These 6 Vegetarian Restaurants Make It Easy Pea-sy To Go On A Meatless Diet
Gone are the days when you would be served an uninspiring salad or a sad plate of mushrooms when you requested “something vegetarian”.
Whether your reasons for seeking out something vegetarian have to do with health, your religion, or are in the interest of animal welfare, there is no lack of options here in Singapore!
1. Original Sin
The first vegetarian Mediterranean restaurant in Singapore, Original Sin has been around since 1997.[caption id="attachment_28968" align="aligncenter" width="545"] Absolut Pasta (Image Credit: Vegan Ash)[/caption]
An interesting dish they serve here is the Absolut Pasta ($29), which comes with Australian asparagus and other ingredients flamed with Absolut vodka. Yep, there is alcohol content in this pasta, which is exquisitely executed.[caption id="attachment_28966" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Apple Crumble (Image Credit: 2. Real Food
Real Food has a few outlets that are situated mainly around the central area of Singapore.
They have an extensive menu that caters to different palates and preferences. Even if you’re a die-hard meat-lover, you’ll find a dish here that will leave you craving for more.[caption id="attachment_28969" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Vegetable Dumplings in Soup (Image Credit: @cq_veggiefinds)[/caption]
Try their Vegetable Dumplings in Soup ($9.80/6pcs), a luxurious mixture of mushrooms, beancurd, carrots and beans which are handchopped and wrapped in a dumpling skin. Real Food has got the perfect dumpling filling to skin ratio, and their soup will have you slurping up every last drop![caption id="attachment_28971" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Mushroom and Celery Tomato Penne (Image Credit: @jesslyn0206)[/caption]
Mushrooms, celery and cheery tomatoes are hidden gems within the gooey goodness that is the Mushroom and Celery Tomato Penne ($11.80). Their homemade tomato base is fresh, which makes this warm and toasty dish ideal for a rainy day.
Real Food Located within a grocery store, Sunny Choice Cafe is small but brimming with appetizing food options.
Address: 3. Sunny Choice Cafe
Located within a grocery store, Sunny Choice Cafe is small but brimming with appetizing food options.[caption id="attachment_28976" align="aligncenter" width="632"] Image Credit: Abacus (Image Credit: Sunny Choice Facebook)[/caption]
Another traditional Hakka dish from this cafe is the Abacus ($7). Each abacus seed is firm and chewy, with a lovely yam flavour. The dish also contains mushrooms, beancurd, carrots, which give it added texture and fragrance.
Sunny Choice Cafe
Address: 630 Bukit Batok Central, #01-154, Singapore 650630
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 10am – 9pm; Closed on Mon
Image Credit: Burpple User Rachel[/caption]
A popular option among diners is the Hotplate Brinjal ($12). The eggplant is cooked to the perfect point of textural resistance. They swim in a tasty sauce, and go well with a hearty bowl of rice.
The Old-Fashioned Vinegar Stew ($10) is another winner here, packed to the brim with ingredients, and served with a sweet and mild sauce.
Address: Blk 428 Jurong West Ave 1 #01-256, Singapore
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.30am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6425 0128
The Raw Masala Pizza ($22) at Afterglow is an absolute must-try![caption id="attachment_28981" align="aligncenter" width="563"] Image Credit: @lifewithzhane[/caption]
It consists of assorted vegetables on a nut-based pizza crust, spicing up the otherwise green pizza. An added perk is that the layer of vegetables is topped with Macadamia Nut Cheese, which gives the pizza that added oomph of flavour![caption id="attachment_28982" align="aligncenter" width="585"] Image Credit: @levegtable[/caption]
Acai is all the rage right now, especially with the increased interest in superfoods here in Singapore.
Afterglow is no exception. They create flavoursome acai bowls with bananas, salted tahini (sesame seed paste) and raw walnut brownies. Their acai bowl “Bananas-over-Brownie” ($15) injects some sinful goodness into your regular acai bowl, proving the versatility of the almighty acai!
Address: 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm
6. Elemen[caption id="attachment_29148" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Burpple User Hengpei Ang[/caption]
Brown rice and quinoa in a stone pot?
Elemen has added some interesting elements to the traditional claypot rice. The Sizzling Quinoa Brown Rice ($15.80) is fragrant with coloured bell peppers. It is a wholesome, healthy dish with good portions of all the macro-nutrients you need.[caption id="attachment_28985" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Image Credit: Burpple User Justin Teo[/caption]
Another unique rice dish here is the Braised Golden-Brown Pumpkin With Glutinous Rice In Hot Stone ($15.80), which arrives at your table with a satisfying sizzle.
The red wine and teriyaki sauce is drizzled over chewy glutinous rice, soft pumpkin chunks, crunchy green apple chunks and king oyster mushrooms – oriental style, but with a modern touch.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-75A/76 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
KFC Just Released A Double Steamed Chicken Burger And We Hope To God They’re Trolling Us
(Header Image Source: Burpple User Hengpei Ang, @jesslyn0206)
Durian Guide: 9 Trusty Heartland Stalls That Are Worth Your Every Dollar & Cent!
Mmm.. durians. Just thinking about it makes us drool!
But the king of fruits can get a little pricey and it sucks if the taste doesn’t match the price you paid for.[caption id="attachment_19370" align="alignnone" width="761"] Image source: Image source: yelp.com.sg[/caption]
There’s a stream of loyal customers who know that Uncle Leong only serves the best durian.
Just look at the amount of fans he’s got on Facebook. With close to 3000 followers and a general rating of 4.8/5.0 for his durians, you really need to make Uncle Leong one of your go-to heartland durian stalls.
Plus, Uncle Leong is known for is honesty too![caption id="attachment_19471" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Credit: Leong Tee Durian FB[/caption]
His all-you-can-eat durian buffet is priced at $40, and a kilo of Mao Shan Wang (Musang King) will cost you about $18. That sure is a pretty sweet deal!
Leong Tee Fruit Trader
Address: 264 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437051
Opening Hours: 2:00PM – 10:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 6346 6683
Facebook: Leong Tee Durian
2. It’s All About The Kampong (Wild) Durians – Wan Li Xiang Durian Stall
This is probably the last durian stall still standing in Dempsey.[caption id="attachment_15118" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Image source: hungrygowhere.com[/caption]
Here’s another fun fact – Wan Li Xiang is one of a few durian stalls that still offers durians sourced from our very own Pulau Ubin.
These Kampong durians come by usually at 3pm, but are usually gone in a matter of hours.[caption id="attachment_19472" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Credit: HaeAn Sung[/caption]
Fortunately, you can secure yourself some tender durian goodness by placing a pre-order.
Just let the Ah Di, the veteran stall owner know your preference of bitter or sweet and he’ll pick the right one for you.
Wang Li Xiang Durian Stall
Address: 7 Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249670 (Secluded carpark at the end of right hand side of the fork road after Blk 7 Dempsey Hill)
Opening Hours: 3:00PM – 12:00AM (Daily)
Contact no.:+65 9756 2385,+65 9018 2853
Facebook: Wan Li Xiang Durian @ Dempsey
3. Best For Non-Mandarin/Dialect Speaking Patrons – Sindy Durians
Shy to flaunt the Mandarin you picked up from watching Channel 8?
Just head to Sindy Durian to get your durian cravings fixed without any miscommunication as they converse well in English.[caption id="attachment_19473" align="aligncenter" width="1151"] Credit: Sindy FB[/caption]
A family-run business, Sindy has been running their durian stall for over 30 years! They were previously in Balestier before moving to Whampoa.
They were also one of the first durian stalls in Singapore to provide durian vacuum packing for overseas travel since 2005. In fact, they occasionally ship durians to Hong Kong. Other durian stalls were then inspired by this ‘durian influencer’ and have since followed suit.
Address: 01-835, 89 Whampoa Drive, 320089
Opening Hours: 2:00pm – 10:00pm (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 97102427
Facebook: Sindy Durian
5. Yesss to Durian Buffet – 211 House Of Durian
Ask anyone from Toa Payoh about the best durian stalls and they’ll surely mention 211![caption id="attachment_19354" align="alignnone" width="960"] Image source: 211 house of durian[/caption]
Formerly known as Sin Yee Wang Durian, 211’s durians are driven in daily from Malaysia! This ensures the freshness of the fruit that we all crave for.
But the real attraction of this durian stall lies in their durian buffets held usually end of season to clear durian stock.[caption id="attachment_19474" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image source: 211 house of durian[/caption]
Expect to shell out S$20 as an adult, BUT be prepared to fall in love with the endless supply of fantastic durians for just a fraction of its usual price.
Keep a look out on their Facebook page for the next buffet details.
While you’re at it, you can also try their durian soft serve ice cream or buy a pack of durian puree for your baking needs.
211 House of Durian Pte Ltd
Address: #01-21, 211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310211
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 9108 3710
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: 211 House Of Durian
6. Seriously Reasonably Priced Durians – Botak Kho
He gets his name from his squeaky clean shaven head, but he’s also known for selling high-grade durians at an affordable price.[caption id="attachment_19367" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Image source: .
His durians come in daily at 2pm and we recommend his Red Prawn and Mao Shan Wang durians.
Address: Block 157 Bukit Batok Street 11
Opening Hours: 1:00PM – 10:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 8156 2247
Blog: Image source: Durian Kaki[/caption]
The business is formed by a tight knit group of durian lovers.
They went high and low, from Malacca to Johor and even Kalimantan, Indonesia to learn everything about the king of fruits.
After some flat tyres, getting lost in foreign land and countless mosquitoes attack, Durian Kaki was formed.[caption id="attachment_19475" align="aligncenter" width="581"] Image source: Durian Kaki[/caption]
Today, there are 6800-odd followers on their Facebook page and their durians are rated at 4.5/5 stars.
Their Mao San Wang, Mei Qiu and Jin Feng will not disappoint you.
Here’s a true story coming up. We’ve visited Durian Kaki a few times. Once, they opened a durian that just didn’t smell so good. Without hesitation, they threw the whole durian into a bin, and opened another. That just shows their commitment to serving their customers the best durians.
Address: Junction 9, Yishun Avenue 9, #01-83 Singapore 768897
Opening Hours: 2:00PM – 11:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 8405 8509
Facebook: Durian Kaki
8. Durian King of the West – Ah Seng Durian
Here’s super famous durian stall for Singaporeans in the west. In fact, Ah Seng Durian is regarded highly by Singaporeans all over the island.[caption id="attachment_19476" align="aligncenter" width="960"] source: Ah Seng Durian[/caption]
Ah Seng Durian carries a wide range of durians – Mao Shan Wang, D15, Bak You, Xian Hong and even Green Skin durians.[caption id="attachment_19477" align="aligncenter" width="960"] source: Ah Seng Durian[/caption]
Here’s how crazy the crowd gets at Ah Seng Durian. We can’t believe it![caption id="attachment_19478" align="aligncenter" width="540"] source: Ah Seng Durian[/caption]
Just look at the picture below. Their Jin Feng (golden phoenix) is absolutely gorgeous.
We have to constantly remind ourselves to not check their Facebook page before lunch time. It’s super tempting, you just can’t wait to head there straight away after work.
They also have durian puree at $20 per packet while a vacuum packed Mao Shan Wang goes at $40 per pack.
Ah Seng Durian
Address: Block 20, #01-119 to #01-122 Ghim Moh Market, 270020 (stall is right inside the middle of the market)
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 8:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 9465 6160
Facebook: Ah Seng Durian
9. Best For Durian Party – The Durian Tree
This heartland durian stall is known for three things – great durians, fantastic customer service, and honesty.[caption id="attachment_15654" align="alignnone" width="960"] Image source: Singaporewest.sg[/caption]
They also offer deliveries – you don’t even need to step out of your house to get your durian fix!
And the best part of all, The Durian Tree has ample sitting space for those who would like to hold a small durian party.[caption id="attachment_19479" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image source: Singaporewest.sg[/caption]
The durians available include the luscious Black Gold durian, King of King, Mao Shan Wang, XXXOD24 and D88.
Just give their hotline a call or check out their Facebook page for availability.
The Durian Tree
Address: Block 277 Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, Singapore 650277
Opening Hours: 2:00PM – 11:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 9812 4148
Facebook: The Durian Tree
There you have it, 9 good old heartland durian stalls that are bound to keep you durian happy for days.
Enjoy the fruit and feast as soon as you can. But don’t forget to drink lots of water after your date with the durians!
How do you like your durian? Drop us a comment and let us know.
Header image source: yelp.com.sg
Also, read Bitter or Sweet? Guide To Identifying Your Favourite Durian Types
10 Proposal Spots In Singapore For That Special Someone You Want To BTO With
Proposals. They’re nerve wrecking enough without having to worry about the where, when and how. And with SO MANY proposals that are so amazing and out of this world (spoil market!) , we’re not going to blame you if you’re clueless on where to propose! We asked a few Singaporean ladies where’s a great place to be proposed to, and they gave us a simple yet oddly complicated answer:
“What kind of girl is she?”
Simple enough right? Find out what she enjoys doing and you’ve pretty settled on where you’re going to propose! If you’ve still haven’t found THE perfect place to propose. Don’t worry! We complied a list of the most romantic places in Singapore to propose!
If She Likes Nature..
Henderson Wave[caption id="attachment_14249" align="alignnone" width="1024"] used to be THE SPOT to go dating and hang out with friends way back in the mid 2000s. To get up to Henderson Wave used to be quite an adventure, you had to take public transport before taking quite a hike up to the structure.
At 36 meters above the ground, Henderson Waves bridge is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. If your girlfriend is a fan of nature, bring her on the Southern Ridges Walk, a 5 kilometer hiking trail that takes you through Telok Blagah Hill Park and Mounth Faber.
Pack a picnic and sit down at the Henderson Waves right about sunset. You’ll be able to admire the setting sun against the backdrop of distant residential blocks, the perfect background for a romantic proposal.
Henderson Road, Southern Ridges, Bukit Merah, S159557
Contact: 800 471 7300
[caption id="attachment_14252" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Bukit Batok Park, Little Guilin got its name due to its similarity to that of Guilin in China. What attracts locals all over Singapore to come here is the granite rock sitting within the lake (an anomaly in any other parks in Singapore). There are two shelters right across from the lake giving you a breathtaking view of the tranquil lake.
Bring your girlfriend here right after an early dinner, the fantastic view combined with the setting sun is the perfect backdrop for a proposal she won’t be able to refuse!
Bukit Batok Park
Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 and Bukit Batok East Avenue 6, S659761
Contact: 1800 471 7300
If You’re Planning To Propose After Dinner…
Dinner and proposals go hand in hand, how can she say ‘Yes!’ on an empty stomach? If you’re keen on proposing right after dinner (or even during dinner), head over to these places. You can grab dinner at the restaurants nearby and pop the question against the amazing backdrop!
[caption id="attachment_14267" align="alignnone" width="1024"] weekender[/caption]
A stone’s throw from Henderson Wave, Faber Bistro!
101 Mt Faber Road, S099201
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 4pm – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 4pm – 2am; Sun: 11am – 11pm
Contact: 6377 9688
Esplanade Rooftop[caption id="attachment_14247" align="alignnone" width="1024"] tuper_misc[/caption]
Another old favourite amongst teens back in the mid 2000s. Offering views of Marina Bay and the city skyline, this outdoor space is a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle downstairs. The roof terrace is landscaped with manicured lawns, benches and small shrubs and trees, so it’s a change of landscape from the modern architecture of CBD Singapore.
There are so many great restaurants around this area, including rooftop restaurant The Esplanade Co Ltd
1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Contact: 6828 8377
Quayside Isle[caption id="attachment_14254" align="alignnone" width="1600"] ,is that its quieter than Marina At Keppel Bay, yet gives the same air of luxury! It’s also home to the lavish National Gallery[/caption]
If you’re a true blue Singaporean you would know that the National Gallery occupies two of Singapore’s landmarks; the Old Supreme Court and City Hall. The history of this building dates back to the 1920s where it was first named the Municipal Building.
The Supreme Court and the adjacent City Hall underwent a thorough restoration from 2012 until its grand opening in 2015.
If you’ve stepped into the National Gallery you would know that most if not all of the original architecture still remains. Let’s be honest, the art work pales in comparison to the grandeur of this national monument.
What’s great about the National Gallery is that the architecture and overall feel is dependent on which section of the National Gallery you’re at. The Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery, the Former Supreme Court Foyer and Inside the Rotunda are amazing places to propose!
1 St Andrew’s Road Singapore, #01-01, S178957
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu; 10am – 7pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 10pm
Contact: 6690 9400
If You Have Some Money To Spend…
If you’re intending to splurge on the proposal and you’re seeking a place which is extra special, we’ve got you covered. Proposals are a once in a lifetime event, what better way to splurge on dinner then to have it amongst the stars!
(image credit: is once in a life time experience. The 2 hour cable car ride makes 3 rounds between Mount Faber, HarbourFront and Sentosa! Dinner starts from 6pm and will set you back about $300 for a 4-course meal.
Seeking something extra special? Go for the Floral Cabin, specially designed and decorated with flowers, the Floral Cabin will set you back almost $500.
But really,for the breathtaking view you’re going to experience, isn’t it worth it?
We recommend you book a few weeks in advance especially if you’re planning to propose on a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day.
(image credit: Yummy Singapore)
Standing at 165m (about the height of a 42 storey building!), the Singapore Flyer is one the largest Observation Wheels in the world. The Flyer was launched in 2008 and has been a feature in the city skyline since.
If you’ve ever been in on it and thought the capsule would be a romantic place to propose, you’re in luck! You can have dinner here! , be prepared to drop $1,800! While the menu provided is similar to the one provided in Premium Sky Dining Flight, you do get a bottle of Premium Champagne and a bouquet of roses!
(image credit: Ritz Carlton’s Most Extravagant Wedding Proposal Package, set at a cool $19,999 this proposal is something most us can only dream about.
No matter where you propose or how much you spend on the proposal, just remember what really matters is your sincerity! Good luck!
(feature image: Singaporean Men Not Creative? These 7 Tearjerking Wedding Proposals Prove Otherwise
Be The Best With These Rare Pokemon! We Included Their Exact Spawn Locations!
If you’ve been out playing Pokemon Go all week, you probably know that Pokemon-spawning areas are virtually everywhere. However, where are the rare pokemon locations?
There are some specific locales in Singapore that are home to rare and powerful Pokemon. We’re here to let you in on the rare pokemon locations, so you can find all 11 rare pokemon! Read on if you’d like to add these elusive gems to your collection and further your quest to become the very best!,
Image Credits: With its luscious, red-hot flaming mane and tail, the incredibly rare Ponyta is one you’d want to collect for bragging rights. Easily one of the prettiest Pokemon around, this fire horse Pokemon – and its evolved form especially – is the closest you can get to catching a unicorn!
Rare pokemon location – Ponyta has been spotted at:
- Yishun Park
- Resorts World Sentosa
Image Credits: Kind and caring, the adorable Chansey is a ball of happiness. If you’re an avid Pokemon fan, you would probably remember that this lovely creature was always at the Pokemon Centre.
It was always helping Nurse Joy heal Pokemon back to health in both the game and animated TV series. Chansey also boasts an incredibly high HP. While it may not be a fighter, it can certainly hold its own in a gym.
Rare pokemon location – Chansey has been spotted at:
- Changi General Hospital
- Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Image Credits: All Snorlax likes to do is eat and sleep, but don’t let its lazy, cuddly appearance fool you. This Pokemon is extremely powerful in battle! Snorlax is backed by high HP and defence stats, making it a popular Pokemon for trainers holding gyms.
Rare pokemon location – Snorlax has been spotted at:
- Blk 401, Hougang Avenue 10
- Bedok Point
- 5 Tampines Central 6, Singapore 529482
- Tampines St 83
- City Plaza
Image Credits: YouTube
With its friendly appearance and gentle nature, it’s hard not to fall in love with Lapras. Despite its docile look, this Pokemon also has relatively high combat capabilities. It is another popular choice for battles or gym takeovers.
Rare pokemon location – Lapras has been spotted at:
- Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3
- Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3
- 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Image Credits: Author
Fire fox Vulpix is already stealing our hearts in its own right. Look how cute it is!
However, its evolved form, Ninetails, will propel it to the top of your must-catch list. This Pokemon is an elusive one, with rare sightings in Singapore. Fire-type Pokemon are strong when up against Grass, Bug and Ice Pokemon, so it’s always useful to have some of them!
Rare pokemon location – Vulpix has been spotted at:
- Sentosa Siloso Beach
- Beauty World MRT Station
Image Credits: Dragonite looks like a cuddly teddy bear. However, don’t let Dragonite’s harmless appearance fool you! It is actually pretty impressive on the battlefield!
The most advanced stage of Dratini’s evolution, this Pokemon is incredibly rare and hard to obtain. It is highly sought after by ambitious trainers. Dragonite is also evidently useful for holding gyms. Just take a look at the sheer number of Dragonites reigning in gyms all over Singapore!
Rare pokemon location – Dragonite has been spotted at:
- Suntec City
- Tiong Bahru Plaza
- Singapore Management University (SMU)
- Marina Bay Sands
Image Credits: Now, this is a Pokemon you don’t usually chance upon! This shockingly (pun intended) fierce Electric-type Pokemon would make a great addition to your team. Especially since there aren’t many Electric-type Pokemon around at the moment. Just what you need to take down Golducks, Slowbros and Vaporeons.
Rare pokemon location – Electabuzz has been spotted at:
- Eco Park Tampines
- Near White Sands Primary School
- Resorts World Sentosa
Image Credits: YouTube
If you thought hunting for Growlithe is tough, wait till you try searching for Arcanine. A cross between a tiger, wolf and fox, this Pokemon is one you’d definitely want to catch. Arcanine is said to have one of the highest combat stats amongst the non-legendary first generation Pokemon.
Rare pokemon location – Arcanine has been spotted at:
- Clark Quay area (near Riverside Point)
- Chinese and Japanese Gardens
Image Credits: With a name that pays homage to renowned martial arts artist and action star Jackie Chan, Hitmonchan certainly packs a punch.
You may be unsure if this Pokemon is worth hunting for. However, do note that fighting-type moves are the only moves that are effective against normal-type Pokemon! Hitmonchan would defo be useful in gyms. Time to take down that Snorlax!
Rare pokemon location – Hitmonchan has been spotted at:
- West Gate Mall
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
Image Credits: Unlike any other Pokemon, this prism-like Porygon is completely made out of a computer program. It does not require any food or sleep to survive!
Pretty cool, huh? While this Pokemon isn’t best suited for combat, Porygon’s sheer elusiveness justifies the need to catch one.
Rare pokemon location – Porygon has been spotted at:
- City Square Mall
- Clementi Mall
- Orchard Central Mall
- 271 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4, Singapore 650271
- Parklane Shopping Mall
Image Credits: Author
We saved the best for last – you didn’t think we’d leave this out, now did you? Undisputedly the most famous Pokemon of all time, Pikachu remains as one of the most loved Pokemon to date.
If you didn’t manage to catch Pikachu at the start or hatch it from an egg, fret not, because here’s where you can find it!
Rare pokemon location – Pikachu has been spotted at:
- Universal Studios Singapore (Sentosa)
- Near Jurong West Temple
- Tampines West Community Club
- Marina Bay Sands
- Gardens by the Bay (near carpark exit)
And there you have it – 11 of the rarest Pokemon that have been sighted in our city! While we don’t have access to internal spawn data, trust us when we say that the aforementioned places are your best bet to catch ’em all. Happy hunting!
(Photo header: Our Lives Have Changed Since Pokemon Go! 12 Things Every Player Can Relate To!
Photography Spots: Bluff Your Friends With These 6 Places That Just Don’t Look Like Singapore
Singapore may be small. We might not have any seven wonders of the world, but our tiny island has pretty spots too! If you’ve liked our previous post of enchanting and secret photography spots, we have curated another list of beautiful photography spots in Singapore to explore!
1. Raffles MarinaImage credit 500px.com, photo by Edward Tian[/caption]
Sitting at the end of the pier overlooking Raffles Marina stands Johor Straits lighthouse, otherwise known as Raffles Marina lighthouse. The location is about as far West of Singapore as it can get. You can actually bring your passport and cross over to Malaysia! This lighthouse overlooks Tua Second Link and acts as a guide for yachts navigating into and out of the marina.
Visit during sunset and enjoy the fresh air and sea breeze. You might even get a picturesque photo with a backdrop of a pastel-hued sunset with Malaysia in the background! In addition, within its proximity is the Raffles Marina Club. You can even take photos with the backdrop of expensive yachts! This is certainly one of the best photography spots to add to your list!
2. The White Rabbit[caption id="attachment_11543" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image credit: antonchia[/caption]
Located at Dempsey Hill, The White Rabbit is a restaurant housed in the beautifully restored 1930s Ebenezer chapel. It has a charming garden, which is great for an enchanting photo shoot.
This restaurant lends a whimsical touch to those who seek its delightfully themed surroundings. Based on the story of Alice in Wonderland, this one is for those who love a little whimsy and magic with its gorgeous walkways, delightfully-mismatched furniture and well-manicured lawns.
3. Botanic Gardens[caption id="attachment_11526" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: bittersweetbyjoseph[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11528" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: bittersweetbyjoseph[/caption]
Known for its beautiful gardens and structures for wedding pictures, here’s another location to consider for your nature photography spots. Arrive early to avoid the crowd and curious stares of on-lookers at Botanic Gardens. You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful, soft morning glow of the sun and the peaceful atmosphere for being an early bird!
Although Singapore Botanical Gardens is very large, almost every part of the garden serves as a good backdrop for your shoot. Other than popular photography spots such as Healing Garden, Sun Garden, and The Swan Lake, you can also hunt down hidden photography spots around the garden.
You’ll be amazed at the amount of magical and enchanting photography spots you can find in Botanic Gardens!
4. Bukit Timah Saddle Club[caption id="attachment_11518" align="alignnone" width="769"] Image credit: gallerieck.com[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11519" align="alignnone" width="956"] Image credit: gallerieck.com[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11523" align="alignnone" width="900"] Image credit: AndroidsinBoots[/caption]
Come in the morning and spend a day with these lovely horses. You could even bring along rustic props for country-inspired snaps!
Do note that a fee is required to take a photo shoot with the horses. If you’re not in for paying extra, the spot near the hill is also a great place for a nice shoot. Walk up the hill to the other side and you can find beautiful greenery. In addition, have your brunch at the highly raved brunch spot at Riders cafe!
5. Little Guilin[caption id="attachment_11546" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image credit: Scott KJ Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11539" align="alignnone" width="896"] Image credit: Instagram user @withoutstrings[/caption]
Known as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin, this park is located at Bukit Batok is similar to Guilin in China as a huge granite rock sits within the lake. The park is beautifully landscaped so you can walk along the banks of the lake and take really pretty shots with the gorgeous landscape backdrop.
In addition, the two dome shaped shelters at Little Guilin can act as a beautiful frame to your photo.
6. Chinese and Japanese Gardens[caption id="attachment_11268" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image credit: Instagram user @nubusaploy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11544" align="alignnone" width="536"] Image credit: Instagram user @leahaldous[/caption]
Located just a stone’s throw away from Chinese Garden MRT station, the gardens are picture perfect from every angle. With expansive green lawns, trees, and pagodas, what more can you ask for?
Do visit the gardens in the cooler late afternoon and evening to avoid being scorched under the hot sun.
Spend your next weekend exploring a whole new part of Singapore you’ve never visited. Get your DSLR ready or simply bring your iphone along and visit these beautiful photography spots!
(Header image by Scott KJ Photography)
Also, read Stuck In Singapore? Here Are 10 Uncommon Places To Visit For A Different Kinda Fun!