Like Artbox, But With MORE Food: New Food-Centric Market ‘Eatbox’ To Feature 50 F&B Stalls In Jan 2019
Thai-inspired flea markets are becoming more and more ubiquitous these days, and Artbox could arguably be regarded as the one that started it all.
Thanks to the massive success of its first instalment back in 2017, similar events such as CMYK, Let’s Go Jalan Jalan! and Twilight: Flea & Feast have blessed us with a constant stream of hipster food and knick knacks we probably don’t need but buy anyway.
Considering that the 2018 edition was back in June, however, we’re probably going to have to wait more than a few next months for the OG market to return to our shores.
…or do we?
Hipster Food Heaven[caption id="attachment_38428" align="aligncenter" width="979"] Image Credit: Invade[/caption]
Taking place over two weekends in January (the 11th-13th and 18th-20th, to be exact) at Downtown East, Eatbox is described by its organisers as a “boutique edition of Artbox”.
We’re not sure what that means exactly, but judging by the name we’re going to go on a limb and say that there’ll be a bigger emphasis on food (which is the most important part, tbh).
What we do know is that the market is set to feature more than 50 local and regional F&B brands, and will no doubt include hipster food mainstays like rainbow toast, poke bowls and milk tea served in comically large buckets.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
1. Beef Bro
If you were at the Geylang Serai Bazaar last year, you’ll probably recognise Beef Bro. They were the newcomers at the annual Geylang Serai bazaar last year and generated long queues.
What they’re known for is, of course, beef. Specifically, flame-grilled beef cubes, like the ones you find in Taiwan. Each order of beef cubes is seared and cooked with a blow torch upon order and comes with a selection of toppings such as Mentaiko, Cheese, Garlic Chilli, Barbecue Sauce, and even their signature Sambal Belacan!
The best Thai Milk Tea we’ve tried at events comes from Broti, a pop-up store that appears at events like the Ramadan Bazaar and Twilight Fest. Broti’s Thai Milk Tea is aromatic and is not overly sweet.
Broti also stands out for being value-for-money. You know how most vendors would fill your cup halfway with ice and the remaining half with water? Well, Broti is truly a bro because they don’t play you dirty like that. For $4, you get a way bigger cup compared to most other places we’ve tried!
If you eat, sleep and breathe all things Japanese, then you’re going to love this one.
Trained at the Tokyo Sushi Academy to fortify her passion for Japanese cooking, you can expect her highly raved lobster inari which comes in small sets of 4, ramen, unagi bento and more!
We recommend getting the lobster inari which is a combination of lobster and squid salad which sits atop a bed of sushi rice. All these premium ingredients are nestled within some Inariage aka Aburaage (the sweet beancurd pouch) and finished off with some Japanese mayonnaise.
Think of Saiko as the elevated version of your typical pasar malam takoyaki joint!
Serving up Japanese street food realness, Saiko serves takoyaki in sizeable portions with full bite-sized fillings. You can choose from 3 different fillings – octopus, chicken and braised mushrooms. You also have the option of mixing 2 different fillings in one serving.
Other selections include Classic, Dashi (takoyaki with dashi broth, bonito flakes and scallions) and Miso (takoyaki with miso butter and rice krispies). Top it all off with a perfectly cooked onsen egg!
We promise you that the takoyaki from Saiko won’t disappoint!
5. RUMI The Poet’s Cup
Rumi The Poet’s Cup is new in the scene and has crazy delicious drinks like Hazel Malt, Caramel Cream and High Tea.
Just like breaking open a fortune cookie and unwrapping the message, each customer will receive a scroll containing different poems and messages from various writers and poets with each drink purchase.
Of course, food won’t be the only thing to look forward to – resident EATMEPOPTART DJ’s weelikeme and KIDG will be on the decks to provide their signature brand of alternative party music (Mr. Brightside, anyone?), and there’ll be a host of interactive art murals to get your Instagram on as well.
Until then, you might want to start thinking of excuses for why your new year’s resolution to get fit will have to be postponed again.
Venue: Downtown East, Open Plaza by D’Marquee
Date: 11th January – 13th January, 18th January – 20 January
Time: 3pm – 11pm
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9 Fun And Educational Places To Bring Your Kids To That Are Wallet-Friendly
Being a parent is tough. Teaching a child is tough. Looking after a child is tough.
But what if it doesn’t have to be? Don’t worry I’m not trying to sell you anything (fight me, insurance agents).
I’ve compiled a list of places to take your kids that’s both educational and inexpensive. Because honestly, we’re quite done with the zoo, and the rooftop play area at VivoCity.
So parents, aunties, uncles, guardians, LISTEN UP.
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm
Personally, I love fishes and marine life in general. So I spent a good amount of time visiting fish farms as a child. If you live in the East, then you might want to pay a visit to Mainland Tropical Fish Farm instead.[caption id="attachment_35325" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Little Tree House[/caption]
While the place primarily sells aquarium fishes and supplies, there are activities available for the kids too. Spend a dollar or 3, on packets of food pellets and feed the fishes in the outdoor pond.
For $4, equip your child with a fishing net and a bucket for them to try their hand at catching their very own “longkang” fish! Just make sure they don’t fall in.
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm The Animal Resort is home to stallions, a variety of birds that includes a Cassowary and Marabou Stork, a German Shepherd dog training ground, rabbits and guinea pigs, fishes, a pet grooming centre, and a pet shop. You can buy the animal feed from the pet store. No outside food should be brought in. It’s a great place for children to interact with different animals in a relaxed and laid-back environment. The Animal Resort Bollywood Veggies Tucked away in the Kranji countryside is a 10-acre farming facility complete with a bistro, food museum and even a cooking school! After familiarising yourself with the different species of flora and fauna within the farm, visitors can enjoy a myriad of dishes made from local produce at the bistro, Poison Ivy, to nourish your body. If you ever need a break from the fast-paced city life we’re all used to, make a trip down to Bollywood Veggies and experience an afternoon of serenity for a change. Bollywood Veggies
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Farmway 1, Singapore 519352
Opening Hours: Daily: 8.30am – 7pm
Contact no.: 6287 3883
Image Credit: @emilymhx[/caption]
Address: T81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061
Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 5pm
Contact no.: 6482 1160
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
Opening Hours: Wed – Fri: 8am – 5.30pm, Sat – Sun: 8am – 6.30pm
Contact no.: 6898 5001
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve has much to offer. Explore the vast mangroves and trails that span all over the reserve as you contemplate the beauty of your surroundings.
The Animal Resort is home to stallions, a variety of birds that includes a Cassowary and Marabou Stork, a German Shepherd dog training ground, rabbits and guinea pigs, fishes, a pet grooming centre, and a pet shop.[caption id="attachment_35326" align="aligncenter" width="1082"] Image Credit: @fourlittlepalms[/caption]
You can buy the animal feed from the pet store. No outside food should be brought in.[caption id="attachment_35327" align="aligncenter" width="1078"] Image Credit: @benayers1[/caption]
It’s a great place for children to interact with different animals in a relaxed and laid-back environment.
The Animal Resort
Tucked away in the Kranji countryside is a 10-acre farming facility complete with a bistro, food museum and even a cooking school![caption id="attachment_35328" align="aligncenter" width="1364"] Image Credit: @lowjolin[/caption]
After familiarising yourself with the different species of flora and fauna within the farm, visitors can enjoy a myriad of dishes made from local produce at the bistro, Poison Ivy, to nourish your body.
If you ever need a break from the fast-paced city life we’re all used to, make a trip down to Bollywood Veggies and experience an afternoon of serenity for a change.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Address: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
Opening Hours: Daily: 7am – 7pm
Contact no.: 6794 1401
For those unfamiliar with Kranji Marshes, the 56.8-hectare freshwater marshland is home to unique biodiversity.
Kranji Marshes is actually split into two main areas – the public area that is open to all members of the public, and the restricted core conservation area that is deemed to be ecologically sensitive. You can enter the core conservation area if you sign up for a guided tour.[caption id="attachment_35331" align="aligncenter" width="1262"] Image Credit: @fannaiaiwong[/caption]
According to NParks, Kranji Marshes is home to more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies, and 33 species of dragonflies! Alongside Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve, it plays an important role in providing a habitat for the conservation of wildlife in the Kranji area.[caption id="attachment_35332" align="aligncenter" width="1282"] Image Credit: @damithprs[/caption]
Moorhen Blind and Swamphen Hide are 2 bird-watching stations that overlook marsh landscapes, perfect for taking in the sights of nature.
The park is open from 7am-7pm daily. Do note that there is no lighting in the evenings! The park is also wheelchair- and pram-friendly, with the exception of the Raptor Tower.
Address: 11 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718814
Opening Hours: Daily: 7am – 7pm
Contact no.: 6794 1401
Play And Learn
If your child has a fascination for excavators, cranes, and dump trucks, then they’ll love Diggersite.[caption id="attachment_35333" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Diggersite[/caption]
Diggersite is a one-of-a-kind edutainment centre that provides realistic experience in operating small scale construction machinery. The main motive is to help your child build motor skills, which are vital for writing, crafts, and other fine motor activities.[caption id="attachment_35334" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Diggersite[/caption]
The experience is quite legitimate. Your child will get to put on a construction safety helmet, build small blocks, and operate a construction digger!
Address: Find your nearest Diggersite Clip ‘n Climb
If you’re a member of HomeTeamNS, then you’re in luck. HomeTeamNS is the first to bring in the New Zealand-born Clip ‘n Climb to Singapore![caption id="attachment_35335" align="aligncenter" width="1722"] Image Credit: @heyitsnicole.sg[/caption]
Unlike most rock-climbing facilities, Clip ‘n Climb also caters for climbers of all ages with 19 different colourful climbing challenges. Meaning, kids can join in the fun too!
Clip ‘n Climb is great for improving a kid’s concentration and focus as well as sensory and motor skills.
Check out the packages and pricing at Clip ‘n Climb here!
Clip ‘n Climb
Address: Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Ave 4, #03-03, Singapore 528523
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 12pm – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 10am – 11pm, Sun: 10am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6705 9410
I remember the days when ORTO used to be Bottle Tree Park.
Today, the 555,000 square feet space has been completely revamped and taken over by ORTO. Located in the North, it is Singapore’s first multi-recreational park that is open 24 hours a day.
Today, it houses a prawning and fishing facility, a paintball park, a trampoline park, a drift karting circuit, and even a sporting facility for rent![caption id="attachment_35336" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Katapult[/caption]
Kids can bounce around in Image Credit: ORTO[/caption]
What’s more, with a whole list of dining places at ORTO, it’s the perfect place for a family day out!
Address: 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-01, Singapore 769198
Image Credit: The Artground[/caption]
The Artground is an accessible play space for children aged 12 and below, and they aim to provide positive art experiences through interactive art installations that changes tri-annually.[caption id="attachment_35339" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: The Artground[/caption]
Children are encouraged to climb over, under or through the interactive art installations, which helps to develop their motor skills.[caption id="attachment_35340" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: The Artground[/caption]
On the weekends, there will also be various art-related programs that families with young children can participate in.
The best part? Entry to The Artground is FREE!
Address: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053
Opening Hours: Wed – Thu: 9.30am – 5pm, Fri – Sun: 9.30am – 6pm, Mon – Tue: Closed
Contact no.: 6925 0621
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(Header Image Source: @fourlittlepalms and The Artground)
Tasty Street ‘Spoils Market’ With Wagyu Beef, Iberico Pork Rice Bowls Under $7
We’ve seen many stalls selling ricebowls. From poké bowls to fancy Japanese donburi, we’ve seen it all.
Now, a new player steps into the ring. Meet Tasty Street.[caption id="attachment_33772" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Tasty Street – Our Little Red Dot[/caption]
Tasty Street was started by 3 friends who met during their Polytechnic days, using modern cooking techniques to combine local flavours and premium ingredients into a grain bowl.
Premium Ingredients, Affordable Prices
Each grain bowl comes with a protein of your choice with a paired homemade sauce, brown and pearl rice base, vegetable of the day, a sour or spicy side of the day, charred sweet corn, and a beautifully poached onsen egg.
Their bestsellers are the Wagyu Beef Bowl, Iberico Lor Bah Bowl, and the Sous Vide Chicken Breast Bowl with Truffled Hotplate Tofu Sauce.[caption id="attachment_33776" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Bestsellers at Tasty Street[/caption]
The Sous Vide Chicken Breast Bowl with Truffled Hotplate Tofu Sauce ($6.50) comes with their signature Truffled Hotplate Tofu Sauce, which still retains a strong taste of the hot bean paste used as the base for the sauce.[caption id="attachment_33773" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Sous Vide Chicken Breast Bowl With Truffled Hotplate Tofu Sauce ($6.50)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33777" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
The chicken breast wasn’t dry (thankfully) and retained its moisture because of the Sous Vide cooking method. It was a little gamey, as all poached chicken do.
However, the truffled hotplate tofu sauce does its job well, masking most of the gamey taste of the chicken breast.
The Wagyu Beef Bowl ($6.50) uses premium Australian Wagyu beef, grilled and served with Asian black pepper sauce.
This is a crowd favourite and sells out fast.[caption id="attachment_33771" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Wagyu Beef Bowl ($6.50)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33778" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
The wagyu beef was perfectly grilled to medium rare doneness and was still pink in the centre. If you’re like me and prefer meat to be cooked through, then you’re the exception rather than the norm.
Finally, the Iberico Lor Bah Bowl ($6.50).[caption id="attachment_33774" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Iberico Lor Bah Bowl ($6.50)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33775" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Look at the fattiness of the Iberico pork[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33779" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Premium Iberico pork is slow-braised for 48 hours to create this sinful dish. The resulting braising liquid better known as Lor, is sweet with a tinge of bitterness that doesn’t overshadow the Iberico pork and isn’t jelak either.
The Iberico pork lives up to its name with a perfect balance of fat to lean meat ratio and is so tender that it barely holds its shape when held with chopsticks.
While the stars of the rice bowls are the proteins, the sides are not neglected either. The vegetables and sides are rotated daily and they serve to complement the proteins, so the rice bowls don’t end up becoming jelak.
The charred sweet corn is a mainstay in the rice bowls and are so good that customers have ordered just the corn alone. Yes, you can do that for just $1.
Their Buona Vista outlet only offers these 3 bestsellers.
The outlet at Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre has a more extensive menu, with a vegetarian Deep Fried Tofu Bowl ($5.50) and 2 seafood options in the Griddled Prawn Bowl ($6.50) that comes in 2 types of sauces.
It’s hard to find a hawker that offers rice bowls made with premium ingredients, and at the price that Tasty Street offers, no less.
While Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre might be at the opposite end of the island for me, I would gladly head back to Tasty Street just for another taste of their addictive rice bowls.
I cannot wait to see what other creations they might come up with in future.
Tasty Street – Our Little Red Dot
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-16, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore, 519641
Opening Hours: Thu – Tue: 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 9pm, Wed: Closed
Contact no.: 8333 5170
Address: 1 Buona Vista Drive, #02-01, MOE Cafeteria, Singapore, 138675
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 3pm, Sat – Sun: Closed
Contact no.: 8333 5170
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This Affordable Korean Army Stew In A Hawker Centre Will Leave You Feeling Seoul Shiok
Korean food has seen a surge of popularity ever since the rise of KPOP nearly a decade ago. With multiple Korean food chains popping up all over Singapore, it’s easy to satisfy any Korean food cravings.
From fried chicken to Korean BBQ, we’re really spoilt for choice. However, most Korean restaurants are pricey. What we need, is good and affordable Korean food.
Located at Fareground, on the 2nd level of the Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, this humble hawker stall serves up authentic Korean food at affordable prices.[caption id="attachment_33357" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Fareground at Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre[/caption]
Meet Seoul Shiok.[caption id="attachment_33345" align="aligncenter" width="6553"] Seoul Shiok[/caption]
Seoul Good, Seoul Shiok
Having opened their first stall in Sengkang, Seoul Shiok now brings their affordable Korean fare to Pasir Ris.
We’re all familiar with those days when we’re craving Korean food but the coffeeshop downstairs only sells the cheap, overly salty “Korean” kimchi ramyeon and hotplates. (Is it just us or does every coffeeshop nowadays have a stall like that?)
Seoul Shiok aims to bridge that gap and provide authentic and affordable Korean fare.
Seoul Shiok serves up 3 different sizes of Korean Army Stew. There’s the Mini Army Stew ($7.90 without cheese, $9.40 with cheese), the Army Stew ($24.90), and the Army Stew with Cheese Dip ($29.90).
The Mini Army Stew is perfect for 1 person and comes with a generous portion of ramyeon, luncheon meat, hot dog, artificial crab stick, kimchi, and pork belly slices.[caption id="attachment_33353" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Mini Army Stew ($7.90, $9.40 With Cheese)[/caption]
The broth, while not overly spicy, does still work up a sweat on our foreheads. Maybe it was just a really warm day. Either way, the Mini Army Stew is satisfying and filling.
If you’re coming with a group of friends or family, Seoul Shiok also allows you to completely customise your Army Stew With Cheese Dip from a list of ingredients.[caption id="attachment_33355" align="aligncenter" width="6476"] Customise Your Meal At Seoul Shiok[/caption]
For sides, we highly recommend their Korean Fried Chicken Wings (2 pieces for $3.90, 6 pieces for $11.50, 12 pieces for $22.90) which come in 3 flavours, Original, Spicy, and Soy Garlic.[caption id="attachment_33354" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Korean Fried Chicken Wings ($3.90 for 2, $11.50 for 6, $22.90 for 12)[/caption]
Our favourite is the Soy Garlic-flavoured chicken wings which are twice-fried to perfection in a chunky, crispy batter, before being dunked in a sweet soy sauce and garlic marinade. Each bite is Seoul Shiok!
The chicken wings are fried twice. First to cook the chicken wings, and the second time to crisp up the batter, so your chicken wings stays crispy.
Other items on the menu include various rice bowls, kimchi soup, soy bean soup, ramen, and even tteokbokki with cheese![caption id="attachment_33356" align="aligncenter" width="6720"] Seoul Shiok’s Extensive Menu[/caption]
If you’re ever in the area, drop by Seoul Shiok at Fareground, on the 2nd level of Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre!
Now if you’re craving for Korean Army Stew, you can order your own and Seoul Shiok will deliver it straight to you![caption id="attachment_36528" align="aligncenter" width="676"] Image Credit: Seoul Shiok[/caption]
No, this isn’t part of any food delivery service, it’s the Seoul Shiok team that’s offering to deliver their food to you. Talk about DEDICATION.
What’s more, it’s islandwide delivery, with free delivery for orders over $100.
There are 3 different sets that you can choose from, depending on the number of people you’re ordering for – the Buddy Meal ($29.90), the Mahjong Khakis ($55.90), or the largest, House Party ($88.90).[caption id="attachment_36529" align="aligncenter" width="676"] Image Credit: Seoul Shiok[/caption]
You can even order their signature Korean Fried Chicken Wings to go with your Army Stew!
For delivery + set up, the delivery fee is $50. For delivery of orders without set up, the delivery fee is $25.[caption id="attachment_36546" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Order your Army Stew from Seoul Shiok today by calling 8685 2025 or 9028 3925!
So….anyone craving for Army Stew?
Address: Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, #02-20, Singapore, 519641
Opening Hours: Thu – Tue: 11.30am – 10pm, Wed: Closed
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(Header Image Source: Seoul Shiok)
5 LAN Shops In S’pore That Are Dirt Cheap – Starting From $1/Hr
LAN gaming in Singapore is an unofficial rite of passage that most teens go through.
With games such as CounterStrike and Dota offering multiplayer options, LAN gaming shops were prevalent in the mid 2000s.
Even though LAN gaming is very popular, more people are getting their own gaming desktops set up at home which allows them to play in the comfort of their own homes.
However, there are still LAN gaming shops that have stood the test of time.
We found the best and cheapest ones for those of you who are looking to get your PUBG game faces on.
Gaming For The Masses
1. Khakabo[caption id="attachment_32095" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: GoWhere Club[/caption]
Khakabo is one of the local gaming community’s favourite spots. When you ask gamers where they’d go for LAN gaming, Khakabo always comes up.
With individual sofa seats and a clean, cosy environment and a low rate of $2 per hour, it is no wonder gamers love to come to Khakabo.
What’s more, this place never closes. That’s right, it’s open 24 hours! Khakabo is the closest thing we have to a perfect LAN shop.
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-58, Burlington Square, Singapore, 189649
Opening Hours: Daily: 24 Hours
Contact No.: 8128 0922
Price: $2 per hour
2. GG Cybercafe
Image Credit: GoWhere Club[caption id="attachment_32096" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: GG Entertainment[/caption]
GG Cybercafe is a cosy LAN shop that offers individual sofa seats, latest equipments and hardware, food and drinks, and even printing services!
They also regularly host tournaments for games such as AuditionSEA and PUBG. Visiting gamers can expect to find a wide variety of games available, such as League Of Legends, DOTA 2, World Of Warcraft, Diablo 3, and MapleStory.
Their hourly rate is low, at $2 per hour, and they have packages for those who are planning to game for up to 12 hours.
$5 for 3 hours, $9 for 6 hours, and $12 for 12 hours. Can you game for 12 hours?
They do have festive promotions as well so do follow them on social media for updates on new game additions or promotional packages!
Address: Golden Wall Centre, 89 Short Street, #B1-14, Singapore, 188216
Opening Hours: 10am – 2am daily
Contact no.: 6254 5004
Price: $2 per hour
3. Clique Gaming[caption id="attachment_32098" align="aligncenter" width="1169"] Image Credit: Clique Gaming PL[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32099" align="aligncenter" width="826"] Image Credit: Clique Gaming PL[/caption]
Clique Gaming is the swankiest LAN shop we’ve seen.
That’s not all. This LAN shop is really a level up from the other LAN shops around.
They have HoN Legacy on all computers, which grants access to every hero in the game, in any account you play.
They also have premium Garena accounts that allows players to access gold member rooms for DOTA, double IP boost for League Of Legends players, and 5% experience boost for Blackshot players.
Besides the usual computer gaming, they also offer console gaming at $4 per hour.
Open for 24 hours, sofa seats, PC and Console gaming options and premium gaming accounts, Clique Gaming is one of the best in the business currently.
Address: 35 Selegie Road Parklane Shopping Mall #B1-17, Singapore 188307
Opening Hours: 24 Hours daily
Contact no.: 9009 3707
Price: $2 per hour
4. Big-O Gaming[caption id="attachment_32100" align="aligncenter" width="5472"] Image Credit: Website
5. Colosseum[caption id="attachment_32102" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit: Colosseum[/caption] [caption id="attachment_32103" align="aligncenter" width="796"] Image Credit: Colosseum[/caption]
Colosseum began in 2008 and has been a household name in the LAN gaming community.
They may have just closed their flagship store at Bugis+, but there are still 3 other outlets available in the North, East and West.
Their hourly rate is $3 for non-members, and $2 for members. Visitors only need to pay $8 for membership, which comes with 4 hours of free gaming, and discounted hourly rates for a year.
Membership renewal is not automatic so you will have to go to any outlet to renew your membership. It’s a little troublesome, but thankfully they have outlets in the different areas of Singapore.
Low hourly rates, clean and spacious interiors, and multiple outlets, Colosseum is a LAN shop that really caters to their customers.
Address: E!Avenue 1 Pasir Ris Cl, #02-341/342, Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6581 0126
Price: $3 per hour (non-members), $2 per hour (members)
Address: Blk 120, #01-02 Woodlands Avenue 1, Singapore, 739069
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6219 5954
Address: Blk 399 #01-44, Yung Sheng Road, Singapore, 610399
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6264 2668
LAN gaming may be dwindling in popularity but these LAN shops are still standing strong because of their low prices, wide variety of games, and comfortable environments.
Have you been to any of these LAN shops? Which is your favourite?
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(Header Image Source: Khakabo)
7 Halal Steamboat Places To Hit Up With Your Muslim Makan Kakis
Many of us Singaporeans love going for steamboats.
A fun dining experience that offers loads more interaction than if you each ordered a main for yourselves, it’s no wonder restaurants like Hai Di Lao are so popular among families and groups of friends. Unfortunately, halal hot pots are hard to come by in Singapore.
We sussed out all the best Halal certified hot pot places in Singapore. Chinese, Thai, Korean-style – we have them all.
Whether you’re someone who has Muslim friends to take into consideration, or are Muslim yourself, here are 7 Halal certified places where you can get your hot pot fix!
1. Farah Diana Restaurant (Closed)
Located at Changi, Farah Diana Restaurant is a short 5 minute walk from Eunos MRT station.[caption id="attachment_32019" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image Credit:
Farah Diana Restaurant By Farah Diana Catering – FDCS Facebook[/caption]
One thing we love about this place is the price you pay for an all-you-can-eat. Adults pay just $22, while children aged 5 – 12 pay $15.
The steamboat features all the usual suspects: vegetables, seafood (crab, scallops, mussel, squid) and marinated meats (beef, chicken). You can choose from chicken or tom yum soup for your soup base. There’s also cooked food including fried rice, noodles, and traditional malay kuih.
The sambal and chilli here are top notch, so you’ll want to bring plenty of that to your table!
Take note that Farah Diana Restaurant only accepts cash, so you’ll want to make sure you draw money before you head here to eat!
Price: $22 for adults, $15 for children (5 – 12 years old)
Farah Diana Restaurant
Address: 285 Changi Road Singapore 419764
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 4pm – 11pm; Fri: : 4pm – 12am; Sat – Sun: 2pm – 12am
Contact no.: 9107 9792
2. Marina Bay Steamboat @ Satay By the Bay
If you’re ever in the Marina Bay Sands area, you need to try out Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat (MBBS), an alfresco concept buffet at Satay By The Bay.[caption id="attachment_31947" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Burpple User Kevin Marling[/caption]
Within walking distance of Gardens By The Bay and Marina Barrage, Marina Bay Steamboat offers up a wide spread of fresh seafood including crayfish, crab, scallops, prawns, and bamboo clams. You can also expect a free flow of meats, vegetables, desserts and soft drinks, so you can stuff yourself silly after a whole day of activity!
All ingredients are prepared fresh daily, so you can be sure you’re eating only the good stuff.
Price: Children 5 – 11 years old: $15 nett | Adults, Mon – Thu: $27 nett | Adults, Fri/Sat: $29 nett | Adults, Eve of PH/PH: $30 nett
Marina Bay Steamboat @ Satay By the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Satay By The Bay, #12/13/14 Marina Bay, Singapore
Opening Hours: Daily, 5pm – 11.45pm
Contact no.: 8180 8112
3. Flame Cafe
Flame Cafe is a hot pot place you’ve probably heard of – but did you know it’s Halal certified?
Located at Tai Seng, a stone’s throw from Tai Seng MRT station, this hot pot spot made waves because of its FOUR tier Pagoda steamboat set up.[caption id="attachment_31956" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image Credit: Flame Cafe[/caption]
The top layer of the 4-Tier Cheesy Hotpot & BBQ Pagoda Steamboat is a steamer.
The second tier is a dipping tier (choose from Cheese, Salted Egg or Mongolian dip), and the next is a BBQ hot plate for grilling. Finally, right at the bottom is a hot pot tier that is divided down the middle so you can enjoy two different soup bases (choose from Chicken, Tom Yum, Mala, Herbal Tonic, Tomato). Talk about having options!
Choose from the Supreme ($38.90/pax), Premium ($29.90/pax) and Deluxe ($19.90/pax) Buffet, which entitles you to different kinds of ingredients to cook with your Pagoda steamboat.
Take note that the Pagoda steamboat set is only available after 3pm.
Address: Level 1 Centro Bianco Building, 73 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534818
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 10am – 1am; Fri – Sat: 10am – 3am; Sun: 10am – 1am
Contact no.: 6288 6346
Image Credit: Burpple User Alex Chua[/caption]
Lukhon Thai prides itself in its selection of authentic Northern Thai meat marinates and delicious chilli dip. Seriously, the chilli dip is the perfect mix of sweet, spicy and salty, and is super shiok when paired with the food you’re cooking.
For the soup, you get to choose between Chicken and Tom Yum soup (we recommend the latter). Like most Mookata places, you can choose from the pre-set platters, or you can order your favourites individually. They have beef, chicken, seafood, mushrooms – everything you need for a delicious, soul-warming Mookata.
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-05 Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641
Contact no.: 9675 5849
5. Makan Makan (Closed)
Located at the quaint, secluded Punggol Ranch is Makan-Makan.
Decorated with equestrian elements, Makan-Makan lets you cook your food hot pot (choose between a tom yum or chicken soup base) and grill style.[caption id="attachment_32023" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Burpple User Raine Liu[/caption]
The buffet line here includes a host of greens, marinated meats like beef, chicken, mutton, and duck, and has an entire section dedicated to seafood! You can expect everything from flower crabs to crayfish, mussels and scallops.
There is also a section of cooked food that includes simple fare like chicken wings, nuggets, and spring rolls! Pair your food with carbs like mee goreng and carbonara, and you’re in for a delicious meal.
Price: $26 on weekdays, $29 on weekends
Address: 900 Punggol Road End, Singapore 829168
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 3pm – 11pm; Sat & Sun: 12pm – 12am; Closed on Mon
Contact no.: 8571 0203
6. Yummy Veggie
Another buffet concept, Yummy Veggie International Buffet & Steamboat Restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant that plates up a delicious array of international vegetarian cuisine and steamboat, in a buffet concept.[caption id="attachment_31957" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: 7. Mukshidonna
Muslim folks who love Korean Army Stew, Mukshidonna will be your saving grace![caption id="attachment_32022" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Burpple User Jia Yi Ho[/caption]
Located at Downtown East, Pasir Ris, Mukshidonna is a popular chain restaurant from Seoul that is known for two things: budae jjigae (Korean army stew) with tteokbokki (Korean rice cakes).
Each serving of Army Stew costs $13.90, and comes with tteokbokki, odaeng (Korean fishcakes), vegetables, and gochujang (red chilli paste) stew. You can add all your favourite ingredients into your Army Stew at an additional cost of $3 per serving. Think: dumplings, mussels, sausages, and our favourite – cheese!
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, #02-324, E!Avenue, Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 10pm
The next time you’re in the mood for steamboat, be sure to hit up these restaurants! Many of these are buffet-style, so hang back and don’t leave until you’re sure you’ve had your fill!
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If You Like Blackball, This Dessert Shop Will Have You Questioning Your Loyalties
If you’ve been to Taiwan, you’ll know that one of the snacks the country is well-known for is its Jiu Fen Taro Balls.
Sold along the streets of bustling Jiu Fen, these coloured balls are chewy and are served alongside other ingredients such as sweet potato and green tea balls, in red bean, green bean or sweet potato soup.
A party of flavours and textures, if you’re a fan of these dessert bowls and are a strong believer that ‘the more the toppings, the better‘, you’ll love Nine Fresh‘s local spin on the Taiwanese classic.[caption id="attachment_30985" align="alignnone" width="3975"] Image Credit: Chee Kuen[/caption]
If this is the first time you’re hearing of Nine Fresh, you’re missing out!
Nine Fresh is a dessert stop that has been serving up quality cups of the delicious dessert for almost 5 years now.
That is, cups of grass jelly, beancurd, or ai-yu jelly (or a mixture of the three) heaped with beans (red bean, green bean, pinto bean, eight treasure bean), balls (mini taro ball, taro ball, durian ball), flavoured pearl jelly (aloe vera, mango, lychee, passionfruit), black pearls, and many more toppings.
At Nine Fresh, they’re all about keeping traditions fresh, and recently, they’ve done exactly that by rolling out 2 new series of desserts.
Nine Fresh Goes Local
The first is its Local Flavours series, which consist of dessert creations inspired by some of our favourite local desserts, including Chendol and Cheng Teng.[caption id="attachment_30980" align="alignnone" width="2787"] L-R: The Cheng Teng Cup, Durian Yin-Yang, The Chendol Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
The Chendol Cup ($3.80) has a grass jelly base and is topped with green chendol jelly, attap seeds, red bean, and taro balls.
With (almost) all the ingredients you’d typically find in a chendol dessert, this is a far less sweet variant of the coconut milk-heavy dessert.
The Cheng Teng Cup ($3.80) also has all the good stuff you’d find in the traditional dessert: pong tai hai, lotus nut, barley, and sago. These are served over a wobbly ai-yu jelly base. And of course, you can’t forget the taro balls![caption id="attachment_30984" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Image Credit: Chee Kuen[/caption]
As durian lovers, our favourite is the Durian Yin-Yang, a half beancurd, half grass jelly base that’s topped with black sugar jelly dice, taro balls, and a generous scoop of rich durian puree – yes, actual durian flesh. The flavourful and creamy durian, combined with the array of chewy and QQ ingredients in the cup make it a winner – and all for just $3.90.
Singapore’s Favourites, According To Data
Another exciting addition to Nine Fresh’s offerings is the Fanspiration Series, a bunch of cups and flavours that are essentially customer-generated.
The best-selling flavour and ingredient combinations based on Nine Fresh’s data, gathered from its create-your-own-cup promo this year, you can’t go wrong with these flavours that are beloved by many, many Singaporeans.[caption id="attachment_30981" align="alignnone" width="3024"] The Yin-Yang Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
Some of these items in this series include the all-black The Black Cup ($2.90), the all-white The White Cup ($2.60), and The Yin-Yang Cup ($2.90), which is half black and half white – at least when it comes to the base.[caption id="attachment_30982" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Aww In One Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
If you simply can’t decide between the bases (or love them all equally), the Aww In One Cup cup contains all three of them.
This cup comes piled with black pearls, taro balls, and mini taro balls on top. If you’re a first timer to Nine Fresh, we suggest you go for this so you can sample a little bit of everything and figure out which you prefer!
From there on, you can customise your own cup and create your own perfect combination of ingredients.
With so many decadent desserts out there, from rich chocolate treats to lava toasts, Nine Fresh is – literally – a refreshing change from the lot.
Priced very affordable from $2 to $3.90 for one of their pre-set cups, Nine Fresh’s desserts are a lighter option with so much to offer in the way of taste and flavour!
The next time you’re craving a refreshing dessert, make sure to pop by one of Nine Fresh’s 16 outlets – you won’t be disappointed!
Address: Find your nearest Nine Fresh Also read This Thai Bakery Is Baking Up A Storm Of Fluffy Loaves – And You Knead To Try It
10 Halloween Events And Eats That Are Creeping Into Your Calendar This October
If you’ve been counting down the days to Halloween like we have, the wait will soon be over!
It’s that time of the year where we dress up in costume, scare ourselves silly, and hopefully score ourselves some candy. What’s not to love?
This month, we’ve rounded up a list of Halloween parties you can attend, and some Halloween-themed food you can look forward to chowing down on!
Brace yourselves, you won’t see these scares coming.
Play & Discover
1. Halloween Horror Nights 7
First on the list is a Halloween house that requires no introduction.[caption id="attachment_30574" align="alignnone" width="1443"] Image Credit: Resorts World Sentosa[/caption]
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is back for its seventh edition, and this year’s scare-fest is themed after the seven dead-lier sins: cruelty, deception, malice, manipulation, narcissism, perversion and obsession.
Come face to face with your worst nightmares when you enter the 5 haunted houses, which include a mall filled with ghosts (‘Death Mall’), an eerie hut haunted by the Midnight Man (‘Hex’), and see what evils lurk within the minds of the malevolent (‘Inside The Mind’).[caption id="attachment_30575" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Image Credit: Resorts World Sentosa[/caption]
Wander through 2 scare zones, one of which is a sanctuary for the 7 sins (‘Pilgrimage of Sin’), and another of which is a macabre twist on your favourite holidays (‘Happy Horror Days‘).
Another highlight at Halloween Horror Nights this year is also a HHN first – Zombie laser tag. For the first time in Halloween Horror Nights history, you get the chance to defend yourself against the horrors you will meet. So grab your weapon; you’ll need it to fend off the rabid flesh-eating zombies.
Tickets are available for purchase here.
Halloween Horror Nights 7
Where: Universal Studios Singapore
When: 29 Sep – 29 Oct
Image Credit: *SCAPE[/caption]
Abused and murdered by her mother, her restless spirit has returned to haunt her mother’s new family. Possessing her mother, she kills off every single member of the family before forcing her mother to hang herself.
Pay a visit to the grave-filled backyard, step into the master bedroom, and brace yourself for what you may find in the attic and the children’s room! A house full of horrors, you’ll want to take a deep breath when you arrive at the front porch.
Watch your back – you can never be too careful.
Tickets are available for purchase here.
Museum Of Horrors VII: Vengeance
When: 18 – 22 Oct, 26 – 31 Oct
Admission: $15 for General Admission
3. Carnival of the Absurd at Lulu’s Lounge
If horror houses and being scared isn’t what you had in mind for Halloween, maybe this is.[caption id="attachment_30858" align="aligncenter" width="707"] Image Credit: Lulu’s Lounge will be hosting its first Halloween party.
Called ‘Carnival of the Absurd‘, this party is themed around a Coney Island freak show, which is famed for its performers who bear bodily abnormalities (e.g dwarves, four legged humans) or who can perform amazing inhuman feats like swallowing swords and contorting their own bodies.[caption id="attachment_30579" align="aligncenter" width="736"] Image Credit: Pinterest[/caption]
While we don’t know yet what characters we’ll find at this carnival, you can be sure you’ll be thoroughly entertained by their roving characters and wacky stage performers.[caption id="attachment_30576" align="aligncenter" width="930"] Image Credit: Honeycombers[/caption]
Get your freak on and don’t be a bystander! Here, no one will be judging.
Carnival of the Absurd
Where: Lulu’s Lounge, Pan Pacific Hotel, 7 Raffles Boulevard
When: 28 Oct, 9pm – 6am
Admission: $30 cover charge
4. Cleopetra’s Revenge at Bang Bang
If you’re looking for a change of pace, pop over to Bang Bang.[caption id="attachment_30580" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Bang Bang[/caption]
Themed ‘Cleopetra’s Revenge‘, dance with menacing mummies and evil queens decked in gold into the wee hours of the morning.
Transporting you to Cleopetra’s creepy land, the night will whisper tales of the undead queen’s revenge.
When: Oct 27 – 28, 10.30pm – 6am
Where: Bang Bang, Pan Pacific Hotel, 7 Raffles Boulevard
Admission: $35 (includes one drink)
5. Zouk’s Laboratorium Of Horror[caption id="attachment_31105" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Zouk[/caption]
This Halloween, Zouk will transform into a Laboratorium of Horror with jars containing brains, icky intestines, old examination tables, and syringes. The laboratory of one mad Dr Gore, watch out for the diabolical doctor – you don’t want to be the next subject in his line of sinister experiments.
You’ll want to bring your A game – costume-wise – to this party because those in the most terrifying costumes stand a chance to win a pair of flight tickets to Athens via Scoot (worth $1680), Jimmy Choo and Kenzo fragrance hampers, a staycay at Lloyd’s Inn, and more.
The party goes on through the night till 4am, with Zouk’s resident DJs Hong, Lincey, and Jeremy Boon helming the decks.
The first 100 party-goers that arrive decked out in full costume get to enter for free!
Zouk’s Laboratorium Of Horror
Where: Blk 3C River Valley Road
Admission: $55 (non-member price; includes one drink)
6. Noise Invasion Festival at Haw Par Villa
There are few places in Singapore that are quite as creepy as Haw Par Villa after dark.[caption id="attachment_31107" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Wikimedia[/caption]
On 28 October, the spooky Haw Par Villa grounds will be taken over by Noise Invasion Festival, a celebration of individuality and creativity. The event’s hashtag is #GetWeird, so you know what to do! Embrace the theme and dress your weirdest.[caption id="attachment_31106" align="aligncenter" width="679"] Image Credit Noise Invasion Festival[/caption]
Expect killer music at this festival, with a line-up including Sam Rui, Wicked Aura, M1LDL1FE, Axel Brizzy, Amateur Takes Control, and more. The festival’s got art, dance, and food, and teases that it’ll deviate from the usual arts festival format.
Not sure what to expect? Think unconventional and strange.
Admission to this festival is completely free, so if you’re too broke to party this Halloween, this is a great alternative for the Halloween weekend!
Noise Invasion Festival
Where: Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
7. Singapore Halloween Festival
The Singapore Halloween Festival is back, and this year, it will take place in a water park![caption id="attachment_30581" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: Eventbrite[/caption]
An annual event that combines fun, horror, dressing up and all things Halloween, this year’s haunting will happen slightly past Halloween on 4 – 5 November. And the site they’ve chosen this year is none other than Wild Wild Wet.[caption id="attachment_30582" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Image Credit: Wild Wild Wet[/caption]
There will be a Zombie Maze, a Monster Ball, a Giant Picnic Lawn with delicious gourmet F&B options, carnival games and pop-up stalls for everyone in the family! Dress your best because the person wearing the best costume will win a special prize!
Adult tickets are tagged at $45 for a regular 1-day pass, $70 for a regular 2-day pass and $388 for VIP Tier tickets (2-day pass) for 3 adults. Child tickets are $30 for a 1-day pass and $50 for a 2-day pass.
Tickets are available for purchase here.
Singapore Halloween Festival
Where: Wild Wild Wet
When: 4 – 5 Nov
Admission: $30 – $388
8. Halloween Family Night Out
Another Halloween party for the whole family is Halloween Family Night Out.
The biggest family-friendly Halloween event, this Halloween extravaganza will take over the sprawling KidZania arena.[caption id="attachment_30531" align="alignnone" width="1519"] Image Credit: Halloween FNO[/caption]
For 2 weekends from 27 October – 5 November, the KidZania compound will take on a brand new look. The airport, restaurants, petrol kiosk and more will transform into a landscape including a candy forest, volcanoes, and the depths of the sea!
Immerse yourself in the beautifully designed rooms that will transport you and your family to a whole other dimension. Watch the professional actors as they take you through an immersive storytelling experience!
What’s Halloween without a bit of candy? Collect trick or treat goodie bags on the trees of Vampi’s candy forest and be sure to steer clear of Vampi the vampire if you plan on holding on to your loot![caption id="attachment_30530" align="aligncenter" width="1177"] Image Credit: Halloween FNO[/caption]
For more candy, enter the neon forest and find 4 doors. Knock on the doors and if you and your family come in costume, you’ll receive a treat. Otherwise, you just may get tricked.
With carnival games, spooky snack-bites, magic shows and mysterious bubble shows taking place through the night, the kids are in for a night of fun at this Halloween fiesta!
Entry is $45 each for adult and child, and is inclusive of a limited edition Trick or Treat popcorn candy bucket, a Halloween Family Night Out Cape and The Secret Treasure Map of Magic Mummy (worth $45)!
Halloween Family Night Out
Where: KidZania @ Sentosa
When: 27 – 28 Oct, 3 – 5 Nov
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Admission: $45 (adult/child)
9. Halloween At Sephora
This Halloween, why stop at putting on a Halloween costume?[caption id="attachment_30532" align="aligncenter" width="923"] Image Credit: Sephora[/caption]
Go all out and dress your face up as well with a little help from the helpful Beauty Advisors at Sephora.
For the entire month of October, spend $100 or more and get a custom Halloween makeover at any Sephora store!
Halloween at Sephora
Where: All Sephora outlets
When: 1 – 31 Oct
10. Cold Stone Creamery
This Halloween, Cold Stone Creamery is serving a spooky spin on Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream.[caption id="attachment_30584" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Cold Stone Creamery Singapore Facebook[/caption]
Their Halloween exclusive, Cookies ‘n’ Screammm, consists of a scoop of pumpkin ice cream mixed with a gummy worms, bloody berries, and of course, Oreo cookies. Priced at $6 – $10.50, have your dessert in a plain waffle bowl (+$1.20) or in a dipped waffle bowl (+$1.90).
Cold Stone Creamery
Locations: Also read There’s A Superhero Themed Cyclothon Happening In Singapore And All Are Welcome
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Pasir Ris Will Be Getting Its Own Version Of Timbre+, But With More Diet-Friendly Options
It’s time to make hawker centers cool again.
A new hawker center is scheduled to open in Pasir Ris Central in November, and it sounds like the next up-and-coming hipster enclave.
Divided into two stories, the Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre will offer both traditional hawker fare and more ‘hipster food’ and is the first . The hipster food area will be called Fareground, and will house 22 stalls featuring modern Singapore cuisine (read: fusion food).
NTUC Foodfare, who will be managing the space, intends on using Fareground to host arts and crafts markets and music gigs. Good news for Easties because the fairs and markets are finally heading your way!
Making life easier for you
Becuase we are in the Smart Nation age, the hawker centre is all about making eating out a breeze.
All stalls will offer cashless payment through Plus! Cards/ Plus! Pay and DBS Paylah! You can also redeem your Link Points at the hawker centre – your meal is pretty much free!
Even hawker food is now becoming healthy
Hawker food has a history of being unhealthy, oily and really salty. But not Foodfare and Fareground.
Every single stall must have at least one Healthier Choice meal under 500 calories on the menu. All hawkers must also use healthier oil in their food preparation. Eating out is now possible, even for those health buffs!
If you ever wanted to open up a new stall, now is the time. Foodfare and Fareground is opening up applications for their stalls on Monday, 11 September. Stalls are a good chance to tread the waters in the F&B industry if you are not confident about committing to a cafe.
Applications will close on 22 Sept, and you’ll be able to view a list of all the exciting food offerings then.
Based on what we’ve heard, we think everyone will be rushing to visit Pasir Ris this November. Healthy hawker food? We’ll be there.
Also read Placing Your Order In Sign Language Will Get You A 10% Discount At This Cafe
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10 High-Octane Events To Kick Off The First Half Of September [1-15 September]
It’s finally here – September!
September is always a busy month because of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix stop. As the drivers descend upon our shores, we are armed with loads of parties and festivities to welcome them to our sunny island.
If you aren’t into the racing and/or partying scene, here are some ideas on what else you can get up to the first half of this month.
Play & Discover
1. Star Wars: Experience The Force
On the stroke of midnight of 1 September, you’ll be able to get first dibs on exclusive merch from the upcoming movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, at Ion Orchard.[caption id="attachment_29422" align="aligncenter" width="300"] (Image Credit: Expat Living SG)[/caption]
The celebrations will continue with pop-ups and installations like the Millennium Falcon and a super adorable BB-8 virtual reality experience.
It’s never too early to start, so bring your young ones to their very first Padawan training class to kick start their journey to being a Jedi Master.
The festival will culminate in an entire zone dedicated to fans of the galaxy at the annual Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC). Go crazy taking photos with replicas of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, J.J. Abrams’ autographed Rey’s Speeder, and a film replica of the interior of the Millennium Falcon.
Star Wars: Experience The Force Festival
Address: Ion Orchard and Sands Expo & Convention Centre Hall D, E & F, Level B2, Marina Bay Sands
When: 1 – 10 Sep
The Imaginarium Of David
The greatest suspense is the feeling of mystery![caption id="attachment_28993" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image Credit: Andsoforth[/caption]
Andsoforth, who is well known for bringing whimsical fantasies to life in a theatrical dinner setting, are back again with another hit production.
This time round, the tale of David and Goliath is re-imagined in a modern disco setting, with b-boys, swan ballerinas, Shaolin Ballerinas, and a cabaret that will ensure you won’t have a peaceful dinner.
Here’s what went down at their previous show:
The food will also be extraordinary, with a four course meal to tease your tastebuds and a sneaky cocktail thrown in at the end to finish off the night.
The Imaginarium Of David
Address: Secret location – only revealed on the day of the event itself
When: Every Fri & Sat till 30 Sep
3. Dashboard Confessional Live In Singapore
Relive your childhood with one of the icons of the 2000s emo era – Dashboard Confessional![caption id="attachment_29423" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image Credit: LAMC Productions[/caption]
Even though they’ve been to Singapore twice previously, they were both stripped down, acoustic shows. This time round, they will come at us full force, with the entire band in attendance.
You can expect old favorites like ‘Belle Of The Boulevard’, ‘Stolen’, and also newer material off their latest album, such as ‘Hopes Up’. Their sound has changed slightly over the years, but still retains the same poignancy and rawness that we loved in our teen years.
Dashboard Confessional Live In Singapore
Address: D’[email protected] East
When: 9 Sep
4. Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2017 (STGCC)
Our local version of Comic Con is celebrating its tenth year this year![caption id="attachment_29426" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image Credit: STGCC[/caption]
Anything from manga, anime, comics to cosplay and collectibles goes at STGCC. Attendees can score limited edition drops, meet artists and famous cosplayers, and take part in the festivities by dressing up as their favorite characters.
C.B. Cebulksi, editor of Marvel Comics and talent scout, will be here doing his portfolio review rounds for aspiring cartoonists and illustrators. Also visiting are Japanese toy designers Hinatique and Yasu, who will be visiting Singapore for the first time.[caption id="attachment_29425" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A replica of the Millenium Falcon (Image Credit: STGCC)[/caption]
This year, there will be a dedicated zone for Star Wars fans, with a live replica of the Millenium Falcon.
An entire hall dedicated to competitive and casual gamers will also see three gaming tournaments – ROG Masters 2017 – DOTA 2 – Singapore Qualifier and ROG Masters 2017 – CS:GO – Singapore Qualifier finals, and semi-final to finals Tickets
5. West Side Story
Pretty much the underworld version of the Shakespearean romance tragedy Romeo And Juliet.
One of Broadway’s biggest spectacles will be making its way to Singapore after selling out shows in Sydney, Tokyo and London.
West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers from rival teenage gangs, set in the slums of 1950s New York. The musical will take to the stage in a flurry of explosive choreography and jazzy tunes.
We’re sure you won’t be able to resist singing along to this ill-fated violent romance that painfully reveals the injustice of the social system in America back in the 1950s.
West Side Story
Address: Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
When: 13 – 30 Sep
6. Music Matters Live 2017
Held in conjunction with the All That Matters Live Conference and Apple Music, Music Matters Live is back again this year, happening from 9 – 13 Sep! Artists from all over the world will gather to showcase the best of their country’s burgeoning music scene.[caption id="attachment_29427" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image Credit: DANakaDAN[/caption]
This event will see rapper DANakaDAN from USA, indie outfit Fairchild from Australia and Taiwanese rock heavyweights Elephant Gym 大象體操 making up some of the international acts.
Repping Singapore, we have Falling Feathers, M1ldl1fe and Tabitha Nauser.[caption id="attachment_29429" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Image Credit: Falling Feathers[/caption]
Head over to the Various locations, including CHIJMES and Timbre outlets The highlight of the racing world is finally here!
When: 9 – 13 Sep
Singapore Grand Prix: Singapore F1 2017
When: 15 – 17 Sep
The highlight of the racing world is finally here![caption id="attachment_29433" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Singapore Grand Prix: Singapore F1 2017
Spice up your yakitori with CHIKIN’s Szechuan-style yakitori.
[caption id="attachment_29347" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chikin skewers[/caption]
Instead of using the usual tare sauce, CHIKIN uses mala to season their yakitori. Expect to find over 11 parts of the chicken available on the menu, as well as various other kushiyaki like veggies and other meats.[caption id="attachment_29349" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cocktail[/caption]
The pop-art inspired bar also has an extensive range of Japanese whiskies and sakes to choose from, as well as an entire menu of cocktails that reinterpret old favorites with a twist.
Address: 6 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089820
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 5pm – 12am; Sat: 6pm – 12am
Contact no.: 6634 2916
9. Ben and Jerry’s new flavors: Frozen Flakes and Cocoa Loco
We just cannot get enough of Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavors!
This time, their two new flavors remind us of breakfast. Cocoa Loco is a chocolate cereal milk ice cream with crisp chocolate cereal swirls. Frozen Flakes is the normal milk ice cream version of Cocoa Loco, just without chocolate.[caption id="attachment_29430" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Image Credit: @nylonsg[/caption]
Who says we can’t have ice cream for breakfast?
Ben & Jerry’s
Address: Various outlets
10. Superga X Disney collection
No matter how old we are, Disney characters will always have a place in our hearts.[caption id="attachment_29431" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image Credit: Superga[/caption]
The classic 2750 cut gets an adorable update with a baby pink Minnie mouse print and a fire-truck red shade covered in Mickey’s handprints.
These shoes also comes in kid sizes, so that you can be all matchy-matchy with your younger siblings.
These shoes can be found in-store at Wheelock and Vivocity, and you can also purchase them online.
Address: 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place #B2-04, Singapore 238880
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6634 2916
With such an exciting and star-studded month ahead, we can’t wait for it to come! You definitely won’t want to stay in and miss out on all the fun.
Also read Make Your Heart Go “Dookki Dookki” At Singapore’s First Ever Tteokbokki Buffet
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