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![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BRpLMTVhhfb/?taken-by=discoversgofficial[/embed]
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.[caption id="attachment_24695" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: The Tea Party Cafe[/caption]
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.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BSTacaNhTzS/?taken-by=vaneszs.h[/embed]
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.[caption id="attachment_24698" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: The Tea Party Cafe[/caption]
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
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
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.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BR0hQdEh4YB/?taken-by=shivonchua[/embed]
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.[caption id="attachment_24696" align="aligncenter" width="1898"] Image Credit: VRoom SG[/caption]
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!
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!
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![caption id="attachment_24705" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Face To Face Noodle House[/caption]
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![caption id="attachment_24704" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Face To Face Noodle House[/caption]
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!
[caption id="attachment_24702" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: 52 Amoy Street Singapore 069878
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]
Boat Noodles – How Many Bowls Can You Slurp Up? Here Are The Very Best Bowls!
What defines a good bowl of Thai boat noodles? Also known as kuai teow ruea, boat noodles are generally tasty, rich in flavour, and small in portion. Some foodies have slurped from 6 bowls, to up to 16 bowls of boat noodles!
Traditionally, mini bowls were used because the noodles were originally prepared and served on boats (and not because the Thais have a small appetite).[caption id="attachment_12222" align="alignnone" width="1006"] Image source: Image source: +65 6274 3955
Operating Hours: 11:00am – 9.30pm Daily
Website: Image source: HungryAmanda’s Instagram[/caption]
It’s past midnight, and you’re hungry. There may not be much food options, but just go to Gu Thai Noodle Cafe and order their palm-sized bowl Boat Noodles.
Priced at $1.90 per bowl, diners get to choose from 4 spiciness levels. One word of advice – you might want to check with the staff about the spiciness of the soup cause we heard even the ‘less spicy’ level comes with a kick!
Gu Thai Noodle Cafe
Address: 1 Selegie Road #01-04 PoMo Mall 188306 Singapore
Contact number: +65 3113 2003
Operating Hours: 11:00am-5:00am Daily
Facebook page: Gu Thai Noodle Cafe
3. Thai Boat Noodles (Bedok)[caption id="attachment_12023" align="alignnone" width="960"] Image source: Thai Boat Noodle[/caption]
Priced at $1.00 per bowl, Thai Boat Noodles serves the cheapest Kuai Teow Ruea you can ever find in Singapore. The portion is quite small, like two gulps and you’re done kinda small.
But the good thing is you get to choose from dry or soup versions, or just top up an extra $0.50 for mini tom yum noodles. If you have some seriously competitive friends, you can end the ‘who has the biggest appetite’ feud here once and for all. Whoever loses will have to settle the bill!
Thai Boat Noodles
Address: 799 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Point #02-32/34 Singapore 467351
Contact number: +65 64459932
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm Daily
Facebook Page: Thai Boat Noodles
4. Thai Boat Noodles (Golden Mile Complex)[caption id="attachment_12191" align="alignnone" width="630"] Image source: Image source: Noodle Cafe[/caption]
Noodle Cafe is a little bit of a hidden gem. To get to this place, you’ll need to take the stairs down towards a “Diva Disco”. It may seem a little dark and dodgy but the noodles might make you go “hey the journey isn’t thaaat bad”.
Noodle Cafe is a popular choice among boat noodle lovers and we can totally see why. Each $1.90 bowl may only a mouthful but it’s a mouthful of sweet, spicy, savoury, and smoky. It’s literally a flavour shot!
Address: 5001 Beach Road Golden Mile Complex #B1-08 199588
Contact Number: +65 3113 2003
Operating Hours: 10:00am-05:00am Daily
6. Thai In Town[caption id="attachment_12217" align="alignnone" width="600"] Image source: Thai In Town
With 6 yummy Thai boat noodles to choose from, how about going on a boat noodle marathon and try ’em all? What are you waiting for? Go grab your friends for a Boat Noodle Challenge! Don’t forget to tell us how many bowls of noodles you can slurp up.
Header image source: Pexels
Also, read Makan All Day Long! Singapore’s First Vending Machine Cafe Opens In SengKang
Yun Xiang Kolo Mee – For Your Authentic M’sian Noodle Craving!
Singapore is a food heaven for noodles lovers. There’s Wanton Mee, Prawn Noodles, Fried Noodles, Curry Noodles, Pan Mee, Cantonese Yi Mee, Bak Chor Mee, and there’s also the Kolo Mee.[caption id="attachment_6475" align="alignnone" width="615"] Image source: Yun Xiang’s Sarawak Kolomee[/caption]
Priced at $3.50 per bowl, customers have the option to pick between the ‘white’ and ‘red’ sauce (the red is from the charsiew) Kolo noodles. The noodles are well cooked, bouncy and you can feel the ‘Q-ness’ as you take a bite. And the charsiew? It sure is moist and juicier than its look![caption id="attachment_6478" align="alignnone" width="960"] Yun Xiang’s Sarawak Laksa[/caption]
If you’re craving for something a little more spicy and tangy, Yun Xiang’s Sarawak Laksa (priced at $4.50 per bowl) will keep your tongue and tummy satisfied.[caption id="attachment_6479" align="alignnone" width="960"] Small bites to complete your meal[/caption]
Besides the two signature dishes, Yun Xiang offers other dishes such as Wanton Mee (Soup) ($3.50), Rojak ($3-$5), Popiah ($1.40), and light snacks such as Bean Curd, Fritters, Cuttle Fish and Century Eggs ($1-$2 each).
Their operating hours are 8:30am – 8:00pm. Tip: they usually sell out before 8:00pm! Be there early if you want to avoid disappointment!
Yun Xiang Sarawak Kolo Mee
Address: Blk 19 Toa Payoh Lorong 7 #01-264
Operating Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 8:00pm
Tel: 9420 5987
From Toa Payoh interchange, take bus 238 and stop at Blk 23 (52311) – 4 stops in total
From Bishan interchange, take bus 57 and stop at Pei Chun Public School (523241) – 7 stops in total
(Header image and food images: Yun Xiang Sarawak Kolo Mee)
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