Haw Par Villa – Not Just A Scary Theme Park, But An Escape Into Chinese Mythology

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Did you know that Haw Par Villa’s name derives from the Burmese-Chinese Aw brothers’ personal names?

Boon Haw means “gentle tiger”, while Boon Par means “gentle leopard”. The Aw brothers were behind the renowned household brand Tiger Balm, and Boon Haw had created Haw Par Villa as a gift to Boon Par in 1937.

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Haw Par Villa holds a piece of Singapore’s treasured past with a thousand statues and dioramas telling the tales of Chinese folklore, mythology, legends and history. It is hard to imagine that the theme park was a major local attraction during its peak in the 1970s and 1980s; particularly when Jewel Changi Airport just opened earlier this year.

Both of the attractions were created to draw in the masses. However, the stark contrast in the values of the different generations between the traditional cultural heritage site and Singapore’s latest dazzling crown jewel could not be more obvious. 

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12 Dope Venues To Celebrate Your 21st Birthday And Up Your Ranks On The Gram

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You’re turning twenty-one and you don’t want to #fomo when it looks like the whole world has had something cool to post about for their birthday on their Instagram. There’s the classic group shot behind the dessert table with numbered balloons in the background that you so badly want — even if you said otherwise.

Sometimes, it feels like your IG feed gets blown up for a whole weekend and each photo is followed with a long insta caption of well wishes. We’ve been there. It’s your big day coming and even though you want to be chill about it, it wouldn’t hurt if your party was dope and everyone talks about it for a few days.

We’ve gathered 12 Instagram-worthy cafés and restaurants that will give you a good range of themes for inspo.

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Spice Brasserie Is Back With A Spanky New Interior & Best Asian Street Food Buffet Lineup

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With 2019 drawing to a close, many of us are looking for a place to celebrate the end of another year. If you have yet to make plans for the year-end festivities, we’re here to help: why not bring your loved ones to Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road for a captivating spread of Asian-inspired fare and traditional holiday staples?

Reopening just in time for the holidays, Spice Brasserie underwent a two-month-long revamp, and is now back to regale diners with a new gusto. More than just a superficial facelift, its refreshing new interior is inspired by the rich heritage of the Little India neighbourhood it resides in. Moreover, this update allows for a better coherence between the dining space and the Asian specialities offered.

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Of all buffets, why Spice Brasserie? Taking pride in its heavily Asian-influenced spread, dining here means you get to enjoy the best culinary creations the East and West have to offer. You can find a sensational selection of meticulously prepared Asian street food, many of which are freshly prepared by chefs at various stations.

With a selection as magnificent as that, it’s time to bask in that festive cheer; end the year on a delicious note by bringing your loved ones down to Spice Brasserie for a memorable feasting experience!

Quote “Ladyironchef” upon making your reservation for 25% OFF Spice Brasserie’s buffet from now until 15 February 2020.

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12 of The Fluffiest Stacks of Soufflé Pancakes in Singapore You Have To Try

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Souffle Pancakes – a term for one of the hottest desserts in Singapore right now. These wiggly-jiggly stacks of cloud-like pancakes have taken the country by storm with more and more souffle pancakes appearing on menus in every restaurant!

If you haven’t hopped on the latest trend in Singapore, or have lost track of what’s good in Singapore, check out this list of the fluffiest souffle pancakes in Singapore! These are the places you can grab some fluffy stacks of your own.

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10 Unique Themed Bars in Singapore With Great Booze and Better Vibes

 

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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!

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Five Guys Singapore – Famed American Burger Chain To Open At Plaza Singapura On 16 Dec

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After months of anticipation, Five Guys is finally making its first foray into Singapore!

Hailing from the land of fast food, this American cult favourite is a fast-casual burger joint with a simple goal: selling the best quality burgers possible.

That’s quite a bold statement. Then again, Five Guys takes pride in standing out from the crowd – after all, they claim their burgers are made of the right stuff.

Starting out as a humble business venture by four (plus one) brothers, Five Guys soon became the spot to grab a freshly-grilled burger at.

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A Guide to Yip Yew Chong’s Murals – Wall Crawl to Rediscovering Old Singapore

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Singapore’s known all around the world for food, shopping and how lush our greenery is but to locals, sometimes it gets a little boring once we run out of things to do. Other than the occasional Art Box, Night Markets and Carnivals, what else is there to do?

Well, perhaps you can embark on a wall crawl to find some hidden murals scattered around Singapore. Here are some of artist Yip Yew Chong’s works depicting Singapore’s golden years. Discover a whole new side of Singapore in paint!

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Ichiban Sushi – 4 Value-For-Money Set Meals To Enjoy This Festive Period

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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.

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