Cherry Blossoms in Singapore – You No Longer Have To Fly To Japan For Sakura

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Cherry Blossoms in Singapore is no longer just a fantasy. From now until 27 March 2016 from 9am to 9pm daily, the Flower Dome at Gardens by The Bay will showcase these pretty sakura or Japanese cherry blossoms, with more than 20 varieties on display.

As of Monday 14 March 2016, most of these cherry blossoms are already in full bloom and if you are planning a visit down, it is a great time now.

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This has been dubbed as an ‘experimental floral display’ and the main aim is to showcase flowers that are not usually seen or found in Singapore. The display is aptly named ‘Blossom Beats’ and is styled as a traditional Japanese garden with different coloured cherry blossoms – from pure white to different shades of pink.

We made our way down to Gardens By The Bay to experience the magic of these ethereal Japanese sakuras and enjoy them in full bloom.

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Chot-Nun – New Korean Bingsu On-The-Go at Far East Plaza

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A new Korean wave to hit Singapore is Korean Bingsu in takeaway cups. Chot-Nun at Far East Plaza, is less than a month old and is the first in Singapore to introduce this concept.

We have been waiting for someone to take the plunge and serve Bingsu in Llaollao sized cups that are handy to eat anywhere. This simple but brilliant idea also serves as an economical alternative to its otherwise pretty pricey older brother, which tends to cost around the S$20 mark for a bowl.

We made a trip down to Far East Plaza to check it out, and here’s what to expect from Chot-Nun.

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Calories in 12 Popular Chinese New Year Snacks

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We usually do not think much when it comes to snacking during Chinese New Year. Granted, there is nothing wrong with pigging out on snacks on the first couple of days of the Chinese New Year. After all, what is CNY without these liberated joys, right?

But can we just tell you how these processed cookies and snacks contain a lot of sugar and other potentially harmful ingredients? Sorry to burst your bubble but everyone should know how much calories you are taking in every time you pop a pineapple tart into your mouth.

This is a list of Calories in Popular Chinese New Year Snacks.

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Chinese New Year 2016 – Culture Performances & Countdown Parties

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The 15-day long Chinese New Year festival is an annual spectacular fiesta in Singapore and 2016 is no exception. It is not just about the customary house visiting and red packet gifting – there is so much ongoing outside too! For starters, visit the Chinatown precinct and join in the good cheer; savour Lunar New Year goodies and photograph the flamboyant light show etc.

Venture beyond the neighbourhood of Chinatown to catch Asia’s largest street performance Chingay Parade and the various Huayi Festival performances at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.

If Chinatown’s festive street bazaar is not for you, these are 3 Activities That You Can Enjoy For Chinese New Year 2016.
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Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Market 2016 – Here’s What To Expect

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This year’s Chinese New Year Market is just like any other – full of yummy festive treats to bag home, and many other Chinese New Year-related decor and products. But we are seeing a lot more unique snacks and flavours this year that we have never encountered before.

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As Singapore progresses along with food trends and the digital age, one-of-a-kind snacks and ideas are introduced to the annual market so as to constantly impress and excite.

We took a stroll down the different lanes and found some really interesting gems that are worth making a trip down for. If you are new to Singapore, you should also soak up the festive mood and experience the bustling annual market that Singaporeans love! Here isĀ What To Expect At Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Market 2016.

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CRAFT Singapore 2016 – The First Ever Craft Beer Festival in Singapore

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Craft beers are certainly getting very popular in Singapore, and this year, Singapore will finally host its first ever craft beer festival – CRAFT Singapore 2016.

From 04 March 2016 to 06 March 2016, the event will be held at Marina Bay, in conjunction with iLight Marina Bay 2016.

Expect a very impressive range of popular and top-notch craft beer and cider brands from all over the world. The event aims to to educate and inform consumers about food and beer pairings and making the local audience more familiar with these craft beers.

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Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay – Here’s What To Expect

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Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay – Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair - is probably the most talked about attraction in Singapore this Christmas.

Christmas Wonderland is for everyone – young and old, lovers and friends. The Garden lights up in full glory when night falls, and it is a picturesque sight that is nothing short of stunning. It is little wonder everyone is putting this on their Christmas to-do list.

It runs from 27 November 2015 to 03 January 2016, and is open from 4pm to midnight daily. If you are planning a trip, here is a simple guide on What To Expect At Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay.

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