For the gifted few men in our society that have the capacity to grow a full beard, this one is for you. In the recent decade, we’ve had many metrosexuals and “gentlemen” popping up.
I don’t mean “gentlemen” sarcastically. I’m referring to the term that dapper men who groom themselves with a fervent passion, use to address themselves and others like them.[caption id="attachment_35746" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Pinterest[/caption]
You know, men like that.
Along with the emergence of this particular group of people, there have been modern barbershops appearing all over the island, catered specifically for men’s grooming.
However, not all are good and they’re always rather pricey, depending on the size of your beard. So we’ve compiled a short list of tried and tested barbershops that are affordable and good.
Grooming Is A Basic Human Right
1. We Need A Hero
We Need A Hero (cue song), is a grooming centre that provides haircuts, beard trimming, brow grooming, and even waxing services.[caption id="attachment_35747" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: We Need A Hero[/caption]
The name comes from their belief that there is a hero, buried within every man – he just needs proper grooming to emerge.[caption id="attachment_35748" align="aligncenter" width="1648"] Image Credit: We Need A Hero[/caption]
We Need A Hero provides beard trimming services starting from $15 and waxing from $22. For a full list of their services and prices, check 2. Paul’s Barbershop/Barbershop Pauls’
Paul’s Barbershop is a humble barbershop in Bedok offering haircuts and beard trimming services.
Paul’s Barbershop is a humble barbershop in Bedok offering haircuts and beard trimming services.[caption id="attachment_35749" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Barbershop Paul[/caption]
A haircut will set you back $20, while a haircut and beard trimming session will cost $25.
There has been issues with inconsistency in the quality of the haircuts in the past few months, but haircuts are usually good.
Address: Blk 202 Bedok North St. 1, #01-477, Singapore 540202
Opening Hours: Sat – Thu: 10am – 9pm, Sun: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Contact no.: 8104 9577
3. Limpeh Barbershop
For a more consistent and affordable grooming experience, Limpeh Barbershop is your “man”.[caption id="attachment_35751" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Limpeh Barbershop[/caption]
An adult haircut here will set you back $20 and beard sculpting alone (it’s basically beard trimming) only goes for $10!
That’s extremely affordable to be honest. For a solid beard sculpt at just $10, it’s hard to beat.
For a full list of their services and prices, check here.
You can also book an appointment on their website here. Do note that customers are given a 15 minutes grace period. Any latecomers will be rescheduled to the next available slot.
Address: Blk 537 Bedok North Street 3, #01-511, Singapore 460537
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 9pm, Sat: 11am – 6pm, Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Contact no.: 9422 5895
4. Barber Point
Barber Point might seem like another random neighbourhood barbershop, with no social media or website, but don’t let that fool you.[caption id="attachment_35752" align="aligncenter" width="435"] Image Credit: HDB[/caption]
Because it really doesn’t have any social media or website.
All we know is that the haircuts only cost $15. So a beard trim wouldn’t be that far off. In fact, it might be even less.
If you’re expecting young, dapper men, the barbers here are all veteran barbers who know their stuff.
Sometimes, you just need a good and simple, unpretentious haircut to look good.
Address: Blk 118 Rivervale Drive, #01-12, Singapore 540118
5. The Black Tie Barbershop
The Black Tie Barbershop is by far the most proper barbershop on this list. The barbers are dressed to the nines, in formal shoes, pants, suspenders, and a combover so smooth you’d slip.[caption id="attachment_35770" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Image Credit: Vulcan Post[/caption]
A haircut will cost you from $20 to $30, depending on your age, while a beard trim will be $25.
The shop is usually crowded, so book an appointment on their Also read McDonald’s Releases New ‘Har Cheong Gai’ Burger And Drumlets As Part Of National Day Menu
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7-11 used to be a snack wonderland, with microwaveable sandwiches and pastas, instant noodle prep stations, Craze Hottis, Maggi mashed potatoes, and the OG soft serve of Singapore, Mr Softee.
Mr Softee was THE DESSERT of my childhood. But like the Avatar, it disappeared when I (and the rest of Singapore) needed it most.[caption id="attachment_35530" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Image Credit: Twitter User Xavier Lur[/caption]
However, it wouldn’t be gone for too long, because now it’s BACK!
Ice Cream, You Scream For Mr Softee
Mr Softee made a quiet return to Singapore, with a nifty soft serve machine sitting in a 7-11 outlet at Bencoolen, near Ibis Hotel, churning cups of Chendol-flavoured Mr Softee soft serves.[caption id="attachment_35526" align="aligncenter" width="1066"] Image Credit: Google Maps[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_35527" align="aligncenter" width="1636"] Image Credit: Twitter User Xavier Lur[/caption]
However this isn’t the first sighting we’ve had of Mr Softee since its sudden disappearance in the late 2000s.
Back in January this year, people found that the Vanilla Mr Softee was available in selected 7-11 outlets across the island.
Now this one only sells the local favourite, Chendol-flavoured soft serve at just $1.50 a cup. Though to be honest, it looks like it shrunk in the wash.[caption id="attachment_35528" align="aligncenter" width="1396"] Image Credit: Twitter User Xavier Lur[/caption]
Like excuse me? Your price didn’t increase, good for you. But the serving size really dipped.[caption id="attachment_35529" align="aligncenter" width="1540"] Image Credit: Twitter User Xavier Lur[/caption]
But I guess, no price increase is better than nothing. So I shall refrain from complaining too much.
7-Eleven has made a very special announcement regarding their fan-favourite ice-cream.[caption id="attachment_37735" align="aligncenter" width="1360"] Image Credit: 7-Eleven[/caption]
From 3 – 16 October, Mr Softee’s cendol ice-cream will be going at 2 for $2 only! So grab a dessert buddy and eat to your heart’s content, or eat both if that’s how you roll.
While the weather these days is more suited to hot pot dinners and warm comforting soups, I will brave the rain and the subsequent shivers for Mr Softee.
I will not forsake him like he did to all Singaporeans.
Cravings aside, if like me, you’re seeking for a cup of Mr Softee, here’s are the selected outlets to get your cravings fixed:
- 1A Eunos Crescent #01-2469/2471 Singapore 401001
- 446 Pasir Ris Drive 6 #01-112 Singapore 510446
- 5 Tampines Street 32 #01-19/20 Tampines Mart Singapore 529284
- 89 Bedok North Street 4 #01-83 Singapore 460089
- 201B Tampines Street 21 #01-1063 Singapore 522201
- 185 Pasir Ris Street 11 #01-60 Singapore 510185
- 491D Tampines St.45 #01-224 Singapore 523491
- 122 Geylang East Central #01-88 Singapore 380122
- 807 Yishun Ring Road #01-4217 Singapore 760807
- 291 Yishun Street 22 #01-337 Singapore 760291
- 413 Yishun Ring Road #01-1873 Singapore 760413
- 768 Woodlands Avenue 6 #01-06 Singapore 730768
- 548 Woodlands Drive 44 #01-09 Vista Point Singapore 730548
- 335 Sembawang Close #01-473 Singapore 750335
- 259 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-20 Singapore 671259
- 423 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 #01-260 Singapore 680423
- 445 Fajar Road #01-556 Singapore 670445
- 524A Jelepang Road #02-16/17 Greenridge Shopping Centre Singapore 671524
- 689B Choa Chu Kang Drive #01-306 Singapore 682689
- 152A Gangsa Road Singapore 671152
- 160A Jalan Teck Whye Lane #01-02 Singapore 681160
- 668A Jurong West Street 64 #01-120 Singapore 641668
- 213 Bukit Batok Street 21, #01-215 Singapore 650213
- 163 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-1016 Singapore 310163
- 1 Selegie Road #01-06 PoMo Singapore 188306
- 51 Bras Basah Road #01-04 Manulife Centre Singapore 189554
- 144 Arab Street #01-01Singapore 199829
- 170 Bencoolen Street #01-03 Ibis Hotel Singapore 189657
- 35 Robinsons Road #01-02 Singapore 068876
- 766 North Bridge Road Singapore 198734
- 318B Anchorvale Link #01-255 Singapore 542318
Good things must share. And share we did. Don’t say we neh say.
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We all grew up in Singapore. Right? Most of us. Well, after considering the concentration of Singaporeans to foreigners in the country, SOME of us grew up in Singapore.
But anyway, my point is we all grew up in a neighbourhood and have lots of memories tied to a certain area in Singapore.
Since my colleagues hail from different parts of Singapore, I decided to do a little investigation to find out where they grew up.
“I grew up in Bedok North, Fengshan. It was the quieter side of Bedok because the people living there were mainly elderly. Time moved slowly in the area, which made it very homely and cosy. This was before the trend of food bloggers hyping food in neighbourhoods.[caption id="attachment_35283" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Sportify Cities[/caption]
You know how they have the ice cream uncles who would sell ice cream downstairs? Yeah, mine wasn’t an ice cream uncle. It was the kacang putih man.
I moved to Yew Tee in my early Primary years, but to be honest, Marine Parade was more exciting. Don’t put that in.”
“I grew up in Pasir Ris all my life. Though I shifted from Pasir Ris East to Pasir Ris West.
But I remember that the area was like a ghost town, because nothing was really developed yet. And the only mall we had at the time was White Sands Shopping Mall, that’s still around today.[caption id="attachment_35281" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Wikipedia[/caption]
There was also West Plaza and Elias Mall. Every outing with friends was always at Downtown East. This was before Downtown East expanded into e!Avenue today.
My Sports Days were a little more special because ours wasn’t conducted in-school, rather the school put up a huge tent and held Sports Day at Pasir Ris Park.
Also, I think every Pasir Ris kid will remember that we had our very own theme park in our neighbourhood. Yes, Escape Theme Park was ICONIC.[caption id="attachment_35280" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Image Credit: meme generator[/caption]
I liked that everyone living in Yishun had each other’s backs. The neighbourhood spirit was palpable. Can feel one. There was this sense of unspoken security in the neighbourhood. So actually no need to build wall because we already feel secure.
Even though Northpoint wasn’t much, it was great because it had Toys ‘R’ Us. For a kid, any place that had a Toys ‘R’ Us was a wonderland.[caption id="attachment_35285" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Image Credit: Choa Chu Kang
“I grew up in Choa Chu Kang. I lived in Teck Whye until I was 3 or 4, but to be honest, the areas are just next to each other.
I remember taking the feeder bus to the MRT, because LRTs weren’t created at the time. There was also Choa Chu Kang Park. I mean, it’s still around today, but back then it was really an empty park with sand playgrounds.
There was a bicycle shop at Choa Chu Kang MRT interchange. My first bike was bought there. Sadly, the shop is gone now.
Lot 1 Shopper’s Mall was the only mall we had in the area. It was quite….limited, in the past. Now they’re trying to expand the MRT so it’s cool.”
Finally, there’s me. I live in Jurong West, the armpit of Singapore. Left or right? It’s up to your perspective.
I used to hate living in Jurong West. As if Jurong wasn’t already “West” enough, I had to live in Jurong WEST. Everything was far. Can you imagine what my life was like when I had to book in every Sunday night during NS?
The only shopping we had was Jurong Point and it was boring. I mean, it was fine for a while when they decided to open a Toys ‘R’ Us there. But it eventually closed.
[caption id="attachment_35288" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image Credit: SRX Property[/caption]
That’s not all, we were near Tuas, so factory smog and weird smells were common. Not to mention the presence of Tengah Air Base, which ensured that the 2 or 3 months leading up to National Day was filled with daily sonic booms of passing aircrafts.
I’m pretty sure my hearing is damaged thanks to the RSAF. Patriotism, I guess.
But to be honest, I grew to love Jurong West.
I love that the neighbourhood is quiet, even in the day. I love that we don’t have a huge amount of traffic passing through. I love that I don’t have to deal with crowd when I take the MRT, unlike Jurong East.
I guess there are benefits to living in the corner of Singapore after all.
Where did you grow up in Singapore?
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If you’ve been to Taiwan, you’ll know that one of the snacks the country is well-known for is its Jiu Fen Taro Balls.
Sold along the streets of bustling Jiu Fen, these coloured balls are chewy and are served alongside other ingredients such as sweet potato and green tea balls, in red bean, green bean or sweet potato soup.
A party of flavours and textures, if you’re a fan of these dessert bowls and are a strong believer that ‘the more the toppings, the better‘, you’ll love Nine Fresh‘s local spin on the Taiwanese classic.[caption id="attachment_30985" align="alignnone" width="3975"] Image Credit: Chee Kuen[/caption]
If this is the first time you’re hearing of Nine Fresh, you’re missing out!
Nine Fresh is a dessert stop that has been serving up quality cups of the delicious dessert for almost 5 years now.
That is, cups of grass jelly, beancurd, or ai-yu jelly (or a mixture of the three) heaped with beans (red bean, green bean, pinto bean, eight treasure bean), balls (mini taro ball, taro ball, durian ball), flavoured pearl jelly (aloe vera, mango, lychee, passionfruit), black pearls, and many more toppings.
At Nine Fresh, they’re all about keeping traditions fresh, and recently, they’ve done exactly that by rolling out 2 new series of desserts.
Nine Fresh Goes Local
The first is its Local Flavours series, which consist of dessert creations inspired by some of our favourite local desserts, including Chendol and Cheng Teng.[caption id="attachment_30980" align="alignnone" width="2787"] L-R: The Cheng Teng Cup, Durian Yin-Yang, The Chendol Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
The Chendol Cup ($3.80) has a grass jelly base and is topped with green chendol jelly, attap seeds, red bean, and taro balls.
With (almost) all the ingredients you’d typically find in a chendol dessert, this is a far less sweet variant of the coconut milk-heavy dessert.
The Cheng Teng Cup ($3.80) also has all the good stuff you’d find in the traditional dessert: pong tai hai, lotus nut, barley, and sago. These are served over a wobbly ai-yu jelly base. And of course, you can’t forget the taro balls![caption id="attachment_30984" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Image Credit: Chee Kuen[/caption]
As durian lovers, our favourite is the Durian Yin-Yang, a half beancurd, half grass jelly base that’s topped with black sugar jelly dice, taro balls, and a generous scoop of rich durian puree – yes, actual durian flesh. The flavourful and creamy durian, combined with the array of chewy and QQ ingredients in the cup make it a winner – and all for just $3.90.
Singapore’s Favourites, According To Data
Another exciting addition to Nine Fresh’s offerings is the Fanspiration Series, a bunch of cups and flavours that are essentially customer-generated.
The best-selling flavour and ingredient combinations based on Nine Fresh’s data, gathered from its create-your-own-cup promo this year, you can’t go wrong with these flavours that are beloved by many, many Singaporeans.[caption id="attachment_30981" align="alignnone" width="3024"] The Yin-Yang Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
Some of these items in this series include the all-black The Black Cup ($2.90), the all-white The White Cup ($2.60), and The Yin-Yang Cup ($2.90), which is half black and half white – at least when it comes to the base.[caption id="attachment_30982" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Aww In One Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
If you simply can’t decide between the bases (or love them all equally), the Aww In One Cup cup contains all three of them.
This cup comes piled with black pearls, taro balls, and mini taro balls on top. If you’re a first timer to Nine Fresh, we suggest you go for this so you can sample a little bit of everything and figure out which you prefer!
From there on, you can customise your own cup and create your own perfect combination of ingredients.
With so many decadent desserts out there, from rich chocolate treats to lava toasts, Nine Fresh is – literally – a refreshing change from the lot.
Priced very affordable from $2 to $3.90 for one of their pre-set cups, Nine Fresh’s desserts are a lighter option with so much to offer in the way of taste and flavour!
The next time you’re craving a refreshing dessert, make sure to pop by one of Nine Fresh’s 16 outlets – you won’t be disappointed!
Address: Find your nearest Nine Fresh Also read This Thai Bakery Is Baking Up A Storm Of Fluffy Loaves – And You Knead To Try It
Some of you may have heard of or seen pictures of luminous pathways.
Like the dreamy night sky on the ground, similar glow in the dark paths can be found in countries such as Netherlands and Poland.[caption id="attachment_28563" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Glow-in-the-dark path in Netherlands (Image Credit: Glow in the dark path in Poland (Image Credit: This Restaurant Deep Fries Their Chicken Rice Balls And The End Result Is Super Shiok
If your idea of paradise is to be surrounded by animals of all kinds, this one’s for you.
We all know the Zoo, the Bird Park, the Night Safari, and the River Safari. Let’s be honest, you can only visit these places so many times before you get bored of it.
Here are 7 lesser-known places in Singapore for you animal lovers to get up close and personal with some cute (and some less cute) critters. From rabbits to goats, to tortoises, you’re sure to find your spirit animal in one of these animal enclaves.
A word of warning though: some of these critters aren’t as cute and fluffy as the ones you may have in mind…
1. The Animal Resort
It seems like gone are the days when animals could run and roam freely around our homes.
The Animal Resort brings a taste of that back with its little zoo with a kampong twist![caption id="attachment_25431" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: T81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm daily
Contact no.: 64821160 / 91271323
Make friends with goats at Hay Dairies!
Walking down the enclosures, these amicable and curious animals will poke their noses through the bars to nudge your hand, as if to say “hello”.[caption id="attachment_25433" align="aligncenter" width="5472"] Image Credit: No. 3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4, Singapore 718859
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Sun: 9am – 4pm; Farm is closed on Tuesdays
Contact no.: 6792 0931
These slow and chill guys are our spirit animal for sure.
The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum lets you enter a rare world of turtles and tortoises.[caption id="attachment_26861" align="alignnone" width="1332"] Image Credit: Wikimedia[/caption]
You’ll be surrounded by 200 turtles and tortoises of more than 60 different species.
Be entertained by the funny antics of the Terrapins and Soft Shells roaming freely through the park. You can also pet and hand feed some of them! If you are in luck, you might even witness eggs hatching.
The founders of this museum rescue and rehabilitate the rarer species. These include “Double Happiness”, a two-headed, six-legged turtle that was nursed back to health after she was found in critical condition.
It is a common Chinese belief that turtles and tortoises represent longevity. So come soak up the good fortune with these zen creatures!
The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
Address: 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm daily
Contact no.: 6268 5363
For a nature paradise and getaway from the hectic city life, try Farmart Centre!
Their simple setup and rest-and-relax activities will give you a glimpse of the kampung spirit.[caption id="attachment_25427" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Image Credit: Adrian Video Image[/caption]
Its “Weekend Animal Corner” lets everyone interact with the small animals. Experience the feeding of goats, rabbits, bullfrogs, tortoises, and many more.
You can also sign up for one of their interesting and educational farm tours. You’ll be taken around and introduced to all the different farm animals around the Kranji area!
Don’t leave before having a good lunch of Traditional hot wok Zi Char, Hot Grilled BBQ Chicken Wings, Otah Otah and Malay Satay!
Address: 67 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699008
Opening Hours: Food Outlets: Sun – Thu: 10am – 10pm; Fri, Sun, PH: 10am – 12am
Contact no.: 67670070
If calming sea creatures are more your thing, the endless rows of koi ponds at Mainland Tropical Fish Farm will be a treat.
It’s a great place to indulge in a bit of fishing or fish feeding![caption id="attachment_25423" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Andrew, Shuhua, Claire[/caption]
Buy a pack of fish food from the shop and watch the pretty koi gather eagerly for a bite. Or try your hand at longkang fishing and prawn fishing.
Dip your feet at the fish spa for a ticklish, yet relaxing experience. Or simply gaze at the scores of ornamental fish on display and admire nature’s handiwork.
Should you decide to take home a finned friend, you’ll find everything you need for its well-being right here!
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm
Address: No.1 Pasir Ris Farmway 1, Singapore 519352
Opening hours: 8.30am – 7pm daily
Contact no.: 62873883, 65843643, 65812550
You’ll hear them before you see them.
These outspoken creatures at Jurong Frog Farm are sure to greet you as you enter their home![caption id="attachment_26862" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image Credit: 51 (Plot 56) Lim Chu Kang Lane 6 Singapore 718864
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 9am – 6pm (reserved for booked tours and pick up of purchases); Sat, Sun, PH: 9am – 5.30pm
Contact no.: 6791 7229
Don’t forget that insects are animals too!
Butterfly lovers will love Oh’ Farms Butterfly Lodge, a place that houses around 20 local butterfly species.[caption id="attachment_25426" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Image Credit: Butterflies of Singapore[/caption]
This butterfly-friendly flight cage allows visitors to observe and enjoy the butterflies in a landscaped garden environment.
The habitats are carefully designed to allow the butterflies to fly freely and go about their daily business with as little interference as possible. Nectar collecting and flower pollinating is all very important stuff.
You’ll also learn about the ecology and conservation of butterflies, and appreciate the diversity and beauty of Singapore’s butterfly fauna.
Come marvel at the beauty of these flying jewels as they flit just by your ear!
Address: 14A, Bah Soon Pah Road, Singapore 769970
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 8am – 5pm; Closed on Sundays & PH
Contact no.: 67538011
In Need Of A Happy Hour? This ‘Atas’ Food Hall In The CBD Has A Bar That Offers Drinks For Just $5
Pokemon Go has taken Singapore by storm for weeks now, with throngs of Singaporeans gathering at parks, malls and even the streets of Orchard Road and Marine Bay Sands till the wee hours.
Don’t expect any fast food joints on this list, it’s all local food that is bound to fuel you up after a long night of Pokemon catching!
1. Night Safari
If you have decided to go to the Night Safari to enjoy both the real and virtual animals, you would probably have stayed long past the closing hours of the Night Safari eateries.
We found the closest eatery to this national attraction, and the good news is they’re open way past the Night Safari. The bad news? They’re a pretty long walk from the Night Safari.
Image credit: Just Go La
For those staying in the North and Central Singapore, Upper Thomson is the best place to grab some grub. With quaint cafes serving up some really good coffee in the day and small restaurants offering really affordable and delicious food by night, it’s no surprise that it’s grown so popular.
A great place to get some cheap supper? If you’re a night owl who prowls the island for late supper you would have definitely heard of the Roti Prata House. They have a wide variety of pratas including durian and milo but if you’re a little more traditional stick to the firm favourites.
Distance: 5 mins by car, 23 mins if you’re walking
Address: 246M Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370
Contact: 6459 5260
Opening Hours: 7am – 2am
4. Tampines West
Image credit: 6785 1265
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Image credit: Foursquare
A stone’s throw from Al-Azhar is Saffron’s Cafeteria, if you’re starving and need something to fill your stomach this is the place to head to. A firm favourite among patrons is the Briyani, according our sources the servings are huge, enough to fill two adults and they’re really affordable, at an average price of $6 that is a steal! Best part? It’s 24 hours! So you know where to head to when those midnight Bryani cravings hit!
Address: Blk 201D Tampines Street 21, # 01-1163, S529393
Opening Hours: 24 hours
5. Chinese Garden
Image credit: 6266 4466
Opening Hours: 6:30AM–3:30AM
Image credit: 6345 5225
Opening Hours: 24 hours
6. Marina Bay Sands
Image credit: rare Pokemons, but with so many eateries either closing before 11 or way beyond our price range, Makansutra Gluttons By The Bay is one place you can definitely have you fill under a budget.
Makansutra Gluttons By The Bay is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat no matter the company, if you’re riding solo grab some Mee Goreng from The Old Satay Club or Soon Lee’s Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee. If you’re in a big group, do supper family style, share the famous Huat Huat BBQ Chicken Wings or the Alhambra Padang Satay.
Distance: 3 mins by car, 15 mins if you’re walking
Address: #01-15, 8 Raffles Ave, 039802
Contact: 6336 7025
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, 4pm-1am
7. Lot One
Image credit: Pokemon Go Guide: How To Catch Pikachu & Where To Catch ‘Em All!
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
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
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
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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
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)
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
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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!