Shrouded amongst the sleek concretes buildings and smooth cemented roads is a beautiful cluster of old and rustic houses that make up Singapore’s very last kampong.
While most of Singapore’s kampongs have given way to tall HDB flats, chic condominiums and massive shopping malls, Kampong Lorong Buangkok remains untouched by time and this little plot of land is a reminder of Singapore’s golden yesteryears.
One foot in and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a completely different country; low-rise single storey houses, old dirt roads and exposed telephone wires are surrounded by thick, lush greenery. If you’re up for a nostalgic experience, this is the perfect place to head to.
While most would still be focused on all the new things to do and see in Jewel Changi Airport, this June, we are shifting our gaze away to look at all the new openings that are worthy of a stopover in the rest of the country.
We found creative dishes such as a fish fillet prepared with Twisties, as well as a durian-centric cafe, a garden-themed hideaway, and a new bubble tea concept place. Here are 10 new openings we think are worthy of your calories.
It is 5am and you’re just done with a long day after an entire night of OT (or partying and clubbing).
Hunger pangs start to kick in and while this definitely isn’t a problem for most of us during the daytime—given the countless edible options in our foodie nation—there would be a serious headache if you’re hungry during ungodly hours.
If you’re tired of calling up McDonald’s delivery services and are looking for something along the lines of a piping hot bowl of bak kut teh, fishball noodles or dim sum, fret not for here are 10 eateries in Singapore that are open 24/7.
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!
The gold standard for egg tarts demands prominent egg fragrance from a silky custard, and a pastry that lets its sweetness and texture shine. But the real secret to making them the bomb lies in the temperature.
Pop them into the oven to toast to the limit, just before they get burnt, so the crust becomes crisp and crumbly, with an egg custard that warms your belly.
Here are 9 old-school places we found for egg tart comforts that will bring you a touch of nostalgia, especially so if you grew up in the 90′s.
For some of us, pink reminds us of sugar, spice, and everything nice for that little girl who dreams of pretty houses and Barbies.
We’ve sussed out 10 pink cafés and restaurants for all who relate to the millennial colour.
Pimp up your Instagram feed with their minimalist interiors that are in soft and charming shades of pink to make your friends pink with envy. It’s the colour of universal love of one’s self and of others, symbolic of friendship, harmony, and inner peace.
Sipping a fragrant cuppa on a slow afternoon and nibbling on small bites over light banter is how we picture a perfect afternoon tea to be like. Yet pampering yourself like that usually involves a splurge and we hear your woes.
Afternoon tea sets do usually come with a price tag that feels too heavy for a midday perk-me-up. For that, we have affordable alternatives so you can still be kind to yourself without hurting your wallet.
Here is a list of 10 affordable afternoon tea places in Singapore for under S$25 per person that you can take yourself and your friends to.
With the surge in popularity of home delivery services so you can stuff your face with everything from fast food to sushi and seafood platters, do you also know that you can get durian delivered to your place? Having ripe durians delivered to your doorstep so you can avoid dealing with the spikes and smell sticking to your car is a much appreciated convenience for us.
Feasting on the King of Fruits is a gift to our tropical country. While you can head down for durian buffets or markets to choose your own, door-to-door delivery services wherever you are means we can enjoy our creamy or bitter joys in the comfort of our own homes—without actually having to step out.
With that, here are 8 durian delivery services in Singapore that all you durian lovers can count on and need to know when the craving hits.