In light of our hectic, mundane 9-to-5 work lives, often we find ourselves yearning to jet off for a vacation. A beach holiday in Bali perhaps, or even a romantic European tour with our other half. Sadly, there are times when a proper holiday just isn’t possible either due to overly exorbitant airfares or the sheer amount of work we have on our hands.
The next great thing, although it might sound like a bummer, is having a staycation in Singapore itself, and one that promises both comfort and exceptional service is the Oasia group of hotels and serviced residences.
Every Oasia property provides a restorative respite from your day-to-day responsibilities without taking you too far away from everything the beautiful lion city has to offer. Read on to discover your next holiday within Singapore.
If there is one thing better than lazing at a cafe on a hot afternoon over iced coffee and cake, it is doing so with a cuddly buddy by your side. Animal cafes have already gained their popularity in Singapore now since the opening of many dog and cat cafes in recent years.
Cat cafes, in particular, have been getting a lot of attention; there are four cat cafes located in central Singapore alone. It is pretty safe to say that Singaporeans have gone absolutely radical over felines.
Cafe-hopping will never be the same again with the addition of adorable kittens of which you can give your undivided attention to, whilst sipping on a cuppa. In celebration of our feline friends, here is the lowdown on cafes in Singapore that house the cutest kitties for the most purr-fect afternoon ever.
The term “dim sum” has a literal translation of “touching the heart”, and this double entendre truly reflects the effect of savouring these bite-sized creations. Served in traditional bamboo baskets, there is a myriad of choices from vegetarian fillings to juicy meat ones.
The best part about dim sum is the fact that it can be eaten at any time of the day. In Singapore, there has been a significant rise in halal-certified dim sum eateries that cater to the expansive Muslim market. Our Muslim friends need not miss out on the good stuff now.
Here are 4 Halal Dim Sum Eateries in Singapore For A Scrumptious Feast. READ ON
Garosu-gil is possibly our favourite area in Seoul. The hipster neighbourhood is where you will find quaint cafes, lifestyle boutiques, local labels, cosmetics shops and several international brands. The tree-lined street has a certain charm to it that makes you want to hang around the area a little longer.
With all the options available, you can easily spend a day there with your friends as you cafe hop, try on different designer clothing together and take a stroll down the lively street. What’s more, there is always a hidden gem lurking at every corner, waiting to be discovered.
This guide to 21 Cafes In Garousu-Gil You Must Visit When In Seoul will give you an overview of the best cafes you are able to find there. READ ON
Carbs often get a negative reputation, especially by the weight conscious due to the notion that overstuffing on carbs often lead to an unwanted belly. True as it may be, consuming the right types of carbs can actually reverse the effect and help you lose weight as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The bad ones, better known as refined carbohydrates, are most commonly found in white bread, white rice, sugary cereals and in many of our favourite local hawker dishes. Besides being bad for your weight, consuming too much of these adulterated ingredients can also raise your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The good news is that working the ‘right’ carbs into your diet can help prevent these health problems. They come in more natural forms such as whole grain wheat bread, fruits and vegetables. And with many healthier options readily available to us, you can even find healthier, wholegrain substitutes for cookies, wraps, and even pasta.
Sure, it ain’t easy; but baby steps. We substitute our carbs slowly but surely. Here are 4 easy recipes that incorporate wholegrain carbs into our everyday home-cooked dishes. We’ve tried them and hey, they actually taste pretty good!
Japanese desserts rarely disappoint us because of the high standards pastry chefs have for their creations. Whether it is the classic matcha parfait or the spectacular soufflé, no effort has been spared to ensure that the dessert is aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious.
Thankfully, a good number of Japanese dessert cafes and patisseries have opened in Singapore so that we can satisfy our dessert cravings without having to fly over to the land of the rising sun. Yes, we are talking about authentic Japanese-style desserts that taste just like what you had in Japan!
If you simply can’t get enough of Japanese desserts and pastries, you will have to know these 9 Japanese Dessert Cafes & Patisseries In Singapore. READ ON
Bangkok has an unrivaled range of massage and spa parlours which makes the city one of the best travel destinations in Southeast Asia when you feel like you could do with some pampering.
The sheer options you have there makes it impossible for you to narrow down your choices—you have the mainstream upscale spa salons in hotels and shopping malls to humble massage branches offering wallet-friendly massage services.
If you are looking for a cheap massage parlour in Bangkok for less than THB550/S$23 per hour, this is the guide that will show you the best places to go. READ ON
According to Metro newspaper, The Big Apple is home to over a hundred museums. However, most travellers to New York City clearly do not have the luxury of time to cover all these places. If you are after a spectacular world-class experience, then you are on the right track.
From American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art to Whitney Museum Of American Art, here are the 7 Best Museums In New York City for all you art and history junkies. Most admissions require tickets, but the experience will make it worthwhile!