From Korean Sandwiches To Steaks, Here Are 10 New Eateries In Century Square Worth Checking Out

Century Square at Tampines reopened its doors after a nine-month long facelift. What most people don’t know is that the newly revamped mall has plenty of new food spots that East Siders can claim “East Side, Best Side”.

Other than the regular favourites such as Ayam Penyet President, Maki San, FatPapas Burgers & Shakes, Men Men Don Don, there’s plenty of new eateries you can look forward to at Century Square.

Here are some of our favourites:

1. Two Hana

Two Hana is a Korean-fusion cafe that stands out from the rest by taking western dishes and giving them a Korean twist.

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They serve everything from rice bowls to pastas and small bites for a quick and fuss-free meal.

Some of the highlights include Kimchi Mac and Cheese ($9) which is a fried cube of kimchi-flavoured mac and cheese. If you’re looking for something heartier, we recommend getting the Striploin Bap ($15) or Korean Seafood Cioppino With Tofu ($12).

Two Hana
Unit number: #01-21
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Contant No.: 6260 4321

2. Seoul In A Sandwich

Korean food is one of the more popular cuisines among Singaporeans, with the food portions being easily shareable and comforting.

The Seoul Garden Group has come up with a new concept in the form of Seoul In A Sandwich. As its name suggests, it serves up sandwiches with a Korean twist. Expect western sandwiches with Korean flavours.

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The Bulgogi Cheesesteak ($8.50) is basically a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, but it uses grilled Bulgogi beef instead. But the most ambitious crossover sandwich has got to be the Army Stew-ich ($8.50) which has stewed chicken hotdogs, chicken luncheon meat, tteokbokki, and daikon slaw slapped between ciabatta toasts.

Seoul In A Sandwich
Unit number: #B1-23
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Contact No.: 6260 4339

3. The Meathouse

Steak lovers, here’s a halal steakhouse set up by chef Benny Se Teo, the man behind Eighteen Chefs.

Just like his previous venture, you’ll find a decently-priced selection of soups, salads, sides, and proteins on the menu, which is actually quite extensive.

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You can order a whole Black Angus 250g Striploin Steak for just $22.50 or the Australian Tajima 200g Wagyu Striploin Steak for $45. If you’re looking for decent cut of steak for under $50, The Meathouse should be your next go-to.

All steaks are served with a side of hot bun, greens and café de Paris butter with a choice of mushroom, black pepper or garlic sauce.

The Meathouse
Unit number: #05-04
Opening hours: Sun – Thur: 11am – 10:30pm, Fri – Sat: 11am to 11pm
Contact No.: 6260 1752

4. Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh

There’re countless of Chwee Kueh’s stall in Singapore but Tiong Bahru Market’s Jian Bo Shui Kueh is always on everyone’s lips when asked where the best is.

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Now east siders no longer have to travel all the way to Tiong Bahru for their Chwee Kueh fix. The chwee kuehs have the right amount of bounce, and the preserved radish topping features a wonderfully savoury and spicy combination of flavours.

This certainly justifies the perpetual queues snaking in front of Jian Bo!

Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh
Unit Number: #B1-28
Opening Hours: 6am – 10pm daily
Contact No.: 6260 2551
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If you’re new to Mahota and not sure what to pick from their menu try out the Signature Mahota 9 Element Box (S$20) which is basically an omakase in a bento box. The nine “elements” in the box is a mixture of items from their Signature Plates (S$12 – S$19) and Small Plates (S$5 – S$9), which are also available on the menu.

Mahota Kitchen
Unit Number: #01-11
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily
Contact No.: 6260 8018
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They’re known for serving hearty soups paired with zhnged-up popiah. Some favourites include Souper Shroomy ($3.90/$5.20/$6.80) and the Boston Clam Chowder ($4.40/$5.70/$7.30).

As for the popiahs, they’re rolled with 100% handmade popiah skin. Get either The Traditional ($2.90) or The Seafood Wasabi Mayo ($5.30) which comes with fresh shrimp, seasoned tune & crabsticks, wakame seaweed and light wasabi mayonnaise.

Unit Number: #01-34
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am-9:30pm, Sat & Sun: 9:30am-9:30pm
Contact No.: 6781 1031

7. Beef Bro

If you were at the Geylang Serai Bazaar this year, you’ll probably recognise Beef Br.

Opened by Mediacorp actor Danial Ashriq, Beef Bro made their debut at the Geylang Serai Bazaar this year and drew crowds with up to an hour and a half of waiting time.

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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!

Beef Bro’s signature Beef Cubes are available in 130g ($7.90)and 200g ($12.90). 

Beef Bro
Unit No: #B1-38
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 9:30pm
Contact No.: 8484 4359

8. Nakhon Kitchen

This Thai eatery needs little introduction, especially since all their branches enjoy long queues.

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If you’re a huge fan of Thai food, you might want to consider adding Nakhon to your list. Be prepared to queue during peak hours though, this place is well known for their affordable yet quality food.

Some of the must-try dishes at Nakhon include Phad Thai, Pandan Chicken and of course the Tom Yam Soup.

Nakhon Kitchen
Unit No: #01-42
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm, daily
Contact No.: 6260 1632

9. Pizza Express

Pizza Express is a restaurant that will impress you with their take on both classic and unconventional pizzas.

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One of their more unique creations would be the Laksa Pizza ($28) which comes with prawns, mussels, squid clams, quail eggs, fried beancurd (tau pok) and homemade laksa sauce.

They also serve handmade pastas. The Lobster and Crabmeat Ravioli comes with a velvety mushroom and pomodoro sauce.

Pizza Express
Unit Number: #02-20/27
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, daily
Contact No.: 6260 6383

10. Cheese Addiction

The cheese raclette trend may be a fad but cheese will always be a favourite for Singaporeans. Cheese Addiction is another kiosk in the basement that sells a variety of baked cheese bites.

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Some favourites include Raclette Tori Karage ($6.50), Mac and Cheese ($5.90) and Kimchi Cheese Tteokbokki ($5.90).

Cheese Addiction
Unit Number: #B1-39
Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm, daily
Contact No.: 9029 5838

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(Header Image Source: Beef Bro, Seoul In A Sandwich, The Meathouse, Two Hana)

If You Love The Beef Cubes At The Geylang Bazaar – They’re Opening A Store In Tampines Soon!

Tampines residents sure are spoilt for choice, with so many new eateries opening in Century Square.

First there was Seoul in a Sandwich, then Two Hana, and now Beef Bro will also be opening an outlet there on 5 August 2018!

If you were at the Geylang Serai Bazaar this year, you’ll probably recognise Beef Bro.

They were the newcomers at the annual Geylang Serai bazaar this year and generated long queues.

Beef, Bro

Opened by Mediacorp actor Danial Ashriq, Beef Bro made their debut at the Geylang Serai Bazaar this year and drew crowds with up to an hour and a half of waiting time.

[caption id="attachment_36199" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Beef Bro Image Credit: Beef Bro SG[/caption]

What they’re known for is, of course, beef. Specifically, flame-grilled beef cubes, like the ones you find in Taiwan.

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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!

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Using a blow torch to cook beef cubes is not a new concept to Singaporeans. There’s Huoyanshaiziniu that opened in 313 Somerset earlier in January this year, who brought the concept of blow-torched beef cubes from Taiwan to Singapore.

The difference here is that Beef Bro is Muslim-owned and they use 100% halal ingredients. They’re currently working towards the MUIS Halal certification so our Muslim friends can rest assured that what they’re eating is Halal.

Their first outlet at Century Square will serve up their signature blow torch beef cubes as well as an expanded menu with bento sets.

For those of you who don’t eat beef, they also have flame-grilled seafood options too!

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The popular Mentaiko Beef Cubes will go for $14.90, while the Chicken Cubes and Mentaiko Scallops go for $5.90 and $11.90 respectively.

Bento sets go for $8 to $13, with an option to add mozzarella cheese for an extra $2.

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You’ll be able to choose your preferred doneness for the beef cubes. Though if you order it well done, then maybe you shouldn’t go for the beef. Just saying.

Beef Bro opens at Century Square on 5 August 2018 and the first 200 customers will get FREE beef cubes. Good things must share so don’t say we neh say.

Beef Bro
Address: Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5 #B1-38, Singapore 529509
Contact no.: 8484 4359

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(Header Image Source: Beef Bro SG)

This New Korean-Western Cafe At Tampines Serves Dishes Like Kimchi Mac & Cheese For $9

Why do the Easties always get the good stuff?

First it’s Seoul in a Sandwich, then A&W and Shake Shack, and now, Two Hana.

Two Hana is a cafe in Century Square serving up Korean-Italian fusion food.

Korean-Italian Fusion

Korean food has become very popular in Singapore and many Korean restaurants have popped up over the years. The problem, however, is that they all serve pretty much the same things.

Two Hana stands out from the rest by taking traditional Italian dishes and giving them a Korean twist.

Like the Korean Seafood Cioppino ($12). A Cioppino is a Italian-American fish stew that also includes other seafood such as crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, and mussels.

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You can choose to have your Cioppino with tofu or a bread roll.

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Another dish to look out for is the Braised Gochujang Lamb Shank ($24). The lamb shank is fork tender due to the long braising, and the accompanying gravy uses gochujang, resulting in a slightly spicier variant of the classic lamb shank gravy.

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Also, this lamb shank comfortably feeds 2, so be careful not to over-order.

For sides, go for the Kimchi Mac and Cheese ($9), Korean Cauliflower Fritters ($8), and the Seafood Mandu with Tteokbokki Cheese Sauce ($8).

If you’re looking for a traditional Mac and Cheese, you’re looking in the wrong place. The one served here comes as a fried cube of kimchi-flavoured mac and cheese.

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If you find this too jelak to finish, try it with the accompanying chilli sauce which is a sucker punch to your throat because of the chilli padi. Try it. I dare you.

Now I love Cauliflower Cheese, or any form of Cauliflower, so these Korean Cauliflower Fritters make me very happy. Each pale florette is covered in dakgangjeong sauce, giving them a sweet, spicy flavour.

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Lastly, the Seafood Mandu with Tteokbokki Cheese Sauce. For those who are unfamiliar, mandu is the korean version of a gyoza. It’s basically a dumpling.

The ones here come served with cheese sauce and topped with tteokbokki. It’s a lot of textures, so take your time to chew.

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Prices at Two Hana are rather affordable, with nothing beyond $24. And the best part is that the prices are already inclusive of GST and there’s no service charge because everything is self-service.

Two Hana also has plenty of lunchtime and afternoon tea promotions available. Do check their Facebook page for any ongoing promotions.

You can view their full menu here.

For our Muslim friends, don’t worry. Two Hana is in the midst of finalising their Halal certification, so hang tight!

In the meantime, I’m going to plan how to move to the East side because I’m getting district envy.

Two Hana
Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-21 Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening Hours: Daily: 8am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6260 4321

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Seoul Garden’s New Takeaway Kiosk Offers Korean-Inspired Sandwiches For Under $9

Thanks to the K-wave that swept the nation back in the early 2000s, Singapore is now home to many Korean food establishments, with many more continuing to pop up.

Korean food is also one of the more popular cuisines among Singaporeans, with the food portions being easily shareable and comforting. I mean, have you ever had Korean Army Stew? That’ll warm you right up on a rainy day.

Now, the Seoul Garden Group has come up with a new concept in the form of Seoul In A Sandwich.

The Taste Of Seoul In A Sandwich

This kiosk in the basement of Century Square might be small (okay maybe not that small), but the sandwiches sure come in big flavours.

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As its name suggests, it serves up sandwiches with a Korean twist. Expect western sandwiches with Korean flavours.

Like this Bulgogi Cheesesteak ($8.50). It’s basically a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, but it uses grilled Bulgogi beef instead.

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The result is a sweeter flavour than the usual savouriness you’d get from a Philly Cheesesteak, that’s further accentuated by the sautéed onions and peppers.

The Seoul Street Toast ($6.50) is a neat stack of onion and cabbage omelette, chicken ham, and sliced cheese on white bread.

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If you’re looking for something more comforting, how about going for the Kimchi Grilled Cheese ($5.50)? Cheddar and Mozzarella and Kimchi bits are sandwiched between 2 slices of white bread and grilled to cheese heaven.

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But the most ambitious crossover sandwich has got to be the Army Stew-ich ($8.50). Just look at this monster of a sandwich.

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This sandwich has stewed chicken hotdogs, chicken luncheon meat, tteokbokki, and daikon slaw slapped between ciabatta toasts. This already sounds filling to me.

On a side note, I’m bothered that they didn’t call this the “Bread-ae Jjigae”.

Seoul Sandwich has a few other sandwiches on their menu, including 2 sweet ones – the Matcha White Chocolate ($3.50) and the Citron Cream Cheese and Asian Pear ($4.50).

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For first-timers, you can always approach any of the staff and they’ll give you recommendations on what to try.

As someone who loves their bread, and by extension, sandwiches, this makes me very happy.

Seoul in a Sandwich
 2 Tampines Central 5, Century Square #B1-23, Singapore 529509
Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6260 4339

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(Header Image Source: Seoul in a Sandwich)

If You Love Muah Chee, You’ll Love This New Bubble Tea By Playmade

If you’re not familiar with Playmade by 丸作, they previously caused a stir in the local bubble tea community with their interesting pearl flavours.

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From Burnt Caramel to Pink Cactus and Black Sesame, Playmade has certainly carved a niche in the existing bubble tea market.

Nutty Sensation

Playmade has come up with a brand new drink for those of you who love your traditional desserts.

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That’s right, from now till 21 March 2018, the Peanut Milk Tea With Muah Chee Pearls ($1.90) will be available at both Playmade outlets.

No prizes for guessing what local dessert inspired this particular milk tea flavour. While the Muah Chee pearls have been around since January as a limited time pearl flavour, the accompanying Peanut Milk Tea is new.

The Peanut Milk Tea with Muah Chee Pearls will only be around for another 2 weeks, so head down to any Playmade outlet and get yours today!

Address: 108 Depot Road #01-03, Singapore, 100108
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 8pm
Contact no.: 9067 7297

Address: 10 Tampines Central 1, #01-59, Singapore, 529536
Opening Hours: Daily: 10.30am – 10pm
Contact no.: 9067 7297

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OCBC Lets You Earn Triple The Amount Of Flyer Miles When You Shop At IKEA This Week

We all love going to IKEA.

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Let us break it down for you.

Usually, every dollar you spend on your OCBC Titanium Rewards card, earns you 10 OCBC$. And every 10 OCBC$ is worth 4 miles.

Normal rate:
1 SGD = 10 OCBC$ = 4 miles

But during this promotion period, every dollar spent at IKEA from 1 March to 11 March 2018, you will earn 30 OCBC$, which gives you 12 miles per dollar.

Promotion rate:
1 SGD = 30 OCBC$ = 12 miles

You can earn a maximum of SGD$1000 worth of OCBC$ with this promotion. Meaning you get up to 12,000 miles on your OCBC Titanium Rewards card!

That’s not all, because we’re all Singaporean and we love free stuff, for every $150 spent in a single receipt, you will be able to receive a $10 IKEA gift card! (Limited to the first 2,088 redemptions)

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What are you waiting for? It’s time to head back to IKEA with your OCBC Titanium Rewards card!

Who knows? You could’ve already paid for the air tickets for your next vacation with your IKEA purchase!

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7 Free Playgrounds In Shopping Malls To Bring Your Kids To Over The Weekends

Don’t know where to bring your kids to over the weekends? Don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket?

You no longer have to worry as we have a list of FREE playgrounds in shopping malls so you can get your shopping done while the kids can go ham at the playgrounds!

Get Out And Play

1. Westgate

Westgate Wonderland is what we’d describe as Disneyland for kids. Gear your kid up for this playground as it is touted to be the largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore!

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This fantasy garden themed outdoor playground is divided into three playing areas suitable for toddlers and the older kids.

The tallest structure in this playground is a 10 metre tree house that kids can ascend via the criss cross nets inside the tree trunk.

There’s also a small rock climbing wall at the side of this tree house.

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The water play area however is the highlight of this playground. You’ll see little water jets sprouting from the ground and even buckets of water that will tip over your kids!

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There’s a drying station which is free to use so your kids can dry off easily. Just remember to pack some towels and a change of clothes for your kids!

Trust me, your kids will thank you and call you supermom/superdad for bringing them here!

Rating: 5/5

Westgate Wonderland
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, Level 4, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

2. IMM 

This playground at IMM wins hands down for being sheltered. So yay to no sweaty (sort of) kids!

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Just like your usual neighbourhood playgrounds, it consists of activity boards, rock climbing walls, slides and balancing beams.

If your kids need to cool off from the heat, this playground has a water play area as well.

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This water play area beats any other playground as it boasts a pretty cool water slide and water guns for kids to shoot water at each other with.

So if you’re looking for an alternative playground in the west asides from Westgate, IMM is the perfect choice.

Rating: 4/5

Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, Level 3, Singapore 609601
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

3. Changi City Point

Conveniently located next to Changi Expo MRT, The 3 House at Changi City Point has a dry and wet play area for your kids.

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Rating: 3/5

The 3 House
Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Level 2, Singapore 486038
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

4. VivoCity

VivoCity’s playground boasts play features, water fountains and even trampolines! This playground is popular and often packed with kids over the weekends.

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This playground is divided into two playing areas for children of various age groups. There are shorter slides catered for the younger kids whereas the older kids can enjoy climbing ropes and sliding poles.

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There is also a wet playing area that will light up in a colourful pattern everyday after 7pm.

Don’t worry parents, there are plenty of shaded sitting area around the playground and eateries when everyone gets hungry from playing.

Rating: 3/5

Vivo City
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, Level 2, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

5. Waterway Point

With so many BTO flats surrounding the Punggol-Sengkang Area, it’s no surprise that the number 1 place for most young parents to bring their kids to is Waterway Point.

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Waterway Point has 2 playing areas – Wonderland (indoor playing area) and Happy Park (outdoor playing area).

Adopting an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme, the indoor playing area is catered for the younger ones and best part, it’s air conditioned so mum and dads don’t have to stand in the heat.

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The Happy Park is divided into a wet and dry playing area. The tunnel slides are a central feature of the dry area and there are shorter slides catered for the younger ones as well.

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The wet area features a small lake with flowing water – perfect for keeping cool in the outdoor heat. There’s also a small section for parents to towel dry their kids and change their clothes after all the playing.

Rating: 4/5

Wonderland and Happy Park
Address: 83 Punggol Central,  Both playgrounds are located on Level 2, Singapore 828761
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm

6. Kallang Wave (Singapore Sports Hub)

Bring your kids and beat the heat at the Splash N Surf water park and playground. There’s even a lifeguard on duty so you know your kids will be in good hands as they run wild here!

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This water playground features water sprinklers, slides (with different options for children of varying options), fountains, a merry-go-round and pretty much everything else you can imagine.

There’s also a kids pool which is a mini pool with a depth of 0.5m so your little ones won’t be left out!

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If you’re willing to pay a small sum to play with your kids, there’s a lazy river where you and your child can float along leisurely. Tickets costs $2 and can be purchased at the Splash N Surf Information Counter.

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Rating: 5/5

Splash N Surf
Address: 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm daily

7. Paragon Shopping Mall

Who would’ve thought there would be a kids playground right smack in Orchard Road. If your kid is getting cranky and you’re busy picking out your Jimmy Choo, let them run around at the playground located on the 5th floor of the mall.

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The playground has all the basic playing stations such as slides, tunnels and ride-on horses. It’s not the fanciest playground but it sure is a good pit stop for your kid after all the shopping!

Rating: 3/5

Address: 290 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

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(Header Image Source: Playpoint Singapore Pte Ltd)

From Snacks To Hijabs – Here Are 10 Of Our Favourite Vending Machines In Giant’s Vendmart

For those of you who think that vending machines are only for drinks, think again.

Giant has partnered with local companies in a first-of-its-kind initiative to launch VendMart, a cluster of the largest and widest range of vending machines under one roof in Singapore.

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This Giant collaboration (see what we did there?) is an effort to showcase the many unique and innovative vending machine concepts created in Singapore. Giant has also included its own “Mystery Box” vending machine among the lineup.

So let’s dive in; we’ll show you some of our favourites!

So Many Vending Machines, So Little Time

1. Giant Mystery Box

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For the low price of $10, you could walk away with an iPhone 8. Yes, we said iPhone 8. Yes, we know that this is a vending machine. No, we’re not lying.

In addition to Giant household appliances and kitchen gadgets, Giant has included one iPhone 8 in this cash-only Mystery Box vending machine from October to December 2017. Don’t say we bojio.

2. Tenacity Toys

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Stocked with toys from Funko POP!, Tomica, Dorbz, Metacolle and Rock Candy, you’ll be able to find Star Wars, Marvel and DC character products in this cashless vending machine.

Prices start from $11.90 but that’s not the only amount we’ll be spending for the blind-packaged DC character figure boxes.

3. Asian Foodbox Powered By No Signboard Seafood

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Close your eyes and imagine tze char in a vending machine. Okay, now open your eyes.

Meet the Asian Foodbox, which sells ready-to-eat hot meals such as hokkien mee and fried rice served with No Signboard Seafood‘s signature chilli crabs that have been deshelled.

Prices start from $4.50 and the machine is cashless-payment only.

4. Ninja Oden By No Signboard Seafood

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If you’re not familiar with Oden, it is a hearty winter dish that includes fishcakes, daikon, konjac, and eggs simmered in a light dashi broth. Think Lok Lok, Japanese style.

This cashless vending machine sells ready-to-eat canned oden from $4.90 so you don’t have to bring out your steamboat pot.

5. Healthy Snacks By BoxGreen

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For all the vegans and healthy snackers, BoxGreen‘s vending machine sells guilt-free, healthy snacks which range from vegan, gluten free, to under 120 calories.

Prices start from $4.90 and the machine does not accept cash because deforestation is an actual thing.

6. Shiok Pizza

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Never in my life would we expect to see a cashless Pizza vending machine. But this is a real thing now. And we’re not even sorry to be cheating on Pezzo.

Halal-certified pizzas from $16? Goodbye Pezzo.

7. Men’s Grooming Products By SGPOMADES

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This cashless vending machine looks more stylish than we do. SGPOMADES‘ cashless vending machine sells hair and grooming products for men. Like all stylish men, it accepts cashless payment only.

8. Halal Islamic-Related Products By Vibes Mastery

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This cashless, fully Halal vending machine offers essential oils, teas, snacks, hijabs, and even jubahs from $8.50! Clothes in a vending machine! Now that is a new concept.

9. Farmily By Farmily

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This first-of-its-kind vending machine dispenses gardening tools and seeds, perfect for those with a green thumb. Prices start from $12.

Please note that the seeds only accept cash.

10. Fish Food By Dajana

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With prices from $2, this cashless vending machine sells fish food for tropical fish, goldfish, bettas, and more!

From now till December 2017, VendMart will be housed at Giant Hypermarket at Tampines and IMM Jurong.

Don’t miss this limited time vending machine shopping experience!

Giant Hypermarket Tampines
Address: 21 Tampines North Drive 2 #03-01 Singapore 528765
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 8am – 12am, Fri – Sat: 8am – 2am
Contact no.: 6788 5919

Giant Hypermarket IMM
Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21 #01-100 IMM Building Singapore 609601
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 9am – 11pm, Fri & Sun: 8am – 11pm, Sat: 8am – 12am
Contact no.: 6564 3811

Also read You Can Jalan Jalan Down Memory Lane At This Nostalgic Festival Of Eats And Treats

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BAKE Is Warming Up The Oven Again, And They’re Serving A Zesty Twist On Their Classic Cheese Tarts

If you’re reading this, you probably love cheese tarts as much as we do.

Well, rejoice because the good folks at BAKE are launching a new flavour on 29 September.

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Introducing the new Lemon Cheese Tart With Honey ($3.90/pc or $22/6pcs).

With the tanginess of the lemon cutting through and balancing the richness of the cheese mousse, each carefully-prepared tart is then coated with honey as a finishing touch. This creates a triple layer of flavour that melds together beautifully with each bite.

Singapore will be the only country outside of Japan to sell these limited edition cheese tarts.

The new flavour will be available at all BAKE outlets for a limited time from 29 September to 13 October so hurry down and grab a box to share with your friends and family!

BAKE Cheese Tart
NEX, 23 Serangoon Central, #B2-34, Singapore 556083
Hours: Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 10pm; Sat, Sun & PH: 10am – 10pm
Contact no.:
6920 3960

Address: WESTGATE, 3 Gateway Drive, #B2-04, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours:
Daily, 10am – 10pm
Contact no.: 
6265 1228

Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-33, Singapore 238801 
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm

Address: Tampines Mall: 4 Tampines Central 5, #B1-K7A, Singapore 529510
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm

Also read Prodigal Roasters Has The Most Bizarre Cheese Tart Flavors To Complement Their Seasonal Coffee Menu

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Create Your Own Bespoke Ice Cream At These 5 Spots, Available From Monday To Sundae

We all love to eat ice cream, but every now and then, you get sick of eating the same old flavours. Ever been stuck in a predicament like this? We have, and we’ve got the perfect solution: make your own!

Make it extra nutty, extra fruity, extra chocolate-y, or cook up a crazy, wacky creation! Throw out the rule book and create whatever it is your heart so desires.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 places you can go to create your own ice cream, and from the start to the end, we’re sure you’ll enjoy every bit of the process.

1. Cold Rock Ice Creamery

Born out of the state of Queensland in the land down under, Cold Rock Ice Creamery has a catchy 4 step slogan: Choose it, Mix it, Smash it, Love it! That basically sums up what happens at this ice cream joint.

Cold Rock boasts an impressive range of ice cream, gelato and sorbet flavours.

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Address: #B1-60 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, 018972
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 10am – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 12am
Contact no.: 6688 7198

2. Ice Cream Chefs

Opened over 10 years ago in 2007, Ice Cream Chefs is Singapore’s very own ice cream mixologist! They offer unique local ice cream flavours like kaya lotee, milo peng, and horlicks, alongside other cannot-go-wrong flavours like oreo cheesecake, peanut butter and jelly!

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Armed with an array of mix-ins, watch as your creation takes shape on their frost-top, better known as the ‘chef’s rock’. For a taste of Singapore in ice cream-form, this is definitely an ice cream shop worth traveling for.

Ice Cream Chefs
Address: 12 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577727; 520 East Coast Road #01-06,  Singapore 458965;  2 Telok Blangah Way, SAFRA Mount Faber, #02-08 Singapore 098803
Contact no.: 64584849

3. Marble Slab Creamery

Founded in 1983 by chefs in Houston, Marble Slab Creamery is the pioneer when it comes to mixing ice cream on a frozen stone. Their main draw? Having a seemingly endless array of mix-ins to choose from!

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Boasting 30 mix-ins, from Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to Snickers Bars, to White Chocolate Chips, you’ll have a hard time deciding what should go into your ice cream. Have your ice cream in a cup or a freshly baked plain cone at no added charge!

A new addition to their selection of ice creams is ‘Coco Pure’,  a vegan, lactose free and gluten free coconut-based ice cream. If you’re lactose and gluten intolerant, you know what to do!

Marble Slab Creamery
Address: Causeway Point, Century Square, Changi City Point, Kallang Wave, The Star Vista
Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
Contact no.: (Causeway Point) 6891 2346 | (Century Point) 6444 6477 | (Changi City Point) 6636 1841 | (Kallang Wave) 6702 3039 | (Star Vista) 6694 1927

4. Little Ice Cream Kafe (LICK)

Hidden among some unassuming shophouses along Tanjong Katong Road is LICK, short-form for Little Ice Cream Kafe. Carrying a wide variety of flavours ranging from good old classics to zesty, fruity ones, to local favourites, there are always 25 flavours to choose from at any point in time.

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Combine these yummy flavours with mix-ins such as nuts, cereals and chocolates, and watch the magic happen on a special granite slab. Keep a lookout for their daily promotions! Some days, you get to enjoy free mix-ins, while others, you get to enjoy half price on waffles!

Little Ice Cream Kafe (LICK)
Address: 258 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437046
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 1pm – 12am; Sat: 12pm – 12am; Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Contact no.: 6440 8526

5. Cold Stone Creamery

Originating in Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery now has a mind-boggling 1,400 stores worldwide! That all attests to the popularity of their ice cream. Every ice cream served here is proudly called a “Creation”, because the people at Cold Stone believe each one is a work of art.

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Address: Orchard Central (OC), Far East Square (FES), VivoCity (Vivo), HillV2 (HV2)
Opening hours: (OC) Daily, 11am – 11pm | (FES) Mon – Fri: 11am – 8pm | (Vivo and HV2) Daily, 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: (OC) 6634 1015 | (FES) 6536 2420 | (Vivo) 6376 9352 | (HV2) 6710 7262

If you’re looking to create your very own sweet treat, head to one of these ice creameries and whip up something amazing. With so many ways you can customise your treat, you won’t ever have to complain about eating the ‘same old flavours’ again!

Also read 9 New Desserts So Wacky, You Need To Try Them At Least Once!

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