Singapore has no shortage of pubs and bars, thanks to a nation of drinkers.
However, not all places have cheap beer and if you’re out drinking with your mates, it might be a bit of a shock when the bill arrives.
Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered with a short list of places with the cheapest beer towers in Singapore, because honestly, with beer towers this cheap, there’s no reason to get your own bottle.
Inspirit House kicks off the list, offering beer towers at $50 during their Happy Hours.[caption id="attachment_36316" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Inspirit House[/caption]
Now, before you get bummed, you should know that their Happy Hour lasts from the time they’re open till 8pm daily.
Yes, DAILY. What’s more, you get to choose from a Hoegaarden White tower or a Rosée tower.[caption id="attachment_36317" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Inspirit House[/caption]
If you like any of those 2 beers, then you should hit up Inspirit House.
Inspirit House Happy Hour begins at 11.30am and ends at 9pm daily. What’s more, you can get finger food such as Crispy Chicken Skin ($6) and Mozzarella Cheese Sticks ($10) to go with your beer. You can view their full menu Two Fat Men Food Bar
Two Fat Men Food Bar is a neighbourhood bar that offers Singha Draught Beer Towers at just $48 during their Happy Hour! Happy Hours are from 5 to 9pm on weekdays, and 2 to 9pm on weekends. What’s more, they’re also known for their fragrant Basil Chicken Fried Rice ($9), packed with wok hei. If you love Thai food and Thai beers, then Two Fat Men Food Bar is THE place for you. Two Fat Men Food Bar You would think that a mall by the sports hub of Singapore would be filled with GNCs and other fitness or wellness shops, but NO. Here we have Al Capone’s at Kallang Wave Mall. They’re known for their all-day $39 Heineken Beer Towers. Yes, ALL DAY. If that’s not good enough for you, check out their Mabuk Monday promotions on their Facebook page. Anybody up to get mabuk? Al Capone’s Kallang Stickies Bar is a crowd favourite. If you ask any person who knows their beer, they’ll tell you that Stickies Bar is one of the best places to drink. You can get a beer tower for just $35! That’s insanely cheap and one of the best prices you’re going to find in Singapore. Also, the service is great and the staff are friendly. If you’re not already drinking at Stickies Bar, then what are you doing? Stickies Bar We thought Stickies Bar had the cheapest beer tower in Singapore. We were so wrong. Enter Sleeping Giants Bar. They have the cheapest beer towers in Singapore, at just $29.90 for their Housepour Tower! And the 2nd tower onwards goes for just $19.90! You can choose from Asahi, Heineken, Cresten and more for your Beer Tower. So what’re you waiting for? Sleeping Giants Bar (Header Image Source: Sleeping Giants)
Address: 3 Punggol Point Road, The Punggol Settlement #01-05, Singapore 828694
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 3pm – 12am, Fri: 3pm – 1am, Sat: 9am – 1am, Sun: 9am – 12am, Mon: Closed
Contact no.: 6920 6388
Image Credit: Image Credit: @deyeballz[/caption]
Address: 376 East Coast Road, Singapore 428984
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 5pm – 12am, Sat – Sun: 2pm – 12am
Contact no.: 6348 0241
Al Capone’s Kallang
Address: 1 Stadium Place Kallang Wave Mall #01-15, Singapore 397628
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 2am
Contact no.: 6282 5926
Address: Riverside Piazza #01-10, 11 Keng Cheow Street, Singapore 059608
Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm – 12am
Contact no.: 6443 7564
Sleeping Giants Bar
Address: 217 East Coast Road, #01-01, Singapore 428915
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 4pm – 1am, Fri – Sun: 3pm – 1am
Contact no.: 8383 5602
Happy Hour begins at 11.30am and ends at 9pm daily. What’s more, you can get finger food such as Crispy Chicken Skin ($6) and Mozzarella Cheese Sticks ($10) to go with your beer.
You can view their full menu Two Fat Men Food Bar
Two Fat Men Food Bar is a neighbourhood bar that offers Singha Draught Beer Towers at just $48 during their Happy Hour!
Two Fat Men Food Bar is a neighbourhood bar that offers Singha Draught Beer Towers at just $48 during their Happy Hour![caption id="attachment_36315" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: two fat men[/caption]
Happy Hours are from 5 to 9pm on weekdays, and 2 to 9pm on weekends.[caption id="attachment_36318" align="aligncenter" width="690"] Image Credit: two fat men[/caption]
What’s more, they’re also known for their fragrant Basil Chicken Fried Rice ($9), packed with wok hei.[caption id="attachment_36314" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @sir.fried.chicken[/caption]
If you love Thai food and Thai beers, then Two Fat Men Food Bar is THE place for you.
Two Fat Men Food Bar
You would think that a mall by the sports hub of Singapore would be filled with GNCs and other fitness or wellness shops, but NO.[caption id="attachment_36322" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Al Capone’s Kallang[/caption]
Here we have Al Capone’s at Kallang Wave Mall. They’re known for their all-day $39 Heineken Beer Towers.[caption id="attachment_36319" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Al Capone’s Kallang[/caption]
Yes, ALL DAY. If that’s not good enough for you, check out their Mabuk Monday promotions on their Facebook page.
Anybody up to get mabuk?
Al Capone’s Kallang
Stickies Bar is a crowd favourite. If you ask any person who knows their beer, they’ll tell you that Stickies Bar is one of the best places to drink.[caption id="attachment_36324" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Eatigo[/caption]
You can get a beer tower for just $35! That’s insanely cheap and one of the best prices you’re going to find in Singapore.[caption id="attachment_36323" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @garethnp[/caption]
Also, the service is great and the staff are friendly. If you’re not already drinking at Stickies Bar, then what are you doing?
We thought Stickies Bar had the cheapest beer tower in Singapore. We were so wrong.
Enter Sleeping Giants Bar. They have the cheapest beer towers in Singapore, at just $29.90 for their Housepour Tower! And the 2nd tower onwards goes for just $19.90![caption id="attachment_36325" align="aligncenter" width="476"] Image Credit: Sleeping Giants[/caption]
You can choose from Asahi, Heineken, Cresten and more for your Beer Tower.[caption id="attachment_36326" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Sleeping Giants[/caption]
So what’re you waiting for?
Sleeping Giants Bar
(Header Image Source: Sleeping Giants)
If you didn’t already know, something big is happening this Saturday, 28 July 2018.
There’s going to be another LUNAR ECLIPSE happening! And not just any typical lunar eclipse.
Set to last 1 hour and 43 minutes from 3.30am to 5.13am Singapore time, this will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century and will be visible from Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe.
However, with Singapore being a well-developed city, our light pollution is intense, so it might be hard to find a good spot to get a good look and photo.
So here are some places that might be dark enough to enjoy the lunar eclipse (a.k.a blood moon) in all its scarlet glory.
1. Seletar Rocket Tower[caption id="attachment_36095" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Flickr Rain Stormz[/caption]
Located in Upper Seletar Reservoir, the Seletar Rocket Tower makes for a great spot to catch the lunar eclipse.[caption id="attachment_36096" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Image Credit: NParks[/caption]
The place is mostly secluded and it has 3 carparks a short walk away so it’s still accessible by car. Other than the lunar eclipse, it’s also a great place to catch amazing sunsets and stargaze too.
Address: Along Mandai Road Track 7, off Mandai Road
2. Changi Boardwalk
Changi Boardwalk is one of the more popular spots for stargazing and other astronomy-related pursuits.[caption id="attachment_1027" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image Credit: Image Credit: NParks[/caption]
Stargazing parties are still being organised and held at Changi Beach.
It’ll be best to bring a party of people if you intend to go there for lunar eclipse because Changi Beach is infamous for being “dirty”, if you know what I mean.
4. Lim Chu Kang Cemetery
Another spot with great views of the moon and stars and a spook factor.[caption id="attachment_36104" align="aligncenter" width="779"] Image Credit: Image Credit: TripAdvisor[/caption]
However, Labrador Nature Reserve comes with its own spooky tales so tread cautiously.
Labrador Park Nature Reserve
Address: Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119187
6. Lorong Halus Bridge
The Lorong Halus bridge stretches over the Punggol Waterway and offers amazing views of the sunrise. It’s also great for stargazing and moon-viewing.[caption id="attachment_36100" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Flickr Tze Ru Pang[/caption]
If you’re in the far north-east, this is your best spot for all your astronomy pursuits.
7. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the least light-polluted places in Singapore, along with the Labrador Park Nature Reserve.[caption id="attachment_36105" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: Flickr pfong[/caption]
Open fields for stargazing and moon-viewing are aplenty here. These include the spaces near the Eco Lake, Symphony Lake, Swan Lake, and the Bandstand.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Eco Lake: Enter via Bukit Timah Gate
Symphony Lake: Enter via Nassim Gate
Swan Lake and Bandstand: Enter via Tanglin Gate
Opening Hours: Daily: 5am – 12am
8. Springleaf Nature Park
The Springleaf Nature Park is one of the top 3 least light-polluted spots in Singapore.[caption id="attachment_36106" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: NParks[/caption]
It is popular among astronomy groups that organise stargazing parties.
If you’re looking for a quiet spot to observe the lunar eclipse in the North, this is it.
Springleaf Nature Park
Address: 1230 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787129
So there you have it, 8 of the best places in Singapore to stargaze or observe the lunar eclipse. Remember to pack your cameras and telescopes!
The thing about us durian lovers is that we’re all slightly crazy.
There’s just something about this thorny, creamy, pungent fruit that sparks a certain obsession in us.
Durian season is back in full swing and we definitely can’t wait to stuff our faces with durians. We recently came across a Durian spot that was set up “For Punggolians, By Punggolians”. Of course we had to check this place out.
Know Your Liu Lian
When we hear Punggol, we only think of BTOs and….Waterway Point? If you’re a hardcore durian fan then you know the best places with old school durian sellers would be in Geylang.
Nonetheless, we headed down to Durian Empire at Punggol Plaza to check what the hype is all about.[caption id="attachment_35793" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
We arrived at 7pm but there was already a long queue of Singaporeans waiting for their durians. And just like any typical Singaporean, we joined in the fun because our mothers always say, “Long queue means must be good”.
The queue may seem intimidating but it was constantly moving so you don’t have to worry about waiting in line for too long. They even gave out complimentary bottled water for their customers – 10/10 service.
We met with Martin, one of the founders of Durian Empire to ask him every question we ever wanted to ask a Durian Seller.
1. How do I know if the durian I picked is fresh?
A lot of people assume that watery durians are not good quality durians, but some people prefer this over the more creamier durians. So “freshness” is subjective in a sense.
Sometimes some durians may look good on the outside but the inside may still be underripe. You can also hit the durian to hear if it makes a “hollow” sound.[caption id="attachment_35795" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
2. Are the durians that are pre-packed in plastic/styrofoam sold in supermarkets fresh?
I think most Singaporeans don’t really like the packaged ones because of their perception that they’re “low-quality durians”. A lot of my friends have feed-backed that a lot of durian sellers pack the nice looking durians on the first row and the bad ones on the second row.
We want to be honest and have a long term relationship with our customers instead.
3. Do names (D24, Mao Shan Wang, Jin Feng) really matter?
The taste is really different. Taste is really subjective.
Not everyone loves Mao Shan Wang, some prefer XO because of the texture. Last time, I don’t think they got all these different types of durians. Only now, because of the cross-breeds, there’s all these different durians like Black Thorn etc.
4. Is there a sequence to eating durians?
Yes there is. Because of the overwhelming taste, if you taste something too strong and then go for the lighter one afterwards, it will just cover all the flavours and you won’t taste anything at all.[caption id="attachment_35803" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
You should eat the lighter ones first and save the stronger ones for last. For example, go for the D13, XO and save the Mao Shan Wang for last.
5. What durian would you recommend for first timers who are intimidated by the taste and smell of this fruit?
D13. This durian is not so overwhelming.
I would compare the D13 durian to cheddar because the taste is milder. The Musang King is like Blue Cheese because it is more flavourful. The Musang King is an acquired taste because not everyone would like the overwhelming flavour.
6. Are you sick of durian yet?
I still enjoy durian a lot. I’m not here every day so I don’t face durians as often as they (his colleagues) do.
I’m still okay, I still enjoy my durian.
The durians sold at Durian Empire are extremely cheap now. Their Mao Shan Wang durians are going for as low as $13/kg and their D13 for $8/kg. If you’re looking for a durian feast with your makan kaki, then this is the perfect place for you.
We tried two different MSW, one from JB and the other from Pahang. Both had intense flavours but I prefer the one from Pahang. It had a slight nutty taste to it making it not as jelak as the one from JB.[caption id="attachment_35794" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
The Pahang MSW’s flesh was thicker and had a heavier bitterness as compared to the JB MSW which was more watery and had a sharper sweetness to it. We tried their D13 and XO durians as well. Although not as intense as the MSW, they definitely did not lack in flavour.
Their selection of durians are definitely some of the best I’ve had in Singapore. They were smooth, creamy and almost buttery even. The durian instantly melts in your mouth once you eat it.
In other words, you know its a good durian when you go “OOOOOHHH” or “AAAHHH” on your first bite. It was shiok lah.[caption id="attachment_35805" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
The durians here are so good that they have customers from Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang coming all the way to Punggol for their durians. Now that’s what you call dedication.
Unfortunately they don’t do delivery but if you’re lucky, you might just be able to reserve some durians for yourself if there’s enough for the walk-in customers as well.
If you’re a durian connoisseur, then you can’t miss out on the best and freshest durians from Durian Empire.
Address: 168 Punggol Field, Punggol Plaza B1 Atrium, Singapore 820168
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 4:30pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 4:30pm – 12:00 am
(Header Image Source: DiscoverSG)
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
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![caption id="attachment_33264" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Westgate Facebook[/caption]
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.[caption id="attachment_33265" align="aligncenter" width="1444"] Image Credit: @salihin_one40[/caption]
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![caption id="attachment_33266" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Image Credit: Westgate Facebook[/caption]
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!
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, Level 4, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
This playground at IMM wins hands down for being sheltered. So yay to no sweaty (sort of) kids![caption id="attachment_33269" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image Credit: IMM Capitaland[/caption]
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.[caption id="attachment_33272" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Lek Wen Qing Lawrence Facebook[/caption]
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.
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.[caption id="attachment_33273" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Changi City Point Facebook[/caption]
The 3 House
Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Level 2, Singapore 486038
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
VivoCity’s playground boasts play features, water fountains and even trampolines! This playground is popular and often packed with kids over the weekends.[caption id="attachment_33275" align="aligncenter" width="1120"] Image Credit: Chaotic Beautiful Wordpress[/caption]
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.[caption id="attachment_33276" align="aligncenter" width="7327"] Image Credit: VivoCity Facebook[/caption]
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.
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.[caption id="attachment_33277" align="aligncenter" width="1504"] Image Credit: Playpoint Singapore Pte Ltd Facebook[/caption]
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.[caption id="attachment_33280" align="aligncenter" width="1344"] Image Credit: Punggol Playgrounds Wordpress[/caption]
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.[caption id="attachment_33279" align="aligncenter" width="1504"] Image Credit: Playpoint Singapore Pte Ltd[/caption]
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.
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![caption id="attachment_33282" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Singapore Sports Hub Facebook[/caption]
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![caption id="attachment_33283" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Fadillah Ramthan Facebook[/caption]
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.[caption id="attachment_33281" align="aligncenter" width="1840"] Image Credit: Singapore Sports Hub Facebook[/caption]
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.[caption id="attachment_33285" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Paragon[/caption]
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!
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
(Header Image Source: Playpoint Singapore Pte Ltd)
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!
(Header Image Source: Burpple User Kevin Marling)
North-east residents rejoice! The new kid on the block – Seletar Aerospace – is currently where all the hipsters are now hanging out at!
The recently redeveloped area at Seletar Aerospace Park is also known as The Oval. This sprawling plot of land boasts a cluster of 32 black and white colonial bungalows. Gazetted for conservation, these stunning bungalows now house various restaurants for that ultimate dining experience.
We’d say, forget Tiong Bahru and Holland Village. Seletar Aerospace is the next foodie enclave that you should be heading to!
1. Youngs Bar & Restaurant
Housed in one of the numerous colonial bungalows at Seletar Aerospace Park is Youngs Bar & Restaurant.[caption id="attachment_21805" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Credit: Credit: Credit: Instagram[/caption]
If you happen to be here at night, you will certainly be spoilt for choice with their extensive selection of drinks. Choose from draft and bottled beers, single malt whiskies, cocktails to red and white wine!
Youngs Bar & Restaurant
Address: 3 Hyde Park Gate, The Oval @ SAP, Singapore 799531
Opening hours: Mon to Thu 11am – 1am, Fri & Eve of PH 11am – 2am, Sat 8am – 2am, Sun and PH 8am – 1am
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Similar to most of the restaurants here at Seletar Aerospace Park, Wildseed is a cafe by day and transforms into a bar at night.
[caption id="attachment_21809" align="aligncenter" width="901"] Credit: Credit: Credit: 4. The Summerhouse Dining Room
Sharing the same bungalow space as Wildseed, The Summerhouse Dining Room is located at the upper floor of the colonial bungalow. [caption id="attachment_21813" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Credit: Facebook, The Summerhouse Dining Room[/caption]
The restaurant overlooks its in-house garden and farming collective. Expect a plethora of nature-inspired cuisines using their very own fresh seasonal produce!
Sharing the same bungalow space as Wildseed, The Summerhouse Dining Room is located at the upper floor of the colonial bungalow.
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The restaurant overlooks its in-house garden and farming collective. Expect a plethora of nature-inspired cuisines using their very own fresh seasonal produce![caption id="attachment_21814" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Credit: Facebook, The Summerhouse Dining Room[/caption]
Here at The Summerhouse Dining Room, you can expect nothing short of inventive flavours. They have a unique collective farming set menu as well as a la carte dishes available. Some of their highlights include Iberico Pork, Beetroot as well as Uni Pasta.
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If modern Western cuisines do not suit your palate for the day, fret not! There is still the reliable Chinese restaurant to fall back on at Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant. [caption id="attachment_21816" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Credit: Credit: Website The once-secluded area of Seletar just got more hip. All because of the onslaught of chichi restaurants and cafes that serve up fancy food, fancy cocktails and fancy coffee. Away from the bustling city roads, this place provides a serene and almost country-like atmosphere rarely found in our cosmopolitan Singapore. While Seletar Aerospace might be slightly inaccessible (though Punggol and Yishun residents might beg to differ), it is no doubt a trip worth making. So head down to this new foodie enclave and savour some delectable food fare while enjoying the quiet setting. At the rate of its increasing popularity, this place might start getting more crowded in time to come! (Header image credit: www.silverkris.com)
If modern Western cuisines do not suit your palate for the day, fret not! There is still the reliable Chinese restaurant to fall back on at Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant.
[caption id="attachment_21816" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Credit: Credit: Website
The once-secluded area of Seletar just got more hip. All because of the onslaught of chichi restaurants and cafes that serve up fancy food, fancy cocktails and fancy coffee. Away from the bustling city roads, this place provides a serene and almost country-like atmosphere rarely found in our cosmopolitan Singapore.
While Seletar Aerospace might be slightly inaccessible (though Punggol and Yishun residents might beg to differ), it is no doubt a trip worth making. So head down to this new foodie enclave and savour some delectable food fare while enjoying the quiet setting. At the rate of its increasing popularity, this place might start getting more crowded in time to come!
(Header image credit: www.silverkris.com)
Today, there are more than 1 million public housing flats in 23 towns with over 80% living in HDB flats. With a focus on eco green living, other “vertical villages” like high-rise and high-density private condominiums and apartments are on the rise as well.
But, are these ‘green’ apartments merely just buildings with expensive solar panels and high technology mechanisms?
Well, we debunk this myth by introducing 5 high rise apartments that are role models because they’ve successfully incorporated eco green living in Singapore.
You’d totally want to live in a home like that.
1. The Topiary
Located at the west of Sengkang New Town along Fernvale Lane, The Topiary Fernvale EC is the first Executive Condominium launched in Sengkang.
It is equipped with full Condo facilities including aerobic/yoga rooms, hydrotherapy beds and even an onsen!
Designed by DP Architects, The Topiary was built with sustainable materials, and its building configuration and site orientation promotes natural ventilation and daylighting.[caption id="attachment_16067" align="alignnone" width="1800"] Image Credit: Kheng Leong[/caption]
Not only can residents enjoy the common sky terraces outdoors, but they can also enjoy energy-efficient air-conditioners indoors that all units come with!
Address: 11 Fernvale Lane
2. Punggol Waterway Ridges
We all know Punggol is increasingly popular with many up and coming developments. But what we may not know is that many of these developments promote sustainable living.
One of these is Punggol Waterway Ridges, which was recently awarded the HDB Design Award in September and is due for completion this December.[caption id="attachment_16260" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image Credit: HDB[/caption]
Located along Edgefield Plains and on the northern bank of the Waterfront town, residents can enjoy waterfront living while conserving water![caption id="attachment_16100" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Credit: Car-Free Sunday.
Punggol Waterway Ridges
Address: 669 Edgefield Plains
3. SkyTerrace @ Dawson
Located in Dawson Estate in the Alexandra area, this project has ecologically conscious technologies like drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting, bio-retention basins and solar energy systems.
At SkyTerrace @ Dawson, there are five towers ranging from 40 to 43 storeys and elevated gardens with lush greenery.
These link through bridges, allowing residents to enjoy the natural environment and enjoy interaction with fellow residents.
Sky Terrace @ Dawson
Address: 89 Dawson Road
4. Casa Clementi
Landscaping in public housing has definitely reached a whole new level.
Casa Clementi in Clementi Avenue 1 has an award-winning landscaped deck that links ten blocks in the estate.[caption id="attachment_16264" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Image Credit: Greenroofs[/caption]
Not only is the green roof multi-functional with paved open plazas, but there are also children’s play stations and perimeter pathways.
These pathways can double as a 660m jogging track. They serve many purposes – as a water irrigation system, and also to conceal the carpark.
Residents can unwind in this gardenscape after a long day and enjoy the feel of what may otherwise be mistaken as a private condominium!
Address: Clementi Ave 1
5. NTU North Hill Residential Hill
Who would have thought that a residential hall in a school could be so popular?
Not only are these NTU’s residential halls the first public high-rises in Singapore to use a “Lego-style” construction method, but they are also one of the newest eco-friendly high-rise buildings.[caption id="attachment_17261" align="alignnone" width="1444"] Image Credit: Straits Times[/caption]
There are sustainable features such as energy-saving lighting and solar-powered systems. One of the green features is that all rooms in the residential halls have special “Low-E” glazed windows. These windows reflect heat using a special coating.
NTU North Hill Residential Hall
Address: 50 Nanyang Walk
Singapore has definitely upped its green game in the recent years.
The next time you’re looking for a new home, you may want to consider if it is eco-friendly!
Singapore may not have the best amusement parks or the nicest beaches but one thing that Singapore definitely has is the best food. Being a small island surround by water, it’s no surprise that us Singaporeans can cook up some mean seafood dishes.
Whether you’re looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or you’re looking for something a bit more casual and laid back, the East side has it all.
(Be warned, the following post is not for the hungry)
1. Long Beach
Image credit: may be the best seafood restaurant in the island. Long Beach Seafood was first established way back in the 40’s. Back then it was patronized by the British Army where it grew it popularity attracting local Singaporeans.
Fun fact: Long Beach Seafood was the very first restaurant to cook up Singapore’s favourite black pepper crab, and it remains the restaurant’s best seller.
70 years and 5 branches later, Long Beach Seafood can boast several awards and accolades throughout its establishment.
The selling point of this popular seafood restaurant is its Outlet Specialities, dishes that are only available at a specific branch. Look out for the Portuguese Style Live Lobster and Thai Emperor Prawns only available at its main East Coast branch .
Address: 1018 East Coast Parkway, S449877
Contact: 6445 8833
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur, 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm; Fri, Sat, Eve of PH, 11am-3pm, 5pm-Midnight
2. Jumbo Seafood
Image credit: is a Singaporean household name, established in 1987 at the East Coast Seafood Center by the Ang family (which is now their flagship restaurant) the restaurant had a rocky start in its early years. However, after the Ang family took more a more active role in running the restaurant, Long Beach soon gained a loyal following.
Now with over 5 branches all over the island, 3 in Shanghai and several accolades under its belt, Jumbo Seafood may be the most successful seafood restaurant in Singapore.
A must have at Jumbo? The chilli crab of course. Having dinner al fresco style at its flagship restaurant,elbow deep in crabs and moping up the sticky spicy chilli crab sauce with mantou buns? Where do I sign up?
Address: Block 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/07; S449883
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 5pm-11.45pm; Sat-Sun, Public Holidays; 11.30am-Midnight
3. Hua Ya Wee Seafood
Image credit: Address: 6 Tebing Lane #01-03, Punggol East, S828835
Contact: 6441 1848
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 4.30pm-11.30pm
There is an abundance of seafood places to dine at across the island, but with these 5 amazing seafood places to choose from, you’re not going to be disappointed! Grab your friends and family for a delicious seafood feast in the East![googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1G-_dKfSekpiFPICIZ48CTJH_1AY&w=640&h=480]
Calling all bowlers! Whether you’re a sure-strike pro at bowling or a
gutter feeder newbie, you’ll definitely have a strikin’ good time at this newly opened hi-tech bowling alley.
Remember how bowling used to be for teenagers and kids? Well, the new alley lanes provided by Punggol SAFRA now makes bowling a more family friendly affair. With more 5-pound bowling balls and automatic lane bumpers, kids will be sure to enjoy the game too!
Orchid Bowl @ Punggol SAFRA[caption id="attachment_10233" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image Credits: Orchid Bowl[/caption]
Orchid Bowl has recently launched a new bowling alley in SAFRA Punggol. It has since attracted large crowds but
What makes this bowling alley stand out from the rest?
For starters, all 24 lanes are equipped with highly interactive smart screens. These provide bowlers with new bowling fun. The screens contain more than 1000 different types of animations and themes for players to choose from.[caption id="attachment_10241" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Image Credits: Orchid Bowl[/caption]
Some features, such as MadGames, allow bowlers to compete against their teammates in different skill-based challenges. These games are the first of its kind in Singapore and are only available at this alley. The games also contain the Score Assist feature, which gives beginner bowlers an advantage over seasoned players. With slight advantage given to beginners, complacency is something experienced bowlers will no longer risk being.[caption id="attachment_10252" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image Credits: cheekiemonkie[/caption]
Other cool features such as YouToons allows bowlers to snap pictures and create avatars of themselves. Fans of Mario Kart will find this feature slightly familiar.[caption id="attachment_10234" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Image Credits: Orchid Bowl[/caption]
If you haven’t tried cosmic bowling (aka bowling with glow-in-the-dark pins and balls) you can now do so at this bowling alley. Orchid Bowl @ Punggol SAFRA is set to operate its Cosmic Bowling nights every Friday and Saturday, starting from 1st July.
Price[caption id="attachment_10231" align="alignnone" width="900"] Image Credits: Orchid Bowl[/caption]
The rates at this new bowling alley are charged per hour. Experienced bowlers can now play to their hearts content as there’re no restrictions on the number of games played within the hour. How awesome is that?
With so many cool and family friendly features, you won’t have to worry about the little ones getting bored or that they’ll get upset when they lose because with the new features and added support, who knows if your kids may even beat you at your own game!
Orchid Bowl @ SAFRA Punggol
Address: 9 Sentul Crescent #05-03, S828654
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 10am-1am, Fri & Sat 10am-3am
(Header Image Credits: twincityfamilyfuncenter.com, words by editor)
Looking to unwind over a large variety of sakes or whiskies while indulging in some tapas, yakitori or some good Japanese food? With Izakayas growing in popularity as a spot for after-work drinks and chill out, we have hunted down the best bars and restaurants for your top-notch sake, cocktails and Japanese-inspired bar bites.
Pop by our list of recommended hidden izakayas in Singapore, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the relaxing, chill-out vibes while you hit the bottles.
1. Hokkaido Izakaya[caption id="attachment_9645" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image credit: 95 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088516
Contact: 65 6221 7118
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm; 6pm-12am, Sun/PH 11.30am-2.30pm; 6pm-10.30pm
2. Bar Ippudo[caption id="attachment_9626" align="alignnone" width="851"] Image credit: Bar Ippudo Facebook Page[/caption]
This recently opened bar by the famed Ippudo ramen brand specialises in over 80 Japanese sake labels. These sake labels are from more than 20 sake breweries from Japan. With such a large variety, Bar Ippudo caters to both retail and dine-in customers. With tons of Japanese bar bites to everyone’s favourite Hakata-style ramen, you’ll always have something to pair with your sakes.
This minimalist 12-seater bar is the place to go if you’re looking for a cosy yet intimate sake dining experience.
9 Bras Basah Road, RendezVous Hotel Gallery, #02-02A, Singapore 189559
Contact: 65 6235 2547
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am-11pm
3. Bam! Tapas-Sake Bar[caption id="attachment_9628" align="alignnone" width="626"] Image credit: 38 Tras St, Singapore 078977
Contact: 65 6235 2547
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am-11pm
4. JINzakaya[caption id="attachment_9659" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image credit: JINzakaya Facebook page[/caption]
Tucked at a backstreet off Rangoon Road beside its sister concept restaurant Sushi Jin, lies the new retro-chic JINzakaya. JINzakaya is a small quaint restaurant refurnished as an old Tokyo train station with Japanese commercials playing in the background. The restaurant displays retro posters on dark walls and uses rustic wooden furniture. Choose to dine at the main dining area or simply sit at the counter seat to watch chefs prepare your food.
JINzakaya offers a wide range of yakimono (grilled items), bar bites, and noodles in its cosy small restaurant. For drinks to go along, try their Shichi Hon Yari Junmai Ginjo Tamasakae for a refreshing and slightly tangy taste. If you appreciate a good Japanese meal with a dose of sake, this intimate restaurant is highly recommend! Do book before coming as space at JINzakaya is limited.
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #01-08/10 Owen Link, Singapore 217562
Contact: 65 62443 1173
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm-3pm; 7pm-11pm
5. Neon Pigeon[caption id="attachment_9643" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image credit: chope[/caption]
Located at the hip enclave of Keong Saik Road lies Neon Pigeon. Serving up Japanese small plates to go along with its lists of craft sakes and other liqueurs, this restaurant is fit for both after-work drinks and intimate dates. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere. Its interior has a funky vibe as its decor is a mix of industrial concrete and wood. Huge graffiti murals adorn the walls.
Their artistic cocktails are to die for. Try their house signature “Throw a Kyuri-ken” which is a refreshing mix of vodka tossed with cucumber. If you prefer sticking to sake, the bar’s special in-house junmai daiginjo sake features a lighter taste that pairs well with food. With a huge crowd flocking to this well-loved restaurant, do make a reservation to secure the best seats! What’s more, what we love about Neon Pigeon is their no-service-charge policy!
1 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089109
Contact: 65 6222 3623
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-12am, Closed on Sun
6. Izakaya 95[caption id="attachment_9660" align="alignnone" width="650"] Image credit: danielfooddiary[/caption]
Looking for a no-frills, relaxing place to enjoy good Japanese dishes with perfectly matched Japanese beers, whiskies, sakes and shochus? This hidden gem at Punggol settlement has it all! At Izakaya 95, wind down to a relaxing seafront view and enjoy bar food and traditional charcoal grill dishes paired with premium beers and a wide selection of alcohol. Try their Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai Sake for a smooth, clean and crisp light body with unami.
Though this location is quite inaccessible, it is certainly well-worth the trip! Do note that driving to Izakaya 95 would be the best way to get there.
Address: 3 Punggol Point Road, #02-05 The Punggol Settlement
Contact: 65 6384 1132
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-12am, Fri/PH eve 5pm-1am, Sat 1.30pm-1am, Sun/PH 12.30am-12am
There’s so much more to look forward to after a hard day of work. Call your friends, book a reservation at one of these spots and unwind to great food and drinks!
(Header Image by JINzakaya Facebook Page, edited by writer)