Top 10 CNY Snacks Every Chinese Household Should Have

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When it comes to Chinese New Year, there are a few things that immediately spring to mind: Family reunions, hot pot dinners, red packets (ang pao) and of course, the green light to snack non-stop.

Filled with a multitude of pastries, cookies and sweet treats galore, no Chinese New Year celebration is complete without festive goodies. Period. Time to start stocking up, but in case you don’t know where to start, here is our list of 10 Chinese New Year Snacks that every Chinese household should have in 2019.
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How Bak Kwa Is Made – The Traditional Way

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Bak kwa—also known to many as rou gan—is a snack that has gained worldwide popularity. What it is is essentially a thin sheet of barbecued pork that boasts sweet, smoky and savoury flavours.

An essential snack and one we see in almost every household during the Lunar New Year, many of us indulge in this sinful treat without fully knowing what goes into it and how it’s made. Ever wondered how bak kwa gets its signature smoky flavour, or how it achieves its thin yet robust structure? Here, we delve into how bak kwa is made—the traditional way.

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Cannibal Cave Tour – An Unforgettable Cave Safari In Fiji Island’s Naihehe Caves

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In Fiji, the tour to the Naihehe Caves takes thrill seekers on a journey, exploring Fiji’s dark history of cannibalism culture.  The cave once stood as a fortress for one of Fiji’s last cannibal tribes and while currently inhabited (thankfully) is definitely one tourist spot that’s worth exploring.

Delve deep into Fiji’s past and witness where first-hand cannibalism practices took place back in the days of yore. Here is what you can expect on the Sigatoka River and Off-Road Safari tour.
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10 Affordable Staycation Spots To Take Bae This Holiday Season

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In the blink of an eye, 2018 is coming to an end and we are fast approaching the new year. For many of us, this is the period to go on holiday trips with family and friends for a respite from our fast-paced life and a #treatyoself getaway.

Unfortunately, getting a plane ticket to travel out of Singapore or even going on a road trip to neighbouring Malaysia may be a tad too much for our wallets to take. A popular tourist destination, our little red dot has no lack of boutique hotels ranging from the budget kinds to extravagant.

If you’re strapped for cash but looking for some good r&r, staycations are your next best thing. Here are 10 affordable hotels in Singapore with prices starting from as low S$133 per night for you to plan the ideal relaxing (and romantic) getaway.

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One Michelin-Starred Bacchanalia Reopens With An Exciting New Menu

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One-Michelin starred Bacchanalia, now headed by Joel Robuchon protegé, Vianney Massot reopens after a long-awaited 2-month revamp, now fully armed with lush interiors, a comprehensive and more intensive wine program as well as an all-new menu that marries French cuisine with Asian produce. 

The new 24-seater space boasts an intimate open kitchen concept where diners at the Chef’s Table will get to witness the chefs at work and even chat with them should they wish. Look forward to their 5-course lunch (S$158++) and 7-course dinner (S$298++) degustation menu, whereby all dishes are a labour of love, passion and hard work, meticulously crafted by Massot himself.

Opened to the public as of 31st October 2018, Bacchanalia by Vianney Massot presents to diners, elevated French food with a modern touch—a showcase of the chef’s culinary finesse, expertise and knack for experimentation.

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Naganuma Ice – Famous Hokkaido Soft Serve Shop Is Opening In Singapore

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In 2018 alone, there have been multiple instances where we have witnessed Singaporeans’ relentless patience to queue for overseas brands who have made their debuts in Singapore, including famous Korean toast chain Isaac Toast, original cheese tea inventor HEYTEA, and Austrian bakery specialising in devil cheese buns, Guschlbauer.

Keep your eyes peeled and your calendars marked because come late November, famous Hokkaido soft serve shop Naganuma Ice is slated to open in Singapore’s Carlton City Hotel.

Known to be Hokkaido’s most sought-after soft serve brand, the brand specialises in soft serves and gelato and always sees queues of almost an hour long. Distinctively the sole Hokkaido firm certified by the prefecture’s authorities for using raw Hokkaido milk in their ice cream products, their milky goodnesses is quite possibly the best in Naganuma itself.

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Ecotrax – Cruise Through Marvelous Fiji On The World’s First Ecotrax

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Ecotrax Fiji is the world’s first ever electric rail-riders and it is one of the best ways for you to admire the natural beauty of Fiji’s sceneries.

In the past, Fiji used to have rail transport but they have since stopped its service. Green-inventor extraordinaire Howie de Vries invented the electric-assisted vehicles and used the now-defunct railway tracks to carry the carriages.

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Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi – Halal-Certified Hakata-Style Udon Specialty Eatery By Teppei

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Helmed by Chef Teppei Yamashita, the mastermind behind the renowned Teppei brand, Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi is a relatively new halal-certified Japanese restaurant nestled in the basement of Hong Leong Building.

He has been constantly expanding his empire of Japanese restaurants be it in Singapore or overseas and this time, his venture aims to cater to those working in the CBD looking for affordable halal food.

Specialising in authentic Hakata-style udon and donburi bowls—the first of its kind in Singapore, guests can expect Fu-Men Japanese Udon & Donburi Restaurant to deliver in terms of quality and authenticity.

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