Not simply a “trend”, plastic-free living is becoming more popular among Singaporeans due to the heavy cost of single-use plastics on Mother Nature.
This is evident in the zero-waste stores that have been popping up on our island. These stores sell a range of products from organic dry goods sourced from overseas to Castile soaps and lifestyle products to replace single-use-plastics.
Such stores encourage customers to BYOC (bring your own containers) to bulk buy products and purchase only what is needed instead of purchasing in excess which could lead to more wastage!
Providing a simple and seamless process, visitors simply have to bring along their own containers, measure its weight beforehand, fill them up with dry goods that they require, then pay by weight. There are typically friendly and welcoming staff on hand as well to aide in the process too.
Intrigued? Head over to these 9 stores scattered around Singapore to kick start your #ZeroWaste lifestyle!
Ramen lovers, rejoice! Afuri Ramen is coming to our little red dot on June 28. Setting up their eatery at basement one of the newly reconstructed Funan Mall, they will be named as Afuri Ramen + Dumpling here.
Now that Afuri Ramen is opening in Singapore, we no longer have to take a 7-hour flight only to wait along the snaking line at their outlets in Japan, all just to get a taste of the satisfying bowl of yuzu ramen.
If you need another reason to hit up Orchard Road this weekend, here’s one to finally tip the balance: Takashimaya Food Fiesta is back!
Presenting you with an incredible line-up of delicious Asian street food, you will get to choose from cuisines around the Asian region including Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, as well as local delights! Prepare to feast as this festival has over 50 stalls for you to fill your tummies.
From 30 May to 16 June 2019, Takashimaya Food Fiesta will be taking place at Basement 2 of Takashimaya Square. Not sure what to indulge in? We were lucky enough to try a myriad of food here, so here is what to expect.
A new kid on the block, DUAL Cafe Singapore joins the line-up of hip cafes on the famed and graffiti-covered Arab Street. The cafe is decorated with classic wood furnishings and welcoming shades of green.
Impeccably fusing Western culinary techniques with Asian flavours, DUAL Cafe Singapore offers customers the option to pick from dishes on their set menu or create their own food bowls.
With customisable protein bowls often coming with a hefty price tag, it is easy to understand the cafe’s popularity; their lunch special on Mondays to Fridays, from 11.30am to 2pm, offers food bowls with Ice Lemon Tea for just S$6.90 nett!
We enjoy Japanese BBQ and shabu-shabu for how interactive the dining experience is. We enjoy having control over cooking the meat to the level of doneness we enjoy and the incredibly satisfying sounds of the meat sizzling on the hot grill.
Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ & Shabu Shabu offers this very experience in the heart of Orchard at their outlet in Cineleisure. Choose from the Deluxe BBQ or Premium BBQ menu, where a plethora of meat selections are available including chicken, pork and beef cuts.
Feast and leave with no regrets by ordering their Premium BBQ buffet with free flow of wagyu beef and sashimi!
Hailing from London, Burger & Lobster has finally landed on our shores in Singapore at Jewel Changi Airport. What’s more, their restaurant is open until 3am daily so that late-night guests at Jewel Changi Airport can have a hearty supper!
Burger & Lobster’s beginnings on a London rooftop started in 2011 by a group of 4 schoolmates with only three items on their menu: whole lobster, lobster roll, and a beef burger—all of which were priced at £20 each. Their original intention was to open an eatery that impeccably dished up meals made up of only a few ingredients.
They have since increased the prices of the individual menu items, but their popularity has also risen internationally, having opened their doors in New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Kuwait City, and Genting Highlands.
Burger & Lobster Singapore’s signature lobster with fries and salad is priced at S$65 and there’s a Singapore-exclusive Sambal Glazed Lobster. The outpost in Singapore will officially open to the public on 23 May and the operational hours are from 9am to 3am daily. Here is what you can expect from their opening in Jewel Changi Airport on 23rd May 2019.
Seoul is an urbanised, metropolitan city that attracts lots of tourists annually. With the impact of Hallyu or the Korean Wave, the awareness of Korean cultural products has increased immensely, and so has the amount of tourism.
However, with a large amount of interest garnered towards modernised Korean culture, the Korean traditions and heritage may have taken a backseat.
But let’s not forget the 5 grand palaces in Seoul, all of which create the most interesting contrast and backdrop against the skyscrapers of the urban city. You shouldn’t visit just because they look great for Instagram; they are so full of history and cultural heritage.
Don the traditional Korean dress—known as Hanbok—and you’ll gain free admission into the palaces. Admission is also free for all on Culture Day, which falls on the last Wednesday of every month. These Five Grand Palaces of Seoul are a must-see when you’re in the capital.
Photo Credit: Dome Cafe Singapore
After a solid two decades on our little red dot, Ministry of Culture Pte Ltd has announced that Dome Cafe will be closing the doors to its last outlet at Parkway Parade on the third week of June 2019.