Men In S’pore Blessed With Facial Hair, Here’s Where You Can Groom It For Under $30

men's grooming

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.

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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.

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The name comes from their belief that there is a hero, buried within every man – he just needs proper grooming to emerge.

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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.

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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.

Paul’s Barbershop
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”.

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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.

Limpeh Barbershop
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.

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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.

Barber Point
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.

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

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

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

Get Out And Play

1. Westgate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rating: 5/5

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

2. IMM 

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

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

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

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

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

Rating: 4/5

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

3. Changi City Point

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

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Rating: 3/5

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

4. VivoCity

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

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

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

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

Rating: 3/5

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

5. Waterway Point

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

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

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

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

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

Rating: 4/5

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

6. Kallang Wave (Singapore Sports Hub)

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

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

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

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

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Rating: 5/5

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

7. Paragon Shopping Mall

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

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

Rating: 3/5

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

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Have A Fab February With These 10 Food And Events To Check Out With Bae

It’s about time January came to an end. It felt like we’ve lived through 5 Mondays but February is finally here.

The month of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. As usual, we’ve got you covered with exciting events and great food for the month of February.

Without further ado, let’s dive in!

Play & Discover

1. Gina Yashere Live In Singapore

Gina Yashere is coming to Singapore on 3 February 2018, for a one night only live comedy performance at the Esplanade!

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For those who are unfamiliar with the brilliant work of Gina Yashere, she is a stand-up comedian and TV star in the UK who has had appearances on iconic TV shows such as Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo. You might have also seen her recently on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, as a correspondent.

She is also well known in the US for being the only UK comedian to appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam, as well as her character as Madam Yashere, The Surly Psychic on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Standard tickets go for $40 and can be purchased here.

Don’t miss this hilarious comic live in Singapore!

Gina Yashere Live In Singapore
Venue: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore, 038981
Date: 3 Feb 2018
Price: $40

2. NParks Concert Series In The Park: Rockestra

The first NParks Concert for 2018 will be held on 3 February 2018 at the Fort Canning Park.

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Concert-goers can expect retro hits from the ’60s to the ’90s, performed by local musicians such as Jack & Rai, JAWN X M1LDL1FE, Shagies, Umar X Dru Chen, O.K Ready, and ShiLi & Adi.

What’s more, you will be able to add songs to the set list by leaving a comment on the NParks Facebook post, with a song from the ’60s to the ’90s!

Admission is free.

Do check the NParks Facebook page for more updates!

NParks Concert Series In The Park: Rockestra
Venue: Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Green, Singapore, 179618
Date: 3 Feb 2018

3. Glowbeat x Scape

From 9 to 11 February 2018, Scape Playspace will be host to Glowbeat, the hottest destination for great food, live music and games!

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There will be over 20 food and beverage booths and retail booths, live music and dance performances, claw machines, carnival games, an Overwatch exhibition match and even an exclusive illuminated ball pit!

Expect performances from local musicians such as Jasmine Sokko, Inch Chua, TheLionCityBoy, and M1LDL1FE!

That’s not all, if you’re feeling hungry, fill up with street food from Katoshka, Ah Lock Tofu, Be Frank, and many more!

Cancel your weekend plans because Glowbeat x Scape will be the hottest spot in town.

Glowbeat x Scape
Venue: Scape Playspace, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore, 237978
Date: 9 – 11 Feb 2018
Time: 11am – 11pm
Image Credit: Website

5. River Hongbao 2018

Usher in the Year of the Dog with the River Hongbao 2018 from 14 February to 24 February 2018!

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The River Hongbao is an annual Chinese New Year event held at The Float@Marina Bay and is the biggest Chinese New Year event in Singapore.

Visitors can expect bright and colourful lantern and light displays, impressive firework displays every night, dance and musical performances, an exhibition on the history and tradition of Chinese New Year, street food stalls, and over 30 amusement rides for the whole family!

You can even try your hand at calligraphy, paper-cutting, stamping, and many other traditional handicrafts!

Admission is free.

River Hongbao 2018
Venue: The Float@Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore, 039805
Date: 14 Feb – 24 Feb 2018
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The cafe will be completely redecorated with the Care Bears. While it doesn’t exactly resemble Care-a-lot, this will do.

As with all past iterations of character cafes, what everyone is looking forward to is the themed food, and the Care Bears don’t intend to lose out to the Sanrio characters.

For the pasta lovers, there’s the Kumoya’s Star Attraction ($18.90) which is a classic Pomodoro spaghetti with shitake mushrooms, cherry tomato confit, and parmesan cheese.

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If you’re looking for something more substantial, there’s the Cheer-Up Chicken Katsu ($21.90).

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Were you expecting a chicken cutlet? Because we were. But it’s actually a burger!

A juicy Japanese katsu chicken slathered generously with teriyaki sauce is sandwiched between soft burger buns, topped with a sunny-side up and cheddar cheese, served with a garden salad, crisp fries and mushroom soup.

Every past character cafe has had their own version of Kumoya’s desserts and drinks and this is no exception.

Go for the Rainbow Garden Strawberry Parfait ($18.90) – Strawberry Hokkaido soft serve is served with vanilla pudding, meringue drops, fresh fruits, chocolate sable, a rainbow candy strip and mixed berries sauce.

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That’s not all. End off your meal with their Calpis drinks or special Care Bears teas.

The Cute Cuddly Calpis ($11.90) combines Berry flavoured Calpis with a mountain of fresh cream, while the Magic Mango Strawberry ($11.90) uses Mango Strawberry Calpis with a mountain of fresh cream.

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If you grew up with Care Bears like us, this is one character pop-up cafe that you shouldn’t miss!

Available from 1 February 2018 till 31 March 2018, don’t miss out on a chance to dine in Care-a-lot!

Care Bears x Kumoya
Address: Kumoya, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
Date: 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2018

7. Summer Hill

Summer Hill is the newest restaurant to pop up in Sunset Way, serving up affordable French cuisine without GST and service charge.

This cosy bistro serves up simple French fare that is oh-so-simple, yet oh-so-good. Dishes on their Special board as well as sides are rotated weekly so your meal there is always different and exciting.

Must-tries include their Poulet Roti ($23 for half, $45 for whole), the Mustard & Sage Pork Collar ($25), Croque Monsieur ($17.50), and the Orange & Rosemary-Scented Olive Oil Cake With Cream ($3).

The Poulet Roti uses hormone and antibiotic-free chicken that has been marinated with herb butter before it’s roasted to perfection. The result is roast chicken that is juicy yet still retains its skin’s crispiness.

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If you’re not a fan of chicken, then the Mustard & Sage Pork Collar is the main dish for you. Tangy, tender, and satisfying. The mustard and sage sauce provides a contrast of flavours, cutting through the heaviness of the tender pork so that you won’t feel jelak.

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The Croque Monsieur is basically a levelled-up ham and cheese sandwich. Ham, Swiss cheese, bechamel sauce, and dijon mustard sandwiched between 2 thick slices of grilled sourdough bread.

Sounds like heaven to us. That’s not all, more Swiss cheese is garnished on the top of the sandwich for more cheesy goodness.

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If you’re a fan of French cuisine, or just appreciate comfort food, then you need to drop by Summer Hill next.

Summer Hill
 106 Clementi Street 12, #01-62, Singapore, 120106
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6251 5337

8. OH MY MANGO Dessert Bar

Hidden away in the suburbs of Jurong West, is OH MY MANGO dessert bar.

This unassuming dessert bar serves up various mango-flavoured food, and one of those is a mean Mango Shibuya Toast ($10.90).

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Soft and fluffy on the inside, while toasted and crispy on the outside, the shibuya toast is topped with mango ice cream, diced mango, almond flakes, drizzled generously with mango sauce, and served with a dollop of whipped cream.

This is basically a mango overload but not in a bad way. If you’re a big fan of mango, you have to try this.

OH MY MANGO dessert bar also has a rather extensive menu of mango-flavoured drinks.

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A hot favourite among customers is the Matcha Mango Latte ($5.90). A bottom layer of mango bits, followed by a layer of milk, topped off with a layer of matcha.

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This tri-coloured creation might seem like a weird flavour combination, but the slight bitterness of matcha cuts through the sweetness and sometimes too jelak taste of the mango and milk, resulting in a rather interesting flavour.

OH MY MANGO dessert bar is constantly adding new desserts and drinks to their menu, so keep checking their Facebook page to stay up to date!

OH MY MANGO Dessert Bar
Address: Block 762 Jurong West Street 75, #01-334, Gek Poh Shopping Centre, Singapore, 640762
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 9066 0426


9. W Market Presents: CNY Pop-up Market

W Market is back again with their CNY Pop-up Market!

From 3 to 4 February 2018, this CNY Pop-up market at Capitol Piazza will feature retail, crafts, and food and beverage vendors.

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Patrons can expect to see craft and retail vendors such as Operation Overhaul, Aromamaymay, That Pretty Fairy, Our Bralette Club, BottlesXO, Wild Knots, Sunday Peach, and many more!

If you’re hungry, there will also be food from Curbside Cafe & Wine Bar and many others.

For $35 per person, try your hand at the Paint A Doll workshop by LeArty.Sg.

Gather your friends and family and head down to this CNY pop-up market this weekend!

W Market Presents: CNY Pop-up Market
Venue: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore, 178905
Date: 3 – 4 Feb 2018

10. CNY Market By FUEGO

From 8 to 10 February 2018, FUEGO is bringing their farmer’s market to Changi City Point.

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There will be various food vendors, selling food made by artisans from all over the world, using fresh produce.

That’s not all, there will also be retail vendors selling their handicrafts and wares.

Head down to CNY Market by FUEGO for some pre-CNY festive shopping and food tasting!

Venue: Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore, 486038
Date: 8 – 10 Feb 2018

These events and food will keep you busy till Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year arrives.

Which event are you most excited for?

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14 Exhilarating Events And Food To End This Month On A High Note

We’re finally halfway through November and we can practically smell the candy canes and artificial snow (foam) on Orchard Road.

With just 2 more weeks to go until Christmas season is in full swing, here are more events and food for you to tank through to December.

Let’s do this!

Play & Discover

1. The Addams Family Musical Comedy

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Along with Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Lurch the butler, and Thing the hand, everyone’s favourite fictional household, The Addams Family, will be here in Singapore from 15 Nov – 3 Dec, bringing us a musical comedy featuring an original tale.

The story goes that Wednesday Addams – all grown up now – has kept a shocking secret that only Gomez knows; she is in love with a young man from a normal, respectable family. Find out what chaos ensues when the eccentric Addams clan meet with Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Fans of The Addams Family, this is a hilarious show you won’t want to miss. Tickets are already on sale and are priced from $86.80* – $146.80*, so grab yours while they’re still available!

Purchase your tickets to The Addams Family here.

The Addams Family
MES Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
15 Nov – 3 Dec 2017
CAT 1: $146.80* | CAT 2: $120.80* | CAT 3: $86.80*

*Discounted prices available only on Hapz.

2. Let’s Go Jalan Jalan

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Let’s Go Jalan Jalan” is a food and music festival that brings all the most iconic things about Singapore – both new and old – to one place.

Happening from 17 – 19 Nov, this three-day event will take place at the nostalgic The Three Peacocks @ Labrador Park and will feature over 100 varieties of food and merchandise stalls.

Expect popular local cuisines such as Ice Blended Rainbow Dash, Rickshaw Noodles, traditional “You Tiao” with soya bean drink, the old school ice cream uncle, and more!

The event is pet-friendly and wheelchair-friendly, so bring your ah maah gong, and even your furry ones to this festival come November! You’re sure to have a good ol’ time at this chill, hyper-local extravaganza!

Let’s Go Jalan Jalan
The Three Peacocks @ Labrador Park, 8 Port Road, Singapore 117540
17 – 19 Nov 2017
17 Nov: 5pm – 12.30am | 18 Nov: 10am – 12.30am | 19 Nov: 10am – 12.30am
Admission: Free

3. OCBC Cycle 2017

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The annual OCBC Cycle is back!

Happening from 18 – 19 November, OCBC Cycle is Singapore’s most happening cycling event. An event that brings together cyclists young and old, from the greenest to the most seasoned, everyone is welcome to be a part of this cycling fiesta.

OCBC Cycle 2017 has something for everyone, with 3 riding categories for people who just want to have a good time.

The Straits Times Ride is undoubtedly the highlight at this cycling extravaganza. A Super Hero-themed ride, come dressed in your favourite Marvel or DC heroes and heroines!

The Mighty Savers® Kids and Family Ride guarantees a great time for even the youngest of the pack. Children from as young as 2 years old can sign up, with the youngest tots taking part in the 100m course and older children getting 20 or 30 minutes on the circuit.

If you’d like to take it easy and go for a leisurely ride, go for The Corporate Bike Ride. Pick between the 23km The Straits Time Ride and the 42km The Sportive Ride, and take on the city with a group of at least 15 cyclists!

If you know you’re long overdue for some exercise, or just like sweating it out with like-minded people, register for OCBC Cycle 2017 here! And make sure to take your best pals along because everything is better when you do it with a friend!

OCBC Cycle 2017
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub 
Date: 18 – 19 Nov 2017

4. It’s The Ship

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17 Nov – 20 Nov 2017
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The Projector is not your average cinema. On 17 November and 25 November, they’re screening Ridley Scott’s definitive Final Cut of the 1982 version of The Blade Runner, complete with extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects.

There will also be an afterparty at The Intermission Bar at The Projector, where Perilune will be playing for the attendees.

Tickets for the 17 November screening have been sold out but tickets for the 25 November are still available for purchase Website

6. Arts In Your Neighbourhood

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Arts In Your Neighbourhood is back, and this time, it’s taking a journey to the West.

An initiative by the National Arts Council that happens twice a year, Arts In Your Neighbourhood has taken over neighbourhoods like Toa Payoh, Yishun, and Woodlands previously, bringing arts experiences to the doorsteps of Singaporeans living in these areas.

From 9 – 26 November, Arts In Your Neighbourhood is giving Jurong residents the same treatment with its interactive arts programmes that show a different side of Jurong.

Expect visual arts installations, performances, trails, stories, and more by established artists and arts groups happening across Jurong.

For the month of November, pop by these installations, watch these performances, or go on the trail! Who knows, you just may come away with newfound appreciation for your neighbourhood!

Arts In Your Neighbourhood
Address: Various locations
Date:  9 – 26 Nov 2017

7. Harry Styles Live In Singapore 2017

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In case you didn’t hear the screams from the fangirls, Harry Styles is coming to Singapore for a one-night only performance at The Star Theatre on 23 November 2017!

Fans can expect hits from his self-titled debut album such as “Sign of the Times”, “Two Ghosts” and “Kiwi”, just to name a few.

Tickets are already sold out for the 2017 show but you can grab tickets for his May 2018 concert 8. Sole Superior 2017 [caption id="attachment_31507" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Sole Superior 2017 Facebook[/caption]

Sneakerheads of Singapore, listen up! Singapore’s premier sneaker and streetwear convention is returning for its fifth instalment on November 25.

As with every year, Sole Superior will be giving away a truck load of goodies. Every ticket comes with a raffle entry to a prize pool of over S$30,000 worth of products, ranging from snapbacks to feet heat.

A new addition this year is the Sole Superior Afterparty, jointly presented in partnership with Moonbeats Asia, which will be held in a secret warehouse in Tai Seng featuring top international DJs Falcons, The Whooligan and Yeti Out. For more info on the afterparty, check out the Facebook event page here.

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Come 25 November 2017, the ArtScience Museum will host the ‘Treasures Of The Natural World‘ exhibition, which showcases the most significant treasures of the natural world.

Carefully selected from over 80 million specimens, over 200 treasures from London’s prestigious Natural History Museum will travel to Southeast Asia for the first time.

There will also be a treasure hunt, specially designed for children, families and schools, for the younger visitors to embark on a series of adventures, learning about nature and searching for wildlife.

Opening on 25 November 2017 through till 29 April 2018, do not miss out on this wondrous exhibition!

Tickets can be purchased here.

Treasures Of The Natural World
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Date: 25 Nov 2017 – 29 Apr 2018
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Organised by Maison Du Whisky, Whisky Live Singapore is South-East Asia’s premier whisky and spirits event that began in 2010 and this year it is back for it’s eighth instalment from 25 November to 26 November!

The event sees over 70 whisky and spirit brands gathering for tasting, and also featuring some of the world’s most famous distilleries as well as upcoming notable brands.

This year, the event moves to Robertson Quay: TheatreWorks and Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and features top level masterclasses, a lineup of Singapore’s best cocktail bars, food partners and more!

Ticket prices go from $99 for a standard discovery pass for 1 person, to $900 for a 10 person group pass.

Hurry and purchase your tickets Venue: Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore, 238236
Date: 25 Nov – 26 Nov

11. MØ Live In Singapore

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If you’ve listened the DJ Snake’s “Lean On”, then you’ve heard singing. Danish singer and songwriter Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted, better known as MØ, is coming to Singapore on 26 November for the first time ever!

Performing with a full band, gather your friends an dance along to MØ’s beat-driven electropop and amazing vocals!

Tickets go from $78 for early bird tickets, to $272 for the Dance Buddies package.

Purchase your tickets here!

MØ Live In Singapore
Venue: Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore, 179022
Date: 26 Nov 2017
Price: Early Bird: $78, Standard: $88, Dance Buddies Package: $272 (excluding booking fee)
Image Credit: alt-J Live In Singapore
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Date: 29 Nov 2017
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Etsy Made Local is back for its second instalment this Christmas!

Etsy Made Local is a national initiative that celebrates collectors, artisans and crafters from local communities in South-East Asia and Australia.

On 25 November, Etsy artisans will be selling their handmade products and vintage wares at the Capitol Piazza in celebration of the spirit of our local community.

Admission is free so bring your friends and family down!

Etsy Made Local 2017
Venue: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore, 178905
Date: 25 Nov 2017


14. Tsuta Duck Ramen

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Ramen fans, there’s a new ramen coming to you, and this one comes courtesy of none other than Michelin-starred ramen restaurant Tsuta.

For their first year anniversary in Singapore, Tsuta has come up with not one but two ramen dishes, and the star ingredient is a meat we Singaporeans eat plenty of: duck.

After experimenting with different recipes and cooking methods for a year, Chef Yuki Onishi created 2 ramen dishes: the dry Kamo Abura Soba ($10), and Kamo Paitan Soba ($11) which is served in soup.

These ramen dishes will only be available from 4 November onwards and are exclusively available in Singapore. The next time you’re craving a hearty bowl of ramen, be sure to head down to your nearest Tsuta to eat it!

Address: Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road, #01-01, Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6734 4886
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If You See Strange Things Popping Up In Jurong This November, Don’t Freak Out – It’s Just Art

Arts In Your Neighbourhood is back, and this time, it’s taking a journey to the West.

An initiative by the National Arts Council that happens twice a year, Arts In Your Neighbourhood has taken over neighbourhoods like Toa Payoh, Yishun, and Woodlands previously, bringing arts experiences to the doorsteps of Singaporeans living in these areas.

From 9 – 26 November, Arts In Your Neighbourhood is giving Jurong residents the same treatment with its interactive arts programmes that show a different side of Jurong.

Expect visual arts installations, performances, trails, stories, and more by established artists and arts groups happening across Jurong.

Programme Highlights

1. Urban Distortions by t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e

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Sometimes, it feels like we’re living in a bubble, doesn’t it? Perhaps Urban Distortions is a commentary on that. Or not. Since it is art, it’s all up to your interpretation.

Urban Distortions is a cross‑disciplinary installation-performance that brings together dance, song, and territories. Watch the performers as they dance inside giant life-size plastic bubbles, with live music accompaniment!

9 November 2017 (Thurs), 12:15pm, at Ocean Financial Centre (Covered Plaza)
10 November 2017 (Fri), 6pm, at Woodlands Civic Centre
11 November 2017 (Sat), 6pm, at Westgate (L1 Courtyard)
12 November 2017 (Sat), 6pm, at Bedok Town Square

2. Larger Than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighbourhood by Vertical Submarine

What was Jurong like before it came to be Singapore’s second CBD?

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Larger Than Life is an outdoor art showcase that answers precisely this question.

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Curated by art collective Vertical Submarine, Larger Than Life comprises of 5 works that reminisce the Jurong that came before, bringing back the fond memories and forgotten history of the neighbourhood.

Installations to look out for include artist Liyu’s “Drive”, a sculpture of a car that invites people to recall and share their memories of the old Jurong drive-in cinema.

Where: Canopy @ J Link & Adjacent Field
When: 9 Nov 2017 – 28 Jan 2018

3. #seeyoursg by Shophouse & Co

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#seeyoursg is no ordinary trail. In this trail, participants will literally see Jurong through new lenses.

A device designed by artist Samantha Tio, the device lets you view and record your experience, allowing you create your own narrative of the neighbourhood which you can later add to the Jurong story as part of the exhibition.

Not only will you unravel the myths and legends of Jurong through this discovery trail, you’ll also get to experience how reality and perception are interwoven at each stop of the trail.

*Take note that the recommended age for this trail is 12 years and above.

Walking Trail
Where: Jurong Regional Library
When: 25 Nov 2017, 10am – 11am; 4pm – 5pm (The 1-hour trail will start every 15 minutes)

Where: Jurong Regional Library
When: 9 – 30 Nov 2017, 10am – 9pm

4. .txt by Pooja Nansi & Daryl Qilin Yam

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Another visual arts installations springing up in Jurong is .txt, which comprises two text-based works inspired by none other than Jurong and its surrounds. Conceived and devised by writers Pooja Nansi and Daryl Qilin Yam, these works draw from existing texts, interviews and original writings.

The works explore the relationship between language and its specific localities, highlighting the little things that make Jurong unique.

Where: Westgate (L1 Fashion High Street) and Canopy @ J Link
When: 9 – 26 Nov 2017, 10am – 10pm

5. The Story-teller by Slacsatu

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As part of Arts In Your Neighbourhood, street artist Slacsatu will also be taking to Jurong to create a street art installation that explores the memories, dreams, experiences and cultural roots of Jurong that have played a role in shaping the community.

An artwork that is dedicated to the Jurong community, a place that has influenced Slacsatu’s practice, his hope is that the stories and spirit of Jurong is passed down from one generation to the next.

Where: Taman Jurong Community Club (Wall next to Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre)
When: 9 Nov – 31 Dec 2017

Contrary to what people may say or think about Jurong, it is a neighbourhood with plenty of history and plenty of soul.

For the month of November, pop by these installations, watch these performances, or go on the trail! Who knows, you just may come away with newfound appreciation for your neighbourhood!

Arts In Your Neighbourhood
Address: Various locations
Date:  9 – 26 Nov 2017

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If You Like Blackball, This Dessert Shop Will Have You Questioning Your Loyalties

If you’ve been to Taiwan, you’ll know that one of the snacks the country is well-known for is its Jiu Fen Taro Balls.

Sold along the streets of bustling Jiu Fen, these coloured balls are chewy and are served alongside other ingredients such as sweet potato and green tea balls, in red bean, green bean or sweet potato soup.

A party of flavours and textures, if you’re a fan of these dessert bowls and are a strong believer that ‘the more the toppings, the better‘, you’ll love Nine Fresh‘s local spin on the Taiwanese classic.

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Nine Fresh

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

Nine Fresh
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 

You’re Not Going To Need A Wallet At This New ‘Smart’ Hawker Centre At Jurong West

Yishun step aside, Jurong West has gotten its own ‘smart’ hawker centre.

Located at Jurong West Street 61, next to Pioneer Mall, this 500-seater ‘smart’ hawker centre has 34 food stalls and a 14-stall wet market.

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This is Singapore’s 2nd “smart” hawker centre after Yishun Park Hawker Centre.

A Smarter Hawker Centre

Jurong Hawker Centre has self-payment kiosks that accept cash. It also offers 8 other cashless payment options such as Apple Pay, Paywave and EZ Link Payment.

Diners also get to enjoy free wi-fi.

The food centre also has 3 tray-collecting robots to increase the efficiency of clearing tables and also to help diners who might not be able to carry their tray to the Tray Return Area.

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Keeping Hawker-Fare At Hawker Prices

Aside from being a ‘smart’ hawker, this hawker centre is managed on a not-for-profit basis.

As such, each cooked food stall in this complex sells 2 regular-portion dishes at $2.80, ensuring there is a cheap option at every stall.

With 34 different hawker stalls, there is no shortage of variety and cuisines for diners to choose from.

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The hawker centre will also be used to host community activities such as fairs, flea markets and music performances, in an effort to make it a natural gathering place for residents to dine and bond.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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
Address: 3. Sunny Choice Cafe

Located within a grocery store, Sunny Choice Cafe is small but brimming with appetizing food options.

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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
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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

5. Afterglow

The Raw Masala Pizza ($22) at Afterglow is an absolute must-try!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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
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This Library Lets You “Loan” Humans As Books, So You Can Hear Their Unconventional Stories

When you hear “Human Library”, a room full of harvested human organs may come to mind.

Don’t worry, we’re talking about no such thing. At this Human Library, ordinary humans become open books, letting you hear the most intimate details of their life stories.

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If you’ve always wondered what kinds of thoughts or situations might drive a person to commit suicide, or about the hardships of a person battling cancer, this is exactly the place you want to be.

Buzzing with people you may not ordinarily get the chance to meet, some of these conversations may inspire, while others may change the way you think about certain things.

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Back for its third run, this edition of the Human Library will take place on Aug 27 at Taman Jurong Community Club.

With a catalogue of over 40 books, some of the books you can expect to find in this edition of the Human Library include a Catholic monk-in-training, ex-offenders, a person with psychosis, and a wildlife rescuer.

If you’d like to hear these stories, you’ll need to register online, pick a time slot and reserve a book that interests you. You will only be able to !

Click here to find out how to reserve a book.

Also read These Epic Aerial Photos Of S’pore Will Show You How Beautiful Our Country Really Is

(Header Image Source: Human Library Singapore Facebook)

Forget The Zoo – Make Some New Animal Friends At These Lesser Known Farms In S’pore

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!

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Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm daily
Admission: Free
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”. 

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No. 3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4, Singapore 718859
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Sun: 9am – 4pm; Farm is closed on Tuesdays
Admission: Free
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.

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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.

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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!

Farmart Centre
Address: 67 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699008
Opening Hours: Food Outlets: Sun – Thu: 10am – 10pm; Fri, Sun, PH: 10am – 12am
Admission: Free
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!

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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
Admission: Free
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!

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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
Admission: Free
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.

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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!

Oh’ Farms
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