Dongmen Peking Duck – A Local Hidden Gem In Beijing For Very Good Peking Duck

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Dongmen Peking Duck in Beijing is a hidden gem that was recommended by a local taxi driver when we told him we wanted to eat Peking Duck. He insisted we try this restaurant instead of the usual touristy must-visit Peking duck restaurants we might have had in mind.

We were skeptical about his recommendation at first but decided to give it a shot and we regretted nothing.

It was so good that we visited this restaurant twice during our stay in Beijing and here’s why you must dine at Dongmen Peking Duck too.

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8 Hidden Cafes & Coffee Shops in Tai Seng To Visit With Your Colleagues During Lunch

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Being a bustling business district, we are often pressed for choice when it comes to dining at Tai Seng. If you think there are only food options to choose from at BreadTalk IHQ Mall, you’re wrong! Amidst the industrial offices lies a slew of innovative, yet underrated cafes.

Here are 8 cafes in Tai Seng that will definitely change your mind about the café scene in the industrial area!

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Haw Par Villa – Not Just A Scary Theme Park, But An Escape Into Chinese Mythology

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Did you know that Haw Par Villa’s name derives from the Burmese-Chinese Aw brothers’ personal names?

Boon Haw means “gentle tiger”, while Boon Par means “gentle leopard”. The Aw brothers were behind the renowned household brand Tiger Balm, and Boon Haw had created Haw Par Villa as a gift to Boon Par in 1937.

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Haw Par Villa holds a piece of Singapore’s treasured past with a thousand statues and dioramas telling the tales of Chinese folklore, mythology, legends and history. It is hard to imagine that the theme park was a major local attraction during its peak in the 1970s and 1980s; particularly when Jewel Changi Airport just opened earlier this year.

Both of the attractions were created to draw in the masses. However, the stark contrast in the values of the different generations between the traditional cultural heritage site and Singapore’s latest dazzling crown jewel could not be more obvious. 

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12 Taiwanese Street Food & Drinks At Ningxia Night Market Singapore You Have to Make A Beeline for

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Hailing all the way from Taipei, the famed Ningxia Night Market has, at long last, arrived on our shores. The critically acclaimed Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival has recreated a mini version of the bustling night market — a popular spot among locals and tourists for Taiwanese delicacies — which will span across Siloso Beach and Siloso Point from 16 January to 9 February 2020 (excluding 20 – 22 Jan).

Coined ‘the stomach of Taipei’, Ningxia Night Market Singapore will be offering a diverse range of mouthwatering Taiwanese street food such as Flaming Beef Cubes, Scallion Pancake and Taiwanese Oden. Locals can look forward to feast on an assortment of Taiwan’s exquisite delicacies in our very own Lion City as we will be featuring more than 30 vendors and chefs from the original market itself.

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Here are 12 Taiwanese street food and drinks at Ningxia Night Market Singapore that you should not miss out on. So, put your new year dieting resolutions on hold, bring your family and friends down, and get ready to stuff yourself silly with snacks!

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12 Popular Nyonya Kueh That Will Remind You Of The Classic Show Little Nyonya

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Nyonya kueh is a true favourite among Singaporeans and Malaysians. From the rainbow-hued Lapis Sagu to the gula melaka-filled Ondeh Ondeh, these are the desserts you ate as a kid before the onset of cafes and ondeh-ondeh soft-serves.

Here’s a list of kueh you should know about! To those aspiring to get more connected with your Peranakan roots or even those who just simply love kueh, you will enjoy this list.

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Ohaiyo Quirky – Five Unique Accommodations to Spend Your Tokyo Nights In

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In addition to the bright lights of the popular Japanese city, Tokyo is a city that bears more than just its rich culture and modern skyscrapers. Amongst its wide variety of hotels available, the city is home to a growing number of quirky accommodations that are beckoning to be experienced.

Instead of staying in another renowned hotel chain on your next visit to Tokyo, step out of the norm and add a bit of fun to your holiday with a memorable stay at this 5 unique themed accommodations.

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10 Cafes In Singapore Where You Can Work, Study or Have Some Quiet Alone Time

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In the super fast-paced rat race in Singapore, it’s getting increasingly difficult to have more alone-time. It’s super hard just to get a few hours to ourselves, yet even then, we might have other priorities outside of work, school and all.

Here’s a list of cafes you can visit if you want to take a short breather from life. They’re quiet and perfect for being alone while sipping on a hot drink, watching as life passes you by even just for an hour or two.

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10 Things to Experience, Eat and Do When You Visit Cheung Chau in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a vibrant city that prides itself in the abundance of things to eat, see and do. One of the best parts about Hong Kong is their proximity to nature and beauty through the islands that surround them.

While we have often heard about Lantau Island, a sleepy little island known as Cheung Chau has since emerged as a tourist hotspot after being thrust into the limelight in the 2015 historical sci-fi TVB drama, Captain of Destiny.

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