In Singapore, lunch time frenzy is akin to Black Friday shopping, well almost. With a satisfying meal at a hawker centre or coffeeshop setting you back for as little as $3, most people head out of the office for lunch, instead of bringing lunch from home.
Just head to Raffles Place
Whether you’ll be living in Singapore for a couple of months or years, or will be visiting for a short period of time - Singapore is not cheap. Prices in Singapore are rising and if you’re looking to stay in Singapore on a budget, you’re going to have to stay
1. Wearing red
Word has it that the colour red frightened the Nian, which is a creature that appears during spring time to attack the villagers. Red also symbolises good fortune. People will wear red underwear as well to bring good luck, especially at the gambling table. While black represents death,
The open-air back-alley JB Ah Meng in Lorong 23 that most are familiar with has shifted early Jan 2017! Good news, it is now located at a brighter, semi air-conditioned location in Lorong 30, more spacious and cooler yay!!
Well in case you have been wondering, JB Ah Meng is locally
Lush, green trees and wide spaces; colourful flowers and the first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Singapore. The Singapore Botanic Gardens boasts of its 60,000 species of flora and fauna, including Singapore’s most famous tree, the Tembusu tree, which spreads out up to 40m in height and thrives
@ Prince Coffee House: 249 Beach Road #01-249, 189757. Opening hours: 11am to 9.30pm.
Our usual Sunday lunch gathering led us to Prince Coffee House along Beach Road. Seeing how our friend Alain was chummy with the boss himself, it’s clear he’s a regular at this old school eating house. The
If the name Super Loco sounds a tiny weeny bit familiar, that's because this is sister outlet of Duxton Hill's Mexican taqueria, Lucha Loco! Both are equally popular with expats, just that this has a more casual and fun vibe! This is how our brunch looks like from top view!
@ Somewhere in the East of Singapore
1. Chum/Cham (Hokkien dialect): To be in a sorry state or bad situation.
- Cynthia comments that Robert was 'chum' because he had gone into the drain to retrieve her keys in the previous episode.
- Cynthia says 'chum' to herself as she was lost and
@ East Coast Park > Tanjong Rhu Promenade, Marina Bay Sands > Merlion Park > Esplanade
Cycling! The last time we cycled was probably... when we were much younger. We had a good 2-hour+ session from the bicycle rental shop where we rented our bikes from. We cycled from point A
@ Tampines Round Market - 137A Tampines Street 11, Singapore 522137
Hai Chang Fish Head Steamboat (opening hours: 5-9pm, closed on Mondays)
It had rained half the day earlier. When that happens, usually a nice comforting bowl of porridge or soup would come to mind. We decided to pop over at Hai
@ random streets of Singapore
So, Robert and Cynthia meet by coincidence in while Cynthia was in dire straits - so much for being ridiculous and stomping off from their previous meeting at a blind date (click here to watch). Moral of the story - don't burn bridges.
Singlish word: Malu (Malay)
@ Warong Nasi Pariaman: 736 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198704
It was our usual Sunday lunch gathering and our friend Jeremy recommended us having Nasi (rice) Padang! Nasi Padang hails from West Sumatra (where the city is known as Padang) in Indonesia. A host of curry and chilli based dishes are
Singapore's urbanised, but there are pockets of nature to discover. Coney Island is located at the north-eastern tip of Singapore, just about 100 metres off the main island. There are 2 entrances to the island - West and East, 2.4 kilometres apart.
From the West entrance, you would have to head
Siao: Crazy (Hokkien dialect)
Aka: You got to be kidding me. / You must be crazy! / This is ridiculous.
On a side note on dating in Singapore:
A long time ago, matchmaking was very common (we're taking about 70 years back) and people married each other when they've only met once or
@ Port of Lost Wonder - 54 Palawan Beach Walk, Sentosa
It was the June school holidays and Yasmin and Jess decided to bring their nephews and niece to Sentosa! The Port of Lost Wonder (POLW) is great for kids from as young as 3 to probably 12. When the kids arrived