The Commons – Bangkok’s Hottest Destination With 28 Restaurants, Cafes And Shops

The Commons

The Commons at Thonglor is Bangkok’s Hottest Destination right now.

With 28 restaurants, cafes and shops to boast, it is an enchanting space in Thonglor that opened its doors to public in January 2016. It is not “just another mall”; it is a community, and a way of life to the guys who envisioned and built The Commons.

“Our intention is to build first a community, then a mall. We want to become Thonglor’s backyard – a gathering ground for specialized producers and their customers. We hope to promote wholesome living and a true sense of community.”

With the words of the founder of The Commons, you know this is where you should be.

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Blocs Inc. – D.I.Y Coffee & Bread Buns Using Wooden ‘Blocs’

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Cafes and dessert shops are always offering the ubiquitous fare – copying one another, following the crowd and what not – so how do you stand out?

How’s it if you can D.I.Y your own coffee and bread buns (like Shibuya toasts) with wooden blocks equipped with RFID tags? Blocs Inc. is one cafe to look out for, and they are making waves in the industry by introducing this unique concept, unlike any that we have seen here in Singapore.

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Kranji Marshes – What To Expect When Visiting Singapore’s Largest Freshwater Marshland

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First, it was the opening of Coney Island Park and next, it was the launch of Eco-link@BKE Bridge. Singapore’s efforts in promoting greenery and conserving wildlife have increased steadily over the past few years and the Lion City is now home to an abundance of natural landscapes! Singapore’s largest freshwater marshland, Kranji Marshes, is the latest addition.

Located along Kranji Reservoir, the 56.8-hectare marshland is habitat to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Conservation actually commenced in 2011 to protect the region’s rich biodiversity and the environmental project has been a success.

Kranji Marshes officially opened its doors to public on Monday, 01 Feb 2016 and offers visitors a rare glimpse of Singapore’s countryside.

If you are planning to make a trip to Kranji Marshes, here are several things that you can expect. We have also included information such as how to get there via public transport.

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15 Romantic Staycation Ideas in Singapore For Valentine’s Day

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Staycations have become so common in Singapore, it is surely a regular date night idea for many couples. If you are planning a surprise staycation for your special someone on Valentine’s Day, you would want the hotel and the room to be unique and surprising, because normal rooms won’t do as they can still be dull even with the addition of rose petals on the bed and a bottle of wine and champagne.

Instead on splurging all of your money on a glorious suite, why not just pick one of these dreamy hotels with one-of-a-kind rooms, and is guaranteed to give you something beautiful to remember?

From sleek new hotels with an edge to swanky boutique hotels with reasonable prices, there is something for everyone. Here are 14 Valentine’s Day Staycation Ideas in Singapore For A Perfect February The 14th!

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas – 9 Fun Activities and Thrilling Things to Do

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Valentine’s Day is coming and if you are always looking for ways to break your usual dating routine(s) with your partner, we might just have the answer for you. Truth to be told, it can be easier than you think. Whenever you see a fun activity that your friends shared on their social media, or from a drama serial, or anything at all – note them down on your mobile phone.

Another easy method is just to recall the things you used to love to do (before life caught up on you). Was it singing karaoke with your buddies? Having a friendly match of snooker? Or simply staying at home playing board games? Revisit them.

There are so many possibilities and even more ways to keep the love alive. Here, we share with you some Valentine’s Day Date Ideas – 9 Fun Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Singapore.

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Auspicious Meanings Behind 8 Chinese New Year Goodies

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The annual celebration of Chinese New Year sees endless baked treats and other savoury delights being sold, served and consumed by Chinese communities in Singapore throughout the 15-day festive period.

Ever wondered why the exchange of Mandarin Oranges is so important, and why there would always be pineapple tarts in each home?

The repetition of Chinese New Year Goodies is no random occurrence, as each snack is essentially symbolic of a meaningful purpose. The next time someone in the family asks, “Why do we always have to eat xxx during Chinese New Year?”, you will find the answer(s) to him/her here in our beginner’s guide to the Auspicious Meaning Behind 8 Chinese New Year Goodies.

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Plaza Brasserie, PARKROYAL on Beach Road – Lunar New Year Buffet & Set Menus

PARKROYAL Beach Road

Think unlimited servings of Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, Steamed Garoupa in Superior Stock and succulent Stir-fried Prawn with Broad Beans in ‘XO’ Sauce – all in the special edition Chinese New Year buffet at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. Enjoy all of these festive delights free-flow, created specially by our friend, Chef Jackson Goh and his team.

From now till 22 February 2015, this lunar buffet spread will be served together with a plethora of other premium dishes that will surely put you in a festive mood; your folks will be pleased too.

If you choose not to go for the buffet, there are set menus for your reunion dinners as well. The festive spreads are abundant at Plaza Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, and here are some highlights on what to expect.

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9 Cafes in Johor Bahru You Should Visit

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The proximity of Johor Bahru has made the capital of the Malaysian State a popular weekend getaway destination for many Singaporeans.

To our surprise, the city has seen the opening of numerous impressive cafes, most of which are specialty coffee shops that serve a delectable variety of brunch items and splendid desserts.

We shortlisted a couple of reputable cafes that have been making waves online and offline. From specialty coffee shop Faculty Of Caffeine to Chaiwalla & Co. Container Cafe, here is a Guide to 9 Cafes in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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20 Restaurants That Will Be Open During Chinese New Year 2016

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Chinese New Year is a two-day public holiday in Singapore. Everyone will be busy with the customary house visiting, and it seems that every year, most dining establishments will be not be open during that period.

But there will always be some of us who want dine out with our families, or are simply not into house visiting.

If you are one of those, fret not. From having your regular cafe fare to buffet spreads, here are 20 Restaurants That Will Be Open During Chinese New Year 2016.

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Calories in 12 Popular Chinese New Year Snacks

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We usually do not think much when it comes to snacking during Chinese New Year. Granted, there is nothing wrong with pigging out on snacks on the first couple of days of the Chinese New Year. After all, what is CNY without these liberated joys, right?

But can we just tell you how these processed cookies and snacks contain a lot of sugar and other potentially harmful ingredients? Sorry to burst your bubble but everyone should know how much calories you are taking in every time you pop a pineapple tart into your mouth.

This is a list of Calories in Popular Chinese New Year Snacks.

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BurgerUP – Homegrown DIY Burger Joint at Waterway Point

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BurgerUP is a homegrown fast food burger joint that has recently opened its second outlet in Singapore at Waterway Point in Punggol. The concept is simple – to bring gourmet-style burgers in a quick and fuss-free style.

However, what sets it apart from your typical fast food chain is the quality of ingredients used to elevate every burger. You can D.I.Y your own burger, and everything is done and ordered from a touch-screen menu located at the front of the shop. Worry not about queues as there are at least 5 of these menus available.

We saw a big range of burgers and even rice dishes (yes, we are not kidding!) here, with sides such as fries, nuggets and wings. BurgerUP sure is a great new place to check out.

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10 Types of People You Meet At A Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner

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It is that time of the year again – Chinese New Year. The time of amazing food, quality time with family and overnight mahjong.

If you celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore, you would know that house visiting is mostly a must, and you spend pretty much the whole day going from one house to another – to reconnect with relatives, have some food, and to collect or give out red packets.

With that, you will notice that everywhere you go, there are certain types of people and they are generally the same at every house. Here are 10 Types of People at A Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner.

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Jing Hua Xiao Chi – Dumpling Institution From Neil Road Now At Palais Renaissance

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Established in 1989, Jing Hua Xiao Chi started in a shophouse along Neil Road and has garnered a strong following over the years for their delicious dumplings and other authentic Chinese dishes.

Its newest outlet at Palais Renaissance is a casual chic Chinese restaurant that serves a concise and inexpensive menu, making it a good place for an intimate business lunch or a casual dinner date.

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10 Best Free-Flow Deals in Singapore – Wines, Fries, And Steak Sandwiches

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It is only human to squeal at free-flow promotions and deals, because we all know that we can stuff our faces silly.

To satisfy our raging thirst for exciting free-flow deals and benefits, we did a little study on many restaurants in Singapore that have taken the liberty of weaving free-flow promotions into their existing menus and/ or have created special ones just for us gluttonous diners.

From free-flowing fries, to red, white and sparkling wines – here are 9 Best Free-Flow Deals in Singapore that we love, and you might want to check them out too!

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8 Unconventional Eggs Benedicts in Singapore To Try

Crabcake Eggs Benedict

When we think about Eggs Benedict, our minds would subconsciously drift to the image of two perfectly-executed poached eggs with runny yolks atop toasted muffins, and drenched with tangy hollandaise sauce.

However, many cafes and restaurants have since taken this dish up a level and interpreted with their own renditions to further enchant the crowd.

We have been on the hunt for some of the most interesting Eggs Ben creations around – think components such as crackling pork, juicy beef steaks and even the widely loved Mentaiko.

These unique pairings are bound to pique your interests, and here are 8 Unconventional Eggs Benedicts in Singapore To Try!

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