Here’s a piece of news to travel lovers —you do not have to leave your full-time job to pursue your innate wanderlust. Let’s face it, not everyone can afford to abandon their families and financial securities to chase their travel desires. Having said that, we want Singaporeans to know that they can still travel, even when working full-time.
When it comes to travelling, full-time workers in Singapore will find that time is the number one issue they face. Yet, there is a significant group of savvy travellers who are still constantly travelling despite the dedication to their established careers. It is no secret—they have great time management skills, make no excuses and plan in advance! And so should you, especially with 9 long weekends in 2019.
Before you complain about the impossibility of travelling due to your limited annual leave, read our 7 tips on how you can still travel with a full-time job.
Nestled away in Bukit Timah about a 10-minute walk away from Beauty World station is FlagWhite, a cosy and minimalistic cafe that serves up your usual array of cafe noshes such as cakes, hand-brewed coffee and a hearty big breakfast.
Despite it looking like just any other new cafe here in Singapore, FlagWhite does have a few special things to offer that other cafes don’t. For one, their home-made cakes are stellar both in aesthetics and taste.
Travelling is good for the soul. Travelling brings about many realisations on top of invaluable experiences. Travelling is something that we all should do.
While it is common to save our annual leave and money for trips with our loved ones, travelling solo can also be interesting. We may be visiting the same places and sampling the same food as our friends, but because we view the world through different lenses, what’s significant to one may not have as profound an impact on someone else.
Travelling solo isn’t as easy. Loneliness is real, and being alone in a foreign land may often be intimidating. We won’t have someone to help us get out of a knotty situation; we won’t have someone to fall back on. But just as well, because we get a different exposure and more often than not, solo trips will change you for the better.
We’ve taken a couple of solo trips ourselves and we’ve found them to be enriching, and if you haven’t taken one, we strongly encourage you to do so. Here are some of the ways a solo trip will change you for the better.
Despite how sexist the cliché of “a woman’s place is in the kitchen” sounds, we need to keep women in the kitchen. It’s no shocker that the top rungs of the food industry have long been dominated by men. Even Times published the article “Gods of Food” in 2013 with not a single female in their list. But the status quo is teetering with female chefs and restauranteurs arising. There have, of course, been women trailblazers at the helms of kitchens for decades but today, the few have become the many.
A woman’s place is in the kitchen if she so decides it to be. International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD 2019) is coming up on 8 March and we’re celebrating the global campaign all through the year the best way we know how. This list recognises some of the heroines who are changing the food scene by stepping up to the plate. No matter where they came from or how high they have strived, one thing unites us with them: we love food. And when food doesn’t discriminate why should we? Drop by their eateries and prepare to be impressed.
If you haven’t heard of Mala, you need to get out from under that rock you’re currently living in. Singaporean’s obsession with mala is at an all-time high and people still love it with a burning, fiery passion. Coming together for a hot pot meal has become a ritual for many, with at least one soup broth dedicated to this mouth-numbing goodness. When it comes to mala, there are those who stand the heat and those who simply can’t.
KFC’s latest seasonal entrant might or might not add to this divide but what’s certain is that their crispy golden chicken is turning a savoury shade of red, adorning an outer shade of mala deliciousness. From 8 March 2019 and on, make a beeline to the nearest outlet and test your friendships with the new KFC Mala Chicken.
Bangkok is known to be home to a plethora of animal cafes that house all kinds of adorable critters. There’s a husky cafe, a cafe with a resident racoon and the list goes on. Well, there’s one that hasn’t yet blown up all over the internet and that is none other than Corgi In The Garden.
Short-legged, pouty-faced and fluffy, these little pups will have even the toughest human overflowing with happiness. The next time you plan a trip to Bangkok, be sure to include this cafe in your itinerary.
Pablo Cheese Tart has closed down its two outlets at Wisma Atria and nex in Singapore. Known for its cheesy and crumbly baked cheese tarts, the famous cheese tart chain from Osaka opened to much fanfare in August 2017.
The news of Pablo Cheese Tart’s exit from Singapore should not come at any surprise as the hype for cheese tarts has died down last year.