Ambassador Highlights #9 – Darts, Thai Hotpot, $5 Drinks And More!

April has officially come to a close and that means one thing: time for another round-up of exciting activities our ambassadors dropped in on this month.

This month’s highlights include plenty of fresh new experiences and sumptuous noms!

1. I Darts Halo

Not your usual club scene with music, drinks, and a crowd, i Darts aims to create fun times you won’t forget with darts, a game everyone (yes, everyone) can play.

With a whole variety of ways to play the game, it’s great for bonding, learning more about each other, and in all, just having a great time with friends.

Our ambassadors Shivon, Diana, Jia Min, and Kimberley headed down to i Darts Halo, and shared good laughs over lively darts games!


Those new to the game, fear not! There are helpful instructors ready to guide you, and you’ll be hitting the bullseye in no time.

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At just a dollar a game, it’s perfect for a fun night with the gang without breaking the bank.

New members also receive a free i Darts card, and you’ll even get to walk away with your very own set of darts if you score 400 and above! Between you and us, it’s not that tough to hit 400.

Make a date with iDarts! Who knows? You may just discover a hidden talent as a darts master!

iDarts Singapore
Where: 201 Victoria Street Bugis+ #-03-24 Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu & PH: 12.30pm to 1am; Fri, Sat & eve of PH: 12.30pm to 3am
Contact no.: 6634 9662

2. Soi Thai Soi Nice

“People who love to eat are the best people”.

We know we do! Especially when it’s at Soi Thai Soi Nice, the latest Thai restaurant to hit the hot steamboat scene in Singapore.

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The Thais love their food intense and flavourful–whether spicy, sweet or sour–and they love to wash that all down with a glass of refreshing ice milk tea.


Our ambassadors, Eunice, Nicholas and Rachael got the royal treatment there, trying out their signature Royal Thai Hot Pot. 

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Full of fresh seafood and meats, these premium ingredients are cooked in homemade authentic Tom Yam soup.

With 4 levels of spiciness, even those with a lower tolerance for spiciness can enjoy this bubbling hot, flavourful broth!

Soi Thai Soi Nice
Where: 321 Alexandra Road #02-01 @ Alexandra Central (Next to Ikea) Singapore 159972
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 6.00pm – 10.00pm; Sat-Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6250 4863

3. Dosirak

Who says eating healthy is only about expensive salads and wraps?

Dosirak serves up healthy, tasty, and convenient Korean food for those on the go!

[caption id="attachment_25702" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Our ambassadors Cheryl and Rachael headed down and were pleasantly surprised to find fresh flavours coming from the farm to their palms!



To order, all you have to do is pick your base, choose your veggies, and finally, your meat(s). Then, take your box, add the secret sauce (psst, it’s gochujang) and shake it up!


Now, who says fast food ain’t good for you?

Where: 18 Cross Street, China Square Central #01-02, Singapore 048423.
Contact no.: 65366034
This one needs no introduction!

Bangkok’s famous hipster market must have flooded your Instagram feeds by now.


Artbox featured plenty of local designers, affordable vintage fashion, quirky lifestyle products, modern home decor items and innovative snacks.


Our ambassadors Cheryl, Vanessa, Shivon, Jia Min, Kimberley, Nicholas, Stephanie and Victoria headed down to join the insane crowd.


Just like Bangkok’s version, they were treated to yummy nosh from international vendors, a beer market and beautiful fairy light displays!


While there’s only so much a person can eat, we weren’t going to let that stop us. We dug into acai bowls, truffle noodles, Thai milk tea custard bun, milk tea, and even whiskey butter steak and ice cream!


We really hope it comes back next year ‘cuz this is one market we can’t get enough of.

5. Central Perk SG

“How you doin’?”

We dropped in on Central Perk SG, and we must say, it takes the idea of a themed cafe to the next level.

[caption id="attachment_25711" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Our ambassador Jessie, a huge Friends fan, headed down to check it out!

Friends fans will defo go crazy for this cafe’s interior. We were impressed by how it had the Central Perk Cafe cut right down to the tiniest detail.

While there, we also had a good laugh trying out their edible helium balloons, the latest addition to their extensive themed menu. 


Even the coffees here are themed after the memorable characters! Of course, Jessie had to order herself a strong ‘Joey Tribbiani’.

Who is your favourite FRIENDS character?

Central Perk SG
Where: 1 Magazine Road, Central Mall #01-01 Singapore 059567
Opening Hours: Sunday, Tues, Wed Thurs: 11am – 11pm; Fri, Sat: Open till late; Closed on mondays
Contact no.:  90252524
Annyeong haseyo!

KBBQ has been around for a while now, but you have to try the ultimate Korean charcoal grill experience at Seorae.

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Seorae is no ordinary Korean Restaurant. It’s the first Galmaegisal restaurant in Singapore. That’s a special pork cut that’s only available in 5% of the pig.

Our ambassadors Cheryl, Jia Min, and Nicholas headed down to try their juicy and tender meats.


Their favourites were the Signature Pork Skirt with Sweet Garlic Marinade, Beef Short Ribs and Army Stew!

We also had a blast trying on the traditional korean wear to pass the time while waiting to be seated.

For a sweet finish, there’s even a Bingsu counter for dessert! Yummm.

Where: 68 Orchard Rd, #02-01, Plaza Singapura, 238839
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 11.30am – 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 11pm, Sun: 11.30am-10pm
Contact no.: 9181 2709

7. Five Square

Five Square (FIV Square) is a unique dining space made up of 3 different concepts: The Bazaar, The Bar and The Recess. 

Choose from 6 different cuisines at The Bazaar, chill over drinks, pool and darts at The Bar, and enter The Recess for an ultra-private session over whisky!

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Our ambassador, Shivon headed down to catch up and chill after a long day at work.


She got to enjoy great food and drinks in such a cosy ambience! There was even live music playing when we got there!

Heads up, it gets busy from 6.30pm, so make your way down early!

Five Square
1 Pickering Street, Great Eastern Centre, #01-03, Singapore 04865
Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 12am (Closed on Sundays and PH)

8. Flying Monkey

Flying Monkey brings the fun back into dining!

This contemporary Indian restaurant and bar is casual, quirky and a belly rubbing kinda yummy!

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Housed in the culturally rich district of Kampong Glam, they offer authentic Pan-Indian cuisine with a pinch of excitement.

Our ambassador, Vanessa fell in love with The Flying Monkey cocktail, a smoked cocktail with a roasted aroma akin to an 18 year old whisky.


The highlight of the night has to be the contemporary pan-Indian cuisine! Our favourites were the Tandoori Chicken and Tulsi Cod.

This restaurant serves up small Tapas plates so you can taste a wide range of flavours. They’re great for sharing too! If you’re a big eater, no worries. You can always order a Big Plate for gorgeous, full-sized meals.

Flying Monkey
Where: 67 Bussorah St, Singapore 199480
Opening Hours:  Sun-Thurs: 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11.00pm; Fri-Sat 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11.55pm
While so much has happened this month, we can’t wait to dive into even more fun events and happenings in May!

If you’re looking to increase your brand’s awareness and want to introduce products or services both old and new to more Singaporeans, drop us an email at [email protected]. We would love to work with you!

We’re also on the lookout for more ambassadors who are on a mission to discover the fun and exciting things in Singapore. If you love eating, shopping, and discovering new places in Singapore, drop us an email at [email protected].

Also, read Taste The Goodness Of Sarawak At Face To Face – An Eatery That Stays True To Its Roots

Discover SG Ambassador Highlights #8 – Sarawak Noodles, Toys, Virtual Reality & More!

With March coming to an end, DiscoverSG has been bustling with more life than ever! Our lovely DiscoverSG ambassadors have been dropping in on a whole slew of exciting events.

This month’s highlights were full of fun new experiences and homey eats!

1. MINT Museum Of Toys

You’re never too old to play with toys!

The MINT Museum of Toys proves just that. Entering the museum is like stepping into a time capsule of old vintage toys and collectible items.

[caption id="attachment_24700" align="aligncenter" width="1048"] Image Credit: Our ambassador Theora headed down to the museum’s 10th Anniversary party!

She was impressed by the collection originating from over 40 countries, including Japan Germany, UK, and Bulgaria. All of them have come a long way in terms of time too, with toys dating all the way back to the 1840s!


You can expect the familiar Batman, Dan Dare, Japanese characters, Mobo horses and pedal cars. In case you were wondering, the whole collection is valued at over S$5million–surely not an amount to play around with.

Come drop by to rekindle that Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys (MINT)!

MINT Museum of Toys
Where: 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382
When: Daily, 9:30AM – 6:30PM
Contact no.: 6339 0660
Wondering where to head to after school?

The Tea Party is our favourite chill out place catering to youngsters.

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This cafe serves up fusion-style cuisine in their chillout setting, serving pizza, sandwiches and burgers.

You don’t have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet–all its local and western fare are very reasonably priced.


Our ambassador Vanessa headed down to The Tea Party Cafe for a laidback meal, and she was pleasantly surprised at how yummy and affordable it all was!

Don’t forget dessert and a cuppa at the end of your meal! We must say, the cakes and scones here are as splendid as the mains.

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The cafe is also pet-friendly, so you can de-stress by petting some furry friends. It’s really the perfect place to hang out with friends after a busy week!

The Tea Party Cafe
Bukit Timah
805 Bukit Timah Road #01-07 Sixth Avenue Centre Singapore 279883
Contact no.: +65 6462 3563

Singapore Management University School of Economics (The Tea Party Express)
90 Stamford Road #01-75 Singapore 178903
Contact no.: +65 68372137

Pasir Panjang
103 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118531
Contact no.: +65 96991655
When: Sunday-Thursday: 11:30AM – 11:30PM, Friday-Saturday 11:30AM – 1:30AM

3. Armin Only – Embrace Pre-Party

Armin Embrace World Tour is just about to reach our shores!

We don’t know about you, but we’re getting hyped up.


That’s why we were super psyched to get tickets to Armin Van Buuren’s exclusive pre-party at CÉ LA VI!

We sent our ambassadors Vanessa and Shivon down to the official pre-party to get the vibes going. They had a great time partying the night away with DJ Suren and Andrew T!

[caption id="attachment_24697" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: If you weren’t there for the pre-party, you can still catch Armin at his Embrace concert!

There’s even an after-party to look forward to, where this 5 time #1 DJ in the world will helm the decks at CÉ LA VI’s Club lounge.

We can’t wait to get up close and personal with the man himself, and revel in his signature brand of electronic synths and chart topping hits, high up in the clouds.

Armin Only Embrace World Tour
Where: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
When: 1 April,  4.00pm-11.50pm
CÉ LA VI, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971
When: 1st April, 10PM till late
Contact no.: +65 6508 2188
Need a break from the real world?

Enter V-Room SG! It’s the newest kid on the block when it comes to virtual reality (VR) gaming arcades.

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V-Room brings you into the VR game world using the best VR systems in the world.

Let yourself be visually, physically and emotionally amazed by new virtual worlds filled with awe-inspiring characters, sights and sounds.

Ambassador Stephanie took a much needed break from her hectic lifestyle recently and had such a blast here! The virtual reality games were so realistic, she found herself lost in that world for a moment.

You too can escape reality and take a step into the future!

VRoom Singapore
Where: 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube, #02-11, Singapore 609731
When: Daily from 11am to 10pm
Price: VR Room (for 3 pax) priced at $30/hr (weekdays) and $36/hr (weekends)
Contact no.: +65 6904 4045

5. Capella Hotels

Ready to indulge?

Take it from us, there’s no better way to wind down for the week than at Capella Singapore.

[caption id="attachment_24699" align="aligncenter" width="2592"] Image Credit: Our ambassador Diana was treated like royalty when she visited recently! She was served delicious food and drinks, with an amazing classical band playing in the background.

What’s more, Capella is having a promotion now with drinks going at only $20! We’d suggest you check in immediately!

Capella Singapore
Where: Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Contact no.: +65 6377 8888

6. Face To Face Noodle House

Authentic Sarawak cuisine isn’t easy to find in Singapore… at all.

Thanks to Face To Face Noodle House, that’s no longer the case!

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Their special noodle recipe traces its roots to Sarawak over 100 years ago. The story begins when the founder’s great grandfather mastered the art of making Jook Sing noodles, one of the rarest forms of noodle-making in existence.

The fresh homemade noodles that he served quickly captured the hearts and stomachs of many Sarawakians.

And Singaporeans too, once they set up shop here in 2015!

Our ambassador, Stephanie, was hosted to a sumptuous dinner just the other night!

We dug into delish bowls of Sarawak Laksa and Sarawak Traditional Noodles. Their secret family recipe definitely delighted our tastebuds!

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You can also enjoy unique Pan Mee creations that are crafted to suit Singaporeans’ taste.

Come on down and try this Sarawakian secret family recipe!

Face To Face Noodle House

Where: 180 Kitchener Rd, #02-23/24 City Square Mall, Singapore 398628
When: Daily, 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Contact no.: 6509 0182

7. Wanton, Seng’s Noodle Bar

Feeling some time-perfected wanton noodles?

Wanton is a noodle bar on Amoy Street that serves just that!

[caption id="attachment_24703" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: You must have heard of the famous Seng’s Wanton Mee at Dunman Food Centre. Wanton hails from there!

Our ambassador, Grayce, headed down to dig into some bouncy wantons!

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When: Lunch Menu: 11.30am – 2.30pm Weekdays (Walk-in Only) Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (Mon – Thu & Sat), 6pm – 11pm (Sat)
Contact no.: +65 6221 1336

It’s been such a fabulous month with so much happening! We can’t wait to dive into even more events going on in April!

If you’re looking to increase your brand’s awareness and want to introduce products or services both old and new to more Singaporeans, drop us an email at [email protected]. We would love to work with you!

We’re also on the lookout for more ambassadors who are on a mission to discover the fun and exciting things in Singapore. If you love eating, shopping, and discovering new places in Singapore, drop us an email at [email protected].

Also, read 10 Awesome Activities To Kick Start Your April [1-15 April]

These 8 Social Enterprise Eateries Serve Food From The Heart

If there’s one thing Singaporeans share, it’s a common love for food. Local eateries are constantly competing to whet our appetites with new flavours, but some have taken their fare one step further by making a social enterprise out of their businesses.

Whether it’s providing employment opportunities to the marginalised or donating profits to the less fortunate, these eateries have made it their mission to do good.

Check out these 8 social enterprise eateries! The causes they stand for only give us more reason to head out to try the cuisines they have to offer.

1. Art Bar

Get your daily coffee fix at Art Bar, a community project with Starbucks Singapore. Art Bar trains young adults with autism to handle cash and work the coffee machine, and ultimately, become fully-fledged baristas!

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Art Bar is one of the various job sites at the E2C campus of Enabling Village. Enabling Village is a cosy community in Singapore where people with different disabilities can move independently, feel accepted for who they are, and be valued for their contributions.

While you’re there, you must try the rich, chocolatey and moist Double Chocolate Chip Muffin. It goes especially well with the Cafe Latte! Other drinks include Cafe Americano, Cafe Mocha and Milo Smoothie.

Art Bar
Where: The Art Faculty By Pathlight, 01-07 Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru
Hours: 9am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday; closed on Sunday
Phone: 6513 0706
This quiet bao shop just off Upper Thomson Road is more than just another dim sum shop. Its owner, Madam Sarah Tan helps the less fortunate by giving them employment and having them make and sell their steamed buns. 

[caption id="attachment_23044" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image credit: The people you’ll see running Choon Ming Bao Dian include those with a history of mental illness, the homeless, single mothers, ex-offenders and foreign workers who were cheated by their agents. Her home has even doubled as a temporary shelter for these people!

Have one of the many yummy types of bao and dimsum available for breakfast! The Dinosaur Bao, Char Siew Bao, Har Gow, and Siew Mai are just some of them. You’ll be sure to feel the warmth from your belly all the way to your heart!

Choon Ming Bao Dian
203 Toa Payoh North, #01- 1121, Singapore 310203
122 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 560122
628 Ang Mo Kio Market & Food Centre, #01-91, Singapore 560628

3. Crossings Cafe

The aptly named Crossings Cafe seeks to provide employment opportunities, personal development and dignity to the disadvantaged. The hope is that they will be able to cross boundaries and chart more paths in society.

[caption id="attachment_23045" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image credit: This quaint little social enterprise is sure to not only nourish your stomach, but make you feel more connected to your community as well!

All profits made here are channeled to charitable causes. Also, it is currently collaborating with Assumption Pathway School, taking on students to work at the café as servers, cooks and baristas.

Come down and try their delicious comfort food at affordable prices. Their Signature Chilli Crab Pasta, Gula Melaka Pancake Stack, Grilled Pork and Fennel Burger, and Sweet Potato Fries are sure-bets!

Crossings Cafe
Where: 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954
Open: Mon-Fri 8am-10pm; Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
Phone: 6336 6203
Email: [email protected]

4. Dignity Kitchen

Tucked away in Serangoon is Singapore’s first ever hawker training school. It gives practical training to people with disabilities, so they can secure stable jobs as chefs or hawkers!

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80% of its staff is disabled, and another 20% is made up of the elderly and the poor–all of which are able to achieve financial independence working here.

Dignity Kitchen is home to Singaporean favourites like rojak, chicken rice, baked goods and local desserts. You can even pre-order bento boxes for large scale events here!

Dignity Kitchen
Where: Blk 267 Serangoon Avenue 3, #02-02, Singapore 550267
Phone: 8189 7678
Email: [email protected]

5. Eighteen Chefs

Opened by an ex-convict himself, Eighteen Chefs inspires troubled youths and people with conviction backgrounds to find positive ways to reintegrate back into society.

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Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11.00am to 10.00pm
Telephone: 6634 4642

6. Joan Bowen Cafe

Originally opened by the owners to fulfil their special needs daughter’s wish to be a chef, Joan Bowen Café has since employed more than 10 special needs youths.

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Open: 11am to 4pm, Monday & Tuesday; 11.30am to 2.30pm, Wednesday; 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Thursday & Friday; 1pm to 9.30pm, Saturday; Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays
Phone: 6281 3629
Email: [email protected]
is another cosy social enterprise that provides training and employment opportunities to the disadvantaged, so they can be integrated back into society.

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Those working in this establishment include people with physical or hearing impairments, recovering stroke patients and mature, vulnerable individuals.

Expect Singaporean favourites like fish head curry, beef rendang, soup kambing, hainanese chicken rice, dry laksa, char kway teow, fried carrot cake, chap chye, and many more!

New Rasa Singapura
Where: 56 Tanglin Road B1-02 Tanglin Post Office Singapore 247964  (opposite Tanglin Mall)
Open: 12noon-10pm; Closed Sundays and public holidays
Phone: 9818 8102

8. Qita In The Park

A contagious passion to help the less fortunate was what drove the owner, Genevieve, to leave her cushy lawyer job to run a social enterprise of her own. 

[caption id="attachment_23051" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: This cafe-cum-retail shop showcases beautiful artwork on its walls for sale, in support of the artists at Pathlight. Singapore-themed gifts made by home-bound women and senior citizens are also on display. 

Popular picks here include the traditional Singaporean breakfast of half boiled eggs and toast with homemade kaya, made from fresh coconut milk. Lunch sets include fragrant Kampong Chicken Curry with organic basmati rice. Yum!

Qita In The Park
Where: 20 Upper Pickering Street, Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre
Open: 7.30am to 6pm, weekdays; 9am to 3pm, Saturday; closed on Sunday.
Phone: 6225 4318
Email: [email protected]

These eateries are doing a world of good for those who truly need it, and it has definitely warmed our hearts. If it’s warmed yours too, come show your support for those less fortunate and taste what they have to offer!

Not only will you leave with a full belly, your heart will also be full.

Also, read Bon Appétit! 6 Legit French restaurants In Singapore That Won’t Burn A Big Hole In Your Wallet

Klook x KopiPass: Enjoy Free Coffee While Planning Your Holiday Activities!

The year-end festive season is fast approaching! Planning for holiday activities and weekend getaways will be a headache. However, there is no better place to brainstorm for your vacation plans than in the comfort of a cafe over a FREE cup of coffee! This festive season, Klook has teamed up with KopiPass to present ‘Grounds for Exploration’ Giveaway!

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From now till 31 March 2017, be instantly rewarded with a complimentary cup of coffee at selected cafes!

All you have to do is simply use the Klook mobile app to plan your upcoming holiday getaways!

Hold On, What’s Klook And KopiPass?


Klook is an online travel activity platform that helps savvy but busy travellers (like you and I) beat the crowd while on holiday.

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KopiPass is Singapore’s ultimate café hopping pass!

There is no denying that cafe-hopping is one of (most) Singaporeans’ favourite pastime.With KopiPass, you can now cafe-hop with your friends and other half without burning a hole in your pocket!

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The ‘Grounds for Exploration’ Giveaway is valid from 10 November 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The festive season is all about spreading love and joy.

Thus, Klook and KopiPass have decided to partake in the season of giving by combining two of Singaporeans’ favourite pastimes – cafe-hopping and planning for getaways.

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More information on this fantastic giveaway can be found here!

Sounds Fantastic! I’m Sold – How Does This Work?

Here is what you have to do to get your complimentary cup of coffee:

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  • Download the Klook iOS / Android mobile app
  • Tap on “Redeem A Free Cup of Coffee” banner and select the participating cafe of your choice
  • Enter the promo code GROUNDSTOEXPLORE upon check out
  • Receive your redemption e-voucher instantly in your account
  • Retrieve your e-voucher from the “Bookings” tab and head to the cafe
  • Show them the voucher to redeem your free coffee!

Do note that the promo code is valid from 10 to 30 November 2016.

However, redemption of the coffee is available from 10 November 2016 to 30 March 2017.

Awesome! How Do I Get Started?


All you have to do is download the Klook mobile app here (for iOS) or here (for Android).

There is no time left to waste!

Remember, this giveaway is only limited to the first 100,000 redemptions. So hurry download the mobile app and start Klooking today!

(Header image credit: Klook Travel)

Also, read Attention Coffee Lovers: Here’s Your Chance To Savour 30 Cups Of Coffee At Only $30!

10 Things Only A Coffee Addict Who Needs At Least A Cup Of Coffee A Day Will Know

Be it espresso, cappuccino or latte; as long as it’s coffee, it’ll get you through the day. Noticed how the above selection is listed in a specific order? If you’ve no idea what we’re talking about, it’s best you take your leave. We kid.

Basically heaven in a mug, we can’t remember a time when coffee wasn’t a part of our lives. To celebrate our love for the beverage, we’ve come up with a list of things only a coffee addict lover can relate to. FYI, it is not just a beverage to keep us awake in the mornings (though it helps).

1. Waking Up to the Smell of Coffee

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Ahh yes, nothing satisfies you more than waking up to its delicious aroma. Forget the alarm clock, as soon as the smell starts wafting in, you’ll be up in no time.

2. Life Begins Only After Coffee

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Seriously, why do people even try talking to you before you’ve had your morning cup? Do they not understand your inability to function as a human being before that?

3. Having A Coffee-Bathroom Schedule

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You know how it uh, tends to speed things up in the bowel department? Let’s just say that having the ability to predict your bathroom habits (especially in the mornings) is a very useful skill.

4. Knowing the Difference Between A Macchiato and A Mochaccino

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Not to be a snob, but it’s important to know the different types of coffee so you can choose what suits you best at that time. Need an instant perk-me-up? An espresso will do the trick. In need of a  dessert? An affogato will do more than satisfy.

5. Not Understanding People Who Don’t Like Coffee

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Ever. How can people not like it? It just doesn’t make any sense. Oh well, that’s more coffee for me then.

6. Decaf Is An Abomination

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Why even bother drinking coffee then? If there’s any lesson to learn here, it’s to not trust anybody who drinks decaf.

7. Developing A Caffeine Immunity

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Face it, the caffeine barely works on you anymore. The bad news is you’ll probably need more than just a cup in the morning. The good news? Before-sleep coffees are now officially a thing. How great is that?

8. Bad Coffee Is Better Than None

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You know how sometimes you’re ordering your meal and the cashier informs you of the faulty coffee machine? Or when you’re at a hawker centre and the uncle says he has only 3-in-1? Regardless of the situation, you’ll do anything to get your hands on your cuppa. Whether it is buying one from the café next door or taking the instant coffee, bad coffee is better than no coffee.

9. Being Warned Of Your Coffee Intake

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“Aiyoh, how many cups have you drank?”

“Yah lor, don’t drink so much lah.”

And these are just some of the things you’ve heard from your non-understanding, non coffee addict, but nonetheless caring friends.

10. There’s. Never. Too. Much. Coffee

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If you’ve been nodding to three or more of the above, you may love it just a little too much. Well as long as you’re not drinking eight cups a day every single day, we say there is nothing wrong with y’know, having a strong appreciation for this beverage.

Long live coffee.

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Also, read Attention Coffee Lovers: Here’s Your Chance To Savour 30 Cups Of Coffee At Only $30!

Enjoy 1-for-1 Coffee At These Cafes Because It’s National Coffee Day!

Coffee-lovers out there, listen up! National Coffee Day is back for its third consecutive year!

You can look forward to some really delicious deals and events in town. Here’s what you can expect this week:

1-for-1 coffee deals

In celebration of National Coffee Day, 14 cafés will be participating in a 1-for-1 coffee deal from 3PM to 5PM on 29 September, so don’t forget to grab a friend!

kopipass_national-coffee-day-001Flash this image for 1-1 coffee. Image Credit: The 14 participating cafés:

1. Fleur Café
2. Oh My Tian Bakehouse & Café
3. Madcow Ice Cream & Music Café
4. Kaw Kaw SG
5. The Laneway Market
6. 2nd Storey Café Bar
7. On the Table
8. Suzette
9. The Lab SG
10. LAAF coffee & bistro
11. Avenue Café
12. Montana
13. The Assembly Ground
14. Carol Mel Café

All you need to do to redeem your cuppa is to flash the above image to the café staff and you’re good to go – it’s that simple!

If you didn’t already know, National Coffee Movement has teamed up with KopiPass to bring you a uniquely affordable experience of 30 cuppas at 30 different cafés at just $30.

Best of all? You can redeem these cups of coffees over 6 months.

Read more, and stand a chance to win a KopiPass here: Attention Coffee Lovers: Here’s Your Chance To Savour 30 Cups Of Coffee At Only $30!

Deliveroo Giveaway

Espressyo-self with Deliveroo and stand a chance to win the NESCAFÉ Barista and NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto MINI ME coffee machines when you order from 21-30 September.


Image Credits: Deliveroo Facebook

 There’re only 10 sets to be won, so click kopi-3

Image Credits: Dutch Colony Coffee Co. Facebook

With all these deals coming your way, it seems like there’s really something to look forward to, doesn’t it?

Of course, we’ll be updating this page should more deals surface, and if you got lobang, please don’t hesitate to contact us ASAP!

Stay tuned for more, and here’s to a delicious National Kopi Day!

Also, read Mai Tu Liao! Up Your Cafe Game And Visit Sin Lee Foods For Some Sinfully Good Food!

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Attention Coffee Lovers: Here’s Your Chance To Savour 30 Cups Of Coffee At Only $30!

This year, the National Coffee Movement has teamed up with KopiPass to bring a unique experience to all coffee-lovers out there! Touted as the ultimate café-hopping pass, pass holders will be able to enjoy up to 30 cuppas from 30 different cafés islandwide at just $30!

Sounds like your cup of tea coffee? Then read on.

Tell me more about this.

If there’s one beverage that’s beloved the world over, it’d be coffee. We Singaporeans are no exception – from your kopitiams to the sheer number of cafés littered around the country, it’s not too much to say that kopi is everywhere in Singapore.

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To make café-hopping more accessible to everyone, KopiPass allows you to café-hop with friends and loved ones without burning a hole in your wallet (because café food isn’t exactly cheap, we’re sure you know!).

So, when will KopiPass launch?

On September 29, which is National Kopi Day, of course!

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How does it work?

You buy a KopiPass for $30. With this pass, you can visit 30 participating cafes and drink 30 different cups of awesome coffee! What a great bargain, since a cuppa often costs upwards of $4 at just about any café!


Of course, we wouldn’t expect you to be able to drink 30 cups of coffee in a day, would we?

Not to worry, because your Kopipass is valid for 6 months, from 29 September 2016 to 31 March 2017. That’s a super decent amount of time.

If you find that you’re unable to make full use of it, fret not, because the pass is transferrable/ shareable! No worries about not fully utilising your pass!


Passes are available for purchase either What about the participating cafes?

The cafes will stamp your pass when you redeem your drink. Only one drink redemption per cafe.


“We want to deliver a superior cafe hopping experience, which means being very selective with our participating cafes and ensuring overcrowding will not happen…” shared Kathy, co-founder of KopiPass.

Sounds great! Where do I buy the KopiPass?


Image Credits: The pass is currently available for purchase online Otherwise, you may purchase the pass at any participating outlets from 29 September.

If you’d like to have a KopiPass and savour 30 cups of coffee goodness, you can stand a chance to…

Win a KopiPass!

Simply LIKE and SHARE this post on Facebook to stand a chance to win a pass! Yes, it is that simple! That’s all you need to do for a chance to savour 30 cups of coffee at 30 cafes for free.

This giveaway ends 28 September. There are 10 passes up for grabs! Lucky winners will be notified through Facebook.

Pssst! We also heard that some cafes will be offering 1-for-1 coffee on 29 September!
Follow us on facebook for the details!

30 cups of coffee for only $30!
For more information, please click This article is brought to you by Discover SG x KopiPass.

(Header image credit: KopiPass, words by editor. All picture credits: KopiPass, unless otherwise stated.)

Also, read Korea Town In Singapore? Satisfy All Your Kimchi Cravings Near Beauty World MRT!

Like Staying Up Late? Check Out These 6 Night Activities!

Suffering from insomnia? Or perhaps your body clock is all over the place after a week of hardcore midnight studying? With most malls only operating until 10 PM, there are not that many night activities to do.

In addition to exploring Singapore after dark, here are six night activities you can participate in to tire yourself out!

1. Night Cycling

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Get in touch with your sporty side and learn more about Singapore while you’re at it! Night cycling is a superb way to explore the island without having to spend a ton of money. All you need is safety gear, a pair of headphones, a bicycle (you could also rent), and a bottle of water!

If you’re a first-timer, check out the East Coast Park to Changi Village cycling path for a night of yummy eats, amazing finds, and quiet roads. If the East is a little far for you, you can also try cycling around the Holland Village neighbourhood down to the city where you can watch local attractions twinkle in the moonlight.

Also, read Cycling Routes In S’pore Just Got Better – Round Island & Coastal! Cycle X Makan – 5 Best Food And Night Cycling Paths In SG

2. Chit Chat

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What’s better than staying up? Staying out! Since there are not that many 24/7 coffee shops in Singapore, your best bet would be to hit up Starbucks for a coffee/ tea or two while you catch up on some studying, work or just people watch/ chit chat the hours away.

We suggest going to a 24/7 coffee shop where there is outdoor seating, so you can enjoy some fresh night breeze, and not have to endure hours of nose-drying air-conditioning. Plus, free Wifi… What a score!

Starbucks at Orchard Cineleisure (other outlets available)
Address: 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695
Tel: +65 6733 0684
Opening Hours: 24/7

3. Watch a Midnight Movie

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We love midnight shows! With only a handful of people in the cinema, the experience becomes a lot more private and intimate. Best of all, movies selected to screen in the middle of the night are usually pretty scary. Imagine walking out of a horror movie at 2 AM and strolling down an empty street. A lot more intense than 9 PM, right?

4. Put the Sing in Singapore

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What do you think of when you see strangely irrelevant music videos (usually of varying backdrops of Singapore and/or models running down a beach), microphones, a tambourine and snacks? Of course, Karaoke. Sing to your heart’s content with affordable midnight karaoke options. Many of these karaoke operators also serve food and drinks, so there is absolutely no need to worry about being hungry.

Teo Heng KTV Studio (other outlets available)
Address: 865 Mountbatten Rd, Singapore 437844
Tel: +65 6345 6513
Opening Hours: 1 PM – 1 AM Sunday to Friday, 12 PM – 2 AM on Saturdays

Party World KTV (other outlets available)
Address: 177 River Valley Road  #03-03 Liang Court Shopping Centre Singapore 179030
Tel: +65 6333 5533 or +65 6333 5588
Opening Hours: 2 PM – 6 AM Daily

5. Go prawning

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Allergic to seafood? We are sorry! But for everyone else, prawning remains as a great option to kill some time. Enjoy the cold night air while you wait for these orange fellas to take your bait! Even better, this is an excellent opportunity to spend some time with your friends as you talk over fishing rods. At the end of the night, you could even munch on what you’ve caught and cooked. Talk about a perfect way of enjoying what you worked hard for.

Hai Bin Jurong
Address: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, The Village, Singapore 629143
Tel: +65 6265 2598
Opening Hours: 24/7

East Coast Prawning 
Address: 1020 East Coast Parkway, #01-06, Singapore 449878
Tel: +65 62273330
Opening Hours: 24/7

6. Dim sum for supper

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Get your fill of dim sum, also known as dian xin, for supper! These restaurants tend to open till late. In fact, some even operate until the morning, just so you can eat all the xiao long baos that you want. Our favourite dishes include the custard egg buns (also known as ‘liu sha bao’), rice noodle rolls (or ‘chee cheong fun’), and salted egg and butter ribs!

Mongkok Dim Sum
Address: 214 Geylang Road Lorong 8, Singapore 389274
Opening Hours: 4 PM – 5 AM Monday to Friday, 10 AM – 5 AM Saturday and Sunday

Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
Address: 183-191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
Tel: +65 6225 7788
Opening Hours: 6 PM – 6 AM daily, closed on Tuesdays

Go ahead, tell all your night owl friends about these night activities. After all, the night is always still young. Don’t forget that while the MRT closes by midnight, there are still Night Rider buses you can take to save some money and get home safely!

Also, read Play Till Late! 5 Hangout Spots So You Can Munch & Play The Night Away

[GIVEAWAY] Dose! – The Must Visit Café For Your Daily Dose Of Coffee

That’s right, it’s Dose! (with the exclamation mark). Given the owner’s enthusiasm for coffee and food, we have to say, the use of this punctuation is pretty apt.

Tucked along Tyrwhitt Road, this unassuming café is one of the latest additions to this hipster area. With its specialty coffee, varied food menu and cosy space, all you need is a good book or a laptop and you’ll never want to leave this café. We swear.

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With Chye Seng Huat Hardware across the street and Tiramisu Hero down the road, competition is more than stiff for this humble café. Like you, we were just as curious about its location. How does Dose! intend to have its competition beat? Turns out, instead of instagram-worthy décor or any hipster related gimmick, this café goes back to basic by placing its emphasis on its menu.

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First up, we have Dose!’s specialty coffee. The Candyman Espresso Blend consists of a mixture of three beans; the Ethiopian, Colombian, and Guatemalan beans. With its light-medium roast, the coffee was pleasantly smooth with, dare we say, zero acidity. We had the Latte ($6) and its flavour is slightly chocolate-y and malty at the same time. If you’re not a kopi gao person, the café’s specialty coffee is definitely for you. Usual coffee aside, Dose! also offers two particularly intriguing drinks; the Black Latte and Miloso.

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The Black Latte ($6) is a bamboo charcoal infused coffee and is entirely black. For those who are worried about the charcoal overpowering the taste of coffee, fear not. You can definitely still taste the coffee whilst enjoying this unique drink. As for the Miloso ($6), it’s simply a combination of Milo and Espresso. We’re not sure about you, but this drink reminds us of a less thick Mocha. To be honest, we’ll take the Miloso over the usual Mocha any day.

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When it comes to food, Dose! certainly does not skimp on quality and quantity. Jumping right off the menu will be the popular Full Dosage #2, Savory Waffle-Wich and Chili Crab Pasta. With its crispy-skinned chorizo, cheese bratwurst, and fluffy croissant, Full Dosage #2 ($13.90) makes a delightfully wholesome brunch. Flavourful sausages aside, we simply cannot get over how awesomely crispy and fluffy the croissant is. The secret, we’re told, is how the croissant is air fried instead of deep-fried. We’re telling you guys, c’est manifique!

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For its signature Chili Crab Pasta ($13.90), the chef has meticulously included some mantous to complete the dish. In the pasta sauce, you’ll find chunks of authentic crab meat (that’s right, chunks) and mushrooms. For those who aren’t exactly fans of spicy food, fair warning: this dish may be a little too hot for you to handle so do consult the café’s staff before placing your order! Also, do note that this dish is only available on Wednesday!

For a cosy coffee spot, we thought Dose! has a relatively extensive menu. That is until we heard that the café is planning on introducing more mouth-watering dishes such as the Kong Bak Waffle-Wich, and Laksa Seafood Pasta. We’re not sure about you, but given its track record with food, we’re already anticipating the realisation of these new dishes.

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For desserts, we’d recommend Charcoal Waffles with ice cream ($11), and Dose!’s handmade Tiramisu. To our pleasant surprise, the Earl Grey ice cream for our waffle is topped with teeny lavender buds that really complemented the flavor of the ice cream. The waffle is appropriately crispy and not too doughy, so yes to more Charcoal Waffles! As for the Tiramisu, all we gotta say is that fans of baileys will really dig this dessert.

If you’re not already thinking of visiting this quaint café, we’re going to bring you more good news. Besides free wifi and power plugs, Dose! is offering a lucky reader one complimentary set of


How to win:
Simply LIKE and SHARE this post on Facebook and you’ll be good to go! One lucky reader will be selected and contacted by us through Facebook.

The giveaway will end on 2359 1st May 2016. So what are you waiting for? Head down to Dose! for your caffeine fix today!

Address: 139 Tyrwhitt Road #01-03
Tel: 9145 8103
Operating Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun: 8.30am – 6pm

*All pictures by writer

Also read: The Tiramisu Hero Strikes Back With A Brand New Menu!

Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 – Coffee Lovers, Mark Your Calendars!

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Finally, the event all coffee lovers and casual drinkers alike have been waiting for – Singapore’s very first Coffee Festival!

As of now, there hasn’t been much information about this event released yet. After all, it’s still 5 months away! Here’s what we can tell you so far.

Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 will be a diverse and exciting event that caters to people of all ages and is definitely NOT exclusive to coffee-lovers only!

As you’ve guessed, visitors can taste coffee roasts from all around the world and sample specialty coffee and food from various cafés and restaurants.. all while overlooking the stunning Marina Bay area. Definitely a refreshing change from consuming your coffees in air-conditioned cafés!

We’re absolutely certain that local coffee heavyweights like Nylon Coffee Roasters will be there!

For those who aren’t too keen on this caffeinated drink, fret not – check out the live on-site barista challenge showcases to watch the best of the best battle it out to make the best cuppa (and to win the most number of hearts!)

Besides that, there’s so much more to do: perhaps attend some educational talk sessions by experts in the coffee industry, or enjoy some performances by local artistes (I smell a Gentle Bones appearance around the corner!)

And lastly, as a tribute to our unique and rich kopi heritage, there will be a local kopi showcase for all to enjoy!

Have you tried all the different kopis before? 

So mark your calendars and inform all of your friends, because the ultimate coffee bonanza is coming to town!

Date: June 9, 2016 – June 12, 2016

Venue: F1 Pit Building

Address: 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975


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