10 Happy Hour Spots Along Orchard Road That Will Make You Countdown To End Of Work

Orchard Road Bars

For as long as adulthood and monthly bills started becoming a concern to us, nothing has helped alleviate that miserable feeling better than an ice-cold beer or a punchy cocktail at the end of a stress-filled workday. Yet, necessary as they are, alcoholic drinks do not come cheap in Singapore.

But did you know that besides the bar-laden enclave of Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Boat Quay, there lies a number of excellent bars in town with some unbelievable happy hour deals?

Forget idling around in your mundane office clicking on random icons on your computer to make yourself seem busy. Just get your work done and countdown to Happy Hour! Here are 10 Sensational Happy Hour Spots On Orchard Road That You Need To Know About.
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10 Speciality Cheese Stores In Singapore All Cheese Addicts Should Know Of

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Cheese is a comfort food for some, and an essential for many. Whether it is a pizza featuring a mixture of cheeses, a simple macaroni and cheese overflowing with luscious cheese or even roti prata with a slice of cheese in it, one fact still remains—we absolutely love it.

This gooey, salty and luxurious treat is one of the most versatile ingredients around that goes with pretty much anything, but for hardcore foodies and cheese lovers like us, we all know that the best way to truly appreciate cheese in its full glory is to have it as it is—paired with perhaps a robust wine or dried fruit.

Well, the good news is that there are many gourmet stores and cheesemongers in Singapore, allowing us better access to fine cheeses from around the world.

Serving up an impressive variety of imported artisanal cheeses from mild cheddar to the funkier taleggio, here are 10 speciality cheese stores in Singapore you can depend on for your next cheese and wine get-together.
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Guschlbauer Devil Cheese Buns – Famous Austrian Bakery Opens In Singapore

Guschlbauer Devil Cheese Buns

Making its way to our shores and offering a whole new cheese-filled pastry to look forward to is Gushchlibauer.

Hailing all the way from Austria, Gushchlbauer—one of the country’s leading bakeries—has opened its first outlet in Singapore at Punggol Waterway Point.

With nearly a century’s worth of experience (having been established in 1919), the bakery will introduce its pride and joy—the signature Devil Quarter Cheese Bun that promises oozy, gooey cream cheese and satisfaction unlike any other.

Guschlbauer Cheese Buns

This weekend, make your way down to Punggol Waterway Point from as early as 10am to snag yourself one of these decadent cheese-filled buns that are available in 4 enticing flavours, and as part of their opening promotion, they will be giving away 500 free cheese buns each day between 09 to 11 March 2018—so you have to be quick!

Make no mistake, this is one opening you do not want to miss!
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13 Cafes in Lavender That Makes The Old Estate Look Hip And Trendy

Cafes In Lavender

For many, coffee is not just an optional beverage to be had before work—it is a quintessential component for daily survival. And if like us, you require a shot or two of caffeine to get you in the right mood to take on the day, then we have more to share today.

If you have not already realised, Lavender is becoming more and more of a cafe hotspot with more than a dozen coffee joints and eateries springing up in and around the area over the past couple of years. Now a hotbed for the hipster community and quite possibly Singapore’s next cafe capital, there is no way this enclave can remain under the radar for long.

For your much-needed caffeine fix and cafe-hopping pleasure, here are 13 Cafes in Lavender To Check Out.
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Chinatown Chinese New Year Market 2018 – What To See, Do & Expect

Chinatown CNY Market

There is much to behold and be stoked about this festive season as we usher in the year of the dog this Chinese New Year. Besides the usual house visitations, reunion meals and customary receiving of ang paos (red packets), there is loads more to look forward to, especially in Chinatown.

With a variety of stalls lining up the streets of Chinatown with interesting knick-knacks to buy and festive foods to try, we can’t think of anywhere better to soak up the Lunar New Year atmosphere than at this bustling district.

Stuff yourselves silly with an array of mouth-watering new year delicacies, enjoy the brilliant lights and decorations of the stalls and shop for traditional goodies from cookies, decorative items to even costumes! This is one street bazaar you do not want to miss!
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5D4N Oita, Kyushu Itinerary – Our Top Picks On The Best Places To See, Do & Eat

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While much of Japan’s tourism is primarily funnelled towards its capital, there is in fact, much to be seen in its more underrated and suburban areas. The Kyushu region consists of the third largest island in Japan and located in the northeast of Kyushu is its hot spring capital, Oita. The Oita Prefecture is one such area that not many may have heard about but is by far one of the most scenic destinations in Japan.

The vast volcanic area that occupies a greater portion of this prefectural territory boasts the abundance of hot springs. Famous throughout Japan for its onsen baths and resorts, the two tourist towns of Beppu and Yufuin attract millions of domestic visitors every year.

But that’s not all, the Oita Prefecture also boasts a stunning array of fun activities that are perfect for the whole family—from aquariums, museums, and even a pretty solid nightlife scene that the youth will surely enjoy.

If you are ready for a week of adventure and fun at the hot spring capital of Kyushu, read our 5D4N Oita Itinerary to know just where the best places to eat, have fun and sightsee are at.
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31 Food Places That Prove Upper Thomson Is The Ultimate Food Heaven

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The Upper Thomson enclave is regarded by many as a foodie’s haven; you’d never go hungry there.

With so many food options to choose from and quite a number of eateries that open late into the night, you will never be short of options at any time of the day. From local delights to slightly more posh nosh and a smorgasbord of cafes and ice cream parlours, Upper Thomson is easily one of our favourite neighbourhoods to stuff ourselves silly at.

The food scene here is rather dynamic with eateries opening and closing as the months go by. If you are unsure of where to start, here is our comprehensive guide to 31 food places in Upper Thomson.
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Uya – New Unagi Restaurant At Wheelock Place For Japanese Griled Eel

Uya

Just a mere mention of grilled unagi (freshwater eels) and most minds would naturally gravitate towards the colossally popular, Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, Man Man Unagi Japanese Restaurant. But that is soon to change especially with the opening of Uya at Wheelock Place.

Striving to keep prices affordable and the quality of their food as true to Japanese traditional unagi cuisine as possible, all of Uya’s eels are meticulously selected to ensure the ideal quality that best matches their house-made tare (sauce) and fresh shipments from both Taiwan and Japan are flown in weekly.

Smoky, sticky and grilled to utmost perfection, grilled unagi is a hard dish to dislike, and we are all extremely stoked to try Uya’s prized dish to see if this new Unagi restaurant truly walks the talk and can prove itself to be a worthy competitor to it’s Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning counterpart.
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