The festive yuletide is soon upon us and we’re all gearing up for a solid month of celebration and activities. There are many events in store and each presents a unique and magical experience. The absence of snow may be a bummer for many but year after year, Singapore has proven that you don’t need snow to properly soak up the feeling and vibes of Christmas.
Here, we have come up with a list of 12 places and things to do in Singapore during this festive season—from a life-sized replica of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, to a slew of fun activities for your little ones—to fully immerse yourselves in the jolly spirit of Christmas.
Christmas Wonderland is back and it’s even bigger and better than last year’s!
The most magical time of the year is here again and we are super psyched for a month full of gatherings with our loved ones, sumptuous feasts, gift exchange and mesmerising Christmas decorations.
To make your Christmas even more complete, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay will be back again for the fifth time running to give you all those enchanting feels before the actual Christmas day itself.
Happening from 30 November 2018 to 26 December 2018, the attraction is scheduled to open daily form 4pm to 11pm. This year, they’ve decided to take it up a notch with even bigger and more magnificent structures, a larger Santa’s Grotto as well as exciting performances by illusionist Rob Lake. To find out more on what to expect at Christmas Wonderland 2018, read on!
Photo Credit: Menya Kokoro
In Singapore, many of us love a good bowl of Japanese ramen soup and udon. However, there aren’t many places here that serve up Maze-soba.
Maze-soba, when directly translated to English, literally means “mixed noodles”. It is essentially dry, broth-less ramen topped with an abundance of goodies. When mixed together, it creates a unique blend of flavours that you’ll keep craving for even after you’ve polished off the entire bowl.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? And that is why we were so excited to hear that Japan’s most popular Maze-soba chain, Menya Kokoro, has finally landed in Singapore, and they have opened their first outlet at Suntec City Level 3.
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 17 best har cheong gai in Singapore that undeniably outshines the rest.
Rarely do we come across someone who dislikes chocolate. Chocolate has always been a classic sweet treat that people turn to, whether it’s for indulgence, to satisfy a craving or a gift idea for a loved one.
When it comes to hand-crafted, artisanal chocolate, we all know international brands such as Royce, Lauren Bernard and Godiva. However, did you know that Singapore’s artisanal chocolate-making scene is slowly starting to take off as well?
Here, we have a list of 8 local chocolatiers that you can go to for fresh, unique, handmade chocolates the next time you need your chocolate fix.
Hidden away at the rustic and relatively unexplored Portsdown road is Wessex Tavern, a quaint English-style cafe that serves delicious Western food and is a great place to head to for brunch.
This place was set up by none other than the younger generation of the Colbar family, so you know that they will only serve you the very best of hearty grub.
We have plenty of friends that love football, and we all know that an intense football game can make a grown adult wail and cry louder than a kid who dropped his ice cream.
You may be wailing even harder if you can’t find a decent bar that screens the match, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We have here a list of 12 bars in Singapore where you can watch the match with other fellow football fans. Even better news, these places sell great food and drinks too!
Haji Lane has and always been a hotspot for the youths who are constantly on the lookout for hipster cafes and Instagram-worthy backdrops. With its rustic charm and aesthetically pleasing shop fronts, Haji Lane is a great place to head to for a fun day out with the girls or a to have a good meal.
Many would dub the cafe scene of Haji Lane as overrated. However, we have discovered a number of hidden food gems here that will definitely make the hot, sweltering walk worth it.
From Comestivel Desserts that sells great cakes to Blanco Prawn Mee that sells some solid prawn noodles, here are 19 great places to get some good nosh in Haji Lane.