Immersive Installation Explores SG Youths’ Vision For The Future: 5 Reasons To Check It Out
As millennials and Gen Z-ers, we love any stunning visual
installation that makes a great photo-op for our Instagram feed, but to call us
superficial would be wrong.
We’re also the same people who crave to go deep and talk
about the meaning of life, our hopes and dreams, and how we envision a better
A new roadshow called Spark
The Next: Youth Hangout will let you do both. While it sets a dazzling
backdrop of swirling colours for the ‘gram, it’s also packed with many
insightful things to discover, based on topics that we care about.
Here’s why you should check it out.
Psychedelic Spaces Come Alive When You Step Inside
If your favourite installations are the kind you can
interact with, Spark The Next: Youth
Hangout will let you unapologetically be the ‘itchy-fingers’ your parents
used to call you.
Step inside the various installations, snoop around and
see what happens. Each of its psychedelic spaces isfilled with interactive elements — every action you take here
triggers a reaction that may just surprise you!
In fact, the installations quite literally won’t show you anything special unless you work with them. So go ahead and don’t hold back your curiosity!
Learn How Your Habits Can Make The World Around You Greener
Many young Singaporeans are on board with the idea of
sustainability. But frankly, we know it’s going to take SO much more than just
metal straws to fix waste, pollution and climate change.
For the eco-conscious who want to know how they can do
their part, Room For Change will
show you where to look.
What do you do with your old phone when you upgrade to a
newer model? Did you know your fashion choices could be leaving a nasty trace
too? The good news is, switching to better habits can make a positive impact.
Explore this installation to find out how your little
changes can go a long way!
We Don’t Have To Hide What We’re Dealing With Inside
We’re the generation that’s ready to stop shying away and
get real about mental health and many other complications of growing up. But it
isn’t always easy for these conversations to happen. When everyone constantly
tries to put their best ‘face’ forward, sometimes we don’t know who’s actually
Gallery shows you blank canvases at first, just like the way
emotional strife is often hidden beneath the surface. There’s a simple trick to
revealing what lies beneath. We won’t tell you how, but here’s a hint: your
handphone will help you out.
Once you find out what to do, you’ll start to see stories of struggles come to light. Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged as Singaporeans share about their personal experiences with mental health, addiction and other unseen struggles.
Find Out How Successful Singaporeans Were Once #YouthsLikeUs
Everyone could use a motivator now and then, to remind you that you’re doing great and to keep going towards your goals!
Who better to do that than fellow Singaporeans who have
been through the hustle and made their mark?
Youths-Like-Us lets you ‘meet’ Michelle Chong, Fandi Ahmad, MasterChef Asia finalist Lennard Yeong and Tanglin actress Eswari Gunasagar as their younger selves pursuing their passions, and they each have a few words to help motivate you along your own path to success.
Besides getting some nuggets of wisdom about how they made personal progress on their journey, you could also win exclusive workshops with each of the four personalities!
Free Entry To An Immersive Experience
The best part is that
Spark The Next: Youth Hangout is completely free for anyone to enjoy. If
you’re tired of expensive outings with your friends or S/O, this makes for a
memorable activity you can try without spending a cent.
In fact, you can also look out for instructions at the
installation to redeem free bubble tea, and stand a chance to win mall vouchers!
You’ll definitely leave with something new learnt, and maybe even feel inspired to start a change IRL.
The installation will be hopping across a few locations around Singapore, including Plaza Singapura and Our Tampines Hub. You can catch it first at Jurong Point from 20 November!
Spark The Next: Youth Hangout
Location: Jurong Point
Date: 20 – 24 November 2019
Location: Plaza Singapura
Date: 27 November – 1 December 2019
Location: Our Tampines Hub
Date: 4 – 8 December 2019
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This Korean Cafe Serves Pork Ribs Wrapped With Stringy Cheese – And It’s Grate
Ever lamented the need to travel to a separate cafe for a decent Korean Patbingsoo (red bean shaved ice), because the Korean restaurant you’re at doesn’t serve desserts?
Now you can have the best of both worlds at Patbingsoo Korean Dining House, and at incredibly affordable prices![caption id="attachment_24724" align="alignnone" width="828"] Patbingsoo Korean Dining House entrance[/caption]
Located at Basement 2 of Plaza Singapura, where the old aquarium shop used to be, Patbingsoo Korean Dining House features an impressive array of both the sweet and the savoury. Opened in December last year, the restaurant prides itself in flavours inspired by the food streets of Seoul, adapted to local tastes.[caption id="attachment_24726" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Spoiled for choice![/caption]
This restaurant knows exactly what its customers want, providing us 2 full pages of fold-out Bingsoo menu items, and unique, fusion dishes.
That means dishes like Tteok Carbonara, Patbingsoo Buritos, and Seafood Sundubu Pasta![caption id="attachment_24728" align="alignnone" width="1024"] A teaser of what you can eat here[/caption]
During our visit, we decided to stick with the more classic flavours in an attempt to transport ourselves to Seoul.
We started off with some alcoholic beverages: the Lychee Makkoli, Green Tea Soju, and the Grape Yoghurt Soju ($11.90).[caption id="attachment_24729" align="alignnone" width="1024"] L-R: Lychee Makkoli, Green Tea Soju, Grape Yoghurt Soju[/caption]
If you prefer your alcohol sweet, these are perfect for you!
More importantly, they pair really well with the Spicy and Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, our first appetisers of the day.[caption id="attachment_24711" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Lychee Makkoli + Honey Garlic Chicken Wings = THE BOMB[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24730" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Honey Garlic Chicken Wings on the left, Spicy Chicken Wings on the right[/caption]
The smell of the roasted garlic hits you first, before suffusing your taste buds with its sweet, garlicky flavours. As for the Spicy Chicken Wings, they’re great even if you’re not too good with spices. Strong aromas with none of the pain!
Next up was the Fried Samgyeopsal ($6.90), deep fried pork belly slices served with a vibrant honey mustard dipping sauce.[caption id="attachment_24715" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Look at the colour of that honey mustard![/caption]
Crispy and peppered with a world of seasoning, this sinful pleasure was able to mask its unhealthiness by leaving out that overly greasy taste fried food tends to have.
Next up was the restaurant’s signature dish: The Rolling Cheese Pork Ribs ($38.90)![caption id="attachment_24716" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Rolling Cheese Pork Ribs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24732" align="alignnone" width="768"] Everyone couldn’t stop staring as our waiter wrapped the pork rib with cheese. No one can resist that cheese pull![/caption]
One of the more expensive items on the menu, this dish can be shared by anywhere between 2 to 4 people, depending on how many ribs you’re willing to sacrifice.
That’s because once you’ve taken a bite of this tender, sweet and spicy marinated pork rib that’s been lovingly wrapped in a mix of melted cheddar and mozzarella, you’ll want them all to yourself!
Couple that with a whole array of sides such as cream corn, potato chips, pineapple slices and fries, plus a generous serving of the best garlic mayo I have ever tasted, and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for a king![caption id="attachment_24731" align="alignnone" width="1024"] A mixture of sides[/caption]
Next, we moved on to the House Special Ramyeon ($11.90). At this point, we were starting to get full, but the moment the piping hot, spicy ramyeon came to our table, our appetites were whet all over again.[caption id="attachment_24718" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Can you say “love at first sight”?[/caption]
With a creamy, eggy broth that wasn’t too spicy, this yummy ramyeon disappeared as quickly as it appeared. That’s another thing about Patbingsoo Korean Dining House: their service was extremely quick! We barely had to wait before each dish arrived, and their service was polite and incredibly helpful.
At last, our final savoury item made its appearance: the Dynamite Spam ($11.90).
Spam is a staple of many Korean dishes, such as the classic Army Stew. Brought into South Korea during World War II, it was often smuggled back home from army bases as a treat. One mishmash of Korean stews and spam later, it is now a nation-wide beloved food item.
Patbingsoo Korean Dining House serves their spam with several slivers of raw onion, a generous serving of gochujang mayo and several seaweed rice balls. This is then torched right at your table, leaving you with an intoxicating flavour that ruins regular mayo for you from here on.
At first bite, you’ll immediately notice the sharp tang of the raw onion, before it is blanketed by the tangy, torched gochujang mayo sauce. The seaweed is very fragrant as well, helping to tie everything together in an umami bomb of flavour.
After all these savoury, carb- and protein-heavy dishes, we were more than ready to cleanse our palates with some sweet treats.
We were graciously provided with 2: The Incheon Bingsoo ($11.90) and the Hoegi Patbingsoo ($10.90).
The Incheon Bingsoo is shaved ice with tiramisu coffee, rum and coffee ice cream. Definitely a must for tiramisu lovers, this Bingsoo was extremely light as well.[caption id="attachment_24721" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Incheon Bingsoo[/caption]
The mascarpone was light and fluffy with a hint of coffee, and the lady finger biscuits provided a nice crunch.
As for the Hoegi Patbingsoo, it came with fruits, jelly, red bean and red bean ice cream, all on top of shaved ice.[caption id="attachment_24722" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Hoegi Patbingsoo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24723" align="alignnone" width="1024"] I’d be lying if I said the best part was anything but pouring on that evaporated milk[/caption]
For those of you who typically eat fruits after a meal, you’ll be ecstatic with this Bingsoo as it comes with strawberries, mango, grapes and honeydew. It’s also a more classic version of Bingsoo, with a nice dollop of sweet red beans under a scoop of ice cream.
(P.S. That’s what the ‘Pat’ in Patbingsoo means: Red Beans!)
Overall, we had an amazing time trying out just a small selection of their huge menu. Insanely affordable with amazing quality food, this is one place I’m definitely going to make a regular dinner spot.
Patbingsoo Korean Dining House
Address: Plaza Singapura, #B2-47, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Contact no.: 9181 3038
Operating hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm; Friday – Saturday: 11.30am – 10.30pm
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