Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Upper Thomson Road is a brand new addition to Singapore’s cafe scene—Columbus Coffee Co.
Managed by the same people behind Atlas Coffeehouse and Lunar Coffee Brewers, Columbus Coffee Co. is a stylish new brunch concept that delivers a straightforward menu with exceptional yet not overly-pretentious dishes and a curated selection of coffee brews. Coffee aficionados may be interested to know that the coffee beans are roasted by Two Degrees North Coffee Co.
Served by a team of energetic young baristas and waitstaff, enjoy the warm and friendly hospitality at Columbus Coffee Co which officially starts its operations today. READ ON
The popularity of Thai food in Singapore is evident from the large number of Thai restaurants and eateries in Singapore offering the best of local cuisine from the Land of Smiles.
New to the dining scene in Singapore is Baan Ying Singapore, a contemporary Thai restaurant, an authentic Thai eatery which first opened in Siam Paragon, Bangkok, 20 years back. Bringing to us the genuine taste of Thailand with a modern and local twist to its dishes, Baan Ying Cafe and Meal serves amazing and delectable Thai fare. In fact, some of the ingredients are imported all the way from Thailand to ensure that the food tastes exactly like how it does in Thailand!
Baan Ying Singapore serves up a wide range of Thai fare but they aren’t the normal Thai dishes you find at typical Thai eateries. From salads to curries to omelette rice, foodies will love the fusion of authenticity and innovation in their meal!
Prices are extremely reasonable and most fall below S$10, so you are really getting authentic Thai cuisine that is value-for-money!
From now to 30 June 2018, quote ‘Ladyironchef’ upon making reservations to enjoy 20% discount off a la carte menus on weekday dinner and weekend lunch and dinner. This promotion cannot be used jointly with other ongoing promotions at Baan Ying. READ ON
For those who are travelling around South Australia, a trip to Kangaroo Island is a must for animal lovers, for the place is home to many native wildlife that are able to roam freely and visitors get to go up close and personal with the majestic creatures.
The vast island spans over 4,000 square kilometres in area (that is six times the size of Singapore, mind you) and you are more likely to bump into animals than humans. Rest assured that most of the wild animals are usually docile and the endangered species that live on the island are well taken care of by Kangaroo Islanders.
Take a break from mayhem and hustle of the city life; Kangaroo Island is a captivating place where you can get in touch with nature and admire breathtaking rock formations that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else in the world!
If you are ready to plan your next adventure there, let’s get you started on our guide to Kangaroo Island.
Coffee is a lot more than a drink and Singapore’s coffee culture has changed over the past decade. From premium Arabica brew, Instagram-worthy flat lays to all-day brunch menu, the café-hopping trail has showcased the evolution and better appreciation of coffee culture.
There are numerous cafes and speciality coffeehouses in Singapore and these are the cafes in town that we have visited and where we have consumed our fair share of coffee and desserts. Lo and behold, here is the ultimate guide to cafes and coffee shops in Orchard Road. READ ON
Australia is an incredible country which is not only widely recognised for its gorgeous natural beaches, iconic red sands of the Australian outback, beautiful wildlife but also its cosmopolitan cities as well.
As much as we enjoy immersing in the vibrant energy in sophisticated Sydney and artsy Melbourne, there are times when we just want to be away from the mayhem of the city life for somewhere more laid-back. For many Singaporeans, a trip away from the urban city is a necessity as it helps to reduce stress from the pressures of life.
If the idea of getting up close and personal with gorgeous wild animals and strolling down vineyards with a glass of wine in hand sounds appealing to you, Adelaide is where you need to be visiting next. The capital city in South Australia, Adelaide is an insanely rich region—both geographically and culturally speaking.
The wonderful weather, stunning natural landmarks and friendly locals combined with top-notch restaurants, cafes and farmers markets make Adelaide the ideal travel destination for a relaxing holiday. So if you are ready for an experience of a lifetime, read our tips on the top 10 things you have to do when you are in Adelaide. READ ON
Tokyo may be one of the most well-known cities in the world but did you know that it is part of a large region called ‘Kanto’? This densely populated piece of land comprises metropolis Tokyo, as well as other prefectures of Japan such as Gunma and Tochigi.
For us, a well-rounded Japan itinerary would look something like this—soaking in the bustling ambience of the city (hint: shopping), a touch of culture to learn more about the locals and their way of living, and the addition of sightseeing activities because we are in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, after all!
From the dazzling city lights in Tokyo to catching a glimpse of the magnificent Mount Fuji, going up close to wild monkeys bathing in an onsen and admiring the lovely pink and white plum blooms at Akima Bairin, go for a wild adventure around northern Kanto and even to the Shinshu region!
If you need some recommendations, here is our detailed 5D4N Kanto itinerary with 16 tips on what to see, do and eat there. READ ON
Probably only known to those who stay in the west of Singapore, Pandan and Teban Gardens are two underrated neighbourhood districts in Jurong East. As secluded as these places may seem to the rest of Singapore, there are a couple of hidden gems in the area that are worth exploring.
Ranging from humble eateries and hawker stalls to restaurants and even a cosy ice cream parlour, Pandan Gardens and Teban Gardens offer a decent selection of food choices for residents of Jurong East and those who are working near the area.
Here are 9 Eateries And Restaurants To Check Out At Pandan & Teban Gardens. READ ON
Ssamziegil is an art and cultural building in Insadong, Seoul.
As a cultural complex, Ssamziegil’s role is to retain the nostalgia of Insadong’s old streets and alleys that are filled with antique shops that reflect a piece of old Seoul. Since 2004, the place has been receiving tourists and locals who are interested in traditional artwork, visiting folk art galleries and attending craft workshops.
With so many interesting exhibitions to see and things to do, you have to pop by Ssamziegil the next time you are in Insadong. READ ON