2018 may have its many ups and downs—as do all years—and for all we know 2019 may come with its fair share of bumps as well, but the one thing that this new year promises, which we’re all insanely thrilled for is the fact that there will be a total of 9 long weekends—if you play your cards right and plan your leaves carefully.
That’s right, 2019 is going to be a year packed with long weekends and more importantly, opportunities to travel! Get out those pens and calendars because here, we give you the lowdown on the 9 long weekends in Singapore this year and the places that are worth travelling to during those periods!
It is such a shame that traditional bakeries are vanishing as Singapore’s economy progresses. The food industry is competitive and many older confectioneries have long given way to other profitable businesses. That comes as no surprise as Singaporeans are only willing to pay S$1 for a local treat, but have no qualms splurging S$10 on a premium cake.
Fortunately, several age-old establishments’ utmost dedication in serving handcrafted heritage delicacies have withstood the test of time and transient fads. The only worry is whether there would be young Singaporean artisans to take over this tough trade.
From halal-certified Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery to award-winning Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring, here is our guide to 9 Traditional Bakeries In Singapore To Check Out.
When we talk about Singapore’s culinary landscape, one of the most iconic dishes that has earned itself international acclaim is none other than the famous chilli crab. Having received approval from both locals and tourists alike, most would agree that this is a quintessential Singaporean dish not to be missed. Anyone who argues about its origins is either lying or is terribly misinformed. Period.
While many seafood restaurants in Singapore have their own renditions of this local dish, the gravy is almost always a combination of sweet, spicy and savoury flavours, accented with chilli and tomato sauce. Dig into it with your bare hands to enjoy the full experience—yes, this is a meal that is meant to be messy so don’t be shy about licking the sauce off your fingers!
Hosting your overseas friends for a meal? Here are 12 Best Chilli Crabs In Singapore to introduce to them. READ ON
To say no to something as decadent and as addictive as Nutella would be almost deemed a crime—in our books anyway.
Whether you choose to have it spread over toast in the morning, in a milkshake to pair with your burger or simply on its own using nought but the tip of your fingers, Nutella is something we all love. Singaporeans are huge fans of the stuff, and it’s evident in the number of ways it’s applied in desserts.
In need of some of a sinful treat laced with chocolatey, hazelnut goodness? Here is our list of 14 of the best Nutella desserts that you can find in Singapore. READ ON
If you were only allowed to order one dish from any zi char stall for the rest of your life, we can bet that most Singaporeans would opt for a plate of perfectly fried har cheong gai.
Har cheong gai is Cantonese for prawn paste chicken, which is literally what it is; tender, succulent pieces of chicken that are coated with a batter comprising of flour and fragrant fermented shrimp paste before being deep-fried to perfection.
There are hundreds of places in Singapore that sell delicious, satisfying har cheong gai, but we have here is a list of the 16 best har cheong gai in Singapore that undeniably outshine the rest.
When it comes to popular food enclaves in Singapore, Novena may not particularly stand out from the crowd—especially not with the likes of so many up and coming food havens such as Bedok or even Toa Payoh.
But little do you know that Novena packs many great local eateries and restaurants. To give you more purpose in visiting Novena, other than sending your children for tuition or shopping for sports apparel, here are 20 eateries, cafes and restaurants in Novena that you have to try!
From Cajun-spiced crustaceans to glorious grilled seafood platters and everyone’s favourite Singapore-style chilli crab, sunny Singapore has them all for seafood lovers.
Yes, there really is no shortage of seafood restaurants. Whether you fancy an unpretentious meal at a humble zi char stall in a coffee shop or a more chi-chi experience at a posh restaurant, we’ve got you covered with today’s installation.
Heck those cholesterol levels and whatnot, because we are all going on a ‘see food’ diet! Here are 13 amazing seafood restaurants in Singapore for the freshest seafood.
Our guide to Japan’s Cherry Blossoms 2019 forecast will provide you with details on when and where you can view cherry blossoms in Japan.
Come March every year, Japan plays host to throngs and throngs of tourists as it transforms into a visually arresting sea of pink that blankets the country in soft, beautiful splendour. Celebrated for many years, this iconic flower holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture. With over dozens of different cherry blossom varieties blooming together for just a few short weeks a year, it’s no wonder Hanami is such an important event.
If you’re planning a trip to have your breath taken away, it’s definitely important to take note of the flowering dates, least you have the unfortunate luck of them blooming just before or after your trip.
Sure enough, the winds and weather are ever-changing, and the dates an estimate, but it’s always good to know roughly when the cherry season will hit Japan in 2019 and where best to enjoy the views.