve expending lots of energy. Maybe your only desire is a short escape to relax and revitalise yourself after the past 6 months of hard work.

Well, you’re looking at the right article. In this list, we have compiled 5 unique staycations in Singapore that you’ll love. Be it with family, loved ones, or your partner, there’ll be something for you.

1. Lloyd’s Inn

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Want to stay within the city but still get away from the hustle and bustle? Located in a quieter estate near the city center lies Lloyd’s Inn. A minimalist approach to their design coupled with a touch of greenery make Lloyd’s Inn a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Not to mention, the rooms are mostly in monochromatic and neutral colours. Instantly comforting, soothing and relaxing. This also makes it the perfect setting for family, instagram, or couple shots.

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Sunbed lounges and dipping pool, we’re coming for you!

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There are 8 types of rooms at Lloyd’s Inn. Each room captures “the relationship with nature in different ways”. Our room picks are The Skyroom – outdoor bathtub, The Patio – a private deck with outdoor dining area, and The Garden – small private garden.

Suitable for families with children or couples, Lloyd’s Inn makes for a great staycation experience.

Address: 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Tel: +65 6737 7309
Price: from SGD 160 per night.

2. The New Majestic

If you are someone who has strong appreciation for the Arts in the local scene, you’re going to love New Majestic Hotel! Each of the 30 rooms at New Majestic is thoughtfully integrated with unique wall murals created by some of our emerging local artists. Support local talent!

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Private verandas, cast-iron bathtubs and hanging beds are some of the features that can be found in their respective themed rooms.

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The highlight of New Majestic however, belongs to their Lifestyle category, which consists of rooms personalized by Singapore’s top creatives from unique disciplines. You can’t get more artsy than that!

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Other than being obviously perfect for couples out there who want to enjoy a lovey-dovey time together (Hint: dual his-and-hers bathtubs), The New Majestic is definitely a place where you can get your mind off things just by looking at the intricate artworks as you soak your troubles away!

3. Wanderlust Hotel

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If you are on the hunt for an adventure, Wanderlust is your gateway to another world. Designed by award-winning design firms with no prior hotel clients, the concept of thinking-out-of-the-box has never been made more apparent in any other hotel designs.

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Embark on a magical journey into the world of spaceships, origami and fairy tales as you relive the whimsical dreams of your childhood. With such creatively designed rooms that look like they came out of a children’s storybook, Wanderlust Hotel offers endless surprises for the child in you, or the child with you!

Address: 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494
Reservation Hotline: +65 6579 2026
Price: from SGD 169 per night.

4. The Sultan

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By incorporating the immaculately conserved architectural elements of olden day Singapore into their room designs, The Sultan differentiates itself as a Uniquely Singapore hotel that retains our heritage and culture.

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What’s more enlightening than getting in touch with our Singaporean roots?

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Beside those rooms, The Sultan also has skylight and loft rooms. Look out for stars at night, or wake to the rays of sun peeking into the room.

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Experience a glimpse into the rustic past of Singapore as you enjoy a slow-paced lifestyle that is no longer present in our sophisticated city lives.

Address: 101 Jalan Sultan #01-01 Singapore 199002
Tel: +65 6723 7101
Price: from SGD 136 per night.

5. Studio M

Clinching the title of Best Boutique Hotel in AsiaOne’s People’s Choice Awards for two years in a row (2014, 2015), it is no wonder the fully loft-inspired Studio M remains a popular choice for a staycation. If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a loft, here’s your chance!

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Nestled in the center of Robertson Quay, Studio M is a stone’s throw away from Singapore’s prime nightlife district as well as the countless cafes littered along the river. Unleash your inner cosmopolitan and book a stay here!

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If you’ve ever fantasized about yourself staying in one of those seemingly perfect executive-condominium showflats, look no further because Studio M will bring your fantasies to life!
Seemingly redefining what it means to stay in a hotel, each of these boutique hotels was meticulously designed and crafted in order to offer a multitude of experiences in their own right. Who said you have to hop onto a plane to experience something new?
*All prices are accurate as of 9 June 2016.

(Header image credit: New Majestic Hotel, words by editor)

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