Hands up if you’re one of those typical Singaporeans who drinks at run-of-the-mill bars along Holland Village or Clarke Quay! Don’t worry, that makes two of us. The drinking scene in our little red dot may seem a lil’ uninspiring, but there are some alternatives you can get wasted at than your habitual watering holes and clubs.
We discovered a slew of ingenious themed bars that have stepped up their game and creativity to lure alcoholics in – from a 20’s-inspired speakeasy to an 80’s arcade, there’s everything for everyone.
Ditch your old drinking spot and pop by these 10 unique themed bars offering not only great booze, but great vibes too!
Working in the heart of Singapore’s CBD can be tough — splurging on overpriced, mediocre lunches is something that every white-collared worker has gradually gotten used to. However, we have got you covered to save you from burning an unnecessary hole in your wallet!
Nestled within Raffles Place is Republic Plaza, a flourishing office building that has introduced new eateries in their all-encompassing retail enclave serving affordable, delicious lunch fare. These lunch spots at Republic Plaza offer lunch deals under S$15!
Now, you can dine with your kakis and feast on fantastic nosh as much as you want without fretting about needing to scrimp and save for lunch tomorrow. From healthy salads to traditional local delicacies and even nutritious herbal soups, there is something for everyone at Republic Plaza.
For years, Famous Amos has been the “OG” cookie shop in Singapore. Now, it is time to welcome up and coming young bakeries doling out novel cookies that might possibly rival our well-loved predecessor.
Introducing Folks and Stories: a rustic baking studio nestled in the residential estate of Queenstown that serves up quirky cookie creations inspired by personalities of the people around them, as well as tea cakes and brownies.
Here’s what to expect from these young talents.
It is that time of the year again; with the festive season just around the corner, we are undoubtedly reminded of decadent holiday treats and majestic wintertime roasts. Although many associate the holidays with the typical Western spread, not every meal needs to be an elaborate and extravagant affair of turkey, ham, and a copious amount of cranberry sauce. This festive season, why not treat your family to a casual yet delightful Japanese repast at Ichiban Sushi?
More than just a convenient option, Ichiban Sushi is a welcoming space perfect for families to spend some quality time together over the holidays. Instead of needing to splurge on lavish meals to be able to enjoy Japanese cuisine, the brand prides itself in offering an accessible alternative without skimping on standards.
Offering four value-for-money set meals, expect to indulge in a sumptuous meal that will leave you hankering for more. Each set is accompanied by a myriad of dishes, such as a main, rice bowl, chawanmushi and sides. They will be available from 12 November 2019 till 9 February 2020!
To add on something special, Ichiban Sushi is partnering Citi to offer diners a S$10 return voucher on every festive set ordered and paid with a Citi Card.
When it comes to croissants, French buttery flaky rolls full of crisp goodness springs to mind. Yet, not many bakeries in Singapore do them right — they often end up missing the mark, resulting in overly-soggy and tasteless croissants.
Recently, we have found one hole-in-the-wall bakery near to Bugis that churns out one of the best croissants! Introducing Mother Dough — each labor-intensive pastry sold in their quaint little shop is freshly baked to perfection and well-crafted, ensuring fluffiness and depth of flavours. Not to mention, they are Halal-certified too!
A fit, well-balanced lifestyle is all the rage right now — as we become increasingly particular about consuming healthier food options, hawker stalls have also doled out more nutritious dining choices in their menus to encourage us to eat healthily.
Gone are the days of salt-laden or greasy hawker food, as these hawkers are serving low-calorie food choices and using healthier ingredients such as healthier cooking oils, wholegrains as well as lower-sugar drinks.
For the uninitiated, eating more wholegrains are full of nutrients and aids in reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes and certain cancers. Those who have been feasting during the festive season will be happy to know that wholegrains may help you to manage your weight as they provide bulk to the diet. This promotes the feeling of fullness and helps reduce the risk of overeating!
These healthier meal options will be here to stay, as they are part of the stall’s permanent core menu offerings. Diners can expect various hawker stalls serving different items — from savoury snacks such as toasts or Min Jiang Kueh to the well-loved Hainanese Chicken Rice — to be actively participating in the Healthier Dining Programme.
Here are five different hawker stalls in Singapore that have rolled out wholegrain options in their menu!
Are you on the hunt for aesthetic cafes with picturesque spots to spice up your boring Instagram feed? Or are you simply a hungry boyfriend looking to fill your growling tummy while your girlfriend badgers you for “IG-worthy date spots”?
Fret not, as you get the best of both worlds at Knots Café and Living — a gorgeous garden café located in Tai Seng!
Not all of us are fans of burning a hole in our wallets and splurging on extravagant buffet spreads every Christmas. Sometimes, simplicity can be key. For those looking to have just a little hint of something “extra” to grace your table this festive season, we have just the recommendation for you.
Proudly introducing The Marmalade Pantry’s Festive Gourmet Goodies, the renowned bistro is back again this year to stun us with their luxurious array of takeaway festive offerings. Ranging from toothsome roasts such as their Roasted Whole Turkey with Fresh Herbs and Maple and Clove Glazed Gammon Ham to a mouthwatering selection of log cakes, they have the perfect celebratory dish for any house or office party.
Impress your loved ones and leave them in awe this Christmas, as The Marmalade Pantry’s takeaway spread is sure to make a statement at your dinner table. If you are simply looking to indulge in just a centerpiece roast or enjoy some log cakes to sweeten your meal, they will be offering individual preorders, as well as bundles.
Not only do you get to make merry in the comfort of your own home, we have something special for you as well! Pay with Mastercard and our code ‘LADYIRONCHEF15′ to enjoy 15% off when you order before 30 Nov 2019 or ‘LADYIRONCHEF10′ to enjoy 10% off when you order from 1 to 15 Dec 2019. Get your festive goodies from The Marmalade Pantry.