10 Places In Singapore To Escape To When You’re Feeling Too Broke To Travel

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Travelling abroad is a dream for many Singaporeans, with bills and loans to pay off and responsibilities always weighing heavy on our shoulders.

But if travelling to another continent to escape from our realities might be too far-fetched for now, think again -  you don’t exactly have to get out of Singapore to unwind and relax for a moment.

Singapore is filled with stunning natural attractions that are brimming with biodiversity and vibrant wildlife. From an organic farm to perhaps the last remaining kampong in Singapore, here are 10 places within Singapore to plan a short day getaway from reality.

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Gangsta Ramen – Singapore’s First Ramen Shop With Private Booth A.K.A Ichiran-Inspired Shop

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October is a great month for ramen lovers! Not only do we have the legendary Ichiran Ramen’s pop-up stall and an abundance of other famed ramen booths setting up shop at Takashimaya’s Japan Food Matsuri, there is also the new “Ichiran-inspired” Gangsta Ramen at Tanjong Pagar Plaza.

What sets Gangsta Ramen apart from the usual ramen restaurants in Singapore is that they are the first place in Singapore to emulate Ichiran Ramen’s private ramen dining concept! Their prices are also NETT, with no GST or service charge.

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Au Croissant – New Hidden Bakery In Kallang With Quirky-Flavoured Croissants And Cruffins

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If you’re a fan of the crisp layers of croissants and the way the flaky pastry just seems to melt on your tongue, Au Croissant will be right up your alley. Tucked away in Aperia Mall (that’s just a stone’s throw away from Lavender MRT), this hidden gem of a bakery specialises in their quirky flavours of croissants along with other wonderful breads and pastries.

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6 Eateries In Singapore Where Ex-Offenders Are Given A Second Chance In Life

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In an Asian society like Singapore where a lot of emphasis is put on ‘face’, there is a social stigma surrounding those with a criminal record. Some way or another, there is bound to be some prejudice against this marginalized group of people.

However, there are many eateries of second chances in Singapore which strive to integrate ex-offenders and youths-at-risk back into society.

Many of the founders of these social enterprises had a rough past too and found their calling in cooking which helped them reform. Building on the past to make a better tomorrow, here are 6 places of second chances to dine at that employs ex-offenders. READ ON

14 Things You Did Not Know About Diwali, The Dazzling Light Festival

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Diwali, or Deepavali, as it is known to some, marks the most important date on the calendar of Hindus all over the world. It is also one of the biggest and most widely celebrated religious occasion.Diwali In Singapore, What Is Diwali, Diwali Fun Facts, Holidays In Singapore, Festivals In Singapore, Cultural Awareness, What Is Diwali, Light Festival Diwali,

Across many regions, Diwali takes place over the course of five days and it represents the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. As part of the festivities, families decorate their floors with kolam or rangoli and light oil lamps to symbolized inner enlightenment which protects them from spiritual darkness.

In fact, there is more to this Indian Festival of Lights than just the pretty lights, bright colours, good food and beautiful sarees. Here are 14 interesting things you did not know about this dazzling light festival. READ ON

Farmers and Chefs – A Garden Wonderland at This New Nature-themed Café In Shenton Way

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Joining our local café scene is Farmers and Chefs, who has just taken over the premises of former Toast Box at Singapore Conference Hall in Shenton Way! The quaint al fresco establishment resides in a canopy tent, where diners can expect to be close to nature.

Think wood and grass: the entire place is set up with wooden elements, ornaments, plants and birdhouses. It almost seems as if we were transported to a magical garden!

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BAKE Cheese Tart Singapore Is Closing Down By End Oct 2019

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When BAKE Cheese Tart first arrived in Singapore we, as a nation, were obsessed. Their first stall here opened at the basement food hall of Ion Orchard with a second branch in Westgate that quietly closed down.

For a long time, BAKE Cheese Tart had just the one flavour—without even any limited-time seasonal other—yet the queues for it stayed insanely long. Many claimed that the stringently measured 7cm in diameter tart came as good as did their original stall in Japan.

Despite the unforgettable first bite, the hype for the Hokkaido treat gradually died down. Following the announcement of the opening of its sister brand, CROQUANT CHOU ZAKUZAKU, BAKE Cheese Tart will be closing its outlet at ION Orchard to exit the Singapore market.

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